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Maung Khin

Sir Maung Khin (Burmese: [m k]; also spelled Maung Kin;

1872-22 September 1924) was the first Burmese Chief Justice of the High
Court of Judicature[1] during the British colonial era, and the first Burmese to
be knighted. Maung Khin was known as a good, clean administrator, widely
respected by the public.[2]
Personal history
Maung Khin was born to Kya Hnaing and Po Kyaw in Rangoon (Yangon) in
1872, twenty years after the British had captured Lower Burma. Maung Khin
studied at Rangoon's elite St. Paul's English High School and Rangoon
College, and proceeded to read law in the United Kingdom. After passing the
law exam at Middle Temple in 1898, he returned to Yangon and worked as a
barrister. In 1921, Maung Khin became first Burmese Chief Justice of the High
Court. In 1923, he was appointed Internal Minister and made a Knight
Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire, and became the first Burmese
man to receive that title "Sir".
Sir Maung's hobbies were horse riding and gardening. He died on 22
September 1924. He was survived by his wife and their only daughter Kin
Kin E.[3]
Maung Khin


Rangoon, British Burma
22 September 1924
Rangoon, British Burma

Chief Justice of High Court
The first Burmese to be
Known for
Children Kin Kin E
Parent(s) Kya Hnaing and Po Kyaw