Myanmar’s new president U Win Myint on Friday (March 30) vowed to restore democracy, human rights and social changes to the country and to crack down on corruption and illegal drug trade, The Irrawaddy News Online reported.
“By applying the lessons learned from the challenges and crises we have experienced in the past, our government will try its best with full impartiality to bring about democracy and respect for human rights that our people long for,” said the new president in his inauguration speech at the Union Parliament.
The tenth president of Myanmar, U Win Myint was elected by a parliamentary vote on Wednesday (March 28).
In his speech, he stressed the need for all parties to be open to change if the country’s democratic transition to succeed.
He warned that close supervision would be imposed on departments reluctant to make changes apparently in reference to department officials loyal to the previous government who had resisted implementing changes.
He acknowledged that Myanmar today faces problems in every sector while challenges mount both at home and abroad as he vowed to improve the livelihood of farmers, workers and students.
The president also urged the public to take the social role of the media sector seriously, describing the media as the eyes and ears of the people.
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