Saturday, May 07, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Information minister to tackle state subsidies

Incoming Minister for Information U Pe Myint yesterday promised to address complaints that state newspapers were undercutting private publications, but ruled out radical reform at the ministry.

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NLD leader’s next challenge: the bureaucracy

Ministry officials and political analysis wonder if the National League for Democracy leader has taken on more than she can handle with four ministerial posts.

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NLD looks into two ministers’ qualifications

Reports of bogus degrees held by at least two would-be ministers in the National League for Democracy’s proposed cabinet have prompted the party to examine their qualifications.

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NLD leader takes four cabinet posts

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.

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Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy's new proposed government with insider profiles of the party's 18 candidates for ministerial posts.

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Expert opinions: Myanmar’s next government

Experts, analysts, and advisors weigh in on the National League for Democracy's selection of cabinet ministers for the next government, revealed yesterday.

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With all eyes on Daw Suu, NLD set to reveal cabinet

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.

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President-elect wins vote after first speech

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.

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NLD plans end to rules on overnight visitors

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.

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President-elect to explain ministry shake-up to MPs

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.

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