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Meeting held with media to help for Myanmar Unicode Migration

Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung delivers the speech at the ceremony at the Conference Hall of MICT Park in Yangon. Photo: hla moe
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung delivers the speech at the ceremony at the Conference Hall of MICT Park in Yangon. Photo: hla moe

News media and press were invited yesterday afternoon to seek their help for Myanmar Unicode Migration. The meeting was held, in conjunction with official appointment of ambassador for the change, at the Conference Hall of MICT Park in Yangon.
Chairman of the Computer Technology Development Council and Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung delivered speech at the ceremony.
He requested the assistance of media organizations to inform public about the Myanmar Unicode Migration which will be carried out on 1 October as the international font system could help a lot to accelerate e-Government process of the country, and then it will support information and technology. Moreover, the common font system will be very helpful in sharing information of government, private organizations and state-departments to the public.
He also urged media and press to help in the transformation as the new font system will help in exchanging information and technologies with international communities as it was created by the international font system.
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun also said although the idea of using Myanmar Unicode system emerged about 20 years ago, the plans could be implemented recently. He also remarked the participation of media and press plays crucial role in introducing this system as it is a
very important change for the country.
He also said the move should be joined by the public to be able to prove the unity of Myanmar. The Deputy Minister also remarked there might be some difficulties at the initial stage when Myanmar Unicode is started to use on 1 October, however, it is believed to solve the problems in a short span of time. He said to meet with the media groups for discussion about Myanmar Unicode Migration, and called on the contribution of media in the change.
President of Myanmar Computer Federation U Min Zeyar Hlaing extended greetings, Vice-President Dr Tun Thura Thet explained about Myanmar Unicode standard, and General Secretary U Thaung Su Nyein talked on the public campaign programmes.
Then, Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung conferred official certificate of Myanmar Unicode Migration Ambassador.
The ceremony was organized by the MCF under the guidelines of Ministry of Transport and Communications, the participation of Ministry of Information to give public information about international standard Unicode font system.
U Zeya Hlaing, the secretary of Media Ethics and Development Committee, said, “Media persons should use the most useful and appropriate way in public communications. Theoretically, media persons should try the best way to inform public. Although the government ministries could do the change immediately, public will need some assistance for their participation in this move.”
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Thar Oo, media persons and the invited guests.—Zaw Gyi  (Translated by Aung Khin)

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