30 Mar '11, 6am

Myanmar's junta has been 'officially dissolved', state media said, following the inauguration of new president Thein Sein

Myanmar's junta has been 'officially dissolved', state media said, following the inauguration of new president Thein Sein

The announcement that the Myanmar junta had been 'officially dissolved' came after the inauguration of Thein Sein (above) as president. -- PHOTO: AFP YANGON - MYANMAR'S junta has been 'officially dissolved', according to state media, after the country swore in a new president on Wednesday. Referring to the junta's State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), television news, quoting an order signed by Than Shwe, said 'since the next cabinet was sworn in, the SPDC has been officially dissolved'. The announcement came after an official said a new head of Myanmar's army attended the inauguration of Thein Sein as president, apparently indicating that the junta strongman had been replaced. General Min Aung Hlaing was present at the swearing-in as Commander in Chief of the country's army, a post held by Than Shwe until now, according to an official. -- AFP

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