Bo Hmu Aung
Official portrait of Bohmu Aung as Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies
|Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies|
|Born||San Hlaing (စံလှိုင်) Omura Tabashi
30 August 1910
Kyauktaga, Pegu Province, British Burma
|Died||9 November 2004
|Parents||Shwe Hman (father)
|Known for||Member of the Thirty Comrades|
Bo Hmu Aung (Burmese: ဗိုလ်မှူးအောင်), born San Hlaing (စံလှိုင်) was a member of the Thirty Comrades. Bo Hmu Aung was born in Kyauktaga, Pegu Province, Burma (now Myanmar) in 1910 and died on 9 November 2004 at his residence in Rangoon.
His political activities started when he joined Dobama Asiayone (We Burmans Association) in 1930 and Thirty Comrades in 1941. These organisations were created to gain independence from Britain. General Aung San is top national leader of Burma. U Aung Zan Wai, U Pe Khin, Bo Hmu Aung, Sir Maung Gyi, Dr. Sein Mya Maung, Myoma U Than Kywe were most important negotiators and leaders of the historical Panglong Conference negotiated with Burma national top leader General Aung San and other top leaders in 1947. All these leaders decided to join together to form the Union of Burma. The signing is now celebrated as a national holiday, Union Day, in Myanmar.
After independence, Bo Hmu Aung was a member of parliament, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, and a minister in various ministries, such as transport and communication, housing and resettlement and defence. He was detained and put under house arrest many times after the military coup in 1962. Released in 1967, he joined U Nu's insurgent PDP in Thailand, but returned to Rangoon after the 1980 amnesty.
After the 8888 Uprising he formed, with U Nu, the League for Democracy and Peace and signed several public appeals urging the ruling junta to negotiate with the National League for Democracy after its win in the 1990 parliamentary elections.
-  Bo Hmu Aung profile 10 November 2004