Myanmar Home Affairs minister to resign

02 February 2020
Myanmar Home Affairs minister to resign
Home Affairs Minister Lt.Gen Kyaw Swe. Photo: EPA

The military-appointed home affairs minister, Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, will resign from government and return to the army pending approval from the president, government spokesperson Zaw Htay said Friday.

“The president has been informed of his resignation,” Zaw Htay said at a press conference in Naypyitaw. “He will proceed according to the constitution.”

The home affairs ministry is one of three whose ministers are nominated by the commander-in-chief, rather than the President. The other two ministries are border affairs and defense.

Zaw Htay declined to say who would replace Kyaw Swe. “You will know when it is announced,” he said.