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ALD (Exile) General Secretary Passed away

Dhaka, 18
th July 2003: A prominent leader of the Arakan League for Democracy  (ALD) (exile), Khaing Myo Khaing, passed away at a hospital in Chiang Mai, a northern city of Thailand, at 4:10am on 18 July 2003. He was 55 years old.

He was entrusted with the post of the general secretary of the political party in exile, which won 11 out of the 26 parliamentary seats in the Rakhine State in the western part of Burma.  Shortly after the general elections of 1990 whose results the ruling Burmese junta never honoured, the ALD was banned inside the country.

He was admitted to a hospital in Chiang Mai and given medical treatment for several days to treat the complicacies resulting from his long-suffering.

He was elected as the general secretary of ALD (exile) at the third conference of ALD (exile), while he was in India, in 2001.

An amiable man, Khaing Myo Khaing was highly respected by the Arakanese community (exile) and all political parties here, an ALD spokesman said in Dhaka. #