Myanmar health minister curbs military appointments after rare protest


Myanmar’s health minister on Wednesday scrapped plans to fill more of the 300 vacancies at his ministry with military personnel, after thousands of people joined a rare online protest against eight initial appointments.

The Black Ribbon Movement, launched this week by medical workers and doctors following the appointments, called on the government to end the “militarization” of the ministry.

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