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                      INFORMATION SHEET

No. A-0179(I)					Date 23-10-97

(1)		National Convention Convening Commission Meets

		The National Convention Convening Commission held a meeting at the
Commission Office on 22 October. Members of the respective committees
presented matters pertaining to the National Convention. Commission members
looked into their requirements. It ended in the evening, it is learnt.

(2)		Delegation Led by Deputy Minister for PBANRDA Leaves for Malaysia

		A delegation led by Deputy Minister for Progress of Border Areas and
National Races and Development Affairs U Kyaw Tin left Yangon for Malaysia by
air on 22 October to attend Inaugural Meeting of ASEAN Ministers on Rural
Development and Poverty Eradication. The meeting will be held in Malaysia
from 22 to 24 October.

(3)		Protection of Intellectual Property Will Bring More Foreign Investment

		The WIPO National Seminar on Intellectual Property organized by the World
Intellectual Property Organization in cooperation with the Ministry of
Science and Technology commenced at 10 am on 22 October at the Yangon
University Diamond Jubilee Conference Centre on Pyay Road in Yangon.

		The speakers for the morning session were Mr Patrick Smith, former
Director-General of Australian Industrial Property Organization, Canberra,
who dealt with Industrial Property Rights under the topic Basic Notions of
Intellectual Property Rights, and Mr Henry Olsson, Special Government
Adviser, Ministry of Justice, Stockholm, who dealt with Copyright and
Neighbouring Rights.

		Speakers under Topic 2, the Role of Intellectual Property in the
Socio-Economic and Cultural Development of a Country, were Ms Binying Wang,
Senior Counsellor, Office of the Director-General, WIPO and U Kyi Lwin,
Director-General, Myanmar Television and Radio Department. The speakers for
Topic 3, the Main International Treaties Administered by WIPO in the Field of
Industrial Property was Mr Irfan Baloch, Senior Programme Officer Development
Cooperation (Industrial Property) and External Relations Bureau for Asia and
the Pacific, WIPO. He was followed by Mr Henry Olsson who dealt with Topic 4,
the Main International Treaties Administered by WIPO in the Field of

(4)		Four Members of KNU Armed Group Exchange Arms for 	Peace

		1 member of KNU No. 7 Battalion and 3 members of KNU No. 2 Battalion
exchanged their arms for peace at the units of local authorities on 9 and 11
of October respectively.  Responsible personnel extended a warm welcome to
them and provided necessary assistance.

(5)		Post Graduate Diploma Courses to Open in December

		Post graduate diploma courses on medicine will be opened at the Institutes
of Medicine of Medical Science Department under the Ministry of Health at the
beginning of December 1997.

		The courses are as follows:
		(A)	For doctors in service
			(1)	Diploma in General Medicine
			(2)	Diploma in General Surgery
			(3)	Diploma in Ophthalmology
			(4)	Diploma in Chest Diseases
			(5)	Diploma in Orthopaedics & Traumatology
			(6)	Diploma in Public Health
			(7)	Diploma in Dermatology & STD
			(8)	Diploma in Child Health 
			(9) 	Diploma in Gynaecology & Obstetrics
			(10)	Diploma in Clinical Radiology
			(11)	Diploma in Medical Rehabilitation
			(12)	Diploma in Anaesthesiology
			(13)	Diploma in Clinical Pathology
			(14)	Diploma in Microbiology

		(B)	For general practitioners
			(1)	Diploma in General Practice
			(2)	Diploma in General Dental Practice

		(C)	For medical science graduates
			(1)	Diploma in Pharmacy
			(2)	Diploma in Radiography
			(3)	Diploma in Physiotherapy
			(4)	Diploma in Medical Technology.

(6)		9.2 Kilos of Opium Seized in Tachilek

		Acting on a tip sent by the intelligence unit in the area, police of
Tachilek  Police Station lay in wait on 13 October 1997. On stopping Sai  Naw
and in the ensuing investigation the police found six packets of raw opium
weighing 9.2 kilos carried by him. Tachilek Police Station booked Sai Naw
under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.


(A)		Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission Deputy Prime Minister
Vice-Admiral Maung Maung Khin received General Manager Mr Kazuo Susa of
Nichimen Corporation of Japan at his office.

(B)		Minister for Transport Lt-Gen Thein Win received Chairman Mr Boon Yoon
Chiang of Jardine Matheson Group of Companies, Singapore at his office.

(C)		Minister for Energy U Khin Maung Thein received Managing Director Mr
Schoeltzke of Fritz Werner Industrie Auarustungen GmbH of Germany and party.
On separate occasion the Minister received member of Board of Directors of
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) Mr Chirasakdi Poonpol and
		Passed Away due to Acute Chronic Renal Failure and Malignant Hypertension

		U Kyaw Din age (58) of NLD Wakema Township who is serving (2) years prison
sentence since July 24th 1997 for violation of the ?Burma Criminal Act
section 505 (B) of 1861 May? passed away on 20 October 5:30 pm at Wakema
Township Hospital of Acute Pulmonary Oedema due to Acute  Chronic Renal
failure and malignant hypertension.

		According to his medical record and the test taken at the prison hospital U
Kyaw Din was found to have hypertension and since his arrival at the prison
he was given close medical treatment there and his hypertension was well
controlled with treatment. However because of severe chronic renal failure,
his lungs congestion developed and renal functions progressively poor and
became severe Acute Pulmonary Oedema. In spite of all the necessary medical
treatment U Kyaw Din passed away on 20 October, 1997. 

		Response to Amnesty International Accusation	

		This unsubstantiated accusation by A.I. is nothing surprising. During this
time of the year (in the end of October) the anti-Myanmar Government elements
routinely through the A.I. fabricate such stories. Actually, it has been
deliberately created to influence the U.N. Secretary General?s report to the
3rd. Committee on Human Rights Situation in Myanmar. Based on the report by
the UNSG the 3rd. Committee will discuss the resolution on the Human Rights
Situation in Myanmar.

		These anti-Myanmar government elements have playing this game very
annoyingly but if somebody takes the time to really look into their strategy
one can realize their true nature.