Shwe Mann Politician
Thura Shwe Mann (Burmese: သူရ ရွှေမန်း, pronounced: [θùja̰ ʃwè máɴ]; born 11 July 1947) is a Burmese politician who has been Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, since 2011. Previously he was a leading figure in the military junta that ruled Burma until 2011, serving as joint chief of staff of the Burmese Armed Forces; he was the third-highest ranking member of the State Peace and Development Council, after Than Shwe and Maung Aye. Shwe Mann graduated in 1969 from the Defence Services Academy, Intake 11. He was promoted to major in 1988. Shwe Mann earned the honorific title "Thura" for his bravery in fighting the Karen National Liberation Army in 1989, and continued his studies at the National Defence Institute. He was the Tactical Operations Commander for Light Infantry Division (LID) 66, based in Prome, Northern Bago Division in 1991. Shwe Mann joined the Ministry of Defence in 2001, becoming joint chief-of-staff. In 2003, he was promoted to general.
|Date of birth|
|July 11th, 1947|
1. Defence Services Academy Colleges/University
The Defence Services Academy (DSA), (Burmese: စစ်တက္ကသိုလ်), located in Pyin Oo Lwin, is the premier military service academy in Myanmar, training future officers for all three branches of Burmese military. The Ministry of Defence administered academy offers bachelor's degree programs in liberal arts, combined physical sciences, and computer science. As of 49th intake in 2007, the academy is open only to male applicants.
People attended Defence Services Academy connected by profession and/or age
Union Solidarity and Development Party
The Union Solidarity and Development Party, which was registered on 2 June 2010 by the Union Election Commission as a political party, is the successor to the Burmese government's mass organization, the Union Solidarity and Development Association. It is headed by Burmese President Thein Sein and its headquarters are in Naypyidaw's Dekkhinathiri Township. According to the 2008 Constitution, government officials/civil servants, including government ministers like Thein Sein, are not allowed to form political parties, although the Electoral Commission has approved the party nonetheless. During the 2010 election, USDP recruited party members by offering low-interest loans, particularly in central Burma and Rakhine State. In the 2010 general election, the USDP won 883 seats out of 1154 total seats, 259 seats of 325 seats from Pyithu Hluttaw, 129 seats of 168 seats from Amyotha Hluttaw and 495 seats of 661 seats from Region and State Hluttaw.