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General San Yu (Burmese: , pronounced: [s j]; 3 March 1918 30 January

1996) was the Commander in Chief of the Tatmadaw and President of Socialist
Republic of the Union of Burma from 9 November 1981 to 27 July 1988. San Yu
studied medicine in Rangoon when World War II broke out and joined the army to
serve as a junior officer while Burma was under Japanese occupation.