Myanmar Presidential Power Transfer Proceeds Smoothly

On March 30, an historic transfer of presidential power took place in the Myanmar capital, Naypyidaw. Htin Kyaw, a close aide to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, was sworn in as Myanmar's president.

The first civilian president of the former Burma will act as a proxy for NLD party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who will serve in multiple capacities, including as foreign minister, in carrying the hopes and tackling the multiple complex challenges of a nation emerging from military rule. Photos: RFA Myanmar service