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Khin Maung Swe
Member of the State Administration Council
In office
2 February 2021 – 1 February 2023[1]
LeaderMin Aung Hlaing
Chairman of the National Democratic Force
Assumed office
June 2010
Member-elect of Pyithu Hluttaw (1990)
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
ConstituencySanchaung Township
Personal details
Born20 July 1942 (1942-07-20) (age 81)
Ngathaingchaung, Myanmar
Political party
OccupationPolitician

Khin Maung Swe (Burmese: ခင်မောင်ဆွေ) is a Burmese politician and former member of Myanmar's State Administration Council, from 2021 to 2023. He is the chairman of the National Democratic Force (NDF).

Early life and education

Khin Maung Swe was born on 20 July 1942[2] in Ngathaingchaung, Pathein District. He graduated in 1966 with a degree in geology. From 1966 to 1988, he worked as a geologist at the Myanmar Petroleum Corporation.

Career

He served as secretary of the Petroleum Workers' Union during the 8888 Uprising. At the invitation of Aung San Suu Kyi, he became a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in October 1988. In July 1989, he became a member of the executive committee.

In the 1990 elections, he was elected as the Pyithu Hluttaw MP for Constituency of Sanchaung Township but was not allowed to assume his seat. In October 1990, Khin Maung Swe was convicted of sedition and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

After the NLD decided to boycott Burma's general elections in 2010, Khin Maung Swe and a few other leading NLD members created the new party to contest the controversial polls. His party won only 16 out of 161 parliamentary seats it contested. With other democratic parties, NDF complained to the Burmese government of widespread vote rigging.[3] He was appointed as a member of the State Administration Council on 2 February 2021, in the aftermath of the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état.[4]

References

  1. ^ Min Aung Hlaing (1 February 2023). "State Administration Council Order No 5/2023" (PDF). Global New Light of Myanmar. p. 6. Retrieved 6 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Burma-related Designations; Counter Terrorism Designations". U.S. Department of the Treasury. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  3. ^ "AAPP | Assistance Association for Political Prisoners".
  4. ^ "ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် နိုင်ငံတော်စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်ရေးကောင်စီ အမိန့်အမှတ် ( ၁၄ / ၂၀၂၁) ၁၃၈၂ ခုနှစ်၊ ပြာသိုလပြည့်ကျော် ၇ ရက် ၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ်၊ ဖေဖော်ဝါရီလ ၃ ရက်". Tatmadaw Information Team (in Burmese). Retrieved 2021-02-04.
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