Acting Police Chief to Assume Official Role in Sept

By Pe Thet Htet Khin 8 May 2017

NAYPYIDAW — Acting Police Chief Brig-Gen Aung Win Oo will officially assume the role in September, as his predecessor Maj-Gen Zaw Win is on a four-month paid leave before his retirement.

“I’ve taken over his responsibilities,” he told The Irrawaddy at the celebration of World Red Cross Day at the Myanmar International Convention Center-2 in Naypyidaw on Monday. “I’ll be appointed to the post when his leave is over.”

The home affairs ministry announced the appointment of deputy chief Brig-Gen Aung Win Oo as the Burma Police Force’s acting chief on April 27.

Brig-Gen Aung Win Oo is a graduate of the Defense Services Academy’s No. 26 intake. He was transferred to the criminal investigations department of the Burma Police Force as a colonel before being promoted to brigadier general to lead the department, and then to deputy chief.

He is simultaneously serving as acting chief and deputy chief on the force.