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New Committee Created to Guide Burma’s Reform Process

12 August 2013

President Thein Sein has set up a national reform committee to help guide Burma’s ongoing transition to democracy, according to the state-run New Light of Myanmar. The newspaper reported on Saturday that Thein Sein in an address over the weekend stressed that his government would prioritize a “people-centered development approach” in the last 30 months of his first term in office, which concludes in 2015. The formation of the committee will be led by the president and reportedly came after a meeting of Union ministers, regional chief ministers and deputy ministers.