Saturday, August 19, 2017

Media handlers for ministries

Each Union Government ministry will appoint a spokesperson to handle the media and release information, the leader of the government’s new spokesperson team, Minister for Information U Kyaw Hsan said last week.

The spokesperson will also be responsible for conducting press conferences, U Kyaw Hsan said in Nay Pyi Taw on August 12.

“A spokesperson will be placed in each ministry to answer questions from media. We will inform [journalists] of the names and phone numbers of those spokespersons,” he said.

“We will do this for the sake of media. But I would like to say that journalists should also avoid awkward questions when make enquiries to the ministries and should instead focus on working for the sake of the public. We should have a mutual understanding.”

– translated by Zaw Winn