Myanmar president, close Suu Kyi friend, says he's retiring
Published : 21 Mar 2018, 11:45
Myanmar's president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has announced that he is retiring.
A statement posted Wednesday on the Myanmar President Office's Facebook page said that 71-year-old President Htin Kyaw was retiring from his duties.
The statement said his post would be filled within seven working days, in line with the constitution.
Htin Kyaw became president in March 2016. He was Myanmar's first civilian president and the head of its first government to be elected in free and fair polls.
After Htin Kyaw became president, Suu Kyi became Myanmar's de facto leader when she was named state councilor, a title created for the country's once-leading voice for democracy since she is constitutionally banned from the presidency.
- Most viewed
- US envoy: Trump leads on N. Korea as G7 ministers meet
- PM returns home from London
- 23 April Events
- 23 April Deaths
- 23 April Births
- Saudi women's fitness centre shut over 'indecent' video
- Teenage girl loses leg in Banani road accident
- India cabinet approves death penalty for child rape
- Ostrich chicks, gold ornaments seized in Satkhira
- Bollywood celebs protest to seek justice for rape victims
- 1st female BD photographer selected for Joop Swart Masterclass
- Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head
- Spread history and legacy of Mujibnagar govt: Muna Tasneem
- PM calls for Commonwealth’s comprehensive reform
- Amorous couples, sex workers whipped in Indonesia's Aceh
- 3 resident students of DU hall brought back
- PM exchanges greetings with British Queen
- Husband kills wife for dowry