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Ministry of Ethnic Affairs

Ministry of Ethnic Affairs
တိုင်းရင်းသားလူမျိုးများရေးရာဝန်ကြီးဌာန
Ministry overview
Formed30 March 2016 (2016-03-30)
Jurisdiction Myanmar
HeadquartersOffice No. (10), Nay Pyi Taw Myanmar
Minister responsible
  • Saw Tun Aung Myint
Child agencies
  • Department of Ethnic Literature and Culture
  • Department of Protection of Ethnic Rights
Websitewww.moea.gov.mm

Ministry of Ethnic Affairs (Burmese: တိုင်းရင်းသားလူမျိုးများရေးရာဝန်ကြီးဌာန) is a Myanmar government ministry formed by the President's Office Declaration No. 1/2016 on March 30, 2016 under President U Htin Kyaw.[1] On May 25, 2016, the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs was renamed the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs to comply with the law protecting the rights of ethnic nationalities.[2] The Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs is Saw Tun Aung Myint.

Structure

Departments under the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs are:

  • the Department of Ethnic Literature and Culture and
  • the Department for the Protection of Ethnic Rights

Union Ministers

  • Naing Thet Lwin (30 March 2016 – 1 February 2021)
  • Saw Tun Aung Myint (3 February 2021 – Incumbent)

Region or State Ethnic Affairs Ministers

The Region or State Ethnic Affairs Ministers are as follows:[3]

While Region / State Minister Department
1 Kachin State U Khin Maung Myint (b) U Dit Ministry of Burmese Ethnic Affairs
2 U Sai Sein Lin Ministry of Shan Ethnic Affairs
3 U Ar Ti Yohan Ministry of Lisu Ethnic Affairs
4 U Yan Nam Fon Ministry of Rawan Ethnic Affairs
5 Kayah State U Hla Myo Swe Ministry of Burmese Ethnic Affairs
6 Karen State U Tay Za Htut Hlaing Htwe Ministry of Burmese Ethnic Affairs
7 U Min Tin Win Ministry of Mon Ethnic Affairs
8 U Khun Myo Tint Ministry of Pa-O Ethnic Affairs
9 Sagaing Region Daw Hmwe Hmwe Khin Ministry of Shan Ethnic Affairs
10 U Lal Htaung Thang Ministry of Chin Ethnic Affairs
11 Tanintharyi Region U Saw Lu Ka Ministry of Karen Ethnic Affairs
12 Bago Region Daw Naw Pwe Se Ministry of Karen Ethnic Affairs
13 Magway Region U Hla Tun Ministry of Chin Ethnic Affairs
14 Mandalay Region U Sai Pan Saing Ministry of Shan Ethnic Affairs
15 Mon State U Shwe Myint Ministry of Burmese Ethnic Affairs
16 Daw San Wint Khaing Ministry of Pa-O Ethnic Affairs
17 U Aung Myint Khaing Ministry of Karen Ethnic Affairs
18 Rakhine State U Pon Bwe Ministry of Chin Ethnic Affairs
19 Yangon Region Daw Pan Thinzar Myo Ministry of Karen Ethnic Affairs
20 U Zaw Aye Maung Ministry of Rakhine Ethnic Affairs
21 Shan State Dr. Aung Than Maung Ministry of Burmese Ethnic Affairs
22 U Zut Daung Ministry of Kachin Ethnic Affairs
23 U Gusa Ministry of Lisu Ethnic Affairs
24 U Joseph Ministry of Lahu Ethnic Affairs
25 U Ar Be Hla Ministry of Akha Ethnic Affairs
26 Dr. Tun Hlaing Ministry of Inthar Ethnic Affairs
27 U Khun Aye Maung Kayan (b) Padaung Ministry of Ethnic Affairs
28 Ayeyarwady Region Ga Moe Myat Myat Thu Ministry of Karen Ethnic Affairs
29 U Tin Saw Ministry of Rakhine Ethnic Affairs

References

  1. ^ "Formation of the Union Government (Announcement No. 1/2016)". Office of the President. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Activities of the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs during the year". MOI. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Appoint Region or State Ethnic Affairs Ministers". Ministry of Information. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
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