Khin Maung Htay was appointed commander of the Coastal Regional Military Command with the rank of Brigadier General in August 2010 and continued to hold that rank and position until at least July 2011. While holding the rank of Brigadier General and commanding the Coastal Regional Military Command there was at least one alleged disappearance, killing, rape or torture committed by unit(s) under his command. Following this he was promoted in rank to Major General by at least 7 December 2011. He continued to be the commander of Coastal Regional Military Command with the rank of Major General until at least 7 March 2015. His career after this point is currently unknown.