Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint met with newly elected members of Myanmar Press Council at the Printing and Publishing Department in Theinbyu Street, Yangon yesterday.
The first meeting between the Ministry of Information and new MPC focused on transfer of duties and responsibilities from the old MPC to the new one and taking oath by the new MPC in the presence of the President in accordance with the News Media Law .
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun discussed about the ministry’s work for the benefit of the country and development of news media sector and status of cooperating with MPC.
Afterwards, newly elected MPC Chairman U Ohn Kyaing (Hanthawady U Hon Kyaing) explained about works conducted in the old MPC and future works to be conducted, the new MPC’s work for the benefit of the country and development of the news media sector.
New MPC members introduced themselves at the meeting and discussed about participating in the new MPC.
MOI’s readiness to cooperate with new MPC
In his conclusion remark, Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint expressed the Information Ministry’s readiness to cooperate with the new MPC, urging the newly elected members to seek good ways for achieving good results during the term of the MPC.
Three-year term of outgoing MPC will expire on 11 November.
According to the News Media Law enacted on 14 March 2014, the term of the MPC lasts three years and the present MPC’s term will expire on 11 November. The 29 new MPC members were elected on 8 September.
The processes of submitting the list of the elected MPC members to the President, Presidential Office’s issing notification on formation the new MPC and MPC members to swear-in in the presence of the President within 30 days of the forming MPC. —MNA