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Htin Kyaw's Cabinet
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cabinet of Myanmar
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The Head and the Deputy Heads of the Government
Date formed 30 March 2016
Date dissolved 30 March 2018
People and organisations
Head of state Htin Kyaw (2016–2018)
Myint Swe (2018)
Head of government Htin Kyaw (2016–2018)
Myint Swe (2018)
Deputy head of government
No. of ministers 24
Member party NLD-Military
Opposition party USDP
History
Election(s) Myanmar general election, 2015
Predecessor Thein Sein's Cabinet
Successor Win Myint's Cabinet

The Cabinet of Htin Kyaw (Burmese: ဦးထင်ကျော်အစိုးရ), co-headed by President Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, is the former government of Myanmar which took office from 30 March 2016 to 30 March 2018 after the 2015 general election. This election saw the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) win a majority in both chambers of parliament.

Overview[edit]

NLD chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi had vowed to rule 'above' the President. The constitution barred her from the presidency, because her husband Michael Aris and her two children hold British nationality.

Under the constitution, three ministers - of Border Affairs, Defence and Home Affairs - are appointed directly by the National Defence and Security Council. The remaining 15 ministers were appointed by Htin Kyaw and included a majority from the NLD, but also two members of the former ruling party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and a number of independents.

On 24 November 2017,two new ministries, Ministry of International Cooperation and Ministry of the Office of the Union Government were created.

Office Name Party Term
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi NLD 6 April 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Aung Thu NLD 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Tun Win, Dr. NLD 3 May – 15 December 2016
Hla Kyaw USDP 15 December 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Border Affairs Ye Aung, Lt. Gen. Mil 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Border Affairs Than Htut, Maj. Gen. Mil 3 May 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Commerce Than Myint NLD 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Commerce Aung Htoo Ind 20 April 2017 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Construction Win Khaing Ind 30 March 2016 – 15 January 2018
Han Zaw Ind 19 January 2018 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Defence Sein Win, Lt. Gen. Mil 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Defence Myint Nwe, Rear. Admiral Mil 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Education Aung San Suu Kyi NLD 30 March – 6 April 2016
Myo Thein Gyi, Dr. Ind 6 April 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Education Win Maw Tun Ind 13 September 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Electricity and Energy Aung San Suu Kyi NLD 30 March – 6 April 2016
Pe Zin Tun Ind 6 April 2016 – 2 August 2017
Win Khaing Ind 2 August 2017 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Electric Power and Energy Tun Naing, Dr. NLD 13 September 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Ethnic Affairs Naing Thet Lwin MNP 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Finance and Planning Kyaw Win NLD 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Maung Maung Win NLD 3 May 2016 – 30 March 2018
Set Aung Ind 31 July 2017 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi NLD 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Kyaw Tin NLD 3 May 2016 – 24 November 2017
Minister of Health and Sports Myint Htwe Ind 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Home Affairs Kyaw Swe, Lt. Gen. Mil 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Aung Soe, Maj. Gen Mil 3 May 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Hotels and Tourism Ohn Maung Ind 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Industry Khin Maung Cho Ind 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Information Pe Myint, Dr. Ind 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of International Cooperation Kyaw Tin NLD 24 November 2017 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Labour, Immigration and Population Thein Swe USDP 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Ohn Win Ind 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of the Office of the Union Government Thaung Tun Ind 24 November 2017 – 30 March 2018
Minister of the President's Office Aung San Suu Kyi NLD 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of President's Office Kyaw Tin NLD 3 May 2016 – 15 December 2016
Min Thu USDP 3 May 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture Aung Ko USDP 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Win Myat Aye, Dr. NLD 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of State Counsellor’s Office Kyaw Tint Swe Ind 17 May 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of State Counsellor’s Office Khin Maung Tin NLD 17 May 2016 – 30 March 2018
Minister of Transport and Communications Thant Sin Maung NLD 30 March 2016 – 30 March 2018
Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Kyaw Myo NLD 3 May 2016 – 30 March 2018
Union Auditor General Maw Than Ind 6 April 2016 – 30 March 2018
Union Attorney-General Htun Htun Oo Ind 6 April 2016 – 30 March 2018
National Security Advisor Thaung Tun Ind 10 January 2017 – 24 November 2017

State Counsellor[edit]

The State Counsellor post was created on 6 April 2016 to allow for a greater role for Aung San Suu Kyi within the Government of Myanmar.

The bill to create the post was passed by the upper house of the Assembly of the Union on 1 April 2016 and by the lower house on 5 April 2016, and signed by President Htin Kyaw on 6 April 2016. The roles of the State Counsellor are similar to the previous Prime Minister of Myanmar.

Cabinet Formation[edit]

The cabinet members are from NLD, USDP, Military and MNP. The chairperson of NLD hold the four major ministers in the cabinet.[1] On 25 May 2016, Htin Kyaw announced the reconstitution of his union government by the announcement No 9/2016.[2] Aung San Suu Kyi handed over two ministries to the ministers Pe Zin Tun and Myo Thein Gyi. A new ministry was created to serve the works of the State Counsellor.[3]

On 18 November 2016, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Tun Win was dismissed.[4] On 2 August 2017, Minister for Electricity and Energy, Pe Zin Tun resigned.[5]

On 27 November 2017, the Union Assembly approved the creation of two new ministries - the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government, and the Ministry of International Cooperation, bringing the total number of ministries to 24.[6]

Heads and Ministers[edit]

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