In a freshly created caretaker administration, Myanmar's military ruler, Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, has been appointed Prime Minister.
Min Aung Hlaing is a Burmese statesman and armed soldier
who has ruled Myanmar as the
State Administration Council's chairman
from February 2021 coup. In August 2021, he formed the
and assumed the supposedly civilian job of Myanmar's Prime Minister.
He has also been the commanding officer of Defence Services
since March 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he was the Joint Chief of Staff of the
Ministry of Defence
and a member of Myanmar's National Defence and Security Council (NDSC),
which was headed by the president.
Min Aung Hlaing, who was born in Minbu, Burma, studied law at Rangoon Arts and Science University
before entering the military. By 2013, he had risen through the ranks to become a five-star general. Min Aung Hlaing tried to guarantee the
military's ongoing participation
and postponed the peace process with ethnic armed groups throughout the time of
from 2011 to 2021. Min Aung Hlaing was intimately involved in the military's campaign on Rohingyas, which resulted in the Rohingya crisis.