Burma Army Reshuffles Senior Positions

By The Irrawaddy 11 May 2017

The Burma Army has reshuffled several senior posts, according to Tatmadaw sources.

Commander of Rangoon Command Maj-Gen Myo Zaw Thein was promoted to Lieutenant-General and head of the military’s Bureau of Special Operations 5 (BSO-5).

He was replaced by Brig-Gen Thet Pone, formerly the commander of Northwestern Command.

Commander of Northeastern Command Brig-Gen Phone Myat will succeed Brig-Gen Thet Phone as Commander of Northwestern Command.

Brig-Gen Khin Hlaing, commander of the 99th Light Infantry Division, was promoted to commander of the Northeastern Command.

Vice Quartermaster General Maj-Gen Min Naing was also promoted to Lieutenant-General.

Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun, who was previously the commander of BSO-5 as well as the Chief of Staff (Army), will now only hold the post of Chief of Staff (Army), according to Tatmadaw sources.