The vessel was transporting around 60 passengers from a camp to a local market, according to the UN’s Pierre Peron in Myanmar, who said the majority were internally displaced people.
Attempts to amend the army’s charter under the former quasi-civilian government were stymied by the military –which is gifted 25 per cent of all parliamentary seats by the constitution it scripted.
Tremors were felt in parts of Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Delhi.
He declined to comment on the specific nature of the operation but said it was minor and that Suu Kyi, who is state counsellor and foreign minister, would return to hospital for surgery on the other eye on April 16.
Student detainees granted general amnesty ahead of Myanmar’s traditional New Year
“The President welcomed the historic step forward of a democratic transfer of power to a civilian-led government that reflects the will of the people,” the White House said yesterday.
Thein Sein’s ordination as a monk took place on Monday, officials said, four days after presiding over a transition of power to the party headed by Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Nobel laureate, whose party secured a landslide election win in November, has vowed to rule the country despite a constitutional block on her becoming president.
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The NLD tabled a special bill, mentioning Nobel peace laureate by name, that would create the post of a National Presidential Adviser, giving her freedom to coordinate intra-ministerial affairs and help influence the executive.
Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw who takes power from former general Thein Sein, faces steep challenges and high expectations.
The curfew was imposed in June 2012 after violent clashes that displaced more than 100,000 people, mostly Rohingya, in addition to the loss of life.
The relationship between Min Aung Hlaing and Suu Kyi is likely to be the key to the next five years in Myanmar.
“Myanmar’s legal framework reads like a textbook of repression, and authorities have in recent years increasingly used it to silence dissent,” Champa Patel, Amnesty International’s Southeast Asia director, told reporters.
The list only contains the names, and their ministries will be decided later.