Tin Aung Myint Oo

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Tin Aung Myint Oo
Tin Aung Myint Oo.jpg
1st First Vice President of Myanmar
In office
30 March 2011 – 1 July 2012
Serving with Sai Mauk Kham
President Thein Sein
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Sai Mauk Kham
Member of the Burmese House of Representatives
In office
31 January 2011 – 30 March 2011
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Zayar Thaw
Constituency Pobbathiri Township
Majority 44,305 (90.57%)
Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council
In office
2007 – 30 March 2011
Preceded by Thein Sein
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1950-05-29) 29 May 1950 (age 68)
Burma (now Myanmar)
Political party USDP
Spouse(s) Khin Saw Hnin[1]
Children Naing Linn Oo[1]
Residence Naypyidaw
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Occupation Army Officer
Awards Thihathura
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Army
Rank Vice Senior General.gif General

Thihathura Tin Aung Myint Oo (Burmese: တင်အောင်မြင့်ဦး [tɪ̀ɴ àʊɴ mjɪ̰ɴ ʔú]; born 29 May 1950) was one of the Vice Presidents of Myanmar. He is also chairman of Burmese Trade Council, having been appointed in November 2007 by Than Shwe, in response to Saffron Revolution demonstrations in October of that year,[2] and Minister of Military Affairs. He resigned his Vice President post in May 2012.[3] He joined the Buddhist monkhood on 3 May, after speculation over his disappearance had circulated throughout new media.[4]

He graduated from the 12th intake of the Defence Services Academy and subsequently earned the title "Thihathura" in 1980 for fighting the Communist Party of Burma.[5] He was nominated into the State Peace and Development Council in 2007 as Secretary (1), replacing Thein Sein, and was promoted to general in March 2009.[5][6]

In the Burmese general election, 2010, he contested the Pobbathiri Township constituency and won a seat in the Pyithu Hluttaw, reportedly winning 90.57% of the votes.[5][7] Tin Aung Myint Oo was sworn in as a Vice-President on 30 March 2011, along with Sai Mauk Kham and thereafter vacated his parliamentary seat.[8] He is one of the wealthiest members in the former SPDC, and is well known for close ties with Zaw Zaw, a Burmese tycoon.[2][9] He formerly served as the chairman of Myanmar Economics Corporation (MEC), an conglomerate owned by the Burmese military.[10]

On 1 July 2012,[11] he submitted his resignation as Vice President, citing health reasons.[12]


  1. ^ a b "CONSOLIDATED LIST OF FINANCIAL SANCTIONS TARGETS IN THE UK". Her Majesty's Treasury. UK Government. 20 April 2011. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Skidmore, Monique; Trevor Wilson (2008). Dictatorship, Disorder and Decline in Myanmar. ANU E Press. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-921536-32-8. 
  3. ^ Buncombe, Andrew (7 May 2012). "Burma's hardline vice-president Tin Aung Myint Oo quits as reforms gather pace". The Independent. London. 
  4. ^ "VP has 'become a monk': govt official". Myanmar Times. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Tun Tun (3 February 2011). "Profiles of vice president nominees". Mizzima News. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Min Lwin (12 November 2009). "The Junta's No 4 Unexpectedly Resigns". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mandalay Division". People's Assembly constituencies. Alternative Asean Network on Burma. 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Shwe Yinn Mar Oo; Soe Than Lynn (4 April 2011). "Mission accomplished as SPDC 'dissolved'". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 16 September 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Will Likely Vice President Be Brave?". The Irrawaddy. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Dittmer, Lowell (2010). Burma Or Myanmar?: The Struggle for National Identity. World Scientific. p. 181. ISBN 9789814313643. 
  11. ^ [1] Archived August 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Buncombe, Andrew (7 May 2012). "Burma's hardline vice-president Tin Aung Myint Oo quits as reforms gather pace". The Independent. London. Retrieved 5 Jun 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
First Vice President of Myanmar
Succeeded by
Sai Mauk Kham