Myat Hein

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.[2] He currently serves as vice-chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party.

Myat Hein
မြတ်ဟိန်း
Myat Hein.jpg
Commander-in-Chief of the Air Forces of Myanmar
In office
2003 – 13 February 2013
Minister for Communications and Information Technology
In office
13 February 2013 – 12 August 2015[1]
Preceded byThein Tun (as Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs)
Succeeded byZeya Aung
Vice-Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party
Assumed office
23 August 2016
Preceded byShwe Mann
Htay Oo
Aye Myint
Personal details
Born (1955-04-27) 27 April 1955 (age 65)
Pegu, Pegu Division, Burma
NationalityBurmese
Political partyUnion Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s)Htwe Htwe Nyunt
Alma materDefence Services Academy
Military service
AllegianceMyanmar
Branch/serviceMyanmar Air Force
Years of service1975 - 2013
RankVice Senior General Tatmadaw Air Force.gif General

Early life and educationEdit

Myat Hein was born on 27 April 1955 in Pegu, Pegu Division, Burma. He earned a master's degree from the Defence Services Academy.

Military and governmental careerEdit

During 2001, Myat Hein held the rank of colonel and served as Chief of Staff (Air).[3] The following year, Myat Hein remained as Chief of Staff (Air), and was promoted to brigadier general.[4] By 2003 he had been appointed Commander-in-Chief (Air) and held the rank of major general.[5] During his time as the Air Force commander, Myat Hein has maintained close links with China[6] and India.[7]

On 13 February 2013, he retired from the military and became Minister of Communications and Information Technology.[8] The European Union has ordered that Myat Hein's funds be frozen inside its jurisdiction.[9]

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.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Myat Hain is married to Htwe Htwe Nyunt.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top ministers resign". Eleven. 13 August 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ Myanmar Information Committee, Yangon Archived May 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/religious/buddha2001/sept/sep30.html[dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/NLM-2002/enlm/May7.htm Archived September 10, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/NLM-2003/enlm/may22_ir1.html[dead link]
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Top-level defence visits between India, Myanmar - The Times of India Archived July 15, 2012, at Archive.today
  8. ^ Latt, Win Ko Ko (11 Feb 2013). "Air Force boss to take over telecoms". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2008-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Ei Ei Toe Lwin (24 August 2016). "U Thein Sein steps down as USDP chair". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Myint Swe
Commander-in-Chief (Air) of the Myanmar Air Force
c. 2003 - 2013
Succeeded by
Khin Aung Myint