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Powerful and determined": Get to know Myanmar's new chairman.
Burma has a new chairman. On Wednesday, a weeks after U Htin Kyaw resigned as head of the state, Wednesday saw the parliamentary assembly elect former Pyithu Hluttaw spokesman U Win Myint as the country's tenth ever independent mayor. Win Myint won the voting with 403 out of 636 points. The current US Presidential and Naval nominee U Myint Swe won 211 and the current US Presidential Election Commissioner Henry Van Thio 18 voices.
And when he walked out of the House, Win Myint said to reporters: Detached in good before the 1990 elections, he ran successfully in Danubyu, but the army Junta declined to honor the outcome. As many members of the opposing movements during the years of armed forces dominance, Win Myint was arrested several occasions, especially at the moment when his only boy was seriously ill, according to an Irrawaddy report.
Just before his boy passed away, the Win Myint secret service gave him a shot at seeing his boy, but only if he would sign a paper dispensing with it. In the 2012 by-election he rejoined the political scene and won the Ayeyarwady's Pathein Township lower chamber office. Candidate for the 2015 elections again, he won the Tarmwe-based Pyithu Hluttaw office before being named spokesman.
Aung San Suu Kyi's strong associate, he is held in high regard for his crucial leadership of the House of Commons. He was not one to shrink from conflicts, more than once he blamed military-linked legislators in the House, and in early 2017 he punished an NLD MP for having read a paper during a Hluttav sittings.
He threw another Member out of the House a few day before the event because he had not followed the stringent regulations concerning the uniforms (the Member wore a neckless jacket instead of the mandatory blank one). Most of the feedback from his inauguration in the state has been overwhelmingly favorable. Yangon Regional Council's former Yangon deputy Daw Daw Nyo Thin said she hopes Win Myint would accept his suggestion to review the property of Yangon regional administration officers.
It also said that she was hoping that he would enforce his call to protect farmers' prerogatives, a heated issue in the state. "There were also some departments with which he was not satisfied, and I trust that he will take resolute measures against them," she said.
Nyo Nyo Thin admitted, however, that the new US leader will continue to be under the oversight of State Councillor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as will Htin Kyaw. Chaw Daw Chaw Chaw Sein, Associate professor and director of the International Relations Division at Yangon University, said she was upbeat about a Win-Myint chair.
"In my opinion, U Win Myint's character is important," she said, pointing to his determination in the Parliament meetings as spokesman. It also confirmed Aung San Suu Kyi's oversight of the presidency and said it hopes that the State Council will "give authority to U Win Myint by placing its trust in his personality".
It also called on Win Myint to work in close cooperation with the army. "I call on the presidents to hear the general opinion and make their own decisions," she said. Kyaunggon, Ayeyarwady, said he hopes that the nomination of Win Myint would come at the same time as a change of "competent ministers".
"Dependent on his actions, U Win Myint will be acceptable to the masses. He said, "If the countrys economic situation remains stable and continues to improve, the new US presidency will be a success. Mr Daw Khin San Hlaing, a lower-LLD legislator (Pale, Sagaing) and member of the Scrutiny Committee for the Qualification of the Vice Präsident, said the Armed Forces has backed the view that Win Myint will become chairman.
"If you look at it from a legitimate point of view, U Win Myint has nothing less than the demands on the Mayor. They[ the military] said nothing against it," she said. Pythu Hluttaw legislator for the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy in Hsipaw, Shan State, Sai Thant Zin, said he hopes the presidential would help "create a federation on an equal footing".