Tun Tin

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Retired Brigadier General & former Prime Minister Tun Tin BC-5591
6th Prime Minister of Burma
In office
July 26, 1988 – September 18, 1988
Preceded by Maung Maung Kha
Succeeded by Saw Maung
Personal details
Born (1920-10-02) 2 October 1920 (age 96)
Myitkyina, British Burma
Nationality Burma
Political party Burma Socialist Programme Party
Alma mater Mandalay College
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Army
Rank Brigadier General

Thura U Tun Tin (Burmese: ထွန်းတင်, pronounced: [tʰʊ́ɴ tɪ̀ɴ]; born 2 October 1920) was the 9th Prime Minister of Burma for a few months in 1988.

He was born in Myitkyina on 2 October 1920. He was graduated with a bachelor's degree from Mandalay College in 1941. He was a Thakin of Do-Bama-Asiayone and student underground movement leader against the British.

In 1942 he joined the Burma Independence Army and attended officer training school (3rd batch) during Japanese occupation of Burma. He continued to serve in Burma army after its independence from the British. He was awarded "Thura" title for his bravery during Battle of Insein against the Karen insurgency in 1949.

In 1950 he attended a provost marshal course in the United Kingdom. He later served as provost-marshal of the Burmese Army. After 1962 he briefly served in the Labor Ministry as director-general and later as Secretary of Ministry of Labor and Mines. After that he served as Director of Military Training and Planning in Ministry of Defence till 1972.

In 1972 he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Co-operatives in General Ne Win's government. He also retired from the army in the same year. In 1974, he was appointed as Minister of Labor and later in 1975 as Minister of Co-operatives in BSPP government under Prime Minister Sein Win.

In 1977 he was appointed as Minister for Planning and Finance during cabinet reshuffle. In 1978, he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Planning and Finance under BSPP government of Prime Minister Maung Maung Kha and served in that position until 1988. In June 1988, he was appointed as prime minister and served briefly until September 1988.[1] He is now retired from politics.


  1. ^ Steinberg, David I. (2001). Burma, the state of Myanmar. Georgetown University Press. pp. 8–11. ISBN 978-0-87840-893-1. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Maung Maung Kha
Prime Minister of Burma
26 July – 18 September 1988
Succeeded by
Saw Maung
Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council