State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi leaves the election sub- commission office for Yangon's Southern District on August 4 after registering as a candidate for Kawhmu Township's lower house race. (Thuya Zaw | Frontier)
The eagerly-awaited release of the National League for Democracy’s candidates’ list contained few surprises, but as in 2015 there’s been controversy over who was nominated or rejected.
The eagerly-awaited release of the National League for Democracy’s candidates’ list contained few surprises, but as in 2015 there’s been controversy over who was nominated or rejected.
A television drama that extols the role of the Tatmadaw in Myanmar’s modern history is a failure of art and propaganda but provides insights into the psychology of the armed forces.
Information Minister U Pe Myint is a doctor-turned-journalist who was a critic of the previous government’s media policy. An ethnic Rakhine born at Thandwe in 1949, the former vice chair of the Myanmar Press Council is a renowned author who won a national literature award winner in 1995. Pe Myint faces big challenges and some big questions in his new role, including a public debate over whether the role of the Information Ministry can be justified. Frontier spoke to Pe Myint in an interview that touched on his plans for reforming the media, the competitive advantage of state-run publications over their private sector counterparts and his top priority as minister.

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