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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 9 July, 2014
Date of publication: 09 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar launches Early Childhood Care and Development policy...Gold foil industries worried about fading out of traditional work process...Everyone must avoid hate speech and incitement...MKTI donates US $58,000 to Myanmar Taekowndo team...Roads in Lewe Township upgraded...Myanmar needs more X-ray machines: Union health minister...Kayah state gov’t to construct dykes along Belu creek...Myanmar to establish national qualifications framework...Technical skills, vocational qualifications create job opportunities and more incomes: Union Minister...Warning for heavy rain in next days...Agricultural machinery provided to poor farmers of Kawkareik Tsp...Katha District General Hospital turns out new midwives...Village library equipped with Sky Net receiver...Vehicles under K10 million on high demand in Mandalay market...Long lasting old Capital Inwa Part V Fourth Inwa under second Konebaung dynasty...Talks given in memory of late professor Dr Daw Myint Myint Khin...People plant trees to green ancient Pyu city Hanlin...Action will be taken against rioters regardless of citizenship, race, religion: Nay Pyi Taw Council...Police, local authorities on patrol for public security in Mandalay District...Use of paddy transplanting machine demonstrated in Dawei Township...100 youths get opportunity to get vocational and life skills education.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: General Hla Htay Win receives UNODC, Thai military officials...Arrangements for cooperation between Myanmar and UNFPA discussed...Myanmar Investment Commission invites more Japanese investments....."PERSPECTIVES": "Human Rights and Human Responsibilities" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 July 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 28 June, 2014
Date of publication: 28 June 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Mobile teams to start crackdown on illegal trade at container ports and airport cargo warehouse in Yangon...Urban planning important for trade zones in Muse: Union Ministers...Wireline New Technology Seminar and Exhibition held in Nay Pyi Taw...Humanitarian Response in Kachin and N. Shan states discussed...Lower House Speaker, U.S. guests discuss Myanmar’s reform process...Accusations of bribery need firm evidence: Deputy Minister...7,160 jade lots available at 51st Gems Emporium...90-foot long section of retaining wall improved in Myinmu...Health staff, local authorities inspect buildings to prevent DHF...Wundwin Township upgrades BEHS branch to BEHS...Prize winning students honoured in Myawady...Officials urged to conduct market surveys for competitiveness of production...Traditional costume show on June 28 to mark Myanmar Women’s Day...Donor sponsors stipends, cash awards to outstanding students...Goats distributed to local people to improve living standard in Pakokku...Course to educate housewives opened in Myaung Tsp...Veterinarians support pig breeders in Taikkyi Tsp...Social welfare association holds annual ceremony...Community-centred capacity building course conducted in Magway...Thaphanaing Bridge ready to be commissioned into service in Kalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar business model contest 2014 launched...President U Thein Sein sends congratulatory messages to Chinese, Indian Presidents...Myanmar, China hold talks on bilateral cooperation...Myanmar to promote bilateral ties between armed forces of US, Japan....."PERSPECTIVES": "Ignorance is not always bliss" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 21 June, 2014
Date of publication: 21 June 2014
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Six region/state Hluttaw representatives of Armed Forces substituted.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Railways promises to complete new Insein flyover construction in 2014-2015 FY...Dangers of bird flu and prevention of outbreak in Myanmar discussed at workshop in Yangon...Nine schools in Bago receive awards for good conduct...Western tourist narrowly escapes attack in Ngwehsaung...PyinOoLwin District, Mandalay District champions in Inter-District Volleyball Tournament...Confiscated farmlands to be handed over in Kyeintali of Rakhine State...Stationery donated to basic education schools in Shwepyitha Tsp...Abhidhamma course commences at Shwesaryan Pagoda in Thaton...Essay contest in commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held...High prices of farming cattle creates problems for farmers: Lower House debate...Appointment of doctors for health care services at Yezin Universities Campus discussed...Israeli Embassy donates books to Bago Region...Table tennis tournament marks International Olympic Day 2014...Malaria Day and ASEAN Dengue Fever Day marked in Mandalay...Milk provided to 500 basic education students in Mandalay...Clerk test conducted in Thandwe District...Agricultural know-how disseminated to farmers in Hopin...Billboard erected to prevent human trafficking in Yedashe....."PERSPECTIVES": "Don’t get trapped in a ‘more haste, less speed’ situation" By Kyaw Thura...Sagaing Region Chief Minister joins tree growing ceremony...Yangon Region Chief Minister visits Education and Employment Show 2014...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 7 June, 2014
Date of publication: 07 June 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: SMIDB, BIDV ink MoUs on cooperation, provision of $30 million loan...2nd Book Show of MPBA and literary talks held in Yangon National Theater...Eleven shows disapproval over bidding for printing machines...Sales promotion of Neptune Center apartments introduced to businessmen...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw puts into record presidential messages on investment and free trade agreements president to the speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to sign investment and free trade agreements between Myanmar other countries. These agreements include the...Departmental officials urged to assist in laying cables, building towers...Sheep, goat breeding course conducted in rural areas...Good agricultural patterns applied in demonstration...Nay Pyi Taw WAO provides assistance to students...Ancient earthen lake under redredging in Shwebo Township...Traffic rules to be enforced after lecture in Pantanaw...Stipends provided to students of Township GAD...People in Kyondoe, Kawkareik get healthcare by mobile medical team...K20 billion allotted to SMEs in 14 Regions and States...Consultation workshop on reports by Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women held...UNDP Myanmar’s groundbreaking microfinance work enters new phase...Mandalay observes World Environment Day...Mandalay Region Chief Minister’s national sports competitions to kick off on 11 September: Mandalay Region Chief Minister...Rural road to improve living standard of people in Kalewa Tsp...Tatkon Township MCWA turns out tailors...World Environment Day marked with tree planting ceremony...Myanmar to meet Cerezo Osaka, Vietnamese team in tune-up matches.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MJTD allows US Ball Corp. to set up beverage can plant in Thilawa SEZ...South Korean Foreign Minister, bereaved relatives unveil bomb victim memorial...MJTD allows US Ball Corp. to set up beverage can plant in Thilawa SEZ...Second Israeli film festival launched in Nay Pyi Taw...New Swedish Embassy opens...Vice-President U Nyan Tun meets Deputy President of SMBC... World Environment Day marked with tree planting ceremony...Myanmar to meet Cerezo Osaka, Vietnamese team in tune-up matches....."PERSPECTIVES": "South Korea rejuvenates economic cooperation with Myanmar through cultural influence" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 5 June, 2014
Date of publication: 05 June 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President, KNU delegation discuss development in nationwide ceasefire agreement...Farming rights certificates returned to owners in Yangon...Farmland management proficiency course concludes in Taungtha Tsp...Minor earthquake hits central Myanmar...Myanmar Affirms commitment to sustainable development and creation of livable communities...President, KNU delegation discuss development in...Myanmar Gazette...Myanmar Stock Exchange to debut in October 2015, deputy minister says in Upper House session...Concerted efforts needed for three fundamental concepts of democratization, senior general says...Thanatkha plants thrive in Tatkon Township...Thanatkha plants thrive in Tatkon Township...Authorities urged to prohibit dredging fish ponds in farmlands...Printing management and offset operator refresher course conclude...Mandalay residents suffer from heat exhaustion...Over 180 stimulant tablets seized in Myawady Town...Publications donated in Mandalay to Township Writers Association...Rural library put into service in Kyaukpadaung Tsp...Duty assigned for first short-term five-year plan in Myingyan...Public affairs responsibility and accountability discussed in Myaungmya...Golfers invited to third leg of Myanmar Golf Tour...Counterfeit money seized in Myawady...Educational association provides assistance to students from low-income families...School supplies donated in Yekyi Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Netherlands to help with Myanmar water resources management...ADB, Japan to help Myanmar expand renewable energy sector...Myanmar, Canada focus on promotion of bilateral relations...Further bilateral cooperation between Myanmar, Netherlands discussed...Two Myanmar youth golfers take part in Singapore Junior Golf Championship...World Environment Day 2014: Raise your voice, not the sea level Tackling Climate Change in Myanmar...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF ENERGY INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO CONDUCT JOINT VENTURE PROJECTS IN MYANMAR ONSHORE DRILLING OPERATIONS...MYANMA OIL AND GAS ENTERPRISE, MINISTRY OF ENERGY, THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR INVITATION FOR JOINT VENTURE OR ALLIANCE PROJECTS IN ONSHORE SEISMIC ACQUISITION SERVICES...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF ENERGY MYANMA OIL AND GAS ENTERPRISE INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR MYANMAR ONSHORE PIPELINE JOINT VENTURE..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Desperate times call for desperate measures" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 1 June, 2014
Date of publication: 01 June 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: October 2015 still set for Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange launch - By Ye Myint ...Water level declines at Mandalay moats...MTGA elects new executive committee members...Internet users rely on telephone tower in Mohnyin...Pony carts still useful in central Myanmar towns...Tube-wells, lakes sunk in Mahlaing Tsp...Plan underway to conduct master’s degree course to turn out specialists: vice president...Work coord meeting on Public Service Media bill held...Union Minister says national development requires more qualified human resources...High yield paddy seeds distributed for alternative development...School enrollment activities launched at BEMS in Tatkon Tsp...Duty of projects assigned to departmental officials in Kunhing Tsp...New school building handed over in Myingyan Tsp...Wetlet Township gets earthen inter-village road...Ambulance donated to funeral service association...Free medical treatment provided to rural people in Pinlebu Tsp...Pig breeders enjoy benefits in Kyunhla Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar will not tolerate any violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity...Union Health Minister attends 67th World Health Assembly, 135th Meeting of Governing Body of WHO...MPF Chief meets UNAIDS official..... "PERSPECTIVES": "People-centred Government and People-centred Media" By Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Raise Taxes on Tobacco" Dr Aung Soe (a) Aung Kyaw Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 May 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 31 May, 2014
Date of publication: 31 May 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New 500-bed hospital in Yangon to become national medical hub for liver, kidney transplants By Ye Myint...Agreements reached during political dialogue, an important aspect of peace process, will require amendments to the Constitution [The following is the full text of the speech delivered by President U Thein Sein through radio programmes to the entire people on 31 May]...President U Thein Sein’s radio message on air...World No Tobacco Day observed on 31 May as Yangonites keep puffing...Mobile medical team from Loilem Station gives free health care to locals...Mahlaing Township to implement green village project in rural areas...Meiktila to distribute purified water to people from Meiktila Lake...Kyaukpadaung Tsp plans to disburse agricultural loans to farmers in June...Vice president expresses hope that the country will see more high school students...Foreign businesses, general amnesty discussed in Hluttaw...Speaker of Upper House, NNER discuss policy of education...Maritime and aviation course for youths introduced...Meeting to hold International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held...Traffic police give talks on decline of traffic accidents...Emergency drill practising natural disaster response conducted in Sittway...Activity of anti-money laundering law discussed...Fish pond dredged at Mahlaing Township Police Station...Health service for HIV-infected patients in Sagaing adequate: general hospital officials...Treated mosquito nets delivered to locals in Mohnyin Township...Pyu-era gold artifact donated to Archaeology Department...2nd Mobile and Tablet Fair opens in Dagon Tsp, Yangon...Safety measures need tightening at jetties..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Developing Myanmar Waters Sustainably: the Netherlands and Myanmar join hands...Singapore supports Myanmar cardiologists with expertise...Union minister: Problems with China-backed mine projects in central Myanmar to be tackled...Myanmar Football Academy team (Mandalay) to meet Chonburi Youth FC..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Education system still has a long way to go" By Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLES: "A WARNING THAT SURPRISED ME" Maung Hlaing..."Masterful Management" Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 May 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 8 May, 2014
Date of publication: 08 May 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Preliminary results of census to be published in August with near complete coverage...New tax rates come into force in 2014-15 FY...Solo cyclist arrives in Gangaw...Tractors, power-tillers used in ploughing for cultivation...Region minister meets onion growers in Myingyan Tsp...Plan to settle new school in Meiktila...Dhamma School foundation produces trainers...Artists visit Agricultural Mechanization Training School in Meiktila...Ships to suspend trips in Yangon River...Vice-President on tour of northern Shan State...Over 6,000 acres of farmland returned to former owners...National Parliament set to resume on 28 May...MMCWA holds 24th annual general meeting...The Fifth Congregation of the Sangha of All Orders of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar...Buddhist culture course given to students in Magway...Preventive measures taken against landslides, erosion in Ayeyawady River...Citizen leadership and capacity development training conducted...Sagaing Region loses over K190 million in fire in decade...Daily newspapers distributed to 50 villages of Singaing Tsp...Gambling declines in Kayin State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Massive foreign investment creates over 90,000 jobs for Myanmar workers...Myanmar, Austria discuss bilateral cooperation in energy sector...Mongolian Foreign Affairs delegation visits Myanmar to discuss cooperation...Myanmar migrant workers affairs discussed in Thailand....."PERSPECTIVES": "Change, the name of the game" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 7 May, 2014
Date of publication: 07 May 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Peace Centre hosts 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, KNU delegation...Ground lease for Thilawa SEZ’s class A development area has started as land grading nearly completed...Parliament set to resume on 28 May...Union S & T minister attends meeting for vocational education...Yan Myo Aye, Zaw Zaw Latt leading in Myanmar Golf Tour (Yangon)...Vice-President Dr. Sai Mauk Kham inspects rural development programmes in northern Shan State...Automotive Products Working Group meets...Vice-President U Nyan Tun discusses development of SMEs...Squall destroys houses, trees in NyaungU Township...New trainees recruited for Combined Sports and Education School of SPEI (Mandalay)...Youths of Thanlyin donate drinking water to rural people...SIM cards distributed to locals in South Dagon Tsp...MFB urged to reduce number of fires and losses...95th birthday of renowned Myanmar writer Dagon Tayar to be held on 10 May...Private media announes literary award winners...Alms donated to monks and nuns in Bago Region.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN to make uniform aviation laws, rules and regulations for ASEAN Single Aviation Market...Myanmar, Japan to promote rail, road transport sectors...President oversees ASEAN Summit preparations...China, Myanmar pledge to boost military cooperation...Fire brigade day marked in Magway...Software Engineering Laboratory donated to YUCS....."PERSPECTIVES": "How to form a good character" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 5 May, 2014
Date of publication: 05 May 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: MJA to offer journalism courses...Journalists Association discusses ‘no unreasonable action against media'...Scorching heat causes shortage of water sources in Yangon suburban areas...Knowledge refreshed for clerks of courts...Residents hope new road for better transport...Market demand higher for air-conditioners, air-coolers, fans...Knowledge about animal health, anti-human trafficking shared...MPs visit projects in Mohnyin...Dredging lake to store large volume of water in Bogale...Nyaunglebin Tsp needs upgrading of wooden bridge before raining season...Comander-in-Chief meets scouts in Nay Pyi Taw...Union Border Affairs Minister oversees regional development in Sittway...Ayeyawady delta sees projects for mangrove forest rehabilitation...Erosion causes landslides in Taikkyi Tsp...Residents hope electrification for market road in Sagaing...Fire engulfs materials on board motorized boats in Myeik...Rural roads commissioned into service in Taikkyi Tsp...Illiterates in Budalin Township become literates...Pegu, an urban and commercial centre in Mon-Myanmar Kingdoms (Part IV).....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Dy Education Minister arrives back from US...BMW group contributes 70 units of BMW limousines for ASEAN leaders, delegates...Ooredoo and Rocket Internet Partner to develop online businesses in Asia...ASEAN-plus-3 agree to boost cooperation to strengthen Asian bond markets....."PERSPECTIVES": "Tribute to the bravery of firefighters" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 2 May, 2014
Date of publication: 02 May 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Cyclone Nargis inflicts pain long after it hit...Workers gather in Yangon for 2014 May Day...Outstanding students take field trip around Shan State...Media registration for 12th ASEAN Information Ministers’ Meeting...Healthcare provided to over 8,000 patients in Rakhine State...Myanmar’s trade deficit in FY2013 hits US$ 2,555.54 million...President to invite scouts to Nay Pyi Taw...Union Parliament Speaker meets locals in Rakhine...Mandalay industrialists briefed on electricity price hike...More mini book corners added in Tatkon Tsp...Nearly all workers in dispute with Tawwin Wood Finished Products Factory compensated...Myanma Railways celebrates 137th Anniversary...Meiktila residents complain about district official’s lack of transparency on Thingyan finances...New insurance programme to aims to reduce losses after traffic accidents...Traffic police given green light to wear sunglasses...Workshop on interfaith friendship and peaceful coexistence among religious groups held in Meiktila...Ruling party yet to decide whether it will compete for all vacant constituencies...Malaria course conducted in Mohnyin...Traffic lights installed in Wundwin Township.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar-China friendship table tennis tourney kicks off...Awards presented to outstanding young Red Cross volunteers...Myanmar one of the most difficult countries to do business in: World Bank....."PERSPECTIVE": "Better to be yourself" By Kyaw Thura...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2014
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Title: Myanmar seeks new Dawei SEZ partners
Date of publication: 03 December 2013
Description/subject: "Myanmar is allowing international investors to bid for a mammoth project to develop a special economic zone in its southernmost region following the withdrawal of the sole developer, a Thai company, which had been unable to secure partners for the venture, an official said on Monday. Chairman of the Management Committee of Dawei SEZ Han Sein told a press conference in Yangon that developer Italian-Thai Development Pcl - Thailand's largest construction group - had terminated its work on the project in Myanmar's Tanintharyi region to make way for international bidders. "Myanmar Port Authorities [MPA] and Italian-Thai had an agreement in place to work on this project previously," Han Sein, who is also Myanmar's deputy minister of transport, said at the MPA office. "We ended this [agreement] because we want [to open the project up to] international investment," he said. Plans for the Dawei SEZ include a deep-sea port, industrial zone, steel plant, fertilizer plant, coal and natural gas-fired power plant and water supply system. The SEZ will have a motorway linked to Thailand's Kanchaburi province, as well as a railroad hub, links to oil and gas pipelines, and electrical cable lines..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Lwin Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 May 2014
ML > Economy > Economic zones in Myanmar > Special Economic Zones
Economy > Economic zones in Myanmar > Special Economic Zones > Dawei (Tavoy) Special Economic Zone
Economy > Economic zones in Myanmar
Economy > Burma's economic relations with various countries
Economy > Burma's economic relations with various countries > Burma's economic relations with Thailand


Title: NEW ARRESTS AND IMPRISONMENT OF ACTIVISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN BURMA
Date of publication: 25 October 2013
Description/subject: "A total of 63 activists and human rights defenders were documented as arrested or prosecuted in the past five months (i.e. since May 2013). Of this number, 33 were confirmed as sentenced to jail (between three months and two and a half years), while many others await trial or sentencing. At least three of those detained are former political prisoners: Htin Kyaw, Naw Ohn Hla, and Phyu Phyu Win."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: pdf (108K)
Date of entry/update: 02 December 2013
ML > Activism and Advocacy (groups from Burma, solidarity groups, campaigns, publications) > Online publications by Burma solidarity groups > ALTSEAN-Burma archive


Title: Myanmar admits $7bn in overseas stash
Date of publication: 23 September 2013
Description/subject: "The Central Bank of Myanmar on Friday said the country's lenders have parked more than US$7 billion worth of foreign reserves in overseas bank accounts, rejecting reports that the figure was much larger and had led to the World Bank refusing to cancel its debt. At a press conference in Naypyidaw, Central Bank chairman Kyaw Kyaw Maung denied earlier reports that the Myanmar government held up to $11 billion in five overseas accounts, and which said the size of the holdings had prompted the World Bank to stand firm on recouping the country's loans..."
Author/creator: Myint Oo, Win Naung Toe and Kyaw Htun Naing
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2014
ML > Economy > Illegal Economy > Money Laundering > Money-laundering and oil and gas


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 17 September, 2013
Date of publication: 17 September 2013
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 42/2013) 12th Waxing of Tawthalin, 1375 ME (16th September, 2013) Appointment of Shan State Minister for Development Affairs..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Ma Hta Tha (APBCCC) formed with new members...Aid distributed to flood victims in Singaing Township...Knowledge about prevention against natural disaster shared...Hsipaw Township Police Force Commander meets townselders...Books, wall magazine, photos shows held...Tree falls down on staff quarters of Myanma Railways...Meter bill collected through computer system...Heroin block seized in Mongphyat...Myanmar Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day marked...Hsipaw detour to be built soon...Ayeyawady River reaches danger water level in Pakokku...Educative talk on anti-human trafficking organized...Rescue works for flood victims carried out in NyaungU...Makeshift tents provided to flood victims...Fish released into paddy fields...Union Construction Minister on inspection tour of Magway Region...Seminar on FAL, Electronic Means for Clearance of Ships and use of Single Window Concept kicks off...Development of Natyaygan hilly region inspected...Enforcement of traffic rules talked...Plan to build modern highway bus terminal in Meiktila...Helmets donated to BEHS in Sagaing...Population, taking census, anti-trafficking in persons lectured...Rice provided to flood victim households in Sagaing...Aid provided to flood victims...International Literacy Day marked...New rainfall records...Dailies available on mobile phones..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing arrives at Wing-6 of Royal Thai Air Force in Bangkok...U Soe Nwe presents Credentials to Polish President...Thai-Myanmar JV office opened...Seminar on FAL, Electronic Means for Clearance of Ships and use of Single Window Concept kicks off...Myanmar bags two gold in Petanque Test Match 2013...International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Bridges between people and government"..... ARTICLES: "Moeyungyi Lake, home to migratory birds, bio-diversities" Byline: Min Khant Soe (Kyemon)..."Modern rice mill under construction for uplifting living standard of farmers" Article: Ko Htwe; Photo: Kyaw Ye Swe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 14 September, 2013
Date of publication: 14 September 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Lawmakers meet to protect rights of ethnic nationalities" .....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day observed...Roads in Mandalay upgraded for better transportation...Hselaydaw Village in Sagaing Tsp enjoys electricity through bio-gas...Stolen handsets, accessories seized in Mawlamyine...Reckless driver taken action in Hpa-an...Traffic congestions shifted to growing number of train passengers in Yangon...Milk fed to middle and primary students in Manhero...Saplings distributed to people...Menace of drugs disseminated to people...Students fed milk in Nyaunglebin Township...Cash, blankets donated to nuns...Foods provided to flood victims...Meiktila gets 7th brokerage in Mandalay Region...Meiktila District Interfaith friendship association constituted...Landslide blocks railroad in Wuntho...Contests mark Myanmar Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day...Dokhtawady River overflows villages of Amarapura Township...Inundated Monywa-Mandalay road delays transport in a few hours...Katha Township gets rural village library...Reengineering of statistical organizations and mechanisms is a must, says Vice-President...Commission on Letpadaungtaung Copper Mine Project meets...Myanmar Climate Change Alliance program introduced..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President receives Latvian Foreign Minister...Timor-Leste PM and wife tour Mandalay...ANA to fly Yangon-Tokyo schedules with Boeing 767...Rice sold to Wadan brokerage by boat...Railroads in downtown Monywa under maintenance...ASEAN Officials to meet on Drug...Temporary passports to be issued to Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand...JICA to spend US$ 6.41 million on plantation and border region development...Ooredo donates USD 20000 for disaster victims...Accreditation forms for SEA Games journalists available..... "PERSPECTIVES": "SEA Games, broad interpretation"..... ARTICLES: "Shamanism in Myanmar (Part II)" Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt..."E-Learning Management, ICT and MMU" Capt Kyaw Zeya (Maritime University)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 12 September, 2013
Date of publication: 12 September 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Staff need to be loyal to the State says Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker...Road sections, bridge upgraded to concrete facilities in Sittway...Successful mini book corner at Kalay District Court...YCDC plans to supply 45 more million gallons of water...YCDC plans to supply 45 more million gallons of water...Traffic accident kills one in Toungoo...Knowledge about environmental conservation shared...Self-reliant transformer launched in Ottwin Tsp...Cash assistance provided to aerobic athletes...Food poison kills baby in Kawlin Township...Sittway youths participate in administrator cup football tournament...Shan State govt provides cash assistance to flood victims...Two-star floating hotel under construction in Mandalay...Shankan Village in Dala Tsp illuminated by solar-powered lamp-posts...Ayadaw equipped with 33 KVA transformer...Kyangin elects Township Development Affairs Committee...Gyongyonkya Bridge on Mawgyun-Yangon Road under preparations...Hluttaw representatives’ Office opened in Kangyidaunt...Yamonna circular road in Mawgyun disappears in erosion...Traffic rules talks held at Myeik BEHS No 2...Fingerlings released into Inlay Lake...Publication of the actions of ministries concerned in response to suggestions sent to Public Service Capacity Assessment Committee...Meeting on school development held..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Ambassador Thura U Thet Oo Maung concurrently accredited to Algeria...U Kyaw Myo Htut appointed as Ambassador to US...Ambassador U Tin Yu concurrently accredited to Belarus...Timorese PM, wife and party arrive in Yangon...Foreigners pass Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge No 1 in Tachilek...Illegal foreign cigarette seized in Pangsai (Kyukok...MWEA executive leaves for Thailand...Vice-Senior General Soe Win receives Asian Affairs Special Envoy of China...Technical assistance for improvement of rural development discussed...Union FM explains situation in Rakhine State...Union Minister receives Korean MP...Scania Office Yangon opened...Sailing contest organizing committee meets...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Chairman of Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Union Ministers, IRRI DG, officials of international organizations attend concluding of ploughing in Pyinman...Myanmar Connect 2013 for linkage of Myanmar and international telecom markets..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Produce quality products".....ARTICLE: "Politics and Media" Min Ba Htoo
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 5 August, 2013
Date of publication: 05 August 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Commitment of local people to sustainable regional development necessary: Union Minister...Bombs believed to be dating back to Second World War unearthed in Bago...New concrete road emerges in Twantay...Incineration of illegal goods, unfit foodstuff in Muse...Seizure of stimulant tablets from two suspects in Kawthoung...Gambling baron and accomplices taken into police custody...Sausage factory fire in Shwelinban Industrial Zone...Organizers to auction Myathalun pagoda festival dance troupe site...Rural health centre opened in Myitkyina...Nutrition week campaign launched in Rakhine State...Educative talks on traditional customs of Myanmar women organized...Hospital equipment donated to Sittway General Hospital...Narcotic drugs worth K 132 million seized in Mandalay...Union Minister comforts patients at Workers’ Hospital, visits training school...Assistance provided to flood victims in Ingapu Township...Foodstuffs, clothes donated to flood victims in Hpa-an, Kyaikmaraw...Proper flow of water carried out in inundated areas in Kengtung...Talks on DHF prevention given at SPEI (Mandalay)...Pests seen at paddy saplings in Yedashe...Plan of International Older Persons Care clarified...Teachers attending special refresher course No (52) at CICS (Zeebingyi) visit SPEI (Mandalay)...One man died of motorbike hit in Pyay...Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa observes scout course...Union Energy Minister spotlights importance of human resources development..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Entertainments for opening and closing of SEA Games discussed...Foreigners visit District IPRD library in Kengtung...Pencak Silat athletes leave for Indonesia...Speaker of the House of Commons of UK and party conclude visit...Plan of International Older Persons Care clarified..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Natural disasters and diseases".....ARTICLES: "The International Music and Myanmar People" Maung Khine Zaw..."Myanmar Karatedo athletes in sports trial hoping success in SEA Games" Byline: Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 August 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 18 July, 2013
Date of publication: 18 July 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Pyithu Hluttaw approves to discuss bill on applying of writs [Pyithu Hluttaw, 11th day]...Amyotha Hluttaw approves proposal to formulate concrete tactics for national economic development [11th day].....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: MMCWA (Central) holds monsoon tree planting ceremony...3rd Junior Golf Myanmar Tournament on 23-24 July...YCDC to purchase tow trucks for making BRTS smooth and secure...Kamaryut young man gets caught in street robbery...Thalawady (3) double-decker resumes its transport service for Monywa-Khamti route in Chindwin river...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Mya Nan San Kyaw Golden Palace...Warning of high tide...Public Notice: Knowledge seekers who are to visit Bogyoke Aung San Museum are not allowed to carry the following items...Public notice: Those who come to the Martyrs’ Mausoleum to pay tribute to the fallen leaders are not allowed to carry the following items...U Thant library to accept sponsorship...Bhamo District Public Works repairing damaged bridge...Sagaing Region Chief Minister inspects regional development tasks...PyinOoLwin police seize unlicensed cars...Sagaing-Myitnge detour being upgraded in Sagaing...Moderate earthquake hits outside Myanmar...MRTV-4 extends FTA coverage...Over 200 students participate in essay contest in Kanbalu...Sitagu Sayadaw sponsors free eye surgical operations...Aung San Myothit of Meiktila enjoy electricity...Grape leaves fed to farming cattle...Summer sesame harvest on model plot...Stimulant tablets, solid opium oil seized, 18 arrested in Taunggyi...Illegal logs seized in Bago, Mandalay regions...Government needs to draw multiple strategies for Rakhine State..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Resource-rich Myanmar and industrialized UK can work together in many mutually-beneficial businesses...Plans to transform Mandalay International Airport into Logistics Hub underway...President gives BBC interview about reforms in Myanmar...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives Phoenix Association Chairman...President U Thein Sein arrives in Paris...President U Thein Sein meets former British PM, Speaker of House of Common (sic)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Salute our martyrs"..... ARTICLE: "Paying tribute to fallen Martyrs" Khin Maung Htay (Education)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 11 July, 2013
Date of publication: 11 July 2013
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office Notification (57/2013) 3rd Waxing of Waso, 1375 ME (10 July 2013)- Renaming of the Union Ministry.....HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Myanmar Special Economic Zone Bill passed at Pyithu Hluttaw...Loans need to be disbursed for water sufficiency in Yenangyoung [Amyotha Hluttaw, 10th day].....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Rakhine State Chief Minister’s inspection tour of Sittway...Mandatory evacuation for two villages to escape from escalation of riverbank erosion...Myotha Industrial Park for central Myanmar development...Rioters who committed crimes, violence in Meiktila conflict get jail terms with hard labour...Ancient Buddha Image thefts increasing...Kyonpyaw clock tower to get new clocks...MLF donates books to libraries in Madaya Tsp...Professional football academy opened in Yangon...Vehicle donated to free funeral service group...Buddha Pujanira of Pan-aing Shwemokhtaw Pagoda in Mahlaing held...Illegal logs seized in Katha District...Free eye care operations at Sitagu eye hospital...New power station comes into operation in Kyaukse...FDAs opened in border towns...Bagan Thway blood donors marks 6th blood donation...Rescue teams take drill...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives Vice-Principal for MeySen Academy School and party... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to pay official visits to UK and Northern Ireland, France...President U Thein Sein felicitates Emir of the State of Qatar...Australia to grant 100 million Australian Dollars to Myanmar’s educational reform this year...Myanmar participates in Vietnam’s Tracks and Fields Championship...Anti-smuggling Training Seminar for border liaison officers opened...Japan to invest in Dawei special economic zone...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives FM of Commonwealth of Australia...Myanmar fishermen return home...Myanmar, Australia see cementing relations, cooperation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Embark on fact-finding mission" [facebook/hate speech]..... ARTICLE: "Thetkalchaung river crossing bridge enables Ngaputaw dwellers to reach Pathein within 30 minutes drive" Byline: Kayan Soe Myint & MNA Photo: Kyaw Moe Lwin..."Media development and Printing and Publishing Bill" Banya Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2013
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Title: Anger and anxiety in multi-ethnic Myanmar
Date of publication: 28 June 2013
Description/subject: "...The proposed ideas of U Wirathu and his ‘969’ movement to boycott Muslim businesses and restricting marriage of Buddhist women to men of Muslim faith are unconstitutional and ill-conceived. It is a well-known fact that there is a widespread anxiety and anger in Buddhist communities. This anxiety and anger drives the growing support for U Wirathu and his 969 movement. The threat perception in regard to Islam and its impact on Myanmar’s society cannot be simply dismissed as primordial hatred or psychologized as self-victimization as if it were a matter of a collective psychological development disorder. To avoid a further escalation and overcome this crisis, it is important to acknowledge the existence of anger and anxieties in Buddhist communities and to understand the underlying economic, social, and cultural problems. Only when the root problems are understood, can they be factored into sustainable, peaceful, and political solutions..."
Author/creator: Dr. Tun Kyaw Nyein & Dr. Susanne Prager Nyein
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Mizzima"
Format/size: pdf (204K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.mizzima.com/opinion/contributor/9598-anger-and-anxiety-in-multi-ethnic-myanmar
Date of entry/update: 29 June 2013
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - General articles and analysis


Title: Incident Report: Villager tortured by Tatmadaw commanders in Papun District, December 2012
Date of publication: 27 June 2013
Description/subject: "This incident report was submitted to KHRG in January 2013 by a community member describing events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Papun District in December 2012. The community member who wrote this report described an incident that occurred on December 28th 2012, when a female buffalo stepped on a landmine that was placed by Karen National Liberation Army soldiers. Coincidently, on the same day, Saw U---, also known as Saw P---, a 34 year old man from T--- village, went to take a bath in Buh Loh River and while he was on his way back home, he encountered two Tatmadaw soldiers, who called Saw U--- over to them. They were Tatmadaw LID #44, IB #9 Company Commander/ Camp Commander Ko Ko Lwin and Platoon Commander Kyaw Thu. As soon as Saw U--- reached them, Company Commander Ko Ko Lwin punched him in his chest and Platoon Commander Kyaw Thu punched him ten times across both sides of his face. While the soldiers did not ask Saw U--- any questions, they accused him of being in the KNLA; according to the community member who wrote this report and spoke directly with the villager, Saw U--- is not a soldier, but a villager who works on farms."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (272K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/khrg2013/khrg13b37.html
Date of entry/update: 10 August 2013
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Human Rights > Torture and ill-treatment > Torture: reports of use in Burma


Title: Two Sides of the Sangha
Date of publication: 19 June 2013
Description/subject: "The now ubiquitous emblems of the radical anti-Muslim 969 campaign glare at you from Burma’s shop fronts and taxi windscreens. Bootleg DVD sellers hawk discs featuring the sermons of prominent 969 monks alongside the bestselling Korean soap operas. But despite the obvious prominence of the campaign, its radical teachings promoting segregation of Buddhists and Muslims are far from being embraced by everyone. The Irrawaddy spoke to a 969 leader, MyananSayadaw U Thaddhamma, and an anti-969 monk, U Pantavunsa, to learn more about this controversial movement..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Phyo Tha
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2013
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - General articles and analysis


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 16 June, 2013
Date of publication: 16 June 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends Golden Jubilee Myanma Gems Emporium opening ceremony...Microfinance provided to township MCWAs of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Roads under maintenance in Kengtung...Ngamoeyeik Creek needs re-dredging...Phaungpyin gets rural bridge...Bronze Buddha images seized in Kengtung...Traditional medicine practitioners provide free treatment in Mandalay...Healthcare trainees visit Thawutti rural health centre...Farming rights certificates issued to farmers in Kutkai Tsp...Pyinsalu carries out drainage works...Anti-DHF campaign launched in Kyangin...Medical equipment donated...Shan State Govt to assume duties of mobile team for food safety, combating illegal trading...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker opens two upgraded schools in Pyawbwe Tsp...Books, stationery, school uniforms donated to Magway nunneries...One BEPS upgraded in Tiddim...Retaining wall under construction in Katha...Health Care Services given at Dagon (East) Industrial Zone...Rehabilitation tasks for fire victims carried out...National plan for township people-centered development workshop held...Shan State Development Affairs Committee members inspect Namhsam Town Hall...Hluttaw experience recounted..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Lt-Gen Wai Lwin receives Former World Bank President and Former US Deputy Secretary of Defence...Workshop on Red Cross knowledge dissemination held...7th Myanmar-Bangladesh Foreign Office Consultations held...Myanmar Futsal coach attends Futsal workshop...Special delegation arrives back from Malaysia...Union Foreign Affairs Minister back home...SSMNC Chairman Sayadaw, Union Religious Affairs Minister leave for China...Union FM attends 3rd Ministerial Meeting of Myanmar-Indonesia Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation...Legislation for standardization of laws coordination meeting held...Vice-President U Nyan Tun to attend 2nd Joint Committee meeting on Comprehensive Development of Dawei Special Economic Zone and its related project areas...We could address issues of protection of Myanmar workers, actions to be taken against attackers and security of those who want to continue to work there: U Zin Yaw..... "PERSPECTIVES":"Make the world a greener place"..... ARTICLES: "Pulonetonetone wooden bridge in Kawthoung" By: Maung Maung Kyaw Soe (Botany)..."Myanmar Chess Game" Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt...Public Service Media under Democratic Reform-5" Banya Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 12 June, 2013
Date of publication: 12 June 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Concrete water pipelines laid in placement of old decay iron one in Dala...Stimulant tablets seized in Tachilek...Fire destroys saw mill, paddy in Thanatpin...Outstanding policemen honoured in Pathein...Preventive measures against DHF emphasized in Thanlyin...Passenger express bus hits overturned truck...Motorcyclist dies of traffic accident...Thakayta Township school enrollment week ceremony held...Dam, lake under repair in NyaungU Township...Expresses plying between Yangon and Kalay daily...Tree planting ceremony marks World Environment Day...Gifts for Fire Services Department...New book shop and advertising department opens in Kyauktada Township...Expectant mothers provided with eggs in Mandalay...Upgraded BEMS opened in Dabayin...Daewoo E&P contributes to Road Upgrading Work in Kyaukpyu...Kani gets free medical care...Monthly free vaccination campaign in Zabuthiri Tsp...One dies in industrial accident...Three sacred Buddha tooth relic replicas to be displayed for public obeisance in Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon...UEC receives party establishment application..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Philippine counterpart...President U Thein Sein felicitates Russian counterpart, PM...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Admiral Surasak Rounroengrom and party...Thailand Week 2013 organized in Yangon...Myanmar U-23 leave for Vietnam...Myanmar gymnastics athletes participate in Singapore open...FM sends message of felicitations to counterpart...Union FM sends felicitations to Russian counterpart...Myanmar golfer team leaves for Thailand...Union Chief Justice meets British guests...Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Hla Htay Win meets JMFA Chairman...AGM of SEA Regional Natural Disaster Risk Management Committee being held...Union Minister meets Reuters SEA Chief...Myanmar to compete in Asian Junior Wrestling Championship...Myanmar navy ship completes Bangladesh goodwill visit...SEA Games billboard erected in Yamethin...Three sacred Buddha tooth relic replicas to be displayed for public obeisance in Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon...Myanmar, Royal Thai Navy to cooperate...Special group to probe into the case of Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia...MAI offers KL-Yangon flight 50% discount..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Make a list in order to deploy your skills"..... ARTICLES: "Archipelago off Taninthayi Coast to become unique tourist attraction" By Sabei Pyu Kyaw..."Public Service Media under Democratic Reform" Banya Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 June 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 4 June, 2013
Date of publication: 04 June 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Parliamentarians to report to Hluttaw Office (The seventh regular sessions of the first parliament will start on 25 June...)...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Notification No (2/ 2013) First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw seventh regular session summoned...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Pyithu Hluttaw Notification No (1/ 2013) First Pyithu Hluttaw seventh regular session summoned...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Amyotha Hluttaw Notification No (1/ 2013) First Amyotha Hluttaw seventh regular session summoned.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein’s radio message to be aired on 4-6 June...Kyauktan Township sees preventive measures against frequent floods...Painting contests organized in Kalay...Authorities constantly checking safety of boats in Yangon River...Cargo vessels resume route in Chindwin River...Myanmar chess game to mark Olympic Day...Kayah State CM calls for timely completion of construction works...Lake dredged to reduce risk of water scarcity...New school buildings opened in Shawpya, Chaungtha villages...US Embassy’s English classes camp out in NyaungU...President U Thein Sein attends opening ceremony of Cooperative Business Centre...Hanthawady BEHS (branch) gets new building in Gangaw...Tree planting—Myanmar pride...Shwebin Ngwebin Library opened in Talokpin Village...Animals vaccinated in Maungtaw District...Thandaunggyi Township gets a new court...Sittoung Bridge No. 3 scheduled to be complete in April, 2015..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Chief of the Defence Staff of British Armed Forces...Vice-President U Nyan Tun receives NDI Chairperson...Myanmar women’s football team to receive cash awards for its success in AFC Women’s Cup qualifier...U-23 selected Myanmar football team’s 22-man squad announced prior to its friendly matches against Singapore, Vietnam...Myanmar Mandalay Football Academy team racks up its first win in front of home crowd...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services welcomes British Chief of the Defence Staff...Three Myanmar workers in stable condition...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker holds talks with US delegation, Chief of British Armed Forces and party...UEC Chairman receives NDI Chairperson...Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services meets ROK Deputy Defence Minister...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint receives British, US guests...Tatmadaw cooperating friendly with armed forces of neighbours, regional countries, ASEAN and other countries in the world..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Budding democracy’s promising business".....ARTICLE: "Myanmar ready to hold 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia" By Maung Maung Myint Swe Photos: Kyaw Thu Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 23 May, 2013
Date of publication: 23 May 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Workshop on promoting education standard held...One dead, another hospitalized after knife fight...Man stabs himself twice after stabbing wife to death...Man stabs himself twice after stabbing wife to death...Search for missing passengers of sinking boat in Yangon River ongoing...Mandalay Region Chief Minister visits relief camps in Meiktila...Fire breaks out in Tamway Tsp...Yezagyo Township gets more 900 SIM cards in May...Seminar on mobile technology held in Mandalay...Bago prepares to prevent flood...Magway Region ANA invites entries for anti-narcotic contest...Loans disbursed to members of cooperative society in NyaungU...C-in-C of Defence Services meets officers, other ranks in Magway...Taunggalay Village in Bilin Tsp gets library...Coordination meeting for private sector development held...Workshop on Disabilities and Rights of Disabled kicks off...Ottwin Township gets rural library in Khindan Village...WAO members make field trips...CDMA 800 MHz SIM cards sold in Myinmu for second batch...Padaung rural people enjoy free health care services...Mandalay Region Health Care Subcommittee meets...One dead, two injured in Insein car accident...Seven got injured in light truck and 22-wheeled truck accident..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets US Senators...Donation of Elite Tech Group of Companies for MGF...Myanmar entrepreneurs leave for Thailand...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets Swiss President of the Council of States...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw receives President of the Council of States of Switzerland...Myanmar, Japan discuss religious matters...Mawlamyine University opens three-storey buildings...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends 2nd day of 10th Anniversary Celebration of the United Nations Day of Vesak...Vice-President U Nyan Tun receives Swiss President of the Council of States...Ambassador Thura U Thet Oo Maung concurrently accredited to Turkey..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Our future in colour"..... ARTICLES: "ASEAN Highway-123 linking Dawei Deep Sea Port and Thailand" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photo: Kyaw Thu Win..."Press freedom is a foundation for democratic society, plays a role in democratic transition" By- Thadin Lu Lin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 20 May, 2013
Date of publication: 20 May 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Free parking lots construction meets 75 per cent completion in Yangon...MFF to form eight work committees for development of fisheries sector...State of the Sea...Hlinethaya-Sint O-dan water transport service to change its schedule...Vehicle stalled on tracks of approaching train...Seizure of marijuana in Kyaikto Township...Yangon-Mawgyun passenger vessels in regular operation...Inlay Lake waterlevel rising...Fishery inputs prices soaring...Heavy rains inundate roads in Mandalay...CSCs issued in Loikaw...National Power Grid starts supplying Mongyai...Mandalay regional plan duties assigned...Mandalay regional plan duties assigned...Old bomb unearthed in Phaungpyin...High-speed car goes for tea in Toungoo...Dawei District IPRD holds talks on reading habit...Toungoo Auxiliary Fire Brigade honoured...Certificates presented to student monks, laypersons in Mongnai...Mining companies in Shan State (East) meets...Traffic accident occurrs in Kyaukse...Plan underway to construct detour in Meiktila...Free eye surgery performed in Khamti Township...Historic pagoda collapses in TadaU...SWD opens drug addict treatment and rehabilitation course...Moontaekwin-Kyitaung-Khawma-Nay Pyi Taw ring road construction gaining momentum..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein visits Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum...Zeyar Shwe Myay FC, Singtech ink sponsorship deal...Abe to make 3-day visit to Myanmar from next Friday...Myanmar would be able to restore former status before 1960s: President U Thein Sein...Myanmar, ROK keen on strengthening diplomatic ties...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai of Thailand..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Coordinated and synergetic efforts"..... ARTICLES: "Bayintnaung Bridge No.2 to help curb traffic chaos" Byline & Photo: Kayan Soe Myint..."Kawthoung: A worthwhile place to visit" Byline: Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 19 May, 2013
Date of publication: 19 May 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Implementation of housing projects inspected...Mawlamyine car show...Significant day temperatures (18-5-2013)...Tragic death of drowned two-year-old in Thongwa Township...Six hurt in mechanical failure–related road accident...Counterfeit bills found at bank in Insein...Speedster crashes into concrete blocks...Riders hurt in head-on collision between two motorbikes...Car plunges into trench on expressway...Smuggled cattle seized in Kawa Township...Lightning kills two head of cattle in Yamethin Township...Ministry of Education School Enrolment Week From (27) to (31) May - People to participate in enrolment of all school-going age children...Multiplier course on child-centered approach conducted in Thazi Tsp...Myanmar artists remember ex-UNSG...Thongwa Tsp opens multiplier course on child-centered approach...Immigration issues CSCs to citizens in Mandalay...Banks Supervisory Committee meets...Elite Tech Open Golf Championship 2013 concludes...Union Minister visits CVT training school...Mobile library in operation in Yaksawk Township...Sanitation carried out in Sagaing...Birthday party for hip conjoined twins at Mandalay Children’s Hospital...Farming work permits presented in Kalay...Three old grenades found in Mohnyin...Falam gets more water...Digging of drinking water lake in Padaung Township...Powered trailer fire burns three houses...Loan disbursed to cooperative societies in Yaksawk Township...Head-on motor bike collision leaves three injured...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife attend ceremony to honour monks who passed Tipitaka examination...Union A & I Minister views harvesting of Palethwe summer paddy...CAD/CAM jewellery designing workshop..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein leaves for US...Toyota opens auto repair workshop in Yangon...Yangon, Akita universities seek to cooperate in mining...Myanmar artists remember ex-UNSG......Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham leaves for Thailand...Loikaw hosts Myanmar-Thai business consultation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Road slaughter"..... ARTICLE: "Mandalay-Lashio-Muse road: A trade route for Thai, Myanmar, China, India" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe Photo: Kyaw Thu Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 7 May, 2013
Date of publication: 07 May 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: LET'S BUILD THE NATION THROUGH PEOPLE’S STRENGTH - Whatever our prospects for a bright future may be, we are still at a sensitive stage in the reform process where there is little room for error Nay Pyi Taw, 6 May—President U Thein Sein delivered a remark on the Report of the Rakhine Investigation Commission today. The full text of the remark is as follows:- ...Colonial era silver coins unearthed in Chauk...Drinking water supplied to victims at relief camps in Meiktila...Wind gusts topple down trees, destroy houses and buildings in Pakokku, Wundwin, Nawnhkio Townships...Overturned car kills one, hurts six after crashing into iron railings of bridge...Seizures of heroin, raw opium and stimulant tablets in Myitkyina, Tachilek...Upgrading of road in progress in Myeik...Safe water supply for Lashio dwellers...Two dies in gold mine collapse...Unidentified body found in Myinmu...Summer vocational courses conclude...Road Transport Directorate opens basic driving course in Taunggyi...Kawlin police seize drugs...New Ever Light to supply electricity to Singu, Madaya, Thabeikkyin Tsps...One house, nine tents burnt down in Shwepyitha fire...Two cows die in electric shock...Free medical treatment for locals in Myeik...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Ahlon Tsp...New self-reliant library being constructed in Kyweku Village of Myeik...Buddhist cultural, English proficiency courses in Hpa-an...Two villages of Twantay hit by heavy rains, strong winds...Free medical treatment given to patients with eye complaint in Ponnagyun...67th Anniversary of Fire Brigade Day marked...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker calls for an effective law to protect farmers...Water supply works gaining momentum in Kyaukpadaung Township...Verdicts delivered...Close cooperation between township management committee and supportive committee for development of township and ward or village-tract stressed...Coordination centre to be set up for Rakhine victims...Low pressure area..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Microfinance works to be promoted for poverty reduction...Myanmar education delegates visit UK...Foreign visits planned for outstanding students...Road Transport Directorate discusses JV with 13 companies...Union Attorney-General discusses legal affairs in Singapore...Trademark law under draft to protect business trademarks..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The most powerful force" ["qualified human resources"] ARTICLE: "Deedok waterfall, Yepyar spring attract visitors" Byline: Aung Kyaw Tun (Patheingyi)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 May 2013
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Title: Burma’s Global Warming Activists Turn Up the Heat on Govt
Date of publication: 06 May 2013
Description/subject: "RANGOON—As a water shortage hits several townships in Burma’s commercial capital and farmers nationwide anxiously await the upcoming rainy season, environmentalists are calling for more government support in the fight against climate change in this country of 60 million people. While Burma’s nominally civilian government has earned international praise for its program of political and economic reforms after decades of military rule, environmentalists say climate change is a pressing issue that has been pushed to the back burner for too long by the nation’s leaders. “The new government is trying to solve poverty and civil war, but unfortunately climate change has never been well acknowledged by our decision-makers,” meteorologist Dr. Tun Lwin said on Saturday in Rangoon at roundtable discussion about global warming in Burma, as temperatures in the country’s biggest city soared to 38 degrees Celsius..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Phyo Tha
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 May 2013
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Title: Anti-Muslim Violence Tears Apart Communities Near Rangoon — Special Report
Date of publication: 02 May 2013
Description/subject: "OKKAN TOWNSHIP—A Buddhist mob advanced on War Yon Daw village with swords, stones and machetes, trapping any Muslims who were unable to escape. Moe Kyaw, 59, was caught by the mob in the attack on Tuesday afternoon in War Yon Daw, where Buddhists began attacks on Muslim communities on Tuesday, along with his family of five. The mob attacked his home from two sides, chasing the family down the street and hacking at them with their blades before burning down the house. “As we ran away they hit us with knives and machetes. All of my family has suffered,” he said. “My wife’s younger sister and my two daughters are missing. We haven’t had any information about where they are.” Moe Kyaw, a proud patriarch, broke down in tears as he recounted how the mob sliced at his head with swords, cutting his hands as he raised them to protect himself. “We know all of the attackers’ names. This is the first time that I’ve had a problem with my neighbors,” he said. “We respect Buddhists, even though we are Muslims.”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.irrawaddy.org/archives/33564
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2013
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - General articles and analysis


Title: Violence Spreads to Villages Near Burma’s Biggest City
Date of publication: 01 May 2013
Description/subject: "OKKAN — At least one Muslim village was set alight on Wednesday evening as violence continued to spread in Okkan Township north of Rangoon and Burma’s latest round of anti-Muslim violence claimed its first casualty. The violence in Okkan on Wednesday followed a day of attacks on Muslim communities on Tuesday, when four villages were razed and a number of Muslims attacked with machetes and sticks. Zaw Zaw Naing, a Muslim from Okkan who was badly beaten by a Buddhist mob on Tuesday, died at Rangoon Hospital on Wednesday. Nine injured Muslims from Okkan remain in hospitals in Rangoon, Taik Kyi and Okkan townships. “We did not do anything wrong to the Buddhists,” Moe Kyaw, an elderly Muslim man who was wounded in the head and hands by a Buddhist mob, told The Irrawaddy from his bed in Okkan Hospital. “But they tried to kill my whole family.” At least two mosques and two madrasas have been destroyed since Tuesday along with more than 100 houses. In Kyawe Poan Lay village, The Irrawaddy can confirm at least 49 houses, a mosque and a madrasa were destroyed on Tuesday..."
Author/creator: LAWI WENG & DANIEL PYE
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2013
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Title: Papun Situation Update: Forced labour in Bu Tho Township, January to February 2013
Date of publication: 23 April 2013
Description/subject: "This report includes a situation update submitted to KHRG in February 2013 by a community member describing events occurring in Papun District, from January to February 2013. During this period, the community member describes continuous demands for forced labour in Bu Tho Township by Border Guard Force #1013 and #1014 led by Battalion Commander Saw Hla Kyaing and Saw Maung Chit, respectively. Specifically, villagers in Meh P'Ree and Kyaw Pah village tracts were demanded to collect building materials for Border Guard Force soldiers; serve as messengers; perform sentry duties; and do domestic duties in the army camp and porter for the soldiers. Further, the community member describes the use of villagers for forced labour by U Thuzana, the presiding monk of Myaing Gyi Ngu; all family members from every household in five village tracts, including women and children, were forced to work on the construction of a bridge..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (291K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/khrg2013/khrg13b21.html
Date of entry/update: 30 April 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 6 April 2013
Date of publication: 06 April 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Tender proposals of telecommunication operators scrutinized...Cash and kind donations for Meiktila victims...Shwepyitha, Lanmadaw Townships start to take pilot census-taking...Mongkai mom gives birth to triplets...Brake failure car crash on Yangon-Mandalay highway...Motorcyclist dies after crashing into back of stationary vehicle...Uncontrolled light truck kills unknown woman...Trash fire in Sittway University campus...Young girl dies of electric shock in North Okkalapa Township...Outstanding school children go on excursion to Inlay Lake...New diamond orb, umbrella hoisted atop quake-ravaged pagoda in Sagaing...Toungoo District Court concludes office work refresher course...Cash donated to funds of social organizations in Mawgyun...Dagon Myothit (North) Township facilitated with new concrete street...People take relaxation at Chaungtha Beach...Armed Forces to continue safeguarding nation at the risk of life and limb...English Language Training Programme for Hluttaw capacity building..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein leaves for China to attend Boao Forum for Asia 2013...Major telcos and investor Soros set sights on Myanmar...Care Myanmar donates two rural health branches...Davis Cup Tennis Tournament-2013 at Pun Hlaing Golf Course...Myanmar entrepreneurs hold discussion with Norwegian guests...Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping welcomes President U Thein Sein...Union Defence Minister meets Singaporean guest...Singaporean President and party conclude visit...The 2015 election would be a sign of progress of democratization: Mr Jimmy Carter...Development of meat production in Myanmar discussed...Singaporean Minister observes Yangon urban housing projects..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Comic remembrance"..... ARTICLES: "Spectacular Shan State" Byline: Min Khant Soe (Kyemon) Photo: Aung Kyaw Win (Kyemon)..."World Health Day 2013" Dr Aung Tun (Ministry of Health)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 April 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 22 February 2013
Date of publication: 22 February 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Proposed members of constitutional tribunal unveiled [Pyithu or Pyidaungsu Hluttaw?]...Local energy demand expected to increase steadfastly till 2015, deputy energy minister [Pyithu Hluttaw, 18th day]...No plan to build nuclear power plant: Dy EP Minister [Amyotha Hluttaw, 18th day].....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Mandalay Region Chief Minister tours Madaya, Singu Townships...First-aid course for collegians concludes at Mandalay Technological University...New express bus serves passengers...Anti-human trafficking, traffic rules knowledge disseminated...Narcotic drugs seized in Mawlu...Local people satisfied with tube-well water...Faculty members of Sittway University make field trips...Disaster risk reduction talked in KhinU...Rehabilitation tasks in Rakhine, Kachin and Kayin States discussed...Judges, judicial officers take oaths...Construction of self-reliant library coordinated...Work efficiency course conducted...Aid presented to displaced persons...Kyaunggon dwellers donate blood sixth time...Conflict news writing course conducted in Lashio...Get-together to mark 65th Anniversary Chin National Day held...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Motor cycle thief caught in Mawlamyine...Only when there is an increase in trade volume, will national development undertakings be realized through income tax: Vice-President..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to pay official visits to Norway, Finland, Austria, Belgium and Italy...President U Thein Sein holds talks with Serbian FM and party...Myanmar, Serbia to promote cooperation in education, culture and economy...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets Indian Ambassador...Union Foreign Affairs Minister discusses cooperation between Myanmar and Serbia...USAID Director calls on Chairman of Pyithu Hluttaw Citizens’ Fundamental Rights and Democracy and Human Rights Committee...Union Attorney-General receives US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour...Only when there is an increase in trade volume, will national development undertakings be realized through income tax: Vice-President...Union Foreign Affairs Minister signs MoU with US Ambassador..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Quality health care"..... ARTICLE: "Places of interest in Mandalay and its vicinity" Byline: Min Khant Soe (Kyemon) Photo: Aung Kyaw Win.....INTERVIEW: "This is another step for overall relationship" - US Ambassador.
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 19 February 2013
Date of publication: 19 February 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Education University grads to Fill vacant teacher posts [Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debate on the National Plan for 2013-2014 FY.]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Thai parliamentary delegation, students of Mandalay University visit Hluttaw...32 plywood factory workers get food poisoning in Sagaing Region...Five missing in motorized boat sinking near pontoon bridge in Seikkan Township...Educative talks on trafic rules given in Swa...Kyaukse gets another transformer for growing electricity demand...Summer paddy cultivation in Sagaing Tsp...Bags of rice, clothes donated to earthquake victims...Cash assistance, relief items donated to victims of hailstone...Patheingyi BEPS-35 gets new building...Prizes presented to outstanding trainees, students in Pobbathiri Township...Sports training camps of SPEI (Yangon) inspected...Free clinic opens for public healthcare service in Pyapon...Container vehicle turns over...Myanmar traditional boxing challenge for new generations...Free clinic opens for public healthcare service in Pyapon...Hoisting of umbrella atop Pagoda coordinated...Kyaikto gets rural selfreliant bridge...Rural library put into service...Union Cup Games Dates and Venues for Sports Events..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Mandalay ethnic market festival attracts globetrotters...Workshop on drawing budget kicks off...Tender to be submitted for sponsoring XXVII SEA Games...MAI to ply Mandalay-Bangkok-Mandalay light soon...Stake driven for Myanmar-Laos Mekong River-Crossing Friendship Bridge...U Zaw Tun concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Hungary...Johns Hopkins University agrees tech cooperation with MSD...SEAMEO Council President Brunei Education Minister visits YUFL...Suzuki to resume production of cars in Yangon...Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw receives IPU Secretary-General, USAID Director...Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker meets IPU Secretary-General and party...Panamanian-lagged ship sank off Philippines Coast : Marine Administration Dept..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Basic factors" ["...eternal peace and stability and progress, which are the basic factors for democracy to lourish in the entire Union."]..... ARTICLES: "High price expected as more farmers go for watermelon" Byline: Myint Maung Soe Myanmar’s summer Photo: Kyaw Thu Win..."Sustainability of fish species in Inlay calls for mass participation" By Nyaungshwe Khin Maung Mya
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 15 February 2013
Date of publication: 15 February 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Heated debate on 2013-2014 FY National Plan Bill goes on [debate over 2013-2014 FY National Plan Bill went on at the ninth-day sixth regular session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw].....EXECUTIVE: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No 9/ 2013) Resignation of Ayeyawady Region Minister allowed...Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No 10/ 2013) Appointment of Ayeyawady Region Minister...Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No 8/ 2013) Appointment of members of the Union Civil Services Board..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (14-2-2013)...Industrial wastewater pollute Mandalay and its vicinity...Road/bridge works gaining momentum in Ayeyawady, Yangon Regions...Mandalarians donate blood in commemoration of the Union Day...Traffic rules violators charged in Mandalay...Two-digit dealers arrested in Mahaaungmye Township...Digital traffic lights for better traffic flow in Mandalay...Mandalay General Hospital provides emergency patients with free medical treatment...Students study Buddhism culture...Community Shield income goes to social organizations...Ephedrine powder, stimulant tablets seized in Tamu Township...Basic education schools get three new buildings in Lewe Township...Outstanding policemen honoured in Bago Region...Writs, vital for rule of law, justice and human rights: Union Attorney-General..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Serbian counterpart...Capacity-building on CITES Policies and Identification of Threatened Species...Coordination meeting for holding Zaykabar Myanmar Open 2013 Golf Tournament held...Union Foreign Affairs Minister felicitates Serbian counterpart...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker receives Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana...Ambassador U Kyaw Tin concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Republic of Cuba...Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw receives Mr Tomas Ojea Quintana...Union Foreign Affairs Minister visits Belgium, Luxembourg, UK and France...Indian parliamentary delegation visits Mandalay...Chairman of Pyithu Hluttaw Citizens’ Fundamental Rights, Democracy and Human Rights meets Mr Quintana...Indian parliamentary delegation, Pyithu Hluttaw hold meeting...Myanmar to host Women’s Forum in December...MRTV invites companies to broadcast live 27th SEA Games..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Keep our fine tradition".....INTERVIEW: "Mass rally gives government and peacemakers a great strength" Interviewer: Yan Gyi Aung.....ARTICLE: "Shwe Yanpyay Kyaungdaw in Nyaungshwe Township attracts flock of globetrotters" Byline & photo: Htay Aung (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.18MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 14 February 2013
Date of publication: 14 February 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Role of cooperatives, tool to fight poverty [Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, 8th day, discussing 2013-2014 FY National Planning Bill]..... EXECUTIVE: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 7/2013) Appointment of Union Ministers....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Inspection of electricity consumption carried out...Pwayhla market ring road put into service in Pindaya...New tarred road emerges in Katha Township...Hostel fire in PyinOoLwin...Light truck overturns while overtaking trailer in Pakokku...Seizures of illegal hardwood, wood-cutting machines in Toungoo, Yedashe Township...Punitive action for undisciplined parked cars...Hnawkon village sees newlyupgraded BEMS...Winners of reading skill, essay contest awarded in Paung...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham stresses eternal peace...Union level Peace-making Committee Vice-Chairmen meet responsible persons of Peace Groups...C-in-C invites KIA to peace table...Refresher course No (5) for district level judges commences...All stakeholders have to assume responsibility for ensuring long-term benefit by translating the temporary peace into a lasting peace..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Indian LOK SABHA Speaker and party...Thai club to play friendlies with MNL teams...ANDRITZ HYDRO opens representative office in Myanmar...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives Indian parliamentary delegation...Deputy Finance and Revenue Minister observes financial system of Japan...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker receives Indian parliamentary delegation...Pyithu Hluttaw’s Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee Chairperson meets Indian parliamentary delegation...Quintana visits Central Jail (Insein)...Ambassador U Soe Nwe presents his credentials to Czech President...Ambassador U Kyaw Tin concurrently accredited as Ambassador to United Mexican States...Workshop on transformation of SOE into Corporatization, Privatization and PPP held...ICH conducts course to provide hydropower technology..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Democratic nation for people"..... ARTICLES: "Let’s go to Nay Pyi Taw Hot Spring to refresh our mind and body" Byline: Zaw Min Aung (107)..."Sacred Hpo U Taung Hill" Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 09 February 2013
Date of publication: 09 February 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: President proposes to replace post of Union Minister for Border Affairs with Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win, to assign Gen Myat Hein to Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology...JICA to grant 66 billion Yen ODA to Myanmar...[Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, 7th day, 6th session].....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President proposes to replace post of Union Minister for Border Affairs with Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win, to assign Gen Myat Hein to Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology...Good news for mangrove forests...Cash assistance for sunken vessels...Strong winds, heavy rains destroy villages in Hpa-an Township...Umbrella hoisted atop pagoda in Kyaukme...Illegal two digit lottery seller arrested in Meiktila...Yaksawk ward administrators get proficiency training...Licences for businesses auctioned in Nyaunglebin...Essay contest hails Union Day...Rehabilitation of Rakhine State discussed...Books donated for raising reading habit...Sooner the better to invest in dairy farm...Workshop on renovating, upgrading YGH held...School milk programme goes on...Journalism students in field works...Food supplies for local people in Putao airlifted...Fire drill practised in Bhamo timber extraction region...Management Committee for observing 66th Anniversary Union Day meets...Grant contract for construction of bridge in Myitkyina signed...Weather Forecast for Second Dekad of February 2013 Issued on 8-2-2013..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: JICA to grant 66 billion Yen ODA to Myanmar...Pyidaungsu and Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker receives French Ambassador and party...Thai Armed Forces Supreme Commander donates cash to promote religious affairs...Two thermal power plants donated by Thailand to arrive Yangon in Feb, March...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives ambassadors from EU member countries...Union Commerce Minister receives Indonesian guests...Road/ bridge, urban housing development between Myanmar-Indonesia discussed...Road/ bridge, urban housing development between Myanmar-Indonesia discussed...Investment opportunities for development of milk and dairy products discussed...Asian Tour Champions to light up Zaykabar Myanmar Open..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Protect wildlife"..... ARTICLES: "National Kandawgyi Garden, significant botanical garden in Myanmar" Byline: Min Khant Soe (Kyemon); Photo: Aung Kyaw Win (Kyemon..."Join hands for increasing dolphin population" Byline: Htwe Myint Naing (Sagaing).....POEM: "In harmony and unison"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 February 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 01 February 2013
Date of publication: 01 February 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Joint Bill Committee: Hluttaw should approve the word “corruption and bribery”..... DOMESTIC NEWS: "Government will use international loan assistances in transparent way for public interest" - President U Thein Sein’s speech through radio programmes to the entire people far and wide the nation on 1-2-2013...President’s radio speech four times a day on air...Weather forecast for first dekad of February 2013...Saput Creek Bridge in Minbu Township to be completed later in 2013...Region government meets township administrators...Fire drill demonstrated at CITC...Customs Department opens relations section...New school buildings handed over to Kyaukmyaung BEHS...New archway under construction at ancient Karaweik PhaungdawU Pagoda in Meiktila...Respects paid to teachers...Hluttaws mark Second Anniversary with gala lunch...Aunglan lit with lamp-posts...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Poverty alleviation discussed in Myitkyina...IBTC Open Golf Championship continues third round...Significant night temperatures (31-1-2013)...Outlook for subsequent two days..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar selected athletes under training...UEC Chairman discusses electoral process with EU Advisor...Union Defence Minister holds talks with EU Advisor...Myanmar, Thai MPs in sports, culture, information talks...Pyithu Hluttaw IRC Chairman meets EU Advisor...VISA launches international payment systems...INRD does not expel French man... "PERSPECTIVES": "Affordable housing".....ARTICLE: "Mobile medical treatment for people" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe Photo: Kyaw Thu Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 February 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 21 January 2013
Date of publication: 21 January 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President acknowledges crucial role civil society organizations play in political development of Myanmar...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Shield Judo Tournament 2012 in Yangon...Loan disbursements to cooperative societies in Shan State...Artesian well relieves water stress in Aungthukha village of Ayadaw Township...Playing sports together a great morale booster for the children...Funfair, sports meet for autistic children held in Yangon...Cash donated to Kanbalu Township anti-venom injection organizing committee...Plans underway to provide adequate water supply to Magway dwellers...Cash donation for quakevictims in Thabeikkyin Township...Talks on curbing crimes given in PyinOoLwin...Plans underway to assign mobile teams at airports, ports, railway stations...Bags of rice donated to Pa-O region...Hybrid maize plantations thriving in Tatkon Township...Cash donated to patients with cleft lip and palate...Vehicle with bamboo plunges into ravine...Robbers arrested within 48 hours...Gymnastics referee course conducted...Fire drill exercised at raft jetties in Tachilek...NPED issues statement on Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets local people of Natogyi, Myingyan townships...Kyaw Gabar-2 Garage, Tai Kitchen Restaurant opened in Nay Pyi Taw..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Mobile team controls illegal border trade...Japanese company donates 50 sets of computer to Myanma Insurance...Myanmar, PLA armed forces hold first strategic discussion...Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum concludes...Curriculum Vitae of Madam Pany Yathotou, President of National Assembly of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic...C-in-C meets China’s PLA deputy chief of general staff...NPED issues statement on Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum...Nay Pyi Taw Accord for Effective Development Cooperation...Korean National Assembly Speaker and wife arrive at Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "New generation cinemas".....ARTICLE: "Forum introduces Myanmar to donor community" By: Tin Maung Than and Aung Kyaw Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.5MB-OBL version; 18.3MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmargeneva.org/NLM2013/eng/1Jan/n130121.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 January 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 17 January 2013
Date of publication: 17 January 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues discussion of National Plan.....EXECUTIVE: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office Order No. 2/2013 5th Waxing of Pyatho 1374 ME (16 January, 2013) Union ministers allowed to resign.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Fresher welcome of University of Forestry (Yezin) held...KIA group returns to legal fold...Press meets on Medical Research Conference held daily...Pakokku becomes good breeding ground for goat, sheep...Availability of self-reliant electricity in Thabyekon village...Kyaunggon Township celebrates Kayin New Year...Urban wards in Shweku Township enjoy 24-hour electricity supply...Agricultural loans disbursed in Maubin Township...Basic Education Teachers’ Special Refresher Course opened...Corrigendum...Refresher course, basic course conducted for bus workers...Employees learn from ICDP, CDRT projects to improve skills...Public book corner set up in Salingyi...Village BEHS (Branch) upgraded in Natogyi Township...Service for peace held in Shwegu...Illegal trade checked in Nawnghkio...Computer set donated to BEMS (Aungtha) of Pyawbwe...Respects paid to older musicians...Cetana night school opens at Seikpyu BEHS...Traditional New Year Festival of Naga held...ITAB holds first meeting for countrywide census taking...Notebooks, publications donated for villages in Kanma Township...DAMAGED BRIDGE REPAIRED [photo]...Regional development tasks looked into in Pakokku, Yesagyo...Yangon Region Chief Minister undertakes development tasks...KIA group abducts villagers, extorts money from vehicles on Waingmaw-Kanpeiktee motorway...Kayin New Year celebrated in Thaton..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Russian Federation focus on further cooperation in human resource development, technology, research works on health, education...Myanmar-Russia FMs hold talks...International hot-air balloon riders enjoy breathtaking panorama of Mandalay...Foreign Heads of State/Government send felicitations to President U Thein Sein...Myanmar poised to join top ten countries of highest tourist arrival...Union Foreign Affairs Minister meets outgoing UNFPA Resident Representative...Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits CNB, holds talks with Singaporean Defence Minister...MTV EXIT-alike shows to come, says Union Minister...Centre of Excellence for Business Skills Development Project launched..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Corporate Social Responsibility".....INTERVIEW: "SEA Games stadiums nearing completion" Interview: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photo: Kyaw Thu Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2MB-OBL version; 14.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmargeneva.org/NLM2013/eng/1Jan/n130117.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2013
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Title: Myanmar media reform: Publish and be damned?
Date of publication: 07 January 2013
Description/subject: "The announcement was hailed around the world as a further sign of reform: Myanmar would again allow privately owned daily newspapers from April 1. In the media industry, where companies and journalists have lobbied hard for the right to publish daily rather than weekly, the news was greeted with a mixture of relief and trepidation, as the reality of compiling, printing and distributing a newspaper every 24 hours sunk in..."
Author/creator: By Kyaw Hsu Mon and Nan Tin Htwe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 January 2013
ML > Media (New and traditional) and communications > Media - control of media in Burma


Title: The fiscal year in review: 2012 - 2013
Date of publication: 31 December 2012
Description/subject: The government’s efforts to reform the long-dormant economy and tackle endemic poverty through 2011 and 2012 have failed to reach the intended targets, sources said last week.
Author/creator: Aye Thidar Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2013
ML > Economy > Economy: general, analytical, statistical > Economy: general, analytical, statistical (various sources)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 25 December 2012
Date of publication: 25 December 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: VISA users can draw cash from ATMs of KBZ Bank...December mass walks in Thayet Township...School-upgrading ceremonies held in Zalun Township...Two buildings under unauthorized construction demolished...Directorate of State Lottery to select winners on 1 Jan...Victorious flag handed over to sports team...Workers make vigorous efforts in repairing rail tracks...Milk, refreshment fed to students in Mudon...Horizon Cup Table Tennis Tourney held...Development of libraries discussed...Chief Minister’s Cup U-19 Football Tourney wraps up...Dawei Traditional Costume Contest to produce pageant ladies...Power lines installed in Pyinmana...Union minister calls for regular maintenance of roads and bridges...Chin State’s fish consumption still unmet...Muse emerges champion in Kanbawza Cup Golf Tourney...Two dwarf boxers draw in debut showdown..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets Chinese guests...VISA users can draw cash from ATMs of KBZ Bank...MSF to make preliminary selection of athletes...General Soe Win receives NORINCO President...Course on conference management starts...Japan and France eye investment in Myanmar...Union A&I Minister meets Vietnamese delegation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "When beautiful dreams come true"..... ARTICLES: "Yangon Port Region to be upgraded into international standard port" Byline: Khin Maung Htwe Photo: Tha Nyan..."Moyungyi wetland bird sanctuary: A safe haven for seasonal migration of waterbirds" Soe Soe Naing (Kyemon).....POEM: "Our kin our strength" Yenatha Maung Kyaw Nyunt...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 December 2012
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2012


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 6 December 2012
Date of publication: 06 December 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Mobile medical teams provide health care to national races...Significant night temperatures (5-12-2012)...Utility jade, gems and pearl sales 9 Dec...KIA (Kachin) group blast railroad between Mohnyin and Nanma...Stoves distributed as environmental conservation...Public service book corners opened in Dawei...Talks on taxation given in Labutta...Vice-Chairmen of Union-level Peace-making Committee visits Mongla Special Region (4)...Mega Link Trading Co Ltd wins tender for 8 Camera OB Van, 5 Camera Flyaway Video Kit...Ministry of Information Myanmar Motion Picture Enterprise Invitation for open tender of Myanmar Motion Picture Enterprise (branch office, Dawei) to build two storey RC building...Myanma port authority Holiday notice...Political reform serves as good basis for success of economic reform...TV retransmission station (Tamu) put into service..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Brunei focus on strengthening bilateral relations, further cooperation on mutually beneficial basis in future...Myanmar-Brunei relations and cooperation promoted through ASEAN, regional and multilateral organizations...President’s State visits to Australia, New Zealand postponed...President U Thein Sein back from Brunei...Sports trial for swimmers on 3-4 January...Sumitomo Corp (Nay Pyi Taw branch) opened...CPPCC delegation concludes visit...World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia-2013 in June...World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia-2013 in June...SEA Games liaison officer course concludes...Myanmar product can exhibit at 18th Dakha International Trade Fair-2013...Thai Red Cross Society, TICA donate two vehicles to NBC..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Transparency, all-in-one solution".....ARTICLES: "SARSODAW DAY" BY BA THAN..."Myitkyina-Sumprabum-Putao road under major repair" Interview: Myint Maung Soe; Photo: Kyaw Thu Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2012
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2012


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 26 November 2012
Date of publication: 26 November 2012
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Sending of remark by the President to the Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw regarding the Bill to amend the Auditor-General of the Union Law..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein visits Maha Muni Buddha Image...Chief Minister’s Cup Inter- Township Open Men’s Football Tournament wraps up...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (25-11-2012)...25-storey Mandalay Zaygyo Condominium project sees 90 per cent completion...Quake damage of Mingun village in Sagaing...Vegetable vendors doing a brisk trade in Mandalay...Rehabilitation tasks in quake-hit areas set to complete within one hundred days...FMI to organize internationally recognized marathon on 27 November 2013...Book corners available in Bago...Maintenance works on Yangon-Mandalay expressway...Industry Ministry claims champion in women’s volleyball tournament...Over 35500 overage vehicles handed over...People in Loikaw plied with public service media...Milk fed to children in Bago...Sports trial chooses selected Wushu players...Good citizens make good nation...Village health care centre handed over...Educational development key to national development...President U Thein Sein calls on quake victims to redouble their efforts without desperation..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vietnamese President Mr. Truong Tan Sang and wife Madam Mai Thi Hanh to pay state visit to Myanmar...Indonesia proposes to buy more rice from Myanmar...Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Nanda Kyaw Swa back from Germany...Chief Justice of the Union leaves for Japan to cooperate in judicial sector...Arrival, departure of tourists increase at Heho Airport..... PERSPECTIVES": "Spokespersons" ["...the role of spokespersons has become vital in today’s reforms and it has become inevitable for them to inform the people about the performances and accomplishments of their institutions through the media..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 November 2012
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2012


Title: Change was in the Air as Obama Took Center Stage for the Day
Date of publication: 20 November 2012
Description/subject: "...“The US president’s trip means the United States has begun to focus more on Burma. It also means they have the political will to engage with Burma. It’s a good sign for anyone here who wants the democratic transition to succeed,” said author and Burmese historian Thant Myint-U, speaking to The Irrawaddy shortly after Obama’s speech..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Phyo Tha
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 November 2012
ML > Foreign Relations > USA-Burma relations


Title: Four questions answered, one report approved, two proposals submitted
Date of publication: 26 October 2012
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Oct - The sixth day session of Amyotha Hluttaw session took place at Amyotha Hluttaw Hall of Hluttaw Building, here, this morning, attended by Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint and 199 representatives. Union Ministers Lt-Gen Thein Htay and Dr Pe Thet Khin answered the queries raised by four representatives. The Speaker announced the approval to the report submitted by Secretary of ASEAN Economic Community Committee U Kan Nyunt. Then U Myo Myint of Mandalay Region Constituency No (6) made a proposal to review electrical power projects which will be run under the investments of the State, BOT system and JV/BOT system with the aim of ensuring harmonious development in the country, and Dr Soe Win of Mon State Constituency No (2) seconded the motion. U Sai Kyaw Zaw Than of Shan State Constituency No (2) made a proposal for relaxation of rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education for upgrading of basic education schools...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (63K)
Date of entry/update: 13 November 2012
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly) - proceedings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Fifth regular session, 2012 - proceedings (


Title: Plans underway for regional development tasks
Date of publication: 26 October 2012
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Oct - Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Thein Htay responded to the questions raised by U Tun Kyaw of Shan State Constituency No (10) and U Htay Maung of Mandalay Region Constituency No (12) about regional development tasks at the today’s Amyotha Hluttaw session...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (60K)
Date of entry/update: 13 November 2012
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly) - proceedings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Fifth regular session, 2012 - proceedings (


Title: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE QUESTION OF ROHINGYA’S NATIONALITY - LEGAL NEXUS BETWEEN ROHINGYA AND THE STATE
Date of publication: 23 October 2012
Description/subject: "It is difficult for general Burmese to understand the legal status of Rohingya. Majority does not know the Geo-Political and historical background of Arakan. To general Burmese, a Burmese is a Buddhist. If a pure Burmese happens to be a Muslim he is regarded as a Kalah or a foreigner. Here, Rohingyas are Muslims, their complexions are different from general Burmese, so they are generally seen as foreigners or descendants of foreigners that mean Rohingyas are regarded as non-natives. However, Bokyoke Aung San, father of the nation and the leaders of post-independence period studied the affairs of all minorities in the nation and generously accepted Rohingyas as an indigenous race of Burma at the same par with Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon and Rakhine. He (Bokyoke) sought the cooperation of Rohingyas. He assured them of their genuine nationality in Myanmar during his meeting with Muslim elders at Akyab in May 1946. U Aung Zan Wai and Mr. Sultan Mahmood (Ex-Health Minister) were said to have been assigned to go up to Maungdaw to organize Rohingyas there for AFPFL. In early British census Rohingya, Kaman, Myedu and Chittagonians or Bengalis were all censured under the column of Muslims. Sometimes Arakanese (Rakhine) Muslims were categorized as Sheikhs and sometimes they were put under the column of Indian Muslims. Arakanese Muslims protested not to mix them with foreign Muslims. So in 1921 census only some Rakhine speaking Muslims were shown under separate column as Arakan Mohammedan. Then again in 1931 census Myedu and Kaman only were separately listed, whence some Rohingyas still remained under general Muslim headline. Yet Rohingyas are not foreigners in independent Burma. Grounds for this claim are:..."
Author/creator: U Kyaw Min
Language: English
Source/publisher: " "Arakan" - Arakan Rohingya Organisation (ARNO)
Format/size: pdf (568K)
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2012
ML > Administrative areas > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc.


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 7 September 2012
Date of publication: 07 September 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: No representative has so far claimed the Union minister level rights and emoluments...Like other armed groups, KIA may ink peace agreements if they follow internationally and generally-accepted peace processes..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Resignations of Chairman and members of Constitutional Tribunal of the Union allowed...Medicinal dragon fruit marketable among consumers...Flood warning for Sittoung River...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Dekkhinathiri Tsp to host pilot project for mechanized farming...PRIZES PRESENTED [photo]...Fingerlings released into Ayeyawady River...Coord meeting for development of e-Government held...Wellwishers donate cash and kind to displaced people in Kachin State...Youth competes in Football Tournament in Putao...Referee refresher course, coaching course opened for boxing event...Hole-in-one scored at Meiktila Golf Course...Tun Foundation Bank Chairman’s Cup Football Tournament wraps up...Township Administrator’s Cup concludes..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar to serve as coordinator in ASEAN-US relations from 2012-2015 - President U Thein Sein...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitation to Brazilian counterpart...US committed to take steps together in the process Myanmar has initiated - Permanent Representative to ASEAN Ambassador Mr David L Carden...U Kyaw Tin accredited as Permanent Representative to UN...Union Foreign Affairs Minister felicitates Brazilian counterpart...Corrigendum...Cherry wagons safety for users...Vice-President U Nyan Tun receives a delegation led by Deputy Chief of General Staff of PLA of China..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Faithful creatures" [dogs].....ARTICLE: "Literacy for Sustainable Development and Peace" Daw Khin Pyone Department of Myanmar Education Research Bureau
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2012
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Title: Invest Myanmar: Tapping a New Asian Tiger
Date of publication: September 2012
Description/subject: Final frontier - The rise and rise of Myanmar. "After more than 50 years of stagnation Myanmar is finally opening its doors to investment from the outside world. As well as sitting between the regional heavyweights of China and India, Myanmar offers incredible investment opportunities in energy, mining, infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries and so much more that led the International Monetary Fund to brand the country as Asia’s “final frontier”. Read inside for your guide to investing in Myanmar..."....."Farmers can benefit with good policies" - Myo Lwin and Victoria Bruce..."Beckoning investments in agriculture": Australian Professor, Michael Montesano, shares his thoughts with Myo Lwin, editor for special publications of The Myanmar Times on how the agriculture sector can be improved..."Opportunities on the horizon for telecoms companies - Government moves to fast-track development of Myanmar's telecom's industry into the 21st Century is (sic) peaking foreign interest. With a large untapped market, huge infrastructure challenges, and opportunities for joint ventures touted, the future looks bright for Myanmar telecoms." ..."Myanmar’s ICT industry is in the forefront of discussions as the country needs to embrace technology to integrate into the global economy"..."Myanmar opens up to new investments" - Aye Thidar Kyaw..."Investment in tourism looks set to reach new heights" - Zaw Win Than..."Crisis management key to good investment" - Aye Sapay Phyu..."Laws hold back rush of interest in mining sector": "Lacking in business transparency, Myanmar’s mining sector remains beyond the scope for many, but intrepid investors are showing interest" - "Everything seems negotiable – but no one’s going to sign that kind of deal, its just not profitable" Victoria Bruce...“If they doubt, it will be too late” In an interview with retired director general of the Ministry of Energy, U Soe Myint, The Myanmar Times enquired about the prospects of foreign investment in the country’s oil and gas sector". Myo Lwin and Naw Say Phaw Wa..."Myanmar’s small business not ready for competition" Victoria Bruce..."Easing of sanctions offers mixed encouragement for investors" Victoria Bruce..."What happens after sanctions?" Tim Harcourt..."Growth slows in Chinese overseas investments"..."Investors choice of local partner crucial - While foreign investors desperately want to come here, it’s not attractive right now" . Victoria Bruce..."Banking sector comes under spotlight" Victoria Bruce..."South Korea: an investment partner" - In an exclusive commentary for The Myanmar Times by the South Korean ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Kim Hae-yong shares his views on the potential of foreign investment for the country’s development and where South Korea can help" Kim Hae-yong... "Information proves the latest hot commodity" Victoria Bruce..."Moves to limit FDI in certain sectors ’retrograde’" Victoria Bruce..."Information is key for 'enormous opportunities" Ben White..."Land prices hold back property investment" Victoria Bruce..."Local entrepreneurs welcome FDI, slam government bias" Htar Htar Khin...“Local businesses need to be smart and clever”
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2012
ML > Economy > Investment in Burma/Myanmar > The debate (political, social and economic) on investment in Burma


Title: Yuzana to return confiscated farm land
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Description/subject: Rangoon (Mizzima) – Htay Myint, the owner of the Yuzana Company, says the company will give back more than 1,000 acres of confiscated land in the Hukaung Valley in Kachin State to the original owners, said activist Bauk Ja.
Author/creator: Kyaw Phone Kyaw and Aung Myat Tun
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Mizzima"
Format/size: html, pdf (305K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/7896-yuzana-to-return-confiscated-farm-land.pdf
Date of entry/update: 01 September 2012
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, "development" and commercial purposes


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 30 August 2012
Date of publication: 30 August 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has power to issue orders regarding administration...MP calls for modernization of Yangon into international commercial hub..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Deputy Ministers appointed [U Thant Kyaw Ministry of Foreign Affairs; U Zin Yaw Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr Maung Maung Thein Ministry of Finance and Revenue]...Law revoking the Foreign Relations Act (Union Hluttaw Law No. 14, 2012)...Only with peace and stability, can socio-economic life improve, likewise, only there is socio-economic development, can peace and stability be strengthened - Overtures have been made with all the political elements to ensure their participation in political reforms designed for political stability...MWAF clarifies its plans...Transport services given to passengers along highways...Bronze statue of Mogok Sayadaw in progress...Buddhist cultural course wraps up...Shan Street Market reopened in Sangyoung Township...DHF PREVENTED [photo]...Sittoung River overflows at low-land of Toungoo for second time...Fingerlings released into paddy fields...Train derails between Toegyaunggale and Ngamoeyeik stations...Re-cultivation of monsoon paddy arranged in Kyonpyaw...CDRT’s coordination meeting (1/2012) held...The Workshop on negotiation of seeking problems on elimination of illegal trade held...Mon State chief minister calls for boosting per acre yield...Bags of rice sent to Putao..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Law revoking the Foreign Relations Act (Union Hluttaw Law No. 14, 2012)...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker receives Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Legal Advisor for South East Asia...I & P Ministry, UNFPA meet for nationwide taking of census in 2014...Korean media delegation concludes visit...Indian government presents 0.2 million USD for victims in Rakhine State...Meeting on region-level mining sector development, promoting export quality and market penetration held...Union A & I Minister discusses with Indian Agriculture Minister..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards a modern, developed country"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 August 2012
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2012


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 17 August 2012
Date of publication: 17 August 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves to fund establishment of ASEAN Humanitarian Aid Center...First Ayeyawady Region Hluttaw special session held...Rules lack of practicality and flexibility are to be amended: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker...Reconstruction and maintenance of irrigation facilities, equal learning opportunities discussed..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (16-8-2012)...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Ministry would not get involved in selection of Myanmar Thabin Professionals Association: Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan...Flood warning for Sittoung River...Shwekyarbingemsmarketsupervisory committee meeting holds...Nay Pyi Taw Inter- Ministry Men’s football tournament goes on...Priority given to self-administered zone/ division, state/region for development tasks...Information for anti-human trafficking...CSC ISSUED; BREASTFEEDING DEMONSTRATED; TREES PLANTED; VITAMIN-A GIVEN [photos]...Palethwe paddy seeds sown in Pauktaw Township...DHF preventive measures taken in Thegon Township...Various subjects of books, publications donated to village library...Fertilizer broadcast at Palethwe paddy plantation...Warning for precautionary measures against flood..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Indonesian counterpart...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham felicitates Indonesian Vice-President...Union Foreign Affairs Minister felicitates Indonesian counterpart...Union Defence Minister Lt-Gen Hla Min meets Thai Defence Minister Air Chief Marshal Sukumpol Suwanatat...10th East Asia Forum (EAF) commences...Thai goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Navy Admiral concludes visit..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Quit bad habits".....ARTICLE: "Constitution and pillars’ duties" Maung Aye Chan (Harvard) ["...The Hluttaws need to be strong. However, they should be strong just for the interests of the State and the people and it is the time to adopt the concept that each pillar must have the ability to be tested by the check and balance system..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2012
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2012


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 5-12, Volume 32, No. 638
Date of publication: 12 August 2012
Description/subject: NEWS: Moustache Brothers fear end of the comedy line; Reps reject bill, call for independent universities; After upset, Jokowi on track for the top job; Education and our development needs; President discusses plans for peace conference; Govt open to KIO political dialogue, says U Aung Min; Two journals suspended indefinitely; ‘First Weekly’ faces lawsuit; Govt adds one year to degrees; Govt slams abuse claims; 88 Gen leaders raise Rakhine security in Quintana meeting; DVB meets journalists; Agents angry over Hajj committee formation; Activists to form Consumer Protection Association; Chinese medicine fails IDPs: hospital official; World Bank outlines path to new lending; Protest at UNHCR office over Rohingya; President pardons man convicted of Thingyan bombing; Fisheries stakeholders consider closing grounds to protect stocks; Nippon Foundation to expand projects, says official; Battery fishing rise threatens unique dolphin cooperation; Thanlwin flooding displaces thousands; Two injured in truck accident; New foundation aims to improve access to special needs training; ILO meets factory owner over firings; Funeral society donates to Kachin displaced; Two students receive Singapore scholarships; MRESA tries to sign up property brokers; Microfinance offers lifeline to rural poor; Medical students help needy patients; No funds, experts for encephalitis vaccine; Optimistic, young people turn to business; ‘Now I can stand by myself’; Teachers to lead 2014 census: govt; Book sheds light on student army’s Union Day massacre; After 20 years, mother ends silence on ABSDF ordeal; Govt announces age reduction for motorcycle licences; Company agrees deals with farmers over IZ; Five injured, $2.5m damage in Magwe fire; Nutrition month launched on Aug 1...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: B&P prices jump on India demand; US Congress reimposes Myanmar import ban; Private banks offer Letters of Credit; Spain, Italy reject rescue, welcome ECB anouncement; ADB, World Bank open Myanmar office; Safeguard natural resources: NGOs; NGO encourages farmers to grow tea; Gold leaf makers anxiously watch prices; Indian factory growth slumps to 8-month low; British house prices in biggest drop for 3 years; New York apartment listed for $100 million; Diamond Plaza to open August 15; Night-time log trucks banned; Real estate body seeks member boost; Prop boom transforms Philippines; US regulator torpedoes Obama govt’s mortgage plan...TECHNOLOGY: Online world opens up options for users; China’s Huawei responds to US hackers...TIMEOUT: U Thant’s former home under renovation; Publishers cash in on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi mania; Print and digital media debated; Fashion design ‘all about money’: S’pore school rep; Artists paint U Kyaw Thu’s hair and beard; Singer holds Sweet 17 concert; U Maung Maung Thein exhibits paintings; Supporting actors play unsung role; French filmmaker Marker dies...YOUR STARS...FLIGHT SCHEDULE...TEABREAK: Yangon bartending champ heading for Kuala Lumpur
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 August 2012
RR > News - Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions > Weekly magazines > "[The] Myanmar Times" > "The Myanmar Times" - print issues 2012 (English)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 12 August 2012
Date of publication: 12 August 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Trainees of midwifery course decorated with caps...Work coordination meetings for planning and performing arts competitions held in Mon State...Driver charged of overloading truck...Agricultural equipment provided by Nay Pyi Taw Council...Multiplier librarian course conducted in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Taxation knowledge shared to (sic) students in Gwa...Union Sports Minister views Regions and States Champion Challenge Cup 2012 sports events...Basic Governance Reform Short-Term Course opened in Kyaukpyu...Library, furniture, books donated in Pwintbyu...Flood Warning...Nanpan Bridge formally inaugurated...Special Refresher Course No 47 for Basic education teachers concludes...Coord meeting on development of health sector held...Outstanding students, teachers honoured...Short-term course for reform of governance opened...Cash and kind donated to flood victims in Shwegyin...Farm worker dies in explosion of grenade...Tornado hits offices, schools in Paung...CSC ISSUED; AGM HELD; CITIZENSHIP CARDS ISSUED [photos]...Water level raises at Ayeyawady River along Sagaing-Mingun Road...Traffic rules talked (sic) at basic education school...Strong winds hit Dagon East Township...Teaching aids provided to needy students...Stake driven for two-storey massage training school...Educative talks on taxation given in Haka...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (11-8-2012)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Turkish FM and delegation on tour of Rakhine State...U Thant Kyaw presents Credentials to UN Secretary-General...U Myo Lwin concurrently accredited to Maldives...UNESCO Director-General concludes visit...Initial workshop on Marine Products Capacity- Building to Improve Foreign Market Demand...Toyo-Thai Corporation Public Co Ltd, Electric Power Department signs MoU..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Our true identity" ["...every one of us or in other words every national race of the Union has the duty towards preservation, promotion and propagation of the national culture serving as our true identity."].....ARTICLE: "We must cooperate with the government with awareness, consciousness and sympathy"(2) ["...to preserve prevailing peace in Rakhine State and prevent hairsplitting of the case as religious persecution or human rights violation."] Maung Hmat (Pyapon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 August 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 9 August 2012
Date of publication: 09 August 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Signing MoUs and agreements with international news agencies beneficial to improvement of programme sector, development of human resources and cooperation with international community [Pyithu Hluttaw 22nd day]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Workers injured in traffic accident in Yedashe Township...Yangon Region Hotels and Tourism Development discussed...Flood Bulletin...Deputy Minister for Education enjoys school health week activities in Nay Pyi Taw...Cash donated for undertaking environmental conservation...Cash donated to free clinic for Sangha in Bago...Psudo-ephedrine worth K 869.24 million seized in Kalay...Traffic rules talked (sic) at Yedashe BEHS...HIV/STD Control Project implemented as a national concern in region/state/district/township, including border towns Muse, Tachilek and Kawthoung after HIV/STD Control teams were formed - Every citizen to take responsibility of paying tax for national development..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Singaporean counterpart...President U Thein Sein felicitates Singaporean PM...45th Anniversary ASEAN Day marked, ASEAN Flag hoisted...FM sends message of felicitations to Singaporean counterpart...16th Myanmar-Thai Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation...Books on world maritime law donated to MMU...Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Nanda Kyaw Swa receives guests..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Foreign investment law a crucial one for the country".....ARTICLE: "Three threats to Myanmar’s democracy" Maung Aye Chan (Harvard)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 22 July 2012
Date of publication: 22 July 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Duties on projects assigned for 2012-2013 in Myeik District...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Langkho District...Football Tournament kicks off in Ottarathiri Township...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (21-7-2012)...Jivitadana Sangha Hospital to collectively donate blood...Literary talks and marionette show organized in Mandalay...CASH DONATED TO HNINZIGON HOME FOR THE AGED; TRAININGCOURSE OPENED [photos]...Librarian multiplier course concludes in Mingala Taungnyunt Township...Surplus money from post-paid to be transferred to mobile phones...Talks about health knowledge given in Myaungmya...Cash assistance provided to offspring of WVO...By-products recycled to finished goods in Pakokku...Outstanding students honoured in Mawlamyine...Cash assistance provided to basic education students in Dawei...People in Rakhine State provided cash and foodstuff...Saplings planted as monsoon activity in Labutta Township...Heavy rains, strong winds destroy 15 houses in Mawgyun...Traditional costume contest held in Kunlong...New foreign exchange counters to be opened in Mandalay...MLF invites cash, book donations...Saplings planted in Loilem Township...Agricultural loans disbursed in Myitkyina...Village BEPS gets new school building...Agricultural loans increased to K 50000 per acre in Lashio...Information for trafficking in person...Cash and kind donated for aged special out-patient ward...Duties of project assigned to departments, local authorities...Basic tailoring course concludes in Dalla...Cash, periodicals worth K 130, 022, 500 donated to Myanmar Libraries Foundation...Knowledge about traffic rules disseminated...Reading habit raised in Kyaikto Township..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives FAO representative...Ambassador U Soe Nwe presents credentials to German President...Ambassador U Thant Kyaw appointed as permanent representative to UN...Wellwishers from Thailand donate alms bowls, 1500 sets of robes to SSMNC Chairman and member Sayadaws...Myanmar-Vietnam cooperation in commerce to be discussed on 27 July...ASEAN ICT Award Contest on 15 August..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s work together to promote reproductive health services".....ARTICLE: "GATHERING OF THE BRAVES" AM Soe [war veterans]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 10 July 2012
Date of publication: 10 July 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Fourth regular session of First Pyithu Hluttaw continues for fourth day - Eight questions raised, three reports discussed, one proposal discussed, one new proposal discussed, one new proposal submitted, one bill approved...Fourth regular session of First Amyotha Hluttaw continues for fourth day - Six questions answered, two proposals put forward...With two-page supplement on Peaceful Assembling and Peaceful Procession Rules attached. [NOT IN ONLINE EDITION]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Reshuffle of Deputy Ministers...Construction Minister meets staff members of districts, townships of Shan State (South)...Cash and kind donation for locals in Rakhine State continues...Cash assistance, uniforms provided to offspring of policemen...Midwifery course commences in Yenangyoung...New executives elected at Myeik Township TAAA...Departmental personnel, local people participate in tree growing ceremony...Rainy season tree growing ceremony held in Kyonpyaw...Trees planted in precinct of Okkalapa Pagoda...Palethwe paddy sown in Pantanaw...University of Computer Studies plants saplings...Cash donated to construction of library in Danubyu...DUTIES ASSIGNED; AGM HELD; HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT DONATED; CSC ISSUED [photos]...Best pass rate schools, outstanding students honoured in Bogale...International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed in Kengtung... Middle level officer management course opened...Civil special appeal cases heard...Dy Construction Minister inspects roads, bridges works...Technological University (Thanlyin) holds traffic rules talks...Monsoon paddy technology shared, sowing of Palethwe hybrid paddy held...Agricultural loans disbursed to farmers in Wetlet Township...Merit shared for construction of new school building...Collective tree growing ceremony held in Singu...Meeting to cast Bayintnaung Station held in Einme...Myanmar Women’s Day Observed in Yamethin...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Mongping...Rainy season tree growing ceremony held in Maukmai...Sports gear, computer donated to BEMS branch in Okpo...Revenue matters explained in Muse..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Chief of Royal Thai Defence Forces and party...Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa receives EU guests...Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Chief of Royal Thai Defence Forces...MoUs signed between Social Welfare Department and ten INGOs...Thai detainees in safe, but to face charges...Chinese delegation led by Minister of the Public Security of the People’s Republic of China arrives in Yangon...Myanmar delegation attends Myanmar-Thai Joint Border Committee’s meeting...Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing welcomes Chief of Royal Thai Defence Forces General Tanasak Patimapragorn..... "PERSPECTIVES": "For the whole Asia"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 July 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 8 July 2012
Date of publication: 08 July 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein visits agricultural research farms in Tatkon, Yamethin Townships...International Day for Cooperatives marked...Ayeyawady region chief minister attends prize awarding of Universities volleyball tournament...Outstanding students, teachers honoured in Launglon Township...Non-Formal Primary Education launched in Mohnyin...Myanmar Rice Industry Association to hold AGM...Cash for tube-well, exercise books donated to BEPSs...Prizes awarded to outstanding students in Hinthada...International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed in Monghsat...Rainy season tree growing ceremony held in Tamu District...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Hlaingbwe Township...TAXATION TALKED (sic); PRIZES AWARDED; CITIZENSHIP CARDS ISSUED; [photos]...Union A&I Minister attends prize awarding of staff and students of the ministry...Loan benefits dairy farming in Nawnghkio...Union A&I Minister attends prize awarding of staff and students of the ministry...Cash and kind provided for locals in Rakhine State...New BEPS building handed over in Thaton Township...Tonhon bridge in Nyaungshwe commissioned into service...Sagaing Region Chief Minister inspects regional development tasks...Hotel service courses opened in Taunggyi, Kalaw...Rainy season tree growing ceremony held in Mawgyun...BEMS upgraded to BEHS Branch in Shwepyitha Township...Cash assistance provided to students in Kyaukpyu...Myanmar Women’s Day celebrated in Kalay...Collective tree growing ceremony held in Shwebo...Border Affairs Ministry provides school uniforms worth K 45.5 million to students...Trees grown in rainy season in Laymyethna Township...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Singaing...Books, cash donated to library in Mudon Township...Trees planted as rainy season activity in Dedaye Township... Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Ottwin...Buddhist cultural course concludes in Ahlon Township...Union Transport Minister assists in cross-Yangon River ferry service, Yangon Port extension...Educative talks on traffic rules given...With four-page supplement on Anti-Bribery Bill and Bill Amending the Penal Code attached. [NOT CONTAINED IN ONLINE VERSION]...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (7-7-2012)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: U Kyaw Zwar Minn presents credentials to Swiss President...Myanmar Chess delegation leaves for Indonesia...Sports Ministry hires Sail for marketing XXVII SEA Games...Union Education Minister back from Indonesia...Myanmar delegation led by Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw leaves for Indonesia..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Political awareness, key to combat against poverty".....ARTICLE: "UNIQUE ACARIYA PUJA" By Ba Than
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 July 2012
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Title: Health - A Myanmar Times Special Feature, July 2012
Date of publication: July 2012
Description/subject: An overview of health care - By San Tun Aung...YGH needs greater attention of reforms - Kyaw Hsu Mon...List of government and private hospitals in Yangon...Secrets of old age - Yhoon Hnin...Reflections on a healthy life - Su Hlaing Htun...Liqour consumption on the rise - Pinky...How to care (sic) your bones - Naw Say Phaw Waa...Choosing healthy ways to lose weight - Lwin Mar Htun...Physical inactivity kills 5 million - "The Lancet"...Exercising help (sic) to keep mind and body active - Aung Si Hein...Sports as lifestyle choice for executive workers - Nuam Bawi...Drugs ‘arsenal’ could help end AIDS: WHO - Kerry Sheridan...Rainy season adds danger of water-borne diseases - Nyein Ei Ei Htwe...Save your skin, and money - Katherine Boyle...What to do when faced with a heat wave - Jason Samenow...For kids, viewing natural disasters can whip up worries - Dennis Thompson...
Language: English (a little Burmese)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: pdf (1.69MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 August 2012
ML > Health > General studies on health in Burma


Title: Forced labour and extortion in Pa'an District
Date of publication: 22 June 2012
Description/subject: "During March, April and May 2012, residents of five village tracts in Pa'an District were ordered to perform forced labour without payment and pay arbitrary fees in lieu of forced labour and for damage to crops by animals. Villagers from Htee Hpoh Kyaw, Mya P'Deh and Noh Ta Pweh village tracts in T'Nay Hsah Township were ordered to cultivate land for Tatmadaw and Border Guard troops, while T'Kaw Bee village tract residents were ordered to transport building materials from Kawkareik town and perform forced labour building a water well for the DKBA. Most recently, in May 2012, residents of Htee Wah Blaw village tract were ordered to pay a total of 600,000 kyat (US $733.50) in lieu of sending six villagers to serve as porters for Border Guard troops."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (952K), html
Date of entry/update: 13 July 2012
ML > Human Rights > Labour Rights > Labour rights: reports of violations in Burma > Forced Labour > Non-ILO Reports on forced labour, including forced portering, in Karen (Kayin) State
Economic oppression, Extortion, Robbery


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 17 June 2012
Date of publication: 17 June 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Cash donated to Rakhine State through state government...Union Border Affairs and MID Minister visits villages in northern Maungtaw Tsp...Lt-Gen Hla Min inspects relief camps in Sittway...Stock Market Development Committee meets...Deputy Ministers look into Minhla-Seinkantlant- Myochaung-Kyungon road...Cash donated for Publishing township magazine...Tree growing ceremony held in Thanbyuzayat...Yekyi Township DAC provides school uniforms to students...Universities Hiking and Mountaineering Association to hold anniversary celebration...Licences issued to motorcycles without licences YANGON, 16 June—The in Kalay...Shan State organizes monsoon tree planting ceremony 2012...Local medical battalion provides health care to people...Educative talk, paper-reading session mark Myanmar Women’s Day 2012...Home for mothers of Veteran Film Artistes opened...Rioters arrested in Maungtaw Tsp...Olympic Day Golf Tourney on 22 June...Local Tatmadawmen put out arson fire in Kyauktaw Tsp...Waso cane-ball contest from 15 June to 3 Aug...Kawkareik Township observes school enrollment day...Hsandawpyae Aryupala free clinic to open modern medical ward...CASH PRESENTED; DHF PREVENTIVE MEASURES TAKEN; TREES PLANTED; CASH PROVIDED; ASSISTANCE PROVIDED; ASSISTANCE PROVIDED [photos]...Persons in illegal fishing arrested with evidences...World Environment Day observed in KhinU...Librarian course 18 June-17 July...World Environment Day observed in Nawnghkio...Exercise books, stationery donated to Youth Development House...Winners awarded in contest to mark International Cooperatives Year...Uniforms provided to staff in Momauk...School uniforms provided to offspring of vendors...School uniforms provided to students...Self-reliant earth road under construction in Yinmabin Township...Shwenandaw express bus line launched...Tree growing ceremony held in Shwedaung Township...Nattalin marks World Environment Day...Cash donated to people of Rakhine State...Agricultural loans disbursed in Meiktila...Outstanding students of 2012 academic year matriculation examination awarded in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Norms of print media law being drafted was no lower than that of international ones and was not intended for deterring or forbidding print media or press freedom but for emergence of dignified and qualified genuine Fourth Estate...Members of Armed Forces, Police Force, Red Cross Society, Fire Brigade clear debris of Setyonsu Market fire...Rural people in Rakhine State donated cash, household goods..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw and party leave for Lao PDR, SRV...Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister holds meetings with Thai, Korean delegations...Shan State Chief Minister meets UNOPS Myanmar officials...Japan Cup Judo Championship wraps up..... "PERSPECTIVES": "On the path to fulfilling public aspirations".....ARTICLE: "Media, news and ethics" Kyaw Oo Swe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 6 June 2012
Date of publication: 06 June 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar working hard for success of green economy and green development, new environmental conservation concept of present in line with policy and laws...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets Pyithu Hluttaw committees, commission...Union Construction Minister meets DHSHD staff...Union Mines Minister meets odd-job workers...Myanmar Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction introduced...Road and bridge works on Yangon- Pyay Highway, Pathein-Monywa Road under maintenance...Asho Chin National Party granted permission to register as political party...Dy L&F Minister assists in meat, fish production...Dy Border Affairs Minister assists in development of Wa Special Region, Kokang Self-Administered Zone...School uniforms provided to children of vendors...Free medical treatments given in rural areas...100 baskets of Palethwe paddy sold at K 400,000...Fund raising for Author Paragu Shantinikaytan library held...Coordination meeting between Mandalay Region MCWSC, Singu Township MCWA held...Land preparation for growing teaks made in Gyobingauk...International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed in Lashio...Fire breaks out in Amarapura Township...School Enrollment Day observed in Labutta...International Day of Cooperative marked in Shwepyitha...Aung Khant Kyaw bridge opens in Yinmabin Township...Assistance provided to vendors’ offspring in Taunggyi...ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Phyusin Myitta Free Funerial Services Society Chairman U Thaung Tin donates text books and stationery to a student in Zamyintzwe-Ward of North Okkalapa Township, Yangon...Stakes driven for construction of school in Pyinmana...Duties assigned in Kyaunggon...Free medical treatments provided in Thaton...Palethwe hybrid summer paddy model plot harvested in Thayawady...Mingin gets new school building...Assistance provided to offspring of Pyinmana Township Police Force’s members...Permission granted for resignation [of U Thar Oo] from the post of Union Election Commission...Permission granted for resignation [of U Tint Lwin and U Soe Aung] as deputy ministers...Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation presents stipends to students...First coord meeting of Myanmar Writers Association held..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Dy H & T Minister receives delegation of All Nippon Airways...MRTV, VOA sign MoU on TV programmes...Union Foreign Affairs Minister receives Director of VOA...Union Commerce Minister receives Director of VOA and party...CBM Governor receives Marubeni Corporation, UOB guests...Japan, Australian institutes to assist in Myanmar’s health sector...Union Information and Culture Minister, VOA Director discuss cooperation...Tiger Myanmar Amateur Open Golf Championship commences..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Time to quit gambling".....ARTICLE: "Let’s strive in harmony and unison" Saw Myawady
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2012
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Title: Incident Report: Papun District, June 2011
Date of publication: 24 May 2012
Description/subject: "The following incident report was written by a community member who has been trained by KHRG to monitor human rights abuses, and is based on information provided by 27-year-old Naw K---, a resident of Ny--- village in Dweh Loh Township. She described an incident that occurred on the evening of June 6th 2011, in which she was arrested by Tatmadaw IB #96 troops when returning to her home and forced to porter along with two other villagers, Saw W--- and Kyaw M--- before later escaping, an incident that was previously reported by KHRG in December 2012 in "Papun Situation Update: Dweh Loh Township, Received in November 2011". Security precautions taken by Tatmadaw troops on resupply operations are also mentioned, with Naw K--- describing how the two other villagers were shot at by IB #96 soldiers as they approached the agricultural area surrounding D--- village prior to their arrest. Naw K--- also highlights other issues associated with forced portering, specifically how requiring villagers to travel through unfamiliar areas contaminated by landmines places villagers at increased risk of landmine injury."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (255K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/khrg2012/khrg12b44.html
Date of entry/update: 13 June 2012
ML > Human Rights > Labour Rights > Labour rights: reports of violations in Burma > Forced Labour > Non-ILO Reports on forced labour, including forced portering, in Karen (Kayin) State
Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Landmines > Atrocity demining
Human Rights > Life, Right to > Right to Life: reports of violations in Burma


Title: Sorting out sanctions, censorship, sincerity in Burma
Date of publication: 18 May 2012
Description/subject: "On Thursday, the United States rolled back prohibitions against American companies doing business in Burma. The announcement marked the latest diplomatic reward given to President Thein Sein's quasi-civilian government for initiating reforms in what has historically been a military-run country. In making the announcement, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the democratic changes initiated so far were "irreversible," but that is a characterization few of the country's journalists would share. The government has flip-flopped on media regulations in the past few days, a troubling indicator that there might be no media policy at all in place. First, the official version: The government-owned newspaper and website published by the Ministry of Information, New Light of Myanmar, reported that Information Minister Kyaw Hsan met with several journalists and writers' groups earlier in the week, pledging to "cooperate fully" with all the associations as the ministry drafts a "print media law, gradually but systematically releasing the grip over press in order that journalists can practice in harmony with that law after its ratification." The government has also said it plans to get a new media law through parliament in the coming months. But that doesn't mean there will be no censorship. After the government forms a press council, publications will be allowed to go to press under what it calls a check-after-publish system, New Light of Myanmar reported. Under current conditions, all copy must be submitted to censors first, and then be printed and distributed..."
Author/creator: Bob Dietz
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 May 2012
ML > Human Rights > Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Right to /Censorship > Freedom of opinion and expression: - the situation in Burma/Myanmar - reports, analyses, recommendations


Title: SPECIAL NEWS PICTORIAL OF ARAKAN
Date of publication: 15 May 2012
Description/subject: NHRC SEMINAR: ROHINGYA THAT THE WORLD FORGET...STATELESS ROHINGYA...On April 24, 2012, Professor Dr. Amara Phongsaphit, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand was invited by the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) to be a resource person in a seminar, ‘Rohingya that the World Forget,’ convened by the Thai PBS’ Social Capital Network Division, Social Capital Bureau, at Building A, Thai PBS Headquarters in Bangkok with an objective to build up awareness on the existence of Rohingya people through seminar and public media, and to look for solutions to problems faced by this people together... Participants in the seminar included: 1. Professor Dr. Amara Phongsaphit, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC)... 2. Dr. Sriprapha Phetmesri, Representative for Thailand in the Inter-ASEAN Governments Commission on Human Rights... 3. Maung Kyaw Nu, Burmese Rohingya Association in Thailand (BRAT)... 4. Phil Robertson, Deputy Director, Asia Divisionand 5. Sophie Ansel, a French reporter who is monitoring situations faced by the Rohingyas... The seminar was moderated by Mr. Chairat Thomya, a Thai PBS anchorman.....Investigation Report No.409/2554 of 26 December 2011 On the right to life and security of person: The death of Rohingya boat people in the detention centre in Ranong province...‘RUNNING ON EMPTY’ - Award-winning Thai photographer Suthep Kritsanavarin photo exhibition of photographs of the plight of the Rohingya at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre opened on 27 March 2012 to Sunday 1 April 2012. Titled “Stateless Rohingya…Running on Empty,” the exhibit is supported by the Asian Resource Foundation and the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus.
Author/creator: M. A . ALAM , EXCUTIVE EDITOR OF ARAKAN MONTHLY
Language: English
Source/publisher: ARAKAN MONTHLY (ARNO)
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 August 2012
RR > Archives > "Arakan" Magazine (English) > "Arakan Magazine" 2012


Title: Dooplaya Interview: Saw L---, June 2011
Date of publication: 01 May 2012
Description/subject: "This report contains the full transcript of an interview conducted during June 2011 in T--- village, Kya In Township, Dooplaya District by a villager trained by KHRG to monitor human rights conditions. The villager interviewed 17-year-old T--- villager, Saw N---, who described an incident in which the Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #--- fired mortar rounds towards T--- village, in response to an attack by Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) #107 on their camp near H--- village. Saw N--- and two other T--- villagers were injured by two shells, with one villager, Kyaw M---, later dying as a result of his injuries. Saw N--- highlighted other issues that arose as a consequence of the attack, particularly concerning the cost of healthcare as his relatives had to borrow money to ensure that he received hospital treatment for his injuries. Demands for food from the Tatmadaw were also cited, as well as arbitrary taxation demands levied by armed groups, and taxes on houses and land. Villagers also have to pay the schoolteachers' salaries which comprise 40 baskets of rice paddy shared between the villagers and 4,000 baht (US $133.33) per household each year..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (331K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/khrg2012/khrg12b39.html
Date of entry/update: 10 May 2012
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict in Burma - attacks on civilians
Economic oppression, Extortion, Robbery
Human Rights > Life, Right to > Right to Life: reports of violations in Burma


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 6 April 2012
Date of publication: 05 April 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: MYANMAR GAZETTE...Two-three digits illegal lottery documents seized...Kawhmu Township raises reading habit, organizes book donation...Thingangyun Township observes World TB Day...Tube-well launched in Htantabin Township...Vaccination of measles for children clarified...Insein Township raises reading habit...Citizenship scrutiny cards handed over...Medical checkups given to staff of MCDC...Fire destroys three houses, leaving 20 people homeless in Mogaung...Mandalay dwellers urged to systematically throw garbage...Quality of rice processing, storage talked...CSC ISSUED [photo]...Rowers take part in boat race in Kyonmange River...MLF invites donations of cash, books...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (5-4-2012)...MLF donates books to village libraries..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein attends 20th ASEAN Summit (Retreat)...President U Thein Sein attends closing of 20th ASEAN Summit...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan attends 7th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council Meeting...Financial, investment restrictions to be eased on Myanmar ("US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces the easing of sanctions.")...President U Thein Sein meets press in Cambodia...Union Construction Minister meets Thai Transport Minister...Production sharing contract signed...Dy Foreign Affairs Minister participates in ASEAN Awareness Forum in Rome...Yangon Region Chief Minister receives Vietnamese National Assembly Vice-Chairman...US Embassy officials call on Union Election Commission Chairman...Amyotha Hluttaw International Relations Committee Chairman receives UNDP official...Vice-Chairman of Vietnamese National Assembly arrives in Yangon...Hand-on training on reserve money targeting and liquidity forecasting for CBM concludes...President U Thein Sein attends dinner hosted by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni...President U Thein Sein arrives back Nay Pyi Taw after attending 20th ASEAN Summit..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s bring down poverty rate!"..... ARTICLES: "Wahkadok water supporting dam and Yenwe diversion weir, helping boost agricultural production in Bago Region" Archives: Maung Nyein Aye..."Flower and football" by Nathan
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 30 March 2012
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New roads opened in Myitkyina...Workshop on anti-human trafficking held...Yangon Region Election Subcommission Chairman meets candidates...Yangon Region Chief Minister attends opening of asphalt concrete road...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Development tasks inspected in Sagaing Region...Efforts for ancient cities to be included in world ancient cultural heritages need to be made in accordance with the national policy of State and principle of UNESCO...Dy Construction Minister looks into maintenance of roads...Global Education Show 2012 launched...Children provided measles vaccination in Taikkyi Township...Crime reduction talks given in Nyaunglebin...Mini-marathon and track & field contests organized...KENBO Junior Golf Championship wraps up...Farmers who fully repaid agricultural loans honoured...Myanmar CP Open Tennis Championships wraps up...Cash donated to funds for meals of examinee monks...Dangers of electricity, fire talked in Mingaladon Township...Women’s discussions organized by Bago Region WAO...Vocational training courses conclude in Muse...Summer cultural course 25 April-4 May...Plan to honour monks who passed Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Examination...Hluttaw candidates to submit lists of election expenses..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Delegation led by Amyotha Hluttaw Dy Speaker leaves for Uganda...Briefing held for diplomats of embassies based in Myanmar and abroad and representatives invited to observe 1st April by-election...U Nyunt Hlaing presents his Credentials to ROK President...U Kyaw Zwar Minn presents his Credentials to Co-Prince of Andorra...Union Health Minister receives foreign guests...Union H&T and Sports Minister receives Executive Director of Beijing-based Company Introduction HA HA Group...Union Attorney-General receives UNDP officials...Efforts for ancient cities to be included in world ancient cultural heritages need to be made in accordance with the national policy of State and principle of UNESCO...Union Mines Minister meets Chinese, Singaporean businessmen...UMFCCI President meets Belarusian Dy Industry Minister...Norwegian Ambassador and party meet UMFCCI officials...Goodwill delegation led by Malaysian Prime Minister and wife heads home..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The future of the rice bowl"..... ARTICLE: "Dams and reservoirs providing national races people in Shan State with both irrigation water and drinking water" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 28 March 2012
Date of publication: 28 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: To possess high defence power, State, people & Tatmadaw will have to join hands - Tatmadaw will actively participate in building industrialized state...Free clinic opens in Mawlamyinegyun...Pet animals contest in Mandalay 24-25 May...Prize-presenting ceremony of 67th Anniversary Armed Forces Day Parade held...Dy F&R Minister clarifies taxation matters...C-in-C attends reception and dinner to mark 67th Anniversary Armed Forces Day...Union EP-2 Minister attends opening of new school building...Satellite uplink and downlink services...Development undertakings inspected in Monywa...Yangon Region Chief Minister attends cash donation ceremony...Development undertakings inspected in Monywa...Anti-measles vaccination given to children in Gyobingauk...Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital (1000-bed)...Free health care provided to rural people...Loans disbursed to members of cooperative society...Wheel tax levied at Advanced Zaygyo Complex, Yadanabon Market...Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital (1000-bed) facilitated with water purifier...Veterinary clinic put into service in Dedaye...Loans disbursed to members of cooperative society...MLF invites cash, books...Sittway marks World TB Day-2012...Self-reliant road put into service to mark 67th Armed Forces Day..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Curriculum Vitae of Honorable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia...U Myo Lwin presents Credentials to Sri Lankan President...U Kyaw Soe Win presents Credentials to Laotian President...Myanmar-China (Yunnan) Economic & Trade Cooperation Promotion launched...Changes to Myanmar’s Exchange Arrangements...Watermelon gets high prices as export product...According to international reaction, the fact that MNHRC is fifth national human rights institution in ASEAN has enhanced image of country..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work together for human resource development"..... ARTICLE: "Health infrastructures established to provide healthcare to national people in central Myanmar" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 26 March 2012
Date of publication: 26 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: As the government has conducted rural development and poverty alleviation scheme which is topping agenda far and wide, it has promoted the role of private sector in rice sector reforms [speech by President, Pathein, 24 March]...- Guarantee purchase system has been introduced to make sure farmers earn deservedly after the harvest...obbathiri Township receiving free dental care...Men’s Hockey Tournament kicks off...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham inspects tasks for ICT development...Veterinary clinic put into service...Fire preventive measures taken in Labutta Township...Sanpya library opened in Aungmyethazan Township...Free health care provided to rural people in Pyu...Age-wise measles vaccination clarified in Sittway...Talks on danger of fire given in Kalewa...TE truck turns over near Indagaw...MLF invites wellwishers to donate cash, books...Illegal two-digit lottery seller arrested...Age-wise measles vaccination explained in Kyaukse..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Bangladeshi President...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Bangladeshi Prime Minister...President U Thein Sein meets staff of embassy and military attaché in Vientiane...Home Affairs Minister meets Laotian public security minister...President U Thein Sein pays homage to ancient Buddha Images in Vientiane...President U Thein Sein receives Lao-Myanmar Friendship Association Chairman...Laotian President hosts dinner to Myanmar President...President U Thein Sein arrives in Nay Pyi Taw...President U Thein Sein meets Laotian National Assembly President...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister...Meeting on GSM/UMTS mobile extension held...I am glad to see Laos progressing day by day under good leadership of Laotian President and his government - President U Thein Sein...It is heartening that government is doing its best for more improvement of socio-economy of Myanmar people - Laotian President...President U Thein Sein meets Prime Minister of Lao PDR Mr Thongsing Thammavong..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A firm stance against fire"..... ARTICLES: "Health infrastructures in Ayeyawady Region turning out healthy and fit citizens" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye...Hailing the 67th Anniversary Armed Forces Day: "Historical milestone" Kyaw Min Khaung...POEM: "Brave and outstanding soldiers"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 25 March 2012
Date of publication: 25 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Magway Region Chief Minister meets personnel, local people...Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister meets local people in Wakema...Age-wise measles vaccination 2012 launched in Rakhine State...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan addresses emergency meeting of Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association...Final Match and prize presenting ceremony of Myanmar CP Open Tennis held...Writing test on knowledge about Buddhology on 8 April...Citizenship cards issued to people in Budalin Township...Certificates presented to trainees in mercantile deck officer course...Talk on age-wise vaccination of measles given...Linyaungchi Library opened in Chauk Township...Development of fresh water fish breeding undertaken...Firewood distributed to local people in Shwedaung...Crabs released into natural mangrove forest...Cash donated for cost of Moe Pwint-2 Plan...MLF invites donation for cash, books...Citizenship cards issued in Panglong..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates President of Hellenic Republic...Malaysian Prime Minister and wife to pay goodwill visit to Myanmar...His Majesty King of Cambodia extends warm welcome to President U Thein Sein...Health Ministry has been fighting TB with support of WHO and Stop TB Partnership and works have been on right track to meet UN Millennium Development Goals in 2015...President U Thein Sein arrives in Vientiane, Lao PDR...President U Thein Sein meets with staff and families of Myanmar Embassy and Military Attaché Office in Phnom Penh...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses World TB Day celebration...President U Thein Sein leaves Vietnam for paying goodwill visit to Cambodia...Union Foreign Minister sends message of felicitations to the counterpart of Hellenic Republic...His Majesty King of Cambodia hosts dinner in honour of President U Thein Sein...President U Thein Sein holds talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen..... "PERSPECTIVES": "An encouraging sign" [on Burmese traditional medicine]..... ARTICLES: "Health infrastructures in Ayeyawady Region to provide local national people with health care service" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye...Hailing the 67th Anniversary Armed Forces Day: "Tatmadaw with significant characteristics" Maung Mann Nyo...POEM: "Our Tatmadaw with four objectives"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 24 March 2012
Date of publication: 24 March 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Third regular session of First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues for 26th day...18th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw held - One proposal discussed, one bill approved and Hluttaw affairs clarified...Amyotha Hluttaw session continues for 18th day..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Untimely rainfall warning...UEC Chairman U Tin Aye meets sub-commissions of Shan State...Coordination meeting on planning and project implementation held...Myanma Women’s Affairs Federation’s annual meeting experience explained...UEC Chairman attends launching of Transformer Factory...Announcement on list of constituencies postponed for by-election...Global Education Show 2012 including; Health & Beauty 2012 kicks off...Process for citizenship scrutiny cards undertaken...MLF invites donation for cash, books...Fire drill practised as fire preventive activities in Hsipaw..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vietnamese President Mr Truong Tan Sang extends warm welcome to President U Thein Sein...Myanmar has high potentials in tourism sector investment - Myanmar President... Emergence of road transportation apart from air and sea transport will bring about better communication - SRV President...President U Thein Sein lays wreathes at National Heroes and Martyrs Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum...Automobile representatives of China to meet Myanmar businessmen...Union I&C Minister receives French delegation...Union Mines Minister meets delegation of Increvel Investment Group...Deputy Minister for Transport U Win Shein and wife being welcomed by Pakistani Ambassador to Myanmar [photo]...President U Thein Sein meets General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam...President U Thein Sein and party arrive in Hanoi of SRV...Vietnamese President hosts dinner to Myanmar President...President U Thein Sein meets staff, families of Myanmar embassy and the military attaché office...President U Thein Sein meets Chairman of National Assembly of SRV...Workshop on Developing Myanmar Bond Market commences...IT Seminar on DELL virtualization held...President U Thein Sein leads mission to further increase Myanmar-Vietnam trade volume - Vietnamese companies keen to implement proposed projects in agriculture, forestry, fish and meat sectors soonest...President U Thein Sein and party arrive back Nay Pyi Taw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Value parental love"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 67th Anniversary Armed Forces Day: "Let me salute!"...POEM: "Glory of historic Tatmadaw" Kyaw Myo Naung....."Health infrastructures in Sagaing Region providing public healthcare services to local people" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 20 March 2012
Date of publication: 20 March 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Third regular session of first Pyithu Hluttaw continues for 16th day...Third regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 16th day Two bills approved...Third day’s session of the third regular meeting of the first Thaninthayi Region Hluttaw held...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues for 22nd day - nvironmental Conservation Bill, Vacant, Fellow and Virgin Land Management Bill, 2011 Farmland Bill approved..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein attends ceremony to honour specialists who had made field trips to Nay Pyi Taw Council Area to provide free medical treatment...DY Construction Minister inspects Pyay-Paukkhaung- Toungoo road...Special Appellate Court hears...Sanitation carried out at mote in Mandalay Nanmyo...Expectant mothers, children vaccinated...Cash donated for pilgrimage of Insein Township WJA...Work-coordination meeting on reviewing of 49th Myanma Gems Emporium held...CASH DONATED [photo]...Myittabyuha to donate blood for 115th time...Natural Disaster Mitigation Training Course No. 3/2012 opened...In-charge DG visits matriculation exam centers in Dagon Myothit (North)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Minister for Information and for Culture U Kyaw Hsan addresses Conference on Media Development in Myanmar...NGOs & INGOs Affairs Committee meets...XXVII SEA Games preparations explained to domestic media...23rd ASEAN Maritime Transport Working Group Meeting held...Union Education Minister meets Japanese guests...MFF plans to observe fish and prawn breeding in Vietnam...Kite Beauty and Kite Fighting Contests 3-8 April...Summer youth cultural course opens...Invitational photo contest to mark International Year of Cooperatives 2012...Fire breaks out in Kalay...Road users need awareness of traffic accident..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards an equal society for all genders"..... ARTICLES: "Health infrastructures built in Shan State to provide health care services to local national races in the region" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye..."Yellow leaves" Tin Maung Than..."Saya Zawana’s words" Than Daing Kaung (Meiktila)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 19 March 2012
Date of publication: 19 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein visits thriving Palethwe special high-yield hybrid paddy plantations in modern farms in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...49th Myanma Gems Emporium concludes...Union CPT Minister urges local people of Myaing Tsp to be united to realize rural development task...Kunchaung Hydropower Project nearing completion...New oil well in Nyaungdon Oilfield under trial extraction...Mandalay Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry meets...Ward administrator office opened in Taikkyi...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Seikkyi-khanaungto...Development of livestock breeding, meat and fish sector provided...Hmawby Township opens new rural health branch for health care services...Tea collecting season commences...SANITATION CARRIED OUT [photo]...Loans disbursed to cooperative societies...Loans disbursed to vendors in Ottwin...Midnight fire breaks out in Meiktila...MWEA to hold 17th AGM...[reproductive] HEALTH KNOWLEDGE TALKED [photo]...MLF invites cash, books...CITISENSHIP CARDS ISSUED [photo]...PRIZE AWARDED [photo]...Defence Services Commander-in-Chief attends opening of Defence Services Museum (Nay Pyi Taw)...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe attend national press award presentation..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Friendship Car Rally 2012 flagged off...Belgian guests call on UMFCCI personnel...Talks on IT held...Two special postal stamps on sales..... "PERSPECTIVES": "CSOs"..... ARTICLES: "Higher educational infrastructures in Yangon Region nurturing promising young workforce for the Union"..."Towards media freedom in company with accountability and reasoning power" Hline Bwa (Parami)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 18 March 2012
Date of publication: 18 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: MLF donates cash, books to village libraries from Yangon South District...Sales of Gems Emporium continue for ninth day...Union Transport Minister pays respects to 1555 older persons in Natogyi...Measurement standards in Myanmar workshop held...From electoral democracy to liberal MNA democracy at Kyaw Win’s talks...2012 Myanmar CP Open Tennis Tournament kicks off...Pa-O National Organization presents its policy, stance and work programmes...Pyithu Hluttaw representatives, farmers observe thriving Palethwe hybrid paddy plantations...Training courses of MPT conclude...Kayin State Chief Minister looks into development tasks in Papun District...Thuta Swesone Literary Award presented to winners for seventh time...Assistance provided to students at matriculation examination...Stake driven for construction of village library...Talks on boosting production of paddy given...Revenue management computerization course concludes in Monywa...Action to be taken against discipline offending vehicles...Fire breaks out in Ward 4 of South Okkalapa...Crime reduction talks given in Shwegyin...Truck bumps pedestrian on Yangon-Mandalay Highway...Two people injured in bumping bicycle by car...Donations made to hail 67th Anniversary Armed Forces Day Parade for 2012...Summer sailing course concludes..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo inspects preparations for hosting XXVII SEA Games 2013...Union Health Minister receives guests from ICRC, 3 DF...ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC)- National Coordinators Meeting and related meetings held...Myanmar delegation attends first meeting of Conference of the Parties to ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergence Response in Indonesia...Second meeting on JDS Project 2012-2013 held...UMFCCI President and party leave for Japan...Chairman of MRIA receives Japanese businessmen..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Conserve forests for greening and economy"..... ARTICLES: "Technological universities and colleges produce more engineers, computer technicians in Bago Region" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye..."Two decades of ASEAN-India cooperation" Article: ST (NLM)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 1 March 2012
Date of publication: 01 March 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAWS: Third regular session of first Shan State Hluttaw continues...Third regular session of first Rakhine State Hluttaw continues...Third regular session of first Kachin State Hluttaw continues...Eleventh day third regular session of first Mandalay Region Hluttaw held...Pyithu Hluttaw session continues for eighth day - Myanmar delegation’s visit to China put on record, eight questions answered, two new proposals submitted...Eighth day third regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw continues - Donation to Amyotha Hluttaw Library recorded, eight questions answered, one report approved, four bills discussed, three new proposals submitted..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Sixth meeting of Sixth State Sangha Central Working Committee of Sangha concludes...Appointment of Chief Justice of Kayah State High Court...Appointment of judge of Kayah State High Court...Rural development and poverty alleviation tasks being carried out under leadership of President - Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo meets departmental personnel, members of social organizations and townselders of Thandwe and Taungup townships...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan, Sagaing Region Chief Minister U Tha Aye comfort patients of free surgery programme...New rural library put into service...Cultivation of Palethwe hybrid paddy plantation explained in Htantabin...Fingerlings distributed in Pyapon Township...Instructions of Union Information and Culture Minister clarified...Educative talk at UMFCCI on 3 March...UEC disseminates electoral process knowledge...Wife of Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo Patron of MWAF and of MMCWA Daw Khin Saw Hnin meets township federation and association members in Thandwe District...Libraries development and enhancement of reading habit among rural people launched...Roads, bridges commissioned in Tatkon and Pyinmana...Nay Pyi Taw Council members encourages eye patients...Summer sports classes in the offing...Extended right North Yama canal project kicking into high gear...MWD free channels on test...Rural library opened in Mindon Township...TV set donated to library...Cash donated to medical fund...MLF invites wellwishers to donate cash, books...Village library under construction in Hlaingbwe Township..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Mines Minister receives Indonesian Ambassador, delegation...HED (Lower Myanmar) DG receives Japanese Professor...Deputy Hotels and Tourism Minister receives foreign guests...Union Border Affairs and MID Minister receives Chairman of International Crisis Group [Louise Arbour]...MNHRC Chairman receives European Parliament member...CBM Governor receives WB official..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Going organic".....ARTICLE: "Awe-inspiring!" Article: TMT Photo: Khin Maung Win (The Mirror) [“Golden Rock Pagoda”]...BRIDGE ARTICLE: "Razudaing Bridge No.1 easily accessible to four corners of the country" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2012
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Title: ‘Zay Kabar’ Khin Shwe Faces Lawsuit
Date of publication: 27 February 2012
Description/subject: "Khin Shwe, the chairman of Zay Kabar Company and a member of Burma’s Lower House, will face a lawsuit filed by farmers from Rangoon’s Mingaladon Township whose farmland he allegedly confiscated. The farmers were previously allowed to continue growing paddy and other crops even after their lands were seized, but they are no longer permitted to do so. Many have been threatened and told to vacate the land, that’s why they are preparing to sue him, said Kyaw Sein, a farmer who lost 50 acres of land..."
Author/creator: Khin Oo Thar
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 23 February 2012
Date of publication: 23 February 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAWS: Mandalay Region Hluttaw continues for sixth day...Thirteen day session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting continues One proposal and one bill discussed, one bill put on record, one bill clarified, one bill submitted..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Government implementing plans on Dawei Special Economic Zone, Thilawa Special Economic Zone and Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone in addition to establishment of many industrial zones to create long-term economic opportunities for merchants and entrepreneurs...Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister inspects development tasks...Union Minister provides Palethwe quality paddy...Identity cards to be taken out for matriculation exam announced... Union Minister provides Palethwe quality paddy strain to farmers...Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission meets civil society...Daw Nan Shwe Hmon, wife of Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, meets WAO and MCWA in Lashio District, donates rice, oil, cash to orphanages...Displaced families in Kachin State provided with necessities...New concrete road inaugurated...Health care services discussed...Development of fish resources discussed...Anti-snake venom donated...Vocational courses conclude...Outstanding teachers, students awarded...Repaved road commissioned...Wakema gets new asphalt strand road...Inter-village bridge opened...TB patient care service lectured...Htamane making contest held...Skill contest of children held...Wakema facilitated with new rural jetty..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to King of Brunei Darussalam...Government implementing plans on Dawei Special Economic Zone, Thilawa Special Economic Zone and Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone in addition to establishment of many industrial zones to create long-term economic opportunities for merchants and entrepreneurs...Delegation led by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker leaves for China...CBM Governor receives Executive Vice President of OCBC Bank...Union Foreign Affairs Minister felicitates Brunei Darussalam counterpart...Union Mines Minister receives foreign guests...MoU signed between Boards of Trustees of Beijing Tooth Relic Temple and of Shwedagon Pagoda...Workshop on strengthening bilateral cooperation in rice industry between Myanmar and Thailand held...Union H&T Minister receives guests...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan receives Yunnan TV delegation..... "PERSPECTIVES":"Going on the right track".....BRIDGE ARTICLE: "Thanlwin Bridges (Tarhsan and Tarpa) contributing much to smooth transportation of local people in Shan State" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 11 February 2012
Date of publication: 11 February 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAWS: Ninth day session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Public notice for remonstration [Mro National Party]...Competitions on modes of national races dress held...Anti-human trafficking website set up...Four sufferers from KIA Battalion No. 10 seized without arms...Paddy directly purchased from farmers for reserve rice...Application for registration of political parties scrutinized, granted...Specialists, physicians give health care...Traffic rules booth opened...UEC Chairman meets Yangon Region Subcommission, District and Township Subcommissions...65th Anniversary Union Day going out live...Victims from Mansi and Kutkai townships go home..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein felicitates Iranian counterpart...FM receives head of EA, SEA, Pacific International Committee of Red Cross...UNFPA officials call on Union I&P Minister...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Iranian FM...Sports, Culture and Public Relations Development Committee Chairman receives Chairperson of Politics, Information and Public Relations Committee of House of Representatives of Thailand..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Hundred fruits, Single stalk".....ARTICLES: "Ayeyawady Bridge (Dedaye) brings Ayeyawady Region up to development" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye.....Hailing the 65th Anniversary Union Day: "With Union Spirit" Kyaw Myo Naung... POEM: "Union where all forces join" Zaw Min Min Oo (Trs)...CARTOON
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 7 February 2012
Date of publication: 07 February 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAWS: Fifth day session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Thanks to far-sightedness of leaders of the State, university and colleges for development of national races had been established to train new generation of national races as part of human resource development...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Degree College for Development of Union Nationalities Youths (Mandalay)...Stride of new government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for electricity supply - Kyeeohn Kyeewah Multipurpose Dam Project to be inaugurated soon...Daw Nan Shwe Hmon addresses meeting of Sagaing Township MCWA, WAO...Tasks discussed for conference on special reference to education, health...Coord meeting of Kayah State Government held...Zaykabar Myanmar Open 2012 finishes...235 drug cases exposed in January...First Myanmar Traditional Htamane preparing contest attended by Union Minister U Thein Nyunt...Htantabin opens self-reliant concrete road...New school building handed over...Weather forecast for 7th February, 2012...Motion Picture Outstanding Award-presenting ceremony with distinct presentation.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: U Kyaw Myo Htut appointed as Myanmar Ambassador to Sweden..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Long-awaited Academy night".....ARTICLE: "More tourists flock to Myanmar" Article & Photo: Tin Win Lay (Kyimyindine)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 February 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 5 February 2012
Date of publication: 05 February 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Government implementing human resources development plans to change natural resources economy into knowledge-based economy...Significant night temperatures (4-2-2012)...Measure for transportation of the new government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Nay Pyi Taw Airport)...Daw Nan Shwe Hmon attends work coord meeting of PyinOoLwin Township MCWA and WAO...MPT to introduce more GSM/UMTS release in March...Yangon Mayor inspects road upgrading, sanitation...Basic education level work coordination meeting held...Discussion on revenue held...Palethwe paddy grown through GAP...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan, Chief Minister U Myint Swe attend fifth Tun Foundation Literary Award ceremony 2011...Summer sports training courses to be held in Nay Pyi Taw..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thai Foreign Minister visits Myanmar- Thai Friendship Bridge, trade zone...Hend maintains Zaygaba Open lead after third day..... "PERSPECTIVES":"A burden no democratic society can tolerate".....ARTICLE: "Dancing on the Mountain Tops" Article: Hpone Thant; Photos: Sonny Nyein [Naga culture].....JOKE: NLM-ner Joke
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 February 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 January 2012
Date of publication: 22 January 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: More men, machines to employ in Mdy for earlier completion of GSM project...MWAF donates cash, stationery to youth training schools...Preventive measures against bird flu inspected...Farmers of Toungoo nurtures Palethwe paddy strain...Significant night temperature (21-1-2012)...Kayin State Chief Minister addresses work coordination meetings...Dy Health Minister visits hospitals in Thongwa, Kayan...New building, school furniture handed over...Teak, hardwood saplings in nursery...Dedaye gets new rural gravel road...Bridge to be constructed to link villages in Meiktila...Acting Region Chief Minister inspects Myeik-Dawei Union Highway...Meiktila Golf Club to hold invitational golf tournament...MPF Chief’s Shield Track and Field C’ship opened...One stop service of video licence in Muse, Kyukok...Zoologist to seek micro-algae’s green potential...Semifinals of fifth inter-ministry volleyball tournament on 23 Jan...Maubin-Twantay tarred road opens...Union A&I Minister inspects model mechanized farming zone...Embankment built in Aunglan...Free clinic opened in Meiktila..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Winners awarded in 3rd Japan Cup Karate-do C’ship...Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister receives Chairman of Texhong Textile Group Limited of Hong Kong...Union F&R Minister receives IMF officials..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s value small changes"....."ARTICLE: "Marketable cabbages and Shan tomatoes of Thahtaygon Village of Tatkon Township" Article: Aung Kyaw Lin Kyi (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon).....BREAKDOWN OF COVERAGE: Myanmar-related items, 5pp; Foreign news, 7.5pp; Foreign sport, 1p; Science & technology, 1p; Foreign business, 0.5p; Foreign celebrities, 0,5p; Health, 0,5p
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 January 2012
Date of publication: 19 January 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo inspects Yasagyo Multi-purpose Dam Project, development undertakings in Kalay...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo meets district and township officials in Kalay...Danger of narcotic drugs disseminated...Sports competitions organized in Yanbye...Sports trial for billiards, snooker, carom on 9 Feb...Basic livestock breeding and veterinary course conducted...Farmlands of Palethwe hybrid paddy strain inspected...Union F&R Minister meets officers, staff of departments, enterprises under F&R Ministry in Mandalay...Dy Construction Minister inspects rural development tasks in Kawhmu...Thithnapin General Economic Cooperative Ltd formed...Educative talks on traffic rules given...Fire drills demonstrated...Model monsoon plot harvested...Significant night temperature (18-1-2012)...Land management under systematic supervision not to lose actual rights of deserved persons...KIA mine blast leaves three dead and one injured in Phakant Township..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Information & Culture Minister receives BBC world news editor...U Kyaw Soe Win appointed as Ambassador to Lao PDR...Myanmar, Bangladesh hold bilateral air services consultations...Foreign Heads of State send felicitations to President U Thein Sein...Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa receives Australian MP Ms Janelle Saffin...Union Transport Minister receives Malaysian Ambassador...Attorney-General of the Union Dr Tun Shin receives Singaporean Ambassador...CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL MARKED...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint receives Australian MP Ms Janelle Saffin..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Always be alert" [fire prevention].....BREAKDOWN OF COVERAGE: Myanmar-related news: 7.5pp; Foreign news: 4.5pp; Foreign sport: 1.5pp; Science & technology: 1p; Foreign business: 0.5p; Health: 0.5p; Foreign celebrities: 0.5p
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 January 2012
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Title: Two women and one man killed, 70-year-old woman wounded, and four men tortured as Burma Army attacks villages in Kachin State
Date of publication: 17 January 2012
Description/subject: KEY DEVELOPMENTS: Burma Army Infantry Battalion (IB) 105, commanded by Major Moe Kyaw, stabbed and shot three villagers to death, shot a 70-year-old woman and tortured four villagers in Mun Si Township, Kachin State
Language: English
Source/publisher: Free Burma Rangers (FBR)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2012
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Kachin State > Armed conflict in Kachin State - human rights violations
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 January 2012
Date of publication: 16 January 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo and wife Daw Khin Saw Hnin offer alms to monks in Hkamti...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo meets departmental officials, social organizations, townselders from Nanyun, Panhsaung of Naga Self-Administered Zone...Installation of 2nd 37-megawatt generator from Kyeeohn Kyeewa Multi-purpose Dam project inspected...FIDE Trainers’ Seminar commences...Basic fire fighting course concludes at MTE...Lower Binhlaing Road opened as repaved facility...Fund to be set up for implementing long-term plans on education, health, rural development and poverty alleviation...Naga nationals celebrate New Year...Night temperature goes down..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: French Foreign and European Affairs Minister meets political parties...US Senator Mr Addison Mitchell McConnell arrives in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s try to be a good citizen".....ARTICLE: "Myanma Airways, Sun Far to operate special domestic flights" (From our Correspondent Htin Kyaw Aye).....BREAKDOWN OF COVERAGE: Myanmar-related news: 5.5pp; Foreign news: 5.5pp; Foreign sport: 1.5pp; Science & technology: 1.5pp; Foreign business news: 0.5p; Foreign celebrities: 0.5p
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 January 2012
Date of publication: 15 January 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: First 37-megawatt generator from Kyeeohn Kyeewa Multi-purpose Dam Project goes into operation...Importance of public-private partnership stressed...New Rainfall Record...Union Construction Minister inspects road, bridge repairing...Sangyoung BEHS-2 to pay respects to retired teachers...Myanmar National Women’s Affairs Committee meets...Vegetable crops thriving along Sittoung River basin...Rural development discussed...Students take part in poem recitation and story telling contest...Innocent civilian injured in mine blast of KIA (Kachin) Group...Winners in Doh Kyay Ywa Journal Short Story Contest announced...Swamp scheme for old vehicles going on...MLF provides books to village library...Labutta gets asphalt street...Babies, mothers take part in contest...Loans disbursed to farmers...Funds provided for cooperatives in Buthidaung, Maungtaw..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Japan to further cooperate in forestry...Foreign Heads of State and Honorary Consul General of Myanmar in Lebanon send felicitations to President U Thein Sein...Honorary Consul General of Myanmar in Lebanon sends felicitations to Vice-Presidents....AFEO presents engineering awards...Commander-in-Chief (Air) Lt-Gen Myat Hein back from Pakistan...Delegation led by French Minister for Foreign Affairs arrives...Pansodan-Dalla ferry crowded with tourists...Myanmar, Japan eye closer cooperation in economic and industrial sectors..... "PERSPECTIVES": "May peace be with us".....ARTICLE: Ayeyawady Bridge (Sinkhan) in Kachin State, nearing completion Byline: Kayan Soe Myint Photo: Kyaw Moe Lwin.....COVERAGE: Myanmar-related news: 6pp; Foreign news: 6.5pp; Science & technology: 2pp; Foreign sport: 1p; Health: 0.5p; Foreign celebrities: 0.5p
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 January 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 10 January 2012
Date of publication: 10 January 2012
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Third regular session of First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to commence on 31 January OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Significant night temperature (9-1-2012)...214 drug cases exposed in December, 2011...CEO Classic Golf Tournament concludes...Winners awarded in Bowling Contest...Mass walks, sports activities organized...Union Energy Minister on inspection tour of Minbu Tsp...Stationery, cash donated to orphanage...Points to be followed in submitting candidature lists for vacant constituencies...For eligible voters to be able to include ballot lists...Union Electric Power No. 2 Minister inspects power plants...Defibrillitator donated to Health Dept...High yield paddy cultivation through GAP...Monsoon paddy harvested on model plot...Education GEC meets in Yamethin...Tarred town ringroad inaugurated...Seeding of high yield paddy strain demonstrated...Microfinance service plays an important role in reducing poverty of rural people...Workers collectively donate blood..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services General Min Aung Hlaing arrives in Bangkok...Myanmar, US to promote bilateral relations and cooperation...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services General Min Aung Hlaing meets President of Privy Council of Thailand...Home Affairs Minister receives US guests...Indian delegation concludes visit to Myanmar...Dy Foreign Affairs Minister receives Danish Development Cooperation Minister...Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa meets Japanese and Danish guests separately..... "PERSPECTIVES": "View from various angles".....ARTICLE: "Upgrade of Commercial City Yangon" Byline: Su Hnin Lé
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 January 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 7 January 2012
Date of publication: 07 January 2012
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTAWS: Defence Services Personnel Pyithu Hluttaw Representative substituted.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Resignation of Union Minister[U Kyaw Swa Khaing] allowed...Resignation of Taninthayi Region Chief Minister [U Khin Zaw] allowed...Myanmar Gazette...State Flag hoisted in Magway on 64th Anniversary Independence Day...Mohnyin dwellers get eighth water tank...Fire breaks out at fried potato factory in Insein...Mini-Marathon organized in Thanbyuzayat...People enjoy tug-of-war contest...Tachilek opens new Pyidawtha Market...Independence Day Flag-hoisting ceremony held in Kayin State...H & T Ministry opens spoken English proficiency course...Chin State observes Independence Day with State flag hoisting ceremony...Loans disbursed to agricultural society...Cash donated to eye patients...Cash donated to eye patients...Talks on danger of fire given...Agricultural knowledge disseminated to farmers from Mobye Village in Pekhon Township...One-month-old white baby elephant adds fun to elephant park...Road inaugurated in Mudon to hail 64th Anniversary Independence Day..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services General Min Aung Hlaing receives Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army and party...Myanmar, China to cooperate in science and technology sector...Foreign Heads of State send felicitations to President U Thein Sein...British delegation wraps up visit to Myanmar...Athletes to receive intensive training for 27th SEA Games..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Challenges of the nearest future".....ARTICLE: "Marketable brinjal fruits of Nweyit Village gaining high demand" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Kyaw Thu Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 January 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 January 2012
Date of publication: 03 January 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President grants amnesty [reduction of prison terms]...Flag-hoisting ceremony to be broadcast live...Six special appeal cases heard...Union A&I Minister on tour of Ayeyawady Region...Winners awarded in inter-basic education sports competitions...Cash and kind donated to deceased and injured firefighters of FSD...Two new stamps to be sold to mark Independence Day...Assistance provided to TB patients...Loans disbursed to vendors, pony-cart drivers...Mid-year Myanma Gems Emporium goes on...Hotels and Tourism Ministry organizes mass walk and sports activities...Untimely Rainfall Warning...Fire drill exercised...Shan State Minister calls for environmental conservation campaigns...Baby show and best mother contests held...Basic first-aid course concludes...Rural health branch opened...Basic fire fighting course concludes...Loans disbursed to vendors...Tachilek gets new asphalt lanes..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany...Ambassador U Kyaw Zwar Minn concurrently appointed as Ambassador to Spain...Buddha Tooth Relic conveyed to China...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Ambassador of Kingdom of Sweden..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Show your respect for Independence Day pledges".....Hailing the 64th Anniversary Independence Day:- ARTICLE: "A new nation with new strength" YANGYI AUNG [As the three powers of the constitution are in force, legislative Hluttaws have been able to widen the scope of their knowledge and experience and work more actively in the Hluttaw sessions. In changing a new system and new era, a primary work plan is to make reforms in laws and procedures in parallel with the present time.]...POEM: "High in sky the national flag"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 January 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 January 2012
Date of publication: 02 January 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo visits Bagan Cultural Region...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo meets district/township administrators, senior citizens, ward/village administrators in Pakokku District...Union Sports Minister watches Inter-BES sports competitions...Ygn Chief Minister among congregation at 17th Sasana Taxila Maha convocation...8,221 jade lots sold at mid-year gems emporium...The Excellent Yangon Expo 2012 opened...Ayeyawady United FC holds up Community Shield...U-16 Futsal invitational tournament held in Hlinethaya...Kanyin Dam in Ingapu Township inaugurated as 10th facility in Ayeyawady Region...UCSB Chairman attends course concluding ceremony...BEHS branch gets archway gate...New asphalt road opened...Vocalist donates cash to orphanage...Tachilek’s new roads hail Independence Day...Rural development discussed...Cash assistance provided to students...Blood donated collectively...Fire Brigade members who sacrificed lives in fire fighting will be awarded deservedly - Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham inspects loss and damages in fire outbreak in Mingala Taungnyunt Township..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Liberty, unity, prosperity".....Hailing the 64th Anniversary Independence Day:- ARTICLE: "Independence Day and present duty" Kyaw Ye Min...POEM: "For greater progress of Union"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 December 2011
Date of publication: 30 December 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Literature, great valuable cultural heritage among national heritage being preserved in successive eras - Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham presents literary award winners...Lt-Gen Soe Win, wife Daw Than Than Nwe attend graduation dinner of 9th Intake of DSNPS...Sumitomo Golf Classic golf tournament to be held at Yetakhontaung Golf Club...1465 jade lots sold at Mid-Myanma Gems Emporium 2011...Students take part in track and field competitions...Body-building and Physical Culture Contest commences...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan inspects high-tech land reclamation (369 acres) in Ayinlo Village in Pyinmana...Fire breaks out in Mingala Taungnyunt Tsp, leaves 17 dead, 83 injured - 140 households accommodated at relief camps...Model paddy plot harvested...Agriculture and livestock breeding discussed...New blood midwifery turned out...Union Minister hosts dinner to winners of Lifetime Achievement National Literary Award and National Literary Awards...All prisoners express their ardent hope for granting of next general amnesty by President [Statement by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on its visits to the Insein Prison and Hlay- Hlaw-Inn Yebet Prison Labour Camp]...Relief aid flows to fire victims in Yangon...Second work committee for holding Myanmar Health Research Conference 2011 meets...Self-reliant power station Take Fire launched...Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in- Chief (Army) addresses 9th Intake Passing-out Parade of Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences...Union Level Peace-making Group, Special Region (4) sign agreement...Storm “THANE” likely to cross Tamilnadu Coast (Southern India)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Talks on “Leadership in the era of Globalization” on 31 Dec..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards e-Government"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 December 2011
Date of publication: 18 December 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Academic years of science and arts subjects will be added one more year in the coming year - Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham on tour of Shan State (North)...Meeting (1/2011) of National Level Population and Development Commission held...Yatanarpon Teleport Call Center launched...MWAF donates cash and kind to Mental Health Hospital...Mass walk activity celebrated in Zeyathiri Township...Yangon Region Chief Minister attends South-East Asia Men’s Horkey Tournament at Theinbyu Horkey Turf...Dinner hosted to hockey teams...National Badminton Championship kicks off...Rakhine traditional wrestling held...Thayawady District emerges champion in Bago Region Football Tourney...World AIDS Day marked...Model plot of paddy harvested...K 6 million loans disbursed to vendors...Plywood and glue factories opened in Singaing Tsp...Stake driven for construction of two-storey school building in Thayawady...Establishment of special economic zones imperative to shape industrialized nation Thilawa Special Economic Zone project commences...Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Lt-Gen Soe Win attends graduation dinner of 14th Intake of DSTA...Myanmar Sarsodaw Day, respect paying ceremony to doyen literati observed...Date for prize presentation of National Literary Awards to be announced..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Heads of State/Government, senior officials to GMS Summit arrive in Nay Pyi Taw on 18, 19 Dec..... "PERSPECTIVES":"Make a change through self-control".....ARTICLE: "Ayeyawady Bridge, 8th facility in time of government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 December 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 December 2011
Date of publication: 15 December 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon International Trade Exhibition 2011 on 22-25 December...Union Constitutional Tribunal gives verdict...To ensure livelihood, economic and religious affairs of the people and prevalence of law in their respective regions, administrators to coordinate with all organizations keeping balance while doing their bit in setting up economic and social development of the State..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets Head of Department for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Advisor to Chief of European Union’s Foreign Policy...Myanmar, Brazil to make cooperation in cooperative system...Union Minister at President Office receives Brazilian Ambassador...Pakistani Ambassador donates hockey sticks to MHF...Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs and party conclude visit...Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa meets Mr. Robert Cooper and Professor Bronislaw Misztal of Community of Domocracies...As humanitarian activities, Union government, MRCS, UNHCR, UNICEF and USDP donate relief supplies such as rice, sweater and personal goods to families who were displaced due to conflict in Maijayan region of Bhamo District..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Together with December mornings"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 December 2011
Date of publication: 12 December 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein views progress of Nay Pyi Taw International Airport...High-yield paddy strains nurtured in compliance with good agriculture pattern...Artistes, technicians in educative teleplay honoured...Union Energy Minister visits Yenanchaung Oilfield...Bago Region Chief Minister attends school upgrading ceremonies...Mass walk activities held in Ayeyawady Region, Bago Region, Shan State...Leading Committee for Sixth All-round Renovation of Shwephonepwint Pagoda meets...X' mas celebration marked at St. Mary Cathedral...Pagoda of earlier Pyu era uncovered in Pyay...Kayin State Chief Minister attends course concluding ceremonies...Financial arranging refresher course, storekeeping course concluded...Myat Thukha special clinic and health club open in Nay Pyi Taw Thabyegon Market...Pilgrims donate cash and kind to sacred Buddha tooth relic for fourth day in Mandalay...Union Attorney-General: Be trustworthy persons in law enforcement sector...Significant night temperature (11-12-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Work coord meeting on rendering technical supports for MPSSUR held...Myanmar disabled sportspersons to take part in 6th ASEAN Para Games...Pilgrims donate cash and kind to sacred Buddha tooth relic for fourth day in Mandalay...Union Minister receives Cleaner Climate MD...Management course for mid-level officers concludes...Government allows creations of literary works with freedom and accountability, and freedom and reasoning power...Wining medals in sports means not only the uplift of the dignity of the country but also the improvement of its sports standards - Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses honouring ceremony to victorious athletes in XXVI SEA Games...Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann and party leave for Republic of India..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Live and learn".....ARTICLE: "Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku) nearing inauguration" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 December 2011
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 14-20, 2011, Volume 31, No. 601
Date of publication: 20 November 2011
Description/subject: LOCAL NEWS: NLD members to decide party’s future this week; Why the NLD should register; One class at a time, school changing political culture; In Cambodia, building trust essential to freer media; Houses disagree over bill allowing peaceful protests; Yangon Hluttaw agrees to municipal fine increase; China to send armed patrols on Mekong River: report; Pyu burial site discovered at Sri Ksetra; EU upbeat after finance workshop; British govt minister to visit this week; Prevention beats cure, say kidney patients; Family disowns daughter after alleged $3m fraud...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Teller machines make a return; Vietnam trade expo on Nov 17; DOF halts Chinese fishing co; Industry calls for more easing of banking restrictions; Road ban triples delta transport charges; Thai firm signs agreement to start wind power project in southeast; Transparency drive picks up steam; India trade show a chance to learn, says CII chairman; Shwekyin meeting hall in Hmawbi nearly finished; Post-Lent sales boom...TIMEOUT: Myanmar writer chronicles Everest trek; US singer finds muse in Myanmar culture...SPORT...TECHNOLOGY...FROM HOME: The 2010 Election Archive...RSS Feeds...SPECIAL FEATURE - HOPE RULES: Myanmar: past, present and future; Go further, experts urge govt; State of the unity of Myanmar; Myanmar comes in from the cold; For first time, environment takes centre stage; Change you can believe in? Daw Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein; ASEAN warms to political change in Myanmar; No turning back on reform; Business community positive, one year on; Zaganar donates to prisoners of conscience; For youth, politics is no longer a dirty word; Ludu Sein Win; Parliaments seek public’s attention; U TIN MAUNG THAN... (SEE ALTERNATE URL FOR FEATURE)
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/2011/feature/601/index.html
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2011
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Title: Hope Rules - Special Feature: A Year of Change
Date of publication: 20 November 2011
Description/subject: Myanmar: past, present and future; Go further, experts urge govt; State of the unity of Myanmar; Myanmar comes in from the cold; For first time, environment takes centre stage; Change you can believe in? Daw Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein; ASEAN warms to political change in Myanmar; No turning back on reform; Business community positive, one year on; Zaganar donates to prisoners of conscience; For youth, politics is no longer a dirty word; Ludu Sein Win; Parliaments seek public’s attention; U TIN MAUNG THAN
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 November 2011
Date of publication: 14 November 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Micro credit schemes to be launched in four townships in Monywa District - Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan addresses coordination meeting on rural development and poverty alleviation...Monsoon paddy produced 141 baskets per acre in Pobbathiri Township...Union EP-2 Minister inspects gas turbines in Magway, Bago Regions...Bomb blasts rock Myitkyina, no casualty...Education Ministry holds respect-paying ceremony...Of education sector, basic education takes on special importance - Special Refresher Course for Basic Education Teachers No (43) of CICS (Upper Myanmar) concludes...Uppatasanti Pagoda thronged with monks, pilgrims paying homage to Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic...Blast outside Namhkam police station kills one police officer, wounds three others...Finishing touches being put to Ayeyawady Bridge (Nyaungdon)...Popa Taung Kalat: A place of interest for local pilgrims, foreign tourists...Sky Net broadcasts live recording of Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Yangon International Airport fetches more than US$ 6 mln till this October...Economic linkages strengthening between Myanmar-neighbour countries of South Asia...Uppatasanti Pagoda thronged with monks, pilgrims paying homage to Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic...Chinese Dy Director of Internal & Judicial Affairs Committee of NPC arrives...Myanmar football team so close to semi-final with impressive win over Philippines...Sky Net broadcasts live recording of Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic...Myanmar athletes bag two more silver medals, five more bronze..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Much products on margin of least benefit"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 9 November 2011
Date of publication: 09 November 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Region/State Hluttaw sessions held..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Significant night temperature (8-11-2011)...Flood victims have already been provided with food and clothes and plans are underway for construction of low-cost housing - Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses coord meeting on rehabilitation works in flood-hit regions of Pakokku District...Veterinary health care given in floodstricken regions in Pakokku District...Literary talks, book fair mark Myanmar Literary Day...DPS distributes TMM-27...Earthquakes news...Important role of monetary sector workshop concludes...Inter-Ministry Chess Tournament to be held on 1-12 Dec...PTA meeting held in Mawlamyine BEHS-9...Hole-in-one...Uppatasanti Pagoda packed with pilgrims who pay homage to Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic...Supervisory Committee for Importation of Vehicles meets..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Cambodian King...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Cambodian PM...Union FM felicitates Cambodian counterpart...U Kyaw Zwar Minn appointed concurrently as Myanmar Ambassador to Swiss Confederation...Myanmar-China to promote bilateral relations...Selected Myanmar Archery Team leaves for Indonesia...Uppatasanti Pagoda packed with pilgrims who pay homage to Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Nurture educated persons with high morals"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 6 November 2011
Date of publication: 06 November 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Hluttaw sessions of Sagaing, Bago Regions and Rakhine State continue..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Teachers responsible not only for educating students but also for inculcating them with a sense of morality and thirst for knowledge - New school building opened, outstanding students awarded in TadaU Tsp...EP-2 Ministry concludes spoken and English proficiency course...Officials urged to supervise overloaded vehicles, maintain roads, bridges...Tatmadaw donates relief items to flood victims of Pakokku District...Taninthayi Region government presents basic education schools with teaching aids...Coord meeting for Telecommunication and IT Ministers Meeting, Senior Official Meeting held...Overloaded vehicle bumps against bailey iron frame of Yeshingyi Bridge...Mon State shows love for mangrove forest...Union S & T Minister attends opening of Refresher Course for faculty members of Technological Universities, Colleges and Institutes..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan attends 7th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication...Dress rehearsal of conveying sacred Buddha Tooth Relic held...Mandalay Region Chief Minister receives India delegation...One Stop Service Centre for polished jade items export opened in Mandalay..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Embark on cultivation of marketable rice".....ARTICLE: "A visit to commercial teak plantations in Phanmin forest area" Article and Photos: Maung Yin Kyay (Tachilek)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 November 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 October 2011
Date of publication: 30 October 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Attention to traffic rules...One dies in every six seconds from stroke...Iron truss bridge in Hlaingbwe breaks into three parts...Ophthalmological Conference to be held on 14-15 November...Burial site of Pyu discovered in Srikestra ancient city...Dy Education Minister inspects five sanitation tasks of school environment...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (29-10-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Indonesia...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets Indonesian guests led by Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister...Chinese delegation visits Shwedagon Pagoda...Vice-Governor of Guangdong Province calls on Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo visits dairy product factory, milch cow breeding farm, port in Guangzhou...Vice-President, Chinese businessmen, hold talks over development of ports, communication sectors...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo visits head office of Huawei in Shenzhen...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo holds discussion with Shenzhen Acting Mayor...Myanmar delegation led by Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo arrives back in Nay Pyi Taw...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint meets Indonesian FM...Indonesian guests led by Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister visit Nay Pyi Taw...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo visits Shenzhen Hi-Tech Industrial Park, ZTE Corporation Head Office...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham observes rehearsal for conveyance of Buddha Tooth Relic..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Keep school and its environs clean".....ARTICLE: "Pledge to survive and keep alive all" Kyaw Ye Min [nstural disaster preparedness]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2011
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Title: Inter-Parliamentary Union, 189th session of the Governing Council, (Bern, October 2011): Myanmar
Date of publication: 19 October 2011
Description/subject: Parliamentarians reportedly still serving their sentences:...Parliamentarians who died in custody or soon after their release:...Parliamentarians who were assassinated:.....Resolution adopted unanimously by the IPU Governing Council at its 189th session (Bern, 19 October 2011): "The Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Referring to the case of the above-mentioned former members-elect of the Pyithu Hluttaw (People’s Assembly) of the Union of Myanmar, all elected in the elections of May 1990, as outlined in the report of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians (CL/189/11(b)-R.1), and to the resolution adopted at its 188th session (April 2011), Recalling that, on 21 March 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in which it called upon the Government to lift restrictions on freedom of assembly, association and movement and on freedom of expression, including for free and independent media, and to end the use of censorship, including the use of restrictive laws to prevent the reporting of views critical of the Government, and strongly urged the Government of Myanmar to release all prisoners of conscience, including the former parliamentarians - numbering 12 at the time - who had been sentenced on the basis of legal proceedings which disregarded their right to a fair trial, Noting that former parliamentarian Mr. Kyaw San was released on 17 May 2011 upon having served his sentence, Recalling that since the new Parliament of Myanmar, elected on 7 November 2010, started its work, members of the opposition in Parliament have called on the Government to release all political prisoners, a call which the Minister of Home Affairs dismissed on 22 March 2011 as untimely; that, however, at the end of August 2011, members of Parliament again raised the matter of an amnesty, Considering that, on 11 October 2011, the Government indeed announced an amnesty for more than 6,000 prisoners and that, under the amnesty, Mr. Saw Hlaing, Mr. Kyaw Khin and Mr. Than Lwin were released on 12 October 2011 along with some 200 other political prisoners; that the release took place at a time when the President signed into law a new Labour Organization Act permitting the establishment of trade unions, which had no effect been banned since 1962, and a senior government official talked of the need to do away with censorship..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2012
ML > Politics and Government > Elections (Burma) > International organisations concerned with elections > Inter-Parliamentary Union resolutions etc. on elections in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 October 2011
Date of publication: 18 October 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Second regular session of first Pyithu Hluttaw continues for 35th day One important proposal put on record, seven questions replied, one proposal discussed...Second regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 34th day Five questions raised, one bill approved, another one decided for rehearing..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo and wife enjoy drama staged by Magway Region troupe...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses Meeting 1/2011 of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Work Committee...Union A&I Minister attends commemorative ceremony of World Food Day-2011...Special civil appeal cases heard...Three innocent people killed, two injured, two taken by KIA in Nankham Township, Shan State...Books, radio, newspaper donated to village library...Kyahtoo bridge on Magway-Natmauk- Pyawbwe road to be opened soon...Performing Arts Competitions continues for third day ..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Relay preservation works of traditional culture and arts"..... ARTICLE: "May existing mutual friendliness, mutual trust and bilateral cooperation a roaring success" Kyaw Ye Min [Myitsone and China-Burma relations]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2011
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2011


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 October 2011
Date of publication: 16 October 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Performing Arts Competitions live on MRTV, MI, MRTV-4, Skynet...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addresses opening of 18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions...18th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions commences...Mandalay Region troupe opens “Birth of Buddha” drama contest...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint awards outstanding students in Pyawbwe...Yangon Region troupe takes part in Drama “Power of Youth”... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win receive red carpet welcome in New Delhi...President of Republic of India hosts dinner to President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win...President U Thein Sein receives Indian External Affairs Minister...Coordination Committee of JDS Scholarship meets...Sedona Hotel (Yangon) secures World Travel Award for fourth time...Myanmar-Indian Joint Statement released..."While maintaining our cooperative momentum, Myanmar will continue to stand ready to support India at regional and international arena" President U Thein Sein - "We have deep and abiding historical, cultural, religious and social bonds As a close and well disposed neighbour, we remain willing to offer any assistance" - Indian President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil...President U Thein Sein arrives back from Republic of India...Myanmar supports India’s candidature for permanent membership at UNSC - India wishes Myanmar for successful term as BIMSTEC Chair including proposal to host BIMSTEC Summit..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Emphasize Food for All"..... ARTICLE: "Whosoever cannot destroy it!" Kyaw Myo Naung [On Burma-China relations: "...As Myanmar has cordial relations with China for many years throughout history, she will surely maintain them..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 October 2011
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2011


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 October 2011
Date of publication: 03 October 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (2-10-2011)...Decoration of religious edifices inspected at Shwedagon Pagoda...International Day of Older Persons, MPF Day observed in Kachin State...Star brand motorcycles donated to SWD...Mandalay Region inter-basic education school cricket tourney held...National Hockey Championship continues...KIA mine injures innocent woman...36th Inter-Region/State Chess Tourney from 28 Oct to 7 Nov...Painting contest commemorates International Year of Forests...47th MPF Day, International Day of Older Persons observed...Plan underway to grow 5000 acres of sunflower in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Bago Region Chief Minister addresses MPF anniversary and International Day of Older Persons ceremony...Yangon Region honours victorious athletes...SWRR Ministry’s English Proficiency Course concludes..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to President of ROK...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to German President...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Prime Minister of ROK...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to German Chancellor...Arbiter Seminar on 7 Oct...Union Foreign Affairs Minister sends felicitations to ROK...Union Foreign Affairs Minister felicitates German counterpart..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Broaden horizon of farmers through various ways ".....ARTICLES: "New vehicles to be swapped for the outdated" — Article: Soe Min (MNA)..."Bogale River Bridge completed by over 45 per cent" Article: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA) Photo: Tha Nyan (MNA)..."A tale of two towns, PyinOoLwin and Mogok" Byline: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 October 2011
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2011


Title: Still Poisoned - Opium cultivation soars in Palaung areas under Burma’s new regime (English, Burmese press release)
Date of publication: October 2011
Description/subject: Summary: "Almost one year after Burma’s long-awaited elections were held in November 2010, Palaung communities in northern Shan State are suffering from the effects of an even greater upsurge in opium cultivation than in previous years. Local paramilitary leaders, some now elected into Burma’s new parliament, are being allowed to cultivate and profi t from drugs in return for helping the regime suppress ethnic resistance forces in Burma’s escalating civil war. As a result, drug addiction has escalated in the Palaung area, tearing apart families and communities. Burma’s drug problems are set to worsen unless there is genuine political reform that addresses the political aspirations of Burma’s ethnic minority groups. Research carried out by Palaung Women’s Organisation in Namkham Township shows that: 􀂃 Opium cultivation across 15 villages in Namkham Township has increased by a staggering 78.58% within two years. 􀂃 12 villages in the same area, which had not previously grown opium, have started to grow opium since 2009. 􀂃 A signifi cant number of these villages are under the control of government paramilitary “anti-insurgency” forces, which are directly profi ting from the opium trade. 􀂃 The most prominent militia leader and druglord in the area, “Pansay” Kyaw Myint, from the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, was elected as an MP for Namkham in November 2010; he promised voters that they could grow opium freely for 5 years if they voted for him. 􀂃 Government troops, police and militia continue to openly tax opium farmers, and to collect bribes from drug addicts in exchange for their release from custody. 􀂃 Drug addiction in Palaung communities has spiralled out of control. In one Palaung village, PWO found that 91% of males aged 15 and over were addicted to drugs. Drug addiction is causing huge problems for families, with women and children bearing the burden of increased poverty, crime and violence."
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Palaung Women's Organization (PWO)
Format/size: pdf (417K; Burmese press release 68K; English press release 85K))
Alternate URLs: http://www.palaungwomen.com
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/Still_Poisoned-PR(bu).pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs12/Still_Poisoned-Press_Release(en).pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2011
ML > Drugs > Drugs and Burma > Drugs by State and Division > Drugs in Shan State
Drugs > The human impact of drugs in Burma
Drugs > Drugs and Burma > Burma: opium and heroin
Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Ethnic groups in Burma (cultural, political) > Single Groups > Palaung (Ta'ang)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 September 2011
Date of publication: 15 September 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Second regular session of first Pyithu Hluttaw continues for 18th day - Seven questions raised and answered, one proposal discussed, one bill approved...Second regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 18th day - Ten questions answered, two bills submitted, one proposal changed to question, one proposal postponed..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Flood Bulletin...Bay Bulletin..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker holds discussions with US Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar...Union Foreign Affairs Minister addresses 18th Session of UN Human Rights Council...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker receives Indonesian Int’l Cooperation Committee Vice-Chairman...Defence Services Commander-in- Chief receives Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief...Dy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) meets Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief...Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief and wife arrive...Dy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) welcomes Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief...Talks between US Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar Mr Derek Mitchell and Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Thein Htay, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister for Information and for Culture U Kyaw Hsan, and Union Minister for Labour and for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Aung Kyi..... "PERSPECTIVES": "NEWS: Hand down traditional cultural heritage to new generations"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 September 2011
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2011


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 September 2011
Date of publication: 11 September 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar achieves success in process of anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism...Yangon marks World First Aid Day (2011)...Myanmar Medical Association (central) at public healthcare service...Flood bulletin...Pyithu Hluttaw representatives, excursion teams visit paddy, sugarcane plantations in Nay Pyi Taw...MMU nurtures skillful seafarers...Bago Region Chief Minister views thriving paddy plantation in Okpo Tsp...Cancellation for validity of registered vehicles and substitution...Winners awarded in Ninth World First Aid Day and First Aid Contests...Maritime Professional Training Schools opened...KIA burns Thaphanpin Forest Office of Bhamo Township Forest Department...Bomb blast in Laukkai hotel kills one...Chairman of Myanmar National Sports Committee Union Minister for Sports visits training camps...Stimulant tablets, drug, chemicals, machines used for making drugs, small arms seized, four arrested in Tachilek..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Union FM leaves for 18th session of UNHR Council...Union Labour & SWRR Minister receives EU Commissioner for Int’l cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response...Meeting between UN agencies, INGOs for rural development and poverty alleviation held...Corrigendum...Union Minister U Aung Kyi receives US Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar Mr Derek Mitchell and party...Union ECF Minister receives Chinese guests..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Lead a happy life with healthy habits"..... ARTICLE: "Smooth transportation on Meiktila- Kyaukpadaung-Bagan Highway" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Hlaing.....SLOGAN/EXHORTATION: "Garavo ca; reverence; this is the way to auspiciousness"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 September 2011
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2011


Title: Reforming Government-Business Relations in Myanmar
Date of publication: 21 August 2011
Description/subject: Market-oriented approach...Governed Market or Statist Approach...Governed Interdependence...Conclusion
Author/creator: Kyaw Yin Hlaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: National Workshop on Reforms for Economic Development of Myanmar, Naypyitaw, 19 – 21 August, 2011
Format/size: pdf (21.09K)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2011
ML > Economy > Economy: general, analytical, statistical > Burmese Economists on the Burmese Economy > National Workshop on Reforms for Economic Development of Myanmar (NWR), Naypyitaw, 19–21 August, 2011


Title: Improving the communications sector as a support for the development of the state economy
Date of publication: 21 August 2011
Description/subject: ျပည္ေထာင္စုသမၼတ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ အစိုးရ၊ ဆက္သြယ္ေရး၊ စာတိုက္ႏွင့္ ေၾကးနန္း၀န္ႀကီးဌာန... ဆက္သြယ္မႈက႑အား ပိုမိုတိုးတက္ေအာင္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေစျခင္းျဖင့္ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္၏ စီးပြားေရး ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္မႈကို အဓိက အေထာက္အကူျပဳေစသည္။ (၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ) (စာတမ္းျပဳစုသူ- ဦးေက်ာ္စိုး- ေက်ာင္းအုပ္ႀကီး ေၾကးနန္းဆက္သြယ္ေရးႏွင့္ စာတိုက္သင္တန္းေက်ာင္း - ျမန္မာ့ဆက္သြယ္ေရးလုပ္ငန္း) ... ဆက္သြယ္ေရး က႑ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈမ်ား ... ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ဆက္သြယ္ေရးက႑... ေလ့လာေတြ႔ရွိခ်က္မ်ား...
Author/creator: U Kyaw Soe ဦးေက်ာ္စိုး
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Ministry of Post and Telecommunication: Telecommunication and Post Training School
Format/size: pdf (831.55 K)
Date of entry/update: 27 December 2011
ML > Economy > Economy: general, analytical, statistical > Burmese Economists on the Burmese Economy > National Workshop on Reforms for Economic Development of Myanmar (NWR), Naypyitaw, 19–21 August, 2011


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 10 August 2011
Date of publication: 10 August 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: As Yangon Port extension is a project that can handle about 100 million tons of cargos a year, systematic measures are necessary to ensure a modern port capable of providing services of international standard...Construction Minister inspects Ayeyawady Bridge (Nyaungdon)...Mandalay Region Chief Minister meets rural people...Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance 20 Aug...Moderate earthquake news...Warning of hightide...Farmers learn high-yeild cultivation methods in fields of Ministry of A & I...AGM of Development Affairs Bank Ltd held...Rural development and poverty alleviation tasks in Chin State...Flood Warning...Amendment to note of Election Objection No. 3/2011 heard...School health week activities launched in Nay Pyi Taw...Dy Construction Minister meets Mon State engineers in-charge...Human trafficking talks held in Kayan Tsp...Union Transport Minister visits MITT, Myanmar Maritime University...Flood Bulletin...Buddha sacred tooth relic will be conveyed to Myanmar for fourth time for public obeisance - Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends coord meeting on conveyance of Buddha sacred tooth relic from China to Myanmar..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Japanese government, people donate fire engines...Australian companies to invest in agricultural production...Myanmar, China to strengthen cooperation in mining industry..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Maintain positive results to ensure perpetual peace"..... ARTICLE: "We also love river Ayeyawady" Kyaw Min Lu (Shwepyitha)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 August 2011
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2011


Title: Community Forestry in Myanmar: Progress & Potentials
Date of publication: August 2011
Description/subject: SUMMARY: "This paper is the main output of a research project initiated by Pyoe Pin, and led by ECCDI with support from the University of East Anglia, whose aim has been to fill the gap in knowledge over the progress of Community Forestry in Myanmar through a systematic study. This paper presents the key data and findings, and offers policy recommendations based on these. Of Myanmar‟s 67.6 m ha land area, forests currently cover around 48%, although there has been a declining trend for the last century (they covered over 65% early in the 20th Century). The declining trend is particularly dramatic for dense forests, which have more than halved in the last twenty years, from covering 45.6% of land in 1990, the single largest land use, to now just 19.9%. The long -term decline in forests, is due to a combination of factors; change of land use (especially land hunger from the growing population), commercial timber harvesting (and the indirect effect of increasing accessibility through road construction), and also intensifying pressure on remaining forests for livelihood needs especially fuelwood. Forest reservation was initiated by the British from 1856, creating a national forest estate but taking over control of many villages‟ forests in the process. Community Forestry has been a successful policy around the world for communities to protect and sustainably manage their forests and derive livelihood benefits. It was encompassed in Myanmar‟s colonial era policies to some extent through the creation of Local Supply Working Circles. However, these were under Forest Department management and have not been a success, with most becoming encroached or degraded. Returning control of the management rights and responsibilities for village forests to the villages became seen by policy makers as critically important in the 1990s both to mobilise communities to protect and regenerate adjacent forests, and also to ensure that they fulfil their forest product needs locally. Hence, the Community Forestry Instruction (CFI) was issued in 1995, and initiated the promotion of Community Forestry in Myanmar. Implementation of the Community Forestry Instruction began immediately, and was promoted by international donor projects (e.g. UNDP / JICA / DFID) as well as through Forest Department promotion, and in some cases self-organization by communities. Implementation received a major boost through the Forestry Master Plan (2001) which mandated that 2.27 mil. acres (1.36% of the country) be handed over to FUGs by 2030-31. Annual progress of Community Forest establishment since 1995 had averaged 6,943 acres (2,810 ha), and there are now 572 Forest Users‟ Groups with certificates, managing 104,146 acres of forest, (with more awaiting their certificate). Implementation progress has been highest in Shan, Rakhine, Magway and Mandalay, most of which have been under UNDP project support. However, the rate of CF handover has been far lower than that needed to meet the Master Plan‟s 30-year target (i.e. 2.27 million acres by 2030). For this we would need to hand over 50,000 acres (approx. 20,000 ha) per year, a rate almost ten times higher. (The FD also aims to obtain 4.13 million m3 of wood fuel from community forests, amounting to 25% of the country‟s total wood fuel requirement of 16.53 million m3 by 2030, another target unlikely to be achieved at the current rate). After 15 years of Community Forestry in Myanmar, there are a wide range of experiences which have significant implications for sustainable forest management and community and livelihood development. To understand how community forestry is working we developed a detailed inter-disciplinary research design with a range of stakeholders in late 2010. Having finalised our method we then selected two States and two Regions (Kachin, Mandalay, Shan, Ayeyawady) for study, and objectively selected 16 FUGs within these, using a statistically sound sampling method to reflect the diverse environments where CF is happening. We then conducted field work in 16 Community Forests and associated villages. This started in the second week of October and was completed by the end of December 2010. The community forests were assessed, the local Forest Users‟ Group institution researched, and a total of 272 households interviewed..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Tint, Oliver Springate-Baginski and Mehm Ko Ko Gyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development Initiative (ECCDI)
Format/size: pdf (2.3 - OBL version; 4.74 - original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/People/staffresearch/ospringate-baginskiresearch/Community+Forestry+in+Mya...
Date of entry/update: 05 May 2012
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Tenure > Tenure (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mineral deposits etc.)


Title: IS COMMUNITY FORESTRY IN MYANMAR FULFILLING ITS POTENTIAL?
Date of publication: August 2011
Description/subject: Policy Briefing Paper..."Since Myanmar’s 1995 Community Forestry Instruction, forests have gradually been handed over to community management across the country. How are Forest User Groups performing? Are the Community Forests improving in condition? And are there improved livelihood benefits? This paper summarises findings of an assessment of 16 randomly selected Forest User Groups across 4 key regions."
Author/creator: Oliver Springate-Baginski, Kyaw Tint and Mehm Ko Ko Gyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development Initiative (ECCDI)
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB - OBL version; 3.05MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/People/staffresearch/ospringate-baginskiresearch/Policy+Briefing+Paper
Date of entry/update: 06 May 2012
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Tenure > Tenure (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mineral deposits etc.)


Title: Community Forestry in Myanmar: Some field realities
Date of publication: August 2011
Description/subject: INTRODUCTION: "Myanmar’s Community Forestry programme began in with the Community Forestry Instruction of 1995. Since then over two hundred and fifty Forest User Groups have been formed across the country, and have taken responsibility for controlling, managing and sustainably using a wide range of forest. How have they faired? In an effort to answer that question this paper presents the experiences from 16 randomly selected Forest User Groups across the country. They were visited by a research team in late 2010 during a Community Forestry study conducted by ECCDI, with technical support from the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, under funding support from the Pyoe Pin programme. Full findings from the study are presented in a separate report (Tint et al. 2011 ‘Community Forestry in Myanmar: Progress and Potentials’). This companion paper presents the local realities of community forestry experiences on a case by case basis. The diverse range of stories here show that Forest User groups are struggling against a wide range of challenges, with very limited support in most cases, and only some are able to overcome them effectively. Regional conditions are a key factor, with the dry zone and Shan FUGs struggling much more than the more supportive environmental conditions in Kachin and the Delta..."
Author/creator: Oliver Springate-Baginski and Maung Maung Than with Naw Hser Wah, Ni Ni Win, Khin Hnin Myint, Kyaw Tint and Mehm Ko Ko Gyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development Initiative (ECCDI)
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB - OBL version; 6.88MB - original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/People/staffresearch/ospringate-baginskiresearch/myanmar/CF+Myanmar+report...
Date of entry/update: 06 May 2012
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Tenure > Tenure (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mineral deposits etc.)


Title: Dead Men Walking: Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma
Date of publication: 12 July 2011
Description/subject: "...For decades the Burmese army has forced civilians to risk life and limb serving as porters in barbaric conditions during military operations against rebel armed groups. Among those taken to do this often deadly work, for indefinite periods and without compensation, are common criminals serving time in Burma’s prisons and labor camps. Escaped convict porters described to us how the authorities selected them in a seemingly random fashion from prison and transferred them to army units fighting on the front lines. They are forced to carry huge loads of supplies and munitions in mountainous terrain, and given inadequate food and no medical care. Often they are used as “human shields,” put in front of columns of troops facing ambush or sent first down mined roads or trails, the latter practice known as "atrocity demining.” The wounded are left to die; those who try to escape are frequently executed. Burma’s military government promised that the November 2010 elections, the country’s first elections in more than 20 years, would bring about human rights improvements. But soon after election day the Burmese army, the Tatmadaw, launched military operations that have been accompanied by a new round of abuses. In January 2011, the Tatmadaw, in collusion with the Corrections Department and the Burmese police, gathered an estimated 700 prisoners from approximately 12 prisons and labor camps throughout Burma to serve as porters for an ongoing offensive in southern Karen State, in the east of the country. The same month, another 500 prisoners were taken for use as porters during another separate military operation in northern Karen State and eastern Pegu Region, augmenting 500 porters used in the same area in an earlier stage of the operation in the preceding year. The men were a mix of serious and petty offenders, but their crimes or willingness to serve were not taken into consideration: only their ability to carry heavy loads of ammunition, food, and supplies for more than 17 Tatmadaw battalions engaged in operations against ethnic Karen armed groups. Karen civilians living in the combat zone, who would normally be forced to porter for the military under similarly horrendous conditions, had already fled by the thousands to the Thai border. The prisoners selected as porters described witnessing or enduring summary executions, torture and beatings, being used as “human shields” to trip landmines or shield soldiers from fire, and being denied medical attention and adequate food and shelter. One convict porter, Ko Kyaw Htun (all prisoner names used in this report are pseudonyms), told how Burmese soldiers forced him to walk ahead when they suspected landmines were on the trails: “They followed behind us. In their minds, if the mine explodes, the mine will hit us first.” Another porter, Tun Mok, described how soldiers recaptured him after trying to escape, and how they kicked and punched him, and then rolled a thick bamboo pole painfully up and down his shins. This report, based on Human Rights Watch and Karen Human Rights Group interviews with 58 convict porters who escaped to Thailand between 2010 and 2011, details the abuses. The porters we spoke with ranged in age from 20 to 57 years, and included serious offenders such as murderers and drug dealers, as well as individuals convicted of brawling and fraud— even illegal lottery sellers. Their sentences ranged from just one year to more than 20 years’ imprisonment, and they were taken from different facilities, including labor camps, maximum security prisons, such as Insein prison in Rangoon, and local prisons for less serious offenders. The accounts shared by porters about the abuses they experienced in 2011 are horrific, but sadly not unusual. The use of convict porters is not an isolated, local, or rogue practice employed by some units or commanders, but has been credibly documented since as early as 1992. This report focuses on recent use of convict porters in Karen State, but the use of convict porters has also been reported in the past in Mon, Karenni, and Shan States. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has raised the issue of convict porters with the Burmese government since 1998, yet the problem persists, particularly during major offensive military operations. Burma’s forcible recruitment and mistreatment of convicts as uncompensated porters in conflict areas are grave violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law. Abuses include murder, torture, and the use of porters as human shields. Those responsible for ordering or participating in such mistreatment should be prosecuted for war crimes. Authorities in Burma have previously admitted the practice occurs, but have claimed that prisoners are not exposed to hostilities. The information gathered for this report, consistent with the evidence gathered over the past two decades, demonstrates that this simply is not true. The practice is ongoing, systematic, and is facilitated by several branches of government, suggesting decision-making at the highest levels of the Burmese military and political establishment. Officials and commanders who knew or should have known of such abuses but took no measures to stop it or punish those responsible should be held accountable as a matter of command responsibility. The use of convict porters on the front line is only one facet of the brutal counterinsurgency practices Burmese officials have used against ethnic minority populations since independence in 1948. These include deliberate attacks on civilian villages and towns, large-scale forced relocation, torture, extrajudicial executions, rape and other sexual violence against women and girls, and the use of child soldiers. Rebel armed groups have also been involved in abuses such as indiscriminate use of landmines, using civilians as forced labor, and recruitment of child soldiers. These abuses have led to growing calls for the establishment of a United Nations commission of inquiry into longstanding allegations of violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Burma. As the experiences contained in this report make clear, serious abuses that amount to war crimes are being committed with the involvement or knowledge of high-level civilian and military officials. Officers and soldiers commit atrocities with impunity. Credible and impartial investigations are needed into serious abuses committed by all parties to Burma’s internal armed conflicts. The international community’s failure to exert more effective pressure on the Burmese military to end the use of convict porters on the battlefield will condemn more men to take their place..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch (HRW), Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/burma0711_OnlineVersion.pdf
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2011
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Human Rights > Torture and ill-treatment > Torture: reports of use in Burma
Human Rights > Life, Right to > Right to Life: reports of violations in Burma
Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Landmines > Atrocity demining


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 8 July 2011
Date of publication: 08 July 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF HLUTTAWS: Mon State Hluttaw meets..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: A & I Ministry pledges commitment to boosting agricultural production...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Coordination meeting of Yangon Region rural development and poverty alleviation held...Myanmar Libraries Foundation gets cash and kind...MMCWA (headoffice) holds monsoon tree-planting ceremony...Outstanding students honoured...New school building handed over...MCPAA’s talk on 31 July...AGM of Thiri Yadana Myoma Market Co-op Society Ltd held...Jade, Gems and Pearl Special Sales continues..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Laotian Prime Minister to pay official visit to Myanmar...U Tin Oo appointed concurrently as Ambassador to DPRK...RUMFCCI President meets Chinese Ambassador...Korean media group calls on Dy Information Minister, departmental heads of MOFA, MOC, MNPED...Talk “IFRS for SMEs” on 13 August...New school building handed over...President of MMCWA meets UNFPA officials...Logo and mascot contest for XVII SEA Games on 7 July-7 September...MFF executive leaves for Maldives...Energy Ministry to promote energy sector with Total...ICRC study group observes Hpa-an, Myaungmya prisons..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Care"..... ARTICLE: "Rural people to do their bit in poverty alleviation tasks" Kyaw Myo Naung
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 July 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 June 2011
Date of publication: 29 June 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF HLUTTAWS: Special Meeting (1/2011) of First Sagaing Region Hluttaw held...Kachin State Hluttaw meets... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein previews display of Jade, Gems and Pearl Special Sale 2011...Wet Season! Hot Price! at CAPITAL Hypermarkets in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon...SSMNC to meet at Kaba Aye Hill on 9-10 July...Home Affairs Ministry sends letter to U Aung Shwe, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi informing they are to act in accord with law...Authorities concerned trying to expose three suspects who plotted to blast bombs in Zabuthiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw and Chanayethazan and PyinOoLwin townships of Mandalay Region...Special sleeper train to run on Mandalay-Myitkyina route..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan receives Israeli Ambassador...Myanmar, Philippines to cooperate in industrial sector...Sub-Regional Workshop on National Policy in PWDs held...Union Defence Minister receives French and Singaporean Ambassadors...Japan hands over food aids for Myanmar...Bago Region Chief Minister receives Chinese Economic and commercial Counsellor...Deputy Industry-1 Minister meets Filipino, Chinese Ambassadors...Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker receives Japanese guests...Myanmar, Japan encourage bilateral cooperation...Forestry Minister receives Chinese Ambassador...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker receives Timor-Leste guests...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan receives Chinese Ambassador...President U Thein Sein receives delegation led by Timor-Leste Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Zacarias Albano Da Costa..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Ensure food security"..... ARTICLE: "Right to make choice still in the hand" Pyae Sone Aung " [...the right to renew their party in accordance with the law is still in the hands of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her members..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 June 2011
Date of publication: 14 June 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: State stability, peace indispensable for improving social-economic life of people - Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo makes inspection tour around Kawhmu, Kungyangon townships...Research plantations and Myogyi Multipurpose Dam inspected...Union Construction Minister assists in Ayeyawady Bridge (Nyaungdon) construction...Press conference on Yangon International Trade Exhibition 2011 held...Naing Ngan Gonyi Magazine No (146) in circulation...Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan meets members of MWJA, MPPA...Course on Training of Trainers for Civil Service No.1/2011 opens...Easy and speedy issuance of citizenship scrutiny card urged...Industrial Development Committee, auto producers meet...F&R Ministry holds monsoon tree-planting ceremony 2011...UCSB holds monsoon tree-growing ceremony...Mandalay Region Chief Minister inaugurates school building...Red Cross donates blood...Five special civil appeal cases heard...Hluttaw Office provides cash assistance for schoolchildren of staff members...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (13-6-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Members of Livestock Federation leave for Japan..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost port-handling services"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2011
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Title: Stolen Lives: Human trafficking from Palaung areas of Burma to China
Date of publication: 14 June 2011
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "The Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO) has documented 72 cases of actual or suspected trafficking involving 110 people, which took place along the China-Burma border, mostly during the past six years. The majority of those trafficked were young Palaung women from tea farming communities in Namkham, Namhsan and Mantong townships. PWO surveys in villages from which women have been trafficked show that up to 41% of the population have migrated to work elsewhere. Large scale migration began after the surrender in 2005 of the Palaung State Liberation Army, which had controlled Palaung areas under a ceasefire agreement since 1991. There has been a surge of Burma Army troops and proxy militia into the area since the surrender, who have imposed increased controls and taxes on agriculture and trading. Together with rising prices of food commodities from Central Burma, and increasing costs of health and education, this has meant that tea farmers can no longer earn a living and young people have to leave home to survive. This has led to an alarming increase in the incidence of trafficking of women, men and children, mainly to China. Most of those trafficked were tricked into travelling to China by being offered well-paid jobs on farms or in factories. In 25% of the cases, women were forced to marry Chinese men, with brokers receiving up to 25,000 Yuan (approx 3,800 USD) for the transaction. 10% were forced into the sex trade. Some ended up being used as live feed for leeches. Known destinations were mainly in Yunnan province, but some ended up as far east as Shandong. A disturbing trend is that eleven of the cases were children under ten, fi ve of whom were under one year old. Most were boys. Some of these children were simply kidnapped from their homes, but others were sold by parents who were alcohol or drug users. As highlighted by PWO in earlier reports, opium cultivation in Palaung areas has skyrocketed in recent years due to the profi ts being made by the Burma Army and its militia from the drug trade. This has led to increasing addiction among Palaung men, who not only sell off all their possessions to buy drugs but also their children. In only eleven cases were the traffi cked persons able to escape, some after years of forced marriage to Chinese men. Family members seeking to trace traffi cked persons sought help in vain from local Burmese authorities and social organizations. In some cases perpetrators were arrested and jailed, but several paid bribes or fines and were then released. The Burmese military regime has passed anti-trafficking legislation since 2005 and set up special anti-trafficking units, including at Muse on the China-Burma border. However, these measures appear to have had little effect, due to failure to address the structural root causes driving human trafficking. The situation looks set to worsen following the November 2010 elections. Burma’s military rulers ensured that their cronies won in the Palaung areas, including well-known druglord Kyaw Myint, who is now an MP for Namkham. Militarization has continued unabated, and new military offensives by the regime against ethnic ceasefi re groups have ignited fighting once again in northern Shan State. Even before the new parliament was convened, a new national budget was approved which continued to prioritize military spending far above education and health. Radical structural political changes are thus urgently needed to address the problem of human trafficking and migration in Burma. PWO therefore makes the following recommendations:..."
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Palaung Women's Organization
Format/size: pdf ( English); 2.3MB - OBL version; 4.26 - originaL Burmese: 2.5MB - OBL version; 3.4MB - original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.palaungwomen.com/Report/StolenLives-final%20Eng.pdf
http://www.palaungwomen.com/Report/Stolen%20Lives_Burmese_For%20Web2.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs11/StolenLivesl(bu)-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 15 June 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 June 2011
Date of publication: 11 June 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Union Minister for Information and for Culture U Kyaw Hsan tours Pale, Yinmabin...Agricultural loans, input and farming equipment provided to farmers in Ayeyawady Region...Text for translation genre prescribed...Bay bulletin..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: As trade and investment are driving force for further development of the economy, related rules and regulations will be amended - Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo - Myanmar offers potential investment opportunities to foreign investors; Myanmar’s businesses invited to invest in Vietnam - Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Hoang Trung Hai...Thai delegation led by Supreme Commander of Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes visit...Made in Korea & Living Facilities Exhibition 2011 kicks off...Myanmar, Vietnam discuss economic cooperation...Dy Home Affairs Minister receives Vietnamese Dy Public Security Minister...Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Hoang Trung Hai meets Union Minister U Tin Naing Thein...Union F&R Minister receives Vietnamese finance delegation...Sports Ministry joins hands with others to host 27th SEA Games...Myanmar, British discuss environmental and climate concerns...Myanmar, Vietnam discuss future construction tasks...Vietnamese Dy PM and party go sightseeing in Nay Pyi Taw...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo, wife Daw Khin Saw Hnin attend National Day reception of Russian Federation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Promote rural education"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 May 2011
Date of publication: 26 May 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF HLUTTAWS: Discussion on Hluttaw procedures among Pyithu Hluttaw/Amyotha Hluttaw Committees members, Region/State Hluttaw Speakers continues for third day.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: K 2400m worth exercise books to be distributed free...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Old schools in Zabuthiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area renovated...B.O.T system roads under maintenance in Magway Region...Forestry Ministry gearing up for growing trees across nation...Mon State Chief Minister attends ceremony to mark National Sanitation Week 2011...Man injured in Mine blast...Encouraging human resources and research key to technological development..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: U Maung Wai appointed as Myanmar Permanent Representative to UN...Union Minister receives DPRK Ambassador...Union Minister receives German Ambassador...Union Mines Minister receives Chinese guests...Myanmar entrepreneurs attends THAIFEX World of Food Asia 2011...Union Commerce Minister receives Swedish Ambassador...Union EP-2 Minister receives ROK Ambassador...Union Minister receives ROK Ambassador to Myanmar...Union Health Minister receives Australian Ambassador, President of Support Fund Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Systematically utilize water sources"..... ARTICLES: "A book a day helps keep doctors away" Maung Hlaing..."Chilli farming, a boost to farmers’ incomes in Pyinmana" Byline: Kyaw Thu Win (Myanma Alin); Photos: Thiha (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 May 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 20 May 2011
Date of publication: 20 May 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Athletes urged to try hard with vengeance...Cash assistance provided for educational purposes...Dy Minister inspects Heavy Machinery Unit...MOC Chairman’s Cup Hockey continues...Danu Self-Administered Zone to get more electricity...Chief Minister tours Ayeyawady Region...Natural Disaster Management Course opens in Rakhine State...Children under five given OPV in Pakokku...Post-primary school handed over...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Workshop on development of private forest plantations kicks off...Industrial Development Committee meets automakers...Mariners’ reminder...Thuta Pankhin Library..... opened in Myeik...MYANMAR GAZETTE..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Union A&I Minister receives Italian guests...Myanmar Golf Team arrives back...Myanmar, China to cooperate financial and monetary matters...Union Minister for Information and for Culture receives President of Yunnan Province TV Station...Dy FM receives Finnish Ambassador...Latter Day Saint Charities donates wheelchairs..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Shape drug free society"..... ARTICLES: "Thanatpin gets on with farming summer paddy" Byline & Photos: Peinzalok Thein Nyunt..."Pyi Myanmar Farm Machinery Factory in Kyaiklat" Byline: Kyaw Swa Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 May 2011
Date of publication: 19 May 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Chinshwehaw gets Pre-Primary School...Mangrove forests, plantations thrive in Bogale Township...Geotechnical Engineering Course on 27 May...Chin State Chief Minister expedites regional development tasks in Mindat Township...Shan State Chief Minister attends coordination meeting...Singaing Township gets rural concrete bridge...Fire engine donated to rural fire brigade...Lakes sold through tender in Bago Region...Receptionist course for restaurants of Nay Pyi Taw...YCDC to grow over 275,000 saplings...Books for BEP level students MNA to be distributed free...Mon State Chief Minister attends National Immunization Days-2011...Train blast kills 2, injuries 9...Kachin State Handicapped Association opens office...Union Minister for information and for Culture inspects excavation works, meets IPRD staff...Progress of Kalay looked into...Water poured at Bo trees on Fullmoon Day of Kason in Dawei, Bago, Pathein...Amnesty order frees 14,758 prisoners - Other prisoners still on detention enjoy one year exclusive of remission days...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded (18-5-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State...Union FM receives US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State...Union Mines Minister receives Thai guests...Myanmar Golfers Team leaves for Malaysia...Yangon Region Chief Minister receives DPRK, Singaporean Ambassadors...Union EP-2 Minister receives Korean guests...Dy Industry-1 Minister, Chinese guests discuss pulp, paper production...Yunnan Province TV station president on tour in Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Advanced technology—a gateway to success"..... ARTICLE: "Ayeyawady Bridge (Sinkhan) to improve link between Kachin State with all parts of nation" Byline: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union ,Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 May 2011
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Title: More migrant offices to open: Abhisit ... but Myanmar says no decision made yet
Date of publication: 11 May 2011
Description/subject: "THAILAND plans to accelerate the registration process of undocumented migrant workers from neighbouring countries, including Myanmar, Prime Minister Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva said last week..." ....."A DECISION has still not been made on whether to open two new offices in Thailand where migrant workers from Myanmar could apply for temporary passports, following discussions on the subject between the governments of Thailand and Myanmar in January, said a senior official from Special Branch under the Ministry of Home Affairs..."
Author/creator: Nyunt Win, Kyaw Hsu Mon
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Myanmar Times"
Format/size: pdf (95K)
Date of entry/update: 12 May 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 7 May 2011
Date of publication: 07 May 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Facilities for power supply in Yangon Region inspected...Annual plans assigned in Yangon Region...Tahlay earthquake victims provided with cash and clothes...Sales of Myanma gems and jewellery hit record...Officials of H & T Ministry receive English proficiency skills...Mon State Chief Minister calls for bribery-, corruption-free justice system...Field trips made for right maps and right sown areas in Myitkyina Township...Kachin, Kayah, Magway and Shan mark 65th Anniversary Fire Brigade Day...Dimawhso Township of Kayah State marks completion of literacy campaigns...MHMF accomplishes Mt. Nat Ma mission...Kayah State marks concluding of summer paddy cultivation..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: SWRR Union Minister meets officials of UNOCHA, UN-Habitat...Myanmar, Thai businessmen to hold talks on 11 May...Chinese company keen to invest in hotel sector...MFF delegation leaves for India...Japanese delegation calls on Union Minister for Commerce...Myanmar to cooperate with China in river conservation, shipbuilding..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Fight against narcotic drugs on a collaborative basis Myanmar"..... ARTICLE: "Rail-cum-road facility in Malun to stretch across Ayeyawady River" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (841K)
Date of entry/update: 07 May 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 May 2011
Date of publication: 02 May 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Instead of being complacent about present achievements, companies should try to achieve the goal of bringing about a capital market - UMFCCI, sister associations to care for quality control, keep compromises, and sell goods at right prices to stand as regular suppliers in foreign trade...A & I Union Minister calls for effective utilization of land...Regional development work in Mawlamyine, Thaton townships inspected...Yonesigyi Village facilitated with station hospital...Functions of Thilawa Terminal in full swing...Rehabilitation undertaken in Giri-hit regions...KNU mine injures villager...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (1-5-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to pay State visit to Indonesia, attend 18th ASEAN Summit...Chinese Ambassador calls on Kachin State Chief Minister...Dy Commerce Minister visits cargo checkpoints in Yepu, Muse...Myanmar-China Border Trade Fair (Muse) concludes...From democracy transition to emergence of modern, developed democratic nation, Myanmar is committed to working more steadfastly not only for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community but also for single ASEAN Community..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Raise productivity with might of workers"..... ARTICLE: "Aharathukha Market in Nay Pyi Taw, a centre of fruit and vegetables" Byline: Kyaw Thu Win (Myanma Alin); Photos: Thiha (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (905K)
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 May 2011
Date of publication: 01 May 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Government will keep trying to enable workers to enjoy fruits of development - Guard against destructive acts of neo-colonialists and their lackeys...Sanitation carried out for proper flow of water...Kachin State emphasizes food sufficiency, formation of integrated farm...MWJA preparing to open media corner and writing techniques course...Locations of springs changed in Tahlay...Inbin-Hinthada-Yangon bus line launched...Rural area facilitated with tube-wells...Cultivation of wheat demonstrated...Banmauk gets new BEPS branch...Hninsi Myaing Home commissioned into service...Good news for heart patients...Sarpay Beikman book club’s 71st production in circulation...MWEA holds AGM...Basketball Tournament reaches semi-finals...One dies, two injured in KNU’s heavy weapon attack...Bahan BEHS-2 (Nanyang) to pay respects to teachers...Magway Region Chief Minister on inspection tour of Gangaw, Pakokku Districts...Cooperation with government for regional development emphasized...Dy Construction Minister inspects roadwork in Ayeyawady Region...Altogether 38 armed group members return to legal fold...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded (30-4-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Chargé d’ affaires of US Embassy calls on I&P Union Minister...Athletes in training to secure gold medals in SEA Games..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work hard for establishment of industrial nation"..... ARTICLES: "Zeyathiri Advanced Stadium, development symbol of State" Article: Kyaw Thu Win (Myanma Alin); Photos: Thiha (Myanma Alin)..."Kandawgyi fresh water aquarium for public relaxation" Article & Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (744K)
Date of entry/update: 01 May 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 April 2011
Date of publication: 30 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Plan underway to establish infant care network...Successfully realize three objectives of the ministry: IP Minister...People disseminated with knowledge about rabies...Nursing trainees decorated with duty coats, caps...Mango garden to be built near Malini Lake in precinct of Uppatasanti Pagoda...Emphasis to be placed on regional peace and security...Fire drill demonstrated...Knowledge on anti-human trafficking disseminated...Traditional medicine clinic handed over...Development of hotel service, tourism service coordinated...Households that moved to Aungmyintha Model Village provided with assistance, compensation for crops...2011 Summer Invitational U-18 Basketball Tournament continues...Myanmar Library Foundation invites cash and publications...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded (29-4-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: CPT to boost partnership with Korean Co...Union Health Minister receives Charge d’ Affaires ai of US Embassy...Myanmar to promote trade cooperation with China...Myanmar-China Border Trade Expo (Muse) opens...Victorious archers back from Lao PDR...Dy Information Minister receives Chinese Cultural Counselor..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Seek knowledge from libraries"..... ARTICLES: "Steel frames being installed at Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku)" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin..."Muse 105th Mile Border Trade Zone becomes a commercial hub" Byline & Photos: Thein Zaw (Shweli Oo)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 April 2011
Date of publication: 29 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ma Mya Creek Bridge (1) emerges as the first of its kind in time of Government of Republic of Union of Myanmar...Education services planned with participation of private sector...World Veterinary Day marked in Mandalay...Family kits provided to fire victims in Mohnyin...Loan to improve lives of farmers in Mandalay Region...Workers to be rewarded if production exceeds target...Eucalyptus, teak plantations inspected...Hlawga Park to be kept open on Workers’ Day..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: U Kyaw Tin presents Credentials to Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada...U Min Lwin presents Credentials to President of Bangladesh...A& I Union Minister receives Chinese Ambassador, UNDP Resident Representative...Myanmar-China cultural comprehensive cooperation discussed...Union Minister for Defence receives Japanese Ambassador...Chinese Ambassador calls on Union Minister for Industry-2...EP-2 Minister receives Chinese Ambassador...Myanmar, Thailand seek ways to enhance satellite communication...Myanmar, Japan to boost trade...Deputy Health Minister receives Japanese guest...Union Minister Maj-Gen Thein Htay receives Chinese Ambassador...Union F&R Minister receives Chinese Ambassador..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Emphasize maintenance of roads and bridges"..... ARTICLES: "Silent Universities" Maung Hlaing..."Suspension bridge over Bago River contributed by anonymous well-wisher" Byline and photos: Sein Hlaing Bo
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 April 2011
Date of publication: 26 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President highlights timely completion as well as quality in building bridges...Teachers to take greater part in development of human resources...Idea-dissemination talk on high quality yield of paddy on 27 April...Preserve, maintain Myanmar’s cultural heritage...New primary schools under construction in Thaton District...No polythene bag factories in Yangon Region...SSA (Wamhaing) armed group critically wounds civilian...H & T Ministry opens spoken English proficiency course...President U Thein Sein visits construction site of Ayeyawady Bridge (Nyaungdon) - Efforts to be made for parallel completion of motor road and railroad on schedule..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Dy Information Minister, Thai PRD Director-General vow to promote information and broadcasting cooperation...Myanmar, Thai to cooperate in information and broadcasting...Lt-Gen Hla Htay Win receives Indian delegation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work closely for development of border areas"..... ARTICLE: "Special projects—guarantees of brighter future of nation and people" (2) Kyaw Ye Min
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 25 April 2011
Date of publication: 25 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Quality of new monsoon paddy strain under test in Myittha Township...UHMA successfully sets foot on Ashaemyin- Anaukmyin mountain...16th MGC Golf Open Championships 2011 on 5-6 Ma...Classical songs, dances and traditional musical instruments course opened in Pyinmana...Fry shrimp released into creek...Fire drill practised in Ottwin Township...100 acres of summer sesame irrigated...Knowledge about traffic rules given in Toungoo...Sanitation tasks carried out in Pyay Township...Rural area of Mindat Township facilitated with iPstar...Air Kanbawza spreading wings over Myanmar...Tasks to green Myingyan Township under way...Copies of citizenship scrutinization cards, household registration certificates issued to quake victims..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Myanmar bags one gold, two silver and two bronze in 2nd Asian Archery Grand Prix...Myanmar plays volleyball friendlies in PRC...Myanmar fashion designers attend fashion fair in Thailand..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Special projects for greater national development"..... ARTICLES: "Growers generate more income through extended cultivation of grape in Yamethin" Article & Photos: Reporter Nyunt Shwe..."Special projects—guarantees of brighter future of nation and people" (1) Kyaw Ye Min...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 7 April 2011
Date of publication: 07 April 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE MYANMAR UNION GOVERNMENT: Having being entrusted with tasks and vested with powers, Union level ministries and Region/State ministries need to work with initiative, dynamism and conviction without waiting for any exhortation - It is necessary to create jobs for everyone in market economy system - With every citizen being able to work, they will earn income, thereby contributing to the growth of GDP...F&R Ministry focuses on implementation of future tasks...Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 27/2011)[appointment of mayors of Yangon and Mandalay]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: MYANMAR GAZETTE...AUX air-conditioner with four-year warranty on sale...Coaching/technique course No (1/2011) concludes...CPT Minister attends Yatanarpon Teleport’s meeting...Commander inspects rehabilitation works in Tahlay...Chief Minister of Mon State inspects regional development...Father Land takes part in Myanmar New Year Exhibition 2011..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Workshop on Achievements and Limitations at present in realizing the ASEAN Community by 2015 held...MS Columbus cruiseliner arrives Bo Aung Kyaw Jetty..."ASEAN-India trade promotion creates better market for Myanmar products" Article & Photos: Myint Maung Soe..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Pay attention to reproductive health"..... ARTICLES: "ASEAN-India trade promotion creates better market for Myanmar products" Article & Photos: Myint Maung Soe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 4 April 2011
Date of publication: 04 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham presents cash and relief aids to people in earthquake-hit areas...Region Minister U Hla Myint inspects water pumping stations, water supply stations...Minister for Information and for Culture U Kyaw Hsan attends ceremony to honour Academy Award winners for 2009..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo receives Vice Minister of Commerce of PRC...Chinese delegation pays homage to Buddha Images in Mandalay...Chinese delegation led by Member of Standing Committee of Political Bureau of Communist Party of China Central Committee of PRC and Chairman of 11th National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference arrives in Nay Pyi Taw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Beware of fire"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 April 2011
Date of publication: 02 April 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF HLUTTAWS: Hluttaw candidate declared as person of distorted qualification..... ACTIVITIES OF THE MYANMAR UNION GOVERNMENT: Safeguard constitution; make earnest efforts for building a modern, developed and discipline-flourishing democratic nation through media - Minister for Information and for Culture addresses 20th anniversary of IPRD..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Relief works provided to quake victims in Tahlay Township...e-Government Computer Applied Course No. 1/2011 concludes...Book-Buffet and Clearance Sale at MBC on 2 April...Cash donations for quake victims...English for Myanmar (Four Skills) on 4 April...Four special trains to run in Thingyan period...Prohibited chemicals for fish and prawn breeding announced...Lolane cosmetics available at Yangon Expo' 2011...Myanmar Libraries Foundation invites cash and publications..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Basic Diplomatic Skills Course concludes..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Enjoy freedom with sense of duty and discipline"..... ARTICLE: "Growing paddy in three seasons help uplift life of farmers" Article: Win Kyaw, Kyaw Thu Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2011
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Title: Burma-Nachrichten 3/11, 31.03.2011
Date of publication: 31 March 2011
Description/subject: Inhalt in Kürze: 1.Fit fürs Asienhaus: Wir suchen noch Läufer! 2.Unterstützung für die beiden Künstler Zaganar und U Kyaw Thu; 3.Erdbeben der Stärke 6,8 erschüttert Burma; 4.Tote nach heftigen Stürmen; 5.Thein Sein als Burmas Präsident vereidigt; 6.Vorerst keine Begnadigung für politische Gefangene; 7.Uneinigkeit über Sanktionspolitik; 8.Weitere Kampfhandlungen zwischen Regierung und ethnischen Minderheiten; 9.Nuklearprogramm in Burma: Deutschland in der Kritik; 10.Erfolgreiche Streiks in burmesischen Fabriken
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Burma-Initiative Asienhaus
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2011
ML > Activism and Advocacy (groups from Burma, solidarity groups, campaigns, publications) > Online publications by Burma solidarity groups > "Burma-Nachrichten" (Burma Initiative Asienhaus)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 21 March 2011
Date of publication: 21 March 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: "Beloved sons of the people" [extract from the address delivered by Sr. Gen. Than Shwe at the parade of 62nd Anniversary Armed Forces Day]...Development infrastructures built in townships adjacent to Nay Pyi Taw - Focus on improvement of socio-economic status of people...CPT Minister visits Yatanarpon Myothit...SSA (Wamhing) group destroys bridges in Mongshu, Hsipaw townships...Myanma Gems Emporium attracts jade merchants...Pathein (Begarat)-Einme railroad section commissioned into service...Minister visits Shwegyin hydropower project site...Fund raising stage show held...Armed groups return to legal fold understanding genuine goodwill of Government...Hole-in-one in Yangon Golf Club (Danyingone)...Welaung Bridge on Yangon-Pyay-Mandalay Road commissioned into service as 263rd facility..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Beef up industrialization"..... ARTICLE: HAILING THE 66TH ANNIVERSARY ARMED FORCES DAY: "Tatmadaw in perpetual service of national interests" Kyaw Min Khaung.....POEM: "Here come patriots".....
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2011
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Title: Construction Minister replies to question about maintaining and upgrading of Mandalay-Shwebo-Myitkyina Union Highway
Date of publication: 17 March 2011
Description/subject: "...At today’s session of Pyithu Hluttaw, U Kyaw Soe Lay of Mohnyin Constituency put a question about the Government’s plans for maintenance and upgrading of Mandalay-Shwebo- Myitkyina Union Highway. He said that residents in Mohnyin and Myitkyina townships have to rely on railways and motorways. Mandalay- Shwebo-Myitkyina motor road, in spite of having provided smooth transport between Mandalay and Myitkyina for a certain period, is now damaged beyond repairs, causing delay in commodity flow and traveling..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2011
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Title: Health Minister responds to U Steven Thabeik's proposal
Date of publication: 17 March 2011
Description/subject: "...At today’s Amyotha Hluttaw session, Minister for Health Dr Kyaw Myint responded to the proposal “to form a board with the participation of experts for adopting the best system for health care service as it is weak” submitted by U Steven Thabeik of Chin State Constituency No.4..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (63K)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2011
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly) - proceedings > Amyotha Hluttaw: First regular session, 2011 - proceedings


Title: Health Minister replies to proposal of U Paul Hlyan Lwin of Chin State Constituency-9
Date of publication: 17 March 2011
Description/subject: "...Minister for Health Dr Kyaw Myint responded to the proposal approved to be discussed ‘to issue Sa Ma to graduated Chin male doctors as soon as possible and assign them to the regions of Chin State which are in need of doctors’ made by U Paul Hlyan Lwin of Chin State Constituency-9 at the Amyotha Hluttaw session today..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2011
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly) - proceedings > Amyotha Hluttaw: First regular session, 2011 - proceedings


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 6 March 2011
Date of publication: 06 March 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Boost production of marine products...Forestry Minister inspects fine wood factories, Wataya Jetty and Log Yard...AUX air conditioners on sale at Housing Exhibition...Dual Tech Training School, wins gold medal in Medal for Excellence 2010-2011...CP Open Tennis Tournament to hail Armed Forces Day...Commander visits local battalions in Sittway Station...Convocation of University for Development of National Races held...What causes HIV/AIDS, talked in Kyaikto...Thuta Pyokhin library building opened..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Ghanaian President...Tasting Thai Foods at Orange...First Global Education Exhibit in Myanmar on 10 March...Myanmar-Malaysia economic meeting on 10 March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost production of marine products"..... ARTICLES: "Good harvests of seasonal crops in Tatkon Township" Byline: Kyaw Thu Win (Myanma Alin); Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."Additional ferry runs for convenience of commuters" Byline Ye Win Hsaung (Kyemon); Photos: Maung Kyin Nar
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2011
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Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion 23/2010
Date of publication: 02 March 2011
Description/subject: Concerning: Mr. Kyaw Zaw Lwin, a.k.a. Nyi Nyi Aung... Communication addressed to the Government on 10 March 2010...Opinion adopted on 2 September 2010... Extract from the Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Addendum: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention A/HRC/16/47/Add.1 of 2 March 2011
Language: English (French and Spanish also available)
Source/publisher: United Nations (A/HRC/16/47/Add.1)
Format/size: pdf (18K)
Alternate URLs: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G11/115/98/PDF/G1111598.pdf?OpenElement
Date of entry/update: 04 October 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 March 2011
Date of publication: 01 March 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe attends ceremony to provide warded patients with aid, crutches...Special Refresher Course No.18 for Faculty Members opens...Shu Ma Nyee Travel & Photography Magazine hits bookshops...Hospitality Management Course at SRHMA in March...Industry-1 Minister addresses course opening ceremony...Shwedaung Township Association (Yangon) to hold general meeting...MSI to organize no-profit education tour...A&I Minister inspects Lawka Nanda River Water Pumping Station...Talks on traffic rules, trafficking in person given...Eight injured in Insein Township blast...4.4 magnitude quake jolts Taungdwingyi...Hlawga Park to run extra hours on Peasants’ Day...Significant night temperatures (28-2-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Myanmar-Austrian Entrepreneurs to meet on 17 March...Ministry of Mines, Russian company agree to measure amount of gold and related minerals deposits..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Prospering west bank of Ayeyawady River"..... ARTICLES: "Crops in abundance in Tatkon Township" Byline: Kyaw Thu Win (Myanma Alin): Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."High socio-economic status of peasantry, fundamental to national economic growth" Kyaw Ye Min
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2011
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Title: CEACR 2010 (81st Session): Individual Observation concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication 2011
Date of publication: March 2011
Description/subject: "...The Committee therefore once again most deeply deplores the serious allegations of murder, arrest, detention, torture and sentencing to many years of imprisonment of trade unionists for the exercise of ordinary trade union activities. The Committee once again strongly urges the Government to provide information on the measures adopted and instructions issued so as to ensure respect for the fundamental civil liberties of trade union members and officers and to take all necessary measures to secure the immediate release of Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win, Myo Min, and all those who have been imprisoned for the exercise of trade union activities and to ensure that no worker is sanctioned for the exercise of such activities, in particular for having contacts with workers’ organizations of his/her own choosing. Furthermore, recalling that the right of workers and employers to freely establish and join organizations of their own choosing cannot exist unless such freedom is established and recognized both in law and in practice, the Committee once again urges the Government to indicate all measures taken, including instructions issued, to ensure the free operation of any form of organization of collective representation of workers, freely chosen by them to defend and promote their economic and social interests, including organizations which operate in exile..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: pdf (135K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs11/CEACR-C87-2010.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2011
ML > International Labour Organisation (ILO) > Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) > CEACR: Observations concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955). > CEACR: Observations concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 - Myanmar (English)


Title: GB 2011 (310th session): 359th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association -- extracts on Myanmar
Date of publication: March 2011
Description/subject: "...109. The Committee takes note of the information provided by the Government. As regards its recommendations of a legislative nature, the Committee recalls that for a number of years it has emphasized the need to both elaborate legislation guaranteeing freedom of association and ensure that existing legislation which impedes freedom of association would not be applied. It also recalls that the persistent failure to take any measures to remedy the legislative situation constitutes a serious and ongoing breach by the Government of its obligations flowing from its voluntary ratification of Convention No. 87. In light of these principles, the Committee welcomes the information provided by the Government that the Parliament will take the necessary measures regarding the repealing of Orders Nos 2/88, 6/88, the Unlawful Association Act and Declaration No. 1/2006...113. The Committee takes note of the information provided by the Government and in particular, once again, the information concerning its intention to draft new legislation in conformity with Convention No. 87. The Committee, however, once again deeply regrets that the Government‟s communications essentially repeat those previously submitted, while failing to provide any new concrete information or present any evidence that it has taken concrete measures in respect of the serious matters presented in this case. It therefore deplores that the Government has failed to implement its recommendations and finds itself obliged to refer to its previous examination of this case and to firmly urge the Government to fully implement as a matter of urgency its previous recommendations. The Committee requests the Government, in particular, to provide specific and detailed information on the situation of Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win and Myo Min. It requests the Government to take all the necessary measures to ensure their immediate release, as well as their access to legal and medical assistance while detained. Finally, the Committee urges the Government to immediately undertake real and concrete steps to ensure full respect for freedom of association in law and in practice..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office (310/8) extracts
Format/size: pdf (153K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011
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Title: CA mars 2011 (310e session): 359e rapport du Comité de la liberté syndicale - extraits sur le Myanmar
Date of publication: March 2011
Description/subject: "...109. Le comité prend note des informations fournies par le gouvernement. S’agissant de ses recommandations de nature législative, le comité rappelle que depuis un certain nombre d’années il a souligné la nécessité d’élaborer une législation garantissant la liberté syndicale et de s’assurer qu’une autre législation ne serait pas appliquée de façon à affaiblir cette garantie. Il rappelle en outre la carence persistante du gouvernement à prendre quelque mesure que ce soit pour remédier à cette situation législative qui constitue un manquement grave et persistant aux obligations qui incombent au gouvernement du fait qu’il a ratifié volontairement la convention no 87. A la lumière de ces principes, le comité se félicite de l’information fournie par le gouvernement selon laquelle le Parlement prendra les mesures nécessaires concernant l’abrogation des ordonnances nos 2/88 et 6/88, de la loi sur les associations illicites et de la déclaration no 1/2006...113. Le comité prend note des informations fournies par le gouvernement et, en particulier, une fois de plus, des informations concernant son intention d’élaborer une nouvelle législation conforme à la convention no 87. Toutefois, le comité regrette profondément encore une fois que le gouvernement se borne essentiellement à reprendre la teneur de ses précédentes communications sans fournir de nouvelles informations concrètes ni présenter aucune preuve qu’il a pris des mesures concrètes pour résoudre les graves problèmes soulevés par le présent cas. Il déplore donc que le gouvernement n’ait pas mis en oeuvre ses recommandations et il se trouve obligé de renvoyer à son précédent examen de ce cas. Il demande instamment et fermement au gouvernement de mettre de toute urgence pleinement en oeuvre ses recommandations précédentes. Le comité prie le gouvernement, en particulier, de fournir des informations précises et détaillées sur la situation de Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win et Myo Min. Il l’invite à prendre toutes les mesures nécessaires pour assurer leur libération immédiate ainsi que leur accès à une aide juridique et médicale pendant leur détention. Enfin, le comité prie instamment le gouvernement de prendre immédiatement des mesures effectives et concrètes pour assurer le plein respect de la liberté syndicale en droit et en pratique."
Language: Français, French
Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (310-8) extraits
Format/size: pdf (163K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011
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Title: CA marzo 2011 (310a reunion): 359.º informe del Comité de Libertad Sindical - extractos sobre el Myanmar
Date of publication: March 2011
Description/subject: "109. El Comité toma nota de la información comunicada por el Gobierno. En lo que se refiere a sus recomendaciones de carácter legislativo, el Comité recuerda que desde hace varios años subraya la necesidad de elaborar una legislación que garantice el ejercicio de la libertad sindical, así como de velar por que no se aplique la legislación vigente que impide ejercer ese derecho. Asimismo, recuerda que el constante incumplimiento del deber de adoptar medidas con el fin de subsanar las deficiencias legislativas constituye una grave y persistente violación de las obligaciones que para el Gobierno se derivan de su ratificación voluntaria del Convenio núm. 87. A la luz de estos principios, el Comité toma nota con agrado de la información proporcionada por el Gobierno según la cual el Parlamento adoptará las medidas necesarias en relación con la derogación de las órdenes núms. 2/88 y 6/88, la Ley sobre las Asociaciones Ilícitas y la declaración núm. 1/2006...113. El Comité toma nota de la información presentada por el Gobierno y, en particular, de la reiteración de su intención de elaborar nuevas leyes en consonancia con el Convenio núm. 87. No obstante, el Comité lamenta profundamente una vez más que en la comunicación del Gobierno se repita en lo esencial la información previamente facilitada y que no se presente ninguna información o evidencia específica de que el Gobierno haya tomado medidas concretas respecto de las graves cuestiones abordadas en este caso. Por consiguiente, el Comité deplora que el Gobierno no haya puesto en práctica sus recomendaciones y se ve en la obligación de remitirse al examen que hizo anteriormente de este caso y a urgir firmemente al Gobierno a que, con carácter urgente, aplique plenamente las recomendaciones previas del Comité. En particular, el Comité pide al Gobierno que presente información específica y detallada acerca de la situación de Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win y Myo Min. El Comité pide al Gobierno que tome todas las medidas necesarias para garantizar la inmediata puesta en libertad de estas personas, así como su acceso a asistencia jurídica y médica mientras estén detenidos. Por último, el Comité pide al Gobierno que tome sin demora medidas reales y concretas para garantizar el pleno respeto del derecho a la libertad sindical de jure y de facto."
Language: Español, Spanish
Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (dec.GB.310/8) - extractos
Format/size: pdf (145K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011
ML > International Labour Organisation (ILO) > Governing Body of the International Labour Office > Consejo de Administracion de la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (Español )


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 February 2011
Date of publication: 24 February 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Mandalay Mayor inspects sanitation tasks...Raffles Hospital to partake in Education, Living & Health Care Exhibition...Man injured in KNU mine attack...Star Resources to open Receptionist & Flight Attendant course...Kenbo Cup Golf Tournament to be held...Talks on traffic rules given to university students...Model Pharma Co., Ltd to take part in Education, Living and Health Care Exhibition...Progress of road constructions inspected...Talks on Recent Climate Changes in Myanmar and Weather Outlook for 2011 on 5 March...Significant night temperatures (23-2-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: MAI launches maiden flight of Yangon-Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)...Victorious Myanmar archers back from First Asian Archery Grand Prix 2011...Want to learn B.A (Hons;) of University of Sunderland?...Religious Affairs Minister receives Korean guests...Industry-2 Minister receives KOICA Country Representative..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Preserve invaluable Myanmar traditional medicine"..... ARTICLES: "International Year of Forests (2011)" San Lwin..."Ayeyawady Bridge (Nyaungdon)— pride of the nation" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 February 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 February 2011
Date of publication: 17 February 2011
Description/subject: CONVENING OF HLUTTAWS: Seventh-day regular session of First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held - Approval sought for number of Union Supreme Court Judges - Person suitable to be appointed as Chief Justice of Union nominated... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Matriculation students to take out identity cards...CPT Minister inspects Nay Pyi Taw Auto-Exchange...True Value to display Geo Informatics Solutions at Software & Solution Exhibition...New Building of Pyinnya Alin Library in Pale Township opens...Workshop on Taking Agricultural Census held in Pale Township...Myanmar Book Centre opens Taw Win Centre Branch...Nanda Thein Zan to give talk at MFF hall...True Value Solution to participate in Software & Solution Exhibition 2011...Contracts signed for purchase of electrical equipment...C-in-C (Navy)’s Shield Table Tennis Championship concludes... FOREIGN RELATIONS: A&I Minister meets UNOPS Resident Representative...Secretary-1 Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo receives Chinese Vice-Minister of Commerce...Significant night temperatures (16-2-2011)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Fight leprosy"..... ARTICLE: "Economic sanctions only a tactic of colonialists to create neo-colony of neo-colonialism" Kyaw Myint Naing
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 February 2011
Date of publication: 11 February 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: "All national races have remained united" [Sr. Gen. Than Shwe]...Rakhine State gaining development momentum in the time of State Peace and Development Council - Colourful Rakhine State...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Bomb blast kills two innocent people, wounds six in Myawady - Officials provide necessary assistance to the injured...270 drug-related cases exposed in January...Libraries in Thanlyin Tsp benefit from donation...State Flag saluting ceremony to be broadcast live..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Iranian President...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sends felicitations to Iranian First Vice President...FM sends felicitations to Iranian counterpart...Malaysia Palm Oil Base Product Seminar & Exhibition held..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Join hands for development of Myanmar’s rural area"..... ARTICLES: HAILING 64TH ANNIVERSARY UNION DAY: Rakhine State gaining development momentum in the time of State Peace and Development Council..."Plot to break up the Union, unacceptable to the people" Kyaw Ye Min.....POEM: "All in harmony and unison".....CARTOON: "The symbol of Union"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 8 February 2011
Date of publication: 08 February 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: "All national races like a stem with one hundred fruits" ["World anthropologists have recognized that of the anthropoid primates excavated around the world, the primate discovered in the Union of Myanmar dates back to the period about 40 million years ago. The Union is home to all the national races, like a stem with one hundred fruits in it. Therefore, the long history of the Union of Myanmar is the same, that of the national races." Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (from the message sent on the occasion of 63rd Anniversary Union Day)]...Kayin State gaining development momentum in the time of State Peace and Development Council - Colourful Kayin State...Coord meeting for boosting agricultural produce held...Dip in BA at MAMT...Commander inspects Kyeinpinse-Zalun Road...Commander looks into progress of new Strand Road...MPPE hold meeting on fuel distribution of private filling stations...JE-2 Proficiency Course opened...Central Bank opens Basic and Advanced Computer Course No.1/2011...iora (Singapore) Women’s wear fashion shop opens...Respect-paying of Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana BEHS No. 2 held...Repaved roads commissioned into service in Kyaikto, Tangyan...Significant night temperatures (7-2-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: U Kyaw Tin accredited to Canada...Ambassador U Thant Kyaw presents credential to President of European Council...Ambassador U Thant Kyaw presents credential to President of European Commission...Hospitality Operation & Service Course at Star Resources...Basic Remote Sensing System course on 19 Feb...UMFCCI, JCCY, JETRO discuss boosting trade..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Magway Region poised to enjoy greater development"..... ARTICLES: HAILING 64TH ANNIVERSARY UNION DAY: "Kayin State gaining development momentum in the time of State Peace and Development Council": Progress of Kayin State; Projects to be implemented for progress of Kayin State..."Panglong Conference to regain independence; Union Spirit to build new developed democratic nation" Maung Nwe Sit.....POEM: "Try hard Myanmars".....CARTOON: "Towards the goal"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 February 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 6 February 2011
Date of publication: 06 February 2011
Description/subject: CONVENING OF HLUTTAWS: "Keep taking regular strides democratically" Kyaw Ye Min [Article]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Preserve national solidarity with Union Spirit [from the message sent by Sr. Gen. Than Shwe on the occasion of 60th Anniversary Union Day]...Flow of local products will be faster among regions and states than ever before - Daungnay Creek Bridge, 255th facility, commissioned...University of Agriculture, Myanma Agriculture Service furnished with teaching aids...Service medals awarded to staff of CPT Ministry...Contracts signed for massive production of limestone, coal, and ionized bauxite...Final rites of Kyakhatwaing Sayadaw on 9 Feb, ashes to be floated down on 10 Feb...Mass production of coal in Kalewa signed...No. 1 BEPS Dagon Myothit (North) honours outstanding teachers, students...Maruart laminate flooring on display in Lifestyles Expo...Kachin State gaining development momentum in the time of State - Colourful Kachin State...Projects to be implemented for progress of Kachin State...Low pressure area over Southwest of Bay..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: UN chief hails election in Myanmar...Chinese leaders congratulate newly elected Myanmar leaders...China congratulates newly-elected Myanmar leaders..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Have an optimistic view of Myanmar’s real situation"..... ARTICLES: HAILING THE 64th ANNIVERSARY UNION DAY: "Keep taking regular strides democratically" Kyaw Ye Min... Peace and Development Council.....POEM: "Unity the only means".....CARTOON: "Ever-lasting of sovereignty"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 February 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 February 2011
Date of publication: 01 February 2011
Description/subject: CONVENING OF HLUTTAWS: First Pyithu Hluttaw regular session commences with cent per cent attendance of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives, Defence Services Personnel Pyithu Hluttaw representatives - Invitation of Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw read for convening Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Meeting...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann extends greetings at first regular Pyithu Hluttaw Session...Thura U Shwe Mann, U Nanda Kyaw Swar elected as Speaker, Dy Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw respectively in accordance with the provisions in the Chapter-V of the Pyithu Hluttaw Bylaws...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint extends greetings at first Amyotha Hluttaw regular session...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint addresses first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw regular session...U Khin Aung Myint elected as Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker, U Mya Nyein elected as Deputy Speaker...Regular sessions of first Region/State Hluttaws opened - Chairpersons, Hluttaw speakers and Deputy Hluttaw speakers elected in respective Region/State Hluttaws - Election processes carried out in line with provisions of Chapters (IV) and (V) of Region/State Hluttaw Bylaws...First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Regular Session held Speaker U Khin Aung Myint addresses the session...First Amyotha Hluttaw regular session commences with cent per cent attendance of Amyotha Hluttaw representatives and Defence Services Personnel Amyotha Hluttaw representatives..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Mr and Ms Myanmar Contest 2011 held...Village development bridge inaugurated in Taikkyi Township...Tube-well, gravel road put into service in Myingyan Township...Old students of Lashio BEHS-2 to pay respects to teachers...Brief on persuasion in economic subjects 11 Feb...Education Road Show to explain preparation for entrance test 11 Feb...18 armed group members exchange arms for peace in September, October, December in 2010..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost production of organic fruit and vegetables"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 January 2011
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Title: 1st session of the Hluttaws, 31 January 2011
Date of publication: 01 February 2011
Description/subject: First Pyithu Hluttaw regular session commences with cent per cent attendance of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives, Defence Services Personnel Pyithu Hluttaw representatives - Invitation of Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw read for convening Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Meeting...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann extends greetings at first regular Pyithu Hluttaw Session...Thura U Shwe Mann, U Nanda Kyaw Swar elected as Speaker, Dy Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw respectively in accordance with the provisions in the Chapter-V of the Pyithu Hluttaw Bylaws...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint extends greetings at first Amyotha Hluttaw regular session...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint addresses first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw regular session...U Khin Aung Myint elected as Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker, U Mya Nyein elected as Deputy Speaker...Regular sessions of first Region/State Hluttaws opened - Chairpersons, Hluttaw speakers and Deputy Hluttaw speakers elected in respective Region/State Hluttaws - Election processes carried out in line with provisions of Chapters (IV) and (V) of Region/State Hluttaw Bylaws...First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Regular Session held Speaker U Khin Aung Myint addresses the session...First Amyotha Hluttaw regular session commences with cent per cent attendance of Amyotha Hluttaw representatives and Defence Services Personnel Amyotha Hluttaw representatives....
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 February 2011
Format/size: pdf (704K)
Date of entry/update: 10 February 2011
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Title: Thura U Shwe Mann, U Nanda Kyaw Swar elected as Speaker, Dy Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw respectively in accordance with the provisions in the Chapter-V of the Pyithu Hluttaw Bylaws
Date of publication: 01 February 2011
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 January 2011
Date of publication: 24 January 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Hydropower projects will be completed in Kachin State one after another - Prime Minister U Thein Sein attends inauguration of Tarpein-1 Hydropower Plant...55th Maha Convocation held for outstanding monks, nuns, laypersons...Good Year brand tyres displayed at Automobile & Autoparts Expo 2011...International Culinary Course at Star Resources...Myanmar TV...Parties, politicians and the people have different opinions, stances and policies, but have to give top priority to national interest in exercising multiparty democracy..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: U Kyaw Myo Htut accredited to Great Britain and Northern Ireland...U Tin Oo Lwin appointed as ambassador to Singapore...U San Myint Oo appointed as ambassador to Pakistan..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Keep school compounds clean"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 January 2011
Date of publication: 19 January 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Objectives of 64th Anniversary Union Day (2011)...EP-1 Ministry signs contracts with private companies for hydropower projects...Meeting on realization of objectives 4 & 5 of the Millennium Development Goals held...Mine blasts injure two in Kayin State...Job training for accountant at Cyber Sky...Energy Minister’s Cup inter-ward/village-tract men’s football tourney concludes...Chinatown Point Center to organize Lunar New Year Special programme on 20 Jan...Nawarat to hold talks on scholarship...WEATHER...Myanmar TV programmes foir 19 January...Slight earthquake hits Phaungpyin Township...Moderate earthquake jolts northern Sumatra...Significant night temperatures (18-1-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: DPRK Ambassador calls on UMFCCI Vice-Presidents...PRC Embassy donates publications, CDs to Ministry of Information...A&I Minister meets ROK guests...CPT Minister tours Yatanarpon Myothit... "PERSPECTIVES": "Keep shaping future of the nation in harness"..... ARTICLE: "Conquest of natural barrier of Yoma mountain range (Koebin-Thagaya Road)" Byline: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 January 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 January 2011
Date of publication: 18 January 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: UEC, Region/State Subcommission secretaries meet...New tarred road opened in Aungmyethazan Township...Coordination meeting of Ministry of Transport held...Outstanding public health staff, volunteers honoured...Hydropower materials available at Shwetaung Group of Companies...Information Minister U Kyaw Hsan attends respect-paying ceremony of MMA (Central)...Ministries meet for production of high-quality cotton and textiles...Talks for sustainable progress of libraries held...Significant night temperatures (17-1-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Sports Minister receives Korean guests...ASEAN FMs call for lifting of Myanmar sanctions...EP-1 Minister meets Chinese guests..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost exportation of marine products"..... ARTICLE: "Sun, inexhaustible source of energy" Article & Photos: Dr Thant Sin (Yangon West University)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 January 2011
Date of publication: 15 January 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: To build modern, developed nation calls for hardworking healthy human resources - Bogale Township People’s Hospital (100-bed) opened...Beside efforts for manufacturing quality machine parts locally, it is necessary to build whole mother industry in the nation - PM visits display of machine parts, spare parts used in steam/gas turbines, power grids...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Cairo tailoring shop launches its branch in Nay Pyi Taw...Minister visits local pearl sales...SSA-S (Wanyein) armed group exchanges arms for peace..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: U Min Lwin accredited to Bangladesh...U Kyaw Zwar Minn accredited to France...EP-1 Minister receives PRC guests...Malaysian PM felicitates Prime Minister U Thein Sein...Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister sends message of felicitations to Minister U Nyan Win...U Khin Maung Tin accredited to Japan...U Tin Oo appointed as Ambassador to PRC...U Tin Yu concurrently appointed as Ambassador to Morocco...Energy Minister visits Myitnge Bridge Project holding China-Myanmar gas pipeline..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work hard for factories and plants to be operated at full capacity"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdfg (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 January 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 January 2011
Date of publication: 03 January 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: "Continue safeguarding the motherland" - The entire people have to bear in mind the historical background of independence struggles forever and will have to continue to safeguard the motherland for ensuring perpetuity of the nation and sovereignty. {Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From message sent on the occasion of 61st Anniversary Independence Day)}...Progress of infrastructures across the nation in the time of the State Peace and Development Council - Education and Health Sector...Outstanding students in Kachin State honoured...Mayor attends opening of road and tube well in Kyauktada Tsp...Sports meets hail 63rd Anniversary Independence Day...Yangon Media Group marks 6th birthday...Special features to hail the 63rd Anniversary Independence Day: Progress of education sector across the nation after 1988; Progress of university of medicine and training schools from 1988 to date; Progress of health sector across the nation after 1988...Construction Minister inspects Pathein- Monywa Road...Equestrian Contest hails 63rd Anniversary Independence Day...Physics graduates of YASU pay respects to faculty members...Slight earthquake hits Yunnan Province...Radio, books donated to village libraries in Dalla Tsp...Independence Day State Flag Hoisting and Saluting Ceremony live on MRTV..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: UMFCCI officials meet Egyptian delegation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Say no to tobacco"..... ARTICLES: For flower of independence to be in full bloom forever HAILING THE 63RD ANNIVERSARY INDEPENDENCE DAY: "Ward off colonialist tricks with patriotism" Kyaw Ye Min.....CARTOON: "What is independence?".....POEM: "A roaring victory"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 January 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 December 2010
Date of publication: 26 December 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Stakes driven for upgrading stadium of YTC (Thuwunna)...Reminder for watercraft...Industry-1 Minister inspects paper mills in Yeni...Sports Minister partakes in December mass walk activities...Passenger vehicles collide, plunge following negligence of drivers...Continuing Professional Development Forum on 29 Dec...7309.93 acres of poppy plantations destroyed in 2010-2011 season...www. yoyarlay.com on radar...Hole-in-one at No (1) Tatmadaw Golf Course...One dead, four injured, one vehicle damaged in two mine blasts...SWRR Minister inspects departmental tasks in Mandalay...Country will be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with world nations if education sector takes responsibility to forge patriotism and Union Spirit among nationals...Sawe Taw expands territory in Nay Pyi Taw...Yangon Region Inter-school Cricket Competitions end...Monsoon paddy harvested in Maubin..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Implementation of Chipwe Hydropower Project in Kachin State launched...Industry-2 Minister receives Executive Director of Sino Truck Import & Export Co Ltd of PRC...Myanmar universities sports team arrives back...Industry-2 Minister receives Korean guests..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Produce proficient physicians and victorious soldiers"..... ARTICLES: Conquest of Bago mountain range Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Moe Myint Hlaing [Photo: "Heavy machinery at work in construction of Minhla-Seinkantlant- Myochaung-Peinzalok (Penwegon) Road"]..."Taking fire preventive measures, key to cut fire outbreaks" Article: Kyaw Zeyar Myint; Photo: Aye Min (Fire Services Department)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 25 December 2010
Date of publication: 25 December 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Build on national reconsolidation that has been achieved, avoid all thoughts and notions that might lead to disintegration of the Union - Proficient physician and victorious soldier need to have full physical and mental attainments and to win battles on battlefield while at the same time serving as medical professionals who add to prestige of Medical Corps [NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec—The following is the full text of the address delivered by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe at the Passing out of Parade of No. 12 Intake of the Defence Services Medical Academy today.]...Diploma in Banking (Part Time) Course No. 2 opens...Truck plunged into ravine in Kalaw Township...New Thiri Mingala Market inaugurated...Hlawga Park extends opening hours on X’mas Day...Vasmol brand cosmetics and hair dye invites sales agents...AUX air-conditioners on sale in X’mas, New Year...Senior General Than Shwe inspects progress of project for extended construction of stadium at Youth Training Centre (Thuwunna)...Senior General Than Shwe, wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing attend graduation dinner of DSMA 12...Father Land sells condo, flats, decoration materials at discount...Achievement already in place can be attributed to strengths in the nation, patriotism, Union Spirit, determination and devotion of the people...Senior General Than Shwe attends Passing out of Parade of DSMA 12..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Model villages indicative of rural progress"..... ARTICLE: "What is requirement for national reconsolidation in Myanmar?" Kyaw Myint Naing
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.46MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 December 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 December 2010
Date of publication: 22 December 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Harmonious cooperation, essential for Myanmar arts to become popular worldwide - Information Minister attends presenting of cash donations for 2nd ceremony to pay respects to old musicians...Hmawby (2) model monsoon paddy harvested in Katha...Minister U Thein Swe inspects dredging along course of Yangon River...Prize presentation ceremony of colour photo contest to mark 63rd Anniversary Independence Day held...New ‘Axe’ ointment to be on display at Yangon Expo 2010...Eye patients get free medical treatment in Thandwe Township...UMFCCI President meets JCCY counterpart...Saya U Wint Kyaw LCCI stipend comes out...Myanmar Akarat transformers available...Meeting on boosting gold mining held...Culture Minister inspects renovation of edifices in Mandalay, Sagaing Regions...Military codes of conduct contest held...Hospitality Management Course to be opened in Jan...Invitation cards for respect-paying ceremony to doyen literati available at MWJA...Football Tournament to mark Independence Day opens in Pobbathiri Township..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Easy access to highlands by train"..... ARTICLE: "Take fire preventive measures" Article & Photo: Aung Hla Sein
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 December 2010
Date of publication: 15 December 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe on inspection tour of Mount Popa region...Rakhine State PDC Chairman’s trophy inter-district men’s open football tourney opens...New models of Nikon DSLR hit local market...Information Minister provides cash and kind for regional development in Pale Township...Ninth respect-paying ceremony of BEHS Thuwunna on 2 Jan...Prizes presented for shooting contest, Mon State men’s open soccer tourney...Industry-2 Minister inspects factories and workshops in Magway Region...Talks on dental health on 19 Dec...49th C-in-C’s Trophy Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament commences..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: SWRR Minister receives Australian Ambassador...2nd Japan Cup Karatedo Championship opened...14th DGICM, 6th AIIF conclude...Workshop on Myanmar-ASEAN Japan human resources held...Transport Minister attends contract-signing ceremony...ASEAN energy workshop commences..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Embrace the tradition of caring for elders"..... ARTICLE: "Taikkyi-Phaunggyi-Bago Road crossing Bago mountain range" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 November 2010
Date of publication: 30 November 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Kaunghmulon Suspension Bridge plays important role in development of Kachin State, especially Putao region - Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of Ministry of Defence unveils stone plaque of Kaunghmulon Suspension Bridge...Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of Ministry of Defence inspects Chiphwenge Hydropower Project...7,784 jade lots sold at Gem Empo...Objectives of the 90th Anniversary National Day...Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of Ministry of Defence visits Putao, Machanbaw townships...Central committee reviews 2010 mid-year Myanma Gems Emporium...Financial Management course on 4 Dec...Hlawga Park to open on National Day..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Forestry Minister attends International Tiger Forum in Russia...Victorious Myanmar Sports contingent arrives back..... "PERSPECTIVES": "For greater development of rail transportation"..... ARTICLES: "Myanmar, the Union established with patriotic spirit" Myint Maung Soe..."Pathein-Monywa Road, facility to improve west banks of Ayeyawady and Chindwin Rivers Ngathainggyaung Creek Bridge lies on Pathein-Monywa Road." Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 November 2010
Date of publication: 28 November 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Venerable members of the Sangha meet at 12th Plenary Meeting of 6th SSMNC...Yangon Command Commander marks World Diabetes Day...MFF PEP Women’s Cup 2010 30 Nov-1 Jan...Mines Minister looks into sales of jade lots...Archaeologists uncover ancient town of Pyu Era...Construction Minister inspects Yangon-Sittway Road (Minbu-An section), Magway (Kanbya)- Myothit-Taungnyo-Nay Pyi Taw...Forum on integrated water resources management on Dec 3...200 helmets donated to Nay Pyi Taw Traffic Rules Enforcement Supervisory Committee...1st Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay-Nay Pyi Taw cycling contest starts...Model paddy fields harvested in Pathein District...Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament continues...Publications donated to libraries..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Special Adviser to UNSG and party arrive in Yangon...ASEAN-China youth representatives observe Yangon...Two gold for Myanmar in Guangzhou Asian Games...Myanmar wraps two golds in Asiad Sepak Takraw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work in concert to develop Myanmar’s film world"..... ARTICLES: "Kutkai-Tamoenye-Tarpa-Tarshwehtan Road being upgraded to asphalt facility" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin..."Nationalistic spirit and National Day" U Maung Maung Gyi (Legal Consultant)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 November 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 November 2010
Date of publication: 15 November 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Pyithu Hluttaw representatives-elect announced - Announcement of names of [4] Pyithu Hluttaw representatives...Amyotha Hluttaw representatives-elect announced - Announcement of names of [5] Amyotha Hluttaw representatives...Region or State Hluttaw representatives-elect announced - Announcement of names of [8] Region or State Hluttaw representatives...Announcement of remaining lists of representatives-elect to be continued...Supplement of ballot counts for each Hluttaw candidate [The 32-page supplements carrying ballot counts for each Hluttaw candidate are attached in this daily issued today]...... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe attends opening of Super Seven Stars (SSS) Automobile Factory...MCPAA to hold educative talks...Commander inspects construction sites, monsoon paddy field, road work in Mandalay...Mayor oversees upgrading of roads in South Okkalapa Tsp...KNU attacks Kyaikdon Sub-Township, leaving four injured...Health care services for people inspected in Dagon Myothit (East) Tsp...World Diabetes Day observed...Nay Thway Oo secures second, Kyaw Oo third in Billiards event of XVI Asian Games.....FOREIGN RELATIONS: U Tin Yu presents credentials to President of Sudan..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Take part in urban sanitation tasks"..... ARTICLE: "2010 Mid-year Myanma Gems Emporium, first time in Nay Pyi Taw, making convenience of foreign merchants" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Ko Htwe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2010
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Title: Expecting the Worst, Hoping for Something
Date of publication: November 2010
Description/subject: "Burma’s controversial election, its first in 20 years, is only days away. Most of the country’s pro-democracy groups say the election is “undemocratic and unnecessary.” The 37 political parties that have chosen to contest the polls say the election is “the only political alternative.” And many Burmese people say they are “not interested because it won’t bring about any real change.” As for The Irrawaddy, we see that the election will be held while pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest, more than 2,100 political prisoners remain in prison and some ethnic parties have been excluded from competing in the polls..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 11
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 October 2010
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Title: Accountability Matters in Emergencies - Listening to children and responding to their feedback during Save the Children’s humanitarian response in Myanmar (Burma)
Date of publication: November 2010
Description/subject: "This case study was written to share our experience of setting up information centres in Myanmar (Burma) after Cyclone Nargis struck in May 2008. We wanted to capture the lessons learned, and share practical suggestions with other programme staff and practitioners. Here, we describe what we did, how we did it, and some of the key considerations involved. We also describe what we achieved, and the lessons we learned through our accountability self-assessment. We piloted a number of approaches to making our emergency response more accountable and, ultimately, more effective. First, we set up information centres linked to food distribution points. Then, we set up an information centre that worked closely with peer educators, who used creative ways of promoting children’s participation and finding out their views. Based on our experience with these two pilots, we developed a ‘general information centre’ model. The idea was that children and adults in a given village (whether individuals or representatives from other organisations) could give us feedback about any of our activities, across all sectors: education, child protection, health, nutrition, livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. We also developed a clear procedure for handling complaints from project beneficiaries. We hope this case study answers some of the key questions about how we become a more accountable organisation. We also hope it inspires others to find the best ways of improving their accountability to children and their communities, whatever the context..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Ko Thet, Ei Ei Khin and Ei Thant Khing
Language: English
Source/publisher: Save the Children
Format/size: pdf (456K)
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 31 October 2010
Date of publication: 31 October 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Multi-party democracy general election...Instructions to be followed in voting process...Notable points to avert having votes cancelled [these 2 items have appeared in NLM since 27 October]..."Although having different choices, let’s vote for the common goal" Kyaw Myo Naung [Article]... "Cast your votes to shape a democracy" ["Perspectives"]..."To the polling station" Yenatha Maung Kyaw Nyunt (Trns)[Poem]..."Join hands firmly. The goal is in sight. Multi-party democracy. Peaceful, modern and developed democratic nation. It is time all united" Lin Myat [Cartoon]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Hla Min of Ministry of Defence renders assistance to storm-hit areas...Sports Minister hands over State Flag to sports contingent participating in 16th Asian Games...Donation ceremony for cyclone victims held...Promotion Computer Training Centre shares computer knowledge...Fire engines, ambulances donated to FSD...FIFA Grassroots Coaching Course commences...Relief and rehabilitation work carried out in Myebon...AKP to start new hotel and tourism classes on 1 Nov..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Cast your votes to shape a democracy"..... ARTICLES: "Progress of ICT sector contributes to change of lifestyle in Myanmar society" Article: Zaw Moe Thauk..."Pyawbwe-Ywamon-Natmauk-Kanbya-Magway Road" Byline & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu).....POEM: "To the polling station" Yenatha Maung Kyaw Nyunt (Trns) .....CARTOON: "Join hands firmly. The goal is in sight. Multi-party democracy. Peaceful, modern and developed democratic nation. It is time all united" Lin Myat
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 October 2010
Date of publication: 27 October 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: "Choose a representative capable of serving public interest by yourself" ["Perspectives"] ..."Inaugurate the new democratic state with correct voting" Kyaw Min Lu (Shwepyitha)[Article]..."Assess, decide and choose" [Cartoon]..."Be proud to vote" Aung Khant Min (Trns) [Poem]...Instructions to be followed in voting process...Notable points to avert having votes cancelled...UEC Chairman meets subcommissions in Nay Pyi Taw District..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Smooth transport will contribute to convenience in traveling from one place to another along with improvement in social, economic, education and health sectors - Better relations between one region and another due to smooth transport will further cement friendly ties between national races and help expand the horizons of local people...Relief supplies provided to storm victims in Myebon Tsp...Journalist U Thein Tan Library opened in Maubin Tsp...Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut of Ministry of Defence inspects regional development tasks...YGN Mayor attends road inauguration...Fire preventive measures inspected...Attempted bomb attacks exposed due to public cooperation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Choose a representative capable of serving public interest by yourself"..... ARTICLES: "Inaugurate the new democratic state with correct voting" Kyaw Min Lu (Shwepyitha)..."Road and bridge networks across the nation" Arkar Hein.....CARTOON: "Assess, decide and choose" ..... POEM: "Be proud to vote" Aung Khant Min (Trns)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 October 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 21 October 2010
Date of publication: 21 October 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: "Let’s vote to choose reliable public representatives" ["Perspectives"]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Hla Min of Ministry of Defence inspects Pyay-Paukkhaung-Toungoo Road...Chinese guests call on A & I Minister...Transport Minister visits MPA and IWT in Sittway...UMFCCI attends 7th China-ASEAN Expo 2010...Minister meets staff of Settlement and Land Records Dept...Commander tours Kengtung Station...Deputy Transport Minister meets Thai guests...Book on World Shipping in circulation...Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe of Ministry of Defence attends prize-giving ceremony of Latha Township BEHS No-2, tours Yangon North District...Shine Khant introduces Golden Rose & Classic Products...Polar Brand groundnut oil on market...How to enrol at MDIS in S’pore...Want to learn ACCA and CAT in Singapore?...First World Statistics Day observed...Low pressure area likely to intensify into moderate storm... Hlawgar Park to be kept open on Fullmoon Day, first Waning of Thadingyut..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s vote to choose reliable public representatives"..... ARTICLES: "Pathein-Ngapudaw Road to complete road network in Ayeyawady Region" Byline: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin..."Yazagyo Dam, prospect for development of Myittha Basin" Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 October 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 October 2010
Date of publication: 12 October 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Casting vote demonstration in Bawlake Township...Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State (UDPKS) presents its policy, stance and work programmes...Kayin State Democracy and Development Party-KSDDP presents its policy, stance and work programmes..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to King of Spain...Senior General Than Shwe receives Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva...Maj-Gen Myint Soe inspects Ayeyawady Bridge (Sinkhan) construction project...Foreign Minister felicitates Spanish counterpart...Industry-1 Minister visits factories in Kyaukse...Traffic rules clarified in Pobbathiri Tsp...Thai Prime Minister Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva tours Nay Pyi Taw...Thai goodwill delegation led by Prime Minister Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva leaves Yangon...PM U Thein Sein, Thai PM Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva hold talks on strengthening bilateral friendship...Prime Minister U Thein Sein hosts luncheon in honour of Thai goodwill delegation led by Prime Minister Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva...U Thant Kyaw presents credentials to Belgian King...Upgrading of Pathein-Monywa Road in progress...Prime Minister U Thein Sein felicitates Spanish counterpart...Prime Minister U Thein Sein welcomes Thai counterpart..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Smooth transport: centre stage of regional development"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 October 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 October 2010
Date of publication: 03 October 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics presents its policy, stance and work programmes...National Political Alliance presents its policy, stance and work programmes..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to German President...Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Korean President...Prime Minister sends felicitations to German Chancellor...Prime Minister attends opening of new building of Central Bank of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw...MPF observes 46th anniversary...Foreign Minister felicitates German counterpart...Myanmar selected junior volleyball team arrives back home...Sale promotion of Falcon engine oil launched...Essentials and Practical Engineering Course 11-29 Oct...Kayah State Chairman oversees regional development tasks...Dy PBANRDA Minister inspects regional development tasks...F&R Minister tours Zabuthiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw District...Talks hail World Rabies Day...MPA issues high tide warning...Durability of village library discussed in Pauktaw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend fish and prawn exports"..... ARTICLE: "Let’s go to Mawtinsun Pagoda" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2010
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Title: Home Stretch
Date of publication: October 2010
Description/subject: Many Burmese working in Thailand’s rubber industry extend their stay indefinitely, as dreams of returning home with substantial savings prove elusive... "With rubber plantations covering nearly four percent of its total land area, Thailand is the world’s largest producer and exporter of rubber. But achieving an output of more than three million tons of rubber each year takes more than just vast expanses of land. It also requires a huge workforce, and in Thailand, this comes largely courtesy of neighboring Burma. Nobody knows exactly how many Burmese work in Thailand’s rubber plantations, but it is generally acknowledged that the industry couldn’t survive without them. Tapping the trees and harvesting the latex to make sheets of raw rubber is labor-intensive work, demanding full attention both night and day. It’s not a job that appeals to many Thais, but Burma’s crippled economy means that Thailand’s rubber plantations have no shortage of ready and willing workers..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Thein Kha
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 10
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2012
ML > Migration > Migration from Burma > Migrant Workers from Burma > Agricultural workers


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 September 2010
Date of publication: 28 September 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Kayan National Party presents its policy, stance and work programmes...Rakhine State National Unity Party, Myanmar presents its policy, stance and work programmes...Kayah State Election Subcommission Secretary visits polling station construction site in Loikaw...Multiplier electoral courses conducted in Singu Township..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe, wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing to pay a State visit to LPDR...For national development, government building economic, transport, education and health infrastructures in all places, whether hilly regions or plains...Maj-Gen Thet Naing Win on inspection tour of Myeik...Religious Affairs Minister meets Korean dean...“You can be an Entrepreneur” on 2 Oct...Dy Health Minister visits hospitals in Innma and Shwedaung Townships...EP-1 Minister visits Yeywa Hydropower Project...MRTV-4 coverage reaches Taunggyi..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Teachers responsible for guiding the youth"..... ARTICLES: "Technological University (Yatanarpon Cyber City) to produce skilled technicians" Kyaw Ye Min..."Tapain Hydropower Project taking shape" Byline: Reporter Tun Zaw (Sangyoung), Photos: Reporter Myint Aung (Ahlon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 September 2010
Date of publication: 27 September 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Pa-O National Organization (PNO) presents its policy, stance and work programmes...Democratic Party (Myanmar) presents its policy, stance and work programmes...Electoral course conducted in Kawa Tsp..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Secretary-1 looks into Four political objectives development of Yangon Port, construction of New Strand Road...Government accepts basic education teachers as social architects shaping nation’s future - Special Refresher Course No. 38 for Basic Education Teachers concludes at CICS (Upper Myanmar)...Konica Chaw Su Thadingyut sales...Progress of main power stations in Theinzayat, Mawlamyine inspected...Myanmar golf teams leave for Malaysia...SWRR Minister receives Saudi Arabian Ambassador...Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut supervises tasks for development of Kengtung...ISO 9001:2008, HACCP Certificates given to companies...Publications donated for rural libraries in Meiktila Tsp...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (26-9-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Preventable is food poisoning"..... ARTICLES: "Yatanarpon Silicon Town distributing IT and products" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Emergence of fifth white elephant, sign of prosperous future" Myat Phone Lu
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 September 2010
Date of publication: 19 September 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: "Let’s harmoniously shape future of the new nation" Myat Phone Lu ["...Anti-government groups used to incite the people to cast ‘no’ vote in the national referendum for the State constitution by shouting slogans ‘voteno, no-vote’. However, the majority of the people did cast ‘yes’ vote of their own accord. Those antigovernment groups had the right to vote against the constitution. It was clear that when the public decision came out, the people no way accepted the instigation of the anti-government groups..."] OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Hla Min inspects construction of railroad sections in Maubin District...Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe attends opening of Junction Center (Maw Tin) and Junction Cineplex...Energy Minister inspects installation of Myitnge River crossing pipeline...Book titled ‘Achieving success’ comes out...City Mart Supermarket Shwe MyaYar branch, Shwe MyaYar Center reopened...South-East Asia Archery Championship kicks off...Brightex Wood Coating Paints displayed at Yangon Lifestyle Furniture Fair...Talk for development of library... "PERSPECTIVES": "Rural people benefiting from construction of inter-village roads"..... ARTICLES: "Thriving teak plantations cover Thabeikkyin Township" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Let’s harmoniously shape future of the new nation" Myat Phone Lu ["...Anti-government groups used to incite the people to cast ‘no’ vote in the national referendum for the State constitution by shouting slogans ‘voteno, no-vote’. However, the majority of the people did cast ‘yes’ vote of their own accord. Those antigovernment groups had the right to vote against the constitution. It was clear that when the public decision came out, the people no way accepted the instigation of the anti-government groups..."]..."A trip to Mawlamyine, capital of Mon State" Byline: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon); Photos: Lay Nwe (Mingaladon
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (863K)
Date of entry/update: 19 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 September 2010
Date of publication: 18 September 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: "I am worried" A Law Analyst ["...Political parties will play a major role in shaping the nation into a democratic one. It is, therefore, obligatory for political parties to put in the fore “Non-disintegration of the Union, Non-disintegration of national solidarity, and Perpetuation of sovereignty”, to remain loyal to the nation, and to exercise the multiparty democracy system..."]...Union Election Commission issues Directive No. 3/2010 ["...According to the Directive, Hluttaw candidates who will stand for the general elections of the respective Hluttaws to be held in 2010 will have to bear their cost for running for elections in accord with the provisions of the Chapter XIII of the respective election rules. Hence, they will have to systematically compile an account on the expenditure in accord with the law and submit it to the sub-commission concerned within 60 days the Region or State sub-commission announces the names of the elected Hluttaw representatives..."]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Prime Minister U Thein Sein receives Secretariat Member of CPC Central Committee of PRC and Deputy Secretary of CPC Central Commission of Discipline Inspection...Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe of Ministry of Defence attends opening of Chaungwainglay Bridge in Seikkyi Khanaungto Township...Gramophone and gramophone records donated to Culture Ministry...New designs of Chaw Su Bridal Corner...Sun Shine opens salerooms in Yangon, Mandalay...Prime Minister U Thein Sein receives Chinese Ambassador...13th book donation ceremony to schools in border areas held...Traditional Medicine Department issues warning...e-Government applied computer course concludes...244 drug-related cases exposed in August...SPDC member U Tin Aye meets Secretariat Member of CPC Central Committee of PRC and Deputy Secretary of CPC Central Commission of Discipline Inspection..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Grow tea to increase income"..... ARTICLES: "Pyinsa-Kabyu Road benefiting local residents" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."I am worried" A Law Analyst ["...Political parties will play a major role in shaping the nation into a democratic one. It is, therefore, obligatory for political parties to put in the fore “Non-disintegration of the Union, Non-disintegration of national solidarity, and Perpetuation of sovereignty”, to remain loyal to the nation, and to exercise the multiparty democracy system..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 10 September 2010
Date of publication: 10 September 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: "Let’s vote to choose reliable representatives" Maung Motion ["...If a citizen, despite having the voting right, does not participate in elections, such a person may be deemed to be an irresponsible opportunist. I do not think such persons deserve democracy..."]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Myint Soe of Ministry of Defence oversees river water pumping project, regional development tasks...Int’l Literacy Day observed in Yangon...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Practical demonstration on Wireless Router Configuration EnGenius 12 Sept...UMFCCI official meets Philippine guest...Concordia to conduct land survey, GPS & Google Earth Software course...Fire Services Department demonstrates rescue task in Mayangon...Myanmar Sports Meet for the Disabled commences...MCPA to hold symposium and workshop on 13, 14 Sept...Talks on geosciences on 11 Sept...Commander inspects upgrading of Minbu-An road...Commander looks into regional development tasks in Mawlamyine District...EP-2 opens basic course on storage of materials...Drunken brawl grows into gunfire in Bago...Want to learn engineering and design?...Gusto to open graphic design course...1st Myanmar-Korea ICT Products & Solutions Exhibition 2010 kicks off...Talks on anti-human trafficking held in Haka..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Gear up literacy campaign"..... ARTICLES: "Ayeyawady Bridge (Yadanabon) reflecting national development" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Let’s vote to choose reliable representatives" Maung Motion ["...If a citizen, despite having the voting right, does not participate in elections, such a person may be deemed to be an irresponsible opportunist. I do not think such persons deserve democracy..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 4 September 2010
Date of publication: 04 September 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Electoral process course conducted in Haka Township...Shan State, Pa-O Self-Administered Zone subcommissions meet..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe, wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing to pay State visit to PRC...Advanced Insulator Factory (Chauk) opens in Chauk Township...People’s Utility & Electronics Exhibition-2010 opened...Pyu settlement and cultural development discussed...Introduction and Implementation of Bar Code for Business Efficiency course conducted...Corrigendum...A&I Minister receives LIFT, NEDO guests...H&T Minister meets hotel managers...Archer brand casual wears on sales...Nay Pyi Taw BEHS No. 14 gets new school building...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (3-9-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost production of goods meeting market demands"..... ARTICLES: "U Pein Bridge, historic heritage of Mandalay" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe: Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Valuable motor road bridging east and west regions of Myanmar" Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 September 2010
Date of publication: 01 September 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Libyan Leader...As Ayeyawady Delta an open plain, cyclone shelters built in coastal areas as top priority to save lives with least damages and injuries in case of natural disasters - Those who built cyclone shelters under arrangements of Natural Disaster Preparedness Central Committee honoured...Health Minister receives Japanese Ambassador...FM felicitates Libyan counterpart...Supreme Court (Yangon) honours outstanding staff...EMP imports Boneal embrocation from China...Floods hit townships in Shan and Mon States...MPF Chief receives Vietnamese guests...Four human traffickers arrested in Lashio...Report on human rights in Myanmar to be submitted in Oct...Torrential rain causes floods in Bago, DaikU, Minbu (Saku)...Bago River rises to 924 cm..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Roads, bridges cement friendship among national brethren"..... ARTICLE: "PyinOoLwin-Mogok Road Project" Byline: Ko Thitsar ; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 September 2010
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Title: Masters of the Sea
Date of publication: September 2010
Description/subject: Thailand is one of the world’s major fish-exporting countries, but it is Burmese fishermen who keep the industry alive... "Aung Than is no ordinary fisherman. At 33, he is already a veteran of the seas. His years of hard work and commitment to his job have earned him the position of “yay shuu,” or master, of the Thai-owned vessel on which he and his fellow Burmese crew members make their living in the Andaman Sea. As the most experienced and highly qualified member of his ship’s crew, he earns 10,000 baht (US $310) a month—about three times the basic salary of a Burmese fisherman working in Thailand, and 10 times what he would make in his native Burma. Thailand’s fishing industry is kept afloat by a massive influx of migrant labor from neighboring Burma. Both on the ships and in the fish-processing plants, Burmese make up the majority of workers, doing jobs shunned by Thais. Fishermen are in especially high demand, working long hours for low wages, often risking life and limb to keep consumers around the world supplied with seafood..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Thein Kha
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 9
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 August 2010
Date of publication: 30 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Electoral process demonstrated in Loikaw..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Thayu (Pepadon) Suspension Bridge put Four political objectives into service in An Township...A&I Minister meets agricultural diploma holders...CPT Minister visits Yatanarpon Teleport...Trails for university/ degree college/ education college tentatively-selected swimmers held...Development tasks geared up in Shan State (North)...A&I Minister receives former member of Japanese House of Councillors...Talks on nursing knowledge held in Mandalay...Minister inspects construction of Technology and Research Building of Fire Brigade...Industry-1 Minister meets weaving entrepreneurs in Wundwin...Water level at Bago..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Promote own literature and culture"..... ARTICLES: "Yatanarpon Myothit Housing Project moving into high gear" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Technical Training School (Pakokku) to produce skilled workers" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Ko Htwe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (513K)
Date of entry/update: 30 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 August 2010
Date of publication: 27 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Notification No. 96/2010 of the Union Election Commission: "Weekends included for submission of Hluttaw candidates"...Political parties submit lists of party members to UEC [The "Wa" Democratic Party; the Peace and Diversity Party; the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP)]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Commander attends rainy season tree planting ceremony...Construction Minister attends BOT contract signing ceremony...Programming courses for software developer to be opened...Nantkyan Dam inaugurated in Shan State (North)...EP-1 Minister receives Bangladeshi guests...Education Minister inspects universities/degree colleges/BEHSs in Sagaing Region...Lucky Bird to organize monsoon special sales...Wundwin, Mahlaing and Natogyi townships flooded...Knowledge on traffic rules disseminated..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Produce quality paddy strains"..... ARTICLES: "Natkar Dam in Pyawbwe Township to create better livelihoods" Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)..."Special projects will bring present and future outcomes" Kyaw Myo Naung (continued from yesterday)..."Pyay-Taungup Road to emerge as all-weather facility" Reporter Singu Soe Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 August 2010
Date of publication: 26 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Political parties submit lists of party members to UEC [Union Democratic Party]..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Local people happy with formation of border guard forces for life security, higher living standard - Border Guard Force formed in Kyaikdon, Kya-in Seikkyi Township, Kayin State...Committee for Prevention against Recruitment of Minors for Military Service meets...Contract signed for Heavy Diesel Engine Manufacturing Factory Project...BCB Centre to conduct Confidence-Building Program on 6 Sept...Topcon products to be introduced on 30 August...MGS’s academic talks on 4 Sept...Copyright talks on 28 Aug...Bagan International Theravada Buddhist Research Dhammathabin Zabudipa Beikman opens...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (25-8-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build powerful national strength"..... ARTICLES: "Special projects will bring present and future outcomes" Kyaw Myo Naung ["...The Tatmadaw government is making strenuous efforts in implementing the short- and long-term plans, undertaking social and economic development of border regions by establishing the Ministry for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs and constructing infrastructures. Now, remarkable progress can be seen in all aspects..."]..."Khabaung Dam contributes to growing summer paddy and other crops" Article: Ko Tin Hlaing (Meiktila) ; Photos : Ko Thant Zin (Meiktila)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 20 August 2010
Date of publication: 20 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Kayin State Democracy and Development Party granted permission to register as political party...Application for registration as political parties scrutinized, passed [Kayin State Democracy and Development Party]...Political parties submit lists of party members to UEC [Kayin State Democracy and Development Party]...Secretary of Kayah State Election Subcommission meets township/ward/village subcommissions..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: School Health Week Activities held in Kachin State...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Construction Minister receives Indian Ambassador, IWAI Project Coordinator...Mandalay Circular Road being upgraded...SWRR Minister receives UK Ambassador...New Mobile phone accessories in Life Style & Car Expo 2010...Talks on New Perspectives on Tuberculosis on 28 August...Indian, UK ambassadors call on Health Minister...D-G leaves for the PRC to attend GMS-BF...Flood warning..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Look forward to perpetual peace for serving national interests"..... ARTICLES: "Yintaw Tank under maintenance for agriculture purpose in Pyawbwe" Article & Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Town Hall, glory of Bogale Township" Article: Yan Gyi Aung ; Photo: Kyaw Zeya
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 August 2010
Date of publication: 16 August 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Eastern part of Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana to be covered with tea shrub...Activities of Nutrition Weeks launched in Bago Division...Budget Dept polishes staff’s skills...Deputy Health Minister meets faculty members of University of Pharmacy...New showroom of Crown Electronics opens...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (15-8-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Entrepreneurs to be party to meat, fish sector"..... ARTICLES: "Mezali suspension bridge contributes to better transport" Article & Photos : Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Union of Myanmar, source of gems" Aung Min Min (Nay Pyi Taw)..."Handphones now commonly seen in farmers’ hands" Article: Mohnyin Kyaw Soe Lay; Photos: Maung Sein Win (Mohnyin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 August 2010
Date of publication: 11 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Kayah State Sub-commission Secretary inspects ward sub-commission offices in Loikaw..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Regional development tasks in Mandalay, Sagaing Divisions gaining momentum...PBANRDA Ministry organizes cash donation ceremony for rural water supply...Transport Minister inspects jetties in Yangon for swift commodity flow...Religious Affairs Minister receives Indonesian Ambassador...Contour maps available in Germin GPS, computer of Concordia Int’l Co., Ltd...Computer Networking with Windows 7 on 14 Aug...Health Minister receives Indonesian Ambassador, Resident Representatives...Reproductive Health Care Course No. 2/2010 opens...Khind, Mistral electrics on display in Yangon Expo 2010...Moderate quake jolts outside Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Keep Inlay Lake green and pleasant"..... ARTICLE: "Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Dam nearing completion to irrigate over 90,000 acres of farmlands, generate 74 megawatts" Article: Kyaw Sein Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 August 2010
Date of publication: 03 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State (UDPKS) granted permission to register as political party...Applications for registration of political party scrutinized, passed [UDPKS]...Restore stability and peace in elections for democracy A Law Analyst..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: MMCWA marks World Breastfeeding Week, Nutrition Week 2010...DPRK Foreign Minister and party conclude visit...Industry-2 Minister visits Tyre and Rubber Product Factories in Thaton, Bilin...Myanmar-Vietnam business meeting on 11 Aug...Member of MWEA leaves for Malaysia to attend Women As Global Entrepreneurs course...Education Ministry to launch School Health Week...Commander attends workshop on giving educative talks on traffic rules...Kaung Kyaw Say Co wins ASEAN Energy Award 2010...Progress of Locomotive Factory (Nay Pyi Taw), Nay Pyi Taw Railway Station inspected..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Youth: The strength of the nation"..... ARTICLE: "Glorious days in Ayeyawady Division" Byline: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA); Photos: Tha Nyan (MNA) & Win Maung Maung
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 July 2010
Date of publication: 29 July 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Political parties submit lists of party members [Kokang Democracy and Unity Party]..."Year 2010 elections and responsibilities of citizens" Kyaw Myint Naing ["...Every citizen in favour of peace and democracy is responsible for casting votes in the elections without fail because successful completion of 2010 elections is necessary for maintaining alreadyachieved State stability and peace, national reconsolidation, and economic growth..."]...... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Commander inspects regional developments of An, Myebon, Minbya Townships...A&I Minister receives IFAD Country Manager...Heat Exchange Paint at Housing and Living 2010...Talk on 31 July at MFF...Kayanwa Village in Twantay Township gets library..... "PERSPECTIVES":"Serve national interest with sense of duty"..... ARTICLE: "Positive signs in health sector" Byline: Zaw Win (Kyemon), Photos: Myanma Alin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 July 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 July 2010
Date of publication: 24 July 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Applications for registration of political party submitted [Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State]...Public Announcement for Remonstration [Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State (UDPKS)]...Kayah State subcommission Chairman visits Dimawhso Township..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Commander Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe visits 100-ton rice mill...Workshop on ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan held...Executive members of MGEA meet...Information Minister meets personnel of IPRDs, TV re-transmission stations, MMPE...New building added to Buthigyin Village Primary School...Nay Pyi Taw Inter-Ministry Football Tournament goes on...Certified Advanced Survey course to be opened...Talks on traffic rules held in Nay Pyi Taw...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (23-7-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "New roads and bridges for better transport in Ayeyawady Division"..... ARTICLE: "Aviation, waterway transport serving future interests of State, people" Article: Ko Thitsar: Photos: Myanma Alin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 July 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 5 July 2010
Date of publication: 05 July 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: UEC Chairman meets members of district/township/ward village-tract election sub-commissions of Shan State (North)..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Tanai, Phakant townships on track of development...Lt-Gen Khin Zaw attends in tree planting ceremony in Kawthoung Township...Paper reading session on archaeological evidences held...Housing & Living 2010 24-27 July...Culture Ministry gifts for Mother Earth...Computer Journal July issue in circulation...MPF holds coordination meeting...F&R Ministry honours outstanding students...Noteworthy amount of rainfall 4-7-2010..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Preserve fine traditions of women"..... ARTICLES: "Chaungmange Dam in Nay Pyi Taw Lewe township contributes to regional development" Byline: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Pre-monsoon paddy strain beneficial to farmers of Pantanaw Township" Article & Photos: Tin Win Lay (Kyimyindine)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 July 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 4 July 2010
Date of publication: 04 July 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: UEC member oversees tasks for holding elections in Ayeyawady Div..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sees off SPDC Secretary-1 on his departure for PRC...Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects regional development tasks in Kachin State...Sports Minister holds discussions on promotion of sports in Myanmar...International Day of Cooperatives observed...Formation of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation based on seven lofty objectives designed for life security and development of women - Myanmar Women's Day (2010) marked...Roads and bridges built as networks in States and Divisions for smooth and speedy flow of trade - Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana-Pinlaung (Kintha-Koegway section) commissioned into service...Noteworthy amount of rainfall 3-7-2010..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Try to exceed monsoon paddy cultivation target"..... ARTICLES: "Khabaung Diversion Weir in Bago Division helps improve agricultural sector" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 July 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 7 June 2010
Date of publication: 07 June 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Faculty members urged to participate in respective sectors for success of seven-step Road Map as bounden duty in building a peaceful, modern and developed nation...Commander attends opening ceremony of sports competition of TREC in Nay Pyi Taw...Appointment of Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia agreed on...Taninthayi Div observes School Enrolment Day...Foremost powdered milk for bright future of babies...Yangon Division Supervisory Committee for ensuring secure and smooth transport meets...Sports trainings opened...Sibin Tha Yar Yay Bank Ltd holds AGM...Transport Minister visits Ahlon Dockyard...Hsipaw Bridge in progress...Education Minister visits universities, colleges in Yangon...Work coordination meeting held at Ministry of Religious Affairs...Winners at 104th Anniversary of YMBA awarded... "PERSPECTIVES": "Maintain development infrastructures in border areas"..... ARTICLES: "Dams and sluice gates benefitting local farmers in Thaton District" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Harm and danger" Kathika Monk ["...Merits that can devastate demerits of sin that harm life of a person comprise six merits performed by Kingt Vasabha and two merits performed for Ayuvaddana along with paying respects to the Buddha; offering water, flowers, alms food and lights to the Buddha; having firm belief in the Three Gems; observing the Five Precepts; praying for well-being of others; offering meals to members of the Sangha who are going round for alms food; taking Sabbath; and contemplating morality...]..."Lashio Township to see higher yield in latex production" Byline & Photo; Ramanya Thway Mon
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 5 June 2010
Date of publication: 05 June 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Applications for registration of political party scrutinized, passed [Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party, National Democratic Party for Development]...Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party granted permission to register as political party...National Democratic Party for Development granted permission to register as political party..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Development process in Bago and Ayeyawady Divisions under close supervision...Only when peace and stability prevail will the nation develop If the nation is peaceful and tranquil, success will be achieved in the democratization process - Security members carrying out their tasks day in and day out for prevalence of peace and stability in the entire nation..."Many species. One Planet. One Future."...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Naing Group's sales promotion programme...Press conference on murder and robbery in Dayallu Village, Kungyangon Township, capture of unlicensed vehicle, arms and ammunition in Shwegyin held...Development Affairs Committees hold coord meeting...Religious Affairs Minister visits farmland of MWVO..... "PERSPECTIVES": "China-Myanmar relations open new page"..... ARTICLE: "Plan to lay pipelines for shaping new golden nation" Byline: Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 May 2010
Date of publication: 27 May 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Shan Nationalities Democratic Party granted permission to register as political party...United Democratic Party granted permission to register as political party...The 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) granted permission to register as political party...UEC member meets Mawlamyine district/township subcommissions...Applications for registration of political party passed, scrutinized [(1) Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (2) United Democratic Party (3) The 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) (4) The Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics]...The Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics granted permission to register as political party...Earthquake report..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Trainees of Sports Ministry selected...Director-General inspects school enrollment activities...Laminated Happy books available...Effective communication through visual implementation...Forestry Minister meets Thai guests...Roads under construction with B.O.T system...Three to face action in Mingala Market fire...Explosives found under rails..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Sign of greater development over border areas"..... ARTICLES: "Pathein-Thalatkhwa- Mawtinsun Road" Byline: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Kyaw Moe Lwin (Kayan)..."We are not too late" [dangers of smoking and passive smoking]..."Kindah dam: the booster for socioeconomic status of local people" Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 May 2010
Date of publication: 23 May 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: UEC member meets members of Shan State/District Election Subcommissions.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Construction of school building in Aungnancho Station of eastern Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana, bridge inspected...Prizes awarded in Myanmar Double Strong Sepak Takraw Champion...Packaging, one of the marketing tools to gain market share...Financial Skills Refresher Course concludes...Myanmar journalists leave for India on study tour...LENOVO 2010 IT Exhibition on 26 May...Crown Education to organize Education Road Show...Myanmar International Freight Forwarders' Association holds AGM...About transfer of technology at UMFCCI on 26 May...Weather Report..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards eternal peace"..... . ARTICLES: "A shot in the arm for Hlaingbwe peasants" Byline: Kyaw Sein Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Let's seek best friends at libraries" Article: Myint Wai Hlaing; Photos: Ye Thura Aung (NyaungU District IPRD)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 May 2010
Date of publication: 22 May 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Kayin Peoples Party granted permission to register as political party..."Wa" National Unity Party granted permission to register as political party...UEC member meets members of Mon State / District Election Subcommissions...Applications for formation, registration of political party scrutinized, passed [(1) Kayin Peoples Party (2) "Wa" National Unity Party (3) Union Kayin League]...Union Kayin League granted permission to register as political party.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Kyaukoh Bridge commissioned on Mandalay- Madaya-Mogok Road as 239th facility...School Management Refresher Course concludes...Coord meeting on watershed areas conservation held...ICT Development & Application (2/2010) course concludes...Transport Minister inspects security measures, aviation services...Myanmar giving priority to implementing UN MDG, poverty alliviation...MOC Chairman's Cup Weightlifting Contest 19-21 June...MWJA donates 10500 gallons of water...Laila likely to move towards north of Bay of Bengal..... "PERSPECTIVES": "With prevailing peace and stability, work together for regional development"..... ARTICLE: "Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park" Byline: Yan Gyi Aung; Photos: Kyaw Zeya
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 May 2010
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Title: US engagement with Myanmar falters
Date of publication: 17 May 2010
Description/subject: BANGKOK - After the only outcomes of a visit to Myanmar by a high-level United States diplomat were "profound" disappointment over its election preparations and a stronger line over its nuclear links with North Korea, President Barack Obama on Friday formally extended sanctions against the country. Washington's extension of the sanctions followed the visit of US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific Kurt Campbell to Naypyidaw, the capital, on May 9 for a two-day visit. Campbell met top officials such as Foreign Minister Nyan Win, Information Minister Kyaw Hsan, Science and Technology Minister U Thaung - the point man for US-Myanmar engagement - and Labor Minister U Aung Kyi
Author/creator: Brian McCartan
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Times Online
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 October 2010
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Foreign Relations > Sanctions > Sanctions and/or engagement


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 May 2010
Date of publication: 01 May 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Public announcement for remonstration [3 articles with same title]...Applications to form political parties, for continued existence as political party.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Greater number of international level production businesses and services means more job opportunities - Senior General Than Shwe honours workers of the nation [NAY PYI TAW, 1 May: The following is the translation of the Workers Day message sent by Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe]...UMFCCI members are to try to make sure that their federation becomes capable one in national economic sector and remains as an economic force on which the State relies - 19th Annual General Meeting of UMFCCI held...EP-1 Minister receives Vice President of China Guodian Corporation...Hydropower Implementation Department, NEWJEC, HTCT Co Ltd sign agreement of Consulting Services, Memorandum of Understanding...The significant day temperatures..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Move forward with the strength of workers"..... ARTICLES: "Nerinzara Youth Training Centre nurturing national race youths" Article: Didyl (IPRD); Photos: Kyaw Thura (IPRD)..."Bawditahtaung Dam contributes to greening of Bawditahtaung region" Byline and Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 May 2010
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Title: Portraits from the Border
Date of publication: May 2010
Description/subject: Every Burmese refugee has his or her own story of escape—from political persecution, from economic hardship, from the violence of civil war... "Driven more by fear and hardship than by hope, they come here to escape the ravages of war and repression in Burma, not knowing what awaits them when they cross the border into Thailand. Whether they are subsistence farmers or highly educated professionals, rebels or ordinary citizens, their lives are suspended—often for years or decades—between a traumatic past and an uncertain future..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 April 2010
Date of publication: 16 April 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thingyan lovers merrily take part in water festival on Maha Thingyan Akyat Day...Diplomats, military attachés enjoy Traditional Water Festival...Yazudaing bridge No 1 under construction...Kamakathwe Ward in Dalla Township gets new library building...Bomb blasts kill eight, injure 170...Significant day temperatures..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Keep eyes, ears to weather reports"..... ARTICLES: "Expose and ward off destroyers of Thingyan beauty with public force" Kyaw Ye Min ["...Terrorist insurgents usually hide themselves in disguise among the people. We cannot identify the terrorists easily. This is why they are brazenly committing subversive acts by sliding into the crowds of ordinary people in disguise..."]..."Use natural fertilizer to prevent environmental pollution" Byline: Singu Soe Win; Photos: Phyo Sithu (Insein)
Language: En glish
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 April 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 April 2010
Date of publication: 14 April 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Nay Pyi Taw Mayor’s Maha Thingyan Pandal opens...Whole country packed with devotees doing meritorious deeds and merry makers on Maha Thingyan Akyo Day...Construction Minister views construction site of Ayeyawady Bridge (Nyaungdon)...Shwe FM Thingyan Pandal...Mayor inspects tube wells...52nd PyinOoLwin Gold Cup goes on...Measures taken for An Airport to be safe and convenient...IMAGES OF NAY PYI TAW MAHA THINGYAN FESTIVAL...IMAGES OF WATER FESTIVALS IN NAY PYI TAW, YANGON AND MANDALAY ON MAHA THINGYAN AKYO DAY...Final rites of Ven. Monk Bhaddanta Kumara held...Ashes of late Ven. Monk Bhaddanta Kumara set adrift..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Happily take part in traditional Thingyan in a polite manner"..... ARTICLES: "Traditional Rakhine Thingyan Festival" (Laywady Kyaw)..."Mohnyin aims high" Article & Photos: Reporter Myo Aung "...It is heartening to see signs of development the length and breadth of the nation thanks to the peace and tranquility of the country as it is said, “Only with peace and stability will the nation develop.” As Mohnyin Township has always aimed high, any of its part even a village or a ward never lags behind in development. It has become a district town enjoying peace, stability and prosperity..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 April 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 March 2010
Date of publication: 26 March 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Union Election Commission accepting applications.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Tatmadaw with fine traditions: Our Tatmadaw was born of the nation's historic demand. It was not founded just for the sake of having one. The Tatmadaw which took history's heritage is replete with fine traditions. From the period of independence struggle to date, the young men who joined the Tatmadaw did not look to any previleges for personal gain, and joined only with the spirit of serving the nation and the race. - Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From the speech delivered at the 53rd Anniversary Armed Forces Day Parade)...Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Bangladeshi President...PM sends felicitations to People's Republic of Bangladesh...Yangon Division hails Armed Forces Day with new road, bridge...Jetties and airport in Rakhine State inspected...FM sends felicitations to Bangladesh...Health Minister makes inspection tour of health facilities in Mandalay Div...MMCWA concludes Basic Sewing Course...Chance to pursue higher education in S Korea...Kyartawya road in Nyaunglaybin opened...New dam diverts turbine-run water for irrigation in Bago Div...Concordia to display goods at IT& Mobile Show...First IT Mall in Myanmar to be opened soon...MTCC clinch double trophies...Basic Traditional Medicine Course opened...Myanmar New Stars presents gifts to dealers for stellar performances...Myanmar Convention Centre to host Myanmar- Vietnam International Trade Fair...AGM of Rakhine Women's Association (Yangon) to be held...Thein Aye leading KM Golf Championship...Armed Forces Day Parade live on MRTV...Earthquake report..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Networks of roads, railroads and bridges built for strengthening Union Spirit"..... ARTICLES: HAILING THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY ARMED FORCES DAY: "Developing Health Sector in the time of the Tatmadaw Government"..."Role Tatmadaw plays will remain important in national causes" Kyaw Ye Min.....POEM: "Tatmadaw for the people"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 25 March 2010
Date of publication: 25 March 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Nothing more honourable than sacrificing life for own country - We have taken noble oaths to sacrifice our lives for the people and the nation. We have vowed on the conviction that there is no greater honour than sacrificing life for own country. - Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From the address delivered at the graduation parade of the 49th Intake of the Defence Services Academy)...Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Hellenic President...PM sends felicitations to Hellenic Republic...Better future for nation if resources harnessed with own strength, technology and energy based on self-reliant basis...Myanmar to fight against TB through new means with greater potency...FM sends felicitations to Hellenic Republic...Construction Minister receives General Manager from ZPMC...KM Myanmar Amateur Open Golf Championship continues for second day...Comic book fair at Innwa...Agreement on establishment of Technical Training School (Magway) inked...Who will be winners of 255th Aungbarlay Lottery?...Health Minister receives Australian Ambassador...Hlawga Garden opens on Armed Forces Day..... "PERSPECTIVES": "National goal in sight"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 65th Anniversary Armed Forces Day: "Tatmadaw in perpetual charge of national defence duties" Kyaw Min Khaung..."Nationwide destroyed poppy plantations after 1988".....POEM: "When summer comes" ["...In that summer Hand in hand with amity Unity between Tatmadaw and people Having the same conviction Loyalty they had in hearts Rooting out the colonialists And also the Fascists Celebrating a grand victory Glory to that summer..."].....CARTOON: "It’s time we all united." ["Now that we’re in 2010, democratic nation we’ve longed for is almost here..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 March 2010
Date of publication: 24 March 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Never hesitate to sacrifice our lives - Since its birth, our Tatmadaw has not been a mercenary force, but a patriotic Tatmadaw that has been upholding the four oaths. As you know, we Tatmadaw members are the ones who do not regard any entitlements as privileges and do not care much whether we get salaries and ration or not. But inspired by our patriotic fervour, we will never hesitate to sacrifice our lives whenever necessary. Being equipped with esprit de corps, we Tatmadaw members are sacrificing lives for each other in the Tatmadaw that exists with patriotic spirit. Senior General Than Shwe...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye inspects dress rehearsal of parade columns in Nay Pyi Taw Parade Ground... Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From the address delivered at the graduation parade of the 8th Intake of Defence Services Technological Academy)...Roads opened to hail 65th Anniversary Armed Forces Day...Kaung Myat Myanmar Amateur Open Golf Championship-2010 commences...“Quick Cash” online banking system...Myanmar International launches 31 March...Mandalarians get free health care...The World concludes visit... "PERSPECTIVES": "Tatmadaw at the perpetual service of people"..... ARTICLES: HAILING THE 65THANNIVERSARY ARMED FORCES DAY: Developing Education Sector in the time of the Tatmadaw Government..."Tatmadaw upholding four oaths" Yarza Kyaw...POEM: "Till the end of the world"...CARTOON: "Beware:": ["...Beware of national traitors acting like true Myanmars ready to stab in the back and offer the handle of the sword to the enemy helping the colonialists."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 March 2010
Date of publication: 19 March 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Union Election Commission issues announcement on Rights of Formation and Registration of Political Party...Union Election Commission issues announcement on Rights of Continued Existence and Registration of Political Party...Amyotha Hluttaw Election, Region Hluttaw or State Hluttaw Election Bylaws in supplement.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Saidin, Thahtay hydropower projects to supply more electricity to Rakhine State...Myanmar to enhance industrial cooperation with ROK...Naturalized US citizen Nyi Nyi Aung (a) Kyaw Zaw Lwin pardoned and deported in giving special consideration to bilateral friendship and at request of US State Department...Coolmist Water Cooling Fan gives fresh air...Gigabyte Notebook for notebook lovers...Lt-Gen Myint Swe makes inspection tour...FMs exchange messages to mark Fiftieth Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Myanmar and Nepal...Gusto for better life of youths...16-hour trip between Mandalay and Myitkyina..... "PERSPECTIVES": "To shape a better future"..... ARTICLE: "Dredger and Huller Project and Technical Training School (Magway) Project" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 March 2010
Date of publication: 17 March 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Five Ayeyawady Bridge Construction Projects could start simultaneously thanks to efforts of able and experienced Myanmar engineers - General Thura Shwe Mann on inspection tour of Ayeyawady Bridge construction projects, factory projects in Magway Division...Hinthada maintains embankment...U Nyan Lynn presents Credentials to Timor-Leste President...Ayeyawady Bridge (Malun) under construction...Concordia to take part in Myanmar ICT Exhibition...Danger warning against collapsed building in Pabedan Township already issued...Sights set on industrial development...Thitsa Road tarmacked in Yankin Township...Talks on agricultural equipment held...US Embassy Consul holds consular meeting with Nyi Nyi Aung (a) Kyaw Zaw Lwin...Applied GPS & Google Earth Software course to be conducted...Fire destroys houses..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Say No-To Drugs"..... ARTICLES: "Myanmar people must be for Myanmar" Ngar Min Swe..."Brisk trade symbolizes peace and prosperity" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Lay Nwe (Mingaladon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 March 2010
Date of publication: 14 March 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Safety measures, every convenience of examinees stressed...Efficiency courses uplift staff capability...Health Minister receives Chairman of Three Diseases Fund Board Mission...KMD Computer Group awards sale agents...Myanmar Nurse and Midwifery Association holds its AGM (2010)...Myanmar, Iran to enhance cooperation...MHA to hold annual golf tour...POSCO sets sight on Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku)...A new road emerges in Thingangyun Township...Quarry, AC factory manufacturing quality products...Talks on leadership and results through good human relations on 17 March...Bird flu knowledge for poultry farmers...Talks on leadership and results through good human relations on 17 March...Japanese professors to give talks on disaster risk management...YCDC functioning construction tasks...MOC Chairman’s Cup Volleyball Tournament-2010 opened...Myanmar, Vietnam on path towards mutual development...MPPE staff get SSB health care...Thingangyun Township WJA meets...Earthquake report..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Participate in national environmental sanitation movements"..... ARTICLES: "Kengtung-Monghsat railroad linking to all states and divisions" Byline: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Lay Nwe (Mingaladon)..."Hilly regions of eastern Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana: Emerging Tea Land" Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Akar Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 March 2010
Date of publication: 12 March 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Announcement No. 1/2010 of SPDC issued [Formation of Union Election Commission]...Necessary laws enacted to hold free and fair elections as fifth step of State's seven-step Road Map - Prime Minister General Thein Sein tours townships in Shan State (North)...Region Hluttaw or State Hluttaw Election Law in supplement...OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Appointment of Ghanaian Ambassador agreed on...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Exam centres in Nay Pyi Taw inspected...Vocational course enhances efficiency of MCWA members...Hyundai products introduced...Future flight attendants to join Star Resources...Yangon-Bagan special train to stop at six railway stations...War veterans get assistance in Kayin State...SIP for summer...Oryx for hotel career...Tarred roads opened in Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon...Dy Health Minister meets Professor of Georgetown University...Japan donates cash to MKF...Gigabyte Notebook in sales...Chairman of TCG arrives back...Mayor inspects tasks for proper drainage in Sangyoung...SWD cares for victims of human trafficking...Good news for bookworms..... "PERSPECTIVES": "For human resource development"..... ARTICLE: "Better communications: key to greater development of rural areas" Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Akar Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 9 March 2010
Date of publication: 09 March 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Union Election Commission Law in supplement...Union Election Commission Law, Political Parties Registration Law, Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law, Amyotha Hluttaw Election Law, Region Hluttaw or State Hluttaw Election Law issued.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Papers on Water Resource Development and Management read out...Outstanding sport teams honoured...EP-2 Minister receives Director of Youho Electric Ind Co Ltd...Band Contest continues for fifth day...Talks on ASEAN Integration given...Safe water for Yangonites...Orange supermarket for shopper convenience...Negligence, main villain in fire outbreaks...Fisheries Department conducts training courses...Orange supermarket opened in Tamway...Home Affairs Minister inspects police staff quarters...Delegates recount visit to Malaysia...Anti-venom developed from chicken egg save lives...Wanna hear talks on hotels?...No 23 Up-train collides with rail car beyond Thazi station...Youths joining sports courses...Myanmar Timber Entrepreneurs Association holds AGM...UPG partakes in Myanmar Industrial Exhibition 2010...MCPA to bring talks on how Internet works...Deputy Transport Minister receives Director of Aerodata AG Co., Ltd...Tables for your computer...15 houses destroyed in fire in Mogaung Village of Pale Tsp...Home honours wellwishers...MGC' s annual golf tournament on 19 March...Capability to fight fire..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Better transport for further relations"..... ARTCLE: "Taste urban life at Myoma Market" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Reporter Tun Zaw (Sangyoung)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 8 March 2010
Date of publication: 08 March 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar, China focus on greater cooperation in bridge construction...Myanmar Post Journal for esteemed lovers in circulation...Three writers satisfy readers with books...Best quality tyres for users...Cold storage for crab demand at home, abroad...Minister views soft crab breeding camp...Kyimyindine gets one more tarred road...Mon State Bus-line Supervisory Committee meets...Maung Maung Tun Electronics embraces renewable energy system...Myanmar Double Strong Sepak Takraw Championship 2010 concludes...Shwe Pazun Soft Drink and Confectionery available at Nay Pyi Taw...Holiday cruise to Coco Island...Extension of Laukkai-Kongyan- Mawhtaik road underway...Proper flow of drainage combats DHF in Mayangon Tsp...Development of gems industry discussed...Band Contest continues for fourth day...Ministry of Sports holds coord meeting..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Dam projects for national development"..... ARTICLES: "Who says Pakokku arid?" Byline: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Shan State (North): Ground for polishing better education of youths" Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 March 2010
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Title: CEACR 2009 (80th Session): Individual Observation concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) Myanmar (ratification: 1955), published 2010
Date of publication: March 2010
Description/subject: "...recalling that there is currently no legal basis to the respect for, and realization of, freedom of association in Myanmar, the Committee once again recalls that while trade unions are expected under Article 8 of the Convention to respect the law of the land, “[t]he law of the land shall not be such as to impair, nor shall it be so applied as to impair, the guarantees provided for in this Convention”. The authorities should not interfere with legitimate trade union activities through arbitrary arrest or detention and allegations of criminal conduct should not be used to harass trade unionists by reason of their union membership or activities. The Committee therefore once again most strongly deplores the serious alleged acts of murder, arrest, detention, torture and sentencing to many years of imprisonment of trade unionists for the exercise of ordinary trade union activities, including the mere sending of information to the FTUB and participation in May Day activities. The Committee once again urges, the Government to provide information on measures adopted and instructions issued without delay so as to ensure respect for the fundamental civil liberties of trade union members and officers and to take all necessary measures to secure the immediate release of Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win, Myo Min, and all those who have been imprisoned for the exercise of trade union activities immediately and to ensure that no worker is sanctioned for the exercise of such activities, in particular for having contacts with workers’ organizations of their own choosing. Furthermore, recalling that the right of workers and employers to freely establish and join organizations of their own choosing cannot exist unless such freedom is established and recognized both in law and in practice, the Committee once again urges the Government to indicate all measures taken, including instructions issued, to ensure the free operation of any form of organization of collective representation of workers, freely chosen by them to defend and promote their economic and social interests, including organizations which operate in exile..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: pdf (127K)
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Date of entry/update: 09 March 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 February 2010
Date of publication: 23 February 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Brunei King...Prime Minister sends message of felicitations to Brunei King...Yeywa Hydropower Station will be in service soon - PM visits Yeywa Hydropower Project...Industry-1 eyes manufacturing quality products...FM felicitates Brunei counterpart...Prize presentation timetable changes...Courts meet to seek work improvement...Free eye care going on well in Thaton of Mon State...Kungyangon natives praise elders...2nd coordination meeting of Attorney-General’s Office held...Winners of 5th Thuta Sweson Literary Award announced...UMFCCI sees greater involvement in GMS...Waterway closed for installation of power grid across Chindwin River...Roads upgraded in three townships...Border youths receive engineering, financial skills...Htantabin gets more infrastructures...Three hospital exam centres for matriculation students..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend railroad networks for trade and transport development"..... ARTICLE: "Aung Thabye Modern Cinema: a new relaxation facility for Nay Pyi Taw dwellers" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 February 2010
Date of publication: 16 February 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Chairman of the National Defence Commission of DPRK Mr. Kim Jong Il...Inter-university men’s football friendly tournament kicks off...Myanmar workers in Thailand to get legal status...ASEAN-COCI exposes traditional dance patterns...Waterway, aviation satisfying dwellers of Rakhine State...Energy minister calls for systematic privatization of fuel stations...Course on Prevention against Recruitment of Minors for Military Service conducted...Concordia to conduct Land Survey, Applied GPS & Google Earth Software Courses...Destruction of poppy plantations figures hits 12705.65 acres in Feb...Meeting of State Pariyatti Sasana University Administrative Central Committee held...Job opportunity for IT enthusiasts..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Take active part in New Influenza A (H1N1) preventive measures"..... ARTICLES: "New Kanbalu People’s Hospital (100-bed) providing effective health care to residents" Article: Yan Gyi Aung; Photos: Myanma Alin & Kyaw Zeya (MNA)..."Yesagyo-Tamadan embankment to supply sufficient irrigation water" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 February 2010
Date of publication: 14 February 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Railroad, road projects ongoing for smooth transport in Bago Division...MoU on implementation of coal-fired Thermal power plant (Yangon) signed...Myanmar to beef up control of malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS...Want to be a JAVA programmer?...EP-1, YUPD ink Supplementary Agreement for Shweli-1...Commander and ministers visit 2nd horticultural exhibition...63rd Anniversary Union Day observed in Laukkai...Armanthit Trawlergyi on sale...Barrister U Nat Kyaw and selected short stories comes out...236th bridge in the nation on Mandalay-Sagaing- Shwebo-Myitkyina road put into use...New Influenza A (H1N1) cases reported - Public urged to cooperate with Ministry of Health to control virus..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Try to open more importsubstitute product factories"..... ARTICLES: "Today’s vehicles and motorways in Myanmar" (13) Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Ministry of Construction..."Which way, KNU?" Saw Po Si
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 7 February 2010
Date of publication: 07 February 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Developing in Unity: "Our national races have lived as a nuclear family, going through all the adversity and prosperity. With these fine traditions and high cultural standard, they consolidated themselves as a people in the simple and single term “Myanmar”." - Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From the message sent on the occasion of 58th Anniversary Union Day)...Secretary-1 and wife attend Myanma Motion Picture Outstanding Award (Academy) presentation ceremony for 2008 - All parties, politicians and general people will have to act by serving national interest although they may have different ideologies - Choose persons and organizations worthy of trust for peace, stability and progress of the future based on past lessons and present sizable peace, stability and development...Special refresher course No. 16 for faculty members concludes...Tamway BEHS No. 1 to pay MNA respects to old teachers...Dy Construction Minister supervises Pathein-Monywa Road...World Leprosy Day observed..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extensively grow tea and perennial crops for regional development"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 63rd Anniversary Union Day: "Peace and stability in the Union leads to all-round development of Zwegabin Land" Article: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA); Photos: Tha Nyan (MNA)..."New nation of national races with consolidated unity" Kyaw Min Khaung.....POEM: "Lest we foret Union Day": ["In the cold season mist Scenic was the Panglong * Agenda was Myanmar future A desire for Independence * Kith and kin Meeting in amity * Descendents of same family..."].....CARTOON: "Words of strangers and blood kin" ["...In emergency, only the blood kin are reliable..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 5 February 2010
Date of publication: 05 February 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: An auspicious and historic day “Union Day” is an auspicious and historic day, on which the Union of Myanmar, through the might of unity of national people, managed to throw off the yoke of servitude under the colonialists who enslaved the nation for more than one hundred years, and the nation became an independent and sovereign nation again. Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From the message sent on the occasion of the 59th Anniversary Union Day)...Chin State dwellers urged to forge Union spirit as Chin State is part of the Union - Prime Minister General Thein Sein on inspection tour of Kanpetlet, Mindat, Matupi and Haka...Industry-2 Minister receives Deputy Minister at Prime Minister’s Office of ROK...Minister inspects construction works in Pyapon Township...Energy Minister’s Cup Volleyball Tournament kicks off...Thandwe District Association to hold AGM...Micro Computer distributes laptops with Myanmar alphabets...Minister receives Chinese Economic and Commercial Counsellor...Village BEMS gets new building in Dedaye Township...Training Course on Prevention against Recruitment of Minors concludes...MWJA receives cash donation...Academy award presentation ceremony to be broadcast live...Significant night temperatures (4-2-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Turn out mechanical experts and set up modern industrial businesses"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 63rd Anniversary Union Day: "The long-established unity of the people of Union" Kyaw Zin (Sarnezin)..."Developing Kachin State with peace, unity and pleasantness" Article & Photos:Tin Htwe (MNA)..."Story-telling foreign radio stations" (2) The Dabwint ["...Since 1988, such story-telling foreign radio stations as BBC, VOA, RFA and DVB have manufactured fabrications one after another with the intention of causing wholesale death and destruction to the nation and the people. They cling on to their subversive plots, airing distorted news, news based on rumours, and invented news stories day in, day out. In fact, Western neo-colonialists heavily aid and abet those radio stations and give directions to absconders, perpetrators and axe-handles from their targeted countries to harm their mother countries concerned, calling them as democracy activists..."]..... POEM: "Towards the new golden age" ["In harmony and unison Brethren of the nation Union of Myanmar they built * Amity forever Living on this land Since time immemorial Any place in Myanmar they settled Riding the same boat towards same destination..."]...CARTOON: ["All the national brethren have resided in the Union of Myanmar since time immemorial, much like the eggs and the nest intact..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 20 January 2010
Date of publication: 20 January 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 63rd Anniversary Union Day to be celebrated on a grand scale...63rd Anniversary Union Day Objectives...Foreign Minister attends 4th FEALAC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting...2000-acre salt farm under reclamation in Kawa Tsp...Donation ceremony postponed to 24 Jan...Information Minister inspects self-reliant libraries, donates publications...Health Minister Dr Kyaw Myint meets liver donor and liver transplant patient...Labour Minister receives Executive Director of ILO...Culture related roundtable meeting on 23 Jan...Training Workshop on the Development of End-to End Tsunami SOPS...Lt-Gen Tha Aye of Ministry of Defence oversees development of Sadon Township...Adjutant-General Lt-Gen Thura Myint Aung addresses 18th Defence Services Medical Seminar...Htantabin Township, Yangon Division to grow summer paddy extensively...Prize presentation of Tun Foundation literary award-2009 on 24 Jan..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build new roads and bridges for speedy regional development"..... ARTICLE: "Myanmar Maritime University turning out outstanding technocrats" Byline: Tin Mar Win & Aye Thanda Thein Photo: Myanma Alin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 January 2010
Date of publication: 17 January 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends opening of Research and Engineering Paper-reading Session, Process & Products Show of MES...Pasawng Township on track of development...Commander attends opening of new streets in Mawlamyine...Business Diploma Course (Marketing/Management) on 27 Jan...Bangladesh beat Myanmar in volleyball friendly...Kayan Township Association to hold prize-giving ceremony...Pyawbwe (Yanaung)-Ywataw Railroad Section commissioned...Pure detergent powder with softener on sale...47th Inter-State/Division Tennis Tournament kicks off...Earthquake report...Minister inspects information tasks in Gangaw Township...Profile of Tipitakakovida Title Recipient Ashin Abhijatabhivamsa...Results of 62nd Tipitakadhara Selection Examination announced..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Beef up trade cooperation"..... ARTICLES: "Ayethaya Vineyard, source of quality grapes" Byline: Kyaw Zeya Myint; Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)..."Labutta like a phoenix rising from the ashes" Byline & Photos: Ko Tin Hlaing (Meiktila)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 January 2010
Date of publication: 11 January 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Local people to maintain roads and bridges including Cyclone Shelters built by the State for their durability - Prime Minister General Thein Sein inspects progress of Yazudaing Bridge No. 1 in Mawlamyinegyun Township, disaster preparedness measures in Labutta Township...Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing inspects development tasks in southern Shan State...Global pure edible oil on display at Yangon Expo’ 2010...Myanmar-Bangladesh Volleyball Friendly on 12 Jan...Lt-Gen Tha Aye looks into construction tasks in Mandalay, Sagaing...UMFCCI officials meet Vietnamese delegation...Mandalay Mayor inspects development tasks in Nawnghkio Tsp...IBTC OPEN Golf Championship (Taunggyi) kicks off...Significant night temperature (10-1-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Irrigation water essential for boosting crop production"..... ARTICLE: "Young women of storm-hit areas have better future" Byline & Photos: Arkar Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2010
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Title: Regime Should Heed Advice
Date of publication: January 2010
Description/subject: Joseph Stiglitz offered a realistic assessment of Burma’s economic needs. But were the country’s rulers really listening?... "There is the hope that this is the moment of change for the country,” said Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Economics laureate and former chief economist of the World Bank, after his visit to Burma in December. Stiglitz was speaking at a press conference in Singapore organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) after attending an economics forum in the Burmese capital, Naypyidaw. During his visit, Stiglitz told Burmese military officials led by Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Maj-Gen Htay Oo and National Development Minister Soe Tha that revenues from oil and gas, if well used, could open up a new era for the country. He called specifically for an increase in spending on education, which he said was necessary because the country is aging and the next generation needs to be prepared to face the challenges of economic development. He especially urged the Burmese regime to improve the economic conditions of the rural poor. Around 75 percent of the country’s estimated 57 million people live in rural areas. Burmese farmers are especially hard hit by crippling loan charges. According to researchers, farmers pay as much as 7 to 10 percent interest a month in Burma—which Stiglitz described as a symptom of serious malfunctioning of the credit system. He stressed this point repeatedly and noted that productivity suffered because of the lack of capital to buy fertilizers..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 1
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.irrawaddy.org/print_article.php?art_id=17483
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 31 December 2009
Date of publication: 31 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: State, People and Tatmadaw join hands to overcome difficulties and crises - With the combined strength of the State, the People and the Tatmadaw, we will resist and wipe out any danger or obstacle which intends to disintegrate the State and the Tatmadaw and disturbs Our Three Main National Causes. Throughout the history, there have been many evidences that the Tatmadaw joining hands with the State and the people, has been able to tackle and overcome the difficulties and crises of the State several times. - Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (from the address at the graduation parade of the 52nd Intake of Defence Services Academy)...An Airport in Rakhine State inspected...Work Coord Meeting of Electronic Communications Central Committee held...National Development group of Companies holds AGM...Remain vigilant against colonialists' political tricks... "PERSPECTIVES": "Safeguard national independence and sovereignty"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: "Efforts being made for increasing generation of electricity based on plentiful water resources Country will achieve electricity sufficiency with surplus production across the nation in near future" Byline: Maung Saw Win...Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: "Advantages of independence, and disadvantages of dependence" Kyaw Zin Nyunt (Advocate)...Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: "Efforts being made for increasing generation of electricity based on plentiful water resources - Country will achieve electricity sufficiency with surplus production across the nation in near future"..."Festivals of Pyatho" Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt..."Linpan Dam in Kanbalu contributing to agricultural development" Article: Tin Mar Win & Aye Thanda Thein; Photo: Myanma Alin.....POEM: "The flower of independence"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 December 2009
Date of publication: 29 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: The spirit of cherishing independence - In Myanmar history, the Myanmar people's spirit of cherishing and safeguarding independence has been strong and prominent. Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From the message sent on the occasion of the 49th Anniversary of Independence Day)...Minister inspects Ngwechi-6 cotton brokerage and factories...MAC holds diploma and prize awarding ceremony...AA Electronics' special sale promotion on 23-31 Dec...Information Minister visits dailies in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend cultivation of rubber plants of quality strains"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: "Myanma Railways building railroad network in public interest" Aung (Srekestra)..."Let's safeguard independence at risk to our lives" Padaung Than Kywe..."Bawditahtaung Dam contributes to greening of Monywa District" Byline: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt).....POEM: On a misty 4th January: "In the morning mist In high spirits the people On that auspicious 4th January Regained they independence As fresh as a mist sprinkled flower * We fell into colonialist quagmire Formed with multi means of wickedness In the darkness we were enslaved Colonialists trying to prolong their rule Applying tricks and ploys in various ways"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2010
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 21 - 27, 2009 Volume 26, No. 502
Date of publication: 27 December 2009
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Men shine in Tun Foundation art prize » Chinese VP Xi pays 2-day visit » Credit, land reform needed to fight poverty, says Stiglitz » No A(H1N1) deaths, says ministry » New fish species named after aquarium owner » Yangon back on power ‘rotation system’: YESB » One injured in Bahan bus crash » Yadana consortium provides $4 million for HIV treatment » Italian govt donates medical supplies » Sagaing Aung Kyaw Htin wins photo comp » Report on Nargis-affected women to be published in Jan » Singaporean actors to promote television drama » International school to open in Mandalay » Hotels announce special deals for holiday season » Athletics team makes golden return to form » In Vientiane, locals get behind their SEA Games heroes » Women’s football side snatches bronze...BUSINESS: AGE firm begins making transformers » Yadanarbon fibre optic cable factory starts production » Handicraft demand returns with tourists » Expats in Asia see living costs surge on weak dollar » Malaysian veterinary expert gives advice on diagnostic lab » Overseas job seekers warned to be watchful » Agents say state auction to have limited market impact » Living the highlife in Kyauktada
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 December 2009
Date of publication: 17 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to King of Bhutan...Senior General Than Shwe visits Hsinmyarshin Pagoda, Lawkamanaung Shwegugyi Pagoda...Yeywa Hydropower Project to generate 3550 million kwh yearly...Culture Minister inspects maintenance of ancient pagodas in Pyawbwe Tsp...U Ohn Thwin concurrently appointed as ambassador to Maldives...F&R Ministry organizes table-tennis and badminton contests...Blood donation of Myanmar Brewery Ltd...MCPA to give talks on times a year.—MNA Global Data Center...Myanmar win two more gold, four silver and eight bronze in SEA Games...Workshop on development of brokerage organized...India’s Bharti to buy Bangladesh mobile operator...Daw Aung San Suu Kyi pays respects to elderly NLD leaders...Storm News...Significant night temperatures..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Grow more trees in Mt Popa region to keep it always lush and green"..... ARTICLE: "Build new motor roads and railroads to realize lofty aims of the State" Kyaw Ye Min
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 December 2009
Date of publication: 16 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe pays homage to pagodas in Bagan-NyaungU...Vice-President of PRC to pay goodwill visit to Myanmar...Coord meeting on holding 62nd Anniversary Independence Day State Flag hoisting and saluting ceremony held...Gifts presented to Correction Department (Mawlamyine)...Respects paid to doyens at their homes...EP-2 Dy Minister attends Refresher Course for Officers (1/2009)...188 drug-related cases exposed in November...Storm News...Senior General Than Shwe inspects greening of Mt. Popa - Mt. Popa region an invaluable natural resource for arid central Myanmar...Medal Standing in XXV SEA Games...Bitdefender Antivirus Software 2010 opened...Myanmar win one more gold, two silver, four bronze in SEA Games...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye meets Singaporean Military Attaché...Significant night temperatures..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Make relentless efforts for timely completion of projects"..... ARTICLE: "The Ayeyawady river-crossing bridges that will promise development of the nation" Kyaw Ye Min
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 11 December 2009
Date of publication: 11 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-Senior General Maung Aye welcomes back Prime Minister General Thein Sein...Dr Kyaw Sein voted for Life-time Achievement National Literary Award (2008)...Commander attends World AIDS Day ceremony...FM receives Sri Lankan counterpart...Five companies win Responsible Care Logo...IBTC Open Golf Championships continues...Delegation of Chengdu Military Region of PLA calls on Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of Ministry of Defence...Myanmar FM receives Thai counterpart...Minister Maj-Gen Soe Naing meets Chairman of National Tourism Management Board and Minister at Laotian Prime Minister’s Office Mr Somphong Mongkhonvilay...Prime Minister General Thein Sein meets Laotian counterpart...Prime Minister arrives at Vientiane to attend opening of XXV SEA Games...Prime Minister General Thein Sein meets LPDR President...Prime Minister meets staff of Myanmar Embassy, Military Attaché’s Office in Vientiane...Prime Minister General Thein Sein back from Laos...Foreign Affairs Minister meets Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal...Myanmar win one silver, one bronze in SEA Games...Fire Station in Dagon Myothit (South) Township inspected...Renewable Energy, Efficiency Business Forum to be held...Life-time Achievement National Literary Award (2008) Writer Dr Kyaw Sein (Dr Kyaw Sein) - List of books and writers of national literary awards for 2008...National literary awards announced...Prime Minister General Thein Sein attends opening ceremony of XXV SEA Games in LPDR..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Raise the momentum of anti-drug campaign and take part in regional development tasks"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 December 2009
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 11 December 2009
Date of publication: 11 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1.Vice-Senior General Maung Aye welcomes back Prime Minister General Thein Sein, who attended opening ceremony of XXV SEA Games in Laos, 2.Dr Kyaw Sein voted for Life-time Achievement National Literary Award (2008),3. Prime Minister General Thein Sein meets Laotian counterpart, 4.Prime Minister arrives at Vientiane to attend opening of XXV SEA Games, 5. Minister Maj-Gen Soe Naing meets Chairman of National Tourism Management Board and Minister at Laotian Prime Minister�s Office Mr Somphong Mongkhonvilay, 6.Prime Minister meets staff of Myanmar Embassy, Military Attaché�s Office in Vientiane, 7.Foreign Affairs Minister meets Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, PERSPECTIVE: Raise the momentum of anti-drug campaign and take part in regional development tasks ARTICLES:
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.79 MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 10 December 2009
Date of publication: 10 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Broilers Entrepreneurs Association holds 2nd AGM...Myanmar win two gold, two silver and bronze in SEA Games...MWAF marks World AIDS Day 2009...UMFCCI President leaves for Japan...Mines Minister receives Chinese guests...Literary Talks on Sarsodaw Day held...Media responsible for conducting check and balance of three pillars and helping way of thinking and ideology of people right and correct - Youth of today force of future - Information Minister meets trainees of Journalism Course No. 3/2009...Industry-1 Minister inspects Glass Factory project in Kyaukse...Relations Minister meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Do more research and apply research findings in major economic sectors"..... ARTICLES: "Dahseik river water pumping project in Langkho Township for regional development" Article: Nyein Aung; Photos: Zaw Min Tun..."Let’s collectively eliminate mankind’s enemy" Kyaw Ye Min [In fact, Myanmar has been constantly striving with whatever resources it has for wiping out narcotic drugs in the interest of the entire mankind. In order to expedite the tasks, Myanmar fully cooperates with the international community through friendly relations.]..."Bicycle Factory (Kyaukse)" Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 December 2009
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 10 December 2009
Date of publication: 10 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Myanmar Broilers Entrepreneurs Association holds 2nd AGM, 2. Myanmar win two gold, two silver and bronze in SEA Games, 3. Media responsible for conducting check and balance of three pillars and helping way of thinking and ideology of people right and correct Youth of today force of future Information Minister meets trainees of Journalism Course No. 3/2009 ARTICLES: Let�s collectively eliminate mankind�s enemy by Kyaw Ye' Min, Finnish-German research predicts faster than expected sea level rise
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12.61 MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 1 December 2009
Date of publication: 01 December 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Northern Command Commander’s Shield Shooting Contest held...Refresher Course for Assistant Engineers commences...Course on International Law for officials opened...Sarpay Beikman Book Association distributes its 54th book...Ministry of Forestry honours victorious athletes...Transport Minister attends work co-ordination meeting...Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana-Pinlaung Road Project ongoing...Basic computer course of IRD concludes...Survey methods and information technology course concludes...Special issue on world population published...Delegation of MFF leaves for Vietnam...Work coordination meeting of Rail Transportation Ministry held...Tatmadaw Football Tourney (2009) continues..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Actively cooperate in the fight against AIDS"..... ARTICLES: "Hsenwi, pleasant town in Shan State (North)" Byline & Photos: Tin Htway (MNA)..."Wakadoke Supporting Dam in Bago Township contributing to monsoon and summer paddy" Article: Maung Maung Kyaw; Photos: Zaw Min Tun..."The Festivals of Nattaw" Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt..."Vocational Training Centre for Women in Pale Township" Byline & photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 December 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 27 November 2009
Date of publication: 27 November 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Commander Maj-Gen Thaung Aye looks into regional development tasks...U Tin Yu accredited as ambassador of Turkey...A&I Minister receives Japanese guests...President of UMFCCI meets Malaysian guests...PPE distributes diary for 2010...Hlawga Park to open 8 am to 5 pm on Bakri Idd Day...Information Ministry secures bronze in Inter- Ministry Volleyball Tournament..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Ngwechi (6) cotton deserves extensive cultivation"..... ARTICLES: "Aung Zeya Housing Estate for war veterans" Article & Photos: Kyaw Kyaw (16)..."It is time to do the right thing" Hlaing Bwa (Parami)[It is high time all national races joined hands firmly with one another. I would like to urge all national race groups to make a decision to transform themselves into border guard forces to achieve greater success, defending the border of the motherland against all types of threats]..."Welcome to Pakokku" Dr Thet Lwin..."Positive changes in Seikpyu Township" Byline &Photos: Reporter Singu Soe Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 26 November 2009
Date of publication: 26 November 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Nay Pyi Taw Command Commander attends harvesting ceremony...GAD holds 2009 coord meeting...Coord meeting of Forestry Ministry held...Library opened in Thaton Township...11th Conference of All Myanmar General Paractitioners Society held in Toungoo...Commander inspects maintenance of Taungup- Thandwe Road, regional development tasks...Commander attends tree planting ceremony in Mandalay Division...F & R Ministry holds work coordination meeting...Dhana Upa Parami Blood Donors Association donates blood collectively...Premier Coffee Vocalist Selection and Ginsetin Beauty Contest Final level to be held...Educative Talk on 28 Nov..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Human resource development, factor for industrial development"..... ARTICLES: "Ayeyawady Bridge (Yadanabon) bringing about harmonious development across the nation" Article: Tin Mar Win & Aye Thanda Thein;Photo: Myanma Alin..."Magway Technological University nurturing qualified engineers" Article: Tin Win Lay (Kyimyindine); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)..."Unity is strength" Kyaw Ye Min..."Bhamo developing along with peace and stability" Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 18 November 2009
Date of publication: 18 November 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Kantdaunt dam opened in Sagaing Div...Commander presents cash awards to war veterans, students...Construction Minister inspects maintenances of Yangon- Pathein, Pantanaw-Einme-Myaungmya roads...Refresher course No. 7 for deputy township judges opens...Second Asian Youth U-18 Hockey Tournament continues...Mr and Ms SMART Contest to be held...Rail Transportation Minister inspects railway project...Management Course No (35/36), Clerical Course No (64/65) commence...Winners awarded in IBTC Open Golf Championships...Sales centre of Lily Shoes Collection opened...2nd U-18 Asian Youth Men’s Hockey Tournament’s dinner held...Religious Affairs Minister receives Pakistani Ambassador...Notice to Mariners issued for watercraft...Certificate presentation for CPA, DA on 27 December...Kyaw Zeyar Trading Group Co marks its 10th Anniversary...F&R Minister arrives back from Singapore...Commander, Minister inspect Panmawady Suspension Bridge (Myinkaseik...L&F Minister visits cold storage in Kyauknimaw Village of Dawei Tsp...Book on common child diseases in circulation...Third Nay Pyi Taw inter-ministry men’s volleyball tournament kicks off...LG new products introduced..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Develop agricultural and forest sector through increased cooperation among ASEAN member nations"..... ARTICLES: "Today’s vehicles and motorways in Myanmar" (12) Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Ministry of Construction..."Ngachin Dam contributing lush and green of Pakokku District" Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 November 2009
Date of publication: 16 November 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back from Sri Lanka...Commander supervises development works in Thaton District...Deputy Minister views site for construction of Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku)...2nd U-18 Asia Youth Hockey Tournament continues...D-G of BED No. 2 inspects basic education schools in Waingmaw Tsp...Talks on obesity on 15 Nov...Sri Lankan President and wife host dinner to Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing...Senior General Than Shwe receives Sri Lankan Foreign Minister...Senior General Than Shwe meets Sri Lankan President Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa...Electric Power No. 1 Minister receives Chinese guests...Commander views thriving summer paddy plantations...Delta Region Road Network Development Project of Ayeyawady Division coordinated...Chinese journalist delegation concludes visit...ISD U-16 Basketball Tournament continues...Sri Lankan President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomes Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Rural libraries, part of the drive for human resource development"..... ARTICLE: "The day of reinforcing the Tatmadaw in public interest" Tin Min Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2009
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Title: Nudging the Junta toward Democracy
Date of publication: November 2009
Description/subject: What can the international community and the opposition do to ensure that next year’s election puts Burma on the road to genuine political reform?... "Burma’s ruling junta has yet to disclose its plans for next year’s election, but it’s not too early to start asking if there is a chance, however remote, that the generals will allow the vote to be free and fair, and what can be done to make this happen..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 8
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 October 2009
Date of publication: 18 October 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Secretary-1 of State Peace and Development Council General Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo greets members of the central panel of judges, contestants and supervisors...Central Level English and Mathematics Teaching Proficiency Course for Basic Education Teachers concludes...Myanmar delegation leaves for China...Sale agents of LG Electronic honoured...7th Annual General Meeting of MGEA on 24 Oct...Myanmar delegation back from Bhutan...Minister meets with Ambassador of Indonesia...UMFCCI President receives Vietnamese delegation...Myanmar ICT Exhibition 2009 continues...2nd Haematological Conference held...USDA Secretary-General receives EU Alternate Chairman, Ambassadors...Cash donation for Vietnamese storm victims...Objectives of the 17th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions...Kanma-Thayet railroad section of Kyangin-Pakokku Railroad Construction Project put into commission..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive to ensure world food security"..... ARTICLES: (Hailing the 17th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions, Nay Pyi Taw) "Performance of Uggasena Jataka" Dr Khin Maung Nyunt..."Taungkhayan Dam contributing much to double and mixed-cropping" Article:Kyaw Than Swe (Gangaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 October 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 October 2009
Date of publication: 11 October 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: MWVO a reserve force of Tatmadaw joining hands with other social organizations, national brethren in active and dutiful service for national defence, national task - First-day session of MWVO conference (2009) held...Commander enjoys ASEAN U-16 Women Championship Football match...UMFCCI President meets President of KAMCO...Press conference on Parkroyal Youth Art Award 2009 entitles “Sights of Myanmar” held...Camp Commandant Office of Ministry of Defence offers Kathina robes...Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends dress rehearsal ceremony for Oggathayna Drama...Umpire and Scoring Refresher Course (1/2009) concludes...Prizes presented for Yangon Div cultural performing arts competitions..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Arouse people’s national political awareness"..... ARTICLES: "Myogyi Dam, under construction to green Meiktila Plain" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Myanmar welcomes any offer to cooperate on anti-narcotic drugs" Ko Myanmar..."Myitkyina-Shwebo road bringing about smooth and swift commodity flow" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 October 2009
Date of publication: 02 October 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of Ministry of Defence looks into task of Bawtwin Ore Refinery...Commander, Minister inspect undertakings of regional development in Sittway...Workshop on mission of community-based health and first aid held...Myanmar Golf Tour Nay Pyi Taw (Open) continues for third round...Charity art show for Home for the Aged opened...Basic Diplomatic Skill Course (22/2009) opens...Diploma in Banking Course No. 2 concludes...Guide to Computer Users in circulation...Hotel industry (basic) course opened...Construction Minister attends signing ceremony...TV Guide in circulation...International Day of Older Persons observed...UMFCCI President meets Japanese guests...Commander, Minister donate rice bags to locals in hilly areas...Strong earthquake jolts..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build more dams for boosting agricultural production and greening the environment"..... ARTICLES: "Yinshay Dam in Ngaphe Township" Byline: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."The Significant and Noble Day of Abhidhamma" Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)..."Eternal Peace in Seinlong Mountain on road to Lwejel" Byline:Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 September 2009
Date of publication: 24 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe meets chairmen of Shwepyitha Industrial Zone Management Committee...Commander presents prizes for 17th Performing Arts Competitions of Kachin State...Transport Minister receives Vietnamese Ambassador...Therapy for liver diseases and heart attack discussed...Chemicals used in production of narcotics and gunpowder seized in Laukkai...MRCS holds 64th Central Council Meeting...Yangon City Electric Power Supply Board meets...27th Local Pearl Sales held in Nay Pyi Taw...Coord meeting on secure and smooth transport in Yangon Div discussed...Quality paddy strain production technology course opened...Nyi Nyi Aung (a) Kyaw Zaw Lwin who plotted internal riots and sabotage arrested - Conspiracies of internal and external anti-government groups to instigate uprising and launch terrorist attacks in 2009 exposed..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Prepare to provide the best service"..... ARTICLES: "Vehicles of today and motorways in Myanmar" (5) Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Ministry of Construction..."An idea to help achieve national reconsolidation" Tin Min Kyaw..... BUDDHIST TEACHINGS: Be good-intentioned to attain happiness
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 September 2009
Date of publication: 23 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Saudi Arabian King...Defence Services C-in-C’s Trophy U-21 Tatmadaw Soccer begins...Religious Affairs Minister receives Indonesian guest...FM felicitates Saudi Arabian counterpart...Fujisawa Shonnan Rotary Club donates footballs to Ministry of Sports...Quick and clean wash at Quick Laundra Mart...Construction Minister inspects Yangon- Pathein Road, Bo Myat Tun Bridge...Press conference on Myanmar round-robin golf tournament held...Geotechnical Engineering Course (level 1) to be opened...MMA Golf on 27 Sept...Commander, ministers meet vice-president of CPI...Regional development tasks supervised in Kyaukphyu...Myanmar Banks Association meets...MMA to hold 14th medical conference on specialized subjects...Announcement for final examination for 2009 first batch of Universities of Distance Education (Yangon and Mandalay)...Earthquake report... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for development of inland trade routes for boosting external trade"..... ARTICLES: "Vehicles of today and motor ways in Myanmar" (4) Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Ministry of Construction..."Amnestied prisoners to serve as responsible citizens" KYAW YE MIN ["...The government granted early release of hundreds of thousands of prisoners with the benevolent attitude towards the prisoners with parental spirit, and its concept that they will share duties for national development with other counterparts..."] BUDDHIST TEACHINGS: Sail Upwind
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 September 2009
Date of publication: 17 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Talks on Computer Networking coming soon...Applied Google Earth Course on 20 Sept...MCPA to give talks on “ITPEC Exam”...Gravel Roads opened in Laymyathna, Hinthada...EP No. 1 Minister inspects regional development tasks of Magway Township...Regional development tasks supervised in Bago Division...ICU newly renovated and medical equipment donated...Basic, advanced English proficiency course opened...International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer observed...Myanmar Sign Language Conversation Book lanuched (sic)...Training on Community-based Human Trafficking Prevention opened...Dedaye Township gaining development momentum...Myitkyina observes International Literacy Day...Financial Proficiency Refresher Course (2/2009) opened...Manuscripts invited for short story contest...230 drug-related cases exposed in August...Health Ministry raising awareness on prevention and control of New Influenza A(H1N1)...Htarwara teleplay to be on air on 18 September...Weather forecast on (17-9-2009)...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (16-9-2009)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend networks of motor roads and railroads"..... ARTICLES: "Farmers enjoying better life in Magway Township" Byline: Tin Win Lay (Kyimyindine); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)... "If you want to do politics" TIN MIN KYAW ["...Peace groups will have to honour the commitments they made during the peace talks. They will be able to enjoy democratic rights the same as the entire people in accordance with the new constitution..."]..."Court rules of conducts and rights of defendants" A Legal Observer ["...In pronouncing a judgment, the defendant does not need to appear in the court if he is serving a term. Second para of Section (424) of Criminal Procedure Code says “unless the appellate Court otherwise directs, the accused shall not be brought up, or required to attend, to hear judgment delivered.”...]..... BUDDHIST TEACHING (?): "How to gain wealth"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 September 2009
Date of publication: 15 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Constant measures to be taken to ensure rule of law to thwart any disturbances - Prime Minister inspects regional development tasks, thriving paddy plantations in Bago Division...Commander attends prize-presenting ceremony...UMFCCI receives foreign delegation...Minister visits Magway Industrial Region...Sarpay Beikman Book Association distributes prize winning book...Commander watches Sepak Tekraw final match...Myanmar Red Cross Society - 64th Central Council Meeting 23rd September 2009 - Meeting Hall of Ministry of Health, Nay Pyi Taw...MRCS to hold 64th central council meeting...Triangle Region Command Commander attends opening of 17th Performing Arts Competitions...Mines Minister inspects Taungphila limestones deposit...Minister receives guests of PRC...F & R Minister attends ceremony to hand over new school building...MMA to organize respects paying ceremony...Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing meets officials in Shan State (North)...A (H1N1) flu control measures gaining momentum..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend forest plantations and maintain them for long-term benefit"..... ARTICLE: "Everlasting peace for all national races" Ye Kyaw ["...The Tatmadaw government rendered assistance to improve the economic, education, health and transport sectors of their regions. In return, the national race peace groups had to pledge to honour the laws. The new approach is a win-win solution common today in the international community...]..... BUDDHIST TEACHINGS: "Metta, the cool clear water"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 13 September 2009
Date of publication: 13 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects development tasks of Pale, Yinmabin Townships...Commander, Minister carry out regional development tasks...Saw Mill, teak plantations inspected...14th ISD Judo Tournament kicks off...Vice-Mayor inspects regional development tasks...Refresher course on office work concludes...Commander attends WVO preliminary conference...Yangon Mayor inspects road, bridge works...Seminar on publishing of periodicals held...DBE-2 D-G inspects Kyaukse BEHS No (4)...Proper drainage system, sanitation supervised in Tamway, Bahan Tsps...On-job Training Course No. 1/2009 for Management Officer (2) concludes...UMFCCI meets Indian guests...IBTC Group contributes cash assistance to victims’ families, house-lost families...Lt-Gen Khin Zaw looks into growing of oil palm in Kawthoung District..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Maintain and preserve ancient cultural objects"..... ARTICLES: "Laukkai: a town with border posts upstream of River Thanlwin" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA)..."They will choose the correct way" Kyaw Ye Min ["...We ourselves have to choose to walk our own way. It is not fair to persuade the national people of the border regions, who have enjoyed and favoured peace and stability and progress for 20 years, to veer from the correct way to peace and to pick up armed struggle line. It is known to all which way is correct and which way is wrong. All the people believe that the national race peace groups will choose the correct way..."] BUDDHIST TEACHINGS: "Metta lessens hatred"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 September 2009
Date of publication: 12 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Ambassador of United Kingdom...Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Bangladeshi Ambassador...Commander enjoys fifth art and sculpture show and concert...A&I Minister receives IDE director and party...Forestry Minister carries out regional development tasks in Ingapu Township...Media men are to be equipped with efficiency, initiative, dynamism plus active mind and body to be able to discharge fundamental duties and additional responsibilities - Information Minister addresses Special Refresher Course for Officials (1/2009) ...Hotel Room Keeping (Basic) Course concludes...Professional Golf Qualify on 22-23 Sept...Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects Kalay-Gangaw road section, regional development tasks...Maintenance of roads, bridges inspected in Shan State (North)...NLD members from states and divisions resign en masse...ISD women’s football tournament goes on...Ministers meet departmental personnel in Mogaung, Hopin...Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory (Yangon) inspected...F&R Minister meets staff of Nay Pyi Taw MEB...Three more infected patients found, bringing total number to 38...HPV positive or negative able to be tested...Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Ambassador of Republic of the Philippines..... "PERSPECTIVES": "For sustainable progress and durability of rural libraries"..... ARTICLE: "In conformity with transitory provisions" Tin Min Kyaw ["...The Tatmadaw government recognized the national race armed groups’ returning to the legal fold, but did not take any advantage of the BCP’s collapse and launched attacks on it. Instead, the Tatmadaw government regarded the conditions as a unique situation to make peace and tried to regenerate national reconsolidation. In order to put its benevolent attitude into deeds, the government made prompt contacts with national race armed groups, invited them to make peace and extended a warm welcome to them...All national race armed groups now have to bring the provisions of the new constitution to the fore in dealing with their affairs. And they will have to transform themselves from old into new policies in accord with the constitution. National race peace groups are to be well convinced of the fact that each of them is not the only organization to uphold that principle. The whole nation and the entire people have to adhere to that principle unanimously..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 September 2009
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Title: Dark Clouds Over Burma
Date of publication: September 2009
Description/subject: The political landscape holds no hope for any change soon... "A dark future hangs over Burma following the conviction and sentencing of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Putting her under house arrest again is a grave move by the ruling military regime, which can only bode ill for the country..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 6
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 18 August 2009
Date of publication: 18 August 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Khin Zaw of Ministry of Defence attends opening of new school building in Thaton Township...Noteworthy amount of rainfall...Commander opens new tarred road in Maha Aungmyay Township...Coordination meeting on construction of cyclone shelters held...Refresher course for township judges opened...Talks on Bridging the Gap Between IT and Business on 22 Aug...Colour Photo Contest for 62nd Anniversary Independence Day...Universities of Mandalay participate Village, Hpa-an Township and inspected samples of in friendly volley tournament...Concluding ceremonies of vocational training courses took place in States and Divisions...Commander meets service personnel, passengers to Cocogyun...Vice-Admiral Soe Thein inspects rubber farm and project in Mon State...Drill on evacuating animals to safer places launched...Myanmar Library Association to hold annual meeting, prizes presentation and reading session...Yangon East District awards prizes to winners in 17th Myanma Performing Arts competitions...Green Hotel Standard awarding, paper reading session held...Construction Minister inspects Kattiya and Myasagaing bridges...Forestry Minister inspects log yards, sawmills, teak plantations...3,000,553 acres under monsoon paddy in Bago Division...One more found infected with New Influenza A (H1N1) Number of A (H1 N1) patients reaches 22 - One patient discharged from hospital...Flood Warning..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost crop production for agricultural development"..... ARTICLES: "Spectacular Kanthaya Garden in Pathein" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."The first step of a long journey" Kyaw Ye Min [Commentary on Senator Webb's visit and Burma-US relations]..."ANGEL Colouring Contest 2009" Myat Min Hlaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 August 2009
Date of publication: 03 August 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Ko Ko of Ministry of Defence on inspection tour of Ayeyawady Division...Earthquake Report...Triangle Region Command Commander inspects Kengtung-Tachilek-Monghsat Road...South-West Command Commander’s Cup Football Tournament kicks off...Collective donations of Hindu families...Myanmar Hockey delegation leaves for Malaysia...Ministers, deputy ministers and high ranking officials and delegates tour PyinOoLwin and Mandalay...Deputy Minister for Transport attends opening ceremony of new school building...Perpetuation of independence and sovereignty is the heart of the nation - Special Refresher Course No 34 for Basic Education Teachers concludes...Nutrition Development Week and World Breastfeeding Week ceremonies held...F&R Minister attends opening ceremony of new school building...Toshiba Notebook “New Art Collection” & Launch 2009...Flood warning...Three more persons found infected with A (H1N1)- 13 have been infected with virus in Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Nurture, train the youth into human resources"..... ARTICLES: "Development tasks in Magway Division in full swing" Article: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA)..."Large vegetables plantations reflecting vigour of Ayeyawady dwellers" Article: Mg Mg Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: PDF (8.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 August 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 27 July 2009
Date of publication: 27 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing inspects progress in extension of Meiktila-Taunggyi road section, developments of Kalaw and Aungban...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall...Training courses of Education and Training Dept conclude...Buddhist religious edifice of Pyu culture found in ancient Pinle city of Myittha Tsp...Meeting on holding Futsal Tournament coordinated...Outstanding students of Taungtha awarded...Commander attends tree-planting ceremony in Bago...South-East Command Commander inspects regional development tasks in Mawlamyine...Commander, Rail Transportation Minister inspect axis for Yangon- Pathein railroad...Industry-1 Minister attends opening ceremony of new school building...Course (1/2009) for Sports Coach/Technical Officer concludes...Talks given, books donated...Over 9,700 acres of poppy plantations destroyed in this year’s poppy cultivation season...Talks on traffic rules given in Kyimyindine Township BEHSs...Earthquake Report...Over 3 million acres put under monsoon paddy in Ayeyawady Division...Kengtung Nurses Training School produces human resources in health sector...Fourth patient living with A (H1N1) discharged from hospital..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Inspire people to cultivate greater sense of defending motherland"..... ARTICLES: "Marketable quality paddy strains used in Bago Township" Article: Win Naing (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)..."Do with consideration and caution" Soe Mya Kyaw ["...“Nothing contained in the Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any State.”..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 July 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 July 2009
Date of publication: 22 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Noteworthy amount of rainfall...Commander inspects Moenai-Kengtung railroad project...Deputy Transport Minister attends prize presentation ceremonies of schools in Natogyi Township...Bizsoft to open Network Engineering Course...Course on Emergency Management for GP-2009...Workshop on teaching traffic rules held...A & I Minister receives Chinese, Vietnamese guests...5th Myanmar-Vietnam policy affairs conference between foreign ministers held in Nay Pyi Taw...Yangon Mayor inspects construction of Thamaing Bridge...Commander tours Ayadaw, Wetlet and Shwebo Townships...PBANRDA Minister attends opening of new roads in Pyapon, Kyaiklat...Ministry of Transport holds monsoon tree-planting ceremony...MGS to hold talks on 25 July...Depression over Bay of Bengal passed Coast of India...2,529,534 acres under monsoon paddy in Bago Division..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Uplift of national prestige and integrity through performing arts competitions"..... ARTICLES: "Namhsan, a peaceful highland with array of development" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)..."A person is the sole master of his fate" ["...Every person who is not satisfied with objective conditions and tries to incite riots, mass protests and terrorist acts with the intention of provoking utter devastation is burnt by the flame of their anger..."] Chit Naing (Psychology)..."Technological University (Pathein) projects the image of Ayeyawady Division" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 19 July 2009
Date of publication: 19 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspects regional development works in Yangon North District...A&I Minister receives Japanese Ambassador...SWRR Minister inspects fire stations...Vice-Mayor inspects tax free markets...Bridges in Magway Division under construction...Inspire people to take lessons from the past untold miseries; study objective conditions for long term maintenance of stability, peace, development momentum - Information Minister attends 39th Anniversary of Myanmar Motion Picture Enterprise...Commander on inspection tour...Ministry of Transport holds monsoon tree-planting ceremony...EP No. 2 Minister receives Chinese guests...Forestry Minister inspects furniture factories...Vietnamese delegation tours Bagan-NyaungU, Mandalay...MMCWA presents certificates of honour to wellwishers...Hockey Training Course No (2/2009) opened...Second patient living with A (H1N1) discharged from hospital - Remaining two patients recover from illness - No more person with fever found..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Safeguard Our Three Main National Causes"..... ARTICLES: "Developing Shan State (South) with peace and stability" Article and Photos: May May Ni (Taunggyi)..."Wadaw Sluice Gate in Maubin Township" Article: Mg Mg Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 July 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 18 July 2009
Date of publication: 18 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: The noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded...Commander looks into development of Mongyawng, Mongphyat stations...C-in-C’s (Air) Football championship match ends...YUCS pays respects to faculty members...NIPRO Corporation (Japan) donates Haemodialysis Machine...Commander inspects development tasks in Hmawby, Taikkyi townships...Ministry of Industry-1 holds 2nd monsoon tree-planting ceremony...Religious Ministry holds coord meeting...Cultural evidences of early and later stone age found...Forestry Minister inspects construction of new school buildings...Industry-2 Minister receives guests...Tornado hits Ayeyawady Division leaving one dead...Talks on New Influenza held...H&T, EP-1, CPT win over opponents..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Actively participate in building a modern and developed nation"..... ARTICLES: "Kyaiklat Township, largest summer paddy producer in Myanmar" Article: Mg Mg Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."The true aspiration of Myanmar people" Mi Khin Thant ["...If democracy activists, nations wishing to see democracy flourishing in Myanmar and international organizations and persons wishing to see more progress in Myanmar believe in genuine democracy, they, even if they are not satisfied, will have to accept and honour the constitution (2008) approved by the Myanmar national people of their own volition..."]..."Runway of Myitkyina Airport in Kachin State being extended" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 July 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 16 July 2009
Date of publication: 16 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Warning of high tide in Yangon River...Regional development tasks in Hlegu Township inspected...Health Minister receives British guests...Talks on E-Commerce Status in GMS Countries and Challenges for Myanmar on 18 July...Narcotic drugs seized in Kachin and Shan States, Mandalay Division...A&I Minister performs regional development tasks in Thazi, Meiktila Townships...Symposium on account on 18 July...Monsoon tree-planting ceremony of Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee held...L&F Minister donates 750 bags of cement, 550 CI sheets...Medical team takes preventive measures against malaria in Paletwa Tsp, Chin State - No New Influenza A (H1N1) virus found in the region...Commander attends tree planting ceremony at Pyinmana Station...Narcotic drugs seized in Tachilek, Tamu...Minister inspects communication stations...Nay Pyi Taw Inter- Ministry Football Tournament continues...Reading session held...51-year-old man found infected with New Influenza A (H1N1) flu and all patients are in good health..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work together for conservation of natural teak forests"..... ARTICLES: "Flourishing coffee farms in Nawnghkio, Shan State (North)" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)..."The path to future peace and stability" Kyaw Ye Min..."Growing quality paddy strains in Ayeyawady Division" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 July 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 13 July 2009
Date of publication: 13 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Merchants to be educated, organized to turn to legal border trade and taxes - Vice-Senior General Maung Aye inspects Muse 105th Mile Border Trade Zone...Implement public welfare tasks as a national duty...Appointment of Swiss Ambassador agreed on...Rainy season tree planting ceremony held in Haka...Delegation of Guangxi Zhaung Autonomous Region concludes visit...Lt-Gen Khin Zaw visits fish/prawn cold storage in Myeik...Inter-Township Basketball Tournament held in Shan State (North)...ISD Basketball Tournament commences...A&I Minister meets staff who attended agriculture course...Lt-Gen Tha Aye on inspection tour of NyaungU, Meiktila districts...Commander attends ceremony to honour officers, other ranks, families...Mr. & Miss Quench Contest held...Commander’s Shield Sepak Takraw Tournament concludes...Commander-in-Chief (Air)’s Shield Chess C’ship commences...Organize people through media to actively participate in national development drives - Information Minister attends 63rd Anniversary of Myanma Radio and Television...Myanmar beat Jordan in debut of AFC Women’s Soccer Championship 2010 qualifier...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Monsoon tree growing ceremony for 2009 of PBANRDA held"..... ARTICLE: "Kyaunggon Township, a region of banana" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 10 July 2009
Date of publication: 10 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Matupi Township gains development momentum...Minister attends annual work coordination meeting of DACs...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Pandemic A (H1N1) 2009 control measures under way...New Sony Cyber-Shot Camera introduced...Youth Camp for Asia’s Future 2009 to be held...YUCS to pay respects to faculty on 12 July...Women costume show marks Myanmar Women’s Day...Foreign Affairs Minister meets Chinese delegation...Forestry Minister visits Mt Popa Garden...Torrential rain causes landslides and kills 24 people in Phakant Township - All roads return to normal after clearing of blockages by local authorities, Tatmadaw, MPF, social organizations...Antique gramophone records donated to MRTV...Regional Development tasks undertaken in An Township...Myanmar delegation arrives back from Sudan...Commodity Inspection Services (CIS) opened...Earthquake Report...Lt-Gen Khin Zaw attends prize presentation ceremony in Taninthayi Division...Myanmar sees another New Influenza A (H1N1) case - Control measures taken with added momentum..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Always work for regional and national development"..... ARTICLES: "Sugar mill in Shan State (North), the largest of its kind in Myanmar" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)..."Pathein with fragrance of Pawhsanhmwe paddy in future" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe: Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 July 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 8 July 2009
Date of publication: 08 July 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends ceremony to offer Waso robes, to honour Tipitaka monks...Commander’s shield football tournament commences in Sagaing Div...Coordination meeting of Shan State Drug Abuse Control Committee held...Ministry of Religious Affairs grows trees...Deputy Minister meets with rural people, inspects development tasks...Gift of Italian Cooperation...Industry-2 Minister inspects Thagara Industrial Zone...Minister meets with local people in Kyaukpadaung...Forestry Minister inspects teak plantations...Stimulant tablets seized in Phakant...Yangon Mayor inspects tasks for proper drainage...CPT Minister attends monsoon tree-growing ceremony...F & R Minister attends prize-presenting ceremony and donation ceremony for Sagawar-myay educational foundation...C-in-C (Navy)'s C'ship Shield Rowing Contest ends...Deputy Health Minister inspects hospitals in Yangon...Workshop on extensive use of teak from ASEAN teak plantations...Rainy season treeplanting ceremony for Myaungmya Tsp...Regional development tasks in Magway Div and Chin State inspected...Myanmar keeps on taking precautionary measures against New Influenza A (H1N1) - None of those who have come into contact with 13-year-old girl victim found infected with virus..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Instil right thoughts into the youth"..... ARTICLES: "A trip to Mon State through Thanlwin Bridge (Mawlamyine), a dream come true" Article: Win Naing (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)..."Pathein, a township with a prosperous future" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2009
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Title: BURMA BULLETIN ISSUE 31 - JULY 2009
Date of publication: July 2009
Description/subject: • The SPDC’s trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi continues. Facing intense international pressure and fearing a new wave of anti-junta street protests, the regime postpones the verdict to 11 August... • SPDC uses UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-Moon’s visit to Burma as a public relations ploy. SPDC Chairman denies Ban’s request to meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi... • ASEAN FM meeting in Phuket issues statement calling on the SPDC to release all political prisoners including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Meanwhile, the regime jails 87-year old NLD elected MP Kyaw Khaing... • Newly established ASEAN human rights body fails to provide protection and enforcement mechanisms... • US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses concern over possible nuclear ties between the North Korean and Burmese regimes at the ARF. • US President Barack Obama extends economic sanctions on the SPDC... • Two-hundred more Karen refugees flee to Thailand, seeking protection from DKBA abuses... • Kachin Independence Organization delegates fail to reach agreement with SPDC on transforming KIA into border guard force. In response, the regime sends reinforcements and more armaments to its military forces in Kachin State... • Rohingya flee SPDC harassment and oppression in Arakan State, only to face violence and expulsion from Bangladesh... • For the first time, Malaysian authorities confirm that government officials were involved in the exploitation of Burmese migrants at its border... • SPDC obstructs aid to the survivors of Chin famine, Kachin landslides, and cyclone Nargis.
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: pdf (172K)
Date of entry/update: 03 August 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 25 June 2009
Date of publication: 25 June 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Each and every citizen has to adhere to Our Three Main National Causes as national policy - Prime Minister General Thein Sein inspects reconstruction tasks in Mawlamyinegyun Township...Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends monsoon tree planting ceremonies...International Olympic Day commemorative Mass walk held in Nay Pyi Taw...Mayor attends coord meeting...Statements of both sides heard at Supreme Court (Yangon) for appeal case of refusing two defence witnesses nominated for lawsuit against US citizen Mr John William Yettaw, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Daw Khin Khin Win and Ma Win Ma Ma...Tug of War organized to mark International Olympic Day 2009...Baron’s “Commands Respect” Amateur Golf Challenge 2009’s final and prize presenting ceremony...Appointment of Bangladeshi Ambassador agreed on...DPRK owned MV Dumangang cargo vessel due to arrive for shipment of Myanmar rice..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work together with the government for emergence of a modern and developed nation"..... ARTICLE: "Pathein Bridge, a drive for ensuring better transport in Delta of Ayeyawady Division" Article: Kyaw Zeya Myint; Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 20 June 2009
Date of publication: 20 June 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 16th cash donation ceremony Four political objectives held for supply of clean drinking water to rural areas...Commander views World Population Day commemorative painting contest...Industry-2 Minister receives officials from HMT International Ltd...Dy Health Minister meets fresher doctors...Eight special civil appeal cases heard...Sports Refresher Course for Teachers concludes...Gift for Central Women’s Hospital (Yangon)...Winners of International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking competitions announced...Saplings distributed free in Mudon Township...Ways sought to implement ASEANSocio- Cultural Community Blueprint...Minister inspects pharmaceutical factory...19th Myanmar Police Force Chief’s Shield Chess Tournament prize presenting ceremony...Construction of training hall in CICS (Phaunggyi) inspected...Collective ploughing for cultivation of monsoon paddy in Waw Tsp, Bago Div...Continuing Professional Development Forum on 24 June..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Enhance national prestige and integrity through the might of literature"..... ARTICLES: "Shan State (East) sees better road transport facilities" Article: Tin Win Lay (Kyimyindine); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)..."Kunchaung Dam in Kyangin Township, Ayeyawady Division" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 19 June 2009
Date of publication: 19 June 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Construction Minister inspects bridges, roads in Mandalay Division...Duya Station BEHS gets new building...Minister tours Taninthayi Division...Second round of Baron’s “Commands Respect” Amateur Golf Challenge 2009 held...Commander looks into academic matters of Hsinmyeeswe Village BEHS...Chaungtha Village gets primary education school...Magway computer university grows trees...Talks on Current Perspectives in Liver Transplantation on 21 June...Commander attends opening of Commander’s Shield Football Tourney...World Population Day commemorative contests held...Social welfare officers appointed...IBTC introduces new products...Government-Business Relations in South East Asia talk on 20 June...Rainy season tree growing ceremony held in Mandalay...Myanmar Human Rights Group issues statement ["1. Myanmar authorities have been putting American citizen Mr. John William Yettaw, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her two aides on trial for their offences in accordance with international standards and domestic laws. 2. While doing as such, it is regretful to learn that five UN human rights Special Rapporteurs issued a statement..."... Commander meets athletes of Yangon...New building handed over to Specialist Hospital (Mingaladon)... Command sports teams...Paediatric Emergencies: An Illustrated Guide talk on 27 June...Discussion on revival of noni..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Save lives with pure and healthy blood"..... ARTICLES: "Kayin State in position to provide tertiary education for the youth" Article: Kyaw Zeya Myint; Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)..."Loilem, a lovely township amongst lush, green mountain ranges" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 17 June 2009
Date of publication: 17 June 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Sri Lankan goodwill delegation concludes visit...Forestry Minister and Kayah State Chairman inspect regional development tasks...Work coordination meeting of Myanma Insurance held...New issue of Yangon Travels Journal in circulation...Over 9600 acres of poppy in Shan State (North) wiped out...Minister for Industry-2 inspects truck and LED bulb production...Selected candidates for further studies to be qualified ones, says Health Minister...Seminar between Myanmar and Sri Lanka held...MKF organizes Karatedo Referee Seminar...Rules, regulations for restaurants, boarding houses in Mandalay to be tightened...MOC Chairman attends prize-presentation ceremony of ISD Taekwondo competition (2009)...Upgrading of Nay Pyi Taw National Herb Garden Work Committee meets...Industry-2 Ministry holds 2nd rainy season tree planting ceremony...Literary discussion held...Awareness against human influenza pandemic to be raised in states/divisions..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Act according to health education announcements"..... ARTICLES: "Integrated farming system benefiting rural people" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."Mongtin Village on brink of transition to urban area" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2009
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 8 - 14, 2009 Volume 24, No. 474
Date of publication: 14 June 2009
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Shwe Amyutay prizes announced » S. Korea, ASEAN mark 20 years of dialogue by inking free trade pact » Postponed ASEAN summit scheduled » World-roving Japanese cyclist pedals through Myanmar » Famed science writer, translator Maung Su Shin passes away » Blood bank donations increase » World Vision provides monsoon paddy » U Thant honoured by UN secretary general » NGO sends plants to Ayeyarwady delta » Myanmar doctors weak in research techniques: experts » Gov’t rebuts trial concerns » The Myanmar Times to raise advertising rates » Community conserves wildlife in Natmataung » Domestic airlines brace for monsoon » Foreign worker enclaves mushroom in globalised Singapore » Dengue prevention starts » Tours link Myitkyina with Bagan » We’re targeting mid-table, says U Kyaw Tint » Babo strike secures win for Yadanarbon...BUSINESS: Thai expo inspires fisheries exporters » Japanese private schools accept more local students » Car prices drive up » MES opens mechanical course in June » Sky’s the limit for Singapore gardens » An obsession with white in South Okkalapa
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 11 June 2009
Date of publication: 11 June 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Agricultural loans disbursed to farmers in Ayeyawady Div.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Sri Lankan President and wife to pay State Visit to Myanmar ...Government has practically improved all infrastructures for restoration of peace, stability and development - Commander, minister attend opening of self-reliant village libraries in Sagaing Division...Intellectual Property Rights beyond 2010...Narcotic drugs seized in Taunggyi, Lashio...Respects paid to oldest grandma at Hninzigon Home for the Aged...Deputy Minister meets senior pilots, pilots...“External Immobilization in Orthopaedic Practice” on 13 June...Singaporean delegation visits Mandalay, Taunggyi... "PERSPECTIVES": "Open more village libraries for self-improvement of rural people"..... ARTICLES: "If good neighbourly relations are maintained" Kyaw Ye Min ["...Thai government’s current stand on Myanmar shows that it is not a good neighbouring country of Myanmar...Though the relations between Thailand and Myanmar were good during the time of the former prime minister, at present the relations between the two countries are under strain which had been unprecedented in the history. There should be a conviction that as we are neighbouring countries we can ignore each other, but we cannot deny the fact that we are neighbours. As we are sharing a common land border we will be always neighbours till the end of the world. It is impossible to change this situation. Hence, it is specially required to show amicable relations, friendly acts and right stand. Myanmar’s internal affairs will never be a threat to the region although Thailand has expressed concern. The government of Thailand should believe that with Thailand’s right stand and good neighbourliness, the two countries can sort out any problems. Our stand is that we want to maintain the amicable relations...". Contains references to the tria;l of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the KNU]..."Mandalay-Lashio-Muse Union Highway facilitates smooth transport" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 June 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 9 June 2009
Date of publication: 09 June 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Buffaloes distributed to storm-hit areas in Ayeyawady Division.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: 44 reconstructed schools in Maubin handed over to Education Ministry...Industry-2 Minister attends 1st tree growing festival...Mayor inspects dredging of drains...U Ohn Thwin presents Credentials to President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka...New annexe of canteen of TTC opened...Auto auction centre to be inaugurated on 14 June...Myanma Gonye Magazine Vol 30 in circulation...Vice-President of MWAF presents cash, kind to two eye patients...“External Immobilization in Orthopaedic Practice” on 13 June...Indian Pharmaceuticals Exposition 2009 on 12-14 June...58 receive carpentry, bricklaying and iron work skills in Putao...Weight lifting contest on 27-30 June...Weather report...Noteworthy amounts of Rainfall..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards deeper friendship and closer cooperation between Myanmar and Sri Lanka"..... ARTICLES: "Women’s and Children’s Specialist Hospital of Taunggyi providing health care" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."ASEAN-Korea Poetry night" Maung Swe Ngae..."Aungban enjoys economic growth through agricultural farming" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 3 June 2009
Date of publication: 03 June 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Tree plantation ceremony held to mark World Environment Day 2009...F & R Minister tours Kyaukpadaung, Meiktila, Yamethin...Talk on “Leadership in You” held...Commander Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe inspects development tasks in Ayeyawady Div...Minors handed over to parents...Minister for Industry-2 inspects Pakokku Industrial Region...Shwe Naing Ngan Journal comes out...School enrolment in Amarapura Township launched...Kanbalu Tsp sees school enrolment activities...Director of Yangon Division DAC inspects road and market in Hlegu...UMFCCI officials leave for ROK...Information Minister visits Yegu transmission station...Educative talk on Intellectual Property Rights to be held...PBANRDA Deputy Minister arrives back from Vietnam...Acer brand notebooks introduced..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Use dam water effectively and grow high-yield quality crops"..... ARTICLE: "DaikU Township in Bago Division enjoying better transport" Article: Peinzalok Thein Nyunt; Photos: Nay Lin" (Nyaunglebin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2009
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Title: Character Assassination, or Something Worse?
Date of publication: June 2009
Description/subject: "Burma’s rulers may take their efforts to silence Aung San Suu Kyi a step further... THE ruling generals in Naypyidaw must be smiling as their nemesis goes to trial charged with a crime that they did nothing to prevent. In Burma, that is the kind of perversion of justice that truly delights the country’s brutal junta. The case against Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been accused of violating the conditions of her house arrest by allowing a “guest” to stay overnight in her home, is as ludicrous as it is outrageous. But the people of Burma are not laughing, because they know the consequences of this absurd episode could be deadly serious..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Moe Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 31 May 2009
Date of publication: 31 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sees off Prime Minister General Thein Sein on departure for Republic of Korea...Lt-Gen Tha Aye on inspection tour of Magway...Health Minister receives guests...Basic fire fighting course concludes...Construction Minister receives Japanese guests...Relief tasks ongoing in flooded townships, Mandalay Division...Forestry Minister arrives back from China...Bahan Tsp sees school enrolment day activities...Coord meeting held to build library in Yenangyoung...Bago Division holds school enrolment day...ASEANForeign Affairs Dy Minister back from Cambodia...Respects to be paid to centenaries...Stipends provided to students of staff of MCDC...Dam projects being implemented systematically for development of agriculture sector and for greening regions - Madan Dam in Nay Pyi Taw Lewe Township inaugurated..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Say no to tobacco to become healthy, fit citizens"..... ARTICLES: "Lush and green Inlay Lake in Nyaungshwe Township" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 May 2009
Date of publication: 30 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon Division Industrial Zones Management Committee holds coord meeting...School-age children enrol in Yangon...Monsoon electronic fair at Diamond City Hyper Mart...Vocalist and beauty queen contests held...Preventive measures against A/H1N1 under discussion...Writer Chit Naing’s 79th book comes out...Myanmar U-15 to participate in Japan-Mekong Football Tournament...Lt-Gen Tha Aye on inspection tour of Magway Division...Kyaukme, Momeik townships gaining development momentum...Yangon North District Court judges, district law officers and defence lawyer U Khin Maung Oo together with Mr. John William Yettaw inspect the scene...Yedashe Township facilitated with newly inaugurated Swa Creek Bridge for better transport..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Make concerted efforts for improvement of health care services"..... ARTICLES: "Lush and green pine forests and crop plantations thriving in Kalaw of Shan State (South)" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."Laws enacted for State stability and community peace" A Lawyer
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 28 March 2009
Date of publication: 28 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe congratulates German President...Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Azerbaijan...Prime Minister General Thein Sein felicitates Azerbaijan counterpart...Thayet District maintaining development momentum...Culture Ministry organizes paper reading session...PTT lubricants introduced...Three blasts occur in Mawlamyine...Trial against US citizen Mr John William Yettaw, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Daw Khin Khin Win and Ma Win Ma Ma heard for eighth day...Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing on inspection tour of Namtu, Manton, Kyaukme...NPED Minister signs Book of Condolence...PBANRDA Minister inspects construction of district-to-district road No.2...FM sends felicitations to Azerbaijan counterpart...Stimulant tablets seized in Namhsan Tsp of Shan State (South), Mahaaungmye Tsp of Mandalay Div...Nation now on path of development - Commander, Information Minister attend opening of new library building in Ohnchaw Village of Patheingyi Tsp, Mandalay Div...Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases Press Statement in response to Press Statement on Myanmar issued by UNSC..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build more factories for development of import-substitute industries"..... ARTICLE: "Yuzana Integrated Farm Project geared up for earning foreign exchange through cultivation of tapioca" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Kyaw Swe Moe (IPRD)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 May 2009
Date of publication: 23 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Prime Minister General Thein Sein congratulates Kuwaiti counterpart...7th AGM of Myanmar Academy of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Fishery Sciences commences...Basic Diplomatic Skills Course opens...Fisheries Department meets...Premier Coffee vocalist selection, Ginsetin beauty contest...Aphaung Village primary school opened...Trial against American citizen Mr. John William Yettaw, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Daw Khin Khin Win and Ma Win Ma Ma continues for fifth day...Corrigendum [for trial report of 2o May]...Ministers on tour of Sagaing Division...Sanitation, proper flow of water supervised...Basic golf course 2009 concludes...Kayin State observes Fire Brigade Day...PTT lubricants introduced...Myanmar still free from influenza A/H1N1 - Health Ministry performs prevention of influenza, dissemination of health knowledge in time...No case of influenza A/H1N1-infected pigs in Myanmar - L&F Ministry, FAO jointly conduct laboratory course on examination of pig disease...Sanitation tasks inspected...Renewable energy-powered pumps on market...Pinchaung bridge under renovation...Small storm at Bay of Bengal not heading to Myanmar coast...Significant day temperature...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall..... "PERSPECTIVES": "For transition to peaceful, modern and developed nation"..... ARTICLE: "Kanyin Dam in Ingapu Township to help provide impetus for development of the delta" Article: Kyaw Sein: Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 May 2009
Date of publication: 18 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects development tasks in Sagaing Div...63rd Fire Brigade Day marked in Mandalay...Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister concludes visit...Seinlè Shwepyi news journal in circulation...Silk Air Travel Fair Programme introduced...Hlaingbwe Township achieving progress with greater momentum...Vietnamese goodwill delegation winds up visit...Vocational training courses opened in Lashio, Kengtung, Loikaw...A/H1N1 virus in humans has spread to 39 countries The virus has not been found in Myanmar...Training courses opened at Women’s Vocational Training Schools...On-job Training Course for Law Officers Grade-4 concludes...Jumbo super mosquito coil introduced...Monsoon enters southern Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Government, People and Tatmadaw working in concert to improve public socio-economy"..... ARTICLES: "Boosting production of quality farm equipment to change from conventional to mechanized farming" Article: Win Naing (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win..."Beautiful and peaceful Taunggyi in Shan State (South)" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 May 2009
Date of publication: 16 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Prime Minister General Thein Sein meets Member of CPVCC President of VFF Central Committee and party...Prime Minister General Thein Sein receives Bangladeshi FM and party...Regional development tasks in Hkamti Township in high gear...MoU signed for Bagan and Luang Prabang to be sister cities...Prime Minister hosts luncheon to Member of CPVCC President of VFF Central Committee and party...Lt-Gen Khin Zaw views development tasks in Khawza...Bio batteries distributed to villages in Lewe Township...Today Book Store’s special sales...President of VFF Central Committee arrives...Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award winner books on sale...Bangladeshi Foreign Minister arrives in Nay Pyi Taw...Domestic rice supply well exceeds demand and rice export on the increase year by year - Secretary-1 addresses Rice Production and Export Development Meeting...37 members led by Saw Sein Maung Htay with rank of Captain of KNU together with ten assorted arms and ammunition join Htot-kawkoe Village..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive together for harmonious development across the nation"..... ARTICLE: "Htithein Water Supporting Dam to supply sufficient water to Taunggyi dwellers" Article: Win Kyaw; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 May 2009
Date of publication: 14 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thriving rubber farm, maintenance of Bala Min Htin Bridge inspected...Cornerstones for Mandalay FM laid...Myanmar delegation leaves for PRC...Yangon City Guide 2009 in circulation...MHA organizes talks...Ambassador presents credentials to UN SG...Lt-Gen Khin Zaw tours rubber factory in Mudon...Preventive measures against global human flu taken...No case of influenza A/H1N1 in Myanmar up to now - Ministry of Health taking preventive measures against outbreak of influenza A/H1N1...L & F Ministry : No outbreak of A/H1N1 in Pigs in Myanmar, promotes bio-security at pig firms...Government, people under duty to maintain peace, stability and development momentum - Minister touches upon regional development undertakings in Myinmu...Brief biography of US citizen John William Yettaw who secretly entered the house of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...Course on public awareness about bird flu opens...Second Secretary (Consul) and party of US Embassy hold consular meeting with Mr. John William Yettaw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Always adhere to integrity, moral uprightness and rules of conduct to keep the judicial pillar strong and upright"..... ARTICLES: "Integrated farming has shown successful in Pathein" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Tayokhla River Water Pumping Station functioning near peaceful Hpa-an and Zwegabin Hill" Article & Photos: Maung Maung Myint Swe
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 May 2009
Date of publication: 12 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Only when there is prevalence of law and order will there be security and peace, and only if there is security and peace will building of a developed nation be possible - Prime Minister meets state and division law officers...Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing inspects development tasks in Taunggyi...Ministry of Culture holds work coordination meeting...Best sportsman, sportswoman and coach awarded for 2008...Myawady People’s Hospital, trade zone and development tasks inspected...Minister inspects gas-fired power plant in Ahlon...Make earnest efforts to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with world nations - Special refresher course No. 15 for faculty members opens..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build more roads and bridges for easy and smooth transport"..... ARTICLES: "Rural and urban areas of Shwedaung enjoy cumulative development in parallel" Article: Win Naing (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)..."Special projects designed to generate prosperous future of the nation" Kyaw Ye Min [continued from yesterday]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 May 2009
Date of publication: 11 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Khin Zaw visits Mawlamyine General Hospital, inspects progress of two-storey No. 1 Mawlamyine Market...RC sleeper factory (Mottama) operating well...Use of bio-battery, generating of electricity through solar system explained...F& R Minister meets local people in Kyaukpadaung Township...Generating of electricity through bio-battery demonstrated...Upgrading of Pyay-Paukkhaung- Ottwin-Toungoo road inspected...River water pumping projects, agricultural tasks inspected..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Try to turn out dignified intellectuals and intelligentsia"..... ARTICLES: "Madan Dam in Nay Pyi Taw Lewe" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Special projects designed to generate prosperous future of the nation" Kyaw Ye Min
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 6 May 2009
Date of publication: 06 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe calls for speeding up projects, regular maintenance of facilities - Special Projects Implementation Committee meeting concludes...Regional development tasks in Gyobingauk, Okpo, Letpadan, Hmawby townships...No.1 BEPS of Hlinethaya Township gets two new school buildings...Earthquake Report...ICT Development & Application Course (2/2009) opens...Prize winning book of Sarpay Beikman Association in circulation...Talk on “21st Century and Progressive Learning”...Talk on A/H1N1 virus given...Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association meets...Want a healthy and happy life..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Join hands with the government for successful implementation of special projects"..... ARTICLE: "Leikchaung, Kadonkani, Yaygyawgyi houses built in Pyapon District" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 4 May 2009
Date of publication: 04 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Factories in Bago Division (West) focus on boosting production...Foreign Affairs Minister attends Ministerial Meeting of Coordinating Bureau of NAM...CPT Deputy Minister inspects regional development...Prizes for winners in Overclocking technology demonstration...Construction tasks inspected in Mandalay, Patheingyi...EP No. 2 Minister visits power stations in Mandalay Division...Minister meets with department officials, members of social organizations and dwellers...Rural development tasks undertaken in Padaung Township...Ambassador of Sudan meets UMFCCI President..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Better transport for progress of local trading"..... ARTICLES: "Houses, buildings emerge in better shape than past in Bogale Township within one year" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Sonhon farm with thriving honey orange groves in Nanpaung of Lashio Township" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Than Oo (MNA)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 May 2009
Date of publication: 02 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Development tasks gaining ground in Magway Division...Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspects progress of YCH annex construction...Education Ministry holds work coordination meeting...ICT Development & Application Course (1/2009) concludes...Deputy Health Minister inspects human flu preventive measures at airport...Health Ministry taking preventive measures against outbreak of swine influenza - Preparations made to provide health care services for suspected swine flu patients...L&F Ministry carrying out necessary preventive measures against outbreak of swine flu virus in pigs...Warning on global human flu...The Government of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department Warning on Swine flu...Meeting on preparedness for global human flu through traditional medicine held...Shwe Naing Ngan journal Vol 7, No.24 comes out...Dinner hosted to mark 19th AGM of MMCWA...Brother printers introduced...Seinle Shwepyi news journal comes out...Myanmar ICT Exhibition (2009) opened..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards emergence of industrialized and developed nation"..... ARTICLE: "Kadappana Sluice Gate in Kyauktan Township" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2009
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Title: Regime Faces Crushing Defeat if Election is Free and Fair
Date of publication: 24 April 2009
Description/subject: "If Burma's upcoming election in 2010 is free and fair, it can be predicted with certainty that the National League for Democracy (NLD) of Aung San Suu Kyi will win with no less than the 82 percent of the votes it secured in the 1990 poll..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 20 April 2009
Date of publication: 20 April 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Minister inspects all-round natural disaster preparedness centre...Development tasks in An Tsp inspected...Paddy transplanting machines provided...Development tasks of Kayah State under inspection...Mass activities on Kachin State Environmental Sanitation Week launched...Official inspects construction of canals of Thonze Dam...Commander, Mayor attend opening of school buildings, inspect water supply facilities...New gasifier brand introduced...Thephyu and Toungoo main power stations inspected..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Reclaim and exploit fallow and virgin land nationwide"..... ARTICLES: "Kengtawng Hydropower Plant, a development drive for Shan State" Article: Yan Gyi Aung; Photos: Kyaw Swe Moe (IPRD)..."Peaceful and stable Myebon Township gaining development momentum" Article & Photos: Reporter Singu Soe Win..."Not very demanding if peace talk is desired" Saw Hla Aung (continued from yesterday) ["...Inspired by the good news about peace, remnant KNU officers and other ranks are abandoning awful KNU. So, in the near future, the whole Kayin State will be able to enjoy peace fully..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: PDF (6.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 April 2009
Date of publication: 18 April 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe, wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing attend rice and alms donation ceremony for monasteries in PyinOoLwin Township...Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay celebrate New Year...Shwedagon Pagoda holds consecration ceremony...Parittas recited in Nay Pyi Taw to be free from various dangers in New Year...Sayadaws recite Parittas at environs of Nay Pyi Taw by helicopter...Shweli Hydropower plant to be open soon...Prime Minister General Thein Sein calls on Philippine President...Prime Minister General Thein Sein attends Informal Working Dinner of heads of State/Government of ASEAN countries...Prime Minister General Thein Sein arrives in Pattaya, Thailand...State-owned factories to place emphasis on manufacturing quality products - Senior General Than Shwe visits Kyaukse Industrial Region...Cyclone Bijli not heading towards Myanmar coastal region..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Join hands with the government and strive for IT development"..... ARTICLE: "New moves for peace" Kyaw Ye Min ["The people are very pleased to hear good news stories since the run-up to the Myanmar New Year. One of them is that Saw Nay Soe Mya with the rank of captain, son of late chairman Saw Bo Mya of KNU/KNLA and members returned to the legal fold, that really added to a prosperous future of the nation...The entire people deeply wish the KNU remnant members to return to the legal fold for ensuring peace, stability and progress of Kayin State..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 1 April 2009
Date of publication: 01 April 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Cooperation between nations, associations, businesses, needs much to overcome competition and challenges in highly competitive market -- Prime Minister addresses 18th AGM of UMFCCI -- Manufacture high quality items in industrial sector in accord with standard set -- Federation needs to lay down long-term plans to surmount with nationalistic fervour new challenges, sanctions intentionally put against nation...Lectures, exam for B.Ed correspondence courses announced...7th prize presentation ceremony of Dr Tin Shwe Literary Award held...MOC Chairman’s Cup National Hockey League 2009 goes on...U Thet Oo presents credentials to Nepali President...U Hla Myint presents credentials to Governor-General of New Zealand...Industry-2 Minister receives HMT officials...U Nyan Lynn presents credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General...Technical Meeting on Mainstreaming Ageing begins...Shwepyitha Industrial Zone-3 operating in high gear..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for turning out educated human resources".....ARTICLES: "Buthidaung Township enjoys economic growth" Article: Singu Soe Win; Photo: Kyaw Myint Tun (Buthidaung GAD)...Boom in trade in 105th Mile Border Trade Zone Article: Htein Lin (Myanma Alin); Photo: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 April 2009
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Title: It's Time to Play the Villains' Game
Date of publication: April 2009
Description/subject: "...Until now, the world has been divided into two camps when it comes to how to deal with Burma - those who support sanctions and those who urge constructive engagement. Western countries led by the US have applied sanctions, while Burma's neighbors, including members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China and India, have favored engagement. But things seem to be changing. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hinted at a shift in Western thinking when she said during a recent Asia tour: "Clearly, the path we have taken in imposing sanctions hasn't influenced the Burmese junta." But she also made clear that the alternative policy followed by Burma's neighbors is also ineffective, adding: "Reaching out and trying to engage them [the Burmese generals] hasn't influenced them, either." Clinton announced that the new US administration is reviewing its Burma policy - "because we want to see the best ideas about how to influence the Burmese regime."It's obvious, however, that US policy makers have no clear idea which idea is best. Nevertheless, a departure from the policy that first applied sanctions against Burma in 1997 can be expected..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 2
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2009
ML > Foreign Relations > USA-Burma relations


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 31 March 2009
Date of publication: 31 March 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Natural disaster prevention management course opened.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Award, scholarships and Pakokku Library Book Award presented for 2008...Myanmar delegation discusses Regional Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok...Appointment of British Ambassador agreed on...Supreme Court (Mandalay) hears Special Criminal Appeal cases...Talks on fire prevention held...Erratum...Winners awarded in Military Code of Conduct Contest...Scholarship, academic matters discussed...Ministry of Information trying its utmost for development of Myanmar literature and those from the literary field while striving for Myanmar literature to achieve international prominence -- Minister for Information attends ceremony to honour those who have participated in successful realization of Ministry of Information’s objectives...Kite Festival-2009 concludes...Women publishers hold book sales...New earth road opened in Pakokku...Green tourism on 4 April..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend cultivation of paddy and other crops".....ARTICLES: "Let’s cultivate a good habit of reading" Kyaw Oo Swe..."Paunglaung Diversion Weir irrigating 35,000 acres of farmland in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw Lewe, Yedashe Townships" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..... TALKS AND LECTURES: Educative talks on health 4 April...Over Clocking to be demonstrated
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 March 2009
Date of publication: 30 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New school buildings handed over...Bago River Bridge (Kawa) linking Bago and Kawa put into service...Member of CPC Standing Committee of Political Bureau of Central Committee tours Mandalay...NEO Tech Digital Village launches new brand items...PRC delegation concludes visit...UMFCCI meets Thai delegation...51st Maha Thingyan Gold Cup Golf Tournament 13-15 April...PBANRDA concludes advanced management course...Progress of Mechanized Farming Model Cultivation Special Zones inspected...People relax in Tatmadaw Park and Square...Respects paid to old instructors of film director course...Twantay Township Music Asiayon organized..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Planetarium (Nay Pyi Taw) for knowledge and recreation".....ARTICLES: "Thriving rubber plantations in Kunlong District" Article: Htein Lin (Myanma Alin); Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Let’s cultivate a good habit of reading" Kyaw Oo Swe.....LECTURES/TALKS: "Pathways to development" 2 April..."Challenges of current economic recession" 4 April
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar) via Myanmar Mission, Geneva
Format/size: pdf (6.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 March 2009
Date of publication: 22 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: "Beloved sons of the people" [-- to the Tatmadaw -- from the address delivered by Sr. Gen. Than Shwe at the 62nd Anniversary Armed Forces Day)...To build a modern, developed country calls for diligence of the people, regional stability, the rule of law, and sense of Union Spirit - General Thura Shwe Mann addresses inauguration of Ngawun (Myogwin) Bridge...Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan attends stake-driving ceremony for construction of self-reliant library in Beinnwegyaung village - Local people urged to cultivate reading habit at self-reliant libraries...Roads, bridges opened in Hlinethaya, Twantay and Kyimyindine townships...Sony Days Promotion 2009 being held...Earlier completion of projects will benefit local people sooner - General Thura Shwe Mann inspects Pyuchaung Hydropower Project, Shwegyin Hydropower Project "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost production of quality cotton thread"..... FEATURE: HAILING THE 64TH ANNIVERSARY ARMED FORCES DAY: Development of agriculture sector in the time of Tatmadaw Government..."Only with a strong Tatmadaw will the nation be strong" Maung Nwe Sit.....POEM: March on the Tatmadaw: "...Ever vigilant the Tatmadaw With loyalty and amity It stands by the people in weal or woe Wiping out all enemies Its zeal and endurance so high The Tatmadaw with firm unity Continuing its journey forward Always winning public admiration"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 18 March 2009
Date of publication: 18 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Minister inspects summer sports courses...Sooner implementation of Engine Transmission Project discussed...Knowledge on weather, natural disaster preparedness plan disseminated...Upgrading of roads in Hlinethaya, Shwepyitha Townships inspected...SWRR Minister visits fire stations in Kawhmu, Kungyangon Townships...EP-2 Ministry holds work coord meeting...Notice to mariners issued...Minister Maj-Gen Hla Tun meets Chinese guests...CGA presents prizes...Lectures, Exam for B.Ed Correspondence Courses announced...New Generation Golf tournament slated on 6 April..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Conserve forest resources for long-term use"..... ARTICLES: "International standard Yangon-Mandalay Highway Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw road section to be inaugurated soon" Article, photo: Tin Htwe (MNA)..."Mayangon Sluice Gate in Thaton Township, Mon State" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photo: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 16 March 2009
Date of publication: 16 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Proper flow of drainage inspected...Ambassador U Aung Khin Soe accredited to Philippines...Chindwin, Ayeyawady at low water levels...Sanitation measures in North Okkalapa Township inspected...Latest models of air-conditioners introduced...Staff urged to place special emphasis on timely completion of tasks...Sports Minister opens hockey tournament...Shin Bwe Yan TV retransmission station starts daily programme...Franchise branch of Popular Bookstore opened...Fire drill practised at MCDC...Warning for untimely rain..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Raise momentum in control of narcotic drugs"..... ARTICLES: "Summer paddy, sunflower thriving in Maungtaw Township" Article & Photos: Reporter Singu Soe Win..."Developing Kyonmange facilitated with better transportation" Article & Photos: Arkar Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 7 March 2009
Date of publication: 07 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe, wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing attend ceremony to offer meals to State Ovadaçariya Sayadaws, SSMNC member Sayadaws, title recipient Sayadaws...17th Military Band Competition concludes successfully...MGEA executive committee meets...Those from US and British embassies visited NLD (Headquarters) 21 times in February...AGM of UMFCCI on 30 March...Fifty houses for storm victims in Bogale...Industry-1 Ministry holds market festivals...ITBMU to open foreign language courses, computer courses in April...Hlawga Park to open on 10 March...Cookery course on 19 March...Entertainments to mark rites of Uppatasanti Pagoda go on...Kaung Myat Myanmar Amateur Open Golf Championship continues...104 fires broke out in February...Uppatasanti Pagoda hosts a grand religious ceremony..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive with added momentum in the fight against narcotic drugs"..... ARTICLES: "Auspicious ceremony for hoisting of the sacred golden umbrella atop Uppatasanti Pagoda and the great grand Religious Title-Presentation ceremony of 2009 in Nay Pyi Taw" Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)..."Pyaingchaung Dam irrigating 5,000 acres of summer paddy and other crops for development and greening in Kyauktaw Township" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 1 March 2009
Date of publication: 01 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Sixth State Central Working Committee of Sangha holds third meeting...Secretary-1 attends Meeting 1/2009 of Work Committee for Construction of Yangon-Mandalay Express Highway -- Two way-two lane Yangon-Mandalay Express Highway to be inaugurated soon...Transport Dy Minister meets service personnel...Professional Zaw Zaw Latt, amateur Aung Win awarded in Golf C’ship...Kyaukpyu and its nearby regions receive TV programmes...Medicines donated to Health Ministry...Myebon, Yathedaung, Buthidaung townships get new roads...Myanmar Amateur Open 2009 golf tourney, 3-6 March...Communications stations in Mandalay Division inspected...Energy Minister meets Vietnamese Ambassador...Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects development of Myeik, Dawei...Sasana Nuggaha Title recipients to draw invitation cards...Stakes driven for building TV retransmission station in Yanbye...Japan donates medical equipment to Myanmar...Military band contest continues...Summer Parade Sales for Kanebo & Kracie lovers...Talk 'Recession Update’ on 5 March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Avert fires through prevention".....ARTICLE: "Rakhine State enjoying fruits of better communications" Article by: Kyaw Sein , Photos by: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 28 February 2009
Date of publication: 28 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sees off Prime Minister General Thein Sein on latter’s departure for Thailand...Central Committee for Administration of State Pariyatti Sasana Universities meets...Industry-2 Minister meets Vietnamese Ambassador...Gusto to conduct Professional Software Engineer Course...National people to uphold Union Spirit for prevailing peace and tranquillity -- Union Spirit can develop Union as well as prevent Union from breaking up -- Stakes driven for building self-reliant village libraries in Kyaukpyu District...Implementing of Chipwenge Hydro Power Project in progress...Villages in Kyunsu Township get aids for regional development...IBTC Open Golf Championships go on...Regional development tasks in Kawthoung, Bokepyin inspected...Trading of crops inspected at Muse Border Trade Zone...Military Band Competition continues...Advanced Domestic Science Course No. 20, Clerical Work Course No. 58/59 conclude...Forestry Minister meets Korean guests...Hlawga Park up to 5 p.m. on Peasants Day...Course on Common Clinical Problems 2009 opens...Want to enjoy healthy and stress free life..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Exert concerted efforts for industrial development"..... ARTICLE: "Indawgyi Wildlife Park consists of bio-diversity and trees" Article & Photos: Kyaw Kyaw (Bhamo)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 23 February 2009
Date of publication: 23 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei...Prime Minister inspects disaster preparedness, development projects in Ayeyawady Division...Prime Minister sends message of felicitations to Brunei Darussalam...Development work facilitated in Putao Township...Commander looks into regional development works in Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe, Hopong Townships...Dedaye, Pyapon in Ayeyawady Div witness development...Summer paddy thriving in Dalla Township, Yangon Division...Director-General of No.2 BED pays working visit to Shan State (East)...Foreign Minister felicitates Brunei counterpart...Zee Creek Dam inaugurated in Rakhine State to irrigate crop land, generate power..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Utilize modern cultivation techniques for agricultural progress".....FEATURE: "Projects the government has implemented to supply sufficient clean water across the nation" ["The government is working with might and main to complete the projects for adequate supply of electric power and safe water for the entire people..."].....ARTICLE: "Positive results of trips to Myanmar" Kyaw Min Lu (Shwepyitha)["...Mr Quintana made several positive suggestions, and the government showed positive response to his suggestions, and willingness to cooperate with him. So, it is safe to say that his trip brought about prospects for improvement..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 22 February 2009
Date of publication: 22 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Maha Hsutaungpyi Buddha Image conveyed to Maha Pathada Bumi Gandakuti Kyaung of Uppatasanti Pagoda...Maj-Gen Ko Ko continues inspection tour of Labutta, Bogale Townships...Minister looks into sub-power station...DFINED:e to be on sale on 1 March...Maj-Gen Ohn Myint looks into construction of Kaunghmulon suspension bridge...Nawngmon Township: development in progress...UMFCCI organizes commercial talks...Video scrutinization work clarified...Lt-Gen Myint Swe addresses MLBF 9th AGM...Regional development tasks of Kayin State inspected...Labour Minister meets British Ambassador..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Safe drinking water available in rural areas".....FEATURE: Projects the government has implemented to supply sufficient irrigation water to farmlands across the nation.....ARTICLES: "Giant step towards democratic transition" Hlaing Aung..."Zaungtu Multipurpose Dam in service of regional development" Article by Khin Aung Kyaw, Photo by (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 20 February 2009
Date of publication: 20 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Model paddy farming zones gaining more ground...U Khin Maung Soe appointed as Myanmar Ambassador to Vietnam...U Tin Yu appointed as Myanmar Ambassador to Egypt...U Thet Oo appointed as Myanmar Ambassador to Nepal...U Aung Thein appointed as Myanmar Ambassador to Thailand...Talks on micro-credit scheme given...Supply chain & value chain discussed...All villages, towns, States and Divisions become mini-unions through relationship, understanding and unity -- Information Minister attends stake driving ceremonies for construction of self-reliant village libraries...Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Association AGM 2009 opened...Geospatial Technology Course 24 Feb-31 May...Regional development gaining progress in Bago, Ayeyawady Divisions...New tarred road opened in Myeik...62nd Anniversary Union Day held in Taunggyi...Development tasks ongoing in Kyangin, Myanaung townships...CMSD, Worksite Health Division under inspection...Development tasks ongoing in Kyangin, Myanaung townships...Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan addresses Thuta Swesone Literary Award presentation ceremony...Identity cards for matriculation candidates..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Development tasks need participation of local people".....ARTICLES: "In fear lest they will be further away from the goal" (2) Kyaw Ye Min..."Kanyinkyo Village of Kyaukdaga Township witnesses thriving green gram plantations" Article: Reporter Peinzalok Thein Nyunt; Photos: Yan Aung Tun (Peinzalok)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar) via Myanmar Mission, Geneva
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 19 February 2009
Date of publication: 19 February 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Meetings for management of natural disasters held...Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis MNA Partnership Meeting held.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-Senior General Maung Aye receives Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army General Anupong Paojinda...Thai delegation leaves Yangon...Housing Management Course and Storekeeper Grade-III Course concludes...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye hosts dinner in honour of Thai delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army...Cash and construction materials for development of An Township...Minister for Industry-2 meets KOICA...Annual General Meeting of MWAF concludes successfully...Blood donated to mark 62nd Anniversary Union Day...Wooden bridge opened in Taungtha...Myanmar Dictionary 2nd edition in circulation...MPS to hold annual meeting in March...PSB Academy to provide scholarships, stipends...Information Minister drives stakes for self-reliant village libraries in Sittway Township -- Local people urged to strive for development of their libraries...Modern Survey Course concludes...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sees off Thai delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army...Mountaineering experiences recounted...Fish resource conservation discussed..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Nurture youths with high efficiency in national and regional interest" ARTICLES: "In fear lest they will be further away from the goal" (1) Kyaw Ye Min..."Communication sector develops in Mon State with facilities of telephones, Internet, e-mail" Article: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA); Photos: Hla Moe (MNA)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 17 February 2009
Date of publication: 17 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Industrial training school to be built in Pakokku...Objectives of the 64th Anniversary Armed Forces Day...Myanmar and Thai industrialists to meet...Mandalay Mayor visits Yedaguntaung integrated farm...STI Education to conduct Australia, Singapore ‘educational discussions...Myanmar delegation leaves for Thailand...Commander, ministers meet village people in Minbya...Workshop on understanding of projects for development of human resources...57th National Championship Inter-ministry Track and Field held...7th AGM of Kyaukse Association (Yangon) 21 Feb...Annex of BEMS under construction in Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon Township...Minister inspects regional development tasks in Taungtha Township...Education Services of SHINE Universal Services Co. Ltd...Workshop on “Creative Responses to the Global Economic Crisis” held...Homage paid to old teachers in Mandalay...Myanmar Calender Meeting held..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive together with officials concerned for prevention of avian diseases".....ARTICLES: "We should not continue to allow decadent satellite programmes" Kyaw Ye Min..."Sittway Airport runway project to be completed by 30 May 2009" Article, photos: Singu Soe Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 14 February 2009
Date of publication: 14 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Prime Minister General Thein Sein on inspection tour of Biluchaung Hydropower Projects...Nay Pyi Taw Mayor’s Cup Bowling Tournament concludes...Two blasts in Kyaukgyi, one mine seized in Kanyuntkwin - People urged to cooperate with authorities to expose terrorists...Central Bank Governor attends 44th SEACEN and 28th Board of Governors Meeting...Maha Toe Travels & Tours selected for Gold Prize of BID...9th AGM of Myanmar Livestock Breeding Federation on 21 Feb...Commander, ministers inspect construction of retaining wall, services of IWT...Lt-Gen Tha Aye visits No. 1 Sittoung Paper Mill...Concerts to mark Union Day in Nay Pyi Taw...Investment and human resources play important role in building industrialized nation - Prime Minister General Thein Sein meets departmental officials, members of social organizations, local people in Loikaw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for regional and national development maintaining peace and stability"..... ARTICLES: "Union Day present to Rakhine State" Kyaw Zan Shwe..... POEM: "Our Union of Myanmar".....FEATURE: "DEVELOPMENT OF SHAN STATE IN THE TIME OF TATMADAW GOVERNMENT"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2009
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Title: Attacks on the Press in 2008: Burma
Date of publication: 10 February 2009
Description/subject: "Burma’s already beleaguered journalists came under heavy attack after massive Cyclone Nargis pounded the country’s southern coastal region in May, killing an estimated 84,500 people and severely affecting another 2.4 million, according to U.N. estimates. As local and international criticism grew over a slow and inadequate response to the natural disaster, the military junta intensified censorship, working to suppress news that graphically portrayed the extraordinary scale of the storm’s devastation. The silence was lethal. The Information Ministry’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD) sent a directive to editorial offices outlining how the humanitarian crisis could be covered; it banned publication of photographs that showed dead bodies and any critical reports about the government’s response. The reclusive regime initially refused international emergency assistance, including from the United Nations, but later agreed to allow limited outside help after the scale of the disaster and displacement became apparent. At least five local journalists were jailed because of cyclone coverage the authorities considered in breach of its strict guidelines, according to CPJ research. Eine Khine Oo, a photographer on assignment for Ecovision Journal, and Kyaw Kyaw Thant, a freelance journalist, were arrested on June 10 while covering a demonstration staged by cyclone victims in front of U.N. offices near Rangoon. Eine Khine Oo was later sentenced to two years in prison, Kyaw Kyaw Thant to seven years..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Committee to Protect Journallists
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 7 February 2009
Date of publication: 07 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Living in harmony and unison since recorded history...Senior General Than Shwe receives Indian Vice-President Shri M. Hamid Ansari and party...Haka, Falam Townships enjoy progress...NIBBAN Electric & Electronics introduces new products...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye and wife host dinner in honour of visiting Indian delegation...Indian Vice-President, wife plant tree to mark friendship...Indian Vice-President, wife and party arrive in Yangon...Union Day delegates from States/Divisions arrive...Secretary-1 attends successful completion ceremony of Maha Pathana recitation at Uppatasanti Pagoda...Maha Dvara Nikaya Gana meeting 14-15 Feb...Energy Minister meets Indian delegation...Forestry Minister receives NAY PYI TAW, 6 foreign guests...AGM of Myanmar Info-Tech Corporation Ltd on 14 Feb...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, wife Daw Mya Mya San see off Indian Vice-President, wife...... "PERSPECTIVES": "Further strengthen bilateral cooperation between Myanmar and India".....FEATURE: "DEVELOPMENT OF RAKHINE STATE IN THE TIME OF TATMADAW GOVERNMENT".....POEM: "Be alert and cautious" [appears to refer to the Rohingyas].....ARTICLE: "Democratic practice: the minority have to respect the majority’s wish" U Pyay Kyaw.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: psf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 February 2009
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Title: Rural Households' Food Security Status and Coping Strategies to Food Insecurity in Myanmar
Date of publication: February 2009
Description/subject: "...This study will examine the food (rice) availability at the national level using the official and FAO data. Second, a case study in the rice deficit region (Dry Zone) will present the characteristics and food security status of the farm and non-farm rural households (landless) and the determinants of food security. The Dry Zone was chosen to study because the EC & FAO (2007) classified this region as the most vulnerable area of the country. Furthermore, the FAO projected that the Net Primary Production would be decreased significantly in the Dry Zone in the next two decades. It is essential to collect the primary and secondary data on food availability, access, stability and utilization for understanding the current reality of food security at both macro and micro level... Objectives of the Study: > To assess the food (rice) availability at the national level by using indicators of trend of production index, growth rate of sown area, production and yield, average availability of rice, average per capita rice consumption, rice surplus, dietary energy supply of rice, share of food expenditure in total budget, self-sufficiency ratio, trends in domestic prices of rice and the estimated effects of the Nargis cyclone on rice self-sufficiency. > To investigate the rural household's access to food in terms of human capital, food production, household income, asset ownership, and income diversification of farm and non-farm (landless) households. > To examine the farm and non-farm household's food security status by applying the national food poverty line and the index of coping strategies method along with some indicators such as food share in the household budget, percentage of food expenditure in the total household income, and nutrition security indicators of access to safe drinking water, sanitation, diseases, and number of children death.
Author/creator: Dolly Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (V.R.F. Series No. 444)
Format/size: pdf (656K)
Date of entry/update: 10 August 2009
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Food Security > Food Security in Burma/Myanmar > Food Security and the economy in Burma
Development > Rural development in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 29 January 2009
Date of publication: 29 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Railroad to be constructed to link Sittway and An and west bank of Ayeyawady River -- Prime Minister General Thein Sein tours townships in Rakhine State...Minister inspects reclamation of plots of land in Labutta...U Win Shein appointed as Ambassador to Cambodia...IBTC Open Golf Championship concludes...Prefabricated clinics for local people in Bogale, Pyapon, Dedaye Tsps...MWJA CEC meeting held...Respects paid to elderly librarians...AMRI Hospital of India holds medical talks...Industry-1 Ministry to stage market festivals..... "PERSPECTIVES": "National progress through regional development".....ARTICLE: "Younger generations of Kachin State have a promising future" Article: Kyaw Kyaw (Bhamo); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 21 January 2009
Date of publication: 21 January 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Deputy Foreign Minister attends fifth Meeting of ASEAN Humanitarian Task Force (AHTF) for victims of Cyclone Nargis...OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: The Union of Myanmar -- The State Peace and Development Council -- The Law Amending the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 1/2009) The 10th Waning of Pyatho, 1370 M.E (20 January, 2009)...Regional development inspected in two townships...Workshop on Prevention of Illegal Transfer and Illicit Trafficking of ASEAN Artifacts...Mobile Corner shop opens...School family day of Mon State observed...Foreign Affairs Minister U Nyan Win and diplomats visit Maykha-Malikha Confluence...Diplomats tour Myitkyina and Phakant in Kachin State...Myanmar Music Asiayon (Central) holds meeting...ASEAN legal experts call on Deputy Attorney-General Dr Tun Shin...Erratum...Mayor inspects development work...Monywa Cup Invitational Golf Tournament continues...Adobe Certified Expert course on 8 Feb...Notice to mariners..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Protect forests for environmental conservation"..... ARTICLES: "Newly opened Yuzana Market develops trade, creates jobs in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Hla Shwe (Ketumati)...Grow seedless watermelon, yellowish musk melon to earn more foreign exchange Article & photos: Kyaw Oo (Kyaukse)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 16 January 2009
Date of publication: 16 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New school buildings for Thanlyin, Kyauktan Townships...Regional development work inspected in Ye Tsp...MYANMAR GAZETTE...I&P Dy Minister meets employees in Mandalay Division...Minister facilitates arrangements to build new schools in Ingapu Tsp...Industry-1 Minister receives Indian trade delegation...Minister meets staff of Planning Department offices in three divisions...Ahmar on path to normalcy...Special sales of Industry-1 on going...Lepantaung Village in Sagaing Div to get new library...Workshop on Myanmar-ASEAN-Japan human resource development held...FSD D-G visits Thakayta Fire Station...Knowledge on traffic rules disseminated...Hydropower projects in progress..... "PERSPECTIVES": "For sustainable progress of self-reliant libraries"..... ARTICLES: "Khamti Airport Runway Project" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)..."Kataik Dam and Sluice Gate contribute to prevention of floods, cultivation of monsoon and summer paddy, double crops in Thaton District" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 15 January 2009
Date of publication: 15 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Pungpahkyem in Mongton Township witnesses unprecedented development...55th Myanmar Medical Conference held...DHF preventive measures inspected...IBTC Open Golf Championship continues...Buyer and seller meet on 15 Jan...CPT Minister inspects auto-exchanges in Kachin State...Factories manufacturing value-added products...Health research paper reading session continues for third day...Head Feed Type combine harvester demonstrated...Muse District Court and Law Office open...Health staff honoured...Harmonious cooperation stressed for regional development...Fund-raising DVD film on 18 Jan...Cultivation of summer paddy in Kyaiklat...Regional development tasks in Katha District inspected...Cotton being collected in Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon Tsp...Bago Div to give OPV to over 570,000 under-fives...Cash donated for long-term development of self-reliant village libraries in Sagaing Division...MWJA to open Journalism Course No. 1... "PERSPECTIVES":"Produce brilliant younger generation"..... ARTICLES: "Bokpyin enjoying development of infrastructures" Article: Myint Maung Soe: Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Benefits of walking" Kyaw Kyaw (Sethmu Tekkatho)..."Bokpyin enjoying development of infrastructures" Article: Myint Maung Soe: Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 12 January 2009
Date of publication: 12 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe looks into Integrated Farm of Yangon Division Police Force...Industry-1 Minister visits factories in Bago Division...Myanmar Thiha Co demonstrates use of fire extinguishers...Hmawkan-7 and Ponnasu roads commissioned into service...Assistance provided for local people in eastern Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana hilly region...Model Library Building opens in Aleywa model village...Dagon BEHS No. 1 pays respects to former teachers...Minister inspects construction project of No. 5 Fertilizer Plant...Functions of Mayanchaung checkpoint in Kyaikto inspected...Yangon Command Commander inspects regional development tasks in Htantabin Township...Minister looks into universities...Diploma in Software Engineering Course for enthusiasts...Minister visits banks, revenue offices in Toungoo and Ottwin townships...Insein Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science pays respects, get-together...Commander visits Nancho, Upper Paunglaung hydropower project sites...ISD Tennis Tournament commences..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Serve interest of the nation through engineering skills"..... ARTICLES: "Kachin State extending rubber farming" Article: Kyaw Kyaw (Bhamo); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)..."Speedy and smooth transportation in Kachin State" Article: Kyaw Kyaw; Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 10 January 2009
Date of publication: 10 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Briquette produced from factory waste...Petronas Oil Company grants scholarships to Myanmar students...Lebanese President sends felicitations to Senior General Than Shwe...Forestry Minister receives Vietnamese Consul...Myanmar delegation leaves for Thailand...Talks on Tour Lectures on Geotechnical Engineering 15 Jan...Kyaikkhami gets Digital Auto-Telephone Exchange...Education Minister tours Universities, Colleges, Basic Education Schools...Customs service personnel donate blood...Mr. Myanmar and Miss Myanmar Contest 2009 on 7 Feb...Mayor attends opening ceremony of road...Measures for traffic rules enforcement, road safety discussed...Installation of national grid, power station inspected...8th OG Conference 18-19 Feb...Village-to-Village road opens in Twantay Tsp...Professional Software Engineer course to be opened...Fire drill demonstrated...17th AGM of MPEPA on 26 Jan..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive to be fully equipped with spiritual and physical prowess"..... ARTICLES: "Seaside Thandwe full of thriving cottage industries" Article: Reporter Singu Soe Win; Photos: Tin Soe (MNA)..."Kachin State facilitated with communication network" Article: Kyaw Kyaw (Bhamo); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009
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Title: Status and Potential for the Development of Biofuels and Rural Renewable Energy: Myanmar
Date of publication: 2009
Description/subject: CONTENTS: v Abbreviations... vi Acknowledgment... 1 Introduction: 1 Agroecological Zones and Administrative Divisions... 1 Land Use... 1 Workforce in Agriculture... 3 Expansion of the Irrigation Network... 3 Food Security Situation... 4 Rationale and Objectives..... 6 Energy Market and Outlook: 6 Energy Supply and Demand... 18 Potential Alternative Sources of Energy... 21 Justification of Biofuel as an Alternative Energy Source... 22 Obstacles to the Development of Biofuels in Myanmar..... 23 Resource Base for Biofuels Production: 23 Energy Security and Sustainability... 23 Biofuel Options... 24 Biodiesel Production... 27 Bioethanol Production... 33 Biomass Energy Consumption from Wood Fuel..... 38 Prioritization of Feedstocks: 38 Priority Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production... 40 Priority Feedstocks for Bioethanol Production..... 42 Agribusiness Models: 42 Existing Biofuel Business Model... 42 Opportunities and Constraints to Biofuel Business Development... 45 Integration of Small Farmers into the Agribusiness Chain and Options... for Promoting Biofuel Business Ventures..... 47 Case Studies of Biofuel Ventures in Myanmar..... 56 Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional Support for Biofuel Development: 56 National Policies and Strategies for Biofuel Development... 57 Development Program and Plans to Address Agriculture Sector Objectives... 58 Institutional Analysis for Biofuel Development... 60 Investment and Financing Arrangements... 60 The Way Forward..... 61 Appendix 1: Oil Content of Different Land Races of Jatropha Curcas..... 62 Appendix 2: A Proposed Institutional Structure and Implementation Mechanism for Biofuels Development..... 63 Appendix 3: Indicative National Biofuel Program for Myanmar.
Author/creator: U Hla Kyaw, Thandar Kyi, San Thein, U Aung Hlaing, U Tin Maung Shwe
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2009
ML > Economy > Infrastructure > Energy > Renewable energy > Biofuels
Development > Rural development in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 31 December 2008
Date of publication: 31 December 2008
Description/subject: Unprecedented progress made in storm-hit regions thanks to concerted efforts of government, entrepreneurs, well-wishers Senior General Than Shwe inspects rehabilitation of Hainggyigyun, Kyaukkalat, Pyinsalu regions NAY PYI TAW, 30 Dec- Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe, accompanied by member of the SPDC General Thura Shwe Mann, Chairman of National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Prime Minister General Thein Sein, member of the SPDC Lt-Gen Tin Aye, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy), the Commander-in-Chief (Air), senior military officers of the Ministry of Defence, Chairman of Ayeyawady Division Peace and Development Council Commander of South-West Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe, the ministers, the deputy ministers and officials, left Pathein by helicopter yesterday morning and arrived in Hainggyigyun at 10.50 a.m.[ more + ] Independence Day special sales YANGON, 30 Dec-Hailing the 61st Anniversary Independence Day 2009, the special sale festivals of the Ministry of Industry-1 will be held at Chanayethazan Township from 27 December to 2 January, Kyaukme of Shan State (North) from 27 December to 2 January, Toungoo of Bago Division from 31 December to 7 January and Thayawady of Bago Division from 3 January to 9 January.[ more + ] Industry-2 Ministry holds technical seminar NAY PYI TAW, 30 Dec- Ministry of Industry-2 held its technical seminar in the assembly hall here today. It was attended by Minister for Industry-2 Vice-Admiral Soe Thein, Deputy Ministers, departmental heads and staff.[ more + ] MHRB meets NAY PYI TAW, 30 Dec- Working coordination meeting (6/2008) of Myanmar Human Rights Body took place at the Ministry of Home Affairs here today. [ more + ] Fire drill demonstrated NAY PYI TAW, 30 Dec-Talks on fire preventive measures were given along with a fire drill demonstration for prevention of fires at the daily newspapers under the News and Periodicals Enterprise of the Ministry of Information at Myanma Alin Daily in Bahan Township this afternoon.[ more + ] New Natawzar folio fertilizer introduced YANGON, 30 Dec-Natawzar folio fertilizer Distribution of National Development Co Ltd organized a ceremony to introduce new product at Traders Hotel here today. [ more + ] Environmental conservation disseminated YANGON, 30 Dec - Environment Working Group of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation organized educative talks on environmental conservation as part of December Environmental Conservation Activity at Thingangyun Education College here yesterday with an address by leader of the working group Daw Nilar Thaw.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Storm-affected areas enjoy better living conditions".....HAILING THE 61ST ANNIVERSARY INDEPENDENCE DAY: ARTICLES: "The youth of today to realize the value of independence"..."ACHIEVEMENT OF THE HEALTH SECTOR IN 2008"...POEM: "Safeguard our heritage" Hlaing Aung.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 30 December 2008
Date of publication: 30 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe inspects rehabilitation and construction tasks in Mawlamyinegyun, Labutta Plentiful natural resources of Ayeyawady Division to be explored and fully exploited for economic growth NAY PYI TAW, 29 Dec - Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe together with member of the SPDC General Thura Shwe Mann of the Ministry of Defence, Chairman of Natural Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Prime Minister General Thein Sein, member of the SPDC Lt-Gen Tin Aye, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy), the Commander-in-Chief (Air), senior military officers of the Ministry of Defence, Chairman of Ayeyawady Division Peace and Development Council Commander of South-West Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe, the ministers, the deputy ministers and officials left Pathein by helicopter and arrived in Mawlamyinegyun at 10.30 a.m. yesterday.[ more + ] Kyaikhto enjoys fruitful results of development drives NAY PYI TAW, 29 Dec-Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence accompanied by Chairman of Mon State Peace and Development Council Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Thet Naing Win and departmental officials looked into arrangements for convenience of travellers in Thuwunnabumi Taungdantha Hotel and resort in Kyaikhto on 25 December and flowering plants and trees grown for beautifying the hotel.[ more + ] MWAF conducts educative talks at MOI NAY PYI TAW, 29 Dec - Information Department of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation conducted educative talks at Ministry of Information here yesterday. [ more + ] Hmawby, Taikkyi hail Independence Day YANGON, 29 Dec- As a gesture of hailing the 61st Anniversary Independence Day, the opening ceremonies of newly tarred roads in Hmawby and Taikkyi Townships were held at designated places this morning, attended by Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint.[ more + ] MHA talk 1 Jan YANGON, 29 Dec-Myanmar Hotelier's Association will organize a talk on business strategy with the assistance of Silver View Resort (Ngwe Saung Beach).Professor Dr Aung Tun Thet will give a talk under the topic of Blue Ocean Strategy in Yuzana Hotel (Shwegondaing) in Bahan township here at 4 pm on 1st January 2009. Those interested are invited to participate in the talk which will be held on first Thursday of the every month.[ more] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Endeavour for development of Myanmar literary world"....."HAILING THE 61ST ANNIVERSARY INDEPENDENCE DAY: POEM: "With glory and dignity"...ARTICLE: "It’s our country, our land where justice and independence prevail" Kyaw Zin Nyunt (Supreme Court Attorney)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 29 December 2008
Date of publication: 29 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe on inspection tour of Delta Local people themselves to put more efforts into rehabilitation and reconstruction tasks NAY PYI TAW, 28 Dec-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe, accompanied by member of SPDC General Thura Shwe Mann, Chairman of Natural Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Prime Minister General Thein Sein, member of SPDC Lt-Gen Tin Aye, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Rear-Admiral Nyan Tun, Commander-in-Chief (Air) Lt-Gen Myat Hein, Maj-Gen Ko Ko and Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence, Adjutant-General Lt-Gen Thura Myint Aung, Lt-Gen Myint Hlaing of the Ministry of Defence, members of Natural Disaster Preparedness Central Committee ministers, senior military officers of the Ministry of Defence, the deputy ministers, the director-general of the Government Office and officials of the State Peace and Development Council Office, arrived at Pyapon by helicopter at 9.45 a.m. yesterday.[ more + ] Throughout history, Myanmar has existed in the world with her own literature, culture, customs and traditions Secretary-1 addresses ceremony to present Life-time Achievement National Literary Award, National Literary Award and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award NAY PYI TAW, 28 Dec -A ceremony to present Life-time Achievement National Literary Award, National Literary Award and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award took place at the Ministry of Information here with an address by Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo. [ more + ] Winner to receive Life-time Achievement National Literary Award at home NAY PYI TAW, 28 Dec-Secretary of National Literary Award Scrutiny and Selection Committee U Maung Hlaing (Maung Swe Nge) accepted the Life-time Achievement National Literary Award for 2007 on behalf of winner U Kyi Aye (Hsinphyugyun Aung Thein) because he was ill and could not attend the prize presentation ceremony.[ more + ] Newly opened concrete sleeper factory will help meet local demand YANGON, 28 Dec- A ceremony to open the Concrete Sleeper Factory (Mottama) built by Myanma Railways under the Ministry of Rail Transportation in Mottama, Paung Township, Mon State took place in front of the factory this morning with address by Chairman of Mon State Peace and Development Council Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Thet Naing Win and Minister for Rail Transportation Maj-Gen Aung Min.[ more + ] Information Minister hosts dinner in honour of literary award winners NAY PYI TAW, 28 Dec-Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan hosted a dinner in honour of life-time achievement literary award and Sarpay Beikman manuscript award winners for 2007 and members of prize scrutiny and selection committee at Shwenantaw Hotel of Nay Pyi Taw Hotel Zone, here, this evening.[ more + ] Export Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement inked YANGON, 28 Dec-Sellers Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise of the Ministry of Energy, Daewoo International Cooperation of the Republic of Korea, ONGC Videsh Ltd and GAIL (India) Ltd of India and Korea Gas Corporation of the Republic of Korea and purchaser China National United Oil Corporation held a ceremony to sign the Export Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement, Shwe Project, Myanmar, at Sedona Hotel, here, on 24 December evening.[ more + ] Foreign-made shoes on sale at Wai Di shoe store YANGON, 28 Dec-Way Di shoe store Launched the sale of foreign-made shoes such as Scholl, Walker, Ferrize, Maldeni, Kito, Adda, Lily, Patti, Ragazzo and Louise Dollar as part of pre-Christmas period. It is selling various kinds of shoes at 10 to 50 per cent discount from 15 December to 5 January.[ more + ] Basic driving course concluded YANGON, 28 Dec - Fire Services Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Road Transport concluded No. 23/2008 basic driving course at the department here on 26 December. Director-General of the department U Myint Tun delivered an address at the concluding ceremony. A total of 30 trainees from states and divisions took the six-week course. [ more + ] Prizes presentation for Yangon Division School Sports Competitions YANGON, 28 Dec - A prize presentation ceremony of Yangon Division School Sports Competitions of No 3 Basic Education Department for 2008-09 academic year was held at Aung San Stadium here yesterday.[ more + ] Documentary film �Nanook of the North� screened to mark the World Film Day YANGON, 28 Dec-Under the aegis of Myanmar Motion Picture Asiayon, a documentary film entitled �Nanook of the North� marking the World Film Day was screened at the hall of Myanmar Motion Picture Asiayon on Wingabar Street, Bahan Township, here this afternoon.[ more + ] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Create better conditions for turning out good citizens".
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (9.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 27 December 2008
Date of publication: 27 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Laotian President NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Mr Choummaly Sayasone, President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Senior General Than Shwe felicitates UAE President NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Highness Khalifa Bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sends message of felicitations to Laotian Vice-President NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, Vice-President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sends message of felicitations to Vice-President of UAE NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Highness Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Laotian counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, General Thein Sein, Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Mr Bouasone Bouphavanh, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to UAE counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-General Thein Sein, Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] State aims to build up industrial nation based on agricultural sector Prime Minister addresses meeting on development of agricultural sector and boosting of export items NAY PYI TAW, 1 Dec � A coordination meeting on development of agricultural sector and boosting of export items took place at the Government Office here this afternoon with an address by Prime Minister General Thein Sein. [ more + ] Timetable for 2009 Matriculation Examination announced YANGON, 1 Dec - The Myanmar Board of Examinations under the Ministry of Education today announced that the Matriculation Examination for 2009 will be held in March according to the following timetable. [ more + ] New train schedules come into effect beginning 1 Dec NAY PYI TAW, 1 Dec-Myanma Railways of the Ministry of Rail Transportation announced new train schedules for railroad sections for the convenience of the travelling public. The new schedules for railroad sections will come into effect beginning 1 December 2008.[ more + ] Industry-2 Minister receives Indian Ambassador Prizes to be awarded to colour photo contest winners YANGON, 1 Dec - The prize presentation ceremony of �Aye Chan Khit Mi Myanmar Pyi� colour photo contest will be held at Central Hotel here on 24 December, to mark the 61st Anniversary of Independence Day which falls on 4 January, 2009.[ more + ] Cash and kind donated to self-reliant libraries in Yangon Division YANGON, 1 Dec- A ceremony to donate cash and kind to self-reliant libraries in Yangon Division was held at Sabai Hall of Sangyoung No-2 Basic Education High School here today.[ more + ] Minister lays foundation for school building in Pyawbwe NAY PYI TAW, 1 Dec - Minister for Rail Transportation Maj-Gen Aung Min and Deputy Minister U Pe Than attended a ceremony to lay foundation for a school building in Pyawbwe Township yesterday.[ more + ] Champion Myanmar Football team honoured YANGON, 1 Dec- A ceremony to honour Myanmar Football team which clinched championship trophy at Grand Royal Challenge Cup 2008 was held at Traders Hotel today, attended by Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint, director-general and officials of the ministry, President of Myanmar Football Federation U Zaw Zaw and executives, Managing Director U Aung Moe Kyaw of International Beverages Trading Co Ltd and staff and wellwishers.[ more + ] Exhibition on traffic rules enforcement on 26-31 Dec YANGON, 1 Dec - Under the arrangement of Nay Pyi Taw Traffic Rules Enforcement Committee, the 2nd exhibition on traffic rules will be held at Mingala Market in Nay Pyi Taw from 26 to 31 December. [ more + ] Myawaddy Trading Ltd launches new brand YANGON, 1 Dec-Launching of new brand product of Myawaddy Trading Ltd was held at Sedona Hotel here on 28 November. It was attended by sale representatives, merchants, shopkeepers and guests.[ more + ] Foreign Minister sends message of felicitations to Laotian counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Foreign Minister sends message of felicitations to UAE counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec - U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Abdallah bin Zayed Al-Nuhayyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] Tasks of IWT, Yangon International Airport inspected YANGON, 1 Dec-Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe on 29 November visited the passenger lounge at Pansodan/Dalla jetty of Inland Water Transport and inspected sales of tickets, berthing of Z-craft and vessels in Yangon River.[ more + ] Minister visits disabled adult training school YANGON, 1 Dec- Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe visited Women's Development Centre in Kamayut Township on 28 November.[ more + ] AGMs of associations under Myanmar Fisheries Federation held YANGON, 1 Dec-Myanmar Fisheries Federation, Myanmar Fish Farmers Association, Myanmar Aquafeed Association and Myanmar Freshwater Fisheries Association held the annual general meeting at the hall of the federation in Insein this morning, with an address by Patron of the federation Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Brig-Gen Maung Maung Thein.[ more + ] Alumni of law to hold respect paying ceremony on 10 Jan YANGON, 1 Dec - The 3rd respect paying ceremony of old students specialised in Law (1974-1979) will be held at M3 Food Centre in Bahan Township on 10 January, 2009.[ more + ] Final events, prize presentation of Youth Track and Field Championship held YANGON, 1 Dec -The final events and prize presentation of 8th Myanmar Track and Field President's Cup Youth Track and Field Championship were held at the youth training camp (Thuwunna) here yesterday.[ more + ] MMA get-together on 14 Dec YANGON, 1 Dec- The 26th ceremony to pay respects to the teachers, organized by Women Chapter of Myanmar Medical Association (Yangon) will be held at Myanmar Medical Association Hall at No. 249 on Theinbyu Road in Mingla Taungnyunt Township here on 14 December morning. Member doctors are invited to attend the ceremony without fail.[ more + ] Today Group of Companies marks 15th Anniversary YANGON, 1 Dec-The 25th anniversary of the establishment of Today Group of Companies, which was founded in 1993 was held at Parkroyal Hotel in Alanpya Phaya Street here on 29 November.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Enhance people’s health awareness".....ARTICLE: "Practice integrated farming for higher income" (3) Kyaw Ye Min.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 26 December 2008
Date of publication: 26 December 2008
Description/subject: Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects maintenance of Mawlamyine-Ye road section NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec -Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence accompanied by Mon State Peace and Development Council Chairman Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Thet Naing Win and departmental officials met with departmental personnel and local people at the meeting hall of complex office in Khawza in Ye Township on 22 December and gave instructions on regional development works. Next, he proceeded to Khawza Station Hospital and made cash donations and inspected the hospital. [ more + ] A&I Minister receives Daewoo Chairman YANGON, 25 Dec-Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo received new Chairman and CEO of Daewoo International Cooperation Mr Jae Yong Kim and party at the meeting hall of Irrigation Department in Yankin Township here yesterday. [ more + ] Muse sub-power station, Shweli-Namhkam-Muse power line inspected NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec-Deputy Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Brig-Gen Win Myint looked into progress of installation of 66 KV Shweli-Namhkam-Muse power line and construction of sub-power station on 21 December. [ more + ] S-W Command Commander & Energy Dy Minister attend school-aids donation ceremony YANGON, 25 Dec-Chairman of Ayeyawady Division Peace and Development Council Commander of South-West Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe and Deputy Minister for Energy Brig-Gen Than Htay attended power generator, computer and printer donation ceremony which was held at Thakhutkwin Basic Education Middle School (Branch) in Myanaung Township in Hinthada District on 20 December morning.[ more + ] First Yangon Division Inter-School Karate-do Contest concludes YANGON, 25 Dec- The prize presentation ceremony of the First Yangon Division Inter-School Karate-do Contest 2008-09, jointly organized by No. 3 Basic Education Department and Myanmar Karate-do Federation was held at No. 1 Basic Education High School in Lanmadaw Township on 23 December.[ more + ] Supervisors for Matric exam meet NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec - Supervisors for the matriculation exami-nations for the 2009 Academic Year held a meeting at No. 9 Basic Education High School in Mandalay on 23 December to discuss matters related to supervision of the matriculation exami-nations. [ more + ] Enrollment for ITE from 2 to 30 Jan YANGON, 25 Dec - Shine Universal Services has provided services for the enrollment for Institute of Technical Education (ITE) based in Singapore.[ more + ] New tarred roads opened in Dagon Myothit (South), Dagon Myothit (North) YANGON, 25 Dec-Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin attended the opening ceremony of Nawaday tarred road in No.70 ward of Dagon Myothit (South) this afternoon. The mayor and responsible persons opened the road by cutting the ribbon and inspected the road. [ more + ] Regional development in Taikkyi, Hmawby Townships inspected NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec � Deputy Minister for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affaires Col Tin Ngwe on 11 December inspected nursery of Taikkyi Township Development Affairs Committee and left instructions on more nursing of saplings which are suitable to the regions.[ more + ] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Generate better living conditions of storm victims".....ARTICLES: "Practice integrated farming for higher income" (2) Kyaw Ye Min..."Bodhitahtaung-Kyaukka-Shwemyintin Mountain Range getting lush and green" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon), Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 25 December 2008
Date of publication: 25 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe inspects rehabilitation and reconstruction tasks in Kyaiklat, Dedaye, Kungyangon Townships Encouragement and assistance should be given to one village one product project NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec � Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe inspected progress of rehabilitation and reconstruction tasks in storm-hit Kyaiklat and Dedaye townships in Ayeyawady Division and Kungyangon Township in South District of Yangon and met with local people this morning. [ more + ] Sale agents invited, Win Thuza shops to be hired YANGON, 24 Dec-The Ministry of Industry-1 is producing textiles, ready-made clothes, foodstuff, beverage, medicines, soap, ceramics, paper and exercise books, paints, sewing machines, bicycles, plastics, leather, rubber totaling 904 items.[ more + ] Sections of Dawei-Ye Road under maintenance NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec-Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence inspected heavy machinery and the axis for construction of Dawei-Myeik railroad, repairing of Dawei Railway Station and railroad section at Dawei Station, Dawei in Taninthayi Division, on 21 December.[ more + ] Myanmar Unicode system discussed YANGON, 24 Dec - Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs Brig-Gen Thein Zaw attended the work coordination meeting on implementing Myanmar Unicode system at Myanmar Info Tech in Hline Township yesterday and made an opening address. [ more + ] Industry-1 Minister visits factories in Magway Division NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec - Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung visited Winthuza Shop in Aunglan, Magway Division on 22 December. [ more + ] EP 2 Minister visits sub-power stations NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec - Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint inspected control room and switch yard of 132 KV Aung Chan Tha sub-power station in Monywa on 21 December and left necessary instructions. [ more + ] Yoma Technologies to conduct courses on Java professional YANGON, 24 Dec - To become a software engineer, the practical programming course of Yoma Technologies will give lecture about professional software programming. In addition, systems and experience being applied in software development fields will be effectively used by learning from experts.[ more + ] Ngachin Dam to contribute to rice suffciency NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec-The inauguration of Ngachin Dam constructed by Construction-3 of the Irrigation Department was held at the panal of the facility near Ngachin Village, Seikpyu Township, Pakokku District, Magway Division, this morning.[ more + ] Minister meets farmers in Thongwa YANGON, 24 Dec-Minister for Religious Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Myint Maung met with rural people in Kanmyint village of Thongwa Township in Yangon South District on 21 December.[ more + ] Deputy Foreign Minister receives regional director of UNOPS YANGON, 24 Dec-Chairman of Tripartite Core Group (TCG) Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Thu received Mr Wang Yue, Regional Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) at the ministry here today.[ more + ] 3rd Inter-School Cricket Challenge Shield 2008 goes on YANGON, 24 Dec - Jointlyorganized by Myanmar Cricket Federation and No. 3 Basic Education Department, the 3rd Inter-School Cricket Challenge Shield 2008 continued at Bahan Cricket Training Ground here this morning.[ more + ] MMA annual meeting on 27 Dec YANGON, 24 Dec-The annual meeting of Myanmar Medical Association (Yangon) will be held at the auditorium of MMA at 10 a.m. on 27 December. MMA mem-bers are invited to attend the meeting.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Participate in drive for road safety".....ARTICLES: "Practice integrated farming for higher income" (1)Kyaw Ye Min..."White gold plantations of Chindwin region" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon), Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: PDF (7.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 24 December 2008
Date of publication: 24 December 2008
Description/subject: Rubber, oil palm thriving in Myeik, Palaw townships NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence inspected the axis for construction of Thamok Bridge from Myeik station and worksite for Seaweed Co by the Thamok River on 20 December.[ more + ] Talks on Recession Proof Business on 27 December YANGON, 23 Dec-Jointly organized by Myanmar Fisheries Federation and Myanmar Prawn Entrepreneur Association, Author Khin Maung Nyo (Economics) will give talks on �Recession Proof Business�, sponsored by Han Sein Thant Engineering and Trading, at the Thiriannawa hall of Myanmar Fisheries Federation on Bayintnaung Road in Insein Township at 2 p.m. on Saturday 27 December, 2008.[ more + ] Runways extended at Mandalay International Airport and Hkamti Airport YANGON, 23 Dec-Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe and officials concerned inspected Mandalay International Airport and gave necessary instructions on 20 December. [ more + ] A&I Minister inspects agriculture works in Meiktila District YANGON, 23 Dec -Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo inspected thriving Ngwechi-6 late monsoon long staple cotton plantation of Farmers U Myint Thein and U Soe Maung with the use of underground tapping water at Tawma village in Meiktila Township, Mandalay Division yesterday. [ more + ] Industry-1 Minister inspects factories and Winthuza shops in Magway NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec � Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung looked into production process of Textile Factory (Pwintbyu) of Myanma Textile Industry in Pwintbyu, Magway Division on 21 December. [ more + ] Minister looks into sub-power stations NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint looked into control room, battery room and switch yard at Shwesaryan sub-power station in Mandalay Division on 20 December.[ more + ] 106th Executive Board Meeting of BSC and MBA held YANGON, 23 Dec-Jointly organized by Banks Supervisory Committee and Myanmar Banks Association, the 106th Executive Board Meeting was held at the association here yesterday, attended by Patron of the association Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun. [ more + ] Workshop on development of rice production and sales organized YANGON, 23 Dec-The Myanmar Rice Exporters Association, the Myanmar Rice Merchants Association and the Rice Millers Association jointly organized the second workshop on development of rice production and sales under the aegis of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the UMFCCI on Min Ye Kyaw Swa Street in Lanmadaw Township here this morning.[ more + ] Industry-2 Minister visits construction project and factories in Mon State YANGON, 23 Dec - Minister for Industry-2 Vice-Admiral Soe Thein met with officials at Mayangon Rubber Farm in Belin Township on 21 December and left instructions on growing and production of rubber.[ more + ] Fresh water prawn breeding basic course concludes YANGON, 23 Dec-Under the aegis of Myanmar Fish Entrepreneur Association and Myanmar Prawn Entrepreneur As-sociation, the concluding ceremony of No.6 basic course of fresh water prawn breeding was held at the Thiriannawa hall of Myanmar Fisheries Department here this morning. [ more + ] Commander inspects road work in Monywa NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec � Chairman of Sagaing Division Peace and Development Council Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Myint Soe inspected progress of construction of 4400-foot long gravel road at the corner of Kanna and Bogyoke roads in Monywa yesterday. [ more + ] ASEC delegation visits Mandalay YANGON, 23 Dec-Under the ASEAN Schools Tour 2008, an ASEC delegation led by Dr Termsak Chalerm-palamupap visited No. (2) Basic Education High School in Chanaye Thazan Township, Mandalay, yesterday morning.[ more + ] Second round matches of Defence Services C-in-C's Trophy (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament continue YANGON, 23 Dec -The second round matches of the 47th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Trophy (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament continued in Mandalay today.[ more + ] Notice to mariners issued NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-MPRL E&P Pte Limited that is undertaking joint venture tasks in oil exploration work together with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise will conduct 2D Marine Seismic Acquisition Survey at No A-6 Block of Rakhine offshore by MV Pacific Sword from 19 January to 6 February, 2009.[ more + ] Review of health care services in aftermath of Nargis Storm held NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-The Ministry of Health reviewed health care services in the aftermath of Nargis Storm at the ministry here at 9 am yesterday. [ more + ] Fire in Hlinethaya YANGON, 23 Dec - A fire broke out at the rice warehouse of proprietor of flour mill of Diamond Star Co in Industrial Zone-2 in Hlinethaya Township at 10.50 p.m. on 21 December.[ more + ] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Cultivate and export beans and pulses on a wider scale"....ARTICLES: "MraukU with booming agricultural farming and hotel service" Article: Reporter Singu Soe Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."Kankalay Water Pumping Station in Hmawby Township to irrigate 4500 acres of farmlands" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Thaung Myint (MNA)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 22 December 2008
Date of publication: 22 December 2008
Description/subject: Bypass and development tasks inspected in Myeik NAY PYI TAW, 21 Dec-Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence went on an inspection tour of Sub-printing House under the News and Periodicals Enterprise of the Ministry of Information in Myeik, Taninthayi Division on 17 December. [ more + ] Prizes awarded to winners in colour photo contest marking 61st Anniversary Independence Day YANGON, 21 Dec-A ceremony to award prizes to winners in the colour photo contest entitled �Modern and Peaceful Myanmar� to mark 61st Anniversary Indepen-dence Day, which was organized by Information and Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Information was held at Central Hotel, here, this morning, attended by Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan.[ more + ] Sale Fertilizer Factory to boost production NAY PYI TAW, 21 Dec-Minister for Energy Brig-Gen Lun Thi on 16 December inspected No (1) Fertilizer Factory (Sale) in Sale, Magway Division.[ more + ] Prize-distribution ceremony of Pyinnyatazaung Literary Contest held YANGON, 21 Dec- The prize-distribution ceremony of Pyinnyatazaung Literary Contest for 2008 was held at Myatpyinnya Hall of Yankin Education College of the Education Planning and Training Department yesterday morning with an address by Deputy Minister for Education U Myo Nyunt. [ more + ] Myanmar traditional Anyeint troupe entertains service personnel NAY PYI TAW, 21 Dec - A Myanmar traditional Anyeint troupe of Fine Arts Department under the Ministry of Culture is entertaining service personnel for their rest and recreation. Shwe Myanmar Anyeint troupe performed at the Ministry of Immigration and Population here on 20 December evening. [ more + ] Moderate earthquake jolts YANGON, 21 Dec- According to the (05:57) hr MST of Kaba Aye Observatory today, a moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 Richter Scale shook Myanmar, the distance of 380 mile from the northeast of Kaba Aye observatory, said Metrology and Hydrology Department.[ more + ] Horizon Streetball Basketball tourney held YANGON, 20 Dec - Organized by Myanmar Basketball Federation and Horizon International Education Centre, the fourth Horizon Streetball Basketball tourney took place in conjunction with a prize-presentation ceremony in Bahan Township. Among the spectators were Principal U Tin Win of Sports and Physical Education Institute and General Manager Mr Murat and Principal Mr Safak of Horizon International Education Centre and officials. [ more + ] Defence Services C-in-C's Shield football tournament continues YANGON, 21 Dec-The second round of the 47th Defence Services (Army, Navy and Air) Commander-in-Chief's Shield football tournament continued in the Central Command (Mandalay) zone.[ more + ] ES4E Language and Training Centre holds Parents' Day ceremony YANGON, 21 Dec-ES4E Language and Training Centre held Parents' Day ceremony at the school at No 51 (C/D) on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, here, on 20 and 21 December.[ more + ] Commemorative fun fairs for Independence Day to be held at Ngwehsaung Beach YANGON, 21 Dec-Commemorative fun fairs for the 61st Anniversary Independence Day for 2009, which falls on 4 January, will be held at Ngwehsaung Beach.[ more + ] Cash donated for respect paying ceremony YANGON, 21 Dec- Old students (Civil) of Yangon Institute Technology and Yangon Technological University donated cash for holding the 3rd respect paying ceremony at the meeting hall of Myanmar Engineering Society yesterday. [ more + ] Casabella Luxury Home Furnishing Centre opens sales centre for home-use items YANGON, 21 Dec-Casabella Luxury Home Furnishing Centre opened a sale centre for home-use items at the centre at No 22 on Pyay Road in Mayangon Township, here this morning.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Safeguard independence and sovereignty for perpetuity"..... ARTICLES: "Water supply projects being extended to provide potable water to Meiktila and its environs..."Myanmar Flower Festival appealing to local and foreign guests" Po Thaw Zin Office of Mahasi underground water tapping project seen in Aungzeyar Ward, two miles from Meiktila Lake" Article: Win Naing (Kyemon); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 21 December 2008
Date of publication: 21 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe attends graduation dinner of 11th Intake of DSTA Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Dec - The graduation dinner to honour the graduate officers of the 11th Intake of Defence Services Technological Academy was held at the parade ground of DSTA in PyinOoLwin at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, attended by Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe. [ more + ] Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspects river water pumping stations Yangon, 20 Dec - Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence, Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint and departmental officials inspected pilot cultivation of Hsinnweyin paddy through direct seeding method, use of Leya-16 power tillers, display of samples of paddy strains and weed killer at the central farm of Myanma Agriculture Service and observed the display of sample of paddy strains grown in Bago, Ayeyawady and Sagaing Divisions at Myanma Rice Research Institute in Hmawby Township yesterday. [ more + ] Information Minister meets executives of Myanmar Music Asiayon (Central) Yangon, 20 Dec- Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan met with executives of Myanmar Music Asiayon (Central) at the meeting hall of Myanma Radio and Television on Pyay Road here this morning. [ more + ] Ensuring smooth and Secure transport discussed in Yangon Yangon, 20 Dec- The Yangon Division Supervisory Committee for Ensuring Smooth and Secure Transport held its work coordination meeting at the meeting hall of All Private Bus Lines Control Committee (Head Office) yesterday. [ more + ] Ministry of Mines holds coord meeting Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Dec-Ministry of Mines held its second work coordination meeting at the ministry, here, this morning, with an address by Minister for Mines Brig-Gen Ohn Myint. [ more + ] Special Civil Appeal Cases heard Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Dec-The Special Appellate Bench comprising Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Court (Nay Pyi Taw) U Tun Tun Oo, Supreme Court Judges of Supreme Court (Yangon) U Khin Myint, and U Myint Thein sitting at court room No. 1 of the Supreme Court (Nay Pyi Taw) delivered judgments of 4 special civil appeal cases and then heard 6 special civil appeal cases under Section 7 of the Judicial Law 2000. [ more + ] GMS discuss information, communications Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Dec- The GMS Information Superhighway Implementation Group Meeting No.8 was held from 16 to 17 December and the GMS Information superhighway Steering Group Meeting No. 4, at Shwe Nandaw Hotel, here on 18 and 19 December. [ more + ] Verbatim products introduced Yangon, 20 Dec-The introducing ceremony for Verbatim Product was held at Traders Hotel, here, this morning. Chairman and CEO of KMD Group of Companies U Thaung Tin extended greetings and Manager of Verbatim Marketing of Singapore for South Asia Mr Tan Teow Seng explained facts related to Verbatim Product. [ more + ] Men's and women's wears on sale at new Gamonpwint Shopping Mall Yangon, 20 Dec � Gamonpwint Shopping Mall is kept open on Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road in Mayangon Township here since 17 December. Men's and women's wears, various kinds of personal and household goods are available at the shopping mall. [ more + ] MAS grows medicinal orchids on commercial scale Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Dec � Accompanied by departmental officials, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo inspected the growing of medicinal orchids on a commercial-scale in various cultivation methods in Doekwin farm of Myanma Agriculture Service in PyinOoLwin Township, PyinOoLwin District, Mandalay Division, on 18 December morning.[ more + ] Mass walk to mark December Mass Sports Activities in Nay Pyi Taw Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Dec- The mass walk to mark the 2008 December Mass Sports Activities took place here at 6 am today with the participation of Chairman of Myanmar Olympic Committee Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint, Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism Brig-Gen Aye Myint Kyu, Deputy Minister for Education Brig-Gen Aung Myo Min, officials from the respective ministries, service personnel, teachers of Nay Pyi Taw No. 11 Basic Education High School, students and local people. [ more + ] MMA to hold Continuing Professional Development Forum Yangon, 20 Dec-Organized by General practitioners Group of Myanmar Medical Association (Central), Continuing Professional Development Forum will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Hall (B) of MMA on 23 December (Tuesday). [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Build modern Tatmadaw through advanced science and technology".....ARTICLES: "The twin crises of finance and food" By He Changchui..."Ongoing Katha-Bhamo Railroad Section Project on west bank of Ayeyawady River" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 19 December 2008
Date of publication: 19 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe pays homage to pagodas in Bagan-NyaungU NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe, accompanied by State Peace and Development Council member General Thura Shwe Mann and party, paid homage to pagodas in Bagan-NyaungU at 11.30 a.m. yesterday.[ more + ] Kaba-Aye Condominium and Gamonpwint Shopping Mall opened YANGON, 18 Dec - Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence attended the opening ceremony of Kaba-Aye Condominium and Gamonpwint Shopping Mall jointly-implemented by Yangon City Development Committee and Gamonpwint Co Ltd which held in front of the Gamonpwint Shopping Mall building on Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road in Mayangon Township yesterday. [ more + ] Rural development, self-reliant village libraries supervised in Pale Township NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-To supervise rural development tasks and development of self-reliant village libraries in Pale Township, Sagaing Division, Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan continued his trip to Nweshauk Village of the township on 15 December and met with over 1,700 local people from Nweshauk, Kyunphogon and Kanbauk villages.[ more + ] Twantay Township gets Tamatakaw Bridge YANGON, 18 Dec-The opening ceremony of Tamatakaw Bridge built by Engineering Department (Road and Bridge) of Yangon City Development Committee was held at the bridge near Tamatakaw village in Twantay Township this morning, attended by Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence, Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint, Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin, departmental officials, members of social organizations, students and local people. [ more + ] Preparations for drilling test-well inspected in Thagyitaung oilfield NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-Minister for Energy Brig-Gen Lun Thi on 14 December inspected preparations for drilling the well in Thagyitaung oilfield with the use of machinery in Pauk Township.[ more + ] MYANMAR GAZETTE NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-The State Peace and Development Council has appointed U Win Myint, Manager of Yangon No. 1 Cigarette Factory of Myanma Foodstuffs Industries under the Ministry of Industry-1, as Director-General of the Directorate of Industries under the same ministry on probation from the date he assumes charge of his duties.[ more + ] Minister inspects river water pumping projects in NayungU NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec - Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo together with Chairman of Magway Division Peace and Development Council Col Phone Maw Shwe and departmental heads inspected river water pumping projects, Myakan Dam and thriving Ngwechi-6 long staple cotton plantation in Nyaung U Township on 16 December.[ more + ] Youth Basketball Tournament concludes YANGON, 18 Dec- The prize presentation ceremony of Myanmar Basketball Federation President's Cup Youth Basketball Tournament was held at Kyaikkasan Gymnasium here today. In the final match of U-16 Men's event, I.L.B.C team won over Venon with 63-23 point, in Women's event, Yangon Division edged out D.B.E (3) with 57-39, in U-13 Men's event, I.L.B.C beat D.B.E (3) 56-53 and in Women's event, Mogok thrashed D.B.E (3) 79-22.[ more + ] Course on construction & maintaining power grid concludes NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec - Conducted by Ministry of Electric Power No. 2, course No. 2/2008 on construction and maintaining of power grid system concluded at the ministry here yesterday.[ more + ] Prize presentation ceremony of colour photo contest on 21 Dec YANGON, 18 Dec-Securitizing Committee has selected winners of colour photo contest titled Peaceful and Modern Myanmar, held in commemoration of 61st Anniversary Independence Day, which falls on 4 January, 2009. The prize presentation ceremony will be held at Central Hotel on Bogyoke Aung San road here on 21 December.[ more + ] Russian Language Course in Feb YANGON, 18 Dec - With the arrangement of the Union of Myanmar Travels Association, Russian language course (Intermediate Level) will be opened in early February, 2009. [ more + ] Yenangyoung Township BEHS No. 1 gets new school building NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-A ceremony to open the newly-built Shwe Parami two-storey school building donated by Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw Ashin Çhandhadhika and laypersons and wellwishers and to hand over the documents related to the building to the Ministry of Education was held in front of the school building of Yenangyoung Township Basic Education High School No 1 in Magway Division on 14 December. [ more + ] Stipend granted to four-distinction winner YANGON, 18 Dec-Stewards and airhostesses of flight section batch (3) from Air Bagan Ltd, to mark their third anniversary service, granted stipend to Ma Myat Pwint Phyu Aung of Salingyi BEHS, daughter of U Aung Min, who passed the 2007-2008 academic year matriculation examination with four distinctions.[ more + ] MGEA sets up Yangon Division Association office YANGON, 18 Dec - Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association opened its Yangon Division Association Office on Shwebontha Street at No. (62/68) on the first floor in Pabetan Township, here yesterday.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Nurture the youth for promotion of national education".....ARTICLES: "We remain unperturbed"-3 Kyaw Ye Min: "...Myanmar is a country that is trying to achieve development of agriculture as the base and all-round development of other sectors of the economy as well. In 2007, the agricultural sector contributed round about 146 per cent of domestic demand. And for 2008, to meet more than 150 per cent of local demand is on target. The nation contributes to world food security by exporting its food surplus..."...."North Yama Supporting Dam contributes to supplying potable water, greening Pale Township", Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 18 December 2008
Date of publication: 18 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Emir of the State of Qatar NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-On the occasion of the Independence Day of the State of Qatar which falls on 18 December 2008, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.[ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein felicitates Prime Minister of Qatar NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec - General Thein Sein, Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabir Al-Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, on the occasion of the Independence Day of the State of Qatar, which falls on 18 December 2008.[ more + ] Dams in Magway Division under construction with momentum NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Chairman of Sagaing Division Peace and Development Council Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Myint Soe, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo and Minister for Electric Power No. 1 Col Zaw Min, accompanied by Chairman of Magway Division Peace and Development Council Col Phone Maw Shwe, on 15 December, arrived at Myittha Dam project being built near Pyintha Village of Gangaw Township by Construction-8 of Irrigation Department.[ more + ] Railroad under construction to link Okshitpin and Kanma NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Chairman of Bago Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Southern Command Brig-Gen Hla Min, together with Minister for Rail Transportation Maj-Gen Aung Min and Deputy Minister U Pe Than, viewed construction of Phayapaw Railway Station and its yard, the passenger lounge, warehouses on Okshitpin-Kanma railroad on 15 December.[ more + ] Myanmar delegation arrives back from Indonesia after participating in Special ASEAN FMs' Meeting NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec - A Myanmar delegation led by U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs, arrived back here today after attending the Special ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting which was held at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakata, the Republic of Indonesia, on 14 and 15 December. [ more + ] Tasks for rural developments and perpetual existence of self-reliant libraries supervised in Pale Tsp NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan met with over 2600 local people from seven villages namely Inmahti, Kaingtwin, Inkan, Loattha, Ohnhnaut, Thayagon and Talaingkan upon his arrival at Inmahti village of Pale Township, Sagaing Division, on 15 December and held discussions about rural development undertakings.[ more + ] Manuscripts for Sarpay BeikmanManuscript Award Contest up to 31 Jan YANGON, 17 Dec-The manuscripts for the Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Contest for 2008 may be submitted up to 31 January 2009 instead of 31 December 2008.[ more + ] Literary award winners to arrive at Nay Pyi Taw on 26 Dec NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-The prize presentation ceremony for Life-time Achievement Literary Award, National Literary Award and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award for 2007 will be held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Information, here, without fail, at 9 am on 28 December.[ more + ] Literary award winners to arrive at Nay Pyi Taw on 26 Dec NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-The prize presentation ceremony for Life-time Achievement Literary Award, National Literary Award and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award for 2007 will be held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Information, here, without fail, at 9 am on 28 December.[ more + ] Production of factories under Ministry of Industry-1 inspected in Pakokku NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung on 14 December inspected Textile Factory (Pakokku) of Myanmar Textile Industries and flow of water into the lake dredged by the ministry in the compound of the factory and sales of goods at Win Thuza Shop in Pakokku.[ more + ] Military code of conduct contest held NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec -Commandant of the Camp Commandant's Office of the Ministry of Defence Maj-Gen Hla Aung Thein and officials viewed Military Code of Conduct contest of the Ministry of Defence at Kyansittha Yeiktha here this morning. [ more + ] Hockey delegation leaves for Malaysia YANGON, 17 Dec-A Myanmar delegation led by Secretary of Tatmadaw Hockey Committee Executive of Myanmar Hockey Federation Major Nyo Min Lwin today left here for Malaysia to participate in Asia Hockey Development Workshop to be held in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia from 18 to 21 December.[ more + ] December Special Sales commences on 12 Dec YANGON, 17 Dec-The December Special Sales jointly organized by Concordia International Co Ltd and Fortune International Ltd was opened at Central Hotel, here, on 12 December.[ more + ] FM felicitates Qatar counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabir Al-Thani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, on the occasion of the Independence Day of the State of Qatar, which falls on 18 December 2008. [ more + ] CB Bank holds AGM YANGON, 17 Dec-Cooperative Bank Ltd (CB Bank) held the annual general meeting at Traders Hotel on Sule Pagoda Road this morning.[ more + ] MFA to hold fun fairs, contests and market festivals YANGON, 17 Dec-Myanmar Floriculturists Association will hold fun fairs, contests and market festivals on a grand scale at People's Square and People's Park from 30 January to 3 February 2009 to mark its 15th anniversary.[ more + ] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for success of modern farming".....ARTICLES: "We remain unperturbed"-2, Kyaw Ye Min..."...I dare say that our country does not need to worry about the global financial crisis..."..."Two large bridges on Monywa-Yagyi-Myoma-Kalewa Road contributing to regional development" Article & Photos: Kalay Win Thu
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 17 December 2008
Date of publication: 17 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates King of Bhutan NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec- On the occasion of the National Day of Bhutan, which falls on 17 December 2008, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan.[ more + ] Integrated farming system to be practised on wider scale for raising per capita income of farmers Prime Minister inspects programmes to introduce mechanized farming (model farming) YANGON, 16 Dec-Prime Minister General Thein Sein this morning inspected programmes being implemented jointly by local farmers and entrepreneurs to introduce mechanized farming (model farming) in Dagon Myothit (East), Dagon Myothit (South) and Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) townships.[ more + ] Dams along Mone Creek to generate over 1200 million kilowatt hours a year NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec-Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo and Minister for Electric Power (1) Col Zaw Min who accompanied the Head of State on his tour, and Chairman of Magway Division Peace and Development Council Col Phone Maw Shwe on 14 December inspected dam projects along the bank of the Mone Creek in Magway Division.[ more + ] Information Minister performs rural development tasks in Pale Township NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec -Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan on 14 December met with local people from twelve villages in three village-tracts totaling 1700 at Watkya village in Pale Township, Sagaing Division with the aim of carrying out rural development tasks and durability of self-reliant libraries in the township. [ more + ] MFF associations to hold annual meetings on 28 Dec YANGON, 16 Dec-The annual meetings of Myanmar Fishery Products Processor and Exporter Association, the Crab Entrepreneurs Association, the Eel Entrepreneurs Association and the Ornamental Fish Entrepreneurs Association will be held at 9 a.m. at Thiri Annawah hall of Myanmar Fisheries Federation on Bayintnaung Road in Insein Township on 28 December (Sunday). Members of the associations are invited to attend the meetings.[ more + ] Chosen sites for new post offices, auto exchanges and microwave stations in Mandalay, Magway Divisions inspected NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec - Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, who accompanied the Head of State in his inspection tour, together with officials concerned inspected chosen sites for construction of post offices, auto exchanges and microwave stations in Mandalay and Magway Divisions on 14 December. [ more + ] F&R Minister inspects offices in Kachin State NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec-Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun, on 13 December, inspected head office of township and Kachin State Internal Revenue Department, Myanma Economic Bank (Kachin State branch), Myanma Economic Bank (Branch), Myanma Insurance office, office of Pension Department and office of township Customs Department in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State and gave necessary instruction.[ more + ] Transport Minister visits MMU NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec - Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe met with Rector Dr Charlie Than of Myanmar Maritime University and officials at the meeting hall of the university yesterday. [ more + ] Award winning books published YANGON, 16 Dec - Printing and Publishing Enterprise under the Ministry of Information has published books which won Sarpay Beikman manuscript awards.[ more + ] Progress of reconstruction work in Kawhmu Township inspected YANGON, 16 Dec - Member of the National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint inspected progress of repair work at Htammanaing village Basic Education High School (Branch) and learning of school children at the school in Kawhmu Township yesterday.[ more + ] Press meet on IT courses at Myanmar Infotech on 21 Dec YANGON, 16 Dec - A press meet on double certification IT courses will be given at Myanmar Infotech in Hline Township on 21 December.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Model villages on the increase, fruits of rural development tasks".....ARTICLES: "We remain unperturbed-1", Kyaw Ye Min "...In this age of globalization, it hardly need be said that our country will also be more or less affected by the global crisis. However, we would like to say its effects will not be as bad for our country as others. You might ask why..."...Myanmar Maritime University contributing to human resource development" Article & photos: Than Win (Thanlyin IPRD)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 15 December 2008
Date of publication: 15 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe inspects development tasks of Yatanarpon Myothit Project and National Kandawgyi Gardens NAY PYI TAW, 14 Dec-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe went on an inspection tour of ongoing Yatanarpon Myothit Project and developing National Kandawgyi Gardens, in PyinOoLwin on 11 December and gave necessary guidance. [ more + ] Teachers to train students to become not only outstanding ones in their classes but also ones who serve the interest of their own regions YANGON, 14 Dec- The Special Refresher Course No. 33 for basic education teachers concluded at Yadana Hall of Central Institute of Civil Service (Upper Myanmar) in PyinOoLwin Township, Mandalay Division, yesterday morning. [ more + ] Lt-Gen Myint Swe looks into sluice gates, cultivation of summer paddy in Thanlyin, Kyauktan, Thongwa townships YANGON, 14 Dec-Accompanied by Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint and departmental officials, Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence this morning inspected maintenance of Kayan Sluice Gate built on Kayan Creek near Chaungwa Village of Thanlyin Township.[ more + ] Deputy FM arrives back from Indonesia NAY PYI TAW, 14 Dec-Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Thu arrived back in Yangon yesterday after attending the Bali Democracy Forum held in Indonesia on 10 and 11 December 2008.[ more + ] Nay Pyi Taw Traffic Rules Enforcement Supervisory Committee meets NAY PYI TAW, 14 Dec-Nay Pyi Taw Traffic Rules Enforcement Supervisory Committee held its meeting No. 44/2008 at Nay Pyi Taw Command on 14 December.[ more + ] Myanmar stand first in First Asian Compound Archery Tourney YANGON, 14 Dec -Myanmar stood first in the First Asian Compound Archery Tournament 2008 winning five gold and three silver medals.[ more + ] MDA presents acknowledgement certificate for Laser tooth paste YANGON, 14 Dec-Myanmar Dental Association held a ceremony to present acknowledgement certificate for Laser tooth paste at Traders Hotel, here, yesterday evening.[ more + ] Blood donors honoured at University of Nursing (Yangon) YANGON, 14 Dec- In commemoration of Blood Donors Day, the National Blood Centre of Yangon General Hospital held the 32nd ceremony to honour blood donors at the meeting hall of University of Nursing (Yangon) in Lanmadaw Township here this morning.[ more + ] Shwewutyi ordination hall of Kainggon Pali Tekkatho Monastery opened YANGON, 14 Dec-A ceremony to open Shwewutyi ordination hall of Kainggon Pali Tekkatho Monastery in Kayan Township was held at the monastery today.[ more + ] Ruby oil mill holds fourth anniversary and press conference on soy bean oil YANGON, 14 Dec-Ruby Lion Manufacturing Co Ltd held its fourth anniversary in conjunction with press conference on soy bean oil at block No 10/64 in Shwe Pyi Tha Industrial Zone-3, here, on 8 December.[ more + ] Golf Masters Magazine Readers Tournament 2008 on 24 Dec YANGON, 14 Dec - Golf Masters Magazine Readers Tournament 2008 will be held at Myanmar Golf Club 9th mile, here on 24 December.[ more + ] Fire breaks out on ground floor of Yuzana Plaza YANGON, 14 Dec- A fire broke out on the ground floor of Yuzana Plaza in Mingalar Taungnyunt Township here at 6.25 p.m. today. The fire was brought under control at 6.45 p.m. Clothing of four shops (F-19, F-20, E-19 and E-20) on the ground floor was lost to the fire. The fire started from the electric short circuit of the water cooler at Shop No. F-19. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Expedite work for completion of large-scale hydropower project".....ARTICLE: "Beautiful scene and wonderful lakes on Kachin mountain range" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Myanma Alin
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 14 December 2008
Date of publication: 14 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe visits Yeywa Hydropower Project site As project is nearing completion, step-by-step tasks need to be done carefully Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe inspected Yeywa hydro-power project work being implemented on the Myitnge River to the southeast of Mandalay in Mandalay Division on 10 December. [ more + ] Senior General Than Shwe attends graduation dinner of 51st Intake of DSA Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec-The graduation dinner to honour the graduate officers of the 51st Intake of Defence Services Academy was held at the parade ground of Anawrahta battalion of DSA in PyinOoLwin at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, attended by Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe. [ more + ] Teachers capable of guiding youths to respective fields in accord with their bent, good prospects Special Refresher Course No. 67 for basic education teachers concludes Yangon, 13 Dec- The Special Refresher Course No. 67 for basic education teachers concluded at Nawarat Hall of Central Institute of Civil Service (Phaunggyi) in Hlegu Township, Yangon Division this morning. [ more + ] Auditor-General's Office meets Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec �-A work coordination meeting of state/division level directors of the Auditor- General's Office took place at the office yesterday morning with an address by Auditor-General Maj-Gen Lun Maung. In his speech, he stressed the need of responsible personnel to be free from irregularities and corruptions and to expose any malpractices. He also spoke of the need to try to complete the auditing of departments and organizations for 2007-2008 by the end of March 2009. [ more + ] Hospitals in Bago Division (West) under inspection Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec-Secretary of National Health Committee Deputy Minister for Health Dr Mya Oo met members of Township Health Committee, specialists, assistant surgeons, nurses, health staff, townselders and members of social organizations in Paungde on 7 December. [ more + ] Meeting on National Immunization Days (2009) held in Mon State Yangon, 13 Dec - Work coordination meeting for holding National Immunization Days (2009) in Mon State took place in Mawlamyine on 10 December.[ more + ] Maternal and child care tasks carried out in storm-affected regions Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec -Vice-President Daw Aye Aye and Secretary Dr Daw Wai Wai Tha of Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association and Chairperson of Ayeyawady Division Maternal and Child Welfare Supervisory Committee Daw Win Win Maw on 10 December inspected fly-proof latrines in Tanyingon village-tract and Hmawai village and the delivery room of Hmawwai village MCWA in Dedaye Township and fulfilled the requirements. [ more + ] Chief Justice meets judges of Yangon Division Yangon, 13 Dec-Chief Justice U Aung Toe met with division, districts and townships judges of Yangon Division at Supreme Court (Yangon) yesterday.[ more + ] Mass walk in Nay Pyi Taw Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec-A mass walk took place here as part of 2008 December mass sports activity here this morning. [ more + ] Basic diplomatic skills course concludes Yangon, 11 Dec � The course on basic diplomatic skills (BDS-19/2008) conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concluded at the ministry this morning. At the ceremony, U Maung Myint, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs delivered a course concluding speech.[ more + ] Flower Festival draws holidaymakers Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec-The 77th anniversary celebration of National Kandawgyi Gardens (PyinOoLwin) and the 2nd anniversary of the National Landmarks Garden and the opening of Modern Amusement Park and the third Flower Festival were taking place under the arrangements of the Ministry of Forestry. [ more + ] Mayor views lecturing at gratis education class Yangon, 13 Dec-Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin toured gratis education class opened by YCDC on Bo Aung Kyaw Road in Ward 18 of Hlinethaya Township here this morning. He met teachers and viewed studying of the students. [ more + ] Basic Spoken English course of Ministry of H&T concludes Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Dec-Basic Spoken English course (4/2008) of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism concluded at the ministry here yesterday morning with an address by Minister Maj-Gen Soe Naing. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Build efficient Tatmadaw in national interest".....ARTICLE: "Picturesque Maungmagan Beach Resort" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt) Maungmagan Beach Resort is very pleasant with mountain
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 9 December 2008
Date of publication: 09 December 2008
Description/subject: Defence Services C-in-C’s Shield football tourney continues YANGON, 8 Dec-The round robin matches of the 47th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Shield Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) football tourney continued at the designated venues today.[ more + ] Greening and upgrading of Yangon discussed YANGON, 8 Dec – The meeting (2/2008) on greening and upgrading of Yangon took place at the Yangon City Hall here this afternoon with an address by Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence.[ more + ] Basic Library Science Course concludes YANGON, 8 Dec-Organized by Myanmar Library Association, Basic Library Science Course Level-1 (1/2008) concluded at Judson hall on Pyay Road here on 3 December.[ more + ] Departmental officials and people are to strive for more development and perpetual existence of the already-opened libraries Ceremony to present donations of buildings, cash and publications to self-reliant libraries in Mandalay Division held NAY PYI TAW, 8 Dec -A ceremony to present donations of buildings, cash and publications to selfreliant libraries in Mandalay Division was held at the meeting hall of Mandalay in Mandalay Division, attended by Chairman of Mandalay Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Central Command Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe, Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan, Chairman of Mandalay City Development Committee Mayor Brig- Gen Phone Zaw Han, Deputy Commander Brig-Gen Than Tun Aung, Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Court (Upper Myanmar) U Khin Maung Latt, heads of department, social organizations, well-wishers and guests.[ more + ] Industry-2 Minister inspects projects NAY PYI TAW, 8 Dec - Minister for Industry-2 Vice-Admiral Soe Thein inspected the Technical training school project in Pakokku on 6 December. During the inspection tour of the project, officials concerned reported on works for construction of three lecture buildings and one main building for the school and measures for water and power supply to the project.[ more + ] Ministry of Education holds work coord meeting NAY PYI TAW, 8 Dec -The work coordination meeting of the Ministry of Education was held at the ministry here on 5 December.[ more + ] Work coordination meeting of Ministry of Culture NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec- The Ministry of Culture held its work coordination meeting at the meeting hall of the ministry here this morning with an address by Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint.[ more + ] PBANRDA Ministry opens training courses YANGON, 8 Dec – Advanced domestic science training course No. 20, domestic training course (coconut sculpture) No. 1, and clerical course No. 58/59 were opened at the Central Training School of the Education and Training Department under the Ministry of Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs this morning with an address by of the department Director-General of the department U Than Win.[ more + ] Yangon East District wins Yangon Division PDC Chairman’s Trophy Men’s (open division) Football Tournament NAY PYI TAW, 8 Dec – Yangon East District beat Yangon North District in the final of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Chairman’s Trophy Men’s (open division) Football Tournament at Aung San Stadium on 6 December.[ more + ] Development tasks of Kayah State supervised NAY PYI TAW, 8 Dec- Minister for Forestry Brig- Gen Thein Aung together with Chairman of Kayah State Peace and Development Council Brig-Gen Win Myint, on 5 December visited BEMS (Branch) in Gontha village in Loikaw in Kayah State.[ more + ] Deputy FM arrives back from Kuwait YANGON, 8 Dec – Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Maung Myint arrived back here today after paying a goodwill visit to the State of Kuwait at the invitation of Kuwait Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Mr Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah.[ more + ] Labour Minister meets workers YANGON, 8 Dec-Minister for Labour U Aung Kyi visited OPAL Garment Factory where more than 1800 workers are working in Hlinethaya Industrial Zone on 6 December morning. He next met with over 60 workers taking an on-job training course and called for upgrading skills of the workers.[ more + ] CSSTB holds coord meeting NAY PYI TAW, 8 Dec- Civil Service Selection and Training Board held its work coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw today.[ more + ] Myanmar Customs Brokers Association meets YANGON, 8 Dec-The 12th annual meeting of Myanmar Customs Brokers Association was held at the UMFCCI Office Tower here yesterday morning.[ more + ] Supply of drinking water discussed YANGON, 8 Dec- Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin and officials went to Dagon Myothit (North) Township on 6 December.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Cut number of malaria victims by half in year 2010".....ARTICLE: "Project for Greening 30-mile Radius of Yangon" Article: Zeya Myint (Kyemon); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 8 December 2008
Date of publication: 08 December 2008
Description/subject: Vice-Senior General Maung Aye attends Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Golf Tournament NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-The Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Golf Tournament kicked off at Nay Pyi Taw Golf Course and Yaypyar Golf Course, here, yesterday morning, attended by Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Maung Aye. [ more + ] Round robin matches of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) football tourney continues YANGON, 7 Dec-The round robin matches of the 47th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Shield Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) football tournament continued in designated zones today.[ more + ] Research paper reading session of archaeological excavation held NAY PYI TAW, 6 Dec-A research paper reading session of archaeological excavation was opened at the assembly hall of the Ministry of Culture here this morning, with an address by Vice-Chairman of Myanmar National Culture Committee Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint.[ more + ] EP-2 Minister inspects suspension towers in Pantanaw YANGON, 7 Dec - Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint looked into maintenance of No 147 suspension tower of 230 KV cable line crossing Ayeyawady River which is set up in the river near Kazintaw Village in Pantanaw Township yesterday.[ more + ] A&I Minister receives foreign delegations NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo received the delegation led by General Manager Mr Hiroyuki Osone of Sojit Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) at the ministry here on 5 December morning.[ more + ] Yangon Division Supervisory Committee for Secure and Smooth Transport meets YANGON, 7 Dec- A work coordination meeting of Yangon Division Supervisory Committee for Secure and Smooth Transport took place at the meeting hall of All Private Bus Lines Control Committee (Head Office) on Laydaungtkan Street in Tamway Township here on 5 December afternoon. [ more + ] Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister arrives back NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-The Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar U Kyaw Thu arrived back by air on 5 December 2008 after visiting Japan from 30 November to 5 December 2008 to attend the Myanmar Investment Seminar sponsored by ASEAN-Japan Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism.[ more + ] IBTC Open Golf Championships commences YANGON, 7 Dec-The IBTC Open Golf Championships as the third leg of Myanmar Golf Tour 2008-2009, jointly organized by Myanmar Golf Federation and Myanmar PGA and International Beverages Trading Co Ltd, was held at Lashio Golf Club in Lashio, Shan State (North) this morning.[ more + ] MBF President Cup Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament begins YANGON, 7 Dec- Myanmar Basketball Federation President's Cup Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament 2008 started at the Aung San Gymnasium at 9 a.m today.[ more + ] AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 continues YANGON, 7 Dec-The Group (A) matches of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 continued at the designated venues at 5 p.m. local time today.[ more + ] Products of Concordia Int'l introduced, December's Sales held NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec - Concordia International Co Ltd introduced Fuji Xerox-brand products such as copiers and printers, IT gadgets, hospital and medical equipment, engineering equipment and GPS and opened December's Sales at Office Room No 144 and the Sales Centre of Thiri Yadana Shopping Complex here on 3 December morning. [ more + ] Repaved 65th Street put into service in Mandalay YANGON, 7 Dec-A ceremony to open the self-reliant repaved 65th street between Theikpan and Manawhari streets, constructed by Mandalay City Development Committee, was held at the street in Chanmyathazi Township on 2 December, attended by Chairman of Mandalay Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Central Command Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe.[ more + ] Upper Paunglaung hydropower project diverts river water NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-Minister for Electric Power-1 Col Zaw Min on 5 December attended a ceremony to divert river water of Upstream Paunglaung hydropower project being implemented by No-1 Construction. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Success of tea-growing calls for concerted efforts".....ARTICLE: "Upgraded Homalin Airport in focal point of upper Chindwin region" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
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Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 7 December 2008
Date of publication: 07 December 2008
Description/subject: Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspects preventive measures against Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Yangon, 6 Dec- Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence together with Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint this morning arrived at the office of Social Security Board on Strand Road in Ahlon Township, Yangon West District and heard a report presented by Head of Yangon Division Health Department Dr Hla Myint on preventive measures against the outbreak of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, diarrhoea and dysentery and decrease in the outbreak of disease this year compared with that of last year. [ more + ] Regional development in Hsipaw Township inspected Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec - Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of the Ministry of Defence, together with Chairman of Shan State (North) Peace and Development Council Commander of North-East Command Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut and departmental officials, inspected maintenance of Ponton Bridge across Dokhtawady River in Hsipaw Township and trucks passing over the bridge on 4 December. [ more + ] Storm News Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec-A small storm occurred at Southwest of Bay of Bengal has slightly intensified and moved to the Southwestward. According to the observations at (2.30 p.m.) today, it is centering at the sea, 140 miles southeast of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. It is forecast to move to southwestward and across the eastern coast of Sri Lanka from south within next 24 hours. [ more + ] Defence Services C-in-C's Cup Football Tournament continues Yangon, 6 Dec-The first round matches of the 47th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Cup Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament continued at designated venues today. [ more + ] Ancient Danok Pagoda under all-round renovation Yangon, 6 Dec - A meeting on all-round renovation of the ancient Danok Pagoda took place on the platform of the pagoda in Dalla Township, Yangon South District, here this morning. At the meeting Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence called for timely completion of the renovation. [ more + ] Regional development work in Kanbalu Tsp inspected Yangon, 6 Dec �Chairman of Sagaing Division Peace and Development Council Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Myint Soe visited thriving paddy fields of Kanbalu Township in Sagaing Division and Kabo Dam near Kabo village on 3 December. [ more + ] Myanmar attends 2nd International Conference on Financing for Development Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec - Myanmar delegation led by Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun attended the 2nd International Conference on Financing for Development in Doha, Qatar from 29 November to 2 December.[ more + ] Construction and maintenance of power grids course concludes Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec - Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint made a speech at the closing of the construction and maintenance of power grids course No.1/2008 at the ministry, here on 2 December. [ more + ] Ayeyawady Division Police Force meets Yangon, 6 Dec-A work coordination meeting of Ayeyawady Division Police Force took place at the office of the commander of Ayeyawady Division Police Force in Pathein on 3 December morning, with an address by Chairman of Ayeyawady Division Peace and Development Council Commander of South-West Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe.[ more + ] Transport Minister receives Saudi Arabian delegation Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec-Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe received a delegation from Saudi Fund for Development of Saudi Arabia led by Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mr Turki Bin Naji Abdul Kadir Al Ali at the ministry here this evening. They frankly discussed bilateral cooperation in trade. [ more + ] UMFCCI officials meet Malaysian guests Yangon, 6 Dec- Vice-Presidents of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Zaw Min Win and U Aung Lwin, General Secretary U Sein Win Hlaing, Joint-Secretary U Tun Aung and guests met Malaysian delegation led by Executive Chairman Retired Major Amir Alias at the UMFCCI Office here on 1 December. [ more + ] Institute of Medicine-2 (Yangon) to pay respects to teachers on 31 Jan Yangon, 6 Dec-Respect paying ceremony, organized by old students of Institute of Medicine-2 (Yangon) who studies in 1976-1982, 1979-1984 and 1980-1985 academic years, will be held at Myanmar Medical Association on Theinbyu road here on 31 January, 2009. [ more + ] Mass walk activity launched in Nay Pyi Taw Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec- Chairman of Myanmar Olympic Committee Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint took part in the mass walk activity (2008) in front of Nay Pyi Taw Myoma market this morning. [ more + ] Hninzigon Home for the Aged celebrates Diamond Jubilee Yangon, 6 Dec-Hninzigon Home for the Aged marked its Diamond Jubilee and opened the 47th charity bazaar at the home in Bahan Township here this afternoon. [ more + ] Latha BEHS No. 2 holds prize presentation ceremony Yangon, 6 Dec- The prize presentation ceremony of Basic Education High School No. 2 of Latha Township was held at the school yesterday attended by Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint. [ more + ] ROK Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Competition concludes Yangon, 6 Dec- The final match of the Republic of Korea Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Competition was held in conjunction with prize-giving cere-mony at National Indoor Stadium-1 (Thuwunna), here, on 3 December. [ more + ] Pazundaung BEHS-1 to pay respects on 11 Jan Yangon, 6 Dec- The 15th respect paying ceremony of old students of Pazundaung Basic Education High School No. 1 will be held in conjunction with get-together at the hall of the school at 12 noon on 1 January 2009.[ more + ] Prawn Breeding Basic Course No. 6 opens Yangon, 6 Dec- Under the Capacity Building Programme, the opening of Prawn Breeding Basic Course No. 6, jointly organized by Action Aid (Myanmar) of Myanmar Fisheries Federation and Myanmar Shrimp Entrepreneurs Association, was held at MFF Building on Bayintnaung Road in Insein Township here on 3 December.[ more + ] Old students of TadaU BEHS to pay respect on 24 Jan Yangon, 6 Dec - Old students of TadaU Basic Education High School held a ceremony to donate cash for organizing the 7th paying respect to teachers at Htaiktan Aung café in TadaU on 30 November. Director U Myint Than of Irrigation Department and wife Daw Myint Myint Htway donated K 1 million. The respect paying ceremony will be held on 24 January 2009 and those wishing to make donation may contact Dr Kyaw Tin (Ph- 066-44058), U Tint Lwin (Ph-066-44023) and U Thant Zin (Tawin jewellery shop), (Ph-066-44047). [ more + ] MWJA pays respects to doyen literati Yangon, 6 Nov - CEC members of Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association presented cash and kind to doyen literati who could not attend the ceremony to pay respects to doyen literati. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Prevent cross-border bird flu".....ARTICLE: "Ngwehsaung, the longest beach resort in Myanmar" Article: Ei Wah; Photos: Soe Nyunt (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 6 December 2008
Date of publication: 06 December 2008
Description/subject: The Union of Myanmar The State Peace and Development Council The Law Amending the Territorial Sea and Maritime Zones Law (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 8/2008) The 8th Waxing of Nadaw, 1370 M.E. (5 December, 2008) The State Peace and Development Council hereby enacts the following Law; 1. This Law shall be called �the Law Amending the Territorial Sea and Maritime Zones Law.� [ more + ] Senior General Than Shwe receives Foreign Affairs Minister of PRC Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Dec�Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe received visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Yang Jiechi and party of the People's Republic of China at Bayintnaung Yeiktha, here, at 10 a.m. today. [ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein awards winner in 2nd Inter-ministry Volleyball Tournament Nay Pyi Taw 5 Dec� Prime Minister General Thein Sein attended the final match of the 2nd Inter-ministry Volleyball Tournament and the prize presentation ceremony at Nay Pyi Taw volleyball ground here this afternoon and presented Championship Shield and duplicate shield to the winning team. [ more + ] Storm News Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Dec � According to the observation at (5.30 a.m.) MST today, the small storm over the Southeast Bay of Bengal moved towards northwest and is centering at sea, 630 miles southeast of Chennai of the Republic of India. It is forecast to get intensified and move to northwest, announced the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.[ more + ] Try to become mediapersons doing best for national interest Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Dec � The work efficiency course (2/2008) of the Information and Public Relations Department under the Ministry of Information was concluded at the ministry here this afternoon, with a concluding address by Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan. [ more + ] Progress of regional development tasks supervised in Hmawby, Taikkyi townships Yangon, 5 Dec�Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint viewed quality sample rice and groundnut oil, folio fertilizer and natural fertilizers at Yangon Division Vegetable Cultivation and Poultry and Fish Farming Special Zone near Nyaunghnapin Village in Hmawby Township yesterday morning.[ more + ] Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing on inspection tour of Namhsan in Kyaukme District Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Dec�Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by Chairman of Shan State (North) Peace and Development Council Commander of North-East Command Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut and officials, looked into extraction process of bio-diesel from physic nut seeds at the bio-diesel factory of the command in Lashio on 3 December morning.[ more + ] Thailand donates hospital equipment to Myanmar Yangon, 5 Dec�Marking the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between Thailand and Myanmar, ESMU of Thailand donated hospital equipment to the Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital of Tamway Township, Yangon East District, at the hospital this morning. [ more + ] University of Culture alumni to hold respect-paying ceremony on 4 Jan Yangon, 5 Dec � Old students of the University of Culture will hold the 8th Respect-Paying Ceremony at Universities Dhammayon in Kamayut Township here on 4 January, 2009 (Independence Day).[ more + ] 35th Anniversary Exhibition of Lawkanat Gallery from 5 Dec to 31 Jan Yangon, 5 Dec � To mark the 35th founding anniversary of Lawkanat Gallery, member artists of the gallery have exhibited their works at the gallery here from 5 December, 2008 to 31 January 2009. [ more + ] Special appeal cases heard Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Dec�The Special Appellate Bench comprising Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Court (Mandalay) U Khin Maung Latt, Supreme Court Judges U San Tint Yee and U Kyaw Win sitting at court room No1 of the Supreme Court (Nay Pyi Taw) heard (7) special civil appeal cases under Section 7 and (1) special civil appeal case under section 8 of the Judiciary Law, 2000 on 1st December and delivered judgment of (14) special criminal appeal cases and then heard (3) special criminal appeal cases under section 7 and (1) special criminal appeal case under section 8 of the same law, on 3 December 2008. [ more + ] MWAF marks World AIDS Day 2008 Yangon, 5 Dec�A ceremony to mark World AIDS Day 2008, organized by Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation, was held at MWAF on Thanlwin road in Bahan township here this morning. [ more + ] Yangon Mayor looks into upgrading of road Yangon, 4 Dec � Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin inspected upgrading of Mandalay Road in Ward-14 in Hlinethaya Township here on 2 December. [ more + ] Old students of Yangon Institute of Medicine-2 to pay respects to teachers Yangon, 5 Dec� A ceremony to pay respects to teachers by old students who had studied at Yangon Institute of Medicine-2 from 1969 to 1976 will be held at the Traders Hotel on 18 January 2009 and the get-together of the students will take place at Excel Tower on 17 January 2009. [ more + ] Thai specialists give treatment to patients Yangon, 5 Dec� Ear specialists from Thailand gave free treatment to patients with ear disorders at Jivitadana Sangha Hospital here today to mark the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. [ more + ] Those from US, British embassies visited NLD HQ 24 times in November Yangon, 5 Dec� The National League for Democracy (Central) has kept in contact with those from the US and British embassies here and is following their instructions. The people are criticizing such an act and keeping a watchful eye on it. [ more + ] Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister concludes visit Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Dec�The visiting Chinese delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Mr Yang Jiechi left Nay Pyi Taw for China by special flight this afternoon. [ more + ] Educative talks given in Htantabin Yangon, 4 Dec�The Rehabilitation and Reintegration Working Group of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation organized the educative talks at the hall of Htantabin Township Peace and Development Council on 1 December afternoon, attended by responsible persons of Yangon North District and Htantabin Township WAOs, teachers and female students. [ more + ] UMFCCI and ICCI meets Yangon, 4 Dec� Mr Thomas Hartono, President of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Coordinating Committee Economic Cooperation for Myanmar, and party paid a call on U Win Myint, President of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Vice-presidents, U Zaw Min Win and U Aung Lwin, General-Secretary U Sein Win Hlaing, Central executives and executives at the head office here on 2 December.[ more + ] Hlawga Wildlife Park to open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bakri Id Day Yangon, 5 Dec � Hlawga Wildlife Park of the Forest Department opens from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. On Bakri Id Day that falls on 9 December, the park will be kept open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for public convenience. [ more + ] 7th AFF Suzuki Cup Soccer Tourney commences Yangon, 5 Dec�Group (A) matches of 7th AFF Suzuki Cup Soccer Tournament took place held at 5 pm local time in Indonesia. In the first match, host Singapore trounced Cambodia 5-0, and in the second match, Indonesia beat Myanmar 3-0. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Perpetual existence of rural libraries national concern".....ARTICLE: "Communication facilities in Taninthayi Division contribute to regional development" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 4 December 2008
Date of publication: 04 December 2008
Description/subject: Factories going well in industrial zones YANGON, 3 Dec - Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence met chairmen and members of management committees of Hlinethaya Industrial Zone-5 and Shwe Linban Industrial Zone and industrialists at the office of Management Committee of Hlinethaya Industrial Zone-5 this afternoon.[ more + ] Government gives priority to uplift of dignity of disabled persons in human society NAY PYI TAW, 3 Dec-A ceremony to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons which falls on 3 December 2008 was held at City Hall in Nay Pyi Taw this morning.[ more + ] Appointment of Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Union of Myanmar agreed on NAY PYI TAW, 4 Dec-The Government of the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appointment of Mr Jerzy Bayer as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Union of Myanmar. [ more + ] Coord meeting on construction of Yadanabon Myothit held NAY PYI TAW, 3 Dec- A work coordination meeting on construction of Yadanabon Myothit near PyinOoLwin in Mandalay Division was held at the meeting hall of Yadanarpon Teleport on 30 November with an address by Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs Brig-Gen Thein Zaw. [ more + ] MMCWA observes World AIDS Day NAY PYI TAW, 3 Dec-Organized by Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association, the ceremony to mark the World AIDS Day was held at the hall of the association in Nay Pyi Taw Lewe this morning with an address by Minister for Health Dr Kyaw Myint. [ more + ] Preparation for holding 77th anniversary of National Kandawgyi Gardens NAY PYI TAW, 3 Dec-At the hall of National Landmark Garden in PyinOoLwin yesterday morning, Minister for Forestry Brig-Gen Thein Aung heard reports on preparations for organizing the 77th anniversary of National Kandawgyi Gardens, the third floral festival and the 2nd anniversary of the National Landmark Garden which falls in second week of December.[ more + ] 9th Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference concludes NAY PYI TAW, 3 Dec-The second and final day session of the 9th Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference took place at the Ministry of Health here this morning.[ more + ] I & P Minister gives instructions on issuing Citizenship Scrutiny Cards YANGON, 3 Dec-Minister for Immigration and Population Maj-Gen Saw Lwin visited North Okkalapa Township Immigration and National Registration Department on 30 November and urged staff of the ministry to make efforts for timely completion of work for issuing Citizenship Scrutiny Cards. [ more + ] Plan under way to supply water for summer paddy YANGON, 3 Dec-Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint, accompanied by officials concerned, made an inspection tour of Dagon Myothit (South) and (East) townships in Yangon East District, here on 1 December.[ more + ] Football referee course opens YANGON, 3 Dec-Jointly organized by FIFA and Myanmar Football Federation, Football referee course was opened at the Goal Hotel in Youth Training Centre (Thuwunna) here this morning.[ more + ] Seinle Shwepyi News Journal in circulation YANGON, 3 Dec- Volume 6, No. 1 of Seinle Shwepyi News Journal has been in circulation.[ more + ] IBTC Open Golf Championships 7-10 December YANGON, 3 Dec-Organized by Myanmar Golf Federation and Myanmar PGA, the IBTC Open Golf Champion-ships as the third leg of Myanmar Golf Tour 2008-2009, mainly sponsored by International Bever-ages Trading Co Ltd, will be held at Lashio Golf Club in Lashio, Shan State (North), from 7 to 10 December. Professional golfers and the amateur golfers (handicap 0-12) will be allowed to take part in the championships.[ more + ] Book of Condolences signed for demise of former Indian Prime Minister YANGON, 3 Dec-Director-General U Paw Lwin Sein of the Training, Research and Foreign Languages Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed Book of Condolences at the Embassy of the Republic of India, at No. 545-547, Merchant Street, here, at 11 a.m. for the demise of His Excellency Mr V. P. Singh, former Prime Minister of the Republic of India on 27 November 2008.[ more + ] 1st Asian Open Compound Tournament 9-14 Dec YANGON, 3 Dec-A meeting took place at Aung San Stadium here this afternoon for ensuring successful completion of 1st Asian Open Compound Tournament due to be held at Kyeikkasan Archery Field of the Myanmar Archery Federation in Tamway Township, Yangon Division, from 9 to 14 December 2008.[ more + ] �i love Myanmar� donates over K140 million to build 234 houses in storm hit areas YANGON, 3 Dec - Non-governmental organization �i Love Myanmar� donated K140.4 million to the central committee for national disaster pre-paredness for building 234 houses in the village of Danichaung in Mawla-myinegyun Township yesterday. [ more + ] Book for association members in circulation YANGON, 3 Dec-The Sarpay Beikman Book Association distributed the book written by Dr Kyaw Than Tun (Guangdong University of Medicine) that won the first prize in the research literature genre of Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Award to the association members from Yangon and other areas.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES" "Traditional medicine practitioners to strive for development of traditional medicine".....ARTICLE: "Pyawbwe-Phayangazu Railroad leads to saving of time and money" Article: Aung (Myanma Railways), Photos: Tha Nyan (MNA)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 3 December 2008
Date of publication: 03 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe sends message to 9th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conf Government giving effective encouragement to measures for enabling Myanmar traditional medicine to be well-known at international level NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-The following is a translation of the message sent by Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe to the 9th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference:[ more + ] Good headway made in combined therapies of western medicine and Myanmar traditional medicine to cure some major diseases that are resistant to western medicines Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo addresses opening of 9th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-Chairman of the National Health Committee Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo delivered an address at the opening of the 9th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Health here this morning. [ more + ] A.C.S.R cable wire factory, meter factory in Inndagaw Industrial Region inspected YANGON, 2 Dec - Lt-Gen Tin Aye and Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence together with Minister for Electric Power No-2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint visited ACSR Cable Wire Factory and Meter Factory in Inndagaw Industrial Region in Bago Division yesterday. They inspected samples of A.C.S.C cable wires and samples of other cable wires which are being manufactured. Factory Manager U Kyaw Win and officials reported on production of A.C.S.R cable wires and other power lines and arrangements being made for meeting the set standards and preventive measures being taken for safety of electricity. [ more + ] Id Day falls on 9 December YANGON, 2 Dec -The Government of the Union of Myanmar today announced that Bakri Id Day, which falls on 9 December 2008 (12th Waxing of Nadaw 1370 ME), is a public holiday under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act. [ more + ] NHC Chairman Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo hosts dinner to traditional medicine practitioners NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-Chairman of the National Health Committee Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo hosted dinner in honour of delegates to the 9th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference from States and Divisions on the lawns of Medical Research Department (Central Myanmar) of the Ministry of Health here this evening. [ more + ] Information Minister attends ceremony to pay respects to doyen literati YANGON, 2 Dec- With the sponsorship of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association, a ceremony to pay respects to doyen literati in commemoration of the 1370 ME Sarsodaw Day was held at the City Hall here this morning, attended by Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan.[ more + ] Appointment of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the Union of Myanmar agreed on NAY PYI TAW, 3 Dec - The Government of the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appointment of Mr Chhong Toeun as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the Union of Myanmar.[ more + ] ROK Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo tournament opens YANGON, 2 Dec-The opening ceremony of the Republic of Korea Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo tournament for 2008 was held in National Indoor Stadium-1 (Thuwunna), here, this afternoon.[ more + ] MoH marks World AIDS Day NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec- Jointly organized by Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNFPA, a ceremony to mark World AIDS Day for 2008 was held at the Ministry of Health here yesterday morning. [ more + ] Final round of Air Bagan Open Golf Championships ends YANGON, 2 Dec-The final round of Air Bagan Open Golf Championships of Myanmar Golf Tour 2008-2009, organized by Myanmar Golf Federation and Myanmar PGA brought to an end in PyinOoLwin Golf Club in Mandalay Division on 30 November and then its prize presentation ceremony was held at the same venue.[ more + ] Industry-1 Ministry opens computer, financial courses NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec- A ceremony to open the advanced computer course (3/2008) and financial management course (2/2008), conducted by Directorate of Industries under the Ministry of Industry-1, was held at the hall of the ministry here yesterday morning, with an address by Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung. A total of 84 trainees are attending the 5-week courses.[ more + ] Minister receives Indian Ambassador NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-Minister for Energy Brig-Gen Lun Thi received Ambassador of the Republic of India Mr Aloke Sen and party at the office of Ministry of Energy at 8 a.m. today, and frankly held discussion on energy sector. Also present on the occasion were Deputy Minister Brig-Gen Than Htay, Directors-General and Managing-Directors from the departments under the ministry.[ more + ] MIDWC meets automobile producers NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec- A meeting between the Myanmar Industrial Development Work Committee and automobile producers of the industrial zones took place at the Ministry of Industry-2 here yesterday morning.[ more + ] Ninth Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference held NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec - The Ninth Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Conference was held at the Ministry of Health here, this morning.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Exert expertise, technical know-how for national development".....ARTICLE: "Kungyangon Township on verge of mechanized farming" Article and photos: Kyaw Khaing Thein (Energy)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 2 December 2008
Date of publication: 02 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Laotian President NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Mr Choummaly Sayasone, President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Senior General Than Shwe felicitates UAE President NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Highness Khalifa Bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sends message of felicitations to Laotian Vice-President NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, Vice-President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sends message of felicitations to Vice-President of UAE NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Highness Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Laotian counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, General Thein Sein, Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Mr Bouasone Bouphavanh, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to UAE counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-General Thein Sein, Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] State aims to build up industrial nation based on agricultural sector Prime Minister addresses meeting on development of agricultural sector and boosting of export items NAY PYI TAW, 1 Dec � A coordination meeting on development of agricultural sector and boosting of export items took place at the Government Office here this afternoon with an address by Prime Minister General Thein Sein. [ more + ] Timetable for 2009 Matriculation Examination announced YANGON, 1 Dec - The Myanmar Board of Examinations under the Ministry of Education today announced that the Matriculation Examination for 2009 will be held in March according to the following timetable. [ more + ] New train schedules come into effect beginning 1 Dec NAY PYI TAW, 1 Dec-Myanma Railways of the Ministry of Rail Transportation announced new train schedules for railroad sections for the convenience of the travelling public. The new schedules for railroad sections will come into effect beginning 1 December 2008.[ more + ] Industry-2 Minister receives Indian Ambassador Prizes to be awarded to colour photo contest winners YANGON, 1 Dec - The prize presentation ceremony of �Aye Chan Khit Mi Myanmar Pyi� colour photo contest will be held at Central Hotel here on 24 December, to mark the 61st Anniversary of Independence Day which falls on 4 January, 2009.[ more + ] Cash and kind donated to self-reliant libraries in Yangon Division YANGON, 1 Dec- A ceremony to donate cash and kind to self-reliant libraries in Yangon Division was held at Sabai Hall of Sangyoung No-2 Basic Education High School here today.[ more + ] Minister lays foundation for school building in Pyawbwe NAY PYI TAW, 1 Dec - Minister for Rail Transportation Maj-Gen Aung Min and Deputy Minister U Pe Than attended a ceremony to lay foundation for a school building in Pyawbwe Township yesterday.[ more + ] Champion Myanmar Football team honoured YANGON, 1 Dec- A ceremony to honour Myanmar Football team which clinched championship trophy at Grand Royal Challenge Cup 2008 was held at Traders Hotel today, attended by Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint, director-general and officials of the ministry, President of Myanmar Football Federation U Zaw Zaw and executives, Managing Director U Aung Moe Kyaw of International Beverages Trading Co Ltd and staff and wellwishers.[ more + ] Exhibition on traffic rules enforcement on 26-31 Dec YANGON, 1 Dec - Under the arrangement of Nay Pyi Taw Traffic Rules Enforcement Committee, the 2nd exhibition on traffic rules will be held at Mingala Market in Nay Pyi Taw from 26 to 31 December. [ more + ] Myawaddy Trading Ltd launches new brand YANGON, 1 Dec-Launching of new brand product of Myawaddy Trading Ltd was held at Sedona Hotel here on 28 November. It was attended by sale representatives, merchants, shopkeepers and guests.[ more + ] Foreign Minister sends message of felicitations to Laotian counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec-On the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which falls on 2 December 2008, U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.[ more + ] Foreign Minister sends message of felicitations to UAE counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 2 Dec - U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to Abdallah bin Zayed Al-Nuhayyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which falls on 2 December 2008.[ more + ] Tasks of IWT, Yangon International Airport inspected YANGON, 1 Dec-Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe on 29 November visited the passenger lounge at Pansodan/Dalla jetty of Inland Water Transport and inspected sales of tickets, berthing of Z-craft and vessels in Yangon River.[ more + ] Minister visits disabled adult training school YANGON, 1 Dec- Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe visited Women's Development Centre in Kamayut Township on 28 November.[ more + ] AGMs of associations under Myanmar Fisheries Federation held YANGON, 1 Dec-Myanmar Fisheries Federation, Myanmar Fish Farmers Association, Myanmar Aquafeed Association and Myanmar Freshwater Fisheries Association held the annual general meeting at the hall of the federation in Insein this morning, with an address by Patron of the federation Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Brig-Gen Maung Maung Thein.[ more + ] Alumni of law to hold respect paying ceremony on 10 Jan YANGON, 1 Dec - The 3rd respect paying ceremony of old students specialised in Law (1974-1979) will be held at M3 Food Centre in Bahan Township on 10 January, 2009.[ more + ] Final events, prize presentation of Youth Track and Field Championship held YANGON, 1 Dec -The final events and prize presentation of 8th Myanmar Track and Field President's Cup Youth Track and Field Championship were held at the youth training camp (Thuwunna) here yesterday.[ more + ] MMA get-together on 14 Dec YANGON, 1 Dec- The 26th ceremony to pay respects to the teachers, organized by Women Chapter of Myanmar Medical Association (Yangon) will be held at Myanmar Medical Association Hall at No. 249 on Theinbyu Road in Mingla Taungnyunt Township here on 14 December morning. Member doctors are invited to attend the ceremony without fail.[ more + ] Today Group of Companies marks 15th Anniversary YANGON, 1 Dec-The 25th anniversary of the establishment of Today Group of Companies, which was founded in 1993 was held at Parkroyal Hotel in Alanpya Phaya Street here on 29 November.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Fully equip people with nationalistic fervour through might of pen"....ARTICLE: "Thriving prawn farms of Rakhine State" Article: Reporter Singu Soe Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 30 November 2008
Date of publication: 30 November 2008
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Mountaineers of MHMF, MWSF honoured...Cultivation of sunflower inspected in Kangyidaunt Township acres of...Roads in townships of Yangon Division under large-scale repair...MWEA members leave for Japan...88th Anniversary National Day observed in Mawlamyine...University of Medicine-2 to hold respect-paying ceremony, get-together...Foreign Minister back from ASEAN-MERCOSUR meeting...9th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference 2-3 December 2008 Nay Pyi Taw...Management Course No. 1 for officials concludes...Global Financial Crisis Search for a New Financial Paradigm...Photo, article, short story contest on mass sports activity...Earthquake News...Women do vocational courses...Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software services...Notice to mariners issued...Air Bagan Open Golf Championships continues...Students visit Drug Elimination Museum...New train schedules come into effect beginning 1 Dec "PERSPECTIVES": "Transport network intended to pave way to new nation" .....ARTICLES: "Ngwehsaung Beach uplifting livelihoods of local people" Article & Photos: Kayan Soe Myin... "Monsoon paddy in season, on sale at reasonable prices in Bago Division" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe, Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 29 November 2008
Date of publication: 29 November 2008
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Most crucial step for democratic transition has been implemented successfully due largely to the public support -- Priority given to national solidarity as it is indispensable for nation -- Senior General Than Shwe addresses Annual General Meeting (2008) of Union Solidarity and Development Association...Defence Services Commander-in-Chief’s Shield Cycling Race concludes...Earthquake Report...Natural Beauty of NgweSaung photo contest to be held...Air Bagan Open Golf C’ship continues...First round of 47th Tatmadaw Football Tournament begins...Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award winning books in circulation...UMFCCI President meets Israeli Ambassador...Special sales of Industry-1 Ministry...40th ISD Badminton Tournament slated on 15 Dec...Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry graduates get-together 14 Dec...Winners of Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award for 2007 announced..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Constantly serve interest of the State and its people".....ARTICLES: "Merchants, economic organizations buying paddy from farmers at current price" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe; Photos: Kyaw Myint Than (Lanmadaw)..."Winners, proud of Life-time Achievement Literary Award and National Literary Awards" Article: Win Naing (Kyemon), Photos: Thant Zin Tun
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.4MB
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 November 2008
Date of publication: 28 November 2008
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon Division Industrial Zones Management Committee eyes industrial development YANGON, 27 Nov-The coordination meeting of Yangon Division Industrial Zones Management Committee was held at the meeting hall of Yangon Command Headquarters on Konmyinttha here at 1 p.m. today, with an address by Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence.[ more + ] Paunglaung Dam benefits 50,000 acres of farmland NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-Maj-Gen Ohn Myint of the Ministry of Defence this morning inspected construction works on Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana-Pinlaung road linking Mandalay Division, Shan State and Kayah State, maintenance of Yaypyaung-pyan-Kyaukthanpat-Hlwegyi junction, erecting of road directions, maintenance of 160 feet long baileytype Hlwegyi Bridge and Hlwegyi Village Basic Education Middle School.[ more + ] Cyclone Nisha still moving NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-According to the observation at 9.30 a.m. MST today, cyclone Nisha forming in the South-West of Bay of Bengal had entered Tamil Nadu coast of India near Karaikal and then it is expected to continue moving towards North-West as the inland storm, announced by the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.[ more + ] Winners of National Literary Award for 2007 announced NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-National Literary Award Scrutinizing Committee of the Ministry of Information announced the list of the National Literary Award winners for 2007 today. [ more + ] Myanmar, Thai specialists provide ear care services NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-Minister for Health Dr Kyaw Myint, together with Deputy Minister Dr Mya Oo, viewed the joint treatment of Myanmar and Thai surgeons at Department of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Plastic, Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgery of Nay Pyi Taw People's General Hospital (1000-bed) on 25 November.[ more + ] Industry-2 Ministry opens Course No. 1/2008 NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov - Conducted by the Ministry of Industry-2, 3D Modeling for Pro Engineer Course No. 1/2008 was opened at the ministry here on 25 November.[ more + ] MYANMAR GAZETTE NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-The State Peace and Development Council has confirmed the appointment of Director-General Dr Daw Khin Pyone Kyi of Medical Research Department (Lower Myanmar) under the Ministry of Health on expiry of the one-year probationary period.[ more + ] UMFCCI meets Indian delegation YANGON, 27 Nov - Vice-Presidents U Zaw Min Win and U Aung Lwin, General Secretary U Sein Win Hlaing, Joint Secretary-1 Dr Maung Maung Lay, Joint Secretary-2 U Tun Aung, CEC members and executives met with the 10-member delegation led by Mr M K Mero (Officer on Special Duty-I&C) from Nagaland State Government of the Republic of India at UMFCCI's office here on 22 November.[ more + ] Air Bagan Open Golf Championships kick off for second leg YANGON, 27 Nov-The second leg of Myanmar Golf Tour 2008-2009 namely the Air Bagan Open Golf Championships, jointly organized by the Myanmar Golf Federation and the Myanmar PGA, was opened at PyinOoLwin Golf Club in PyinOoLwin of Mandalay Division this morning.[ more + ] Three hacked to death, 12 wounded in violent attack of Mon robbers in Ye Tsp NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-Three lumberjacks were killed and 12 others, wounded in the violent attack of Mon robber Chan Dein and accomplices at a site, northeast of Manaung village, Ye Township, Mon State, on 25 November.[ more + ] Myanmar, Indian presents marionette show YANGON, 27 Nov - Under the Myanmar-India cultural exchange programme, Myanmar and Indian troupes presented marionette show at National Theater in Dagon Township here yesterday evening.[ more + ] Natural Disaster Preparedness Management Course No. 10/2008 opens NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov - An opening ceremony of Natural Disaster Preparedness Manage-ment Course No. 10/2008 of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement was held at Mawlamyinegyun Township Peace and Development Council on 24 November. [ more + ] Talks on obesity and ways of weight controlling given YANGON, 27 Nov-Zifam Pinnacle Pty Ltd organized talks on obesity and ways of weight controlling at Chatrium Hotel on Natmauk Street here on 23 November. [ more + ] Commandant's Shield Winter Volleyball Tourney opens YANGON, 27 Nov-A ceremony to donate relief supplies to the storm victims, organized by the Organizing department of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation, took place at Shwetaungon Village, Dadeye Township, Ayeyawady Division, yesterday morning. Head of the Organizing Department Dr Daw Nyunt Nyunt Oo and responsible persons presented the relief items to the storm victims of Shwetaungon, Tanyin-gon, Layingon, Kyayotan and Kyagon villages. [ more + ] Relief supplies for storm victims YANGON, 27 Nov-A ceremony to donate relief supplies to the storm victims, organized by the Organizing department of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation, took place at Shwetaungon Village, Dadeye Township, Ayeyawady Division, yesterday morning. Head of the Organizing Department Dr Daw Nyunt Nyunt Oo and responsible persons presented the relief items to the storm victims of Shwetaungon, Tanyin-gon, Layingon, Kyayotan and Kyagon villages. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Safeguard independence and sovereignty of the motherland".....ARTICLES: "Pakokku Plains to become green with adequate irrigation water thanks to cluster of dams"..."Kalay Industrial Zone booming with increasing number of products" Article: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon); Photos: Lay Nwe (Mingaladon). Article & Photo by Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 November 2008
Date of publication: 27 November 2008
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Ohn Myint inspects progress in supply of water to Meiktila Plain NAY PYI TAW, 26 Nov-Maj-Gen Ohn Myint of the Ministry of Defence yesterday inspected No. 2 pump station and water tank, the water pumping machine to be installed at No. 2 station near Kon Village of Wundwin Township for supply of water in Meiktila Plain.[ more + ] Small storm becomes stronger NAY PYI TAW, 26 Nov-The small storm crossing near Colombo, Sri Lanka, yesterday has intensified into a tropical storm. According to the observation at 9.30 a.m. MST today, the small storm will continue to move towards North-West and cross Tamil Nadu beach of India within the next 12 hours, it was announced by the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.[ more + ] Commander inspects cotton harvesting in Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon NAY PYI TAW, 26 Nov - Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Wai Lwin inspected Ngwechi (6) cotton harvesting at the cotton plantation of farmer U Win in Myaukmyaik Village, Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon Township yesterday.[ more + ] EP No. 2 Ministry organizes courses for staff NAY PYI TAW, 26 Nov-The opening of Spoken English and Reading and Writing Skill Course No. (2/2008) organized by the Ministry of