Moulmein, British Burma
|Died||6 May 1989(aged 82)|
|Known for||One of the Founders of the Communist Party of Burma|
Soe joined the nationalist Dobama Asiayone ("Our Burma" Association) in 1930s. Soe together with Thakin Ba Tin and other nationalists founded the Communist Party of Burma in 1939. He spent most of his life underground and for a time led the Red Flag Communist Party. He was captured by government forces in November 1970 near the Arakan Yoma but released in a 1980 amnesty by the socialist government. After nationwide demonstrations against Ne Win's government in 1988, Soe re-entered the politics in August 1988 and became the patron of the Unity and Peace Party in September 1988, which he hoped would contest in the 1990 elections.
- Lintner, Bertil. The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Burma (CPB). Southeast Asia Program series, no. 6. Ithaca, N.Y.: Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 1990. p. 6
- Lintner, Bertil (1999). Burma in Revolt: Opium and Insurgency since 1948. Silkworm Books.
- Alagappa, Muthiah (1995). Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia: The Quest for Moral Authority. Stanford University Press.
- Lintner, Bertil (1999). Burma in Revolt: Opium and Insurgency since 1948. Silkworm Books. ISBN 1630411841.
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