Kakweye Wungyi Htana
|Jurisdiction||Government of Myanmar|
|Annual budget||US$2.289 billion (2013)|
The Ministry of Defence (Burmese: ကာကွယ်ရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန; abbreviated MoD) is a government ministry in Myanmar (Burma), responsible for the country's national security and the armed forces (the Tatmadaw). The ministry has the largest share of the national budget among all government ministries, with a budget of $2.289 billion USD in 2013. As part of the Burma Sanctions Program, the United States government prohibits its citizens from doing business with the Ministry of Defence of Myanmar or its affiliates.
The Ministry of Defence also generates significant revenue from business interests, by owning and operating a large business conglomerate, the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC). MEC is owned by the Tatmadaw's Quartermaster General’s Office, and is a direct source of revenue for the Burmese military, even though earnings from MEC are not declared in the ministry's budget.
|Term of office||Political party||Cabinet||Ref.|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|1||Bo Let Ya
|1 August 1947||13 September 1948||1 year, 43 days|||
|30 March 2011||7 September 2012||1 year, 161 days||Military||Thein Sein|||
|7 September 2012||13 August 2015||2 years, 340 days||Military||Thein Sein|||
|24 August 2015||1 February 2021||5 years, 161 days||Military||Thein Sein
|18||Mya Tun Oo
|1 February 2021||Incumbent||1 year, 186 days||Military||Myint Swe|
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