Khin Aung Myint

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Khin Aung Myint
ခင်အောင်မြင့်
1st Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw
Incumbent
Assumed office
31 January 2011
Deputy Mya Nyein
Preceded by Position established
Amyotha Hluttaw MP
Incumbent
Assumed office
31 January 2011
Constituency Mandalay Region № 9
Yamethin and Pyawbwe Townships
Minister of Culture
In office
15 May 2006 – 30 March 2011
Preceded by Kyi Aung
Succeeded by Kyaw Hsan
Director of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare Ministry of Defence (Myanmar)
Personal details
Born 1945 (age 68–69)[1]
Nationality Burmese
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) Khin Phyone
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Army
Rank Major General

Khin Aung Myint (Burmese: ခင်အောင်မြင့်) is a Burmese politician and Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of the Myanmar parliament.[2] A senior official of the Myanmar military government and a Major General, he is a is former Director of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare in the Myanmar Ministry of Defense and was assigned as Minister of Culture after Kyi Aung in 2006. He is also a member of the Central Organizing Committee of the Myanmar War Veterans Organization.[3]

During the 2007 Burmese protests he travelled to Shan State in the north of the country to lobby support for the continuity of the government regime. In a March 2012 interview with The Irrawaddy, he called corruption the biggest issue facing the country.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hpyo Wai Tha (26 March 2012). "Corruption is Burma's Biggest Problem: Upper House Speaker". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Burma's parliament opens new session". BBC News. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Saw Yan Naing (27 November 2007). "Ceasefire Groups Pressured to Support National Convention". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 27 March 2012.