Myanmar government reshuffled

ASEAN+ July 12, 2012 00:00

By Eleven Media

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Myanmar President U Thein Sein has reshuffled six deputy ministers for the purposes of efficiency.



The ministers concerned are Deputy Minister U Thant Shin who has moved from the rail transport ministry to the presidential office; Deputy Minister U Chan Maung, who has gone from the presidential office to the rail transport ministry; Deputy Minister U Win Shein, from transport ministry to the finance and revenue ministry.

Deputy Minister U Han Sein from the presidential office to the transport ministry; Deputy Minister U Win Than from the finance and revenue ministry to the communications ministry; and Deputy Minister Dr Myo Myint from the foreign affairs ministry to the education ministry.

Some observers say that a reshuffle might also include eliminating or combining some ministries.
A lawmaker said the changes had nothing to do with any factional or ideological struggle but was purely based on performance and the aim to make the president’s agenda more effective.
Another lawmaker said in order to make the Cabinet more vibrant and effective, Thein Sein needs to remove some conservatives who are reluctant to accept his reforms.

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