BRIEF – Military will salute the president ‘if he so desires’

The Burmese military will salute President Thein Sein “if he so desires”, Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Kyaw Nyunt told the upper house on Monday in response to a question by MP Hla Swe. “Since 2010, the roles of the head of state and military commander-in-chief have become more and more distinct, so I asked whether the Tatmadaw will salute the president. I was told that they will, if that is what the president desires,” said the MP.