Akyab, July 29: Arakan State NLD general secretary, U Tha Kyaw, died in a clinic in
He had previously been moved, for better treatment, from his residence of Akyab to the Shwe Gondin specialist clinic in
U Tha Kyaw was a prominent political leader of Arakan, as well as a former
He was expelled, for life, from the university while he was leading the October 1953 students movement in
He had spent his life working in politics and had been jailed several times by Burmese authorities.
According to an Akyab source, he was the only person in Akyab who bravely worked for several Burmese news agencies, including radio broadcasting services that reported against the local intelligent unit order; working with foreign radio services was strictly prohibited by government authorities.
He also served, for at least 10 years, as a general secretary of
U Tha Kyaw was 76 years old and is survived by two sons, one daughter as well as his wife, Ma Thu Zar Aye. #
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