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Suu Kyi government brings back Myanmar's 'Mr. SEZ'

Set Aung, the last president's special economic zone architect, to push reforms

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Set Aung speaks to reporters in October 2014, while serving as deputy governor of Myanmar's central bank.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar's government has brought a key architect of the previous administration's economic policy back into the fold, aiming to bolster confidence in the business community.

President Htin Kyaw's office on Monday announced the appointment of Set Aung, until recently the deputy governor of the central bank, as deputy minister for national planning and finance. Under former President Thein Sein, Set Aung was instrumental in promoting an open-door approach, including the creation of the Thilawa special economic zone on the outskirts of Yangon.

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