Office of the President of Myanmar
The Office of the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် နိုင်ငံတော်သမ္မတရုံး) is a ministry-level body that serves the President of Myanmar. The office is led by Aung San Suu Kyi.
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On 4 September 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved an expansion of the office from two ministries into six to improve efficiencies on ongoing peace processes, preparations for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games and Burma's hosting of the 2014 ASEAN Summit. On 9 January 2013 Thein Sein appointed deputy Minister of Information Ye Htut as his office's first official spokesperson. The responsibility had been previously handled by Zaw Htay, the office's director. The office has since been reduced to one ministry under President Htin Kyaw.
- Union Minister Office
- President Staff Office
- Vice President (1) Staff Office
- Vice President (2) Staff Office
- Politics and Security Department
- Economic Department
- Social and Culture Department
- Administraion and Finance Department
- Department of Houses
- Department of Chief Security Officer
- Research, Information and
Presidential advisors (2011-2016)
Thein Sein has appointed several presidential advisory board during his term, including economics, legal, education, and religious affairs committees. A 9-member advisory board was appointed on 19 April 2011, under Notification No. 1/2011. On 18 June 2014, the team was expanded to include religious affairs advisors, led by Myint Maung and Sein Win Aung, a former ambassador who is the father-in-law of Thein Sein's daughter.
As of 2014, the advisory teams and leaders included:
- Nyein Nyein (4 September 2012). "Four New Ministries Created in President's Office". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- "Burma President's Office Appoints First Spokesperson". The Irrawaddy. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- "Myanmar president pledges to work for best of nation with advisory board". CCTV. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- "Notification No. 53/2013". Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- Mathieson, David Scott (9 July 2014). "Burma: the Clash of Church, State, and Society". Human Rights Watch. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- "Notification (No. 40/2014)". Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Government. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- Kyaw Hsu Mon (19 June 2014). "Burmese President Appoints New Religious Advisors". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- "Advisory Board". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015.