Thakin Mya

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In this Burmese name, Thakin is an honorific.
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
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 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.[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).