Myanmar: Rakhine minister retires in cabinet reshuffle

Since reforms, Rakhine state blighted by repeated bouts of deadly violence that have displaced around 140,000 people, mostly Rohingya.

Myanmar: Rakhine minister retires in cabinet reshuffle

World Bulletin / News Desk

The chief minister of violence-torn Rakhine state in Myanmar has retired and the minister for religious affairs has been sacked in the latest cabinet reshuffle under the country’s reformist government.

President Thein Sein signed off an announcement published in state media Friday confirming that Hla Maung Tin had retired and Hsan Sint had been fired.

The notice gave no reason for the reshuffle, but one of the pledges of the reform-inclined administration that took power in 2011 is to stamp out corruption in government.

Since reforms began Rakhine state has been blighted by repeated bouts of deadly interreligious violence that has killed up to 280 people and displaced around 140,000, mostly from the Rohingya Muslim community.

Last Mod: 20 Haziran 2014, 16:14
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