|Minister of Cooperatives of Myanmar|
27 August 2012
|Preceded by||Ohn Myint|
|Minister of Culture of Myanmar|
30 March 2011 – 27 August 2012
|Preceded by||Khin Aung Myint|
|Succeeded by||Aye Myint Kyu|
|Minister of Information of Myanmar|
13 September 2002 – 27 August 2012
|Preceded by||Kyi Aung|
|Succeeded by||Aung Kyi|
|MP of the Pyithu Hluttaw|
31 January 2011 – 30 March 2011
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Khin San Hlaing (NLD)|
20 May 1948 |
|Political party||Union Solidarity and Development Party|
|Spouse(s)||Kyi Kyi Win|
|Alma mater||Defence Services Academy|
Kyaw Hsan was born on 20 May 1948 is Monywa, Sagaing Region. He attended high school in Pale. He applied to the Defense Services Academy (DSA) in 1964 but was rejected because he was too small. The next year he reapplied, this time successfully. After graduating in 1969, Kyaw Hsan served as battalion commander and then division commander under Vice Senior-General Maung Aye, a regional commander in Shan State. In 2001 Kyaw Hsan was appointed deputy Minister of Commerce. In September 2002 he was appointed Minister of Information.
Kyaw Hsan had to resign from the military to run for office in 2010 on the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party platform. He was elected an MP and became Minister of Information and Minister of Culture. A 2011 report in The Irrawaddy said he was one of the more powerful members of the government, and said he had used his control over the media to advance his career.
- "Sagaing Division". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- Khin Oo Thar (17 August 2011). "Attacking With Tears". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 24 August 2011.