Yangon Parliament Appoints New Security Minister

By The Irrawaddy 10 July 2017

YANGON — Col. Aung Soe Moe was appointed Yangon Region’s new minister for security and border affairs on Monday.

The 44-year-old was sworn in at Yangon Regional Parliament after it approved the nomination at an emergency meeting on Monday.

Col. Aung Soe Moe replaced Col. Tin Aung Tun who served from August 2015 and was reappointed by the new National League for Democracy-led government before they took office in April 2016.

Part of the regional security minister’s duty is to stand in for the chief minister when he is not available.

Information about the new minister distributed to regional lawmakers did not include what year Col. Aung Soe Moe entered the military or what diplomas he had been awarded.