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9 judges resign amid pressure from Burma lawmakers

By Fri, Sep 07, 2012 10:00AM UTC 4 Comments

YANGON, Burma (AP) — All nine judges on Burma’s presidentially appointed Constitution Tribunal abruptly resigned Thursday after the lower house of parliament voted to impeach them in a standoff within Burma’s nascent government. The resignations were announced by President Thein Sein’s office, state television reported Thursday night, after two-thirds of the lower house had voted...

Burma president announces Cabinet reshuffle

By Tue, Aug 28, 2012 11:17AM UTC Comments Off Burma President Thein Sein. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s president announced a major Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, a move analysts see as advancing the once-pariah nation’s reformist agenda. The shake-up is the biggest since President Thein Sein’s government took office from the former military junta in March 2011 and launched a wave of dramatic reforms that have surprised the...

Hardline ex-general named to be new Burma VP

By Tue, Jul 10, 2012 4:07PM UTC Comments Off Myint Swe. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A former general known as a political hardliner has been nominated to fill the recently vacated position of Burma’s vice president. One of the military’s representatives in parliament said Tuesday that his bloc has nominated Myint Swe to fill the job that Tin Aung Myint Oo vacated earlier this month for...

Suu Kyi attends Burma’s parliament as lawmaker

By Tue, Jul 10, 2012 10:39AM UTC Comments Off Suu Kyi attends Burma’s parliament as lawmaker

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended her first session of Burma’s parliament as a lawmaker on Monday after she and her party won April by-elections. Suu Kyi was mobbed by reporters as she walked up a flight of stairs into the assembly in the capital, Naypyitaw. The legislature is expected...

Burma vice president’s resignation announced

By Wed, Jul 04, 2012 6:30PM UTC 5 Comments Burma's Vice President TTin Aung Myint Oo. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — The resignation of one of Burma’s vice presidents has been officially announced as the country’s new parliament reconvenes. Lawmakers were told Wednesday that President Thein Sein had accepted the resignation of Vice President Tin Aung Myint Oo for health reasons. The resignation took effect July 1, though he was widely reported...

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