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The President suggests new ministries to better monitor domestic and foreign policy
Rangoon - A suggestion by the president to set up two new ministries was presented to the Union parliament on Monday, bringing the number of ministries to 24. Both of the ministries suggested by President U Htin Kyaw were a State Department and a Ministry for International Cooperation, supervised by National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun and Deputy Foreign Minister U Kyaw Tin, respectively.
For the two new ministries, no extra administrative personnel will be recruited. They will be replaced by current civil servants, who currently report to the Union authorities and the Department of Foreign Ministry's Department of Foreign Trade and Payments. This step is aimed at enabling the federal authorities to better administer the internal administrative and internal matters, the Union's Prosecutor General, U Htun Htun Oo, said in Parliament on Monday.
Whilst State Councillor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also Secretary of State, oversees matters of diplomacy, the recently suggested Secretary of State for External Relations would also manage matters relating to non-governmental organisations from an economical point of view in parallel to the normal policy perspectives, said U Htun Htun Oo. Meanwhile, another suggestion by the President was presented to Parliament on Monday to substitute the current Myanmar anti-corruption officials, who had been appointed under the former U Thein Sein administration.
Aung Kyi, the former information secretary who is currently responsible for the government's peacemaking committee, was suggested as a replacement for U Mya Win, the current chairman. Aung Kyi has worked in defence and goverment management for more than 50 years. It was also suggested that former Head of Policeman Maj-General Zaw Win, who resigned in May this year, be appointed Commissioner.
The other members nominated are pensioned civil servants of the Prosecutor General's Office and the Special Investigation Office, as well as law specialists. Unaffirmed reports also suggest that the Ministry of Electricity and Energy will be divided into two ministries, each headed by a minist. Myanmar had 36 ministries under the former U Thein Sein administration.