Chamber of Deputies (Burma)

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Chamber of Deputies


Pyithu Hluttaw
Founded1948 (1948)
Disbanded1962 (1962)
Preceded byLegislature of Burma
Succeeded byPeople's Assembly (1974-1988)
Last election
Meeting place
Pyithu Hluttaw in 1950s.jpg
Government Secretariat, Rangoon

The Chamber of Deputies (Burmese: ပြည်သူ့လွှတ်တော်) was the lower house of the bicameral Union Parliament of Burma (Myanmar) from 1948 to 1962. Under the 1947 Constitution, bills initiated and passed by the lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, were to be sent to the Chamber of Nationalities for review and revision.

The Chamber of Deputies had a number of seats constitutionally allocated at twice the number of the Chamber of Nationalities.

Speakers of the Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Name Took office Left office Notes
U Mya 4 January 1948 23 February 1954 [1][2]
Bo Hmu Aung 23 February 1954 1957 - ? [1]
Mahn Ba Saing ? - 1959 1961 - ? [3]


  1. ^ a b Taylor, Robert H. (January 4, 2008). "Dr Maung Maung: Gentleman, Scholar, Patriot". Institute of Southeast Asian Studies – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "British Documents on Foreign Affairs--reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print: Burma, South-East Asia and the Far East, Indonesia, Nepal and The Philippines, January 1950-December 1950". January 4, 2000 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Political Handbook and Atlas of the World". Harper & Row [etc.] for Council on Foreign Relations. January 4, 1961 – via Google Books.