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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar 'provisional government' appoints leader to counter junta

Former speaker of upper house Mahn Win Khaing Than tapped by NLD-led group

Health and medical students hold placards in support of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw while marching on the main road of Mandalay on March 7.   © AP

BANGKOK -- The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), led by lawmakers from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Mahn Win Khaing Than as Myanmar's acting vice president.

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