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Myanmar (Burmese: မြန်မာ), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma (the official name until 1989), is a country in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest.


Our standard dataset contains 1,280 entities connected with Myanmar. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Myanmar. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 517 entities identified as PEPs connected with Myanmar.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Minister of Education (Myanmar)--2
Deputy Minister of Electricity and Energy--1
Deputy Minister of Federal Union Affairs--2
Deputy Minister of Finance--1
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs--1
Deputy Minister of Health--1
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs--1
Deputy Minister of Human Rights--1
Deputy Minister of International Cooperation (Myanmar)-1-
Deputy Minister of Labour (Myanmar)--1
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation--1
Deputy Minister of Women, Youth, and Children--1
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, & Irrigation1--
Minister of Border Affairs1--
Minister of Border Affairs (Burma)--1
Minister of Commerce1--
Minister of Commerce-21
Minister of Construction1--
Minister of Construction-1-
Minister of Cooperatives & Rural Development1--
Minister of Cooperatives and Rural Development--1
Minister of Defence-11
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Electric Power1--
Minister of Energy1--
Minister of Energy-11
Minister of Ethnic Affairs-1-
Minister of Ethnic Affairs1--
Minister of Federal Union Affairs--1
Minister of Finance-11
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health1-2
Minister of Home Affairs-11
Minister of Home Affairs1--
Minister of Hotels & Tourism1--
Minister of Hotels and Tourism-2-
Minister of Human Rights--1
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management--1
Minister of Immigration and Population111
Minister of Industry (Burma)--1
Minister of Information1--
Minister of Information-12
Minister of International Cooperation1--
Minister of International Cooperation (Myanmar)--2
Minister of Investment & Foreign Economic Relations1--
Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations-11
Minister of Justice--1
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Labour (Myanmar)-12
Minister of Legal Affairs1--
Minister of Legal Affairs (Myanmar)--1
Minister of Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation1-2
Minister of Planning & Finance1--
Minister of Religious Affairs & Culture1--
Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture--1
Minister of Science & Technology1--
Minister of Science and Technology--1
Minister of Social Welfare-1-
Minister of Social Welfare, Relief, & Resettlement1--
Minister of Sports--1
Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs1--
Minister of the Office of the Union Government-3-
Minister of the Office of the Union Government1--
Minister of Transport & Communications1--
Minister of Transport and Communications-1-
Minister of Women, Youth, and Children--1
Ministry of Information--1
Secretary, State Admin. Council2--
State Administration Council--5
Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council--1
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Representatives-298-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Auditor General of Myanmar--1
Governor, Central Bank of Burma1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Myanmar-41
ambassador of Myanmar to Canada--1
ambassador of Myanmar to Japan-51
ambassador of Myanmar to the United Kingdom--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Representatives of Burma-156
Member, State Admin. Council16--
Vice President of Burma-33
President of Myanmar-5-
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Myanmar)-31
Prime Minister of Myanmar-22
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Myanmar-3-
Minister of Education (Myanmar)-12
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Myanmar-11
Deputy Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management-11
Deputy Prime Minister of Myanmar--2
Deputy Speaker of the House of Nationalities of Myanmar-2-
First Lady of Myanmar-11
Minister of Electric Power (Myanmar)-11
Minister of Electricity and Energy-11
Speaker of the House of Nationalities-2-
Chairman of the State Administration Council--1
Chairman, State Admin. Council1--
Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Army--1
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services--1
Deputy Minister of Defence--1
Member of the House of Nationalities of Burma-1-
Military intelligence of Myanmar Burma-1-
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (Myanmar)-1-
Minister of the President's Office--1
State Counsellor of Myanmar-1-
State Peace and Development Council-1-
Vice Chairman, State Admin. Council1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...