MP-elect Dr Hla Aung dies aged 66

Nov 17, 2008 (DVB), Dr Hla Aung, elected representative for Wundwin constituency-2 and an active National League for Democracy member, passed away this morning at the age of 66.

Dr Hla Aung was born to Aye Maung and Aye Kyi on 27 December 1941 in Pyidawtha village, Wundwin township.

He attended Rangoon University from 1962 to 1964 and attained a degree in the arts and a diploma in international communication and received a Russian language diploma and a doctorate in economics from the State University of Moscow.

He worked as a research officer and assistant lecturer at the Central Institute of Political Science from 1970 to 1977.

In the 1990 election, Dr Hla Aung was elected after receiving 67 percent of the vote.

Dr Hla Aung had been suffering from heart problems, and died this morning from the cold after staying in a meditation centre.

He is survived by his wife, Aye Nu, and their four children.

Reporting by Moe Aye

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