New Light of Myanmar

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The New Light of Myanmar (Burmese: မြန်မာ့အလင်း; MLCTS: mran ma. a. lang:, IPA: [mjànma̰ álín]; formerly The New Light of Burma) is a government-owned newspaper published by the Ministry of Information and based in Yangon, Myanmar. It is a daily printed in both English and Burmese, and is printed in the Berliner format (17 in × 11.5 in).

New Light of Myanmar
TypeDaily newspaper
LanguageBurmese, English
HeadquartersNo 22/30, Strand Rd., 43rd. St.,
Yangon, Myanmar.

It is claimed to be the longest-running circulated newspaper in Myanmar since 1914, but it actually took the name of an older newspaper.[2] It was renamed New Light of Myanmar in 1989 from the Working People's Daily (လုပ်သားပြည်သူနေ့စဉ်), a state-run newspaper that first appeared in 1963.

The New Light of Myanmar is often viewed as propaganda on part of the Tatmadaw and the government, and features many articles about military officials. The majority of domestic news articles comes from the state-run Myanmar News Agency (MNA), whilst most international articles come from news services, particularly Reuters, which are published after censorship by the MNA.


Another New Light of Myanmar was founded in 1914, first published as a magazine before becoming a newspaper. The newspaper was shut down by the military junta in 1969. The original New Light of Myanmar was against colonial rule. It was managed by U Tin from 1920 to 1947.[2]

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  1. ^ Banerjee, I. & Logan, S. Asian Communication Handbook 2008. AMIC, 2008. ISBN 978-981-4136-10-5.
  2. ^ a b Lintner, Bertil (16 August 2021). "'All Lies!': Myanmar Junta's Clumsy Propaganda Has a Disturbingly Familiar Ring". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 16 August 2021.

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