Kyi Maung, U

   (1919-2004)
   A leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), who served as the party's vice chairman. Educated at Rangoon University, he took part in the anticolonial struggle and joined the Burma Independence Army in 1941; between 1943 and 1945, he underwent military training in Japan. Although he was a member of the Revolutionary Council of General Ne Win, he fell out with the new regime, was forced to retire from the military, and was jailed; he was imprisoned a second time in 1988. But in the months before the General Election of May 27, 1990, when Aung San Suu Kyi and U Tin U were under house arrest, he played a leading role in the NLD's election victory, only to be imprisoned in September 1990. His retirement from politics and the NLD in 1997 is said to have been caused by disagreements with Daw Suu Kyi.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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