Mawlamyine, May (5)

Padoh Saw Hsel Gay, who was elected vice chairman of the Karen National Union (KNU), was appointed Minister of Defense on May 4, according to Karen sources.

The positions of KNU Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary, Joint Secretary-1, Joint Secretary-2, and Chief Justice were chosen in recent days during the KNU Congress. The remaining ministerial positions in several ministries were elected at the congress on May 4.

Padoh Saw Hsel Gay was elected as the new KNU chairman, Padoh Saw Hsel Gay as the vice chairman, Padoh Saw Ta Doh Moo as the secretary general, Padoh Saw Thaw Thi Bwe as the joint secretary (1), Padoh Saw Hla Tun as the joint secretary (2), and Padoh Naw Myaing Phoe as the chief justice.

Padoh Saw Hsel Gay, who was elected as KNU Defense Minister and vice chairman, will hold two positions, while Padoh Saw Kane Phaw was elected as Minister of Interior and Religion and Padoh Kale Sae as Minister of Transportation and Communication.

Padoh Saw Tony was re-elected as the head of the KNU Foreign Affairs Department, most of the departments’ heads were replaced, said the sources.

The Karen National Union KNU is composed of 14 departments, including the Defense Department, the Foreign Affairs Department, the Interior and Religion Department, the Forestry Department, the Education and Culture Department, the Health and Welfare Department, the Transportation and Communication Department, and the Organization and Information Department.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo – KNU

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