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Myoma Than Kywe (Burmese: မြို့မ သန်းကြွယ်, pronounced [mjo̰ma̰ θáɴ tɕwɛ̀]; 26 December 1924 – 22 September 1983) was a Burmese politician. He was one of the negotiators of the historical Panglong Conference. The signing of Panglong Agreement is now celebrated as a national holiday, Union Day, in Myanmar.

Myoma U Than Kywe
မြို့မ-ဦးသန်းကြွယ်
Burmese Politician Myoma U Than Kywe (1924-1983).jpg
Myoma U Than Kywe
Born
Than Kywe

(1924-12-26)26 December 1924
Died22 September 1983(1983-09-22) (aged 58)
Rangoon, Burma
NationalityBurmese
OccupationBurmese politician, President of the All Burma Student's Union, Member of central executive committee of the AFPFL
Spouse(s)Myint Myint Win
ChildrenKhin Mar Kywe, Htay Kywe, Mya Mya Than and Myint Kywe
Parent(s)U Sein and Daw Sein Kyawt

BiographyEdit

He was born in Thongwa, Burma on 26 December 1924 to Daw Sein Kyawt and U Sein. Educated at Rangoon University, Than Kywe was a representative at the Panglong conference with General Aung San that initiated the formation of the new nation of Union of Burma in February 1947. Myoma U Than Kywe was the president and vice-president of All-Burma Students Union (ABSU) from 1946 to 1948. He led the ceremony of the First Burmese Martyrs' Day on 20 July 1947 in Rangoon.[1][2]

Than Kywe was married to Daw Ama (also known as Myint Myint Win). The couple had two sons and two daughters. Their youngest child is Myoma Myint Kywe, a writer and historian.

He died on 22 September 1983.

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