Myanmar launches new official daily newspaper

The launch of Myawaddy brings the total number of state-owned dailies to 4.

Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 10:16 AM IST

Yangon: Myanmar has launched a new daily newspaper, Myawaddy, bringing the total number of state-owned dailies to four, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

The newspaper, which is based in the new capital Nay Pyi Taw, started publishing on Friday and was available in Yangon on Saturday.

The introduction of the 16-page daily came two days after a new elected civilian government took office on Wednesday.

The other three state-run newspapers are Kyaymon, Myanma Ahlin and the English-language New Light of Myanmar.

According to the Information Ministry, besides newspapers, 172 journals and 182 magazines are published in Myanmar.