Tin Tun Oo

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Tin Tun Oo
Burmese: တင်ထွန်းဦး
NationalityBurmese
OccupationPublisher
Known for The Myanmar Times
Spouse(s)Yamin Htin

Tin Tun Oo (Burmese : တင်ထွန်းဦး) is a Burmese media entrepreneur who owns Swesone Media Company, with about 60 employees. The group publishes the Thuta Swesone magazine, Pyi Myanmar journal, Arrawjan magazine and Good Health journal. [1] He is sponsor of the annual Thuta Swesone literary award. [2]

The Myanmar Times began publishing in 2000. Ross Dunkley had 49% of the company and Sonny Swe, an associate of General Khin Nyunt owned 40%. General Khin Nyunt was arrested and Sonny Swe was also temporarily detained in November 2004. [1] Sonny Swe's stake in The Myanmar Times was transferred to his wife, Yamin Htin Aung, who continued to hold the local share with another investor, Pyone Maung Maung, for almost a year. [3] In 2015, she was forced by the Ministry of Information to sell her stake to Tin Tun Oo. [3] [4]

Tin Tun Oo was vice-chairman of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association (MWJA). Under the MWJA constitution, as an independent association no members could belong to a political party. In August 2010 Tin Tun Oo and other senior members of the executive resigned so that they could compete in the national elections. [5] Tin Tun Oo ran unsuccessfully for the Pazundaung Township constituency on the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) ticket. [1]

In February 2011 Tin Tun Oo became CEO of The Myanmar Times , replacing editor Ross Dunkley, who had been arrested and imprisoned for violating the Myanmar Immigration Act. [1] He was also named editor-in-chief of the Myanmar-language edition, while Bill Clough of Far Eastern Consolidated Media became editor-in-chief of the English-language edition. [6]

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