|Minister of Defence|
September 2012 – 13 August 2015
|Preceded by||Hla Min|
|Succeeded by||Sein Win|
|Yangon Region Hluttaw MP|
12 July 2012 – September 2012
|Spouse(s)||Swe Swe Oo|
|Children||Wai Phyo Aung, Wai Phyo, Lwin Yamin|
|Alma mater||Defence Services Academy|
He served as a former deputy commander of Yangon Region from 2003 to 2006 and as military commander of the Naypyidaw region from May 2006 to July 2012. In July 2012, he was appointed into the Yangon Region Hluttaw to replace Captain Lin Lin Kyaw, becoming the highest-ranked military member serving in a regional parliament.
He was on the EU blacklist from December 2003 until May 2012. Wai Lwin was temporarily suspended in August 2011 for suspicions of corruption and is a close associate of Than Shwe, former chairman of the State Peace and Development Council.
Wai Lwin is married to Swe Swe Oo, and the couple have children, namely Wai Phyo Aung, Wai Phyo, and Lwin Yamin.
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