Friday, January 20, 2006

Myanmar tourism official shuns briefing

By Nelson Alcantara

Davao, Philippines (eTurboNews) -- The Myanmar government’s representative to the 25th gathering of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Forum was a no show at yesterday’s Myanmar’s scheduled press briefing.

Brigidair General Aye Myint Kyu, vice minister for Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, was present at the ASEAN tourism minsters joint press briefing on Tuesday but did not show up for his country's scheduled NTO press conference. His presentation would have followed the presentations from Philippine Tourism Secretary Joseph Durano, who took the floor from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, and Singapore tourism officials, who took the 4:00pm to 5:00pm slot.

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