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Suu Kyi's former schoolmate nominated as president

Htin Kyaw is a trusted adviser who runs an education foundation

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If he is chosen, Mr Htin Kyaw would be the first leader in decades not to come from the ranks of the military in Myanmar.

Naypyidaw

A FORMER schoolmate of Aung San Suu Kyi was nominated as a presidential candidate in Myanmar's Parliament on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation that the revered pro-democracy leader herself would take that role.

In a subdued session on Thursday, Ms Suu Kyi's party

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