Khin Aung Myint is a Burmese politician and incumbent Amyotha Hluttaw MP for Mandalay Region № 8 constituency. He previously served as Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of the Myanmar parliament.
A senior official of the Myanmar military government and a major general, he was Director of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare in the Myanmar Ministry of Defense and was assigned as Minister of Culture after Kyi Aung in 2006. He is also a member of the Central Organizing Committee of the Myanmar War Veterans Organization.
During the 2007 Burmese protests he travelled to Shan State in the north of the country to lobby support for the continuity of the government regime.
In a March 2012 interview with The Irrawaddy, he called corruption the biggest issue facing the country.
1. Thein Sein
Thein Sein is a Burmese politician and retired general in the Myanmar Army who served as the 8th President of Myanmar from 2011 to 2016. He previously served as Prime Minister from 2007 to 2011, and is considered by many in and outside Myanmar as a moderate and reformist in the post-junta government.
His government undertook a series of political reforms including some deregulation of the country’s censored media, releasing many political prisoners and halting the country’s controversial large Chinese-led hydro-power project.
The developments that followed included Myanmar’s appointment to chair ASEAN in 2014, improved relations with the US, the release of Aung San Suu Kyi – his 2015 general election rival – from house arrest, and the reinstatement of major opposition party National League for Democracy (NLD) in the by-election held on 1 April 2012.