Shwe Ohn

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Shwe Ohn
Native name ရွှေအုံး
Born 14 March 1923
Nyaungshwe Township, British Burma
Died 20 August 2010 (2010-08-21) (aged 87)
Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Cause of death Liver cancer
Resting place Yayway Cemetery, Yangon
Nationality Burmese

Shwe Ohn was an ethnic Shan politician and co-founder of the Union Democratic Party, which contested the Burmese general election, 2010.[1] He participated in the Panglong Conference and was an advocate for federalism in Burma.[1]

In his final years, he began working on an autobiography, in spite of being diagnosed with liver cancer.[2] The book, entitled Union Traveler, was published in May 2011.[3]

He died from complications of liver cancer at his home in Yangon's Sanchaung Township on 20 August 2010.[4] He was buried at Yayway Cemetery in Yangon.[5]


  1. ^ a b Hseng Khio Fah (21 August 2010). "Veteran Shan politician Shwe Ohn passes away". Shan Herald. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Veteran Shan politician Shwe Ohn in poor health". Shan Herald Agency for News. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Ko Pauk (12 May 2011). "Shan leader Shwe Ohn writes his autobiography". Mizzima. Archived from the original on 8 April 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Shwe Yinn Mar Oo (30 August 2010). "Shan leader farewelled". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shan politician Shwe Ohn (89) passed away". Mizzima. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2012.