Profile of U Than Htay
U Than Htay was born in November 1954 in Ayeyarwady Region’s Myanaung township. When he was 17, he was accepted into the Defence Services Academy and earned a bachelor of arts and a master’s degree in defence. Serving in the military until 2010, and peaking as a brigadier general, he received many honours.
U Than Htay joined the Union Solidarity and Development Party at its founding in the lead-up to the 2010 election. He won election to the Pyithu Hluttaw, representing Myanaung township, in the 2012 by-election, and served as minister for energy and for railways. In November 2015, he ran for reelection but was defeated.
He is a member of the party’s executive committee and head of its youth affairs committee.