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Burma formally ended half a-centurty military rule
Myanmar's House of Representatives on Tuesday voted Htin Kyaw as Speaker, the country's first democratic ruler after more than half a century of military rule. Aung San Suu Kyi, an associate of the National League for Democracy leadership, will take up his duties on 1 April after receiving 360 of Parliament's 652 voices.
It is prevented from becoming chairman because a constitution provision rules out anyone with a non-national partner or family. It is generally considered to be a military text on Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi has sworn to rule Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, from a presidential "over" state.
70-year-old Htin Kyaw is an Oxford alumnus who heads the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, an educational institution dedicated to Suu Kyi's mom that is helping communities in the impoverished areas of Myanmar. One of Suu Kyi's former classmates at a high high school in Yangon, he is regarded as a National League for Democracy loyaltyist whose woman is a eminent lawmaker.
It will remain a pivotal part of the new administration, maintaining power over three mighty departments - defence, internal and external borders - while influencing Myanmar's economic through military conglomerations and companies with strong links to President Thein Sein's departing outpost.
Living under the Burmese military regimes
"It' s my whole fucking world. I don't like it here. I only survive one of these days after the other," said a sad Myanmar cabbie, stopping at another check point on the side of the road to give bribes. The price continues to rise and there is too little petrol and power. Living under military rule is anything but simple for most of Burmaans.
The annoying thing for many is that Burma has rich cultural heritage and was once one of the wealthiest nations in Southeast Asia before military rule suffocated the world. In recent month, the position has deteriorated significantly as a result of the government's choice to raise the wages of civil servants more than tenfold in some cases.
"Everybody knew the goverment couldn't possibly have it, " said a Myanmar reporter. This was a foreseeable outcome - the local population estimates that since April the price has risen by more than 30%, making it more difficult for the common man to make ends meet. However, this is not the case. Save the Children's Burma head Andrew Kirkwood said that under five-year-olds are suffering from chronic undernourishment.
However, the issues the Burmese face go much further than a shortage of cash. The differences between the allies of the dominant elites and the general public are enormous - a difference that pervades every facet of daily one. You know someone who has influence, you can buy at the cost of the state.
But if not, you have to go to the illegal trade, which is at least twice as high. It is priced at around $3,000 - far more than most human beings can afford. Gasoline is another product where the primary focus is on the illegal trade. A normal person is only permitted two gallon (nine liters) a gallon a gallon a day at the cost of the administration - and even then, waiting in line can sometimes take hour.
However, there always seems to be enough gasoline at the many booths of the illegal trade all over the state. When you want to prevent payment of permanent penalties or want your kid to do well at primary and secondary schools, it is important to know the right person and the right amount. Burmese military leaders are also present in other ways.
For almost every facet of your career, a permit must be obtained. "There are only two colors on TV - oranges ( "for the Buddha religion") and greens ( "for the military")," said a former national. It is also an erratic regime and many peoples are in conflict with a policy that seems to be changing at will.
This latest goverment action is an effort to plant walnut not only as a biofuel resource, but also because the government's soothsayers believe they will strengthen the military's might. However, other intergovernmental choices are far darker. Organizations such as the International Labor Organization maintain that the Myanmar regime is continuing to use hard labor for its often challenging work.
It is sometimes even assumed that the village inhabitants are co-opted by the military as "carriers", many are mutilated or slaughtered by land mines, while they have to walk through areas of war in front of the troop. Although they live under one of the most dramatic regime in the whole wide globe, some of them still find enough free space for the joys of being.
I' ve spoken to a man in his early twenties who has used the few times in the last few month that power has been used to recharge the battery so he can see the World Cup.