Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs
အားကစားနှင့် လူငယ်ရေးရာ ဝန်ကြီးဌာန
Seal of MOSYA
Agency overview
  • 18 December 1996; 27 years ago (1996-12-18) (Sports)
  • 1 August 2021; 2 years ago (2021-08-01) (Sports and Youth)
JurisdictionGovernment of Burma
HeadquartersOffice No (31), Naypyidaw
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Child agencies
  • Department of Sports and Physical Education
  • Department of Youth Affairs

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs (Burmese: အားကစားနှင့် လူငယ်ရေးရာ ဝန်ကြီးဌာန; MOSYA) administers Myanmar sports and youth affairs. The ministry was formed in 1996 as Ministry of Sports and organized as Ministry of Health and Sports in 2016. In 2021, following the formation of a caretaker government, the ministry was reorganized as Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. The current union minister is Min Thein Zan, appointed by SAC Chairman Min Aung Hlaing.[2][1]

The Department of Sports and Physical Education, Department of Youth Affairs and their branches are under the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. Other afflications are Myanmar National Olympic Council, National Olympic Committee and Sports Federations. The Union Minister must be the chairman of National Olympic Committee. The Ministry is also responsible for stadiums in Myanmar.[3]


From the early 20 Century to 1941, there are "Burma Athletic Association" in Yangon and "Upper Burma Athletic Association " in Mandalay for sports affairs. In 1936, an athlete, U Zaw Weit, and a coach,U Shein, competed in Berlin Olympic as British Burma.

On 26 November 1946, Burma organized "Burma Olympic Association" which was governed by General Aung San and Sir Hubert Rance as chairperson and Sir J A Maung Gyi and U Razak as president and vice-president. On 9 July 1947, they joined with International Olympic Committee and competed in the 1948 London Olympics as "Burma".

On 9 October 1950, the "National Fitness Council" was organized. The Council was composed with a chairman (health minister) and 15 members. In 1952, the State Football matches were held. The 1952 Southeast Asian Boxing Games and 1961 SEAP Games were also held.

On 27 May 1964, the "Burma Sports and Physical Education Committee" was organized. The health minister served as chairman and the director general for SPEC Office served as secretary. In 1972, it was organized as "Sports and Physical Education Department" (DSPE) under the Ministry of Health. On 1 July 1993, it moved under the Ministry of Prime Minister Office.

On 18 December 1996, the government established the "Ministry of Sports" for the country's sports affairs. The DSPE was moved from Ministey of Prime Minister Office to Ministry of Sports. From 1996 to 2011, SPDC appointed Brigadier Generals of Tatmadaw as Minister of Sports. On March 30 2011, newly elected president Thein Sein appointed Tint Hsan, a businessman, as Union Minister for Sports.[4]

When Htin Kyaw became the president in March 2016, he reduced the number of ministries in his cabinet. He dissolved Ministry of Sports and moved the department of Sports and Physical Education to the Ministry of Health. But on 25 May 2016, the Ministry of Health was renamed as the Ministry of Health and Sports.[5][6] Prior to 2018, only the Director General of DSPE took the lead in sports sector.[7] In 2018, former badminton player, Mya Lay Sein, was appointed as deputy minister by Win Myint and acted more effectively on behalf of the Union Minister.

After the 2021 coup d'état, Myint Htwe resigned from his post[8] and Mya Lay Sein was suspended by Min Aung Hlaing.[9] They were replaced by Thet Khaing Win,[10] former permanent Secretary of MOHS under Myint Htwe, and Myo Hlaing, former Director General of DSPE. On 1 August 2021, the management committee of SAC was organized as caretaker government and they reconstituted the Ministry of Health and Sports as the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.[2]

List of ministers

Ministers (1996 - 2011)

Union ministers (2011 - incumbent)

Deputy ministers


See also


  1. ^ a b "စစ်ကိုင်း၊ တနင်္သာရီနှင့် ဧရာဝတီ တိုင်းဒေသကြီး စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်ရေးကောင်စီ ဥက္ကဋ္ဌများအား တာဝန်မှ အနားယူခွင့်ပြုခဲ့ပြီး ပြည်ထောင်စု ဝန်ကြီးဌာနအချို့ကို ပြင်ဆင်ဖွဲ့စည်း".
  2. ^ a b "Order No 151/2021, State Administration Council, Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). The Global New Light of Myanmar. MNA. 2 August 2021. p. 6. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  3. ^ "မြန်မာ့အားကစားသမိုင်းနှင့် ဝန်ကြီးဌာန သမိုင်းအကျဉ်း".
  4. ^ "Formation of the Union Government (1/2011)". President Office (in Burmese). 30 March 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2021.
  5. ^ "မြန်မာ့အားကစားသမိုင်း".
  6. ^ "Two ministries renamed". နိုင်ငံတော် သမ္မတရုံး. Archived from the original on 29 November 2016.
  7. ^ "ဝေသူဝေ ကြွေသူကြွေခဲ့သည့် ၂၀၁၇ မြန်မာ့အားကစား".
  8. ^ "Myanmar's Health Minister Resigns After Military Takeover". The Irrawaddy. 1 February 2021.
  9. ^ "ဒုတိယဝန်ကြီး ၂၄ ဦးအား တာဝန်မှရပ်စဲကြောင်း တပ်မတော်ကာကွယ်ရေးဦးစီးချုပ်ရုံး ထုတ်ပြန်".
  10. ^ "Tatmadaw names new govt officials". The Myanmar Times. 1 February 2021.
  11. ^ "အားကစားနှင့်လူငယ်ရေးရာဝန်ကြီးဌာန၊ ဒုတိယဝန်ကြီးအဖြစ်ခန့်အပ်".