Myanmar Replaces Senior Air Force Officer After Stray China Bomb

Officials said on Monday that Myanmar has replaced a high ranking air force officer, in a move that was seen as a response to China's anger over stray bomb that fell in Chinese territory and killed four farmers three months ago.
A senior official in the President’s Office told Reuters that Major General Lwin Oo was replaced as the air force chief-of-staff by Brigadier General Maung Maung Kyaw. It is unclear when the switch happened.
Myanmar emerged from 49 years of military rule in 2011 and now has a quasi-civilian government, but high level shifts within its military remain shrouded in secrecy, and officials spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivities.
An air force officer said Lwin Oo was believed to have lost his post because of a bomb that fell on the Chinese side of the border during a campaign against rebels from the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army earlier this year.



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