YANGON, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar military announced a major cabinet reshuffle hours after the country declared a state of emergency on Monday.
Under the cabinet reshuffle, new union ministers were appointed for 11 ministries while 24 deputy ministers were removed from their posts, a televised statement from the military said.
The newly appointed ministers are for ministries of foreign affairs, union government office, defence services, border affairs, planning, finance and industry, investment and foreign economic relations, among others, according to the statement.
The 24 deputy ministers who were removed from their posts include those from the state counsellor office, union government office, planning, finance and industry, investment and foreign economic relations, international cooperation, information, religious affairs and culture, among others.
The move came after the President's Office declared the state of emergency for one year and the legislative, executive and judicial powers were handed over to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services earlier Monday. Enditem