Two nominees for region minister posts revoked

Writer: 
Aung Thu Nyein
The emergency meeting of the regional parliament was held on February 26.
 
Magway Region Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo revoked the much-criticized proposal for the appointment of two vacant seats for regional ministers, on the third day of the emergency meeting of the regional parliament on February 26. 
 
The president allowed the resignations of Region Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Soe Myint and Region Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population Nay Myo Kyaw, of their own volition. 
 
On February 14, Region Minister for Social Affairs Dr Khin Maung Aye submitted a proposal to nominate Aye Ngwe and Aung Kyaw Moe for two vacant seats for ministers, in accord with Section 8 of the Region or State Government Law. 
 
On February 14, a total 17 regional MPs submitted a motion to remonstrate against the two nominees due to public criticism. 
 
Region Minister for Chin Ethnics Affairs Hla Tun said: “The transport sector has seen improvement in ethnic regions but some road accesses remain difficult. Crops are thriving in hilly regions.  I assume the region should have a minister who can carry out upgrades in this sector and export these crops to overseas markets.” 
 
Magway Township MP Khin Cho Latt said: “There remain many problems to be solved. The agricultural sector is important. The minister should be capable of solving the problems farmers are facing. I would like to thank the Chief Minister for the revocation of a proposal the people don’t like.”