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Twan Mrat Naing
General Twan Mrat Naing.jpg
Born (1978-11-07) 7 November 1978 (age 41)
Akyab, Arakan State
AllegianceArakan Army
Service/branchArakan Army
Years of service2009–present
RankMajor General
Commands heldCommander-in-Chief, Arakan Army
Battles/warsInternal Conflict in Myanmar
Spouse(s)Zar Zar

Major General Twan Mrat Naing, also spelled Tun Myat Naing (Burmese: ထွန်းမြတ်နိုင်), is the commander in chief of the Arakan Army, an insurgent group based in Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma).[1][2][3]

Naing has led the Arakan Army since its founding in 2009, and maintains the rank of Major General. Naing is of Arakanese descent and resides in Laiza, Kachin State, where the Arakan Army's "temporary headquarters" are. During his teenage life he once thought of becoming a leader of Rakhine (formerly Arakan) State. Naing was born in Sittwe the state capital. He left for jade mining in Kachin State. He is one of twenty-six men to form the Arakan Army with a support from the Kachin Independence Army.

In 2018, the clashes between Arakan Army and Burmese military was intensely increasing in Northern Rakhine State. Over 100 of Rakhine civilians were killed in conflict area. Most of them were get killed under torturing and illegal arresting by Myanmar Army. Once Arakan was independent kingdom, Most Rakhine people have felt discriminated by Bamar majority Burma including Twan Mrat Naing are fighting to have Justice and self-determination, Burma politics so called "Arakan Dream 2020". There are about 15,000 Arakan Army total casaulties under Twan Mrat Naing Leadership. [4][5][6][7]


Tun Myat Naing as being current commander of the Arakan Army. He was also trained as military engineer. He was respected by many others for his freedom of speech and assembly. Naing is believed to be big dreamer, one day he will become leader of Arakanese Revolutionary. In 1998, he planned to join Arakan National Council sadly their general was killed in action. After returning to Rakhine where he studied at Technological University, Sittwe. In 2004, he collaborated with Nyo Twan Awng an surgeon doctor who's now an Vice Commander in-Chief of Arakan Army for sponsoring money until later he avoided arrest by Myanmar Police Force in 2009 before they founded their group. There are many hardships and steps when founding of armed organization back in 2009.

See also


  1. ^ "About AA". Arakan Army. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Arakan Army Leaders". Arakan Army. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ "ETHNIC LEADERS HAVE THEIR SAY – PART 1". Karen News. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Arakan Army Chief: 'Fresh Clashes Could Break Out at Any Time'". The Irrawaddy. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  5. ^ "'The army insists we give up our weapons – this is a major obstacle'". The Myanmar Times. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Myanmar: New Front in an Old War". The Diplomat. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Arakan Army Chief Interview". BNI News. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2017.

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