With the aim of providing the public with details regarding the Mon State Hluttaw’s implementation, work process and reception to public opinions, Mon State Hluttaw published and distributed its first Mon State Hluttaw Journal, yesterday.
Using the State Hluttaw’s budget, the journal will be published monthly covering Mon State Hluttaw programs, interesting facts about the state, public opinion pieces, features and cartoons.
“We also hope the journal will be a connecting road between the public and the Hluttaw, between government departments and the Hluttaw regarding the decisions made at the Hluttaw conference, government matters, law-making, as well as answers and questions at the Hluttaw,” said Dr. Aug Naing Oo, Deputy Speaker of Mon State Hluttaw.Dr. Aung Naing Oo added that at the moment, the Journal is in the Burmese language and the Hluttaw will discuss whether it will be able to include other ethnic languages.
The Mon State Hluttaw Journal will include weak points of the Hluttaw if the public decide to comment, and all authors are welcome to send their news and feature articles to be published in the journal, according to Mon State Hluttaw.
“A Hluttaw Journal should have been published a long time ago. Subsequently, what is happening in the state will quickly reach the Hluttaw representatives,” said U Min Min Nwe, executive editor of Thanlwin Times Journal.
Hluttaw representative Daw Khaing Khaing Leh is Chief Editor in-charge, while representatives Dr. Aung Naing Oo and U Htun Min Aung will oversee the editors of the Mon State Hluttaw Journal.
The journals that have been present in the State and published by news agencies based in Mon State are Guiding Star Mon Journal, Thanlwin Times Journal, Hinthar Journal and Amart Dein Journal.