FORA.tv Speaker - Bo Hla Tint

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Biography

Bo Hla-Tint currently serves as Minister Elect for the Office of the Prime Minister, Member of Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman of Finance Committee for the National League for Democracy (NLD) Chairman of the NCGUB Finance Committee. He was born in 1957 and graduated from the Rangoon Institute of Technology in 1981. Bo Hla Tint began his political career in 1988, playing a leading role in the demonstrations that brought down the military-dominated Burmese Socialist Program Party (PSP) in his native town, Mogok. He was arrested the day after the military staged a coup in the name of the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) and imprisoned for two months. When he was released, Bo Hla-Tint joined the NLD, led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and served as secretary of the NLD-Mogok city Organizing Committee. He was elected to the Parliament in 1990, but the military refused to honor this election. The NLD caucus held secret meetings and decided to form a provisional government to restore democracy in Burma, and Bo Hla-Tint became a cabinet minister of this new government. He has made many public appearances and attended international forums speaking on behalf of the people of Burma and supporting the restoration of democracy.

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Burma: The Next Steps

01.10.08 | 01:32:00 min | 0 comments