Ethnic minorities in Myanmar nominated for top government spots under new government
- Under Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), politicians from the country’s largest ethnic minorities including the Kachin, Karen, and Rakhine were nominated for top positions.
- Four MPs were nominated to speaker positions in the new parliament, which convened at the beginning of February.
- The nominations come as leaders of ethnic rebel factions prepare to meet with government negotiators to address ongoing ethnic conflict in the country.
“Myanmar ethnic minority MPs receive Suu Kyi boost” (Channel NewsAsia)
“Myanmar’s Suu Kyi lauds choice of ethnic and army-backed parliamentary speakers” (Reuters)
“Myanmar ethnic groups place faith in Suu Kyi govt for peace” (AFP, via Channel NewsAsia)
(Image Credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)