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Burmese police officers murdered in Rakhine frontier raid
The BBC has been informed by a number of assaults on Myanmar's Bangladesh Myanmar frontier post, according to BBC Rakhine regional authorities. According to policemen, those in charge were from the Rohingya group. Rohingya has experienced a smouldering tense situation between the Buddhist and Muslim population. A BBC Burmese officer in Maungdaw said several assailants were also murdered in the Sunday outrages.
Attackers plundered more than 50 rifles and 1,000 slugs from the sentries, said they. Rakhine State Minister Tin Maung Swe said to the AFP press office that he held the Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO), a small group of militants who had been actively involved in the 1980' s and 1990', responsible for the aggression.
While the RSO has been held responsible by the state for other assaults in recent years, monitors believe that it has been inactive for some while. Myanmar's administration - formerly known as Burma - is refusing to give them nationality.
Burma chooses Htin Kyaw as first civil presidency in centuries
Myanmar's House of Representatives has appointed Htin Kyaw as the country's next Speaker, the first civil commander in more than 50 years of reign. Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) won the historical November election, is a strong supporter of Htin Kyaw. His nomination was "Aung San Suu Kyi's victory," he said.
MEP Htin Kyaw won in both chambers of the House with 360 of the 652 ballots received, and MEPs applauded the results. "Sieg! That is the triumph of Sr. Aung San Suu Kyi. Thanks," said Htin Kyaw after the win. Eventually, the end outcome was just as anticipated, with a slippery win for Ms. Suu Kyi's husband, Htin Kyaw.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Htin Kyaw acted according to her directions (probably a foretaste of what is yet to come). Myanmar was at the end of a closed off hall awaiting Ms Suu Kyi's return, the only times I saw Myanmar's next presidency. Second was Myint Swe, who was appointed by the army and won 213 seats.
He is considered a hard-liner as a strong associate of former Than Shwe, former head of the regime. Htin Kyaw's Henry Van Thio, who received 79 voices, followed him. Elections of the Chairman are made from the nominees proposed by each of the two parliaments and a third nomination by the MP.
Who' s Htin Kyaw? Ms. Suu Kyi's closest associate is Htin Kyaw, 70. A leading member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, which was established in honor of Suu Kyi's deceased mom, he was often seen alongside the NLD guide, who served as her rider from there.
There is a large NLD in both chambers of the House, despite the 25% seat occupation by the armed forces, so that the nominee it supported could almost certainly be a winner. However, correspondent writes have warned against increased parliamentary strife in the years to come, as MEPs are taking action against an armed forces committed to maintaining its constitutional prerogatives.
The Commission continues to control important safety departments and also has the right to exercise a right of abstention against constitutional amendments, as this would take more than 75% of Parliament's vote. Correspondent say Htin Kyaw's choice is widely endorsed by the Myanmar community because he has a good name and is known to be trustworthy by Ms Suu Kyi.
In spite of her appeal and publicity in Myanmar - also known as Burma - Ms Suu Kyi was not able to take over the chair. In spite of week-long negotiations before the referendum, the NLD was not able to convince the NLD to withdraw or terminate the provision so that Ms Suu Kyi could take over.