Myat Hein

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Myat Hein
မြတ်ဟိန်း
Myat Hein.jpg
Minister for Communications and Information Technology
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 February 2013
Personal details
Born 27 April 1955 (1955-04-27) (age 60)
Pegu Division, Burma
Nationality Burmese
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 Lieutenant 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).[1]

During 2001, Myat Hein held the rank of colonel and served in the post of Chief of Staff (Air).[2] The following year, Myat Hein remained as Chief of Staff (Air), and was promoted to brigadier general.[3] By 2003 he had been appointed Commander-in-Chief (Air) and held the rank of major general.[4] During his time as the Air Force commander, Myat Hein has maintained close links with China[5] and India.[6]

Myat Hain is married to Htwe Htwe Nyunt.[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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myanmar Information Committee, Yangon Archived 22 December 2010 at WebCite
  2. ^ http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/religious/buddha2001/sept/sep30.html[dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/NLM-2002/enlm/May7.htm Archived September 10, 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/NLM-2003/enlm/may22_ir1.html[dead link]
  5. ^ Ambassador Li Jinjun holds dinner in honor of the C-in-C (Air)and party to visit China soon Archived 22 December 2010 at WebCite
  6. ^ Top-level defence visits between India, Myanmar - The Times of India Archived 22 December 2010 at WebCite
  7. ^ a b http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/financialsanctions/ecreg1070_030620.pdf[dead link]
  8. ^ Latt, Win Ko Ko (11 Feb 2013). "Air Force boss to take over telecoms". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Myint Swe
Commander-in-Chief (Air) of the Myanmar Air Force
c. 2003 - 2013
Succeeded by
Khin Aung Myint