Maung Maung Kha

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Colonel Maung Maung Kha BC-4066
မောင်မောင်ခ
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5th Prime Minister of Burma
In office
29 March 1977 – 26 July 1988
President Ne Win
San Yu
Preceded by Brigadier General Sein Win
Succeeded by Tun Tin
Personal details
Born (1920-06-07)7 June 1920
Rangoon, British Burma
Died 30 April 1995(1995-04-30) (aged 74)
Yangon, Myanmar
Nationality Burmese
Political party Burma Socialist Programme Party
Spouse(s) Khin Khin Lay
Children Myo Nyunt, Lwin Lwin Myint, Lwan Moe, Nu Nu Yi, Po Po Khin Oo
Alma mater University of Rangoon
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Colonel Maung Maung Kha BC 4066 (Burmese: မောင်မောင်ခ [màʊɴ màʊɴ kʰa̰]; 7 June 1920 – 30 April 1995) was the 8th Prime Minister of Myanmar between 1977 and 1988.

Maung Maung Kha was born to Khin Tint and Chit Pe in Yangon. He enrolled in University of Rangoon in 1937 to study engineering but left school in the final year of studies to join the Burma Independence Army (BIA) in 1941. He completed military training, and became a member of the Burmese armed forces during the Japanese occupation of Burma (1942–1945). After independence in 1948, he rose to the rank of colonel and served as the Director of Defence Industries of Burmese Armed Forces.

Colonel Maung Maung Kha became a cabinet member in Gen. Ne Win's military government in 1972 when he was appointed Minister of Industry. Following the establishment of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (SRUB) on 4 January 1974, and adoption of a new Constitution, Maung Maung Kha continued to served as Minister of Industry and later on as Minister of Mines. On 29 March 1977, he was appointed as the 8th Prime Minister of Myanmar. After increasing unrest in the country, on 26 July 1988, Maung Maung Kha was replaced by Tun Tin as Prime Minister.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sein Win
Prime Minister of Burma
1977–1988
Succeeded by
Tun Tin