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   Volume XVIII, Number 334                                           2nd Waning of Tabaung 1372 ME                                                    Monday, 21 March, 2011

                        Beloved sons of the people
                   Our Tatmadawmen are born of the people. As we are beloved sons of the people, we must
          treat the people as our own parents whenever we encounter with them irrespective of our postings
          and the assigned duties. We must protect them, defend them and serve their interests. As the sons of
          the people, all of you have already won the hearts and minds of the people. The members of the
          Tatmadaw are also building sound infrastructures for each and every sector such as agriculture,
          industry, electrical and energy, transportation, health and education in order to effectuate the
          sustainable development of the State and the prosperity of the people in future. Our undertaking of
          these nation-building tasks is not for us to show them off, but to serve the people in accord with the
          principle that “the Tatmadaw always stand by the people”.
                                                                            Senior General Than Shwe
                                                 Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council
                                                              Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services
                     (From the address delivered at the parade of 62nd Anniversary Armed Forces Day)

    Development infrastructures built in townships adjacent to Nay Pyi Taw
               Focus on improvement of socio-economic status of people
           NAY PYI TAW, 20 March— Secretary-1 of the
   State Peace and Development Council Thiha Thura
   U Tin Aung Myint Oo delivered an address at the
   ceremony to hand over education, health and social
   assistance provided by Aung Thiri Foundation to
   ministries, at Basic Education High School in
   Kyitaunggan Village of Pobbathiri Township of
   Nay Pyi Taw District at 8 am today.
           Also present on the occasion were Com-
   mander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Brig-Gen Maung
   Maung Aye, ministers, deputy ministers, depart-
   mental heads, officials of Nay Pyi Taw District and
   Pobbathiri Township, the patron, the chairman and
   members of the foundation, members of social
   organizations, teachers, students and guests.
           First, member of the foundation U Zaw Zaw
   handed over documents related to a fire engine to
   Head of Pobbathiri Township Fire Services Depart-
   ment         U Soe Than.                                    Secretary-1 Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo greets teachers and local people at the opening
                      (See page 5)                                     of new building at MaU-aung village Basic Education Primary School.—MNA

                                                                                                                                                            Newly opened school

                                                                                                                                                              building at No. (3)

                                                                                                                                                               Basic Education

                                                                                                                                                               Middle School of

                                                                                                                                                             Kyaunggon village.


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

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         PERSPECTIVES                                                              People’s Desire
               Monday, 21 March, 2011                  *   Oppose those relying on external elements, acting as stooges, holding negative views
                                                       *   Oppose those trying to jeopardize stability of the State and progress of the nation
    Beef up industrialization                          *   Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State
          Today, the government is establishing        *   Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
    industrial regions and zones throughout the
    nation for development of State-owned and
    private-owned industries. With technological
                                                       CPT Minister visits Yatanarpon Myothit
    development, the number of the factories and             NAY PYI TAW, 20
    workshops is on the increase.                      March—Minister for
          In its bid to achieve industrial             Communications, Posts
    development, the government so far has set up      and Telegraphs U Thein
                                                       Zaw visited Yatanarpon
    18 industrial zones in Mandalay, Myingyan,
                                                       Teleport Building in
    eastern Yangon, western Yangon, southern           Yatanarpon Myothit
    Yangon, northern Yangon, Meiktila,                 near PyinOoLwin in
    Myaungmya, Hinthada, Mawlamyine,                   Mandalay        Region
    Monywa, Taunggyi, Yenangyoung, Pathein,            yesterday.
                                                             The      minister
    Myeik, Pyay and Kalay.
                                                       inspected functions of
          Industrial development calls for             convergence billing
    qualitative and quantitative improvement,          centre,        network
    boosting production of new items, and              operating centre, ISP
    production of machine tools and machinery          data centre and called
                                                       for systematic handling
    for the industrial sector.
                                                       and maintenance of the        Minister U Thein Zaw at Yatanarpon Teleport Building.—MNA
          Development of human resources is            equipment.
    crucial for industrial development. As part of           At Yatanarpon       production of mobile      Co Ltd.                   land plots and roads at
    the drive for industrial development,              Portal Building, the      devices, and prepaid           The minister then    Southern       Housing
    government technical institutes in Hsinde,         minister oversaw works    cards at Asia Mega Link   inspected progress of     Project     and     left
    Mandalay, Thagaya and Pakokku are                  of portal operations      Plant and Top Up cards    housings, in Northern     necessary instructions.
                                                       team     and    viewed    at Elite Manufacturing    Housing Project and new                      MNA
    bringing about industrial technicians.
          To scale up the industrial development,                                                                                       MOC General
    the government encourages establishment of                                                                                       Secretary U Thaung
    State-run and private-run factories. So,                                                                                          Htaik and Shorniji
                                                                                                                                         Kenpo sports
    technicians and industrialists have to do their                                                                                    contingent led by
    bit in pursuing the goal of industrialization.                                                                                    Vice-President Mr
                                                                                                                                     Indra Karta Sasmka
                                                                                                                                        of Indonesian
       SSA (Wamhing) group                                                                                                           Olympic Committee
                                                                                                                                     and party pose for a
    destroys bridges in Mongshu,                                                                                                      documentary photo
                                                                                                                                     at National Stadium
          Hsipaw townships                                                                                                           No. (1) Thuwunna.
         N A Y P Y I T A W , 20 March—While the
   government is striving for ensuring better                                                                                      near Myanma Gems
   transport across the nation, insurgents are             Myanma Gems Emporium attracts                                           Museum here today.
   constantly carrying out terrorist acts and                                                                                             Today, a total of
   destructions.                                                  jade merchants                                                   8,700 gem merchants at
         SSA (Wamhing) group planted mines and             NAY PYI TAW, 20       Emporium organized by Gems            Emporium home and abroad visited
   broke a bridge on Mongshu-Mongnawng Road            March—The       48 th     the Central Committee for continued for tenth day the emporium which was
   in Mongshu Township yesterday morning. The          Myanma        Gems        Organizing Myanma at Mani Yadana Jade Hall held for the second time
   mine explosion destroyed cross-shaped iron bars                                                                                 here and bid for jade lots
   from both left and right railings on the bridge.                                                                                sold through competitive
   Repairing of the railings was completed by                                                                                      bidding system.
   officials of Township Public Works this evening.                                                                                       Secretary of the
         Likewise, SSA (Wamhing) group destroyed                                                                                   Central Committee for
   a bridge on Mongyai-Seinkyawt-Hsaungkye                                                                                         Organizing Myanma
   Road in Hsipaw Township in mine blast yesterday                                                                                 Gems          Emporium
   morning. In the incident, the concrete foundation                                                                               Managing Director of
   of the bridge and floor were damaged. Due to                                                                                    Myanma              Gems
   repairing of officials of Township Public Works,                                                                                Enterprise U Thein Swe
   the bridge came into normalcy yesterday                                                                                         and committee members
   evening.—MNA                                                                                                                    supervised local and
                                                                                                                                   foreign gems merchants
       48th Myanma Gems Emporium continues for                                                                                     bidding for jade lots. The
               tenth day in Nay Pyi Taw.                                                                                           sales will be continued
                                                                                                                                   till 22 March.

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             Methane blasts in Pakistan coal mine kill six,                                                            Three soldiers killed, 23
                          over 50 trapped                                                                                people wounded in
        Q UETTA , 20 March—Methane gas sparked
   explosions inside a coal mine in Pakistan’s
   southwestern Province of Baluchistan on Sunday,                                                                      BAGHDAD, 20 March—Three soldiers were killed
   killing at least six miners and trapping over 50                                                                and 23 people wounded in separate bomb attacks in
   whose chances of survival seem slim, a government                                                               Baghdad on Saturday, an Interior Ministry source
   official said.                                                                                                  said. A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army
        The blasts occurred in a mine run by state-                                                                patrol in Baghdad’s northern district of Adhamiyah,
   owned Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation                                                                  killing three soldiers and wounding six others, the
                                                                                                                   source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
   (PMDC) in Surran range, some 35 km (22 miles)
                                                                                                                        Three civilians were also wounded by the blast
   east of the provincial capital, Quetta.
                                                                                                                   which destroyed a military vehicle, the source said.
        “There were at least three explosions. There
                                                                                                                   In a separate incident, a roadside bomb struck another
   were 59 workers inside the mine when the
                                                            Mine workers and residents gather outside a coal mine army patrol at an intersection near the Shaab Football
   explosions took place,” Mohammad Iftikhar, chief                                                                Stadium in eastern Baghdad, wounding five soldiers
                                                             after a explosion in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on
   inspector of mines in the region, told Reuters.                                                                 and damaging a military vehicle, the source added.
                                                                           20 March, 2011.—INTERNET
        “So far bodies of six bodies have been retrieved.                                                               A third roadside bomb detonated near the al-
   The rescue workers are trying hard but survival of       where safety measures can be lax.                      Nidaa mosque in Baghdad’s northern District of
   remaining workers looks difficult because the mine            The country has huge coal reserves estimated Adhamiyah, wounding five civilians and damaging
   is very deep.” Such explosions are not uncommon          at more than 184 billion tonnes. It produces 4 several nearby civilian cars, he said. In addition, four
   in coal mines in Pakistan, most of which are located     million tonnes of coal annually, most of which is civilians were wounded in two bomb explosions in
   in Baluchistan and neighbouring Sindh Province,          consumed by brick-making kilns.—Reuters                southern Baghdad, he added.—Xinhua

                                                             Sting puts 14 of 14 tour buses off road                                                Two NATO
                                                                ALBANY, 20 March —       reported nine “major        anonymity because of
                                                                                                                                                   soldiers killed
                                                            A sting operation by         issues” Friday night with   the sensitivity of the         in shooting
                                                            New        York      state   the drivers, including      continuing sting opera-
                                                            transportation investi-      lack of an updated log      tion involving police
                                                                                                                                                     incident in
                                                            gators and law enforce-      book required to show       statewide. Gov Andrew         S Afghanistan
                                                            ment a week after a          how long a driver has       Cuomo directed the                 KABUL, 20 March—
                                                            horrific fatal tour bus      been behind the wheel,      operation at DOT check-       Two soldiers with the
                                                            crash included a single      the official said.          points as part of his order   NATO-led International
                                                            stop in Manhattan in             The state Depart-       to investigate the Bronx      Security Assistance Force
                                                            which all 14 tour buses      ment of Transportation      crash of the tour bus,        (ISAF) were killed
   Victim’s family members participate in a service
                                                            pulled over were ordered     investigators found 10      which was serving             Saturday in a shooting
      at the location of the tour bus crash, on 19
                                                            off the road, a state        major vehicle issues and    casino customers, while       incident in Afghanistan’s
     March, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New
                                                            official familiar with the   40 minor infractions, the   stepping up enforcement       restive southern region,
    York. Fifteen people were killed on 12 March,
                                                            investigation         said   official said.              of all tour buses             the military alliance said
    2011, when a tour bus returning to New York
                                                            Saturday.                        The official spoke on   statewide.                    in a statement. “Two
    from Connecticut overturned and was split in
                                                                State investigators      the      condition     of                     Internet    International Security
         two by a sign support pole.—INTERNET
                                                                                                                                                   Assistance Force service
                                                                                                                                                   members died in southern
        Eight militants killed in                             Basketball fans wait                                                                 Afghanistan           today
     Afghanistan’s Badghis Province                          outside Staples Centre                                                                follow-ing a shooting
                                                                 before an NBA                                                                     incident with a security
        QALA-E-NAW (Afghanistan), 20 March—Eight
                                                                basketball game                                                                    guard,”said the statement
   Taleban militants were killed Friday night in
   Afghanistan’s Badghis Province, some 555 km                between Los Angeles                                                                  released here by ISAF.
   northwest of capital city Kabul as NATO-led troops           Clippers and the                                                                        The incident is
   and Afghan forces pounded militants’ hideouts, an         Cleveland Cavaliers in                                                                currently under investi-
   official said Saturday.                                    Los Angeles, on 19                                                                   gation, the brief statement
        “Based on intelligence reports, a unit of Afghan          March, 2011.                                                                     added.
   and international forces raided militants hideout in             INTERNET                                                                            However, it did not
   Bala Murghab District late Friday night as a result                                                                                             reveal the nationalities of
   eight militants were killed,” spokesman for provincial
   administration, Sharafdin Majidi told Xinhua.                     Man with knife arrested in Staples                                            the victims, saying that it
                                                                                                                                                   is ISAF policy to defer
   According to the official, no casualties on combined
   forces and civilians were reported during the raid.                       Centre standoff                                                       casualty identification
   Both security forces and Taleban fighters have              LOS ANGLES, 20 March—A steak knife-wielding man held police and                     procedures to the relevant
   intensified activities to consolidate positions as the security guards at bay for nearly an hour at the Staples Centre in a bizarre scene       national authorities.
   spring, traditionally regarded as the fighting season, that played out just before the Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Cleveland                     Troops mainly from
   is nearing in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.—Xinhua Cavaliers on Saturday, authorities said.                                                      the United States, Britain,
                                                               The centre’s general manager, Lee Zeidman, said the man, who was not                Canada and Australia
                                                           identified, entered the venue through an employee entrance. He said security            have been stationed in the
                                                           officers tried to block him, but the man was brandishing the blade.                     southern region within the
                                                               The man ran to the arena floor, where he was met by 25 security staffers            framework of ISAF to
                                                                                      who surrounded him until police arrived. Zeidman             fight Taleban militants.
                                                             The missile frigate      said the man made no demands or offer a motive               Saturday’s casualties
                                                          “Wenzhou” of China’s for his actions. “He was talking a lot of gibberish,                bring the number of ISAF
                                                          eighth escort flotilla, is making a lot of veiled threats, and nobody could              service members have
                                                          seen sailing on the Gulf really understand him,” Zeidman said. “There were               been killed in militancy-
                                                                 of Aden, on          no specific demands. He told us: ‘Just back away
                                                                                      or else you’re going to get hurt. Leave me alone.            hit Afghanistan to 90 since
                                                              18 March, 2011.                                                                      the beginning of this year.
                                                                                      I’m prepared to do whatever it takes to get whatever
                                                                   INTERNET                                                                                            Xinhua
                                                                                      I want.”—Internet

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                                                                                                          Australia PM, uranium execs defend
                                                                                                      SYDNEY, 20 March—Prime Minister           Association.
                                                                                                 Julia Gillard and senior executives in              Perception of the nuclear industry
                                                                                                 Australia’s uranium industry have              has been seriously hurt since the
                                                                                                 insisted the major producer will withstand     Fukushima No 1 plant in Japan was
                                                                                                 the Japanese nuclear crisis despite a          crippled eight days ago by a terrifying
                                                                                                 slump in shares.                               earthquake and tsunami.
                                                                                                      Although Australia uses no nuclear             The twin disasters knocked out the
                                                                                                 power, it is the world’s third-ranking         plant’s cooling systems, sparking a series
                                                                                                 uranium producer behind Kazakhstan             of explosions and fires. Authorities have
                                                                                                 and Canada, exporting some 9,600               struggled to keep fuel rods inside reactors
                                                                                                 tonnes of oxide concentrate annually           and fuel storage containment pools under
                                                                                                 worth over 1.1 billion dollars (1.09 billion   water to prevent a major radiation leak.
                                                                                                 US).                                                But Gillard said the crisis would not
                                                                                                      It also holds the world’s largest         affect Australian uranium sales.
       This undated Energy Resources of Australia handout photo shows an                         reserves of uranium — the most widely               “What is happening in Japan doesn’t
       aerial view of the Ranger Uranium Mine east of Darwin, Australia’s                        used nuclear fuel — with 23 percent of         have any impact on my thinking about
                          Northern Territory.—INTERNET                                           the total, according to the World Nuclear      uranium exports,” she said .— Internet
       Additional flight arranged for HK residents                                                    Trauma stalks
                      to leave Tokyo                                                                 children of Japan
       HONG KONG, 20 March—Due to the               The HKSAR government made
   changing situation at the Fukushima          available an additional flight from                       tsunami
   nuclear facility, the Hong Kong Special      Narita Airport Sunday to facilitate the               KESENNUMA, 20 March—The horror of
   Administrative Region (HKSAR)                return of Hong Kong residents.                   Japan’s tsunami has raised concerns over
   government on Saturday continued to              Four additional flights were                 the long-term impact on children, some of
   advise Hong Kong residents currently         arranged between Tokyo and Hong                  whom are already displaying signs of
   in Tokyo to consider making use of           Kong from 18 March to 20 March to                trauma, from screaming nightmares to            A child stands between two tsunami
   additional flights to return to Hong         help bring back Hong Kong residents              silent withdrawal.                              survivors as they check a message
   Kong or moving to the south of Japan.        from Japan.—Internet                                  According to the charity Save the           board at a shelter for earthquake
                                                                                                 Children, around 100,000 children were           victims in Kesennuma.—INTERNET
                                                               Mitsuo Watanabe, who
                                                               evacuated from Iwaki,             displaced by what has become Japan’s
                                                                                                 worst natural disaster since 1923, with        been almost inconceivable: homes
                                                               Fukushima, receives a
                                                                  screening test for             nearly 20,000 people dead or missing.          destroyed, friends disappeared, one or both
                                                               nuclear radiation at a                 The potential for lasting trauma is       parents maybe killed, or siblings and other
                                                                  welfare centre in              compounded by the unusual multiple             close family members missing.
                                                                Yamagata, northern               nature of the event: a massive 9.0                  Initial efforts to help them come to
                                                                Japan on 20 March,               earthquake, a devastating tsunami and a        terms with the tragedy can only be made in
                                                                2011, nine days after            nationwide scare over a possible meltdown      extremely stressful circumstances, with
                                                                Japan’s devastating              at a nuclear plant.                            families packed into ill-equipped evacuation
                                                                   earthquake and                     Experts say the scale of the loss and     shelters, suffering bitterly cold nights and
                                                                tsunami.—INTERNET                disruption for some children would have        frequent terrifying aftershocks.—Internet

      Radioactive iodine                             Fiji out of danger from reported
      found in tap water                             nuclear radiation leak in Japan
    in Tokyo, other areas                            SUVA, 20 March—A scientist in the Suva-based University of the
                                                South Pacific (USP) has confirmed Fiji is out of danger from the reported
        TOKYO, 20 March—Japan’s science
                                                nuclear radiation leak that posed a threat to Pacific island nations, local
   and technology ministry said Saturday
                                                media Fiji Times Online reported here Sunday.
   that tiny amounts of radioactive iodine           Dr Atul Raturi, head of USP school of engineering and physics, was
   have been detected in tap water in Tokyo     quoted as saying there was no connection between acid rain and nuclear
   and      prefectures       neighbouring      fallout, or nuclear radiation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit
   Fukushima.                                   Japan last week. He clarified that acid rain did not have any relation with
        The detection came after the twin       nuclear radiation. Instead, it was caused by pollution.                           Chinese evacuees prepare to go to the airport by bus at
   disasters of the 11 March earthquake              “The so-called acid rain occurs when gases like sulfur dioxide (SO2)           a makeshift shelter established by Chinese General
   and ensuing tsunami caused radioactive                                                                                          Consulate in Niigata, Japan, on 19 March, 2011. The
                                                and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are released into the atmosphere where they
   leaks at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear                                                                                             Chinese General Consulate in Niigata said that, with
                                                can form sulfuric acid and nitric acid which is then mixed rain,” said the        the help of the local government, they had managed to
   power plant.                                 USP scientist, adding “these gases are mainly produced by the usage of            establish three shelters and provide necessities for the
        According to the ministry, traces of    fossil fuels in electricity generation.” He further explained that “these                       Chinese evacuees. —XINHUA
   cesium have also been found in tap           chemicals can be moved hundreds of kilometers away from the source
   water in Tochigi and Gunma in addition       by prevailing wind. However, I do not think that Fiji and other Pacific              Toll from Japan disasters
   to the radioactive iodine found in the two   island countries have too much to worry about the acid rain.” Raturi said
   prefectures as well as in Niigata, Chiba     in regards to the radiation leak in Japan, Fiji did not have anything to worry
                                                                                                                                             over 8,000
   and Saitama.                                 about, at least for now. “The movement of radiation cloud will be dictated             TOKYO, 20 March—          disasters devastated the
        But the dose of the radioactive         by the wind direction current estimates show that it might move towards           Japan’s police agency says     northeast coast, the
   substances poses no threat to human          the US west coast.” “In the unlikely event of the radiation cloud moving          more than 8,000 people         National Police Agency
   health even if they are taken in.            towards the Pacific islands, it would have largely dispersed before               are dead and more than         said Sunday that the
        The Nuclear Safety Commission of        reaching us” and “radiation does not remain constant and if it were to            12,000 are listed as missing   number of bodies collected
   Japan limits an intake of iodine at 300      come here, it will lose its potency by the time it reaches Fiji,” he said.“Only   after last week’s earthquake   so far stood at 8,133, while
   becquerels per kilogram of water and of      large doses and long period of radiation will have certain effects to the         and tsunami.                   12,272 people were listed
   cesium at 200 becquerels.—MNA/Xinhua         immune system,” he reiterated.—Internet                                                A week after the          as missing.—Internet

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   Development infrastruc-
   tures built in townships…
          (from page 1)          cratic nation and ensuring
        The      Secretary-1     sustainable development.
   viewed the fire engine.            The government has
   Next, he took position in     adopted infrastructure
   front of the one-storey       plans to contribute to en-
   school building. Chair-       suring health and fitness
   man of the foundation U       of all citizens, uplifting of
   Tha Htay unveiled the in-     education standard and
   scription of the one-storey   development of social-
   school building.              economic status. At
        Speaking on the          present, the people from
   occasion, the Secretary-1     both urban and rural areas
   said that this ceremony is    are enjoying fruits of
   auspicious not only for       development resulting
   Nay Pyi Taw but also for      from sound foundations.
   the nation in handing over         The State Peace and
   education, health and so-     Development Council has         Secretary-1 Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo inspects new school building at No.(62) Basic
   cial assistance by Aung       built infrastructures with                        Education Primary School of Thabyedan village.—MNA
   Thiri Foundation to the       momentum in conformity
                                                                                                                      adjacent to Nay Pyi Taw      55 schools in Pobbathiri
                                                                                                                      and focus is on improve-     Township. Moreover, the
                                                                                                                      ment of social-economic      foundation provided 2044
                                                                                                                      life of local people.        desks, 38 teacher tables
                                                                                                                           Nay Pyi Taw formed      and 60 chairs, built one-
                                                                                                                      with three original          storey self-reliant pre-
                                                                                                                      townships was extended       primary school, one storey
                                                                                                                      to eight townships, and      rural health centre and
                                                                                                                      inter-township roads and     donated one incubator for
                                                                                                                      inter-village        roads   Pobbathiri Township Hos-
                                                                                                                      emerged. Due to emer-        pital (1) as part of efforts to
                                                                                                                      gence of better transport,   uplift health standard of
                                                                                                                      all townships of Nay Pyi     the people. In addition, one
                                                                                                                      Taw have been facilitated    Nissan fire engine was
                                                                                                                      with one hospital, basic     donated to Pobbathiri
                                                                                                                      education middle and         Township Fire Station to
                                                                                                                      high school each.            be able to take preventive
                                                                                                                           National entrepre-      measures against natural
     Secretary-1 Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint
       Oo at Rural Health Centre (branch) of
      Ywathit village in Pobbathiri Township of
             Nay Pyi Taw District.—MNA
   ministries in 2010-2011       with the new modern na-
   financial     year    for     tion and constructed Nay
   Pobbathiri Township of        Pyi Taw in the centre of the
   Nay Pyi Taw District.         nation in 2006 as the hub
   Strengthening of national     to link all Regions and
   economy and develop-          States and Union territories.
   ment of human resources            In building Nay Pyi
   are important for emer-       Taw, each town has been
   gence of a peaceful, mod-     facilitated with schools,
   ern, developed and disci-     dispensaries, market and
   pline-flourishing demo-       fire stations and police
                                                                                       stations systematically and     Secretary-1 Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint
                                                                         Member of     built hospitals and gen-          Oo inspects fire engine donated by Aung
                                                                        Aung Thiri     eral hospitals that can pro-             Thiri Foundation.—MNA
                                                                        Foundation     vide health care services
                                                                        U Zaw Zaw      to the people with modern      neurs and social organi-     disasters.
                                                                         hands over    medical equipment, sports      zations are joining hands         The foundation built a
                                                                         documents     grounds, National Herbal-      with the government in       29 feet high Mogaung
                                                                          related to   Garden, modern parks,          building infrastructures     Pyilon Chantha-aung
                                                                         fire engine   the National Lan-dmarks        and sound foundations for    Pagoda in Kyaunggon
                                                                          to U Soe     Garden,         zoological     all-round development        Village and a Dhammayon
                                                                            Than,      gardens, advanced super-       across the nation. In        of 1750 square feet floor
                                                                           Head of     markets, hotels, office,       Pobbathiri Township,         area in Thayetthamein
                                                                         Fire Serv-    airport, railway station and   Aung Thiri Foundation        Village, renovated the two-
                                                                        ices Depart-                                  constituted with national    storey building for students
                                                                                       highways as town chara-
                                                                           ment of                                    entrepreneurs         has    and the preaching hall at
                                                                         Pobbathiri                                   renovated 38 BEPSs,          Kyidaungkan (Myoma)
                                                                                            Moreover, the devel-
                                                                         Township.                                    three BEMSs and three        Monastery and donated
                                                                                       opment infrastructures are
                                                                                       being built in townships       BEHSs, totalling 44 out of            (See page 6)

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                                                                                                                                                            Secretary-1 Thiha
                                                                                                                                                           Thura U Tin Aung
                                                                                                                                                           Myint Oo addresses
                                                                                                                                                          the ceremony to hand
                                                                                                                                                           over assistance pro-
                                                                                                                                                           vided by Aung Thiri
                                                                                                                                                              Foundation to

                                                               be obtained from the loans on regional development            center, and cordially greeted local people. The Secre-
   Development infrastruc-                                     tasks.                                                        tary-1 and party then proceeded to the opening of new
   tures built in townships…                                            In conclusion, the Secretary-1 urged the local
                                                               people to cooperate with Aung Thiri Foundation in
                                                                                                                             school building of No.62 BEPS in Thabyaytan village.
                                                                                                                             At the ceremony Aung Thiri Foundation member U
                         (from page 5)                         undertaking regional development plans as national            Tun Myint Naing pressed the button to open the plaque
   150 bags of cement for renovation of Kyeintawmyaung         duty for building a new nation; and Aung Thiri Foun-          of the school.
   Monastery, 150 bags of cement and 30,000 bricks for         dation to maintain the good infrastructures built by the               The Secretary-1, the ministers and Patron of
   construction of the fence posts at Dagundaing Monas-        State including the assistance provided by the founda-        Aung Thiri Foundation, chairman and members sprin-
   tery in Kyidaungkan Village and built low-cost houses       tion for their durability and apply the facilities for        kled the scented water on it.
   for 137 households in MaU-aung Village by reclaming         improvement of their lives.                                            Afterwards, the Secretary-1 looked round the
   217 residential plots, established the model village by              After that, the Chairman of Aung Thiri Foun-         new building and cordially greeted teachers and local
   building Village PDC office, library, clinic, monastery     dation handed over documents related to 44 schools            people.
   and rural roads. Furthermore, the foundation sank 32        through Township Education Officer U Soe Hlaing.                       Then, the Secretary-1 and party attended open-
   two-inch diameter artesian wells and six four-inch tube-             Then, Foundation Parton U Tint Hsan and              ing of new school building of BEPS in MaU-aung
   wells and renovated eight diversion weirs in 13 villages.   foundation members handed over Baby Incubator for             village. At the ceremony, the foundation patron un-

       Chairman of Aung

       Thiri Foundation U

        Tha Htay unveils

    bronze plaque of new

       building of BEHS in

    Kyidaungkan village.


            Aung Thiri Agriculture and Development Co          No 1. Hospital (500-bed) in Pobbathiri Township,              veiled the stone plaque of the school. Then, the Secre-
   formed with national entrepreneurs disbursed K 502.9        documents related to seven tube wells and 32 artisian         tary-1 and party sprinkled the scented water on it.
   million to 3352 farmers in Pobbathiri Township to grow      wells and rural health branch of Ywathit village, Basic                After that, the Secretary-1 and party looked
   cold season crops on 10258 acres of lands.                  Education Primary School and MaU-aung model village           round construction of MaU-aung model village by car.
            He praised the foundation for its endeavours       and one football ground, two basketball grounds and           On arrival at Nyaunglu village, they inspected progress
   on donations for rural development tasks including          two volleyball grounds through officials.                     in construction of new school building of Basic Educa-
   education and health sectors in 2020-2011 financial                   The ceremony came to an end after a local           tion Middle School.
   year in line with six-point aim of the foundation, and      resident from Kyidaungkan village of Pobbathiri Town-                   The Secretary-1 and party attended opening
   implementation of the plans for sponsorship in enrol-       ship spoke words of thanks.                                   of new school building of No. 3 BEMS in Kyaunggon
   ment of school-age children next year and novitiation                 Afterwards, the Secretary-1 and party attended      village. At the ceremony, foundation member U Ohn
   of the needy children, Aung Thiri Agriculture and           the opening of new building of rural health branch in         Kyaw unveiled the inscription of the school. The
   Development Co for disbursement of agricultural loans       Ywathit village, Pobbathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw             Secretary-1 and party sprinkled the scented water on
   to local farmers of Pobbathiri Township at fair interest    District.                                                     it.
   this year and preparations to disburse agricultural loans             At the ceremony, Aung Thiri Foundation mem-                  After that, the Secretary-1 looked round new
   to the farmers to grow monsoon paddy coming year            ber U Tun Myint Naing unveiled the inscription of the         school building and cordially greeted teachers and local
   and providing paddy strains and fertilizers, and the        center.                                                       people.
   noble aim of the company for spending the interest to                 After that, the Secretary-1 and party visited the                         (See page 7)

                                                                                                                                                          Patron of Aung Thiri

                                                                                                                                                            Foundation U Tint
                                                                                                                                                          Hsan unveils inscrip-
                                                                                                                                                           tion of new building

                                                                                                                                                            of BEPS in MaU-
                                                                                                                                                           aung village.—MNA

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                                                                Ministry of Education, to
   Development infrastruc-                                      provide necessary medi-
   tures built in townships…                                    cines and medical equip-
                                                                ment to hospitals and
         (from page 6)           Kyaunggon Monastery                                                                                                                Thiha Thura
                                                                clinics, to help improve-
            The Secretary-1      Bhaddanta Dhammasami           ment of roads in villages
                                                                                                                                                                     U Tin Aung
   and party looked round        and donated offertories to     and wards, to provide nec-
   construction of Moegaung      the Sayadaws. The              essary assistance to social,                                                                          Myint Oo
   Pyilonchanthaaung             Secretary-1 inspected tube     fun fairs and sport events
   Pagoda being built by the     well there donated by          in wards and villages and                                                                            looks round
   Foundation in the com-        Aung Thiri Foundation.         to help accelerate rural
   pound of Kyaunggon                     Aung Thiri Foun-      areas development tasks.                                                                             construction
   monastery.                    dation is a social organiza-            Next year also,
            After that, they     tion and its aim is to help    Aung Thiri Foundation will                                                                          of Moegaung
   paid homage to Chairman       assist in education, health    continue to provide nec-
   of Tatkon Township            and social affairs of the      essary assistances to edu-                                                                              Pyilon-
   Sangha Nayaka Sayadaw         local people, to help all      cation, health and social
   Bhaddanta       Addiçça-      school-age children have       sectors so as to improve                                                                            chanthaaung
   vamasa and Presiding          easy access to education       the living standards of ru-
   Nayaka Sayadaw of             in cooperation with            ral people.—MNA                                                                                     Pagoda in the

       Pathein (Begarat)-Einme railroad                                                                                                                             compound of

       section commissioned into service
        NAY P YI T AW , 20            In his address, Minis-    during one year and three                                                                             monastery.
   March—A ceremony to           ter for Rail Transportation    months. The section has
   open Pathein (Begarat)-       U Aung Min said today is       46 small and large bridges,                                                                               MNA
   Einme railroad section of     the ceremony to open the       six stations, 23 curves with
   Pathein (Begarat)-Einme-      20.75 miles long Pathein       six degree in maximum          long          embankment      thaya railroad, 48-mile       to the passengers on board
   Nyaungdon-Yangon              (Begarat)-Einme section,       and 1:200 gradient.            subsided. The area was        Hinthada-Nyaungdon            the train and looked into
   (Hlinethaya) railroad con-    part of 89 miles long               Myanma Railways           repaired with geo-textile     railroad, 120-mile Pyay-      the Pathein (Begarat)-
   struction project being im-   Pathein (Begarat)-Einme-       tried hard to open the 20.75   technology. Although the      Toungoo railroad, 120-        Einme railroad section.
   plemented by Myanma           Nyaungdon-Yangon               miles long Pathein             embankment had been re-       mile Nay Pyi Taw-Tatkon-            The 20.75 miles long
   Railways of Ministry of       (Hlinethaya) railroad con-     (Begarat)-Einme railroad       paired, the train schedules   Pinlaung railroad, 475-mile   newly-opened section was
   Rail Transportation was       struction project. The sec-    section in April 2010. Due     were not run for one year     Myitkyina-Bhamo-              part of 89 miles long
   held in Nyaungwaing Vil-      tion started with construc-    to bad ground at mile post     to check the soil condi-      Hsipaw railroad, 135-mile     Pathein (Begarat)-Einme-
   lage of Einme Township        tion on 1-12-2009, and         No. 5 near Hsingaung Vil-      tion. At present, the rail-   Kalay-Kalewa-Yagyi-           Nyaungdon-Yangon
   this morning.                 the facility was completed     lage, about one kilometer      road is free from danger,     Monywa railroad and 150-      (Hlinethaya) railroad.
                                                                                               so the train schedules have   mile Toungoo-Yado-                 Pathein (Begarat)-
                                                                                               started.                      Loikaw railroad, totaling     Einme-Nyaungdon-
                                                                                                    As railroads are under   2265 miles.                   Yangon (Hlinethaya) rail-
                                                                                               construction in all States         A total of 1830 miles    road construction project
                                                                                               and Regions under the         of 2265 miles are being       is to link Ayeyawady and
                                                                                               plans, on completion, the     constructed to open the       Yangon Regions. On com-
                                                                                               National Railway Network      sections as soon as           pletion, people from
                                                                                               will emerge.                  possible.                     Pathein will have easy ac-
                                                                                                    The building railroads        Chairman           of    cess      to     Hinthada,
                                                                                               are: 320-mile Kyangin-        Ayeyawady Region Peace        Kyangin, Pakokku, Kalay,
                                                                                               Pakokku railroad, 257-        and Development Coun-         Sittway via Minbu,
                                                                                               mile Minbu-An-Sittway         cil Commander of South-       Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.
                                                                                               railroad, 98-mile Katha-      West Command Brig-Gen         In the near future, the Rail-
                                                                                               Bhamo railroad, 95-mile       Tin Maung Win, Minister       way Network can be cre-
                                                                                               Pyawbwe-Natmauk-              U Aung Min, Deputy Min-       ated in Nay Pyi Taw at the
                                                                                               Magway railroad, 226-         isters Thura U Thaung         centre to link all the
                                                                                               mile Mongnai-Kengtung         Lwin and U Pe Than            railroads from the east to
                                                                                               railroad, 132-mile Dawei-     opened the railroad sec-      the west and from the north
     Commander Brig-Gen Tin Maung Win presents commemorative gifts
                                                                                               Myeik railroad, 89-mile       tion.                         to the south of the nation.
       to passengers of train from Pathein (Begarat) to Einme.—MNA                             Pathein-Begarat-Hline-             They presented gifts                            MNA

                                                      A train on maiden trip from Pathein(Begarat) to Einme.—MNA

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        Tatmadaw in perpetual service of national interests
                                                                                                                             Kyaw Min Khaung
                                                        happy with duties in jungles away from out parents,        of their nationalistic sentiment and they have
       Only when the Tatmadaw                           relatives, families and girlfriends. But we are proud      taken an oath “We solemnly take a vow to sacrifice
                                                        to have an opportunity to discharge the duty of            our lives for our country, for our people and our
        is strong, will the nation                      safeguarding Our Three Main National Causes,               Tatmadaw”. So, Tatmadaw members of us do not
                be strong                               namely Non-disintegration of the Union, Non-               care for any rights, property and cash awards. If
                                                        disintegration of national solidarity and Perpetuation     necessary, we are ready to sacrifice our life and
                                                        of sovereignty.                                            limbs in the interest of the nation. In this regard, at
                                                        Dad,                                                       the graduation parade of the eighth intake of the
                                                               As you know, the Myanmar Tatmadaw was               Defence Services Technological Academy,
                                                        formed on 26 December 1941 with Thirty                     Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior
                                                        Comrades. The Thirty Comrades underwent harsh              General Than Shwe said, “Tatmadaw members
                                                        military training in a foreign country as they knew        of us do not care about whether we get salary and
                                                        well that the country badly needed to establish a          rations, and we do not consider any rights to be
                                                        Myanmar armed force to regain independence from            our entitlements. We are the ones who are not
                                                        the colonialists. The Myanmar Tatmadaw that                reluctant to sacrifice lives out of patriotism.”
                                                        emerged according to national cause and historical         Dad,
                                                        necessity is formed with people of various national              The Myanmar Tatmadaw constituted with
                                                        races, not with mercenaries. At the graduation             public’s sons with daring spirit stands firm by the
                                                        parade of the eighth intake of the Defence Services        people in times of emergency and preserves its 12
                                                        Technological Academy, Commander-in-Chief of               fine traditions. In the post-independence period,
    Dad,                                                Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe said,            our country came under the inferno of
          This is a letter of remembrance to you,       “Ours is a patriotic Tatmadaw that upholds the Four        multicoloured armed insurgency due to dogmatism
    which I wrote in an outpost on Loisan Mountain      Oaths of a Tatmadaw member in charge of national           and racism, and the nation was hovering on the
    Range in eastern Shan State, and sent to you        defence duties, not a mercenary force.”                    edge of losing its recently-achieved independence.
    through the pay group that would come back to              In its infancy, the Myanmar Tatmadaw                The Tatmadaw managed to restore peace and
    the base. Our outpost overlooks the Thanlwin        managed to enable the nation to regain independence        stability across the country, sacrificing lives of
    River from a distance. Our outpost is surrounded    in cooperation with the people to satisfy the aspiration   many of its members. The achievement was also
    by greenish ranges of Shan Yoma Mountain. The       of the entire people. Today, Myanmar stands tall           the pride of the Tatmadaw.
    scenes here all make a man of longing like me       with independence and sovereignty in the                   Dad,
    long for everything and everyone he dealt with in   international community. The Tatmadaw managed                     While the flame of internal armed
    the past. However, for soldiers of us who are on    to accomplish the historic operation of throwing off       insurrection was smothering, Kuomintang troops
    duty round the clock cannot spend our time for      the yoke of colonial rule for liberation of the            led by Chiang Kai-shek from a neighbouring
    longing and have to keep our eyes and ears open     motherland.                                                country invaded the soil of our country. So, the
    for anything unusual in our national defence        Dad,                                                       Tatmadaw had to launch Operation
    duties. Once, I wondered why soldiers of us are            Tatmadaw members join the Tatmadaw out              “Hsinbyushin”, Operation “Yan Gyi Aung” and
                                                                                                                   Operation “Mekhaung” to drive the alien troops
           Tatmadaw members join the Tatmadaw out of their                                                         out of Myanmar soil. In the operations, many
                                                                                                                   Tatmadaw members sacrificed their lives. Again,
       nationalistic sentiment and they have taken an oath “We                                                     the Tatmadaw accomplished a bounden duty.
       solemnly take a vow to sacrifice our lives for our country, for                                             Dad,
                                                                                                                          The more I know about the fine traditions of the
       our people and our Tatmadaw”. So, Tatmadaw members of us                                                    Tatmadaw, the prouder I am to be a Tatmadaw
       do not care for any rights, property and cash awards. If                                                    member. In addition, I have come to realize that the
                                                                                                                   Tatmadaw is a national defence force necessary for
       necessary, we are ready to sacrifice our life and limbs in the                                              the nation’s independence and sovereignty. The
       interest of the nation. In this regard, at the graduation parade                                            Tatmadaw is not composed of people of a single
                                                                                                                   national race, but of people of various national races
       of the eighth intake of the Defence Services Technological                                                  from the four corners of the Union. Therefore, no one
       Academy, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior                                                      can deny that the present Myanmar Tatmadaw is the
                                                                                                                   Union force or the force of various national races.
       General Than Shwe said, “Tatmadaw members of us do not                                                      Dad,
       care about whether we get salary and rations, and we do not                                                        It was the Tatmadaw that managed to save
                                                                                                                   the nation again when the whole Union was on
       consider any rights to be our entitlements. We are the ones who                                             the verge of massive bloodshed owing to Federal
       are not reluctant to sacrifice lives out of patriotism.”                                                    system in 1962.
                                                                                                                                        (See page 9)

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        Tatmadaw in perpetual service of national interests
                                                                                                                                 Kyaw Min Khaung
                         (from page 8)
          In 1988, the nation faced wholesales                    Objectives of the 66th Anniversary Armed Forces Day
                                                                 Objectives of the 66th AnniversaryArmed Forces Day
    disturbance in which anarchy reigned supreme and
    the government’s administrative machinery was not             1. To work in concert with the people for further burgeoning the eternal
    in force any longer. Everything was in disorder                  principles namely justice, liberty and equality
    across the Union that was standing on the point of an
    abyss. On 18 September 1988, the Tatmadaw took                2. To participate in the leading role of State’s national politics hand in hand
    up State duties to safeguard the interests of the nation.        with the people
    The Myanmar Tatmadaw with 12 fine traditions
    was dutiful again to save the mother country.                 3. To crush internal and external subversives, who are disrupting State
          It is therefore required of the entire people to           stability, peace and development, in collaboration with the people
    build the Myanmar Tatmadaw that stands firm by
    and protects the nation in times of emergency into            4. To build a strong, competent and modern patriotic Tatmadaw to safeguard
    a strong, efficient and modern one. In retrospect,               Our Three Main National Causes
    our country lost independence and sovereignty

          The nation has developed a lot in various sectors in a couple                                                    POEM
      of decades thanks to the efforts the Tatmadaw has made with                                                           Here come patriots
      a sense of bounden duty. Now, the country is on its way to                                                       *    Here come soldiers with standards
                                                                                                                            Marching in smart uniforms
      democracy. Defence service personnel representatives that                                                             In order and harmony all contingents
      make up 25 per cent of the representatives are taking part in                                                         Martial songs reverberating in sky
                                                                                                                            The brave with roaring success
      the process of building a democratic nation to shoulder the                                                           Coming are the patriotic sons
      national duty, which enhances the image of the Tatmadaw with                                                     * Elegant in olive uniforms
                                                                                                                         So impressive are the Army
      fine traditions.                                                                                                   Vigorous navy blue
          Whatever age it is and whatever conditions the nation                                                          Ever unyielding they are
                                                                                                                         The Navy of the sea
      faces, the Tatmadaw will keep discharging national duties and                                                      Flying high above the sky
                                                                                                                         Skill and daring of the Air Force
      will guard the mother land against dangers.                                                                        Protecting national people
                                                                                                                         The Army, the Navy, the Air Force
    and went through the hell of colonialism for more           medical assistant gave treatment to her for an           Young and energetic warriors
    than 100 years due to lack of a strong, efficient and       emergency birth. Without any hesitation, I decided       Reverberating are martial songs
    modern Tatmadaw. Therefore, our Tatmadaw                    to donate my blood to her. Soon after the blood          Patriots are coming
    must remain powerful in order to safeguard the              transfusion, the Palaung national woman got better.    * Winning trust of majority
    nation’s sovereignty forever.                               So, she was not under the deadly conditions any          The good sons of Myanmar
    Dad,                                                        longer. If my memory serves right, it was 27 March       Receiving a rousing welcome
           By the way, I would like to present my true          2010 (Armed Forces Day) as well as my birthday.          With flowers people wish
    story last year. At that time, the cold season was          I was very proud and glad to donate blood to save        Victory on this Armed Forces Day
    going to say goodbye, thus ushering in the summer.          a Palaung national woman. It is a proof that             On every Anniversary
    The whole Shan Yoma Mountain Range was                      Tatmadaw members are kind to the people.                 Marching are the patriots
    gloomy amidst the mist. One day, a platoon under                  The nation has developed a lot in various                Hailing the 66th Anniversary Armed
    my command got to a village “Nampan” at the                 sectors in a couple of decades thanks to the efforts                                    Forces Day
    foot of Shan Yoma Mountain Range, home to                   the Tatmadaw has made with a sense of bounden                      Po Yan Naing (Kyaukkyi) (Trs)
    different national races such as Palaung, Lahu and          duty. Now, the country is on its way to democracy.
    Akha. While my platoon was in the village                   Defence Services personnel representatives that               On the occasion of the 66th Anniversary
    monastery, a young man from the village rushed              make up 25 per cent of the representatives are         Armed Forces Day, I pay tributes towards
    to us and asked us for help with calling a midwife          taking part in the process of building a democratic    Tatmadaw members who have sacrificed their
    from Namhsai Village, five miles from his village.          nation to shoulder the national duty, which enhances   lives in carrying out bounden duties with a sense
    Then, I stopped having meals, and went to his               the image of the Tatmadaw with fine traditions.        of duty in successive periods to defend the country.
    house with my medical assistant. When we arrived                  Whatever age it is and whatever conditions              I wish you good health.
    at the house, the woman was found unconscious.              the nation faces, the Tatmadaw will keep                      Looking forward to a reunion.
    So, it was too late to call the midwife. She was            discharging national duties and will guard the                Son
    suffering a massive womb haemorrhage. So, the               mother land against dangers.                                           Translation: MS

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   Welaung Bridge on Yangon-Pyay-Mandalay Road…
       (from page 16)            Bridge.                         of reinforced concrete
       The Industry-1 min-           The commander un-           type, with the length of
   ister spoke words of          veiled the stone plaque         300 ft, the 24-ft wide
   thanks for inauguration       of Welaung Bridge               two-lane motorway and
   of the bridge.                which was plaque with           three-ft     pedestrian
       The commander             scented water by the            walkway on either side.
   and ministers cordially       commander, ministers            It can withstand 60 tons
   greeted those present at      and      departmental           of load.
   the ceremony.                 heads. They then                     Newly-opened
       The ministers and         strolled along the              Welaung Bridge is 16th
   officials     formally        bridge.                         over 180-ft bridge in
   opened        Welaung             Welaung Bridge is           Mandalay Region and

                                                                                                                            Commander Brig-Gen Ye Aung unveils stone
                                                                                                                                        plaque of Welaung Bridge.

                                                                                                                           263rd in the country.      velopment in eco-
                                                                                                                              The inauguration        nomic, social, admin-
                                                                                                                           of Welaung bridge,         istration and health sec-
                                                                                                                           which connects road        tors of the region, en-
                                                                                                                           networks stretching        suring             swift
                                                                                                                           from north to south and    commodity flow and
                                                                                                                           east to west, will         easy access to better
                                                                                                                           contribute towards de-     transportation.—MNA

                                                                                                                           Commander Brig-Gen Ye Aung and ministers

                                                                                                                                    stroll along Welaung Bridge.


     Minister visits Shwegyin hydropower                                                       Fund raising stage show held
                                                                                                 YANGON, 20 March—         Patrons of MAWFA           show, donated K 10
                   project site                                                              Myanmar-ASEAN
                                                                                             Women’s Friendship
                                                                                                                           Daw Myint Myint Soe,
                                                                                                                           wife of the Minister for
                                                                                                                                                      million to the MAWFA.
                                                                                                                                                      And the donations will
                                                                                             Association held a fund       Foreign         Affairs,   go to the construction of
        N AY P YI T AW , 20      completion of the project       electricity on 10 January   raising stage show at         ambassadors of ASEAN       water supply facility and
   March – Minister for          and     operation      of       2011; Generator No (2)      National Theater on           Embassies and their        wash       rooms       of
   Electric Power No.1           generators at full              test-running         and    Myoma Kyaung Street,          wives, and wives of        Samataung Parahita
   U Zaw Min visited             capacity.                       Generator Nos. (3) & (4)    Dagon Township here           departmental heads.        Home        in     Lewe
   Shwegyin hydropower               On the left side bank       will generate electricity   on 18 March, attended              Tun Foundation,       Township, Nay Pyi Taw
   project site, near Kyauk      of the dam, the minister        soon. — MNA                 by members of Panel of        the sponsor of the stage   District.—MNA
   Naga Village, about           looked into flow of water
   6 miles from northeastern     to the dam and
   part of Shwegyin in Bago      construction of main
   Region yesterday. He          cannel, intake structure,
   inspected test-run of         switch yard, power plant
   Generator No (2) and          and spillway.
   installation of Generator         The project had four
   Nos. (3) & (4), control       18.75-megawatt
   room and control system.      generators installed with
        Next, the minister       75 megawatts of total
   gave instructions to          capacity.      Generator         Daw Myint Myint Soe, wife of Minister for Foreign Affairs, ambassadors of ASEAN countries
   project officials on timely   No (1) started generating                          and their wives enjoy fund raising stage show.—MNA
                                                                                             sub-machine gun, one BA
        Armed groups return to legal fold                                                    (93), 291 assorted rounds
                                                                                                                             Hole-in-one in Yangon
                                                                                             of ammunition, 16 BA
        understanding genuine goodwill of                                                    (93) grenades and its nine
                  Government                                                                 bullets, 15 assorted           Golf Club (Danyingone)
                                                                                             magazines,             one
       N AY P YI T AW , 20       harmonious development          the government, the         bandolier, and three land           YANGON, 20           in the morning, at
   March—The State Peace         of all corners of the nation.   people and the Tatmadaw.    mines yesterday.              March— In Yangon           hole No. (11), 146
   and        Development             The armed groups,              A 13-member group           Authorities       con-    Golf Club (Dan-            ya r d s f r o m t e e , g o t
   Council, upholding Our        having realized the acts        led by Sai Mon of SSA       cerned are providing          yingone), Yoon Jin         hole in one played
   Three Main National           and genuine goodwill of         (Wamhing) armed group       necessary assistance to       Soo (Club Yang Woo         Titleist No. 3 ball
   Causes, has vigorously        the government, have felt       exchanged arms for peace    those and more armed          Member) (Chair-man         with Iron 7 (Tommy
   strived for national          remorse for their wrong         in the region of North-     groups members are            Mr. Kang In Sik) Wan       Amour) club at 10:30
   reconsolidation and made      acts and have been              East Command with 11        reported to return to legal   played with Koo Ja         am today.
   strenuous efforts for         returning to embrace of         units of small arms, one    fold.—MNA                     Yong, Jung Jung Ho                                 MNA

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    Magnitude-                                                                            San Francisco tries get tough approach
         6.0                                                                                          with homeless
     earthquake                                                                              SAN FRANCISCO , 20 March—San              neighbourhood group from 1960s
                                                                                        Francisco prides itself on helping the         counterculture haven Haight-Ashbury.
        jolts                                                                           homeless, and it even created a special             And police say enforcement is still
                                                                                        committee for grievances from those kicked     driven by compassion.
    N Philippines                                                                       out of shelters. But this month, it began a         “When you see people down on their
        MANILA, 20 March                                                                new experiment that treats the homeless        luck, you’re not trying to put them in jail —
   — A magnitude-6.0                                                                    more harshly than the city’s other policies.   you’re trying to get them what they need,”
   earthquake rocked a                                                                  After lengthy training, police began           said San Francisco Police spokesman Troy
   northern Philippine                                                                  enforcing an ordinance that bans sitting or    Dangerfield.
   region Sunday after-          Visitors walk past a vintage car with flowers          lying on sidewalks during daytime hours.            But while Dangerfield said the goal is
   noon, the United States     growing in its trunk during the Canada Blooms                 The measure, which was approved by        not to issue citations, police say they have
   Geological       Survey       2011 at the Canadian National Exhibition in            54 percent of city voters in November, has     given more than 45 warnings to homeless
   (USGS) said.                    Toronto, Canada, on 18 March, 2011. As               drawn criticism from homeless groups and       people since they began enforcement on
        There was no             Canada’s largest and most prestigious flower           the down-and-out themselves.                   11 March. There is some bite to the so-
   immediate report of         and garden festival, Canada Blooms 2011 has a                 The new approach comes at a time          called Sit-Lie ordinance, which applies
   casualties or damage.        history of 15 years. The event opening from 15          when the city is working to bolster tourism    from 7 am to 11 pm. First-time offenders
        The tremor occurred        March is expected to attract over 100,000            and local businesses in a tough economy.       receive a verbal warning, while second-
   at 4:26 pm local time        visitors with its glorious gardens in full bloom.            Many residents have welcomed the          time violators can be cited and fined $50 to
   (0826GMT) in Babu-                                 XINHUA                            ordinance, which was spearheaded by a          $100.—Reuters
   yan Islands region, the
   USGS said on its official                 Nintendo 3DS could ID vision issues                                           Young adult Americans
   website, adding that at a        NEW YORK, 20 March                                  kids under 6 who need           increase daily coffee drinking
   depth of 36.6 kilo-         —US eye specialists are                                  vision therapy,” said Dr           NEW ORLEANS , 20 March—Young American
   metres, the quake was       welcoming the Nintendo                                   Michael Duenas, asso-          adults have increased the amount of coffee they
   traced 489 kilometres       3DS game device,                                         ciate director for health      drink daily in 2011, after feeling better about their
   from the country’s          dismissing the manu-                                     sciences and policy for        finances following the global economic crisis, a
   capital of Manila.          facturer’s warnings that                                 the American Optome-           survey showed on Saturday.
        The Philippine In-     its 3-D screen shouldn’t                                 tric Association.                  Forty percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds who
   stitute of Vocanology       be used by children 6 or                                      The new handheld          responded to the National Coffee Association’s
   and Seismology put the      younger because it may                                   game device is already         National Coffee Drinking Trends 2011 survey said
   intensity of the quake,     harm their immature                                      available in Japan and         they are drinking coffee daily, compared with 31
   which was of tectonic                                   In this 29 Sept, 2010 file                                  percent in 2010.
                               vision.                                                  goes on sale in the US on
   origin, at magnitude-                                    photo, a visitor operates                                      This brought the daily coffee consumption of
                                    On the contrary, the                                27 March for $250. It
   6.4.                                                         a Nintendo 3DS                                         this age group back to levels reached in 2009, the
                               optometrists say, it’s a                                 has two screens like the
        No immediate re-                                     featuring 3-D imagery                                     survey showed.
                               good idea to get your                                    DS machines it is
   port of casualties or                                         during a Press                                            “2010 was troubling for younger consumers.
                               kids to try the 3-D                                      designed to replace. The
   damage was released by                                   conference by Nintendo                                     That’s rebounded in 2011. It shows the industry is
                               screen, especially if                                    top screen can show 3-D
   local authorities.                                        Co Nintendo Corp has                                      able to respond,” said Michael Edwards, managing
        The Philippines sits   they’re younger than 6.        warned that the 3-D       images, without the need
                                                                                                                       partner with ART Marketing Insight, which was
   in the so-called Pacific    It won’t do any harm,         screen on its new 3DS      for special glasses,           involved in the survey.—Internet
   Ring of Fire, an area       they say, and it could        handheld game device       though only new games
   where continental plates    help catch vision              shouldn’t be used by      will be in 3-D. A pair of
   collide producing fre-      disorders that have to be     children 6 or younger      cameras on the 3DS can
   quent quakes and            caught early to be fixed.      because it may harm       be used to take 3-D
   volcanic activities.             “The 3DS could be        their immature vision.     pictures.
               MNA/Xinhua      a godsend for identifying            INTERNET                              Internet

                   IBM to pay $10 million to settle Asian bribe case
       WASHINGTON, 20 March—IBM has agreed to pay              Under the agreement, which is subject to court
   $10 million to settle charges it gave cash and gifts    approval and was released by the SEC on Friday,
   to Chinese and South Korean officials to win            IBM does not admit or deny the allegations it
   contracts for mainframe and personal computers          violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
   and other products.                                         In the complaint filed with the US District Court          A child visits an exhibition section in the Beijige
       The agreement with the US Securities and            for the District of Columbia, the SEC outlined the            meteorological museum in Nanjing, capital of east
                                                           accusations against IBM, which is based in Armonk,          China’s Jiangsu Province, 19 March, 2011. To salute to
   Exchange Commission (SEC) calls for the US
                                                                                                                          the World Meteorological Day, which falls on 23
   computer titan to pay disgorgement of $5.3 million,     New York.
                                                                                                                       March, the Beijige meteorological museum offered free
   interest of $2.7 million and a civil penalty of $2          The complaint detailed instances of IBM Korea                   entry to the public Saturday.—XINHUA
   million.                                                employees allegedly handing over envelopes filled
                                                           with cash to South Korean officials in parking lots,         Day care operator sought in
                                                           providing them with free notebook computers,
                                                           fiddling bid sheets and making payments to the                child deaths surrenders
                                                           bank account of a “hostess in a drink shop.”                    LOS ANGELES, 20 March—A woman who fled to
                                                               It said employees of IBM subsidiaries and a             Nigeria after a fire at her Houston, Texas day care
                                                           majority-owned joint venture provided cash and              facility that killed four children has surrendered to
                                                           improper gifts, travel and entertainment to Chinese         authorities, her mother said on Saturday.
                                                           and South Korean government officials between                   Jessica Tata, the 22-year-old US-born daughter
                                                           1998 and 2009.                                              of Nigerian citizens, was the subject of an Interpol
                                                               From 1998 to 2003, employees of IBM Korea               search after the 24 February fire at her home-based
    A man walks by the IBM logo. IBM has agreed            and joint venture LG IBM PC Co paid $207,000 in             day care centre.
    to pay $10 million to settle charges it gave cash      cash bribes and gave improper gifts to South Korean             She has been charged with four counts of
         and gifts to Chinese and South Korean             government officials to secure the sale of IBM              manslaughter and other charges including reckless
       government officials, according to the US           products, the complaint said.                               injury to a child and child abandonment.
   Securities and Exchange Commission.—INTERNET                                                         Internet                                                    Reuters

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   NOTICE is hereby given that
   BONIA        INTERNA-
   PTE LTD, of 89, Defu
   Lane 10, Singapore, is the
   Owner and Sole Proprietor
   of the following trade-

                                                                                                                       The moon rises over east London on 19 March, 2011.
                                                                                                                      Saturday will see the rise of a full moon called a "Super
                                                                                                                      Moon" when it arrives at its closest point to the Earth in
   (Reg: Nos. IV/2312/1996                                                                                            2011, a distance of 221,565 miles or 356,575 kilometres
   & IV/1612/2011)                                                                                                                        away.—INTERNET

                                                                                                                             Explosion could send
                                                                                                                           contamination to Ireland
   (Reg: Nos. IV/702/1996                                                                                                  DUBLIN, 20 March —             The Radiological Pro-
   & IV/1613/2011)                                                                                                    Ireland could be hit with       tection Institute of Ireland
                                                                                                                      radiation if Japanese nu-       said it was "extremely
                                                                                                                      clear scientists fail to pre-   unlikely" that any mate-
   (Reg: Nos. IV/2311/1996                                                                                            vent an explosion at the        rial being released from
   & IV/1614/2011)                                                                                                    stricken Fukushima nu-          the nuclear plant would
   The above three trade-                                                                                             clear power plant over the      have health implications
   marks are in respect of :-
   “leather and imitations of                                                                                         coming days. Radioactive        here. But Met Eireann
   leather; goods made of                                                                                             contamination from the          forecaster Pat Clarke
   these materials, handbags,                                                                                         plant is drifting across the    warned that if an explo-
   trunks, suitcases, purses,                                                                                         Pacific ocean and is un-        sion occurred, Ireland
   wallets, document cases,                                                                                           likely to reach Ireland, but    could be affected. "If there
   traveling bags, brief                                                                                              if fears of a massive ex-       was an explosion of up to
   cases,” –Class:18
                                                                                                                      plosion are realised, fall-     30,000 feet, that (mate-
   “clothings, shoes and
   belts”–Class: 25                                                                                                   out could reach us, de-         rial) would be carried
   “Retail services in con-                                                                                           spite Japan being almost        (across the world)," he
   nection with leather and                                                                                           10,000km away.                  said.—Internet
   imitations of leather, brief-
   cases, attache cases, bags,
   handbags, pocket wallets,
   purses, traveling bags,
   suitcases, holders for keys,
   cheque books, passports,
   documents or for visiting
   cards, sling bags, vanity
   cases, umbrellas, parasols
   and walking sticks, cloth-
   ing, scarves, neckties,
   boots, shoes, slippers,
   socks, stockings, belts,                                                                                                This undated photograph provided by Magnolia
   timepiece, eyewear, pen,                                                                                             Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC, shows two
   and perfume; all included                                                                                          rare albino raccoons, from left, Snowball and Nell, and
   in Class 35”– Class 35                                                                                              a normal colour raccoon, Chance. Petting zoo director
   (only for Reg. Nos. IV/
                                                                                                                      Chris Smith says that Magnolia's two raccoons are tame
   1612/2011, IV/1613/
                                                                                                                       enough to be cared for in the exhibit but won’t be part
   2011 and IV/1614/2011)
                                                                                                                      of the animals that children can pet because they’re still
   Any fraudulent imitation                                                                                           wild animals. Smith says the albino raccoons aren’t safe
   or unauthorized use of the                                                                                          in the wild because their lack of colouring makes them
   said trademarks or other      Fears for penguins being pinched from Granite Island                                    an easy target for predators. The lack of pigment is
   infringements whatsoever         CANBERRA, 20 March      1500 birds 10 years ago     about the penguins we                   caused by a genetic defect.—INTERNET
   will be dealt with accord-
                                 —Vandals are regularly     to just 146 birds counted   have left. If we close the
   ing to law.
                                 climbing security fences   in last August’s census.    causeway off we might          Death toll in floods, landslides
   U Kyi Win Associates          at Granite Island, in
   for BONIA INTERNA- South Australia to steal
                                                            Granite Island Penguin
                                                            Centre co-ordinator
                                                                                        stand a chance. "We
                                                                                        started a petition in Janu-
                                                                                                                         in Philippines rises to 11
   TIONAL HOLDINGS penguins from the                                                                                       MANILA, 20 March —         flooding in the provinces
                                                            Dorothy Longden wants       ary and have more than
   PTE LTD,                                                                                                           Death toll in landslides and    of Bohol, Eastern Samar,
                                 already dwindling popu-    the causeway to the is-     1000 signatures, we want
   by its Attorneys                                                                                                   floods in Central and           Leyte, Southern Leyte,
                                 lation.                    land closed off at night    about 2000 altogether."       Southern Philippines has
   Ageless                                                                                                                                            Western Samar and
   P.O. Box No. 26, Yangon.         The number of pen-      to stop vandals from        Mrs Longden, who has          risen to 11 while four          Misamis Oriental. “As a
   Phone: 372416                 guins on the island has    stealing penguins and       worked at the penguin         others are missing, the         result, flashflood, land-
   Dated: 21th March 2011 dropped from more than            ruining their habitat.      centre for the past seven     National Disaster Risk and      slides and tornado were
                                                                "We’ve had six pen-     years, said she thought       Reduction Management            experien-ced in some
                                                            guins stolen, it's dread-   thieves either set the        Council (NDRRMC) said           areas,” he said.
                                                            ful," Mrs Longden said.     birds free elsewhere —        on Sunday.                          Eight of those who died
                                                            "We have to be serious      where they would not sur-          NDRRMC executive           from the calamity came
                                                                                        vive — or tried to keep       director Benito Ramos said      from Tacloban City in Leyte
                                                              Dorothy Longden
                                                                                        them as pets. She said        Visayas Region in central       prtovince, two from Bohol
                                                               wants action to                                        Philippines and some parts      and one from Leyte. Those
                                                                                        vandalism had always
                                                             protect penguins on                                      of Mindanao in the south        missing came from Kanga,
                                                                                        been a problem but the
                                                               Granite Island.                                        continue to experience          Leyte and Bacuag, Surigao
                                                                                        issue was now worse than
                                                                   INTERNET                                           rains which caused              del Norte.—Xinhua
                                                                                        ever.— Internet

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     Seven cows                                                Woman hits three moose
     stolen from                                                  in 10 months
     Illinois herd                                               A Canadian woman         lation in the Province.
         A farmer near a                                     is asking the Newfoun-            “The numbers being
    southern Chicago suburb                                  dland government to take     doubled like we’re
    said a modern-day cattle                                 action      after      she   seeing. Some-thing has
    rustler made off with                                    experienced three road       to be done, and we can’t
    seven of his 64 Angus                                    collisions      involving
    cows. John Wieggel, 63,                                                               wait,”        committee
    said he hadn’t had a cow                                 moose since May 2010.        representa-tive Eugene
    disappear in 20 years                                        Patricia Regular of      Nippard said.                  The egg house more than 2m high, 3m long
    before the seven were                                    Harbour Grace, who           32109876543210987654321          and 2m wide. Its outside wall is made of
    recently taken from the       Supatra Sasuphan has       said she totaled two cars
                                                                                          32109876543210987654321        bamboo splints and gunnysacks which filled
    farm his grandfather            told of her delight at
                                                             in the moose crashes,         News Album
                                                                                          32109876543210987654321         with sawdust and grass seeds for keeping
    started near Beecher, the          being named the                                    32109876543210987654321
                                                             said the large animals                                                         warm.
    Chicago           Tribune         ‘World’s Hairiest
    reported . “I was always         Girl.’ She has been     are     increasing      in
    thinking of putting
    security cameras out
                                    teased her entire life
                                      by other children
                                                             number and she wants
                                                             officials to do more to
                                                                                                   Canadian charged $609 for
    there,” Wieggel said. “If
    I wasn’t crazy I’d
                                    calling her “monkey
                                   face” and “wolf girl,,
                                                             keep them away from
                                                             roads, the Canadian
                                                                                                       ambulance ride
    probably just say, ‘To                                                                    A Canadian tourist visiting the province of Prince Edward Island said
    hell with it’ and quit.”       but now the 11-year-      Broadcasting        Corp
                                    old has been given a     reported Thursday.           she was outraged to receive a bill of more than $600 for an ambulance ride.
         Wieggel said the
                                       Guinness World                                         Kelly Morin of Finch, Ontario, said she was visiting Prince Edward
    750-pound cows, each                                         Police figures for
    worth $1,000, are             Record and she says it                                  Island with friends so she could see the Green Gables house in a national park
                                                             2010 recorded 741            near Charlottetown when she “started to feel very dizzy” and “passed out”
    unmarked. Police said         has helped her become
                                                             collisions      involving    on a docked ferry due to her hepatitis C, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp
    they have no suspects in       extremely popular at
    the case. Will County                                    moose and vehicles in        reported on Friday.
                                      school. “I’m very
    Farm Bureau Director              happy to be in the     Newfoundland, twice the          Morin said she felt ambulance workers didn’t give her the choice to be
    Mark Schnei-dewind                 Guinness World        number from about 10         driven to the hospital by her friends. She said she received a bill three months
    said cattle thefts are rare       Records! A lot of      years earlier.               after the incident for $609.
    in the county, which has                                                                  “I could have took a jet home. Come on! This is ridiculous,” she said.
                                  people have to do a lot        A citizen’s group
    about 75 cattle-raising                                                                   The Ontario government does not cover out-of-province ambulance
    families. “Unfortunately         to get in,” she said.   called the Save Our
    you hear or see this when      “All I did was answer                                  rides for its residents.
                                                             People Action Committee          Morin said she is paying the amount in $5-per-month installments to
    you start to see some            a few questions and
    tough economic times,”           then they gave it to    said it wants officials to   avoid collection activity.
    he said.                                 me.”            reduce the moose popu-           “They’re gouging and they’re trying to get away with it,” she said.

                                                              Jackson dad renews call for
                                                               new probe of son’s death
                                                                 MADRID, 20 March—A week before jury selection
                                                             begins in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s
                                                             doctor, the late singer’s father renewed calls for a
                                                             federal probe into his son’s death based on his belief
                                                             a conspiracy was at work.
                                                                 Joe Jackson, in Madrid to promote a worldwide
                                                             tour of the hit Spanish musical “Forever King of
                                                             Pop,” said on Friday he believes Dr Conrad Murray
                                                             was acting on behalf of other people involved in
       In this film publicity image released by              Michael’s career and said Michael had warned his        Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson exits a
   Lionsgate, country singer Trace Adkins portrays           family he would be killed over the publishing rights    court hearing for Michael Jackson’s doctor in
                                                             to hit songs such as “Thriller” and “Billie Jean.”        Los Angeles on 14 June, 2010.—INTERNET
             Eddie Vogel in a scene from
                                                                 “I want to get the other people that’s involved,
          ‘The Lincoln Lawyer.’—INTERNET                                                                                He characterized Murray as “just the fall guy,” in
                                                             not just Dr Murray. That’s why I’m trying to get a an interview with Reuters, but declined to say who
                                                             federal investigation, so they can grab them all,” else he thought might be to blame in the death of his
   Trace Adkins passes ‘Lincoln                              Jackson said.                                          superstar son.—Reuters
       Lawyer’ screen test                                                                Art in motion: Sonia Delaunay textiles on view
        NASHVILLE, 20 March—Trace Adkins summed up
   his role in the new film “The Lincoln Lawyer” in his                                        N EW Y ORK , 20          principle               of   in bold, geometric patterns
   own succinct way when he gathered friends and                                          March—A century ago,          “simultaneity” (colour       that expressed the artistic
   media for a screening of it recently. “I’m in it at the                                Sonia Delaunay and her        suggesting motion) to        ideas her husband was
   beginning and the end and there’s a buncha crap in the                                 husband, Robert, were         clothing, which naturally    working out in paint on
   middle,” Adkins said with a smile of the movie, which                                  brash young innovators        moves and flows with the     canvas.
   opened Friday.                                                                         in the avant-garde art        body.                             Her unusual ability to
        He’s on screen about 3 minutes, but it’s another                                  world of Paris, exploring         She says she realized    merge fine art with fashion
   solid step in the country singer’s second career with                                  the idea that contrasting     the potential of fabric in   marked the beginning of
   a handful of parts slated for later this year. While short,                            colours could be used to      1911, when she made a        a long career as a
                                                               In this publicity image
   Adkins’ scenes are humorous, memorable and key released by Cooper-Hewitt               create a sense of             patchwork quilt for her      groundbreaking textile
   character development moments for star Matthew National Design Museum, a               movement and rhythm in        newborn son and saw that     and fashion designer.
   McConaughey’s character, a defence attorney who 1946 oil painting, ‘Coloured           art.                          it evoked the abstract            In 1964, she became
   operates his practice out of a Lincoln. Adkins plays a Rhythm,’ by the artist and           Sonia, who was intent    patterns of cubist art.      the first living female artist
   biker in the film who has engaged McConaughey to            textile designer Sonia     on merging art and                In the next decade,      to have a retrospective at
   represent a member of his gang.—Internet                     Delaunay.—INTERNET        everyday life, applied this   she began making dresses     the Louvre.—Internet

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                                                                             Sunday, 20th March.                                  Full Barclays Premier League table
                                                                                                                                 Post      Team              P        GD       PTS
       Suarez and slice of luck                                                                                                   1        Man Utd           30       34        63
                                                                                                                                  2        Arsenal           29       30        58
     guide Reds past Sunderland                                                                                                   3        Chelsea           29       29        54
        LONDON, 20 March—A dubious penalty from                                                                                   4        Man City          30       18        53
    Dirk Kuyt and clever piece of individual skill from
                                                                                                                                  5        Tottenham         29        7        49
    Luis Suarez were enough for Liverpool to beat
    Sunderland 2-0 in their Premier League clash on                                                                               6        Liverpool         30        5        45
    Sunday.                                                                                                                       7        Bolton            30        1        40
        Kuyt scored from 12 yards shortly after the half-                                                                         8        Everton           30        1        40
    hour mark after the referee incorrectly adjudged Jay                                                                          9        Sunderland        30       -4        38
                                                              Dirk Kuyt put Liverpool ahead from the spot in
    Spearing to have been fouled inside the area, before                                                                         10        Stoke             30       -2        37
                                                                   fortuitous circumstances.—INTERNET
    Suarez fired home from an acute angle with ten                                                                               11        Newcastle         30       -1        36
    minutes remaining to secure all three points at the       two yards outside the area.
                                                                                                                                 12        Fulham            30        0        35
    Stadium of Light.                                              Sunderland’s players protested, but to no avail,
        Kenny Dalglish turned heads before kick-off as        and an unfazed Kuyt made no mistake as he calmly                   13        Blackburn         30       -12       33
    he finally partnered January signings Andy Carroll        slotted the ball into the right-hand corner as Simon               14        Aston Villa       30       -14       33
    and Suarez in attack, but it was Kuyt who would end       Mignolet dived the other way.                                      15        Blackpool         30       -15       33
    up opening the scoring in controversial                        The two big money Reds signings had subsequent                16        West Brom         30       -15       33
    circumstances.                                            chances to show their worth, with Suarez denied by a               17        West Ham          30       -13       32
        Jay Spearing’s surging run through on goal was        fine save from Mignolet shortly after the opener and
                                                                                                                                 18        Wolves            30       -14       32
    ended illegally by John Mensah, initially seeing          Carroll seeing his header cleared away off the line by
    referee Kevin Friend give a free-kick on the edge of      Lee Cattermole just after half-time.                               19        Birmingham        29       -13       31
    the box despite the midfielder falling inside the area.        Sunderland will doubtless feel aggrieved at that              20        Wigan             30       -22       30
    But the linesman had his flag raised, and after some      decision - as well as the penalty - but in reality they can
    consultation a penalty was awarded - despite              have few complaints as they failed to manage a single                Saha helps Everton sink
    subsequent repays clearly showing the contact came        shot on target until the 87th minute.—Internet
                                                              Ancelotti and his side as they gained a valuable victory
    Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City                               for the Blues.                                                     LIVERPOOL, 20 March         eighth place in the
       David Luiz header and late Ramires strike                                                                              — French striker Louis         Premier League.
                                                                    Manchester City had arranged themselves in such a
                                                                                                                              Saha scored the decisive          Moyes restored cap-
     lifts Blues above Mancini’s men to keep faint            way that Chelsea would have to work hard to break them
                                                                                                                              goal as Everton beat           tain Phil Neville and
                     title hopes alive                        down and fashion chances for themselves. With a five
                                                                                                                              Fulham 2-1 at Goodison         Australia midfielder
                                                              man midfield to contend with, Ancelotti’s men found the
                                                                                                                              Park on Saturday.              Tim Cahill to his
                                                              going tough for much of the first half.
                                                                                                                                 Saha's 10th goal of         starting line-up, while
                                                                    Chelsea did open City up after 13 minutes when
                                                                                                                              the season came early in       Spanish midfielder
                                                              Salomon Kalou’s run required the assistance of Ramires,
                                                                                                                              the second half after          Mikel Arteta was
                                                              but a mix up between the two resulted in the threat
                                                                                                                              Seamus Coleman had             sidelined due to injury.
                                                              subsiding after Ramires brought down his own man
                                                                                                                              given Everton a first-half                    Internet
                                                              which let City off the hook.                                    lead.
                                                                    Roberto Mancini’s favouritism for the defensive
                                                                                                                                 David Moyes's side
                                                              approach to the game is well known. His application of
                                                                                                                              had to endure a nervous
                                                              ‘Catenaccio’ – the Italian theory of ultra defence – is
        LONDON, 20 March—A second half pair from                                                                              finish after American
                                                              often used as a stick to beat him but when facing the
    David Luiz and Ramires were the few moments of            current champions in their own backyard this seemed             midfielder          Clint
    note in a game which saw Chelsea leap-frog                wise. This tactic worked very well for the visitors in the      Dempsey reduced the
    Manchester City into third in the Premier League table.   first half and there was little for the Chelsea fans to cheer   deficit with 28 minutes
    There was not much attacking flair on display at          as the congested midfield of City nullified the artillery of    to play, but the Toffees            French striker
    Stamford Bridge but perseverance won out for Carlo        Chelsea.—Internet                                               held on to move up to                Louis Saha

                                                              Djokovic, Nadal reach Indian                                    Rose takes the lead in Tampa
               S P O R T S                                             Wells final                                                PALM H ARBOR , 20          one-shot lead Saturday in
                                                                                                                              March — Justin Rose is         the Transitions Champion-
                                                                   INDIAN W ELLS , 20        ATP Masters 1000 event
             Answers to yesterday’s                           March — Serbia’s Novak         by defeating Federer 6-3,
                                                                                                                              coming off a year in           ship seem a little larger.
                                                                                                                              which he won two PGA               "It doesn't mean it's all
              Crosswords Puzzle                               Djokovic continued his         3-6, 6-2 on Saturday to ex-      Tour events on strong golf     going to go smoothly to-
                                                              blistering pace this season    tend his match winning           courses. He knows what         morrow," Rose said. "You
         S    H    O   P   S       O   I   L    E   D
                                                              by beating Roger Federer       streak this season to 17. "I     to expect from his emo-        have to be ready for what-
    S         O        R       O       N        M       F     to reach the Indian Wells      am playing the best tennis       tions in the final round and   ever happens. But at least
    M A       R    R   I   E   D       A   P    P   A   L     final and supercede the        of my life," said Djokovic,      how to stay patient amid a     I kind of an aware of the
                                                              Swiss star as world No 2.      who won the Australian           crowded leaderboard.           ups and downs, and the
    E         S        M       O       P        E       A                                                                                                    things I'm going to face.
                                                                   Djokovic reached the      Open in January. "It was             The four guys behind
    A R       E    N   A       U T     T   E    R   L   Y                                                                     him have never won.            And I think that maybe it's
                                                              final of the $4.5 million      a very close match. A lot
    R                  T   I   R E              O       S                                                                         And that made Rose's       a lot easier to deal with."
                                                                                             of emotions. You could
                                                                                                                                                                 Rose was patient for
         G    R    E   E   D       S   O   R    R   Y                                        feel the intensity."                                            long enough for the bird-
    S         U            L   A T     E                B                                         Djokovic, who won                                          ies to fall, and he shot a
                                                                                             here in 2008, won 11 con-                                       second straight round of
     T   I    C    K   L   E   D       D   E    T   E   R
                                                                                             secutive points in the third                                    6-under 65 in more per-
     E        T        E       U       I        R       A                                    set to break open the match                                     fect      conditions      at
     E R       I   C   A       L A     P   W    I   N   G     Novak Djokovic of Serbia       and post his third victory                                      Innisbrook to build a lead
     P        O        V       T       U        E       S     celebrates a point during      over 16-time major winner                                       over Brendon de Jonge
                                                              his match against Roger        Federer in the past three                                       and Webb Simpson.
         A    N    G   E   R       A   S   I    D   E          Federer of Switzerland.                                                                                          Internet

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                                                                                                 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 21 March, 2011                                 15
     Weather Map of Myanmar and Neighbouring Areas                                                                           Total sunshine hours on 19-3-2011 was (9.6) hour
                                                                              WEATHER                                        (Approx).
                                                                            Sunday, 20th March, 2011                              Rainfall on 20-3-2011 was (Nil) at Mingaladon,
                                                                                                                             Kaba-Aye and Central Yangon each . Total rainfall since
                                                                   Summary of observations recorded at 09:30 hr.
                                                                                                                             1-1-2011 was (5.79) inches at Mingaladon, (6.89) inches
                                                               M.S.T. During the past 24 hours, rain or thoundershowers
                                                                                                                             at Kaba-Aye and (7.09) inches at Central Yangon.
                                                               have been isolated in Upper Sagaing and Taninthayi
                                                               Regions, Kachin State and weather has been partly cloudy      Maximum wind speed at Yangon (Kaba-Aye) was (6) mph
                                                               over the remaining Regions and States. Day temperatures       from South at (17:30) hours MST on 19-3-2011.
                                                               were (3°C) below March average temperatures in                     Bay Inference: Weather is partly cloudy over the
                                                               Ayeyawady Region and Kayah State, (5°C) to (6°C) below        Andaman Sea and South Bay and generally fair elsewhere
                                                               March average temperature in Bago and Yangon Regions,         in the Bay of Bengal.
                                                               Eastern Shan State, (8°C) below March average                      Forecast valid until evening of the 21st March
                                                               temperature in Kachin State, (10°C) below March average       2011: Rain or thundershowers are likely to be isolated
                                                               temperatures in Upper Sagaing Region and about March          in Taninthayi and Upper Sagaing Regions, Kachin and
                                                               average temperature in the remaining Regions and States.      Mon States and weather will be partly cloudy over
                                                               The significant day temperature was Minbu (38°C). The         Yangon and Ayeyawady Regions, Shan, Chin and Kayin
                                                               noteworthy amount of rainfall recorded was Putao (1.18)       States and generally fair in the remaining Regions and
                                                               inches and Kawthong (1.14) inches.                            States. Degree of certainty is (60%).
                                                                                     Nay Pyi Taw                                  State of the sea: Seas will be moderate in Myanmar
                                                                   Maximum temperature on 19-3-2011 was 95°F.                     Outlook for subsequent two days: Likelihood of
                                                               Minimum temperature on 20-3-2011 was 67°F. Relative           continuation of isolated rain or thundershowers in the
                                                               humidity at (09:30) hours MST on 20-3-2011 was (56%).         Northern Myanmar areas.
                                                               Rainfall on 20-3-2011 was (Nil).                                   Forecast for Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring area
                                                                                 Yangon (Kaba-Aye)                           for 21-3-2011: Partly cloudy.
                                                                                                                                  Forecast for Yangon and neighbouring area for
                                                                   Maximum temperature on 19-3-2011 was 90°F.                21-3-2011: Partly cloudy.
                                                               Minimum temperature on 20-3-2011 was 68°F. Relative                Forecast for Mandalay and neighbouring area
                                                               humidity at (09:30) hours MST on 20-3-2011 was (68%).         for 21-3-2011: Generally fair weather.
                                                                                              New York Yankees’ Brett
    Yankees tinker with Gardner                                                               Gardner tosses his helmet
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         as leadoff hitter                                                                    after he was thrown out at
                                                                                                                                            (21-3-2011) (Monday)
                                                                                                 the plate in the third
        CLERWATER, (FLA), 20 March—The New York                                               inning of the Yankees’ 6-
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        Brett Gardner hit first, with Derek Jeter No 2,                                           Jays in their spring
   for the second time during spring training in                                              training baseball game at         Local                - (09:00am ~ 11:00am)MST
   Sunday’s road game against Philadelphia. Jeter                                                                               Oversea Transmission - (21-3-11 09:30 am ~
                                                                                               Florida Auto Exchange
   was the leadoff hitter 137 times last season, and the                                                                                                22-3-11 09:30 am) MST
                                                                                                 Stadium in Dunedin,
   Yankees captain hit second on 18 occasions.                                                 Fla,on 18 March, 2011.        Local Transmission
        “The fans are into everything,” Yankees manager                                                INTERNET              * Opening
   Joe Girardi said. “You’re talking about Derek Jeter.                                                                      * News
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                             5. Health Programme                3. Musical Programme
                                                                                                   66 th Anniversary         * Opening
                            8:10 am                            4:30 pm                             Armed Forces Day          * News
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   2nd Waning of Tabaung 1372 ME                                                                                        Monday, 21 March, 2011

             Only with stability and peace will the nation develop
             Only with stability and peace will democratization process be successful

              Anarchy begets anarchy, not democracy
              Riots beget riots, not democracy
              Democracy can be introduced only through constitution

                   People’s Desire                                              VOA, BBC-sowing hatred
                                                                                among the people
              We favour peace and stability
                                                                                RFA, DVB-generating public
              We favour development                                             outrage
              We oppose unrest and violence                                     Do not allow ourselves to be
              Wipe out those inciting unrest                                    swayed by killer broadcasts
              and violence                                                      designed to cause troubles

      Welaung Bridge on Yangon-Pyay-Mandalay Road
         commissioned into service as 263rd facility
                                                                                                                             Public Works of the
                                                                                                                             Ministry of Construc-
                                                                                                                             tion on Yangon-
                                                                                                                             Pyay-Mandalay Road
                                                                                                                             in Taungtha Town-
                                                                                                                             ship of Myingyan
                                                                                                                             Distirct in Mandalay
                                                                                                                             Region took place at
                                                                                                                             the pandal near the
                                                                                                                             bridge this morning.
                                                                                                                                 It was attended by
                                                                                                                             Chairman of Mandalay
                                                                                                                             Region Peace and De-
                                                                                                                             velopment      Council
                                                                                                                             Commander of Central
                                                                                                                             Command Brig-Gen Ye
                                                                                                                             Aung, Minister for Con-
                                                                                                                             struction U Khin Maung
                                                                                                                             Myint, Minister for
                                                                                                                             Industry-1 U Aung
                                                                                                                             Thaung, departmental
                                                                                                       Newly opened
                                                                                                                             heads,cultural troupe
      SPECIAL FEATURES TO HAIL                         Here come patriots                           Welaung Bridge on        members, students,
          66TH ANNIVERSARY                       *   Here come soldiers with standards             Yangon-Pyay-Manda-        guests and local peo-
         ARMED FORCES DAY                            Marching in smart uniforms                    lay Road in Taungtha      ple.
                                                     In order and harmony all contingents             Township.—MNA              The commander ex-
                                                     Martial songs reverberating up in sky
        Tatmadaw in perpetual                        The brave with roaring success
                                                                                                                             pressed thanks and the
                                                                                                      N AY P Y I T AW , 20   Construction minister
      service of national interests                  Coming are the patriotic sons                 March—The opening         explained facts about
                                                                                                   ceremony of Welaung       the bridge.
    KYAW MIN KHAUNG                 PAGES 8+9   PO YAN NAING (KYAUKKYI)                PAGE 9      Bridge constructed by          (See page 10)

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