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Suu Kyi's former schoolmate nominated as president

Htin Kyaw is a trusted adviser who runs an education foundation

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.


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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