From a former political prisoner to a Upper House Parliamentarian
Ba MyoThein took part earnestly in political affairs and was arrested in 1990 by Military Intelligence Unit (6). He was sentenced to 19 years imprisonment. Ba Myo Thein was born in Prome, Myanmar in 1954. He passed matriculation exam in 1974, attended the University of Agriculture and got degree in 1980. Then, He worked for Agricultural Department as a government staff in 1981 to 1990. He took part in the 8888 Nationwide Popular Pro-Democracy Protests also known as the 8-8-88 Uprisings. Therefore, he was arrested and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment and later on he was extended another 12 years imprisonment cause of making political movement secretly inside prison such as sharing political news and discussion, celebrating political ceremonies and so on. He was released in 2010 and he became a member of National League for Democracy (NLD). And, he contested in 2015 election and has been elected as a member of Upper House (Amyotha Hluttaw) parliament from Yangon Region constituency 5.