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As Aung San Suu Kyi will be Myanmar's new junior secretary when it comes to office in April, the parliamentary president said, ending week-long speculations about whether the ruling political leaders of the nation would take a official stance in the state. On Tuesday, the name of 18 foreign affairs officials was made public in the capitol Naypyidaw during a parliamentary meeting lasting less than 15 mins.
A special register received from the Reuters press service, which claims to come from parliamentary sources, showed, however, that Aung San Suu Kyi would head four ministries: presidential ministers, overseas ministers, electricity and utilities, and ministers of state. "It doesn't make any difference how many departments she claims, as she will head the entire administration anyway," said Win Htein, a National League for Democracy leader near Aung San Suu Kyi.
70-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD counterpart have provided rare and meagre detail of their governance since they won a large minority in the historical elections in November. Early this weeks NLD spokesperson Zaw Myint Maung proposed that Aung San Suu Kyi should not take a cabinett stance and instead should reign as parliamentary chair.
Just 18 out of 21 were unveiled in Tuesday's brief and opaque parliamentary statement, contributing to speculations that Aung San Suu Kyi will head more than one minister. "Aung San Suu Kyi will, as anticipated, place the NLD parliamentary faction in the hand of other NLD leaders and take a part in the cabinet," said Nyantha Maw Lin, CEO of Vriens & Partners policy consulting in Yangon.
Prior to the elections, the chief had sworn to stand "above the president" and work around a junta-drafted bill that excludes her from the country's most potent stance because her two kids and her deceased spouse are Britons. Closely associated advisor Htin Kyaw was voted presidential this months and is likely to serve as a representative of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the murdered country's heroic revolutionist, is the only lady on the shortlist. Other are Thein Swe, a former convict, and Naing Thet Lwin, an ethnical majority of the Mon National Partys. One of them is Thura U Aung Ko, a high-ranking member of the departing, military-oriented Union Solidarity and Development Parties, a mirror image of Aung San Suu Kyi's wish to be integrative and unalienated Armenian general.