By Rohingya Eye
Yangon, (Rohingya Vision) — Ex-Major-General Maung Maung Ohn retired from the post of Rakhine State Chief Minister (CM) yesterday, according to the announcement made by the President’s office in the state-run media.
In an official statement signed by the President Thein Sein dated August 25, 2014, it said that the Rakhine Chief Minister along with the Chief Minister Zaw Min have been granted retirements by the President of the country. It is believed that they have been ordered to resign from their respective posts in order to contest in the forthcoming General Election on November 8 representing USDP (Union Solidarity and Development Party).
Meanwhile, reports have it that Ex-Maj-Gen Maung Maung Ohn will be contesting for the state parliament representing the military constituency in Ann Township, Arakan State, while Ex-Brig-Gen Zaw Min would be representing a seat in lower house representing Kawa Township, Bago division.
Both were ex-military officers who shed their uniforms to hold the civilian posts.
Ex-Maj-Gen Maung Maung Ohn ahd served as the Deputy Border Affairs Minister and the head of the Emergency Coordiation Centre (ECC) in Military uniforms before replacing U Hla Maung Tin as the Rakhine State CM.
Ex-Maj-Gen Maung Maung Ohn’s last and farewell service as the CM in office is that he along with the abbot of the Sitagu Monastery Dr. Nyanissara staged a fake/bogus relief distribution programs for Rohingya flood-hit victims in Maungdaw.
As of now, the replacement for the vacant CM post has not been announced yet.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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