Aung Thein Lin

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Aung Thein Lin
Pyithu Hluttaw MP
Assumed office
30 March 2011
Preceded by New Office
Constituency South Okkalapa Township
Mayor of Yangon
In office
27 August 2003 – 30 March 2011
Preceded by Ko Lay
Succeeded by Hla Myint
Deputy minister of Ministry of Industry 2
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 62–63)
Yangon, Myanmar
Political party USDP
Spouse(s) Khin San Nwe
Residence Yangon
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Military service
Allegiance Burma Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Army
Years of service 197?–2010[1]
Rank Brigadier General
Commands Light Infantry Division 101

Aung Thein Lin (Burmese: အောင်သိန်းလင်း [àʊɴ θéɪɴ lɪ́ɴ]; also spelled Aung Thein Linn) is a Burmese politician, and a member of parliament at the Pyithu Hluttaw from the South Okkalapa constituency.[2] The former brigadier general in the Myanmar Army was mayor of Yangon from 2003 to 2011.[3] He was a major in the military in 1988 and later became the commander of Light Infantry Division 101 and then deputy minister of Industry-2 as well as an executive of the junta’s mass organization, the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA), which was transformed into the Union Solidarity and Development Party in April 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Soe Win Than (2010-11-04). "Burma elections: Key race in Rangoon". BBC. 
  2. ^ Khin Oo Tha (2011-02-26). "Future Not Bright for Aung Thein Lin". The Irrawaddy. 
  3. ^ "Retired ambassador Hla Myint likely to replace Rangoon Mayor". Mizzima News. 2011-03-09. 
  4. ^ Wai Moe (2010-10-14). "The General Versus The Teenage Prisoner". The Irrawaddy.