6th destruction of narcotic drugs seized in Shan State _North by pengxuebo


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      Volume XV, Number 72                                          13th Waxing of First Waso 1369 ME                                          Wednesday, 27 June, 2007

            6th destruction of narcotic drugs seized
              in Shan State (North) held in Lashio
            Fully confident that goals will be
                achieved in very near future
            If there is international cooperation and assistance, realization
                  of the objectives will be much earlier than projected
                                                                                                                        ceremonies are being held all over the world today and
                                                                                                                        in Myanmar also, States and Divisions have been
                                                                                                                        honouring this event by conducting these ceremonies
                                                                                                                        annually . To honour the significance of this ceremony,
                                                                                                                        we have added the destruction of seized drugs by
                                                                                                                        setting them ablaze in front of the public since 1990
                                                                                                                        and have celebrated the event 20 times in Yangon up
                                                                                                                        to 2006. Likewise, there have been 42 occasions of its
                                                                                                                        kind held in the border regions.
                                                                                                                                 Moreover, after last year’s 20th destruction,
                                                                                                                        two similar ceremonies were held at Laikha, Shan
                                                                                                                        State (South), and another occasion to burn in Kengtung,
                                                                                                                        Shan State (East), respectively.
                                                                                                                                 During the period from 2002 to 2005, there
                                                                                                                        had already been 5 occasions of destroying seized
                                                                                                                        narcotic drugs in Shan State (North). Thus, this is
                                                                                                                        going to be the 6th occasion to burn seized drugs to be
                                                                                                                        held in Shan State (North).
                                                                                                                                 In the previous years, the Central Committee
                                                                                                                        held the annual occasions of honouring the International
                                                                                                                        Day Against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and
                                                                                                                        destruction of seized drugs in Yangon only. This is the
               YANGON, 26 June — To mark the International       6th ceremony to destroy narcotic drugs seized          first time that the central level destruction of seized
      Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or-                                                               drugs is to be held in
                                                                   in Shan State (North) in progress.—MNA                                     (See page 8)
      ganized by the Central Committee for Drug Abuse
      Control, the 6th destruction of seized narcotic drugs in
      Shan State North areas was held at Union Sports
      Ground in Lashio, Shan State (North) today.
               Chairman of Shan State (North) Peace and
      Development Council Commander of North-East
      Command Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut incinerated the
      seized drugs.
               Also present were Chairman of CCDAC Min-
      ister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Maung Oo, Dean of
      Diplomatic Corps Cambodian Ambassador to
      Myanmar Mr Hul Phany and foreign ambassadors to
      Myanmar, charge d’ affaires, resident representative
      of UN, departmental officials and members of CCDAC,
      Police officers of Myanmar Police Force and
               First, Secretary of CCDAC Director-General
      of Myanmar Police Force Brig-Gen Khin Yi briefed
      on destruction of seized drugs.
               In his address, Brig-Gen Khin Yi said: the
      ceremony being held today is to commemorate the
      International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit
      Trafficking which falls on 26 June every year. Similar

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            PERSPECTIVES                                                                        People’s Desire
                   Wednesday, 27 June, 2007                     *   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
        Development affairs committees to                       *   Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State
        create clean and pleasant society                       *   Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
            Development affairs services are designed to
        enhance social well-being of the people. These                                                                                 Appointment of
        services include building of roads and bridges to
        ensure smooth transport for the convenience of                                                                               ambassador agreed on
        the people, and ensuring swift commodity flow                                                                                     NAY PYI TAW, 27 June — The Government
        and progress.                                                                                                             of the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appoint-
            Development affairs committees are taking
        responsibilities for uplift of health standard of
                                                                       ®mn\maAm¥io;qm^;m¥a;en≥                                    ment of Mr Eduardo A Real as Ambassador Ex-
                                                                                                                                  traordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of
        the people, enabling them to lead a peaceful life,            2007 KuN˙s\' z¨liuc\l (3) rk\                               Panama to the Union of Myanmar.
        and sprucing up towns, villages, markets and
                                                                                                                                          Mr Eduardo A Real is accredited to the
        educational institutions in the municipal areas.            MYANMAR WOMEN’S DAY                                           Union of Myanmar with resident in Singapore.
        They are also carrying out tasks in cooperation
        with relevant departments in sanitation works,                            3rd July 2007                                                                                MNA
        ensuring proper drainage, and supplying elec-
        tricity and safe water.                                 Prizes presented to winners of short story, article, song,
            In reality, development affairs tasks are to
        be implemented every day. So, the committees              poem, cartoon, painting, poster, computer painting,
        have to inculcate the people, through educative
        talks, with a sense of duty of practising the
                                                                    computer digital poster and photo competitions
        systematic gabage disposal system, keeping                   YANGON, 26 June—A           Secretary
        houses, streets and shops clean, exercising sys-        ceremony to present prizes      of Yangon
        tematic sewage system, and using fly-proof la-          to those from Yangon Di-         Division
                                                                vision who stood first, sec-    Peace and
                                                                ond and third and conso-         Develop-
            The area of development affairs tasks is                                           ment Coun-
                                                                lation prize-winners in the
        wide, and development affairs committees have                                            cil U Hla
                                                                short story, article, song,
        to deal with the people daily. Therefore, employ-       poem, cartoon, painting,       Soe presents
        ees of the committees are to avoid haughtiness in       poster, computer painting,       award to
        dealing with the people and abstain from                                                  Senior
                                                                computer digital poster
        misbehaviours and attend to the needs of the                                             Reporter
                                                                and photo competitions at         Thaung
        people within the framework of rules and regu-          central level to mark the       Win Bo of
        lations.                                                International Day Against        the New
            So, development affairs committees have to          Drug Abuse and Illicit            Light of
        use effectively the taxes and revenues collected        Trafficking was held at the     Myanmar
        from the people in the public well-being services       meeting hall of Yangon            Daily.
                                                                Division Peace and De-             NLM
        for bringing about a clean and pleasant society.
                                                                velopment Council Office       cil Maj-Gen Hla Htay              cil Maj-Gen Hla Htay Win   prizes to those who stood
                                                                this afternoon with an ad-     Win.                              made a speech on the oc-   first, second and third and
        NLD disrupting interests of                             dress by Chairman of               First, Chairman of            casion.                    consolation prize-win-
                                                                Yangon Division Peace          Yangon Division Peace                  Next, the commander   ners.
            the nation and people,                              and Development Coun-          and Development Coun-             and officials presented                          MNA
             making nation alien                                    Myanmar youth to take part in 4th Asia
        follower, instead of carrying                                  Junior Wushu Championships
           out pure party politics                                  YANGON, 26 June—To ships to be held in Yeong Wushu team led by Presi-                   tion left here for ROK on
                                                                take part in the 4th Asia Ju of the Republic of Ko- dent Dr Sai Hsam Tun of                 24 June.
            One member resigns from                             Junior Wushu Champion- rea, a Myanmar Youth Myanmar Wushu Federa-                               Myanmar team in-
                                                                                                                                                            cludes Manager U Tint
             Myaung Township NLD                                                                                                                            Naing (Vice-President),
                                                                                                                                                            coaches U Aung Thu
             YANGON, 26 June—Member of Myaung Town-                                                                                                         Naing and U Tun Tun Oo,
        ship National League for Democracy in Sagaing                                                                                                       Referees U Khun Ja Aung
        Division U Myint Swe resigned from the NLD of his                                                                                                   (Secretary) and U Khin
        own accord on 16 June by sending his resignation                                                                                                    Soe, and observer U Kyaw
        letter to the NLD (HQ) and local administrative                                                                                                     Htay.
        bodies.                                                                                                                                                 Athletes are Thura
             In the letter sent to Sagaing Division Multi-                                                                                                  Soe, Wai Phyo Aung,
        Party Democracy General Election Sub-commis-                                                                                                        Kyaw Zin Thit, Kyaw
        sion, he said that he no longer wished to be an NLD                                                                                                 Naing Oo and Saw Kyaw
        member as the party, instead of doing party politics                                                                                                Soe Moe in men’s team
        only, blocking the interests of the nation and the                                                                                                  and Waimar Tun Thein,
        people and making the nation a lackey nation of                                                                                                     Thet Thet Naing, Eint Mi
        foreign countries, with many factions in the party.                                                                                                 Mi, Sandi Oo and Thant
        So, he made up his mind to leave the party of his own    Myanmar Youth Wushu Team pose for a photo prior to departure for                           Susan in women’s team.
        volition, he added.—MNA                                     Republic of Korea at Yangon International Airport. — MNA                                                     MNA

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            INTERNATIONAL                                                 NEWS                                        Tut\kun\N˙s\S tiu;®mHc\.Âk

         Iraq prompts US Army
       rethink on nation-building
          WASHINGTON, 25 June         stration in the 1990s.            It is not just the Army
       —Stung by failures in               “The word was ‘we        that has changed its
       Iraq, the US Army says it      don’t do nation-buil-         outlook. “I don’t think our
       is getting serious about       ding’,” General George        troops ought to be used
       nation-building, over-         Casey, the Army’s chief       for what’s called nation-
       coming reluctance in its       of staff, recalled from his   building,” George W Bush
       own ranks and reflecting       time in Bosnia in the mid-    said in October 2000 as he
       a big change in Bush           1990s.                        ran for president. “I think
       Administration policy.             “That was so ingrained    our troops ought to be used
           Army officers prefer       in the force,” Casey said,    to fight and win war.”
       the term stability opera-      that the Army would not            But when US forces
       tions to nation-building,      let a senior US diplomat,     failed to stabilize Iraq after
       which became politically       the deputy head of in-        easily toppling Saddam
       sensitive, but they mean       ternational peace efforts,    Hussein, Bush’s Admini-
       much the same — helping        sleep on its compound.        stration decided it had to          Mounted policewomen are seen training horses at a racecourse in Shi
       provide basic services and          “We’ve come a long       take stability operations        Zuishan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on 23 June, 2007. A team of
       build institutions to          way from there with what      much more seriously.               15 young mounted policewomen has been set up there to serve in patrol,
       stabilize a foreign state,     we’re doing in Baghdad,”                    MNA/Reuters                     military parade and equestrian events. — XINHUA
       often after war.               said Casey, formerly the
             The Army has             top commander in Iraq.                                                                               Israel to free 250
       traditionally seen major           US forces are involved
       combat as its main mission
       and was wary of the
                                      in a huge range of nation-
                                      building tasks in Iraq —
                                                                                                                                          Fatah prisoners in
       stability and peacekeeping
       operations in Somalia,
                                      training the Army and
                                      police, building roads,
                                                                                                                                           goodwill gesture
       Bosnia and Kosovo              schools and clinics and                                                                            TEL AVIV, 26 June—Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
       undertaken on the orders       strengthening local gov-                                                                        Olmert says he plans to release 250 prisoners from the
       of the Clinton admini-         ernments.                                                                                       Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud
                                                                                                                                         He made the announcement during a Middle East
              Two US soldiers                                                                                                         summit in Egypt, which is aimed at bolstering Mr
                                                                                                                                      Abbas since the violent takeover of the Gaza Strip by
               killed in Iraq                                                                                                         the rival Islamist movement Hamas 10 days ago.
                                                                                                                                         The summit, in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of
               BAGHDAD, 25 June— Two US soldiers were                                                                                 Sharm el-Sheikh, was the first meeting between the
            killed Monday in Iraq, the military announced.                                                                            two leaders since Islamist Hamas militants seized the
               One soldier died in a small arms attack in                                                                             Gaza Strip this month and left Mr Abbas and his
            southeast Baghdad, and the other was killed when                                                                          secular forces in control of the larger West Bank
            a roadside bomb detonated near a military vehicle                                                                         territory.
            during combat operations in an eastern section of                                                                            Mr Olmert told a joint news conference with
            the capital.                                                                                                              Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian leaders he would
               The deaths follow a deadly weekend for US                                                                              work with “moderates” like Mr Abbas against
            forces: 12 troops died Saturday, 10 of them in                                                                            “terrorists” — a clear reference to Hamas militants —
            attacks, mostly in Baghdad, the military said.                                                                            to secure peace in the Middle East.
               This brings the number of US military deaths in                                                                           He said he was willing to resume a US-sponsored
                                                                     A general view of the newly renovated Hall of                    programme of fortnightly talks to push forward with
            the war to 3,561 — 84 of them in June.
                                                                    Mirrors is seen at the Versailles Palace near Paris               efforts to found a Palestinian state, despite Hamas'
                                                                              on 25 June, 2007. — INTERNET                            control of Gaza.—Internet

                                                                                                       Senator Lugar urges Bush
                                                                                                        to change course in Iraq
                                                                                                       WASHINGTON, 25 June            America’s military readi-     to solidify a functioning
                                                                                                     —Republican support              ness and long-term            government and society,
                                                                                                     for President Bush’s Iraq        national security.            even if we reduce violence
                                                                                                     war policy suffered a              Lugar, the ranking          to a point that allows for
                                                                                                     significant crack Monday         Republican on the Senate      some political and eco-
                                                                                                     evening, when Sen                Foreign Relations Com-        nomic normalcy.”
                                                                                                     Richard Lugar of Indiana,        mittee, also sounded a           The senator said con-
                                                                                                     a well-respected GOP             pessimistic note on the       tinuing military operations
                                                                                                     voice on foreign affairs,        prospects for internal        in Iraq were putting a
                                                                                                     took to the Senate floor         political progress in Iraq,   damaging level of stress
            A car is driven through flood water on the A1079 in Market Weighton near                 to urge the president            saying he sees “no con-       on US forces, “taking a
               Hull, northern England, on 25 June, 2007. A man died after becoming                   to change course in Iraq         vincing evidence that         toll on recruitment and
            trapped trying to clear a flooded drain in Hull on Monday as torrential rain             “very soon” to avoid             Iraqis will make the          readiness.”
              caused flash floods in many parts of the country, police said.— INTERNET               further damage to                compromises necessary                            Internet

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                                                                                                              Victoria may use radio
                                                                                                              signals at rail crossings
                                                                                                          SYDNEY, 26 June—The       weeks after a collision       have your radio on — we
                                                                                                       Victorian Government is      between a truck and a train   need to investigate if you
                                                                                                       investigating using radio    near Kerang killed 11         can have a system when
                                                                                                       signalling to warn drivers   people.                       the radio is actually off,
                                                                                                       of upcoming level cros-         The package includes       because not everyone has
                                                                                                       sings.                       new warning signs at          their radio on,” he said.
                                                                                                          A rail safety committee   crossings, tougher pen-           “There is, I think, in the
                                                                                                       will investigate the idea    alties for drivers who        world a system which
                                                                                                       as part of the Govern-       break the law and a new       means it can operate where
                                                                                                       ment’s $33 million level     education campaign.           it turns on your radio but
       The Mario character in Nintendo video games waits for visitors at a booth being
                                                                                                       crossing safety package,        Premier Steve Bracks       that has got to be
       set up for 2007 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas,
                                                                                                       which was announced          says a committee will         investigated fully and that
       Nevada in 7 June, 2007 file photo. Doctors backed away on Sunday from a
                                                                                                       yesterday.                   investigate whether a radio   work is being undertaken
       controversial proposal to designate video game addiction as a mental disorder
                                                                                                          It comes just a few       transmitter at crossings      now.”
       akin to alcoholism, saying psychiatrists should study the issue more.— INTERNET
                                                                                                                                    could send out warning            Assistant Police Com-
                                                                                                                                    messages, similar to those    missioner Noel Ashby
       12 die as Lebanese Army raids militant hideout                                                                               used in the CityLink
                                                                                                                                                                  says such technology
                                                                                                                                                                  could be used.
            TRIPOLI (Lebanon), 25       munition and electronic        the Nahr al-Bared camp              Two floors of the five-
                                                                                                                                       “It’s not only if you                           Internet
       June — Lebanese troops           booby-trap equipment in        north of Tripoli for the past   storey building were
       killed seven Islamist
       militants, most of them
                                        the apartment.
                                            The dead militants, who
                                                                       five weeks, the security
                                                                       sources said.
                                                                                                       blackened and burned in
                                                                                                       the fighting. Holes from
                                                                                                                                           British soldier killed,
                                        included a Lebanese                                            shells, grenades and bullets
       foreigners, in a raid on their
       hideout in the northern city     woman, were not members
                                                                           But it was information
                                                                       from a captured Fatah al-       punctured its facade.             four hurt in Afghan blast
       of Tripoli on Sunday, while      of Fatah al-Islam, which has   Islam member that led the          A pool of blood lay on       LONDON, 25 June —          name was not released but
       sporadic battles shook a         been fighting an Army          Army to the apartment           the pavement.                One British soldier was       his family was informed.
       nearby Palestinian refugee       assault on its stronghold in   where the shootout erupted.                 MNA/Reuters killed and four wounded            The other four were being
       camp.                                                                                                                        when a blast struck an        treated for injuries.
            Security sources said                                                                                                   armoured Land Rover in            Taleban insurgents in
       one soldier was killed and                                                                                                   southern Afghanistan on       southern Afghanistan
       14 were wounded during                                                                                                       Sunday, the Ministry of       have stepped up suicide
       the 10-hour siege of an                                                                                                      Defence said.                 attacks and roadside
       apartment building. The                                                                                                          The Ministry said the     bombs against Western
       militants killed a policeman,                                                                                                troops were escorting a       forces this year.
       his two daughters, aged 4                                                                                                    military team surveying           In Helmand Province,
       and 8, and his father-in-law                                                                                                 an area to build roads        British troops make up the
       after using them as human                                                                                                    linking villages near         bulk of a NATO stabi-
       shields.                                                                                                                     Lashkar Gah, the capital      lization mission.
           A police statement said                                                                                                  of the southern province                   MNA/Reuters
       the policeman and his                                                                                                        of Helmand, heartland of       A model takes part in
       daughters were visiting the                                                                                                  Taleban guerillas and the       DSquared2 Spring/
       father-in-law who lived in                                                                                                   opium trade.                   Summer 2008 men’s
       the building when the                                                                                                            The soldier who was       collection show during
       militants stormed their flat                                                                                                 killed was from the            Milan Fashion Week
       and seized them at the start                                                                                                 Worcester and Sherwood          on 25 June, 2007.
       of the clashes. The militants                                                                                                Forrester Regiment. His
                                        People wade in knee-deep water in Mumbai, on 24                                                                                  INTERNET
       later killed them, it said.
            The Army said it had        June, 2007. Continuous heavy rains have already
       found weapons, am-                flooded 4 states and killed at least 126 people in
                                                         India. —XINHUA
                More schools torched, security
                 tightened in restive south
          YALA, 25 June — The           students and eight teachers.   remained closedMonday
       latest arson attack occurred        Combined police and         after the schools were
       at Bantaladlammai school         military security for          torched on Saturday night.
       in the provincial seat of        teachers in the increasingly   It is expected that the
       Yala early Monday, des-          targeted education sector      schools will reopen
       troying two classrooms.          of the three southern          Wednesday.
          The police believe that       provinces on Monday was           The six schools remain
       the arson was the work of        stepped up, with reinforce-    open but the number of
       presumed insurgents who          ments being deployed to        students going to classes
       broke into the schoolas          areas with higher inci-        has dropped because
       securitypersonnel were           dences of violence.            parentsfear forthe safety
       changing shifts during the          Two schools in Nara-        of their children.
       night. The school has 80         thiat’s Rueso district                            Internet

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                E C O N O M I C N E W S

        Malaysian rubber glove producer
         optimistic for robust growth
           K UALA L UMPUR , 26       standards,” Thai told the      will also continue to
       June —Malaysian rubber        New Straits Times in a         register faster growth.
       glove producer Supermax,      recent interview.                 Supermax plans to
       the second biggest one in        Supermax will boost         spend 106.2 million
       the world, is ready to        marketing initiatives in       ringgit (31.2 million US
       achieve up to 35 per cent     fast-emerging markets          dollars) this year on its
       growth in both revenue        such as China and India as     various expansion ini-
       and profit in 2007, local     well as introduce inno-        tiatives. As a combined
       media reported on             vative glove products.         group, Supermax owns
       Monday.                           The world’s rubber         and operates 11 factories
          The optimism is based      glove demand has been          and spends 800 million           A large sturgeon leaps from the water on the Suwannee River at Branford,
       on the company’s robust       increasing at an annual        ringgit (235.3 million US        Fla recently. These fish reach a length of 8 ft, weighing 200 lbs, and have
       growth over the past six      average rate of 12 per cent,   dollars) a year on research.    been responsible for a number of injuries on the Suwannee River when they
       years, riding on the          especially in the consumer                  MNA/Xinhua                          jump into recreational boats. — INTERNET
       world’s voracious appetite    usage segment, according
       for rubber gloves, said
       Datuk Seri Stanley Thai
                                     to Thai.
                                         The company will
                                                                                                                                        China, Saudi Arabia to boost
       Kim Sim, the group
       managing director and
                                     continue to supply this
                                     segment as well as the
                                                                                                                                       engineering project cooperation
       chief executive officer.      other traditional sectors                                                                           RIYADH, 25 June—Chinese construction enterprises
           “Global demand for        such as hospital, medical,                                                                       can tender for projects directly in Saudi Arabia,
       rubber gloves continues       food, industrial, scientific                                                                     according to an agreement signed by China and Saudi
       to surge due to greater       laboratories, dental and                                                                         Arabia on Saturday.
       awareness of health           home healthcare, which                                                                              The memorandum of understanding on engineering
                                                                                                                                      project cooperation, signed by Vice-Minister of
       Vietnam’s export revenues                                                                                                      Municipal and Rural Affairs Mansour bin Motaab bin
                                                                                                                                      Abdel-Aziz and visiting Chinese Assistant Minister of
           surge in first half                                                                                                        Commerce Chen Jian, will boost bilateral cooperation
                                                                                                                                      in economic and trade, said Chen at the signing
           HANOI, 26 June —Vietnam is estimated to gain
                                                                                                                                      ceremony. In the past, Chinese construction enterprises
       export revenues of 18.81 billion US dollars in the first
       half of this year, posting a year-on-year rise of 19.4 per                                                                     could only be engaged in business in Saudi Arabia as
       cent, local newspaper Investment reported on Monday.                                                                           subcontractors, and the signing of this memorandum
           The export revenues during the first six months                                                                            will offer them the rights as direct bidders in projects
       account for 48 per cent of this year’s target, while                                                                           under the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs
       foreign-invested fields contribute nearly 10.9 billion                                                                         such as roads, bridges and buildings.
       dollars, up almost 16 per cent, the newspaper said. In                                                                            The agreement, marking a significant fruit of the
       June alone, the country is expected to earn 4.1 billion        Spanish King Juan Carlos I delivers a speech at                 two countries’ economic and trade cooperation in
       dollars from shipping abroad goods. The National              the China-Europe International Business School                   recent years, will expand the bilateral cooperation in
       Assembly of Vietnam, the country’s highest legislative            (CEIBS) in Shanghai,on 25 June, 2007.                        engineering as other sectors of Saudi Arabia will act
       body, and the government have eyed export revenues                              INTERNET                                       accordingly, said Chen.— MNA/Xinhua
       of 46.5 billion dollars this year, up from 39.6 billion
       last year. — MNA/Xinhua                                       Indonesia revises assumption                                         Lotus garden ecological tourism area in the
                                                                                                                                        Sheyang Lake of Baoying County in northern
                                                                      of oil price for 2007 to $60                                     Jiangsu Province, east China, has built a typical
                                                                                                                                         centre, which features on a bend bridge, long
                                                                        JAKARTA, 26 June—          per barrel. But, then at the        corridors, a lotus pavilion and a display of lotus
                                                                    Indonesia revised on           first quarter this year, the          root products by capitalizing on local natural
                                                                    Monday the assumption of       oil price decreased                    ecological advantages. And it has become a
                                                                    oil price for this year from   sharply.— MNA/Xinhua                         famous tourist area.—INTERNET
                                                                    63 US dollars per barrel to
                                                                    60 US dollars per barrel,
                                                                    Mines and Mineral
                                                                    Resources Minister Pur-
                                                                    nomo Yusgiantoro said
                                                                       Minister Purnomo told
                                                                    reporters after a cabinet
                                                                    meeting discussed the
                                                                    revisions of the assump-
                                                                    tions of state budget for
                                                                    2007 at the presidential
                                                                    office. The minister said
                                                                    that when the assumption
                                                                    of 63 US dollars per barrel
             A woman examines square watermelons before             was made last year, the
            shipment at Zentsuji, western Japan, on 25 June,        average oil price in the
                          2007. — INTERNET                          country was 64 US dollars

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                                                                                                        Malaysians set massive
                                                                                                            dance record
                                                                                                    KUALA LUMPUR, 25 June — More than 8,500 people gathered downtown
                                                                                                  here on Sunday in a dance fiesta, setting a new record in the country.
                                                                                                    The event, organized dance fiesta, breaking hour.
                                                                                                 by the Malaysian People the old record of 7,325         The event, launched at
                                                                                                 Dance Association and people in 2003.                the Dataran Merdeka, or
                                                                                                 other non-governmental      The Malaysia Book of Independence Square, was
                                                                                                 women groups, saw the Records has booked it as also aimed at celebrating the
                                                                                                 participation of 8,571 an event having the most country’s 50th anniversary
                                                                                                 people, mostly women, people dancing at the of independence.
                                                                                                 in the Muhibbah (Unity) same time for over an                    MNA/Xinhua

       Women walk past an Andy Warhol painting at the Berardo Museum of Modern
         and Contemporary Art in Lisbon on 25 June, 2007. Berardo’s museum of
               contemporary art collections opened on Monday evening in
           Lisbon with more than 200 paintings and art installations. — INTERNET

                  Wildfire still raging in
                   California, Alaska
         LOS ANGELES, 25 June — Firefighters were still battling wildfire in the Kenai
       Peninsula, Alaska, and at Lake Tahoe in California, which started Tuesday
       and Sunday respectively, US media reported Sunday.
          The fire on the Kenai were ordered to evacuate sharpen a shovel fell into
       Peninsula has engulfed Friday. But some residents dry grass.
       an area of 210 square refused to leave and chose        In California, a forest
       kilometres, destroying 75 to stay to protect their fire was moving fast at
       homes and cabins, the houses, the report said.        Lake Tahoe and had                   A tourist takes pictures of a group of vicunas at a corral in Pampa Galeras
       report quoted state fire       Some 400 firefighters consumed 12 homes or
                                                                                                 National Reserve during the traditional ceremony of “Chaccu” in the Andean
       information officials as were mobilized from outbuildings Sunday.
       saying.                     around Alaska and other Dozens of homes and the                highlands of Ayacucho , Peru on 24 June , 2007. Farmers rounded up the
          The blaze is threatening states to fight the fire, Angora Lakes Resort have              protected wild animals, a delicate relative of llamas and alpacas, to shear
       another 600 residences which began when sparks been evacuated.                            their highly prized wool during the traditional ceremony where people cut the
       and cabins, and residents from a grinder used to                  MNA/Xinhua                                               vicunas’ wool. — XINHUA

            Fish-oil supplements may protect                                                          Karzai flays foreign troops for
                     against blindness                                                                 causing civilian casualties
         BEIJING, 26 June — A         effects in premature          this study.
                                                                                                     KABUL, 25 June —             their operations.                Karzai said some 90
       recent       study      has    babies, who are at risk for     Aside from fish-oil
                                                                                                 Afghan President Hamid             Foreign troops caused      civilians had been killed
       producednew evidence           vision loss. It could         supplements, the most
                                                                                                 Karzai on Saturday               civilian casualties due to   in operations by foreign
       that omega-3 fatty acids,      benefit millions of people    widely available source of
                                                                                                 severely criticized the          lack of coordination with    troops over the past 10
       found in popular fish-oil      if the clinical trials find   omega-3 fatty acids is
                                                                                                 international troops de-         Afghan troops in their       days. “Afghan life is not
       supplements, may protect       that omega-3 fatty acids is   coldwater oily fish (wild
                                                                                                 ployed here for succes-          operations, Karzai said,     cheap and it should not be
       against diseases that affect   as effective in protecting    salmon, herry, mackerel,
                                                                                                 sively causing heavy             adding such “careless        treated in such a way,” he
       retinal blood vessels,         humans against retinal        anchovies, sardines).
                                                                                                 civilian casualties during       operations” had no
       known as retinopathy,          disease asthe findings of                       Internet                                                                 said.
       according to media reports                                                                                                 benefits for Afghanistan.                 MNA/Xinhua
         The study,published                                                                                                          Road accidents kill five,
       online by the journal
       Nature Medicine Sunday,                                                                                                    injure six in S-E Bangladesh
       got the encouraging                                                                                                          DHAKA, 25 June — Five people were killed and six
       results in tests on mice.                                                                                                  injured in a couple of road accidents in southeastern
       In the study, mice were                                                                                                    Chittagong Region Saturday, private news agency
       fed diets rich in either                                                                                                   UNB reported.
       omega-3 fatty or omega-6                                                                                                      In the first one, two potato traders were killed and
       fatty acids.                                                                                                               another two injured as a truck overturned on Dhaka-
         The researchers found                                                                                                    Chittagong Highway and then tumbled into a roadside
       mice on the omega-3                                                                                                        ditch.
       diethad less blood vessel                                                                                                     Local sources said the accident occurred when the
       loss in the retina than the                                                                                                driver of the potato-laden truck lost control over the
       omega-6-fed mice.                                                                                                          steering at about 6:00 am, killing two on the spot.
         The blood vessel loss                                                                                                       The injured people, including the truck driver, were
       was also cut by up to a                                                                                                    admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital
       half.                          Meteorological officials check a seismograph screen. An earthquake measuring                (CMCH). Another accident left three people dead and
         The researchers will            5.9 on the Richter scale hit central Iran on Monday, rocking the capital                 four others injured when a container lorry rammed into
       soon begin testing the            Teheran as well as surrounding cities, state media reported. — INTERNET                  a three-wheeler at 8:30 am. — MNA/Xinhua

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              Hailing Myanmar Women’s Day

                   The strength of Myanmar women with
                         fine traditions and virtues
                                                                                                                           Yenatha Maung Kyaw Nyunt

                    Myanmar women are straightforward, brave,                   children as a national task;                                 (2) Human trafficking prevention work
            sincere, cordial, modest and intelligent. They have             (7) To cooperate with international                                  group
            high vision and they always cherish the race and                    organizations, regional bodies and local                     (3) Nurturing and rehabilitation work group
            religion. They are patriotic enough to safeguard and                and foreign organizations in realizing the                   (4) Young women work group.
            preserve the dignity of race.                                       rights of women in accord with traditions                    Social and culture task force also has the
                    With family spirit, Myanmar women have                      and culture and customs of national races. following work groups:
            been standing shoulder to shoulder with their male              The MWAF laid down the following policy                          (1) Education work group
            counterparts in serving the national interest with guidelines in implementing the objectives:                                    (2) Health work group
            might and main throughout the years till now. They              (1) The policy of national cause — to mobilize                   (3) Culture work group
            are a reliable force of Myanmar. Myanmar women                      the entire nation to unitedly serve the                      The MWAF has subsidiaries at different
            have enjoyed equal rights with men in the Myanmar                   national cause, with Our Three Main levels all over the country to protect women’s rights
            society and have their own role in discharging the                  National Causes as the base;                        and ensure a secure life for them. In addition to
            historic duty of the nation. Myanmar Women’s Day                (2) The policy of national races affairs — to women’s affairs, the federation has been taking part
            has emerged in honour of the fine traditions of                     pay serious attention to extending mutual in national affairs and social welfare undertakings.
            women mass.                                                         love, respect and unity among the national Hence, all women of Myanmar races who have
                    The Myanmar National Committee for                          races;                                              community spirit, nationalism and patriotism are
            Womens’ Affairs was formed on 3 July 1996. In                   (3) The social policy — to help develop food, joining the federation.
            1998, the government designated 3 July as Myanmar                   clothing and shelter condition, public                       The main duty of MWAF is to run
            Women’s Day. The Myanmar Women’s Affairs                            welfare undertakings and health, education organizational and educational campaigns for spiritual
            Federation was formed on 20 December 2003 with                      and culture;                                        development of the entire Myanmar women.
            the following objectives:                                       (4) The policy of women’s affairs — to uplift Especially, it has been organizing and educating
                    (1) To uplift the role of women in building                 the role of women and to ensure a secure young women and searching ways to promote
                        a peaceful, modern and developed                        life for them.                                      women’s rights, generate job opportunities for them,
                        nation;                                             The following six task forces are implementing develop their economies, provide a secure and happy
                    (2) To protect the rights of women;             the policy guidelines:                                          family life and improve their living standard.
                    (3) To develop women’s economy, health                  (1) Protection and rehabilitation task force                     The federation is nurturing young women to
                        and education and to ensure a secure life               for women’s development and security;               cherish and protect the race and traditions and culture
                        for them;                                           (2) Social and culture task force;                      and strengthen Union Spirit, national solidarity and
                    (4) To nurture women to foster their spirit             (3) Women’s social development task force; patriotism. It is also teaching them to stay away from
                        to cherish and value traditions and                 (4) National races affairs task force;                  emulating Western culture and wearing immodest dress.
                        culture and customs of national races               (5) Legal affairs study and consultancy task                     The government has been striving to promote
                        more;                                                   force;                                              the education standard of the entire nation. The
                    (5) To systematically protect women against             (6) Environmental conservation task force.              MWAF is helping all children of school age attend
                        violence and carry out rehabilitation               Protection and rehabilitation task force has the classes till completion of primary level, providing
                        work;                                       following four work groups:                                     financial assistance, exercise books and stationery
                    (6) To curb trafficking in women and                    (1) Violence prevention work group                      and taking part in ending the problem of illiteracy
                                                                                                                                    among adults, post-literacy campaign, opening
                   The government has been striving to promote the                                                                  libraries, running non-formal education activities,
             education standard of the entire nation. The MWAF is helping                                                           increasing the income of women and other activities.
                                                                                                                                             Women are also participating in the task of
             all children of school age attend classes till completion of                                                           building a peaceful, modern and developed nation
                                                                                                                                    and helping realize the objectives of the federation,
             primary level, providing financial assistance, exercise books
                                                                                                                                    while keeping in their hearts the basic principles.
             and stationery and taking part in ending the problem of                                                                         All will have to render assistance to the task
                                                                                                                                    of promoting Myanmar women in accord with the
             illiteracy among adults, post-literacy campaign, opening                                                               motto — Let’s join hands in developing the lives of
             libraries, running non-formal education activities, increasing                                                         women.
                                                                                                                                                    (Translation: TMT)
             the income of women and other activities.                                                                                           (Myanma Alin: 26-6-2007)

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       6th destruction of narcotic
       drugs seized…
              (from page 1)           lized.
       Lashio. One of the rea-                 For the first time
       sons we have invited you       within a decade we have
       all up to Lashio is to give    witnessed the significant
       recognition and credit of      decline of poppy cultiva-
       the significant successes      tion. This is undeniably
       achieved in Shan State         the results of collabora-
       (North), particularly in       tive efforts among nations
       the annual reduction of        that we can take pride of.
       opium poppy cultivation        Lao People’s Democratic
       and production and the         Republic is a classic ex-
       excellent programmes           ample among the 10
       undertaken by the au-          ASEAN countries declar-
       thorities for crop substi-     ing to the world that it is
       tution, alternative devel-     opium free in 2006.
       opment and law enforce-                 Similarly, the re-
       ment.                          sult of the efforts of
                 Being aware of       Myanmar to eliminate
       the menace of drugs to         opium poppy cultivation           Ambassadors, charge d’ affaires and resident representatives of UN agencies inspect seized
       mankind, Myanmar has           and production within the
       not spared any efforts to
                                                                                                      drugs to be destroyed.—MNA
                                      decade is clearly reflected
       totally eradicate the          in the World Drug Report       achieve our goals in the     than projected.                     suppression on drug pro-      ern Shan State where the
       problem from the face          of the United Nations Of-      very near future. If there            While we are               ducers and traffickers. In    Lashio Anti-narcotics
       of the earth, by using all     fice on Drugs and Crime        is international coopera-    striving to reduce and stop         this regard, I wish to take   Task force together with
       means, even sacrificing        (UNODC). The World             tion and assistance, that    poppy cultivation on one            this opportunity to brief     other law enforcement
       lives, blood and sweat.        Drug Report stated that        realization of the objec-    hand, we are also strength-         you on some significant       agencies managed to
                 Drug is a prob-      there had been 155,150         tives will be much earlier   ening law enforcement               cases from the Northeast-     search and raid clandes-
                                                                                                                                                                    tine refineries seizing
                                                                                                                                                                    drugs, precursor chemicals
                                                                                                                                                                    as well as assorted arms
                                                                                                                                                                    and ammunitions.
                                                                                                                                                                              On 29 July 2006, a
                                                                                                                                                                    combined team of law en-
                                                                                                                                                                    forcement officials raided a
                                                                                                                                                                    clandestine refinery near
                                                                                                                                                                    Man Lin village in Kutkhai
                                                                                                                                                                    township and seized 4 as-
                                                                                                                                                                    sorted small arms, 27 kg of
                                                                                                                                                                    raw opium, 175,000 ATS
                                                                                                                                                                    tablets, 27 liters of opium
                                                                                                                                                                    liquid and paraphernalia.
                                                                                                                                                                              On 19 January
                                                                                                                                                                    2007, another clandestine
                                                                                                                                                                    refinery was raided in a
               Director-General of Myanmar Police Force Brig-Gen Khin Yi briefs on destruction of seized drugs.—MNA                                                         (See page 9)
       lem that affects the health,   hectares of poppy cultiva-                    Estimate value in the US of narcotic drugs and precursor chemicals
       social and economic fab-       tion producing an estimate                                  to be destroyed in Shan State (North)
       rics of the community and      of 1,676 tons of opium in
                                                                                                                  Weight                          Price
       accordingly due to this        1997. This has decreased         Sr         Subject                                                                       Value (dollar) Remark
       fact, Myanmar is address-      to 21,500 hectares and 337                                           Kilo                     Litre        (dollar)
       ing the problem hand in        tons in 2006. These fig-        1      Opium                     334,686,476                              12,500          4,183,580.95
       hand with the general pub-     ures stand testimony that       2      Heroin                    67.4764958                               125,000         8,434,561.97
       lic.                           we have laid down a con-        3      Morphine                  7.3024                                   125,000         902,800
                 This morning we      sistent and pragmatic strat-    4      Opium oil                 5.5705
       have heard an encourag-        egy in the fight against
                                                                      5      Low grade opium           537.6830847
       ing message from Mr            drugs in Myanmar. The
                                                                      6      Cannabis                  .5                                       5,260           2630
       Antonio Maria Costa, the       15-year Plan launched in
       Executive Director of          1999 is a comprehensive         7      Stimulant tablets         4057395                                  200,000         81,147,900
       UNODC. The 2007 World          plan covering not only          8      Stimulant powder          137.90048                                200,000         87,584,000
       Drug Report issued today       supply reduction but also       9      Ephedrine                 98.19                                    600,000         58,914,000
       by the UNODC provides          demand reduction and law       10      Caffeine                  104.2                                    300,000         31,260,000
       further evidence that the      enforcement programs           11      Ketamine                  1                                        1,600           1,600
       world drug problem is be-      with the objective of es-      12      Chemical liquid                                6319.1421           10.458          66,085.56
       ing controlled. There are      tablishing an opium free       13      Chemical powder           2209.95                                  .526            1,162.43
       signs of overall stability     country by 2014. We have       14      Poppy seed                685.247
       in cultivation, production     implemented this program                                         419.625 (pyi)
       and abuse. We have heard       without any international
                                                                     15      Poppy plant               459 plants
       that from a global perspec-    assistance by relying on
                                                                     16      Paraphernalia             70 kinds
       tive, the problem seems to     our own resources. How-
       be contained and the world     ever, we are fully confi-
       drug situation has stabi-      dent that we will be able to                                     Total                                                    272,508,320.91

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       6th destruction of narcotic                                 production has declined in
                                                                   the past decade from 1997
       drugs seized…                                               to 2007 and opium and
             (from page 8)           and arrest of the Chinese     heroin are not easily
       ravine near Loi Kye Kham      gang leader Xiao Wu, who      available for interdiction.
       and Man Lin villages in       fled into Myanmar.                  With regard to
       Hsenwi Township and           Forming a joint investi-      Amphetamine           Type
       seized 20.3 kg of No 3        gation team on 30 April,      Stimulant (ATS), since our
       heroin, one side arm with     the operation took 3 weeks    first seizure in 1996 yearly
       ammunition and precursor      to track and flush out Xiao   seizures increased until
       chemicals              and    Wu who was arrested on        2001 when we seized 32
       paraphernalia.                24 May and rendered back      million tablets. Some
           On 23 April 2007,         to China on 30 May.           sources alleged that
       146.7 kg of opium and 300          With regard to           Myanmar has increased
       grams of heroin were          collaboration          with   production of ATS in lieu
       seized at Pan Se village in   neighboring countries,        of heroin. We have
                                                                   repeatedly clarified that         Those present at the 6th destruction ceremony of seized narcotic
       Namkham Township.             Myanmar has rendered 63
                                                                   ATS is a synthetic drug                                     drugs. — MNA
                On 26 May 2007,      drug traffickers to China
       191,000 ATS tablets, 376      since 2001 and China, in      that is produced in a lab      trafficking in Myanmar.            interdiction by law                Next       diplomats,
       of ephedrine, 46.5 kg of      return, has rendered 3 drug   from chemicals and the         The inter-diction of               enforcement agencies           resident representatives of
       opium, 2 tablet punching      offenders to Myanmar          source of all the precursor    Ketamine and Ecstasy               makes it more difficult for    UN agencies and officials
                                                                                                  which are trying to                traffickers as well as small   destroyed seized precursor
                                                                                                  infiltrate and establish a         time pushers.                  chemical liquid and
                                                                                                  bridgehead in the country,              In conclusion, Police     inspected authenticity of
                                                                                                  the traffickers changed to         Brig-Gen Khin Yi stated        seized narcotic drugs
                                                                                                  psychotropic substances            the list and amount of drugs   before      they       were
                                                                                                  trafficking into the country.      to be destroyed at 6th         incinerated.
                                                                                                       In 2006 December, we          occasion in Lashio, Shan           Afterwards, Com-
                                                                                                  arrested 2 Pakistanis at           State (North) that included    mander Maj-Gen Aung
                                                                                                  Yangon international               334.68 kilos of opium,         Than Htut, Cambodian
                                                                                                  Airport trying to smuggle          67.47 kilos of heroin,         Ambassador Mr Hul
                                                                                                  in 230,000 Ativan tablets,         4,057,395 tablets of           Phany, Chairman of
                                                                                                  1.950 bails and 17,700             methamphetamine (4.05          CCDAC Minister for
                                                                                                  tablets of Bunorfin, 5,900         Million), 7.3 kilos of no 3    Home Affairs Maj-Gen
                                                                                                  tablets of Frisium, 4,800          heroin, 437.9 kilos of         Maung Oo, Japanese
                                                                                                  tablets of Sosegon. The            stimulant in powder form,      Ambassador to Myanmar
                                                                                                  drugs addicts are trying out       537 kilos of low grade         Mr Nobutake Odano,
            Diplomats and resident representatives of UN agencies attend the 6th                                                     opium, 98.19 kilos of          Director-General of MPF
                                                                                                  with psychotropic drugs
                       destruction ceremony of seized drugs. — MNA                                because of the scarcity of         ephedrine, 104.2 kilos of      Brig-Gen Khin Yi,
       machines, precursor           during 2005 and 2006.         chemicals necessary for the    heroin and ATS in the              caffeine, 0.5 kilo of          Ambassador of Vietnam
       chemicals were seized         Also, Myanmar has             production are illegally       market.                            cannabis, 1 kilo of            Mr Tran Van Tung
       near Nam Luk village in       rendered 3 drug offenders     smuggled in from                    Another indicator is          ketamine, 6319.14 liters of    incinerated the seized
       Mong Yaw area of Lashio       to Thailand during 2004       neighboring countries. We      the escalating prices of           liquid chemical, 2209.95       drugs .
       district.                     and 2005. Thailand, in        have seized 39,000 liters      drugs. Even when we                kilos of chemical powder,          After the ceremony,
            One significant and      return, has rendered one      in 2003, 17,000 liters in      compare with prices of 4           419.62 kilos of opium          the commander, the
       successful case of cross-     drug offender to Myanmar      2004, 17,800 liters in 2005    years back, heroin fetches         poppy seeds, 495 poppy         minister, ambassadors, the
       border cooperation with       in 2005.                      and last year 16,700 liters.   K 20 million a kilo then is        plants and 70 related          charge d’ affaires, resident
       China occurred recently in        We look intothe data      We do not point fingers        now K 80 million per kg.           materials.                     representatives visited the
       May 2007. In an incident      of the seizures of opium      and blame others but have      Similarly, one tablet of                The street value of       booths staged by CCDAC,
       along the Myanmar-China       and heroin, 7,880 kgs of      opted       for      closer    methamphetamine costing            the narcotic drugs we will     Rehabilitation Group,
       border on 25 March 2007,      opium were seized in 1997     cooperation            with    K 700 four years back is           destroy        today      is   group      for      raising
       3 officers from Border        but only 2,320 kgs were       neighboring countries to       now K 5,000 a tablet.              estimated over 272.5           awareness of danger of
       Defence Force, Yunnan         seized in 2006. Likewise,     control and interdict                    These indicators         million US dollars. All the    narcotic drugs, group for
       Province of China were        heroin seizures dropped       precursors crossing the        reflect the decrease of            guests are invited to          growing opium substitute
       killed in a shootout with     from 1400 kgs in 1997 to      border illegally to the        opium and heroin                   examine and conduct tests      crops and Department for
       drug traffickers. Chinese     192 kgs in 2006. Looking      clandestine labs.              production causing a               on these drugs for their       Progress of Border Areas
       authorities requested         at the data We can                He next explained the      drought in the country,            authenticity before they are   and National Races.
       assistance in investigating   generally analyze that        changing trends of drugs       while the scale up                 burned and destroyed.                                 MNA

        Drugs being seen at the 6th destruction ceremony of seized drugs.— MNA                           Drugs on display at the 6th destruction of seized drugs.—MNA

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             Commander addresses International Day Against Drug Abuse
                   and Illicit Trafficking in Shan State (North)

              Commander Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut addresses the celebration of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking . — MNA
           YANGON, 26 June—        the Diplomatic Corps       Aung Than Htut said:         drugs problems, through           minorities with the          and cooperated with the
       International Day Against   Cambodian Ambassador           Today’s occasion is to   military, political and           emphasis on eliminating      government. This led to
       Drug Abuse and Illicit      Mr      Hul       Phany,   commemorative the            organizational means as           narcotic drugs and           marked victories in
       Trafficking ceremony was    Ambassadors of Foreign     International Day Against    well     as     through           development of border        decreasing the cultivation
       held at the City Hall of    Missions in Yangon,        Drug Abuse and Illicit       negotiations. For these           areas.                       and production of narcotic
       Lashio this morning with    ambassadors and charges    Trafficking that falls
       an address by Chairman      d’ affaires, resident      annually on 26 June and I
       of Shan State (North)       reprsentatvies of the UN   can say it with certainty
       Peace and Development       agencies, departmental     that              similar
       Council Commander of        heads, CCDAC and work      commemorative events
       North-East Command          committee members,         are being held at the
       Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut.     police officers of         nations around the world.
           Present        were     Myanmar Police Force,          From the time
       Chairman of the Central     members of social          Myanmar gained its
       Committee for Drug          organizations and local    independence, successive
       Abuse Control Minister      and foreign journalists.   governments struggled in
       for Home Affairs Maj-       Commander of North-        vain to quell the internal
       Gen Maung Oo, Dean of       East Command Maj-Gen       insurgency and narcotic

          In the efforts to eliminate narcotic drugs,
        the national races are fully committed and                                          Commander Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut presents prize to a winner of
        actively involved. Similarly, they are also                                         competitions to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and
                                                                                                                 Illicit Trafficking. — MNA
        cooperating enthusiastically with the
                                                                                           attempts to be more                    In response to the      drugs. Peace and tran-
        authorities in enforcement measures such                                           effective the Tatmadaw            sincere initiative of the    quillity that evolved
                                                                                           government since 1988             government ethnic minority   through out Myanmar
        as searching, uncovering, arresting                                                has laid down policies and        groups who once took arms    paved increased access
        offenders and destroying the seized drugs.                                         guidelines to forge reunion
                                                                                           among       the      ethnic
                                                                                                                             to commit destructive acts
                                                                                                                             returned to the legal fold
                                                                                                                                                          to far-flung       areas
                                                                                                                                                               (See page 11)

            Diplomats and resident representatives of the UN agencies attending             Local and foreign journalists and guests attending the celebration of
            the celebration of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit                International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
                                    Trafficking. — MNA                                                                                 MNA

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                                                                       initiatives are reinforced through the New Destiny
       Commander      addresses                                        Project launched by the CCDAC to eradicate poppy
       International…                                                       In line with the guidelines laid down by the Head
                             (from page 10)                            of State, the North-East Command in close cooperation
       along the borders where opium was produced. Realizing           with Peace and Development Councils and with the
       that the efforts to develop these areas along the borders       support and assistance of respective ministries is
       can be more effective than enforcement measures                 distributing plants and seedlings to farmers for
       undertaken to eliminate drug problems, the Head of              alternative development and rice and salt for nutritional
       State laid down the strategies to eliminate narcotic            supplements. We have identified highland fallow areas
       drugs.                                                          to expand cultivation and have encouraged them to
       1.       to strive towards eliminating narcotic drugs as        cultivate high yield paddy strains like Hsinshweli in
       a national task and to take all possible actions towards        order to elevate their income and lifestyles. In the
       this end and,                                                   livestock breeding sector, the government is also
       2.       to promote living standards of all national races      providing technical support and quality stocks to
       residing along the border areas and to totally eradicate        farmers and ethnic organizations and has demonstrated
       poppy cultivation.                                              ways and means to raise pigs, chickens and bees that
            These two strategies are supported by three tactics        can produce high quality meat, eggs and honey on a Minister Maj-Gen Maung Oo delivers an address
       namely, to reduce the supply of drugs, to reduce demand         commercial scale by sending up model farms.               at ceremony to mark International Day Against
       for drugs and to increase enforcement measures.                                                                              Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. — MNA
            In addition to these guidelines, the government has
       embarked upon a 15 years drugs eradication                                                                                 communication structures along the border are quite
       programmes from 1999/2000 to 2013/2014 to step up                                                                          different from the past with visible rapid progress.
       our efforts from all directions to eradicate illicit narcotic      tional                                                       In the efforts to eliminate narcotic drugs, the
       drugs. The priorities set there include eliminating the                                                                    national races are fully committed and actively
                                                                        Program-                                                  involved. Similarly, they are also cooperating
       cultivation and the production of narcotic drugs,
       increasing enforcement measures, organizing for                     me                                                     enthusiastically with the authorities in enforcement
       expanded participating of local community members                                                                          measures such as searching, uncovering, arresting
       and ensuring international cooperation. In addition,              Coordi-                                                  offenders and destroying the seized drugs. Based on
       the government has also placed emphasis on improving             nator Dr                                                  these developments, it is firmly believed that problem
       the agriculture and livestock breeding sectors;                                                                            of narcotic drugs will soon be disappearing not only
       expanding roads and bridge construction; ensuring                 Ronal                                                    Northern Shan State but from the face of Myanmar’s
       efficient communication, energy and trade facilities;                                                                      soil itself.
       overseeing the effective health, education and                                                                                  Next, Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Maung
       rehabilitation programmes and stepping up the present               MNA                                                    Oo delivered a speech. On behalf of Resident
       enforcement measures to eliminate drugs. All these                                                                         Representative of UNODC, International Programme
                                                                                                                                  Coordinator Dr Ronal Renard read out the message of
                                                          In the past, the grand schemes of colonialists have                     UNODC Executive Director. MPF Director General
                                                     guided the farmers in Northern Shan State to cultivate                       Brig-Gen Khin Yi accepted donations including cash
                                                     poppy plants as their sole means of livelihood for                           and stationery.
                                                     decades. The present thrust of the government to                                  Then followed the prize-presentation ceremony.
                                                     eliminate narcotic drugs as a national cause together                        The commander, Minister Maj-Gen Maung Oo, Brig-
                                                     with the self-realization of poppy growing farmers                           Gen Khin Yi, Deputy Commander Brig-Gen Hla Myint,
                                                     themselves that the menace of the narcotic drugs has                         Dr Ronal Renard, Police Col Kham Aung and Police
                                                     become a common enemy of the people around the                               Col Kan Hlaing presented first, second and third prizes
                                                     world encouraged them to give up their age-old                               to the winners of short story, article, poem, painting,
                                                     cultivation habits. Their close cooperation with the                         cartoon, poster, computer painting and computer poster
                                                     government in combating narcotic drugs is now leading                        contests. — MNA
                                                     to victories.
                                                          After renouncing poppy cultivation, farmers in the                                                                 Dr Daw
                                                     border areas are not only engaged in cultivating                                                                         Myint
                                                     alternative crops and breeding quality livestock but                                                                  Myint Zin
                                                     also participating actively in the development                                                                         reads out
       Dr Ronal Renard presents a prize to a winner programmes of their respective areas in close
                                                                                                                                                                            paper on
      competitions to mark International Day Against cooperation with the government. The result is that the
         Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. — MNA economic, social, education, health, transport and
                                                                                                                                                                           and family
                      Yes, she is Myanmar maiden                                                                                                                            (News on
            * Young and fresh with flamboyant                           * Will preserve ancestral dignity                                                                   page 16).
              personality                                                 Never marry different race                                                                           MNA

              Oh Maiden! So lively and pretty                             Whether dark or fair
              Say where you were born                                     Never long for aunt over mother
            * Myanmar it is                                               Prefer to help country achieve peace,
              With amazing beauty                                         progress
                                                                                                                                   Dr Chaw
              Truly, I was born in Myanmar                                Whereas condemnation for traitors
                                                                                                                                  Chaw Sein
            * Another question Maiden                                     Daughters and sons of high qualification
                                                                                                                                  reads out
              Do thou love native land?                                   Produce I will for nation
                                                                                                                                   paper on
              And beyond doubt?                                           While always preserving traditions
            * Why! Thy asks it                                          * Excellent Maiden!
              My Myanmar! I love her                                      Honour thee for race, dignity preservation
                                                                                                                                  (News on
              For she excels in beauty                                    Thou art true Myanmar.
                                                                                                                                  page 16).
            * Maiden, tell me how                                             Hailing the Myanmar Women’s Day
              Thou art going to serve                                                   Khun Ye Thwe (Ayethaya)
              Thy native land                                                                                (Trans)

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                                                                                                                                    Iraqi President visits
                                                          Maung Nay Myo Htut,                                                             Shaanxi
                                                                son of                                                                XI’AN, 25 June— Iraqi
                                                    U Tin Htut-Daw Myint Myint Kyi in                                              President Jalal Talabani will
                                                      Mingala Taungnyunt Township,                                                 leave for east China on
                                                             Yangon Division                                                       Monday after a two-day
                                                                                                                                   visit to northwest China’s
                                                                                                                                   Shaanxi Province.
                                                             Ma Khin Cho Oo,
                                                                                                                                       Talabani, the first Iraqi
                                                                daughter of
                                                                                                                                   president to visit China since
                                              U Tin Aye-Daw Hla Tin in Mawlamyine, Mon
                                                                                                                                   the establishment of China-
                                               State, were engaged under the agreement of
                                                                                                                                   Iraq diplomatic ties 49 years
                                                       both parents on 17 June 2007
                                                                                                                                   ago, started his China tour
                                                       Both parents and                                                            on 20 June and flew to Xi’an,
                                               Maung Nay Myo Htut-Ma Khin Cho Oo                                                   capital city of Shaanxi, on
                                                                                                                                   Saturday. During his stay in
                                                  MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY(1)                                                          Xi’an, Talabani had a
                                               MYANMA FOODSTUFF INDUSTRIES                                                         meeting with executive vice
                                               INVITATION TO SEALED TENDER                                                         governor Zhao Yongzheng.
                                            1.         Sealed Tenders are invited by Myanmar Foodstuff In-
                                                                                                                                   Talabani said he hopes his
                                            dustries, for Supply of the following Machine and which will be                        visit will promote mutual
                                            purchased in US Dollar/Euro;                                                           understanding between Iraq
                                              Sr. No Tender No                 Description         Quantity        pn\;mn\qs\pc\   and China. He said Iraq,
                                                                                                                                   which respects the one-
                                              1.     132/T        Recessed Chamber Filter Press       3 Sets
                                              2.     134/T        150 BPM Bottling Line
                                                     Closing Date&Time 27.7.2007 (16:00) Hours
                                                                                                                   elqn\≥sc\j      China policy, hopes to build
                                                                                                                                   a closer relationship with
                                            2.       Tender documents are available at the office of the Gen-
                                            eral Manager (Marketing), Myanmar Foodstuff Industries, 192,          Uy¥aU\etatn\;    China as 2008 is the 50th
                                            KabaAye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon and office No                              anniversary of the establish-
                                            37,Nay Pyi Taw Starting from 28.6.2007 during the office hours.
                                            3.       For further details Please Call-067-408276.
                                                                                                                  sit\rWc\ln\;f"   ment of diplomatic ties.
                                                                                      01-561054                                                   MNA/Xinhua

                                            King starts
                                            China visit
                                              SHANGHAI, 25 June —
                                            Spanish King Juan Carlos
                                            I arrived in Shanghai
                                            Sunday evening, starting
                                            a six-day state visit to
                                            China, at the invitation of
                                            President Hu Jintao.
                                               This is the third visit of
            The best time to plant a tree   Juan Carlos I to China,
                                            during which he will meet
                 was 20 years ago.          with Hu, as well as top
                                            legislator Wu Bangguo
                                            and Premier Wen Jiabao
            The second best time is now.    in Beijing.
                                                         MNA/Xinhua Iraqi soldiers enter a base after a patrol in Baquba on 24 June , 2007. — XINHUA

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                   pvaer;®Pc\. eKt\m^P∑M>‘Pi;tui;tk\eqa Nuic\cMeta\”k^; tv\eSak\AM.

                 Echinacea ‘can prevent a cold’
          LONDON, 25 June —                                           echinacea was taken          effects against other
       Taking the herbal remedy                                       alongside vitamin C.         viruses.”
       echinacea can more than                                           This combination              They found that more
       halve the risk of catching                                     reduced cold incidence by    than 800 products
       a common cold, US                                              86%.                         containing echinacea
       researchers say.                                                  When echinacea was        were available, and that
          They       found       it                                   used alone it reduced cold   differing parts of the plant
       decreased the odds of            The flower, stem and          incidence by 65%.            — flower, stem and root
       developing a cold by 58%          root of echinacea is            Even when patients        — were used in different
       and the duration of colds           used in products.          were directly inoculated     products.
       by a day-and-a-half.                    INTERNET               with a rhinovirus — the          They said more work
          The results in The          immune system.                  most common cold-            was needed to check the
       Lancet Infectious Dis-             Researchers, led by Dr      causing virus — echinacea    safety of these different
       eases conflict with other      Craig Coleman from the          reduced cold incidence by    formulations.
       studies that show no           University of Connecticut       35%.                             Professor Ron Cutler,
       beneficial effect.             School of Pharmacy,                The researchers’ report   of the University of East
          Experts believe echi-       combined the results of 14      said: “With over 200         London, said: “The true
       nacea, a collection of nine    different studies on            viruses capable of causing   benefits, and more
       related plant species          Echinacea’s anti-cold           the common cold,             importantly, how the
       indigenous to North            properties.                     echinacea could have         agents work remains
       America, may work by               In one of the 14 studies    modest effect against        unclear and further better-
                                      the researchers reviewed,                                                                       Chinese film maker, Tian Zhuangzhuang, receives
       boosting the body’s                                            rhinovirus but marked        controlled actual clinical           the best director award, at the closing ceremony
                                                                                                   trials still have to be
            Royal Palaces of Abomey, Kathmandu                                                     carried out. — Internet
                                                                                                                                      for the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival,
                                                                                                                                                  on, 24 June, 2007. — XINHUA
            Valley off World Heritage Danger List                                                      Haneya wants unconditioned dialogue
          WELLINGTON, 25 June         Palaces from the Danger         Saturday also decided here
       —The World Heritage            List marks the success of       Sunday that improve-                    with Fatah movement
       Committee        decided       Benin’s conservation plan,      ments in the preservation       G AZA , 25 June—                    Haneya manifested his     National Authority (PNA)
       Monday here to remove          partly financed by the          of the Everglades National   Ismail Haneya, prime               demand in a telephone         security headquarters,
       Royal Palaces of Abomey,       World Heritage Fund.            Park (Florida, US) and Ro    minister of the unity              conversation with Yemeni      including Abbas’ head-
       Benin, and Kathmandu               The cultural heritage       Pltano Biosphere Reserve     government sacked by               President Ali Abdullah        quarters in the Gaza Strip.
       Valley, Nepal, from the        of Kathmandu Valley,            (Honduras) were sufficient   Palestinian President              Salleh late Friday evening,      In response, Abbas
       List of World Heritage in      inscribed on the World          to remove both UNESCO        Mahmoud Abbas last                 Haneya’s office in Gaza       dissolved       Haneya’s
       Danger, recognizing            Heritage List in 1979 and       World Heritage site from     week, on Friday called on          said in a statement.          national unity government
       progress in the two sites’     on the Danger List in 2003,     the List of World Heritage   Fatah movement for an                  Haneya was quoted as      and decreed to form an
       state of preservation.         features seven groups of        in Danger.                   unconditional national             saying that the only way      emergency government in
          The Palaces of Abo-         monuments and buildings                           Internet   dialogue.                          to end the recent crisis is   the West Bank. Abbas
       mey, inscribed simul-          which display the full                                                                          through dialogue without      refused to hold any talks
       taneously on UNESCO’s          range of historic and                                                                           preconditions, adding that    with either Haneya or
       World Heritage List and        artistic achievements for                                                                       the focus of the talks        other Hamas political
       on the List of World           which the Kathmandu                                                                             should not be the winners     leaders.
       Heritage in Danger in          Valley is world famous.                                                                         or losers.                       Gaza Strip now
       1985, are a unique                 The World Heritage                                                                              “The wide national        remains in the grip of
       reminder of the once           Committee commended                                                                             dialogue should focus on      Hamas movement, while
       powerful Kingdom of            Nepal’s efforts to protect                                                                      the establishment of a        the West Bank is fully
       Abomey. They were              the outstanding universal                                                                       united Palestinian govern-    controlled by Abbas and
       damaged by a tornado in        value of the site in the face                                                                   ment,” the statement          Fatah movement.
       1984.                          of urban development.                                                                           quoted Haneya as saying.         The Arab League has
          The removal of the          The 10-day session started                                                                          Last week, Haneya’s       formed an inquiry
                                                                      A stealth aircraft is displayed during the 47th Paris
                                                                       Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris on               Islamic Hamas movement        committee to investigate
                                              Actors Daniel                              22 June , 2007.                              militarily took control       the Palestinian crisis.
                                                                                              XINHUA                                  of all the Palestinian                     MNA/Xinhua
                                           Radcliffe and Katie
                                          Leung pose during a              Hubble photos of Ceres, Vesta guide robotic probe
                                          photocall to promote           BEIJING, 25 June — The    new planet definition,is           wide — about the size of      enabled astronomers to
                                                                      Hubble Space Telescope       round and 590 miles (950           Arizona.                      map the asteroid’s
                                          the new film “Harry         has imaged Ceres and         kilometres) wide.                      On 7 July, NASA plans     southern hemisphere. A
                                          Potter and the Order        Vesta, two of the lar-          About the size of               to launch Dawn on a four-     crater there, caused by an
                                                                      gest known asteroids,        Texas, Ceres contains              year journey to the           ancient collision, is 285
                                           of the Phoenix” at         revealing craters and        some 30 to 40 percent of           asteroid belt.                miles (456 kilometres)
                                             County Hall in           other features that will     all the mass in the                    The robotic probe will    across.
                                                                      soon be the targets of       asteroid belt between              go into orbit around Vesta       Researchers have
                                          London on 25 June ,         close-up observations by     Mars and Jupiter.                  in 2011 and Ceres in 2015.    known the collision
                                                   2007.              NASA’s Dawn space-              Vesta, the other                    The new images will       created many smaller
                                                                      craft.                       target, is irregularly             help astronomers fine         asteroids that they call
                                                                         Ceres, also considered    shaped and about 330               tune mission plans.           vestoids.
                                                                      a dwarf planet under the     miles (530 kilometres)                 The picture of Vesta                        Internet

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                                                                           UEFA announces smaller qualifying                                                          Former
            SPORTS                                                            groups for 2010 World Cup                                                            Sociedad boss
                                                                       LONDON, 26 June — Eu-       ing a recalculation after the      competition with groups       Lotina takes
            Ancelotti was tempted by                                 ropean teams will play        results of the bottom-             of seven and eight teams,"     charge of
                                                                     fewer matches to qualify      placed team in each of the         said UEFA President
               Real job last year                                    for the 2010 World Cup        eight larger groups are            Michel Platini, who is in      Deportivo
         MILAN, 26 June — AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti             finals in South Africa than   erased.                            favour of smaller groups.
                                                                                                                                                             M ADRID , 26 June —
      said on Monday he was tempted to leave for Real                they did to reach the 2006      "It's a good compromise             All 53 UEFA members
                                                                                                                                                           Former Real Sociedad
      Madrid last year.                                              tournament, UEFA has          solution, because I wasn't         will compete for the 13
                                                                                                                                                           boss Miguel Angel Lotina
         Real appointed Fabio Capello instead in July after          decided.                      really happy with the for-         places open to European
                                                                                                                                                           has agreed to take charge
      the Italian quit Juventus ahead of their demotion for              The competition will      mat for the last qualifying        teams.— MNA/Reuters  of Deportivo Coruna next
      match-fixing, while Ancelotti went on to lead Milan to         consist of eight groups of                                                            season, the Primera Liga
      their seventh European Cup triumph.                            six teams, and one group                                                              side said on Monday.
         "Last year with Real Madrid there was a good                of five. The nine group                                                                   Lotina, who steered
      feeling," Ancelotti told Sky Sport. "But my affection          winners will qualify di-                                                              Deportivo's local rivals
      (for Milan) prevailed and I stayed."                           rectly and the best eight                                                             Celta Vigo into the Cham-
         Capello helped Real win their first Spanish title in        runners-up will play home                                                             pions League in 2003,
      four years but his future at the Bernabeu is still in doubt.   and away playoff matches                                                              stepped down as Sociedad
         Real pipped rivals Barcelona to the title, prompting        for the remaining four                                                                coach last week after the
      the Catalans to agree a fee for Arsenal striker and Milan      places.                                                                               Basque side were rel-
      target Thierry Henry.                                              One group runner-up                                                               egated from the top flight
         "The Spanish clubs have an advantage from a tax             will fail to make the                                                                 for the first time in 40
      point of view," Ancelotti added, referring to Real's           playoffs with the top eight                                                           years. He had only been at
      ability to pay Henry more.— MNA/Reuters                        runners-up chosen follow-      Defending champion Roger Federer of Switzerland Sociedad since October.
                                                                                                       plays a shot to Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia           "I'm very happy and
       Henry completes 24-million euro move to                                                      during their men’s singles match at the Wimbledon really looking forward to
                                                                                                       tennis championships in London, on 25 June,         working for Deportivo,"
                       Barca                                                                                          2007.— INTERNET                      said the 49-year-old on his
                                                       world and given his quality, experience                                                             arrival at La Coruna Air-
                                                       and commitment he comes to Barcelona           Japanese player banned                               port on Monday.
                                                       at the perfect time." Barcelona were de-                                                               Deportivo finished 13th
                                                       nied a third straight Primera Liga title on
                                                                                                       for spitting at referee                             in the Primera Liga in the
                                                       the final day of the season a week ago,        TOKYO, 26 June — Ventforet Kofu's Takehito season just ended, their
                                                       losing out to arch-rivals Real Madrid on     Shigehara was suspended for seven games by Japan's lowest placing since re-
                                                       head-to-head results.                        J-League on Monday after spitting at a referee in a turning to the top flight in
                                                          A great deal of soul-searching has gone furious outburst.                                        1991.
                                                       on since then after a season with no silver-    Shigehara was booked for dissent during a J-League     Lotina made his name
                                                       ware, and the club has moved quickly to game against FC Tokyo last week and reacted by              by leading Numancia and
                                                       strengthen the squad and appease the fans. spitting at the match official, earning him a red card. Osasuna to promotion to
                                                           Henry was the focal point at Arsenal        The J-League's disciplinary committee banned him the Primera Liga in the
                                                       and their top scorer in four of the five     for four games for that indiscretion and added two late 1990s and after his
                                                       Premier League seasons between 2001- more after hearing that the player had abused the stint at Celta he took
                                                       06, though he spent much of the last referee before leaving the pitch.                              charge at Espanyol, win-
                                                       campaign sidelined with injury.                 To compound his trouble, Shigehara was suspended ning the King's Cup with
       FC Barcelona’s new signing Thierry                 He turned down a move to Barca and for a further game for smashing stadium equipment in them in 2006.
                                                       signed a four-year contract with Arsenal a rage on his way back to the showers.— MNA/Reuters                     MNA/Reuters
       Henry of France and President Joan
       Laporta pose with his new jersey dur-           after they lost to Frank Rijkaard's team in
       ing his presentation at Nou Camp Sta-           the 2006 Champions League final in Paris.   FIFA leadership to re-examine altitude ban
       dium on 25 June, 2007. Henry, who                                            MNA/Reuters       BERNE (Switzerland), 26 international matches can nations including Bo-
       turns 30 in August, was unveiled at the                                                      June — World soccer's played above 2,500 me- livia, Peru, Ecuador and
       Nou Camp after passing a medical and                                                         governing body FIFA is tres, arguing that high-al- Colombia.
       putting pen to paper on a four-year deal                                                     to re-examine its contro- titude sport was bad for        Bolivian president Evo
       with the Primera Liga side.— INTERNET                                                        versial ban on playing the health of players un- Morales even suggested he
                                                                                                    football at high altitude accustomed to high lev- might fly to Zurich to speak
          MADRID, 26 June — France striker                                                          when the organization's els and gave an unfair ad- to Blatter about the issue,
       Thierry Henry completed his 24.0 mil-                                                        executive committee vantage to the home team. but FIFA says no such
       lion (32.30 million US dollars) move                                                         meets in Zurich on             The ban drew immedi- meeting has yet been
       from Arsenal to Barcelona on Monday.                                                         Wednesday.                  ate criticism from several scheduled.
           Henry, who turns 30 in August, was                                                          The altitude ban will be high-lying South Ameri-                 MNA/Reuters
       unveiled at the Nou Camp after passing a                                                     one of two main topics to
       medical and putting pen to paper on a                                                        be discussed — the other      Israel’s Shahar
       four-year deal with the Primera Liga side.                                                   being the already an-           Peer gestures
          "Thierry Henry is a player we've been                                                     nounced re-shuffle of            during her
       after for many years and now he's here,"                                                     FIFA's administration fol-    women’s singles
       Barca president Joan Laporta told a news                                                     lowing the re-election of       match against
       conference.                                                                                  president Sepp Blatter in        Thailand’s
          "Johan Cruyff wanted to sign Thierry                                                      May and the subsequent            Tamarine
       Henry for Barcelona when he was a young                                                      departure of former gen-       Tanasugarn at
       player. When I was elected president in         Britain’s Tim Henman leaves the cen- eral secretary Urs Linsi is            the Wimbledon
       2003 I wanted to sign him, we also wanted       tre court during a rain delay in his the other main issue.                tennis champion-
       to sign him last year and today it is a great   match against Spain’s Carlos Moya at            FIFA’s executive com-      ships in London
       pleasure to see him here.                       the Wimbledon tennis championships mittee announced an im- on 25 June, 2007.
           "He is one of the best players in the       in London on 25 June, 2007. — INTERNET mediate ban in May on                   INTERNET

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                                                                                                                       THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Wednesday, 27 June, 2007 15

       MWAF holds paper reading …                                             West told to stop blaming
                          (from page 16)
       and Head of International Relations Department of
                                                                          developing countries for pollution
       Yangon University Dr Chaw Chaw Sein on “21st                          SINGAPORE, 26 June — The West should stop the
       Century Myanmar Women”.                                          hypocritical blame game and work collectively with
                During the afternoon session, Prof Dr Khin              developing countries to fix the global warming
       San Yi of Yangon University of Economic read a                   problems, Asian panellists said on Monday at a session
       paper on “Administration and Myanmar Women”;                     on sustainable growth on the second day of the World
       Deputy Rector of University of Culture Daw Nandar                Economic Forum on East Asia.
       Hmun on “Review on tasks of women affairs commit-                    Commenting on a the highest level of carbon
       tee of ASEAN”; Deputy Director of Health Depart-                 recent Dutch Government- dioxide emissions in 2006,
       ment Dr Myint Myint Zin on “Women and family                     funded study that showed Nor Mohamed Yakcop,
       nutrition” and Deputy Director-General of Depart-                that China has overtaken Malaysia’s              Second
       ment of Archaeology Daw Sandar Khin “Preservation                the US as the world’s Minister of Finance, said
                                                                        biggest polluter producing that singling out China was
       of culture and Women’s Sector”. — MNA
                                                                                                     pointless. “It’s wrong, there
                                                                                                     should not be hypocrisy,”
                                                                                                     he added. Yakcop pointed
                                                                                                     out that factories in China
                                                                                                     contributing to the pollution
                                                                                                     are mostly owned by
                                                                                                     American and European
                                                                                                     multinational companies
                                                                                                     (MNCs) that are benefiting
                                                                                                     from China’s cheap labour
                                                                                                     resources. China and other                                                WEATHER
                                                                                                     developing countries have
                                                                                                     little choice but to conti-                                              Tuesday, 26 June, 2007
                                                                                                                                                             Summary of observations recorded at 09:30 hours
                                                                                                     nue to welcome foreign                             MST: During the past 24 hours, rain or thundershowers have
                                                                                                     investments, he said.                              been widespread in Kachin and Mon States, Ayeyawady and
                                                                                                           “We can’t slow down                          Taninthayi Divisions, fairly widespread in Shan State, upper
                                                                                                     because we’ve got plenty                           Sagaing and Bago Divisions, scattered in Chin and Kayin
                                                                                                                                                        States, Magway and Yangon Divisions and isolated in the
                                                                                                     of poverty,” the Malaysian                         remaining areas with isolated heavyfalls in Yangon,
                                                                                                     minister said, adding:                             Ayeyawady and Taninthayi Divisions. The noteworthy
                                                                                                                    MNA/Xinhua                          amounts of rainfall recorded were Maubin (5.31) inches, Co
                                                                                                                                                        Co Island (4.64) inches, Kawthoung (3.23) inches, Myeik
                                                                                                                                                        (1.66) inches, Kengtung (1.49) inches, Putao and Magway
                                                                                                                                                        (1.46) inches each.
            Young party goers dance with Emile the Rat after the premiere of the Pixar                                                                       Maximum temperature on 25-6-2007 was 89°F. Mini-
             animated film “Ratatouille” in Hollywood, California, on 22 June , 2007.                                                                   mum temperature on 26-6-2007 was 77°F. Relative humidity
                                                                                                                                                        at 09:30 hours MST on 26-6-2007 was 85%. Total sunshine
                                             XINHUA                                                                                                     hours on 25-6-2007 was (3.3) hours approx.
                                                                                                                                                             Rainfall on 26-6-2007 was (0.55) inch at Mingaladon,
                                          4:00 pm                       7:00 pm                                                                         (Nil) at Kaba-Aye, Central Yangon. Total rainfall since
                                           1. Martial song              13. Discovery                                                                   1-1-2007 was (47.56) inches at Mingaladon, (51.89) inches
                                          4:15 pm                       7:15 pm                                         Wednesday, 27 June              at Kaba-Aye and (47.56) inches at Central Yangon. Maxi-
                                           2. Song to uphold            14. Niccspa;Ael;Ta;
                                                                              u \ .M ^ ∑                                   Tune in today                mum wind speed at Yangon (Kaba-Aye) was (6) mph from
                                              National Spirit               ek¥;lk\Ttknm¥a;
                                                                                      u \ u \                          8:30 am Brief news               South at (16:15) hours MST on 25-6-2007.
                                          4:30 pm                           (t^k¥s\-
                                                                                                                                                             Bay inference: According to the observations at (12:30)
                                                                                                                       8:35 am Music:                   hrs MST today, a low pressure area has formed over the West
                                           3. Practice in Reading                   ^           \
                                                                            ek¥ak\m;eq∑; qt†ot∑c;)                             -Real life               Central Bay and adjoining North West Bay. Monsoon is
            Wednesday, 27 June            4:45 pm                       7:30 pm                                        8:40 am Perspectives             generally strong in the Andaman Sea and elsewhere in the Bay
                                           4. Aew;qc\tk˚ql\
                                                          iu            15. {K¥s\l∑n\;liu>}                            8:45 am Music:                   of Bengal.
             View on today
                                              pvaer; Rup\ mc\qÂM ka;        (Piu; Pø' Kc\siu;piuc\' m¥io;m¥oi;Kuic\)                                         Forecast valid until evening of 27-6-2007: Rain or
        7:00 am                               qc\Kn\;sa                     (dåRiuk\ta-Âkv\siu;)                                                        thundershowers will be widespread in Mon and Rakhine
                                                                                                                       8:50 am National news/           States, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyawady and Taninthayi Divisions,
         1. Recitation of                         i
                                              -dutyN˙s\                 7:35 pm                                                Slogan                   fairly widespread in Kachin, Shan and Kayin States, upper
            Parittas by                       (DatuebdAT¨;‘p)
                                                     bdAT¨ ‘p)          16. Âka; mc\qut pv\.wesra                      9:00 am Music:                   Sagaing Division, scattered in Chin State and isolated in the
            Missionary Saya-                  (Datuebd)
                                                     bd)                    sapedqa                                                                     remaining areas. Degree of certainty is (80%).
            daw U Ottamathara                                                                                                  -Mano
                                          5:00 pm                       7:40 pm                                                                              State of the sea: Squalls with moderate to rough sea are
        7:25 am                                                                                                        9:05 am International
                                           5. Song of national          17. mn\maAm¥oi;qm^;m¥a;en>                                                      likely at times off and along Mynamar Coast. Surface wind
         2. To be healthy                                                                                                       news
                                              races                         gu%\ poAs^As√\                                                              speed in squall may reach (35) to (40) mph.
            exercise                      5:10 pm                                                                      9:10 amMusic                          Outlook for subsequent two days: Strong monsoon.
                                                                        7:50 pm
        7:30 am                            6. Ak pioc\p∑´                                                                      -Dreams                       Forecast for Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring areas
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         8. International news
        8:45 am                           6:35 pm                       23. The next day’s                             9:45 pm News /Slogan             Seismological observatory was recorded at (00) hrs (41) min
         9. Let’s Go                      12. qutsMulc\eRWˆa%\R˙c\          programme                                  10:00 pm PEL                     (02) sec MST on 26th June 2007.
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      13th Waxing of First Waso 1369 ME                                                                                                  Wednesday, 27 June, 2007

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

               Press conference on International Day
              Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
            commemorative ceremony and 6th ceremony
               to destroy seized narcotic drugs held
            YANGON, 26 June—A press conference on Inter-
       national Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traf-
       ficking (2007) commemorative ceremony and the 6th
       ceremony to destroy seized narcotic drugs took place
       at the city hall of Lashio at 1.15 pm today.
            It was attended by Secretary of the Central Com-
       mittee for Drug Abuse Control Director-General of
       the Myanmar Police Force Brig-Gen Khin Yi and
       CEC members, members of work groups, officials,
       local and foreign journalists, and responsible persons
       from journals and magazines.
            Joint-Secretary of the CCDAC Head of the Anti-
       Narcotics Department of the MPF Police Col Kham
       Aung made an introductory speech on the occasion.
            Brig-Gen Khin Yi, Police Col Kham Aung and
       officials replied to the queries raised by local and
       foreign journalists.
            The press conference ended at 2 pm.—MNA
            Diplomats and resident representatives of
             UN agencies destroy seized precursor
                    chemical liquid.— MNA

        MWAF holds paper reading session to hail
              Myanmar Women’s Day
              YANGON, 26 June the Myanmar Women’s Myanmar Women’s Af- paper reading session on ternational Business Cen-             National Literary
       — As a gesture of hailing Day which falls on 3 July, fairs Federation organized Myanmar women at In- tre here today. Award Winner Dr Ma Tin
                                                                                                                            Win of MWAF delivered
                                                                                                                            an opening address and
                                                                                                                            presided over the paper
                                                                                                                            reading session.
                                                                                                                                     Head             of
                                                                                                                            Myanmarsar Department
                                                                                                                            of Yangon University Prof
                                                                                                                            Daw Khin Swe Myint read
                                                                                                                            a paper on “ Myanmar
                                                                                                                            Women and Myanmar
                                                                                                                            Culture”, Head of the His-
                                                                                                                            tory Department of Uni-
                                                                                                                            versity of Distance Edu-
                                                                                                                            cation (Yangon) Prof Dr
                                                                                                                            Daw Mo Mo Thant on
                                                                                                                            “Myanmar Women’s par-
                                                                                                                            ticipation in social sector”
         Dr Ma Tin Win addresses the paper reading session on Myanmar women at International Business Centre.—MNA                 (See page 15)

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