MRTV refutes Academy Award winner’s statements

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Director-General of MRTV U Myint Htwe refutes the statements made by pianist Tin Win Hlaing at the press conference in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

Myanma Radio and Television held a press conference yesterday in Yangon to refute statements made by pianist Sandayar Tin Win Hlaing on state-run television. At the press conference, Director-General of MRTV U Myint Htwe described the statements made by the prominent pianist at the Myanmar Academy Awards Presentation Ceremony for 2017 in Yangon on 23 March as categorically false. The Information Team of the Ministry of Information released a statement on Tuesday and staff of the MRTV also sent an open letter to U Tin Win Hlaing. Sandayar Tin Win Hlaing, in meeting with reporters after the Myanmar Academy Awards, alleged that his programme “Chay Chay Myit Myit Nhit Nhit Kar Kar” had not been broadcast in over a year, and that “not a single RCA stylus (is) left in hand”, referring to the record players used by Myanmar Radio. RCA record players and cassette players were operated in the presence of journalists yesterday to refute the false statement. In an open letter published in the 27 March edition of the Global New Light of Myanmar, the staff of MRTV said that reruns of Sandayar Tin Win Hlaing’s programme “Chay Chay Myit Myit Nhit Nhit Kar Kar” are broadcast every Tuesday at 4:30pm.

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