Myanmar Junta Leader Hands Out Cash and Food to Arts Sector

By The Irrawaddy 2 November 2021

Myanmar’s junta leader Min Aung Hlaing on Sunday met artists and writers in Yangon and presented 100 million kyats (US$55,500) each to the film, music, performing arts and literature sectors.

The senior general also presented 100 rice sacks, cooking oil and around 500kg of chickpeas at the headquarters of the Yangon Region Command.

According to the junta’s website, representatives of the Myanmar Writers Association, Myanmar Motion Picture Organization, Myanmar Thabin Artists Association and Myanmar Music Association attended the meeting to receive the handouts.

Artists present included directors Sithu, Ko Zaw (Ar Yone Oo) and Kyi Soe Tun and actors Yan Aung, Moe Yan Zun, Aung Khaing, Yone Lay, Melody, Jenny, Yin Lett and Tekkatho Lei Lei.

The regime also presented 100 million kyats last month to elderly film industry staff.

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