The Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) held its third national-level conference at Sky Star Hotel yesterday morning.
MJA Patron U Ko Ko acted as the panel chairperson and a congratulatory speech was given by Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun.
U Ko Ko also gave a short speech saying that the soon-to-be elected executive committee members would face a multitude of challenges in the upcoming term.
“The challenges have to be overcome,” said U Ko Ko. “This is why the media members should not stick to one place, but rather, branch out into multi-media.
We need to be multi-skilled in order to overcome future challenges. In order to rebuild everything, head towards multi-skills.
Prepare for challenges. Every member, with love for the country and the citizens, with united minds and with an attachment to journalism skills, must endeavour for the association to last over a hundred years.”
Next, MJA Chairman U Thiha Saw said, “Journalists, regardless of what they work with or where, if they follow the moral code and work for the long-term, they will become great journalists.
A Myanmar Journalists Association comprising such great journalists will continue to succeed, I believe.”
Next, Representatives from Myanmar Writers Association, Myanmar Journalists Network (MJN), Myanmar Journalists Union (MJU) and Burma News International (BNI) read formal messages sent by their respective organisations at the MJA Third National-Level Conference.
Later, MJA Vice-Chair U Myat Khaing explained the motive behind the conference and the amendment drafts.
Next, MJA General Secretary U Kyaw Swar Min (D Min), MJA Recruiting Executive U Tin Hlaing (Hotel and Tourism) and MJA Finance Executive Daw Ei Ei Tin (Ei Thu) read, submitted and sought approval for the association’s constitution and progress reports for projects carried out in the association’s second term (2015-2018), including the MJA operations and special cases, the recruiting executive’s report and finance executive’s reports.
Next, MJA Joint-Secretary (1) U Ye Min Oo read out the list of individuals and organisations that had contributed and supported MJA’s operations,
to be inducted as honorary members.
The second part of the conference continued at noon with MJA Vice-Chair U Myat Khaing announcing, on behalf of the executive committee, the resignation of executive committee members from the second
The Selection and Appointment Commission then announced the names of the selected executive members. The executive members took their oath in front of the commission.
The third national-level conference appointed the following individuals for positions in the Myanmar Journalists Association: U Thiha Saw as Patron, U Myat Khaing as Chairman, U Win Nyein as Vice-Chair (1), U Kyaw Swar Min as Vice-Chair (2), U Ye Min Oo as Vice-Chair (3), U Thar Zaw as General Secretary and 37 executive committee members. The conference appointed U Ko Ko as a member of the Myanmar Press Council and U Myat Khaing, U Kyaw Swar
Min and Daw Ei Ei Tin as candidates.
The newly—elected MJA Chairman U Myat Khaing then spoke of taking responsibility and expressed his gratitude, before bringing the ceremony to a close.
The Myanmar Journalists Association was formed on 11 August 2012 and appoints new executive committee members once every three years.
The second term began in 2015 and the third and current term begins in 2018.
Yi Yi Myint, Mi Mi Phyo