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Myanmar president reshuffles cabinet

  • Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has announced a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers.

    In a post on his website, the president stated he had changed nine of the 29 cabinet posts including the ministries of information, industry and national planning and economic development.

    The reshuffle is the largest since Thein Sein's government came into power in March 2011 after the military junta ceded power.

    One of the major hardliners, former Information Minister Kyaw Hsan, is among those who have been affected.

    He has been moved to a more minor ministry, which may eventually be shrunk or abolished.

    The new information minister has been named as Aung Kyi, who was the military's negotiator with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the time she was under house arrest.