“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 party spokesman’s comments come a day after the Office of the Commander-in-Chief filed a complaint against Phyo Min Thein.
Min Min Oo announced on 18 February that he was stepping down amid allegations of cronyism.
Karen State’s newly appointed chief minister Nan Khin Htwe Myint says she will work for peace in a state that has long only known war.
The role of chief minister is a key position in determining a state’s development. In Arakan, the job also involves deatling with the Rohingya issue.
The president’s controversial nomination is approved despite murmurs of discontent. Meanwhile, Arakanese delegates acknowledge they need international help to develop the region.