Win Myint, the long-serving member of Burma’s ruling party who is expected to become the country’s next president within days, is described by colleagues as a skilled political operator with a crucial quality — loyalty to de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Burma’s Union Election Commission has officially opened the application process for candidates to run in by-elections slated for April next year.
A special sitting of Burma’s Union Parliament elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s first democratically-elected president since 1962.
Burma moves another step closer to choosing its next president and vice-presidents.
Burma’s new stock exchange plans its first listing on 25 March, the deputy finance minister said on Sunday, more than three months after it launched.
The NLD’s landslide victory over the USDP is seen to many as a dismissal of the anti-Mulism rhetoric that was employed by Ma-Ba-Tha during the election.