Dr. Pe Myint became the Union Minister, Ministry of Information of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 30 March 2016, and is now taking a leading role in the media reform process of the country. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the Institute of Medicine-1, Yangon in 1975. He worked as a General Practitioner until 1988 and later switched to full time writing as a freelance writer-cum-publisher and columnist. He also served as the Vice Chairperson of the Myanmar Press Council, Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Age Journal, and Editor of Myanmar Books Publishing House. He won the Myanmar National Literature Award for short story in 1995. So far, he has published over 40 books of fiction and non-fiction.