After the Coup d’état on 1st February 2021, the Terrorist Military Council has taken control over our citizens’ basic rights by limiting access to the internet, and social media. Furthermore, the Military has been oppressing the media in an effort to obstruct accurate news reaching to the public.
The National Unity Government (NUG) was formed by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Representative Committee (CRPH) with the power of the people as a result of the democratic elections of all parties held in 2020.
During this interim period, the flow of information and communication needs to be ensured in the daily lives of people, allowing freedom of the press and information and paving the way for the systematic and sustainable development of the IT sector. With the aim of fulfilling these obligations towards the people, the NUG has formed the Ministry of Communications, Information and Technology (MOCIT) on 5th June 2021 .
To establish a SMART nation with reliable and secured IT technologies and infrastructures which allow seamless, and affordable telecommunication services for the people, encourage freedom of the press and media development to fulfill the people’s right to know, enhance digital empowerment of the people, integrate government, public, and private sectors, oversee public policies towards green technology, and adopt good cybersecurity policies for a sound digital defense system.
To restore Myanmar’s Democracy with digital power.
To establish a new era of Federal Democratic Government focused on developing a SMART nation using cutting-edge IT technology.
T: Teamwork – Promoting “Teamwork” through cohesion
E: Digital Empowerment – “Digital Empowerment” serves as a stepping stone towards a SMART nation
C: Creative Mindset – Cultivation of “Creative Mindset” through digital innovation
H: Holistic Principles – Guided by “Holistic Principles”