Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is to take four ministerial positions in the new government, with the National League for Democracy intending to make up one-third of the proposed 18-member cabinet and hand key portfolios to allied politicians and technocrats.
A frenzy of speculation over what role – if any – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will take in the National League for Democracy-led government should be laid to rest this morning when the party’s proposed list of ministers is presented to MPs.
President-Elect U Htin Kyaw delivered his inaugural speech to parliament yesterday, outlining his plans to slash the number of ministries while assuring civil servants they would not lose their jobs.
The National League for Democracy is set to propose changes to a law that requires citizens to report overnight guests to their local ward administration office – a practice that activists say infringes on human rights, and the party argues is a “disgrace” to the country.
President-Elect U Htin Kyaw is due to explain his ministry shake-up plan to parliament today as the incoming NLD administration signals its first intention to make a clear break with the military-backed government of U Thein Sein.