Aung Soe Myint

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Aung Soe Myint
အောင်ိစုးမြင့်
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
In office
2 May 2012 – 29 January 2016
Preceded by Aung Min
Succeeded by Khin Maung Than
Constituency Taungoo Township
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Taungoo № 2
Majority 21,369 (68%)
Personal details
Born (1952-08-03) 3 August 1952 (age 65)
Taungoo, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Political party National League for Democracy
Relations Ohn Kyaw (father)
Aye Mi (mother)
Alma mater Rangoon Institute of Economics
Occupation Politician

Aung Soe Myint (Burmese: အောင်ိစုးမြင့်) is a Burmese politician and political prisoner, previously served as a Pyithu Hluttaw MP for Taungoo Township.[1] He was elected as an Pyithu Hluttaw MP in the Burmese general election, 1990, winning a 68% majority (21,369 votes), but was never allowed to assume his seat.[2]

Aung Soe Myint graduated from the Rangoon Institute of Economics in 1975.[2] He became involved in politics during the 8888 Uprising, serving as a member of the Central General Strike Committee of the Taungoo District People’s Liberation Alliance.[2]

From 31 August 2003 to 23 September 2008, he served a stint at Thayet prison, for purportedly possessing a motorcycle without a license.[3][4] In fact, he had organized events for the 15th anniversary of the 8888 Uprising.[5] He was released in September 2008, as part of a government amnesty involving the release of 9,002 prisoners.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Names of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives announced". Union Election Commission. Government of Myanmar. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Khin Kyaw Han (1 February 2003). "BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF ELECTED MPs". 1990 MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY GENERAL ELECTIONS. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Released Political Prisoners from 2007 to date" (PDF). Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (Burma). Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "U Aung Soe Myint appeal rejected again". Democratic Voice of Burma. 12 November 2003. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Human rights of parliamentarians: 173rd Governing Council session". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 3 October 2003. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chronology of Political Prisoners in Burma for September 2008" (PDF). Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (Burma). September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2012.