Mahn Johnny

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Mahn Johnny
2nd Chief Minister of Ayeyarwady Region
In office
30 March 2016 – 9 January 2018
Appointed by President of Myanmar
President Htin Kyaw
Preceded by Thein Aung
Succeeded by Hla Moe Aung
Member of the Ayeyarwady Region Hluttaw
Assumed office
8 February 2016
Constituency Kyonpyaw Township № 2
Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
In office
2 May 2012 – 29 January 2016
Preceded by Tint Hsan
Succeeded by Soe Moe Thu
Constituency Myaungmya Township
Member-elect of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Kyonpyaw № 1
Majority 31,731 (73%)
Personal details
Born 31 January 1942 (1942-01-31) (age 76)
Singaungyi, Bassein, British Burma
Nationality MyanmarMyanmar
Political party National League for Democracy
Relations Kyaw Oo (father)
Chat (mother)
Alma mater Bassein Regional College
Rangoon Institute of Education
Occupation Politician
Cabinet Ayeyarwady Region Government

Mahn Johnny (Burmese: မန်းဂျော်နီ) is a Burmese politician and political prisoner, the former Chief Minister for Ayeyarwady Region and Ayeyarwady Region Hluttaw MP for Kyonpyaw Township.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Johnny matriculated from high school in 1960 and studied at the Bassein Regional College.[2] From 1965 to 1986, he worked as a primary and secondary school teacher.[2] In 1980, he received a diploma in education from the Rangoon Institute of Education.[2] Johnny is an ethnic Karen and a Catholic.[3][4]

Political career[edit]

In the Burmese general election, 1990, he was elected as an Pyithu Hluttaw MP, winning a majority of 31,731 votes (73% of the votes), but was never allowed to assume his seat.[2]

In the Myanmar by-elections, 2012, he won a seat in the Pyithu Hluttaw, representing Myaungmya Township.[5]

In the Myanmar general election, 2015, Johnny won a seat in the Ayeyarwady Region Hluttaw, representing Kyonpyaw Township.[6]

Johnny resigned from his position as Chief Minister of Ayeyarwaddy Region on 9 January 2018, citing health reasons. He was succeeded by Hla Moe Aung.


  1. ^ "Names of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives announced". Union Election Commission. Government of Myanmar. 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Khin Kyaw Han (1 February 2003). "Brief Biographies of Elected MPs". 1990 Multi-party Democracy General Elections. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ John Zaw (March 29, 2016). "Myanmar names three Christians as regional ministers". Union of Catholic Asian News. 
  4. ^ "Myanmar names three Christians as regional ministers -". Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  5. ^ Shwe Yee Saw Myint (29 March 2016). "Ethnic Kayin chosen for Ayeyarwady's top job". Myanmar Times. 
  6. ^ "Meet your chief ministers". Myanmar Times. 4 April 2016.