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Last Messenger Newspaper Shops | The Myanmar Times
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Although Messenger Media has shut down all its publication, U Thura Aung said, people are still visiting the offices and there are still issues about employee remuneration. This is not a new question for Messenger Media, which just last months threatens to slander the now idle daily Mandalay Ahlin when 23 workers claimed 26 million K (US$20,230) in change following the newspaper's abrupt closing in July.
"We don't know exactly about the reimbursement and what will be happening, as the case of the Mandalay Ahlin reporter is still active," said U Thura Aung. Myanmar Times called Messenger Media's HR director several times to give their opinion, but no one answered the call. During its six-year period, Messenger Weekly Journal was in the possession of U Zaw Min Aye, the descendant of a former chairman of the Union Election Commission and chief general of the armed forces, U Tin Aye.
Over 30 papers published in both English and Myanmar have been under license since April 2013, when the federal administration ended five decades of publication monitoring, according to the Ministry of Information. A number of editors have cited intensified competitive pressure from the abundance of subsidized state papers as the reason for the decline in newspaper revenues and ad revenues.