March 15, 2017

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Information Ministry discusses ongoing and future plans

Deputy Speaker U Aye Thar Aung speaks to MPs before Ministry of Information’s ongoing and future plans are discussed. Photo: MNA

Ongoing and future plans to be implemented by the Ministry of Information set by the Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee of the Amyotha Hluttaw were discussed in Nay Pyi Taw Amyotha Hluttaw’s Dining Hall yesterday afternoon.
In the meeting, Deputy Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw U Aye Thar Aung said it is the duty and responsibility of the Ministry of Information to not only distribute and issue news and information but also the policies, notions and workings of the current government in these changing times to the people in a clear and transparent way, and with the changing of systems and a new era, to inform and raise awareness of these changes to the people. That is why news and information is an important part of any country and government.
Next, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint clarified the Ministry of Information’s workings, procedures, visions, along with necessary legal support for developing media and information, recording of the new government’s reform efforts, and current reform efforts for
the citizens.
The Hluttaw representatives in attendance raised questions on the distribution of national edicts, donating of books and journals to libraries in the national races development university, college and schools, printing and distribution of school course books, formation of the Sarpay Beikman Literary Union, digitisation into online services of Burmese literature and the language, and inclusion of a sector in newspapers promoting people’s voices. The Union Minister and Departmental heads replied to questions in their sectors. —Thura Zaw

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