Aung San Oo Engineer
Aung San Oo (Burmese: အောင်ဆန်းဦး) is the elder brother of Burmese democracy champion and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi; the two are the only surviving children of Burmese independence leader Aung San. Aung San Oo is an engineer. Aung San Oo has been described by the Burmese Lawyers' Council and the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma as a potential surrogate of the junta in an attempt to humiliate Aung San Suu Kyi and place her in an untenable position. Time magazine reports that, according to Burmese exiles and observers in Rangoon, the junta used the alleged surrogacy of Aung San Oo and his lawsuit as an act of spite against the Burmese Democracy leader. Aung San Oo was educated in England and immigrated to the United States in 1973. His wife, Lei Lei Nwe Thein (also spelled Leilei Nwe Thein), is also an American citizen. Aung San Oo is estranged from his sister; while Suu Kyi has become the leader of the Burmese democracy movement, Oo is close to the ruling military junta.