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Yangon politician emerges as possible Suu Kyi successor

City's leader gains reputation for strong leadership on urban reforms

Phyo Min Thein, center, is increasingly seen as Aung San Suu Kyi's successor. (Photos by Motokazu Matsui)

YANGON -- The head of Myanmar's Yangon region is emerging as a strong candidate to succeed Aung San Suu Kyi, the nation's de facto leader, as he builds a reputation for tackling challenges facing the Southeast Asian country's largest city.

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