Myanmar OKs publication of daily newspapers
Myanmar’s Ministry of Information has given approval for eight more dailies, including Eleven Media Group’s The Daily Eleven andAung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy’s D Wave,to begin publishing from April 1, state newspapers reported yesterday.
The Central Supervisory Committee for Printers, Publishers Registration and Press Scrutiny and Distribution approved eight out of nine daily papers they considered at a meeting on Monday, while the two remaining applications of the 11 they received will be considered later, the reports said.
Besides the dailies from the NLD and Eleven Media, those that have been allowed publication are Three Friends Construction Co. Ltd.’s San Daw Chain, Dr. Tin Tun’s Khit Thit Daily, Ko Ko (Sethmu Takkatho)’s Yangon Times, Myint Than’s Myanmar Di Ga, Win Kalayar Swe–who publishes Voice Weekly Journal and Living Colour Magazine for Union Voice and Thaung Su Nyein–who publishes 7day Journal–for 7day Daily.
The NLD is currently publishing D Wave Weekly Journal.
Last month, eight daily papers were approved by the Ministry of Information, which started accepting applications on February 1.At last month’s meeting officials rejected applications from Eleven Media and six other applicants, saying they were incomplete.
Officials will meet again next month to consider the two remaining applications as well as new ones, the ministry announced.