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Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:24
Photo shows the annoucement published in the New Light of Myanmar (29-8-12)
President U Thein Sein announced the second day of government reforms with three ministers allowed to resign.
The three were Construction Minister U Khin Maung Myint, Electric Power Minister U Zaw Min and Union Auditor-General U Lun Maung.
Deputy Information Minister U Soe Win was reassigned to deputy minister for religious affairs.
On Monday, the President reshuffled nine union ministers and appointed 15 deputy ministers.
“Reform plans are being made at the government ministries. The government is now initiating the new scenario to implement economic changes and internal peace.
“These reshuffles are aimed to accelerate the reform process of the government,” spokesperson U Zaw Htay, Director of President Office, said.
The recent Cabinet reshuffle is the most remarkable government reform since it took office in March 2011.
The nine union ministers were reshuffled on August 27 as follows:
1. U Soe Thein (From Ministry of Industry to Ministry of President Office)
2. U Aung Min (From Ministry of Rail Transportation to Ministry of President Office)
3. U Hla Tun (From Ministry of Finance and Revenue to Ministry of President Office)
4. U Tin Naing Thein (From Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development to Ministry of President
5. U Aung Kyi (From Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement to Ministry of Information)
6. U Kyaw Hsan (From Ministry of Information to Ministry of Cooperatives)
7. U Ohn Myint (From Ministry of Cooperatives and of Livestock and Fisheries to Ministry of Livestock and
8. U Aye Myint (From Ministry of Science and Technology to Ministry of Industry)
9. U Tint Hsan (From Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and of Sports to Ministry of Sports)
The 15 deputy ministers were appointed on August 27 as follows:
1. Police Maj-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun (Ministry of Home Affairs),
2. U Paik Htwe (Ministry of Information),
3. U Than Swe (Ministry of Culture),
4. U Aung Thein (Ministry of President Office),
5. Dr Lin Aung (Ministry of Finance and Revenue),
6. U Hset Aung (Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development),
7. Dr Daw Khin San Yi (Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development),
8. Daw Su Su Hlaing (Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement),
9. U Thaung Tin (Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs),
10. U Htin Aung (Ministry of Energy),
11. Brig-Gen Win Myint (Ministry of Immigration and Population),
12. U Aye Myint Maung (Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry),
13. Dr Daw Thet Thet Zin (Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry),
14. U Thaung Htaik (Ministry of Sports)
15. Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay (Ministry of Health).
Four women were appointed as deputy ministers as well as other positions.
Under President U Thein Sein’s administration, the rapid changes have been made to reform the nation. As the result, some financial sanctions have been eased and foreign investments have been initiated.