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Burma Dismisses Eight Deputy Ministers

Burma's state-run media say the military government has dismissed eight deputy Cabinet ministers and one supreme court judge, without giving reasons for the moves.

Those dismissed include the Deputy Minister of Defense, Major-General Khin Maung Win, and Deputy Minister of Industry Thein Thun.

The dismissed Supreme Court judge was Khin Maung Aye.

New appointments to fill the posts were not announced.

Since assuming power in 1988, the leaders of the present regime and its cabinet have undergone a number of changes.

Last month, the government dismissed two Cabinet ministers and appointed four new ministers and four new deputy ministers.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.