Myanmar President Htin Kyaw resigns

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“Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw resigned on March 21, 2018,” a statement says.

PIC: Myanmar President Htin Kyaw was pictured attending a New Year’s ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on January 1 this year. (AFP)

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Myanmar’s president and Aung San Suu Kyi’s right-hand man Htin Kyaw stepped down on Wednesday after two years in the position, his office said.

“Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw resigned on March 21, 2018,” a statement on the president’s official Facebook page said, adding that a new leader would be selected “within seven working days”.

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