|17th Minister of Foreign Affairs|
14 November 1998 – 18 September 2004
|Preceded by||Ohn Gyaw|
|Succeeded by||Nyan Win|
|Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
? – 14 November 1998
28 February 1944|
Tavoy (Dawei), Tennasarim, Burma
|Died||4 November 2009
Insein Prison, Yangon, Myanmar
|Children||Thaung Su Nyein|
Win Aung served as an ambassador to Germany and the UK until he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in November 1998. During his tenure as foreign minister, he often bore the brunt of international criticism on many issues, especially for his government's repression of political dissidents such as Aung San Suu Kyi, while visiting foreign nations. In September 2004, he was dismissed from his post, along with several other ministers, following a purge of members of the Military Intelligence faction of the State Peace and Development Council.
Win Aung was a close associate of former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, who was among those purged in September 2004. Following his dismissal, Win Aung was arrested and sent to the notorious Insein Prison. He died there on 4 November 2009 at the age of 65. At the time of his death, he was the only former Burmese government minister to be imprisoned.
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