Zaw Myint Maung (Burmese: ဇော်မြင့်မောင်) is a Burmese politician, physician and former political prisoner who currently serves as Chief Minister of Mandalay Region and Mandalay Region MP for Amarapura Township.[1]

Zaw Myint Maung
2nd Chief Minister of the Mandalay Region
In office
30 March 2016 – 1 February 2021
Preceded byYe Myint
Succeeded byMaung Ko (chairman of RAC)
Member of the Mandalay Region Hluttaw
In office
8 February 2016 – 31 January 2021
ConstituencyAmarapura Township № 1
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
In office
2 May 2012 – 29 January 2016
Preceded byHla Tun
Succeeded byShwe Ko
ConstituencyKyaukpadaung Township
Member-elect of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
ConstituencyAmarapura Township № 1
Majority21,119 (66%)
Personal details
Born (1951-12-11) 11 December 1951 (age 72)
Amarapura, Burma
Political partyNational League for Democracy Vice-President of the party
RelationsChit Maung (father)
Alma materMandalay Institute of Medicine
OccupationPolitician, physician

Early life and education edit

Zaw Myint Maung graduated with a medical degree from the Institute of Medicine, Mandalay in 1979.[2] During his medical career, he worked in Sagaing Division's Yuthitgyi Hospital and served as a demonstrator of biochemistry department at the University of Medicine, Mandalay, formerly known as the Institute of Medicine, Mandalay from 1983 to 1988.[2]

Political career edit

In the 1990 Burmese general election, he was elected as a Pyithu Hluttaw MP, winning a majority of 21,119 (66% of the votes), but was never allowed to assume his seat.[2]

On 22 November 1990, he was arrested under Article 122 of the Myanmar Penal Code and sentenced to 25 years, for attending meetings on forming a provisional government.[2] In March 1996, he was sentenced to a further seven years under the 1950 Emergency Provision Act, for publishing a magazine celebrating the 75th anniversary of Rangoon University and another called New Blood Wave.[2] In total, he served a 19-year sentence at a prison in Myitkyina.[3] He was released on 21 February 2009.[3] He is the vice-president of NLD and current acting president of the party.

In the wake of the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état on 1 February, Zaw Myint Maung was detained by the Myanmar Armed Forces.[4] Authorities have charged him with corruption, incitement and violating COVID restrictions.[5] Zaw Myint Maung, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019, is incarcerated at Obo Prison in Mandalay.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "Names of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives announced". The Myanmar Times. 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e Khin Kyaw Han (1 February 2003). "Brief Biographies of Elected MPs". Online Burma/Myanmar Library. Retrieved 5 October 2012 – via
  3. ^ a b "released Political Prisoners from 2007 to date" (PDF). Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma). 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Recent Arrest List" (PDF). Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. 4 February 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Ousted Mandalay Region chief minister pleads not guilty to incitement charges". Myanmar NOW. Retrieved 5 November 2021.

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