Sao San Tun

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Sao San Tun
Sao San Tun Family.jpeg
Saopha of Mongpawn
In office
27 June 1928 – 20 July 1947
Preceded by Sao Khun Htee
Minister of Hill Regions
In office
September 1946 – 20 July 1947
Prime Minister Aung San
Preceded by New Office
Personal details
Born (1907-05-30)30 May 1907
Mongpawn, Federated Shan States, British Burma
Died 20 July 1947(1947-07-20) (aged 40)
Yangon, British Burma
Resting place Martyrs' Mausoleum, Yangon
Spouse(s) Sao Khin Thaung

Sao Hkun Hkio(Brother-in-law)

Sai Sai Kham Hlaing (great-grandson)
Profession Saopha

Sao San Tun (Burmese: စဝ်စံထွန်း, Burmese pronunciation: [saʔ sàɴ tʰʊ́ɴ]; 30 May 1907 – 20 July 1947) was the hereditary chief of the Shan State of Mongpawn, and Minister of Hill Regions in Myanmar's pre-independence interim government. He was a signatory to the Panglong Agreement that was the basis for the formation of modern Myanmar. On 19 July 1947, San Tun along with other cabinet ministers were shot by gunmen during a cabinet meeting at the Secretariat complex in downtown Yangon.[1] He died the next day on 20 July at noon. The date of the assassination, July 19, is commemorated each year as the Martyrs' Day in Myanmar.


  1. ^ Tin Naing Toe (18 July 2010). "Brief Biographies of the Martyrs". Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese). Weekly Eleven Publishing Group.