Myat Hein

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Myat Hein
Myat Hein.jpg
Minister for Communications and Information Technology
In office
13 February 2013 – 12 August 2015[1]
Preceded by Thein Tun (as Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs)
Succeeded by Zeya Aung
Vice-Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party
Assumed office
23 August 2016
Preceded by Shwe Mann
Htay Oo
Aye Myint
Personal details
Born 27 April 1955 (1955-04-27) (age 62)
Pegu Division, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) Htwe Htwe Nyunt
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Air Force
Years of service 1975 - 2013
Rank Vice Senior General Tatmadaw Air Force.gif General

General Myat Hein (Burmese: မြတ်ဟိန်း) was a Burmese general and the commander of Myanmar Air Force. As such he is titled as the Commander-in-Chief (Air).[2] Myat Hein is Vice-Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party.

During 2001, Myat Hein held the rank of colonel and served in the post of Chief of Staff (Air).[3] The following year, Myat Hein remained as Chief of Staff (Air), and was promoted to brigadier general.[4] By 2003 he had been appointed Commander-in-Chief (Air) and held the rank of major general.[5] During his time as the Air Force commander, Myat Hein has maintained close links with China[6] and India.[7]

On 13 February 2013, he was retired from military and became Minister of Communications and Information Technology.[8]The European Union has ordered that Myat Hein's funds be frozen inside its jurisdiction.[9]

Myat Hein in August 23 was elected Vice-Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, preceded by three deputy-chairman Shwe Mann, Htay Oo and Aye Myint, replacing former president Thein Sein.[10]

Myat Hain is married to Htwe Htwe Nyunt.[9]


Military offices
Preceded by
Myint Swe
Commander-in-Chief (Air) of the Myanmar Air Force
c. 2003 - 2013
Succeeded by
Khin Aung Myint