Than Shwe (born 3 February 1933) was chairman from 1992 to 2011 of the State Peace and Development Council, a military junta that ruled the Union of Myanmar. He resigned after transferring formal power to a civilian government.
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About Than Shwe 
- Than Shwe can be very charming and friendly when he wants to be. He speaks English quite well and they try to be hospitable when you are there; but they don't like intrusiveness. They don't like you asking about things that they consider to be their internal affairs.
- Razali Ismail, former United Nations envoy to Myanmar, "Than Shwe: Myanmar junta's "old fox"". Reuters. Oct 3, 2007.