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Maung Maung was the son of lawyer U Sint and his wife Daw Aye Tin.

He graduated from BTN

High School. He attended the fourth intake of the Japan academy. In 1946, he received the
degree of Bachelor of Arts from Rangoon University. In 1949, he received a Bachelor of Law
(BL) degree. He was a lecturer in the English department in Rangoon University, editor of the
Burma Khit Newspaper, and Assistant Secretary of Burma Railways. In 1950, he received a
scholarship to study in the UK. He entered the Lawyers' Association opened in Lincoln Guest
House, Hague. He attended the international Law education school there. He received his LLD
from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in June 1956. He temporarily relocated to the United
States, as a visiting Lecturer in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University,
with his family.[1] During his stay in Yale, he earned a doctorate in juridical science (JSD), on 11
June 1962.[1]

Maung had five children with his wife, Khin May Hnin (aka) Khin Myint. One of his sons, Brig-
Gen Kyaw Thu (Retd.) currently holds the post of Deputy Foreign Minister on the SPDC, the
governing body in Burma.[needs update] He also served in various capacities in the successive
governments of Myanmar as Attorney-General, Supreme Judge-General and other positions.