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       Volume XVI, Number 129                                              9th Waning of Wagaung 1370 ME                                                   Monday, 25 August, 2008

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

            Prime Minister attends ceremony to mark
         60th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic
            relations between Myanmar and Thailand
            NAY PYI TAW, 24 Aug         Religious Affairs Brig-      and military attachés of
       —Prime Minister Gen-             Gen Thura Myint Maung,       foreign embassies to
       eral Thein Sein attended         Yangon City Develop-         Myanmar and officials.
       the ceremony to mark the         ment Committee Chair-               First, Prime Min-
       Sixtieth Anniversary of          man Mayor Brig-Gen           ister General Thein Sein
       the establishment of dip-        Aung Thein Lin, Deputy       signed in the visitors’
       lomatic relations between        Minister for Home Affairs    book. Next, the Prime
       the Union of Myanmar             Brig-Gen Phone Swe and       Minister and the Thai
       and the Kingdom of Thai-         wife, Deputy Minister for    Foreign Minister cor-
       land at the Thai Embassy         Social Welfare, Relief and   dially greeted the ambas-
       on Pyay Road, Dagon              Resettlement Brig-Gen        sadors. The Thai Foreign
       Township in Yangon at            Kyaw Myint and wife,         Minister extended greet-
       6.45 pm today. He was            Director-General of the      ings.
       welcomed there by the            Government Office Col               Later, the Prime
       visiting Minister of For-        Thant Shin, Director-Gen-    Minister and guests were
       eign Affairs of Thailand         eral of the Protocol De-     served with Thai tradi-
       Mr Tej Bunnag, Thai Am-          partment U Kyaw Kyaw         tional foods and the
       bassador to Myanmar Mr           and departmental heads,      artistes of the two coun-
       Bansarn Bunnag and mili-         Thai Military Attaché Col    tries performed a variety
       tary attachés.                   Ekachai Harnpoonvittaya      of dances.
              The ceremony was          and officials, ambassadors                        MNA
       also attended by Minister           Prime Minister General Thein Sein being
       for Foreign Affairs U              welcomed by Visiting Foreign Affairs Minis-
       Nyan Win and wife, Min-             ter of Thailand Mr Tej Bunnag at the cer-
       ister for Social Welfare,          emony to mark the 60th Anniversary of estab-
       Relief and Resettlement              lishment of diplomatic relations between
       Maj-Gen Maung Maung                 Myanmar and Kingdom of Thailand.—MNA
       Swe and wife, Minister for

               Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Mr Tej Bunnag extends greetings at the ceremony to mark the 60 th Anniversary of establishment of
                                                      diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Thailand.— MNA

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               PERSPECTIVES                                                               People’s Desire
                     Monday, 25 August, 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
         Dams along Mone Creek                               *   Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State
                                                             *   Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
         under construction for
         regional development                                    BSI and Myanmar
                There is a vast area of arable land in
         central Myanmar. If there is sufficient supply
                                                              Correctional Department
         of irrigation water crop production of the region
         will be on the increase. Therefore, the
                                                             hold four-monthly meeting
         government is striving for tapping water                 Y ANGON , 23 Aug—The Bureau of Special
         resources effectively in the region.                Investigation and the Myanmar Correctional
                Dams and reservoirs built along Mone         Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs held
         Creek in Magway Division are now benefiting         a meeting at the ministry on Saya San Road in Yankin
         a vast stretch of farmland in the region.           Township this morning.
         Meanwhile, the emergence of more lakes and               Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Maung Oo in
         canals contributes a lot to increasing the sown     his speech stressed the importance of honouring legal Myanmar Geosciences Association donates
                                                             procedures in compliance with the guidance of the Waso robes to members of the Sangha.— NLM
                                                             Head of State.
                Mone Creek Multipurpose Dam Project,
         Kyeeohn Kyeewa Multipurpose Dam Project,
                                                                  SBI Director-General U Aung Saw Win and MCD                   Myanmar Geosciences
                                                             Director-General U Zaw Win gave accounts of work
         Upper Buywa Dam Project and Buywa Dam
         Project along Mone Creek are under
                                                             progress.                                                       Association offers Waso robes
                                                                  Also present were Deputy Minister for Home
         implementation. Of the projects, the newly          Affairs Brig-Gen Phone Swe, heads of department,          YANGON, 24 Aug — The Myanmar Geosciences
         completed Mone Creek Multipurpose Dam               and those in charge from states and divisions.        Association held the second Waso robe offering
         Project is now generating electricity and feeding                                                  MNA ceremony at the function hall of Myanmar Engineering
         water to Kyeeohn Kyeewa Multipurpose Dam                                                                  Society on Hline Campus, here, yesterday morning.
         Project.                                             Minister Maj-Gen Maung Oo speaking at the                Faculty members and members of the association
                Kyeeohn Kyeewa Multipurpose Dam is             coordination meeting of Bureau of Special           offered Waso robes and alms to members of the Sangha.
         situated in Pwintbyu Township. On completion,                                                             Dhammikayama Yawkyaung Pariyatti Monastery
                                                                Investigation and Myanmar Correctional             Sayadaw Bhaddanta Varananda delivered a sermon,
         it will be able to benefit over 90,000 acres of
                                                                             Department.— MNA                      followed by sharing of merits. — NLM
         farmland and generate 74 megawatt. At
         present, the construction of the dam has been
         completed by 63 per cent.
                Upon completion of all the four major
         dams, they will be able to generate 250 more
                Being multipurpose dams, they will be
         able to contribute not only to regional
         development of areas on the west bank of
         Ayeyawady River but also to cultivation of
         paddy, beans and pulses and edible oil crops as
         well as greening of the region.
                We firmly believe that on completion of
         the dams along Mone Creek, the socio-economic
         status of local people will improve all the more.

          Talks on women’s affairs, anti-human trafficking held                                                             39th Inter-State/Division
                                                                                            YANGON, 24 Aug—The
                                                                                        Rehabilitation           and        Basketball Tournament
                                                                                        Reintegration Working
                                                                                        Group of Myanmar                             opened
                                                                                        Women’s             Affairs               YANGON, 24 Aug—An opening ceremony of
                                                                                        Federation held a talk at           the 39 th Inter-State and Division Basketball
                                                                                        Insein BEMS No. 9, here,            Tournament was held in conjunction with the U-18
                                                                                        on 19 August.                       Youth Basketball Tournament and National
                                                                                            Leader of the Working           Championship Basketball Tournament-2008 at Aung
                                                                                        Group Daw Tin Tin Nwe               San Stadium here yesterday.
                                                                                        gave a speech. Next, officials            Chairman of Myanmar Olympic Committee
                                                                                        gave talks on prevention of         Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint
                                                                                        violence against women,             delivered an address and opened the tournament.
                                                                                        youth and health and anti-                First, the participant teams took place at the
                                                                                        human trafficking. Later,           designated places, and the previous champion teams
                                                                                        Daw Tin Tin Nwe presented           handed over shields to the minister.
        Daw Tin Tin Nwe of MWAF and members present K 100,000 to No 9                   K 100,000 for the school to               The tournaments kicked off ahead on schedules.
        BEMS in Insein Township through school head Daw Than Than Aye.                  Headmistress Daw Than               The tournaments will continue up to 29 August.
                                            MNA                                         Than Aye.— MNA                                                                    MNA

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                Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games begins
            B EIJING , 24 Aug—       and renewal. The              performances began, with      thumbs-up in front of the
       The closing ceremony of       countdown to the closing      a drum formation on the       camera lens. Some
       the Beijing Olympic           ceremony started from the     ground and two "heavenly      athletes even carried their
       Games began in the            number 29, indicating the     drums" floating in the sky,   fellows on their shoulders
       National Stadium, also        29th Olympic Games.           and a spectacular show of     in celebration.
       known as the Bird's Nest,          All the audience         Chinese ethnic dancing
                                                                                                      Two-time Olympic
       in northern Beijing at 8      joined the countdown          and acrobatics.
                                                                                                 badminton gold medalist
       p.m. on Sunday.               from 10, while the                 Flags of 204 Olympic
                                                                   delegations were then         Zhang Ning carried the
            The gala began amid      numbers were displayed
       a display of fireworks that   by firework explosions in     escorted into the arena,      flag of the Chinese
       formed a huge circle in       the sky. The atmosphere       followed by world athletes    delegation.
       the sky which symbolizes      reached a climax at the       to the Games, all in casual        The closing ceremony
       the complete success of       end of the countdown, as      wear and some with their      focuses on "harmony,
       the Beijing Games.            fireworks illuminated the     medals on the neck. They      friendship and joy,"
            In traditional Chinese   full-packed 91,000-seat       cheerfully waved hands or     according to artistic
                                                                   flags toward the cheering                                           The Chinese national flag is hoisted aloft at the
       culture, circle is a symbol   stadium.                                                    director Zhang Yimou,
       of perfection, harmony             A 10-minute artistic     crowd, smiling and giving     who masterminded the                Beijing 2008 Olympic Games closing ceremony in
                                                                                                 Beijing Olympics' open-                 the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, in
                                                                                                 ing as well as closing                  Beijing, capital of China, on 24 Aug, 2008.
                                                                                                                    Internet                                 INTERNET

                                                                                                 Blast demolishes landmark towers
                                                                                                   L O N D O N , 24 Aug—             over the decades.               safety checks are carried
                                                                                                 Two iconic concrete                    At 0300 BST the blast        out. The blast was watched
                                                                                                 cooling towers in South             to reduce the "salt and pep-    by several thousand peo-
                                                                                                 Yorkshire have been de-             per pots" to rubble left part   ple and the M1 motorway
                                                                                                 molished in a controlled            of the north tower still        had to be closed from mid-
                                                                                                 explosion.                          standing but it has since       night on Saturday, be-
                                                                                                   Millions of drivers               collapsed.                      tween junctions 32 and 35.
                                                                                                 passed the 250ft (76m)                 The Highways Agency          It is thought the motorway
                                                                                                 towers by the Tinsley via-          said the motorway remains       may reopen on Sunday af-
                                                                                                 duct on the M1 at Sheffield         closed as planned while         ternoon.
                                                                                                                                                                         The towers stood only
        Firefighters work to extinguish a burning fuel train with oil from Azerbaijan,
                                                                                                    China imports less LPG                                           feet away from the twin-
                                                                                                                                                                     deck Tinsley viaduct,
         in Gori, about 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, on 24 August, 2008. The train                   in first half year                                            which carries the motor-
        exploded on Sunday on Georgia's main East-West rail line and police said it
                                                                                                     BEIJING, 24 Aug — Chi-          hikes on international          way on the top deck and
                         appeared to have hit a landmine.—INTERNET
                                                                                                 na’s liquefied petroleum            markets, the arrivals were      the A631 on its lower
                                                                                                 gas (LPG) import declined           valued 5.1 percent higher       deck.
          Nine more Filipinos confirmed                                                          by a double-digit rate in the       at 1.48 billion US dollars,         A joint statement from
                                                                                                 first six months of this year,      the administration added.       tower owner E.ON and the
              kidnapped off Somali                                                               as importers’ enthusiasm
                                                                                                 was dampened by price gap
                                                                                                                                        LPG was priced at 7,600
                                                                                                                                     yuan per ton abroad on av-
                                                                                                                                                                     Highways Agency said:
                                                                                                                                                                     “The demolition has now
          MANILA, 24 Aug — The       including 15 Filipino sea-       The foreign department     between domestic and                erage, 800 yuan higher than     been successfully com-
       Philippine Department of      men, GMA News re-             has instructed embassies      overseas markets, the Gen-          the domestic price.             pleted.”
       Foreign Affairs on Satur-     ported.                       in Berlin and Nairobi to      eral Administration of Cus-                            Internet                        Internet
       day confirmed that nine          On 19 Aug, suspected       coordinate with ship own-     toms said on Sunday.
       more Filipino seafarers       Somali pirates also seized    ers, international mari-         From January to June,
       have been seized by sea       MT Bunga Melati 2 with        time authorities and host     China imported 2.8 million
       pirates in the Gulf of        10 Filipino seamen, while     government, in the efforts    tons of LPG and other hy-
       Aden.                         20 other Filipino seafarers   to secure the safe and        drocarbon gases, a decline
          The nine captive Fili-     were held captives by the     speedy release of the crew    of 13.4 percent from the
       pino seamen were part of      pirates onboard an MV         members according to the      same period of last year.
       13-men crew of the Ger-       Stella Maris on 27 July.      report. —Internet                But owing to oil price
       man-owned, Antigua and
       Barbuda-flagged freighter          Swiss plane makes emergency
       M/T BBC Trinidad, said
       the department’s spokes-            landing after bomb threat
       man Claro Cristobal, cited      GENEVA, 24 Aug — A          pilot was informed a threat   evacuated on slides and
       by Philippine TV network      Swiss International Air       had been made via the         taken to a waiting room.
       GMA News.                     Lines plane was forced to     Swiss offices, according to   The airplane was then
          The freighter ship was     make an emergency land-       the report.                   moved from the runway
       hijacked by suspected So-     ing on Saturday after a          The Airbus A321 then       for checks by bomb dis-
       mali pirates on 21 Aug,       bomb threat was made          turned around and landed      posal experts.
       the same day when             against the flight, the       safely at Geneva airport.         But no explosive de-
       chemical tanker MT            official Swissinfo news          No one was injured dur-    vices were found on the
       Irene, a Panama-flagged       website reported.             ing the landing, a spokes-    plane. Geneva Airport               Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force personnel
       and operated by Japan’s         The flight from Zurich to   man of the airport was        sources indicated there             rappel from helicopters during a Comprehensive Fire
       Koyo Company, was hi-         Malaga in Spain was           quoted by Swissinfo as say-   might have been a false             Power Exercise at Higashifuji training field in
       jacked with 19 crewmen        overflying France when the    ing. The passengers were      alarm.—Internet                     Gotemba, west of Tokyo, on 24 Aug, 2008.—INTERNET

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       UN study: India warned to become
         hot-spot nation in the world
          NEW DELHI, 24 Aug —       coming decades, the           that India, Pakistan,
       A UN study identified        Times of India reported       Afghanistan and Indo-
       India as one of the “hot-    Sunday.                       nesia are the global
       spots,”     particularly         The study examined        warming hot-spot nations
       vulnerable to increase in    possible consequences of      that are already facing
       extreme drought, floods      global warming in the next    considerable political,
       and cyclones in the          20 to 30 years, and found     social, demographic,
                                                                  economic and security
           UAE takes strict                                       obstacles, the report said.
                                                                      “Climate change will
        precautionary measures                                    greatly complicate and
                                                                  could undermine efforts
            against bird flu                                      to     manage        these
           ABU DHABI, 24 Aug — The United Arab Emirates           challenges,” said Charles        A visitor looks at the replica of a bronze chariot from the Qin Dynasty
       (UAE) is gearing up for a battle against bird flu as the   Ehrhart, one of the authors     (221 BC- 206 B C) at the Ningxia Transportation Museum in Yinchuan,
       season of birds’ migration approaches with strict          of the study.                 capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, on 22 Aug,
       precautionary measures to prevent an outbreak of the          The impact of a natural    2008. The museum was opened to public on Friday. The museum, including
       disease in the country, local newspaper Khaleej Times      disaster is determined by         10 exhibiting sections, presents the transportation development and
       reported on Sunday.                                        several factors such                achievement in history and mordern times in Ningxia.—XINHUA
           Technical teams of the UAE National Committee          as access to proper
       for Emergency Response to the Bird Flu will intensify
       field surveys on the UAE coastlines, islands and other
                                                                  equipment and infor-
                                                                  mation, as well as the
                                                                                                 Interior Ministry: 76 civilians killed in
       locations to monitor birds, and take random samples
       for testing from the beginning of September, according
                                                                  ability to exert political
                                                                  influence, he said.
                                                                                                  Coalition airstrike in W Afghanistan
       to the report.—Xinhua                                                          Xinhua       KABUL, 24 Aug — An             civilian casualties caused       Afghan National Army and
                                                                                                airstrike of the US-led           by international forces’ air     the US-led Coalition forces
        Southern Israel hit by two rockets                                                      Coalition forces Friday in
                                                                                                Sindand district of Heart
                                                                                                                                      The government-run
                                                                                                                                                                   Friday killed 30 militants
                                                                                                                                                                   as their combined patrol
                                                                                                province in western               RTA television quoted a          was ambushed in Sindand
                   from Gaza                                                                    Afghanistan killed 76             member of parliament said        district. It added that two
          JERUSALEM, 24 Aug —       which calls on both sides     Qassam rockets have been      civilians including women         there were up to 80 civilians,   local nationals were
       Southern Israel was hit by   to stop cross-border          fired towards southern        and children, the Afghan          majority of whom are             wounded in the crossfire
       two rockets fired from the   violence and requires         Israel as well as a large     Interior Ministry said. The       women and children, died         between troops and
       Gaza Strip on Friday         Israel to ease its blockade   number of mortar shells,      ministry said in a state-         in the Coalition airstrike.      militants and there were no
       evening, causing no          on the strip.                 the report said.              ment that it has started          Earlier, the Coalition forces    other civilian casualties.
       damage or injuries, local        However, over 20                            Xinhua      investigation into the huge       said in a statement that the                         Xinhua
       news service Ynet
       reported.                       Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians                                                         All items from Xinhua News Agency
           The Qassam rockets,
       which were launched from                in S Afghanistan
       the northern part of the
       Hamas-ruled coastal
                                       KABUL, 24 Aug — Ten        provincial police chief,      four others on board.                    Madrid crash claims
                                    civilians were killed when    told Xinhua that it               “There were two
       enclave, landed in open      the mini bus they took hit    occurred at around 1 pm       children and one woman                      another life
       areas in the southern        a roadside mine on a          (0830 GMT) when the           among the death,” the                MADRID, 24 Aug—One of the 19 survivors of
       Israeli town of Ashkelon,    highway north of the          civilian mini bus running     police official said, “the        Wednesday’s plane crash at the Barajas airport near
       said the report.             Kandahar city, capital of     on the Kandahar-Uruzgan       enemies of peace, a phrase        Madrid has died, bringing the number of people killed
           Such attacks have        southern Afghan province      highway north of Kan-         usually hinted Taliban            in the crash to 154.
       become rare since an         of Kandahar, on Saturday,     dahar city hit roadside       militants, were behind the           Maria Luisa Estevez Gonzalez died from her injuries
       Egypt-brokered cease-fire    said an Afghan official.      mine, killing 10 pas-         bloodshed.”                       in hospital in Madrid, according to the city’s health
       took effect on 19 June,         Matiwullah Khan, the       sengers and wounding              Taliban insurgents            service. She had been badly burned when Spanair
                                                                                                fighting the government           flight JK 5022, bound for the Canary Islands, crashed
                                                                                                and international troops          just after take-off.
                                                                                                have yet to make any                 Madrid’s health service said that two other survivors
                                                                                                comment.—Xinhua                   remain in a very serious condition. —Xinhua

                                                                                                Tropical Storm Julio approaches Mexican coast
                                                                                                  MEXICO CITY, 24 Aug             to brush the west coast of       was not expected to
                                                                                                — Tropical Storm Julio            the peninsula near Cabo          become a hurricane,
                                                                                                formed off Mexico’s               San Lazaro on Monday             though it will likely
                                                                                                Pacific coast on Saturday         morning, and make                strengthen. The storm
                                                                                                and was headed toward             landfall Tuesday further         packed maximum sus-
                                                                                                Baja California Peninsula.        north near Punto Abreojos.       tained winds of 40 mph
                                                                                                  The storm was forecast             Forecasters said Julio        (64 kph) and was centred
                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday afternoon about
                                                                                                Tata unveil the “Nano” during a New Delhi motor                    240 miles (380 kilometres)
                                                                                                   show in January 2008. India’s Tata Motors                       south-southeast of the tip
                                                                                                  threatened on Friday to pull production of the                   of the Baja Peninsula,
                                                                                                 Nano, the world's cheapest car, out of Marxist-                   according to the National
                                                                                                    ruled West Bengal state if violent protests                    Hurricane Centre in
                                                                                                      continued against the plant.—XINHUA                          Miami.—Xinhua

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       More than 24% of Chinese chemical                                                        New iPhone 3Gs
                                                                                                wait for purchase at
                                                                                                the Apple Store in
         fibre producers suffer losses                                                          Los Angeles, Cali-
         B EIJING , 24 Aug —          costs caused by price     pectively, lower than the       fornia in July 2008.
       China's chemical fibre         rises for raw materials,  year-earlier level.             Sticker price shock
       sector saw a drastic           coal, power supply and      Over the five months,         has spoiled the
       slowdown in production         transport services.       the sector garnered 3.72        launch party of
       and export in the first half       Between January and   billion yuan (544.4 million     Apple’s iPhone in
       of this year, with its         May, 10.04 million tons   US dollars) in profits,         India, home to the
       economic returns de-           of chemical fibres were   down 1.36 billion yuan,         world’s fastest-
       clining substantially, the     produced nationwide, a    or 26.77 percent, from the      growing mobile
       China Chemical Fibres          growth of 7.4 percent on  same period of last year.       market, local media
       Association said on            the same period of last     Approximately 24.13           said      Saturday.
       Sunday.The association         year, and 753,000 tons    percent of chemical fibers           INTERNET
       ascribed the weak              were exported, up 27.98   enterprises nationwide
       performance largely to
       lower demand resulting
                                      percent. The growth rates
                                      were 10.49 percentage
                                                                suffered losses, 3.48
                                                                percentage points higher
                                                                                                          Road blast hits Zimbabwe,
       from slowing textiles
       export and to mounting
                                      points     and      20.72
                                      percentage points, res-
                                                                than the year-earlier level.
                                                                  The enterprises in red
                                                                                                            causing no casualties
                                                                recorded 2.02 billion yuan     HARARE, 24 Aug — A                 city of Bulawayo, causing    opposition leader Morgan
       Utah plane crash kills 10                                in losses, doubling the bomb has exploded at a
                                                                year-ago level, according road linking Harare, the
                                                                                                                                  no casualties, police said
                                                                                                                                  Saturday. The road blast
                                                                                                                                                               Tsvangirai took a lead but
                                                                                                                                                               failed to win outright. His
         LOS ANGELES, 24 Aug — A small aircraft crashed to the industry association. capital of Zimbabwe, and                     that happened Thursday       Movement for Democratic
       near an airport near the Arches National Park in                            Internet the country's second largest          night caused damage to two   Change party won a
       southeastern Utah, killing all 10 people on board,                                                                         road bridges, the police     majority in the lower house
       authorities said on Saturday.                                       Train rams four cars in                                said, adding that they are   of the parliament.
           The twin-engine plane crashed and burned shortly                                                                       still negotiable.                Tsvangirai boycotted
       after taking off from the Canyonlands Field airport late            Indonesia, injuring four                                    No individuals or       the 27 June presidential
       Friday, Grand County Sheriff James Nyland said             JAKARTA, 24 Aug — A commuter train rammed four                  groups have claimed          runoff. So President Robert
           Emergency rescuers rushed to the scene but found cars trying to cross a railway in Tambora, West Jakarta,              responsibility for the       Mugabe, the sole candidate
       no survivors, Nyland said.                               Indonesia, all passengers of the cars were badly                  explosion and relevant       in the race, won an
            Nyland said the victims were the director of Red wounded.                                                             investigations are un-       overwhelming victory and
       Canyon Aesthetics & Medical Spa, a dermatology                The accident occurred approximately at 11.30 am              derway, the police said.     was sworn in for a new
       clinic headquartered in Cedar City of Utah, his clinic local time as the gate operator had failed to close the                    Zimbabwe held         term immediately after the
       staff and the pilot.                                     railway gate on time, the Jakarta Post online news                presidential and parlia-     election result was
           The cause of the crash was under investigation, he quoted the Jakarta police’s Traffic Monitoring Centre               mentary elections on 29      announced on 29 June.
       said. —Internet                                          (TMC) as reporting.—Internet                                      March,        in    which                       Internet

                     Man drives home 53rd new
                       Cadillac in 53 years
                                                                                                                                         NEWS ALBUM
               There are loyal           leased a new Cadillac every                                                          Man uses Barbie fishing rod to
         customers, and then there's     year since 1955, the year                                                                 make record catch
         Joseph Macko. The 84-year-      Disneyland opened in                                                              David Hayes'     Alyssa's father sion. Hayes and his
         old Flint man has bought or     Anaheim, Calif. “You only                                                                       had bought the pink granddaughter have
                                                                                                                        granddaughter just
                                         live one time. Money is to
                                                                                                                                         Barbie fishing rod for been fishing in the
                                                                                                                        ask him to hold her
                                         spend,” he told The Flint
                                                                                                                                         Christmas and she pond behind his
                                                                                                                        Barbie rod and reel
                                         Journal. “I spend it once I get
                                                                                                                                         had caught a few house since she was
                                                                                                                        while she went to the
                                         it.”                              Zookeeper Detelina Andreeva feeds a          bathroom. He did.bluegill before her big enough to hold
                                            Macko, a retired General       one-month-old male squirrel named
                                         Motors Corp worker, used to                                                                     grandfather hauled in a pole.
                                                                                                                        And seconds later he
                                                                           Misho in the zoo in the Black Sea town       landed the state the catfish.              Hayes said his
                                         buy a new car every year, but
                                         he's been leasing the last few    of Varna, east of the Bulgarian              record channel      The Winston- g r a n d d a u g h t e r
                                         years. Last week, he drove        capital Sofia, Friday, 22 Aug, 2008. The                      Salem Journal worried he would
                                                                                                                        catfish at 21 pounds,
                                         home this year’s fresh set of     squirrel was found alone in a city park.     1 ounce.         reported the catch 5 break her rod. He
                                         wheels —a black 2009                                                                            Aug in eastern landed the 21-
                                         Cadillac DTS — from the Al            Man arrested just 12 hours after Wilkes County has pound fish on a 6-
                                         Serra Auto Plaza in Grand                           release from jail                           been certified as a re- pound test line. It
                                         Blanc.                                                                                          cord by the North was 32 inches long,
                                            “He looks forward every           A 22-year-old after completing his       Police chased the Carolina Wildlife 2 inches longer than
                                         year to buying a new car,”        man was back sentence for auto red Mustang at Resources Commis- the rod.
         A macaque riding a goat
                                         said Gordon Taylor, who has       behind bars about theft.                 speeds of up to 105
         performs during an animal                                         12 hours after he        But Indiana mph on Interstate
                                         been Macko’s salesman for
         sports meeting at a wildlife    22 years. “He wants that same     was released from State Police say 70, until the car spun
         park in Kunming, capital of     vehicle.”                         jail, accused of that early Wed- out and Roberts
         southwest China’s Yunnan           Marcella Macko said her        stealing a car and nesday morning, surrendered.
         Province, on 22 Aug, 2008.      husband isn’t the spendthrift     beer and leading Roberts stole a 2004       He’s now being
         Some dozen animals in the       he might seem — he saves up       police on a high- red Ford Mustang held in the Putnam
                                         all year to pay for a new car.    speed chase.          in Linton, then County Jail without
         park played on Friday for
                                            But, she said, she just           Darren E Ro- drove to a gas bond on a variety
         “gold medals” in events as      doesn’t get excited anymore       berts was released station in Clo- of charges. It’s not A man rides a horse in the sea at the
         “track     and      field”,     about the annual ritual.          from the Sulli- verdale where he i m m e d i a t e l y          end of a hot day in the Bulgarian
         “gymnastics”, “equestrian”         “He does, but I don’t,” she    van County Jail allegedly stole some known if he has an seaside village of Sinemorets, east of
         and “football”.                 said.                             Tuesday afternoon beer and fled.         attorney.                        the capital Sofia.

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                                                                                                             Syria denies accepting Russian
                                                                                                                   missile deployment
                                                                                                         DAMASCUS, 24 Aug —             Russian President Dmitry      sale of long-range missiles
                                                                                                     Syria denied on Friday that        Medvedev at a Black Sea       to its arch-foe, Syria.
                                                                                                     it was considering hosting         resort on Thursday.               Syria, which has been
                                                                                                     an advanced Russian                    “There is no truth to     largely isolated by the
                                                                                                     missile system, a day after        media reports that Syria      West, sees a potential for
                                                                                                     President Bashar al-Assad          had agreed to deploy          improved ties with
                                                                                                     held talks with Russian            Iskander missiles on its      Moscow as relations
                                                                                                     officials about upgrading          territory,” SANA said.        between Russia and the
                                                                                                     his country’s military.                  Russian media had       West worsen.
                                                                                                         Syria’s state news             quoted Assad as saying that          Russian Foreign
                                                                                                     agency SANA said                   Syria was ready to            Minister Sergei Lavrov
                                                                                                     deployment of Iskander             negotiate deployment of       said on Thursday that
                                                                                                     missiles, which Moscow             the surface-to-surface mid    Russia was prepared to sell
         A cook prepares surstromming (fermented Baltic herring) in the kitchen of                   says are capable of defying        range missiles, which are     Syria “defensive weapons
         Tennstopet restaurant in Stockholm, on 21 August. Every year, on the third                  any missile defence, was           also capable of reaching      which are not breaking the
         Thursday of August, Swedes gather with friends and family to celebrate the                  not on the agenda of talks         Israel. Israel on Thursday    regional balance of
                 start of the season for the fermented delicacy.—INTERNET                            between Assad and                  said it opposes any Russian   power”. — MNA/Reuters

         Israel reopens Gaza crossings after
                    2-day closure
           JERUSALEM, 24 Aug —         and medical supplies           group seized control of the
       Israel reopened its border      would enter the Gaza Strip     territory more than a year
       freight crossings with the      through the Nahal Oz,          ago.
       Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip          Kerem Shalom, and Sufa             The truce has largely
       on Friday, an Israeli           commercial crossings.          held, although Gaza
       official said, two days after       Israel and Hamas           militants have occa-
       they were shut in response      agreed on a ceasefire in
                                                                      sionally fired rockets into
       to a rocket attack.             June. It calls on both sides
              Israeli Defence          to stop cross-border           Israel and the Jewish state
       Ministry official Peter         violence and on Israel to      has periodically closed its
       Lerner said trucks carrying     ease a blockade on the         borders with the coastal        A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) activist with his body painted as a Sumatran
       fuel, livestock, stationery     Gaza Strip that was            enclave.                          tiger crouches near a large poster during a campaign for Sumatran tiger
       for schools as well as food     tightened after the Islamist                MNA/Reuters         protection in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 22 Aug, 2008. The Sumatran tiger, or
                                                                                                         Panthera tigris sumatrae, is the world’s most critically endangered tiger
        Greek police arrest fugitive for high                                                             subspecies. The WWF estimates fewer than 400 remain in the wild in
                                                                                                                   comparison to about 1,000 in the 1970s.—INTERNET
                       profile kidnap                         US to send third ship to Black Sea
         A  , 24, Aug — in 2006, Vassilis police official who
       Police arrested Greece’s        Palaiokostas is believed       declined to be named told         WASHINGTON, 24 Aug              missile destroyer USS         hygiene kits, baby food
       most wanted fugitive, who       to have organized the          Reuters.                       — The US military                  McFaul and the Coast          and infant care supplies
       is suspected of staging the     kidnapping of a northern          Mylonas, 49, chairman       planned to deploy the              Guard cutter Dallas are       to save lives and alleviate
       kidnapping of a prominent       Greece industrialist in        of the Federation of           third ship at the Black            stationed.                    human suffering,” the
       Greek       businessman         June.                          Industries of Northern         Sea at the end of August,              It said that the ship     statement said.
       earlier this year, officials        “We arrested Greece’s      Greece and CEO of              the Navy said on                   “is currently on-loading           According to the
       said on Thursday.               most wanted fugitive last      aluminium company              Thursday.                          humanitarian relief           Pentagon, Russia has
            After escaping from        night. Evidence shows he       Alumil, was abducted at             According to a                materials in her home         been informed about the
       prison in a Hollywood-          is also involved in Greek      gunpoint outside his home      statement, the USS Mount           port of Gaeta, Italy, and     US ship deployment in
       style operation involving       businessman George             and released two weeks         Whitney, which is the              will proceed to Georgia”      the Black Sea, both “our
       helicopters and fast cars       Mylonas’ kidnapping,” a        later after his wife paid an   flagship of the Sixth Fleet,       to deliver relief supplies.   activities and our
                                                                      unspecified ransom.            would be sent to the               “The ships will deliver       intentions”.
          Iraq wants US troops                                                      MNA/Reuters      region, where the guided           thousands of blankets,                     MNA/Xinhua

         deal to expire in 3 years                                         A Police officer
                                                                        stands by a mini bus
             BAGHDAD, 24 Aug — Iraq wants an agreement
                                                                         destroyed by fallen
       authorizing the continued presence of US troops on its
                                                                         scaffolding near a
       soil to expire in three years, government spokesman
       Ali al-Dabbagh said on Friday.                                    construction site in
           Washington and Baghdad say they are close to                  Hong Kong, on 22
       signing the deal, which is required to allow US forces           Aug, 2008. Typhoon
       to stay on in Iraq beyond the end of this year when a             Nuri weakened to a
       UN Security Council mandate ends. A draft of the                 severe tropical storm
       agreement is being circulated to Iraqi political leaders         as it landed in Hong
       for their approval.                                                Kong on Friday,
           Iraqi officials say that, although the draft contains       bringing strong winds
       no firm schedule for a US withdrawal, they want the                 and rainfall but
       agreement to require US forces to move off of most                   inflicting little
       Iraqi streets by the middle of 2009 and combat troops            damage. —INTERNET
       to go home by the end of 2011. — MNA/Reuters

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                     Rice, provisions donated to monasteries, nunneries in Nay Pyi Taw Lewe
           NAY PYI TAW, 24 Aug        Gen Thura Myint Aung          donated by wellwishers
       —Tatmadaw families of          received the Five Precepts    and gave certificates of
       Defence Services (Army,        from Presiding Sayadaw        honour to them.
       Navy and Air) and              Agga Maha Pandita                  Captain Naval Staff
       wellwishers donated rice,      Bhaddanta Janinda of the      (Navy) Captain Ting
       provisions and cash to four    monastery.                    Aung San supplicated on
       monasteries and two                Next,      Adjutant-      the purposes of the
       nunneries at Paukmyaing        General Maj-Gen Thura         donation. The Sayadaw
       Pariyatti Sarthintaik in       Myint Aung, Deputy            delivered sermon and
       Nay Pyi Taw Lewe               Minster for Religious         wellwishers shared merits
       Township today.                Affairs Brig-Gen Thura        for donations.
           At the donation            Aung Ko, military                  Today’s donations
       ceremony, Adjutant-            officers, departmental        were 234 bags of rice, 45
       General Maj-Gen Thura          heads and donors              viss of edible oil, 77 viss
       Myint Aung presented           presented robes and           of gram, 385 viss of salt,
       provisions to Sayadaws         provisions to Sayadaws        77 tubes of toothpaste, 500
       and members of the             and members of the            packages of chili powder,
       Sangha.                        Sangha. Adjutant-General      6947 boxes of tradi-
           The congregation led       Maj-Gen Thura Myint           tional medicines and
       by Adjutant-General Maj-       Aung accepted cash            K 13,953,000.—MNA

              Deputy Minister for Foreign
                 Affairs arrives back

                                                                                                    Adjutant-General Maj-Gen Thura Myint Aung presents robes and
                                                                                                  provisions to the Sayadaw at ceremony to donate rice and provisions to
                                                                                                    four monasteries and two nunneries in Nay Pyi Taw Lewe.— MNA

                                                                                                  Mayor, Vice-Mayor attend opening of repaved street
                                                                                                        YANGON, 24 Aug — USDA CEC                   The mayor, the vice-mayor and
                                                                                                  members (those in charge of Yangon         officials strolled along the street.
                                                                                                  Division) Chairman of Yangon City                 The repaved street was constructed
                                                                                                  Development Committee Mayor Brig-          with the contributions of the Yangon
                                                                                                  Gen Aung Thein Lin and Vice-Mayor          Division USDA and local people.
                                                                                                  Col Maung Pa attended the inauguration            The mayor and party met officials
                                                                                                  ceremony of repaved Khunni Street in       and teachers at No. 34 Basic Education
                                                                                                  Ward 29 of Thingangyun Township            Primary School and attended to the
                                                                                                  yesterday.                                 needs.—MNA

                                                                                                     Culprits who commit murder on Pyithaya
             Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Maung Myint attends the                            Street, Thingangyun Township arrested
              ceremony to mark the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of                                YANGON, 24 Aug— Members of Yangon Division Police Force have been
            diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Thailand in Bangkok.                          able to expose and arrest the culprits who committed a murder at a house on
                                                                                                   Pyithaya Street, Thingangyun Township on 19 August in two days.
                                          FOREIGN AFFAIRS
                                                                                                           The incident was that when neighbours came forward with information at
           NAY PYI TAW, 24 Aug        Minister of Labour Ms             U Min Lwin, Direc-         about 8 am on 19 August that Maung Zay Hlyan Htet, 4, son of U Thein Tun and
       —      The      Myanmar        Uraiwan Thienthong on         tor-General of Consular        Daw Thet Thet Khine, of No. Ma/643 (A), Pyithaya Street, Thingangyun
       delegation led by U Maung      20 August and held            and Legal Affairs              Township, was found crying, the authorities concerned rushed to the house. They
       Myint, Deputy Minister for     discussion the issue of       Department, Ministry of        found there U Thein Tun and Daw Thet Thet Khine dead with multiple stab
       Foreign Affairs, arrived       employment of Myanmar         Foreign Affairs, Police        wounds in the bedroom on upper floor. Thingangyun Police Station filed the case
       back here by air today after   workers in Thailand and       Brigadier-General Myint        under (Pa) 411/2008 Section 302.
       attending the reception to     exchanged views on            Thein, Head of Special                 Members of Yangon Division Police Force worked hard day in, day out in
       mark the 60 Anniversary        regional and international    Branch, U Chit Shein,          order to be able to arrest the murderers sooner. Consequently, they were able to
       of the establishment of        affairs.                      Director-General of            arrest the two murderers, namely, Soe Paing (a) Soe Paing Oo (a) Thant Zaw (a)
       diplo-matic relations               The Deputy Minister      Department of Labour, U        Aung Soe Moe (a) Soe Moe Khaing, 25, odd-job man, son of U Win Khin, of the
       between the Union of           also held discussions with    Khin Maung Myint,              six-room staff quarters, Central Institute of Civil Service, Zeebingyi, PyinOoLwin
       Myanmar         and     the    Thai delegation led by        Deputy Director-General        Township, Mandalay Division, at the house of Tun Tun Oo, Kanyinbin Village,
       Kingdom of Thailand at         Police Major-General          of Immigration and             Thanlyin Township at 1.15 pm on 21 August, and Hein Thiha (a) Thiha (a) Zaw
       Conrad Hotel in Bangkok        Kunchai Anantasomboon         National Registration          Htet, 26, odd-job man, son of U Thein Tun, of No. Ma/19 (B), 1 Yuzana Street,
       on 23 August.                  on 21 and 22 August on        Department and U Than          South Myoma Ward, Thanlyin, at the 999 Public House on Mahabawga Street,
           At the reception Prime     matters relating to           Htwe, Assistant Director       South Myenigon Ward, Sangyoung Township, at 10.30 pm on 22 August. A
       Minister of Thailand Mr        verification of nationality   of Ministry of Foreign         GSM phone of the victims that was taken away by the two was recovered from
       Samak          Sundaravej      of Myanmar illegal workers    Affairs who accompanied        a shop selling phone spare parts on Anawratha Street, Kyauktada Township.
       delivered a speech.            in Thailand as well as to     the Deputy Minister also               It is learnt that the two murderers are convicts on the run from the police
           The Deputy Minister        permit Myanmar workers        arrived back here on the       after fleeing the work camp outside prison.
       paid a courtesy call on        to come to Thailand.          same flight.—MNA                                                                                             MNA

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            Maj-Gen Ohn Myint inspects regional development tasks in Meiktila District
              NAY PYI TAW, 24
       Aug—Maj-Gen Ohn
       Myint of the Ministry of
       Defence, accompanied by
       officials, arrived at
       Meiktila of Mandalay
       Division on 22 August,
       where      they      were
       welcomed by Chairman
       of Mandalay Division
       Peace and Development
       Council Commander of
       Central Command Brig-
       Gen Tin Ngwe and
       departmental officials.
              Maj-Gen        Ohn
       Myint, Commander Brig-
       Gen Tin Ngwe and
       officials met with
       servicemen and their
                                                Maj-Gen Ohn Myint of Ministry of Defence inspects Mondaing Dam in Meiktila Township.—                                    MNA
       families of Meiktila
       Station and then discussed         At the briefing hall   and ploughing farmlands     plantations.                        progress in building road      with the use of heavy
       regional development         of Myatnoethu Company,       with the use of machinery          At         Zayetkon          sections and bridges and       machinery at the entrance
       tasks.                       that is upgrading of         at peasant U Bo Soe’s       briefing hall of the district-      future tasks.                  to Kyauk-padaung. At
              In Meiktila, Maj-     Meiktila-Kyaukpadaung-       1.12 acres plantation in    to-district road No. 1 being               After hearing the       Popa Station, they met with
       Gen Ohn Myint and party      NyaungU-Bagan road,          Thekon village of           implemented                by       reports, Maj-Gen Ohn           officers, other ranks and
       met with departmental        Maj-Gen Ohn Myint gave       Meiktila.                   Mandalay          Division          Myint gave necessary           their families.
       officials, members of        instructions to officials           At Mondaing dam,     Development Affairs                 instructions.                          Afterwards, Maj-
       social organizations,        Next, he viewed a            he looked into storage of   Committee, Director U                      Next, Maj-Gen Ohn       Gen Ohn Myint and party
       townelders and local         demonstration          on    water, water supplying      Hla Myo of the                      Myint inspected progress       arrived at NyaungU.
       people.                      growing monsoon paddy        tasks      and     paddy    committee reported on               in building extended road                           MNA

             Thai Foreign Minister donates robes, day meal to monks, cash to Central Women’s Hospital
                                                                                                                                        YANGON, 24 Aug —        Bunnag and wife and
                                                                                                                                 To mark the 60 th              embassy staff.
                                                                                                                                 Anniversary of the                     The Thai Foreign
                                                                                                                                 establishment             of   Affairs Minister and wife
                                                                                                                                 diplomatic        relations    and the Thai Ambassador
                                                                                                                                 between the Union of           to Myanmar and wife and
                                                                                                                                 Myanmar and the Kingdom        congregation presented
                                                                                                                                 of Thailand, the offering of   robes to Sayadaws and
                                                                                                                                 robes to sixty monks and       then the Thai Ambassador
                                                                                                                                 soon to 999 monks and nuns     made cash donation to
                                                                                                                                 was held at Naga Cave          Sayadaw Bahddanta
                                                                                                                                 Kalewa Tawya Sarthintaik       Jagara Bhivamsa of the
                                                                                                                                 and monastic education         monastery.
                                                                                                                                 school in Mayangon                     The delegation
                                                                                                                                 Township today.                members led by the Thai
         Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Tej Bunnag and wife Madam Phensri Bunnag visit Bo Tree                                        Present on the          Foreign Minister and wife
                                                                                                                                 occasion were Vice-            and the Thai Ambassador
                     planted by Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Srikit.— MNA
                                                                                                                                 Chairman Sayadaw of            to Myanmar and wife
                                                                                                                                 State Sangha Maha              offered “soon” to
                        Biofertilizer donated to farmers                                                                         Nayaka Committee Agga          members of the Sangha
                                                                                                     YANGON, 24 Aug —            Maha Pandita Agga Maha         and nuns at Shwe
                                                                                             A ceremony to donate                Saddhamma Jotikadhaja          Myintmo Laykyun Setkya
                                                                                             biofertilizer to storm              Bhaddanta Tejaniya and         Building of the monastery.
                                                                                             victim farmers of Yangon            Member         Sayadaws,               Next, Thai Minister
                                                                                             Division was held at the            Visiting Minister of           Mr Tej Bunnag and
                                                                                             hall of Twantay Township            Foreign Affairs Mr Tej         delegation members
                                                                                             Peace and Development               Bunnag and wife Madam          visited Bo Tree near Maha
                                                                                             Council Office yesterday            Phensri Bunnag and             Pasana Cave at Thiri
                                                                                             morning.                            delegation members and         Mingala Kaba Aye
                                                                                                     Officials of Thazin         Thai Ambassador to             planted by Thai King
                                                                                             Naing Trading Co                    Myanmar Mr Bansarn             Bhumibol Adulyadej and
                                                                                             explained the quality of                                           Queen Srikit during their
                                                                                             biofertilizer and then              available at Thazin Naing      visit to Myanmar in 1960.
                                                                                             presented 50 bags of                Trading Co at Room 13-                 The Thai Foreign
                                                                                             biofertilizer worth K 1.1           01, Olympic Tower, Bo          Minister and wife donated
                                                                                             million to the farmers.             Aung Kyaw Street,              200,000 baht to the Central
                                                                                                     The biofertilizer           Kyauktada Township,            Women’s          Hospital
          Chairman U Thant Zin of Thazin Naing Co Ltd and Daw Moh Moh                        produced by Petchnumfah             Tel: 392534 and 256619.        (Yangon) in Ahlon
                     Win present biofertilizer to farmers.—NLM                               Co Ltd of Thailand is                                    NLM       Township.— MNA

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              Outstanding students of Information
               Ministry’s staff families honoured
            NAY PYI TAW, 24 Aug      ceremony, Minister Brig-       certificates and cash awards
       —Minister for Infor-          Gen Kyaw Hsan said             to one six-distinction
       mation Brig-Gen Kyaw          today is a day that has        winner, three five-
       Hsan addressed a              recognized the brilliant       distinction winners, five
       ceremony to present prizes    efforts of the students        three-distinction winners,
       to the outstanding students   who were able to erect         and five one-distinction
       of the staff families who     their goal of life. As today   winners. Later, a student
       passed the 2007-2008          is the age of knowledge,       on behalf of the prize-
       matriculation examination     students still need to         winning           students,
       at the ministry here this     continue learning of           expressed thanks and the
       afternoon.                    modern science and             ceremony ended. — MNA
            It was also attended     technology. Next, he
       by directors-general,         stressed the need for the         Minister Brig-Gen
       managing directors,           outstanding students to          Kyaw Hsan presents
       deputy directors-general,     continue to try to become             prize to an
       general managers of the       intellectuals            and     outstanding student,
       departments            and    intelligentsia.                   Ma Yamin Naing
       enterprises under the              Then the minister               Wai.— MNA
       ministry. Addressing the      presented          medals,

            CEC member donates Waso robes,
         stationery to monastic education schools
                  in Thayawady District
           YANGON, 24 Aug—           Monastery             in       At the ceremony, exercise
       USDA CEC member               Seinkantlant Village of        books and pencils were
       Deputy Minister for           Minhla Township and            donated to students of eight
       Energy Brig-Gen Than          donated Waso robes and         monastic education schools
       Htay met executives of        stationery to a Sayadaw.       in the district.— MNA
       division and district                                                                                                      Development of
       USDA of Bago Division
       (West) in Pyay on 22                                                                                                       village libraries
       August evening.
           On 23 August, he met                                                                                                      supervised
       secretaries and executives                                                                                                    NAY PYI TAW, 24 Aug— Director-
       of Division, District and                                                                                              General U Chit Naing of Information
       Township USDAs at the                                                                                                  and Public Relations Department met
       office of Shwedaung                                                                                                    staff of Chauk Township IPRD on 7
       Township USDA and                                                                                                      August.
       gave instructions on                                                                                                          At the hall of Township PDC, he
       matters related to the                                                                                                 attended the ceremony to donate K 2
       association. The deputy                                                                                                million for construction of village
       minister attended the                                                                                                  libraries and accepted cash donations.
       Waso robe and stationery                                                                                               Magway District IPRD Staff Officer U
       donation ceremony to                                                                                                   Tin Maung Lwin also accepted 2,120
       monastic       education                                                                                               books worth over K 700,000 donated
       schools in Thayawady                                                                                                   by social organizations and
       District at Yadanabon                                                                                                  departments.
                                                                                                                                     On 8 August, the director-general
          Toshiba Notebook PC New Product                            Deputy Minister Brig-Gen Than Htay meeting with USDA     inspected village libraries in the
                                                                          members of Gyobingauk Township.— ENERGY             township.
           and New Technology introduced                                                                                                                         MNA
           Y ANGON , 24 Aug—Organized by Toshiba
       Singapore Pte Ltd and Lucky Bird Trading Co Ltd, a
       press conference on introducing Toshiba Notebook
       PC New Product and New Technology was held at
       Sedona Hotel here this afternoon.
           Managing Director U Htin Aung Khaing of Lucky
       Bird Trading Co and Manager Ms Angela Amelia of
       Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd extended greetings.
           Then, Senior Specialist Mr Darren Tsai of Toshiba
       Singapore Ltd explained facts about the new notebook.
           For further information, contact Lucky Bird
       Trading Co Ltd (Yangon Office), No. 355, Theinbyu
       Road, Mingla Taungnyunt Township (Ph: 248167,
       379875, 09-9924544,09-9927729, Mandalay Branch,
       No 5/26-B, 78x79 streets, Mandalay (Ph: 02-21572,
       09-8022025, Nay Pyi Taw Branch, No 12, Yangon-
       Mandalay Highway, Nay Pyi Taw-Pyinmana                                  Launching ceremony of Toshiba New Notebook in progress at Sedona Hotel.
       (Ph: 067-23190).—MNA                                                                                             MNA

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                 Whole Kwanmoedein Model Village
                 of Kayan Township gets electricity
                                                                                                      Article & Photos: Kayan Soe Myint
             At 5 am on 3 August,     livelihood of the local
         I arrived at the office of   people is based on the
         Kayan         Township       agriculture sector. In the
         Association (Yangon).        time of the State Peace
         Together with my             and        Development
         friends, I would leave for   Council, a new satellite
         Kwanmoedein Model            ward was allotted on the
         Village of Kayan             left side of the road
         Township to attend the       leading to the town. At
         ceremony to launch the       present, most local
         supply of electricity to     farmers enjoy the fruits
         the village, jointly         of systematically growing
         sponsored by Presiding       monsoon and summer
         Abbot of Sasana Zawtika      paddy and beans and
         Masoeyein Taikthit           pulses as export items.
         Sayadaw Bhaddanta                In the past, there was
         Kesarabhivamsa and           no      monastery       in
         Central       Executive      Kwanmoedein Village.
         Committee member of          Deputy Presiding Abbot
         the Union Solidarity and     Sayadaw Bhaddanta
         Development Asso-            Kesara of Masoeyein
                                      Taikthit of Mandalay         Opening of Dhamma Bhanaka two-storey building and umbrella hoisting of Maha Wizaya
         ciation Minister for
         Livestock and Fisheries      returned to his native       Pagoda, sponsored by Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Brig-Gen Maung Maung Thein-Daw
         Brig-Gen Maung Maung         Kwanmoedein Village          Myint Myint Aye and family, in progress at Kwanmoedein Model Village of Kayan Township.
         Thein.                       and met with Minister        storey Basic Education        CEC member Minister               all parts of the country.     agricultural waste as bio-
             Although Kayan was       Brig-Gen Maung Maung         High School, Dhamma-          Brig-Gen Maung Maung              Rural development task is     fuel to supply power to
         located in Yangon            Thein and wife Daw Myint     pala Library, Ziwapala        Thein and local people            one of these tasks. As part   Kamamat Village. In the
         Division, those wishing      Myint Aye. After that, the   Clinic, a bridge linking      reverberated.                     of undertaking rural          communication sector,
         to visit Yangon had to go    Sayadaw has been             Kyonmaye-Nyaung-                  In the power supply           development tasks, new        the villages in the
         to Thanlyin first and then   undertaking missionary       binkwin road and the entry    task, YESB provided               roads namely, Kayan-          township have been
                                                                   road to the village. At       6,000 feet long power line        Bagantaung road, Kayan-       equipped with telephone
                                                                   present, a new power line     and one 360 KVA                   Depauk road, Kwammoe-         facilities through a
                                                                   was launched with K 40        transformer to the village.       dein-Kayan           road,    telephone exchange and
                                                                   million contributions of      The local people spent K          Tamangyi-Kayan road,          with CDMA mobile
                                                                   the village people and        40 million on erecting of         Phayapyo-Kayan road and       telephones.
                                                                   assistance of the Yangon      lamp-posts, 1,000 feet            the road linking Kamat            Actually, it can be
                                                                   City Electricity Supply       long 400 voltage power            village to Kamamat            said that Kayan of
                                                                   Board under the Ministry      lines and wages for               village were constructed      Yangon Division is an
                                                                   of Electric Power No. 2.      installation of the power         in Kayan Township.            all-round developed area
                                                                   As a result, the 3rd August   lines.                                With the assistance of    similar to other regions
                                                                   was the significant day to        The State Peace and           the Ministry of Electric      of the Union.
                                                                   supply electricity to         Development Council is            Power No. 2, I learned that      Translation: TTA
                                                                   Kwanmoedein Model             striving for ensuring             electricity is being          Myanma Alin: 21-8-2008
                                                                   Village.                      equitable development of          generated with the use of              *****
                                                                       In the past, Kayan-
                                                                   Kwanmoedein road was a
                                                                   path which only cyclists
               Ceremony to launch supply of power to               could use. At present, it
              Kwanmoedein Model Village seen on the                was upgraded to a wide
                                                                   earth road. Concrete lamp-
                 road at the entrance to the village.
                                                                   posts were erected along
        proceed to Yangon by          task while teaching          the road.
        boat in the past.             Buddhism to the monks            At the auspicious time,
        Therefore, it took time.      by establishing Dhamma       Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the
        Thanks to the emergence       Bhanaka two-storey           Ministry of Defence
        of Yangon-Thanlyin            building, Maha Wizaya        pressed the button to light
        Bridge about 20 years         ordination hall, Maha        the signboard bearing
        ago, Kayan has been           Wizaya Pagoda and            “Kwammoedein Village
        much closer to Yangon.        religious      buildings     enjoys       electricity”.
           Kayan Township is          sponsored by the minister    Chairman of YESB Col
        home to over 100,000          and       family       in    Khin Maung Soe (Retd)
        residents and the             Kwanmoedein Village.         pressed the button to
        township is formed with           Under the leadership     launch the power supply
        12 wards and 53 village-      of the Sayadaw, the local    to the village. Meanwhile,      YESB Chairman Col Khin Maung Soe (Retd) presses the button to
        tracts. Most of the           people built one two-        the applauses of USDA               launch supply of power to Kwanmoedein Model Village.

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                                                                                                                                                        News &

                                               Medal Standings (24-8-2008)
                                      Sr   NOC Name         G    S    B    T     Sr       NOC Name                     G     S     B        T
                                       1   China            51   21   28   100    46      Belgium                       1    1               2
                                       2   United States    36   38   36   110    47      Dominican Rep                 1    1               2   Kenya’s         Samuel
         Evgeniya Kanaeva of           3   Russian Fed.     23   21   28    72    48      Estonia                       1    1               2   Kamau         Wansiru
         Russia performs with          4   Britain          19   13   15    47    49      Portugal                      1    1               2   crosses the finish line
         ribbon during the             5   Germany          16   10   15    41                                                                   during            men’s
                                                                                  50      India                         1              2     3
         individual all-round          6   Australia        14   15   17    46
                                                                                                                                                 marathon final at the
                                                                                  51      Iran                          1              1     2
         final at the Beijing                                                                                                                    National Stadium, also
                                      7    ROK              13   10    8    31
                                                                                  52      Bahrain                       1                    1   known as the Bird’s
         2008 Olympic Games
                                       8   Japan            9    6    10    25
         rhythmic gymnastics                                                      53      Cameroon                      1                    1   Nest, during Beijing
                                       9   Italy            8    10   10    28
         event in Beijing,                                                        54      Panama                        1                    1   2008 Olympic Games
                                      10   France           7    16   17    40                                                                   in Beijing, China, on
         China, on 23 Aug,                                                       55       Tunisia                       1                    1
                 2008.                11   Ukraine          7    5    15    27                                                                   24 Aug, 2008. Samuel
                                                                                  56      Sweden                             4         1     5
                                      12   Netherlands      7    5     4    16                                                                   Kamau Wansiru won
                                                                                  57      Croatia                            2         3     5
                                      13   Jamaica          6    3     2    11                                                                          the title.
                                                                                  58      Lithuania                          2         3     5
                                      14   Spain            5    10    3    18
                                                                                  59      Greece                             2         2     4
                                      15   Kenya            5    5     4    14
                                                                                  60      Trinidad/Tobago                    2               2
                                      16   Belarus          4    5    10    19
         Ma Lin (C), Wang Hao                                                     61      Nigeria                            1         3     4
                                      17   Romania          4    1     3    8
         (L) and Wang Liqin of                                                    62      Austria                            1         2     3
                                      18   Ethiopia         4    1     2    7
         China attend the
                                      19   Canada           3    9     6    18    63      Ireland                            1         2     3   Cha Dongmin (R) of
         awarding ceremony of
                                      20   Poland           3    6     1    10    64      Serbia                             1         2     3   South Korea fights
         Men’s Singles of
                                                                                  65      Colombia                           1         1     2   against Alexandros
         Beijing 2008 Olympic         21   Hungary          3    5     2    10
                                                                                  66      Kyrgyzstan                         1         1     2   Nikolaidis of Greece
         Games table tennis           22   Norway           3    5     2    10
         event   at    PKU                                                                                                                       during the Taekwondo
                                      23   Brazil           3    4     8    15    67      Algeria                            1         1     2
         Gymnasium in Beijing,                                                                                                                   men +80kg gold medal
                                      24   Czech Republic   3    3          6     68      Bahamas                            1         1     2
         China, on 23 Aug, 2008.                                                                                                                 match at the Beijing
                                      25   Slovakia         3    2     1    6     69      Morocco                            1         1     2
         Ma Lin, Wang Hao and                                                                                                                    Olympic Games in
                                      26   New Zealand      3    1     5    9     70      Tajikistan                         1         1     2
         Wang Liqin won the                                                                                                                      Beijing, China, on 23
                                      27   Georgia          3          3    6     71      Chile                              1               1
         gold, silver and bronze                                                                                                                 Aug,    2008.     Cha
         medal of the event           28   Cuba             2    11   11    24    72      Ecuador                            1               1
                                                                                                                                                 Dongmin defeated
                 respectively.        29   Kazakhstan       2    4     7    13    73      Iceland                            1               1   Alexandros Nikolaidis
                                      30   Denmark          2    2     3    7     74      Malaysia                           1               1    and won the gold.
                                      31   Mongolia         2    2          4
                                                                                  75      South Africa                       1               1
                                      32   Thailand         2    2          4
                                                                                  76      Singapore                          1               1
                                      33   DPRK             2    1     3    6
                                                                                  77      Sudan                              1               1
                                      34   Argentina        2          4    6
                                                                                  78      Vietnam                            1               1
        Gold medalist Rakhim          35   Switzerland      2          4    6
        Chakhkiev (2nd R) of                                                      79      Armenia                                      6     6
                                      36   Mexico           2          1    3
        Russia poses on the                                                       80      Chinese Taipei                               4     4
                                      37   Turkey           1    4     3    8
        podium during the                                                         81      Afghanistan                                  1     1
                                      38   Zimbabwe         1    3          4
        awarding ceremony of                                                      82      Egypt                                        1     1
        Men’s Heavy (91kg)            39   Azerbaijan       1    2     4    7                                                                    Players    of   Brazil
                                                                                  83      Israel                                       1     1
        medal matches of              40   Uzbekistan       1    2     3    6                                                                    celebrate after the
                                                                                  84      Moldova                                      1     1
        Beijing 2008 Olympic          41   Slovenia         1    2     2    5                                                                    women’s volleyball
        Games boxing event at                                                     85      Mauritius                                    1     1
                                      42   Bulgaria         1    1     3    5                                                                    gold medal match at the
        Workers’ Gymnasium            43   Indonesia        1    1     3    5     86      Togo                                         1     1   Beijing Olympic Games
        in Beijing, China, on                                                     87      Venezuela                                    1     1
                                      44   Finland          1    1     2    4                                                                    in Beijing, China, on
            23 Aug, 2008.                                                        Total:                                302   303   353     958
                                      45   Latvia           1    1     1    3                                                                        23 Aug, 2008.

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                              Virgin plane makes emergency      US military deaths in
                           landing at Gatwick airport in London  Iraq war at 4,146
                              LONDON, 24 Aug — A           taking off for Barbados            An investigation into            WASHINGTON, 24 Aug — As of Saturday, 23 Aug,
                           Boeing 747 of the British       when the pilot reported       the     problem         was        2008, at least 4,146 members of the US military
                           airline Virgin Atlantic         problems, the newspaper       underway, a Virgin                 have died in the Iraq war since it began in
                           made an emergency               said on its website.          spokesman said, adding             March 2003.
                           landing at London’s                  It landed at 11:08 am    that his company was                  The figure includes eight military civilians
                           Gatwick airport Saturday        (1108 GMT) and was            doing what it could to             killed in action. At least 3,370 died as a result
                           due to technical problems,      directed to a remote part     transfer passengers to             of hostile action, according to the military’s num-
                           The Times reported.             of the airport where          Barbados.                          bers.
                                 The plane, with 320       passengers            were             “Whatever fault              The AP count is two fewer than the Defense
                           passengers on board, had        evacuated. No one was         there was on the aircraft,         Department’s tally, last updated Thursday at 10 am
                           to turn back soon after         hurt during the incident.     the pilot would have had a         EDT.
                                                                                         good reason for turning               The British military has reported 176 deaths;
                               At least 144 killed                                       back,” he was quoted as            Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13;
                                                                                         saying. “We are now                Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five;
                           in S Philippines violence                                     investigating why.”                Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each;
                               MANILA, 24 Aug — At         40,612 families or                   The incident came           Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, Romania, two each;
                           least 144 people have been      201,975 persons in 134        three days after the Madrid        and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea,
                           killed in recent violence       Mindanao villages.            air disaster, in which 154         one death each.
                           after some radical                    Meanwhile, the          people were killed and 19                                                      Internet
                           separatists        attacked     military reported that at     others were injured.
                           civilians         in      the   least 100 MILF members               On Wednesday, an
                           Philippines’ southern           were killed, based on         MD-82 jet shot off the
                           region of Mindanao,             intercepted          radio    runway at terminal four at
                           disaster-relief and military    conversation between          the International Airport
                           officials said on Saturday.     separatist rebels, as the     of Barajas and caught fire
                                The death toll from        biggest air strike and        at takeoff. The airplane
                           attacks by members of the       ground          offensive     was totally destroyed and
                           Moro Islamic Liberation         continued for three           most of the dead were
                           Front        (MILF)        in   straight days to catch two    burned beyond recog-
                           Mindanao has risen to 144       MILF       commanders,        nition.
                           as of Saturday morning,         Ameril Umbra Kato and                             Internet
                           said the Philippine             Abdullah Makapaar,
                                                                                         The Cheonggye stream
                           National           Disaster     among others.
                                                                                         in central Seoul. South
                           Coordinating Council.                Lieutenant Colonel
                                                                                           Korea is striving to
                               In its latest report, the   Julieto Ando, a military
                                                                                         become more foreigner-
                           agency said 53 persons          spokesman, told local
                                                                                            friendly, offering
                           were wounded in the             news network
                                                                                          expatriates a range of
                           attacks and one remained        that 24 government troops
                                                                                            services aimed at
                           missing.                        were injured since
                                                                                          making life easier and
                                According to the           skirmishes broke out
                                                                                             more pleasant.
                           disaster-relief agency, the     Wednesday.
                           attacks also displaced                      MNA/Xinhua

                                                               Georgia rebels say                                           Yoga eases physical and mental
                                                              villages and livestock                                            menopause symptoms
                                                                                                                                NEW YORK, 24 Aug — Yoga can reduce hot flashes and
                                                                     fired on                                               night sweats among women going through menopause,
                                                              MOSCOW, 24 Aug —           Georgian and Russian               and also appears to sharpen their mental function,
                                                           Separatists in Georgia's      forces. A ceasefire is in          researchers from India report.
                                                           breakaway region of           force but observers say it             To investigate whether yoga would help women with
                                                           South Ossetia accused         is fragile.                        physical and cognitive symptoms of menopause, they
                                                           Georgian “saboteurs” on            “Georgian special             randomly assigned 120 menopausal women, 40 to 55
                                                           Saturday of firing at rebel   forces have organized              years old, to yoga practice or simple stretching and
                                                           villages and livestock, but   groups of terrorist                strengthening exercises five days a week for eight weeks.
                                                           the Georgian Government       saboteurs with the aim of              The postures, breathing and meditation included in the
                                                           denied the allegation.        putting psychological              yoga intervention were “aimed at one common effect, i.e.
                                                               South Ossetia was this    pressure on the people of          ‘to develop mastery over modifications of the mind' ...
                                                           month the focus of            South Ossetia,” the                through ‘slowing down the rate of flow of thoughts in the
                                                           fighting         between      separatists'      Interior         mind’”, the researchers explain.
                                                                                         Ministry      said in a                Women in the yoga group also listened to lectures on
                                                            Models wear creations        statement. “We have noted          using yoga to manage stress and other yoga-related topics,
                                                                                         cases of villages and              while those in the control group heard lectures on diet,
                                                            by Australian fashion
                                                                                         livestock being fired on,”         exercise, the physiology of menopause, and stress.
                                                           designer Akira Isogawa                                               After eight weeks, women in the yoga group showed
                                                                                         said the statement, which
                                                               during Jakarta            was posted on the                  a significant reduction in hot flashes, night sweats, and
                                                            Fashion Week on 23           separatist administration's        sleep disturbances, while the women in the control group
                                                                 Aug, 2008.              Internet site http://              did not, Dr. R. Chattha, of the Swami Vivekananda Yoga
                                                                                                       Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore, India, and
                                                                                                      MNA/Reuters           colleagues found.— MNA/Reuters

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                      ASEAN, Gulf countries to
                         increase trade ties
           KUALA LUMPUR, 23          inter- regional trade and       3.6 billion US dollars, the
       Aug — The establishment       investment activities,          New Straits Times said.
       of the Gulf Cooperation       local media reported on            The GAEC provides a
       Council (GCC)-ASEAN           Friday.                         useful platform for
       Economic           Centre         For the first six months    businessmen in Malaysia
       (GAEC) here on Thursday       of the year, trade between      and the ASEAN region
       is expected to further        GCC countries and               intending to expand their
       strengthen economic ties      Malaysia totalled 9.5           business operations in the
       between the GCC and           billion US dollars while        Middle East, particularly
       ASEAN          countries      foreign direct investments      in GCC countries.
       through the facilitation of   from the region totalled           Similarly, businessmen
                                                                     from the Middle East can
            India's most-celebrated living artist Maqbool            also make use of this              Kong Bingzhang, a Chinese kite artist, shows his works at the Olympic
            Fida Husain works on a sketch of Karachi's               centre to penetrate the         Village in Beijing, China, on 21Aug, 2008. Chinese leading folk artists have
          National stadium during the fifth and final one-           Malaysian and ASEAN              been demonstrating their skills in the village since the village was opened
           day international cricket match between India             markets.                          early August, making it a place for foreign athletes to feast their eyes on
          and Pakistan on 19 February, 2006.. —INTERNET                           MNA/Xinhua                                 Chinese culture. —INTERNET

                                                                                                     Mobile manufacturers expect big
                                                                                                         boom in sales in B’desh
                                                                                                         DHAKA, 24 Aug—               mobile subscribers are       scribers will change their
                                                                                                    Global mobile hand-set            expected to buy basic 3G-    handsets to reap benefit
                                                                                                    manu-facturers expect a           enabled new handsets to      of 3G.”
                                                                                                    big boost in sales in             avail the opportunity of         Mohammad Tariqul
                                                                                                    Bangladesh market as the          the cutting edge tech-       Islam, general manger of
                                                                                                    country’s       telecom           nology.                      South Korean Company
                                                                                                    regulator is paving the                When contacted by       Samsung in Bangladesh,
                                                                                                    way for cell phone                Xinhua on Saturday,          told Xinhua that around
                                                                                                    operators to introduce            managing director of         10-15 per cent cell phone
                                                                                                    third generation (3G)             Nokia in Bangladesh          users are expected to buy
                                                                                                    technology next year.             Prem Chand said, “We         new handsets when 3G
                                                                                                        They said at least 10-        think that at least 10 per   technology is introduced
                                                                                                    15 per cent of the                cent of the country’s        in Bangladesh.
                                                                                                    country’s 43.7 million            existing mobile sub-                     MNA/Xinhua

                     Jail inmate charged with mail                                                           Report says stolen children
                            threat to McCain                                                                   adopted in Australia
           DENVER, 23 Aug — A        because the return address           The letter began with        SYDNEY, 23 Aug — The           adoption.                    adoption.
       jail inmate was charged       included his name, inmate       the statement: “IFF (sic)      Australian Government is             Time magazine re-              It said it had seen
       on Friday with sending a      number and location of the      you are reading this than      investigating a media             ported on Saturday           adoption agency docu-
       threatening letter laced      jail where he is incarcerated   you are already dead!”         report that 13 Indian             that an Indian-based         ments for 13 such children.
       with white powder to US       — as required on all                  Several campaign         children may have been            adoption agency renamed         An Indian-based human
       presidential candidate        outgoing mail from the jail.    workers went to the hospital   stolen from their parents         children and fabricated      rights lawyer told Time that
       John McCain, triggering a         The letter, addressed to    as a precaution, and more      as part of a       child-         their histories, complete    an estimated 30 of the
       security scare at his         McCain and opened by a          than a dozen others under-     trafficking network and           with photographs of fake     nearly 400 children
       Colorado campaign office.     campaign staffer, arrived       went decontamination           brought to Australia for          mothers offering them for    brought to Australia in the
            Authorities said the     at the senator’s suburban       procedures at the scene, but                                                                  last 10 to 15 years were
       suspect, Marc Harold          Denver campaign office on       no one was injured, autho-                                                                    trafficked.
       Ramsey,       39,    was      Thursday, prompting its         rities said.                                                                                       Australian Attorney-
       pinpointed       quickly      evacuation.                                   MNA/Reuters                                                                     General Robert Mc
                                                                                                                                                                   Clelland said he was aware
             Singapore on verge of hand,foot and                                                                                                                   child trafficking may have
                                                                                                                                                                   been involved in two
                      mouth outbreak                                                                                                                               adoption cases.
          SINGAPORE, 23 Aug —        was just 12 fewer than the children and causes fever                                                                             His department was
       Singapore is on the verge     Health Ministry’s official and rashes on the hands,                                                                           investigating the Time
       of a hand, foot and mouth     “epidemic level”.            feet and buttocks. A three-                                                                      magazine report.
       disease outbreak, the            Hand, foot and mouth year child died earlier this                                                                             “At some stage there
       Straits Times reported on     disease, which is month in the city-state.                                                                                    was child trafficking
       Saturday,         quoting     treatable, usually affects                MNA/Reuters                                                                         involved prior to them
       government         health        A woman pushes a stroller as a child wears a                                                                               coming into contact
       officials. The paper said      face mask near a children’s hospital in Beijing in                                                                           with the agency involved
       553 people were afflicted       May 2008. An outbreak of hand, foot and mouth                                                                               in India,” McClelland
       with the virus last week,        disease (HFMD) is looming in Singapore, the                                                                                told      reporters      on
       up from 415 the week            Straits Times reported Saturday quoting Health                                                                              Saturday.
       before. Last week’s figure                Ministry officials.—INTERNET                                                                                                    MNA/Reuters

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       14 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 25 August, 2008

                                                                               Wenger demands major
               SPORTS                                                         improvement from Arsenal                                                        (24-8-2008)
                                                                                                          and Wenger was unusually             Wigan Athletic    0-1 Chelsea
                                                                                                          scathing of their efforts in         Manchester City 3-0 West Ham Utd
                Ridgewood strikes back                                                                    the post-match inquest.              Shevchenko to rejoin AC Milan
                   in The Barclays                                                                           Arsenal will barely                L ONDON, 24 Aug—
                                                                                                          have time to lick their            Chelsea striker Andriy
          PARAMUS, 24 Aug —
                                                                                                          wounds before Wednes-              Shevchenko will rejoin AC
       Steve Stricker shook his
                                                                                                          day's Champions League             Milan subject to a medical,
       head and flashed a wry                                                                                                                the Premier League club
                                                                                Arsene Wenger             qualifier second leg
       smile when he walked out                                                                                                              confirmed on Saturday.
                                                                                                          against FC Twente but
       of the scorer's room Sat-                                              L ONDON , 24 Aug —                                                Shevchenko has endured
                                                                                                          Wenger ordered his chas-
       urday at The Barclays.                                              Arsene Wenger demanded                                            a miserable time at
                                                                                                          tened players to make a
          If nothing else, the de-                                         a "big improvement" from                                          Stamford Bridge since his
                                                                                                          statement of intent against        club record 30 million
       fending champion was                                                Arsenal after watching         the Dutch, who trail 2-0           pounds (37 million euros)
       glad he was finally off the                                         their title challenge suffer   from the first game in Hol-        move from Milan in 2006
       sun-baked Ridgewood                                                 an early knock in a 1-0 de-    land.                              and had been repeatedly
       Country Club course after                                           feat at Fulham on Satur-          "We are playing catch-          linked with a return to the
       a humbling round that left              Steve Stricker hits a tee   day.                           up now because we have             San Siro.
       Kevin Streelman atop the                 shot on the sixth hole        The Gunners were out-       lost this game but we have            Chelsea have been keen
       leaderboard and more                                                                                                                  to cut their losses for sev-   Chelsea striker Andriy
                                              during third-round golf      muscled and out-manoeu-        to cope and bounce back
                                                                                                                                             eral months and the Ukraine    Shevchenko, seen here
       than two dozen players in              in The Barclays tourna-      vred by their London ri-       in the next game on                striker, who has scored just   during March 2008 prac-
       the title chase.                        ment on 23 Aug, 2008,       vals, who secured their        Wednesday," Wenger said.           nine league goals for the      tice, will rejoin AC Milan
          "I just stunk it up,"                at Ridgewood Country        win thanks to Brede               "We need a top class                                           subject to a medical, the
                                                                                                                                             club, is expected to com-
       Stricker said. "I've got to                Club in Paramus,         Hangeland's 21st-minute        performance then because           plete an emotional return to   Premier League club
       try to regroup."                            N.J.—INTERNET           goal, bundled in from          today was simply not good          Serie A next week.             confirmed on Saturday.
                          Internet                                         Jimmy Bullard's corner,        enough.—Internet                                      Internet             INTERNET
       Edwards eases Busch aside for 2nd straight Cup win                                                        Jankovic hopeful of first breakthrough
                                                           BRISTOL, 24 Aug — Carl Edwards isn't
                                                        conceding anything to Kyle Busch.
                                                                                                                         in tennis Grand Slam
                                                        Edwards saw Busch lead 415 consecutive                                                              game to the next level when it counts
                                                        laps Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speed-                                                         the most.
                                                        way, then used his bumper to nudge Busch                                                               The knock on the world number two
                                                        in the first turn on lap 470. That move                                                             Jankovic continues to be her failure to
                                                        caused Busch's car to wiggle just enough                                                            breakthrough at a Grand Slam.
                                                        so that Edwards could drive by for his sec-                                                            The 23-year-old Serbian has yet to
                                                        ond consecutive victory on the NASCAR                                                               reach a final in the 20 Grand Slam ap-
                                                        Spring Cup Series.                                                                                  pearances and despite going deep into
                                                           "It's one of those deals where I couldn't get                                                    just about every tournament this year she
                                                        by him, I couldn't get by him, and I just had       Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic playing                has just one win on her resume.
                                                        to ask myself, `Would he do that to me?' Ukraine’s Olga Savchuk at the 2008                            She blames that in part on injuries.
                                                        Edwards said after doing his trademark               Wimbledon Championships in                        "I am working very hard and some of
                                                        backflip off the car in Victory Lane. "And he     London. Jankovic goes into the US                 the things don't happen overnight," she
                                                        has before, so that's the way it goes."              Open knowing that in order to                  said. "You can't get your endurance and
                                                           The triumph was also the sixth of the sea- capture her first Grand Slam title she                your strength back in a few days. I will
                                                        son for the Roush Fenway Racing driver, al-        needs to raise her game to the next              keep working hard and we will see what
         Carl Edwards celebrates win-                   lowing him to close the gap of bonus points                                                         happens."
        ning the NASCAR Spring Cup                      he's likely to face when the 12-race Chase for                                                         In the semi-finals of the French Open,
        Series Sharpie 500 auto race at                 the championship begins. Busch has eight            N EW Y ORK , 24 Aug — Jelena                    Jankovic appeared to be headed to vic-
        the Bristol Motor Speedway in                   wins, and each is worth 10 Chase bonus           Jankovic goes into the US Open know-               tory when she was up 2-0 in the third set
           Bristol, Tenn, on 23 Aug,                    points.                                          ing that in order to capture her first             before losing to countrywoman Ana
               2008.—INTERNET                                                                  Internet Grand Slam title she needs to raise her             Ivanovic.—Internet

                 Answers to yesterday’s                                                                                                  Gritty Wigan ready to test
                   Crossword Puzzle                                                                                                          Chelsea’s swagger
                                                                                                                             WIGAN, 24 Aug — It will take more than one thumping win over
          8 N        E   C   K   S        8    T   W     E   A    K   8
                                                                                                                          under-cooked opponents to convince the doubters that Luiz Felipe
          A 8        R   8   I   8        H 8      A     8   M    8   L                                                   Scolari can return the English Premier League title crown to Chel-
          S T        R   A   N   G        E    8   K     N   A    V   E                                                   sea.
                                                                                                                             But if last weekend's 4-0 romp over a curiously limp Portsmouth
          I    8     O   8   G   8        N 8      E     8   Z    8   V
                                                                                                                          did nothing else, it confirmed that Scolari's much-trumpeted ambi-
          D A        R   E   D   8        C O      N     C    I   S   E                                                   tion to restore some west London swagger to Stamford Bridge was
          E    8     8   8   O M          E N       8    8   N    8   L                                                   not merely a hollow boast.
                                                                                                                             As a statement of intent to the club's title rivals, it could not have
          8    P     R   I   M   E        8 C      A     R   G    O   8
                                                                                                                          been more emphatic.
          O 8        E   8   8   N        E E      D     8   8    8   B                                                      Sunday's trip to Wigan, one of the least glamorous outposts of
          R E        T   I   N   U        E    8   V     A   G    U   E                                                   club football's most lucrative league, will provide a sterner test of
                                                                              Chelsea’s Frank Lampard (right)             Chelsea's credentials, but already the Brazilian appears to have
          D 8        R   8   A   8        R 8       I    8   R    8   R     celebrates a goal with Anderson Deco          stamped his mark on the club.
          E V        E   N   T   8        I N      S     T   A    N   T      during their Premier League match               Players have spoken glowingly of Scolari's hunger for success,
          R 8        A   8   T   8        E 8      E     8   T    8   H        against Portsmouth at Stamford             his man-management skills and aura of unquestioned authority, the
                                                                               Bridge in London on 17 August.             latter in stark contrast to the meek mannerisms of his predecessor,
          8    S     T   A   Y   S        8 A      D     D   E    R   8                   INTERNET                        Avram Grant.—Internet

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                                                                                                                     THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 25 August, 2008 15

          About 30 arrested                     Hu says Beijing Games promote
         following clashes in                           Olympic spirit
             New Zealand                     BEIJING, 24 Aug—                 Olympic Family, to                     Chinese leader said that
         WELLINGTON, 24 Aug—           Chinese President Hu                   athletes who have                      the hosting of the Beijing
       Approximately 30 people         Jintao said here on Sunday             competed hard, to                      Olympics will give a boost
       were arrested early                                                    volunteers from different
                                       that the Beijing Olympic                                                      to the further development
       Sunday after riot police
                                       Games have promoted the                parts of the world and to              of sports in China, pro-
       clashed with a crowd
       on the New Zealand              Olympic        spirit     of           friends the world over                 mote more extensive
       southern city’s Dunedin.        solidarity, friendship and             who have been involved                 exchanges and co-
         The arrests followed a        peace.                                 in the Beijing Olympic                 operation between China
       trouble-free day as                   “The success of the              Games in various ways,”                and the International
       students associated with        Beijing Olympic Games                  Hu said in a toast at                  Olympic Family, and
       the unofficial Undie 500,       is attributable to the                 the banquet, held in                   further enhance the
       a Christchurch to               concerted efforts of the               the Diaoyutai State                    mutual understanding and
       Dunedin car run, partied        Chinese people and people              Guesthouse in west                     friendship between the
       around the city.                from the rest of the world,”           Beijing.                               Chinese people and
          Inspector Lane Todd          said Hu at a banquet for                     Calling the past 16              people of all other
       said police and the fire                                               days “a wonderful and
       service were called to an       foreign leaders and                                                           countries.
                                       international dignitaries              exciting time together”, the                        MNA/Reuters
       incident involving a fire
       just after midnight, the        who will attend the
       New Zealand Press               Games’ closing ceremony                     Japanese vessel survives
       Association reported.           on Sunday night.                             hijacking attempt off
                  MNA/Reuters               “The glory goes to the
                                                                                   KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Aug— Pirates opened fire at                                                 WEATHER
                                                                              a Japanese cargo ship off the coast of Somalia, but                                           Sunday, 24 August, 2008
                                                                              the vessel managed to survive the hijacking attempt,                                Summary of observations recorded at 09:30 hr
                                                                              the International Maritime Bureau said on Saturday.                            MST: During the past 24 hours,weather has been partly
                                                                                   Already this week, a record four ships have been
                                                                                                                                                             cloudy in Chin, Kayah and Kayin States, lower Sagaing
                                                                              seized in this vital sea lane linking Asia and Europe
                                                                                                                                                             and Magway Divisions, rain have been scattered in Shan
                                                                              in some of the world’s most dangerous waters,
                                                                                                                                                             and Mon States, upper Sagaing, Mandalay, Bago,Yangon
                                                                              sparking fears piracy there could worsen.
                                                                                                                                                             and Ayeyawady Divisions and fairly widespread in the
                                                                                    Noel Choong, head of the bureau’s piracy
                                                                                                                                                             remaining States and Divisions with isolated heavyfall in
                                                                              reporting centre in Kuala Lumpur, said pirates in two
                                                                                                                                                             Kachin State. The noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded
                                                                              speed boats chased the Japanese-operated general
                                                                                                                                                             were Machanbaw (3.46) inches,Yangon (Central) (1.70)
                                                                              cargo ship, with 20 crew on board, in the Gulf of
                                                                                                                                                             inches, Putao (1.46) inches, Bago (1.38) inches, Belin
        A sleeping cabin, or so-called “Napcab” is pictured                   Aden earlier in the day. —MNA/Reuters
                                                                                                                                                             (1.26) inches and Kyaukpyu (1.22) inches.
        at Terminal 2 of Munich’s airport on 22 Aug, 2008.
        The approximately 2.50x1.40 metre small sleeping
                                                                                                       Flood News                                                 Maximum temperature on 23-8-2008 was 88˚F.
                                                                                                                                                             Minimum temperature on 24-8-2008 was 70ºF. Relative
        and working cabin offers a bed, desk and Internet                             NAY PYI TAW, 24 Aug—The Department of
                                                                                                                                                             humidity at (09:30) hours MST on 24-8-2008 was 93%.
        access. The “Napcabs” were developed by five                           Meteorology and Hydrology issued a floods news
                                                                                                                                                             Total sunshine hours on 23-8-2008 was (7.0) hours approx.
        students participating in the 2007 Innovation                          today that according to the (06:30) hr MST
                                                                                                                                                                  Rainfall on 25-8-2008 was (0.20) inch at Mingaladon,
        Competition held by Minich University of Applied                       observations today, the water levels of Chindwin
                                                                               have exceeded by 38 cm (about 1.2 ft) at Mawlaik                              (0.59) inch at Kaba-Aye and (1.70) inches at Central
        Sciences, for travellers to spend their airport transfer
                                                                               and by 20 cm (about 0.7 ft) at Kalewa above their                             Yangon. Total rainfall since 1-1-2008 was (79.92) inches
        times as pleasantly as possible. To book the cabins
                                                                               respective danger levels. It is expected to fall below                        at Mingaladon, (89.41) inches at Kaba-Aye and (107.05)
        cost 15 euros for the first 15 minutes and four euros
                                                                               their respective danger levels during the next (24)                           inches at Central Yangon. Maximum wind speed at Yangon
        for every next quarter of an hour. One night stay
           from 10 pm to 7 am costs 60 euros.—INTERNET                         hours commencing noon today.—MNA                                              (Kaba-Aye) was (6) mph from Southwest at (15:40) hours
                                                                                                                                                             MST on 23-8-2008.
                                                                              4:20 pm                                6:00 pm                                      Bay inference: Monsoon is generally moderate in
                                       7.50 am
                                       5. Cute little dancers                 3. mn\ma≥AqMeKt\epÅet;g^t              10. Evening news                        the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
                                       8:00 am                                    AP´´∑≥eP¥a\e PKn\;                 6:30 pm                                      Forecast valid until evening of 25-8-2008: Rain will
                                       6. Musical programme                   4:35 pm                                11. Weather report                      be fairly widespread in Kachin, Shan and Mon States,
                                       8:15 am                                4. Dance variety                       6:35 pm                                 Bago, Yangon and Taninthayi Divisions, scattered in
                                       7. Dance of national                   4:45 pm                                12. Al˙r˙amy\l˙kmıawy\                  Rakhine, Kayin and Kayah States,upper Sagaing and
                                           races                              5. Song to uphold                      7:00 pm                                 Ayeyawady Divisions and isolated in the remaining
                                       8:30 am                                    National Spirit                    13. Bk\sMuP∑M> Pio;tiu;tk\ewSa          areas. Degree of certainty is (80%).
           Monday, 25 August
                                       8. International news                  4:55 pm                                    Pam∑n\;sM pek¥;r∑a                       State of the sea: Seas will be moderate in Myanmar
            View on today                                                     6: m¨¨hn\q∑y\q∑y\SiuÂkmy\
                                       8:40 am                                                                       7:05 pm                                 waters.
        7:00am                                                                5:15 pm
                                       9. At^; pioc\p∑´                                                              14. Niuc\cM Ka;zat\lm\;t∑´                   Outlook for subsequent two days: General decrease
              etac\tn\;qaqna po                                               7. At^; pioc\p∑´
                                       8:50 am                                                                           {pn\;p¥io;lk\}                      of rain in the whole country.
              Sraeta\Bura;Âk^;f                                               5:35 pm
                                       10. {qtits\K¥k\ts\qk\Am˙a;}                                                       (Apiuc\;-3)                              Forecast for Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring area
              prit\tra;eta\                                                   8. {nt\l¨qaDueKÅeseqa\}
                                            (ek¥a\mc\;enac\'                                                         8:00 pm                                 for 25-8-2008: Likelihood of isolated rain. Degree of
        7:25 am                                                                    (eKt\qs\' wiuc\;suKiuc\qin\;'
                                           Âkv\l≥´ l≥´ √;' nn\;kl¥alio˙ c\)                                          15. News                                certainty is (60%).
        2. To be healthy                                                           qtiu;esa)
            exercise                       (dåRiuk\ta-esasN∂ali˙oc\)              (dåRikta-eqa\kkek¥a\)
                                                                                       u \      ui ui                16. International news                       Forecast for Yangon and neighbouring area
        7:30 am                        4:00 pm                                5:55 pm                                17. Weather report                      for 25-8-2008: Isloated rain. Degree of certainty is (80%).
        3. Morning news                1. Martial song                        9. pn\Âka;er;wn\Âk^@an'                18. Niuc\cM Ka;zat\lm\;t∑´                   Forecast for Mandalay and neighbouring area
        7:40 am                        4:10 pm                                   Niuc\cMeta\qMsuMt^;wiuc\;eP¥a\e P       {m¥k\wn\;rip\}
                                                                                                                                                             for 25-8-2008: Likelihood of isolated rain. Degree of
        4. ASiu pioc\p∑´               2. Ak pioc\p∑´                            tc\Sk\mOAs^As√\                         (Apiuc\;-3)
                                                                                                                                                             certainty is (60%).
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       9th Waning of Wagaung 1370 ME                                                                                                    Monday, 25 August, 2008

             Prime Minister storm victims
           Make donations to the receives special advisor to UN Secretary-General
                 Everybody may make donations freely.
                 Everybody may make donations to any person or any area.
                However, wellwishers are urged to avoid unsystematic donations and acts that may tarnish
           the image of the nation and its people.
                     Skyful liars attempting to destroy nation
                     BBC lying
                     VOA deceiving
                     RFA setting up hostilities
                     Beware! Don’t be bought by those ill-wishers

                Families of Defence Services and wellwishers
               donate cash and kind to Pariyatti Sarthintaik in
               Ahlon, Tamway and Mingala Taungnyunt Tsps
              YANGON, 24 Aug—Families of Defence Serv-
       ices (Army, Navy and Air) and wellwishers donated
       provisions to six Pariyatti Sarthintaik in Ahlon Town-
       ship at a ceremony held at Kwinkyaung monastery
       this afternoon, attended by Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the
       Ministry of Defence.
              First, the congregation received the Nine Pre-
       cepts from Kwinkyaung monastery Presiding
       Sayadaw Maha Ganthavacaka Pandita Bhaddanta
       Sujata. Next, Lt-Gen Myint Swe donated Waso
       robes and provisions to the Presiding Sayadaw and
       Chairman of Yangon Division PDC Commander of
       Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint, the vice-
       mayor and senior military officers and officials to
       members of the Sangha. Three military officers of
       Defence Services (Army, Navy and Air) donated
       cash and kind to the Presiding Saydaw.
              Afterwards, wellwishers also donated cash
       and kind to the Presiding Sayadaw.
              Cash and kind donated to six Sarthintaik in
       Ahlon Township today are 132 bags of rice 83.30

                 Beijing Olympics
                 Special on page 11                             viss of edible oil, 733 viss of iodized salt, 4891       Lt-Gen Myint Swe of Ministry of Defence
                                                                boxes of traditional medicines, 147 tubes of tooth- accepts cash donation from a wellwisher at the
                                                                paste, 146.60 viss of gram, 21 packets of Calko Oct, ceremony to offer rice and provisions to twenty
                                                                320 boxes of mosquito coil and K 7,902,600.             monasteries in Yangon East District.— MNA
                                                                       A similar ceremony was held at Maha
                                                                Thantithukha monastery in Natchaung Ward,
                                                                Tamway Township to present cash and kind to 11
                                                                monasteries in Tamway Township and nine monas-
                                                                teries in Mingala Taungnyunt Township at 2 pm the
                                                                same day. Lt-Gen Myint Swe donated robes and               Kwanmoedein
                                                                provisions to the Presiding Sayadaw of Mingala
                                                                Thukha Pali Tekkatho in Tamway Township.                  Model Village of
                                                                       Cash and kind donated to 11 monasteries in
              Ma Lin (C), Wang Hao (L) and Wang Liqin
        of China attend the awarding ceremony of Men’s
                                                                Tamway Township and nine monasteries in Mingala           Kayan Township
                                                                Taungnyunt Townships today are 101 bags of rice,
        Singles of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games table tennis
        event at PKU Gymnasium in Beijing, China, on 23
                                                                55.50 viss of edible oil, 555 viss of iodized salt, 111
                                                                tubes of toothpaste, 7,395 boxes of traditional medi-
                                                                                                                           gets electricity
        Aug, 2008. Ma Lin, Wang Hao and Wang Liqin
                                                                cines, 141 viss of gram, 450 packets of chili powder, PAGE 10
        won the gold, silver and bronze medal of the event
                                                                320 boxes of mosquito coil and K 15,869,700.
        respectively.                                                                                                      ARTICLE & PHOTOS: KAYAN SOE MYINT

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