Than Tun, Thakin

   (1911-1968)
   A prominent nationalist and communist leader. He was a member of the Dobama Asiayone and a founding member of the Communist Party of Burma (CPB) when it was established in August 1939. Although he served as agriculture and transport minister in the wartime government of Dr. Ba Maw, he played a central role in organizing anti-Japanese resistance, along with his brother-in-law, war minister Aung San. Than Tun served as general secretary of the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League from May to August 1946, when the CPB was expelled from the League. In March 1948, he led the mainstream CPB underground and two years later was chosen to be the party's chairman, a post he held until he was assassinated by his bodyguard in the Pegu (Bago) Yoma on September 24, 1968.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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