San Yu


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San Yu

 

Born Mar. 3, 1918, in Pyè. Burmese state, political, and military figure. General (1972). Participant in the struggle for independence.

A graduate of the University of Rangoon, San Yu commanded the North and Northwest military districts. After a military revolutionary government came to power in 1962, he became a member of the ruling body, the Revolutionary Council. Between 1963 and 1972 he held the posts of deputy chief of the general staff of the armed forces and minister of national planning, finance, and revenue. While serving as deputy prime minister from 1972 to 1974 he was minister of defense and chief of the general staff of the armed forces. In 1974, after the adoption of a new constitution, San Yu became secretary of the Council of State. He helped found the Burma Socialist Program Party and served as general secretary of the party’s Central Committee from 1965 to 1981. San Yu retired from military service in 1978.

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8 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar's Sagaing region police commander Colonel San Yu has apologized to senior monks at a ceremony for wounding some junior monks among protestors in the Nov.
Some were shouting and others felt dizzy," Mandalay resident San Yu Kyaw told AFP by telephone.
In the 1940s, a Chinese government scholarship sent Wu to France, which incubated the careers of those eventually recognised as the greats of Chinese modernism: Lin, Wu, San Yu, and T'ang Haywen, all now deceased, and Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun, who are in their 90s and live in Europe.
1981 Ne Win hands presidency to San Yu, but is still SPP chairman.
Hong Kong's goal is for all its citizens to master "two written languages and three spoken ones" (liang wen san yu).