Nyan Tun

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Nyan Tun
ဉာဏ်ထွန်း
Nyan Tun World Economic Forum 2013.jpg
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Assumed office
31 March 2016
Constituency Zigon Township
2nd Second Vice President of Myanmar
In office
15 August 2012 – 30 March 2016
President Thein Sein
Preceded by Sai Mauk Kham
Succeeded by Henry Van Thio
Personal details
Born (1954-01-12) 12 January 1954 (age 63)
Zigon Township, Burma
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) Khin Aye Myint
Children 3
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Military service
Allegiance  Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Navy
Years of service 1975–2012
Rank Vice Senior General Tatmadaw Navy.gif Admiral

Thray Sithu[1] Nyan Tun (born 12 January 1954) is a Burmese politician and incumbent Pyithu Hluttaw MP for Zigon Township. He previously served as the Second Vice President of Myanmar from 2012 to 2016 and as commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Navy with the rank of admiral.[2] He was elected as Second Vice President on 15 August 2012 following the resignation of Tin Aung Myint Oo.

He graduated from the 16th intake of the Defence Services Academy in 1975 and served as commander-in-chief of the Navy from June 2008. He was promoted to vice admiral in 2010 and made an admiral in 2012. He was awarded the title of Thray Sithu on 4 January 2012.

As commander-in-chief of the navy, Nyan Tun oversaw a naval standoff with Bangladesh, the mending of Burmese-Bangladesh bilateral relations, the expansion of military relations with India and the modernization of the Burmese Navy, including the acquirement of two frigates from China.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "To possess high defence power, State, people and Tatmadaw will have to join hands". New Light of Myanmar. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Reformer, Admiral Nyan Tun, made Burmese vice-president". The Australian. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Vice-Presidents". ALTSEAN-BURMA. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sai Mauk Kham
Second Vice President of Myanmar
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Henry Van Thio