Friday, November 09, 2007

Junta 'Punishes' Two Commanders Who Defy Orders to Shoot

Source: Mizzima News via Burmanet News

The Burmese Military junta’s appointment of two of its commanders as deputy ministers on Wednesday is not to be understood as a promotion but rather a punishment for defying orders to crack down on monk-led protests in September, analyst said.

Brigade General Win Myint is up for the post of Deputy Minister of Electric Power No.2 and Brigade General Tin Tun Aung for Deputy Minister of Labor, the state-owned The New Light of Myanmar reported today.

“They (Win Myint and Tin Tun Aung) were kicked upstairs to become deputy ministers as punishment for not strictly listening and responding to Than Shwe’s order to shoot in Rangoon and Mandalay respectively ,” said Win Min, a Burmese civil-military analyst based in Chiang Mai.

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