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List of new ministers to be appointed on Friday

Naypyidaw (Mizzima) – Burma’s president nominated 30 people on Wednesday to be appointed ministers in the new government, mostly retired and current military officers and businessmen. No women were included on the list.

Naypyidaw sources said the list, submitted by President Thein Sein, was approved 615 to 4 votes, according to a lawmaker. Fourteen lawmakers were absent or did not cast votes.

Among the new faces nominated as ministers were Tin San, the owner of ACE construction company; Dr. Pe Thet Tin, a retired professor from Rangoon Medical University (1); and Win Myint, a businessman in the oil industry and the chairman of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. 

On Friday, the 30 nominees will be appointed to various ministries to make up the new government, according to sources. Although many current ministers will be reappointed, they will probably be assigned to new ministries, according to lawmakers.

The unofficial list of nominees included:

(1) Lieutenant General Ko Ko
(2) Major General Hla Min (chief of Bureaus of Special Operations)
(3) Major General Thein Htay
(4) Wunna Maung Lwin (a retired Burmese ambassador to the United Nations)
(5) Retired Lieutenant General Myint Hlaing (a retired Chief of Bureaus of Special Operations)
(6) Retired Information Minister Kyaw Hsan
(7) Win Myint (chairman of UMFCCI)
(8) Tin San (the owner of a construction company)
(9) Retired Construction Minister Khin Maung Myint
(10) Major General Thein Tun
(11) Finance and Revenue Minister Hla Tun
(12) Major General Thein Htike
(13) Retired Deputy Minister of Transport Nyan Tun Aung
(14) Commerce Minister Tin Naing Thein
(15) Win Tun (director of Ministry of Forestry)
(16) Retired Labour Minister Aung Kyi
(17) Lieutenant General Ohn Myint
(18) Kyaw Swa Khine
(19) Industry (II) Minister Soe Thein
(20) Than Htay (retired deputy minister of the Ministry of Energy)
(21) Rail Transportation Minister Aung Min
(22) Dr. Mya Aye
(23) Pediatrician Pe Thet Khin (a lawmaker in the People’s Parliament (Mandalay), and a retired professor at Rangoon Medical University (1)
(24) Major General Aye Myint (retired deputy minister of Ministry of Defense)
(25) Retired Religious Affairs Minister Thura Myint Maung
(26) Khin Yi (retired director general of the People’s Police Force)
(27) Zaw Min (Minister of Electric Power No (1)
(28) Khin Maung Soe (chairman of Rangoon City Electric Power Supply Board)
(29) Thein Nyunt (Minister of Progress of Border Areas, National Races and Development Affairs)
(30) Major General Soe Maung (Judge Advocate General)
Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 February 2011 14:21 )  

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