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Who' s U Win Myint, Myanmar' s likely new president?
YANGON- After a 30-year trip that led him from a law degree to becoming a judicial campaigner, then an electoral legislator and finally a House spokesman, U Win Myint has come to a major turning point in his biography, where he is now ready to be appointed the next president of the state.
Since February 2016, the 66-year-old has been parliamentary spokesman after the National League for Democracy won the 2015 parliamentary elections. Part of the trial, a substitute for U Htin Kyaw, 71, who stepped down as president on March 21, U Win Myint was appointed deputy president last Friday, which paved the way for a new president to be voted.
Mr U Win Myint stepped down as spokesman for the House of Commons on the same date that U Htin Kyaw resign. As a long-standing NLD member, U Win Myint is the right arm of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was stripped of his chairmanship under the military's 2008 draft treaty.
Mr U Win Myint was elected three times: in the 1990 parliamentary elections, the 2012 by-elections and the last 2015 parliamentary elections. U Win Myint, like many other activist and politician leaders, was repeatedly imprisoned by the former state. When his only boy was seriously ill, he refused the proposal of a secret service to subscribe to an IOU in order to give up policy in return for the opportunity to see his boy, who was on his death bed in prison.
"I could not tolerate it because my voters had faith in me and were voting for me," he said in a videotape conversation with Kamayut, the regional press company, shortly after he was appointed spokesman for the LGB. However, the bereavement wounded him, as his deceased boy was never able to see his dad ascend to the position of spokesman.
Irrespective of this, the then spokesman said he would remain on the road to domestic conciliation, as set out by his political group' s chairman, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr U Win Myint has been a member of the NLD Board since 2010. She was also serving as Secretariat of the Rule of Law, Peace and Order Commission of the Lower Chamber under the chairmanship of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was then the legislator of the Lower Chamber after being appointed to the Kawhmu Yangonhood.
Drawing on his many years of political and judicial expertise, U Win Myint's possible chairmanship has awakened hope and expectation that he will be a more proactive political leaders than his forerunner. It is hoped that he will deal with the effective handling of bribery, the constitutional state and territorial disputes to which he was strongly committed during his time as President of the European Parliament.
And, as the spokesman for the household, he was very good with Parliament[in the last two years]. U Win Myint was known as the rigorous task master during his tenure in the lower chamber. The EU was also one of those responsible for poorly planned responses in the European Council. He has also on occasion caused difficulties for members of the armed forces in Congress.
Ma Zin Mar Aung, NLD lower house legislator, said U Win Myint had gained a good grasp of the controls and balance between the legislature and the legislature, as well as the local state.