Order of the Union of Burma

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The Order of the Union of Burma' (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုစည်သူသင်္ဂဟ [pjìdàʊɴzṵ sìθù θɪ̀ɴɡəha̰], 'Order of the Union of Burma') is the highest Burmese order.

The order was founded on 2 September 1948 as a replacement for the British Order of Burma. The original order had been founded by Royal Warrant on 10 May 1940. The title Pyidaungsu Sithu Thingaha may be used by the awardee.

Award classes[edit]

The Order of the Union of Burma is awarded in two divisions (military and civil) and each of these is split into five classes:

  1. Agga Maha Thray Sithu - Grand Commander
  2. Sado Maha Thray Sithu - Grand Officer
  3. Maha Thray Sithu - Commander
  4. Thray Sithu - Officer
  5. Sithu - Member

The first class consisted of a gold braided salwe worn across the breast with the badge of the order suspended. It is decorated with a large gold and enamelled breast star surrounded by five small stars.

2nd class honors have a single breast star that is smaller than the first class.

3rd class honors has a badge, worn from a ribbon around the neck.

Recipients[edit]

Recipients of the Order include:

Agga Maha Thray Sithu[edit]

Recipient Year Received Note
Sao Shwe Thaik  ?
Thein Sein 2012

Thadoe Maha Thray Sithu[edit]

Recipient Year Received Note

Maha Thray Sithu[edit]

Recipient Year Received Note
U Thant 1961
Khin Maung Phyu  ?
Lt-Gen Maung Bo 2012
Lt-Gen Tin Oo 2012
Lt-Gen Soe Win 2012
Brigadier Aung Gyi 1962 }

Thray Sithu[edit]

Recipient Year Received Note
Maj-Gen Thura Thiha Thura Sit Maung 2012
Lt-Gen Kyaw Than 2012

Sithu[edit]

Recipient Year Received Note
Tin Tin Mya 2012 Singer
Khin Maung Nyunt 2012
San Yin (San Shar Tin) 2012
Dr. Kyaw Sein 2012
Kyi Soe Tun 2012
Myint Myint Khin 2012
Shwe Nan Tin 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.mrtv3.net.mm/newpaper/51newsn.pdf