Profiles of Union Election Commission Members

Shortly after the promulgation of the Union Election Commission Law in March, Burma's junta appointed a Union Election Commission of 18 members. The commission is led by former major-general Thein Soe, who has served as a military judge advocate-general and deputy chief justice of the Supreme Court. The Irrawaddy compiled brief profiles of several of the commission members and will be updating the list as further details arrive.

1Thein SoeChairmanA former major-general who served as a military judge advocate-general and later as deputy chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was also a member of the commission that drafted the 2008 Constitution.
2Win KoSEcretaryJoint Secretary of Commission for Drafting State Constitution and Director General of the former multi-party General Election Commission. He has a master's degree in law.
3N Zaw NawMemberA Kachin national and former district law officer in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State. He also served on the commission that drafted the 2008 constitution.
4Khin Maung NuMember
5Saw Ba HlaingMember
6Dr. Ba MaungMemberA former director-general of the Historical Research Department.
7Nyunt TinMember
8Maung Tha HlaMember
9Dr. Sai Khan HlaingMember
10Aung MyintMemberA former member of the Civil Service Selection and Training Board and an ex-director of the military-owned Myanmar [Burma] Economic Holdings Limited. In 1962, he joined the Burmese Air Force as a lieutenant rising to the rank of Lt-Colonel. He also served in the office of the Judge Advocate General after gaining his certificate of advocateship in the late 1970s.
11Myint NaingMemberA former Deputy Attorney General.
12Dr. Tin Aung AyeMemberA former Supreme Court judge who also served on the constitution-drafting commission. He was earlier a professor and rector of Rangoon University.
13Dr. Myint KyiMemberA former head of the department of international relations at Rangoon University. She also served as chairwoman of the Myanmar [Burma] Women's Affairs Federation.
14Khin Hla MyintMember
15Tha OoMember
16Dr. Maung HtooMemberA retired professor and former rector of Monywa University, Sagaing Division.
17Tha HtayMember
18Win KyiMember

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