YANGON, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar 's two-house parliament will start to convene its 5th session on Oct. 18, according to respective announcements of the House of Representatives (Lower House) and House of Nationalities (Upper House) aired by the state radio and television Wednesday night.
The announcement came nearly three weeks after the end of the parliament's 4th session on Sept. 7.
In its last session, the parliament approved the nomination of U Nyan Tun as new vice president, government's appointment of 11 new persons to take up ministerial posts and one new auditor- general.
In the government's series of major cabinet reshuffle from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7, nine ministers were first reassigned, two ministers and the Auditor-General were put to resign, 15 former ministers remained in posts without change, one deputy minister shifted and 19 new deputy ministers including two with the foreign ministry appointed.
The reshuffle of the cabinet was also signified by addition of four ministries to the President's Office to become six such ministries from No. 1 to No. 6 and the mergery of two Ministries of Electric Power No. 1 and No. 2 to a single ministry and abolishment of the Ministry of Industrial Development.