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					       Volume XX, Number 161                                                13th Waxing of Tawthalin 1374 ME                                                    Friday, 28 September, 2012


                    Myanmar will be participating more actively in
                     activities of United Nations in various fields
             Standing as a responsible and respectable nation on the world stage, we
                will take challenges of 21st century in a bold and resolute manner
            NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept— President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein
       Sein delivered an address at the 67th United Nations General Assembly today.
            Following is the full-text of the speech of the President.
       Mr President,                                   the sustainable development. It is necessary
            Mr Secretary-General of the United for the member states to turn these decisions
       Nations, Distinguished Delegates,               into actions in order to leave behind the
            First and foremost, I would like to legacy of a safe and sustainable environment
       congratulate you on your well-deserved to our future generations.
       election as the President of the 67th session Mr President,
       of the United Nations General Assembly.              Since becoming a member, Myanmar
       Your country, Serbia and Myanmar has has always adhered to the founding
       traditionally enjoyed the close friendship principles of the United Nations. Our
       and cooperation. Under your able participation in the General Assembly here
       leadership, the General Assembly will make in New York amply demonstrates our
       deliberations on measures to address the commitment to an active participation in
       challenges being faced by the world today. and cooperation with the work of the
       I am confident that your vast wisdom, rich Organization.
       experiences and high diplomatic skills               The world today is replete with new
       would guide our deliberations to produce challenges and opportunities. Urbanization
       desired outcomes.                               and industrialization are taking place in
            I would also like to take this opportunity developing countries in an unprecedented
       to extend our sincere thanks and scale. The rapid progress in information
       appreciation to your predecessor, H.E Mr technology is giving an impression that our
       Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, for his world is getting smaller. On the other hand,               President U Thein Sein delivers an address at 67th United Nations General
       outstanding leadership at the 66th session. the natural environment and climate is
                                                                                                                                  Assembly.—MNA
       Mr President,                                   encountering new threats and challenges.
            Myanmar consistently pursues an In short, the world is changing as never                  civil societies and the people at large have    process, we can witness the emergence of
       independent and active foreign policy. One before.                                             been taking tangible irreversible steps in      democratic characteristics such as increasing
       of the basic tenets of our foreign policy is to      In addition, it is also timely and        the democratic transition and reform            of participation from different political
       actively contribute towards the maintenance appropriate to pay our attention to issues         process. Leaving behind a system of             forces and their mutual tolerance, the
       of international peace and security. In so like the post-2015 Development Agenda               authoritarian government wherein the            magnanimity, expansion of the scope of
       doing, we encourage efforts to settle and Rule of Law during the current session.              executive, legislative and judicial powers      political participation of an representation
       differences among nations by peaceful and Mr President,                                        were centralized, we have now been able to      and the accountability. Our government
       amicable means. This position of ours                Myanmar is making progress on her         put in place a democratic government and        and other stakeholders have now been able
       matches well with the essence of one of the democratic path. But this has not been an          a strong, viable parliament following a         to foster a new political culture of patience
       high-level themes of the current session, easy task. Therefore, I would like to take this      practice of check and balance.                  and dialogue.
       namely, “Settlement of disputes by Peaceful opportunity to share our experiences in this             Despite the challenges, we can now        Mr President,
       Coordination or Means.”                         regard.                                        witness encouraging progress and                     The then main opposition leader Noble
       Mr President,                                        In the ongoing reform process, we are     significant developments in the country.        Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is now
            There exist differing views and facing challenges as well as opportunities.               They include granting of amnesties to           participating in the Pyithu Hluttaw
       assessments on the outcome of the United Within a short time, the people of Myanmar            prisoners; the coming back with dignity of      (Parliament) not only in her capacity as an
       Nations Conference on Sustainable have been able to bring about amazing                        the exiled political forces; the successful     MP (Member of Parliament) but also that of
       Development (Rio+20) held in Brazil in changes. I feel greatly privileged and                  convening of 2012 by-elections in a free,       the Chairperson of the Rule of Law and
       June this year. A number of important honoured to dutifully serve the people as                fair and transparent manner, the abolition of   Stability Committee of the Parliament.
       decisions were taken on various issues such their President at this crucial time in the        censorship of media, the fourth estate;               During this week she is also in New
       as the renewing of commitments, the linkage history of our nation. I truly take my people      freedom of internet access; the establishment   York. As a Myanmar citizen, I would like to
       of sustainable development to the as my own parents and elders.                                of workers’ and employers’ organizations        congratulate her for the honours she has
       Millennium Development Goals-MDGs, the               After taking office about 18 months       and the increased participation of the people   received in this country in recognition of
       renewable energy and the establishment of ago, the Parliament, the Judiciary, the Armed        in the political process.                       her efforts for democracy.
       arrangements for a better coordination on Forces, the national races, political parties,             At the current stage of the political                      (See page 2)
                                                               China-ASEAN beauty pageant
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                                                                and variety of arts show held                                                                   after Barron’s snub




             Vice-President U Nyan Tun                                                                                   Future of Middle East
                                                                                                                        should be controlled by
              receives JCCI President                                                                                   its people: Chinese FM
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                                                                         Myanmar, the leaders of the Government Peace Work                      Mr President,
       Myanmar will be                                                   Committee and the Kachin armed group (KIA) are holding                       I am well aware of the fact that Myanmar’s democratic
                                                                         informal consultations and working to further strengthen               transformation process would be a complex and delicate
       participating more                                                the confidence building measures. We consider any loss of
                                                                         life and property from either side in the armed conflict as a
                                                                                                                                                one that requires patience. To complete this process, we
                                                                                                                                                certainly need the understanding and support from the
       actively in the activities...                                     loss for the country.
                                                                         Mr President,
                                                                                                                                                United Nations and its member states, the international
                                                                                                                                                community as a whole and, last but not least, the people of
                                (from page 1)                                  While the Government is resolutely pursuing political,           Myanmar. At the same time, it is equally important that
            The political progress in our country is enhancing its       social and economic reforms, some unfortunate and                      Myanmar should be viewed from a different and new
       political legitimacy. This, in turn facilitates the creation of   unexpected issues have come up in our way. A case in point             perspective. It is also necessary for us to be able to work
       basic political stability thereby paving the way for economic     is the recent communal violence in Rakhine State. In this              in a more conducive and favourable environment than
       and social transformation necessary for better living             connection, I would like to mention in the first place that the        never before.
       standard of the people.                                           people inhabiting in our country, regardless of race, religion         Mr President,
       Mr President,                                                     and gender, have the rights to live in peace and security.                   Myanmar is now ushering in a new era. As a member
            The legislative body has also been progressive well                As you are aware, a national level independent                   in the family of nations, Myanmar will be participating more
       and functioning more effectively at each session and the          investigation commission has been established to                       actively in the activities of the United Nations in various
       parliament has now been able to adopt landmark laws               investigate the issue. To ensure impartiality, the                     fields. Standing as a responsible and respectable nation on
       through the democratic practices.                                 composition of the Commission is made up of                            the world stage, we will take the challenges of the 21st
            Laws and bylaws are being promulgated bearing in             representatives from all strata of the society, including              century in a bold and resolute manner.
       mind that: the economic development must not lead to the          the widely-respected personalities from the Buddhist,                        I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate
       widening of the rich-poor gap; citizens’ rights are to be         Muslim, Christian and Hindu faiths. Upon completion of                 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his re-election and on
       protected; the natural environment is to be preserved; our        its task, the Commission will be submitting its findings               his achievements thus far.
       workers are to enjoy rights in line with international            and recommendations to me.                                             Mr President,
       standards. We are giving a careful attention to the                     Demonstrating our determination to resolve the issue                   Before concluding, allow me to mention briefly about
       investments in the extractive sector like the energy to           in a transparent manner, we have facilitated field visits to           an important figure. It is none other than U Thant, a brilliant
       ensure transparency and impartiality.                             the Rakhine State by the representatives from the OIC,                 son of Myanmar who had served as the third Secretary
       Mr President,                                                     ASEAN, UN agencies, the United States and resident                     General of the United Nations. Even during his days, U
            We believe that cessation of all armed conflicts are a       foreign diplomats in Myanmar. When it comes to the relief              Thant had had a vision of “One World”. He envisioned a
       prerequisite for the building of genuine democracy. As            assistance, access is being facilitated to those organizations         global society that is guided by a spirit of “One World”, a
       such, we place high priority on achieving a lasting peace         who are willing to provide it to both the communities                  world safe for diversity and a place of peaceful co-existence
       in the country. In accordance with our motto “From War            without discrimination.                                                where global citizens practice the virtues of tolerance,
       to Peace”, we are working hard to bring an end the                      The issue at hand cannot be solved overnight.                    cooperation, understanding and compassion. We believe
       longstanding difficulties in the regions of our ethnic            It will be resolved by taking short-term and                           that if we materialize his vision, we will be speedily achieving
       nationalities. We have so far achieved ceasefire agreements       long-term measures through a multi-faceted approach taking             a state of the world which is more peaceful and prosperous.
       with 10 armed groups. While further strengthening                 into account political, economic and social aspects. I                       U Thant’s tireless endeavours for peace and his
       confidence building measures, we will continue the peace          sincerely believe that as an independent and                           achievements during his tenure as the Secretary-General of
       talks. National level peace negotiations will then continue       sovereign state, Myanmar has the right to secure our                   the United Nations will never be forgotten. The people of
       to reach a final peace agreement that would completely end        borders and also to safeguard and protect our sovereignty.             Myanmar will always take pride of and remember him as a
       the armed hostilities.                                            We will do our utmost to solve this issue in line with                 great son of Myanmar.
            In order to redress the situation in northern part of        international norms.                                                         I thank you.

                     LOCAL SPORTS                                            Billboard on anti-human                                                  Shwedah Village-tract
                                                                           trafficking erected in Bhamo                                            illuminated with electricity
        Township Administrator’s                                                                                                                     YAMETHIN, 27 Sept—The local people are in happiness
                                                                                                                                                due to enjoying supply of electricity in Shwedah Thazi
         Cup begins in MraukU                                                                                                                   Village of Yamethin Township in Mandalay Region on 12
                                                                                                                                                September.
            M RAUK U, 27 Sept—The MraukU Township                                                                                                    Thanks to supply of electricity, Shwedah Thazi Village
       Administrator’s Cup Inter-Ward Women’s Football                                                                                          on Yangon-Mandalay Highway is illuminated at night
       Tournament kicked off at the sport ground on 24 September                                                                                with lam-posts. Chairman of the electricity supply committee
       afternoon.                                                                                                                               U Mya Win said that we face much difficulty in supply of
            On the occasion, Township Administrator U Ye Win                                                                                    electricity. Since last five years, the local people have been
       made a speech. Among the spectators were departmental                                                                                    saving their money, accounting for over K 40 million and
       officials and responsible persons of NGOs.                                                                                               saved it at the bank for two years. Due to least generating
            Altogether six football teams are taking part in the                                                                                volume of electricity, the village did not get permission.
       tournament. In the debut, Taungyat Ward and Nyaungbin                                                                                         Due to the fact that the project could not be implemented,
       Market Wad played a 1-1 draw.                                                                                                            the committee paid back savings to the villagers. So, the
            The tournament lasts up to 29 September.                                                                                            local people thought they would not enjoy electricity.
                                                                              B HAMO , 27 Sept—A          District      Anti-Human
                                                   Myanma Alin                                                                                       Former village head U Than Nyunt, over 70, said, “We
                                                                         ceremony to erect the            Trafficking Squad, members
                                                                         billboard on anti-human          of social organization and            all should thank the power supply committee for its
                                                                         trafficking was held at the      local police members                  strenuous efforts.” On 12 September, electricians led by
                                                                         junction of the roads to Basic   participated in erecting the          Township Electrical Engineer U Kyi Win inspected
                                                                         Education High School No         billboard.                            installation of 161 electric meters at the houses in Shwedah
                                                                         1 and No 2 in Thazi Ward of           The in-charge of the             Village and allowed them to be supplied electricity at 5 pm.
                                                                         Bhamo on 13 September            Bhamo District Anti-Human                  On the significant occasion, the local people young
                                                                         morning.                         Trafficking           Squad           and old were delighted at illumination of electricity supply.
                                                                              Chairman of Bhamo           disseminated knowledge                                                                        Kyemon
                                                                         District       Anti-Human        about human trafficking to
        School council teams take part                                   Trafficking Committee
                                                                         Deputy Commissioner U
                                                                                                          students of Bhamo Women’s
                                                                                                          Vocational Training School
           in football tournament                                        Tezar Aung of Bhamo              with the use of projector.
                                                                         District            General           Later, pamphlets on
            YANGON , 27 Sept—The school council football
        tournament was held at the school sports ground of Basic         Administration Department,       anti-human trafficking were
        Education Middle School No 1 in Seikkyi-khanaungto               Vice-Chairman Commander          distributed to students.
                                                                         of District Police Station                     Myanma Alin
        Township of Yangon Region on 21 September.
            Headmaster U Aung Ko Lay presented championship              Police Lt-Col Aung Myo
        trophy to first prize winning Kyansittha Team that beat          Thein and departmental              District News
                                                                         officials, members of Bhamo
        Anawrahta Team in the tournament.—Myanma Alin




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                                                                                                   WORLD
             Losing ground in Ohio, Romney says his                                                            Iran pushes ahead in building nuclear reactor
                     “heart aches” for jobless                                                                      VIENNA, 27 Sept—Iran
                                                                                                               appears to be making
                                                                                                                                                      for medical and agricultural
                                                                                                                                                      use.
                                                                                                                                                                                         enrichment capability at
                                                                                                                                                                                         Fordow, suggested Teheran
                                                                             had dwindled to 3 points.         headway in building a                       “There is no reason to        was also carrying out new
                                                                                  Ohio and Florida are         research reactor that could            seriously doubt Iran’s             work at Arak.
                                                                             politically divided states        yield potential nuclear                resolve to complete this                 The report by the
                                                                             central to Romney’s hopes to      weapon material, adding to             project on time and begin          International Atomic Energy
                                                                             amass the 270 electoral votes     Western concerns about                 operating the reactor,” said       Agency (IAEA) said cooling
                                                                             needed for victory in the 6       Teheran’s atomic aims,                 Mark Hibbs of the Carnegie         and moderator circuit piping
                                                                             November election. Losing         experts and diplomats say.             Endowment think-tank.              was being installed when
                                                                             either state could be                  The West’s worries                     Most of what is needed        inspectors visited the Arak
                                                                             disastrous for the Republican,    about Iran are focused largely         is “dual-use, off-the-shelf        facility in early August.
                                                                             who trailed Obama in the          on underground uranium                 equipment that Iran can buy              “They are certainly
                                                                             nationwide Reuters/Ipsos          enrichment plants at Natanz            all over the world using the       continuing to make progress
                                                                             daily tracking poll of likely     and Fordow, but it is also             procurement network it has         on the reactor,” one Vienna-
           US Republican presidential candidate and former                   voters by 49 to 43 percent.       pressing       ahead     with          set up” for its nuclear            based diplomat said. “As long
        Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney takes the stage at                     The Quinnipiac survey        construction of a heavy-water          programme, he said.                as we still don’t trust Iran’s
         a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio 26 September 2012.                 suggested that Romney, who        reactor near the town of Arak,              A UN report last month        nuclear intentions, even the
                                  REUTERS                                    was trailing Obama by a smaller   which analysts say could               on      Iran’s      nuclear        elimination of its enrichment
            B EDFORD      H EIGHTS / Foreign trade is a sensitive            margin at the beginning of last   produce plutonium for                  programme, which made              capability will not eliminate
       BOWLING GREEN, (Ohio), 27 subject in a state where                    week, had been significantly      nuclear arms if the spent fuel         headlines because it showed        all the danger.”
       Sept—The race for president thousands of manufacturing                damaged by the disclosure of a    is reprocessed.                        a doubling of the uranium                                 Reuters
       focused squarely on the jobs have gone overseas.                      secretly taped video of his            Iran now plans to bring
       battle for working-class votes     Romney’s cause was                 remarks at a private fundraiser   Arak on line in the third
       on       Wednesday,         as made more urgent by a new              in May.                           quarter of 2013, moving up
       Republican Mitt Romney Quinnipiac University/New                           In the video, Romney — a     its timetable from 2014,
       scrambled to make up ground York Times poll that indicated            former private equity executive   according to the latest UN
       on Democratic President Obama led the former                          with a fortune estimated at up    information, although there
       Barack Obama in the crucial Massachusetts governor by                 to $250 million - tells wealthy   is uncertainty whether it will
       battleground state of Ohio. 10 percentage points in Ohio              donors to his campaign that 47    be able to meet that target
            On a day when the rivals and was ahead by similar                percent of Americans are          date.
       held dueling events across margins in two other                       “victims” who depend on                Iran, rejecting Western
       the state, Romney mixed important states — Florida                    government, do not pay federal    allegations it seeks to
       empathy for the unemployed and Pennsylvania. Other                    income taxes and are unlikely     develop a capability to
                                                                             to support him. The airing of     assemble atomic arms, says             A view of the Arak heavy-water project 190 km (120 miles)
       — at one point, he said his troubling signs: Obama held                                                                                        southwest of Teheran on 26 August, 2006.—REUTERS
       “heart aches” for the jobless nearly a 20-point lead in               the comments last week sent       its nuclear programme is
       — with attacks on Obama’s Florida among women, while                  Romney’s campaign into crisis     entirely peaceful and that the
       trade policy toward China. Romney’s lead among men                    mode. —Reuters                    reactor will produce isotopes             Five killed in attacks against
        Insight — In US soldier’s death, a window into Afghan insider                                                                                       police in central Iraq
                                                                                                                                                            BAGHDAD, 27 Sept— A          once restive area, dubbed
                                   killings                                                                                                           police officer and four            Triangle of Death, which is a
                                                                                                                                                      policemen were killed and two      cluster of towns scattered
           WASHINGTON, 27 Sept - In       where they cannot work                                                                                      others injured on Wednesday        between south of Baghdad
      the weeks before his                alongside their Afghan allies.                                                                              in two bomb attacks in central     and north of Hilla city, the
      death, 21-year-old Mabry                  Interviews in Afghanis-                                                                               Iraq, the police said.             capital of Babil province,
      Anders         had       grown      tan and the United States have                                                                                    In Iraq’s central province   some 100 km south of
      increasingly worried that he        uncovered new details about                                                                                 of Babil, three roadside bombs     Baghdad. In a separate
      might not come home from            the attack on August 27, which                                                                              went          off        almost    incident, two policemen were
      Afghanistan.The Army                also took the life of another                                                                               simultaneously near the            killed in a roadside bomb
      specialist was battling             US soldier, Sergeant                                                                                        convoy of Lieutenant Colonel       explosion near their
      insomnia and would send brief,      Christopher Birdwell. These                                                                                 Salman al-Khazraji, chief of       checkpoint in a village
      worried messages back to his        include Taliban claims that                                                                                 al-Rafidian police station in      outside the city of Balad,
      family. “He talked to me in the     the insurgents prepared the                                                                                 the town of Jbela, some 60 km      some 80 km north of Baghdad,
      day, which would be in the          Afghan soldier for the killings.                                                                            south of the capital Baghdad,      a local police source
      middle of his night,” his father,         “After the shooting                                                                                   a provincial police source told    anonymously told Xinhua.
      Dan Anders, said. “He didn’t        incident a group of Taliban                                                                                 Xinhua on condition of                  Violence and sporadic
      sleep. He was just worried.”        came to my house and said                                                                                   anonymity. The blasts killed       high profile attacks are still
           There were good reasons        that Welayat Khan was their                                                                                 the officer, his diver and one     common in the Iraqi cities
      for concern. During his six-        man,” said Nazar Khan, the         US Army specialist Mabry Anders, who was killed in an
                                                                                                                                                      of his bodyguards, and             despite the dramatic decrease
      month tour, the Taliban             brother of the Afghan soldier      attack by an Afghan army soldier in Afghanistan on 27
                                                                                                                                                      wounded two others, the            of violence over the past few
      staged a major attack at his        who was killed by US forces        August, 2012, is pictured in this undated handout family
                                                                                                                                                      source said.                       years.
      base, a suicide bomber had          after he opened fire on the           photo obtained by Reuters on 26 September, 2012.
                                                                                                                                                            The town is part of the                            Xinhua
      killed one of his brigade’s most    Americans.—Reuters                                         REUTERS
      revered leaders, and an
      Afghan villager threw a fire-         Seven killed in head-on crash                                           Putin calls for accelerated negotiations on
      bomb at a vehicle he was
      travelling in. But what Anders               in Oklahoma                                                             Russia-EU visa-free regime
      may not have expected is that            H OUSTON , 27 Sept—                The crash killed both             MOSCOW, 27 Sept—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged the European
      his killer would be an Afghan       Seven people were killed           drivers and five of the six       Union (EU) to speed up bilateral talks on visa-free travel between the two sides. During a Press
      army soldier, one of those the      Wednesday in a head-on             passengers inside the van,        conference following a Tuesday meeting with Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude
      US military is supposed to be       crash in the US state of           according to Betsy Randolph,      Juncker, Putin said Russia wanted a visa-free regime with the EU as quickly as possible. “I am
      training to take over security      Oklahoma, the Oklahoma             spokesman for Oklahoma            very pleased that Mr Prime Minister shares this approach. I hope that our other colleagues,
      of the country ahead of the         Highway Patrol said.               Highway Patrol.                   including colleagues from the European Commission, will also work on implementing these
      withdrawal of most US troops             An SUV was speeding                A van passenger who          joint goals more actively,” Putin said. Juncker, for his part, said the issue must be resolved
      by the end of 2014.                 on a highway near the              survived was airlifted to a       adequately in line with “the ambitious objectives that stand before Russia and the European
           A surge in insider attacks     Oklahoma Panhandle town            hospital, said Randolph.          Union in their cooperation.”
      (also known as green on blue        of Elmwood when it crossed              Both lanes of the highway         He thanked Putin for “understanding Luxembourg’s concerns on eliminating visas,”
      attacks) has prompted NATO          the center line and slammed        were temporarily closed but       while adding that “We fully understand Russia’s position.” The two leaders also discussed the
      to temporarily curtail some         head-on into an oncoming           reopened about five hours         debt crisis in the euro zone, Putin told reporters, noting that it is necessary to discuss the subject
      joint operations. The move          van carrying workers to a          later.                            with Juncker, who has presided over the Euro Group for many years. Juncker thanked Russia
      casts doubt on what exactly         Texas meatpacking plant,                An investigation was         for “its policies demonstrating loyalty and consistency toward the euro zone, which is of
      international forces can            authorities were quoted by         underway, officials said.         decisive importance for us.”
      accomplish in those places          local media as saying.                                     Xinhua                                                                                                  Xinhua



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                                                                 Science & Technology
     IBM aims for Amazon, Salesforce.com with                                                                 Tech
                                                                                                                                    Chinese ministries test-drive
                midsize cloud plan                                                                                                   China-made electric cars
     new York, 27 Sept—International Business                    refer to those with less than 1,000 employees, the
                                                                                                                                                           Science
Machines Corp (IBM N) will announce on Wednesday                 newspaper said.                                                       Beijing, 27 Sept—               Beijing      has    been
that it will ramp                                                                                    The         company's        Eleven Chinese ministries       providing heavy subsidies
up efforts to sell                                                                                 general         manager        and government agencies         in a drive to develop the
cloud computing                                                                                    in charge of small             are test-driving China-         electric car market in
services to midsize                                                                                and       medium-sized         made electric cars and more     China, the world's largest
businesses,       the                                                                              businesses,       Andy         will follow suit, state news    auto market and also the
Wall Street Journal                                                                              Monshaw,       told   the        agency Xinhua said, in the      world's biggest emitter of
reported on Tuesday.                                                                            Journal that the cheaper          latest show of state support    greenhouse gases.
     The move by                                                                                 cost of cloud computing          for the country's fledging           But      sales    remain
IBM, a bellwether                                                                                    will let the company         green vehicle industry.         dismal due to high battery
for       the    IT                                                                                         reach a bigger             Staff at the ministries    costs and a lack of charging
industry because                                                                                            base of smaller       will drive a fleet of 23        facilities.
of     its    global                                                                                        customers.            electric cars from Warren            Experts      also     say
span and breadth                                                                                                C l o u d         Buffett-backed BYD Co           electric cars lack mass
of businesses, is aimed at grabbing market share from                    computing is                  the delivery of            Ltd and Anhui Jianghuai         market appeal because they
companies like Amazon.com Inc (AMZN O) and                       computing and storage capacity that allows users to, for         Automobile Co, or JAC           are either too costly or not
Salesforce.com Inc (CRM N), which have been successful           instance, rent servers and software to store data over a         Motors, as their official       stylish enough for the rich.
in the mid-market, the paper said.                               network. IBM officials could not be reached for comment          vehicles in a one-year trial,        Ministries        testing
     For Armonk, NY-based IBM, midsize companies                 outside regular US business hours.—Reuters                       Xinhua said on Wednesday.       the cars include China's
                                                                                                                                                                  powerful economic planner,
     Wells Fargo website hit by                                       London, 27
                                                                                      BAE vulnerable to break-up or US bid                                        the National Development
                                                                 Sept—Visitors                                                                                    and Reform Commission,
     access issues amid cyber                                    look at an A350                  if merger                                                       the Ministry of Science
                                                                 aircraft miniature
              threats                                            at the EADS
                                                                                                                                                                  and Technology and the
                                                                                                                                                                  Ministry of Culture.
                                                                 booth during the
                         Tech                                    ILA Berlin Air                                                                                        More government units
                                                                 Show in Selchow                                                                                  will join the trial, Xinhua
      Los     AngeLes,     27    "cyberspace workers" to         near Schoenefeld                                                                                 said, without elaborating.
Sept—Wells Fargo & Co on         attack the bank's site. In a    south of Berlin                                                                                       Beijing's latest show
Tuesday became the latest        posting on pastebin.com, the    on 13 September,                                                                                 of support for Chinese car
bank to suffer problems with     person also warned of attacks   2012.                                                                                            makers comes as Japanese
its website amid heightened      later this week against US           BAE Systems
concerns      about     cyber    Bancorp and PNC Financial       (BAES L) needs its                                                                               automakers including Toyota
attacks against US financial     Services Group Inc.             proposed merger                                                                                  Motor Corp and Nissan Motor
institutions.                         A similar posting last                                                                                                      Co cut back production in
                                                                 with Airbus parent EADS (EAD PA) to succeed if it is to avoid being cast adrift as a company     China following anti-Japan
      The fourth-largest US      week made threats against       without a clear strategy in a shrinking industry or a takeover target for predatory US rivals.
bank by assets confirmed         Bank of America and the                                                                                                          protests.
                                                                                                                                                       Reuters                           Reuters
that some of its customers       New York Stock Exchange.
experienced       intermittent
access issues on Tuesday.
                                 The poster said the attacks
                                 will continue until the film
                                                                   Google buys wind power                                                              Technology
The bank was working to
quickly resolve the issues, a
                                 that had stirred up anti-U.S.
                                 protests across the Middle
                                                                  for Oklahoma data centre
spokeswoman said, declining      East was removed from the
to comment on the source of      Internet. A U.S. Bancorp
                                                                                           Tech
the problem.                     spokesman said the bank was          sAn FrAncisco, 27          about 170 miles northeast
      A financial services       aware of the posting and was    Sept — US Internet              of Oklahoma City.
industry       group      last   working closely with law        company Google Inc on                Google     said     the
week warned US banks,            enforcement authorities. A      Wednesday agreed to             purchase brings the total
brokerages and insurers to       PNC spokesperson did not        buy 48 megawatts (MW)           amount      of   renewable
be on heightened alert for       immediately respond to a
                                                                 of wind energy for its          energy it has contracted for
cyber attacks after Bank of      request for comment.
                                                                 Oklahoma data centre            to over 260 MW.
America Corp and JPMorgan             Senator          Joseph
Chase & Co experienced           Lieberman, chairman of the      from the Canadian Hills              One megawatt can
unexplained outages on their     Senate's Homeland Security      wind power project in           power about 1,000 homes.
public websites.                 and Governmental Affairs        Oklahoma,         which    is   Boston-based          power
      Wells Fargo's problems     Committee, said on Friday       expected to enter service       generator Atlantic Power
came the same day that           that he believes Iran was       later this year.                Corp owns 99 percent of
an     unidentified    person    behind the attacks.                  In a release, Google       the 298-MW Canadian
on the Internet called on                             Reuters    said it has been working with   Hills wind farm, which
                                                                 its local utility, the Grand    is located in El Reno
                                                                 River Dam Authority, to         about 30 miles west of
                                                                 procure additional renewable    Oklahoma City, according
                                                                 energy since plugging in the    to     Atlantic     Power's
                                                                 Oklahoma data center in 2011.   website.
                                                                      In conjunction with the         Atlantic Power said              A visitor walks past a domestic brand car at the
                                                                 electricity the Grand River     it sells all of the power            autumn car expo in Urumqi, capital of northwest
                                                                 Dam Authority already           from Canadian Hills to                 China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,
                                                                 supplies Google to operate      three power companies:                 on 26 Sept, 2012. The expo, which kicked off
                                                                 its data center, Google said    Southwestern        Electric            on Wednesday, will last for four days in the
                                                                 it would pay a premium to       Power      Authority,    the         International Conference and Exhibition Center
                                                                 purchase renewable energy       Oklahoma         Municipal           in Urumqi. Domestic brands are popular choices
                                                                 generated by Canadian Hills.    Power Authority and Grand                              among visitors.
The logo for Wells Fargo bank is pictured in downtown
                                                                      The Google data centre     River Dam Authority.
 Los Angeles, California on 17 July, 2012.—ReuteRs                                                                                                          Xinhua
                                                                 is located in Mayes County                          Reuters
                                                                                                                                                     Friday, 28 September, 2012 5
                                                                      Business & HealtH
    European woes drag Wall                                           Yosemite hantavirus outbreak may offer clues to rare
          Street lower Business                                                             disease                    Health
                                                                       saN FraNcisco, 27          quencing for the hantavirus quencing of the virus using tional Park Service vet-
                                                                 Sept—California research-        strain that struck Yosemite tissue samples taken from erinary           epidemiologist,
                                                                 ers and public health of-        over the summer in the big- patients infected in this said: ”We want to take
                                                                 ficials have launched what       gest cluster of cases since summer's outbreak, as well this opportunity to learn as
                                                                 they describe as a ground-       the disease was first identi- as with tissue taken from much about the disease as
                                                                 breaking series of studies       fied in the United States in rodents carrying the virus we possibly can ... I think
                                                                 of a rare mouse-borne virus      1993.                          in Yosemite and throughout there's a lot to be learned
                                                                 that has infected at least            Public health officials California.                      here.’’
                                                                 nine Yosemite National           are also developing an              Danielle Buttke, a Na-                       Reuters
                                                                 Park visitors, killing three     unprecedented voluntary
                                                                 of them, since June.             medical screening of the
                                                                       By      using        the   scenic park's 2,500-plus
                                                                 1,200-square-mile                employees.
                                                                 (3,100-square-km) park and            Dr Charles Chiu, an
      Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock            its rodent and human popu-       infectious disease special-
           Exchange, on 20 Sept, 2012. —reuters                  lations as a giant natural       ist from the University of
     New York, 27 Sept—Stocks fell on Wednesday as               laboratory, scientists hope      California, San Francisco,
protests in Spain and Greece over euro zone austerity            to gain new insights into        said researchers would take
measures raised fresh concerns over Europe's ability to get      how hantavirus is transmit-      blood samples from work-
its debt crisis under control.                                   ted, how varied it might         ers in an effort to find clues
     The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fell 43.96            be and why certain people        to how the virus infects
points, or 0.33 percent, to 13,413.59. The S&P 500               seem more susceptible than       people and how it might be
.SPX dropped 8.26 points, or 0.57 percent, to 1,433.33.          others.                          prevented.                     A view of the locked tents in the Curry Village section of
The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC lost 24.03 points, or 0.77                  The effort will include         Chiu already has be- Yosemite National Park in California on 8 Sept, 2012.
percent, to 3,093.70.—Reuters                                    the first whole-genome se-       gun performing genome se-                              ReuteRs

WHO issues guidance on new virus, gears up for haj Health Facebook shares drop after
 G , 27 Sept—The
      eNeva      "We've got things in was found or in contact tifying a network of labo- Barron's snub Business
World Health Organization       place should things change,      with a suspected or con-         ratories that could provide
on Wednesday urged health       should the behaviour of the      firmed case within the pre-      countries with expertise on         saN FraNcisco, 27         compared to established
workers everywhere to re-       virus change," spokesman         vious 10 days.                   coronaviruses.                 Sept—Facebook shares           tech giants Apple and
port patients with acute res-   Gregory Hartl said.                   WHO has not recom-               "Though it is a very      dropped on Monday after        Google, which both now
piratory infection who may           Tests showed that six       mended any travel restric-       different virus from SARS,     financial weekly Barron's      trade for about 16 times
have been in Saudi Arabia       people with respiratory in-      tions in connection with         given the severity of the      questioned the social net-     their 2012 earnings, Bar-
or Qatar, following the dis-    fections in two hospitals                                                                        working company's value        ron's argued.
covery of a new virus from      in Denmark did not have                                                                          and priced its stock at just        Aside from the No
the same family as SARS.        the new coronavirus, and                                                                         $15.                           1 social network's strug-
     Saudi Arabia said it       at least five of them had flu,                                                                        Facebook's      shares    gle to adapt to the rise of
had taken precautions to        Danish health officials said.                                                                    slid 10 percent to $20.64      mobile devices, Barron's
prevent disease spreading            The new virus shares                                                                        in mid-day trade on Nas-       also highlighted Face-
next month, when it expects     some of the symptoms of                                                                          daq, about 46 percent off      book's stock compensa-
over 2 million Muslims to       SARS, another coronavirus,                                                                       of its $38 IPO price in        tion costs, which have
flock to the annual haj pil-    which emerged in China in                                                                        May. The decline shed          ballooned as the compa-
grimage, then return home.      2002 and killed around a                                                                         most of its gains from         ny fights to hold onto its
     WHO put out a global       tenth of 8,000 people it in-                                                                     the previous week, when        employees by dangling
alert on Sunday saying a        fected worldwide. So far                                                                         shares were boosted by         more shares.
new virus had infected a        scientists do not know how                                                                       news that the company               Barron's estimated
49-year-old Qatari who had      contagious the new virus is,                                                                     was testing a new mobile       that Facebook's restrict-
recently travelled to Saudi     or whether or not it spreads                                                                     advertising network.           ed-stock issues were "so
Arabia, where another man       by contact between people.                                                                            "Is the stock a buy?      large last year that it may
with an almost identical vi-         WHO's clinical guid-        The World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters is             The short answer is 'No,'"     have exceeded its cash
rus had died.                   ance to its 194 member                                                                           Andrew Bary wrote in the       compensation costs."
                                                                     seen in Geneva 9 November, 2009.—ReuteRs
     The Qatari remained        states said health workers                                                                       latest edition of Barron's          "CEO Mark Zuck-
critically ill in hospital in   should be alert to anyone        the new virus, but said it       two confirmed cases so far,    over the weekend. "The         erberg seems to have a
Britain as of Tuesday, but      with acute respiratory syn-      was working closely with         WHO is engaged in further      stock trades at high mul-      cavalier attitude" about
the WHO said on Wednes-         drome and requiring hos-         Saudi authorities on health      characterizing the novel       tiples of both sales and       stock       compensation,
day no new case of the new      pitalization who had been        measures for the haj.            coronavirus," it said.         earnings, even as uncer-       Barron's wrote, because
virus had been reported.        in the area where the virus          WHO said it was iden-                            Reuters    tainty about the outlook       of the company's policy
                                                                                                                                 for its business grows."       of granting more shares
Fiat asks US court to help set Chrysler stake price Business                                                                          At $15, Facebook
                                                                                                                                 would still be richly val-
                                                                                                                                                                to employees to make
                                                                                                                                                                up for its declining stock
                                                                 fund VEBA. Fiat, which           tunate that we were un-        ued at 24 times its pro-       price.
                                                                 already owns 58.5 percent        able to resolve the issue      jected 2013 profit. That's                        Reuters
                                                                 in Chrysler, said it was         without the assistance of
                                                                 seeking confirmation of the      the courts, we are hope-
                                                                 price in the Delaware Court      ful the matter will be re-
                                                                 of Chancery through its US       solved swiftly," Fiat said
                                                                 subsidiary Fiat America.         in a statement. "We need
                                                                      On 3 July, Fiat exer-       to court assistance in the
                                                                 cised the option to pur-         application of a specific
                                                                 chase a portion of the           pricing formula which was
                                                                 stake held by VEBA, or           agreed in 2009 and as such
                                                                 the Voluntary Employees          unrelated to the value of
                                                                 Beneficiary Association.         Chrysler today."
 The Fiat logo on a Fiat 500 is pictured at a dealership         In its statement, the Ital-           VEBA owns the 41.5
   in Vienna, Virginia on 26 April, 2012.— ReuteRs               ian company said it could        percent of Chrysler that
                                                                 not agree with VEBA on           Fiat does not. The op-
     MilaN, 27 Sept—Ital-       define the price of a 3.3 per-   the price it would need          tion gives Fiat the right to
ian carmaker Fiat (FIA MI)      cent stake in Chrysler that      to pay for the 3.3 percent       buy a 3.3 percent stake in     The Facebook logo is displayed on a computer screen in
said on Wednesday it had        Fiat has agreed to purchase      stake.                           Chrysler every six months.                 Brussels on 21 April, 2010.
asked a US court to help it     from the workers' trust               "While it is unfor-                             Reuters                           reuters
       6                                   Friday, 28 September, 2012

      Union Rail Transportation Minister
       on inspection tour of departments
                under ministry
           NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—       Administration Department       branch of Myanma Railways
      Union Minister for Rail          and Road Transport.             and the Transport Planning
      Transportation U Zeyar                The Union Minister         Department (Yangon branch),
      Aung, together with Deputy       looked around Yangon            Sathsan shed of Myanmar
      Minister U Chan Maung, on        Station     and     viewed      Railways, locomotive factory
      24 September inspected           greenings of stations and       (Mahlwagon) and the
      progress of repairing of         railroad sections in a          superintending engineer
      railroads at Myohla Station,     Yangon-Insein circular train    (Bridge)’s       workshop
      and maintenance of the           thereafter.                     (Mahlwagon).
      station and road on Nay Pyi           They proceeded to                   They went on to the
      Taw-Yangon Road Section.         Insein locomotive Shed,         Road             Transport
           On 25 September             Insein Hospital of Myanma       Administration Department
      morning, the Union Minister      Railways and the freight        (Myintha) where they
      held a meeting with officers     transport (Insein).             attended to the needs when
      of Myanma Railways,                   On 26 September            the reports were presented         Union Minister for Rail Transportation U Zeyar Aung inspects Insein
      Transport         Planning       morning, the Union Minister     by       the      officials                              Locomotive shed.—MNA
      Department, Road Transport       looked into the supporting      concerned.—MNA


                                 World Tourism Day                                                                                                                         DHT
              Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic           government tourism agencies annually celebrate 27th                  sustainable procurement strategies and increasingly
        sectors for developing countries seeking to maximize           September as an auspicious occasion with various special             popular carbon offsetting schemes.
        foreign exchange earnings, increase employment, poverty        events such as photo and essay competitions promoting                     Today the world’s population stands at 7 billion and
        reduction and eradication through its multiplier effects.      tourism, and tourism award presentations with the aims of            may increase to 9 billion by 2050. This mean great
        As a promising smokeless industry, both the direct and         fostering awareness among the international community of             pressure on particularly crowded cities where more than
        indirect incomes from tourism can contribute to national       the importance and its social, cultural, political and               half of all people live utilizing the natural resources and
        economy without tapping the natural resources.                 economic values. The event seeks to address global                   creating huge demand for food, water and energy.
              To promote the systematic tourism development of         challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium                 Sustainability has always been focused by public policy
        the respective regions, tourism organizations have been        Development Goals (MDGs).                                            agenda on World Tourism Day.
        formed locally, regionally and internationally such as              The first World Tourism Day was celebrated in 1980                   Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General in his
        Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF), Japan Association            under the theme “Tourism’s contribution to the                       message for this year emphasized that everyone has a role
        of Travel Agents (JATA), Singapore Tourism Board               preservation of cultural heritage and to peace and mutual            in sustainable tourism. He also called for the tourism
        (STB), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mekong             understanding”. It was at its third session (Torremolinos,           community for its growing commitment to sustainable
        Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), ASEAN Tourism              Spain, September 1979), that the UNWTO general                       energy. He therefore appealed to all who work in enjoy the
        Association (ASEANTA), Pacific Asia Travel Association         assembly decided to establish World Tourism Day,                     benefits of this global sector to join in building a more
        (PATA), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)                beginning in 1980. This date was chosen to coincide with             sustainable future for all. Mr. Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO
        and United Nations World Tourism Organization                  an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary             Secretary-General, has pointed out that tourism is leading
        (UNWTO).                                                       of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on 27th September,             the way in some of the world’s most innovative sustainable
              In the United Nations, the World Tourism Organization    1970. World Tourism Day is celebrated by events around               energy initiatives. Nevertheless, there is still much work
        (UNWTO) is the largest and the most influential association    the themes selected by the United Nations World Tourism              to be done in all parts of the world.
        of all associations related to tourism. There are 155 member   Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly, on the                             Today there is a great chance for Myanmar to promote
        states, 7 territories and 400 affiliated members in the        recommendation of the UNWTO Executive Council. So,                   tourism because Myanmar has a variety of tourism,
        UNWTO. The UNWTO is the United Nations specialized             the World Tourism Day for this year is the 33 rd                     especially cultural and natural tourism. In spite of the
        agency responsible for the promotion of responsible,           Commemorative Official Celebration of the day.                       many challenges, the tourism in Myanmar achieved a
        sustainable and universal accessible tourism. As the leading        The timing of World Tourism Day is particularly                 standard that complies with the “clean and green” image
        international organization in the tourism field, UNWTO         appropriate in that it comes at the end of the high season in        of Myanmar.
        promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive     the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in                During the visit of Mr. Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-
        development and environmental sustainability and offers        the southern hemisphere, and tourism is on the minds of              General of UNWTO, to Myanmar at the invitation of the
        leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge    millions of people worldwide. UNWTO invites people of                Ministry of Hotels and Tourism from 5th to 7th May, 2012,
        and tourism policies worldwide.                                all ages and backgrounds to hold and take part in                    he paid a courtesy call on the President of the Republic
              The origin of WTO dates back to 1925 when the            celebrations in their respective country or holiday                  of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein. Due to the
        International Congress of Official Tourist Traffic             destination. Official World Tourism Day Celebrations take            tremendous tourism potential of Myanmar, the Secretary
        Associations (ICOTT) was formed. In 1934, ICOTTO was           place in a UNWTO Member State, on the basis of geographic            General promised to give full support to Myanmar’s
        changed to the International Union of Official Tourist         rotation. All of the sectors involved (business, local               membership in UNWTO in June 2012.
        Publicity Organizations (IUOTPO) as the originated             communities, governments and tourists) must be aware of                   Today, as a member of the UNWTO, Myanmar has
        organization of the UNWTO. At the end of the Second            their respective responsibilities in order to achieve                now the privilege to celebrate this auspicious occasion
        World War, the international travel numbers increased          sustainable forms of tourism. Collaboration between all              here for the first time with special tourism events, which
        and the IUOTPO restructured itself into the International      stakeholders is necessary.                                           definitely demonstrate the commitment of Myanmar to
        Union of Official Travel Organizations (IUOTO). Also at             World Tourism Day is celebrated annually and each               the aims of UNWTO in fostering awareness among local
        the end of the 1960s, IUOTO transformed its role on an         year has a particular theme, for example the Theme for 2010          people for the importance of tourism and its social, cultural,
        international level. The 20th IUOTO general assembly           is “Tourism and Biodiversity” with official celebrations             political and economic values.
        which was held in Tokyo in 1967 declared that IUOTO            held in China and the Theme for 2011 is “Tourism Linking                  World Tourism Day is celebrated with full essence of
        needed to create an intergovernmental body that is closely     Culture” with celebrations held in Egypt. This year 2012             the theme in Myanmar this year and the Ministry of Hotels
        linked with the United Nations.                                will be held under the theme “Tourism & Sustainable                  and Tourism has added value to the celebration with the
              As a result in 1970, the IUOTO general assembly          Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”. Official                  launching of the Responsible Tourism Policy in Myanmar
        voted in favor of forming the World Tourism Organization       celebrations will take place in Maspalomas, Spain. This              with the assistance of Hanns Seidel Foundation. This
        (WTO), based on the statutes of the IUOTO. After               year’s theme aims to highlight tourism’s role in a brighter          policy is the outcome of the public private partnership
        ratification by the prescribed 51 member states, the World     energy future in which the world’s entire population has             between the Ministry, the Myanmar Tourism Federation
        Tourism Organization (WTO) came into operation on 1st          access to modern, efficiency and affordable energy services.         and international organizations. We achieved this
        November, 1974. The WTO general council and the UN                  Many in the tourism industry have already led in                milestone in the development of tourism in Myanmar as
        agreed to establish the WTO as a specialized agency of the     developing clean energy solutions, cutting energy                    a result of the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in
        UN at the 15th general assembly in 2003 with the purpose       consumption and carbon emissions in some regions by up               Germany. Myanmar is committed to develop tourism in
        of considering tourism on an equal footing with other          to 40% through initiatives by the UNWTO and the UN                   a sustainable and responsible manner with the awareness
        major activities of human society.                             Environment Programme. Other concrete advances include               that tourism plays an important role in reaching UN
              The National Tourism Organizations, as well as non-      the growing use of energy efficient fuels in air travel,             Millennium Development Goals.




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                                                                                         NATIONAL
        Singapore supports political and economic reforms in Myanmar, takes interest
             in investment in the country as well as in different economic spheres
           NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—      Speaker of Singaporean         queries on the foreign           observed the process of
      Visiting Speaker of Pyithu      Parliament hosted a lunch      investment law raised by         water treatment.
      Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann       to the Myanmar delegation.     those present. In the morning,        Speaker of Pyithu
      and party arrived in                 In the evening, the       the Myanmar delegation           Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann
      Singapore at 9.15 pm on 23      Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw      visited Land Transport           received media men of The
      September via Australia at      and party met with Emeritus    Authority and observed the       Strait Times, the Channel
      the invitation of Speaker of    Senior Minister Mr Goh         programme on meeting with        News Asia and BBC at the
      the Parliament of Singapore     Chok Tong at the east          the people at Bishan Toa         Regent Hotel and replied
      Mr Michael Palmer, and they     drawing room and held          Payoh                  Group     queries raised by the media
      were welcomed there by          discussions.                   Representative          Con-     men.
      Deputy Speaker of the                In the morning, the       stituency.                            During their stay in
      Parliament of Singapore and     Myanmar          delegation         In the morning of 26        Singapore, the Myanmar
      officials,        Myanmar       visited the National Library   September, the Myanmar           delegation held discussions
      ambassador to Singapore U       and the Parliament of          delegation visited the NE        on       friendship      and
      Tin Oo Lwin and embassy         Singapore. In the evening,     Water Visitors Centre and        cooperation between the two
                                                                                                      parliaments,         further
                                                                                                      strengthening friendship
                                                                                                      between         the     two
                                                                                                      governments and peoples
                                                                                                      and boosting cooperation,
                                                                                                      investment and economy,
                                                                                                      promoting             trade,
                                                                                                      technological cooperation
                                                                                                      and cooperation in education
                                                                                                      and health sectors.
                                                                                                           Singapore plegded its
                                                                                                      support for political and
                                                                                                      economic reforms in
                                                                                                      Myanmar and expressed its
                                                                                                      interest in doing investment
                                                                                                      in Myanmar as well as in
                                                                                                      different economic spheres
                                                                                                                                            Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann
                                                                                                      permitted by Myanmar. And
                                                                                                                                            cordially greets Acting Singaporean President
                                                                                                      the committee chairmen who
                                                                                                      accompanied the Speaker of                          Mr Jy Piliay.—MNA
                                                                                                      Pyithu Hluttaw replied               visit have been able to meet     from economic and social
                                                                                                      queries on investment raised         with the Acting President,       affairs and businessmen
                                                                                                      by those present.                    the Prime Minister, the          from Singapore and it is safe
           Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann holds discussion with                                  The Speaker of Pyithu           Parliament         Speaker,      the visit was successful.
                        Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong.—MNA                                        Hluttaw and party during the         ministers and officials, those                          MNA
      staff.                          Deputy Minister of Foreign
           The Speaker of Pyithu      Affairs, Environment and          Pyithu
      Hluttaw and party at 3 pm       Water Resources hosted a         Hluttaw
      on 25 September met with        dinner to the Myanmar
                                                                       Speaker
      Acting President Mr Jy          delegation at Shangri-La
      Piliay at the west drawing      Hotel.                            Thura
      room of the President Office         On the morning of 25        U Shwe
      in Istana and held              September, Singaporean
      discussions. And they met       businessmen led by CEO            Mann
      with Prime Minister Mr Lee      Mr Ho Meng Kit and             meets with
      Hsien Loong at the east         Deputy CEO Mr Chua Taik
      drawing room in Istana at 4     Him of IE Singapore and        Speaker of
      pm and held discussions.        Singaporean Business           Singaporean
           At noon on 24              Federation hosted a lunch
                                                                     Parliament
      September, the Speaker of       to the Speaker of Pyithu
      Pyithu Hluttaw and party        Hluttaw and party at the            Mr
      met with Speaker of the         International Hotel (Ball        Michael
      Parliament of Singapore Mr      Room). At the lunch,
      Michael Palmer at the           Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw        Palmer.
      Parliamentary Building and      Thura U Shwe Mann made              MNA
      held discussions. Later, the    a speech and replied

           Fourth regular session of first Kachin                                                     of the legislative and
                                                                                                      national races affairs. After          UN providing humanitarian
                 State Hluttaw continues                                                              wards, the representatives
                                                                                                      discussed the systematic                aids for Kachin, Rakhine
          NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—       Rawan Jone and 49              Scru-tinizing Committee          running of private bus line
      The fourth regular session of   representatives.               which are formed by Kachin                                                NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—        related to distribution of
                                                                                                      bill and gem cutting and
      the first Kachin State              At      the    session,    State Hluttaw submitted                                               Union Minister for Social        humanitarian aids to
                                                                                                      polishing bill.
      Hluttaw continued for its       questions      raised     by   replacement of committee                                              Welfare, Relief and              displaced families in
                                                                                                           They also discussed two
      seventh day at the State        representatives were replied   members, name lists,                                                  Resettlement Dr Daw Myat         Kachin State, and UN’s
                                                                                                      proposals         submitted
      Hluttaw hall yesterday          the Hluttaw made renewal       members, duties, authorities,                                         Myat Ohn Khin and UN             cooperation             in
                                                                                                      yesterday and sought
      morning, attended by            of     the      Legislative    rights and terms of the                                               Humanitarian Coordinator         rehabilitation of Rakhine
                                                                                                      Hluttaw’s           decision
      Kachin State Chief Minister     Committee, National Races      Committee’s Chairmen and                                              Mr Ashok Nigam met at            State, and disaster relief
                                                                                                      submitted and one new
      U La John Ngan Hsai,            Affairs Committee and          Secretaries to form seven                                             SWRR Ministry here this          works.
                                                                                                      proposal. The session ended
      Speaker of State Hluttaw U      Hluttaw Representative         acting committees for review                                          morning to discuss matters                            MNA
                                                                                                      at 3.45 pm.—MNA



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                                                                                                                       NATIONAL
                                                                       Government ministries, scholars and all                             monastic education schools. The government
                                                                       Hluttaw affairs committee are to make efforts                       should lend a helping hand for this drive. These
                  Friday, 28 September, 2012
                                                                       for emergence of laws, rules and bylaws                             schools can reduce the unbalanced ratio in
                                                                       regarding education sector at a time when                           State’s schools to a certain degree.
         Invest in education                                           Myanmar attempts to shift from its old system                           In addition, there should be changes in
              Myanmar sees a flood of reforms in almost                to new one.                                                         syllabus. Here, refresher courses should be
         all sectors. She needs to promote her education                   Taking a look at the basic education sector,                    opened so as to improve the quality of teachers.
         standard for human resource development,                      there are a few workshops in this sector. The                       The graduates from education colleges and
         which has great impact on all sectors. The                    education system should practice student-centered                   universities should be appointed as teachers.
         country needs to make many reforms and                        approach, but here the difficulty is that there is                  Fund for education should be raised. There
         changes in all levels of education sector. At                 unbalanced teacher-student ratio. Due to it,                        should not be centralization. We should
         first, there should be reforms in basic                       student-centered approach would not be                              encourage emergence of model schools funded
         education level. It needs to have practical                   productive one. It is first priority for basic                      by the government. These schools enable
         techniques to implement Basic Education Bill                  education reform. To handle this problem, it is                     competitions among them. We should make
         that has been passed by Hluttaw recently.                     important for emergence of private schools and                      much more investment in education sector.

       Vice-President U Nyan Tun
        receives JCCI President
            NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—Vice-President
       U Nyan Tun received President of Japan
       Chamber of Commerce and Industry
       (JCCI) Mr Tadashi Okamura and party at
       Anteroom of the Presidential Palace here this
       morning.
            Present on the occasion were Union
       Ministers U Aye Myint and Dr Kan Zaw,
       Deputy Ministers U Thant Kyaw and Dr Pwint
       Hsan, and departmental personnel. The
       discussion focused on strengthening of
       relations between the two countries and
       promotion of investment in Myanmar.
                                              MNA

         Vice-President U Nyan Tun receives
            President of JCCI Mr Tadashi
                      Okamura.
                            MNA



        Union Hotels and Tourism                                         China-ASEAN beauty pageant and variety                                                           teams from China and
                                                                                                                                                                          ASEAN countries.
        Minister meets hotel general                                               of arts show held                                                                           The China-ASEAN
                                                                                                                                                                          beauty pageant and variety
                 managers                                                    YANGON, 27 Sept—One      Malaysia secured third               won the best performance of    of arts show came into
            NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—     stressed that tourism            of Myanmar Water Festival’s    place. In the men’s contest          China-ASEAN          award.    existence in 2005 as China-
       Union Minister for Hotels      industry had seen its increase   trademark songs “Summer        which       in    11    men          Though            Myanmar      ASEAN cultural exchange
       and Trouism U Htay Aung        as a fruitful result of reform   Girl” came floating out of     participated, first and third        contestants did not win any    programme. It is held
       this noon held a meeting       process in the country urging    the stage at Folk Songs        prizes went to the host and          prizes, their natural beauty   annually as part of China-
       with general managers of       them to cooperate with           Square in Nanning of           the second to Malaysia.              in Myanmar traditional         ASEAN Expo which
       foreign direct investment      Myanmar              Tourism     Guangxi             Zhuang          In the previous contest,        costume greatly attracted      Nanning first hosted in
       hotels in Yangon and           Federation and its sister        Autonomous Region, China       Ju Ju Kay from Myanmar               the camera shots of media      2004.—MNA
       Mandalay, at the meeting       groups for sustainable           on 24 September evening as
       hall of the ministry.          development of Myanmar           the square hosted the eighth
            While meeting with        tourism industry.                China-ASEAN          beauty
       them, the Union Minister                                 MNA    pageant and variety of arts
                                                                       show organized by China-
                                                                       ASEAN Expo Secretariat,
                                                                       Guangxi             Zhuang
              I’m looking for                                          Autonomous          Region
                                                                       Communist Party Youth
                 quality in                                            Committee and Guangxi
                                                                       Zhuang Cultural Exchange
                 numbers!                                              Association.
                                                                             Two beauties from
                                                                       Myanmar, second-year
                                                                       undergraduates Ma Htoo
                                                                       Thinza Wai and Ma May
                                                                       Thin Khaing from National
                                                                       Culture and Fine Arts
                                                                       University (Yangon) under
                                                                       the Ministry of Culture took       Winners of China-ASEAN beauty pageant and variety of arts show.
                                                                       part in the contest together                                                   MNA
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           President U Thein Sein holds talks with                           President U Thein Sein cordially greets US
         Chairman of Clinton Global Initiative former                          Secretary of State Mrs Hillary Clinton.
         US President Bill Clinton at the Mark Hotel.                                    (News on page 16)
                  (News on page 16)—MNA                                                                MNA




                    Political parties to act in national
                        interests: UEC Chairman
                                                                                                                                                assessed the commission chairman who promised to make
                                                                                                                                                the 2015 election the best and fairest one reviewing the weak
                                                                                                                                                points of 2012 by-election. He revealed the plan for real-time
                                                                                                                                                adjustment of ballot list by permanently keeping ballot list
                                                                                                                                                book at ward and village administrators’ offices to remedy
                                                                                                                                                the weak point in previous by-election. Parties in debating
                                                                                                                                                electricity, labour issue and Rakhine incident are to make
                                                                                                                                                discussion within legal framework, urged the commission
                                                                                                                                                chairman. Parties are to stand for national and public interests,
                                                                                                                                                making efforts to become reliable parties, said the commission
                                                                                                                                                chairman who called for their frank and free discussions and
                                                                                                                                                unanimity in serving the national and public interests.
                                                                                                                                                        Next, chairpersons, deputy chairpersons and
                                                                                                                                                secretaries of political parties called on to allow political
                                                                                                                                                parties regularly meet commissions once every three months
                                                                                                                                                or every four months, publish announcements of the
                                                                                                                                                commission as commission handbook and publication of
                                                                                                                                                pre-voting lists, and cooperate with each other to have
             Chairman of Union Election Commission U Tin Aye extends greetings at the meeting.—MNA                                              sanctions lifted.
               YANGON, 27 Sept—Chairman of Union Election                responsibilities, holding free and fair election, examining                    Afterwards, the commission chairman said that he
       Commission U Tin Aye described cordial cooperation and            and judging the complaints after the election, and registering         took the meeting as serving the interests of the State and
       coordination between commissions and political parties as         and monitoring political parties. The commission chairman              people. He called for collaborative actions of parties,
       the key to national development as he met political parties       urged the political parties to abide by law. Political parties         commissions, and administrative bodies for interests of the
       at Yangon Region Government Office this afternoon.                are to work in unison for national and public interests                State and people. People, political parties, and commissions
               The chairman called political parties for adherence to    together with the government, said the chairman who                    are to cooperate in harmony to organize 2015 election as fair
       existing laws in serving the interests of the nation, demanding   described it is as the cause of national development.                  and free one.
       to sacrifice party interests and self interests for national              The commission chairman said the commission could                      Present at the meeting were members of Union Election
       interests. The election commission would review the strong        organize the best of 2012 by-election, reviewing the 2010              Commission, chairman and members of Yangon Region
       points and weak points of previous election and would make        election, quoting the international analysts saying 2012 by-           Election Sub-commission, chairpersons secretaries and
       the best of coming election said the commission chairman.         election as free and fair one. There was weakness in making            members of political parties and personnel.
       The election commission is undertaking its three main             ballot list though the 2012 by-election is said to be flawless,                                                                   MNA
                                                                         September.                                                             Agriculture Department in Magway on 26 September
                           News in Brief                                                                                                        morning. A total of 52 trainees are attending the course.
                                                                                 Table Tennis Tourney kicks off
         Maintenance of roads, bridges inspected                                The Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister’s Cup Inter-                Project implementation committee meets
              Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint                Township U-26 Table Tennis Tournament kicked off at the                       The Chin State projects implementation committee
        inspected maintenance of Pyapon-Bogale Road,                     hall of Myanmar Medical Association in Pathein on 26                   held the coordination meeting on 26 September morning.
        Gonnyindan Bridge, erosion at Kyaiklat-Maubin Road               September morning.                                                     Chief Minister of Chin State U Hong Ngai made an address
        and posts of Maubin Bridge, maintenance of Maubin-                  Exhibition & Car Show 1/2012 opened                                 on the occasion.
        Salamauk Road, Bo Myat Tun Bridge and upgrading of                     The Most Amazing Taunggyi Exhibition & Car                          Teak log for carving Buddha Images
        Kyeinbinse-Sakkawt-Danubyu-Zalun Road on 24                      Show 1/2012 was opened at the city hall in Taunggyi on 25                       sprinkled scented water
        September.                                                       September. Altogether six car companies and 90 other                         Union Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint
                Health care services provided                            companies showcased their products at the show up to 29                Maung sprinkled scented water on the teak log to be
               Servicemen of local medical battalion provided            September.                                                             curved as four Buddha Images dedicating to Buddhas
        health care services to local people at relief camps, gave          Land management course commences                                    kakusan, Konagamana, Kassapa and Gotama to be kept at
        talks on health knowledge, distributed pamphlets on                    The Farmland Law, and the Vacant, Virgin and                     Shwedagon Replica Pagoda in Indonesia. The ceremony
        health knowledge, chlorinated wells and tanks and                Fallow Land Management Law and Rules Course of                         was held at Setsan timber yard in Pazundaung Township
        fumigated relief camps in Maungtaw Township on 24                Magway Region was opened at the hall of Region                         on 25 September.




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        As a promising smokeless industry, tourism has both directly
       and indirectly increased incomes of local people, contributing to
            national economy without tapping natural resources
           NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—         month earlier. During his         particularly on crowded
      Under the theme of Tourism         courtesy call on President U      cities, where more than half
      & Sustainable Energy:              Thein Sein, the Secretary-        of the people relying on            Vice-
      Powering         Sustainable       General Promised to support       natural resources, having
                                         Myanmar in taking full            more demand for food, water       President
      Development, UN World
      Tourism Day 2012 ceremony          advantage of Myanmar’s            and energy. If sustainability       Dr Sai
      was held at Myanmar                tremendous            tourism     is to be focus of attention,
      International Convention           potentials. Today, as a           that the year’s theme               Mauk
      Centre (MICC), here, this          member of the UNWTO,              definitely coincides with the
      morning, with an address by        Myanmar now has the               advancement towards the             Kham
      Vice-President of the              privilege of celebrating this     goals of the “2012                addresses
      Republic of the Union of           important day here for the        International Year of
      Myanmar Dr Sai Mauk Kham.          first time with special tourism   Sustainable Energy for All”.          UN
           It was attended by Union      events, which definitely               Tourism is leading the
      Ministers, deputy ministers,       demonstrate commitment to         way in some of the world’s          World
      departmental           heads,      the aims of UNWTO.                most innovative sustainable
                                                He continued to say that   energy initiatives. In own
                                                                                                             Tourism
      Ambassadors and officials in
      foreign embassies in Yangon,       the theme designated for this     capacity, contribution must          Day.
      representatives from social        year is “Tourism &                be made in helping to cut
      organizations, officials from      Sustainable           Energy:     tourism’s carbon emissions,          MNA
      Ministry of Hotels and             Powering          Sustainable     in a way to enable tourism
      Tourism, Myanmar Tourism           Development” which he             business to grow and create
                                                                                                                                                                                    has been developed with the
                                                                                                                                                                                    technical and financial
                                                                                                                                                                                    support from the Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                    based       Hanns      Seidal
                                                                                                                                                                                    Foundation and will soon
                                                                                                                                                                                    have the Tourism Master
                                                                                                                                                                                    Plan, also supported by the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Norwegian Government and
                                                                                                                                                                                    the Asian Development
                                                                                                                                                                                    Bank. In that regard he
                                                                                                                                                                                    expressed his thanks.
                                                                                                                                                                                          In the meantime, it is
                                                                                                                                                                                    Myanmar’s responsibility,
                                                                                                                                                                                    to adapt to her situation to
                                                                                                                                                                                    the theme of World Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                    Day, by contributing
      Industry Federation, tourism       believed is appropriate to the    jobs, and to bring modern,       arrivals              through          the ministry of Hotels and       towards sustainable energy
      agencies and Myanmar               changing global tourism           affordable energy services to    international border entry             Tourism has organized, very      and powering sustainable
      Hoteliers         Association,     trends.                           vulnerable communities.          points along China and                 recently,             tourism    tourism development in
      winners and guests.                      Tourism is becoming              Taking a closer look at     Thailand. From the Yangon              development workshops in         Myanmar and by taking the
           In his speech, Vice-          one of the fastest growing        the tourism data of the          and Mandalay International             key tourism destinations to      regional and the World’s
      President Dr Sai Mauk Kham         economies in the world and        UNWTO for the year 2011,         Airports, Myanmar received             discuss         with       the   best practices in tourism.
      said that it is a great pleasure   is recognized as an important     there were about one billion     381,000 which had a growth             stakeholders on current and            In conclusion, he urged
      to be part of this celebration     sector for the developing         international        tourists    of 26% comparing to 2010.              future needs and how to meet     all to join hands in building
      UN World Tourism Day.              countries seeking to              travelling around the globe      This year, for the last eight          challenges of tourism. There     this      nation     through
      Today, many people around          maximize foreign exchange         and the receipts from that       months, Myanmar had                    are other factors which all      sustainable development
      the world are celebrating the      earning, and increasing           came to 1030 billion US$. At     340,458 arrivals by air and            needed to be aware of, that      and responsible tourism.
      UN World Tourism Day, a            employment opportunity,           the same time, it also created   the growth rate was (40%)              is, how Myanmar handles                After that, Union
      special occasion for               thereby reducing poverty          6-7 % of the overall number      comparison to the same                 the visitors to experience       Minister for Hotels and
      everyone in tourism industry       through its multiplier effects.   of job worldwide, showing        period of last year.                   comfort, convenience,            Tourism U Htay Aung
      aiming to foster awareness         As a promising smokeless          the extent of the economic            As the performance of             safely and security during       delivered speech and UN
      among the local and                industry, tourism has both        contribution of tourism to a     the tourism industry gets              their stay in Myanmar.           resident representative Mr
      international community of         directly and indirectly           national economy.                more developed, and in the                  When in this country, it    Ashok Nigam read out the
      the importance of tourism and      increased incomes of local             For      the      young     light of the reform strategy of        is Myanmar’s responsibility      message sent by UN
      its political, social, cultural    people, contributing to the       democratic country, the          the Government one of the              that they feel safe and          Secretary-General Mr Ban
      and economic values.               national economy without          Republic of the Union of         best ways of improving the             healthy, well taken care of,     Ki-moon to the UN World
           Every year on September       tapping       the     natural     Myanmar, the tourism sector      economic condition of the              and that they return home        Tourism Day 2012.
      27, the National Tourism           resources.                        has considerably put in its      local people is tourism                with pleasant memories                 The     message      of
      Organization, together with              As a member of the          concerted efforts for tourism    business.                              which will be passed on to       Secretary-General of World
      non-governmental tourism           United Nations, and now as a      development               and         Myanmar has become                other people who are going       Tourism Organization Dr
      agencies, celebrate this           member of the UNWTO,              management in a sustainable      an interesting tourist                 to visit or revisit Myanmar.     Taleb Rifai was displayed
      auspicious occasion with           Myanmar must play its part        and responsible ways in line     destination for international               In addition, the people     with video. Afterwards,
      various special events such        in reaching the UN’s goal of      with the government’s reform     travellers to experience it’s          in the front line, welcoming     resident representative Mr
      as photo and essay                 achieving        sustainable      strategies and economic          abundantly rich, cultural              visitors are the licensed tour   Achim Munz of Hanns Seidel
      competition and tourism            energy.                           liberalization, evidently        and natural heritage,                  guides. It is important that     Foundation explained the
      award presentations.                     If we look at the world     resulting in the positive        genuine hospitality and                those       guides       have    drafting of responsible
           It is good to know that       population today, he said, it     trend, and dramatically          spiritual values. At the same          qualitative trainings for        tourism policy for Myanmar
      Myanmar has rejoined               stands at seven billion, and      increasing the number of         time, it’s becoming an                 presentation and a mastery       and handed over the books
      UNWTO in June this year,           the number will reach as high     international arrivals.          attractive         economic            of language skills.              on responsible tourism
      which resulted from the visit      as nine billion by the year            The total international     destination for foreign                     He said that he was also    policy through Union
      of the UNWTO Secretary             2050. It shows that there is a    arrivals during 2011 were        investments in different               aware of that the Responsible    Minister U Htay Aung.
      General, Mr Tilab Rifai, a         great deal of pressure,           over 800,000 including           sectors too. In this regard,           Tourism Policy in Myanmar                (See page 11)




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      As a promising smokeless
      industry, tourism…
                                      (from page 10)
           After that, Union Minister for Information U Aung Kyi presented the
      awards to winners in photo competition, Union Minister for Transport U
      Nyan Tun Aung, in World Tourism Day commemorative essay competitions,                                   V         i        c          e
      Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun,
      to best efficiency-award winning hotels at home and abroad, Union Minister
      for Sports U Tint Hsan, to award-wining local and foreign tourism agencies.
           After the ceremony, Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham enjoyed
      documentary photos and books and publications put on display at the hall.
      Myanmar is a member country of UN and World Tourism Organization. Like
      other countries worldwide, Myanmar observed World Tourism Day
      ceremony.—MNA

       Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham enjoys documentary photos
             and books and publications at World Tourism Day
                      commemorative ceremony.—MNA

                 Myanmar, Japan CCIs focus on                                                                  Winners of “World Post Day” essay contest for
                     economic cooperation                                                                               international youths (U-15)
           NAY PYI T AW , 27 Sept—Myanmar-                for Japanese entrepreneurs to investment in              NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept— Hailing the                and Grade-9 student Ma Cho Zin Than from
      Japanese Chambers of Commerce and                   Myanmar. At present, they said that although        World Post Day that falls on 9 October, 2012,         No. 2 BEHS (Bahan), third. Special prizes
      Industry held the joint meeting on economic         Myanmar-Japan trade volume was remarkably           a commemorative essay contest for                     went to Grade-10 student Maung Aung Phyo
      cooperation at Myanmar International                in 2011-2012 fiscal year, it is still lesser than   international youths (U-15) was jointly               Min from No. 2 BEHS (Kawkareik), Grade-8
      Convention Centre, here, this morning.              the prospect. Further economic cooperation          conducted by UNESCO and UPU.                          student Ma Thin Nant Tha from No. 3 BEHS
           President of Japan Chambers of                 between UMFCCI and JCCI will contribute to               On 6 October, 2011, the Ministry of              (Bago), Grade-9 student Ma Hnin Nanda
      Commerce and Industry Mr Tadashi Okamura            serving more interest of two nations. With the      Education and the Ministry of                         Lwin from No. 2 BEMS (Kyaukpyu), and
      and President of the Republic of the Union          aim of developing State economy, emphasis           Communications, Posts and Telegraphs held             consolation prizes to Grade-10 student Ma
      of Myanmar Chambers of Commerce and                 is being placed on people centred                   such an essay contest named “Write a letter           Su Shin Thant from No. 6 BEHS
      Industry U Win Aung extended greetings.             development. As opportunities have been             to an athlete or sports figure you admire to          (Mawlamyine), and Grade-9 student Ma La
           Union Ministers U Than Htay, U Win             created in every business sector, cooperation       explain what the Olympic Games mean to                Min Thawda Myint Soe from No. 1 BEHS
      Myint and Dr Kan Zaw said that energy sector        of Japanese entrepreneurs will enjoy fruits of      you”, at the basic education schools in the           (Myaungmya) and Grade-8 student Maung
      plays a key role in building a modern and           cooperation, they said.                             townships separately.                                 Thiha Hein from No. 14 BEHS
      developed nation. They extend welcome to                 After the ceremony, Union Minister U                At local level, Grade-10 student Maung           (Chanayethazan).
      the investors to put investment in the sector       Win Myint and President of JICC Mr Tadashi          Hein Htet Zaw from Wetlet BEHS got first                   The first-prize winner’s letter was sent
      and will provide necessary assistance to the        Okamura cordially discussed bilateral trade         prize, Grade-9 student Ma Hnin Wai Wai                to involve international level essay contest
      investors. They said that it is opportune time      and investment matters.—MNA                         Aung from No. 1 BEHS (Minbu), second,                 in Switzerland.—MNA

      Future of Middle East should be                                                                                                                Japanese officials take test
          controlled by its people:                                                                                                                       rides on Osprey
                Chinese FM                                                                                                                               TOKYO, 27 Sept— Local officials on Thursday took test
           U NITED N ATIONS , 27         international community to                                                                                 rides on the US Marines’ Osprey aircraft at an air base in
      Sept— Chinese Foreign              respect the distinctive                                                                                    southwestern Japanese city of Iwakuni, ahead of their planned
      Minister Yang Jiechi said here     religious and cultural features                                                                            transfer to Okinawa.
      on Wednesday that the future       of the region, listen to the                                                                                    The demonstration rides were conducted at the US
      and destiny of the Middle East     aspirations and calls of the                                                                               Iwakuni Air Station in Yamaguchi Prefecture, where 12 MV-
      should be held in the hands of     people living there, and urge                                                                              22 Ospreys are temporarily stationed amid lingering safety
      its own people.                    the parties concerned to work                                                                              concerns over their controversial deployment at the US
           Yang made the remarks         out appropriate solutions                                                                                  Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station in Ginowan city of the
      when addressing a high-level       through inclusive political                                                                                southernmost Okinawa Prefecture.
      meeting of the UN Security         processes to achieve durable       Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (Front) attends a                       The fleet is expected to go into full operation in mid-
      Council on the situation in        peace       and     common         High-level meeting of the UN Security Council on peace                  October.
      the Middle East where UN           prosperity.                        and security in the Middle East, at the UN headquarters                      The Defense Ministry on Wednesday notified Okinawa
      Secretary-General Ban Ki-               Concerning             the        in New York, the United States, on 26 Sept, 2012.                   authorities that the aircraft will be deployed at the base as
      moon and Secretary-General         Palestinian issue, Yang said                                    XINHUA                                     early as Friday.
      of the Arab League Nabil El-       the question remains at the       early date,” Yang said.           Iranian nuclear issue,” he said.            The MV-22 Osprey is a hybrid aircraft with rotors that
      Arabi made their briefings.        core of the Middle East issue.          As for the Iranian nuclear As a good friend and good               allow it to take off and land like a helicopter and engines that
           Yang said the Middle East     With drastic changes in the       issue, Yang maintained that partner of the Arab countries                can tilt forward, enabling it to fly at a higher speed than a
      is undergoing unprecedented        regional landscape, it is all     “dialogue and cooperation is and people, China firmly                    chopper.—Xinhua
      changes and has attracted          the more imperative for the       the only right way to address supports and helps promote
      wide attention from the            international community to        the issue” and it is ill-advised their just cause, Yang said.                  Volcano erupts in Sumatra,
      international community.           recognize the importance and      to resort to force or unilateral       “China will, as always,
      Peace,       stability      and    urgency of relaunching peace      sanctions.                        take a constructive part in the
                                                                                                                                                             Indonesia, spews ash
      development in the Middle          talks between Palestine and             “The parties concerned mediation and settlement of                      JAKARTA, 27 Sept—The most active volcano in Sumatra
      East represent the shared          Israel.                           should have firm confidence the hotspot issues in the                    island of Indonesia erupted on Wednesday, spewing volcanic
      aspirations of all people in the        “The      international      and remain committed to a Middle East, support the UN                    ash by up to 1.5 kilometres to the west, Head of National
      region and serve the common        community should adopt a          diplomatic solution and, at the and its Security Council by              Volcanology Agency Surono said here. Mount Merapi locally
      interests of the entire            more active and constructive      same time, be flexible and continuously playing an                       known as Gunung Merapi located in West Sumatra erupted at
      international community,           stance to promote peace talks     pragmatic, seek common important role in addressing                      16:39 pm Jakarta time (0939 GMT), and the agency has warned
      Yang said. “The future and         and urge both the Palestinians    ground while overcoming the Middle East issue and                        the people to stay away from the radius of three kilometres from
      destiny of the region should       and Israelis to take concrete     differences, work for early help put this region on a path               the crater, said Surono.
      be held in the hands of its own    steps to remove obstacles to      progress in dialogue and of peace, stability, economic                        “If rains come down, the people living in downstream of
      people,” he noted.                 peace talks, rebuild mutual       negotiations and, over time, prosperity and social progress              the river whose upstream is on the slope of Merapi must be
           The Chinese foreign           trust, resume talks and make      achieve a comprehensive, long- at an early date,” he said.               cautious over the flood of lava,” Surono told Xinhua over the
      minister called on the             substantive progress at an        term and proper solution to the                          Xinhua          phone.—Xinhua




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                                           US President Barack
                                                                                                                                                     trader amassed $510 million
                                          Obama waves from Air                 Second time is the charm for                                                       bet
                                         Force One at Andrews Air
                                             Force Base near
                                                                                  Air Force One landing                                                  NEW YORK, 27 Sept—A landmark US fine for excessive
                                               Washington,                       KENT , 27 Sept—The          abort an initial landing in            speculation in the benchmark cotton futures market has
                                             on 26 Sept, 2012.              presidential jet Air Force One   Toledo, Ohio, due to fog and           revealed a startling new dimension to last year’s blistering
                                                 REUTER                     was forced on Wednesday to       rain, and passengers including         winter price rally: the biggest bull was a Chinese trader with
        Ocean rescue                                                                                         the president had a bumpy              a $510 million punt.
                                                                                                             ride. The plane ferrying                    A little-known Shanghai firm called Sheenson
       underway as 5                                                                                         President Barack Obama to              Investments Ltd and its founder Weidong Ge, a former trader
                                                                                                             election campaign events in
         washed off                                                                                          Ohio took two attempts to
                                                                                                                                                    at China’s vast state-owned agriculture trading company
                                                                                                                                                    COFCO, have agreed to return $1 million in ill-gotten gains and
          rocks in                                                                                           land while those aboard were
                                                                                                             shaken by turbulence.
                                                                                                                                                    pay a $500,000 civil penalty for exceeding federal limits on
                                                                                                                                                    speculative bets in soybean oil and cotton futures, the
          Western                                                                                                  White House Press                Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Tuesday.
                                                                                                             Secretary Jay Carney, after                 It is the agency’s biggest-ever “disgorgement” agreement
         Australia                                                                                           consulting with the plane’s            associated with position limits and among the biggest civil
            SYDNEY, 27 Sept— Five                                                                            crew, told journalists traveling       fines, according to a review of a dozen such enforcement
       people have been washed off                                                                           with the president that weather        measures since 1995. It is the first against a Chinese firm.
       rocks into the sea at a popular                                                                       was the cause. The plane                    The action is the latest sign that the CFTC is cracking
       game fishing spot in the                                                                              landed safely on the second            down on excessive speculation harder than ever following
       Gascoyne region of Western                                                                            attempt and there were no              years of political uproar over soaring grain and energy prices.
       Australia, local media                                                                                injuries.—Reuters                      Even tougher limits on commodity markets come into force
       reported on Thursday.                                                                                                                        next month amid the first big wave of Dodd-Frank financial
            West Australian police,       Belarus eyes on strengthening ties with China                                                             reforms imposed following the 2008 financial crisis.
       volunteer marine rescue, the           MINSK, 27 Sept — Belarus      House of Friendship marking      in each other,” the official                “If there was any question that we would vigorously
       Department of Fisheries and       shows big interest in              the 63rd anniversary of the      said. A regular dialogue at the        enforce the new limits that go into effect in less than three
       the State Emergency Service       strengthening         mutually     foundation of the People’s       highest level plays a                  weeks, I think these settlements speak for themselves,” CFTC
       were responding to the            beneficial relations with China,   Republic of China.               special role in successful             commissioner Bart Chilton said in an emailed statement.
       incident at Steep Point, the      Chairman of the Belarus-                “Belarus-China vibrant      development of bilateral                    But it is even more remarkable for the light it sheds on one
       most westerly point of the        China Friendship Society           cooperation relies on            relations, Tozik said.                 of the most explosive periods in the volatile cotton contract’s
       Australian mainland around        Anatoly Tozik said on              common principles of the               Since Belarus and China          history, with prices on the IntercontinentalExchange surging
       midday (local time) on            Wednesday.                         domestic and foreign policies    established        diplomatic          by more than a third in two months to reach a post-Civil War
       Thursday, according to the             Belarus and China are         and similar viewpoints on the    relations 20 years ago, the            high of $2.27 by early March - just a few weeks after the CFTC
       Australian Associated Press.      witnessing the best period in      most important issues of the     bilateral trade has risen more         told Ge’s firms to reduce its position.
            Police helicopter is on      their bilateral relations which    international agenda. The        than 100 times. China has                   “This may be an ‘aha’ moment,” said one 30-year veteran
       its way to the scene for the      are gradually turning into         countries       build      up    become Belarus’ fourth                 of the cotton market. “We knew there was something. So
       rescue operation.                 strategic partnership, Tozik       confidential relations based     biggest trading partner and the        that’s what it was. That’s a huge position, particularly for
                               Xinhua    said at a meeting at the Minsk     on mutual respect and interest   biggest one in Asia.—Xinhua            someone who was then forced out of the market.”—Reuters




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                                            ENTERTAINMENT
         Potter author steps into unknown with adult Pink’s ‘Truth about Love’ tops Billboard
                            debut                                  album chart
                                                                                to attract millions of buyers            LOS ANGELES, 27 Sept—                                               and 2Chainz, sold 205,000
         Author                                                                 and give publishers and book       Pop rocker Pink scored her                                                copies in its first week to secure
           JK                                                                   stores a much-needed boost.        first Billboard 200 No 1 on                                               the No 2 position.
         Rowling                                                                     Yet even that may feel        Wednesday as her sixth                                                          Vegas rockers The Killers
                                                                                something of an anti-climax        studio album stormed the                                                  came in at No 3 with their
                                                                                for an author who has re-          charts, beating out new debuts                                            fourth studio album “Battle
                                                                                written the rules of publishing    from Kanye West’s GOOD                                                    Born,” selling 113,000 copies
                                                                                and generated the kind of          music rappers, The Killers and                                            in its first week. Although the
                                                                                media hype and public              Carly Rae Jepsen.                                                         band went straight to No 1 in
                                                                                hysteria normally reserved for           Pink’s “The Truth About                                             the UK last week, a chart-
                                                                                Hollywood royalty.                 Love” sold 280,000 copies in                                              topping album in the
                                                                                     As each Harry Potter          its first week according to                                               Billboard 200 has eluded
                                                                                instalment hit the shelves,        Nielsen SoundScan, making                                                 them. Newcomer Carly Rae
                                                                                hundreds of thousands of fans      it the third-highest debut of                                             Jepsen, who shot to fame with
                                                                                dressed up as wizards and          2012, behind Justin Bieber’s                                              the catchy summer hit “Call
                                                                                witches and queued outside         “Believe” and Madonna’s                                                   Me Maybe,” released her
                                                                                book stores from Toronto to        “MDNA.” It is the singer’s                                                debut set “Kiss” last week,
                                                                                Tokyo, and the sales figures       best-selling debut to date.                                               and sold 46,000 copies,
            LONDON, 27 Sept— JK             series became the fastest-          were staggering— 450 million             Sales of the album were                                             notching No 6 on the chart.
       Rowling takes a step into the        selling book in history.            copies and counting.               aided by a major Target                                                         Jepsen was just below last
       unknown on Thursday with                   “The Casual Vacancy”               The 47-year-old Briton        promotional campaign as                                                   week’s chart-topper Dave
       the publication of her debut         is virtually guaranteed to top      said she was looking forward       well as Amazon MP3 offering                                               Matthews Band’s “Away
       adult novel, five years after        the bestseller lists in Britain,    to a more subdued book             the record for a discount price                 Singer Pink               From The World” at No 4 and
       the seventh and final                the United States and beyond,       launch this time around.           of $5. The lead single from the        Kiss)” also topped Billboard’s     Little Big Town’s “Tornado”
       instalment of the Harry Potter       with Rowling’s name enough                                 Reuters     album, “Blow Me (One Last              pop songs airplay chart this       at No 5. “Call Me Maybe” has
                                                                                                                                                          week. “Cruel Summer,” the          sold 5.7 million copies in the
                     “Younger Mona Lisa” to be presented in Geneva                                                                                        latest compilation release         US to date, making it 2012’s
             GENEVA , 27 Sept—A                  In Italy and France, the            A painting                                                           from Kanye West’s GOOD             biggest selling single behind
       younger vision of Leonardo           one currently recognised                attributed to                                                         Music label featuring West         only Gotye’s “Somebody
       da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” will be       Leonardo “Mona Lisa” is             Leonardo da Vinci                                                         collaborating with artists         That I Used To Know.”
       presented in Geneva on               known as “La Giaconda” or            and representing                                                         including Big Sean, Pusha T                                  Reuters
       Thursday with the suggestion         “La Joconde” after Lisa                Mona Lisa is
       that it is the original version of   Gherardini, wife of early 16th       pictured during a                                                        Singer Andy Williams dies at age 84
       what has been called the             century Italian nobleman                   preview                                                                  MISSOURI , 27 Sept—                Williams went solo after
       world’s most famous painting.        Francesco del Giacondo who           presentation in a                                                        Andy Williams, who charmed         the group broke up in 1951,
             The Swiss-based Mona           commissioned a portrait of her.     vault in Geneva on                                                        audiences with his mellow          drew attention with his
       Lisa Foundation organising                But Leonardo never                26 Sept, 2012.                                                         delivery of songs like “Moon       appearances on “The Tonight
       the event said on Wednesday          delivered it to him. The portrait          REUTERS                                                            River” and “Can’t Take My          Show” and began recording.
       that detailed research over          to be presented to experts and                                                                                Eyes Off of You” in the 1950s      His first No. 1 hit, “Butterfly,”
       three decades strongly               media in Geneva shows a             modern techniques supported        European cultural world from
                                                                                their view on what it really is.   the late 15th century until his        and 60s, has died at his home in   came            in        1957.
       indicates that it is an earlier      woman appearing to be in her                                                                                  Branson, Missouri, his family      Later hits included “Born Free,”
       portrayal by the Italian genius      early 20s — rather than the               Cautiously backing the       death in a small French chateau
                                                                                “two versions” thesis —            on the Loire at the age of 67 in       said Wednesday. He was 84.         “DaysofWineandRoses,”“The
       of “the lady with the mystic         early 30s of the Louvre                                                                                       The blue-eyed Williams, who        Shadow of Your Smile,” “Can’t
       smile.”                              painting — in the same pose         which if proven would create       1519, are strongly sceptical.
                                                                                a major sensation in the art             In a luxuriously produced        continued touring and drawing      Get Used to Losing You,”
             “We have investigated          and with much the same                                                                                        crowds to his Moon River           “Solitaire,” “Music to Watch
       this painting from every             enigmatic stare as the Louvre       world — are leading Italian        300-page illustrated volume to
                                                                                Leonardo             specialist    be issued by the foundation            Theater in the music hub of        GirlsBy,”“Can’tTakeMyEyes
       relevant angle and the               masterpiece.                                                                                                  Branson into his 80s, died on      Off of You” and the theme from
       accumulated information all               The Irish-born Feldman         Alessandro Vezzosi, another        on Thursday, Vezzosi, director
                                                                                foundation member, and US-         of the Leonardo museum in              Tuesday evening after a            the 1970 movie hit “Love
       points to it being an earlier        and his brother David, long                                                                                   yearlong battle with bladder       Story.”
       version of the Giaconda in the       involved in the art world, said     based expert Carlo Pedretti.       the artist’s home town of Vinci
                                                                                      But other experts on the     in central Italy, calls on the         cancer, his family said in a             He came upon his
       Louvre,” foundation member           historical evidence, critical                                                                                 statement.                         signature song when asked to
       and art historian Stanley            comparison and scientific           artist, sculptor, architect and    critics to keep an open mind.
                                                                                designer who bestrode the                                  Reuters              Williams had 18 gold         sing “Moon River” at the 1962
       Feldman, told Reuters.               examination using the most                                                                                    record and three platinum hits     Academy Awards ceremony.
                                                                                                                                                          and in his peak years was a        Audrey Hepburn had
              Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood angered by LA auction report                                                                                      regular on television with his     performed the song in the movie
            L ONDON , 27 Sept—              claiming ownership of items         disappointed that this auction     to the Rolling Stones and are          own variety series. President      “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” “I still
       Rolling Stones guitarist             reported to be included in an       is being misre-presented as a      not hers to sell,” the statement       Ronald Reagan called his voice     love it, as many times as I’ve
       Ronnie Wood and his ex-              auction to be held at Julien’s      joint sale. This is not the        said.                                  “a national treasure.” Williams    done it,” Williams told a British
       wife Jo Wood disagreed on            Auctions in Beverly Hills on        case.”                                   “Ronnie feels saddened           was born on December 3, 1927,      newspaper in 2007. “It has a
       Wednesday over the                   27 October that was described            A spokeswoman for Jo          that Jo has taken this course          in tiny Wall Lake, Iowa, and       great melody and wonderful
       ownership of some items due          as a “joint sale”. The two          Wood said the former model         of action and wants the public         was singing professionally         lyrics. It’s not a bad song to
       to be sold off in an art and         separated in 2008 and               was given the items as part of     to know he has NOT teamed              with three older brothers at age   have. It could have been ‘Itsy
       memorabilia auction next             finalised their divorce in          the divorce settlement.            up with Jo on this outrageous          8. The Williams Brothers had       Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow
       month as well as over how the        2011.                                    “This is Jo’s auction, it     sale.” Auctioneer Darren               steady work on radio and even      Polka Dot Bikini.’ We forgot to
       sale was billed.                          “Ronnie was asked by           includes all the items left to     Julien, the owner of Julien’s          sang back-up on Bing Crosby’s      do it one night and 27 people
            Both issued statements          Jo some time ago if he wished       her following the divorce,” a      Auctions, has pegged the               1944 hit “Swinging on a Star.”     wanted their money back.”
                                            to add some items to an             statement read out to Reuters      collection’s initial value at                                                   Williams’ first wife was
                                            auction and he said he did          over the telephone said. “She’s    $300,000 to $500,000 and                Andy Williams                     Claudine Longet, a Folies
                                            not want to participate,” an        had everything in storage for      said the sale would go ahead.                                             Bergere dancer he married in
                                            emailed statement from his          three years and can’t keep it            “It is their (Ronnie and                                            1961, and they had three
                                            spokesman said. “He is              any longer. Ronnie has been        Jo’s) collection and it is part                                           children before divorcing. After
                                            therefore shocked and               kept in the loop of the sale.”     of their divorce settlement,”                                             their split, Williams supported
                                                                                     Ronnie said he was            Julien told Reuters in Los                                                Longet when she was charged
         Ronnie Wood                                                            “staggered” that some of the       Angeles on Wednesday.                                                     with fatally shooting her
                                                                                auction items were his                   “What we are doing is                                               boyfriend, skier Spider Sabich,
                                                                                personal belongings, which         selling items that have shared                                            in 1976 in Colorado. She was
                                                                                he said did not pass to Jo as      ownership. These are items                                                convicted of negligent
                                                                                part of the divorce                that are clearly owned by both                                            homicide after claiming the gun
                                                                                proceedings. “The Tour             Jo and Ronnie,” he added.                                                 went off accidentally.
                                                                                Clothes being offered belong                                Reuters                                                                  Reuters




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14                                      Friday, 28 September, 2012

                                               SportS
     ‘Can do better’ says Alexis after first year   Man United beat Newcastle, Arsenal and
                    with Barca         Soccer                    Spurs win
                                                          “We haven’t seen the best of                   London, 27 Sept—A youthful Manchester United team eased into the fourth round
                                                    Alexis yet,” the 23-year-old told a news        of the League Cup with a 2-1 win over Premier              League rivals Newcastle United
                                                    conference.                                     at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
                                                          “I am finding some form and as                 Tottenham Hotspur beat Carlisle 3-0 and                 their north London rivals
                                                    each game goes by I am improving a              Arsenal strutted into the next round with a 6-1 win           over third tier Coventry City.
                                                    little more.”                                        United made 11 changes from the                            team that started against
                                                          Alexis was Barca’s second-highest         Liverpool on Sunday with Wayne                                           Rooney returning
                                                    scorer behind Lionel Messi in La Liga last      for the first time since                                                        injuring
                                                    season with 11 goals, but suffered a string     his leg a month ago                                                                     a n d
                                                    of niggly injuries in his first campaign.       midfielder Darren
   Barcelona’s
 Alexis Sanchez                                           Under new coach Tito Vilanova this        Fletcher making his
  (L) fights for                                    year, however, he has yet to score and he       first start for 10                                             months.
 the ball against                                   is struggling to make the starting 11 with           Midfielder                                              Anderson broke the
Granada’s Inigo                                     competition from players such as Pedro,         deadlock with                                             a spectacular left-foot
Lopez.—ReuteRs                                      David Villa and youngster Cristian Tello.       strike from             2 5                              metres a minute before halftime and
                                                    “I need to get into the games more and          midfielder            T o m                           Cleverley doubled the lead with a
                                                    take people on in one-on-one situations,”
                                                                                                    right-foot strike before                              Papiss Cisse headed a consolation for
    Madrid, 27 Sept —Barcelona striker              he said. “I know I can win a place. Step by
                                                                                                    Newcastle. Arsenal’s Olivier                          Giroud scored his first goal for the club
Alexis Sanchez gave himself five out of             step I am making my name here because
                                                    I am Alexis. I would rate myself with a         to put his side ahead before                          Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andriy
10 when asked to rate his first year with                                                           Arshavin, Theo Walcott                              (2) and Ignasi Miquel completed
the Spanish soccer giants, and said on              five (out of 10).”
                                                          Barcelona top La Liga with five wins      the rout. Tottenham                                  won through goals by defender Jan
Wednesday his best was yet to come.                                                                 Vertonghen, Andros                                              Townsend and Gylfi
    Barca signed the Chile international            from five games and, after visiting Sevilla
                                                    on Saturday, return to Champions League         Sigurdsson.Reading                                               came from 2-1 down to
from Italy’s Udinese last year for a deal
                                                    action away to Benfica next Tuesday.            beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 in an all-Premier League match and Norwich City won 1-0
including variables that could rise to some
37 million euros, but he has yet to really                They top Group G after last week’s        at home to Doncaster.
make his mark at the Nou Camp.                      3-2 home win over Spartak Moscow.                                                                       Reuters
                                                                                       Reuters
     Dizzy Azarenka reaches                                             Golf                                  McIlroy aims to lead on course, but not off
  Tennis Tokyo quarters                                                                             room.                             course and trying to lead in        at Kiawah Island to claim his
                                                                                                         While McIlroy is the         that way. Try to put points on      second major title and is a
                                  nal earlier this month, found
                                                                                                    only multiple major win-          the board and try to get my         targeted player by the United
      Tokyo, 27 Sept—             her feet again to race to a 4-0                                   ner in the 12-man European        point.                              States at Medinah this week.
World number one Victoria         lead in the second set.               Team                        lineup, he knows he still               "There's a lot more guys           "Obviously, he's a
Azarenka recovered from                Still looking flushed be-       Europe                       has much to learn about the       that have played more Ryder         marked man," US Ryder
a bout of dizziness to beat       tween points, Azarenka of-         golfer Rory                    Ryder Cup as a 23-year-old        Cups than me and are more           Cup veteran Jim Furyk said
Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-2     fered her opponent a glimmer       McIlroy of                     making only his second ap-        experienced in the team             last week. "He's the num-
and reach the quarter-finals      of hope by dropping the next        Northern                      pearance in the biennial com-     room and know when to               ber one player in the world.
of the Pan Pacific Open on        two games before slamming             Irish.                      petition.                         speak up and have different         He's going to garner all the
                                                                      ReuteRs                            "There are leaders on        views on things. I'm still get-     attention, as well he should.
Wednesday.                        the door firmly shut.
      Wrestling again with             A sliced backhand                                            our team who will lead with       ting to know and still learn-       He's played phenomenal this
her service demons, second        brought business to a quick                                       experience," McIlroy told re-     ing about the Ryder Cup."           year."He's right now the pre-
seed Maria Sharapova pro-         conclusion, although Aza-                                         porters on Wednesday before       Wet behind the ears though          sent-day Tiger Woods where
duced a laboured 6-2 7-6          renka was still grimacing as                                      heading out on to the par-72      McIlroy might be when it            everyone's eyes are on him."
victory over Czech Lucie          she shook hands with Vinci             Medinah, (Illinois), 27    layout at Medinah Country         comes to the cut-and-thrust            BROADER CONTEXT
Safarova to also reach the        and waved to the crowd.           Sept--Northern Irish world      Club for the second day of        of Ryder Cup golf, he is the             McIlroy, who produced
                                                                    number one Rory McIlroy         official practice.                game's hottest player having        a 1-1-2 record on his Ryder
last eight in Tokyo.                                     Reuters
                                                                    plans to lead by example out         "The way I've played         triumphed three times in his        Cup debut at Celtic Manor
      Azarenka had her blood
                                                                    on the course at this week's    the last couple of years, I       last five PGA Tour starts.          two years ago, prefers to
pressure checked during                                             Ryder Cup but says he pre-      don't think my role is a leader         He romped to a stagger-       view the team competition in
the changeover after going                                          fers to play a background       in the team room; I think it's    ing eight-shot victory in last      a broader context.
4-3 down in the first set but                                       role in the European team       more as a leader out on the       month's PGA Championship                                  Reuters
somehow dug in to take it af-
ter Vinci dumped a forehand                                               Sharapova reaches Tokyo quarter-finals                                                                  Tennis
into the net.                                                            Tokyo, 27 Sept—Ma-         double-faults on big points       Heather Watson the previ-
      "I felt dizzy on court                                        ria Sharapova overcame          almost cost the Russian the       ous day.
and my head was spinning                                            more problems with her          second set as the sun set              "Obviously, I had a bit
between points," said the                                           serve to beat Czech Lucie       over Tokyo.                       of a let-down in the second
Belarusian. "I was just trying                                      Safarova 6-2 7-6 and reach          "After a long match           set," added the second seed,
to finish the points as quickly                                     the quarter-finals of the Pan   yesterday, I was just happy       almost forced into a decider
as possible."                                                       Pacific Open on Wednes-         to win in two (sets)," said       having blown a 3-0 advan-
      Azarenka, who won                                             day. French Open cham-          Sharapova, who had taken          tage in the set before dig-
this year's Australian Open       Victoria Azarenka of Bela-                                                                                                                 Maria Sharapova of
                                                                    pion Sharapova finished         more than three hours to          ging in to claim the tiebreak
and reached the US Open fi-             rus.—ReuteRs                                                                                                                              Russia.
                                                                    the match with an ace but       dispatch British qualifier        7-5.—Reuters

      Mancini bemoans touchline behaviour of rival managers                                                                           ways sit on the bench. I
                                                                                                                                      don't like this type of be-
                                                                                                                                                                              In 2011, Mancini was
                                                                                                                                                                          involved in a row with then
     London, 27 Sept—             terpart Paul Lambert fol-         ni told British media.                                            haviour," he added in refer-        Fulham manager Mark
Manchester City's Rob-            lowing a heavy tackle on               "I am very tired with                                        ence to city rival Manches-         Hughes, the man he re-
erto Mancini has expressed        Manchester City midfielder        their behaviour. Sometimes                                        ter United's ground.                placed at City in December
frustration with the treat-       Gareth Barry by Joe Ben-          these managers go to the                                               Mancini and United             2009, over an end-of-match
ment he receives from rival       nett in the 4-2 extra-time        big stadiums, and the other                                       boss Alex Ferguson had to           handshake,      where     the
managers after his latest         defeat.                           manager says everything                                           be separated in April af-           Welshman said the Italian
touchline altercation during           "I only asked the fourth     and they say nothing.                                             ter a touchline spat during         had not looked him in the
Tuesday's League Cup de-          official if there was a yel-           "When they go to (Old)                                       City's 1-0 Premier League           eye. Mancini said Hughes
feat to Aston Villa.              low card, without moving          Trafford, they say nothing.                                       win that helped deliver the         had failed to shake his hand
     The Italian exchanged        my hands, and he (Lambert)        When other managers talk         Manchester City's man-           club's first top-flight title for   properly the previous year.
words with Villa coun-            comes over to me," Manci-         about the referee they al-       ager Roberto Mancini             44 years.                                                Reuters
                                                                                                                                                                          Friday, 28 September, 2012 15

                                                                                               GENERAL
                                               Focus Myanmar TV Programme                                                                             Domino’s Pizza confident as
            MYANMAR                        * News                          8:10 am                              - First Years (Eco)                       online sales grow
                                           * Enchanting Rakhine Land        7. The Mirror Images of The     4:55 pm                                     L ONDON , 27 Sept—           internet and mobile phones,
         INTERNATIONAL                     * News                              Musical Oldies               6. Songs For Upholding                 Country’s biggest pizza           with online sales accounting
          (28-9-12 09:30 am ~              * Better Days for Farmers       8:25 am                              National Sprit                     delivery firm Domino’s Pizza      for over half of its delivered
         29-9-12 09:30 am) MST             * News                          10. Selected Songs For 19th      5:00 pm                                reported a 3.7 percent rise in    sales.
         * News                            * Cherish       Myanmar             Myanmar Traditional          7. Myanmar Language                    comparable sales in its home           “We have exciting
                                             Products                          Cultural Performing          5:15 pm                                market over the last three        marketing initiatives in place
         * European Film Festival
                                           * Myanmar Movie “Never              Arts Competition             8. Sports Highlight                    months, driven by higher          across our markets and we are
           21 st Edition Press
                                             Say Good bye”                     (2012)(Oldies & Mono         5:30 pm
           Conference                                                                                                                              online sales, and putting it on   confident of meeting City
                                                                               Classial)(Amateur (Second)   10. India Drama Series
         * News                                                                                                                                    track to meet forecasts.          consensus earnings for the
                                                                               Division Level) (Women)      6:20 pm
         * Sweety Home & Living                 MYANMAR TV                                                                                              Domino’s,          which     full year,” Chief Executive
                                                                           4:00 pm                          13. “Road to 27th SEA
           Products Expo                       (28-9-2012, Friday)          1. Martial Song                     GAMES” (Badmintan)
                                                                                                                                                   operates the British, Irish,      Lance Batchelor said in a
         * Bona Fide Labours              7:00 am                          4:10 pm                          6:30 pm                                German and Swiss franchises       statement.
         * News                            1. Paritta By Hilly Region       2. Musical Programme            14. Internet Garden                    of the global delivery brand,          The company said it
         * Lucrative Crop for                 Missionary Sayadaw           4:20 pm                          8:00 pm                                on Wednesday said group           expected its German business
           Farmers CP Hybrid Maize        7:25 am                           3. Song of National Races       16. News                               sales grew 7.9 percent to 136.4   to be an engine for future
         * News                            2. To Be Healthy Exercise       4:30 pm                          17. International News                 million pounds ($221.71           growth, as it shrugged off a
         * Food Trip (Episode-5)          7:50 am                           4. Song of Yester Years         20. Just For Laughs                    million) in the 13 weeks to       2.1 percent decline in
           (Part-1)                        5. Nice & Sweet Song            4:40 pm                          21. TV Drama Series                    September 23, its fiscal third    underlying sales in Ireland,
         * News                           8:00 am                           5. University of Distance       22. Song Lover (Roll 1 &               quarter.                          where it operates 48 stores.
         * Wathann Film Festival           6. Health Programme                 Education (TV Lectures)          May Phyu Phyu)                          Higher sales were driven          Shares in Domino’s, up
                                                                                                                                                   by demand in the UK, where        20 percent over the last six
                     Russia’s Putin speaks out against unilateral                                                                                  Domino’s has just shy of          months, closed at 563 pence
                                                                                                                                                   700 outlets and where             on Tuesday, valuing the firm
                                     intervention                                                                                                  people are increasingly           at 913.7 million pounds.
            M OSCOW , 27 Sept—                                             interference”.                        Earlier this month, Putin         ordering pizzas over the                                Reuters
       Russian President Vladimir                                               “Incitement of violence     condemned the attack that
       Putin said on Wednesday that                                        in different forms in order to   killed the US ambassador to
       any attempt to unilaterally use                                     change the regime only           Libya but made it clear he
       force or interfere with events                                      pushes the situation into a      believed Western support for
       in the Middle East or North                                         dead end. Violence creates       rebels in Arab countries was
       Africa would be counter-                                            violence,” Putin said.           fuelling chaos.
       productive,         rebutting                                            Putin’s warning came as          “Most recently we
       growing calls to intervene in                                       Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin     received proof that such a
       Syria’s civil war.                                                  Khalifa al-Thani told the U.N.   position is right. It is time to
            Russia and China have                                          General Assembly in New          learn some lessons from what
       strongly opposed the idea of                                        York that Arab nations           is going on,” Putin said on
       foreign intervention in Syria,                                      should intervene in Syria        Wednesday.
       vetoing three United Nations                                        given the UN Security                 Russia has also accused
       Security Council resolutions                                        Council’s failure to stop the    Western        nations        of
       backed by Western and Arab             Russia’s President           conflict there.                  encouraging Syrian rebels
       states that would have                   Vladimir Putin                  The      18-month-old       including armed extremists.
                                                                                                                                                      A Domino’s Pizza is pictured in its box in central
       increased pressure on              do not do any good, as is well   revolt, which began as                                   Reuters
                                                                                                                                                           London, on 15 Feb, 2009. —REUTERS
       President Bashar al-Assad to       known,” Putin told foreign       peaceful street protests, has
       stop the bloodshed.                ambassadors in the Kremlin,      escalated into a civil war in
            Both countries have also      where he was receiving their     which activists say over                    China draw 1-1 with Germany at U-17
       voiced opposition to new           new credentials.                 27,000 people have died.
       sanctions on Iran and to any           Putin said his warning            Russia accused NATO                           Women’s World Cup
       moves to attack it.                concerned civil unrest in the    of overstepping a UN Security         BAKU, 27 Sept— China              hammering a powerful shot         on the clock to save a point.
            “Attempts to replace the      Middle East and North Africa,    Council mandate for a no fly     were held to a 1-1 draw against        from 20 yards into the top             Germany’s           coach
       universal principles of the UN     adding that the UN Charter       zone over Libya last year to     Germany Wednesday at the               corner.                           Anouschka Bernhard said
       Charter by unilateral actions      was meant to be used to solve    help rebels overthrow former     FIFA U-17 Women’s World                     The half finished with a     after the match: “We are very
       or partisan deals, moreover to     problems           “through      Libyan leader Muammar            Cup here in the second round           high tempo which bled             happy with this result. In the
       use force bypassing the UN         negotiations, without external   Gaddafi.                         of Group D matches.                    straight into the second          second half we put a lot of
               Earthquake rocks island in Alaska’s                                                               After seven minutes,
                                                                                                            China’s Zhang Chen created
                                                                                                                                                   period, with China making the
                                                                                                                                                   more impressive headway.
                                                                                                                                                                                     effort towards finding an
                                                                                                                                                                                     equalizer and finally were
                                                                                                            the first dangerous moment                  The introduction of          rewarded at the end of the
                        Aleutian chain                                                                      for the German defense with            striker Venus El-Kassem           game. China, as we expected,
            ANCHRAGE, (Alaska ), 27       about 330, “We definitely felt   about 1,300 miles southwest      a mazy run into the box, but           with 15 minutes to go             were a strong opponent and
       Sept—A powerful earth-             it,” City Manager Layton         of Anchorage, is a converted     her efforts were eventually            improved         Germany’s        they played very well.”
       quake rocked one of the few        Lockett said.                    US Navy station that once        halted by the lunging Lena             attacks, forcing Chinese               Ghana cruised to a 5-0
       inhabited islands in Alaska’s           The building that houses    housed 6,000 people. It now      Luckel.                                goalkeeper Fei Fei into a         win over Uruguay at Baku’s
       Aleutian         chain       on    city offices and the local       operates as a port and                The Chinese had to wait           save, but was taken off soon      Bayil Stadium. Ghana will now
       Wednesday, but no damage           school, engineered to            seafood-processing center        until the 12th minute to get           after injury. This saw            be hoping for a positive result
       has been found, federal and        withstand           frequent     serving the North Pacific        the game’s opening goal.               replacement Kiessling step        from their final game against
       local officials said.              earthquakes that strike the      commercial fishing fleet.        Miao Siwen picked up a fine            up to the plate and nod home      China on Sunday to ensure
            The magnitude 6.9             region, performed as                  Other         moderate      pass from Li Mengwen before            a free- kick with 94 minutes      their progression to the last
       quake, centered 80 miles           designed, Lockett said.          earthquakes have struck                                                                                   eight.
       southwest of Adak, struck at            “You could just hear the    western Alaska in recent days,                                                                                 Japan took a decisive
       3:40 pm local time (7.40 pm        building move, and things        according to the centre.                                                                                  step towards qualifying for
       EDT), the West Coast and           were shaking,” he said.               A magnitude 4.9 quake                                                                                knockout in Group C, with a 3-
       Alaska Tsunami Warning                  No damage was found,        was recorded 90 miles west of                                                                             0 winning over New Zealand
       Center said. No tsunami            though officials were            the Alaska Peninsula town of                                                                              moving them to within a point
       warning was issued, but            concerned about the fate of      Cold Bay on Tuesday. A                                                                                    of the quarterfinals. Brazil left
       scientists will monitor the area   underground pipes, he said.      magnitude 5.2 quake about                                                                                 themselves with a strong
       for any possible earthquake-       The school, which has about      90 miles southwest of Kodiak                                                                              chance of reaching the
       related waves, centre Director     20 students, was out of          was recorded on 18                                                                                        knockout phase by scoring
       Paul Whitmore said.                session at the time.             September.                                                                                                the only goal in a play against
            In Adak, a community of            Adak, an island city                             Reuters                                                                              Mexico.—Xinhua

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      13th Waxing of Tawthalin 1374 ME                                                                                                                        Friday, 28 September, 2012

          Washington’s recognition of Nay Pyi Taw’s reforms encourages
                      the latter to continue its chosen path
          Washington hopes Myanmar citizens would have opportunities
                      to sell their products into US market
           NAY PYI TAW, 27 Sept—US Secretary of
      State Mrs Hillary Clinton paid a call on visiting
      Myanmar President U Thein Sein at The
      Mark Hotel in New York on 26 September
      evening.
           The President extended his special thanks
      to the secretary for her help to open new
      chapter in Myanmar-US ties as the diplomatic
      relations between the two countries have
      reached ambassadorial level. Myanmar
      citizens are especially pleased to hear that the
      US has relaxed economic sanctions, added the
      President who repeated his dedication to
      democratic transition, describing the US’s
      recognition as a shot in the arm to Nay Pyi Taw
      to continue its chosen path.
           Mrs Hillary Clinton said the meeting is the
      third one between her and the President. The
      United States has watched the steady process of
      reform continued by the President and his
      cabinet is responding to every step of Nay Pyi
      Taw to acknowledge it reform efforts and to
      encourage further reforms. In recognition of the
      continued progress toward reform, the United
      States is taking the next step in normalizing
                                                                                                                      US Secretary of State Mrs Hillary Clinton pays a call on
                                                                                                                                Myanmar President U Thein Sein.
                                                                                                                                                          MNA
                                                                                                                     commercial relationship between the       ethnic conflicts to ensure peace and
                                                                                                                     two countries. As the first step,         stability in the country.
                                                                                                                     restrictions on imports of Myanmar             Present on the occasion were
                                                                                                                     goods into the US will be eased.          Union Ministers Lt-Gen Thein Htay,
                                                                                                                     Washington hopes that the actions         U Wunna Maung Lwin, U Soe Thein
                                                                                                                     would provide opportunities to            and U Khin Yi.
                                                                                                                     Myanmar people to sell their goods in          Likewise, Thai Prime Minister
                                                                                                                     US market. The secretary promised to      Ms Yingluck Shinawatra paid a call
                                                                                                                     continue consulting with Congress         on President U Thein Sein on 26
                                                                                                                     and other relevant stakeholders about     September afternoon to discuss
                                                                                                                     additional steps.                         fostering of amity between the two
                                                                                                                           The secretary recognized the        neighbours and matters related to
                                                                                                                     several efforts of the President,         Dawei Deep Sea Port Special
                                                                                                                     acknowledging his political reform        Economic Zone Project.
                                                                                                                     and endeavours to bring an end to              President U Thein Sein also held
                                                                                                                                                               private talks with Chairman of
                                                                                                                        President U Thein Sein                 Clinton Global Initiative former US
                                                                                                                      cordially greets Thai Prime              President Bill Clinton and former
                                                                                                                         Minister Ms Yingluck                  US Secretary of State Henry
                                                                                                                           Shinawatra.—MNA                     Kissinger.—MNA

              Losing ground in Ohio, Romney                          Ronaldinho gets hostile reception                                    the break.                            Low
                                                                                                                                               Flamengo won the match         pressure
              says his “heart aches” for jobless                           on Flamengo return                                             six minutes later when Liedson
                                                                                                         The former Paris St Germain,     turned in Wellington Silva’s        area over
                                                                                                    Barcelona and AC Milan player         cross, although tempers flared     West Central
                                                                                                    was also jeered and insulted by       again when Mineiro defender
                                                                                                    the home crowd and made little        Rever was sent off for elbowing
                                                                                                                                                                               Bay of
                                                                                                    impact on the Brazilian               Victor Caceres.                      Bengal
                                                                                                    championship match, which his         Mineiro, second in the Brazilian        NAY PYI TAW, 27
                                                                                                    team lost 2-1.                        championship table, stayed four    Sept—According to
                                                                        RIO DE JANEIRO, 27 Sept—         Former CSKA Moscow               points      behind      leaders    the observations at
                                                                   Atletico           Mineiro’s     forward Vagner Love volleyed          Fluminense on 52 points from 26    6.30 pm MST today,
         Insight — In US                                           Ronaldinho, returning to         Flamengo in front midway through      games while Flamengo climbed       the low pressure area
                                                                   Flamengo for the first time      the first half after the Mineiro      to tenth with 34.                  has formed over West
         soldier’s death, a                                        since walking out on the club    defence failed to clear a corner.          Ronaldinho, who has           Central Bay of Bengal,
                                                                   in May, was greeted with the          There were several angry         enjoyed a revival with Mineiro,
              window into                                          deafening sound of 30,000        exchanges before former Everton       left Flamengo in May after
                                                                                                                                                                             the Department of
                                                                                                                                                                             Meteorology       and
          Afghan insider                                           plastic whistles every time he   and Manchester City forward Jo        winning a court injunction         Hydrology announ-
                                                                   touched the ball on              turned in a loose ball to equalise    which released him from his        ced.
                 killings                                 Page 3   Wednesday.                       for the visitors four minutes after   contract.—Reuters                                   MNA




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