Brief Biographies of Exiled Members of Parliament of Burma

Kayah State

(1) U Teddy Buri
Constituency: Loikaw (2)                                                                                                  
(Eligible Voters – 21,536; Votes Cast – 12,272;  Valid Votes – 10,688;  Number of Candidates – 6)
Date of Birth:  19 December 1944
Father:  Marko Maung Kyaw                                                                                          
Mother: Bibiana Thant                                                                                                      

Current Duties:
President of Members of Parliament Union (MPU)                                                      
Member, Foreign Affairs Committee of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)                                                                                                           Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB)                                                                                                                              Patron, United Nationalities League for Democracy (Liberated Area)                                                                                                       
Member, Ethnic Nationalities Solidarity and Cooperation Committee (ENSCC)


U Teddy Buri left
Burma in 1994 and subsequently joined Burma’s “government in exile” , the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) on the Thai-Burma border. He was appointed Minister of the Prime Minister’s office on 27 July 1995, and was made NCGUB Minister for Asia/Pacific Affairs in July 1997. He is also chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of National Council of the Union of Burma  (NCUB). He was elected President of Members of Parliament Union (MPU) in 2000. He currently lives in Thailand.           

U Teddy Buri graduated in English at Rangoon University in 1967. He was a teacher at Loikaw State High School from 1968-1969 and worked at the Lawpita Hydro-electric Power Plant from 1973-1975. He was a Central Executive Committee member of the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) Kayah State People's Council from 1975-1978, and was the general secretary of the Kayah State Co-operative from 1987-1988. U Teddy Buri received 6,182 valid votes or 58 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Shan State

(2) U Daniel Aung
Constituency: Mongping                                                                                                      
(Eligible Voters – 27,457; Votes Cast – 14,470;  Valid Votes – 11,728; Number of Candidates – 3)
Date of Birth: 4 December 1942
Place of Birth: Lashio, Shan State                                                                                       
Father: U Kyar Hae                                                                                                           
Mother: Daw Na G'a

Current Duties:                                                                                                                    
Vice-President of Members of Parliament Union (MPU)                                                  
Member, Federal Affairs Committee of National Coalition Government of the
Union of Burma (NCGUB)                                                                                                         Member, Leading Body of Patrons, United Nationalities League for Democracy (Liberated Area)                                                                                                         Chairperson, Lahu Democratic Front (LDF)

U Daniel Aung lives in exile in Australia with his family. He was the Chairman of the Lahu National Development Party (LNDP) from February 1990 to March 1991 and the Ppatron of the LNDP from March 1991 to April 1994. (The LNDP is one the ten political parties still legally existing in Burma ever today.) He is one of the seven Permanent Chairman of the United Nationalities League for Democracy (UNLD) representing the Shan State until the Election Commission banned united party in 1992.both parties. He attended the National Convention from its start on 9 January 1993 until the SLORC postponed it on 8 April 1994. He then left Burma along with his family because he had no confidence in the National Convention , and reached the Thai-Burma border in May 1994. He escaped to the liberated area of Burma on 1st May 1994.                    

At the press conference in Manerplaw on 26th May 1994 , he said that he fled because he had lost faith in the National Convention.He said that delegates had to follow guidelines set by SLORC and that suggestions from delegates are not taken seriously.He claims that many restrictions are being placed on the normal activities of  political parties with the aim of gradually eliminating them.He said that political party branches at the township level are being arbitrarily disbanded by SLORC on the grounds that the party has insufficient members.He also alleged that state funds are being used to build up the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) which is supposed to be a civic organization.People are being coerced to join USDA mass rallies and , in his opinion , the USDA will replace Gen Ne Win’s discredited Burmese Socialist Programme Party.          

U Daniel Aung has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rangoon University and from 1966-1989 he worked as an editor at the News Agency Burma (NAB) which was later renamed as the Myanmar News Agency (MNA) under the control of the Information Ministry. He travelled to Vietnam in 1976 and China in 1987 as a journalist on government-sponsored trips. He was elected Vice-President of the Members of Parliament Union (MPU) in October 2000.                                                                             

He received 6,407 valid votes or 55 % in the 1990 elections. He has been living in Australia since December 1995.

 

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Mon State

(3) U Maung Maung Latt
Constituency: Bilin (1)                                                                                                        
(Eligible Voters – 42,507; Votes Cast – 27,976;  Valid Votes – 23,879; Number of Candidates – 4)
Date of Birth:
9 September 1947
Father: U Tun Sein                                                                                                                                                                  

Current Duties:                                                                                                               
Secretary of Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

U Maung Maung Latt has a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from Rangoon University. In 1974 he began working as a lawyer and in 1983 as a High Court advocate.                                                                                                                        
U Maung Maung Latt left
Burma and joined NLD (LA) and Members of Parliament Union (MPU) on Thai-Burma border. He was elected Secretary of the MPU in October 2000. He received 16,912 valid votes or 71 % in the 1990 elections. He currently lives in Thailand.

 

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Irrawaddy Division

(4) U Tin Tut
Constituency: Einme (1)                                                                                                     
(Eligible Voters – 45,061; Votes Cast – 37,068;  Valid Votes – 31,128; Number of Candidates – 3)
Date of Birth:
25 June 1934
Place of Birth: Einme,
Irrawaddy Division
Father: U Yon Kaung                                                                                                       
Mother: Daw Thein Mya

Current Duties:
Senior Advisor of Members of Parliament
Union (MPU)                                            
Member, Information and Public Relations Committee of National Coalition Government of the
Union of Burma (NCGUB)

U Tin Tut was actively involved in the student movements in Burma. He served as Secretary of Eimme Township Student Union (1945-46), Secretary of Bassein District Student Union (1946-48), Secretary of Central State High School Student Union, Rangoon (1948-49). Secretary of St. John Diocese Boys High School Student Union (1949-50), Secretary of Organizing Bureau of All Burma Federation of Student Union (ABFSU) (1950-51), President of All Rangoon Student Union (ARSU) (1951-53), and leader of the Progressive Student Force at Rangoon University (1951-53). He was expelled for life from Rangoon University at that time for calling a one-month University Holiday in October in 1953. Later he was imprisoned for 18 months under articles 5 of the 1950 Emergency Provision Act. He was also Executive Member of Medical Colleague Students’ United Front during the period between 1957 and 1962. He graduated in Law from the Rangoon University. After the August 1988 uprising, he served as Head of the Irrawaddy Division NLD Organizing Committee, member of the Central Committee of NLD, member of Central Work Committee of NLD.

U Tin Tut was arrested on 23 October 1990 for involvement in the NLD’s Three Ways to Attain Power (Three Strategies Paper) which was written after the Ghandi Hall Meeting in July 1990. The Paper contained three strategies to be adopted in case the SLORC failed to convene Parliament following the NLD’s election win. These strategies were political defiance, to operate the party within current laws, and to compromise with the SLORC. He was imprisoned (together with other MPs – U Kyi Maung, U Myo Aung, U Chan Aye, U Kyaw Min) for seven years under the 1950 Emergency Act, article 5 (a) (b) and (J). He was also dismissed from Parliament by the Election Commission by Declaration No. 987 on 20 December 1991 and was banned from running in any future elections. He was released from prison in 1996, and left Burma in 1997. U Tin Htut received 19,441 valid votes or 62 % in the 1990 elections. He currently lives in Australia.

 

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Pegu Division

(5) Dr. Sein Win
Constituency: Paukkhaung                                                                                                   
(Eligible Voters – 56,337; Votes Cast – 39,412;                                                            
Valid Votes – 35,063; Number of Candidates – 8)
Date of Birth: 16 December 1944
Place of Birth: Taungdwin Gyi
Father: U Ba Win                                                                                                                  
Mother:  Daw Khin Saw

Current Duties:                                                                                                                                                       
Prime Minister of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)                                                                                        
Member, Presidium of the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB)                                                                              
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

 

Dr. Sein Win is the Prime Minister of the NCGUB and the former leader of the Party for National Democracy(PND). In late 1990, Dr. Sein Win left for the liberated area on the Thai-Burma border and set up the NCGUB.

Dr. Sein Win is the son of U Ba Win, the elder brother of Gen. Aung San. In 1965 he graduated from Rangoon University in Mathematics and later went to Hamburg University and obtained a Master of Science in 1974 and a doctorate in Mathematics in 1979. From 1980-1982 he taught at Colombo University in Sri Lanka and from 1982-1984 at Nairobi University in Kenya. From 1986-1988 he taught at the Workers’ College as a part-time Mathematics Lecturer. After the 1988 uprisings, he was the  Treasurer of the Information Department of the NLD and in charge of the Party for National Democracy (PND). The PND was then banned on 20 December 1990 and he was charged with breaking the Political Parties Registration Act. The Election Commission subsequently and dismissed him as an MP on 26 December 1990.   (One Hluttaw member “ opposed the State Government and took part in forming a parallel government and was nominated to head an interim government to be formed in the jungles and while legal action was being taken against him , he absconded “. He is Dr. Sein Win , who is also Chairman of the PND. (WPD_4/12/90)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Dr. Sein Win left Burma and co-founded the NCGUB on the Thai-Burma border in December 1990 and MPU in 1995. He was elected Prime Minister of the NCGUB. Dr. Sein Win received 17,511 valid votes or 50 % in the 1990 elections. He currently lives in the United States.

 

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Irrawaddy Division

(6) Dr. Sann Aung
Constituency:  Ingapu (2)                                                                                                 
(Eligible Voters – 72,094; Votes Cast – 54,990; Valid Votes – 46,665; Number of Candidates – 4)
Date of Birth: 5 July 1955
Place of Birth:  Taunggyi, Shan State
Father: U Ba Htay                                                                                                           
Mother: Daw Khin Toke                                                                                                                          

Current Duties:                                                                                                                       
Prime Minister's Office - East Minister of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)                 

Secretary, Democratic Development Affairs Committee of NCGUB

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

Dr. Sann Aung was appointed the NCGUB Labour Minister in July 1997 and now Prime Minister’s Office (East) Minister. He fled to the Liberated Area on the Thai-Burma border in 1991 and was appointed the NCGUB Minister of Education and Health.       

After the 1990 elections , junta-backed National Unity Party (NUP) candidate U Thein Tun submitted a letter of protest stating that Dr. Sann Aung had cheated in the election. His election symbol was "book". An Election Commission Tribunal investigated the case and declared that he had violated election laws. The Election Commission subsequently dismissed Dr. Sann Aung as an MP by Declaration No. 28/92 on 14 May 1992. The Commission also announced that the second place candidate, U Thein Tun, was now the elected MP for Ingapu (2) constituency.                                                            

Dr. Sann Aung graduated from Dental College in Rangoon in 1979 and worked as a Dentist at Ngaputaw Township People’s Hospital from 1982 to 1988.                                     

(Election Commission Announcement No. 913 of 21-2-91 , announces the "non-existence as Hluttaw representatives …. and cancellation of elected Hluttaw representatives" of: Dr. Sann Aung along with U Than Sein – Pale 1, U Maung Maung Aye - Mandalay NE 1  and Dr. Tint Swe - Pale 2. "The court concerned has ruled with firm evidence that the above-mentioned persons made contacts with and collaborated with the armed insurgent organizations which formed parallel government to rise up aginst the State and with members of the said organizations and that they formed organizations to rise up against the State" ((WPD_22/2/91)                                                            
(Seven Hluttaw members, five of them from the NLD, have absconded to avoid legal action against them.They "had taken part in a series of clandestine meetings held during the months of September and October, 1990 where the formation of a parallel government in Mandalay and the formation of a temporary government in the jungles were discussed". They are: Dr. Sann Aung, U Bo Hla Tint - Mogok-2, U Thein Oo - Mandalay SW 2, U Hla Pe – Pyawbwe 2, U Win Ko - Ye-U-2, U Mya Win – Ingapu 1, and U Peter Limbin - Indep., Pyin Oo Lwin 2.  (WPD_
5/12/90)                                         

Dr. Sann Aung received 24,581 valid votes or 53 % in the 1990 elections. He currently lives in Thailand.

 

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Mandalay Division

(7) U Bo Hla Tint
Constituency:  Mogok (2)                                                                                                  
(Eligible Voters – 36,726; Votes Cast – 24,596; Valid Votes – 22,873; Number of Candidates – 6)
Date of Birth: 
23 December 1957
Place of Birth: Mogok, Mandalay Division
Father: U San Shein                                                                                                             
Mother: Daw Ohn  

Current Duties:                                                                                                                                    
Minister of NCGUB

Chairman, Finance Committee of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

     

U Bo Hla Tint received a Civil Engineering degree from the Rangoon Institute of Technology in 1981 and worked as an assistant engineer at the Nga Light Chaung Dam from February 1994 to July 1985. He was detained from 19 August to 24 October 1988 for participating in the mass uprising in August 1988.

 

U Bo Hla Tint served as Secretary of the NLD Mogok Township Organizing Committee. The Election Commission dismissed Bo Hla Tint from Parliament on 26 December 1990 for participating in meetings in Mandalay in 1990 to form a provisional government.  The SLORC declared him fugitive on 3 December 1992.


U Bo Hla Tint left
Burma and co-founded the NCGUB on the Thai-Burma border in December 1990. He served as Minister for Construction, Mining and Energy as well as Finance Minister. During a cabinet shake-up in July 1997, he was appointed Minister for North and South American Affairs. Since the MPU Congress and NCGUB meeting in Dublin, Ireland in October 2000, he has been serving as Minister of NCGUB and Chairman of the NCGUB Finance Committee. U Bo Hla Tint received 16,527 valid votes or 72 % in the 1990 elections.

 He currently lives in the United States of America.

(Seven Hluttaw members, five of them from the NLD, have absconded to avoid legal action against them. They "had taken part in a series of clandestine meetings held during the September and October, 1990 where the formation of a parallel government in Mandalay and the formation of a temporary government in the jungles were discussed". They are: U Bo Hla Tint; U Thein Oo – Mandalay SW 2; U Hla Pe – Pyawbwe 2; U Win Ko – Ye U 2; U Mya Win – Ingapu 1; U Peter Limbin – Indep. Pyin Oo Lwin 2 and Dr. Sann Aung – Indep. Ingapu 2.  (WPD_5/12/90)

 

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Mandalay Division

(8) U Maung Maung Aye
Constituency: Northeast Mandalay (1)                                                                           
(Eligible Voters – 37,046; Votes Cast – 30,833;  Valid Votes – 29,005; Number of Candidates – 8)
Date of Birth:
27 July 1956
Parents:  U Hla Ngwe and Daw Ahmar  

Current Duties:                                                                                                                                
Minister for Health and Education, National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

                                                                                                                                              
U Maung Maung Aye is the Minister for Health and Education in the NCGUB. He refused to sign the SLORC’s Declaration 1/90 and was subsequently declared a fugitive by the authorities. On
21 January 1990, the Election Commission dismissed him as an MP.                                                                                                                                           

U Maung Maung Aye graduated in Mathematics from Mandalay University in 1979 and became a higher grade pleader in 1983.

U Maung Maung Aye left Burma and joined the NCGUB and MPU on the Thai-Burma border in 1991. He was first appointed Minister for Information in 1991, and then Minister for Health and Education in 2000. He received 24,100 valid votes or 83 % in the 1990 elections. He currently lives in Thailand.

(Election Commission Announcement No. 913 of 21-2-91 announces the "non-existence as Hluttaw representatives … and cancellation of their names from the list of elected Hluttaw representatives" of: U Maung Maung Aye along with  U Than Sein – Pale 1, Dr. Tint Swe – Pale 2 and Dr. Sann Aung – Ingapu 2". The court concerned has ruled with firm evidence that the above-mentioned persons made contacts with and collaborated with the armed insurgent organizations which formed parallel government to rise up against the State and with members of the said organizations and that they formed organizations to rise up against the State".  (WPD_22/2/91)                                          

(Two NLD Leaders have been declared "abscondees". They are U Maung Maung Aye, Hluttaw representative for Mandalay NE-1 and U Tin Shwe (Monywa), member of the Mandalay Division Organizing Committee for the NLD.They absconded upon learning that they were being sought for posting a letter of complaint to the Mandalay LORC Chairman about the 8 August
Mandalay riot.  (WPD_27/11/90)                                             

 

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Mandalay Division

(9) U Thein Oo
Constituency: Southwest Mandalay (2)                                                                             
( Eligible Voters – 50,624; Votes Cast – 38,667; Valid Votes – 37,009; Number of Candidates – 6)
Date of Birth:
24 May 1955
Place of Birth:
Mandalay, Mandalay Division
Father: U Tin Maung                                                                                                            
Mother: Daw Hla Mying 

Current Duties:                                                                                                                      
Minister for Human Rights, National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma  (NCGUB)

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)                                                              
Chairman, Burma Lawyer's Council (BLC)

 

He left Burma and co-founded the NCGUB on the Thai-Burma border in December 1990. He was first appointed Justice Minister in 1990 and then Human Rights Minister in 2000. He is Chairman of the Thailand-based Burma Lawyers’ Council. He currently lives in Thailand.

He participated in the meetings held in Mandalay in 1990 to form a provisional government. On 3 December 1990 the SLORC declared him a fugitive and later that month the Election Commission dismissed him from Parliament.                                                                                                                  

U Thein Oo was involved in the 1974 U Thant funeral demonstration, the June 1975 demonstration and the 1976 Thakhin Kodaw Hmine protests. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree and Bachelor of Law degree from Rangoon University, and started working as a High Court advocate in 1981.                                                                                               

U Thein Oo received 29,741 valid votes or 80 % in the 1990 elections.                     

 

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Sagaing Division

(10) Dr Tint Swe
Constituency: Pale (2)                                                                                                        
(Eligible Voters – 33,195; Votes Cast – 24,264;                                                           
Valid Votes – 20,759; Number of Candidates – 4)
Date of Birth: 9 August 1948
Place of Birth: Minnywas Village, Pale Tsp., Sagaing Division
Father: U Ba Cho                                                                                                                
Mother: Daw Khin Khin

Current Duties:                                                                                                                             
Minister, Prime Minister's Office (West) of National Coalition of the Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)                                                                                   Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

Chairman of the National League for Democracy – Liberated Area (Western Region)

                                                                                                                                        

Dr Tint Swe finished high education from State High School No. 2 in Monywa. He got MBBS from Institute of Medicine, Mandalay in 1972. He worked in Monywa, Myotha (Ngazun), Sagaing, Pale and Heinze mine as a medical officer. He resigned from government post to join NLD in 1988.

 

After the Gandhi Conference of the NLD, Dr. Tint Swe was among the elected MPs who worked clandestinely to form the NCGUB. He narrowly escaped from arrest in October 1990 and fled to India. As he escaped, his younger brother was arrested and sentenced to 4 years and his wife Daw Mya Mya Aye was detained for a month.

 

Dr. Tint Swe left for India and instantly joined the NCGUB and served as senior representative from 1991 to 1995. Then he became a cabinet minister and served as PMO and Health and Education minister. Currently he is the Prime Minister's Office           (West) minister of the NCGUB and also Chairman of the NLD-LA (Western region). He currently lives in India.

 

The Election Commission dismissed him as an MP on 21 February 1992. The Commission charged that Dr. Tint Swe made contact with armed groups and collaborated with them with the intent to form a parallel government.                                

 

(Election Commission Announcement No. 913 of 21-2-91, announces the "non-existence as Hluttaw representatives …. and cancellation of their names from the list of elected Hluttaw representatives" of: Dr. Tint Swe along with U Than Sein - Pale 1, U Maung Maung Aye - Mandalay NE 1 - and Dr. Sann Aung – Ingapu 2. "The court concerned has ruled with firm evidence that the above-mentioned persons made contacts with and collaborated with the armed insurgent organizations which formed parallel government to rise up against the State and with members of the said organizations and that they formed organizations to rise up against the State". (WPD_22/2/91)                         

(Three Hluttaw members, all from the NLD, "have been declared absconders by the
Bahan Township court as they have absconded to avoid legal action to be taken against them". They are Dr. Tint Swe, U Than Kywe - Shwedaung 1 and U Si Maung - Laymyethnar 1. In September and October they discussed "formation of a parallel government in Mandalay and a temporary government in the jungles". (WPD_6/12/90)

 

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Shan State

 

(11) U Khun Marko Ban
Constituency: Pekhon                                                                                                        
(Number of Candidates – 2)
Date of Birth: 
23 September 1941
Father: U Khun Kya                                                                                                        
Mother: Daw Mu Thaung

Current Duties:                                                                                                                 
Federal Minister of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

                                                                                                  

Khun Marko Ban studied up to 10th Standard at the high school. He was arrested and detained three times by the MIS from 1965 to 1970 for his political activities. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Organization for Kayan National Unity (DOKNU).

 

Shortly after he heard about the formation of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma led by Dr. Sein Win on 18 December 1990 at Manerplaw, some Members of Parliament and he contacted the NCGUB. He received the letter from the NCGUB dated 8 April 1991 in which he was offered to cooperate with the NCGUB. He first attended the National Convention, and then decided to leave the National Convention in 1993 stating that only 15 per cent of delegates who truly represent the people were allowed to attend; that the convention was designed by the military to continue to hold on to power; that so he must inform the international community about the sham convention. After he circulated his position paper on the convention, he left for the Thai-Burma border (controlled by the Kayan New Land Party) in March 1993.

 

On arriving at the Manerplaw in April 1993, he held a press conference and pointed out that the National Convention was sham. He joined the NCGUB in 1995, and since then he has been serving as Minister for Federal Affairs. He currently lives in Thailand.

 

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Arakan State

(12) U Tha Noe
Constituency:  Rathedaung (2)                                                                                      
(Eligible Voters – 33,843; Votes Cast – 23,629; Valid Votes – 18,910; Number of Candidates – 6)
Parents: U Koung San Shwe and Daw Hnin Tha Phyu                                                                                                   
Date of Birth: 25 May 1934
Place of Birth: East Shutyokya Village, Akyab (Sittway) Tsp., Arakan State                                                                                                                    
Father: U Koung San Shwe                                                                                                
Mother: Daw Hnin Tha Phyu

Current Duties:                                                                                                                 
Minister of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

U Tha Noe left Burma and joined the NCGUB and MPU on Indo-Burma border in 1995. He was first appointed Minister for Labour and then Social Welfare and Development Minister of the NCGUB. He currently lives in India.                                                                                                                      

He studied at North Lammadaw State Middle School and at Akyab (Sittway)  State High School No.1. While at school he was the general secretary of the Akyab  (Sittway) Township Student Union and was also the secretary of the township Youth Congress. He temporarily served as a bodyguard for the chief inspector of police at the Department of the Ministry of Justice , and in 1969 he was elected to the Akyab (Sittway) Municipal Council.      

U Tha Noe received 7,987 valid votes or 42 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Chin State

(13) U Tan Tang Lian Pau
Constituency: Tonzang                                                                                                        
(Eligible Voters – 12,899; Votes Cast – 9,923;  Valid Votes – 9,582; Number of Candidates – 3)
Date of Birth:
18 April 1960
Place of Birth: Panmwarl village, Tonzang Tsp.,
Chin State
Father: U Khard Khan Tang                                                                                               
Mother: Daw Nyaung Kyint

Current Duties:                                                                                                            
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

Member, Federal Affairs Committee of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

 

U Thang Lian Pau has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mandalay University in 1984, and received a Masters of Science degree in 1988 from Rangoon University. He was the general secretary of the Zomi National Congress (ZNC) until December 1991. He became an independent MP after the SLORC banned the ZNC in 1992.

 

He left Burma and joined the MPU on Indo-Burma border. He currently lives in India.                                                                                                                                        

U Tan Tang Lian Pau received 3,483 valid votes or 36 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Irrawaddy Division

(14) U Mya Win
Constituency: Ingapu (1)                                                                                                  
(Eligible Voters – 68,286; Votes Cast – 53,605;                                                           
Valid Votes – 45,596; Number of Candidates – 5)
Date of Birth: 9 June 1949
Place of Birth: Ingapu Tsp., Irrawaddy Division
Father: U Tun Myaing                                                                                                         
Mother: Daw Mi Mi

Current Duties:                                                                                                               
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

Member, Democratic Development Affairs Committee of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

 

U Mya Win won ‘Outstanding Student Award’ two times and two gold medals while he studied at the No. 4 State High School in Henthada. Then he studied Medicine at the Institute of Medicine I, Rangoon. He was actively involved in the ‘1974 U Thant Strike’, the ‘1975 June Strike’, and the ‘1976 Thakin Ko Daw Hmine Strike’, that demanded restoration of Democracy in Burma. While he was 3rd MBBS medical student in 1976, he was arrested for these activities, and sentenced to nine years imprisonment. He was also expelled from Institute of Medicine. He was released under an amnesty in 1980. He graduated B.Sc (Zoology) Correspondence Course from the Rangoon University in 1983. He worked as a private teacher from 1980 to 1988. He actively took part in the 1988 mass uprisings in Burma, and helped found All Burma Federation of Student Union (ABFSU) in 1989. He also served as a member of the Organizing Committee of NLD Irrawaddy Division.

 

On 25 October 1990, he was sentenced to 25 years for attending meetings in Mandalay in 1990 with the aim of forming a provisional government under Criminal Code 122(1). On 3 December 1990 he was declared an ’absconder’ by the authorities and on 12 December the Election Commission dismissed him from Parliament by Declaration No. 985 and banned him from running in future elections. He was then arrested and released from Tharyawaddy Prison in January 1999, and fled to Indo-Burma border in May 2000. He joined the NCGUB and MPU, and served as PMO-West Minister of NCGUB until December 2001. He currently lives in the United States of America.

After the 1988 coup, U Mya Win became Deputy Secretary of the Democratic United Front, however when this party was banned by the SLORC he joined the Democracy and Peace League and then the National League for Democracy.                                                                                        

(Seven Hluttaw members, five of them from the NLD, have absconded to avoid legal action against them.They "had taken part in a series of clandestine meetings held during the months of September and October 1990 where the formation of a parallel government in Mandalay and the formation of a temporary government in the jungles were discussed". They are: U Mya Win, U Bo Hla Tint – Mogok  2, U Thein Oo - Mandalay SW 2, U Hla Pe – Pyawbwe 2, U Win Ko - Ye-U  2, U Peter Limbin – Pyin Oo Lwin 2 and Dr. Sann Aung – Ingapu 2.  (WPD_2/12/90)    

U Mya Win received 30,800 valid votes or 67 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Pegu Division

(15) U Hla Oo
Constituency:  Kyauktaga (1)                                                                                            
(Eligible Voters – 45,057; Votes Cast – 33,352; Valid Votes – 27,731; Number of Candidates – 7)
Date of Birth:
6 April 1951
Father: U Hla Gyi                                                                                                                  
Mother: Daw Kyi Kyi

Current Duties:                                                                                                                 
Chairman, Federation of Trade Unions-Burma (FTUB)

Member, Democratic Development Affairs Committee of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

 

U Hla Oo fled to the Thai-Burma border and co-founded the NCGUB in December 1990. He was appointed Minister for Labor. The SLORC declared Hla Oo a fugitive for joining the NCGUB and charged him under Penal Code Article 512 and the 1950 Emergency Provision Act, Articles 5 (a), (b) and (j). The Election Commission subsequently dismissed him from Parliament on 30 April 1991.

 

He left Burma and joined the NCGUB on the Thai-Burma border. He was appointed Labor Minister in 1991. Hla Oo is also the Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions-Burma (FTUB). He currently lives in Australia.

(U Hla Oo has been declared absconder by township court: "has been working in collusion with insurgents at Manerplaw Camp of the KNU".  (WPD_25/4/91)                         (Election Commission Announcement No. 921 of 30 April 1991 cancelled the election of U Hla Oo, because "the court concerned has ruled with firm evidence that the above-mentioned person made contact with and collaborated with the armed insurgent organizations which formed parallel government to rise up against the State and with members of the said organizations and that they formed organizations to rise up against the State".  (WPD_2/5/91)                                                                                                             

U Hla Oo received 17,236 valid votes or 62 % in the 1990 elections.

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Sagaing Division

 

(16) U Than Sein (U Than)
Constituency: Pale (1)                                                                                                          
(Eligible Voters – 34,071; Votes Cast – 26,498;  Valid Votes – 23,045; Number of Candidates – 3)
Date of Birth: 16 April 1950
Place of Birth: Kokkosu Village
Father: U Ba Htwe                                                                                                              
Mother: Daw Hmone                                                                                                                               

Current Duties:                                                                                                                 
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

Member, Democratic Development Affairs Committee of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

U Than Sein is currently in exile in India. The Election Commission dismissed U Than Sein from Parliament on 21 February 1991 for having contact with armed groups and co-operating with them with the intent of forming a parallel government. As a result, U Than Sein fled Burma for India and joined the NCGUB and MPU.                                                         

U Than Sein studied at Yinmabin High School and worked as Primary School Teacher at Nyaungkai and Padaukkone Villages in Pale Township from 1969-1976. He also worked in the transportation industry from 1976-1990.                                                                            

(Election Commission Announcement No. 913 of 21-2-91 announces the "non-existence as Hluttaw representatives …. and cancellation of their names from the list of elected Hluttaw representatives" of:  U Than Sein along with Dr. Tint Swe - Pale 2, U Maung Maung Aye - Mandalay NE 1  and Dr. San Aung - Ingapu 2. "The court concerned has ruled with firm evidence that the above-mentioned persons made contacts with and collaborated with the armed insurgent organizationa which formed parallel government to rise up against the State and with members of the said organizations and that they formed organizations to rise up against the State".  (WPD_  22/2/91)                           

(U Than Sein has been declared absconder by the township court: went "to
Mizoram State, India, where he is engaged in anti-government activities".  (WPD_25/4/91)                   


U Than Sein received 15,874 valid votes or 69 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Sagaing Division

 

(17) U Bo Thaung  
Constituency: Yinmabin (1)                                                                                                  
(Eligible Voters – 31,513; Votes Cast – 23,399; Valid Votes – 20,876; Number of Candidates – 5)
Date of Birth:
31 July 1947
Place of Birth: Chaung U
Father: U Yan                                                                                                                       
Mother:  Daw Kyee

Current Duties:                                                                                                                      
Vice-Chairman of the National League for Democracy – Liberated Area (NLD-LA)

Member, Secretariat of National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB)

Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

Member, Democratic Development Affairs Committee of national Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

 

U Bo Thaung joined the NLD after the 1988 uprising, and in 1992 he left Burma for India to join the NCGUB. He was elected as a Central Executive Committee member of the NLD-LA in November 1996. He currently lives in Thailand.                                                                                                      

 

U Bo Thaung studied at Chaung U High School and gained a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Physics from Mandalay University in 1973. He worked as a teacher of Affiliated High School from 1974 to 1986. Then he operated his own business.                          

 

U Bo Thaung received 15,647 valid votes or 75 % in the 1990 elections.                                

 

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Shan State

(18) U Sai Win Pe
Constituency:Monghsu                                                                                                         
(Eligible Voters – 21,294; Votes Cast – 10,221; Valid Votes – 8,465; Number of Candidates – 3)
Date of Birth: 1957
Place of Birth:Taunggyi
Father; U San Pwint                                                                                                              
Mother: Daw Hnin Ye

Current Duties:                                                                                                                 
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

Member, Federal Affairs Committee of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)

 

U Sai Win Pay has a Diploma of Office Administration from Taunggyi College. He also graduated in Psychology from Mandalay University in 1983 and became a higher grade pleader in 1988. He was In Charge of the Taunggyi branch of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD).

 

He left Burma and joined the MPU and NCGUB on the Thai-Burma border.

                                                                                                                                              
U Sai Win Pe received 5,523 valid votes or 65 % in the 1990 elections.

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Magawe Division

(19) U Khin Kyaw Han
Constituency:  Yenangyaung (2)                                                                                
(Eligible Voters – 46,692; Votes Cast – 33,065;  Valid Votes – 30,582; Number of Candidates – 6)
Date of Birth: 
23 February 1953
Place of Birth: Yenangyaung
Father: U Thein Han                                                                                                            
Mother: Daw Khin Pyone

Current Duties:                                                                                                                 
Member, Presidium of National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB)

Member, Member of Parliament Union (MPU)

Advisor, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma (AAPP)                                                                                  

U Khin Kyaw Han studied law at the Rangoon University (Correspondence Course) until final-year. From 1972 to 1987, he had worked as Stores Technician of the Stores Department at the Myanma Oil Corporation, and resigned in 1987. He had also involved in the Yenangyaung Petroleum Worker’s Strike in 1974. He participated in the formation of the Yenangyaung branch NLD shortly after the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, and worked as a Chairperson of the Township Executive Committee.

 

After the NLD announced its intention to convene a Parliament in line with the 1990 election result, the SPDC imposed travel restriction order on him, using the 1961 Habitual Criminal Offenders Act, which puts repeat offenders on permanent bail, forcing him to sign in with local authority on a daily basic.                                                                   

 

He was arrested in 1992 and sentenced for three-year-imprisonment for refusing to sign in. He was released in February 1995. He was also arrested eleven days in May 1996, a pre-emptive attempt by the SLORC to prevent the meeting of NLD members of parliament-elect, at Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s home to mark the sixth anniversary of its victory in the 1990 elections, the meeting is to take place from 26 to 29 May.                                                                                   

 

He was detained again on 14 July 1998 by Military Intelligence Unit (15) for (1081) days at so-called ‘guest house’ (Detention Camp in the compound of No.(1) Para-military troop of the No. 967 Construction Engineering Troop under controlled by the 88th. Light Infantry Division based at Magwe).                                                                                     

 

He was released on 28 June 2001 and left for the Thai-Burma border on 4 August 2001. He joined the MPU in 2001 and appointed member of Presidium of NCUB in 2002. He currently lives in Thailand.

                                                                                                                                        
U Khin Kyaw Han received 23,516 valid votes or 77 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Chin State

(20) U Lian Uk
Constituency:  Haka                                                                                                                
(Eligible Voters – 19,528; Votes Cast – 14,995;                                                                
Valid Votes – 13,907; Number of Candidates – 5)
Date of Birth: 
4 January 1937
Father: U Hmong Naw

Current Duties:                                                                                                                   
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)                                                                                                                                                  

U Lian Uk has a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from Rangoon University, and from 1959-1963 he was the headmaster at Paletwa State Middle School, Chin State.

He worked as a higher grade pleader from 1969-1970 and also as a High Court advocate from 1971-1990.                                                                                                       

The Election Commission dismissed U Lian Uk as an MP on 20 December 1991 and he currently lives in the United States. In 1990 the SLORC declared him a fugitive after he violated bail conditions following his arrest under the 1950 Emergency Provision Act Articles 5(a), (d) and (j), and Penal Code Article 512.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

(U Lian Uk has been declared absconder by township court: "absconded while he was on trial at the Haka Township Court".  (WPD_25/4/91)                                                           

U Lian Uk received 5,149 valid votes or 37 % in the 1990 elections.

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Chin State

 

(21) Dr. Zahle Tang
Constituency: Falam (2)                                                                                                       
(Eligible Voters – 12,501; Votes Cast – 9,899;                                                     
Valid Votes – 9,454; Number of Candidates – 3)
Date of Birth:
6 April 1944
Place of Birth:
Klaymon Village, Falam, Chin State
Parents: U Ha Yan Shin and Daw Kaw Lyan Swle


Current Duties:                                                                                                             
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

 

Dr. Zahlei Thang received a medical degree at the Rangoon Medical College in 1977 and operated a clinic in Kalay, Sagaing Division.

 

He left Burma after the SLORC accused him of breaking the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act, Article 20. He fled to the Indo-Burma border and the SLORC later declared him a fugitive. The Election Commission dismissed him as an MP on 22 February 1991. He joined the NCGUB in 1995 and was first appointed Minister of Social Welfare and Development, and later Minister for Health and Education in July 1997. He currently lives in the United States of America.

                                                                                                                                            (Election Commission Announcement No. 914 of 22-2-91, ousts Hluttaw representative U Zahle Thng. "While action was being taken … for infringing Section 20 of the Printers and Publishers Registration Law … he absconded to Izor in Mizoram State, India, and so the court concerned then ruled he is an absconder". (WPD_23/2/91)                                                                                                                            (Dr. Zahle Thang has been declared absconder by the township court: "absconded to India while he was on trial at the Kale Township Court". (WPD_25/4/91)                            

 

U Zahle Tang received 4,753 valid votes or 50 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Karen State

(22) Nai Thaung Shein
Constituency: Kawkareik (2)                                                                                             
(Eligible Voters – 34,854; Votes Cast – 24,475;                                                               
Valid Votes – 21,402; Number of Candidates – 4)
Date of Birth:
9 October 1947
Place of Birth:
Thayattaw Village
Father: U Nai Kyaw

Current Duties:
Member, Members of Parliament Union (MPU)

                                                                                                                                                        
Nai Thaung Shein passed tenth standard in 1968 and worked as a teacher at
Kanny State Middle School from 1969-1974. He fled to Thai-Burma border in December 1998 because of the severe repression imposed on MPs and other party members. He was able to escape despite heavy surveillance of party members and activities by the Burmese Military Intelligence Service (MIS).

Naing Thaung Shein received 10,444 valid votes or 49 % in the 1990 elections.

He currently lives in Netherlands.                                       

 

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Arakan State

 

(23) U Tun Yi
Constituency:  Sandoway (Thandwe)                                                                                  
(Eligible Voters – 67,679; Votes Cast – 53,390; Valid Votes – 46,402; Number of Candidates – 6)
Date of Birth:
17 September 1947
Parents: U Ohn Pe and Daw Sein Ei

 

U Tun Yi graduated from Rangoon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and was the head of the Land Surveying Directorate Department in Rangoon from 1969-1981. He also worked as a surveyor for the United Nations’ Development Program in Fiji from 1981-1985, and he worked as a specialist surveyor for the next four years.

 

He is a member of the NLD Central Committee and was part of the mass NLD boycott of the SLORC’s National Convention in December 1995. The Election Commission announced on 22 August 1997 that Tun Yi had resigned as an MP. It is understood that the SLORC used intimidation to force him to resign.

 

He left Burma and currently lives in the United States of America.

                                                                                                                                          
U Tun Yi received 36,789 valid votes or 79 % in the 1990 elections.                                                                                                            

 

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Mandalay Division

 

(24) U Peter Limbin
Constituency: Pyin Oo Lwin (2)                                                                                             
(Eligible Voters – 39,296; Votes Cast – 27,749;  Valid Votes – 22,806; Number of Candidates – 8)
Date of Birth: 
10 October 1941
Parents:  U Limbin Htate Tin Latt

                                                                                                                                       

U Peter Limbin completed high school in 1962 and later worked as a clerk, a field auditor and an accountant at the Accounting Office in the Defense Ministry. The SLORC detained him from 23 September to 17 December 1988 for participating in the mass uprisings in August 1988, and he was sacked from his job at the Defense Ministry on 3 March 1989.

 

He was a member of the Maymyo NLD and treasurer for Maymyo NLD Youth. He applied to compete as an NLD candidate for Pyin Oo Lwin 2 constituency in the 1990 election, but the NLD Central Committee chose U Khin Maung Myint who had joined the NLD after quitting the Democracy and Peace Party. U Peter Limbin subsequently resigned from the NLD and contested the constituency as an Independent candidate. After the 1990 election, Col. Maung Maung of the junta-backed NUP lodged a complaint against U Peter Limbin claiming that he had distributed misleading campaign leaflets. The Election Commission Tribunal No.3, lead by Judge U Ba Than, heard the case and on 26 December 1990 the Commission dismissed U Peter Limbin as an MP. The SLORC subsequently announced on 14 May 1992 that the second position candidate, Col. Maung Maung, was the legally elected MP for the constituency.

 

After participating in meetings in Mandalay in late 1990 to form a provisional government, he left Burma and co-founded the NCGUB on the Thai-Burma border in December 1990. He was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs. He currently lives in the United States.

 

He is one of the founders of the NCGUB and is a former coalition Foreign Minister. He was replaced on 15 September 1993. No reason was given in the official NCGUB statement. In a subsequent interview with the BBC, Prime Minister Dr. Sein Win said that the cabinet decision was taken after U Peter Limbin refused to return to answer questions about Minister of Information U Hla Pe who disappeared in Bangkok on 16 June 1993.                                                                                                                               

 

(Seven Hluttaw members, five of them from the NLD, have absconded to avoid legal action against them.Thet "had taken part in a series of clandestine meetings held during the months of September and October, 1990 where the formation of a parallel government in Mandalay and the formation of a temporary government in the jungles were discussed". They are: U Peter Limbin, U Bo Hla Tint – Mogok 2, U Thein Oo – Mandalay SW 2, U Hla Pe – Pyawbwe 2, U Win Ko – Ye U 2, U Mya Win – Ingapu 1 and Dr. Sann Aung – Indep. Ingapu 2 . (WPD_5/12/90)                                                           

 

U Peter Limbin received 6943 valid votes or 30 % in the 1990 elections.

 

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Pegu Division

(25) U Tun Oo
Constituency:  Kyaukkyi                                                                                                
(Eligible Voters – 43,167; Votes Cast – 23,512;  Valid Votes – 20,343; Number of Candidates – 3)
Date of Birth:
9 February 1957
Place of Birth: Kyaukkyi
Parents: U Maung Kyin and Daw San Yee

U Tun Oo graduated in Civil Engineering from Rangoon Institute of Technology in 1979, and worked as an assistant engineer until 1988. During the 1988 uprising he was Chairman of the Kyaukkyi Township demonstration force.

 

U Tun Oo left Burma and co-founded the NCGUB on the Thai-Burma border in December 1990. He was appointed Minister for Labor and Social Welfare. The SLORC declared him a fugitive in 1990 and the Election Commission dismissed him as an MP on 26 December 1990 for joining the NCGUB. He currently lives in exile in the United States.

(U Tun Oo has been declared absconder by township court: went to "the Manerplaw Camp of KNU insurgents and joined Dr. Sein Win’s interim government". (WPD_25/4/91)                                                                                                                           

U Tun Oo received 14,461 valid votes or 71 % in the 1990 elections.