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Burma Military Appoints Spokesperson

19 February 2013

Burma’s Ministry of Defense has appointed a new media spokesperson, The Myanmar Times reported on Monday. President Thein’s spokesman Ye Htut told the newspaper that Deputy Minister for Defense Brig-Gen Aung Thaw will take on the task of handling media queries for the military. “I have been informed that the post will go to Brig Gen Aung Thaw but don’t yet know whether he has assumed this responsibility,” he said. According to Ye Htut, Lt Col Kyaw Thu, head of the Chief of Staff’s Office in the Ministry of Defense, had thus far fulfilled this post. Burma’s power military has in the past however, been reluctant to respond to media requests. It only issued its first press release last month.