The Ministry of Information has published the books on the reform processes of government. The launching ceremony of books was held at the ministry’s headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon. Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint, permanent secretaries, departmental heads, officials from the executive, legislative, and judiciary pillars and journalists attended the ceremony. During the ceremony, the Union Minister said that the Printing and Publishing Department played a key role for the ceremony and the event aims for sharing knowledge about the reform activities of the government. He added that the MoI is a bridge between the government and the public for information, knowledge and entertainment. The books on reform activities are for the public information reported by the elected government and the MoI has put its efforts in this task. There are 17 kinds of books, including speeches of the Heads of State, journeys and one-year performances, he said.
The first book included President U Win Myint’s speeches, directives and felicitation messages in 2018, and the second book carries his speeches, directives and felicitation messages in 2019. Another series of books feature speeches of former President U Htin Kyaw made between 2016 and 2018 while the other expresses speeches, remarks and felicitation messages of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 2017,2018 and 2019 and her messages to the public in 2019. The MoI made concerted efforts to achieve the full documents, the audio files and collections of answer and question during the meeting with the public. Thoughts, opinions, views and political stance of the leaders could be known through these books and the books will be the reference books for the people working in respective departments and in media field. Moreover, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made her trip to 14 Regions and States. She met with the local people in her every trip. So, her activities have been collected as a book about her trips around the Union from 2016 to 2020. It is not a speech collection but her travel records. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd sessions of Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong books include records on meeting and photos will become reference for national reconciliation, national solidarity, efforts for peace and history of 21st century Panglong.
Similarly, the ministry has compiled the first 100-days performances of the governmental organizations and ministries and first 1-year performance of the Union Government by making interviews with the ministries and broadcasting via MRTV and they are also printed in papers as special feature.
The yearly performance records are now out and Union Government’s 5th–year performance will be released by the end of year.
These books contain performances of Pyidaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws, Union Supreme Court, respective ministries, Nay Pyi Taw Council, Central Bank of Myanmar, Union Attorney–General Office, Union Auditor–General Office, Union Civil Service Board including Chief Ministers of Regions and States government. The part 1 of the reform activities of government in 4th -year term includes performances of the respective ministries and Union-level organizations, while the part 2 carries performance of region and state governments. So, it can be regarded as the real records of the Government. The Union Minister also expressed his hope to print the Union Government’s 5th-year performance in coming year and continued that the ministry will collect all records of Government’s performance for the public knowledge and next generations.
Then, Union Minister Dr Pe Myint presented the books to Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Soe from the Office of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Permanent Secretary U Aung Naing Oo who represents the executive pillar, Deputy Permanent Secretary U Thant Zin who represents judiciary pillar from the Union Attorney–General’s Office. Colonel Soe Than from the Tatmadaw True News Information Team, Deputy Director-General Dr Myo Min Kyi Win from the National Archives Department, Director Daw Mya Oo from the National Library and Snapshot Journal’s Nay Pyi Taw Office in Charge Ye Ye (Pyinmana). Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry U Tun Tun Naing expressed words of thanks on behalf of all ministries. The published books include speeches, remarks and felicitation messages delivered by President U Win Myint in 2018 and 2019, speech, remarks and felicitation message delivered by former President U Htin Kyaw in 2016, 2017 and 2018, speeches, remarks and felicitation messages delivered by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 2017, 2018 and 2019, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trips around the Union from 2016 to 2020, and the performance of government on holding first, second and third sessions of Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)