Thakin Soe

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In this Burmese name, Thakin is an honorific.

Thakin Soe (Burmese: သခင်စိုး, pronounced: [θəkʰiɴ só]; 1906-6 May 1989) was a founding member of the Communist Party of Burma, formed in 1939. Soe spent most of his life underground and for a time led the Red Flag Communist Party. He was captured by Government forces in 1970 but released in a 1974 amnesty by the military Government of Gen. Ne Win.[1] After nationwide demonstrations against Ne Win's government in 1988, Soe became the patron of the Unity and Peace Party, which he hoped would contest in the 1990 elections.


  1. ^ "Thakin Soe, Burmese Communist, 83". The New York Times. 1989-05-06.