Nyunt, Khin

Date: 
19 October, 2009

Born in 1939, Khin Nyunt soon became Ne Win’s protégé when he joined the Tatmadaw ‘s Intelligence in the late 1960s once he graduated from the Officers Training School. After the North Korean bombings of 1983 he was ordered by Ne Win to reorganize the Military Intelligence Services, which he headed until he was sacked in October 2004.

Part of the 1988 military coup, he was the architect of the new regime’s crucial policy orientations: the cease-fires negotiated with the ethnic insurgent minorities (1989-95), the political bargaining game with the civil opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi, and the «Road Map towards a Disciplined Democracy» which he officially launched in 2003 as Prime Minister. Sentenced to 44 (suspended) years for corruption in 2004, he has been under house arrest since then.

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, Nyunt, Khin, Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, [online], published on: 19 October, 2009, accessed 27/04/2020, http://bo-k2s.sciences-po.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance/en/document/nyunt-khin, ISSN 1961-9898
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