Image Credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Myanmar News | Ethnic Minorities

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.

Read more:
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)

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