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       Volume XVII, Number 87                                       6th Waning of Waso 1371 ME                                                           Sunday, 12 July, 2009

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

             Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends tree growing ceremony for greening
                of Bago mountain range, inspects regional development
              YANGON, 11 July—Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the
       Ministry of Defence, accompanied by Chairman of
       Yangon Division Peace and Development Council
       Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Win
       Myint, heard reports on tasks of forest conservation
       presented by the director of Yangon Division Forest
       Department and officials at Central Forest Development
       Training Division in Hmawby Township this morning.
              They attended the ceremony to grow teak
       saplings at Magari forest reserve in Taikkyi Township
       for greening Bago mountain range.
              Lt-Gen Myint Swe, the commander and officials
       presented teak saplings to departmental personnel and
       members of social organizations.
              They planted teak saplings and viewed
       participation of the departmental personnel and
       members of social organizations in the teak growing
              After the ceremony, Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspected           Lt-Gen Myint Swe of Ministry of Defence looks into growing of tapioca plants among teak
       teak plantation.                                                             plantations in Magari forest reserve, Taikkyi Township.—MNA
              At the hall of the forest reserve, officials reported
       on establishment of teak plantations in Yangon                    At Okkan Creek Bridge, Lt-Gen Myint Swe           In Ohnbinsu Village of Taikkyi Township, they
       Division. After giving necessary instructions, Lt-Gen heard reports on construction of roads by the deputy viewed cultivation of paddy and ploughing for paddy
       Myint Swe looked into growing of tapioca plants director of Yangon Division Development Affairs cultivation.
       among the teak plantations.                                  Department.                                                                                   MNA

             Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects regional development work in Pakokku District
             NAY PYI TAW, 11 July —Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Mindat Township, Chin State, on 6 July morning.                     of Chin State PDC Brig-Gen Hon Ngai, met officers
       Ministry of Defence met chairmen and members of           First, Lt-Gen Tha Aye, accompanied by                       and other ranks and their families at local battalion and
       Chin State, District and Township Peace and Chairman of Sagaing Division PDC Commander of                             presented gifts and medical equipment to them. Next,
       Development Councils at the local battalion hall of North-West Command Maj-Gen Myint Soe, Chairman                    they inspected crops plantations of the battalion and
                                                                                                                             production of tea at Mindat tea factory.
                                                                                                                                    Lt-Gen Tha Aye also inspected mythun breeding
                                                                                                                             camp No 1 of U Htan Hone, condition of Mindat-
                                                                                                                             Kyaukhtu-Pauk-Pakokku road section and monsoon
                                                                                                                             paddy plantations at mile post No 86.
                                                                                                                                    After visiting Kyaukhtu People’s Hospital, Lt-
                                                                                                                             Gen Tha Aye inspected road condition and bridges
                                                                                                                             along Mindat-Kyaukhtu-Pauk-Pakokku road and paddy
                                                                                                                             and sesame plantations on both sides. He also looked
                                                                                                                             into crops plantation and pig farm of farmer U Mya
                                                                                                                             Yaung, ploughing tasks and sesame plantation.
                                                                                                                             Afterwards, Lt-Gen Tha Aye visited Win Thuza Shop
                                                                                                                             of the Ministry of Industry-1 in Pauk and inspected
                                                                                                                             arrangements being made for beautifying Tatma
                                                                                                                             mountain region on Pauk-Pakokku road.
                                                                                                                                    Later, Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspected the projects of
                                                                                                                             Chaungmagyi Bridge No 1 and Chaungmagyi Bridge
             Lt-Gen Tha Aye of Ministry of Defence inspects construction site of Chaungmagyi Bridge.                         No 2 by car.
                                                           MNA                                                                                                                   MNA

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             PERSPECTIVES                                                                         People’s Desire
                       Sunday, 12 July, 2009                      *   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
        High-yield strains, extensive land                        *   Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State
        reclamation essential for boosting                        *   Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
        agricultural production
                                                                      Appointment of Philippines                                     Ambassador U Tin Yu
             Today, food security has become the major
                                                                       Ambassador agreed on
         challenge for the world people. To get sufficient
         food every day and to ensure safe food irrespective             NAY PYI TAW, 12 July — The Government of                    presents credentials to
         of region are essential for everyone. So, all the
                                                                                                                                       President of Egypt
                                                                  the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appointment
         agricultural countries try hard to boost their           of the Honourable Ms Maria Hellen M Barber as the
         agricultural production.                                 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of                          N AY P YI T AW , 12 July— U Tin Yu,
             In Myanmar, the majority of the people live          the Republic of the Philippines to the Union of                   Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
         on agricultural farming. The more extensively            Myanmar.                                                          of the Union of Myanmar to the Arab Republic of
         crops are grown the greater size of agricultural                Ms Maria Hellen M Barber was born on 27                    Egypt, presented his Credentials to His Excellency
         produce the country will be able to produce and          February 1961 in Pasay City, the Republic of the                  Mr. Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, President of the
         export. So far, the nation’s total paddy sown            Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in              Arab Republic of Egypt, on 23 June 2009, in
         acreage stands at more than 19 million, and              Asian Studies from University of Santo Tomas,                     Cairo. — MNA
         paddy output, more than 1500 million baskets.            Manila. She also earned a Master of Arts in
         The paddy supply well exceeds the domestic
                                                                                                                                    Winning boxing athletes
                                                                  International Public Policy from School of Advanced
         demand, thus benefiting paddy farmers.                   International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins
             Here emphasis is to be placed on high-yield
         strains and boosting production of crops in
                                                                  University, Washington D.C, USA in 1999. She
                                                                  joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of the                         honoured
         exporting marketable crops including rice. In            Republic of the Philippines as a research clerk in June                NAY PYI TAW ,11 July —Chairman of Mandalay
         addition, it is needed to ensure harmonious              1982 and served in various capacities and positions in           Division Peace and Development Council Commander
         combination of agricultural methods: enriching           the Department and Embassies and Consulates                      of Central Command Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe attended the
         the soils, using sufficient fertilizers, and applying    General abroad. She served as an Executive Director              ceremony to honour athletes who won in State/Division
         post-harvest technology.                                 of the ASPAC - DFA from August 2007 to September                 Boxing Championship at the office on 3 July.
             This monsoon paddy season, the majority of           2008. She attended various bilateral meetings and                      The commander extended greetings and
         the farmers come to choose classified paddy              international conferences. She is currently serving as           accepted the shields handed over by the winning
         seeds of high-yield and suitable quality strains.        a Minister and Consul-General at the Embassy of the              teams. The commander and officials presented cash to
         Now, State-owned research farms are providing            Republic of the Philippines in Beijing.—MNA                      them.— MNA
         Hsinthwelat strain paddy seeds for the townships
         in the western part of Bago Division, and Yar
         Kyaw and Hmawby-3 strain paddy seeds for                 Preventive measures and control                                     Forestry Minister visits
         Kayan and Thongwa townships. So, the local
         farmers, on their part, have to try their best to
                                                                 of pandemic H1N1 2009 discussed                                      plywood factory in Swa
         meet the requirements and meet bumper harvest                   YANGON, 11 July—       Professor/Director                        NAY PYI TAW, 11     Korea Timber Inter-
         of paddy.                                               Secretary of Infectious        (Infection) Dr Soe Lwin            July — Minister for        national Ltd (MKTI) in
             Now, the Ministry of Agriculture and                Disease Combating Central      Nyein        of      Health        Forestry Brig-Gen Thein    Swa of Bago Division
         Irrigation is working hard to achieve the goal of       Committee          Deputy      Department, Professor/             Aung accompanied by        (East) this morning.
         boosting paddy production, ensuring domestic            Minister for Health Dr Mya     Director (Labs) Dr Nay             Deputy Director-General           After hearing a
         safety of edible oil crops, and exporting beans         Oo delivered an address at     Win, Director (Food/               U Aye Myint Maung of       report presented by Mr. W
         and pulses and crops for industrial raw materials       the coordination meeting       Drug) Dr Kyaw Lin met              Forest Department and      I Kim, Director of MKTI at
         on a wider scale. Simultaneously, it is attending       on pandemic (H1N1) 2009        Acting             Resident        officials visited plywood  thebriefinghallofthefactory,
         to the needs for extensive reclamation of vacant        control and academic task      Representative Dr Hans             factory of Myanmar         the minister gave necessary
         lands, and supply of adequate irrigation water,         at the hall of University of   Cluge and party of WHO                                        instructions and inspected
         organizing farmers to place more reliance on            Public Health (Yangon) on      at the hall of the university      instructions on medical production process of the
         agricultural machinery, and disseminating               9 July.                        and discussed preventive           treatment provided to the factory. — MNA
         agricultural knowledge.                                         Rector of the          measures and control of            pandemic H1N1 disease
             Today, the government is improving the                                                                                                              MinisterBrig-Gen
                                                                 university Dr Tin Min          pandemic (H1N1) and                patient,          disease
         agricultural infrastructures, and therefore,            reported on tasks of           supply of main medicines.
                                                                                                                                                                Thein Aung inspects
                                                                                                                                   surveillance at hotels and
         farmers in response have to choose high-yield           departments at the                     Yesterday, the             houses and preventive
                                                                                                                                                                 plywood factory of
         quality paddy strains, apply agricultural methods       university. The deputy         deputy minister met                                               Myanmar Korea
                                                                                                                                   measures and control of
         and machinery effectively, and grow other crops         minister gave necessary        officials of the Health                                        Timber International
                                                                                                                                   the disease and fulfilled
         increasingly for boosting production of crops.          instructions and attended      Department and gave                                             Ltd (MKTI) in Swa.
                                                                                                                                   the requirements.—MNA
                                                                 to the needs.                                                                                            MNA
                                                                         In the afternoon,
                                                                 the deputy minister
                                                                 together with Rector Dr
                                                                 Tin Min of University of
                                                                 Public Health (Yangon),
                                                                    Deputy Minister
                                                                 Dr Mya Oo delivers an
                                                                      address at
                                                                 coordination meeting
                                                                 on pandemic (H1N1)
                                                                   2009 control and
                                                                    academic task.

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             California universities, colleges
                cut classes to save costs
                                     Thursday, campuses on
           LOS ANGELES, 11 July                                     an overall plan to address
       — California State Uni-       the quarter system also        student fees, enrollment
       versity (CSU), with 23        stopped accepting appli-       and employee furloughs
       campuses, has announced       cations for the 2010 win-      at its 21 July meeting.
       that most will not accept     ter quarter on 6 July.              Chancellor Charles
       student applications for          A press release by         Reed has called for a hike
       the 2010 spring semester.     CSU said the reductions        in fees starting this fall as
          The decision means         were part of an overall        part of the university’s ef-
       that about 35,000 students    strategy to address an un-     forts to ease the budget
       will be affected, mostly      precedented budget re-         deficit.
       foreign students.             duction of 584 million             The increase is esti-
          According to an an-        dollars for 2009 and 2010.     mated to be 15 percent to
       nouncement made by the            The CSU board of           20 percent. In May, the
       office of the chancellor on   trustees will also consider    CSU announced a 10 per-
                                                                    cent hike in tutition fees.
              Nigerian rebels blow up                                    The university said it     A wounded man receives
                 Chevron pipeline                                   expects federal aid will        a medical treatment at a          Eight British troops die in
                                                                                                    hospital after a bomb at-
                                                                                                                                       Afghan war in 24 hours
                                                                    cover the increase in fees
          LAGOS, 11 July — Nigerian militants on Friday             for about 187,000 stu-          tack in Baghdad’s Sadr
       claimed to have blown up for a second time a recently        dents.                          city on 9 July, 2009.-               L ONDON , 11 July —       Brown’s already poor
       repaired oil pipeline operated by US petroleum giant                            Internet            INTERNET                  Britain said on Friday        opinion poll ratings ahead
       Chevron.                                                                                                                      eight soldiers had been       of a British parliamentary
          The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger                                                                             killed in Afghanistan, its    election due by mid-2010.
       Delta (MEND), the country’s most prominent armed                                                                              worst death toll in a 24-         Most newspapers led
       group, said it destroyed the pipe around 1900 GMT                                                                             hour period, and Prime        their early Saturday edi-
       on Friday. The pipeline was first hit in May.                                                                                 Minister Gordon Brown         tions with reports of the
          “Our fighters revisited the recently repaired Chev-                                                                        said troops faced a “very     losses, with the right-lean-
       ron pipeline linking Alero creek through Abiteye to                                                                           hard summer” battling in-     ing Daily Mail urging
       the Chevron export terminal in Delta state and de-                                                                            surgents.                     Brown to “back our
       stroyed it again,” it said.                                                                                                       Five troops on foot pa-   troops — or pull them
          Nigeria’s main rebel group which claims is fight-                                                                          trol were killed by two       out.”
       ing for a greater share of the oil wealth to go to locals,                                                                    blasts, the highest death         “We cannot go on as
       said it originally destroyed the pipeline in southern                                                                         toll in a single attack.      we are, watching the brav-
       Nigeria on 24 May in response to a military offen-                                                                                Britain has now lost      est and best of their gen-
       sive.—Internet                                                                                                                184 soldiers in Afghani-      eration dying at the rate of
             Tropical Storm Carlos forms                                                                                             stan since it joined the
                                                                                                                                     US-led invasion in 2001,
                                                                                                                                                                   more than one a day ... for
                                                                                                                                                                   an ill-defined cause and
                 far off Mexico coast                                                                                                more than the 179 deaths      with inadequate backup,”
          MEXICO CITY, 11 July — Tropical Storm Carlos has                                                                           during its campaign in        it said.—Internet
                                                                                                                                     Iraq that began in 2003.
      strengthened far off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Friday and
      is expected to reach hurricane strength on Saturday as it                                                                          Fifteen soldiers, in-
      moves farther out to sea.                                                                                                      cluding four officers, have   evacuated from 747
          The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami says                                                                             been killed in the past 10
                                                                                                                                     days in the fight against
                                                                                                                                                                   at Phoenix airport
      Carlos — which had been a depression — now has maxi-
                                                                                                                                     Taleban militants.                P HOENIX, 11 July —
      mum sustained winds near 50 mph (85 kph) and was ex-
                                                                                                                                         The heavy losses          Hundreds of passengers
      pected to continue moving west or west-northwest.                A man on the Internet in an internet cafe. US                                               aboard a British Airways
          At 8 pm PDT, the storm was about 925 miles (1,485          videogame lovers are adapting to tough economic                 threaten to damage Brit-
                                                                                                                                     ish public support for the    Boeing 747 preparing to de-
      kilometers) south-southwest of the tip of the Baja Califor-   times by turning to low-cost online play, according                                            part for London from the
      nia peninsula. It was moving west at about 14 mph (22            to figures released Friday by industry tracker                deployment in Afghani-
                                                                                                                                     stan and further hurt         Phoenix airport were forced
      kph), out to sea.—Internet                                                   comScore.—INTERNET                                                              to use slides to evacuate the
                                                                                                        Two killed in small plane                                  jet on Friday night after
                                                                                                                                                                   fumes filled the cabin.
                                                                                                        crash in western Canada                                        No serious injuries
                                                                                                       VANCOUVER, 11 July — All two people aborad a                were reported among the
                                                                                                    small plane died on Thursday night when it crashed             298 passengers and 18
                                                                                                    on approach to the international airport of Canadian           crew when the incident
                                                                                                    western city of Vancouver, local media reported.               occurred at Phoenix Sky
                                                                                                        The twin-engine cargo plane was flying from Vic-           Harbor International Air-
                                                                                                    toria, about 90km southwest of Vancouver, when it              port at about 8 pm Arizona
                                                                                                    went down at 10:15 pm local time (0515 GMT), the               time (11 pm EDT), Phoe-
                                                                                                    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. The                 nix Fire Department Capt
                                                                                                    victims were believed to be the pilot and co-pilot.            Shelly Jamison said.
                                                                                                        No one on the ground was hurt, the RCMP said.                  About 15 people who
                                                                                                       Witnesses said the plane was behind an Air Canada           were on board Flight 288
                                                                                                    Airbus on landing approach when it swerved and then            were evaluated for minor
                                                                                                    nose-dived into a parking lot.                                 scrapes and bruises, but
         Smoke rises from an industrial area after a twin-engine Piper Navajo plane                     Investigators were expected to examine whether             only one person was taken
           crashed, killing two people, in Richmond, BC, late on Thursday 9 July,                   the small plane was affected by the wake of the larger         to a hospital with shoul-
                                      2009.—INTERNET                                                aircraft in front of it, reports said.—Internet                der pain.–Internet

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             G-8 is not enough: Calls for larger,
                         recast group
          L’AQUILA, 11 July—For     sharp the divisions are      some major decisions.
       all the smiles and upbeat    between old-world and        Members appeared di-
       talk, the just-ended Group   new-world viewpoints.        vided on how soon to roll
       of Eight summit showed          The meeting fell short    back stimulus packages,
       how unwieldy the forum       of expectations on many      although they agreed now
       has become, run by Cold      counts, from climate con-    was not the time to start.
       War-vintage powers while     trol to trade. The global       G-8 leaders themselves
       relegating the world’s       economic crisis weighed      are quick to point out the
       fastest growing econo-       heavily on everyone and      shortcomings of a three-
       mies — China, India and      complicated efforts to       decade-old exclusive club
       Brazil — to observers.       find consensus, resulting    in dealing with 21st cen-
          It also showed just how   in avoiding or putting off   tury problems.—Internet        Banners of Dubai’s
       Oil settles below $60 on demand pessimism                                                    property giant               General Motors to cut 300
                                                                                               Nakheel line a road in
           NEW YORK, 11 July—Oil prices settled below 60 US dollars a barrel on Friday           the Gulf emirate in                  jobs in Mexico
       as investors were still pessimistic about the demand in the second half of 2009.        2008. Dubai’s biggest               MEXICO CITY, 11 July—             Liebleim said that after
           Light, sweet crude for August delivery dropped to an intra-day low of 58.72           property developer             President of General Mo-         being saved from the
       dollars a barrel before rebounding to settle at 59.89 dollars a barrel on the New       Nakheel has laid off a           tors Mexico (GMM)                bankruptcy, the company
       York Mercantile Exchange, ending the week with a 10 percent drop.                       further 400 employees            Grace Liebleim an-               redesigned its future plans,
           The oil prices were pressured by the latest monthly report from the Interna-           as its struggles to           nounced on Friday that the       making them more profit-
       tional Energy Agency (IEA) in which the Paris-based organization said signs of a        adjust to the economic           company will in the com-         able and competitive with
       strong rally in global economic growth and oil demand were fading. The IEA                  downturn in the              ing days lay off 12 percent      long term viability.
       predicted the oil demand for 2009 would shrink 2.9 percent, unchanged from its          United Arab Emirates,            of the workers that do not          In Mexico, the automo-
       previous forecast, however, the organization added that there could be a 1.7 per-          a newspaper said              belong to the union.             tive sector has been one of
       cent rebound in demand next year.—Internet                                               recently.—INTERNET                 Around 300 of the             the most affected by the
                                                                                                                                3,300 workers the GMM            global financial crisis.
                                                                 Schools, businesses close                                      employs will lose their             In the May report of the
                                                                                                                                jobs, said GMM Director          Mexican Association of
                                                                   in Argentina for flu                                         of Public and Governmen-         the Automotive Industry
                                                               BUENOS AIRES, 11 July—         contact with strangers.           tal Relations Mauricio           (AMIA), during the first
                                                            Millions of Argentines               President Cristina             Kuri at a press conference.      month of the year, it regis-
                                                            stayed home from work,            Fernandez decreed a day               In the United States,        tered a 30.6 percent drop
                                                            churches in Bolivia               off for federal public em-        the company cut some             in car sales in the country,
                                                            canceled Mass and Ecuador         ployees, and a number of          4,000 workers while in           down from 432,883 to
                                                            announced its first fatalities    regional governments also         Canada, it cut 800.              399,316.—Internet
                                                            from swine flu on Friday, as
                                                            the virus continues its
                                                                                              observed the break — in-
                                                                                              cluding Buenos Aires               World leaders take fresh
                                                            spread during the South
                                                            American winter season.
                                                                                              Province, home to nearly
                                                                                              two-fifths of the country’s
                                                                                                                                approach on global hunger
                                                               Businesses including           population.                          L’ AQUILA , 11 July—             The initiative announced
                                                            banks, exchange houses,              The goal was to “avoid         Leaders of rich and devel-       at the end of a Group of
                                                            courts and even the stock         public gatherings,” provin-       oping countries launched a       Eight summit marked a
                                                            exchange were shuttered           cial Health Minister              new approach to global           new emphasis on helping
                                                            for 24 hours across Argen-        Claudio Zin said, and             hunger on Friday, saying         farmers in the developing
                                                            tina. Combined with Thurs-        lessen the person-to-person       they wanted to spend $20         world boost production
                                                            day’s Independence Day            spread of the virus blamed        billion on seeds, fertilizers,   over the long term, moving
                                                            holiday, Argentines effec-        for 86 deaths so far in the       tools and other aid for small    away from an emphasis on
       A man rides his bicycle through a main road by the tively got a four-day week-         country. At least 2,677           farmers over the next three      emergency food aid for
       obelisk, which is empty due to a swine flu outbreak, end during which many             cases of swine flu have           years so poor nations could      people suffering from
         in Buenos Aires, on 10 July, 2009.—INTERNET        stayed home and avoided           been confirmed.—Internet          feed themselves.                 drought and famine.
                                                                                                                                                                    “We believe that the pur-
         Ships ending search for Air France                                                                                                                      pose of aid must be to cre-
                                                                                                                                                                 ate the conditions where it’s
                    black boxes                                                                                                                                  no longer needed — to help
                                                                                                                                                                 people become self-suffi-
          RIO DE JANEIRO, 11 July—Two ships using US listening devices to                                                                                        cient, provide for their
       search for the black boxes of Air France Flight 447 were ending their                                                                                     families, and lift their
       hunt on Friday, an American commander said.                                                                                                               standards of living,” Presi-
          A French nuclear submarine, however, will continue to look.                                                                                            dent Barack Obama said.
          US Air Force Col Willie Berges, the Brazil-based commander of                                                                                             The promised aid was
       American military forces supporting the effort, said one ship towing a                                                                                    $5 billion higher than origi-
       US Navy listening device had already stopped searching.                                                                                                   nally expected, and the
          “The last ship will be departing the search area today,” Berges said.                                                                                  United Nations and anti-
       He didn’t know what time the final ship would leave the search area.                                                                                      poverty groups welcomed
          Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, more than 900 miles (1,450                                                                                 the deal. But they stressed
       kilometers) off Brazil’s northeastern coast, on 1 June. All 228 people                                                                                    that it was important to see
       aboard died. Investigators have said without the black boxes, it may be                                                                                   how much would actually
       impossible to know with certainty what caused the crash.                                                                                                  be delivered from newly al-
          Berges said the ships, which have been searching for the cockpit voice    File photo released by Brazil’s Navy, pieces of debris of the                located funds and not
       and flight data recorders since 15 June, had “no success — nothing was        Air France Flight 447 are seen on the Brazil’s Navy ship                    moved from other develop-
       tracked.”—Internet                                                                Caboclo, at the port of Recife, Brazil.—INTERNET                        ment projects.—Internet

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             China to become leader in green
          ROME, 11 July—China         many other industrialized     vestments in the green
       is set to become a global      countries. “What China is     economy.
       leader in the implementa-      doing to tackle global            The results of the G8
       tion of environmental-         warming is impressive         summit on climate change
       friendly policies and green    considering the density of    should pave the way to
       technologies to tackle cli-    Chinese population and        the United Nations meet-
       mate change, an Italian        the rapid economic            ing in Copenhagen in De-
       expert told Xinhua in a        growth model China is         cember, which aims at
       recent interview.              following,” Pogutz said.      sealing a global deal to
           For Stefano Pogutz, an        Climate change is at the   limit greenhouse gas emis-
       environmental manage-          core of the G8 summit         sions. According to the
       ment professor at Bocconi      held in L’Aquila from         UN climate change frame-
       University in Milan, Chi-      Wednesday to Friday.          work agreement and the
       na’s green-policies invest-    Talks had focused on the      Kyoto protocol, China is       An injured person is wheeled to the operating room at the People’s Hospital
       ment plans are greater         need to forge a new post-     not subject to mandatory       of Yao’an County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, on 10 July, 2009. A
       than those carried-out in      Kyoto agreement and to        emission cuts of CO2.            6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Yao’an on 9 July. The quake has left one
       the United States and in       increase research and in-                        Xinhua                    person dead and 328 people injured. —XINHUA

                                                                                                   Large fire breaks out in central London,
                                                                                                            no casualties reported
                                                                                                     LONDON, 11 July —               basement of a four-story        of the building was de-
                                                                                                  More than 100 firefight-           building in central Lon-        stroyed.
                                                                                                  ers and 25 fire engines are        don with no immediate              Many people have been
                                                                                                  tackling a large fire in the       casualties reported, Lon-       evacuated from the build-
                                                                                                                                     don fire brigade said on        ing. The cause of the fire
                                                                                                    Firefighters hose down
                                                                                                                                     Friday.The fire broke out       is still under investigation.
                                                                                                  the flame at a building in
                                                                                                                                     from a basement of a               Two ambulances have
                                                                                                  the Dean Street in central
                                                                                                                                     building in Dean Street in      been seen inside the cor-
                                                                                                  London, capital of Brit-
                                                                                                                                     the fashionable Soho dis-       don and no casualties
                                                                                                  ain, on 10 July , 2009.
                                                                                                                                     trict at around 2 pm local      have been reported.
                                                                                                  About sixty firefighters
                                                                                                                                     time and about 75 percent                            Xinhua
                                                                                                  and twenty fire engines
                                                                                                                 All items from Xinhua News Agency
                                                                                                  have been sent to the
                                                                                                     scene. —XINHUA

         Abbas says no preconditions on talks                                                        Two boats collide off Macao coast, no
                    with Hamas                                                                                 injury reported
           RAMALLAH, 11 July—         factions, persons and the     the final round of the in-       MACAO, 11 July —A               boats were not injured,         istered in Zhuhai, the Au-
       Palestinian President          narrow interests,” the of-    ter-Palestinian reconcilia-   fishing boat Friday col-           according to the SAR’s          thority said in a press re-
       Mahmoud Abbas on Fri-          ficial news agency, Wafa,     tion dialogue.                lided with a sampan, a             Port Authority.                 lease.
       day stated he doesn’t have     quoted Abbas as saying.           The dialogue aims at      kind of small boat, on a              The sampan, which was            A woman and two chil-
       preconditions on Egyp-            He made the remarks        reconciling Abbas’s Fatah     channel between Macao              used in Macao to transport      dren on board the sampan
       tian-brokered national         during a meeting with         party and Islamic Hamas       Special Administrative             people through waterway,        fell off the boat when the
       Palestinian talks.             Egyptian envoys who are       movement which routed         Region and Zhuhai, a               lost its power while sail-      accident occurred, but they
          “The interests of the       visiting the West Bank to     pro-Abbas forces and          southern coastal city of the       ing through the channel         were all saved and were
       Palestinian people are         prepare for launching         took over the Gaza Strip      Chinese mainland, but              this morning, and was later     not injured, according to
       considered more than the       what Cairo hopes to be        in June 2007.—Xinhua          people on board the two            hit by the fishing boat, reg-   the Authority.—Xinhua

        US town struck by seventh                                                                                                       US Continental Airlines
         minor quake in a month                                                                                                       granted antitrust immunity
          HOUSTON, 11 July — A        according to the local me-                                                                        HOUSTON, 11 July—The US Transportation Depart-
       town in the US state of        dia. Experts differ on the                                                                     ment said Friday it has approved antitrust immunity
       Texas was struck on Fri-       cause of the recent string                                                                     for US carrier Continental Airlines to work closely
       day by a minor earth-          of quakes around the town.                                                                     with its Star Alliance partners on international serv-
       quake, which is the sev-       Some attributed them to a                                                                      ice. The department announced the final approval of
       enth tremor to hit the town    natural fault that runs                                                                        the requests made last year by Houston-based Conti-
       in a month, according to       through north Texas, while                                                                     nental and nine members of the Star Alliance, con-
       officials with the US Geo-     some wonder whether                                                                            firming that the move would not hurt competition.
       logical Survey.                natural gas drilling in the                                                                       “I believe that the department’s decision will ben-
          The tremor, with a mag-     area could be the reason.                                                                      efit customers, enhance competition, and preserve jobs
       nitude of 2.0, hit Cleburne,                      Xinhua                                                                      in the airline industry,” Transportation Secretary Ray
       a small town southwest of        Visitors talk about an                                                                       Lahood said in a statement. Continental, the world’s
       Dallas, early Friday morn-       equipment on display                                                                         fifth largest airline, announced last year that it was
       ing. No damage or casu-          during the 6th Asian                                                                         pulling out of Skyteam Alliance, the world’s second
       alties were reported.          Wind Energy Exhibition                                                                         largest airline group after Star Alliance, to join Star.
          Before early June this        in Beijing, capital of                                                                       Continental and nine Star Alliance members applied
       year, the town had never            China, recently.                                                                          for antitrust immunity that would protect them from
       been hit by an earthquake,              XINHUA                                                                                potential lawsuits on competition groups.—Xinhua

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             Singapore adjusts anti-flu measures                                                                                                                        Hamas
             while cases continue to rise in Asia
           HONG KONG, 11 July — Singapore’s                The decision to stop temperature                                                                      positively to Israeli
       Health Ministry announced on Friday
       new measures to combat influenza
                                                      screening is among a series of measures
                                                      the government has taken in light of the
                                                                                                                                                                  offers over Shalit
       H1N1, as infected cases continued to           recent flu development.                                                                                        GAZA, 11 July — The
       rise in the Asian region.                          Earlier this week, the World Health                                                                    Islamic Hamas movement
           Singapore’s Health Ministry said           Organization (WHO) informed that                                                                           on Friday said it had dealt
       that temperature screening in bid to pre-      countries are no longer required to sub-                                                                   positively with Israeli of-
       vent the spread of Influenza A/H1N1 at         mit regular reports of individual labora-                                                                  fers to exchange prisoners
       local border checkpoints will be discon-       tory-confirmed cases and deaths, which                                                                     but the Jewish state ob-
       tinued with effect from this Saturday.         is because the reporting of such numbers                                                                   structed the deal.
           The Health Ministry said in a state-       is no longer a useful monitoring tool. The                                                                     Though Israel did not
       ment that as Influenza A/ H1N1 has be-         latest data also shows that 13 percent of                                                                  respond optimistically to
       come endemic among global commu-               patients here with flu-like symptoms are                                                                   Hamas proposals, the Is-
       nities, and with localized community           due to Influenza A/H1N1.                                                                                   lamic movement “was
       spread in Singapore, temperature                    Following the WHO’s instruction,                                                                      very constructive regard-
       screening at borders is now less useful        Singapore’s Health Ministry announced                                                                      ing the Israeli sugges-
       than before there was local community          on Wednesday two measures to track the                                                                     tions,” said Mahmoud
       spread.                                        progress of the flu.—Internet                                                                              Zahar, a Gaza-based
                                                                                                                                                                 member of Hamas polit-
             Researchers to simulate massive quake                                                                                                               buro.
                                                                                                                                                                     He declined to elabo-
                                                                                                         File photo shows a digital meter is illuminated
           MIKI, 11 July — The          neeswood, the school said      should yield data that will                                                               rate on the Israeli offers to
                                                                                                       outside of the nuclear reactor at the Atomic Energy
       largest earthquake simula-       in a release. The research-    allow researchers to de-                                                                  secure the release of Gilad
                                                                                                        Canada Limited plant in Chalk River.—INTERNET
       tion ever performed on a         ers have put a seven-story     velop computer models of                                                                  Shalit, a soldier Hamas
       wood building could yield
       data on how to protect
                                        wood building on the
                                        world’s largest shake table,
                                                                       mid-rise wood buildings,
                                                                       Symans said.
                                                                                                             Moderate quake strikes                              has been holding since
                                                                                                                                                                 2006, in exchange for a
       homes and apartments, US         used to test the resistance        “Right now, wood can’t             Sumatra, Indonesia                                 number of Palestinian and
       and Japanese engineers           of structures to shaking,      compete with steel and              JAKARTA, 11 July — An earthquake measuring 5.5        Arab prisoners.
       said.                            and plan to expose it to the   concrete as building mate-      Richter scale rocked Sumatra island in western parts          Hamas demands Israel
             Researchers from           force of an earthquake so      rials for mid-rise buildings,   of Indonesia on Friday evening but no report of dam-      to release more than 1,000
       Rensselaer Polytechnic In-       strong it might occur just     partly because we don’t         age or casualties, according to the country’s Meteor-     prisoners and sent a list of
       stitute, Troy, NY, are to par-   once every 2,500 years,        have a good understanding       ology and Geophysiscs Agency.                             450 names, saying these
       ticipate in the 14 July simu-    Rensselaer Professor           of how taller wood-framed            The quake jolted at 23:50 Jakarta time (1650         names are not subject to
       lation, to be shown live         Michael Symans said.           structures will perform in a    GMT) with epicenter at 26 km northwest Tanahbala          negotiations. Israel has
       from Miki, Japan, in a               Results from sensing       strong earthquake,” he said.    of North Sumatra and at 52 km in depth, the agency        reservations on many of
       webcast at          equipment and cameras                               Internet   said. —Internet                                           the names.—Internet

        Israeli archaeologists discover ancient quarry                                                    Crocodile fossil found
            Israeli archaeologists have uncov-             The two-week excavation, which was                   in Brazil
                                                                                                                                                       NEWS ALBUM
        ered an ancient quarry where they be-          conducted before construction begins on
        lieve King Herod extracted stones for          an apartment complex at the site, also un-
                                                                                                      A 90-million-year-old fossil of an
                                                                                                  unknown species of crocodile that in-
                                                                                                                                                    New tiny monkey subspecies
        the construction of the Jewish Tem-
        ple 2,000 years ago, the Israel Antiq-
                                                       covered pottery, coins and what appear
                                                       to be tools used in the quarry dating to
                                                                                                  habited Brazil’s southeast region in unu-         discovered in Amazon forest
                                                                                                  sual environmental conditions has been            Researchers announced that they had
        uities Authority said. The archaeolo-          the first century BC.
                                                                                                  unveiled by researchers in Rio de Ja-            discovered a new subspecies of mon-
        gists believe the 1,000-square-foot                                                       neiro.
        (100-square-metre) quarry was part of                                                                                                      key in a remote part of Amazon rain
                                                                                                      Brazilian paleontologists presented a        forest in Brazil.
        a much larger network of quarries                                                         fossil of an unknown species of a pre-
        used by Herod in the city. The big-                                                                                                          The monkey is mostly gray and dark
                                                                                                  historic crocodile, which roamed Bra-            brown in colour and is related to the
        gest stones extracted from the quarry                                                     zil’s southeastern region some 90 mil-
        would have measured three yards                                                                                                            saddleback tamarin monkeys, with a
                                                                                                  lion years ago.                                  distinctly mottled “saddle.” It was
        (metres) long, two yards (metres)                                                             Ismar Carvalho, paleontologist said,
        across, and two yards (metres) high.                                                                                                       named the Mura’s saddleback tamarin
                                                                                                  “This species of Aramdillosuchus is only
            The archaeologists said the size of the                                                                                                after the Mura Indian tribe of the Purus
                                                                                                  found in the inland region of Sao Paulo
        stones indicates they could have been                                                                                                      and Madeira river basins where it was
                                                                                                  state and this has been a surprise, espe-
        used in the construction of the Temple         This image made available by Israel’s cially because we are used to finding                 found.
        compound, including the Western Wall,           Antiquities Authority shows workers crocodiles in hot and humid areas, but                      It weighs less than a pound (213
        a retaining wall that remains intact and         at the excavation site of an ancient                                                      grams) and is 9 inches (240 millimeters)
                                                                                                  in this case these are crocodiles who
        is a Jewish shrine.                             quarry in Jerusalem. Archaeologists lived in hot, arid and dry regions.”                   tall with a foot-long (320 millimeter)
            “The dimensions of the stones that             in Jerusalem have uncovered an                                                          tail. The small monkey was first seen
        were produced in the quarry that was re-        ancient quarry where they believe the                                                      by scientists on a 2007 expedition into
        vealed are suitable for the Temple walls,”       Bible’s King Herod extracted stones                                                       the state of Amazonas in northwestern
        said Ofer Sion, the dig’s director.               for the construction of the Jewish                                                       Brazil.
                                                          Temple 2,000 years ago, the Israel                                                             “This newly described monkey
                                                              Antiquities Authority said.                                                          shows that even today there are major
                                                                                                                                                   wildlife discoveries to be made,” said
                                                         A collection of pedal cars sit idle,                                                      Fabio Rohe, the lead author of a study
                                                         waiting to be driven by FanFest’s                                                         confirming the new discovery.
                                                       youngest visitors, at America’s Center          A 90-million-year-old fossil of an un-           “This discovery should serve as a
                                                         in St Louis. The baseball All-Star            known species of crocodile that inhab-      wake-up call that there is still so much
                                                                                                       ited Brazil’s southeast region in unusual   to learn from the world’s wild places,
                                                                game is to be held in                  environmental conditions has been un-       yet humans continue to threaten these
                                                                      St Louis.                        veiled by researchers in Rio de Janeiro.    areas with destruction,” Rohe said.

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             Maintenance of roads in Shan State                                                                               Nay Pyi Taw commander
                    (North) continues                                                                                          attends tree-planting
              NAY PYI TAW, 11 July—Minister for Construction      of road sections and bridges on Kyaukme-Mongngawt-                 ceremony
       Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint inspected maintenance of          Namhsam Road and met with staff at Mongngawt
       road sections and bridges along Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay-      Public Works.                                                     NAY PYI TAW, 11 July—Commander of Nay
       PyinOoLwin-Kyaukme Road on 8 July.                                The Superintending Engineer reported on             Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Wai Lwin attended
              At the hall of Kyaukme District Senior Engineer’s   condition of Kyaukme-Mongngawt road section,               monsoon tree-planting ceremony at Taungnyo station
       Office, Superintending Engineer U Sai Kyaw Moe of          Mongngawt-Namhsam road section, Mongngawt-                 on 4 July morning.
       Shan State (North) reported on condition of Kyaukme-       Momeik road section, and Namhsam-Panlon-Lashio                    After the commander had extended greetings,
       Mongngawt-Namhsam Road, Hsipaw-Panlon-                     road section and future tasks.                             he gave away saplings of wind breaking tree and
       Namhsam Road and other roads in Shan State (North).               After attending to the needs, the minister          firewood plants. He planted trees and viewed the
              The minister gave instructions on upgrading of      inspected construction task at Mongngawt-Namhsam           plantation of participants.
       Kyaukme-Mongngawt-Namhsam Road to the tarred               road section.                                                     Next, the commander and party inspected the
       road.                                                             The minister viewed maintenance of Namhsam-         construction of Ngalite Bridge in Minkone Village.
              On 9 July, the minister looked into maintenance     Panlon-Mansan-Lashio Road.—MNA                                                                           MNA

             UNFPA resident representative calls                                             Education Minister visits universities,
                   on Health Minister                                                            colleges, schools in Bago Div
             NAY PYI TAW, 10 July — Minister           Also present at the call were
       for Health Dr Kyaw Myint received Mr      Deputy Minister Dr Paing Soe, directors-
                                                                                                N A Y P Y I T A W , 11 July— Education Promotion Committee,
       Mohamed Abdel Ahad, resident              general, the deputy director general
       representative of UNFPA, at the                                                    Minister for Education Dr Chan Nyein departmental officials, members of
                                                 (Public Health) and officials concerned.
                                                                                          arrived at Ywale Basic Education social organizations and members of
       ministry here this morning.                                                  MNA
                                                                                          High      School        (Branch)     in school boards of trustees and teachers.
       Over 1290 eye patients receive free medical                                        Kanyuntkwin, Phyu Township                      After hearing reports, the
                                                                                          yesterday morning and met with the minister made a speech and provided
        treatment, 279 undergoing eye surgery                                             township education officer and the assistance to the students of the school.
              NAY PYI TAW, 10 July—Out of Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana District Peace school heads of regional high schools. The minister met members of parent-
       1293 eye patients in Nay Pyi Taw and Dvelopment Council.                           They reported on education matters teacher association, school board of
       Pyinmana District, 279 are receiving eye        At the ceremony to commence of the township and the minister trustees and teachers at Nyaungbintha
       surgery free at the 200-bed hospital in the programme held at the hospital fulfilled the requirements and BEHS and fulfilled the needs.
       Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana from 7 to 10 July. yesterday, wellwishers donated cash to inspected the lab, language classroom,              In the afternoon, the minister
              Commander of Nay Pyi Taw the programme and the commander, the computer room and classrooms.                          visited Taungoo College, Taungoo No
       Command Maj-Gen Wai Lwin and minister and officials concerned                            At the meeting hall, the minister 1 BEHS and Taungoo Education
       Minister for Health Dr Kyaw Myint accepted K 300,000 donated by the Nay met members of Kanyuntkwin Region College.—MNA
       comforted the patients at the hospital Pyi Taw Commander and battations and
       yesterday and provided cash assistance regiments under the command, K 10
       to 56 patients who have received eye million by Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana
       surgery.                                  District Peace and Development
                                                                                                   Cash assistance provided to
              The programme for providing Council, over K 3.1 million donated by
       free treatment to eye patients is jointly Sky Wing Co Ltd, Nay Chi Pwint Co                  children of YCDC staff
       conducted by Ministry of Health and and department officials.—MNA
                                                                                                YANGON, 11 July—
                                                                                          Yangon City Develop-
                                                                                          ment          Committee
                                                                                          provided cash and
                                                                                          exercise books for
                                                                                          children of the staff in
                                                                                          conjunction with the
                                                                                          ceremony to honour the
                                                                                          distinction      winning
                                                                                          students at the hall of the
                                                                                          YCDC           yesterday
                                                                                                Chairman           of
                                                                                          YCDC Mayor Brig-Gen
                                                                                          Aung Thein Lin gave a
          Commander Maj-Gen Wai Lwin and Minister for Health Dr Kyaw
                                                                                          speech       and     Joint
          Myint view patients with eye complaints at Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana
                                                                                          Secretary U Kyaw Soe
                                   200-bed Hospital.—MNA
                                                                                          gave cash assistance and
             Mandalay Mayor inspects Strand Road                                          exercise books to the
              N AY P YI T AW , 10 July— Chanmyaetharse                       Township, students.                         Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin presents
       Chairman of Mandalay City construction of overflow drain in                              Next, Mayor Brig-         prize to six-distinction winning student.
       Development Committee Mandalay Pyigyitagon Township, and proper flow Gen Aung Thein Lin,                                               YCDC
       Mayor Brig-Gen Phone Zaw Han of water in Parantaw Creek on 3 July Vice-Mayor Col Maung
       inspected major repair of Strand Road morning.                                     Pa, Joint-Secretary U Committee member U to the distinction
       of Mandalay, proper drainage tasks in                                        MNA Kyaw           Soe       and Hla Aye presented prizes winners.—MNA

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          Myanmar implementing five-year National Plan of Action based on
           five technical strategies to prevent human trafficking from every
         nook and corners working hand in hand with neighbouring countries
            Myanmar women have equal rights with men in political,
         economic, administration, judicial and social spheres under law
                World Population Day 2009 observed in Nay Pyi Taw
              NAY PYI TAW, 11 July—A ceremony to mark the           to reproductive health by 2015 but also to be able to            partnership with WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF.
       World Population Day 2009 was observed at the hall           create better environments for health, social and eco-                  Healthy and educated people are the primary
       of Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association,           nomic life of vulnerable people like youth, women and            resources when the State is developing all sectors
       here, this morning, with an address by Minister for          migrants during the time of financial crisis.                    aiming to build a peaceful, modern and developed
       Immigration and Population Maj-Gen Maung Oo.                        It is necessary to keep the momentum going in             nation. The national economic benefits are also linked
              Also present on the occasion were Minister for        order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals                to health, education, job opportunities and gender
       Industry-2 Vice-Admiral Soe Thein, Minister for So-          linked to health and social economic outcomes in the             equality for women. Education is one of the factors
       cial Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Maj-Gen Maung          area of children, mothers, HIV/AIDS, gender and                  influencing the reproductive health of individuals and
       Maung Swe, Minister for Health Dr Kyaw Myint,                poverty. In these times of austerity and economic                couples and it is also one of the most important factors
       Minister for Labour U Aung Kyi, Attorney-General U           downturn, investing in social areas will gain high               for poverty eradication and enhancing the status of life.
       Aye Maung, deputy ministers, departmental heads,             economic and social returns with minimum invest-                        Under the National Education Policy, the Min-
       representatives of social organizations, ambassadors         ment. The World Population Day of this year is urging            istry of Education is endeavouring to implement com-
       of foreign embassies to Myanmar and embassy offi-            the countries for stronger programmes, policies and              pulsory and free primary education in accordance with

             Minister for Immi-
         gration and Popula-
        tion Maj-Gen Maung
             Oo addresses cer-
              emony to mark
             World Population
                 Day 2009.

       cials, resident representatives of UN agencies, respon-      laws for reproductive health and rights as well as for           All Children in School project.
       sible persons of INGOs, staff of the Ministry of Immi-       the implementation of programmes, policies and laws.                    Similarly, Myanmar Maternal and Child Wel-
       gration and Population, prize winners in the contests to             In the context of this year’s WPD theme, I would         fare Association, a nation-wide NGO, is also actively
       mark the World Population Day 2009 and guests.               now like to touch briefly on the situation in our country.       engaged in providing quality reproductive health
               Speaking on the occasion, Minister Maj-Gen                   In order to realize development goals set out in         counseling, services and advocacy on reproductive
       Maung Oo said : The World Population Day is com-             the ICPD Programme of Action adopted in Cairo in                 health and sexually transmitted diseases.
       memorated on 11th July every year by nations all over        1994, Myanmar has been making considerable efforts                      Myanmar regards children as leaders of the
       the world to build better awareness of population            through promotion of overall reproductive health by              future and, therefore, the Myanmar National Plan of
       issues and their relation to development. Myanmar            focusing on reduction of infant, child and maternal              Action for Children (2006-2015) in conformity with
       attaches great importance to the World Population            mortality and combating HIV/AIDS. Myanmar has                    the provisions of the Convention on Rights of the Child
       Day commemorative ceremony, and it has been hold-            been implementing programmes to achieve the United               (CRC), the Myanmar Child Law, the Millennium
       ing this ceremony consecutively for 20 times, includ-        Nations Millennium Development Goals including                   Development Goals (MDGs), a World Fit for Children
       ing this to underline our commitment to the goals,           the universal access to reproductive health.                     (WFFC) and various regional plans of action have
       objectives and activities of the United Nations.                     Myanmar’s National Health Policy places high             been adopted and being implemented.
               The theme of the World Population Day this           priority on strategies that seek to encourage, strengthen               Since Myanmar has long porous borders with a
       year is “Protecting marginalized populations from the        and intensify actions for improving reproductive health.         number of neighbouring countries, illegal migration of
       global economic crisis”. Although the task of poverty                The Five-year Strategic Plan for reproductive            workers becomes a reality. One of the major problems
       reduction and increasing health status of people has         health in Myanmar (2004-2008) has been formulated                due to irregular migration is human trafficking.
       fairly progressed by the nations all over the world, the     and now the second Five-year Strategic Plan (2009-                      In this context, Myanmar ratified and became a
       global financial crisis is threatening us. It is necessary   2013) is under implementation. The Strategic Plan is             party to the United Nations Convention against
       not only to keep the promise to ensure universal access      initiated by the Ministry of Health and implemented in           Transnational Organized Crime (UNCTOC) and its
                                                                                                                                     protocols, ratified the COMMIT MoU of the Greater
            Education is one of the factors influencing the                                                                          Mekong Sub-region as a member. The Anti-Traffick-
                                                                                                                                     ing in Person Law was enacted in 2005. Myanmar has
         reproductive health of individuals and couples and it is                                                                    laid down a five-year National Plan of Action based on

         also one of the most important factors for poverty
                                                                                                                                     five technical strategies to prevent human trafficking
                                                                                                                                     from every nook and corners and to work hand in hand
         eradication and enhancing the status of life.                                                                               with neighbouring countries.
                                                                                                                                                           (See page 9)

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                                                                    istration, judicial and social spheres under the law.           national NGOs such as MWAF, MMCWA and MMA
       Myanmar implementing                                                 In Myanmar, there are many pioneer organiza-
                                                                    tions headed by women. The womenfolk has become a
                                                                                                                                    towards achieving universal access to reproductive
                                                                                                                                    health in the country.
       five-year …                                                  greater national force in nation building task. The State
                                                                    values and honours the spiritual ability and fine tradi-
                                                                                                                                           In conclusion, I would like to express my sincere
                                                                                                                                    thanks and appreciation to Excellencies and distin-
                           (from page 8)                            tions of womenfolk.                                             guished guests, and to all concerned, for making this
       Regarding the development of border areas and national               The Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation                  commemoration of the World Population Day a suc-
       races, the border areas and national races development       (MWAF) has been standing as national mechanism for              cess. Let us all aspire with the noble aim to promote the
       plan was adopted and the Central Committee and Work          development of women’s lives. The federation is join-           quality of life of individuals and families and at the same
       Committee for Progress of Border Areas and National          ing hands with the ministries concerned and NGOs to             time protecting marginalized populations from the glo-
       Races were formed in order to systematically imple-          carry out the tasks of preventing violence against women        bal economic crisis thus cerating a better, healthier and
       ment the plan. Two Nationalities Youth Resources             and prevention from human smuggling and human                   happier world.
       Development Degree Colleges were established with            trafficking and rehabilitation and regeneration.                       Resident Representative Mr Mohamed Abdel
       the aim of turning out the human resources for the border            Myanmar will be enthusiastically cooperating            Ahad of UNFPA read out the message sent by UNFPA
       areas and producing qualified intellectuals and intelli-     with the nations of the world in order to achieve the           Executive Director Ms Thoraya Obaid.
       gentsia.                                                     ICPD-PoA and MGDs and particularly to the cause of                     Minister Maj-Gen Maung Oo presented first,
              During the financial crisis, it is important to in-   universal access to reproductive health.                        second and third prizes to the winners in the colour
       crease social investment for women all over the world. In            I would like to take this opportunity to acknowl-       photo contest to mark the World Population Day.
       the context of Myanmar, women enjoy equal rights as          edge with thanks the important role played by the United               Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen
       men. Myanmar has no significant gender disparity. They       Nations agencies like the UNFPA, WHO, UNDP,                     Phone Swe, Deputy Minister for Immigration and Popu-
       have equal rights with men in political, economic, admin-    UNICEF, WFP as well as the international NGOs and               lation Brig-Gen Win Sein, Director-General U Maung
                                                                                                                                    Myint of Population Department and Director-General
                 Myanmar will be enthusiastically cooperating with the                                                              U Maung Maung Than of Immigration and National
                                                                                                                                    Registration Department awarded winners in the arti-
             nations of the world in order to achieve the ICPD-PoA and                                                              cle, poster and essay contests.
             MGDs and particularly to the cause of universal access to                                                                     After the ceremony, Minister Maj-Gen Maung
                                                                                                                                    Oo and party posed for documentary photo together
             reproductive health.                                                                                                   with the prize winners and visited the photo show to
                                                                                                                                    mark the World Population Day.—MNA

               MoU on establishing friendly city ties                                              Sibin Thayar Yay Bank Ltd holds AGM
                                                                                                         N A Y P Y I T A W , 11 July—             U Khin Latt read out an annual report of
               between Nanning and Yangon signed                                                 Minister for Progress of Border Areas            the board and annual accounts and the
               Y ANGON , 11 July—The MoU           and the Party Secretary of the Guangxi        and National Races and Development               Chairman of auditor committee U Than
       signing ceremony for establishment of       Communist Party of China (CPC) Mr             Affairs Col Thein Nyunt attended the             Kyaw Htoo annual audit.
       friendship city relationship between        Guo Shengkum, members of the Chinese          annual general meeting of Sibin Thayar                    Afterwards, the state/division
       Nanning City of Guangxi Zhuang              delegation, Chargs d’Affaires ai of the       Yay Bank Ltd for 2008- 09 fiscal year            share-holders reported matters related to
       Autonomous Region of the People’s           Chinese Embassy Mr Wang Zongying              at the meeting hall of the ministry              banking services and the meeting came
       Republic of China and Yangon of the         and officials, vice-presidents of Union of    yesterday morning and delivered an               to an end with concluding remarks by the
       Union of Myanmar was held at Sedona         Myanmar Federation of Chambers of             address.                                         minister.
       Hotel, here, this morning.                  Commerce and Industry and officials.                   Secretary of Board of Directors                                            MNA
               First, Chairman of Yangon City             Yesterday evening, Mayor Brig-
       Development Committee Mayor Brig-           Gen Aung Thein Lin received the
       Gen Aung Thein Lin and Mayor of             delegation led by the Nanning City Mayor
       Nanning City Mr Huang Fangfang              at Hotel Yangon at 8 -Mile Junction and
       extended greetings.                         discussed friendly relations between the
               The Nanning Mayor and Vice-         two cities.
       Mayor of Yangon Col Maung Pa signed                Next, the Mayor of Yangon hosted
       the MoU and exchanged notes.                a dinner to the Chinese delegation at the
               The two mayors exchanged the        same vanue.
       gifts to mark the MoU signing ceremony.            This morning, the Chinese
               Also present on the occasion were   delegation paid homage to Shwedagon
       YCDC members and heads of                   Pagoda. In the evening, President of
       department, Chairman of the Standing        UMFCCI U Win Myint hosted a dinner
       Committee of the People’s Congress of       to the Chinese delegation at Sedona
       Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region            Hotel.—MNA                                 Minister Col Thein Nyunt delivers an address at annual general meeting
                                                                                                    of Sibin Thayar Yay Bank Ltd for 2008-09 fiscal year.—PBANRDA

                                                                                                            BEHS-2 Kamayut holds
                                                                                                           prize-awarding ceremony
                                                                                                       Y ANGON, 11 July — Annual                   attended the occasion.
                                                                                                 meeting       of     Parent-Teacher                      The headmistress, the township
                                                                                                 Association and prize-awarding                    education officer and the patron of
                                                                                                 ceremony for 2008-2009 academic                   PTA / SBT extended greetings.
                                                                                                 year of No 2 Kamayut Basic Education                     The patron of PTA presented prize
                                                                                                 High School was held at Teza hall of              to the headmistress for school
                                                                                                 the school this morning.                          administration. The headmistress
                                                                                                       Township Education Officer                  awarded to six-distinction winners in
                                                                                                 U Ohn Thwin, Headmistress Daw May                 matriculation examination 2009.
                                                                                                 Hla Ye, patron and executives of Parent-                 Next, the patron, executives of
                                                                                                 Teacher Association, patron and                   PTA and responsible persons gave away
              Vice-Mayor Col Maung Pa and Nanning City Mayor Mr Huang                            executives of School Board of Trustees,           prizes to outstanding students.
                              Fangfang sign MoU.—MNA                                             parents, teachers, guests and students                                              MNA

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                                                                                               Lt-Gen Khin Zaw looks into
              Information Minister plants                                                      regional development…
                                                                                                                                                                    Afterwards, Lt-Gen
                                                                                                                                                                Khin Zaw oversaw avail-

               teak saplings at sixth week
                                                                                                                                                                ability of water in the dam
                                                                                                     (from page 16)              Khin Zaw looked into the       of the local station, oil
                                                                                                    Lt-Gen Khin Zaw and          hospital and presented gifts   palm nursery and pepper
                 tree growing ceremony                                                         party inspected mixed
                                                                                               cropping of paddy plan-
                                                                                                                                 for the patients.
                                                                                                                                      Next, Lt-Gen Khin
                                                                                                                                                                    At the worksite of
                                                                                               tations grown among rub-          Zaw presented exercise         Kangyi/Yaypon housing
                                                                                               ber plantations along the         books and stationery in        project, Lt-Gen Khin Zaw
                                                                                               road at Htainchaung vil-          meeting with officers and      heard reports presented
                                                                                               lage.                             other ranks and their fami-    by officials and left nec-
                                                                                                    At Kyunsu Township           lies of the local station in   essary instructions.
                                                                                               People's Hospital, Lt-Gen         Taninthayi Hall.                                     MNA

                                                                                               its plantations, 100 euca-        50 rain trees, 25 iron trees   200 teak saplings at Nay
                                                                                               lyptus, 125 oil Eugenia           and 50 mezali saplings at      Pyi Taw Daily House of
                                                                                               and 200 teak saplings at          Nay Pyi Taw Press              News and Periodicals
                                                                                               Myanma Radio and Tel-             House of Printing and          Enterprise, totalling
                                                                                               evision in Nay Pyi Taw            Publishing Enterprise          2,060 saplings.
                                                                                               Tatkon, 300 eucalyptus,           and 500 eucalyptus and                            MNA

        Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan views participation of
            staff in sixth week monsoon tree planting ceremony.—MNA
              NAY PYI TAW, 11        ing ceremony.                growing of trees, nurtur-
       July—The Ministry of In-             The       minister    ing the seasonal crops and
       formation held the sixth      viewed land preparations     perennial trees, growing
       week monsoon tree plant-      at Seintalon mango plan-     of perennial and shady
       ing ceremony 2009 at the      tation of Information and    plants and undertaking of
       environs of the Ministry      Public Relations Depart-     agriculture and livestock
       of Information this morn-     ment, growing of mango       breeding tasks for staff
       ing.                          saplings, thriving of per-   welfare.
              Minister for Infor-    ennial plants and breed-            Today’s        cer-
       mation Brig-Gen Kyaw          ing of fish at No. 38 dam    emony, 210 teak and 300
       Hsan planted teak sapling     and pig and duck farms.      Seintalon mango saplings       Staff under Ministry of Information are planting trees in sixth week
       and viewed participation             The minister gave     were grown at the envi-                        monsoon tree planting ceremony.
       of staff in the tree plant-   instructions on systematic   rons of the ministry and                                                  MNA

                                 Mon State General Hospital in Mawlamyine
                                                                        Article: Win Naing (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
              (from page 16)         Chaungzon townships in       due to better health care    hospitals and health care         million kyats to improve
                Mon State Medi-      Mon State, and southern      with pathologists, and       centres in Mon State, he          the health care.
        cal Superintendent said      part of Hpa-an, Kya-in       modern laboratory appa-      said that the region had                 Observing the
        that the hospital provides   Seikkyi and Phayathonzu      ratuses equipped in it by    got 31 hospitals if com-          wards, medical equip-
        health care to the people    townships in Kayin State.    the Ministry of Health,      pared with only 20 in the         ment and medical store,
        of Thaton, Paung,                   He added that the     and Mon State Peace and      past. Similarly, during the       we got to the blood cen-
        Mawlamyine,           Ye,    hospital has come to at-     Development Council.         same period, the number           tre. Pathologist Dr Sandar
        Thanbyuzayat, Mudon,         tract greater reliance and         Regarding an in-       of specialists increased          Myaing told Kyemon             Dr Nyan Zaw, Medi-
        Kyaikmaraw            and    trust from local people      crease in the number of      from 18 to 36; and rural          Daily that blood was es-       cal Superintendent,
                                                                                               health care centres, from
                                                                                                                                                                Mawlamyine General
                                                                                               53 to 60. The hospitals in
                                                                                               the state were upgraded                                               Hospital.
                                                                                               and medical teams made                                           regular blood donors to
                                                                                               field trips down to rural                                        get safe blood. So, we
                                                                                               areas monthly to give                                            keep in touch with the
                                                                                               health care to local peo-                                        social organizations in
                                                                                               ple, he said.                                                    the state to get safe
                                                                                                      The medical su-                                           blood          whenever
                                                                                               perintendent clarified                                           needed."
                                                                                               that the hospital had been                                               During the visit to
                                                                                               facilitated with more                                            Mon State, we noticed
                                                                                               equipment including                                              that all local people had
                                                                                               dental X-ray machine,              Dr Sandar Myaing,             easy access to better
                                                                                               Allegra X-15R Centri-                                            health care, and enjoyed
                                                                                               fuge brand serum testing                                         better health standard
                                                                                               machine, Ultrasound               sential for human beings,      thanks to the modern
                                                                                               machine, modern labo-             and emphasized the im-         medical facilities.
             Specialists and assistant surgeons performing an operation on a                                                     portance of ensuring safe
                                                                                               ratory apparatuses, a                                               Translation: MS
                                          patient.                                             child ward worth 200              blood. She said, "We need        Kyemon: 9-7-2009

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             Japan has tried to destroy                                                                                               Indonesian students win
              secret nuke documents                                                                                                  int’l software competition
            TOKYO, 11 July—Japanese Foreign Ministry                                                                                   JAKARTA, 11 July—Indonesian students from
       bureaucrats had ordered the destruction of copies of a                                                                      Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) won a
       1960 secret nuclear agreement between Japan and the                                                                         Microsoft international computer software competition
       United States just before the information disclosure                                                                        held in Cairo, Egypt, the news portal
       law took effect in 2001, The Asahi Shimbun reported                                                                         reported on Friday.
       Saturday.                                                                                                                       The students who joined Big Bang team brushed
            The order covered related documents, including a                                                                       aside Brazilian team to seize the championship in
       memo explaining the secret pact that was passed down                                                                        mobile device category competed in the Imagine Cup
       to successive administrative vice foreign ministers,                                                                        2009 competition.
       the newspaper quoted former officials as saying.                                                                                The Indonesia students brought their originally-
            The secret agreement allows US warships carrying                                                                       created software that detects malaria patient,
       nuclear weapons to call at ports in Japan and US                                                                            codenamed MOSES (Malaria Observation System
       aircraft armed with nuclear warheads to pass through                                                                        and Endemic Surveillance).
       Japanese airspace without prior consultation with the                                                                           The software that brought a championship to
       Japanese Government. The pact creates a loophole in                                                                         Indonesian team is able to diagnose and analyze a
       Japan’s three non-nuclear principles of not producing,                                                                      person from the possibility of being infected by Malaria
       possessing or allowing nuclear weapons to be brought                                                                        disease quickly.
       into Japan.                                                                                                                     The competition’s judging panel learned that the
            The Japanese government has continually denied                                                                         software will be very useful as a medical solution for
       the existence of the secret pact, but US documents and Thunderstorms are threatening to delay NASA’s                        people who reside in remote areas in getting a quick
       statements from former US and Japanese diplomats planned launch on Saturday night of space shuttle                          and correct medical treatment.
       strongly suggest otherwise.—MNA/Xinhua                 Endeavour, already running a month late.—INTERNET                                                               MNA/Xinhua

              Man with gun near Obama home                                                         Solar eclipse set for July 22 in HK
                sentenced to 5 yrs in prison                                                         HONG KONG, 11 July—The largest solar eclipse visible in Hong Kong since
                                                                                                 1958 will take place July 22, the Hong Kong Observatory said Friday.
           CHICAGO, 11 July—A 31-year-old          a hearing on a criminal court at Cook             If it is fine, the eclipse will be visible as a partial one in Hong Kong from
       man accused of carrying a handgun           County in the southern side of Chicago on     8:15 am to 10:46 am, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 9:26 am when 75 per
       outside the South Side home of US           Friday. Sengstacke originally faced up to     cent of the sun’s diameter will be blocked by the moon, said the observatory.
       President Barack Obama last year was        seven years in prison.                            As the sun’s elevation is high, the eclipse will be visible in most places with
       sentenced on Friday to five years in             In September last year, Sengstacke       an unobstructed view to the east. However, to avoid eye damage, the observatory
       prison, local media reported.               was arrested after he repeatedly tried to     warns people not to look directly at the sun or through telescopes.—MNA/Xinhua
           Omhari Sengstacke, grandson of          pass security barriers near Obama’s
       former Chicago Defender publisher John      Kenwood neighbourhood home on the
       Sengstacke, was convicted last month        southern side of Chicago, saying he wanted
       of two counts of aggravated unlawful        to talk to the then-US senator about a job.
       use of a weapon, a Chicago Tribune          Police found a handgun and a bulletproof
       report said.                                vest in Sengstacke’s car, but authorities
           Judge Nicholas Ford imposed the         said he never made threatening statements
       five-year sentence on Sengstacke during     toward Obama.—MNA/Xinhua

             Singaporeans becoming more concerned
                          about health
           SINGAPORE, 11 July —                              Friday, about 300
                                      survey conducted by Swiss
       Singaporeans are beco-         food and beverage giantSingaporeans were polled
       ming more conc-erned           Nestl.                 by Nestle.
       about their health, followed       According to reports    Health was in the third
       by economy and job             from TV broadcaster    spot in the last study
       security, according to a       Channel NewsAsia on    conducted in 2007, with
                                                             economy ranked first,
                                                             followed by job security.
                                                                  Some 75 percent of the         A Michael Jackson fan riding a bicycle with an attached bird cage gathers outside
                                                             population now tend to seek         the entrance to the Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles on 6 July, 2009. A
                                                             out the Healthier Choice            dermatologist linked to the investigation into Michael Jackson’s death denied
                                                             symbol when buying food,            giving the star dangerous drugs on Wednesday as mystery shrouded the King of
                                                             as opposed to 49 percent                         Pop’s final resting place.—INTERNET

                                                                                                 Eight killed in floods in SW China’s
                                                             two years back. Food
                                                             products carrying this
                                                             symbol mean the products
                                                             are healthier, and are
                                                             generally lower in fat,
                                                                                                           Sichuan Province
                                                             saturated fat and sodium,                BEIJING, 11 July —           10,100 houses and            floods, and 99,000
                                                             or higher in dietary fibre          Heavy rains and floods            damaged more than            people had been
                                                             and calcium.                        have killed eight people          29,000 in the province,      relocated, it said.
                                                                  It is instituted by            in southwestern China’s           which experienced                 The figures might
                                                             Singapore’s         Health                                            continuous rainfall from
                                                                                                 Sichuan Province, the                                          still rise, the ministry
                                                             Promotion Board and is
       Odin, a white Bengal tiger, dives for a piece of meat intended to help people             Ministry of Civil Affairs         July 3, the ministry said.   warned, as rainfalls
       at the opening of the new Odin’s Temple of the Tiger make informed food                   said here Saturday.                   At least 12 cities and   continued       in   the
       exhibit at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, on 9 July choices at the supermarket                   The floods have              43 counties in Sichuan       northeastern part of
              2009, in Vallejo, Calif.—INTERNET              or shops.—MNA/Xinhua                toppled more than                 were affected by the         Sichuan.—Xinhua

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              CLAIMS DAY NOTICE                                      Women ski jumpers remain  Cocaine king’s hippo
         MV KOTA TABAH VOY NO (297)
           Consignees of cargo carried on MV KOTA TABAH               absent from 2010 Games gunned down in Colombia
       VOY NO (297) are hereby notified that the vessel will              O TTAWA ,11 July—       were being discriminated                 B OGOTA, 11 July—          flush with cash that he flew
       be arriving on 12.7.2009 and cargo will be discharged         Women ski jumpers will       against.                             Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s      in hundreds of exotic ani-
       into the premises of A.W.P.T where it will lie at the         still be absent from the          Ski jumping has been            hippo died the same way        mals, including kangaroos,
       consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws      Vancouver Winter Olym-       an Olympic sport since               he did, hunted down and        flamingos, elephants, rhi-
       and conditions of the Port of Yangon.                         pic Games as a Canadian      1924. All new sports al-             shot by the authorities for    nos, and nine hippos.Many
           Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am                                                                              posing a danger to the         were given away to zoos
                                                                     judge on Friday rejected     lowed into either the Sum-
       to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm up to Claims Day now                                                                            public.The African-born        after his death and collapse
                                                                     a bid by female ski jump-    mer or Winters Games
       declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo                                                                        hippopotamus that es-          of his cartel. But two
                                                                     ers to compete next year.    must have both men’s and
       from the vessel.                                                                                                                caped three years ago          dozen hippos continued to
           No claims against this vessel will be admitted after            But the judge agreed   women’s competition.
                                                                     that women ski jumpers            The IOC has refused             from a ranch once owned        live and mate on his
       the Claims Day.                                                                                                                 by Escobar was killed on       former estate in northern
                                                                                                  to sanction women’s ski
                 SHIPPING AGENCY DEPARTMENT                          Robbers kill six             jumping in the Games,                orders of the government,      Colombia.
                      MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY                                                       arguing that not enough              authorities said on                 A male and a female
           AGENT FOR: M/S ADVANCE CONTAINER                           policemen in                women are competing in               Friday.Cocaine king            escaped in 2006, freely
       Phone No: 256908/378316/376797                                   Nigeria                   the sport worldwide for it           Escobar, who was gunned
                                                                                                                                       down by police on a
                                                                                                                                                                      roamed the wetlands near
                                                                                                                                                                      the Magdalena River and
                                                                                                  to qualify as an Olympic
                                                                          L AGOS , 11 July — event.                                    rooftop in the city of         even reproduced in the
          One dead at Pamplona;                                      Armed robbers killed six                        Internet          Medellin in 1993, was so       wild.—Internet

        first goring death since ’95                                 police officers as they fled
                                                                     after a raid on a commer-
            PAMPLONA, 11 July—       Pamplona native would           cial bank at Idi-Iroko, a
       For a bull, this one was on   probably still be alive.        Nigerian border town
       the smallish side, at just         At least nine people       with Benin, witnesses
       over a ton. And its name,     were injured in the fourth      said on Friday.
       Capuchino, sounded            of eight planned runs, il-           “The policemen were
       harmless enough, like         lustrating the festival’s ex-   shot dead during the rob-
       coffee with frothy milk.      traordinary drawing             bers’ desperate attempt to
            But of the things that   power and global lure:          get away from the scene,”
       can go wrong when             two were Americans in           Demola Akilo told AFP.
       hordes of humans sprint       their 60s, one of whom               Another witness
       with thundering beasts at     suffered a blow to the          Funso Ajakaiye said the
       Spain’s most storied fi-      chest, one a Londoner           robbers had sighted the Workers stand outside
       esta, the light brown bull    aged 20, and another a          policemen around the area the under construction                   FDA approves Effient to
                                                                     and immediately opened Soccer City stadium near
                                                                                                                                       reduce risk of heart attack
       did one of the most dan-      young man from Argen-
       gerous on Friday, straying    tina.                           fire on them on Thurs- Soweto in Johannesburg,
       from the pack, spooking
       and charging at anything
                                                         Internet    day.—Internet                June 2009.—INTERNET
                                                                                                                                         in angioplasty patients
       that moved.
            The rogue bull gored
                                         Deep tremors may foretell quake                                                                   WASHINGTON, 11 July
                                                                                                                                       — The US Food and
                                                                                                                                                                      around the procedure
                                                                                                                                                                      site, causing clots that
       a young Spaniard in the           LOSANGELES,11               where large earthquakes         6.0 Parkfield quake in
                                                                                                                                       Drug Administration            can lead to heart attack,
       neck, the first fatality in   July— Tremors deep              have happened in the            2004, Nadeau and his
                                                                                                                                       (FDA) has approved the         stroke, and death. Effient
       nearly 15 years at            within the San Andreas          past,” said Robert              team said in a study pub-
                                                                                                                                       blood-thinning drug            was studied in a 13,608-
       Pamplona’s running of the     Fault suggest California        Nadeau, a research seis-        lished on Friday in the
                                                                                                                                       Effient tablets (prasugrel)    patient trial comparing it
       bulls. The victim was         should not become com-          mologist at the University      journal Science.
                                                                                                                                       to reduce the risk of          to the blood-thinning
       killed almost instantly as    placent about future            of California, Berkeley.              Unusually strong
                                                                                                                                       blood clots from forming       drug,              Plavix
       he scurried for cover un-     earthquakes, a leading              Seismic activity in the     tremors preceded the
                                                                                                                                       in patients who undergo        (clopidogrel), in patients
       der a wooden barrier, slid-   seismologist said.              central part of the fault has   Parkfield quake three
                                                                                                                                       angioplasty, a common          with a threatened heart
       ing under it feet-first.          “The San Andreas            increased in the years          weeks before it struck,
                                                                                                                                       procedure to unblock a         attack or an actual heart
            Had he dived head-       fault is changing down          since the magnitude 6.5         leading scientists to be-
                                                                                                                                       clogged coronary artery.       attack who were about to
       first, the experienced bull   deep and it’s changing          San Simeon quake in             lieve such tremors could
                                                                                                                                            During an angio-          undergo angioplasty.
       runner and son of a           down deep in places             2003 and the magnitude          provide an early warning
                                                                                                                                       plasty, a balloon is used           The fraction of pa-
                                                                                                     single to a big quake, said
                                                                                                                                       to open the artery that has    tients who had subse-
                                                                                                     Greg Beroza, a seismolo-
                                                                                                                                       been narrowed by athero-       quent non-fatal heart at-
                                                                                                     gist at Stanford Univer-
                                                                                                                                       sclerotic plaque. Often, a     tacks was reduced from
                                                                                                                                       tiny wire mesh scaffold        9.1 percent in patients
                                                                                                           Earthquakes usually
                                                                                                                                                                      who received Plavix to
                                                                                                     generate clear seismic            (stent) is inserted into the
                                                                                                                                                                      7.0 percent in patients
                                                                                                     waves with sharp onsets,          blood vessel to help keep
                                                                                                                                                                      who received Effient.
                                                                                                     while tremors vibrate qui-        the artery open after the
                                                                                                                                                                      While the numbers of
                                                                                                     etly and can continue for         procedure. Platelets in
                                                                                                                                                                      deaths and strokes were
                                                                                                     days.—Internet                    the blood can clump
                                                                                                                                                                      similar with both drugs,
                                                                                                                                                                      patients with a history of
                                                                                                      People run for cover behind a fence as a man is
                                                                                                                                                                      stroke were more likely
                                                                                                     gored by a bull in Pamplona, during the running                  to have another stroke
                                                                                                      of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in north-               while taking Effient. In
                                                                                                     ern Spain. A bull gored a man to death during the                addition, there was a
                                                                                                     world famous Pamplona run on Friday, piercing                    greater risk of signifi-
                                                                                                      his neck, heart and lungs with its horns in front               cant, sometimes fatal
                                                                                                                   of thousands of tourists.                          bleeding seen in patients
                                                                                                                                                                      who took Effient.

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       Language use may predict Alzheimer’s
          BALTIMORE, 11 July—          States.                        memory          problems.
       Alzheimer’s disease may            Study author Dr Juan        The grammar score did
       be less likely in those who     Troncoso of Johns              not show any difference
       had good language skills        Hopkins University in          between the two groups.
       when college age, US re-        Baltimore says essays             “Our results show that
       searchers say.                  from 14 participants writ-     an intellectual ability test
          The study, published         ten as they entered the        in the early 20s may pre-
       in Neurology, was based         convent in their late teens    dict the likelihood of re-
       on participants in the          or early 20s were scored       maining cognitively nor-
       Nun Study — an ongo-            on language — on the           mal five or six decades
       ing clinical study of           number of ideas per 10         later, even in the presence
       Alzheimer’s disease risk        words — and grammar            of a large amount of
       factors in members of           complexity.                    Alzheimer’s disease pa-
       the School Sisters of              The language scores         thology,” Troncoso says
       Notre Dame congrega-            were 20 percent higher         in a statement.                  File photo shows teenage boys washing the mud from an ice cooler in a river
       tion living in the United       in the women without                               Internet     near the slopes of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines. Philippines authori-
                                                                                                       ties warned that Mayon, one of the country’s most active volcanoes, is show-
        High insulin level linked to breast cancer                                                                ing signs of life and could erupt again soon.—INTERNET
          NEW YORK, 11 July—           sion and breast tumor          senior epidemiologist at
       Elevated insulin levels in      growth in animal models,       Einstein said.                    Meds cause dry mouth, researchers find
       the blood appear to in-         so the researchers reasoned       Kabat’s team analyzed            BALTIMORE, 11 July—             statement.                     survey conducted by the
       crease the risk of breast       that elevated insulin levels   data on 5,450 women en-          Dry mouth, caused by a                “General dentists are       Academy of General Den-
       cancer in postmenopausal        could contribute to breast     rolled in the Women’s            decrease in salivary func-         seeing this trend in their     tistry shows the most com-
       women, researchers in           cancer risk in women, said     Health Initiative, a study in-   tion, afflicts about 25 per-       offices, which is why they     mon symptoms reported
       New York said.                  their study, published in      vestigating the influence of     cent of Americans, US re-          are trying to learn all they   by patients include con-
          Increased breast cancer      the International Journal      a number of factors on           searchers said.                    can about this condition,”     stant thirst and difficulty
       risk for postmenopausal         of Cancer. “Up to now,         women’s health. The re-             The number of cases of          Kleiman said. “The more        eating, swallowing or
       women previously has            only a few studies have di-    searchers found women in         dry mouth, formally                they know, the better they     speaking.
       been linked to obesity and      rectly investigated whether    the upper third for insulin      known as xerostomia, has           will be at diagnosing and          Other symptoms in-
       diabetes, researchers at the    insulin levels are associ-     levels were more than twice      increased markedly be-             treating patients.”            clude foamy or stringy sa-
       Albert Einstein College of      ated with breast cancer        as likely to develop breast      cause people are taking               About 91 percent of         liva, irritation of the
       Medicine of Yeshiva Uni-        risk, and those studies have   cancer when compared with        more medications, dentist          dentists say patients com-     tongue, burning of the tis-
       versity said.                   yielded conflicting re-        women in bottom third for        Cindy Kleiman, an expert           plaining of dry mouth are      sues inside the mouth,
          Both conditions involve      sults,” Geoffrey Kabat, a      insulin levels.—Internet         on dry mouth, said in a            taking multiple medica-        painful ulcerations and ex-
       insulin resistance, which                                                                                                          tions, Kleiman said.           treme sensitivity in one or
       causes increases in circu-                                                                                                            A nationwide member         more teeth.—Internet
       lating levels of insulin. In-
       sulin promotes cell divi-
                                                                                                                                            Cardiac CTs good for
        Children sit in a class-
           room in Yakouta, in                                                                                                               low risk chest pain
           Burkina Faso’s arid                                                                                                               SEATTLE, 11 July—Using cardiac CT scans on low
         northern region. Chil-                                                                                                           risk chest pain patients can reduce costs and shorten
         dren in rural areas of                                                                                                           the length of hospital stays, researchers in Seattle said.
          the impovrished west                                                                                                               A cardiac CT, or computed tomography, is much
       African nation are often                                                                                                           less expensive and time consuming than the tradi-
       taken out of school early                                                                                                          tional standard of care workup comprising enzyme
         to help maintain valu-                                                                                                           tests, nuclear stress testing and electrocardiograms,
        able livestock as well as                                                                                                         researchers at the University of Washington School
            being married off                                                                                                             of Medicine, Seattle, said.
            young.—INTERNET                                                                                                                                                               Internet

             US death toll of A/H1N1 flu rises to 211                                                  A/H1N1 flu death toll in Uruguay rises to nine
          HOUSTON, 11 July —           representing a 10-per-            The CDC said on its         M ONTEVIDEO ,        11 had brain paralysis and is not need to apply spe-
       The A/H1N1 flu death            cent increase from the         website that there have     July—Uruguayan Public 34-year-old male who had cial measure like to ex-
       toll in the United States       previous total of 3,3902       been 6,031 confirmed Health Minister Maria other diseases, Munoz tend the winter (austral)
       has reached 211, while          released a week ago.           and probable cases in the Julia Munoz reported on said in a press conference. vacations for students,
       confirmed and probable             Since the outbreak of       state.                      Friday the death of two          Munoz called the peo- who will return to school
       cases rose to 37,246, ac-       the H1N1 flu, the state of         However, those are patients due to A/H1N1 ple to remain calm and on Monday.
       cording to the latest sta-      New York has been lead-        “really just the tip of the flu, raising the death toll said there is not “scientific   All the fatal cases were
       tistics released by the         ing the nation with most       iceberg,”            Anne   to nine in the country.       evidence to close the pub- related to other organic
       US Centers for Disease          deaths of the new flu vi-      Schuchat, a leading CDC         The patients were an lic places.”                     problems and diseases.
       Control and Prevention          rus. The latest CDC re-        expert, said last week. 11-month-old male who                Munoz said that there                      Internet
       (CDC) on Friday.
          The CDC said that 41
                                       port shows there have
                                       been 52 deaths in the
                                                                      She and other CDC ex-
                                                                      perts believe that there         Thailand reports 157 new A/N1N1 flu cases
       more deaths have been           state, eight more deaths       might be more than 1           BANGKOK, 11 July — Thailand has 157 more influenza A/H1N1 cases, bringing
       reported in the past            reported for the past          million Americans who the country’s total number to 3,228, local media reported on Saturday.
       week, a 24 percent jump         week.                          have been infected with        Of those patients, most have recovered, 15 people died, some six people are in
       from the previous record            Meanwhile, the state       H1N1 virus, though serious condition, the Channel 7 quoted public health ministry sources as saying.
       of 170, and 3,344new            of Wisconsin continues         many probably had only          On Friday, the public health ministry has assigned permanent secretary and
       confirmed and probable          to has most cases of the       a mild illness.             senior officials to inspect preventive and control measures in all regions.
       cases have emerged,             H1N1 flu.                                        Internet        The country had its first two confirmed patients on 12 May.—Internet

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       14 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Sunday, 12 July, 2009

                                                                     American sprinter runs fastest                                      Santoro wins back-to-back
             SPORTS                                                      100m of the season                                              matches at Newport tennis
                                                                        ROME, 11 July—Tyson Gay of the United States                     N EWPORT , 11
               City give up on Eto’o                                 clocked season’s best of 9.77 seconds for the title of           July—Two-time
                                    Eastlands, but a contrac-        men’s 100 meters at the Golden Gala athletics meet               defending cham-
                                    tual hitch emerged be-           here on Friday.                                                  pion        Fabrice
                                    tween the forward, who               Gay had to equal his personal best to beat off               Santoro won back-
                                    scored in the Champions          Olympic champion Bolt’s Jamaican compatriot and                  to-back matches to
                                    League final win over            former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who                reach the semi-fi-
                                    Manchester United.               ran 9.88 for the silver medal.                                   nals of the rain-hit
                                       City said they have now          Another Jamaican, Yohan Blake, came third with a              500,000 dollar ATP Two-time defending champion
                                    called off any move for the      time of 9.96 in the second attempt at the race after             Hall of Fame Ten- Fabrice Santoro of France
        Barcelona’s Cameroon                                         Daniel Bailey of Antigua false started. —Internet                nis Championships.
                                    28-year-old, who is set to
         striker Samuel Eto’o                                                                                                            Both the second and quarter-final rounds were com-
                                    see out the final year of         Tyson Gay of United
          MANCHESTER, 11 July—      his Barcelona contract.                                                                           pleted Friday due to a number of weather delays.
                                                                      States gestures after                                              France’s Santoro defeated American Taylor Dent
       English Premier League       “Samuel Eto’o is undoubt-
       club Manchester City have                                      winning the men’s 100                                           7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the second round before registering a
                                    edly a fine footballer but the
       given up on a potential      circumstances surrounding         meters during the IAAF                                          6-4, 6-4 win over countryman Nicolas Mahut later in
       move for Barcelona’s         him were such that the deal       Golden Gala in Rome’s                                           the day on the grass courts.
       Cameroon striker Samuel      could not be completed,”          Olympic stadium, on 10                                             Mahut cruised past American journeyman Alex
       Eto’o.                       City chief executive Garry        July, 2009.—INTERNET                                            Bogomolov 6-2, 6-2 in the second round.
          Barcelona had last        Cook told club website                                                                               Santoro’s next faces third-seeded American Sam
       week appeared to accept                       Vieira could boost Lyon,                                    Querrey in the semi-finals.—Internet
       Eto’o was on his way to                           Internet
                                                                               says Boumsong                                          Berdych recovery puts Czechs
             Everton seal Jo loan deal
          LONDON, 11 July—Brazilian striker Jo on Friday
                                                                         TIGNES, 11 July—Deposed French league champi-
                                                                     ons Lyon could benefit from having ex-France skip-
                                                                                                                                           ahead of Argentina
       agreed to join Everton on a season-long loan deal from        per, and former Arsenal ace, Patrick Vieira in their line-          P RAGUE , 11 July—       in the Davis Cup quarter-
       Premier League rivals Manchester City.                        up, defender Jean-Alain Boumsong said on Friday.                 Tomas Berdych recovered     final in Ostrava on Friday.
          The 22-year-old, who signed for City for 18 mil-               “He could contribute a great deal to the club and            to beat Argentina’s Juan       Berdych, the world
       lion pounds from CSKA Moscow last summer, spent               fill the gap left by the departure of Juninho,”                  Monaco 6-4, 2-6, 2-6,       number 20, took the first
       five months on loan at Goodison Park last term and            Boumsong told reporters at Lyon’s training camp in               6-3, 6-2 and give the       set from a nervous Mo-
       scored five times in 12 appearances.                          this French Alpine resort.                                       Czech Republic a 1-0 lead   naco, who replaced the
          He was expected to return to City but the arrival of           “He has been captain of France and the experience                                        injured David Nalbandian
       Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn has put his future            and the aura he radiates could only add value to our                                         in the Argentinian team.
       at Eastlands in doubt. Everton, who will play in the          team,” he added.                                                                                Monaco, the world 62,
       Europa League this season, have also been given per-              Although 33-year-old Vieira was an irregular per-                                        then fought back in the
       mission to hold talks with Sheffield United full-back         former last season at Inter Milan due to a thigh injury,                                     next two sets as Berdych
       Kyle Naughton after a 4.5million-pound fee was                has been linked with a move to Lyon.                                                         started to suffer a series of
       agreed between the clubs.—Internet                                However, manager Claude Puel, making it clear                                            unforced errors and dou-
                                                                                                                                      Tomas Berdych of the        ble faults. Berdych took a
                                                                     the priority now is for more attacking power rather
             CROSSWORDS PUZZLE                                       than another defender, has approached Toulouse about
                                                                                                                                      Czech Republic returns a    toilet break to gather his
                                                                                                                                      backhand to Juan Mo-        thoughts and returned re-
                                                                     striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, the league’s top goal
                                                                                                                                      naco of Argentina during    juvenated, building up his
                                                                     scorer last season.
                                                                                                                      Internet        their Davis cup quarter-    confidence with an im-
                                                                                                                                      final match at the          proved first serve and
                                                                       Germans fight back against                                     Ostrava’s Cez Arena.        beating Monaco easily in
                                                                                                                                      Berdych won 6-4, 2-6,
                                                                          Spain in Davis Cup                                          2-6, 6-3, 6-2.—INTERNET
                                                                                                                                                                  the last two sets.
                                                                        MARBELLA, 11 July— Germany fought back in their
                                                                     Davis Cup quarter-final against holders Spain on Fri-              Croatia take 2-0 Davis Cup
                                                                     day, after Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Tommy Robredo
                                                                                                  in straight sets to leave the               lead over USA
                                                                                                  tie poised at 1-1 after the     POREC, 11 July—Croatia, the 2005 champions, have
                                                                                                  opening day.                  opened up a 2-0 lead over the United States in their
                                                                                                     Ninth-ranked Fernando Davis Cup World Group quarter-final.
                                                                                                  Verdasco had drawn first        Ivo Karlovic came from two-sets down to defeat
                                                                                                  blood for the hosts at the James Blake and give Croatia a 1-0 lead.
                                                                                                  Marbella Arena in scrap-        Karlovic won 6-7 (5/7), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 in a
                                                                                                  ing past Andreas Beck 6-0,                                         match that lasted
       ACROSS                       DOWN                                                          3-6, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 6-1.                                          three hours and
        7 Breathed despairingly     1 Flightless bird                                                But Kohlschreiber then                                          37 minutes.
       8 Seat for a rider           2 Depraved                                                    saw off Robredo 6-3, 6-4,                                             “It was a very
       10 Domestic cock              3 Small-minded                                               6-4 as Spain suffered a set-                                       long match and
       11 Crouch down                4 Herb                                                       back in the absence of                                             it was not easy
                                                                          German Philipp
       12 Gather                     5 Total (3,2)                                                world number two Rafael                                            for me. I was
                                                                     Kholschreiber returns a
       13 Yellowish-brown           6 Petulant                         forehand to Spanish        Nadal. Verdasco will team                                          very nervous at
       17 Perfume                   9 Open-armed (anag.)             Tommy Robredo during with Feliciano Lopez in               James Blake of the US returns a the start since I
       18 Grim                      14 Zodiac sign                    their second Davis cup Saturday’s doubles against          ball to Ivo Karlovic of Croatia     was playing in
       22 Back tooth                15 Devotion                         match in Marbella,        veteran Nicolas Kiefer and during their quarter-final Davis front of the local
       23 Far off                   16 Guard                           Spain. Kholschreiber       Mischa Zverev as the Cup match in Croatian Adriatic crowd,” said
       24 Peak                      19 Shatter                          won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to      Spanish try to get their        resort of Porec, on 10 July.       Karlovic, the
       25 Exciting                  20 Feather                         allow Germany to tie       noses back in front.          Karlovic won 6-7 (5/7), 4-6, 6-3, world number
                                    21 Flower                        Spain at 1-1.—INTERNET                            Internet    7-6 (7/3), 7-5.—INTERNET          27.—Internet

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                                                                                                Programme Schedule
                                                                                                (12-7-2009) (Sunday)

                                                                             Transmissions                                     Times
                                                                             Local                             - (09:00am ~ 10:00am) MST
                                                                             Europe                            - (15:30pm ~ 23:30pm) MST
                                                                             North America                     - (23:30pm ~ 07:30am) MST

                                                                           Local Transmission
                                                                           * Signature Tune
                                                                           * Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights
          Finish line impression during the Men’s Eight                    * Heart and Soul of Myanma Culture
         Repechage during the Rowing World Cup on the                      * A Day in the life of the Pao Family
                                                                           * A Mirror Reflecting Rakhine Architecture
          Rotsee lake in Lucerne, Switzerland,on 11 July
                                                                             (Shitthaung Stupa)
                         2009.—INTERNET                                    * A Safe Haven-For Older Persons (Kayah State)
        Fast-growing kelp invades                                          * Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights
                                                                           Europe/ North America Transmission
            San Francisco Bay                                              *   Signature Tune
            SANFRANCISCO, 11 July— A fast-growing kelp from                *   Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights
       the Far East has spread along the California coast from Los         *   Ayeyawady’s Second Defile
       Angeles to San Francisco Bay, worrying marine scientists            *   Ah Laung Taw Kathapa Natural Cave and National
       and outpacing eradication efforts.                                      Park
            In May, scientists for the first time found the invasive       *   Music....up Close “Heavily Rained in the past”
       seaweed called Undaria pinnatifida clinging to docks at a
                                                                               Cordyceps Sinensis Shea-Pa-De
                                                                               Smogless sky, Enchanting Smiles
       yacht harbor in San Francisco Bay, fouling boat hulls and                (Southern Shan State, Inlay)
       pier pilings.                                                       *   Myanmar Movies Impact                                                                        Saturday, 11 July, 2009
            "I was walking in San Francisco Marina, and that's             *   Kengtaung Waterfall                                                                   Summary of observations recorded at 09:30 hr
       when I saw the kelp attached to a boat," said Chela Zabin,          *   Planting of Mulberry tree and Breeding of Silkworms                              MST: During the past 24 hours, weather has been partly
       a biologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research               *   Myanmar Modern Song                                                              cloudy in Shan, Kayah States and lower Sagaing
       Center in Tiburon, Calif.                                           *   Heart and Soul of Myanmar Culture                                                Division, rain or thundershowers have been isolated in
                                                                           *   A Day in the life of the Pao Family                                              Chin and Kayin States, upper Sagaing, Mandalay and
            "It was 6-foot long, and there is nothing here in the bay                                                                                           Magway Divisions, scattered in Bago and Ayeyawady
                                                                           *   A Mirror Reflecting Rakhine Architecture
       that gets to that size," Zabin said. "I didn't want to believe                                                                                           Divisions, fairly widespread in Kachin, Rakhine States,
                                                                               (Shitthaung Stupa)
       what it was, it's depressing."                                      *   A Safe Haven-For Older Persons (Kayah State)                                     Yangon Division and widespread in the remaining
            Before Zabin's discovery, ocean scientists believed            *   Palm Leaf Inscription                                                            areas. The noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded
       the northward spread of the invasive kelp had been stopped          *   Bead Gallery                                                                     were Phyarpon (2.29) inches, Sittway (2.24) inches,
       at Monterey Bay. But last year, federal funding used to buy         *   A Pilgrimage to Dhammayangyi                                                     Mudon (2.13) inches, An (2.01) inches, Myeik (1.30)
       equipment for volunteer divers dried up, reducing the               *   Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights                                            inches and Mawlamyine (1.18) inches.
       number of people working on eradication.—Internet                                                Website:                                    Maximum temperature on 10-7-2009 was 92°F.
                                                                                                                                                                Minimum temperature on 11-7-2009 was 72°F.
                                                                                                                                                                Relative humidity at (09:30) hours MST on 11-7-2009
                                        8:25 am                            4:10 pm                                       ]]Pocket Dragon                        was 79%. Total sun shine hours on 10-7-2009 was (8.6)
                                         7. twD;NydKifyGJ                   2. tqdkNydKifyGJ                             Adventure}}                            hour Approx.
                                        8:40 am                            4:20 pm                                   6:55 pm                                         Rainfall on 11-7-2009 was (0.20) inch at
                                         8. International News              3. Dance of National                     14. wpfrsufESmwpfuGufpm                    Mingaladon, (0.08) inch at Kaba-Aye and (0.51) inch
                                        8:45 am                                Races                                     ]]cspf v uf a qmif } }                 at Central Yangon. Total rainfall since 1-1-2009 was
                                         9. Musical programme              4:30 pm                                                                              (44.61) inches at Mingaladon, (48.70) inches at Kaba-
                                                                                                                                 kd   J         k f G
                                                                                                                         (&efEi?f ZGaemif? cdiyi?hf             Aye and (52.24) inches at Central Yangon. Maximum
                                        11:00 am                            4. Musical programme                         0g0gatmif? Ed;k Ed;k )                 wind speed at Yangon (Kaba-Aye) was (4) mph from
                                         1. Martial Song                   4:40 pm                                       «'g½dkufwm-arwif                       Southwest at (18:30) hours MST on 10-7-2009.
                                        11:10 am                            5. ta0;oifwuúovynma&;    kd f                (MMG)»                                      Bay inference: Monsoon is moderate in the North
            Sunday, 12 July              2. Musical programme                  ½k y f j rif o H M um;oif c ef ; pm   7:15 pm                                    Bay and weak in the Andaman Sea and elsewhere in
             View on today              11:20 am                               yxrESpf (yx0D0iftxl;jyK)              15. EdkifiHjcm;Zmwfvrf;wGJ                 the Bay of Bengal.
                                         3. Round up of the                    (yx0D0if)                                                                             Forecast valid until evening of 12th July 2009:
       7:00 am                                                                                                           ]]ay:jyLvmtcspf }
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                                            Week’s International           4:55 pm                                                                              Rain or thundershowers will be widerspread in Rakhine,
        1. rif;uGe;f q&mawmfb&m;Bu;D
                                 k                                                                                       (tydkif;-10)                           Mon States and Taninthayi Division, fairly widespread
                                            News                            6. Songs for uphold
           \y&dwfw&m;awmf                                                                                            8:00 pm                                    in Kachin and Kayin States, Bagon, Yangon and
                                        11:30 am                               National Spirit
           -a,mq&mawmfa[mMum;                                                                                        16. News                                   Ayeyawady Divisions, scattered in Chin, Shan States,
                                         4. EdkifiHjcm;Zmwfvrf;wGJ         5:00 pm                                                                              upper Sagaing Division and isolated in the remaining
                    l          d            ]][mourÇm}} (tydi;f -10) k      7. ]]pyg;ua&T i g;uaiG}}}
                                                                               ]]pyg;ua&T                            17. International News
                                                                                                          }                                                     areas. Degree of certanity is (80%).
       7:25 am                          12:30 pm                           5:10 pm                                   18. Weather Report
                                                                                                                     19. umwGef;tpDtpOf                              State of the sea: Seas will be slight to moderate in
        2. To Be Healthy                 5. Golf Magazine (TV)             8. Musical programme                                                                 Myanmar waters.
           Exercise                     12:50 pm                           5:20 pm                                        ]]'dkifEdkaqmrdom;pkpGefYpm;cef;}}
                                                                                                                                                                     Outlook for subsequent two days: Continuation
       7:30 am                           6. jrefrm½kyf&Sif                 9. jynfh0pHkvifvmapcsif                       (tydkif;-24)                           of decrease of rain in the Eastern Myanmar areas.
        3. Morning News                     ]]tzd k ; wef j r}}            5:30 pm                                   20. EdkifiHjcm;Zmwfvrf;wGJ                      Forecast for Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring area
       7:40 am                              (nGe0if;? xGe;f xGe;f Edi?f
                                                       Yf              k   10. Sing &Enjoy                               ]]tjzLa&mifatmufu                      for 12-7-2009: Isolated rain or thundershowers. Degree
        4. Nice & Sweet Song                csKjd yK;H ? aqGZifxu)
                                                                kd f       6:00 pm                                       tMuifemESvHk;om;}}                     of certainty is (80%).
       8:55 am                              ('g½dkufwm-vSa0rdk;)           11. Evening News                              (tydkif;-3)                                 Forecast for Yangon and neighbouring area
        5. ,Ofaus;vdrm(38)jzmr*Fvm
                           ®            2:55 pm                            6:30 pm                                   21. w½kwfjynfuGrf;&SD;½kyfjrif             for 12-7-2009: Isolated rain or thundershowers. Degree
       8:10 am                                                                                                                                                  of certainty is (80%).
                                         7. International News             12. Weather Report                            oHMum;&ufowÅywfjyyGJ
        6. EdkifiHhpD;yGm;tav;xm;aus;   4:00 pm                            6:35 pm                                                                                   Forecast for Mandalay and neighbouring area
                                                                                                                         (Mission                 for
                                                                                                                                                                for 12-7-2009: Likelihood of isolated rain or
           vufxkwfukefrsm;               1. Martial Song                   13. umwGe;f tpDtpOf                           Myanmar Beauties)                      thundershowers. Degree of certainty is (60%).
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             Lt-Gen Khin Zaw looks into regional development
                work of Kyunsu Township in Myeik District
              NAY PYI TAW, 11 July—Lt-Gen Khin Zaw of the
       Ministry of Defence accompanied by Chairman of
       Taninthayi Division Peace and Development Council
       Commander of Coastal Region Command Maj-Gen
       Khin Zaw Oo and officials left Myeik by boat yesterday
       morning and arrived at Kyunsu Township in Myeik
              Lt-Gen Khin Zaw met departmental personnel,
       members of social organizations and townselders at the
       hall of the township.
              First, the chairman of township PDC explained
       facts about the township and sectors of agriculture,
       education and health. The commander made a supple-
       mentary report on regional development work.
              Lt-Gen Khin Zaw asked about the facts of the
       township and gave necessary instructions.
              Next, Lt-Gen Khin Zaw and the commander
       presented exercise books, stationery and cash to a re-         Lt-Gen Khin Zaw of Ministry of Defence looks into worksite of Kangyi/Yaypon housing
       sponsible person.              (See page 10)                                                  project in Myeik.—MNA

             Mon State General Hospital                                                          Health of patient suffering from New
                                                                                                    Influenza A (H1N1) improves
                  in Mawlamyine
                                                                                                     Patient still put under surveillance
              Health and fitness
       are of great importance            Article: Win Naing (Kyemon);                               NAY PYI TAW, 11 July—News was released on 9 July that New Influenza
                                                                                              A (H1N1) virus was found in a 20-year-old man who came back from a foreign
       for everybody to enjoy a             Photos: Khin Maung Win                            country and the medical treatment was being provided to him at Weibagi
       healthy and long life.                       (Kyemon)                                  Specialist Hospital.
       There is a Myanmar say-                                                                       The patient recovered from the flu at 9 am today, and specialists are giving
       ing that goes "Good            health and transport the    on a 25.898-acre land at    intensive care to him at the separate room of the hospital.
       health is a great bless-       length and breadth of the   the      junction      of          The Ministry of Health is keeping his four family members in quarantine
       ing". So, everyone should      country. During our trip    Thunardan and Mingyi        under surveillance at their home and monitoring them along with all the 104
       get health care regularly      to Mon State, we dropped    streets in Mawlamyine.      passengers on board the aeroplane and 122 service personnel at Yangon
       in order that they can         in on Mon State General     It was upgraded to a 350-   International Airport. Up to now, nothing unusual has been found.
       work hard with all their       Hospital in Mawlamyine      bed one in 1991. Having            Now, the Ministry of Health is taking precautionary measures against the
       mental and physical            to cover news about         a large compound, medi-     virus in order to avert spread of New Influenza A (H1N1) at the arrival and
       might.                         health care being pro-      cal facility's all wards    departure areas of the nation. A total of 83,391 flight passengers were screened
              The government,         vided local people in the   are kept clean and tidy     at the airports, 6392 passengers at the jetties, 1,830,893 people at the border
       as part of the drive for       state.                      with a good ventilation     checkpoints totalling 1,920,676 from 28 April to 9 July.
       transforming the nation               Mon State Gen-       system.                            The ministry is keeping those with fever and suspected persons at the
       into a modern, developed       eral Hospital is situated         (See page 10)         hotels or houses. Monitoring of 4,544 people out of 12374 were completed and
       one, is trying its utmost to                                                           the remaining 7830 persons are under surveillance.
                                       The newly-annexed child ward to Mon State                                                                                            MNA
       improve all the infrastruc-
       tures such as education,
                                           General Hospital in Mawlamyine.

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