Burmese state-run media report that Burma's new foreign minister is carrying out his duties as a civilian, not a military officer.
Burma's official New Light newspaper referred to Major General Nyan Win in an article with the honorific "U," indicating he resigned his military post.
His name was mentioned Thursday in an article about a recent meeting between Burmese Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt and the visiting Thai health minister.
Burma's military government announced a cabinet reshuffle Saturday, replacing former Foreign Minister Win Aung with Nyan Win.
Information for this report is provided by AP.