Frontier Myanmar responds to Myanmar Times’ allegations

Frontier Myanmar is surprised and disappointed at the statement published in the June 11 edition of the Myanmar Times.

The statement accused Frontier and reporter Naw Betty Han of “fabricating” an interview with U Wai Linn, the COO of Myanmar Consolidated Media, publisher of the Myanmar Times. The interview was published in the June 5 article “Desperate times for independent media as COVID-19 savages a fragile industry“.

We have reviewed a recording of the on-the-record interview, and the quotes attributed to U Wai Linn are accurate. These allegations are false and defamatory to both Frontier and Naw Betty Han, who is highly respected by her peers.

We regret the damage that this episode will cause to the Myanmar Times‘ reputation in this competitive media environment.

Sonny Swe
Publisher, Frontier Myanmar

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