Order of the Union of Burma
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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.
The Order of the Union of Burma is awarded in two divisions (military and civil) and each of these is split into five classes:
- Agga Maha Thray Sithu - Grand Commander
- Sado Maha Thray Sithu - Grand Officer
- Maha Thray Sithu - Commander
- Thray Sithu - Officer
- 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 of the Order include:
Agga Maha Thray Sithu
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Thadoe Maha Thray Sithu
Maha Thray Sithu
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