Khin Shwe

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Khin Shwe
Member of the Amyotha Hluttaw
Assumed office
31 January 2011
Constituency Yangon Region № 9
Twante, Kawhmu, and Kungyangon Townships
Majority 173,208 (73.76%)
Personal details
Born (1952-01-21) 21 January 1952 (age 65)
Moulmein, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) San San Kywe (m. 1975)
Children Zay Thiha[1]
Zay Zin Latt[1]
Parents Saw Nyunt[1] (father)
Daung[1] (mother)
Residence Bahan Township, Yangon[1]
Occupation Chairman of Zaykabar Company
Religion Buddhism

Khin Shwe (Burmese: ခင်ရွှေ) is a member of parliament for the country's upper house, the Amyotha Hluttaw, and is chairman of Zaykabar Construction, one of the country's largest construction companies.[2][3] He also serves as chairman for the National Development Group of Companies, Myanmar Tourism Board and the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association.[4][5][6]

Shwe Mann and Khin Shwe are related by marriage: Shwe Mann's son, Toe Naing Mann, is married to Zay Zin Latt (ဇေဇင်လတ်), Khin Shwe's daughter.[7][8] Khin Shwe's son Zay Thiha (ဇေသီဟ), is married to Nanda Hlaing, a Burmese actress and model.[9][10]

Khin Shwe was born in Moulmein, Burma (now Mawlamyaing, Myanmar) to Bamar parents, U Saw Nyunt and Daw Daung.[11] He attended a technical high school in Maymyo and worked for the Burmese government until 1988, as a construction and survey engineer.[11] In 1988, he established Padamya Company with Htein Win and 2 other partners.[11] In 1990, he formed his own construction company, Zaykabar Company.[11]

Khin Shwe claims to hold two honorary doctorate degrees in business administration.[12] However, both are from unaccredited for-profit diploma mills, Washington University and Cal Southern University.[13][14][15][16]

The Burmese government has awarded him two titles: Thiri Thudhamma Manijotadhara (1998) and Agga Maha Thirithudhamma Manijhotadhara (2001).[11] Khin Shwe is head of Sasana Nogghaha, a religious organization supported by the Burmese government.[17]

Along with Htay Myint, Dagon Win Aung and Nay Zin Latt, Khin Shwe serves as a patron of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association.[18]


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  2. ^ Kyaw Hsu Mon (13 September 2010). "Construction moguls to join USDP as candidates". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Ko Wild (12 November 2010). "Junta crony Khin Shwe wins upper house seat". Mizzima. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Myo Thein (15 November 2011). "Tourism chairman Khin Shwe calls Burmese media pessimistic". Mizzima. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Kyaw Hsu Mon (11 October 2010). "Business associations ease way for members to enter parliament". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Company Profile". National Development Company Group Ltd. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Biography: Shwe Mann, Burma's Dictator-in-Waiting". American Embassy at Rangoon. 16 March 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Former PM lands $5,000-a-month job". Democratic Voice of Burma. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Commission Regulation (EU) No 411/2010". European Commission. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Drug investigation, heavy punishment likely for Maung Weik". Mizzima. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "DR KHIN SHWE". AFG Venture Group. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "5. Profile of developer". Zaykabar. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas". Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "University settles suit to stop business from using its name". Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  15. ^ Aung Zaw (September 2005). "Tycoon Turf". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  16. ^ ""Washington University," the No. 2 "diploma mill" in the world?". Student Life. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  17. ^ Myo Thant (27 April 2011). "Government's religious group should work to release jailed monks: ABMA". Mizzima. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  18. ^ "Organization Chart". Myanmar Hotelier Association. Retrieved 28 October 2012.