Myanmar Government Structure

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Ministry

Minister

Ministry of Defence

Lieutenant General Wai Lwin

Ministry of Home Affairs

Lieutenant General Ko Ko

Ministry of Border Affairs

Lieutenant General Thet Naing Win

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

U Wana Mg Lwin

Ministry of Social Welfare Relief Resettlement

Dr. Myat Myat Ohn Khin

Ministry of Information

U Aung Kyi

Ministry of Culture

U Aye Myint Kyu

Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation

U Myint Hlaing

Ministry of Forestry

U Win Tun

Ministry of Finance and Revenue

U Win Shein

Ministry of Construction

U Kyaw Lwin

Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development

Ar. Kan Zaw

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

U Ohn Myint

Ministry of Commerce

U Win Myint

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

U Myat Hein

Ministry of Labour

U Mg Myint

Ministry of Mines

Dr. Myint Aung

Ministry of Cooperatives

U Kyaw Hsan

Ministry of Transportation

U Nyan Tun Aung

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism

U Htein Aung

Ministry of Sports

U Tit Hsan

Ministry of Industry

U Aye Myint

Ministry of Rail Transportation

General Zay Yar Aung

Ministry of Energy

U Than Htein

Ministry of Electric Power

U Khin Mg Soe

Ministry of Education

Dr. Mya Aye

Ministry of Health

Dr. Pe Thet Khin

Ministry of Religious Affairs

U Hsan Hsint

Ministry of Science and Technology

Dr. Ko Ko Oo

Ministry of Immigration and Population

U Khin Ye

Ministry of President Office

1.       U Thein Nyut

2.       U Soe Mg

3.       U Soe Thein

4.       U Aung Min

5.       U Hla Tun

 6.       U Tin Naing Thein

Under the new constitution, the president and two vice-presidents will be selected by the parliament. Legislative--The newly approved constitution calls for a bicameral parliament. The lower house will have no more than 440 members and the upper house no more than 224. At least 25% of the legislature will be military, selected by the Chief of Defense Services. Judicial--The legal system is based on a British-era system, but with the constitution suspended, the military regime now rules by decree and there is no guarantee of a fair public trial; the judiciary is not independent. The new constitution provides for a supreme court, a constitutional tribunal, and lower courts.


Political parties: National League for Democracy ( NLD ) is the primary opposition party; National Unity Party ( NUP ) is the primary pro-regime party; the Union Solidarity and Development Association ( USDA ) is a pro-regime socio-political organization; there are also many smaller ethnic parties.


Administrative subdivisions: The country is divided into seven primarily Myanmar ethnic divisions ( tain ) of Ayeyarwady ( Irrawaddy ), Bago ( Pegu ), Magway, Mandalay, Yangon ( Rangoon ), Sagaing, and Tanintharyi ( Tenassarim ) and seven ethnic states ( pyi nay ): Chin State, Kachin State, Kayin ( Karen ) State, Kayah ( Karenni ) State, Mon State, Rakhine ( Arakan ) State, and Shan State.


Suffrage: Universal suffrage at 18 years of age.

 

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