Kyaw Hsan

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Kyaw Hsan
Minister of Cooperatives of Myanmar
In office
27 August 2012[1] – 30 March 2016
Preceded by Ohn Myint
Succeeded by position abolished
Minister of Culture of Myanmar
In office
30 March 2011 – 27 August 2012
Preceded by Khin Aung Myint
Succeeded by Aye Myint Kyu
Minister of Information of Myanmar
In office
13 September 2002 – 27 August 2012
Preceded by Kyi Aung
Succeeded by Aung Kyi
MP of the Pyithu Hluttaw
In office
31 January 2011 – 30 March 2011
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Khin San Hlaing (NLD)
Constituency Pale Township
Majority 68,071 (94%)[2]
Personal details
Born (1948-05-20) 20 May 1948 (age 69)
Monywa, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) Kyi Kyi Win
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Army
Rank Brigadier-General

Kyaw Hsan (born 20 May 1948) is a former Brigadier-General and previously served as Minister of Cooperatives, Minister of Culture and Minister of Information of Myanmar.[3]

Kyaw Hsan was born on 20 May 1948 is Monywa, Sagaing Region. He attended high school in Pale. He applied to the Defense Services Academy (DSA) in 1964 but was rejected because he was too small. The next year he reapplied, this time successfully. After graduating in 1969, Kyaw Hsan served as battalion commander and then division commander under Vice Senior-General Maung Aye, a regional commander in Shan State. In 2001 Kyaw Hsan was appointed deputy Minister of Commerce. In September 2002 he was appointed Minister of Information.[3]

Kyaw Hsan had to resign from the military to run for office in 2010 on the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party platform. He was elected an MP and became Minister of Information and Minister of Culture. A 2011 report in The Irrawaddy said he was one of the more powerful members of the government, and said he had used his control over the media to advance his career.[3]


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  2. ^ "Sagaing Division". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Khin Oo Thar (17 August 2011). "Attacking With Tears". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 24 August 2011.