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                         INFORMATION SHEET
No.A-0227(I)					Date. 27-11-97
(1)		Cruiseliner ms Song of Flower Arrives with 138 Tourists 
		Under the arrangement of Myanma Hotels and Tourism Services and Skyline Co
of Thailand, Cruiseliner ms Song of Flower arrived at Nanthida Jetty on 26
November with 138 tourists aboard. They visited Shwedagon Pagoda and places
of interest in downtown Yangon in the afternoon. They were entertained to
variety dances on board the cruiseliner by Myanmar Tourism Services.
(2)		UMHEL Empo First-Day Sales Realise Over K 564 Million and $ 1.5 Million
		The seventh gems emporium of Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd sold
192 gem lots at K 564.28 million and 71 jade lots at $ 1.5 million on the
first day on 26 November. Thirty-five local gem traders have also displayed
108 gem and jade lots at reserve prices of K 90.45 million and $ 1.12
million. Ten foreign merchants and 546 local merchants are 
attending the emporium which continues on 27 November.
(3)		Seminar on Concrete Technology, Materials for Underwater 
		Concrete Laying
		Seminar on concrete technology and materials used in underwater concrete
laying jointly sponsored by Sika (Thailand) Ltd and Aung Phitan Co Ltd
(Myanmar) was held at Equatorial Hotel on 26 November. Technical Manager Mr
Rudolf Pfister reported on concrete technology, materials used in underwater
concrete laying and use of chemicals.
(4)		Two Chief Editors to Attend ASEAN Congress on Media Laws 	
		and Policies
		Chief Editor U Kyaw Min of the New Light of Myanmar and Chief Editor U Soe
Myint of Myanma Alin Daily left by air on 26 November to attend the ASEAN
Congress on Media Laws and Policies 27-29 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The congress is jointly organized by the Asian Institute for Development
Communication (AIDCOM) and the Konrad Adanauer Foundation of Germany. 
(5)		D-G Leaves for Thailand
		Director-General of Higher Education Department U Myo Nyunt left Yangon to
attend the Third Meeting of the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Board of
Trustees in Thailand from 27 to 29 November.
(6)		Opium Seized in Kutkai
		Acting on information that a hand bag left by a passenger was found at
Hteiktanaung Bus Terminal, members of Defence Services Intelligence went and
checked the bag at the bus terminal in Kutkai on 15 November afternoon. They
found four packets of opium weighing 7.185 kilos in the bag. After seizing
the opium, DSI and Myanmar Police Force members conducted an investigation to
expose and arrest the culprit in connection with the case. On 20 November
afternoon, the authorities arrested the culprit, 
Daw Yin San To, who left the hand bag at the terminal when she came back to
the bus terminal to take back her bag containing the opium. Kutkai Police
Station booked her under the narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
                         OFFICE CALLS IN YANGON ON 26 NOVEMBER

(A)		Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt
received Delegate General for Asia and the Pacific International Committee of
the Red Cross Mr Jean Michel Monod and members of the delegation at Dagon
Yeiktha of the Ministry of Defence.

(B)		Minister for Energy U Khin Maung Thein received Director Mr T Sakuraba
and party of Mitsui & Co Ltd of Japan at his office.

(C)		Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Brig-Gen Maung Maung Thein received
Chairman Mr Sornchai Pochana Chuntara and party of S 3 International Co Ltd
of Thailand, Director Mr Chan Kingon George and party of Garming Marine
Products Trading Co Ltd of Hong Kong, former secretary of Japanese Prime
Minister Nataone and former Minister of Posts and Telegraphs Mr Hadeo
Watanabe, members of Lions Club and other Japanese businessmen, at his office
on separate occasions.