A well-known Mon national leader has died at the age of 91 in Burma's Mon State.
Nai Shwe Kyin, President of the New Mon State Party passed away peacefully at his home in the city of Moulmein, the state capital.
The Mon leader was a political activist since 1947. He founded the Mon Party, which became the main political party of the separatist Mon rebel movement for more than forty years. The rebel movement ended in a cease-fire agreement with Burma's ruling military in 1996.
Mr. Nai Shwe Kyin is survived by one son. His party held an emergency meeting to plan funeral arrangements, but no details have been released.