All together 9 Ministerial appointments and 15 Deputy-ministerial appointments are announced by a presidential decree today. The rest are to be announced in coming days.
The nine new ministerial appointments are as follows.
|Former Information Minister U Kyaw San.|
The surprise was the apparent demotion of Minister U Kyaw San from the Information Ministry to the Co-operatives Ministry.
And the reason for 6 union minsters in the President's Office is not so clear but the speculation is U Thein Sein wanted the union ministers to handle individual cases like the Arrakan Islamic Crisis and the ceasefire negotiation cases and report to him directly.