Myanmar’s Military Purges Government, Names 11 New Ministers

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NLD supporters rally outside Myanmar’s embassy, holding up portraits of leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar’s ruling junta on Monday announced a purge of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, removing 24 ministers and deputies and naming 11 replacements in its new administration after seizing power in a coup.

The announcement was made on the military-run Myawadday Television and included new appointments in the portfolios for finance, health, information, foreign affairs, defence, borders and interior. Suu Kyi and key officials were detained early on Monday.

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