Shwe Kyin, Nai


Shwe Kyin, Nai
   (1913-2003)
   Also known as Nai Ba Lwin (nai is a title for an adult male in the Mon language); Mon leader, founder, and president of the New Mon State Party. Born near Moulmein (Mawlamyine), he studied at Rangoon (Yangon) University and served in the British navy. He was jailed by the Burmese government for participating in the uprising of 1948, became a leader of the Mon People's Front after his release from jail, and established the New Mon State Party in July 1958. Participating in various insurgent united fronts, he cooperated closely with the Karen National Union and became vice chairman of the Democratic Alliance of Burma in 1988. However, Nai Shwe Kyin signed a cease-fire with the State Law and Order Restoration Council in June 1995. After signing the cease-fire, he resided at Moulmein until his death in March 2003.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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