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Sep 2, 2008 (DVB), U Myat Saing, 70, chairman of the National League for Democracy in Magwe division’s Taung Twin Gyi township, passed away at his home in Shwe Oow (1) ward on Sunday evening from a heart condition.
U Myat Saing was a former political prisoner who had been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in 2000 for holding a dinner party with NLD youth wing members in the party office.
He was released from Bago’s Thayet prison in 2003 after he suffered a stroke brought on by the poor conditions in the prison, where he also developed his heart problem, according to Taung Twin Gyi NLD deputy chairman U Thaung Sein.
U Thaung Sein said U Myat Saing was a former school teacher who had fulfilled his duty as a member of the NLD, worked enthusiastically for the party and made a valuable contribution to the local community.
Reporting by Nan Kham Kaew