Talk of a Power Struggle in Naypyidaw

Talk of a Power Struggle in Naypyidaw – The Irrawaddy, February 22, 2012
…The question mainly stemmed from a current parliamentary debate over Shwe Mann’s proposal on Feb. 7 that the country should increase the salaries of state employees in an effort to tackle corruption and to implement the new government’s slogans of “clean government and good governance.”
Though his proposal was unanimously approved in Parliament on that day, three government ministers led by Minister of Finance Hla Tun later dismissed it in a parliamentary briefing on the grounds that the move would worsen the country’s currency inflation and budget deficit which the government announced stands at more than US $2 billion…

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