- In this Burmese name, Thakin is an honorific.
Thakin Soe (Burmese: သခင်စိုး, pronounced: [θəkʰiɴ só]; 1906-6 May 1989) was a founding member of the Communist Party of Burma, formed in 1939. Soe spent most of his life underground and for a time led the Red Flag Communist Party. He was captured by Government forces in 1970 but released in a 1974 amnesty by the military Government of Gen. Ne Win. After nationwide demonstrations against Ne Win's government in 1988, Soe became the patron of the Unity and Peace Party, which he hoped would contest in the 1990 elections.