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After Dethroning Aung San Suu Kyi, Army Forms New Govt in Myanmar

The newly formed government included new appointments in the portfolios for finance, health, information, foreign affairs, defence, borders and interior.

After Dethroning Aung San Suu Kyi, Army Forms New Govt in Myanmar

Sentinel Digital Desk

Myanmar: On February 1, Myanmar's military seized control of the country and detained Aung San Suu Kyi along with other key leaders.

Notably, the military declaring a state of emergency alleged that election fraud took place in the November vote in which many members of its party lost.

New members of the government is:

1) U Wunna Maung Lwin – Foreign Minister

2) Lt Gen Soe Htut – Minister for Home Affairs and Union Government Office

3) Gen Mya Htun Oo – Minister for Defence

4) Lt Gen Tun Tun Naung – Minister for Border Affairs

5) U Win Shein – Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry

6) U Aung Naing Oo – Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.

7) U Ko Ko Naing – Minister for International Cooperation

8) U Chit Hlaing – Minister for Information

9) U Ko Ko – Minister for Religious Affairs

10) U Myint Kyaing – Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population

11) Dr Thet Khaing Win – Minister for Health and Sports

12) U Than Swe – Chair of Union Civil Service Board

Meanwhile, in a letter published on an official NLD Facebook page that is attributed to Suu Kyi, she told Myanmar's public to "protest against the coup," according to a translation by the BBC. She also told supporters not to accept a return to the military dictatorship that ended 10 years ago.

The coup is being condemned on the international stage, as Myanmar appears on the precipice of a return to military rule that controlled the country for decades.

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on February 2, on the situation in Myanmar.

The meeting, to be held by videoconference, will take place behind closed doors, says the calendar -- which was approved Monday by council members.

The UN special envoy for Myanmar, Swiss diplomat Christine Schraner Burgener, is expected to brief the council on the latest developments at the meeting.


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