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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military appoints ministers after ousting Suu Kyi in coup

NLD leader's big win in November election triggers army to act

Top: Soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the way to the congress compound in Naypyitaw on Feb. 1, 2021, when the military launched its takeover. Bottom: Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, commander in chief of Myanmar's armed forces.   © Reuters

YANGON/ BANGKOK -- After ousting the democratically elected government in a coup d'etat on Monday, Myanmar's military got on with the task of naming a new cabinet.

Many of the 11 ministers appointed served in the administration of former President Thein Sein from 2011 to 2016 -- a time when foreign investment flowed into a country that was becoming a fledgling democracy.

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