Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing is thought to want a new chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party ahead of the proposed 2023 election.
As coup leader Min Aung Hlaing plots to become president and consolidate military rule, he has turned to his mentor Than Shwe for advice.
U Khin Yi, a key aide of junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, was rewarded for his part in the military takeover.
Former army officer U Aung Ko, who is said to be close to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been suffering from heart problems in Insein Prison.
Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing continues to insist that his regime is just an interim government authorized under the military-drafted 2008 constitution.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party has a long history of staging pro-military demonstrations for propaganda purposes.
Given the military’s rigging and rejections of previous elections, no one believes the coup leader’s assurances that a free and fair poll will be held next year.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party has a long history of exploiting the state’s assets for its own benefit.
Junta Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is believed to want a new USDP chair to help smooth his path to the presidency.
The 77-year-old is enjoying his retirement in the capital Naypyitaw, apparently unconcerned that the coup leader is brutalizing the Myanmar people.
Despite a concerted campaign accusing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD of corruption, the Myanmar people know that it is the military regime which is truly dishonest.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party will elect new leaders next month ahead of the proposed 2023 election.
Also this week, official blessing given to lethal pro-regime militias and regime introduces proportional representation to avoid another election loss.
Min Aung Hlaing paid his first visit to Than Shwe since the middle of last year, at a time when the regime faces steadfast resistance to military rule.
A CEC member of the ousted NLD said in 2017 that Min Aung Hlaing was eyeing the presidency after the 2020 general election.