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Myanmar Alin (Burmese: မြန်မာ့အလင်း; also known as Myanma Alinn) is a state-run Burmese language daily newspaper and the longest running newspaper in circulation in Myanmar. The daily is considered to be the official Burmese language mouthpiece of the government of Myanmar.
Myanmar Alin was founded as a magazine by U Shwe Kyu (Burmese: ဦးရွှေကြူး) in 1914 during the British colonial era in Yangon. The paper was known for its anti-colonialist stance before World War II. The paper was nationalised in 1969 by Gen. Ne Win's military government the daily newspapers in Myanmar were state run.
The front and back pages of all Burmese newspapers are almost all government related news. Most of the domestic news comes from the official government news bureau's Myanmar News Agency (MNA) (people?) read papers not for the news but for advertisements and announcements like weddings and obituaries.