Thray Sithu[1] Nyan Tun (Burmese: ဉာဏ်ထွန်း; born 12 January 1954) is a Burmese politician who currently serves as a member of parliament in the House of Representatives for Zigon Township constituency. He previously served as Second Vice President of Myanmar from 15 August 2012 to 30 March 2016. He is a commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Navy with the rank of admiral, retired in 2012.[2] He was elected as Second Vice President of Myanmar on 15 August 2012 following the resignation of Tin Aung Myint Oo.

Nyan Tun
Nyan Tun World Economic Forum 2013.jpg
Tun during the WEF 2013
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Assumed office
31 March 2016
ConstituencyZigon Township
2nd Second Vice President of Myanmar
In office
15 August 2012 – 30 March 2016
Serving with Sai Mauk Kham
PresidentThein Sein
Preceded bySai Mauk Kham
Succeeded byHenry Van Thio
Personal details
Born (1954-01-12) 12 January 1954 (age 69)
Zigon Township, Myanmar
Political partyUnion Solidarity and Development Party
SpouseKhin Aye Myint
Parent(s)Sein Maung (father)
Thein Tin (mother)
Alma materDefence Services Academy
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar
Branch/serviceMyanmar Navy
Years of service1975–2012
RankVice Senior General Tatmadaw Navy.gif Admiral

Early lifeEdit

Nyan was born on 12 January 1954 in Zigon Township, Bago Region, Myanmar to parent Sein Maung and his wife Thein Tin.

Military careerEdit

Nyan graduated from the 16th intake of the Defence Services Academy in 1975 and served as commander-in-chief of the Navy from June 2008. He was promoted to vice admiral in 2010 and made an admiral in 2012. He was awarded the title of Thray Sithu on 4 January 2012.

As commander-in-chief of the navy, Nyan Tun oversaw a naval standoff with Bangladesh, the mending of Burmese-Bangladesh bilateral relations, the expansion of military relations with India and the modernization of the Burmese Navy, including the acquirement of two frigates from China.[3]

Political careerEdit

Nyan Tun was elected as 2nd Second Vice President on 15 August 2012 following the resignation of Tin Aung Myint Oo, and term end on 30 March 2016.

In the 2015 Myanmar general election, he contested the Zigon Township constituency, and won a Pyithu Hluttaw seat.


  1. ^ "To possess high defence power, State, people and Tatmadaw will have to join hands". New Light of Myanmar. 2012-03-28. Archived from the original on 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  2. ^ "Reformer, Admiral Nyan Tun, made Burmese vice-president". The Australian. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  3. ^ "Vice-Presidents". ALTSEAN-BURMA. Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
Political offices
Preceded by Second Vice President of Myanmar
Succeeded by