General Maung Maung Kyaw appointed as Commander-in-Chief (Air)

Kyaw Zin Win
General Maung Maung Kyaw has been appointed as new Commander-in-Chief (Air) in place of retired General Khin Aung Myint, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief reported on January 2. 
According to the office's press release, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the newly-appointed Commander-in-Chief (Air) paid a courtesy call to President Htin Kyaw. 
The appointment came after General Khin Aung Myint attended a ceremony to hoist a golden umbrella atop Myaynitaung Pagoda and consecrate the pagoda in Lewe Station, Nay Pyi Taw on January 1. 
When the Office of the Commander-in-Chief reported a news story about a ceremony to commission 10 military airplanes including six Yak-130s at Air Training School in Meiktila Station, Mandalay Region, on December 15, Geneal Maung Maung Kyaw was the Chief of Staff (Air) with the rank of major general.   
Political researcher and writer Dr Aung Myo, who is also a retired military officer, said: "Such a promotion can be made in senior posts. It depends on capability and qualification." 
Moreover, Central Command Commander Maj-General Win Bo Shein has been appointed as Defence Services Inspector-General and Brig-General Kyaw Swar Lin from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) as new commander of Central Command.