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Mon State Chief Minister announces his resignation

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The Mon State Chief Minister U Min Min Oo has announced that he will resign from his government post and has sent his resignation letter to [Union] Hluttaw and the President on Monday.

“That is right. I have announced it in advance. I will submit the letter to the Hluttaw and the President on Monday,” said U Min Min Oo.

Photo: Chief Minister U Min Min Oo
Photo: Chief Minister U Min Min Oo
U Min Min Oo added that along with his resignation from the Chief Minister post, he will also resign from his joint posts covering the Municipal Ministry and the Construction Ministry.

There have been complaint letters against Chief Minister U Min Min Oo, regarding alleged conflicts of interest. As a result, the National League for Democracy (NLD) formed an investigation committee on November 28, 2016.

In January last month, the investigation committee submitted their findings to the NLD Central Executive Committee (CEC) and the State Counsellor Office. Subsequently, the committee leader U Nyan Win alleged that the Chief Minister U Min Min Oo was guilty of conflicts of interest.

Before making his resignation announcement on Facebook, on Friday [February 17], the Chief Minister held a meeting at NLD Kyaikhto Township Office with Dr. Khin Saung, executive chairman of Mon State, Dr. Aye San, Kyaikhto Township executive chairman, and U Win Htein, secretary of the NLD’s CEC.

Following the meeting, Chief Minister U Min Min Oo, using his Facebook name Min Min Oo, posted on his Facebook page about his resignation. The post in Burmese read, “I resign. Thanks to you all. It is as usual that all things eventually cease to exist.”

U Min Min Oo was elected as State Hluttaw representative from Belin Township’s constituency 2, in 2015 Election. At the Mon State Hluttaw’s conference of first regular session held on March 3, 2016, U Min Min was sworn in before the State Hluttaw Speaker for the post of Chief Minister.

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