Myanmar's ruling military drops 2 generals suspected of corruption
Myanmar’s military has reshuffled the country’s ruling council and Cabinet, state media reported Tuesday, with an apparent purge of two high-ranking generals who independent media have said are under investigation for alleged corruption.
The military's top ruling body, formally known as State Administration Council, has directed four reshuffles since the army seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government more than 2 1/2 years ago.
The country has been in turmoil since then, with widespread armed resistance to army rule.
The latest changes, carried out Monday, came a few weeks after army Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moe Myint Tun and Lt.-Gen. Soe Htut, both council members, were reportedly being investigated in the capital Naypyitaw for corruption.
Soe Htut had served in the important job of home affairs minister from 2020 until last month, when he assumed a less influential post.
The report on the reshuffle in Tuesday’s state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said the council’s new members are Gen. Maung Maung Aye, chief of the general staff of the combined armed forces, and Lt.-Gen. Nyo Saw, an adviser to Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, who is the head of the military.