Khin Aung Myint

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Khin Aung Myint
ခင်အောင်မြင့်
Khin Aung Myint Seenate of Poland 2015.JPG
Amyotha Hluttaw MP
for Mandalay Region № 8 constituency
Assumed office
3 February 2016
Speaker of the Assembly of the Union
In office
31 January 2011 – 1 July 2013
Deputy Mya Nyein
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Shwe Mann
Speaker of the House of Nationalities
In office
31 January 2011 – 29 January 2016
Deputy Mya Nyein
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Mahn Win Khaing Than
Amyotha Hluttaw MP
for Mandalay Region № 9 constituency
In office
31 January 2011 – 29 January 2016
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Maung Maung Swe
Minister of Culture
In office
15 May 2006 – 30 March 2011
Prime Minister Soe Win
Thein Sein
Preceded by Kyi Aung
Succeeded by Kyaw Hsan
Personal details
Born 1945 (age 71–72)[1]
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) Khin Phyone
Military service
Allegiance  Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Army
Rank Major General Tatmadaw.gif Major General

Khin Aung Myint (Burmese: ခင်အောင်မြင့်) is a Burmese politician and incumbent Amyotha Hluttaw MP for Mandalay Region № 8 constituency. He previously served as Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of the Myanmar parliament.[2] A senior official of the Myanmar military government and a major general, he was Director of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare in the Myanmar Ministry of Defense and was assigned as Minister of Culture after Kyi Aung in 2006. He is also a member of the Central Organizing Committee of the Myanmar War Veterans Organization.[3]

During the 2007 Burmese protests he travelled to Shan State in the north of the country to lobby support for the continuity of the government regime. In a March 2012 interview with The Irrawaddy, he called corruption the biggest issue facing the country.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hpyo Wai Tha (26 March 2012). "Corruption is Burma's Biggest Problem: Upper House Speaker". The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Burma's parliament opens new session". BBC News. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Saw Yan Naing (27 November 2007). "Ceasefire Groups Pressured to Support National Convention". The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012.