Aung Moe Nyo
အောင်မိုးညို
2nd Chief Minister of Magway Region
Assumed office
30 March 2016 (2016-03-30)
Appointed byPresident of Myanmar
PresidentHtin Kyaw
Preceded byPhone Maw Shwe
Personal details
Alma materYangon Institute of Medicine (G.1982)
CabinetMagway Region Government

Aung Moe Nyo (Burmese: အောင်မိုးညို), a doctor, is a Burmese politician who currently serves as Chief Minister of Magway Region, the head of the Magway Region Government. He was elected from NLD in the former elections and re-elected in the 2015 election and became the chief minister in 2016.

Early life and education

Aung Moe Nyo graduated from Rangoon Institute of Medicine in 1982 and started his own clinic in 1984.[1]

Political career

He won a seat in the 1990 election, capturing 74 percent of the vote. He was one of the NLD MPs-elect who were arrested in 1998 and kept without trial in military prisons referred to as “guesthouses”. He was released in 2001 and was elected as a lower house MP in the 2012 by-election.[1]

He was re-elected in 2015 for Pwintbyu Township. He has promised to prioritise resolving land-grab cases. He became chief minister of Magway region in 2016.[1]

In the wake of the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état on 1 February, Aung Moe Nyo was detained by the Myanmar Armed Forces.[2] As of October 2021, authorities had charged Aung Moe Nyo with corruption, bribery, and incitement.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Meet your chief ministers". The Myanmar Times. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  2. ^ "Recent Arrest List" (PDF). Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. 4 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Junta hits Magway Region chief minister with new corruption charge". Myanmar NOW. Retrieved 2021-11-05.