Photo: Tin Aung Myint Oo (third left)
a.k.a Thiha Thura
Secretary-1 of State Peace and Development Council from Myanmar
Chairman of Myanmar Trade Council
Born: 27 May 1945
Married to: Khin Saw Hnin
Graduated: Defence Services Academy
The hardliner Lt-Gen Tin Aung Myint Oo, bearer of the title Thiha Thura (''Courageous as a Lion'', became Secretary One, in November 2007, after the death of Soe Win.
Along with Shwe Mann, several regional commanders in their 50s were chosen for the most senior positions in recent years. They were Lt-Gen Aung Htwe, Lt-Gen Tin Aung Myint Oo, Lt-Gen Thein Sein, Lt-Gen Soe Win and Maj-Gen Sit Maung. Sit Maung died in a helicopter crash in 2001, while Thein Sein is now secretary one, a political position attached to the ruling council. Aung Htwe and Tin Aung Myint Oo are now heads of bureaus of special operations, while Soe Win is prime minister. This could augur well for Shwe Mann to slot into the top job. But nothing is certain in the Burmese military hierarchy.
Thein Sein was replaced as secretary-one in the 11-member SPDC by Quartermaster-General Lt. Gen. Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo, 57. Thiha Thura is a title bestowed for bravery, although the circumstances under which he was awarded it are not generally known.
According to The Indian Express, an English daily newspaper, the Burmese junta's quartermaster general, Thiha Thura Lt-Gen Tin Aung Myint Oo, who oversees all military supplies to Burma 's armed forces, met his Indian counterpart Lt-Gen Sudhir Sharma and Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Deepak Kapoor.
Tin Aung Myint Oo, reportedly requested for more supplies of infantry weapons and ammunition in return for Burma 's help in flushing out Indian insurgents holed up along the 1,600 km porous Indo-Burma border.
The report said, the Burmese general's "shopping list" included, "small arms like assault rifles, light machine guns and side arms."
These Generals continue to suppress, imprison and kill many millions of their own people.
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