Myanmar celebrates new President with street feast

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party offering free food during a street celebration to welcome President Htin Kyaw - Myanmar's first civilian president in 50 years - in Yangon yesterday. The South-east Asian nation was dominate
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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party offering free food during a street celebration to welcome President Htin Kyaw - Myanmar's first civilian president in 50 years - in Yangon yesterday.

The South-east Asian nation was dominated by the military for more than half a century until March 30 when Aung San Suu Kyi and her pro-democracy party took power.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2016, with the headline 'Myanmar celebrates new President with street feast'. Print Edition | Subscribe