“I did not expect to be appointed chief minister,” he said. “If anything, I thought I might one day become a minister for agriculture.”
The municipal affairs minister for Rakhine State, Min Aung, was yesterday voted out of office by his peers at an emergency session of the state parliament in Sittwe.
As the government’s agricultural bank begins handing out loans to farmers, some say they have to wait too late for money that has to be paid back too soon.
A coalition of ethnic NGOs says the draft National Land Use Policy is flawed because it overlooks traditional shifting agricultural practices in Burma.