Chinese Booster Rocket Nearly Smashes Into A Small Town           >>           Quika Promises Free Satellite Internet For Developing Countries           >>           Army Base Pulls Chinese Security Cameras Over 'Negative Perception'           >>           GAC's En Verge Concept Packs A Digital Dash And AR For Passengers           >>           Astragalus Found To Protect Against Drug-Induced Liver Injury: Study           >>           The U.K. Has Banned Microbeads From Beauty Products, Protections The Oceans And Environment           >>           Get That Blood Flowing: Doctor Offers Tips For Improving Circulation To Help You Get Warm This Winter           >>           Princess Charlotte Helps Look After Big Brother Prince George           >>           Man Trying To Hold In A Sneeze Ruptured The Back Of His Throat           >>           Boy who cried ‘wolf’ – there was no kidnap attempt, cops say           >>          





[email protected]



[email protected]



[email protected]



+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]


Upcoming Events

The Incredibles 5Km Fun Run
January 7th, 2018 | 00:00 AM

Prayer Times

The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


: 05:01AM


: 05:11AM


: 06:33AM


: 06:57AM


: 12:31PM


: 03:52PM


: 06:25PM


: 07:39PM


The Business Directory




  Home > Myanmar

Suu Kyi Dismisses Speculation Of President’s Ill Health

Pope Francis and President U Htin Kyaw (third from right) arrive at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw, Nov. 28, 2017. / Reuters


 December 11th, 2017  |  11:43 AM  |   969 views



State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said President U Htin Kyaw was in fine health in response to speculation that his condition had deteriorated following an operation in September.


“There is no need to worry. We have the first lady who will take care [of the president], so why do we need to worry when there is someone to take care of him?” she said in reply to a reporter’s question at an education development seminar in Naypyitaw on Friday.


The president underwent a successful operation in Bangkok in September to have a polyp in his colon removed, according to state media.


“The president is in good health. He is good. No need to worry,” U Win Htein, a senior leader of the ruling National League for Democracy with close ties to the president, told The Irrawaddy.


President U Htin Kyaw has made few public appearances since he took office early last year. But the 71-year-old appeared to have lost weight and looked pale when he received Pope Francis in Naypyitaw late last month.


The 2008 Constitution lays out the procedures to be followed in case the country’s top office holder retires before the end of his or her term, so there would be no problems if President U Htin Kyaw were to do so, said former Lieutenant General Hla Htay Win.


“According to the Constitution, the [first] vice president will become the acting president, and then an election will be held to elect a vice president. Then the president will be elected from among three vice presidents,” he explained.


The President’s Office, however, said on Friday that President U Htin Kyaw would soon pay an official goodwill visit to Japan and attend the Universal Health Coverage Forum in Tokyo at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.



courtesy of THE IRRAWADDY



If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]


Related News

Sabah To Get RM927.64 Mln Devt Allocation From Ministry

 2018-01-16 09:08:28

Huge Oil Spill Left After Burning Tanker Sinks Off China

 2018-01-16 09:12:29

Singapore’s Central Bank Updates Corporate Code To Boost Investor Confidence

 2018-01-16 09:33:09