Aung Soe Myint
အောင်စိုးမြင့်
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
In office
2 May 2012 – 29 January 2016
Preceded byAung Min
Succeeded byKhin Maung Than
ConstituencyTaungoo Township
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
ConstituencyTaungoo № 2
Majority21,369 (68%)
Personal details
Born (1952-08-03) 3 August 1952 (age 69)
Taungoo, Burma
NationalityBurmese
Political partyNational League for Democracy
Alma materRangoon Institute of Economics
OccupationPolitician

Aung Soe Myint (Burmese: အောင်စိုးမြင့်) is a Burmese politician and political prisoner, previously served as a Pyithu Hluttaw MP for Taungoo Township.[1] He was elected as an Pyithu Hluttaw MP in the 1990 Burmese general election, winning a 68% majority (21,369 votes), but was never allowed to assume his seat.[2]

Aung Soe Myint graduated from the Rangoon Institute of Economics in 1975.[2] He became involved in politics during the 8888 Uprising, serving as a member of the Central General Strike Committee of the Taungoo District People’s Liberation Alliance.[2]

From 31 August 2003 to 23 September 2008, he served a stint at Thayet prison, for purportedly possessing a motorcycle without a license.[3][4] In fact, he had organized events for the 15th anniversary of the 8888 Uprising.[5] He was released in September 2008, as part of a government amnesty involving the release of 9,002 prisoners.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Names of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives announced". Union Election Commission. Government of Myanmar. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Khin Kyaw Han (1 February 2003). "BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF ELECTED MPs". 1990 MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY GENERAL ELECTIONS. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Released Political Prisoners from 2007 to date" (PDF). Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (Burma). Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  4. ^ "U Aung Soe Myint appeal rejected again". Democratic Voice of Burma. 12 November 2003. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Human rights of parliamentarians: 173rd Governing Council session". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 3 October 2003. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "Chronology of Political Prisoners in Burma for September 2008" (PDF). Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (Burma). September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2012.