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USDP-run newspaper stops publishing

Aug 14. 2015
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By Myanmar Eleven

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The Union Daily run by the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party has stopped publishing without any advance notice.
The annoucement was made on the paper’s Facebook page today. The daily was regarded as mouthpieces for Thura Shwe Mann, who was dismissed as the party's chairman on Thursday. 
Yamin Tin, editor-in-charge of the daily, confirmed that the publication has stopped.
"The publications of Leader Journal and the Union Daily run by the party were stopped," Yamin Tin said. "We don’t have any further information. I can’t say if is related to the removal of the party chairman." 
The editor noted that the office was still open, though. If there are issues regarding office staff and reporters, they should be dealth with under the labour law.
A reporter from the Union Daily said on condition of anonymity: “I know we have problems. But we are ordinary people. I need a salary as I am not sure if I can get a new job.”      

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