Thakin Mya

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In Burmese names, Thakin is an honorific, not a surname.
Thakin Mya
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Minister of Home Affairs
In office
September 1946 – 19 July 1947
Prime Minister Aung San
Personal details
Born (1897-10-07)7 October 1897
Htonbo, Pyay District, British Burma
Died 19 July 1947(1947-07-19) (aged 49)
Yangon, British Burma
Resting place Martyrs' Mausoleum, Myanmar
Political party AFPFL
Education BSc, LLB
Alma mater University of Rangoon
Profession Lawyer

Thakin Mya (Burmese: သခင်မြ, pronounced: [θəkʰɪ̀ɴ mja̰]; 7 October 1897 – 19 July 1947) was a Burmese lawyer and politician who served as the Minister of Home Affairs and later transferred as Minister without Portfolio in Myanmar's pre-independence government. Mya and six other cabinet ministers (including Prime Minister Aung San) were assassinated on 19 July 1947 in Yangon. He was unofficially considered as Deputy Prime Minister in Aung San 's Cabinet.[1] July 19 is commemorated each year as the Martyrs' Day in Myanmar.

The Thakin Mya Park in Yangon is named after Thakin Mya.


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