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Suu Kyi's aide confirmed as President Nominee

  • Hin Kyaw, a trusted aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, has been confirmed as nominee for the Presidential seat through Parliamentary voting system in Myanmar. He is a writer by profession and helps Suu Kyi in running her charitable trust. He seems the top choice of the veteran leader to act as a proxy on her behalf since she is debarred from the office as per the juntascripted charter. The military have put forward Myint Swe for the same position. He is a hard-line retired general.