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					N0.A-0682(I)  6th  November 1998

(1)		(Continuation of Yesterday)
		Attitude of Political Parties
		Today, a translation of the declaration on the attitude of Shan State Kokang
Democratic Party released on 29-10-98 is stated as follows:
Attitude of Shan State Kokang Democratic Party on the Call of the National
League for Democracy      to Convene the Hluttaw


1.	Our Shan State Kokang Democratic Party was formed with the permission of
the government and is a political party recognized by the government. Our
party has been formed to enable the Kokang nationals residing in the Union of
Myanmar to assist the government's development projects and measures for
ensuring peace and tranquillity in unity and as much as possible.

2.	It is observed that present attempts of the National League for Democracy
to convene the Hluttaw after forming the "Pyithu Hluttaw representative
committee" are heading for the emergence of two governments in the country.
Such acts could lead to confrontation harming national development and peace
and tranquillity which we desire.

3.	Hence, our Shan State Kokang Democratic Party does not support the National
League for Democracy's formation of the Pyithu Hluttaw representative
committee and its attempts to convene the Hluttaw; it will work together with
the government for modernizing and developing the country and  ensuring peace
and tranquillity.
									   Sd.	       U Li Kwe Chin
									  Central Executive Committee 
								 Shan State  Kokang Democratic Party

(2)		Military Attaches and Families Back from Tour of Northern Command Area
		The military attaches and their families, who went on an excursion tour of
the Northern Command area, Myitkyina and Putao, arrived back Yangon by air on
5 November. They arrived Myitkyina on 3 November and accompanied by the Deputy
Commander of Northern Command, they flew to Putao. In Putao, they studied
regional development projects and later went sightseeing. On 4 November, they
toured Balaminhtin Bridge Project, visited Kachin State Cultural Museum.

(3)		Second Dredger Handed Over to MPA
		The second dredger, Yadana Theinkha, purchased under the contract between
the Myanma Port Authority of the Ministry of Transport and Pagoda Maritime SA
was handed over at a ceremony at Pansodan Nanthida Jetty  on 5 November
morning. The Managing Director of MPA and the Director of Pagoda Maritime
signed and exchanged documents. The ministers and guests boarded the dredger
and inspected it. The first dredger was handed over on 5-8-98. The second
dredger is 66.33 metres long and 14 metres wide. It has a draught of four
metres. The two dredgers will be in operation in Yangon River. Each dredger
costs about US $ 15 million.

(4)		Practical Course Level-2 Opened for Effective Use of Energy
		Practical course level-2 on effective use of energy jointly sponsored by the
Ministry of Energy and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for
Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened at the ministry on 5 November. Nineteen
engineer technicians from four ministries are attending the course and a
technician from ESCAP will give lectures.