August 19, 2016

President proposes transfer of two of Daw Suu Kyi’s ministries

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

PRESIDENT U Htin Kyaw submitted a proposal to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday to transfer two of the four ministerial portfolios held by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The president nominated U Myo Thein Gyi, who is currently the director-general of the Department of Higher Education, as Union Minister of Education and U Pe Zin Tun, who is currently the permanent secretary of Ministry of Electric Power and Energy, as Union Minister for Electric Power and Energy.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s other two portfolios—Union Minister for Foreign Affairs and Union Minister at the President’s Office—will remain unchanged.
U Htin Kyaw also sought approval for the appointment of U Tun Tun Oo as Union Attorney General and U Maw Than, a well-known economist, as the Union Auditor General.
U Tun Tun Oo was Deputy Attorney General under the previous government, while U Maw Than is a retired rector of the Institute of Economics.
Union Parliament Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than invited MPs to discuss the president’s proposals today if they wish to object to the nominations.—GNLM


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