Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi is laid in state at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi, (VNA) – The State funeral began at 7am on October 6 at the National Funeral Hall, No.5 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi, for former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi, who passed away on October 1. Former General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Do Muoi was born on February 2, 1917, in Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi. He passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101 due to serious illness. He served as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee from June 1991 to December 1997, and was presented with an insignia of 80-year Party membership.