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U.N. chief appoints Singaporean as new Myanmar particular envoy

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore as his new particular envoy on Myanmar, the United Nations stated in a press release.

Heyzer, a former senior U.N. official, will exchange Christine Schraner Burgener, who winds up this weekend after greater than three years within the function. Protests and unrest have paralyzed Myanmar since a Feb. 1 army coup ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected authorities.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Leslie Adler