Min Aung Hlaing
|Min Aung Hlaing|
Chairman of the State Administration Council
|Assumed office |
February 2, 2021
|Preceded by||Aung San Suu Kyi (as State Counsellor)|
|Born|| July 3, 1956 (age 65)|
|Spouse(s)||Kyu Kyu Hla|
|Children|| Aung Pyae Sone |
Khin Thiri Thet Mon
|Alma mater||Rangoon Arts and Sciences University|
Min Aung Hlaing (born July 3, 1956) is a Burmese General and Leader of Myanmar since the 2021 Coup. Soon after he took power, Joe Biden reimposed sanctions on Myanmar. In spite of some autocratic tendencies, General Hlaing cracked down on the George Soros Open Society Foundations in the country.. The US House passed a resolution condemning the coup in Myanmar, which was opposed by 14 republicans including : Andy Biggs, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and Mary Miller.
Hlaing was meant to retire in 2021 due to Myanmar's retirement age of 65, he is currently 64, however due to him now becoming president, it is unknown whether he will be forced into retirement.
Dissolution of the NLD
Hlaing dissolved the NLD party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi on May 21, 2021 after he claimed the party practiced Election Fraud.