Sagaing Region residents equipped with single-shot traditional rifles known as “tumi guns” – and in some cases more modern weaponry – are resisting security forces’ attempts to crush anti-coup protests.
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Sagaing Region residents equipped with single-shot traditional rifles known as “tumi guns” – and in some cases more modern weaponry – are resisting security forces’ attempts to crush anti-coup protests.

သြင်္ကန်ကာလ ၎င်းတို့၏ အဝတ်အစား၊ ပြုမူနေထိုင်ပုံတို့နှင့်ပတ်သက်၍ အမျိုးသမီးများအား သတိပေး ပြောဆိုခြင်းများ ရှိသည်။ ယင်းမှာ အဓမ္မပြုကျင့်သော ယဉ်ကျေးမှုကို အားကောင်းစေရန် ခံရသူများအပေါ် အပြစ်ဖို့သော ဥပမာများပင် ဖြစ်သည်ဟု အမျိုးသမီးဝါဒီတို့က သတ်မှတ်ထားသည်။

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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