Myanmar ‘Has No Fourth Estate’, Mandalay Chief Minister Says of Media’s Role

MANDALAY—In an apparent snub to Myanmar’s media, the chief minister of Mandalay Region said on Friday that he only knew of three pillars of democracy—the legislature, the administrative branch and the judiciary—prompting criticism from the country’s media organizations. The news media are often collectively referred to as the “Fourth Estate” for their critical role in […]

Japanese Newspaper Apologizes to Commander-in-Chief over Interview

YANGON—Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has issued an official apology to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief after the latter complained to the Myanmar Press Council over alleged inaccuracies in an interview with Army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) filed a complaint with the council on Feb. 16, apparently upset […]