Htin Kyaw was a successful and hardworking student in his early childhood, even in the later times; he completed his study after getting scholarships. When he was completing his Master’s degree, he started his career as a teacher and educated students. He has also studied computer sciences and the computer programming.
This week, Htin Kyaw became the president of Myanamar and is the first non-military president in over 50 years. At the presidential palace in Naypyidaw, outgoing President Thein Sein handed over the golden sash of the Presidency.
Htin was an aide to Suu Kyi who, in November 2015, led the National League for Democracy to victory. She has been appointed the new Foreign Minister as well as the head of the ministries for education, energy and the presidential office. As she has continually stated, she will help bring democracy to Myanmar as a working partner under Htin’s leadership.
Htin has promised to bring Myanmar together and work towards peace between warring rebels. He will strive to improve the lives of all of Myanmar’s 54 million people.
Along with Htin as president, the other two nominees were elected as the first and the second vice president of Myanmar. These two nominees were Myint Swe and Henry Thio. Both the first and the second vice president of Myanmar belong to the military, which still wields considerable power and influence in parliament.