Tin Aung Myint Oo

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Thihathura Tin Aung Myint Oo (Burmese : တင်အောင်မြင့်ဦး [tɪ̀ɰ̃ àʊɰ̃ mjɪ̰ɰ̃ ʔú] ; born 29 May 1949) is a Burmese former military official and politician who served as First Vice President of Myanmar from 30 March 2011 to 1 July 2012. He is also chairman of Burmese Trade Council, having been appointed in November 2007 by Than Shwe, in response to Saffron Revolution demonstrations in October of that year, [2] and Minister of Military Affairs. [3] He joined the Buddhist monkhood on 3 May, after speculation over his disappearance had circulated throughout news media. [4]


Military career

Tin graduated from the 12th intake of the Defence Services Academy and subsequently earned the title "Thihathura" in 1980 for fighting the Communist Party of Burma. [5] He was nominated into the State Peace and Development Council in 2007 as Secretary (1), replacing Thein Sein, and was promoted to general in March 2009. [5] [6]

Political career

In the 2010 Burmese general election, he contested the Pobbathiri Township constituency and won a seat in the Pyithu Hluttaw, reportedly winning 90.57% of the votes. [5] [7] Tin Aung Myint Oo was sworn in as a Vice-President on 30 March 2011, along with Sai Mauk Kham and thereafter vacated his parliamentary seat. [8] He is one of the wealthiest members in the former SPDC, and is well known for close ties with Zaw Zaw, a Burmese tycoon. [2] [9] He formerly served as the chairman of Myanmar Economics Corporation (MEC), an conglomerate owned by the Burmese military. [10]

On 1 July 2012, [11] he submitted his resignation as vice president, citing health reasons. [12]

Personal life

Tin Aung Myint Oo is married to Khin Saw Hnin and has a son, Naing Lin Oo, a military captain. [13] [14]

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Tin Aung Myint Oo
Tin Aung Myint Oo.jpg
1st First Vice President of Myanmar
In office
30 March 2011 1 July 2012
Servingwith Sai Mauk Kham
Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
First Vice President of Myanmar
Succeeded by