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Aung Shwe
Chairman of the National League for Democracy
In office
Preceded by Tin Oo
Succeeded by Aung San Suu Kyi
Commander of Southern Command
In office
Commander of Northern Command
In office
1957 – ?
Member-elect of Pyithu Hluttaw (1990)
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Mayangon Township № 1
Personal details
Born (1918-05-19)19 May 1918
Rangoon, British Burma
Died 13 August 2017(2017-08-13) (aged 99)
Political party Burma Socialist Party (before 1962)
Patriotic Old Comrades' League (1988-?)
National League for Democracy (1988–2010)
Spouse(s) Tin Tin Shwe
Children three sons and three daughters
Parents Phoe Con (father)
Daw Thein (mother)
Military service
Allegiance  Burma
Branch/service Myanmar Army
Years of service 1945–1961
Rank Brigadier General Tatmadaw.gif Brigadier General

Brigadier General Aung Shwe (Burmese: အောင်ရွှေ; 19 May 1918 – 13 August 2017) was a Burmese politician and a member of General Ne Win's Burma Rifles rising to Brigadier General. He was one of the founders and former Chairman of National League for Democracy who took in charge of the party when Aung San Suu Kyi and Tin Oo were under house arrest in the early 2000s.

He served as Burmese ambassador to Australia, Egypt, France, Spain and New Zealand from 1961 to 1975.

Shwe died on 13 August 2017 at Victoria Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar at the age of 99.

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