No. 2/2011 (+11 Orgs)
Analysis of ex-Gen. U Thein Sein's government and Report to the people Analysis of ex-Gen. U Thein Sein's government and Report to the people
Constitution" on 2008 June 4 after the forced adoption of 2008 Constitution by the SPDC militaryregime. In that statement we have outlined our main reasons for not recognizing that constitution:(1)
Elected people's representatives from 1990 election were not allowed to participate inconstitution drafting process; freedom of people's participation was prohibited by Order 5/96;ethnic ceasefire groups' views were ignored;(2)
No democratic and fundamental human rights as well as ethnic rights are provided in theConstitution;(3)
Approval of constitution was carried out unilaterally through coercion, pressures anddeceptions amidst Cyclone Nargis' heavy toll on the people;(4)
Thus the 2008 Constitution is a military hegemony constitution designed to nurture a militaryruling elite that would perpetuate their power and wealth;(5)
Hence we do not recognize nor accept the 2008 Constitution as a State Constitution, and wouldstrive persistently for emergence of a State Constitution reflecting people's interests and agovernment representing the people, in collusion with the people and seeking andimplementing various means suited to the situation and time;We have already publicized these points through our statement to the people.When the post-2010 government led by President U Thein Sein the ex-General arose, it is foundthat junta's top brass have entrenched themselves in the State's crucial legislative, executive andjudicial branches in the form of uniformed military officers, civilian-veiled army officers or as membersof USDP sponsored by the military.In the legislative branch, posts of speaker and deputy speaker of Union Assembly are taken upby U Khin Aung Myint (ex-Maj.-Gen.) for the first thirty months and Thura U Shwe Mann (ex-Gen.) forthe second thirty months, posts of Speaker of People's Assembly and National Assembly are takenrespectively by Thura U Shwe Mann (ex-Gen.) and U Khin Aung Myint (ex-Maj.-Gen.) with U NandaKyawswa (USDP member) and U Mya Nyein (USDP member) respectively taking the posts of DeputySpeaker of People's Assembly and National Assembly.In the executive branch, twenty-six out of a total of thirty-five minister posts are assumed bymilitary officers with USDP members filling up the rest.
No. Name Current PositionMinistry Notes
1. U Thein Sein President ex-Gen.2. Thiha Thura U TinAung Myint OoVice-President ex-Gen.3. Dr. Sai Maukkhamalias Maung OhnVice-President USDP member4. Maj.-Gen. Hla Min Minister Defense Ministry Maj.-Gen.5. Lt.-Gen. Ko Ko Minister Home Ministry Lt.-Gen.6. Maj.-Gen. TheinHtayMinister Border Affairs Ministry, IndustrialDevelopment MinistryMaj.-Gen.7. U Wunna MaungLwinMinister Foreign Ministry DSA Best Cadet Award8. U Kyaw San Minister Information Ministry, Culture Ministry ex-Brig.9. U Myint Hlaing Minister Agricultrue and Irrigation Ministry USDP member10. U Win Tun Minister Forestry Ministry11. U Hla Tun Minister Finance and Revenue Ministry ex-Maj.-Gen.12. U Khin MaungMyint Minister Construction Ministry ex-Maj.-Gen.13. U Tin Naing Thein Minister National Planning and EconomicDevelopment Ministry, Husbandry andFisheries Ministryex-Brig.