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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

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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