Myanmar's new President U Win Myint (Source: xinhua)

Hanoi (VNA) - Myanmar's new President U Win Myint has pledged to pursue three objectives of law enforcement and socio-economic development, national reconciliation and domestic peace, and amendment of the constitution for the establishment of a democratic federal union.

In his inaugural speech on March 30, President U Win Myint stressed the need to change all shaped ideologies and fixed customs and practices during the transition period which has just started.

He called for efforts to strengthen the declining judiciary, step up the fight against  corruption, protect human rights, curb drugs, prevent losses of people's fund, return confiscated land and compensation, and pursue the well-being for workers and higher education for students.

The new leader also emphasised the development of the media sector to serve the people.  

U Win Myint, former speaker of the House of Representatives, won the presidential election on March 28.

The presidential election was hosted by the Union Parliament to fill the presidency vacancy left by U Htin Kyaw, who announced resignation last week, citing health reason.-VNA