|Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw|
30 March 2011
|Minister for Industry-1 of Myanmar|
15 November 1997 – 30 March 2011
|Succeeded by||Soe Thein|
|Born||Taungtha, Mandalay, Burma|
|Political party||Union Solidarity and Development Party|
|Spouse(s)||Khin Khin Yi|
|Years of service||-2011|
Aung Thaung (born in Taungtha, Mandalay Division, Burma) is a Burmese politician and businessman. He currently serves as a member of the country's lower house, the Pyithu Hluttaw, representing the constituency of Taungtha Township, after being elected in the Burmese general election, 2010. He and his family are among the wealthiest in Myanmar and have numerous business interests in the country, including Aung Yee Phyo Company and IGE Company Limited, founded in Myanmar in 1994 and registered at Singapore in 2001. License to establish a private bank, United Amara Bank, was granted with his son's name, Nay Aung, in 2010.
He served as the country's Ministry of Industry-1 from 1997 to 2011 and is known for his close ties to Than Shwe and Maung Aye. Widely considered a hardliner, he is known for his widespread business interests in Myanmar.
He also served prominent leadership positions in the Union Solidarity and Development Association, the progenitor of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), the country's military-backed political party. On 2 May 2011, Aung Thaung was appointed Secretary 1 of the USDP, although he was 
Aung Thaung was also involved in brokering several ceasefire agreements with ethnic rebel groups, but was sidelined from the Burmese government's negotiating team with the Kachin Independence Organization in 2012, citing "health reasons."
Aung Thaung is married to Khin Khin Yi. Aung Thaung's son Pyi Aung (also spelt Pye Aung) is married to Nanda Aye, the daughter of former ruling general Maung Aye. His other son Nay Aung runs Aung Yee Phyoe Company, which deals in timber and the rice trades. Pyi Aung and Nay Aung are also managing directors of IGE Company Limited. His third son Moe Aung is a colonel in the Burma Navy. He also has three daughters: Khin Ngu Yi Phyo, Thu Nanda Aung and Aye Myat Po Aung.
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