Obituary


Min Lu, a Burmese contemporary humorist, died of lung cancer on Wednesday. He was 60 years old.
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The leader of The Moustache Brothers, a Mandalay comedy trio famous for their biting satire directed at the Burmese government, died on Friday in Burma’s second city. He was 67 years old. (more…)

Col Chit Swe, 74, who had served in the ethnic resistance since 1967, died on Saturday in a Chiang Mai hospital. He was a close aid to the late Shan resistance leader Gen. Gawn Zerng. (more…)

“Ludu” Sein Win, an outspoken Burmese journalist, passed away at Shwegondaing Hospital in Rangoon on Sunday after a long fight with lung disease. He was 71. (more…)

Pivotal Burmese civil society leader Nay Win Maung has died of a heart attack, aged 50.

A close friend of the founder of the prominent Myanmar Egress group, Kyaw Linn Oo, told DVB that he was submitted to Rangoon General Hospital around 11pm last night. (more…)

Chiang Mai – U Lwin, 87, one of the founders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and a former Burmese military officer, died of natural causes on Tuesday night. (more…)

Chiang Mai – Known for his fiction and translations of foreign literature, Burmese writer Nat Nwe, 79, died a natural death at his home in North Dagon Township in Rangoon on Wednesday, according to a relative. (more…)

New Delhi – Funeral services for writer Maung Pe Nge, 67, who was imprisoned for writing about Burmese Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) Chairman Ne Win, were held on Sunday at Yeway Cemetery in Rangoon. (more…)

The renowned Burmese film director and writer Maung Wunna has died at his home in Rangoon after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. (more…)

Burmese poet and writer Moe Hein died of throat cancer in Rangoon on Thursday at the age of 68. (more…)

Thakin Ohn Myint, regarded as Aung San Suu Kyi’s mentor as well as her father’s colleague and confidant during Burma’s struggle for independence, died peacefully at his home in Rangoon on Friday morning. He was 92. (more…)

Chiang Mai– Former Burmese Foreign Minister Win Aung (65), died early on Wednesday morning in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, while under detention, family sources said. (more…)

A leader of the New Mon State Party (NMSP), an ethnic armed rebel group that has a ceasefire agreement with Burma’s ruling junta, was assassinated on Saturday by an unidentified gunman, party sources said. (more…)

The elected representative of Thaketa township constituency 2 in Rangoon division, Dr Maung Maung Latt died on 22 February at the age of 59. (more…)

Burma’s veteran ethnic politician Dr. Saw Mara Aung died on Monday evening at his Rangoon residence, political allies said. (more…)

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. (more…)

Daw Nu Nu Aye, one of the patrons and founders of democratic veterans, ex-member of All Burma Students Democratic Front and veteran of Burma’s air force, died in Thai border town Mae Sot, at the age of 70. (more…)

The well-known Burmese artist Wathone passed away this morning from lung problems at his house in Thingangyun township, Rangoon division, at the age of 61. (more…)

U Han Lin, who led the “long march to freedom and democracy” campaign in 2005 to highlight the plight of Burma, died from lung cancer on 26 September at the age of 57. (more…)

Famous actress and singer of yesteryears Daw May Shin, holder of the ‘Wunna Kyaw Htin’ title, died at her residence in Mandalay on Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. (more…)

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