The list of military personnel appointed as members of region and state parliaments was announced on Monday.

The list, which was compiled at the instruction the commander-in-chief of the Defence Services in accordance with the Region Parliament Election Law, was sent to the Union Election Commission, which later announced the appointees after evaluating them.

According to the list, 13 military personnel were appointed to the Kachin State parliament, five for Kayah State, six for Kayin State, six for Chin State, seven for Taninthayi Region, 19 for Bago Region, 17 for Magway Region, 19 for Mandalay Region, eight for Mon State, 12 for Rakhine State, 31 for Yangon Region, 34 for Shan State and 18 for Ayeyawady Region.

On the list of 220 appointees, 203 are from the army, seven are from the air force and ten are from the navy. The new MPs include one brigadier general, 14 colonels and 10 lieutenant colonels.

The latest announcement came after military appointees were announced for both national houses of parliament.

The Lower House will have 110 military representatives—two major generals, six brigadier generals, seven colonels, 39 lieutenant colonels and 56 majors.

The Upper House will have 56 representatives—one major general, six brigadier generals, four colonels, 10 lieutenant colonels, 35 majors and one captain.

Among all of the announced military representatives are three female officers.

Link: http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/local/military-announces-appointees-regional-parliaments