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Burma Junta removes 3 Key officials

Burma Junta removes 3 Key officials
Rangoon, Dec 7

Burma's newly named military government said on Sunday it had removed 3
senior officials of the key National Convention Convening Commission in
charge of drafting a new Constitution for the country

A statement by the State Peace and Development Concil said that NCCC
Chairman Lie: General Myo Nyunt and chairman Lt. General Maung Thint and
Brig-General Myo Thant had been replaced .

Minister of hotels and tourism Maj: General Saw Lwin was appointed the
new NCCC chairman, while the minister of religious affairs, Maj-General
Sein Htwa, and minister of social welfare, Brig-General  Pyi Sone were
named vice-chairman. The three officials who were replaced formerly
belonged to the State Law and Order REstoration Council, the predecessor
of the SPDC.

The SPDC was named on November 15. The SPDC headed by Prime Minister
Than Shwe , has several old faces from the SLORC in it, but some other
militery leaders and ministers have been left out. (Reuter)

The Asian Age (8 December 1997)