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6-9-08 _FINAL_ NL


									                Garavo ca; reverence; this is the way to auspiciousness
                                                                                                                                                           Established 1914

        Volume XVI, Number 141                                     7th Waxing of Tawthalin 1370 ME                                           Saturday, 6 September, 2008

                    Four political objectives                         Four economic objectives                                      Four social objectives
           * Stability of the State, community peace      * Development of agriculture as the base and all-round develop-      * Uplift of the morale and morality of the
             and tranquillity, prevalence of law and        ment of other sectors of the economy as well                         entire nation
             order                                        * Proper evolution of the market-oriented economic                   * Uplift of national prestige and integrity and
                                                            system                                                               preservation and safeguarding of cultural
           * National reconsolidation
                                                          * Development of the economy inviting participation in terms
           * Emergence of a new enduring State Con-         of technical know-how and investments from sources inside            heritage and national character
             stitution                                      the country and abroad                                             * Uplift of dynamism of patriotic spirit
           * Building of a new modern developed nation    * The initiative to shape the national economy must be kept in the   * Uplift of health, fitness and education
             in accord with the new State Constitution      hands of the State and the national peoples                          standards of the entire nation

                       Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon eyes cotton surplus
              N AY P YI T AW , 5
       Sept — Cotton cultiva-
       tion in Nay Pyi Taw
       Tatkon Township has
       reached near its target
       for this cultivation sea-
              So far, 10,097
       acres of land have been
       put under cotton in the
       township and it sets the
       target of 11,900 acres of
       cotton for this year.
                Cotton cultiva-
       tion in the township is
       expected to exceed the
                During the tour                      Commander Maj-Gen Wai Lwin views thriving cotton plantation at Alegyun village in
       of the township today,                                                        Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon Township. —MNA
       Commander of Nay Pyi Gen Wai Lwin and party Alegyun and visited ton field which is ex- Zigon in Nay Pyi Taw Research Farm and in-
       Taw Command Maj- went to the village of thriving long staple cot- pected to yield 1,400 Tatkon Township today spected physic nut seeds
                                                                                             viss per acre.             and watched scattering of to extract bio-fuel. He
           Dell Launches Inspiron Mini 9 Notebook                                                     During the tour, fertilizer on rain-fed also viewed pilot culti-
                                                                                             Commander Maj-Gen paddy fields by the farm- vation of physic nut
            B EIJING , 5 Sept— the Web, making Dell’s                 The Mini 9, which Wai Lwin gave instruc- ers. The commander also plantation to produce
        Dell yesterday officially announcement anti-cli- weighs 2.28 pounds, has tions to local farmers and inspected fertilizer which high-yield strain of
        launched its long- mactic. Price, however, re- an 8.9-inch LED display inspected fertilizer, in- will be distributed to physic nut. — MNA
        awaited mini-notebook, mained an unknown until with a resolution of 1024 x secticides and cotton farmers and handed over
        jumping into the sub- the official release.              600 pixels and is available seeds.                     cash assistance to them.
        $500 ultra-portable PC           The Windows XP with built-in Wi-Fi and                       The commander            The commander               INSIDE
        market where the com- model is available immedi- Bluetooth wireless support. also visited the village of also went to Agricultural
        puter maker will be bat- ately in the United States, A Webcam comes with the
        tling Hewlett-Packard, Canada, Japan, and select XP model, but costs extra
        Lenovo, Asustek Com- countries in Europe. Pricing on the Linux version. The
                                    in the U.S. starts at $399. system supports up to 1
                                                                                               Performing Arts presented
        puter, and others.
            Details of the Inspiron The Ubuntu Linux version, GB of memory and is avail-            in Mawlamyine
        Mini 9 have been avail- expected to be available in a able with a 4-GB, 8-GB, or
        able for quite a while on few weeks, will start at $349. 16-GB solid-state drive.            Y ANGON, 5 Sept —The opening of 16th
                                                                 The mini-PC is powered       Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts
                                                                 by a 1.6-GHz Intel Atom      Competitions organized by Mawlamyine Township
                                                                      With the Mini 9, Dell
                                                                                              Peace and Development Council was held at
                                                                                              Shwemyaing hall of the township PDC Office on 31
                                                                 is including 2 GB of
                                                                 online storage from
                                                                                              August with an address by Chairman U Thein Win
                                                                                              of Mawlamyine Township PDC.                               is best
                                                        at no charge. The           In the evening, the prize presentation cer-
                                                                 system is available in       emony followed. The chairman of Township PDC,
                                                                                              Chairperson of Township Women’s Affairs Organi-
                                                                 black or white, but the
                                                                 white case will cost ex-     zation Daw Thi Thi Shein and Chairman U Taing           LIN (EDUCATION)
                                                                 tra.                         Kyaw of Township Thabin Asiayon presented awards
                                                                                   Internet   to outstanding artistes. —MNA                          PAGE 7

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               PERSPECTIVES                                                                  People’s Desire
                    Saturday, 6 September, 2008                *   Oppose those relying on external elements, acting as stooges, holding negative views
                                                               *   Oppose those trying to jeopardize stability of the State and progress of the nation
          USDA members                                         *   Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State
                                                               *   Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
          participating in nation-
          building tasks                                            Outstanding students honoured in
                Being the offspring of the people the
          new generation youths are striving together
          with the people in the interest of the State
                                                                           Salingyi Township
          and the people.                                              NAY PYI TAW, 5 Sept — A ceremony to award
                The nation-building endeavours are             outstanding students who passed matriculation
          the tasks that are to be carried out                 examinations for 2007-08 with flying colours was held
          continuously from one generation to the next.        at the hall of Salingyi Township Basic Education High
          Therefore, it is incumbent upon the youth of         School on 3 September, attended by Chairman of
          today to play a leading role in shaping the          Sagaing Division Peace and Development Council
          future of the State.                                 Commander of North-West Command Brig-Gen Myint
                                                               Soe and Secretariat Member of the Union Solidarity
                Hand in hand with the people, members
                                                               and Development Association Minister for Information
          of the Union Solidarity and Development              Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan.
          Association, the youths of today, are trying                 The commander and the minister delivered
          their utmost for the development of social,          addresses on the occasion.
          economic and health sectors while                            Next, the commander and the minister presented
          participating in the projects for development        prizes and certificates of honour to 55 outstanding
          of border areas and national races as well as        students and cash rewards to the principals and the
          in regional development projects.                    teachers of six BEHSs.
                In enhancing the socio-economic status                 After the ceremony, the commander and the
          of the people, the USDA members are                  secretariat member cordially greeted those present.
          extensively engaged in building educational                                                           MNA
                                                                                                                              Commander Brig-Gen Myint Soe presents
          infrastructures in order that every citizen                                                                            award to an outstanding student.
          can have easy access to education.                                                                                                       MNA
                The USDA members contributed their
          services in building 67 basic education schools
          that were destroyed by the storm and made                                                                         Houses, blankets and bags
          donations for two new school buildings. As a
          result, a new building for the post-primary                                                                       of rice for storm survivors
          school in Ywathagyi Village, Dagon Myothit                                                                              Y ANGON , 5 Sept — Deputy Minister for
          (South) Township came into existence on 3                                                                         Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Brig-Gen
          September.                                                                                                        Kyaw Myint accepted K 30 million presented by
                                                                                                                            President Peter Gautschi of Studer Trust Charity
                We firmly believe that the USDA
                                                                                                                            (Hong Kong) and party for construction of 50
          members holding the interest of the people in                                                                     houses at Shwehtoo village in Kyeinchaunggyi
          the fore will be able to continuously strive                                                                      village-tract in Bogale Township, K 300 million by
          hand in hand with the peopl for improvement                                                                       i Love Myanmar for construction of 500 houses in
          of the socio-economic status of local people.                                                                     Labutta Township and 90 sets of household goods,
                                                                Minister Brig-Gen                                           480 blankets and 145 bags of rice worth US$
                                                                                               Deputy Minister
                                                                Kyaw Hsan awards                                            22,085 by Mr Kenneth Laura (Relief Coordinator,
                                                                                               Brig-Gen Kyaw
                                                                                                                            World Concern Myanmar) for Hsinyoke village in
        Commerce win, Defence                                    an outstanding
                                                                                                Myint accepts               Myatha Zeebyu village-tract at Maykhala hall of
                                                                                               donation of Mr               the Fire Services Department (Head Office) in
        draw against Religious                                                                Kenneth Laura of              Mayangon Township, here, this morning.
                                                                                               World Concern                        The deputy minister presented certificates of
               Affairs         Earthquake                                                        Myanmar.                   honour to them and spoke words of thanks.
                NAY PYI TAW, 5 Sept—Second round matches
                                                                     Report                    SOCIAL WELFARE                                                              MNA
       of the 2 Nay Pyi Taw Inter-Ministry Football                   NAY PYI TAW, 5
       Tournament 2008 continued at the designated venues,     Sept—Meteorology and
       here, this afternoon.                                   Hydrology Department
                At Nay Pyi Taw Football Ground, Commerce       issued an announcement
       Ministry defeated Home Affairs Ministry 5-0, while      today that a slight
       Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Religious Affairs   earthquake of intensity
       held a 2 all draw at Paunglaung Football Ground.        (3.5) Richter Scale with
                Tomorrow, Ministry of Health will meet with    its epicenter about (21)
       Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement     miles North of Kaba-
       in the second round match at Nay Pyi Taw Football       Aye seismological
       Ground, and Ministry of Communications, Posts and       observatory          was
       Telegraphs will play against Ministry of Transport at   recorded at (15) hrs (16)
       Paunglaung Football Ground.                             min (00) sec MST on 5th
                Third round knockout matches commence on       September 2008.—MNA
       10 September.— MNA

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                    Venezuela to control fuel                                                        Australia swears in first woman
                         distribution                                                                       governor-general
           CARACAS, 5 Sept — Lawmakers loyal                                                           CANBERRA, 5 Sept —             job any time soon.               who retired after five years
        to President Hugo Chavez gave final                                                         Australia's 25th governor-           Former        lawyer          on Wednesday.
        approval on Thursday to a bill allowing                                                     general was sworn into            Quentin Bryce is the first          Her      appointment
        the Venezuelan government to seize total                                                    office as the representative      woman to hold the post in        reignited a debate over the
        control of the nation's fuel distribution.                                                  of the Queen on Friday,           Australia and takes over         country's identity, with
           Under the law, distributors including                                                    with republicans holding          from former military             many Australians wanting
                                                                                                    out little hope that              commander        Major-          the country to become a
        subsidiaries of British Petroleum, Exxon
                                                                                                    Australia will abolish the        General Michael Jeffery,         republic,        although
        Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., will
                                                                                                                                                                       republican Prime Minister
        have 60 days to negotiate the sale of their Presidents Rafael Correa of Ecuador and
                                                                                                                                                                       Kevin Rudd has not yet
        businesses to the government or face Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.—INTERNET
                                                                                                                                                                       outlined any plans to
        expropriation. The National Assembly, run oil company, Petroleos de
                                                                                                                                                                       rekindle the debate.
        which is controlled by Chavez allies, Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, to take over
                                                                                                                                                                          Republicans believe
        approved the legislation with a near- all wholesale fuel distribution, but
                                                                                                                                                                       Queen Elizabeth, who is
        unanimous vote. Seven lawmakers allows 67 percent of the country's gas                                                                                         also Queen of Australia,
        belonging to Podemos, the only stations to be privately owned. It also                                                                                         is Australia's actual head
        opposition party represented in the 167- forces wholesale distributors to sell                                                                                 of state. Monarchists say
        seat assembly, voted against the bill.      storage tanks and gasoline pumps to                                                                                the Queen is just the
           The law permits Venezuela's state- PDVSA.—Internet                                                                                                          monarch, and that the
                                                                                                    Australia's new Governor-General Quentin Bryce                     governor-general, who is
                Police use tear gas to disperse                                                      (L) with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (C) and his
                                                                                                    wife Therese Rein (R) in Parliament House after
                                                                                                                                                                       appointed       by       the
                                                                                                                                                                       government of the day, is
                          protesters                                                                being sworn in as Governor General in Canberra
                                                                                                               on 5 Sept, 2008. — INTERNET
                                                                                                                                                                       head of state.
           ST PAUL (Minnesota), 5      interstate overpass near on    separating them from the
       Sept — Police arrested an       Marion Street in St. Paul,     convention center, police
       estimated 200 anti-war          where police used chemical     attempted to stop them.           US bomb ‘kills five in Pakistan’
       protesters Thursday night       agents and flash grenades          At one point, police on       ISLAMABAD, 5 Sept---At        say.                                Witnesses said missiles
       after using tear gas and        to disperse the crowd.         horses, motorcycles and       least five people have been            Officials said a missile    fired by an unmanned
       percussion grenades to              As a line of police clad   bicycles followed marchers    killed in another suspected       was launched by a                aircraft hit one or two
       disperse a crowd near the       in riot gear and walking       on a street-to-street chase   US missile strike on militant     suspected US aircraft in the     houses in the village of
       State Capitol, about a mile     with bicycles approached a     that led through a shopping   targets in Pakistan's border      North Waziristan tribal          Kurvek, about 30km (18
       from the Republican             woman who refused to get       mall parking lot.—Internet    region, Pakistani officials       area.                            miles) west of the main
       National Convention.            out of their way, several                                                                           Pakistan's army says it     town of Miranshah in North
           Police used the gas when    sprayed her with a liquid.                                                                     is investigating the incident.   Waziristan.—Internet
       dozens of marchers tried to         A man standing nearby                                                                           It would be the third
       cross a bridge leading to the   yelled, "I love you! Why                                                                       attack in three days carried      Soldier suicide
       Xcel Center convention site     are you doing this?" as the                                                                    out by US forces, who have         rate may set
       after being warned not to.      woman was shoved to the                                                                        not officially confirmed
           Minnesota State Public      pavement.                                                                                      their involvement.                 record again
       Safety Commissioner                 Each time the protesters                                                                        Some reports say                 Washington, 5 Sept---
       Michael           Campion       attempted to cross over the                                                                    Islamist militants were          Soldier suicides this year
       estimates 200 arrests at the    interstate        highway                                                                      killed in Friday's attack,       could surpass the record
                                                                                                                                      while local TV channels          rate of last year, Army
            McCain accepts party’s                                                                                                    said women and children          officials said Thursday,
                                                                                                                                      were among the dead.             urging military leaders
           nomination, promises jobs                                                                                                                                   at all levels to redouble
           ST PAUL (Minnesota), 5 Sept — Republican John              An officer in riot gear
                                                                      tackling a protester near
                                                                                                        Obama camp turns to                                            prevention efforts for
       McCain cast himself as an independent-minded                                                                                                                    a force strained by two
       reformer on Thursday, vowed "change is coming" if he           the capitol building             Clinton to Counter Palin                                        wars.
       is elected president and promised to create millions of        Thursday. —INTERNET               Lancaster, 5 Sept — Senator Barack Obama will                      As of the end of August,
       jobs by developing new energy sources.                                                       increasingly lean on prominent Democratic women to                 there were 62 confirmed
           McCain accepted his party's presidential                       Senator Barack            undercut Gov Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain,                  suicides among active duty
       nomination in a packed convention hall, insisting he               Obama will send           dispatching Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to Florida              soldiers and Guard and
       can pull off the kind of change that Democrat Barack             female surrogates to        on Monday and bolstering his plan to deploy female                 Reserve troops called to
       Obama talks about in a year Americans are hungry for                 swing state.            surrogates to battleground states, Obama advisers said             active duty, officials said.
       new leadership.—Internet                                              INTERNET               Thursday.                                                          Another 31 deaths appear
                                                                                                        Mrs Clinton’s campaign event in Florida, her first             to be suicides but are still
                                                                                                    for Mr. Obama since the Democratic convention, will                being investigated.
                                                                                                    serve as a counterpoint to the searing attacks and fresh               If all are confirmed, that
                                                                                                    burst of energy that Ms. Palin injected into the race              means that the number for
                                                                                                    with her convention speech on Wednesday, Obama                     2008 could eclipse the 115
                                                                                                    aides said.                                                        of last year - and the rate
                                                                                                        With the McCain-Palin team courting undecided                  per 100,000 could surpass
                                                                                                    female voters, including some who backed Mrs. Clinton              that of the civilian
                                                                                                    in the Democratic primaries, Obama aides said they                 population, Col. Eddie
                                                                                                    were counting on not only Mrs. Clinton but also                    Stephens, deputy director
                                                                                                    Democratic female governors to rebut Ms. Palin —                   of human resources policy,
                                                                                                    and, by extension, Mr. McCain. Those governors                     said at a Pentagon news
                                                                                                    include Janet Napolitano of Arizona and Kathleen                   conference.
                                                                                                    Sebelius of Kansas.—Internet                                                            Internet

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                    Al-Qaida suspect skips
                      court in New York
          NEW YORK, 5 Sept —           der and assault charges       being strip-searched — a
       A Pakistani woman               contained in an indict-       precaution taken with all
       labeled an al-Qaida sup-        ment unsealed earlier this    prisoners when moved
       porter refused to appear in     week. The indictment al-      between federal lockups
       federal court in Manhat-        leged that she was carry-     and courthouses.
       tan of New York on              ing handwritten notes re-        The lawyers also
       Thursday, the Associated        ferring to a “mass casualty   claimed Siddiqui, before
       Press reported.                 attack” and listing the       being arrested and
          The woman reportedly         Empire State Building         brought to New York, had
       refused to answer charges       and other New York land-      been kidnapped by US           An airplane flies above
       that she tried to kill US       marks when taken into         operatives and kept in se-       a small plane which                  Aso announces bid to lead
       soldiers and FBI agents         custody.                      cret captivity in Pakistan.     slid off the end of the                 Japan’s ruling party
       after they detained her this       In court, Siddiqui’s       The ordeal, they said, left      runway when it was                TOKYO, 5 Sept — Japan's brash, right-leaning former
       summer in Afghanistan.          lawyers were cited by the     the U S-educated defend-       landing at Congonhas             foreign minister announced Friday that he would run
          Aafia Siddiqui had           AP as telling a judge their   ant with severe physical        airport in Sao Paulo            for ruling party president in a move that would put him
       been expected to plead not      client didn’t want to go      and mental problems.               on 3 Sept, 2008.             on track to take over as Japan's next prime minister.
       guilty to attempted mur-        through the humiliation of                       Internet             XINHUA                  Taro Aso, 67, is widely considered the front-runner to
                                                                                                                                     replace struggling Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.
        Detroit mayor                                                                                                                   Aso's candidacy for the Sept. 22 vote in the Liberal
                                                                                                                                     Democratic Party was widely expected.
         pleads guilty                                                                                                                  The LDP election is expected to be followed on Sept.
                                                                                                                                     24 with a vote in parliament for prime minister. The
            in sex                                                                                                                   party's hold on the powerful lower house all but
                                                                                                                                     guarantees that the LDP president will then be elected
        scandal, quits                                                                                                               premier.—Internet
          D ETROIT , 5 Sept—                                                                                                              Remains of 17 killed in DRC
       Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
       was bounced from office                                                                                                                plane crash found
       Thursday in a deal with                                                                                                          UNITED NATIONS, 5 Sept — The United Nations has
       prosecutors that will send                                                                                                    confirmed that the remains of the 17 people aboard an
       him to jail and put an end                                                                                                    aid flight which went down in eastern Democratic
       to the sex scandal that                                                                                                       Republic of the Congo (DRC) Monday have been lo-
       embarrassed this chroni-                                                                                                      cated in the vicinity of the crash site, according to the
       cally struggling city and                                                                                                     news release on the UN website Thursday.
       preoccupied its govern-                                                                                                          Seven UN staff were among those on the plane
       ment for months.                An unidentified torchbearer, center, is seen on a boat crossing the lake in the               which crashed as it was preparing to land in bad
          The 38-year-old “Hip-        Summer Palace for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic torch relay in Beijing, on 5                    weather in the eastern Congolese province of South
       Hop Mayor” who brought                                    Sept, 2008.—INTERNET                                                Kivu. —Internet
       energy and excitement to
       City Hall when he took
                                          FEMA to cover hotel costs for some Gustav evacuees                                           Road becomes camp of despair
                                          NEW ORLEANS, 5 Sept                                       clarify who was eligible
       office in 2002 pleaded
                                       — Victims of Hurricane                                       for the funding: Only                for Indian flood evacuees
       guilty to obstruction of                                                                                                         C HANDPUR B HANGA -        turned into a vast camp
                                       Gustav who can’t return to                                   those whose homes were
       justice and will get four                                                                                                     HA (India),  5 Sept —As       where thousands wretch-
                                       their homes over the next                                    rendered “uninhabitable”
       months behind bars.                                                                                                           men, women and children       edly squat.
                                       month because of storm                                       by the storm will have
          The Democrat also will                                                                                                     stream off boats at this          Apart from basic food
                                       damage or power outages                                      extended-stay hotel costs
       pay the city $1 million in                                                                                                    launching spot to rescue      supplies, there is little evi-
                                       can have their hotel costs                                   covered for a period that
       restitution, lose his license                                                                                                 flood victims in northern     dence of government or-
                                       covered by the Federal                                       began Wednesday and
       to practice law, and can-                                                                                                     India, the road to town has   ganisation on this par-
                                       Emergency Management                                         ends 3 Oct.—Internet
       not run for any elected of-                                                                                                                                 tially submerged road in
                                       Agency, officials said
       fice for five years.
          His resignation will
                                       Thursday.                                                       No troop cuts this year                                     Bihar state, and so many
                                                                                                                                                                   of the latest arrivals are all
                                          Homeland Security
       take effect in two weeks.                                         Hundreds of New                WASHINGTON, 5 Sept — Senior U.S. military                  but living outdoors.
                                       Secretary Michael Chert-
                           Internet                                    Orleans area evacuees         leaders say it would be “impractical” to reduce U.S.              Chania Malla, who
                                                                      from Hurricane Gustav          troop levels in Iraq further before the end of the year       was nursing a 12-day-old
                                                                         fill the floor of the       because of the logistics required in the redeployments,       baby she gave birth to on
                                                                      Birmingham-Jefferson           two military officials said Thursday.                         a school rooftop, hasn’t
                                                                      Convention Complex in             The assessment comes as President Bush is                  seen a doctor since she
                                                                       Birmingham, Ala, on           considering still-secret recommendations about troop          got here on a boat from
                                                                     4 Sept, 2008. —INTERNET         levels from his top commander in Iraq, Gen. David             her village Wednesday
                                                                                                     Petraeus, as well as senior Pentagon officials                night.
                                                                     off said Wednesday that
                                                                                                     including Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint                “There isn’t anything
                                                                     some evacuees’ hotel bills
                                                                                                     Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.                             here,” said her husband
                                                                     would be paid by FEMA,
                                                                                                        The officials, who spoke on condition of                   Jogindu, as the pair sat
                                                                     but it had been unclear
                                                                                                     anonymity, would not disclose the specific                    under the carved statues
                                                                     whether that applied to
          A riot policeman with a teargas gun guards the                                             recommendations. They confirmed a consensus                   of Hindu deities of the
                                                                     those who fled for a few
          approach to a bridge into downtown St Paul to                                              among senior military leaders that the soonest troop          crumbling temple where
                                                                     days, spent a few nights in
          keep protesters from getting close to site of the                                          reductions in Iraq could be accomplished would be             they had taken shelter
                                                                     a hotel and then returned
         2008 Republican National Convention in Minne-                                               early in 2009 when a brigade from the 10th Mountain           with hundreds of others.
                                                                     home. Officials held a tele-
                  sota on 4 Sept, 2008.—INTERNET                                                     Division is scheduled to deploy to Iraq.—Internet                                 Internet
                                                                     phone news conference to

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        Austria, Italy urge EU to continue                                                              Pupils take
                                                                                                        part in the

            cooperating with Russia                                                                    national flag
                                                                                                       raising cere-
          VIENNA, 5 Sept—Austrian President Hein Fischer and Italian President Giorgio
       Napolitano held phone talks on Thursday to coordinate their stand on the conflict                mony at the
       between Georgia and Russia.                                                                    Zhongguancun
          They believed that the EU should continue to work together with Russia and                  No 3 Elemen-
       build up partnership with Russia.
          They said that it would be very important on the current political situation.               tary School in
          The leaders of both countries emphasized during the solution of the conflict                    Beijing,
       between Georgia and Russia, the International Law and the pacific mode should                     capital of
       be respected, according to an announcement published by the Office of the Aus-
       trian President on Thursday.                                                                    China, on 1
          EU rotating president Nicolas Sarkozy will fly to Moscow on the next Monday                   Sept, 2008.
       to negotiate with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in order to solve the con-
       flict between Georgia and Russia.—Xinhua

                                                                                                       S Korea protests Japan’s claim
                                                                                                            over disputed islets
                                                                                                        SEOUL, 5 Sept—South             Korean Foreign Ministry        earlier on the day, which
                                                                                                     Korea on Friday protested          spokesman Moon Tae-            says the dispute over
                                                                                                     Japan’s territorial claim          young in a statement.          Dokdo’s ownership be-
                                                                                                     over the disputed islets of          “The government calls        tween South Korea and
                                                                                                     Dokdo, which Japan calls           for Japan to take immedi-      Japan remains unsettled.
                                                                                                     Takeshima in a newly pub-          ate measures to correct it,”      The Dokdo islets are lo-
                                                                                                     lished Japanese defense            he said. The official said     cated some 89 km south-
                                                                                                     white paper. “The govern-          Dokdo clearly belongs to       east to the South Korean
                                                                                                     ment strongly protests at          South Korea historically,      Uleung Island and 160 km
                                                                                                     the Japanese government’s          geographically, and by in-     northwest to the Japanese
                                                                                                     description of Dokdo as its        ternational law.               Oki Island. Both South
                                                                                                     own territory in the                 According to local me-       Korea and Japan claim ter-
                                                                                                     defense white paper issued         dia, Japan released its lat-   ritorial sovereignty over
                                                                                                     on 5 Sept,” said South             est defense white paper        them.—Xinhua
            A visitor poses for
         photos with big pump-
             kins at the 2008
                                           London 2012 announces plans                                                                     Crashed Philippine
        Kunming International
        Agriculture Exposition
                                              for Cultural Olympiad                                                                       military plane located
        in Kunming, southwest         L ONDON, 5 Sept—Lon-            weekend of September           lars) have already been              MANILA, 5 Sept—Rescuers have managed to locate
          China’s Yunnan Pro-         don 2012 announced on           26-28, is inspired by the      earmarked for cultural ac-         the wreckage of the Philippine air force C-130 cargo
         vince, on 4 Sept, 2008.      Thursday its plans for the      founder of the modern Olym-    tivities across the United         plane one week after it crashed into the southern Philip-
         Green food and pollu-        Cultural Olympiad, a            pic movement Pierre de         Kingdom that will create           pine sea with 11 people on board, military sources said
        tion-free vegetables are      four-year program de-           Coubertin’s idea of a mar-     a welcome to the world             Friday.
        customers’ favourite at       signed to showcase Bri-         riage of sport and the arts    for the 2012 Games. Cul-             Citing field reports from Task Force Hercules, Navy
           the Exposition held        tain’s arts and culture to      to celebrate Olympic and       tural projects across the          spokesman Lt Col Edgardo Arevalo said the USNS
          along with the 2008         the rest of the world in the    Paralymic values in the        country will also highlight        John McDonnell located the wreckage at 1.3 nautical
        Kunming International         run up to the 2012 Games.       cultural field.                internationalism and di-           miles east of Bucana village in Davao City, about 130
           Flower Exhibition.         The cultural Olympiad,          Over 40 million pounds         versity to bring people            meters under the Davao Gulf.
                  XINHUA              to be launched over the         (about 72 million US dol-      and places together, en-             He said that the US survey ship found the fuselage
                                                                                                     courage audiences to take          at around 9 pm Thursday and the military’s primary
                                                                                                                                        plan is to retrieve the wreckage, particularly the “black
                All items from Xinhua News Agency                                                    part, involve and inspire
                                                                                                     young people, and create           box” to determine the cause of the crash.
                                                                                                     a lasting legacy. —Xinhua                                                            Xinhua
       New “Free Gaza” vessel to arrive
          in Gaza on 22 September
         G AZA, 5 Sept—A third boat also                 Israel and Egypt rejected on Thursday
       called “Free Gaza” will arrive in Gaza         to give permission to the nine activists to
       on 22 September, Jamal al-Khodary,             leave Gaza through its territory.
       head of the Popular Committee Against             Al-Khodary said that having the nine
       the Siege said Thursday.                       activists in Gaza is an opportunity to show
         On 23 August, two boats with the slo-        them how difficult the situation in Gaza
       gans of “Freedom for Gaza” sailed from         is, referring to the Israeli blockade on the
       Cyprus to Gaza shores, with 44 foreign         border crossing points.
       peace activists as well as Palestinian refu-      He announced on Thursday that a third
       gees on board. The two boats went back         boat is scheduled to arrive in Gaza on 22
       to Cyprus after staying in Gaza for a few      September, adding that the boat is also          Zheng Longhua, a photographer without hands, introduces his works in a
       days, but left nine activists including        coming from Cyprus and it will be carry-         photo exhibition in Beijing, capital of China. Born in 1956 in east China’s
       Lauren Booth, the sister-in-law of former      ing members of European parliament doc-         Zhejiang Province, Zheng lost his two hands in his childhood and started his
       British Prime Minister Tony Blair.             tors and media men. —Xinhua                                       career of photography in 1981.—XINHUA

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           California to fight drought with water bank
         LOS ANGELES, 5 Sept—              Under the program,          ning for an ongoing
       California’s water offi-         water buyers would have        drought and working to
       cials have decided to use        to cut their usage by 20       alleviate the effects of the
       a water bank system              percent. “We are facing        state’s dry conditions.”
       across the state to fight        the potential for another        Water officials say there
       another dry spell, which         dry year in 2009,” said        are already plenty of po-
       could hit the state as early     Governor Arnold Schwar-        tential buyers interested in
       as next year.                    zenegger in a statement.       the program, but they still
         The state’s Department         “Which is why my admin-        need more sellers.
       of Water Resources said          istration is actively plan-                       Internet
       Thursday that it has cre-
       ated the 2009 Drought                     Tokyo stocks dive
       Water Bank, which will             TOKYO, 5 Sept— Tokyo stocks dived over 2 percent
       allow them to buy excess         Friday morning.
       water from farmers and             The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 319.05 Tourists line up near the Campanile on the Piazza San Marco in Venice, on 4
       agencies in one part of the      points, or 2.54 percent, from Thursday to 12,238.61.    Sept, 2008. The 65th Venice International Film Festival, organized by the
       state and then sell it to cit-     The broader Topix index of all First Section issues Venice Biennale, will run from 27 August to 6 September. Picture rotated 180
       ies and growers in areas         on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 30.54 points,                                 degrees.—INTERNET
       facing water shortages.          or 2.54 percent, to 1,171.11. —Internet
                                                                                                         Philippine inflation floats to 12.5%
                    Undated video shows Qaeda leader                                                    MANILA, 5 Sept— Con-           in July, the National Sta-   bacco products, the office
                                                                                                      sumer prices in the Phil-        tistics Office announced.    said. At the national level,
                             reported killed                                                          ippines grew 12.5 percent           All the commodity         the annual inflation rate
         D UBAI , 5 Sept— Al            embassy in Islamabad,          steal our treasure, and kill   in August compared with          groups continued to          for food alone decelerated
       Qaeda issued on Friday an        which killed six people, as    our brothers that we will      the same period last year,       record higher annual price   to 18.1 percent in August
       Internet video featuring         a retaliation for the publi-   exact revenge at the ap-       hitting a 17-year high but       hikes in August except for   from 18.6 percent in July.
       senior group leader              cation of cartoons of Is-      propriate time and place,”     already showing signs of         food, beverage and to-                          Internet
       Mustafa Abu al-Yazid who         lam’s              Prophet     said Abu al-Yazid.             moderation, the govern-
       was reported to have been        Mohammad by Danish                “The Danish embassy         ment said Friday.                  British soldier killed in Afghanistan
       killed last month, but it        newspapers.                    (attack) and prior opera-        The headline inflation            LONDON, 5 Sept— A British soldier has been killed
       was not immediately clear           “We have warned pre-        tions is but the beginning     in July was already 12.3         in a roadside bomb while on patrol in southern Af-
       when the footage was             viously, and we warn once      ... if you don’t end your      percent, the highest since       ghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday
       made.                            more, the Crusader states      errant ways and aggres-        December 1991. But the           taking the death toll since 2001 to 117. It said the un-
         The video profiled a           which insult, mock and         sion,” the Egyptian mili-      overall month-on-month           named soldier from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish
       suicide bomber who it            defame our Prophet and         tant leader added on the       inflation rose at a slower       Regiment was on routine foot patrol near Sangin Dis-
       said carried out the June        the Koran in their media       video, posted on Islamist      rate of 0.3 percent in Au-       trict Centre when the improvised explosive device
       2 attack on the Danish           and occupy our lands,          websites.—Internet             gust than the 1.6 percent        went off. He died at the scene.—MNA/Reuters

                                                         Atlanta panda cub put
                                                            in incubator for
                                                               monitoring                                                                                Dead man’s visit to
                                                          The only panda born at a US zoo so                                                              Doctor Scuttles
                                                       far this year was placed in an incubator
                                                       on Monday for closer monitoring by                                                                 insurance scam
                                                       zookeepers after visitors flocked to                                                             As a dead man, Ahmad Akhtary
         A female mummy wearing a mask is              watcy mother and child on a live video                                                        shouldn't have needed a doctor's
            on show at a museum in Lima,               feed at Zoo Atlanta.                           Judy Garland’s Arabian ruby slippers,          appointment.
         Peru, 3 Sept, 2008. The 1,300-year-               Zoo officials said in a release they       one of five pairs designed by Adrian              Akhtary's checkup, six months after
          old mummy was found during the               wanted to more closely watch the tiny,         Greenberg of MGM studios and worn              he allegedly died in Afghanistan,
          excavation of an ancient tomb in             hairless cub — which is the size of a          by Garland for test and wardrobe shots         scuttled his ex-wife's attempt to collect
                    central Lima.                      stick of butter — based on the behavior        in the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz, ‘          300,000 pounds (US$550,000) on a life
                                                       of the cub and its mother, Lun Lun, in         are displayed at Saks Fifth Avenue in          insurance policy.
                                                       the zoo’s birthing den.                        New York, Thursday, 4 Sept, 2008, part            At a court hearing last week in
                                                           Zoo spokeswoman Simone Riffin              of an exhibit of ruby shoes created along      Gloucester, a judge sentenced 34-year-
                                                       wasn’t able to provide further informa-        the gemmed red slippers theme by well-         old Akhtary to 60 hours of community
                                                       tion about the situation but said the          known designers. Considered the most           service and his former wife, Anne
                                                       video feed has been suspended.The              rare of all the ruby slippers used while       Akhtary, to 40 hours of community
                                                       Panda cub, the gender of which hasn’t          making the film, the pair shown are            service but suspended prison sentences
                                                       yet been determined, was born Saturday,          owned by actress Debbie Reynolds.            of nine months each.
                                                       just a week before the second birthday
                                                       of Mei Lan, the zoo’s first panda cub.         Steel music? Tan Dun introduces musical steel wheel
                                                                                                         Instrument selection has become a           conference last week. "I had the honor to
                                                                                                      signature trait of award-winning Chinese       visit Audi's factory and see its diligent
                                                       A 7-year-old male monkey named
                                                                                                      composer Tan Dun, who is known for his         workers. To me, the sound there is music."
                                                       Wukong (R) and a 6-year old female
                                                                                                      use of paper, water and rocks. Now he has          Tan gave an impromptu show of how
                                                       monkey named Xiaoya are seen during
                                                                                                      a new option: motorcycle wheels.               wheels can be transformed into musical
                                                       a special wedding ceremony at a zoo
                                                                                                         Tan is set to premiere his latest work,     instruments. He generated a range of
                                                       in Wenling, Zhejiang province, 4
                                                                                                      "Champion's Overture 2008," played on a        pitches by using a drumstick to strike
                                                       September, 2008. The zoo organised
                                                                                                      row of steel wheels, at the First Audi         different parts of four wheels that were
                                                       the special wedding ceremony hoping
                                                                                                      Summer Concert from September 10 to            hung like a bianzhong, an ancient Chinese
                                                       to attract more visitors, local media
                                                                                                      17. "I've always been interested in the        instrument consisting of a set of bronze
                                                                                                      sound of steel," Tan said at a press           bells.

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                    Honouring the International Literacy Day
                                       Literacy is best remedy
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                                      newspapers,               and woman is self-confident
                                      directives on a medicine and able to make correct
                                      bottle. And about 75 decisions. Such a woman
                                      million     school-age can take care of herself as
                                      children have not had well as of her family
                                      access     to        school members and relatives,
                                      education, and millions of deal with health care
                About 44 million children leave schools centres, understand the
         people or 23 per cent of before they become directives on medicine
         the population of the literates.                              bottles and take treatments
         world’s richest country         Today        is        ack- with comfort in a short
         cannot fill in job nowledged                  to        be time.
         applications or read Technology Age as well                       The theme for this
         traffic signboards, the as IT Age, and the wealth year’s                 International
         words on a ballot paper, of a country is measured Literacy Day is “Literacy                 fundamental requirement            organizations and well- realize post-literacy
         newspapers, itinerary of based on its population of is best remedy”, which is               to build up a better world.        wishers are working in          campaigns by establish-
         a bus travel, label of a Internet users. Those who designed for literacy and                    A     challenge          of    concert to materialize the ing community learning
         product, and address on are not able to read news health. Taking measures                   literacy for all is to ensure      plans such as to ensure all     centres,          income
         a paper sheet. One out of will lag far behind in the for increasing women                   that the children who have         school-age children are         generation programmes,
         two         adults    who IT age today. Many of the literacy rate is “creating              completed          primary         enrolled, over school-age       programmes            for
         constitute about 47 per global countries celebrate opportunities                     for    education are proficient           children      to    pursue      individual businesses,
         cent of the dwellers of International Literacy Day improving the living                     in the subjects. Otherwise,        education, schoolchildren       better life programme,
         Detroit are in this c o m m e m o r a t i v e conditions of women “.                        few years after they have          to complete primary             and follow-up program-
         category. High illiterate ceremonies              on      8       There is an evidence      left school, they become           education and to pursue mes for creation of a life-
         rate is common in rural September annually and of a direct link between                     illiterates again, while           middle school education.        long learning society.
         areas in developing announce remarkable literacy and health of                              doing their businesses.            Moreover, the nation is             Implementing those
         countries, but even in changes and high literate human beings. A literate                       Another challenge is           joining     hands      with     subjects alone is not
         urban areas in the US.       rates of the nations can read the directives of                to achieve literacy and to         UNICEF in implementing          enough, and there are
                Today, 774 million concerned.                          a medicine bottle and gain    create opportunities to            non-formal plan and             many more things to do
         world people are adult          Women and children knowledge of AIDS,                       learn for adult literates,         continued pursuit of            in that case. It is needed
         illiterates. Of them, one make up two-thirds of the malaria, TB and other                   and to improve their living        education of the children       of all to live long and
         out of every five young global               illiterate infectious            diseases.     conditions.                        who have left school.           healthy to be able to read
         people aged above 15 population, and high Literacy for women and                                In order to avert such         Literacy campaigns were information, deal with
         years cannot read traffic education standard is of girls, who constitute two-               undesirable consequences           launched as mass activities,    partners in a society, and
         signboards, books for great importance for their thirds of the 774 million                  in Myanmar, the Ministry           and they were expedited.        grapple with intangible
         children,            maps, development. A literate illiterate, is the most                  of Education, social               As a result, literacy rate of   issues with confidence.
                                                                                                                                        the nation rose to 94.83 per        Therefore, I would
             Today is acknowledged to be Technology                                                                                     cent in 2008.                   like to urge all to work
                                                                                                                                            In its bid to achieve       hard together for literacy
           Age as well as IT Age, and the wealth of a                                                                                   literacy for adults and their for all 774 million

           country is measured based on its population                                                                                  better life, the Ministry of
                                                                                                                                        Education is working
                                                                                                                                                                        illiterates, for women and
                                                                                                                                                                        girls, and regeneration of
           of Internet users. Those who are not able to                                                                                 together     with     local     sickly persons so as to
                                                                                                                                        authorities,         social     build up a healthy and
           read news will lag far behind in the IT age                                                                                  organizations, depart-          pleasant world.

           today.                                                                                                                       ments concerned, NGOs
                                                                                                                                        and well-wishers to
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                                                                                                                                    The Pairs
                                                                                                            All states have mind as their fore-runner; to them
                                                                                                       mind is supreme and of mind are they made. Therefore, if
                                                                                                       one, with defiled mind, speaks or acts, on account of the
                                                                                                       suffering follow one as the wheel follows the fact of that
                                                                                                       does wagon-bearer.
                                                                                                                                                       Dhammapada 1

         Commander Brig-Gen Myint Soe presents cash assistance for faculty
          members of Monywa University to Rector Dr Maung Htoo.—MNA

       Monywa University students…
             (from page 16)           clusion, he said he firmly   velopment of the univer-
                He urged the stu-     believes that the students   sity to Rector Dr Maung
       dents to earnestly learn the   will strive for develop-     Htoo.
       technology to enable the       ment of the nation and the          Next, the minister
       nation to keep abreast of      people by giving priority    accepted K 500,000 do-
       other countries in the fu-     to the national interest.    nated by staff families of
       ture. After achieving the             Afterwards, the       Monywa University
       goal, he stressed the stu-     commander presented          through the rector for de-
       dents to serve the interest    cash assistance K            velopment of village self-
       of the nation and the peo-     1,975,000 for faculty        reliant libraries in Sagaing
       ple. The Secretariat Mem-      members of the univer-       Division.
       ber pointed out that stu-      sity provided by Sagaing            After the cer-
       dent youth are to try their    Division PDC through         emony, the commander                Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin and officials open new school
       best to overcome obsta-        Rector Dr Maung Htoo.        and the minister cordially               building for No. 3 BEPS in Hlinethaya Township.
       cles by correctly review-             Minister Brig-Gen     conversed with faculty                                                     YCDC
       ing challenges that can        Kyaw Hsan handed K           members and students.
       harm their goals. In con-      500,000 for all-round de-                           MNA
                                                                                                      Yangon Division USDA builds more
         27 complete IOC-sponsored course                                                                     school buildings
              YANGON, 5 Sept—               A total of 27 train-   der the arrangement of                YANGON, 5 Sept—            Basic Education Depart-      tion.
        Badminton coaching            ees from ministries and      International Olympic          The opening of new school         ment, Chairman U Myat                 The Mayor in-
        course was concluded          badminton clubs attended     Committee.                     building took place at            Thin Aung of Hlinethaya      spected construction of
        yesterday at National Soc-    the course which was                General Secretary       No. 3 Basic Education Pri-        Industrial Zone formally     school building in No. 46
        cer Training Camp in          opened on 26 August. The     of Myanmar Olympic             mary School in No. 3 Ward         opened the school build-     Basic Education Primary
        Thuwunna here.                course was conducted un-     Committee Director-Gen-        in Hlinethaya Township,           ing.                         School in No. 6 Ward of
                                                                   eral of Sports and Physi-      Yangon North District,                     The Mayor made      the township.
                                                                   cal Education Department       here today.                       a speech and handed over              Yangon Division
         Kayan Township USDA                                       U Thaung Htaik delivered               CEC member of             the documents related to     USDA is reconstructing 70
                                                                   a concluding address and       Union Solidarity and              the school building to the   new school buildings in
        members gather in annual                                   Mr Shrikant Vad of Inter-      Development Association           director-general. Later,     basic education primary
                                                                   national Badminton Fed-        (Yangon Division in-              the donors presented ex-     level schools that were hit
                meeting                                            eration extended greet-        charge) Chairman of               ercise books and station-    by the storm in Yangon
              YANGON, 5 Sept—The annual meeting of Kayan           ings.                          Yangon City Develop-              ery to headmistress Daw      Division.
       Township Union Solidarity and Development Asso-                    Director-General U      ment Committee Yangon             Khin Ohn Myint and                    The opening of the
       ciation was held at the office of township USDA             Thaung Htaik presented         Mayor Brig-Gen Aung               Township Education Of-       school building was the
       yesterday.                                                  certificates to altogether     Thein Lin, Director-Gen-          ficer U Than Htay ex-        third of its kind.
              Executive U Than Htay of Yangon South Dis-           27 trainees.—MNA               eral U Aye Kyu of No. 3           pressed thanks for dona-                          MNA
       trict USDA presided over the meeting and made an
       opening address.
                                                                                                         YANGON, 5 Sept —Executive committee of Hninzigon Home for the Aged and
              Secretary of Kayan Township USDA U Myint
       Oo extended greetings and presented awards to 13
                                                                     Art show to                  Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Organization (Central) held a meeting for
                                                                                                  holding Art Show to mark diamond jubilee of Hninzigone Home for the Aged at the
       outstanding students.                                            mark                      meeting hall of the home yesterday morning.
              The executives of Township USDA presented
       annual report of the executive committee and special          Hninzigon                           The art show will be held with the participation of all artists throughout Myanmar
                                                                                                  in the Diamond Jubilee of the home from 1 to 16 November on a grand scale. Those
       report and those present took part in the discussions.         Diamond                     wishing to take part in the show may send two pictures measuring 3 by 4 inches each from
              Next, outstanding students, wellwishers, de-
                                                                                                  20 September to 15 October to the Diamond Jubilee hall of the home. For further
       partmental officials and USDA members were served               Jubilee                    information contact Ph: 385259 and 240966 ext: 706.
       with dinner.—MNA

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          Regional development works expedited in
                   Mudon, Thanbyuzayat
               YANGON, 5 Sept—       Manawthukha paddy            looked into thriving crops                Objectives of the 16th Myanmar
       Chairman of Mon State         plantation cultivated by     among the rows of rubber
       Peace and Development         45 farmers in Kwanta         plantations of farmer U Mon               Traditional Cultural Performing
       Council Commander of          Village. Afterwards, he      Sein.
       South-East Command Maj-       inspected thriving paddy             On arrival at the site
                                                                                                                   Arts Competitions
       Gen Thet Naing Win on 22      plantations in Mudon         of the bridge linking Panga
       August heard reports on       Township.                    and Karokpi, the commander            1. Uplift of national prestige and integrity and
       cultivation of monsoon                In Wethunchaung      inspected construction of the            preservation and safeguarding of cultural
       paddy, growing of Shwebo-     Village of Thanbyuzayat      bridge and approach earth
       1 paddy strain and feeding    Township, the com-           road.                                    heritage and national character
       of fertilizers presented by   mander attended the                  While in Karokpi              2. Uplift of the morale and morality of the
       Township Manager U Min        collective      growing      Village, he also inspected               entire nation
       Aye Maung of Myanma           ceremony of physic nut       installation of 110 telephones
       Agriculture Service at 200-   and planted physic nut       at the village exchange. The          3. Keeping genuine patriotism based on national
       acre monsoon plantation in    saplings. He viewed          commander also viewed                    solidarity alive and dynamic
       Kwamta Village of Mudon       participation of social      thriving Shwebo-1 strain
       Township.                     organization members in      paddy plantation on 200
                                                                                                        4. Turning out younger generation who will
               The commander         growing physic nut           acres of land, broadcasting              continue to safeguard the national culture
       viewed broadcasting of        saplings along the road to   of fertilizers and completion            and character
       fertilizer on 100 acres of    the village.                 of      monsoon         paddy
       Shwebo-1             paddy            In Wakhayu Model     cultivation.
       plantation and 100 acres of   Village, the commander                                MNA

                                                                                                     Myogyi Dam in Ywangan Township
                                                                                                              in the offing
                                                                                                         N AY P YI T AW , 5   necessary instructions.       moved      by      heavy
                                                                                                   Sept— Minister for                 At the briefing hall, machinery and concrete
                                                                                                   Agriculture and Irrigation the minister heard a report work at the inner part of
                                                                                                   Maj-Gen Htay Oo on 31      presented by Director U diversion tunnel.
                                                                                                   August inspected the       Myo Tun of ID on                     Myogyi Dam is
                                                                                                   Meiktila plain greening    construction of concrete 2461 feet long and 258
                                                                                                   project being imple-       wall, cement work and feet high. Its water storage
                                                                                                   mented by the Irrigation   earth work, progress in capacity is 359,550 acre-
                                                                                                   Department near Myogyi     construction of diversion feet. On completion, it will
                                                                                                   Village,      Ywangan      tunnel and construction of be able to benefit about
                                                                                                   Township, Shan State       spillway and diversion 30,000 acres of farmland
                                                                                                   (South)     and      gave  weir.                         in the Meiktila plain and
         Minister Maj-Gen Htay Oo inspects Myogyi Dam Project in Ywangan                                                              After dealing with generate 30 megawatt.
                                  Township. — MNA                                                                                        for                       A terwa ds
                                                                                                    Cash donation the tasksplaingreening the Minister f Maj-Gen rHtay,
                                                                                                                              Meiktila        and Zawgyi
            Industry-1, Dragon (A), A & I Ministry lift                                                       for             river water pumping tasks, Oo        inspected      the
                                                                                                                              the minister looked into construction of the
          trophies in National Basketball Championship                                             construction of constructions tasks and diversion weir and
                                                                                                          school              left instructions.            touched     upon      the
                YANGON, 5 Sept— The final matches of National Basketball Championship                                                 Next, he viewed the benefited acres of Zawgi
         2008 were held at Aung San Stadium here today.                                                 buildings             construction of main river water pumping
                After the competitions, officials presented the first prize to Ministry of               YANGON, 5 Sept— embankment, earth being project.—MNA
         Industry-1 team, the second to Yangon Division team and the third to Sagaing              U Kyu Family Flour
         Division team in the women’s U-20 event; the first prize to Dragon (A), the               Industry Co Ltd donated
         second to Mogok and the third to Golden Light House in the men’s U-20 event;              K 32.4 million to the fund
         the first prize to Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, the second to Ministry         for construction of one
         of Industry-1 and the third to Ministry of Home Affairs in the women’s open               new school building each
         event; and the first prize to Ministry of Industry-1, the second to FOX and the           in No 9 Basic Education
         third to Ministry of A &I in the men’s open event.                                        Primary School and in No
                Vice-President U Khin Myint of Myanmar Basketball Federation presented             21 BEPS in Dalla
         cash awards to two international umpires of FIBA (Asia).                                  Township at No 3 Basic
                The vice-president awarded best player Sai Thiha Soe in the men’s U-20             Education Department
         and best player Maung Nge in the men’s U-20 open. Chairperson of Central                  this morning.
         Working Committee Daw Aye Aye of Myanmar Women’s Sports Federation                              Director-General U
         presented awards to best player May Hninsi Lwin in the women’s U-20 and best              Aye Kyu of No 3 BED
         player Ma Thet Hsu Htway in the women’s U-20 open.                                        accepted the cash donation
                On behalf of the Chairman of Myanmar Olympic Committee the Minister                                                  Director-General U Aye Kyu accepts
                                                                                                   from Managing Director
         for Sports, General Secretary of Myanmar Olympic Committee Director-                                                      K 32.4 million donated by U Kyu Family
                                                                                                   U Htay Oo of the company
         General of Sports and Physical Education Department U Thaung Htaik presented              and presented certificate                    Flour Mill Industry.
         championship shield, trophies and duplicated trophies to first prize winning              of honour to him.—MNA                                 MNA
         Ministry of Industry-1 in the Women’s U-20, Dragon (A) in the Men’s U-20,
         Ministry of A & I in the Women’s Open U-20 and Ministry of Industry-1 in the
         Men’s Open U-20 Basketball Tournament.                                                            SAY                      NO TO DRUGS

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              Myanmar to compete in football, track & field,
               volleyball in Mekong Delta Region Sports
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         training session. The team was formed                                                                                                                              6543210987654321
         with 25 tentatively selected players.                                                                                                                              6543210987654321

         On 1 September, a total of 18 finalists        Pyae Phyo Oo and others were handled          Hlaing (Goalkeeper), Aung Ye Thway           ing tournament for gaining the greater
         were selected. At present, the team is         by Coaches U Zaw Win Tun and U Han            (Goalkeeper), Than Tun Aung, Naing           success. If we have adequate training
         under control of Chief Coach U Khin            Tun. In the debut of the tournament           Lin Tun, Zaw Naing Tun, Myo Min Latt,        period, the team will be better.”
         Maung Tint together with Assistant             2006, Myanmar routed Thai team with a         Kyaw Kyaw Khaing and Tin Zaw Moe.                   The current Myanmar youth team
         Coach U Kyaw Lwin. The upcoming                2-0 result. Unfortunately, Myanmar                   In an interview, Chief Coach U        is under control of Manager U Zaw Win
         event will be the U-18 football tourna-        missed the chance to secure the cham-         Khin Maung Tint said, “As the tourna-        (SPED), Chief Coach U Khin Maung
         ment. The event that Myanmar youth             pion because of a loss to Laos in the         ment is drawing near, the best training is
         team secured the championship was              decisive match.                               being provided to the players. Team-
         the U-21 football tournament 2007.                     On 13 and 14 August, the football     work, techniques, tactics, physical and
                 Now, the Myanmar youth team            trials for choosing the selected players      spiritual trainings are being provided to
         is trying its best to gain greater achieve-                                                  them. The competition schedules for the
         ment. Host Thailand, Myanmar, Viet-                                                          Myanmar team may be one match a day
         nam, Laos and Cambodia except China                                                          or two matches a day. Hence, I am train-
         participated in the 2007 tournament. In                                                      ing my players to take various positions
         the five-team round-robin matches,                                                           of the team. In addition, I am satisfied
         Myanmar defeated its rivals in the four                                                      with the ardent efforts of my players in
         matches and clinched the champion-                                                           the training. My players, competing in
         ship. The Myanmar U-21 team beat                                                             the Myanmar League, have experiences
         Laos 2-0 in its debut, trounced Cambo-                                                       to some extent. Nine players from the
         dia 10-0 and thrashed Vietnam 1-0. In                                                        2005 U-17 Champion Team will be reli-
         the last match, Myanmar clearly edged                                                        able for the present team. When the team
                                                                                                      secured the championship, they were only
                                                                                                      15 years old. In the 2007 tournament, the
                                                                                                      U-21 Myanmar team won victory, so we
                                                                                                      are prepared to take part in the forthcom-

                                                                                                                                                   Midfielder Win Thu tips the ball
                                                                                                                                                             in training.
                                                                                                                                                   Tint (Transport) and Assistant Coach U
                                                                                                                                                   Kyaw Lwin (Defence). The team com-
                                                             Midfielder Tin Win Aung                                                               prises Goalkeepers Nay Hlaing
                                                               controlling the ball.                                                               (Kanbawza), Aung Ye Thway (F&R),
                                                                                                                                                   Defenders Zaw Naing Tun (YCDC),
                                                        for the Myanmar youth team were held                                                       Min Naung Oo (Transport), Naing Lin
                                                        at Aung San Stadium with the participa-                                                    Tun (Energy), Than Tun Aung (MR),
                                                        tion of 54 players form Myanmar League                                                     Naing Zin (Kanbawza), Nyan Lin Tun
                                                        teams and Sports and Physical Education                                                    (Energy), Midfielders Kyaw Zeyar Win
                                                        Institutes (Yangon and Mandalay).Of                                                        (Air Bagan), Myo Min Lat (Transport),
                                                        them, 25 players were chosen as the ten-                                                   Hein Zar Aung (YCDC), Kyi Lin (Trans-
                                                        tatively selected footballers. The youth                                                   port), Tin Win Aung (Air Bagan), Win
               Defender Zaw Naing Tun.                  team was divided into two squads in                                                        Thu (YCDC), David Dun (Air Bagan),
         out Thai team 3-0, and thus it could lift      organizing the tune-matches on 23, 27                                                      Forwards Kyaw Kyaw Khaing (F&R),
         the title.                                     and 30 August and 1 September. After the                                                   Tin Zaw Moe (Construction) and Soe
                 In the previous competition, the       trials, 18 finalists were chosen for the                                                   Min Naing (MR).
         Myanmar youth team comprising Soe              youth team. Out of 18 finalists, nine play-                                                                *****
         Lin Tun, Aung Zaw Myo, Paing Soe,              ers from the AFF U-17 Championship              Striker Tin Zaw Moe tries to                         Translation: TTA
         Kyaw Thiha, Aye Hsan, Sithu Than,              2007 were selected again. They were Nay       improve his feint skills in training.                Myanma Alin: 4-9-2008

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            Why disasters are getting worse                                                                UN says rich nations lagging
          BEIJING, 5 Sept — In the space of two
       weeks, Hurricane Gustav has caused an
       estimated $3 billion in losses in the U.S.
                                                                                                            behind in commitments
                                                                                                      UNITED NATIONS, 5 Sept          (MDGs).                       essential medicines and
       and killed about 110 people in the U.S.                                                    — The United Nations                    At the 2005 Group of      technology.
       and the Caribbean, catastrophic floods                                                     said Thursday that rich             Eight      Summit        in       "The year 2008 should
       in northern India have left a million                                                      countries are lagging               Gleneagles,          donor    mark a turning point in
       people homeless, and a 6.2-magnitude                                                       behind in fulfilling their          countries promised to         progress towards the
       earthquake has rocked China's                                                              commitments to providing            increase the total flow of    Millennium Development
       southwest, smashing over 400,000                                                           aid to developing                   official development          Goals," Ban said at the
       homes.                                                                                     countries.                          assistance (ODA) by 50        launch of the report. "This
          If it seems like disasters are getting      Hurricane Ike is located east-northeast of        In a report released          billion US dollars per year   report is a wake-up call."
       more common, it's because they are. But        Grand Turk Island in this satellite image Thursday at the UN                    by 2010.                      "It provides a valuable
       some disasters do seem to be affecting
                                                      taken on September 5, 2008. Ike weakened Headquarters, the world                    The report was prepared   snapshot of where the
       us worse - and not for the reasons you
                                                      slightly as it charged across the Atlantic body said donors will need           by the MDG Gap Task           global community is on
       may think. Floods and storms have led
                                                      toward the Bahamas and the United States to          increase       their       Force, created by UN          track in fulfilling its
       to most of the excess damage. The
                                                              on Thursday.— INTERNET              development assistance by           Secretary-General Ban Ki-     commitments, and where
       number of flood and storm disasters has
                                                                                                  18 billion US dollars a year        moon to track international   we need to strengthen our
       gone up by 7.4% every year in recent              It is tempting to look at the line-up of
                                                                                                  between now and 2010 so             commitments on aid, trade     efforts for the second half
       decades, according to the Centre for           storms in the Atlantic (Hanna, Ike,
                                                                                                  as to meet their pledges            and debt, and to follow       of the MDG timetable," he
       Research on the Epidemiology of                Josephine) and, in the name of everything
                                                                                                  made in 2005.                       progress on access to         said.— MNA/Xinhua
       Disasters. (Between 2000 and 2007, the         green, blame climate change for this
                                                                                                      Even so, total aid will be
       growth was even faster - with an average       state of affairs. But there is another
       annual rate of increase of 8.4%.) Of the       inconvenient truth out there: We are expected to account for 0.35
       total 197 million people affected by           getting more vulnerable to weather per cent of gross national
       disasters in 2007, 164 million were            mostly because of where we live, not just income of rich countries,
       affected by floods.                            how we live.—Internet                       still only halfway to the UN
                                                                                                  target of 0.7 per cent,
        Clarke says Labour heading                                                                according to the report,
                                                                                                  entitled Delivering on the
                for disaster                                                                      Global Partnership for
                                                                                                  Achieving the Millennium
             LONDON, 5 Sept —          as prime minster “with opted against calling a snap
                                                                                                  Development            Goals
       Prime Minister Gordon           honour” and the party general election last
       Brown should stand down         should hold a leadership October.                            Smokers in a smoking
       as party leader if he cannot    election.                          Brown succeeded Tony      area at Tampa Inter-
       improve his government's            Asked how long he Blair as party leader and              national Airport in
       performance in the coming       thought Brown had to turn prime minister last summer,        Tampa, Florida. A US
       months, former home             matters round, Clarke said: initially enjoying high          tobacco company may
       secretary Charles Clarke        “I think it is a question of public ratings.                 no longer advertise in
       said on Thursday.               months.”                          But he has suffered from   Germany with the label
          Clarke said Labour was           Clarke was sacked as growing malaise over an
                                                                                                    “organic” because it is
       heading for “disaster” at the   Home Secretary in 2006 economic slowdown, the
                                                                                                    misleading             and
       next election if it did not     and has never hidden his first run on a major bank in
                                                                                                    constitutes unfair
       change course.                  doubts about Brown's more than a century, a
                                                                                                    competition, a court in
           In a rare outbreak of       ability to lead the party.      botched tax reform and
                                                                                                    Germany             ruled.
       dissent within the party,           Brown's popularity has fears of a housing market
       Clarke told the BBC that        been in freefall since he crash. — MNA/Reuters
       Brown had been a brilliant           Cuba welcomes Russian
       Chancellor         of    the                                                                  Sony recalls 438,000 laptops on burn concern
       Exchequer but now needed                 hurricane aid                                          NEW YORK, 5 Sept —             burn a user.                  fire.
       to set a “very clear                 HAVANA, 5 Sept —         the wake of devastating        Japan's Sony Corp has                It is one of the biggest        Sony's recall affects
       leadership direction”.          Cuba's state-run media on     Hurricane Gustav, the          launched a voluntary              computer recalls since        72,800 computers in the
          Failing that, Clarke said    Thursday highlighted the      latest sign the former Cold    recall of 438,000 Vaio            2006 when Dell Inc            United States, a Sony
       Brown should stand down         arrival of Russian aid in     War allies are out to          portable computers, citing        recalled 4.1 million          spokesman said on
                                                                     strengthen their relations.    a potential hazard that           notebook        computer      Thursday.
                                                                         State-run television       could cause the machines          batteries because they             Sony received 15
                                                                     showed two huge cargo          to overheat or possibly           could overheat and catch      reports of overheating,
                                                                     planes arriving at                                                                             including one of a
                                                                     Havana's Jose Marti                   British soldier killed in                                consumer who suffered a
                                                                     Airport at the top of its                                                                      minor burn, the US
                                                                     morning news broadcast.
                                                                                                                 Afghanistan                                        Consumer         Products
                                                                     Cuban soldiers were seen            LONDON, 5 Sept — A British soldier has been killed         Safety Commission said.
                                                                     unloading supplies such         in a roadside bomb while on patrol in southern                      The flaw, in Sony's
                                                                     as tents, electrical cables     Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday,         VGN-TZ100, VGN-
                                                                     and          construction       taking the death toll since 2001 to 117.                       TZ200, VGN-TZ300 and
                                                                     materials.                          It said the unnamed soldier from the 1st Battalion         VGN-TZ2000 series
                                                                         Such scenes have not        The Royal Irish Regiment was on routine foot patrol            computers, is related to
       World's first cloned dog Snuppy (L) and one of its            been seen in Cuba since         near Sangin District Centre when the improvised                “irregularly positioned
       puppies are seen with researchers at Seoul National           the Soviet Union collaps-       explosive device went off. He died at the scene.               wires near the computer's
       University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Seoul          ed. US officials have              “This is a tragic loss and one that will be felt across     hinge and/or dislodged
       5 Sept, 2008. The cloned dog Snuppy, an Afghan                expressed concern over          the Task Force. Our thoughts and sympathies are with           screw inside the hinge” that
       hound, impregnated two dogs through artificial                the warming trend in            the friends and family at this most difficult time,” said      can cause a short circuit
       insemination to produce 10 puppies, which were                relations between the two       a spokesman for British forces in Afghanistan.                 and overheat, the agency
                    born in May.—INTERNET                            countries.—MNA/Reuters                                                    MNA/Reuters          said. — MNA/Reuters

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                                                                                                                                                                                 S Korean
                                                                                                                                                                             economy expands
                                                                                                                                                                                0.8% in 2Q
                                                                                                                                                                               S EOUL , 5 Sept—The
                                                                                                                                                                             South Korea’s gross
                                                                                                                                                                             domestic product (GDP)
                                                                                                                                                                             gained 0.8 percent in the
                                                                                                                                                                             second quarter from the
                                                                                                                                                                             three months earlier, the
                                                                                                                                                                             country’s central bank said
                                                                                                                                                                               Exports of goods, which
                                                                                                                                                                             account for approximately
                                                                                                                                                                             40 percent of the GDP,
                                                                                                                                                                             gained 4.3 percent in the
                                                                                                                                                                             April-June         period,
                                                                                                                                                                             according to the Bank of
                                                                                                                                                                             Korea (BOK).
                                                                                                                                                                               Private       spending
                                                                                                                                                                             dropped 0.2 percent from
                                                                               CLAIMS DAY NOTICE                                                    The best time            the previous quarter,
                                                                           MV KOTA TAMPAN VOY NO (TPN 207)                                                                   declining for the first time
                                                                              Consignees of cargo carried on MV KOTA
                                                                                                                                                    to plant a tree          since the second quarter
                                                                                                                                                                             of 2004, the BOK said.
                                                                         TAMPAN VOY NO (TPN 207) are hereby notified that                            was 20 years              Facility investment
                                                                         the vessel will be arriving on 8.9.2008 and cargo will be
                                                                         discharged into the premises of A.W.P.T where it will                         ago. The              gained 0.9 percent while
                                                                         lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the                                         construction investment
                                                                         byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon.                               second best             fell 1 percent, the BOK
                                                                              Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am                                                 added.
                                                                         to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm up to Claims Day now
                                                                                                                                                     time is now.                               Internet
                                                                         declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
           Pakistani policemen kidnapped;                                from the vessel.                                                           Rescuers can’t get aid
                                                                              No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
                 36 militants killed
            KOHAT (Pakistan), 5 Sept — Militants in Pakistan
                                                                         the Claims Day.                                                           to starving Haitian city
       have kidnapped 26 police recruits on their way to                             SHIPPING AGENCY DEPARTMENT                      GONAIVES, 5 Sept—The convoy rumbled out of the
       college, police said on Thursday, while security forces                             MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY UN base toward a flooded, starving and seething city
                                                                               AGENT FOR: M/S ADVANCE CONTAINER Thursday, carrying some of the first food aid since
       killed 36 Islamist insurgents in clashes elsewhere in the
       northwest.                                                                                                                  Tropical Storm Hanna killed 137 Haitians and drowned
                                                                         Phone No: 256908/378316/376797
           Separately, the British High Commission closed its                                                                      Gonaives in muddy water three days ago.
       visa application centre in the capital, Islamabad, because                CLAIMS DAY NOTICE                                   Hungry children at three orphanages were waiting
       of a threat, a mission spokeswoman said.                              MV PHU MY VOY NO (306N)                               for the canvas-topped trucks, loaded with warm pots of
           The police recruits were travelling on three buses to                                                                   rice and beans and towing giant tanks of drinking
                                                                              Consignees of cargo carried on MV PHU MY VOY
       a training college in the town of Hangu in North West                                                                       water. The trucks didn’t make it.
                                                                         NO (306N) are hereby notified that the vessel will be
       Frontier Province when gunmen abducted them on                                                                                The convoy crept over mud-caked, semi-paved roads
                                                                         arriving on 6.9.2008 and cargo will be discharged into
       Wednesday in the Orakzai tribal region. The militants                                                                       past closed stores, overturned buses and women wading
                                                                         the premises of M.I.T.T where it will lie at the consign-
       freed the drivers.                                                                                                          in water up to their knees with plastic tubs on their
                                                                         ee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and
                                                    MNA/Reuters                                                                    heads. After about 45 minutes, the half-dozen trucks
                                                                         conditions of the Port of Yangon.
                                                                                                                                   ground to a halt. UN peacekeepers wearing camouflage
         WHO urges action to kick                                             Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
                                                                         to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm up to Claims Day now
                                                                                                                                   fatigues and bulletproof vests jumped out while others
                                                                                                                                   stood guard with assault rifles.
          polio out of N Nigeria                                         declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
                                                                                                                                     Before them, a huge gouge marred the road. The
                                                                         from the vessel.
                                                                                                                                   floods had split the asphalt, and water ran through the
         L AGOS , 5 Sept—The           Nigeria is the only                    No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
                                                                                                                                   10-foot-wide (3-meter-wide) gap.
       World Health Organi-          African country where               the Claims Day.
       zation on Thursday said       polio is still endemic,                         SHIPPING AGENCY DEPARTMENT
       there is an urgent need to    according to WHO website                              MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY
       interrupt wild polio virus    with African Press                   AGENT FOR: M/S EAGLE SHIPPING CO., LTD
       in Northern Nigeria,          Organization.—Internet              Phone No: 256908/378316/376797
       sustain optimum involve-
       ment of communities in
       high-risk areas, and con-
       duct independent monitor-
       ing and evaluation of
       immunization activities at
       all levels. This key recom-
       mendation is contained in
       a report to be discussed                                                                                                                     Residents cross a road cut off by flooding caused
       on Thursday at the                                                                                                                          by Tropical Storm Hanna in Gonaives, Haiti, on 4
       58th session of the                                                                                                                          Sept, 2008. The city was flooded by Hanna, that
       WHO Regional Com-             0987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321    swirled over Haiti for four days, dumping massive
       mittee for Africa in          0987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321
                                     0987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321     amounts of water and leaving at least 61 dead in
       Yaounde, Cameroon.            0987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321
                                     0987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321                   its wake.—INTERNET

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                                                                                                       Ethiopia celebrates as
                                                                                                       obelisk is unveiled in Axum           NLM the INTERNET
                                                                                                          AXUM (Ethiopia), 5 Sept             HEALTH / SCIENCE
                                                                                                       — Tens of thousands of
                                                                                                       Ethiopians cheered on
                                                                                                       Thursday as a 1,700-year-           Tobacco use causes 2.4m
                                                                                                       old giant stone obelisk
                                                                                                       taken to Italy by fascist         cancer cases in US in 5 years
                                                                                                       invaders in the 1930s was            WASHINGTON, 5 Sept — A total of 2.4 million
                                                                                                       restored to its historic site     cases of cancer were resulted from tobacco in the
                                                                                                       in an ancient northern town.      United States from 1999 to 2004, said the Centers
                                                                                                           The national treasure         for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on
                                                                                                       was returned to Ethiopia          Thursday.
                                                                                                       three years ago by the               According to the CDC report, tobacco use is the
                                                                                                       Italian Government and            No 1 preventable cause of disease and premature
                                                                                                       UN engineers have helped          death in the United States, topping alcohol use, car
                                                                                                       install it at its original        crashes, suicide, homicide and illegal drug use, and
                                                                                                       location in Axum, which           the most prominent cause of cancer.
         NASA workers watch as the space shuttle Atlantis makes the three-mile trip                    was once the centre of a             Around 438,000 people died prematurely every
          from the vehicle assembly building to launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space                        powerful trading empire.          year due to tobacco use, including 38,000 people
              Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on 4 Sept, 2008.—INTERNET                                            MNA/Reuters         who were secondhand smokers, it said.
                                                                                                                                            “In addition, smoking accounts for 167 billion
         Indonesia hopes agreement                                                                                       The             US dollars annually in health care expenditures and
                                                                                                                                         productivity losses.” — Internet
          on bird flu virus specimen                                                                                   wooden

                 to be settled
                                                                                                                       “Globe”            Scientists uncover how
                                                                                                                        at the
           J AKARTA , 5 Sept —          financially or otherwise that                                                  entrance           Ebola virus invades cell
       Indonesia hopes negotia-         come from the result of                                                                             WASHINGTON, 5 Sept— University of Texas
       tions on the material transfer                                                                                   of the
                                        researches on specimen sent                                                                      researchers announced on Thursday that they have
       agreement for bird flu virus     by affected countries.                                                        European
                                                                                                                                         discovered a key biochemical link in the process by
       specimen could be finished          Talks on mechanism                                                         Organization       which the Ebola Zaire virus infects cells — a critical
       in the inter-governmental        of avian flu virus sharing                                                        for            step to finding a way to treat the deadly disease
       meeting of WHO members           was started early in 2007                                                                        produced by the virus.
       in November, health                                                                                             Nuclear
                                        after the Indonesian                                                                                Ebola produces severe and often fatal hemorrhagic
       minister Siti Fadillah Supari    government protested the                                                      Research,
                                                                                                                                         fever in its victims and inflicts mortality rates close to
       said.                            unfair mechanism of virus                                                       CERN,            90 percent in some outbreaks. No vaccine or antiviral
           Indonesia hopes the          sharing and exchange of                                                          near            therapy has been developed against the virus.
       agreement could be made          the Global Influenza                                                                                The research team tied Ebola’s cellular invasion
       simple but able to accommo-      Surveillance Network                                                                             mechanism to aseries of biochemical reactions called
       date the interests of the                                                                                      INTERNET
                                        (GISN).—Internet                                                                                 the phophoinositide-3 kinase pathway (named for an
       developing countries,                                                                                                             enzyme found in the cell membrane).
       Antara news agency on             POSCO opens world’s biggest fuel cell plant                                                         By activating the PI3 kinase pathway, they found,
       Friday quoted the minister          S EOUL , 5 Sept —            is enough to provide           (43million US dollars)            an Ebola virus particle tricks the cell into drawing it into
       as saying.                       POSCO, Korea’s biggest          electricity to 17,000          used for research and             a bubble-like compartment known as an endosome,
           ”We wish our property        steel maker, opened the         households.                    development. It added             which is pulled, together with the virus, into the cell.
       right to the virus would         world’s biggest hydrogen           The plant took 11           that additional 10 billion        Then — at a critical point — the virus bursts free from
       receive recognition and we       fuel cell production plant      month to be completed and      won (11 million U.S.              the endosome and begins to reproduce itself.
       had access to information        in the southeastern city of     was constructed jointly        dollars) is earmarked for                                                           Internet
       on where the virus had been      Pohang, the Korea Herald        with the US-based              further research and
       taken to and how it had been
       handled,” she said here on
                                        reported Friday.
                                           According to POSCO,
                                                                        FuelCell Energy.
                                                                           POSCO said it spent a
                                                                                                       development efforts up to
                                                                                                                                             Czech archaeologists find
          She said the agreement
                                        each fuel cell of the plant     total of 120 billion won          The company said fuel             unique 7000-year-old statue
                                        will be capable of              (130 million US dollars)       cell generators can achieve
       must also cover deals on                                                                                                             PRAGUE, 5 Sept — Czech archaeologists have
                                        producing 50 megawatts          to build the plant, with an    up to 47 percent energy
       benefit sharing both                                                                                                              uncovered a torso of a unique female statue created
                                        of electricity, which           additional 40 billion won      efficiency, up from
                                                                                                                                         about 7,000 years ago near Masovice, south of the
                                                                                                       conventional generators’
                                                                                                                                         Czech Republic, which is the second similar find in
                                                                                                       35 percent.
                                                                                                                                         this locality, the Czech news agency CTK said on
                                                                                                           Members of the                   The woman’s statue found in the area last summer
                                                                                                           Charleston Fire               was given the name “Hedvika of Masovice,” while
                                                                                                           Department fill               “her sister” is called Johanka, “according to the
                                                                                                                                         female names in the calendar on the days when the
                                                                                                         sandbags for local
                                                                                                                                         artifacts were found, head of the archaeological
                                                                                                       residents under I-26 in           research Zdenek Cizmar said. “Though the statues
                                                                                                       Charleston, SC as they            come from the same period, each of them is different
                                                                                                        prepare for Tropical             and exceptional,” Cizmar said.
                                                                                                                                            Both sculptures, created by people of the Moravian
                                                                                                         Storm Hanna and
                                                                                                                                         Painted Ceramic culture, probably served as idols,
                                                                                                        Hurricane Ike on 4               symbolizing life and fertility, CTK said.
                                                                                                             Sept, 2008.                    The lower part of the half-a-meter tall “Hedvika”
                                                                                                              INTERNET                   statue is the oldest sculpture of such a large size
                                                                                                                                         found in central Europe, it added.—Internet

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                                                                      Juve’s European return a miracle,
               SPORTS                                                           says Nedved
                                                                        ROME, 5 Sept— Juventus’s veteran Czech winger
                                                                    Pavel Nedved said the Italian giants are back to their
         Barry out to prove a point to                              best, just two years after being demoted to Serie B for
            Capello and England                                     match-fixing.
                                                                         Juve also began their Serie B campaign in 2006-07
                                       Gareth Barry, seen
                                                                    with a points deficit but still came through to claim the
                                        here in May 2008,
                                     admits he is mentally
                                                                        And last season Claudio Ranieri’s team surprised
                                       prepared to give his
                                                                    everyone by finishing third in Serie A and qualifying
                                         best for England                                                                              Juventus’s veteran Czech winger Pavel Nedved.
                                                                    for the Champions League.
                                      again and is relieved                                                                                               INTERNET
                                      that he can focus on
                                     his football following          NASCAR rescinds                           Ribery back in training at Bayern
                                     a turbulent summer at                                             MUNICH (Germany), 5                                          ter day with more energy,
                                           Aston Villa.              probation against             Sept — French midfielder                                         Franck is getting more and
                                             INTERNET                 Stewart, Logano              Franck Ribery took part                                          more confidence,” said
                                                                                                   in full training with Bayern                                     Klinsmann. The Bayern
           LONDON, 5 Sept—Gareth Barry admits he is men-               D AYTONA B EACH , 5
                                                                                                   Munich on Thursday for                                           boss expects Ribery to
       tally prepared to give his best for England again and is     Sept—Tony Stewart and
                                                                                                   the first time since his Euro                                    return for the German gi-
       relieved that he can focus on his football following a       Joey Logano will not be
                                                                                                   2008 ankle injury and ex-                                        ants on 27 September for
       turbulent summer at Aston Villa.                             on probation in the                                              Bayern       Munich’s
                                                                                                   pects to play again by the                                       the Bundesliga match
           Barry was determined to secure a move to Liver-          NASCAR Nationwide                                                French star Franck
                                                                                                   end of September.                                                against Hanover. The
       pool, but the move failed to materialise after the Mer-      Series after all.                                                Ribery, seen here in May
                                                                                                       Having torn ankle liga-                                      Frenchman damaged his
       seyside club failed to meet his 18million pounds price          A three-man panel of                                          2008, took part in full
                                                                                                   ments in June, Ribery, 25,                                       ankle playing for his coun-
       valuation and he is now remaining at Villa Park.             the National Stock Car                                           training with Bayern
                                                                                                   trained with his team-                                           try in the 2-0 defeat at the
           The events of the last few weeks have clearly            Racing Commission is-                                            Munich for the first time
                                                                                                   mates under new Bayern                                           hands of Italy on Tuesday
       affected the England midfielder who was singled out          sued a decision Wednes-                                          since his Euro 2008 an-
                                                                                                   coach Jurgen Klinsmann                                           17 June during the Euro
       by Fabio Capello for his poor display in the last friendly   day rescinding the proba-                                        kle injury and expects to
                                                                                                   in Munich watched by                                             2008 group stages and un-
       against the Czech Republic.                                  tion handed down to the                                          play again by the end of
                                                                                                   more than a thousand fans.                                       derwent surgery two days
           Capello felt the Liverpool situation was playing on      drivers after the Joe Gibbs                                      September.—INTERNET
                                                                                                       “He is working day af-                                       later.—Internet
       Barry’s mind during the game and he was not produc-          Racing team was caught
       ing his best form.                                           trying to manipulate an            Federer, Djokovic book US Open rematch
           Barry knew he had to put things right and issued a       engine horsepower test
       statement to say he was definitely staying at the club.      following the Nationwide                         in semi-final
           With the World Cup qualifying campaign getting           race at Michigan last                                                NEW YORK, 5 Sept—              Federer advanced to his
       underway against Andorra on Saturday, Barry knows            month.                                                           For Roger Federer to win       18th consecutive Grand
       he needs to regain his best form straight away and show                          Internet                                     his fifth US Open title in a   Slam semi-final and
                                                                                                                                     row, the Swiss second          stretched his US Open win
       Capello he should be a permanent member in the
                                                                                                                                     seed must prove he still       streak to 32 matches by
       England team.
                                             league accuses
                                                         Internet                                                                    has what it takes to beat      defeating 130th-ranked
                                                                                                                                     Novak Djokovic, this time      qualifier Gilles Muller 7-
                                                 NHL of                                                                              in a semi-final rematch of     6 (7/5), 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to
         South Africa to “showcase” progress                                                                                         last year’s final.             end the Luxembourg left-
                                              breaking deal
            on 2010 World Cup to Blatter       MOSCOW, 5 Sept —A
                                                                                                                                          Twelve-time Grand         hander’s dream run.
          JOHANNESBURG, 5 Sept— South African organisers                                                                             Slam winner Federer and            “I’m happy to keep the
                                                                    newly formed Russian                                             Serbian third seed
       of the 2010 World Cup said on Thursday they were                                                                                                             semi-final streak alive.
                                                                    hockey league accused                                            Djokovic, the reigning
       upbeat about FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s visit next                                                                                                        That’s a huge streak for a
                                                                    the NHL of poaching two         Roger Federer of Swit-
                                                                                                                                     Australian Open cham-          long time,” Federer said.
                                     week to “showcase” the         of its players when the         zerland serves to Gilles
                                                                                                                                     pion, advanced to a Satur-     “I’m really happy with my
                                     progress made in prepar-       Los Angeles Kings               Muller of Luxembourg
                                                                                                    during the men’s quar-           day semi-final replay of       mindset going into the
                                     ing for the event.             agreed to terms with two                                         their 2007 title showdown
                                                                                                   terfinals match at the US                                        semi-finals. I’m happy to
                                          Blatter will on Sep-      draft prospects last week.                                       with impressive quarter-
                                                                                                   Open at the USTA Billie                                          take it to the final four one
                                     tember 14 begin a four-            As a result, the Conti-                                      final triumphs Thursday.
                                                                                                      Jean King National                                            more time.”—Internet
                                     day visit to South Africa,     nental Hockey League
                                                                    (KHL),        announced          Tennis Center in New
                                     during which he would
                                     visit World Cup facilities     Thursday that it was no         York City. Federer won              Paes completes career mixed
                                     in the major cities of Jo-     longer obligated to abide         7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 7-6 (7/         doubles Slam with US Open title
                                     hannesburg and Cape            by a moratorium reached              5).—INTERNET
                                                                                                                                        NEW YORK, 5 Sept—India’s Leander Paes completed
                                     Town, World Cup Local          in July, when the leagues        Leander Paes (L) of             a career mixed doubles Grand Slam on Thursday,
         FIFA president Sepp         Organising Committee           agreed against signing          India and Cara Black             joining Zimbabwe’s Cara Black to beat Britain’s Jamie
           Blatter speaks at a       (LOC) chief Danny Jorda-       players that were under        of Zimbabwe pose with                                       Murray and American
        FIFA Executive Com-          an said.                       contract.                        the trophy after win-                                     Liezel Huber 7-6 (8/6), 6-
        mittee press conference         “We have made tre-              In a news release, the     ning the mixed doubles                                      4 in the US Open final.
         in Sydney, May 2008.        mendous progress and we        KHL said the NHL vio-             title against Liezel                                     The 97-minute victory for
        South African organis-       hope to showcase this          lated that agreement             Huber of the United                                       the first-time Slam pairing
         ers of the 2010 World       progress to him during his     when the Kings signed              States and Jamie                                        follows mixed titles for
          Cup said they were         September 14 to 17 visit.      2008 second-round draft            Murray of Great                                         Paes at the 1999 French
        upbeat about Blatter’s       We also hope he will be        pick, defenseman Vjate-         Britain during Day 11                                      Open and Wimbledon with
           visit next week to        very impressed with the        slav Voinov, and 2008          of the 2008 US Open at                                      American Lisa Raymond
            “showcase” the           lot of progess we have         fifth-round pick, center        the USTA Billie Jean                                       and the 2003 Wimbledon
           progress made in          made,” Jordaan told jour-      Andrei Loktionov, on 27         King National Tennis                                       and Australian Opens with
           preparing for the         nalists.                       Aug.                            Center on September                                        US star Martina Navrati-
           event.—INTERNET                              Internet                       Internet           4.—INTERNET                                          lova.—Internet

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                                                                                                                             THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Saturday, 6 September, 2008 15

           UNGA meets over Global
          Counter-Terrorism Strategy
          UNITED NATIONS, 5 Sept — The UN General Assembly
       met Thursday to consider the UN Global Counter-
       Terrorism Strategy, which it had unanimously adopted
       in September 2006, by which member states agreed to
       take a set of concrete measures to address terrorism in
       all its aspects.
           Speaking to delegates attending the meeting, UN
       Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the
       international community to “take multilateral counter-
       terrorism cooperation even further”.
           Firstly, “we must not shy away from nontraditional Advertising billboards within the old Xi’an city
       approaches to promoting security”, Ban said. Recent wall will be banned in an effort to preserve the
       research has found that military force is rarely
                                                                 ancient capital’s splendor.—INTERNET
       responsible for bringing an end to terrorist groups, he
       said.                                                                          Chinese education ministry to
                                                                                       relieve students’ eye burden
                           Asleep in Jesus                                            BEIJING, 5 Sept — China's Ministry of Education
                    Rev. Father Edwin David                                       issued a revised scheme on short sight prevention for
                               Age 64 years                                       elementary and middle school students on Thursday,
                        Priesthood 36 years                                       as the country's youth are continuously troubled by eye
         Parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Tamway
                                                                                       The scheme, with detailed requirements on
               Beloved son of late Mr. Anthony David and                                                                                                                                     WEATHER
                                                                                  homework amount and even teachers' writing style,
        Mrs. Susan David, eldest brother of Andrew-Priscilla                                                                                                                             Friday, 5 September, 2008
                                                                                  asks schools to combine in daily curriculum both
        (India), Clement-Rachel, Pamela, Cyril-Jacintha,
        Raymond-Daisy, Bernadette-Raphael, Cecilia-Luke                           "moving and still" activities that involve eye use for                                       Summary of observations recorded at 09:30 hr MST:
        Joseph and Winston-Beatrice (Canada), Parish Priest                       both long and short distance.                                                           During the past 24 hours, rain or thundershowers have been
        of St. Francis of Assisi Church No. 131, Kyaikkasan                           It said homework for primary school students should                                 widespread in Shan State, fairly widespread in Kachin and
        Road, Tamway, Head of Education Commission,                               not cost more than one hour while kids in grades one                                    Mon States, upper Sagaing and Taninthayi Divisions and
        Yangon Archdiocese, (Formee Youth Chaplain of                             and two should be free from writing assignments. This                                   scattered in Rakhine and Kayin States, Bago Division, iso-
        Yangon Archdiocese) passed away peacefully at                             is to ensure at least 10 hours' sleep for primary students
                        th                                                                                                                                                lated in Mandalay Division, weather has been partly cloudy
        7:00 pm on 5 September 2008 at Shwegondine                                and eight for middle school kids. In addition, at least
                                                                                                                                                                          in the remaining areas. The noteworthy amounts of rainfall
        Specialist Centre, Yangon. The funeral service will                       one-hour physical exercise per day should be
        take place at St. Francis of Assisi Church, No 131,                       guaranteed. The scheme was first mapped out by the                                      recorded were Putao (1.31) inches, Thaton (1.26) inches,
                                                        th                                                                                                                Minesat (1.22) inches and Mawlaik (1.10) inches.
        Kyaikkasan Road, Tamway on Tuesday, the 9 of                              Ministry of Education in 1988 and it's the first revision
        September, 2008, at 1:00 pm.         Bereaved Family                      in twenty years.—MNA/Xinhua                                                                  Maximum temperature on 4-9-2008 was 91˚F.
                                                                                                                                                                          Minimum temperature on 5-9-2008 was 73ºF. Relative hu-
                                           8:25 am                                14:20 pm                                    5:45 pm                                     midity at (09:30) hours MST on 5-9-2008 was 93%. Total
                                            8. 2008KuNs\
                                                      ˙     (16) Âkime mak\
                                                                       \           10.Dance of national                        7. 2 0 0 8 K u N ˙ s \          (16)       sunshine hours on 4-9-2008 was (5.0) hours approx.
                                               mn\ma.Riu;rayU\ek¥;mO ASiu'            race.                                         Âki m \ e mak\ mn\ m a. R i u ; ra
                                                                                  14:25 pm                                                                                     Rainfall on 5-9-2008 was (Nil) at Mingaladon, (Nil) at
                                               Ak' Aer;' At^; pioc\p∑´                                                              yU\ek¥;mO ASiu' Ak'
                                               pioc\pwc\m¥a; el.laNicÂ\ krn\
                                                     ´∑              u
                                                                                  11. Ni u c \ c M s ^ ; p∑ a ; Ael;Ta;                                                   Kaba-Aye and (Nil) at Central Yangon. Total rainfall since 1-
                                                                                                                                    Aer;'                At^; pioc\p∑´
                                                                                        ek¥;lk\Tut\kun\m¥a;                                                               1-2008 was (81.18) inches at Mingaladon, (91.93) inches at
                                               (kalepÅet;' eKt\                                                                      pi o c\ p ∑ ´ w c\ m ¥a; el. l a
                                                                                  14:35 pm
                                               ehac\;et;) (wåqnar˙c\                                                                Niuc\Âkrn\                            Kaba-Aye and (109.68) inches at Central Yangon. Maximum
                                                                                  12. {sv\;km\;liuk\na
                                               (dutiytn\;) ASc\.)                                                                   (kalepÅet;' eKt\
                                                                                        eB;kc\;k∑a}                                                                       wind speed at Yangon (Kaba-Aye) was (4) mph from South
                                               (Am¥io;qa;)                              (ek¥a\ r ´ e Aac\ ' K¥s\ q ¨ ¨ '            ehac\;et;) (wåqnar˙c\                 at (12:30) hours MST on 4-9-2008.
                                            9. International news                       eza\wc\;emac\' ema.s\'                      (du t i y tn\ ; ) ASc\ . )
                                            10.At^; pioc\p∑´                            lc\;zanv\eza\)
                                                                                                                                                                               Bay inference: Monsoon is weak in the Andaman
          Saturday, 6 September                                                                                                     (Am¥io;qa;)
                                           11.00 am                                     (dåRikta-Kc\eza\' mc\su;i (w/q)
                                                                                             u \             .                6:00 pm                                     Sea and Bay of Bengal.
              View on today                 1. Martial Song.                      14:45 pm                                      8. Evening News                                Forecast valid until evening of 6-9-2008: Rain or
                                           11:10 am                               13. International News                      6:30 pm                                     thundershowers will be isolated in Kayah State, lower
        7:00 am                                                                   14:55 pm
                                            2. Musical programme                                                               9. Weather report
         1. mc\;k∑n\;Sraeta\               11:25 am                               14. Ak pioc\p∑´                                                                         Sagaing and Magway Divisions, scattered in Rakhine and
               Bura;Âk^;f                                                         4:00 pm                                     6:35 pm                                     Kayin States, Mandalay, Bago, Yangon and Ayeyawady
                                            3. Games For Children.                                                             10. Al˙R˙amy\' l˙kmıawy\
               prit\tra;eta\                                                       1. Martial Song.
                                           11:45 am                                                                           6:50 pm                                     Divisions and fairly widespread in the remaining areas.
        7:25 am                             4. Niuc\cM Ka;zat\lm\;t∑´             4:10 pm
         2. To be healthy                                                          2. At^; pioc\p∑´                            11. Bi u k el;Âki m \ e K¥ac\ ;            Degree of certainty is (80).
                                              {emem.emt†a kue!ku!a}
            exercise                                                              4:25 pm                                           kduMknilm\;ePak\lup\er;                    State of the sea: Seas will be slight in Myanmar waters.
        7:30 am                                                                    3. rn\ k u n \ t i u c \ ; Am˙ t \ ( 3)          s^mMkin\;                                  Outlook for subsequent two days: Continuation of
                                           12:30 pm
         3. Morning news                                                                Ae KKMpvaU^;s^;@an'                   7:00 pm
                                            5 {Sn\;Âky\T; Ka; poicpm¥a;}
                                                             ¨    \ ´∑                                                                                                    thundery conditions in the Central Myanmar areas.
        7:40 am                                                                         ttiyAÂkim\e mak\                      12. Niuc\cM Ka;zat\lm\;t∑´
                                           13:05 pm                                     DmμsÂkawt\Rtpeza\p´´(∑ttiySu)
                                                                                                   ∑ \ ¨                                                                       Forecast for Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring area
         4. el;kÁn\;mar\eAac\                                                                                                       {eRWmc\;qa;el;K¥s\puM pc\}
                                            6. Land of flowers                          (ATk-2'lOic\qaya)                                                                 for 6-9-2008: Isolated rain or thundershowers. Degree of
               est^eta\                                                                                                             (Apiuc\;-28)
                                           14:00 pm                                     (Am¥io;qa;wt\R∑t\AP∑´>)
        7:50 am                             7. Rup\ mc\rqet;suk‹                                                              8:00 pm                                     certainty is (80%).
                                                                                  4:50 pm
         5. pn\ Â ka;er;wn\ Â k^ ; @an     14:10 pm                                4. Song For Uphold                         13. News.                                        Forecast for Yangon and neighbouring area
               Nicceta\qst;wic; eP¥a\e P
                 u \ M  M Mu ^ u \          8. ASiu poic\p∑´                          National Spirit.                        14. International news                      for 6-9-2008: Isolated rain or thundershowers. Degree of
               tc\Sk\mOAs^AsU\             14:15 pm                               5:00 pm                                     15. Weather report
                                                                                                                                                                          certainty is (80%).
        8:00 am                             9. {laAt¨¨q∑a;Âksiu>}                  5. mn\ma.Del.Riu;ralk\ew˙>                 16. Niuc\cM Ka;zat\lm\;t∑´
         6. kb¥apn\;y¥aU\                                                         5:15 pm                                           {l¨eyac\eSac\eqa                           Forecast for Mandalay and neighbouring area for
                                               (ek¥a\ q k\ l c\ ; 'wc\ ; T∑ ! \
        8:15 am                                eAac\' Tiuk\Tuk\qc\;)
                                                              i                    6. rqepÅl∑ c \ q Ru p \ e Sac\                   eRWcå;nt\qm^;el;}                     6-9-2008: Possibility of isolated r or thundershowers. De-
         7. Musical programme                  (dåRiuk\ta-sin\qn\;U^;)                  l∑c\ pc\                                    (Apiuc\;-19)                          gree of certainty is (40%).

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       7th Waxing of Tawthalin 1370 ME                                                                                                  Saturday, 6 September, 2008
                    Skyful liars attempting to destroy nation
                    BBC lying
                    VOA deceiving
                    RFA      setting up hostilities
                    Beware! Don’t be bought by those ill-wishers

           Monywa University students urged to improve
               self efficiency, widen social horizons
               NAY PYI TAW, 5 Sept— Member of the Panel of
       Patrons of the Union Solidarity and Development Asso-            Com-
       ciation (Central) Chairman of Sagaing Division Peace           mander
       and Development Council Commander of North-West
       Command Brig-Gen Myint Soe and USDA Secretariat
       Member Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan           Myint Soe
       met Rector Dr Maung Htoo, faculty members and stu-            and Min-
       dents at Monywa University on 3 September morning.
                                                                    ister Brig-
               In his speech, the commander urged the students
       to try hard in their pursuit of education for holding        Gen Kyaw
       degree by improving self-efficiency and widening the             Hsan
       scope of knowledge and social horizons.
                Secretariat Member Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw               greet
       Hsan, next, gave a speech saying that today’s students are      faculty
       the strength of the future State. He stressed the need to     members
       realize perpetuation of independence and sovereignty of
       the State and development of the country by relying on the     and stu-
       internal strength. He added that as today is knowledge age     dents at
       as well as technology age, global countries are in the
       process of changing the administrative system to develop
       the nation based on inexhaustible knowledge and human        University.
       resources instead of natural resources.                         MNA
                               (See page 8)

             Myanmar to compete in football,                                                                               Why Disasters
            track & field, volleyball in Mekong
                   Delta Region Sports
                                                                                                                            Are Getting
                                                                    Article & Photos: Pho Thaw Zin                            Worse
                The Mekong Delta Region Sports will take cially, the Myanmar youth football team as the defend-
         place in Thailand from 10 to 15 September. Myanmar ing champions will compete in the Mekong Delta
         will participate in three sports events namely football, Region Football Tournament.
         track & field and volleyball in the competitions. Espe-                    (See page 10)

                                                                                                                          Hurricane Ike is located east-northeast of
                                                                                                                          Grand Turk Island in this satellite image
                                                                                                                        taken on 5 Sept, 2008. Ike weakened slightly
                                                                                                                         as it charged across the Atlantic toward the
                                                                                                                         Bahamas and the United States on Thurs-
                                                                                                                                    day. (News on page 11)
                                     Myanmar youth footballers in training session.                                                        INTERNET

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