Win Myint

Win Myint,

1951–, Burmese lawyer and political leader. A member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), he spent a brief time in prison during the 1988 uprising against the military government. A close aide to NLD leader Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi
, 1945–, Burmese political leader, B.A. Oxford, 1969, Ph.D. Univ. of London, 1985. The daughter of assassinated (1947) nationalist general U Aung San, who is regarded as the founder of modern Myanmar, she lived outside the country after 1960.
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, he was first elected to parliament in 2012. He served as speaker of the lower house of parliament (2016–18) before he was elected president in 2018, succeeding Htin KyawHtin Kyaw
, 1946–, Burmese political leader, grad. Rangoon Univ. (1968, 1975). He served in the ministries of industry (1975–1980) and planning and treasury (1980–92) before resigning from government service.
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. Like his predecessor, he is largely a figurehead; real power is in the hands of Suu Kyi, who is barred from the presidency and serves as state counselor.
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Le chef de l'Etat sud-coreen a egalement rencontre le president Win Myint a Naypyidaw, la capitale birmane, apres une ceremonie d'accueil officielle au palais presidentiel.
Naypyidaw, June 19 (BNA): President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Win Myint, received the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ahmed Abdulla Al Hajeri, as a Non-Resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
President U Win Myint announced the two new policies the National Environmental Policy and the Myanmar Climate Change Policy at an event marking World Environment Day in the capital.
Also, President of Myanmar U Win Myint and Special Envoy of Thailand Grisada Boonrach also graced the ceremony at the majestic forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, President of Myanmar U Win Myint, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Thailand's Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach are among the foreign dignitaries present in New Delhi to attend the oath taking ceremony.
President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, President of Myanmar U Win Myint, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, and Thailand's Special Envoy Grisada Boonrach will be present in the national capital for attending Modi's swearing-in ceremony.
The journalists have now received pardon from Myanmar President Win Myint, who has released thousands of prisoners since last month.
President Win Myint has pardoned thousands of other prisoners in mass amnesties since last month.
The president, Win Myint, is a loyalist of the de facto government leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Ambassador U Win Myint hosted a large reception to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the independence of the Union of Myanmar last Friday.
On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of independence of the Union of Myanmar, the ambassador Win Myint hosted a colourful event at a local hotel in Islamabad.
Meanwhile, Myanmar President U Win Myint has greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the landslide victory in the parliament election held December 30, 2018.