Myanmar general Aung Gyi turned democracy backer dies at 93
YANGON (AP) - Mr Aung Gyi, an army officer who helped install Myanmar's military dictatorship but later became a founder of its pro-democracy movement, has died at age 93.
His family says he died on Thursday from cardiac arrest.
Brigadier General Aung Gyi was No. 2 in the junta set up after General Ne Win seized power in a 1962 coup. However, his public comments about the coup and economic policies caused his ouster in 1963.
His later critical open letters to Ne Win won him time in jail but also helped catalyse the discontent leading to a failed pro-democracy uprising in 1988.