General Myat Hein (Burmese: မြတ်ဟိန်း) was a Burmese politician and former military official who previously served as Minister for Communications and Information Technology from 2013 to 2015 and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Air Force. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party.
|Commander-in-Chief of the Air Forces of Myanmar|
2003 – 13 February 2013
|Minister for Communications and Information Technology|
13 February 2013 – 12 August 2015
|Preceded by||Thein Tun (as Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs)|
|Succeeded by||Zeya Aung|
|Vice-Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party|
|Assumed office |
23 August 2016
|Preceded by||Shwe Mann|
|Born||27 April 1955|
Pegu, Pegu Division, Burma
|Political party||Union Solidarity and Development Party|
|Spouse(s)||Htwe Htwe Nyunt|
|Alma mater||Defence Services Academy|
|Branch/service||Myanmar Air Force|
|Years of service||1975 - 2013|
Early life and educationEdit
Military and governmental careerEdit
During 2001, Myat Hein held the rank of colonel and served as Chief of Staff (Air). The following year, Myat Hein remained as Chief of Staff (Air), and was promoted to brigadier general. By 2003 he had been appointed Commander-in-Chief (Air) and held the rank of major general. During his time as the Air Force commander, Myat Hein has maintained close links with China and India.
On 13 February 2013, he retired from the military and became Minister of Communications and Information Technology. The European Union has ordered that Myat Hein's funds be frozen inside its jurisdiction.
On 23 August 2016, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, preceded by three deputy-chairman Shwe Mann, Htay Oo and Aye Myint, replacing former president Thein Sein.
Myat Hain is married to Htwe Htwe Nyunt.
- "Top ministers resign". Eleven. 13 August 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- Myanmar Information Committee, Yangon Archived May 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/religious/buddha2001/sept/sep30.html[dead link]
- http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/NLM-2002/enlm/May7.htm Archived September 10, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
- http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/NLM-2003/enlm/may22_ir1.html[dead link]
- Ambassador Li Jinjun holds dinner in honor of the C-in-C (Air)and party to visit China soon Archived May 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Top-level defence visits between India, Myanmar - The Times of India Archived July 15, 2012, at Archive.today
- Latt, Win Ko Ko (11 Feb 2013). "Air Force boss to take over telecoms". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2008-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Ei Ei Toe Lwin (24 August 2016). "U Thein Sein steps down as USDP chair". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
| Commander-in-Chief (Air) of the Myanmar Air Force
c. 2003 - 2013
Khin Aung Myint
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