Burmese Minister Apologizes to MPs
2 May 2012
Burmese Agriculture Minister Myint Hlaing has apologized in Parliament for calling other MPs uneducated and ill-informed, according to a report by the BBC. The remarks, made in an interview with the weekly Hot News Journal, led to complaints from more than 200 MPs. Myint Hlaing, a former army general, blamed the media for misquoting him and said he was sorry if his remarks caused offense. “They know nothing. They did not understand what had been said [in the debate]. They were doing it without understanding it,” he reportedly said of the MPs.