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
PresidentThein Sein
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySai Mauk Kham
Member of the Burmese House of Representatives
In office
31 January 2011 – 30 March 2011
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byZayar Thaw
ConstituencyPobbathiri Township
Majority44,305 (90.57%)
Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council
In office
2007 – 30 March 2011
Preceded byThein Sein
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born (1950-05-29) 29 May 1950 (age 69)
Burma (now Myanmar)
Political partyUSDP
Spouse(s)Khin Saw Hnin[1]
ChildrenNaing Linn Oo[1]
Alma materDefence Services Academy
OccupationArmy Officer
Military service
AllegianceMyanmar Myanmar
Branch/serviceMyanmar Army
RankVice Senior General.gif General

Thihathura Tin Aung Myint Oo (Burmese: တင်အောင်မြင့်ဦး [tɪ̀ɴ àʊɴ mjɪ̰ɴ ʔú]; born 29 May 1950) is a Burmese former military official and politician who served as 1st First Vice Presidents of Myanmar from 30 March 2011 to 1 July 2012. 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.[3] He joined the Buddhist monkhood on 3 May, after speculation over his disappearance had circulated throughout new media.[4]

Military career[edit]

Tin 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]

Political career[edit]

In the 2010 Burmese general election, 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. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. 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. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. 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. Archived from the original on 5 March 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