Aung San Suu Kyi’s inclusion on a list of 18 nominees to the cabinet of president-elect Htin Kyaw ends weeks of speculation about her role in government.
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Far-reaching political prisoner amnesty that saw Min Ko Naing and former PM Khin Nyunt among 651 released from Burma’s jails
Parliamentary speaker remains coy on date of release but implies that a number of political prisoners may be among those freed
French ambassador says however that it’s still too soon to drop punitive measures on Burma despite noting signs of reform
Prominent monk and Shan leader among those transferred as speculation mounts that Min Ko Naing will also move prisons
Thein Sein to head 11-member committee that analysts believe will wield huge influence over military policy in new government
There is little to suggest that Than Shwe’s parliament is anything more than a brain room for his thinly disguised military dictatorship