PRESIDENT OFFICE: Appointment of Deputy Minister,Deputy Ministers Reshuffled ,Appointment of Chief of Myanmar Police Force


Myanmar’s parliamentary speaker for the Union Assembly’s Upper House, Khin Aung Myint, will be retiring after two years of service. The role will now be carried out by current Lower House Speaker Thura Shwe Mann.

Myanmar’s Upper House speaker,Khin Aung Myint, to retire-and the winner is Thura Shwe Mann


Republic of the Union of Myanmar

President Office

(Order No. 26/2013)

3rd Waning of Waso, 1375 ME

(25th July, 2013)

Appointment of Deputy Minister

Under the sub-sections (a) and (d) under the Section 234 of the constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Para (9), sub-section (b) under the Section 16 of the Union Government Law, Dr Aung Kyaw Myat, Director-General of the Advanced Science and Technology Department has been appointed as Deputy Minister for Science and Technology.

(25th July, 2013)

Deputy Ministers Reshuffled

Under the Section 234 of the constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Para (9), subsection (b) under the Section 16 of the Union Government Law, the following persons have been appointed as deputy ministers of ministries shown against each.

(1) Dr Win Myint President Office Ministry (1)
(2) Dr Zaw Min Aung Ministry of Education
(3) U Htin Aung Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security
(4) U Myint Thein Ministry of Rail Transportation
(5) U Ba Shwe Ministry of Science and Technology

Appointment of Chief of Myanmar Police Force

Under the Section 208 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Section 6 of Civil Servant Law, Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Brig-Gen Zaw Win of the Ministry of Home Affairs has been appointed as Chief of Myanmar Police Force.

The President’s Office of Myanmar announced another major reshuffle of its government cabinet on Thursday, but observers say the reshuffle may be not enough to tackle vast corruption among some government ministries.

Myanmar’s second cabinet reshuffle since President Thein Sein took office in March 2011 saw four ministers reassigned, ten deputy ministers reshuffled or appointed, and two deputy ministers dropped.

Rail transportation minister Zeya Aung was reassigned as minister for energy, while energy minister Than Htay became the minister for rail transportation.

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, Maung Myint, was then appointed as minister of industry, and the industry minister Aye Myint as minister for labour, employment and social welfare.

Two deputy ministers with education and rail transportation ministries, Aye Kyu and Thura Thaung Lwin, were allowed to resign from their posts, said the announcement from President’s Office.

Among the reshuffled deputy ministers, five were reassigned and five newly appointed. Dr Win Myint, Dr Zaw Min Aung, Myint Thein, Ba Shwe and Htin Aung were reassigned as deputy ministers for President Office Department No. (1), Education, Rail Transportation, Science and Technology, and Labour, Employment and Social Welfare respectively.

Brigadier General Kyaw Kyaw Tun who is serving as both deputy minister of home affairs and chief of Myanmar Police Force was reappointed as home affairs deputy minister. Police Brigadier General Zaw Win, the vice chief of Myanmar Police Force, became the police chief.

Other appointments include Major General Maung Maung Ohn from Commander-in-Chief Office (Army) as deputy minister for border affairs, Rector of Yangon University of Economics Dr San Lwin as deputy education minister, Member of Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr Than Aung as depty health minister, and Director General at Science and Technology Ministry Dr Aung Kyaw Myat as depty minister for the same ministry.

Observers said those with close links to the President’s Office obtained key ministerial positions in the reshuffle.

They point out that Zeya Aung, who still has a very short tenure at ministerial position but is the brother-in-law of the President’s spokesperson Ye Htut, became the minister at the ministry of energy that is economically strategic and that needs to deal with international corporations.

Aye Myint who succeeded former industry minister Soe Thein has had a good name in his ministry. He was now shuffled with the labour minister Maung Myint, observers said. They noted this cabinet reshuffle will not make difference about corruption occurring in some government ministries.


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