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Tun Tun Hein

Tun Tun Hein
ထွန်းထွန်းဟိန်
3rd Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
In office
22 March 2018 – 31 January 2021
Preceded byT Khun Myat
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
In office
1 February 2016 – 31 January 2021
ConstituencyNawnghkio Township
Member-elect of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
ConstituencyNawnghkio Township
Majority18,886 (56.59%)
Personal details
Born (1949-04-30) 30 April 1949 (age 74)
Zipingyi village, Pyinoolwin Township, Burma (Myanmar)
Political partyNational League for Democracy
Spouse
Sein Sein Thein
(m. 1973)
ChildrenMay Thingyan Hein
Parent(s)Kya Hein (father)
Mya Khin (mother)
Residence(s)Kamayut Township, Yangon
EducationB.Sc. Zoology
Alma materMandalay Arts and Sciences University

Tun Tun Hein (Burmese: ထွန်းထွန်းဟိန်, also known as Tun Aung ; born 30 April 1949) is a Burmese politician and former Deputy Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Myanmar parliament. He also serves as a member of the National League for Democracy's (NLD) Central Executive Committee and heads NLD's voter list review committee.[1][2]

Early life

Tun Tun Hein was born to parents Kya Hein and Mya Khin.[2] A native of Zipingyi village in Pyinoolwin Township, he graduated from the Mandalay Arts and Science University with a B.Sc. in zoology in 1968.[2]

Career

Tun Aung subsequently became a teacher in Kunlong from 1973 to 1974, and married Sein Sein Thein in 1973.[2][3] He was arrested in September 1988 for serving as chairman for the Nawnghkio Township General Strike Committee.[3] Tun Tun Hein won the seat in the Pyithu Hluttaw to represent the Nawnghkio Township constituency during the 1990 Burmese general election, winning about 57% of the votes (18,886 valid votes), but was never allowed to assume his seat.[3][4]

Tun Tun Hein was imprisoned in 2012 and was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. He was released in January 2015.[5] In 2015 election, he contested and won the Nawnghkio Township constituency for a seat in the country's lower house.

During the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état on 1 February, Tun Tun Hein was placed under house arrest by the Myanmar Armed Forces.[6]

References

  1. ^ San Yamin Aung (7 July 2015). "In Meeting With Election Body, NLD Complains of Voter Verification 'Obstruction'". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Brief biographies of the some NLD CEC members". Mizzima. 26 May 2010. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Name: U Tun Aung (aka U Tun Tun Hein)". BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF ELECTED MPs. Online Burma/Myanmar Library. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  4. ^ Khin Kyaw Han (1 February 2003). "Brief Biographies of Elected MPs". 1990 Multi-party Democracy General Elections. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  5. ^ ""Bless those fighting for justice": Heartwarming message to Amnesty supporters from Dr Tun Aung". 5 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Recent Arrest List" (PDF). Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. 4 February 2021.
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