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Seven people have died in Irrawaddy Division in the past two days, where high floodwaters and dangerous conditions have prompted warnings from local officials.
A retired major-general from the Burmese armed forces, 65-year-old Htay Oo has long been regarded as a rising star among many in the military-backed USDP.
Burma’s health minister scrapped plans to fill more of the vacancies at the ministry with military personnel, after thousands of people joined an online protest.
Lower House speaker and chairman of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party Shwe Mann has been ousted from the party in a dramatic internal coup.
An internal purge within the ruling USDP appears to be underway as Thein Sein reshuffles cabinet a day ahead of candidate list deadline for Nov elections.