Htin Kyaw

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Who is it?: President of Burma
Birth Day: July 20, 1946
Birth Place: Kungyangon Township, Myanmar (Burma), Burmese
State Counsellor: Aung San Suu Kyi
Vice President: Myint Swe Henry Van Thio
Preceded by: Thein Sein
Succeeded by: Myint Swe (Acting)
Political party: National League for Democracy
Spouse(s): Su Su Lwin (m. 1973)
Parents: Min Thu Wun (father) Kyi Kyi (mother)
Residence: Presidential Palace
Alma mater: Yangon Institute of Economics University of London Arthur D. Little School of Management
Website: Government website

Htin Kyaw

Htin Kyaw was born on July 20, 1946 in Kungyangon Township, Myanmar (Burma), Burmese, is President of Burma. Htin Kyaw is a Burmese politician who became the President of Myanmar in 2016, the first elected civilian to hold the office since the 1962 coup d'état. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate after the 2015 general election in which National League for Democracy (NLD) registered a resounding victory as NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from the presidency. Being one of the closest confidantes of Suu Kyi, it is believed that Kyaw is serving as a proxy for her. The son of a prominent scholar, he graduated with an M.Econ. in statistics from the Rangoon Institute of Economics and won a scholarship to the Institute of Computer Science, University of London. He returned to Burma after a course at the Arthur D. Little School of Management in Cambridge and became active in the nation’s politics. Known to Aung San Suu Kyi from a young age, he became one of her closest political allies and is said to have been a link between Suu Kyi and the outside world when she was under house arrest. A much respected NLD stalwart, he closely worked with Suu Kyi at the Office of NLD Chairperson and was sworn in as President of Myanmar on 30 March 2016. **Childhood & Early Life *Htin Kyaw was born on 20 July 1946 in Rangoon, British Burma (now Myanmar), to Min Thu Wun and Kyi Kyi. His father was a prominent poet, writer and scholar who helped launch a new age literary movement called Khit-San. *He graduated from English Methodist High School in 1962 and joined the Rangoon Institute of Economics (then part of the Rangoon Arts and Science University) from where he graduated with an M.Econ. in statistics in 1968. *He worked as a teacher for a while before moving to the Institute of Computer Science, University of London, on a scholarship in 1971. He also attended computer studies in Asia Electronics Union, Tokyo in 1974. *He furthered his education by earning another master's degree in computer science in 1975.
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Popular As Htin Kyaw
Occupation Presidents
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 20, 1946 (Kungyangon Township, Myanmar (Burma), Burmese)
Birthday July 20
Town/City Kungyangon Township, Myanmar (Burma), Burmese
Nationality Burmese

🌙 Zodiac

Htin Kyaw’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Htin Kyaw was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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Htin Kyaw graduated high school from English Methodist High School in 1962. He enrolled at the Rangoon Institute of Economics (then part of Rangoon Arts and Science University) and graduated with an M.Econ. in statistics in 1968. He started working as a Teacher while studying towards his master's degree. He then moved to the University Computer Centre as a programmer/system analyst in 1970.


Htin Kyaw pursued further studies on a scholarship to the Institute of Computer Science, University of London in 1971–1972 and attended computer studies in Asia Electronics Union, Tokyo in 1974. He completed his second master's degree in 1975. He attended a course at the Arthur D. Little School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1987.


Htin Kyaw has been married to Su Su Lwin since 1973; she is the incumbent House of Representatives MP for Thongwa Township and a Member of the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives. The couple have no children.


In 1975, Htin Kyaw joined to the Ministry of Industry 2 as a Deputy Division Chief. In 1980, he was appointed as a Deputy Director in the Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance, and resigned from government Service in 1992.


His father was the famous Writer, poet and scholar Min Thu Wun, who won a seat in the 1990 election. His father-in-law, U Lwin, was a co-founder of the National League for Democracy. He also acted as the secretary of the party from 1995 to 2010.


He was arrested on 22 September 2000, and spent four months in Insein prison for assisting Aung San Suu Kyi's trip outside Yangon. From 2012, he worked as a senior executive for Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, founded by Aung San Suu Kyi and named after her mother Khin Kyi. Though not a veteran member of the NLD, Kyaw worked very closely with Aung San Suu Kyi at the Office of NLD Chairperson.


He was mentioned as a possible presidential pick after the NLD won a sweeping victory in the 2015 general election. Aung San Suu Kyi was constitutionally barred from the presidency, since her late husband and both of her children are British citizens; the constitution does not allow a President, his parents, his spouse, or his children to "owe allegiance to a foreign power." Upon his nomination, Aung San Suu Kyi said she had chosen him for his truthfulness, loyalty and respectable education.


On 30 March 2016, Htin Kyaw was sworn in as President of Myanmar, becoming the first President since U Nu's overthrow in 1962 to have no ties to the military. Despite Htin Kyaw being a nominally independent leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has said that she will in fact direct the actions of the President and lead the country through him. It was thought before the elections that Aung San Suu Kyi would "be above the president” and make all key decisions. Indeed, the post of State Counsellor–equivalent to a Prime Minister–was created for her.


He went to Bangkok in September 2017 to check up medical examinations and necessary treatment. There has been speculations about his ill health among people but they were denied by officials. He departed to Singapore on 23 January 2018 to do medical check-up.


Htin Kyaw writes under the pen name Dala Ban, a prominent title of ancient Mon commanders. He wrote a biographical book about his father Min Thu Wun: The Father’s Life: Glimpses of my Father (Aba Bawa Aba Akyaung Tase Tasaung). He also wrote various articles about his family life with his father in weekly journals.

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