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The Attorney General of Myanmar (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုရှေ့နေချုပ်) is the Government of Myanmar's chief legal advisor, and also appears on behalf of the Burmese government in civil and criminal cases.[1] The Office of the Attorney General was established in 1948 under the 1947 Constitution of Myanmar and 1948 Attorney General of the Union Act.[1] From 1974 through 1988, the post was called the Chairman of the Council of People's Attorney.[2] The present law, the 2010 Attorney General of the Union Law was promulgated on 28 October 2010.[1] The Attorney General is appointed by the President of Myanmar.[1] The Attorney General leads the Office of the Attorney General in Naypyidaw.[3]

Union Attorney General of Myanmar
ပြည်ထောင်စုရှေ့နေချုပ်
Incumbent
Htun Htun Oo

since 5 April 2016
Office of the Attorney General
NominatorPresident of Myanmar
Inaugural holderChan Htoon
Formation1948
DeputyDeputy Union Attorney General
Websitewww.oag.gov.mm

List of Attorneys General of MyanmarEdit

No. Name Took Office Left Office
# Chan Htoon 4 January 1948 30 June 1953
# Chun Phoung (a) U Ohn Khin 1 July 1953 31 October 1953
# Chan Tun Aung 1 November 1953 31 December 1953
# Chan Htoon 1 January 1954 1 October 1954
# Chan Tun Aung 2 October 1954 16 March 1955
# Chun Phoung (a) U Ohn Khin 17 March 1955 28 February 1957
# Ba Han 1 March 1957 28 October 1958
# Ba Sein 29 October 1958 4 April 1960
# Yan Aung 5 April 1960 21 March 1961
# Ba Swe 1 April 1961 7 March 1962
# Ba Sein 8 March 1962 25 September 1971
# Hla Aung 25 September 1971 4 March 1974
# Maung Maung Kyaw Win 4 March 1974 8 November 1981
# Myint Maung 9 November 1981 26 July 1988
# Maung Maung 27 July 1988 19 August 1988
# Thaung Tin 19 August 1988 18 September 1988
# Tha Tun 27 September 1988 9 May 2003
# Aye Maung 22 July 2003 30 March 2011
# Tun Shin 30 March 2011 30 March 2016
# Htun Htun Oo 5 April 2016 Present

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "About OAG". Union Attorney General’s Office. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "List of Attorneys General". Union Attorney General’s Office. 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ Myo Thant (18 February 2011). "Tin Aye is EC chairman; Tun Shin nominated For Atty-Gen". Mizzima. Archived from the original on May 31, 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2012.

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