Maung Maung, Dr.

Maung Maung, Dr.
   The only intellectual known to have been close to General Ne Win during his long military and political career, Dr. Maung Maung served briefly in 1988 as chairman of the Burma Socialist Programme Party and president of Burma. He was in the Burma Defence Army/Burma National Army during World War II. After the war, he studied at Mandalay College and Rangoon (Yangon) University. He pursued his studies abroad at Lincoln's Inn, London, the University of Utrecht, and Yale University, earning doctorates at the latter two institutions. In the mid-1950s, he established the Guardian magazine and newspaper. After Ne Win's coup d'état in March 1962, Dr. Maung
   Maung was appointed Chief Justice and was one of the main authors of the Constitution of 1974. After Sein Lwin's resignation as head of the party and state in the face of popular indignation, Maung Maung assumed these posts, on August 19, 1988. He enjoyed little credibility among the populace, however, being nicknamed "the Puppet." On September 10, he announced to the second BSPP Extraordinary Congress that multiparty democratic elections would be held in the near future. After the State Law and Order Restoration Council assumed power on September 18, he retired from public life.
   Dr. Maung Maung wrote a number of books on Burmese history and law, including Burma and General Ne Win and The 1988 Uprising in Burma, which are well-written apologies for Ne Win and his regime.
   See also Democracy Summer; Four Eights Movement.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Maung Maung Ta — Born 9 January 1926 (1926 01 09) (age 85) Mandalay, Upper Burma Residence Yangon Nationality Myanmar Ethnicity …   Wikipedia

  • Maung Maung Gyi (painter) — Maung Maung Gyi ဘသက် Born 1890 British Burma Died 1942 Upper Burma Nationality …   Wikipedia

  • Maung Maung Kha — မောင်မောင်ခ 5th Prime Minister of Burma In office 29 March 1977 – 26 July 1988 President Ne Win San Yu Preceded by …   Wikipedia

  • Maung Thaw Ka — was the pen name of retired Major Ba Thaw (Navy). He was a satirist, popular speaker and Central Executive Committee member of the NLD, National League for Democracy of Burma. Contents 1 Early life 2 In the Navy 3 Journalist and Poet …   Wikipedia

  • Maung Khin — မောင်ခင် Born 1872 Yangon Died 22 September 1924 Yangon Occupation Chief Justice of High Court …   Wikipedia

  • Maung GYI — dans les années 1990 Maung Gyi (Birm.) (né en 1923) Grand expert birman de thaing du XXe siècle les plus respect …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Maung Gyi — Born 1936 Burma Residence Athens OH Style Bando …   Wikipedia

  • Maung Aye — မောင်အေး Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar …   Wikipedia

  • Maung Gyi — dans les années 1990 Maung Gyi (né en 1923) est un grand expert birman de thaing parmi les plus respectés de son temps. Il s’exile [Pourquoi ?] aux États Unis en 1958 et développe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Maung Minbyu — Nat Maung Minbyu (Burmese: မောင်မင်းဖြူ, pronounced [màuɴ mɪɴ bjù]) is one of 37 nats in the official Burmese pantheon of n …   Wikipedia

  • Maung Po Tu — Nat Maung Po Tu (Burmese: မောင်ဘိုးတူ, pronounced [màuɴ pʰó tù]) is one of the 37 nats in the Burmese pantheon of nats. He …   Wikipedia