| 23 May 2024
BBC Burmese programme to discuss expectations from new government

MUMBAI: An audience of over 100 young people in Rangoon will talk directly with a panel of experts, politicians and activists on BBC Burmese audience-participation radio programme, Lut Latt Ah Twe, Swey Nway Pe Lair (Have Your Say) on 1 April 2016.

In its first ever edition from Myanmar,this edition of Lut Latt Ah Twe, Swey Nway Pe Lair has invited young people to discuss what they expect from the newly elected government they have elected – and what they themselves can do to help their expectations come to pass.

The audience will talk about their experiences in the job market; empowering young people; how the country's education system should develop - and other issues that matter to them.

Hosted by the BBC Burmese journalist, Thet Htwe Naing, this edition of Lut Latt Ah Twe, Swey Nway Pe Lair will be recorded between 14.00 and 15.00 local time on Tuesday 29 March and broadcast on BBC Burmese radio, the BBC Burmese YouTube channel and Facebook page at 20.15 local time (13.45 GMT) on Saturday 2 April.

The panel will include Win Win Tint, President of Myanmar Retailers Association, ranked as one of Forbes' 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia, Nay Phone Latt, a Burmese blogger and a recipient of PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, currently serving as a member of Rangoon Region Parliament, Khin Hnin Kyi Tha, a social activist and Citizen of Burma Award recipient, Zargana, a popular Burmese comedian, writer and film director and Shwe Htoo, a Burmese pop singer.

BBC Burmese reaches 6.9 million people every week (2015). The BBC Burmese radio programming is broadcast on shortwave and on Asiasat5 satellite television channel and streamed online via Selected radio programming is rebroadcast by some of the country’s nationwide FM networks while BBC Burmese audio news bulletins are available on mobile phones in Myanmar.

BBC Burmese Editor, Tin Htar Swe, commented, "We are thrilled to be bringing Have Your Say from Myanmar for the first time. This is a pioneering format for Burmese media, creating a unique opportunity for the youth to have a direct conversation with the country’s movers and shakers, to voice their views about how they see their country’s future. We really hope that Burmese-speakers, wherever they are, tune in to this discussion and take something constructive out of our programme."