During his lifetime, Nai Ngwe Thein fought for democracy and rights for his ethnic Mon people under four generations of military dictatorship, undeterred by four prison sentences.
U Ohn, a devoted environmentalist, died on Wednesday of natural causes at the age of 91 at his residence in Yangon’s Mayangone Township.
U Chit Hlaing, the author of the ideology of the Burma Socialist Program Party, died of natural causes at the age of 92 in Yangon on Saturday.
Hawking's formidable mind probed the very limits of human understanding in the vastness of space and the bizarre sub-molecular world of quantum theory.
Former foreign minister and Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan died of an acute heart attack on Thursday.