Sai Mauk Kham

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In this Burmese name, Sai is an honorific.
Mauk Kham
စိုင်းမောက်ခမ်း
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Member of the Pyithu Hluttaw
Assumed office
31 March 2016
Constituency Lashio Township
First Vice President of Myanmar
In office
1 July 2012 – 30 March 2016
President Thein Sein
Preceded by Tin Aung Myint Oo
Succeeded by Myint Swe
Second Vice President of Myanmar
In office
30 March 2011 – 1 July 2012
President Thein Sein
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Nyan Tun
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 65–66)
Muse, Myanmar
Political party Union Solidarity and Development Party
Spouse(s) Shwe Hmone
Alma mater University of Medicine, Mandalay
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Dr Sai Mauk Kham (Burmese: စိုင်းမောက်ခမ်း [sáɪɴ maʊʔ kʰáɴ]; born 1950 in Muse, Myanmar) is an ethnic Shan politician and incumbent Pyithu Hluttaw MP for Lashio Township. He previously served as a Vice President of Myanmar. He was elected as Second Vice President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on 4 February 2011, after defeating Aye Maung of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, by receiving 84% of the votes (140 of 167 votes) in the Amyotha Hluttaw.[1][2]

Personal life and education[edit]

He is a physician by profession, graduating from the Institute of Medicine, Mandalay (now the University of Medicine, Mandalay) in 1974. He also used to be the chairman of the Shan Literature and Culture Association.[3] He runs a private clinic and manages a private hospital in Lashio Township.[4]

Kham with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Electoral fraud[edit]

In 2015 general election, Sai Mauk Kham was contested a Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house) seat in Lashio Township. There were allegations of voting fraud which pulled him forward by more than 4000 votes, where the National League for Democracy (NLD) was expected to win. The NLD, Shan Nationalities League for Democracy and Shan Nationalities Democratic Party had filed a complaint with the Union Election Commission (UEC). The UEC responded by declaring that the victory of Sai Mauk Kham was legal and that no fraud had taken place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liu (February 4, 2011). "PM U Thein Sein wins presidency of Myanmar". Xinhua Online. Beijing, China: Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Thein Sein and Sai Mauk Kham elected as vice presidents". Chiang Mai, Thailand: Mizzima News. February 3, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sai Zom Hseng (February 7, 2011). "Shan VP is Window Dressing, Say Observers". The Irrawaddy. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Irrawaddy Publishing Group. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Vice-Presidents". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
Political offices
New office Second Vice President of Myanmar
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Nyan Tun
Preceded by
Tin Aung Myint Oo
First Vice President of Myanmar
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Myint Swe