President’s Thein Sein’s recent ministerial reshuffle sent a strong message to his cabinet that corruption would not be tolerated and that the government of Myanmar needed to perform better and more efficiently.
Although the reorganisation was less far-reaching than was expected, it was more than a cosmetic change. It was also designed to improve the government’s economic performance.
Although a major reshuffle had been on the cards for weeks, the announcement took most politicians and observers by surprise. And it may only be the first salvo in an extended campaign to reform the country’s administration.
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