Sunday, January 20, 2008

Yangon Polices inspects editors from 7 days new journal

Yangon Jan 20

Yangon special polices inspects and asked to the editors from 7 days new weekly journal on the evening of January 19 about the source who told the story about secret curfew in Yangon.
“ It took nearly 4 hours for the questions at our office sitting room, they said they are police officers from Latha Township, one of the downtown townships in Yangon” ,said the editor from 7 days new journal.
“What they asked to me is about the source who told about secret curfew but ethically journalist has to protect the source so that we couldn’t give then either by name or anything. That related to the source.
The story has not published but it will come out in January 22.That was written by junior reporter from this journal and getting the facts by phone from Kyauktada Township.
Last two days ago reporter send the fax to chief of police force who live at naypyidaw; 400 miles away from Yangon; but he did not know about the curfew in Yangon.
“The problem is who said these facts because police chief not permitted to answer the reporter question,” said the editor.
Instead of saying who said the facts, polices get the facts which is about when reporter get the secret curfew from 7 days new editor .
“We don’t know what sort of negative impacts fell on our source, we really worry about him”. The government press scrutiny board ordered the Myanmar language edition of the Myanmar Times not to publish this week and forced to resign the chief reporter and editors for having run a story earlier than that was not approved.

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