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List of famous politicians from Myanmar, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Myanmar politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Myanmar politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Myanmar and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Myanmar, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items include everything from U Nu to Ohn Maung.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Myanmar in order to get more information about each one.

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Aung Khin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Aung Khin Aung Khin was mayor of Yangon from 1986 to 1988.

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Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi age 72 Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% ...more

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Aung Thein Lin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Aung Thein Lin age 65 Aung Thein Lin is a Burmese politician, and a member of parliament at the Pyithu Hluttaw from the South Okkalapa constituency. The former brigadier general in the Myanmar Army was mayor of ...more

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Ba Maw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Ba Maw Died at 84 (1893-1977) Ba Maw was a Burmese political leader, active during the interwar and World War II period.

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Ba Swe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Ba Swe Died at 72 (1915-1987) Ba Swe was the second Premier of Burma. He was a leading Burmese politician during the decade after the country gained its independence from Britain in 1948. He held the position of prime ...more

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Hla Myint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Hla Myint Hla Myint is a Burmese politician, and mayor of Yangon. He was also a former brigadier general in the Myanmar Army and a former diplomat. He studied at the Defense Services Academy from 1967 to ...more

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Khin Aung Myint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Khin Aung Myint Khin Aung Myint is a Burmese politician and Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of the Myanmar parliament. A senior official of the Myanmar military government and a Major General, ...more

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Khun Sa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Khun Sa Died at 73 (1934-2007) Khun Sa, also known as Chang Chi-fu was a Shan warlord. He was born in Loi Maw of Mongyai. He was also dubbed the "Opium King" due to his opium trading in the so-called Golden ...more

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Ko Lay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Ko Lay age 86 Ko Lay was mayor of Yangon from 1988 to 2003.

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Nai Shwe Kyin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Nai Shwe Kyin Died at 95 (1908-2003) Nai Shwe Kyin was a Burmese civil rights revolutionary during the country's transition from British colonial rule and through the ensuing civil war between the insurgent ruling Burmese and the ...more

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Ne Win is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Ne Win Died at 91 (1911-2002) Ne Win was a Burmese politician and military commander. He was Prime Minister of Burma from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1974 and also head of state from 1962 to 1981. He founded the Burma Socialist ...more

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Ohn Maung is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Ohn Maung Died at 34 (1913-1947) Ohn Maung was a Burmese politician who served as the Deputy Minister of Transport in Myanmar's pre-independence government. He, along with seven other cabinet ministers, was assassinated on 19 ...more

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San Yu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
San Yu Died at 78 (1918-1996) General San Yu was the Commander in Chief of the Tatmadaw and President of Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma from 9 November 1981 to 27 July 1988. San Yu studied medicine in Rangoon when ...more

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Saw Maung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Saw Maung Died at 69 (1928-1997) Senior General Saw Maung was the founder of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, later renamed State Peace and Development Council in Myanmar. He served as Chairman from 1988 to 1992.

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Sein Lwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Sein Lwin Died at 81 (1923-2004) Sein Lwin was a President of Myanmar for 17 days in 1988. He joined the Army in 1943, and in 1944 joined Ne Win’s 4th Burma Rifles. He is believed to have personally killed Karen rebel leader ...more

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Sein Win is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Sein Win Died at 74 (1919-1993) Brigadier General Sein Win was a Burmese military officer who held various positions in government after the Ne Win coup of 1962. He served as the 7th Prime Minister from 4 March 1974 to 29 ...more

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Shwe Mann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Shwe Mann age 70 Thura Shwe Mann is a Burmese politician who has been Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, since 2011. Previously he was a leading figure in the military ...more

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Thakin Mya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Thakin Mya Died at 50 (1897-1947) Thakin Mya was a Burmese lawyer and politician who served as the Minister of Home Affairs in Myanmar's pre-independence government. Mya and six other cabinet ministers were assassinated on 19 ...more

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Than Shwe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Than Shwe age 84 Senior General Than Shwe is a Burmese strongman politician who was chairman of the State Peace and Development Council from 1992 to 2011. During the period, he held key positions of power ...more

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Thein Sein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Thein Sein age 72 Thein Sein is a Burmese politician and former military commander who has been President of Burma since March 2011. He was the Prime Minister from 2007 until 2011 and considered by some as a ...more

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Tin Pe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
Tin Pe Thura Tin Pe was mayor of Yangon from 1985 to 1986.

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U Nu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
U Nu Died at 88 (1907-1995) U Nu was a leading Burmese nationalist and political figure of the 20th century. He was the first Prime Minister of Burma under the provisions of the 1947 Constitution of the Union of Burma, ...more

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U Thant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Myanmar
U Thant Died at 65 (1909-1974) U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971. A native of Pantanaw, Thant was educated at the National High School and at the Rangoon ...more