As a former member of Burma’s Press Council, Information Minister Pe Myint is expected to push for further reforms of the media sector.
The issue of disarmament was high on the agenda, both with Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw and at an ethnic summit in northern Thailand.
In election news: The NLD launches an awareness campaign; the USDP plans a strategy for victory; a code of conduct for the press.
A sense of cautious optimism is emerging with respect to the upcoming “sexpartite” talks on constitutional reform, which will be held on Friday in Naypyidaw.
MOI has served a judicial summons to the Myanmar Herald Journal notifying the weekly that it has been charged with defamation under the Media Law.
MOI said it plans to sue the Herald for defamation after it quoted an NLD leader making a statement which the MOI claims “hurt the dignity and rights of [President…