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Tin Aung San

Admiral
Tin Aung San
တင်အောင်စန်း
Deputy Prime Minister of Myanmar
Assumed office
1 February 2023
Serving with Soe Win, Mya Tun Oo, Win Shein, and Than Swe
PresidentMyint Swe (acting)
Prime MinisterMin Aung Hlaing
Minister of Defence
Assumed office
3 August 2023
Member of the State Administration Council
Assumed office
2 February 2021
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
3 February 2021 – 3 August 2023[1]
PresidentMyint Swe (acting)
Prime MinisterMin Aung Hlaing
Preceded byThant Sin Maung
Succeeded byMya Tun Oo
Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Navy
In office
11 August 2015 – 3 February 2021
PresidentThein Sein
Htin Kyaw
Win Myint
Myint Swe (acting)
Preceded byThura Thet Swe
Succeeded byMoe Aung[2]
Personal details
Born16 October 1960 (1960-10-16) (age 63)
Burma
NationalityBurmese
SpouseThan Than Aye
ChildrenYin Min Thu
Alma materDefence Services Academy
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar
Branch/serviceMyanmar Navy
RankAdmiral

Tin Aung San (Burmese: တင်အောင်စန်း, born 16 October 1960[3][4]) is a Burmese military officer who is currently serving as Deputy Prime Minister of Myanmar , member of State Administration Council and the Minister of Defence.

Career

Tin Aung San graduated from the Defence Services Academy in 1982 as part of the 23rd intake.[5] Tin Aung San was promoted as Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Navy in August 2015, succeeding Admiral Thura Thet Swe, who retired to run for political office.[6][7][8]

Subsequently, Tin Aung San was appointed as a members of the SAC on 2 February 2021, in the aftermath of the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état.[9][10] Shortly, he left the position of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.[11]

On the following day (3 February 2021), he was appointed as the Minister of Transport and Communications by the SAC.[12] In this regard, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw claims that the military regime’s cabinet is illegitimate.[13]

Sanctions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on Tin Aung San since 11 February 2021, pursuant to Executive Order 14014, in response to the Burmese military’s coup against the democratically elected civilian government of Burma. The US sanctions include freezing of assets under the US and ban on transactions with US person.[14]

The Government of Canada has imposed sanctions on Tin Aung San since 18 February 2021, pursuant to Special Economic Measures Act and Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations, in response to the gravity of the human rights and humanitarian situation in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Canadian sanctions include freezing of assets under Canada and ban on transactions with Canadian person.[15][16]

Furthermore, the British Government placed sanctions on Tin Aung San on 25 February 2021, following the recent military coup. The UK sanctions include The UK sanctions include freezing of assets under the UK and ban on traveling or transiting to the United Kingdom.[17][18]

Personal life

Tin Aung San is married to Tin Tin Aye, and has one daughter, Yin Min Thu (b. 1989).[19][20][21]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Myanmar Junta Leader Reshuffles Cabinet Days After Extending Emergency Rule". The Irrawaddy. 4 August 2023. Retrieved 5 August 2023.
  2. ^ ထက်နိုင်ဇော် (4 February 2021). "ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး မောင်မောင်အေး ကြည်း၊ ရေ၊ လေ ညှိနှိုင်းကွပ်ကဲရေးမှူး ဖြစ်လာ" (in Burmese). The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Issuance of Executive Order "Blocking Property With Respect To The Situation In Burma;" Burma-related Designations and Designations Updates". U.S. Department of the Treasury. 2021-02-11. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  4. ^ "CONSOLIDATED LIST OF FINANCIAL SANCTIONS TARGETS IN THE UK - REGIME: Burma" (PDF). Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury. 25 February 2021. p. 3. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Min Aung Hlaing and His Generals: Some Biographical Notes". FULCRUM. 2021-08-04. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  6. ^ "45 Senior Military Officers Retire to Contest Nov. 8 Poll". The Irrawaddy. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  7. ^ "တပ်မတော်ထိပ်တန်းရာထူးများအပြောင်းအလဲပြုလုပ်". 7Day News - ၇ ရက်နေ့စဉ် သတင်း (in Burmese). Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  8. ^ "အရာရှိကြီး ၄၅ ဦး ကြံ့ခိုင်ရေး ပါတီသို့ ကူးပြောင်း". ဧရာဝတီ. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  9. ^ "Order No (9/2021), Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). The Global New Light of Myanmar. 3 February 2021. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  10. ^ "ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် တပ်မတော်ကာကွယ်ရေးဦးစီးချုပ်ရုံး အမိန့်အမှတ်(၉/၂၀၂၁) ၁၃၈၂ ခုနှစ်၊ ပြာသိုလပြည့်ကျော် ၆ ရက် ၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ်၊ ဖေဖော်ဝါရီလ ၂ ရက်". Tatmadaw Information Team (in Burmese). Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  11. ^ Htet Myet Min Tun; Moe Thuzar; Michael Montesano (23 July 2021). "Min Aung Hlaing and His Generals: Data on the Military Members of Myanmar's State Administration Council Junta". ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute. Archived from the original on 25 July 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Order No (15/2021), State Administration Council, Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). The Global New Light of Myanmar. 4 February 2021. p. 5. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Amid Coup, Myanmar's NLD Lawmakers Form Committee to Serve as Legitimate Parliament". The Irrawaddy. 8 February 2021. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  14. ^ "United States Targets Leaders of Burma's Military Coup Under New Executive Order". The U.S. Department of the Treasury. 11 February 2021. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Special Economic Measures Act (S.C. 1992, c. 17)". Justice Laws Website. 4 June 1992. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations: SOR/2021-18". The Government of Canada. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Financial Sanctions Notice: Burma" (PDF). Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury. 25 February 2021. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 27, 2021. The following entries have been added to the consolidated list and are now subject to an asset freeze. Tin Aung SAN (Group ID: 14059)
  18. ^ Raab, Dominic (25 February 2021). "UK sanctions further Myanmar military figures for role in coup: 25 February 2021:Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces further sanctions against members of Myanmar's State Administration Council". Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Myanmar military SAC members, their businesses and associates that require targeted sanctions". Justice For Myanmar. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  20. ^ "Treasury Sanctions Governing Body, Officials, and Family Members Connected to Burma's Military". U.S. Department of the Treasury. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  21. ^ "Burma-related Designations; Counter Terrorism Designations". U.S. Department of the Treasury. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
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