Htin Kyaw, Myanmar president and Aung San Suu Kyi confidante, resigns
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President through whom Aung San Suu Kyi exerted political power steps down for health reasons amid pressure over Rohingya crisis

The president of Myanmar, Htin Kyaw, has stepped down, saying he is “taking a rest” following health issues.

Htin Kyaw was an important ally in the government for state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from the presidency, and the pair were childhood friends. Htin Kyaw was nominated as president by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National...


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