Mahn Ba Khaing

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Mahn Ba Khaing
Minister of Industry
In office
September 1946 – 19 July 1947
Prime Minister Aung San
Preceded by New Office
Personal details
Born (1903-10-26)26 October 1903
Hinthada, British Burma
Died 19 July 1947(1947-07-19) (aged 43)
Yangon, British Burma
Resting place Martyrs' Mausoleum, Myanmar
Political party AFPFL
Relations Mahn Win Khaing Than (grandson)
Profession Politician

Mahn Ba Khaing (Burmese: မန်းဘခိုင် [máɴ ba̰ kʰàɪɴ]; 26 October 1903 – 19 July 1947) was a Burmese politician who served as the Minister of Industry in Myanmar's pre-independence government.

He served as chairman of the Karen Youth Organisation. He and six other cabinet ministers (including Prime Minister Aung San) were assassinated on 19 July 1947 in Yangon.[1]

Ba Khaing was an ethnic Pwo Karen and a Christian.[2]

July 19 is commemorated each year as the Martyrs' Day in Myanmar. His grandson, Mahn Win Khaing Than elected as 2nd Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw starting on 1 February 2016.


  1. ^ Tin Naing Toe (18 July 2010). "Brief Biographies of the Martyrs". Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese). Weekly Eleven Publishing Group. 
  2. ^ Thawnghmung, Ardeth Maung (2008). The Karen Revolution in Burma: Diverse Voices, Uncertain Ends. 45. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 7. ISBN 9789812308047.