With the Tatmadaw chief reaching retirement age this year, some speculate that a fresh face could achieve a détente with the NLD – but the appointment process itself could hold the key to better civil-military relations.
With the Tatmadaw chief reaching retirement age this year, some speculate that a fresh face could achieve a détente with the NLD – but the appointment process itself could hold the key to better civil-military relations.
U Henry Van Thio, 58, was nominated last week as the Amyotha Hluttaw’s candidate for the vice-presidency. The National League for Democracy member was elected in November to Chin State-3 constituency in what is also known as the House of Nationalities. Almost completely unknown, even among politicians in his home state, the ethnic Chin Christian lawmaker was an army officer and employee of the Ministry of Industry before joining the NLD. He spoke to Frontier’s Mratt Kyaw Thu in Nay Pyi Taw on March 10.

၂၀၁၂ခုနှစ်၊ ဇွန်လတွင် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအစိုးရက ကုလသမဂ္ဂနှင့်အတူ ပူးတွဲလုပ်ငန်းဆောင်ရွက်မှု စီမံချက်ကို သဘောတူလက်မှတ်ရေးထိုးပြီးသည့်အချိန်မှ ယနေ့အထိ ကလေးသူငယ် ၇၄၅ ဦးကို တပ်မတော်က နှုတ်ထွက်ခွင့်ပြုခဲ့ပြီးဖြစ်သည်

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