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Waning of Thadingyut 1375 ME Thursday, 24 October, 2013
THE MOST RELIABLE NEWSPAPER AROUND YOU
New Light of Myanmar
Today, we mark the 68
th
Anniversary of the United
Nations. We have witnessed that the United Nations,
since its inception, has been resolutely implementing its
noble objectives of maintaining international peace and
security and promoting friendly relations among nations.
Additionally, it is also working resolutely to achieve
international cooperation on economic, social, cultural,
or humanitarian character, and also on promoting and
encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental
freedoms for all without any distinction.
One of the core responsibilities of the United Nations
is to build a safer and more secure world. To us, the
United Nations is satisfactorily fulflling this mission.
Peace building mission being implemented by the United
Nations is based on, among others, prevention, mediation,
negotiation, laying foundation for clean government and
good governance, encouraging increased role of civil
Myanmar to join all member States and peoples in
supporting UN in taking up challenges
Nay Pyi Taw, 24 OctThe following is the full text of the message sent by U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, on the occasion
of the 68
th
Anniversary of the United Nations.
societies, rule of law and preservation of peace. At the
same time, disarmament and non-proliferation efforts are
being pursued.
Millennium Development Goals were adopted to
eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, as well as for the
advancement of social and economic development of the
people of the world by 2015. The historic implementation
of MDGs help saved millions of the poor from severe
poverty. However, development efforts need to continue
and intensify beyond 2015. It is also important that
it must be done through sustainable development. In
deterring adverse consequences for development, we
must also redouble our efforts on disaster-risk reduction
and preparedness for disasters. Other important areas
which need our closer attention are mitigating the impact
of climate change, education for women and health for
children. Encouragement and assistance to countries in
transition must be continued.
While progresses have been achieved in implementing
these goals, new challenges are also emerging with time
and under changing circumstances.
The future United Nations should be responsive to
these challenges and be better positioned to meet these
expectation. It is pertinent that the member states provide
the organization with necessary support and means.
Myanmar will join all member States and peoples in
supporting the Organization in taking up these challenges.
On behalf of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
and its people, I would like to put on record our recognition
and appreciation for the United Nations for its unwavering
support to our political and socio-economic reforms.
On this auspicious occasion, I would like to reaffrm
our commitment and support to the United Nations in its
quest for more prosperous and peaceful world.
Nay Pyi Taw, 23
OctPresident of the
Republic of the Union
of Myanmar U Thein
Sein received an Aus-
tralian delegation led by
Hon. Bob Hawke, for-
mer Prime Minister of
Australia, at a hall of the
Presidential Palace, here,
this morning.
They held discus-
sions on friendship and
amity between the two
countries, Australias
assistance to counter-
narcotic activities in
Myanmar during the
President U Thein Sein
receives former
Australian PM
and party

time of the visiting for-
mer prime minister and
Myanmars drive to
eliminate narcotic drugs
throughout the succes-
sive governments and
Australias aid to Myan-
mar for education sector
and scholarships.
Also present at the
call were Union Min-
isters U Soe Thane and
Dr Pe Thet Khin, Acting
Union Minister Dr Myo
Myint, Deputy Minister
U Tin Oo Lwin and of-
fcials.
MNA
President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein poses for a group photo with an
Australian delegation led by Hon. Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia.mna
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Japan to move up
start of English
course to 3
rd
grade
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Chinese premier holds
talks with Indian PM
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Australians
evacuate
homes as
hot winds
fan Sydney
fre threat
Page-3
US, NATO
offcials
expect
approval
for Afghan
troop deal
Page-6
China stresses auditors role
in guarding fscal stability
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Nay Pyi Taw, 23
OctThe Union Election
Commission has granted
formation of political par-
ties.
A 19-member group
UEC allows formation of political parties
comprising U Maung
Maung Aye has applied for
registration of Dawei Na-
tionals Party as a political
party to UEC.
As the registration of
the Dawei Nationals Party
is in conformity with laws
and by-laws, the UEC al-
lowed it to form a political
party today.
MNA
Nay Pyi Taw, 24
OctU Min Thein Zan,
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the
Republic of the Union of
U Min Thein Zan presents Credentials to
Sri Lankan President
Myanmar to the Democrat-
ic Socialist Republic of Sri
Lanka, presented his Cre-
dentials to His Excellency
Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa,
President of the Demo-
cratic Socialist Republic
of Sri Lanka, on 4 October
2013, in Colombo.
MNA
Thursday, 24 October, 2013 2
local news
New Light of Myanmar
Kalay to get modern design of
traffc lights
KYAI KTO, 23 Oct
Buddha Puj ani ya of
Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda was
opened on the Fullmoon day
of Thadingyut, 19 October,
in Kyaikhto of Mon State,
crowded with pilgrims and
Buddhist devotees from
various parts of the nation.
The platform of the
pagoda, hotels and lodgings
near t he pagoda were
crowded with the visitors.
The ceremony was
attended by Chief Minister
of Mon State U Ohn Myint
and ministers, together with
pilgrims.
They offered gol d
foils to the Pagoda and
took Nine Precepts and
donated alms to members
of the Sangha as meritorious
Opening of Buddha Pujaniya at Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda crowded
with pilgrims from regions across nation
deeds in commemoration
of the Fullmoon Day of
Thadingyut.
The local national races
residing near the pagoda
performed entertainments
of Kayin don dances to the
visitors.
Kyemon-Moe Wai
KALAY, 23 Oct
As number of cars and
mot orcycl es i s on t he
increase in Kalay of Sagaing
Region, it is projected to
install the traffc lights at
Bogyoke Road Junction
to prevent traffc accidents
and to equip the town with
characteristics of a town.
The number of cars and
motorcycles are growing day
by day in the town. A total
of 1686 vehicles, 814 tuk-
tuks, 53805 motorcycles,
180 trawlergy and 59 heavy
machinery have registered
at Directorate of Road
Administration in Kalay.
Moreover, vehicles from
Tiddim, Falam, Gangaw,
Tamu and Kalewa townships
fow into the town daily.
The junction of town is the
most busy place. Kalay is
the most bustling in Upper
Chindwin region, said
local people.
The traffc light to be
installed at the junction is
similar to that of Thailand.
We will install it with Thai
design. It will be supplied
electricity with solar panel.
With regard to the traffc
light, LED board bears
K 360,000, four sets of
LED traffc light (yellow,
green and red) K 4,725,000,
Power System K 367,500,
transport K 200,000, totally
amounting to K 6,126,500
without labour charges,
said offcials of Township
Development Supportive
Committee.
Kyemon-Linlet Kyei
Sinn
Field Day of sugarcane GAP
model plot in Kanma
KANMA, 23 Oct
Organized by Industrial
Cr o p s De v e l o p me n t
Depart ment , t he fi el d
day of sugarcane GAP
model plot was held at
sugarcane plantation feld
in Minbyinthit Village of
Myinbyin Village-tract in
Kanma Township of Thayet
District in Magway Region
on 21 October.
It was attended by
Township Administrator
U Kyaw Soe Moe Tun,
Secretary of Township
Management Committee
Police Major Bo Win,
members of Townshi p
Agricultural Supervisory
Committee, members of
Township Development
Supportive Committee and
sugarcane growers totalling
about 120.
T h e t o w n s h i p
administrator explained
tasks of the agriculture
sector for rural development,
poverty alleviation, and
improvement of social
economy of farmers.
I n - c h a r g e o f
Township Industrial Crops
Development Department
U Myo Thi ha bri efed
those present on thriving
sugar cane pl ant at i ons
through good agricultural
patterns for production of
50 tons per acre.
Officials explained
quality of sugarcane grown
through GAP to the local
farmers.
Kyemon-043
Inya Village-tract of
PyinOoLwin Tsp to get Post-
Primary School
PYI NOOLWI N, 23
OctMandalay Region
Government undertakes
i mprovement of i nt er-
village roads to be used all
the year round and upgrading
of Basic Education Primary
Schools to post-primary
schools for enhancement
of economic, education,
social and health sectors
and socio-economic life of
the local people.
The Chief Minister of
Mandalay Region on his
tour to Phathin Village-
tract of PyinOoLwin met
wi t h l ocal peopl e and
HRD
village administrators and
attended to the needs of
education, economic and
health for the local people.
The local people submitted
the report on requirement
of BEPPS in Inya Village-
tract. The Chief Minister
allotted K 21.6 million
for upgrading the school
to Basic Education Post-
Primary School.
Therefore, the school
construction committee
was formed by Village
Admi ni st rat or U Myo
Lwin and offcials. They
constructed the school
building spending K 21.6
million allotted by the
region government and K
5 million by local people.
The school building
will have one 100 feet
by 30 feet fve-classroom
building and one four-room
toilet. The buildings will be
opened soon.
On c o mp l e t i o n ,
children from Thingaton,
Hmyintaung and Kyeekaing
villages will have easy
access to education at Inya
Village PEPPS.
Kyemon-District IPRD
Nation-building Endeavours
Photo shows new school building to be commissioned into service for Basic
Education Post-Primary School in PyinOoLwin Township.
Preparations being made for installation of traffc
lights at Bogyoke Road Junction with modern
design in Kalay.
Platform of Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda flled with pilgrims from various regions
across the nation on Fullmoon Day of Thadingyut.
Break failure of car kills one
NAY PYI TAW, 23
OctA case of overturn
caused between mile posts
123/7 and 124/0 on Yangon-
Mandalay Expressway in
Ottwin Township of Bago
Region on 18 October
morning.
Accor di ng t o t he
information, policemen
from Bawdigon Expressway
Police Station inspected the
incident.
A light ace driven by Tun
Aung Zaw, 25, of Maudan
Ward in Chanmyathazi
Township of Mandalay
Region hit the traffc island
in the incident due out of
control and overturned.
I n t he i nc i de nt ,
Daw Kyaw Mu, 55 from
Bawdigon of Mandalay
sustained injuries to eyes,
nose and bruises on left ear
and Ma Shan Ma, 45, to
right forehead, cheek and
eye. Although authorities
transferred Daw Kaw Mu
to Nay Pyi Taw General
Hospital via Pyu Hospital,
she died at the hospital. The
vehicles windshield, door
shields and body worth K
1.5 million were damaged.
Ba wdi gon Pol i c e
Station opened a file of
lawsuit against Tun Aung
Zaw under the law.
Kyemon-Police Information
A town ace seen at
traffc accident on
expressway.
CRIME
Bikers die in crash of
motorbikes
THANLYIN, 23 Oct
Two motorcycles bumped
against each other on the
middle way of the six-lane
road near Thanatpin Village
of Thanlyin Township of
Yangon South District,
Yangon Region, at about 11
pm on 20 October.
JLM 110 motorcycle
driven by Zin Min Tun
heading for north from south
and Kenbo-125 of Soe Min
Oo accidentally hit each other
due to out of control.
In the accident, both
motorcyclists died on the
spot.
Thanlyin Myoma Police
Station opened files of
lawsuit against them under
the law.Kyemon-Tada
Kyaw Lwin
Thursday, 24 October, 2013
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New Light of Myanmar
WORLD
Japan and UNESCO hold a signing ceremony in Kabul on
22 Oct, 2013, for their joint literacy programme to be
implemented in Afghanistan. Japan pledged to provide
about 2 billion yen (about $20.34 million) in grants over
the next three years for the programme. Kyodo News
Japan to move up start
of English course to 3rd
grade
Tokyo, 23 Oct The
education ministry of Japan
has decided that the teach-
ing of English should start
from the third grade at el-
ementary level, rather than
the ffth grade under the
current system, a ministry
source said on Wednesday.
The ministry, which
plans to introduce the new
system by 2020, aims to
better prepare students for
an international environ-
ment in the future.
Third and fourth grad-
ers will study English once
or twice a week, while ffth
and sixth graders will do so
three times a week, accord-
ing to the source.
While English is not
currently designated an of-
fcial subject, the Minis-
try of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Tech-
nology will upgrade it to an
offcial course for ffth and
six graders.
The senior students of
elementary schools will use
government-approved text-
books and receive grades
for their study, which will
cover basic reading and
writing skills what Jap-
anese students currently
learn at junior high schools.
In preparation for the
new system, the ministry
will review curriculums for
teacher training so all teach-
ers will be able to teach
English.Kyodo News
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) holds a welcome
ceremony for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
before their talks in Beijing, capital of China,
on 23 Oct, 2013. XiNhua
Chinese premier holds talks with Indian PM
Beijing, 23 Oct
Chinese Premier Li Ke-
qiang held talks with visit-
ing Indian Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh in the
Great Hall of the People on
Wednesday morning.
During the talks, the
two sides exchanged views
on bilateral relations and
other issues of common in-
terest.
This is the second time
this year that the heads
of government of the two
countries have met follow-
ing Lis visit to India in
May. It is the frst time since
1954 that a Chinese premier
and his Indian counterpart
have met in each others
country in the same year.
Singh arrived in Bei-
jing on Tuesday night for
a three-day offcial visit to
China.Chinese President Xi
Jinping will meet with the
Indian prime minister. Top
legislator Zhang Dejiang
will also meet with Singh.
The Indian prime min-
ister will deliver a speech
at the Party School of the
Central Committee of the
Communist Party of China.
Xinhua
120 to evacuate Izu
Oshima Island as another
typhoon may approach
Tokyo, 23 Oct
Around 120 residents will
evacuate storm-battered
Izu Oshima Island south of
Tokyo on a chartered ship
on Wednesday afternoon
following predictions that
another powerful typhoon
may arrive later this week.
The evacuees are el-
derly people and their help-
ers, according to the munic-
ipal government of Oshima,
which will also assist hand-
icapped people and preg-
nant women who wish to
leave the island temporarily
to avoid the years 27th ty-
phoon, Francisco. Izu Os-
hima is located about 120
kilometers south of Tokyo.
The death toll on the is-
land from the 26th typhoon,
which last Wednesday
brought torrential down-
pours leading to mudslides,
has reached 29 so far, while
15 others still remain unac-
counted for, according to
the municipal government
and police. Francisco was
located some 210 kilom-
eters south of Minamidaito
Island, and moving west-
northwest at a speed of 15
kilometers per hour as of 9
a.m. Wednesday, according
to the website of the Japan
Meteorological Agency.
Kyodo News
The remains of a home that was destroyed by a bushfre
can be seen behind two letter boxes in the Blue
Mountains suburb of Winmalee, located around 70 km
west of Sydney, on 21 Oct, 2013.ReuteRs
Australians evacuate homes as hot
winds fan Sydney fre threat
Sydney, 23 Oct
Thousands of Australians
were urged to evacuate their
homes on Wednesday as
dry winds threatened to fan
a frestorm in mountainous
bushland around Sydney,
where frefghters battled to
control blazes which have
been raging for a week.
More than 200 homes
have been destroyed in
New South Wales (NSW)
state since last Thursday,
when bushfres tore through
Sydneys outskirts, razing
entire streets. One man died
from a heart attack while
trying to save his home.
Wednesdays fre con-
ditions were shaping up as
the worst so far, prompt-
ing authorities to warn of
more property losses and
advise residents of the Blue
Mountains west of Sydney
to abandon their homes.
If you dont have a
plan, let me give you one,
NSW Emergency Minister
Michael Gallacher said. Get
into the car, drive down to the
city metropolitan area and let
the frefghters do what they
can do to protect the commu-
nity, should this turn for the
worse. Temperatures in the
Blue Mountains, a popular
weekend getaway for Syd-
neysiders, are expected to
reach up to 30 degrees Cel-
sius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
In Sydney itself they could
hit 35 degrees Celsius (95
Fahrenheit).
There were 59 fres
burning across the state on
Wednesday, with 19 out of
control, according to the
RFS. Over 2,000 frefght-
ers were battling the blazes
across a vast area, backed
by 95 helicopters and re-
inforcements from other
states.Reuters
Economy, energy centre stage as
German coalition talks begin
German President Joachim Gauck (R) and German
Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic
Union (CDU) Angela Merkel, Economy Minister and
Vice Chancellor Philipp Roesler (2nd L) and German
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (L) arrive for a
ceremony to formally releive outgoing cabinet ministers
of their government duties, at the presidential residence
of Bellevue Castle in Berlin on 22 Oct, 2013.
ReuteRs
Berlin, 23 OctGer-
man Chancellor Angela
Merkels conservatives
and the Social Democrats
(SPD) start hammering out
compromises on economic,
energy and euro policies on
Wednesday, the opening
day of talks on a coalition
government that should be
in place by Christmas.
Germanys European
partners will be watching
the negotiations closely,
hoping for a swift deal that
allows the bloc to meet
looming deadlines for its
ambitious banking union.
Some allies are hoping
a government that includes
the SPD will take a softer
approach towards strug-
gling southern euro zone
members, but any changes
are likely to be more subtle
than substantial.
The parties, which
ruled together in Merkels
frst term from 2005 to
2009, set out a timeline for
the negotiations on Tuesday
which foresees a deal by the
end of November.
That would give the
two biggest groups in par-
liament a fortnight to sell
their grand coalition
agreement to ordinary party
members. Merkel could
then be formally voted in as
chancellor in parliaments
last session of the year, the
week before Christmas.
Merkels conservatives
easily won elections on 22
September but fell short
of achieving a majority.
Exploratory talks with the
Greens collapsed last week,
allowing Merkel to focus
on opening formal negotia-
tions with the SPD.
Among the central
themes will be agreeing a
minimum wage, overhaul-
ing a renewables law that
has sent energy costs soar-
ing, and fnding funds to
raise public investment on
infrastructure, education
and research a major de-
mand of the SPD.
Europe will also fea-
ture, with the SPD expected
to push for a European f-
nancial transactions tax,
harsh rules for creditors
to bear the cost of failing
banks, and a renewed effort
to stem youth unemploy-
ment in southern Europe.
The new govern-
ments domestic policy
agenda should bring a
modest shift to the left
with stricter labour market
regulation and a minimum
wage, Barclays econo-
mist Thomas Harjes wrote
in a research note this
week.
At the European
level, the Social Demo-
crats started to lobby for
an economic growth strat-
egy, but they also may be
reluctant to push for sig-
nifcantly higher German
transfers to other parts of
the EU.Reuters
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Thursday, 24 October, 2013
Sci ence & Technology
New Light of Myanmar
Yinchuan, 23 Oct A
large-scale neolithic site,
including a rare cave dwell-
ing, has been unearthed in
northwest Chinas Ningxia
Hui Autonomous Region,
sources with the regional
institute of archaeology
said on Tuesday. Archae-
ologists have been working
on the site, which is locat-
ed in Shatang Township,
Longde County, since 10
July , said Fan Jun, head of
the archaeological team.
Up till now, over 400
square meters of the site, in-
cluding seven ancient house
remains, six half crypts and
a cave dwelling have been
excavated, Fan said, add-
ing that the excavation is
expected to be complete
by the end of October.The
cave dwelling is an impor-
tant fnding from the site
as it is rare to see such an
intact and well-preserved
building site dating back to
the neolithic times between
4,300 and 5,300 years ago,
Fan said.
The fnding is helpful
for research on the pro-
duction forms of ancient
humans and their way of
life, he said. Along with the
ancient building sites, pot-
tery, stone tools and bone
tools have also been un-
earthed. Judging from these
ancient utensils, archaeolo-
gists believed the neolithic
site could be traced back to
about 4,500 years ago.
Xinhua
abu Dhabi, 23 Oct
Nokia unveiled its frst
tablet and two large-screen
smartphones, known as
phablets, at the annual
Nokia World event in Abu
Dhabi on Tuesday.
The Lumia 2520 tab-
let, along with its Lumia
1520 and 1620 phablets,
are among the last prod-
ucts the Finnish company
developed to compete with
Apple and Samsung before
deciding to sell its handset
business to Microsoft.
The new Lumias use
Nokia launches tablet, joins large-screen smartphone race
Microsofts Windows
Phone operating system
and will face tough com-
petition from large-screen
smartphones from Samsung
and Apple, which is also
expected to unveil slimmer,
faster iPads on Tuesday.
The Microsoft deal is
due to close in the frst quar-
ter of next year and the new
products, which will still
carry the Nokia brand, are
part of the US companys
drive to become a leading
player in global consumer
devices.Reuters
Twitter account of Chinas state
broadcaster hacked
beijing, 23 Oct
Chinas state broadcaster
CCTV News said on Tues-
day one of its Twitter ac-
counts had been hacked,
and deleted a tweet claim-
ing the countrys president
had set up a special unit to
probe corruption accusa-
tions against a former do-
mestic security chief.The
tweet on Monday even-
ing appeared to refer to
an article in Hong Kongs
South China Morning Post
newspaper.The CCTV
News Twitter account was
An illustration picture shows Twitter logos on a
computer screen in Frankfurt, on 21 Oct, 2013.
ReuteRs
targeted on 21 October and
used illegally to post in-
correct information copied
from other sources, CCTV
said through its English-
language Twitter account.
The unauthorized infor-
mation was deleted.
CCTV spokeswoman
Zhang Xiaojian confrmed
that one of the broad-
casters Twitter accounts
was hacked, but did not
elaborate.China, which is
often accused of orches-
trating hacking attacks,
says it is one of the worlds
biggest victims of such
activity.President Xi Jin-
ping has set up a special unit
to investigate corruption al-
legations against the retired
leader Zhou Yongkang,
read the deleted tweet, ac-
cording to a screen grab on
freeweibo.com, which is
run by an anti-censorship
site, greatfre.org.
Overseas media, in-
cluding the South China
Morning Post, had said
Zhou was being inves-
tigated for corruption.
Sources told Reuters last
month he was helping in a
graft probe, rather than be-
ing targeted himself.Zhou
retired as security tsar and
from the Communist Par-
tys all-powerful Politburo
Standing Committee dur-
ing a sweeping leadership
reshuffe last November.
Xi has identifed corruption
as a threat to the survival
of the ruling Communist
Party, and has promised to
crack down on both high-
fying tigers and lowly
fies.
Reuters
Neolithic
cave
dwelling
found in
NW China
beijing, 23 Oct
China will improve the
way it provides fnancial
support to science and tech-
nology development, Fi-
nance Minister Lou Jiwei
said on Tuesday. When de-
livering a report to the coun-
trys top legislature, Lou said
despite increasing fnancial
input into the sector, reforms
are needed to improve the
systems effectiveness.
Basic research relies
heavily on fnancial support
from central government
rather than local govern-
ments or enterprises, and the
proportion of research and
development expenditure
spent on basic research is too
low, said Lou in the report to
the Standing Committee of
the National Peoples Con-
gress. In addition, the sci-
ence and technology funding
system lacks coordination
between departments, and
relations between the gov-
ernment and the market have
not been clearly defned, af-
fecting the effectiveness of
China to better fnance
science and technology
development
fscal support.
Lou said the most fun-
damental way to address
these problems is to further
deepen reform of the science
and technology system. He
said the government will
continue to transform its
functions and build a sci-
ence-technology innovation
system with enterprises as
major players. The govern-
ment will also promote other
forms of fnancial support,
such as angel investment and
government procurement of
services.
Lou said the science
and technology evaluation
system and management of
fnancial funds in the sector
should be improved, and in
the meantime, strengthen the
monitoring and supervision
of its use. The countrys fs-
cal expenditure in science
and technology development
increased from 168.9 billion
yuan in 2006 to 560 billion
yuan in 2012, an average
annual growth rate of 22.73
percent.Xinhua
Google unveils services promoting free expression
San FranciSco, 23 Oct
Google Inc will begin to
shield news organizations
and human rights groups
from cyberattacks as part of
a new package of services
designed to support free
expression on the Web,
the internet giant said on
Monday.At a presentation
in New York, the company
also unveiled a new tech-
nology called uProxy that
allows citizens under some
regimes to bypass govern-
ment censorship or surveil-
lance software to surf the
Web. The software will
be available for Googles
Chrome browser and Fire-
fox but not for rival Micro-
soft Corps Internet Explor-
er, at least initially.
The worlds No 1
search engine presented the
two services as well as
a new map that highlights
cyberattacks taking place
around the world in real
timeas some of the most
signifcant software prod-
ucts to emerge from Google
Ideas, a think-tank estab-
lished by the company in
2010.Known for its Dont
Be Evil corporate motto,
Google has a well-estab-
lished reputation for resist-
ing authorities around the
world who seek to censor
its Web properties, includ-
ing YouTube and Blog-
ger. But the formation of
the Ideas group, which the
company advertises as a
think/do tank headed by
Jared Cohen, a former US
State Department offcial,
has raised the possibility
of the company playing a
more active role in further-
ing US policy.
Under its Project
Shield initiative, Google
said it would host sites
that frequently came under
politically-motivated dis-
tributed denial-of-service
attacks. Because of the
size and sophistication of
its technical infrastruc-
ture, Google is far more
able to withstand such at-
tacks compared to websites
hosted independently. The
product remains in testing,
Google said.
Reuters
A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company
was founded on Googles 15th anniversary in Menlo
Park, California on 26 Sept, 2013.ReuteRs
Herpes virus tracks human
migration from Africa
beijing, 23 Oct Af-
ter examining Herpes virus
genome, scientists con-
frmed that early humans frst
emerged on the African con-
tinent before spreading out in
disparate groups across the
globe.
The study, published in
PLOS One, examined strains
of herpes simplex virus type
1 collected throughout North
America, Europe, Africa and
Asia in order to gain insight
on early human migration
patterns. We found that all
of the African isolates cluster
together, all the virus from
the Far East, Korea, Japan,
China clustered together, all
the viruses in Europe and
America, with one excep-
tion, clustered together,
Curtis Brandt, professor of
medical microbiology at the
University of Wisconsin-
Madison and senior author of
the study, said in a statement.
Using high-capacity ge-
netic sequencing, University
of Wisconsin-Madison sci-
entists were able to develop a
family tree for the Herpes
virus, emerging in Africa,
bottlenecking in the Middle
East and ultimately spread-
ing to Asia, Europe and the
Americas. Interestingly, the
study also offers some evi-
dence for the theory that Na-
tive Americans are descend-
ed from Asian peoples who
crossed a land bridge from
far eastern Siberia into the
Americas thousands of years
ago. Xinhua
Thursday, 24 October, 2013 5
BUSI NESS & HEALTH
New Light of Myanmar
UN Secretary-Generals
Message on
United Nations Day
Dear friends,
United Nations Day is a chance to recognize how
much this invaluable Organization contributes to peace
and common progress.
It is a time to refect on what more we can do to
realize our vision for a better world.
The fghting in Syria is our biggest security
challenge.
Millions of people depend on UN humanitarian
personnel for life-saving assistance.
UN experts are working hand-in-hand with the Nobel
Peace Prize-winning Organisation for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons to destroy Syrias stockpiles.
And we are pushing for a diplomatic solution to end
suffering that has gone on far too long.
Our most urgent development challenge is to make
sustainability a reality.
The Millennium Development Goals have cut
poverty in half.
Now we must maintain the momentum, craft an
equally inspiring post-2015 development agenda and
reach an agreement on climate change.
This year again, we saw the United Nations come
together on armed confict, human rights, the environment
and many other issues.
We continue to show what collective action can do.
We can do even more.
In a world that is more connected, we must be more
united.
On United Nations Day, let us pledge to live up
to our founding ideals and work together for peace,
development and human rights.
UNIC/Yangon
Bottle feeding may increase risk of stomach
obstruction in infants
Washington, 23 Oct
Infants who were bottle fed
were more likely to be at risk
of developing hypertrophic
pyloric stenosis (HPS), a
form of stomach obstruction,
than those who were breast-
fed, US researchers said on
Monday.
The risk appears to be
magnifed when mothers
are older and have had more
than one child, researchers
from the Seattle Childrens
Hospital in the US state of
Washington, reported in the
US journal JAMA Pediat-
rics.
HPS typically occurs
during an infants frst two
months of life and surgery
is needed to correct the ob-
struction, which occurs
because of a thickening of
the smooth muscle layer of
the pylorus, the passage be-
tween the stomach and small
intestines. Despite its inci-
dence of about two cases in
every 1,000 births, its cause
remains unknown. The re-
searchers used birth certif-
cates and discharge data in
the US state of Washington
to examine births between
2003 and 2009 and found
714 infants were admitted
with HPS and had a HPS sur-
gery. The fndings indicated
that the incidence of HPS de-
creased from 14 per 10,000
births in 2003 to 9 per 10,000
births in 2009 while breast-
feeding prevalence increased
from 80 percent in 2003 to
94 percent in 2009.The re-
searchers said that about 19.5
percent of infants who devel-
oped HPS were bottle fed,
compared with 9 percent of
babies who were breastfed,
and the odds of an infant de-
veloping HPS also increased
when mothers were 35 years
and older and had given birth
more than once.
These data suggest
that bottle feeding may
play a role in HPS etiology,
and further investigations
may help to elucidate the
mechanisms underlying the
observed effect modifca-
tion by age and parity, the
researchers concluded.In a
related editorial, Douglas
Barnhart, of the Primary
Childrens Hospital, Salt
Lake City in the US state
of Utah, said the fndings
bring us a step closer to be-
ing able to drop idiopathic
from hypertrophic pyloric
stenosis. While the data
seem convincing that bottle
feeding increases the risk,
the reason is not clear, he
said. Further understand-
ing of the pathogenesis of
hypertrophic pyloric ste-
nosis will come from both
basic research and more de-
tailed epidemiologic stud-
ies. Xinhua
Beijing, 23 Oct Sci-
entists said on Tuesday they
have found older people who
get poor sleep may have
more of the plaque or beta
amyloid that is suggestive of
Alzheimers disease in their
brains. The fndings, pub-
Good nights sleep may help to prevent Alzheimers
lished online on 21 October
in the journal JAMA Neu-
rology, revealed that during
sleep there are changes in the
brains of lab mice that help
fush out toxins such as beta
amyloid produced by brains
neurons in active circuits.
It might be possible that
improving sleep could help
prevent Alzheimers disease,
suggested Adam Spira, an
assistant professor in the de-
partment of mental health at
the Johns Hopkins Bloomb-
erg School of Public Health.
We live in a sleep-deprived
society, Spira said. It may
be that changing sleep habits
has signifcant implications
for mental health and spe-
cifcally the prevention of
Alzheimers disease.
Xinhua
Netfix customer gains reinforce
growth hopes, shares jump
Los angeLes, 23 Oct
Netfix Inc gained more
subscribers than expected at
home and abroad with help
from original series like
Orange is the New Black,
impressing investors who
sent its shares surging nearly
11 percent to a record high
on Monday. Netfix, the big-
gest gainer in the S&P 500
in 2013, quadrupled proft in
the third quarter as it added
a higher-than-expected 1.3
million customers to its sub-
scription video streaming
service in the United States.
The company, which
has invested heavily in orig-
inal series such as political
satire House of Cards,
said it had 31.1 million US
streaming users from July
to September. For the last
three months of the year,
Netfix said it expects to
add about the same number
of US streaming custom-
ers it signed up a year ear-
lier, and will end 2013 with
32.7 million to 33.5 million
users.That keeps the view
alive that this company has
a larger subscriber base
and has pricing leverage in
its corner to extract more
value, said Janney Mont-
gomery Scott analyst Tony
Wible, who rates Netfix a
buy.
Shares rose 10.6 per-
cent after-hours to $392.50,
up from their close of
$354.99 on the Nasdaq. The
stock has racked up succes-
sive highs since September,
as investors bet on its growth
prospects.During the quar-
ter, Netfix released critical-
ly acclaimed prison drama
Orange is the New Black,
part of its push into origi-
nal programming to attract
customers to its $8-a-month
movie and TV streaming
service.Its original series
slate generated buzz during
the quarter, with 14 Emmy
nominations and three wins
for shows including House
of Cards.
The company said it
will double investments in
original programming in
2014, when it will air sec-
ond seasons of both House
of Cards and Orange is
the New Black. Spending
on original shows will re-
main below 10 percent of
its global content expenses.
Netfix was added in Sep-
tember as an option on cable
set-top boxes through two
companies in Europe. CEO
Reed Hastings, in a webcast
after the earnings release,
said he was hopeful Net-
fix could reach a similar
deal with Comcast Corp or
other US cable operators.
Reuters
Netfix DVDs return mailers are shown in a mail box in
Encinitas, California on 21 Oct, 2013.ReuteRs
Yahoo sought to pause
search rollout with Microsoft
san Francisco, 23 Oct
A US judge on Monday
refused to let Yahoo Inc
YHOO.O delay using Mi-
crosoft Corps Bing search
capabilities in Taiwan and
Hong Kong, affrming an
arbitrators decision in fa-
vor of Microsoft. Yahoo Inc
Chief Executive Marissa
Mayer sought to slow the
rollout of its search partner-
ship arguing that Microsoft
CEO Steve Ballmers de-
cision to retire had raised
concerns, according to court
documents. But US District
Judge Robert Patterson Jr
upheld an arbitrators earlier
ruling in favor of Microsoft.
Yahoo and Microsoft
began a 10-year search
partnership in 2010, before
Mayer took over as Yahoos
CEO. The two companies
hoped their combined efforts
could mount a more com-
petitive challenge to Google
Inc, the worlds No.1 search
engine. The partnership has
not lived up to expectations.
Google remains the domi-
nant search engine, with
roughly two thirds of the US
search market, while Micro-
soft and Yahoos combined
share of the market is essen-
tially unchanged.
Yahoo said it wanted
to pause the process until
Mayer had a chance to dis-
cuss the partnership with
Ballmers successor, ac-
cording to a court fling. Mi-
crosoft said in August that
Ballmer would retire within
12 months. Mayer has criti-
cized the partnership in the
past.
We need to see mon-
etization working better be-
cause we know that it can
and weve seen other com-
petitors in the space illus-
trate how well it can work,
Mayer said at an investor
conference in February. Mi-
crosoft and Yahoo were not
immediately available for
comment. Reuters
The Yahoo logo is shown at the
companys headquarters in Sunnyvale,
California on 16 April, 2013.ReuteRs
24 October 2013
unsg Message
Thursday, 24 October, 2013 6
WORLD
New Light of Myanmar
US, NATO ofcials expect approval for
Afghan troop deal
Brussels, 23 Oct
Senior US and NATO of-
fcials said on Tuesday they
were confdent Afghani-
stans elders and parliament
would back a deal allowing
American troops to stay
there after 2014, playing
down lingering concerns
over the accord.
The Afghan presidents
spokesman Aimal Faizi had
told Reuters on Sunday Ka-
bul and Washington had not
yet agreed on several issues
in a bilateral security pact,
raising the prospect that
the US might still have to
pull all its troops from the
Members of Security Force Advisor Team 10 provide
sniper coverage during a shura - a meeting between
village elders, US troops and Afghan National Security
Forces - near Command Outpost AJK (short for Azim-
Jan-Kariz, a near-by village) in Maiwand District,
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on 26 Jan, 2013.
ReuteRs
war-ravaged nation by the
deadline.
But two days later,
Afghan Defence Minister
Bismullah Khan Moham-
madi was positive about
the prospects of a Bilateral
Security Agreement during
talks with Defence Secre-
tary Chuck Hagel on the
sidelines of a NATO meet-
ing in Brussels, according
to a US defence offcial.
Mohammadi ex-
pressed strong confdence
that the (Bilateral Secu-
rity Agreement) would be
agreed to soon, and that the
vast majority of Afghans
support it, the offcial said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity.
It was not immediately
possible to reach Moham-
madi or his aides to confrm
the comments on the pact,
which Washington and Ka-
bul have been trying to con-
clude for almost a year.
The deal will help de-
termine how many US sol-
diers and bases remain in
Afghanistan after most for-
eign combat troops exit by
the end of next year.
A senior US military
offcial, speaking sepa-
rately to reporters traveling
UNESCO to list Japanese
food as intangible cultural
heritage
Tokyo, 23 OctThe
UN Educational, Scientifc
and Cultural Organization
is expected to register tra-
ditional Japanese food as an
intangible cultural heritage
asset in early December,
sources close to the matter
said on Tuesday.
An organization that
screens candidates for
UNESCO registration has
already issued a report
recommending Japanese
food be listed, they said. A
Photo taken on 22 Oct, 2013, shows dishes of the month
at Japanese restaurant Edo Kappo Yonemura in
Tokyo. The UN Educational, Scientifc and Cultural
Organization is expected to register traditional Japanese
food as an intangible cultural heritage asset in early
December 2013.Kyodo News
with Hagel on condition he
not be named, also said he
saw a very, very, very low
probability of total with-
drawal from Afghanistan.
Reuters
Greece cuts of
state funding to far-right
Golden Dawn party
AThens, 23 Oct
Greek lawmakers voted to
cut off state funding to the
far-right Golden Dawn par-
ty early on Wednesday, the
latest effort by the govern-
ment to clamp down on a
party it has branded a neo-
Nazi criminal gang.
Golden Dawn had
steadily risen on the back of
an anti-austerity and anti-
immigrant agenda to be-
come Greeces third-most
popular party, until the kill-
ing of a left-wing rapper by
a party supporter last month
triggered the government
crackdown.
A legislative provision
passed by 235 lawmakers in
the 300-seat parliament sus-
pends state funding to polit-
ical parties if their leaders,
or a tenth of their lawmak-
ers, are charged with in-
volvement in a criminal
organization or acts of
terrorism. The move could
deprive Golden Dawn of a
major fnancial resource.
Athens has earmarked
11 million euros for elected
parties in 2013, including
873,000 euros ($1.20 mil-
lion) for Golden Dawn.
After entering par-
liament last year and ap-
pearing virtually immune
to frequent accusations
of violence against immi-
grants and leftists, the party
has been on the defensive
since the fatal stabbing of
34-year-old Pavlos Fissas.
The killing prompted
prosecutors to investigate
party lawmakers over a
series of crimes and Prime
Minister Antonis caused
Samarass conservative-led
government to probe the
police force. Samaras has
vowed to wipe out the party
and described it as a gang
of neo-Nazis that threatens
democracy. Golden Dawns
leader, Nikolaos Mihalolia-
kos, and two senior law-
makers have been put be-
hind bars pending trial on
charges of participation in
a criminal group. This is
the frst time that elected
politicians have been jailed
in Greece since a military
coup in 1967. Three other
lawmakers, who were ar-
rested, have been freed
pending trial.Reuters
Police offcers stand guard outside the headquarters of
the Golden Dawn far-right party in Athens
on 18 Sept, 2013.ReuteRs
Vietnam
hosts regional
broadcasting
unions
annual
meeting
hAnoi, 23 OctThe
50th General Assembly
and Associated Meetings of
Asia-Pacifc Broadcasting
Union kicked off in Viet-
nams capital of Hanoi on
Wednesday with the par-
ticipation of more than 700
international and domestic
professionals in the feld.
The annual event
themed Serving our au-
dience in the digital era,
making aperspective shift
from technology to audi-
ence is to focus on how
broadcasters can meet the
needs of audiences in the
digital age. During the six-
day event, hosted by Vi-
etnam Television (VTV),
participants will discuss the
most pressing issues facing
a changing media landscape
as well as attend the high-
level forum series Women
with the wave: Information
and Communication Tech-
nology and Media Inclu-
sion of Women, Girls and
Persons with disabilities.
Xinhua
Jerusalem mayor wins re-election
in boost to Netanyahu
JerusAlem, 23 Oct
The Israeli mayor of Jerusa-
lem has won re-election in a
hotly contested race against
a challenger linked to a far-
right opponent of Prime
Minister Benjamin Netan-
yahu.
Former high-tech ty-
coon Nir Barkat won about
51 percent of votes in poll-
ing held on Tuesday, a count
of all ballots showed.
His main rival, Moshe
Lion, polled about 45 per-
cent. Other votes went to a
third candidate.
In a predawn victory
speech to cheering support-
ers on Wednesday, Barkat,
54, called the election one
of the most complicated and
diffcult races he had seen,
but was thankful to voters
he said gave us a mandate
to lead the city with the
same vision for the next fve
years.
Israeli media said Lion
had also conceded the race.
The Jerusalem contest
was seen as the most stra-
tegic of nearly 200 local
government elections held
across Israel, with a Barkat
victory dealing a blow to his
contenders main backer,
far-right former Foreign
Minister Avigdor Lieber-
man. Lieberman, currently a
lawmaker, had hoped a Lion
victory would give him po-
litical momentum to mount
a challenge to Netanyahus
leadership should he be ac-
quitted in a corruption trial
whose verdict was expected
next month.Xinhua
recommendation by the or-
ganization has never been
rejected, a government of-
fcial said. The Japanese
government proposed
Washoku: Traditional Di-
etary Cultures of the Japa-
nese for the UNESCO
intangible cultural heritage
list in March 2012.
UNESCO has regis-
tered four food cultures
French, Mexican, Mediter-
ranean and Turkish as
such assets.Kyodo News
Focus on Arab states to fll Saudi Security Council
seat, Kuwait a front-runner
riyAdh, 23 OctSau-
di Arabias unprecedented
rejection of a UN Security
Council place has pushed
the world body into unchart-
ed territory, but fellow Gulf
nation Kuwait is emerging
as an early front-runner to
fll the seat. With 10 weeks
until Saudi Arabias term
on the 15-member Security
Council was due to start
on 1 January - UN diplo-
mats do not appear to be in
a rush to fll the vacancy and
some are hoping Riyadh
might still change its mind.
One waits to see what
will happen, British UN
Ambassador Mark Lyall
Grant said on Tuesday.
The Arab group of
countries at the United Na-
tions urged Saudi Arabia
on Saturday to reconsider
its decision to renounce the
rotating seat on the council
in protest at the bodys fail-
ure to end the war in Syria
and act on other Middle
East issues. Saudi Arabias
decision on Friday to turn
down the two-year term
has diplomats and offcials
scratching their heads over
what formal notifcation
is needed to begin the pro-
cess of deciding an alterna-
tive candidate. There is no
agreed procedure because
this is the frst time that it
has happened, said French
UN Ambassador Gerard
Araud.Reuters
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l o c a l n e ws
Mandalay, 23 OctA
ceremony to mark the World
Osteoporosis Day was held
at Orthopaedic Specialist
Hospital (Mandalay) of
Health Department under
the Ministry of Health on
20 October.
Rector Dr Marlar Win
of University of Nursing
(Mandalay) and offcials
presented prizes to winners
in the poster contest.
They provided free
health care for orthopaedic
diseases to the patients and
medicines to them.
A total of 200 nursing
trainees gave educative
talks to patients.
At t he cer emony,
427 pat i ent s r ecei ved
Efforts for standardizing
health education
medical checkups whether
they suffer osteoporosis
disease.
This year motto was
St r ong Women Make
Stronger Women.
Kyemon-Tin Maung
(Mandalay)
World Osteoporosis Day observed in Mandalay
yangon, 23 Oct
International Center of
Excellence being opend
at the Science Hall of
Yangon University and
John Hopskin University
and Perdana University
j oi nt l y conduct ed t he
Update in Womens Healthy
workshop at the Science
Hall of the univesity on 21
October.
We held the workshop
for enabling the persons
from education and health
fields to know modern
medical science and health
knowledge, said Daw
Yuza Maw Tun, Vice-
Chairperson of International
Centre of Excellence.
The workshop was held
on 21 and 22 October.
Dr Isabel C Green
and Dr Module Aguch of
John Hopskin and Perdana
Uni versi t i es di scussed
heal t h knowl edge i n
medical science.
The workshop was
attended by University
of Medi ci ne-1, and 2,
University of Nursing,
D e f e n c e S e r v i c e s
M e d i c a l A c a d e m y ,
Defence Services Institute
Nursing and Paramedical
S c i e n c e s , Ya n g o n
West General Hospital,
Workers Hospital, Insein
Hospi t al , Mi ngal adon
Hospital, Sanpya Hospital,
Aungyadana Specialist
Hospital, Asia Tawwin
Hospital, Victoria Hospital,
Sakura Hospital, Baho Si
Hospital, Maha Myaing
Spe c i a l i s t Hos pi t a l ,
Punhl a i ng Hos pi t a l ,
My a n ma r Me d i c a l
Associ at i on, Myanmar
Medical Science Council,
My a n ma r Ph a r ma c y
Association, rectors and
faculty members totalling
50.
As Myanmar cooperates
with international universities
for upgrading education
standard of the nation, ICOE
held workshops with experts
from Myanmar universities
and Illinois University in
July, with South Korean
Uni ver si t y i n August
and Perdana Hospital in
September.MMAL-Wai
Yan Oo
Blocks of heroin seized in
Tachilek
Two-storey building ablaze between two three-storey buildings
nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
Members of No 30 Special
Anti-Drug Squad of Tachilek
and policemen, acting on
a tip-off, together with
witnesses, searched Honda
125 motorcycle driven by
Tar Ae, 22 of Sanku Village
in Loidawkham Village-
tract, near the jetty of May
Flower Ground near Maesai
Jetty in Macaokham Ward
of Tachilek on 20 October
afternoon.
They seized 400 blocks
of heroin weighing 133.33
kilos from four bags.
The seizure of the
heroin was worth K 1999.95
million.
Action was taken against
Tar Ae under Narcotic
Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances Law.Kyemon-
Police Information
Mawl aMyi ne , 23
OctA fre broke out at Pan
Kaung Shwesin Mattress and
doll sales centre at No 191 on
Lower Road in Shwedaung
Ward of Mawlamyine on 21
October morning.
Altogether 192 fire
fghters from fre stations
coopeated with local people
in putting out the fre with the
use of 20 fre engines from
Mawlamyine, Kyaikmaraw
and Mudon. They totally
died down the fre at about
12 noon.
The dry batteries from
the dolls was ablaze in
overheat situation causing
outbreak of fire to the
mattresses of Daw San San
Soe, owner of the shop.
The fre engulfed the
whole building which is 20
feet by 50 feet, worth K 6.75
million.
A fle of lawsuit was
opened against Daw San San
Soe under the law.
Kyemon-108
Plan underway to hold dragon boat rowing
demonstration in Taninthayi Region
Myeik, 23 OctAs part
of conservation of ancient
cultural heritage, Dragon
boat rowing demonstration
was held at the jetty of
U Kyaw Win sawmill on
Taryoe Street in Chaunggyi
Ward of Taninthayi Region
recenty.
New generation youths
will participate in the rowing
demonstration.
The local youths were
in rowing drill so as to take
part in the contest that will
start on 23 October.
The rowers from various
regions and states arrived
there to take part in the
contest.
Kyemon-Moe Hein
(Myeik)
Youth in training
session for Dragon
boat rowing contest
in Myeik.
Bago Region Womens Affairs Organization
Chairperson Daw May Thu gives educative talks
on anti-traffcking in persons to local people
at Awaing Village of Bago Township on 19
October.mna
Tar Ae seen with
heroin blocks worth K
1999.95 million.
Fire
fghters
putting out
fre together
with local
people in
Mawlamyine.
Those present at
ceremony to mark
World Osteoporosis
Day ceremony.
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N a t i o N a l
N a t i o N a l
thursday, 24 october, 2013
Promoting rational
thinking
We think, we decide and we make conclusions
on daily basis. our opinions are products of our
thinking. our ways of thinking bases on the
information accessible to us. the media are the
major sources of information. thats why we
used to say, Media shape opinions. Do they
always lead us to the right way?
Providing the most possibly objective
information is the duty of the media outlets.
But there are still unseen interests behind them.
With many emerging media outlets, we now have
a host of sources for information. the dark side
is that we cannot know which one is providing
reliable information or which information
is factual. Most news stories available to us
today are more or less black-and-white sorts.
objectivity of the news stories is questionable.
Not everything in our world is mere story of the
good and the bad. We have then two options:
making media outlets responsible for false
information and educating the people that not
all the written words are factual.
Still the government departments are as
usual in traditional rivalry with the media. to
inculcate the rational thinking in the public,
both the media and the government mechanisms
have to do their parts well, providing factual
information in objective manner.
Nay Pyi Taw, 23
Oct Attorney-General of
the Union Dr Tun Shin ad-
dressed a seminar on legis-
lative drafting and statutory
interpretation, organized by
the Offce of the Attorney-
General of the Union and
UNDP, at the Offce of the
Attorney-General of the
Union, here, this morning.
He said that in the past
the Offce of the Union
Attorney-General did not
see such kind of seminar
on legislative drafting and
statutory interpretation
in collaboration with in-
ternational organizations.
Myanmar lawmakers were
to pursue further studies in
foreign countries. Todays
workshop should be rec-
ognized as a milestone of
the history. He expressed
his belief that the semi-
nar is really benefcial to
Seminar on legislative drafting and statutory
interpretation held
Myanmar lawmakers and
those who involved in
drafting laws of the min-
istries.
Team Leader Ms.
Emma Morley of UNDP
Myanmar and Mr. Daniel
Greenberg, Counsel in the
Offce of Speakers Coun-
sel, House of Commons,
London said that the or-
ganization continues co-
operating with the Union
Attorney-Generals Offce
iCao delegation arrives in
Yangon
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
A work coordination meet-
ing on technical rules for
the 23
rd
ASEAN Armies
Shooting Contest was held
at AARM Village in Pyi-
nOoLwin this morning.
The meeting was
opened with an address by
Joint-Secretary of the central
committee for holding the
23rd contest Maj-Gen Zarni
Win. Chairman of the Work
Committee Maj-Gen Tin
Maung Win made a speech.
During the meeting,
participants from ASEAN
countries discussed the in-
structions, duties of judges,
rules and disciplines at the
shooting range.
In the evening, they
had a dinner at the parade
ground of the AARM Vil-
lage in PyinOoLwin.
MNA
technical rules for aSEaN armies Shooting
Contest discussed
(from page 16)
take necessary measures
in accord with the re-
port of amyotha Hlut-
taw Public accounts
Motion for reengineering of
educational
(from page 16)
Plans are under way to install
CCTV cameras in those ho-
tels.
It is also planned to
install security cameras
in new hotels accross the
country. It is expected that
more tourists will visit My-
anmar this year, compared
with the tourist arrivals of
1.5 million last year.
According to World
Tourism Organization (UN-
WTO), international tour-
All hotels in
Myanmar to be
complete
Committee on upgrading
of Nattalin-Damange-
taungnyo road in Bago
Region submitted by U
Thein Win of Sagaing Re-
gion Constituency No (9).
Later, the Speaker
of Amyotha Hluttaw an-
nounced the date to seek
the approval of the Hlut-
taw on the motions after
making clarifcations on
them by the relevant mem-
bers of the Union govern-
ment within a 21-day pre-
scribed period.
Todays session came
to an end in the afternoon
and the 12-day session
will be held on 25 Octo-
ber.MNA
as it plays a leading role in
law drafting sector in the
country, and claimed that
courses on drafting laws
would be conducted in
Myanmar.
MNA
ist arrivals reached 1,035
million in 2012, up from
995 million in 2011. Asia
and the Pacifc recorded
the strongest growth with
a 7% increase in arrivals,
followed by Africa (6%)
and the Americas (5%). In
South East Asia, Myanmar
saw a 52 % increase in ar-
rivals in 2012, followed by
Cambodia (24 %), Thai-
land (16 %) and Vietnam
(14 %).
Therefore, authorities
concerned should take se-
curity measures for safety
of tourists.
Myanma Alinn: 23-10-13
Trs: Mt
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
A total of 326 visitors171
members of Union
Solidarity and Development
Party of Myothit Township,
Magway Region, 126
IBEC-English Access
Micro-Scholarship students
led by Sayadaw U Sobhita
from the Sagaing Buddhist
Education Centre and 29
visitors led by Dr Daw Aye
Aye Yi of the Youth Trip
Organizing Committee,
UNICEF this morning
observed process of 13th
day session of the eighth
regular meeting of the
Visitors observe Hluttaws
frst Pyithu Hluttaw and
looked round the Hluttaw
complex.
MNA
yaNgoN, 23 OctTo
ensure the development of
Myanmars civil aviation
sector, a delegation led by
Mr. Raymond Benjamin,
Secretary General of Inter-
national Civil Aviation Or-
ganization (ICAO), arrived
here on 18 October.
Director-General U
Tin Naing Tun of Depart-
ment of Civil Aviation
and offcials met with the
general secretary and party
of ICAO at Civil Aviation
Training Institute on 19 Oc-
tober morning.
MNA
Attorney-General of the Union Dr Tun Shin poses for documentary photo
with participants.mna
Work coordination meeting on technical rules for the 23
rd
ASEAN Armies
Shooting Contest in progress.mna
yaNgoN, 23 OctThe
Pre-SEA Game Shooting
Test Match will be held at the
International Shooting Range
in Dagon Myothit (North)
Township from 27 to 30
October.
Each team comprising
19 shooters of participant
countries may take part in the
test match.
The events in the test
Shooting test Match 27-30 oct
match are categorized as
mens singles and team 10-m
air pistol events, mens 50-m
pistol event, mens 50-m rife
event, womens singles and
team 10-m air pistol events,
womens 25-m pistol event
and womens 50-m rife
event. A total of 12 gold, 12
silver and 12 bronze medals
will be awarded to the
winners.MMAL-Tin Soe
(Myanma Alinn)
Thursday, 24 October, 2013
L OCAL NEWS
9
New Light of Myanmar
Belgian OG specialist, pathologist professor
give lectures at Central Womens Hospital
MANDALAY, 23 Oct
OG cervical cancer specialist
Dr Orye and professor of
Belbium gave lectures at
Central Womens Hospital
in Mandalay on 21 October.
Fi r s t l y, Me di c a l
Superintendent of CWH
Dr Daw Than Than Myint
and Professor/Dean of OG
Department Dr Daw Kyi Kyi
Nyunt extended greetings
and introduced Belgian OG
specialist and professor to
Candle light triggered off burning at
monastery in Myeik
those present.
The opening ceremony
was attended by Rector of
Mandalay University of
Medicine Prof Dr U Tin
Maung Han, Professor/Dean
of Pathology Department
Dr U Htay Hla, Pathologist
Dr Daw Khin Mya Mon,
pr of es s or s , as s oci at e
professors, lecturers and
specialists.
Belgian OG specialist
Dr Orye and Pathologist
Prof Verguts and Prof Praet
conducted the practical and
theoretical training to 60 OG
specialists and pathologists at
Central Womens Hospital
(Mandalay) from 21 to 25
October with the permission
of the Ministry of Health.
The training course
was attended by OG post-
graduate trainees, doctoral
course trainees and FRCS
candidates.
The Belgian specialists
MYEIK, 23 OctA fre
broke out at Nyaungyeiktha
Monastery on Phayagyi
Street in Myitnge Ward of
Myeik in Taninthayi Region
at 4 pm on 21 October.
The fre started from
candel light offered at the
prayer room by layperson
U Po Nyo, 42, son of U Pa
Chin of the monastery.
A total of 124 fire
servicemen put out the
fre with the use of 24 fre
engines.
The fire blazed the
monastery, 32 feet by 24 feet,
worth K 576,000.
Fi re vi ct i ms t hree
monks and one novice
were accommodated at
Shwedaung Monastery near
Shan State Hluttaw deputy
speaker meets local people for
development of Lashio
LASHI O, 23 OctA
meeting between the deputy
speaker of Shan State
Hluttaw and departmental
offcials was held at the city
hall in Lashio of Shan State
(North) on 22 October.
On the occasion, Deputy
Speaker U Sai Kham Mak
gave an opening address.
Shan State Hluttaw
representative U Sai Kyu
explained progress of works.
Next , member s of
Township Development
Supportive Committee and
towns elders reported on
requirements.
Al s o p r e s e n t a t
t he meet i ng were t he
commissioner of Shan
State, district and township
admi ni st rat ors, t owns
elders, ward administrators,
e n t r e p r e n e u r s a n d
membersof Maternal and
Child Welfare Associations,
totalling 210.
Kyemon-Han Htay
(IPRD)
cooper at ed wi t h OG
specialists from Central
Wo me n s Ho s p i t a l
(Mandalay) checked cervical
cancer and key hole surgery
works at patients at the
hospital.Kyemon-Thiha
Ko Ko (Mandalay)
MCDC, ADB jointly draw
green city plan
MANDALAY, 23 Oct
Mandalay City Development
Commi t t ee and Asi an
Development Bank will
draw the Green City Plan
and collect the data.
The small groups will
conduct surveys on 73
points from 600 households.
The teams will collect
data from100 households
from six townships of
Mandalay City Development
Committee, totalling 600
households, from 26 October
to 5 November.
MCDC is carrying out
its tasks for minucipal area
such as Chanayethazan,
Mahaaungmye, Aung-
myet hazan, Chanmya-
t hazi , Pyi gyi dagun and
Amarapura townships.
Mr Alistais, expert of
Asian Development Bank,
said that the people are to join
hands with the authorities for
development of the city, and
it is necessary to fulfll the
requirements of the region
based on correct data from
the people.Kyemon-Thiha
Ko Ko (Mandalay)
Hotel service courses kick off
MANDALAY, 23 Oct
Diamond Palace Hotel
Co Ltd opened the Hotel
Services Course No 28/2013
for Hotel Service Grade
I and Hotel Supervisor
Grade II at Mandalay
Hall of Zaygyo Hotel,
Chanayethazan Township
of Mandalay on 21 October
morning.
Mandalay Region In-
charge of Ministry of Hotels
and Tourism U Nyi Nyi Swe
made a speech and opened
the training course.
It was at t ended b
the burnt monastery.
Myeik Township Police
Force opened a file of
lawsuit against U Po Nyo
under the law.
Kyemon-278
Chairman of Myanmar
Hoteliers Association (Upper
Myanmar ) Mandal ay
Zone U Myint Aung and
executives, training school
principal U Sein Myint and
instructors and 45 trainees.
The hotel service grade
I course comprises four
subjects. The course will
last 10 weeks.
A total of 1653 trainees
have attended the training
courses up to No. 27
th
intake.
Most of the trainees are at
worksites.
Kyemon-Kyaw Min
Thaw (Mandalay)
Health Care
Hotel
Services
Opening ceremony of Hotel Services Course 28 in
progress.
Fire
Fire servicemen putting out fre at Nyaungyeiktha Monastery in Myeik.
The photo shows aeria view of Mandalay City with Mandalay Hill in the
background.
Regional
development
tasks supervised
KALEWA, 23 Oct
Kalewa Township Pyithu
Hl ut t aw represent at i ve
U Soe Thein, Township
Management Committee
Chairman U Tint Naing and
party on 16 October made
feld trips to Mahtu Villageof
Kalewa Township.
The authorities fulflled
the requirements to local
people for education and
health sector.Kyemon-Zo
Hae Hsa (Chin Hill)
World
New Light of Myanmar
Thursday, 24 October, 2013
10
US concerned about Mozambique violence,
urges dialogue
Washington, 23 Oct
The United States on Tues-
day urged Mozambiques
government and the Rena-
mo opposition movement to
move back from the brink
and take steps to quell an
escalation in tensions that
many worry could disrupt
the countrys strong eco-
nomic growth.
The Renamo former
rebel group declared on
Monday it was terminat-
ing a 1992 peace accord
that ended a 1975-1992
civil war, complaining that
government forces overran
base of opposition leader
Afonso Dhlakama in the
Gorongosa forest.
We are deeply con-
cerned by the escalation in
violence between govern-
ment security forces and
members of the opposition
party Renamo, said US
State Department spokes-
woman Marie Harf. We
are encouraging the two
parties to take visible and
decisive steps to de-escalate
the current tense environ-
ment.
Mozambique media re-
ported on Tuesday that sus-
pected Renamo guerrillas
fred on a police station at
Maringue, just north of the
Gorongosa District, but no
casualties were reported.
Asked whether the at-
tack could provoke more
violence, Harf said: We
are deeply concerned by
this violence and this es-
calation and are urging all
sides to take steps to move
back from the brink and de-
escalate what has been hap-
pening.
Dhlakama, who has
struggled to recover from a
Mozambiques opposition RENAMO Presidential can-
didate Afonso Dhlakama shows an ink dyed fnger after
voting in the countrys Presidential, Parliamentary and
Provincial Elections in Maputo in this fle photo taken
on 28 Oct, 2009.ReuteRs
string of election defeats by
the ruling Frelimo party, is
widely regarded as a spent
political force with little
power to drag the country
back into a civil war.
He has complained that
the Frelimo-led govern-
ment has monopolized po-
litical and economic power.
Mozambiques econ-
omy is set to grow by 7
percent this year one of
the fastest in Africa - and
investors such as Brazils
Vale, London-listed Rio
Tinto, Italys Eni and US
oil frm Anadarko are work-
ing to develop some of the
worlds largest untapped
coal and gas reserves.
Renamo raids in April
and June in central Mozam-
bique had already caused
alarm. They killed at least
11 soldiers and police and
six civilians and forced a
temporary suspension of
coal exports sent by rail to
the coast.
Reuters
Chinese Premier
Li Keqiang (R)
and his Russian
counterpart
Dmitry
Medvedev attend
a ceremony
of signing
China-Russia
cooperation
documents in
Beijing, capital
of China, on 22
Oct, 2013.
Xinhua
China, Russia chant
friendship, pledge closer
cooperation
Beijing, 23 OctWe
should let the Chinese
youth know that China-
Russia friendship is not
ancient history, Chinese
Premier Li Keqiang said
on Tuesday as he and his
Russian counterpart Dmitry
Medvedev met reporters in
Beijing.
Li suggested Med-
vedev tell some Chinese
university students a story
about how China and Rus-
sia joined hands to battle
devastating fooding on the
Heilongjiang River, known
in Russia as the Amur,
which hit eastern Russia
and northeastern China this
summer.
I will, said the smil-
ing Russian prime minister.
Medvedev, who ar-
rived in Beijing early Tues-
day for an offcial visit, is
scheduled to visit east Chi-
nas Anhui Province, Lis
home province, and deliver
a speech in front of a group
of university students there
on Wednesday.
In the face of the
foods, Li and Medvedev
spoke twice on the tel-
ephone in August, and the
Russian side used its two
upstream reservoirs to re-
duce fooding.
Russia helped Chi-
na and showed Russias
friendship with China,
said the Chinese Premier on
Tuesday.
Surely I will tell the
students about our coop-
eration on this matter when
I visit your hometown,
Medvedev said, adding that
he will also tell the students
of the cooperation between
the disaster-relief agencies
of the two countries.
It shows our strategic
cooperation as well as our
friendship, said the prime
minister.
The light-hearted con-
versation came after the
18th regular meeting be-
tween Chinese and Rus-
sian heads of government
held at the Great Hall of the
People. The regular meet-
ing, launched in 1996, is an
important platform for co-
operations.
We reached many
new consensus on practi-
cal cooperation, especially
on large-scale projects, Li
told the reporters.Xinhua
A Herdsman herds livestock near the snow-blocked Lakenla Mountain, Damxung
County in southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region, on 22 Oct, 2013. Local
husbandry and traffc was affected by the sudden heavy snow which hit the northern
Tibet recently.Xinhua
Driver
charged in
Argentinas
train crash
Buenos aires, 23 Oct
The driver of the train
that crashed here over the
weekend with 99 passen-
gers injured was charged by
a federal judge Tuesday as
video footage showed him
falling asleep at the wheel.
Julio Cesar Ben-
itez, 45, was arrested and
charged for his alleged role
in the Saturday accident, as
the train was pulling into
the citys Once station,
according to state news
agency Telam.
Judicial sources said
Benitez may be charged
with causing severe harm
due to negligence.
Video footage showed
Benitez yawing repeatedly
and appearing to doze off
several times during the
journey. But tests showed
he was not under the infu-
ence of alcohol. Benitez un-
derwent medical tests, in-
cluding DNA tests to match
his blood with that found on
the trains black box, which
was later found in his bag.
I felt I was losing too
much blood and I was try-
ing to recover my belong-
ings that spread all over the
foor, Benitez said in his
testimony Monday.
Xinhua
Libyan minister meets
British Ambassador on
strengthening ties
tripoli, 23 Oct Lib-
yan Minister of Planning
Mahdi Rany met on Tues-
day with British Ambassa-
dor Michael Aaron on ways
of boosting bilateral rela-
tions in all domains, espe-
cially in felds of electricity,
health, transportation and
training.
The meeting tackled
the potential support of
British experts in Libya to
develop strategy and plans
for Libyans economy and
production, Rany told re-
porters.
For his part, the Brit-
ish Ambassador underlined
that his country strongly
backs Libyas transition
toward democracy, lauding
the committee of Libya
2030, which was formed
by the cabinet in May to set
strategy and roadmap for
national development in all
sectors. The panel includes
researchers and specialists
from all over the country,
whose strategy will be im-
plemented during the pe-
riod from 2014 to 2030.
Xinhua
Bahrain police launch probe
into explosion
ManaMa, 23 Oct
Bahrain police on Tuesday
launched an investigation
after a man was found dead
near a homemade bomb ex-
plosion site in Bani Jamra
village.
The ministry said it re-
ceived an anonymous call
from a person informing of
an explosion and a body ly-
ing at the site.
Police arrived at the
scene and cordoned off the
area to get rid of the suspi-
cious object and an investi-
gation has been launched,
it said. Opposition groups
identifed online that the
deceased as Ali Khalil, 17
years old, while there were
other reports surfacing that
the teenager was allegedly
planting a homemade bomb
to target security forces,
which exploded in his face.
Xinhua
Tibet culture week opens 20 to 29 October
on Wednesday in Germany
Beijing, 23 OctThe
2013 China Tibetan Cul-
ture Week will be held in
Germany from, according
to a government statement
released on Tuesday. The
event, which is the frst of
its kind to be held in Ger-
many, aims to offer Ger-
man people a glimpse of
Tibets beauty, culture and
economic development
and promote international
friendship, according to the
statement.Xinhua
Thursday, 24 October, 2013
11
New Light of Myanmar
Regi onal
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses the opening ceremony of the 21st
International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (XXI INCOSAI) in Beijing,
capital of China, on 22 Oct, 2013. Xinhua
China stresses auditors role in guarding
fscal stability
Beijing, 23 Oct
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
said on Tuesday auditors
can play an important
role in safeguarding fscal
stability and combating
corruption.
Auditors must
properly supervise the
fnancial department,
fnd potential risks and
ensure the sustainability
of fscal fund, Li said at
the 21st Congress of the
International Organization
of Supreme Audit
Institutions(INCOSAI),
which opened in Beijing on
Tuesday.
In his keynote
speech, Li urged auditors
to mercilessly expose
corruption and protect
public funds.
The Chinese Premier
also called for international
cooperation between
auditors in perfecting the
global fnancial regulation
rules and safeguarding the
stability of world economy.
To the nearly 700
delegates from some 160
countries, Li said the world
economy was picking up
slowly but deep-rooted
defects remain, leaving
many uncertain and
instable factors. Li briefed
them on Chinas economy,
saying the government had
taken measures to advance
reforms and restructure
the economy to allow the
market playing a bigger
role in generating growth.
Those measures have
delivered evident effects,
Li said, saying economy
had improved and market
expectations were stable
and optimistic.
We are capable of
reaching the major targets
of economic and social
development this year
and accomplishing fscal
stability and sustainability,
he said.Xinhua
Hiroshima, Nagasaki
welcome Japans
endorsement of
UN statement
HirosHima/nagasaki,
23 Oct The mayors of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
on Tuesday welcomed the
Japanese governments en-
dorsement of a UN state-
ment on nuclear disarma-
ment for the frst time.
Hiroshima Mayor Ka-
zumi Matsui said he wel-
comed the move, which
shows the Japanese govern-
ment shares his citys wish
for a world without nuclear
weapons.
Nagasaki Mayor Tomi-
hisa Taue told reporters the
endorsement is a step to-
ward a nuclear-free world.
Matsui also welcomed
an increase in the number
of countries that backed the
UN statement to 125. Both
Matsui and Taue asked the
Japanese government to
take leadership in guiding
the countries endorsing the
statement, which says that
it is in the interest of the
very survival of humanity
that nuclear weapons are
never used again, under
any circumstances. Noting
that Japan depends on the
United States nuclear um-
brella, Taue said Japan has
been unable to pull out of
the Cold War structure.
The joint disarmament
effort is a chance to estab-
lish a new international se-
curity structure, the Naga-
saki mayor said.
Hiroshima came under
atomic bombing on 6 Au-
gust, 1945, and Nagasaki
three days later in the clos-
ing days of World War II.
At a ceremony on 9
August. this year marking
the 68th anniversary of Na-
gasakis atomic bombing,
Taue criticized the Japanese
governments decision not
to sign a similar statement
against the use of nuclear
weapons announced in
April at a preparatory com-
mittee for the next Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty
review meeting.
Kyodo News
Local women in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture,
practice knitting on 4 Sept, 2013 in the coastal city,
which was badly hit by the March 2011
earthquake and tsunami.
Kyodo news
Photo taken on 22 Oct, 2013 shows the scenery of red
autumnal leaves at the Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing,
capital of China. Xinhua
2 militiamen,
1 rebel died
in clash in S
Philippines
manila, 23 OctTwo
Philippine government
militiamen and a rebel
were killed and a soldier
and three farmers were
wounded in a frefght in
Southern Philippines on
Monday, the military said
on Tuesday.
Captain Christian
Cuy, spokesman for the
Philippine Armys 4th
Infantry Division, said
the troops from the 23rd
Cadre Battalion were
sent to Esperanza, a town
in Southern Philippine
Province of Agusan del
Sur on Monday morning
upon tip-off of the presence
of suspect members of
leftist rebel group of New
Peoples Army (NPA) in
the area.
They ran into around
30 rebels while patrolling
a farmland in Esperanza at
about 8:30 am on Monday,
said Cuy. The two sides
traded fres for about 45
minutes until the insurgents
withdrew, leaving two
militiamen and a rebel
dead, he said.Xinhua
Swelling lakes in Hol Xil pose
railway threat
Xining, 23 Oct
Swelling lakes on the
Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,
a notable sign of global
warming, are threatening
the safety of the worlds
highest railway, according
to climate and ecological
experts.
One fooded lake is
now only 8 km away from a
section of the Qinghai-Tibet
Railway in the depopulated
area of Hol Xil Nature
Reserve, according to the
latest satellite monitoring
by the Qinghai Provincial
Academy of Meteorological
Sciences.
Liu Baokang, engineer
with the academys
remote-sensing and
ecological evaluation
center, said several lakes
in the nature reserve have
been overfowing since
2011 after receiving an
increasing volume of
melted snow from glaciers
on the plateau, known as
the roof of the world.
Liu said the centers
research shows that the
lakes have become a threat
to the railways roadbed
and roads on the Qinghai-
Tibet Highway as well as
important oil pipelines,
cables and power facilities
that run through the region.
Sitting 4,600 meters
above sea level, the
45,000 square km Hol Xil
nature reserve is Chinas
largest unpopulated area
and is home to wild yaks
and endangered Tibetan
antelope.
Major lakes in the
reserve, namely Zhuonai
Lake, Qusay Lake and a salt
lake, are all holding water
at historically high levels.
Xinhua
HK chief vows to seek justice for
victims of hostage crisis
Hong kong, 23
Oct Hong Kong Chief
Executive C Y Leung said
on Tuesday in Beijing that
the Hong Kong government
will seek justice for the
families of the victims
and injured people in the
Hong Kong hostage crisis
in Manila, the Philippines,
three years ago, according
to a statement on the Hong
Kong government website.
Leung made the
remarks in response to a
resolution by Manilas
City Council on Tuesday
requesting the city
government to apologize to
the people of Hong Kong
for the 2010 crisis that left
eight Hong Kong people
dead.
The Hong Kong chief,
who just arrived at Beijing
to attend a symposium
on Wednesday, said he
learned the resolution when
stepping down the plane and
he will inform the public
when any achievement is
made.
Leung said with the
support of Chinas central
government, they have been
contacting the Philippine
government in the last two
weeks and will keep doing
that to seek justice for the
families of the victims and
those who got injured in the
tragedy. He emphasized that
the Hong Kong government
will also keep in touch with
the relatives of the victims
and the injured, and their
opinions will be respected.
Philippine media
reported that the council
hopes the apology
will mend the strained
relationship between Hong
Kong and Manila.
Xinhua
Thursday, 24 October, 2013
12
adverti sement & GeneraL
New Light of Myanmar
Models present folk costumes during a Kamba costumes show in Chamdo
Prefecture, southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region, on 21 Oct, 2013.
XINHUA
Hurricane Raymond swirls off
Mexico, hits Acapulco with more rain
A local worker (R) removes debris from a river swollen
by rain brought on by Hurricane Raymond in Acapulco
on 21 Oct, 2013. REUTERS
AcApulco, (Mexico),
23 Oct Ports were
closed, school classes were
suspended and hundreds
of people were evacuated
along Mexicos southern
Pacifc coast on Monday as
a major hurricane loomed
over a region still recover-
ing from record fooding a
few weeks ago. Raymond,
a category three hurricane,
weakened slightly on Mon-
day night as it hovered
about 145 km (90 miles)
offshore.
The major storm was
moving in a slow and er-
ratic motion with winds
blowing up to 193 km per
hour (120 mph) on Mon-
day, Miamis National Hur-
ricane Center (NHC) said.
Its not going to move
much in the next 24 to 36
hours, Luis Felipe Puente,
head of Mexicos national
emergency services, said at
a news conference in Aca-
pulco. The NHCs forecast
said the storm could move
closer to the coast Monday
night and Tuesday before
turning west on Wednes-
day.The hurricane was al-
ready dumping steady rain
on coastal areas including
Acapulco, where storms
wrecked homes, roads and
cars and stranded tourists
Venezuela recovers
likely remains of Italian fashion boss
killed in plane crash
cArAcAs, 23 Oct
Venezuela said on Mon-
day it has recovered what
it believes are the remains
of Italian fashion executive
Vittorio Missoni, who went
missing in January after
taking off in a small plane
from the Los Roques ar-
chipelago in the Caribbean.
Four months ago, Venezue-
las government said it had
discovered the aircraft in 76
meters (249 feet) of water.
It had been carrying
Missoni, 58, his wife, Mau-
Afghanistan says differences remain
on US security pact
KAbul , 23 Oct Af-
ghanistan and the United
States have not yet agreed
on several issues in a bilat-
eral security pact, a senior
Afghan spokesman said,
raising the prospect that
Washington could pull out
all its troops from the war-
ravaged nation next year if
the differences could not be
ironed out. Two years ago,
the United States ended its
military mission in Iraq with
a similar zero option out-
come after the failure of bi-
lateral talks with Baghdad.
For almost a year,
Washington and Kabul have
been seeking to conclude
a Bilateral Security Agree-
ment (BSA) that will help
determine how many US
soldiers and bases remain in
Afghanistan after most for-
eign combat troops exit by
the end of next year.US Sec-
retary of State John Kerry
told reporters at the end of
a visit to Kabul this month
that there was just one issue
outstanding Washing-
tons demand that its troops
be immune from Afghan
law and tried in the United
States instead.But the issue
was not even raised in the
two days Kerry was in Ka-
bul, said Aimal Faizi, the
spokesman for Afghan Pres-
ident Hamid Karzai.
He said there were
also a number of other ar-
eas which the two countries
have yet to agree on. A lot
of progress has been made
on the document, but it is
not fnalized, Faizi told Re-
uters in an interview at the
presidential palace.If we do
not reach a fnal agreement
on this draft, it will go to the
Loya Jirga and the Afghan
people will be able to look at
the issues remaining. Faizi
said. Reuters
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into the premises of A.W.P.T where it will lie at the
consignees risk and expense s and subject to the byel-
aws and conditions of the Port of Yangon.
Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now
declared as the third day after fnal discharge of cargo
from the Vessel.
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the Claims Day.
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lie at the consignees risk and expense s and subject
to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon.
Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now
declared as the third day after fnal discharge of cargo
from the Vessel.
No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
the Claims Day.
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consignees risk and expense s and subject to the byel-
aws and conditions of the Port of Yangon.
Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now
declared as the third day after fnal discharge of cargo
from the Vessel.
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the Claims Day.
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Phone No: 256924/256914
rizia Castiglioni, another
couple, and two Venezue-
lan crew members.
All the remains were
complete in the plane,
Venezuelan Attorney gen-
eral Luisa Ortega told re-
porters. There was the
luggage and other belong-
ings which indicate to us
... that they belonged to the
people we were looking
for. Ortega said Venezue-
lan navy divers recovered
the remains of fve of the
passengers, but that the
last month.
By early afternoon,
parts of the city were cov-
ered with water, its port
was closed and many roads
were washed out. Aca-
pulcos beaches were al-
most deserted on Monday
afternoon as winds picked
up. This is really bad luck
after (tropical storm) Ma-
nuel, said Anaberta Lopez,
26, who braids tourists
hair on the citys beaches,
surveying a vacant stretch
of sand. Theres no work
now and people here live
off tourism. Mexico has
no major oil installations in
the area threatened by Ray-
mond, which has swirled
around 233 km (145 miles)
west-southwest of Acapul-
co since Sunday night.
Mexicos gulf Coast
is also facing heavy rains
due to the advance of a cold
front from the north, which
has halted Raymonds
progress in the south, the
government said. If (Ray-
mond) carries on moving at
this speed and the cold front
keeps holding it, well have
permanent rain for the next
72 hours, Puente said at a
conference earlier on Mon-
day.Reuters
sixth was in a hard to reach
spot in the wreckage. The
remains will be submit-
ted to DNA tests to verify
that they belonged to Mis-
soni and the other victims,
she said. earlier this year,
Italys agency for fight se-
curity, ANSV, said its in-
vestigation had found that
the airline that owned the
plane was not fully licensed
to operate and that the pi-
lots license had expired
more than a month before
the fight.Reuters
1. open Tender is invited for the Myanma Petrochemical
enterprise, the Ministry of energy for the supply of
Mixed LPg (1,800 MT 5%).
2. Tender Closing Date : 7-11-2013 at (12:00) noon.
3. Tender Opening Date : 7-11-2013 at (13:00) hrs.
4. Delivery Time : 2
nd
Week of December 2013
5. Tender Documents and details information are available
at the Department of Finance, Myanma Petrochemical
enterprise, Nay Pyi Taw, during offce hours commenc-
ing 24-10-2013 on payment of the Myanmar Kyat one
Hundred Thousand (Kyat 100,000) per set.
6. only bid from tenderer who has purchased tender docu-
ment offcially from Myanma Petrochemical enterprise
will be accepted for evaluation.
Managing Director
Myanma Petrochemical enterprise
INVItAtIoN to opeN teNDeR
(MIxeD lpg)
Thursday, 24 October, 2013
ENTERTAI NMENT
13
New Light of Myanmar
Singer Kelly
Clarkson (R)
and Brandon
Blackstock
arrive at the sec-
ond presidential
inauguration
of US President
Barack Obama
on the West
Front of the
US Capitol in
Washington in
this 21 January,
2013 fle photo.
ReuteRs
Singer Kelly Clarkson ties the knot
in Tennessee
Washington, 23 Oct
Pop singer Kelly Clarkson,
the frst contestant to win
the Fox singing competition
American Idol, married
talent manager Brandon
Blackstock in a ceremony
over the weekend in Ten-
nessee, the singer said on
Monday.
The 31-year-old Gram-
my winner announced the
news and posted a picture
in a Twitter message.
Im offcially Mrs.
Blackstock :) We got mar-
ried yesterday at Black-
berry Farms in TN, the
most beautiful place ever,
Clarkson tweeted.
The Texas-born singer
is shown wearing a long-
sleeved, lace gown by Brit-
ish designer Alice Tem-
perley in the photo, and
standing with her husband
in front of a covered bridge.
Clarkson and Black-
stock, who have been dat-
ing since early 2012, an-
nounced their engagement
late last year. Blackstock is
the stepson of country sing-
er Reba McEntire. Clarkson
won American Idol in
2002, the shows frst year.
She is one of the most suc-
cessful winners of the show
with songs such as My
Life Would Suck Without
You and Since U Been
Gone, and has won three
Grammy awards, including
best pop album for Strong-
er.Reuters
Singer Dolly Parton slightly injured in
car accident
nashville, (Tennes-
see), 23 OctSinger Dolly
Parton was slightly injured
on Monday when the SUV
she was riding in as a pas-
senger was hit by a car,
police said, but the country
music star posted on Face-
book that she was fne and
resting at home.
Parton, 67, was riding
as a passenger in the front
seat of a Nissan Xterra that
was in a collision with an-
other vehicle, Nashville po-
lice said.
Parton received mi-
nor injuries, the Nashville
Police Department said in a
statement.
Police said the driver
of the other car failed to
yield. The two drivers and
Parton were taken to lo-
cal hospitals for treatment,
but none of the injuries ap-
peared to be serious, police
added. Parton was quick to
dispel concern from fans
about her condition, posting
on Facebook: I was in a
fender bender this morning,
here in Nashville. But I am
all good ...Just a little tired
and sore, resting at home.
Parton, a long-time
member of the Country
Music Hall of Fame, is best
known for songs such as
Jolene, 9 to 5 and I
Will Always Love You.
Reuters
Actress
and singer
Dolly
Parton
arrives at
the Hol-
lywood
premiere
of Joyful
Noise
in Los
Angeles,
California
9 Jan,
2012
ReuteRs
R&B singer CeeLo Green pleads not guilty to ecstasy charge
los angeles, 23 Oct
Grammy-winning R&B
singer and The Voice TV
judge CeeLo Green pleaded
not guilty on Monday to a
felony charge of giving the
drug ecstasy to a woman
without her knowledge
while the two were dining,
prosecutors said.
Green, whose real
name is Thomas DeCarlo
Callaway, was charged by
the Los Angeles County
District Attorneys Offce
with one count of furnish-
ing a controlled substance.
Green entered the plea
in a Los Angeles court and
faces up to four years in
state prison if convicted.
Grammy Award winning R&B singer and The Voice
TV judge CeeLo Green (L), confers with attorney Blair
Berk in Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
in Los Angeles, California 21 Oct, 2013.
ReuteRs
Falguni Pathak: Folk songs have larger appeal
neW Delhi, 23 Oct
Falguni Pathak, who
brought a new favour to
pop music in the late 1990s
Falguni has been a star attraction at Navratri events
with her romantic songs,
has also made several peo-
ple groove to her folk num-
bers replete with dandiya
beats. She says folk music
has a larger appeal in the
country.
For a long time, Pathak,
42, has been a star attraction
at Navratri events during
the festive season and she
makes thousands of peo-
ple dance to her tracks like
Endra meruwa gayi, Cham
cham payaliya and Ayee re
milan ki raat umbre ubhi. I
agree (that folk songs have
larger appeal than other pop
songs) and we always try to
stick to folk. They are very
natural and not made up. I
myself enjoy folk music, so
I always make an effort to
be more close to it, Pathak
told IANS.
She does not hesitate
in accepting that when I
think of music, only folk
music appeals to me the
most.
The Navratri festival,
which goes on for nine
days, concluded recently. It
was a busy time for Pathak
as she was booked to regale
dandiya enthusiasts by per-
forming at the Police Pa-
rade Grounds in Ghatkopar,
Mumbai.
The show was organ-
ised by event organising
company Mangal Enter-
tainment Private Ltd.
PTI
Sunidhi Chauhan to sing
Tumhari Pakhi title song
MuMbai, 23 Oct
Playback singer Sunidhi
Chauhan will lend her voice
for the title song of the up-
coming TV show Tum-
hari Pakhi, based on Sarat
Chandra Chattopadhyays
novel Naba Bidhan. Suni-
dhi has been signed for the
title track and she will re-
cord it soon, said a source.
Sachin Gupta, who has
composed for flms like
Prince, will score the music
for the song.
Ready to go on air on
11 November on Life OK,
Tumhari Pakhi, a love
story, features Iqbal Khan
and Shraddha Arya in lead
roles.PTI
Sunidhi Chauhan will
record the title track soon
The singer slipped
ecstasy to the 33-year-old
woman while the two were
dining at a Los Angeles
restaurant in July 2012, ac-
cording to prosecutors.
The woman said she
did not know that Green
had given her the drug, said
Jane Robison, a spokes-
woman for the district at-
torneys offce.
Ecstasy is a lab-pro-
duced drug that acts as a
stimulant and can cause
hallucinations.
Green, 39, and the un-
named woman went back to
her hotel room after dinner,
prosecutors said.
Celebrity website
TMZ.com reported last
year that the woman had
fled a police report accus-
ing Green of sexual assault.
Robison said the alleged
victim had contacted the
police.
Prosecutors, however,
said there was insuffcient
evidence to charge Green
with rape of an intoxicated
person.
Greens attorney, Blair
Berk, said she was happy
the evidence did not sup-
port the false and unfound-
ed claims made over a year
ago.
Mr Green encouraged
a full and complete investi-
gation of those claims and
he was confdent once con-
ducted he would be cleared
of having any wrongful
intent and it would be es-
tablished that any relations
were consensual, Berk
said in a statement.
As it relates to the
one charge of furnishing or
sharing ecstasy, Mr. Green
will responsibly address
that matter in a court of law
but not comment on it fur-
ther out of respect for the
process, she added.
The singer was ordered
to post $30,000 to remain
free on bail, and is due back
in court on 20 November,
Robison said.
Reuters
Thursday, 24 October, 2013
SPORTS
14
New Light of Myanmar
Torres and Messi on target, Atletico
surge ahead
London, 23 OctLi-
onel Messi marked his frst
start after injury with a goal
in Barcelonas 1-1 draw at
AC Milan in the Champi-
ons League on Tuesday
while Fernando Torres got
two as Chelsea thumped
Schalke and Atletico Ma-
drids charge continued.
Robert Lewandowski
got the 82nd-minute win-
ner as Borussia Dortmund
put the brakes on Arsenals
campaign with a 2-1 win
in London that, along with
Napolis 2-1 victory at
Atletico Madrids Diego Costa (C) scores his second
goal against Austria Vienna, during their Champions
League Group G soccer match in Vienna
on 22 Oct, 2013.ReuteRs
Barcelonas Lionel Messi (C) challenges Sulley Muntari
(R) and Kaka (L) of AC Milan during their Champions
League soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan,
on 22 Oct, 2013.ReuteRs
Chelseas Fernando Torres (C rear) scores a goal past
Schalke 04s goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand during their
Champions League soccer match in Gelsenkirchen
on 22 Oct, 2013.ReuteRs
Olympique Marseille, put
three teams on six points in
Group F.
There is a clear leader
in Group G, where Atletico
made it three wins from
three with a 3-0 victory at
Austria Vienna that left
them a point away from the
10 that are usually enough
to send teams into the last
16 of Europes elite club
competition.
With Diego Costa scor-
ing twice, including a stun-
ning solo effort, they went
fve points clear of second-
placed Zenit St Petersburg,
who made the most of the
sixth-minute sending off of
Portos Hector Herrera - the
competitions fastest ever
dismissal from two yellow
cardsto beat their hosts
1-0. In Group E, Chelsea
moved level on six points
with Schalke 04 at the top
with a 3-0 win in Germany
where Torres celebrated his
100th start for the club with
the ffth-minute opener and
another after 69 minutes
before Eden Hazard added
a late goal.
The top two are clear
of third-placed Basel, who
have four points ahead of
Steaua Bucharest on one af-
ter those two teams shared
the spoils in a 1-1 draw in
Romania.
Celtic got their frst
points in Group H after a
James Forrest penalty on
the stroke of halftime and
a defected shot by Beram
Kayal early in the second
half helped them to a 2-1
win over Ajax Amsterdam,
who got a consolation in
added time.
Barca are in charge
of that group with seven
points, while Milanwho
had gone ahead through
Robinhos ninth-minute
opener before Messi lev-
elled after 23 minutes
have fve points. Celtic are
on three points with Ajax
bottom on one.
The days biggest state-
ment of intent came from
2012 European champions
Chelsea, who have now
made amends for the home
defeat by Basel in their
opener with two away vic-
tories. Spaniard Torres, so
often uninspired in domes-
tic competition, once again
shone on the big stage with
two goals and could easily
have had a hat-trick as he
smashed a header against
the bar from just inside the
area. He, like Messi, had
just returned from injury
and his lively contribution
came at just the right time
for his club.
If you do garbage
(against Basel) then you
have to clean it up and we
cleaned it up, Chelsea
manager Jose Mourinho
told Sky Sports. Weve
got two matches at home
so now we are in good con-
dition to qualify and well
try to fnish top. Its an im-
portant victory for us.
The glamour match at
the San Siro where seven-
times European champions
Milan hosted four-times
winners Barcelona fzzled
out in the second half after
a frantic opening period of
pressure from the Italians.
Reuters
New Final Series will be great, says Olazabal
new York, 23 Oct
The inaugural FedExCup-
style Final Series that tees
off in Shanghai this week
will give the European Tour
a much-needed shot in the
arm after a diffcult year,
said twice major winner
Jose Maria Olazabal.
While the rival US
PGA Tour goes from
strength to strength, the
European circuit has strug-
gled for sponsors and been
badly hampered by the ab-
sence of headline attrac-
tions like Rory McIlroy,
Justin Rose, Luke Donald
and Lee Westwood. With
the majority of the trium-
phant 2012 Ryder Cup team
basing themselves on the
other side of the Atlantic
this season, chief executive
George OGrady has had an
awkward task in selling the
European Tour brand.
The Final Series,
similar to the US circuits
end-of-season Fed-
ExCup extrav-
aganza,
is a sequence of
four events worth
more than $30 million in
total and starts on Thursday
with the BMW Masters in
China.
I think we are going
to see four great tourna-
ments, 2012 Ryder Cup
captain Olazabal told Reu-
ters in an interview.
Its very important for
the European Tour. We are
going to see the top players
c o m - ing back
to play
in these
event s
and its
a good
attraction
for the tour, for the fans, the
players and for media atten-
tion. Shanghai also stages
the WGC-Champions Tour-
nament next week before
the Final Series builds to a
crescendo with the Turkish
Open featuring world num-
ber one Tiger Woods and
fnally the DP World Tour
Championship in Dubai in
the middle of November.
This is another idea
to keep the players on their
toes, said 1994 and 1999
US Masters champion Ola-
zabal. Its important for
2014 too, especially as that
is a Ryder Cup year.
Reuters
Spains
Jose
Maria
Olaza-
bal
Williams eases past Kerber
in WTA Championships
Serena Williams
IstanbuL, 23 Oct
World number one Serena
Williams showed her de-
termination to defend her
WTA Championships title
by sweeping to a 6-3, 6-1
win over Angelique Kerber
at the season-ending event
on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old
American broke early in
each set and was too strong
for the German, hitting 31
winners.
Kerber, who qualifed
for the eight-strong tourna-
ment only because Maria
Sharapova pulled out, won
just fve games when she
was beaten by Williams
in her opening match last
year.
Angelique is a great
player and right from the
start I knew I had to play
really well to be able to
win this match, Williams
said. I feel really good.
Williams has been
drawn with Agnieszka
Radwanska, Petra Kvitova
and Kerber in the red group
at Istanbuls Sinan Erdem
dome. Second seed Victo-
ria Azarenka, Li Na, Sara
Errani and Jelena Jankovic
are in the white group.
Belarussian Azaren-
ka beat Errani 7-6 6-2 in
the tournaments opening
match with the defensive-
ly-minded Italian, who led
5-2 in the frst set, staying
in contention until the tie-
break.
Errani lost that 7-4 and
looked to be in pain after
suffering a calf injury mid-
way through the second
set.Reuters
Napoli beat Marseille in style to stay on course
Napolis Duvan Zapata (R) celebrates with team
mates after scoring the second goal for the team
during their Champions League soccer match
against Olympique Marseille at the Velodrome
stadium in Marseille, on 22 Oct, 2013. ReuteRs
MarseILLe, 23 Oct
Two superb goals earned
Napoli a 2-1 win at Olym-
pique Marseille on Tuesday
that put the French team on
the brink of elimination and
the Italians back on course
for a last-16 spot. Jose
Callejon and Duvan Zapata
fnished off excellent team-
work in style in the 42nd
and 67th minutes to give
Napoli six points from three
matches, level with Arsenal
and Borussia Dortmund.
Marseille are bottom after
three defeats.
Marseille reduced
the arrears through Andre
Ayew in the 86th minute but
never came to terms with
the astonishing pace of Bel-
gium winger Dries Mertens.
The coach told us that they
had lost a lot of games lately
so we had to put them under
pressure early on, Mertens
told Canal Plus. Once we
get the ball back, we are fast
in front of goal, thats one of
our qualities.
Six points for every-
onetoo bad Dortmund
wonbut we now have
two matches out of three
at home. Napoli play host
to Marseille in their next
match. Ayew said: Once
again were disappointed.
We just have to keep our
mouths shut and get back
to work. Now the most im-
portant thing is the league.
Marseille have lost their last
four games in all competi-
tions.Reuters
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Nepalese Vice President Paramananda Jha (C, front) and other delegates attend the
5th South Asian Conference On Sanitation (SACOSAN) in Kathmandu, Nepal, 22
Oct, 2013. Ministerial-level delegates and other guests from the South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries will be present at the
three days conference.XINHUA
Los Angeles airport worker pleads
innocent to planting dry bombs
Los AngeLes, 23 Oct
An airport employee
charged in connection with
three dry ice bombs planted
at Los Angeles International
Airport pleaded not guilty
on Tuesday, and his lawyer
called him a good guy
facing harsh treatment in the
case.
Miguel Angel Iniguez,
41, entered his not guilty
plea on charges of possess-
ing a destructive device
near an airplane during a
brief hearing in Los Ange-
les Superior Court, and was
ordered held on $500,000
bond. Handcuffed and
dressed in street clothes, he
spoke only in response to
questions from the judge.
Iniguez was due back
in court on Wednesday,
along with his co-defendant,
28-year-old Dicarlo Ben-
nett, for a hearing at which
defence lawyers for both
men were expected to ask
that their bail be reduced.
Hes a good guy and well
get him out of this, his at-
torney, Gustavo Barcena,
told reporters outside of
court.
Barcena said the case
was a hardship on his client,
who was married with four
children between the ages
of 3 and 16 and who un-
derwent a kidney transplant
operation several years ago.
He said Iniguez, a supervi-
sor for airport contractor
Servisair, had no criminal
record or disciplinary issues
at work. Unfortunately,
with this type of a charge
the minimum penalty is very
harsh, Barcena said. The
minimum penalty for this
type of charge is two years.
No exception, no proba-
tion. Authorities have iden-
tifed Iniguez as a supervisor
of 28-year-old Bennett, a
Servisair baggage handler
who pleaded not guilty on
Thursday to similar charges
and was being held on $1
million bail.
In an incident authori-
ties said had no connection to
terrorism, one of the bombs
detonated on 13 October in
an employee restroom and
the second exploded outside
the international terminal
a day later, causing some
fight disruptions. A third
device was found unexplod-
ed.Reuters
All systems Ko as protege sheds
amateur status
Lydia Ko of New Zealand hits an approach shot onto
the 15th hole during the frst round of the womens
Evian Championship golf tournament in Evian
on 13 Sept, 2013.REUTERS
WeLLington, 23 Oct
New Zealand teen Lydia
Ko disclosed the most open
secret in golf on Wednesday
with her decision to join the
paid ranks, closing the book
on a glittering amateur ca-
reer that saw her win four
professional titles and rise to
number four in the world.
The 16-year-old Ko,
who is studying for end-of-
year school exams, chose to
make the announcement via
social media, issuing a tweet
that directed her followers to
a YouTube clip in which she
appears with New Zealand
rugby player Israel Dagg.
Made a monumen-
tal decision today with a
little help from my @All-
Blacks friend @Izzy_Dagg
#LOVEGolf, Ko tweeted.
All Blacks back Dagg
spends the entire video, that
lasts almost fve minutes,
asking Ko when she would
make the decision to turn
professional as they played
a round at a course near her
home on Aucklands North
Shore.
When are you going
pro? I want to be the frst
one to know, Dagg asks,
only for Ko to tell him she
still had things to work on
with her game.
Ko fnally confrms the
decision after making a long
putt to beat Dagg in their
round.
Okay Ill do it, turn
pro, Ko says. Right now,
right this second. Defnite-
ly. Kos decision had been
expected after she fnished
second at the Evian Cham-
pionship, the ffth major of
the year in womens golf,
last month.
Her mother Tina, then
confrmed as much earlier
this month when she said
they had asked the LPGA
for an exemption for her
Seoul-born daughter to be-
come a member.
The LPGA restricts the
number of tournaments for
players under the age of 18.
Ko was the young-
est player to win a profes-
sional tournament when
she clinched the New South
Wales Open in Sydney aged
14. She has won three other
professional tournaments
since, including the defence
of her Canadian Open title
in August.Reuters
Wilsheres ankle causes
concern for Wenger
London, 23 Oct
Arsene Wenger withdrew
Jack Wilshere from the heat
of battle against Borussia
Dortmund on Tuesday and
said he may have to protect
the midfelder from his own
desire to play. Wilshere was
substituted after an hour of
the 2-1 Champions League
defeat, having appeared to
labour with an ankle injury.
After missing more
than a year of competi-
tive football before
returning last October
from an ankle prob-
lem, Wenger admit-
ted he would moni-
tor the England
midfelders ftness. You
could see he was not com-
pletely himself and thats
why I decided to take him
off, Wenger told reporters.
I think at the moment its
his desire to play, absolute-
ly, but you could see tonight
he was handicapped after
the frst tackle of the game.
He landed awkwardly and
he looked to me that he was
limping a little bit. Ill see
how he responds in the next
two or three days but I will
have to wait for the med-
ical assessment.
Reuters
Arsenals Jack Wilshere (L) challenges
Borussia Dortmunds Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
5
th
Waning of Thadingyut 1375 ME Thursday, 24 October, 2013
New Light of Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, 23
OctAfter a Union level
third peace talks in Loikaw,
Kayah State, today, Union
Peace-making Commit-
tee of the government and
Karenni National Progres-
sive Party (KNPP) signed
the six-point resolution of
the meeting, building more
trusts between the two sides.
Pyithu Hluttaw approves
Poisons Act amending
bill, Myanmar Indigenous
Medicine Act amending bill
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
The Bill amending the Poi-
sons Act of 1919 and the
Bill amending the Myan-
mar Indigenous Medicine
Law, which were sent back
by Amyotha Hluttaw were
approved at todays Pyithu
Hluttaw session. Bill Com-
mittee members U Khin
Maung Shwe and U Soe Soe
submitted committees re-
ports on the bills.
Deputy Minister for
Agriculture and Irrigation
U Khin Zaw replied to the
question raised by Dr Aung
Than of Shwebo Constitu-
ency on Irrigation Depart-
ments preventive meas-
ures against the foods in
the villages to the west of
Shwebo.
Motion for reengineering
of educational system
under discussion on the
foor of Amyotha Hluttaw
Nay Pyi Taw, 23
OctOur education sys-
tem should not be placed
in the trial period. It is high
time to systematically and
correctly reengineer the
educational system. If not
so, there is no doubt to say
that we will be left far be-
hind in the development of
education system compared
to neighbouring countries,
U Steven Thabeik of Chin
State Constituency No (4)
said at todays Amyotha
Hluttaw session while dis-
cussing the motion sub-
mitted by U Myo Myint of
Mandalay Region Constitu-
ency No (6) to urge the Un-
ion government to initiate
an engineering and tech-
nical education system
through realistic scenario
to be able to turn out en-
gineers and technicians
with the establishment of
Union Peace-making Work
Committee, KNPP build more
trust after third talks
Under the Subsection (c) of the Section 16 of the
Central Bank of Myanmar Law of the Republic of the
Union of Myanmar, member of Board of Directors of
the Central of Bank of Myanmar Vice-Governor U Than
Nyein has been allowed to resign of his own volition.
Sd/ Thein Sein
President
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
President Offce
(Order No.47/2013)
4
th
Waning of Thadingyunt, 1375 ME
(23rd October, 2013)
Resignation of Central Banks
Vice-Governor allowed
He said that Irrigation
Department carried out the
deepening of three creek
channels in 2011-2012 FY.
Thanks to it, heavy rains in
August and September did
not trigger foods there and
damage the farmlands. Wid-
ening and deepening creek
channels need to make co-
ordination with the Region
Government for seeking the
approvals from the farmers
there.
Dredging of Mahanan-
da Lake that supplies drink-
ing water to people of Shwe-
bo was carried out in April
this year. And there is no
plan to extend Mahananda
Lake, he added. The 14
th
day
session continues on 25 Oc-
tober.MNA
the Centres of Excellence.
Acquisition of tech-
nology and nurturing of
technocrats are imperative
for nation building and eco-
nomic success of a certain
country. An essential pre-
requisite to a country which
had been placed in the list
of least developed countries
since 30 years ago is to en-
sure human resources de-
velopment, he added.
Likewise, U Kan
Nyunt of Sagaing Region
Constituency No (5) also
expressed his view about
the motion, welcoming the
establishment of the Cen-
tres of Excellence and a re-
alistic scenario for turning
out qualifed engineers.
Next, two parliamen-
tarians took part in discus-
sions on a motion urging
the Union government to
(See page 8)
During the two-day
peace talks which kicked
off yesterday, the two par-
ties discussed issues related
to a training school, land
confscation, compensation
for land confscation and
returning land to famers,
reclamation for high-land
cultivation and regional de-
velopment including trans-
portation and electrifcation
and military affairs.
At the meeting were
the Union Peace-making
Committee led by Vice-
Chairman of the commit-
tee Union Minister U Aung
Min and members of the
committee Union Minister
U Khin Maung Soe, Un-
ion Minister U Than Htay,
Chief Minister of Kayah
State U Khin Maung Oo,
Commander Maj-Gen Soe
Htut, Deputy Minister Maj-
Gen Maung Maung Ohn,
Deputy Attorney-General U
Tun Tun Oo, regional min-
isters and personnel from
the Myanmar Peace Centre
while the KNPP delegation
led by Vice-Chairman of
KNPP Khu Oo Yei.MNA
Union Peace-making Work Committee of the government and Karenni
National Progressive Party (KNPP) exchanging notes.mna
BosToN, 23 OctSlain
Boston Marathon bombing
suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev
took part in a 2011 triple
homicide in a nearby town,
according to a Chechen im-
migrant who was himself
killed when approached by
investigators for question-
ing, federal prosecutors
said on Monday in newly
fled court papers.
Ibragim Todashev, 27,
who has been identifed as
an acquaintance of Tsar-
naev from their days as
mixed martial-arts fghters
in Boston, told investigators
Tsarnaev participated in the
murders of three men found
stabbed to death in Septem-
ber 2011 in an apartment in
Waltham, Massachusetts,
according to the fling.
US media had previ-
ously reported that one of
the victims was a close
friend of Tsarnaev and au-
Slain Boston Marathon
bombing suspect linked to
triple killings
thorities believe the killings
were drug related.
The FBI has said To-
dashev was shot and killed
by a federal agent about a
month after the marathon
bombings when he sud-
denly turned violent while
being questioned about pos-
sible links to Tsarnaev.
The latest disclosure
about Tsarnaev came in
a 23-page brief arguing
against a motion by lawyers
for his younger brother,
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who
is in custody on federal
charges related to the mara-
thon bombing that carry the
death penalty.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's
lawyers are seeking to force
the government to share
with defense attorneys in-
vestigative materials per-
taining to his deceased old-
er brother, Tamerlan.
Reuters
Myanmar sees a massive infux
of tourists thanks to the governments
sweeping reforms. CCTV and secu-
rity cameras will be installed at the
hotels, motels and inns for the security
and safety of tourists. There are a num-
ber of hotels, motels and inns in Yan-
gon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Bagan,
Taunggyi, Inlay, Chaungtha and
Ngwehsaung, reaching more than 880.
(See page 8)
All hotels in Myanmar to be complete with
CCTV cameras
Byline: Wai Yan Oo
Photo: Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)
Photo shows the heart of downtown
Yangon.