Grief Over Death of Falam NLD Chairman
29 January 2010 (Chinland Guardian): The Chin people mourned over the loss of Pu Zung Luai, Chairman of NLD (National League for Democracy) in Falam Township, Chin State, who passed away on 16 January at the age of 80.
The teacher-turned-politician, who was said to have suffered from diabetes and cancer, served as Chairman of Falam Township NLD till he died at his home in Cinmual Block, Falam town.
Chairman 1 of Falam Township NLD and his colleague, Mr. Bawihsum, was quoted by Khonumthung News as describing Pu Zung Luai as a person who loved his countrymen and fought for democracy and human rights till his very last day.
Francis Cung Bik of VCTH (Vancung Thaihlio) said in his articles ‘Headmaster Zung Luai Whom I used To Know’ of Pu Zung Luai as a morning star for Chinland, an inspiration for the youths.and a loyal national who loved and served his country until death.
Pu Zung Luai, of the Taisun Chin tribe, worked as a teacher in the middle school and joined the Education Department as an assistant Educational Director until his retirement at the age of 60.
Nephew of Chin revolutionary leader Pu Cawn Bik, Pu Zung Luai was said to have actively participated during the 1960 national movement against PM U Nu’s policy of Buddhism as the official religion in the country and during the 1988 student-led uprising, according to Khonumthung News.
In 1990, he was elected as a member of the Township Commission.
Van Biak Thang ([email protected])