Khin Shwe

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Khin Shwe
Member of the Amyotha Hluttaw
Assumed office
31 January 2011
Constituency Yangon Region № 9
Twante, Kawhmu, and Kungyangon Townships
Majority 173,208 (73.76%)
Personal details
Born (1952-01-21) 21 January 1952 (age 62)
Moulmein, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) San San Kywe (m. 1975)
Children Zay Thiha
Zay Zin Latt
Occupation Chairman of Zaykabar Company
Religion Buddhism

Khin Shwe (Burmese: ခင်ရွှေ) is a member of parliament for the country's upper house, the Amyotha Hluttaw, and is chairman of Zaykabar Construction, one of the country's largest construction companies.[1][2] He also serves as chairman for the National Development Group of Companies, Myanmar Tourism Board and the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association.[3][4][5]

Shwe Mann and Khin Shwe are related by marriage: Shwe Mann's son, Toe Naing Mann, is married to Zay Zin Latt, Khin Shwe's daughter.[6][7] Khin Shwe's son Zay Thiha is married to Nanda Hlaing, a Burmese actress and model.[8][9]

Khin Shwe was born in Moulmein, Burma (now Mawlamyaing, Myanmar) to Bamar parents.[10] He attended a technical high school in Maymyo and worked for the Burmese government until 1988, as a construction and survey engineer.[10] In 1988, he established Padamya Company with Htein Win and 2 other partners.[10] In 1990, he formed his own construction company, Zaykabar Company.[10]

Khin Shwe claims to hold two honorary doctorate degrees in business administration.[11] However, both are from unaccredited for-profit diploma mills, Washington University and Cal Southern University.[12][13][14][15]

The Burmese government has awarded him two titles: Thiri Thudhamma Manijotadhara (1998) and Agga Maha Thirithudhamma Manijhotadhara (2001).[10] Khin Shwe is head of Sasana Nogghaha, a religious organization supported by the Burmese government.[16]

Along with Htay Myint, Dagon Win Aung and Nay Zin Latt, Khin Shwe serves as a patron of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association.[17]


  1. ^ Kyaw Hsu Mon (13 September 2010). "Construction moguls to join USDP as candidates". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Ko Wild (12 November 2010). "Junta crony Khin Shwe wins upper house seat". Mizzima. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Myo Thein (15 November 2011). "Tourism chairman Khin Shwe calls Burmese media pessimistic". Mizzima. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Kyaw Hsu Mon (11 October 2010). "Business associations ease way for members to enter parliament". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Company Profile". National Development Company Group Ltd. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Biography: Shwe Mann, Burma's Dictator-in-Waiting". American Embassy at Rangoon. 16 March 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Former PM lands $5,000-a-month job". Democratic Voice of Burma. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Commission Regulation (EU) No 411/2010". European Commission. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Drug investigation, heavy punishment likely for Maung Weik". Mizzima. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "DR KHIN SHWE". AFG Venture Group. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "5. Profile of developer". Zaykabar. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas". Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "University settles suit to stop business from using its name". Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Aung Zaw (September 2005). "Tycoon Turf". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  15. ^ ""Washington University," the No. 2 "diploma mill" in the world?". Student Life. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  16. ^ Myo Thant (27 April 2011). "Government’s religious group should work to release jailed monks: ABMA". Mizzima. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  17. ^ "Organization Chart". Myanmar Hotelier Association. Retrieved 28 October 2012.