Sai Mauk Kham

Dr Sai Mauk Kham (Shan: ၸၢႆးမွၵ်ႇၶမ်း, Burmese: စိုင်းမောက်ခမ်း [sáɪɰ̃ maʊʔ kʰáɰ̃]; born 17 August 1949) is a Burmese politician and physician who currently serves as a House of Representatives MP for Lashio Township constituency. He previously served as First Vice President of Myanmar from 1 July 2012 to 30 March 2016. He was elected as Second Vice President of Myanmar on 4 February 2011, defeating Aye Maung of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party and receiving 84% of the votes (140 of 167 votes) in the Amyotha Hluttaw.[1][2]

Dr
Sai
Mauk Kham
စိုင်းမောက်ခမ်း
Sai Mauk Kham in 2015.jpg
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Assumed office
31 March 2016
ConstituencyLashio Township
2nd First Vice President of Myanmar
In office
1 July 2012 – 30 March 2016
Serving with Nyan Tun
PresidentThein Sein
Preceded byTin Aung Myint Oo
Succeeded byMyint Swe
1st Second Vice President of Myanmar
In office
30 March 2011 – 1 July 2012
Serving with Tin Aung Myint Oo
PresidentThein Sein
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byNyan Tun
Personal details
Born (1949-08-17) 17 August 1949 (age 73)
Muse, Shan State, Myanmar
Political partyUnion Solidarity and Development Party
SpouseNang Shwe Hmone
Children3, including Sai Si Tom Kham
Alma materUniversity of Medicine, Mandalay
OccupationPolitician, Physician

Early life and educationEdit

Sai was born on 17 August 1949 in Muse, Shan State, Burma (now Myanmar) to a family of Shan descent. He is a physician by profession, having graduated from the Institute of Medicine, Mandalay (now the University of Medicine, Mandalay) in 1974.

CareerEdit

He also used to be the chairman of the Shan Literature and Culture Association.[3] He runs a private clinic and manages a private hospital in Lashio Township.[4]

Electoral fraudEdit

In 2015 general election, Sai Mauk Kham contested a Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house) seat in Lashio Township. There were allegations of voting fraud which pulled him forward, in a constituency where National League for Democracy (NLD) was expected to win.[5] 11,815 advanced votes had arrived at Lashio’s election commission office at midnight on 9 November 2015, almost eight hours after the polls had closed and the ballot boxes had been sealed shut.[5] Nearly all of the votes had gone to Sai Mauk Kham.[5] The NLD, Shan Nationalities League for Democracy and Shan Nationalities Democratic Party had filed a complaint with the Union Election Commission (UEC).[5] The UEC responded by declaring that the victory of Sai Mauk Kham was legal and that no fraud had taken place.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Sai Mauk Kham is married to Nang Shwe Hmone.[7] He has three children, including Sai Si Tom Kham, a pop singer.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liu (February 4, 2011). "PM U Thein Sein wins presidency of Myanmar". Xinhua Online. Beijing, China: Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on February 6, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  2. ^ "Thein Sein and Sai Mauk Kham elected as vice presidents". Chiang Mai, Thailand: Mizzima News. February 3, 2011. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  3. ^ Sai Zom Hseng (February 7, 2011). "Shan VP is Window Dressing, Say Observers". The Irrawaddy. Chiang Mai, Thailand: The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Vice-Presidents". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d "Burma's Vice President Accused of Rigging His Re-Election". Burma News International. Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  6. ^ "Election commission takes stand on Lashio vote". The Myanmar Times. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  7. ^ "Shan VP is Window Dressing, Say Observers". Irrawaddy. Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  8. ^ "ပရိသတ်တွေလုံးဝကြွေသွားမယ့် စိုင်းစည်တွမ်ခမ်းရဲ့ သီချင်းအသစ်ဖြစ်တဲ့ "First Love" official music video". Lotaya (in Burmese). Retrieved 2021-12-31.
Political offices
New office Second Vice President of Myanmar
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by First Vice President of Myanmar
2012–2016
Succeeded by