Ko Ko Hlaing

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Ko Ko Hlaing
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Chief Political Advisor of the President's Office of Myanmar
Assumed office
19 April 2011
Serving with Ye Tint and Nay Zin Latt
Preceded by Office established
Vice President of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association
Personal details
Born 1956 (1956) (age 62)
Myinmu, Mandalay Division, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Occupation Researcher and writer
Military service
Allegiance Myanmar
Service/branch Myanmar Army
Rank Colonel

Ko Ko Hlaing (Burmese: ကိုကိုလှိုင်, born 1956 in Myinmu[1][2]) is a Burmese military researcher and writer, currently serving under Thein Sein as the chief political advisor to the President's Office of Myanmar, after being appointed on 19 April 2011.[3]

In 1976, he graduated from the Defence Services Academy.[2] The following year, he joined the Myanmar Army, as a gazetted officer.[2][4] From 1991 to 2004, he served as the War Office's First Class Chief Researcher.[2] In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Advisor of the Ministry of Information's Press Scrutiny and Registration Division, the country's chief censorship agency.[2]


  1. ^ "သမ္မတ အကြံပေးအဖွဲ့ ပညာရှင်နှင့် လူပုဂ္ဂိုလ် ကိုးဦးဖြင့် ဖွဲ့စည်း". The Voice Weekly (in Burmese). 26 April 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "ကိုကိုလှိုင် ကိုယ်ရေးအကျဥ်း". Free Burma (in Burmese). Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Advisory Board". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Allchin, Joseph (28 April 2011). "Presidential 'advisors' raise eyebrows". Democratic Voice of Burma. Retrieved 28 September 2012.