Minister of Energy to chair investment commission

Minister for Energy Zayyar Aung, who has a close relationship with President Thein Sein, has been appointed as chairperson of the influential Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). In a new reshuffle, a number of top ministers and government officials, including Htay Aung (Hotels and Tourism), Win Tun (Environment and Forestry) and Tun Shin (Attorney General), were […]

Myanmar military appoints two women MPs

The Myanmar military has appointed two female officers for the first time as representatives in parliament. According to an announcement by the Union Election Commission in state-run newspapers on Friday, the military replaced four of its representatives in the lower house with new officers who were nominated by the commander-in-chief, two of whom are women: […]