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Wednesday, 27 November, 2013

Myanmar enjoys fruits of peace as no gunfire heard in various corners of country Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—The following is the translation of message sent by President U Thein Sein on the occasion of 93rd Anniversary National Day. I wish well-being of all Myanmar citizens enjoying fruits of democracy on this occasion of 93rd National Day that falls on 27th November 2013 (10th Waning of Tazaungmon, Myanmar fell under the colonialist rule in late 19th century and the imperialists introduced the education system in Myanmar which prolonged the colonialist rule. The colonialist government went against the people of Myanmar by enacting the new Yangon University Act in December, 1920 (Tazaungmon, 1282). The people protested against the new act on 5 December, 1920 (10th Waning of Tazaungmon, 1282), and the day has been celebrated as the National Day. Today is the 93rd Anniversary National Day which marks the national education campaign with the vision to promote patriotism. Every nation needs sound education foundation for nationalistic and union spirit. Myanmar has a long and colourful history of national victory based on mature and firm nationalistic fervor. We need, in this IT age,

firm nationalistic fervor and union spirit to sustain national characteristics by analyzing imported cultures and ideologies. The government has been initiating a series of tangible political, economic and administrative reforms as wide as possible. The educational reform play a crucial part of reforms. As the development of the nation depends on educational improvement absolutely, we are speeding up our education promotion efforts. A National Seminar on Pragmatic Education Reforms for education promotion was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 7 October, 2013. As an outcome of the seminar, Education Promotion Implementation Committee, Special Task Force and 18 working committees were formed. We are drafting the work plans by considering priority areas by presenting people, experts, stakeholders and media and asking for suggestions from them. National unity is an essential prerequisite for perpetuation of independence and sovereignty. We have seen light

at the end of the tunnel in our peace negotiation with ethnic armed groups. We have enjoyed fruits of peace as no gunfire is heard in various corners of the country at this moment. We have shifted towards a democratic governance from the centralized governance. We have started initial steps to count voices of the people in public management. The Three Branches of Power—the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary—formed with the President, the elected Representatives, the Union government and the Authorities are marching towards the development hands in hands with the people. I would hereby urge you to strive for fulfillment of the following objectives of 93rd Anniversary National Day:(1) Uplift of national prestige and integrity and dynamism of Union spirit (2) Promotion of national educational standard (3) Perpetuation of independence and sovereignty (4) Building of a new modern, developed nation

President U Thein Sein accepts Credentials of Korean Ambassador

President U Thein Sein poses for group photo with Korean newly-accredited Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Lee Baek-soon at Presidential Palace, Nay Pyi Taw.—mna

Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—Mr. Lee Baeksoon, the newly-accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar presented his Credentials to U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at Presidential Palace, Nay Pyi Taw at 11:00 am today. Present on the occasion were Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister at the President Office U Soe Maung and DirectorGeneral U Thurain Thant Zin of the Protocol Department.—MNA

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SMEs crucial for development of industrial sector

Union Minister for Industry U Maung Myint poses for documentary photo together with participants from 33rd ASEAN SME Working Group Meeting. mna

Yangon, 26 Nov— Myanmar got recognition internationally due to its political and economic re-

forms in the time of new democratic government. Development of SMEs in industrial sector for poverty

ActionAid Myanmar, SEDN hold monthly meeting in NyaungU

NyaungU, 26 Nov— Under the supervision of ActionAid Myanmar and Socio Economic Development Network (SEDN), the monthly meeting between committee members of Socio-Economic Development Network and its sister organization members took place at Bagan Amazing Resort Hotel yesterday. On the occasion, an official of ActionAid Myanmar disseminated undertakings of SEDN and its vocational training courses

for socioeconomic development and urged tourist guides and transportation businessmen to lead travelers to the shops of hand-woven clothes of ActionAid Myanmar. Then, those present on the occasion made suggestions. It was attended by departmental officials, entrepreneurs, tour guides, transport service entrepreneurs, social organization members and women handicrafts experts.—KyemonYe Thura Aung (NyaungU)

alleviation, creation of job opportunity and increasing income is very important, said Union Minister for In-

dustry U Maung Myint at 33rd ASEAN SME Working Group Meeting at Parkroyal Hotel this morning. Myanmar has been striving for reducing poverty rate of the country from 26 to 16 percent in 2015, he said. He continued that SME plays a crucial role in industrial sector and development of the nation’s GDP, adding SMEs are the main blood of ASEAN economy. It is learnt that the Ministry of Industry established SME Centre in April 2012 for SME sector development and is drawing SME Bill with the suggestions and assistance of the scholars at home and abroad and it will be completed soon. MNA

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Football & Sepak Takraw referee course opened in Bokpyin Bokpyin, 26 Nov— A referee course for football and Sepak Takraw was opened at Bokpyin Township General Administration Department yesterday morning. Under the arrangement of Sports and Physical Education Committee of Taninthayi Region, the course was supervised by District/Township Sports

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Objectives of 93rd Anniversary National Day (1) Uplift of national prestige and integrity and dynamism of Union spirit (2) Promotion of national educational standard (3) Perpetuation of independence and sovereignty (4) Building of a new modern, developed nation Agriculture

and Physical Education Committees and it was aimed at uplifting sports standards in Bokpyin Township. U Kyaw Kyaw Oo, Region Minister for Development Affairs, made an opening address. The responsible persons from district/township Sports and Physical Education Departments gave a short term training course to 20 trainees from wards and villages in Bokpyin Township. Bokpyin Township IPRD

Harvesting of Palethwe hybrid paddy demonstrated in Mawlamyine Tsp Mawlamyine, 26 Nov —The ceremony of harvesting Palethwe hybrid paddy organized by Mawlamyine Township Agriculture Department was held at the farm of Daw Nu Nu Wai in Naungkhari Ward of Mawlamyine on 12 November. At the ceremony, Head of Mawlamyine District Agriculture Department of U Aung Kyaw Oo stressed the needs for the development of farming sector and

U Aye Cho, Head of Township Agriculture Department, explained 14 points of good agricultural pattern. Then, Staff Officer Daw Myat Maw and officials demonstrated activities of harvesting. The farm produces about 124 baskets per acre. The Head of Township Agriculture Department replied to queries raised by local farmers. Kyemon-U Maung Maung (Mudon)

Workshop on disaster risk reduction held in Thaton Thaton, 26 Nov—In order to disseminate knowledge about natural disaster prevention, Thaton District Relief and Resettlement Department and Maggin Social Welfare Association jointly conducted workshop on disaster risk reduction at Thuwunna Hall of Thaton on 25 November.

On the occasion, Thaton Township Administrator U Tun Tun Naing made an opening address. Head of Thaton District Relief and Resettlement Department Assistant Director Daw Hla Kathy Mar explained the purpose of conducting the workshop and Chairman of Maggin

Social Welfare Association U Lwin Zar Maung made a discussion on activities of their organization. At the workshop, lectures were given to 54 trainees from 54 villages of the township. Then, the officials reviewed discussions of participants in groups. Kyemon-Thet Oo (Thaton)

As a gesture of hailing the XXVII SEA Games to be hosted by Myanmar, departmental personnel from district and township level departments and servicemen of local battalions carried out sanitation at Aungzeya Sports Ground in Monghsat Township of Shan State (East) on 23 November morning.—Kyemon-District IPRD


New Light of Myanmar Japan, China, S Korea begin FTA talks in Tokyo Tokyo, 26 Nov — Japan, China and South Korea began their third round of free trade talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, with a wide range of areas such as intellectual property and goods and services on the agenda. While the talks come as Tokyo’s relations with Beijing and Seoul remain frosty due to territorial disputes and differences over wartime history, a Japanese trade ministry official said the three countries have maintained cooperation in proceeding with the FTA talks and the political discord has not adversely affected the negotiations. The East Asian countries are expected to hold working-level talks on 15 categories including intellectual property, while

expert dialogue in the areas of food, the environment and e-commerce will also take place, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. At the outset of the meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Yasumasa Nagamine, who heads the Japanese delegation, said he hopes for progress especially on such issues as market access, e-commerce and government procurement during the four-day talks. Chinese Assistant Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen expressed hope that the three countries will “keep a good momentum” to produce tangible outcomes. Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul announced the launch of the free trade talks last year and held their first meeting in Seoul in late

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(From L) Chinese Assistant Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen, Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Yasumasa Nagamine and South Korean Assistant Trade Minister Woo Tae Hee join hands prior to holding their third round of free trade talks in Tokyo on 26 Nov, 2013. —Kyodo News March this year. The second meeting was held in Shanghai from July to August. At a preparatory meeting in Seoul in late October, the countries agreed the negotiations should be concluded before

the end of 2015 — the target date for a deal set by 16 countries including Japan, China and South Korea involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade negotiations.—Kyodo News

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Gunmen kill two Russian military instructors in Yemen Sanaa, 26 Nov — Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead two Russian military instructors in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday, a Yemeni police source said. The source said the instructors, who worked with the Yemeni army, were shot as they left a hotel where they were staying in the southern part of the capital. Dubai-based al-Arabiya television reported that one Russian military adviser was killed and another was wounded in the attack. An official at the Russian embassy said he could not confirm that Russians

currently in Yemen. The Russian Defence Ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. The Yemeni army had long relied on foreign advisers as it sought to quell militant elements in parts of the country but it has phased out most of that programme and only a handful remain. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack. There have been repeated drive-by shootings using motorbikes since an uprising that forced longserving President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in 2011. Authorities have

EU observers and UN mission praise Mali legislative vote

A delegation of the ECOWAS observer mission monitor the counting of cast votes at a polling station in Bamako on 24 Nov, 2013.—Reuters Bamako, 26 Nov — Sunday’s vote was European Union observers largely peaceful except for and the United Nation’s a few incidents in the north mission in Mali (MINUS- that were unlikely to affect MA) on Monday praised the outcome, EU election the West African nation’s observation chief Louis weekend legislative elec- Michel said in a statement. tion, despite low turnout Malian officials reand some voting abuses. ported that armed men

carried off ballot boxes in Goundam, in the region of Timbuktu, preventing people from casting their votes. Tuareg separatists also held protests in their northern stronghold of Kidal. Bert Koenders, MINUSMA’s head, said the election campaign and voting took place in accordance with Malian law and met the mission’s expectations. He condemned the incidents that marred voting in some places, particularly Goundam, but said they did not invalidate the election. “These elections will allow the establishment of a new National Assembly, an essential process for the return of constitutional order,” Koenders said. The election of a new parliament is supposed to complete the democratic

Four out of 10 Peruvian women suffer domestic violence Lima, 26 Nov — Four out of 10 Peruvian women are victims of domestic violence, Peru’s Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations said on Monday, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ana Mendieta, director of the National Programme Against Domestic and Sexual Violence of the Ministry, told local radio station RPP that this

percentage has remained unchanged since 2000, which means Peru has made no progress in ending gender violence. Mendieta cited figures to show the seriousness of this social problem, saying that during the first 10 months of 2013, 99 women were murdered by their partners and ex-partners, plus 122 attempted femicide cases, compared to 83 and 99, respectively, in the same period of 2012.

Mendieta said that the government has taken concrete actions to fight against violence and one of them has been the National Plan to Fight Violence against Women since 2009. “This plan seeks to join the federal government’s work with regional and local governments as well as with the civil society to actively fight, from different stages, against the problem,” she said.—Xinhua

transition in the wake of last year’s military coup and a nine-month occupation of northern Mali by Islamic militants linked to al-Qaeda. The end of the transition will unlock about $3.25 billion donors have pledged to rebuild the impoverished country and develop its lawless northern desert. Reuters

People look on as a cameraman films blood stains left behind after two Russian military instructors were shot dead in front of Hotel Amsterdam on Benon street in Sanaa, on 26 Nov, 2013.—Reuters had been killed in the incident but said there were no Russian military instructors

blamed these attacks on Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda.—Reuters

US says may pull out all troops as Afghan leader holds up deal K a bul /W ashington , 26 Nov — Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, and Washington may have to resort to the “zero option” of withdrawing all American troops from the strifetorn country next year, as it

did in Iraq. Karzai told US National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Kabul on Monday that the United States must put an immediate end to military raids on Afghan homes and demonstrate its commitment to peace talks before he would sign a bilateral security pact, Kar-

Members of the Loya Jirga, grand council, leave on the last day of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul on 24 Nov, 2013. Afghan president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday the United States needed to bring peace to Afghanistan before he would sign a security deal which will enable Washington to keep troops in the country beyond next year. —Reuters

zai’s spokesman said. The White House said Karzai had outlined new conditions in the meeting with Rice and “indicated he is not prepared to sign the (bilateral security agreement) promptly.” “Without a prompt signature, the US would have no choice but to initiate planning for a post2014 future in which there would be no US or NATO troop presence in Afghanistan,” a White House statement quoted Rice as saying. On Sunday, an assembly of Afghan elders endorsed the security pact, but Karzai suggested he might not sign it until after national elections next spring. The impasse strengthens questions about whether any US and NATO troops will remain after the end of next year in Afghanistan, which faces a still-potent insurgency waged by Taliban militants and is still training its own military.—Reuters


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Adobe says breach notification taking longer than anticipated London, 26 Nov — Adobe Systems Inc said it is taking longer than expected to warn customers about a massive data breach that compromised data on tens of millions of people, leaving some in the dark 10 weeks after the attack was discovered. That puts those who have yet to be alerted at increased risk of cyberscams and identity theft, because part of the massive trove of data stolen from Adobe is circulating on the Internet. “This is a pretty massive screw-up,” said Chester Wisniewski, a senior security advisor at anti-virus software maker Sophos. “Anybody can go and download the list. It’s not a secret.” Adobe identified the attack on 17 September and began notifying customers “immediately” after it disclosed the breach on 3 October, according to company spokeswoman Heather Edell. “Email notifications are taking longer than we anticipated,” she said. The company has had

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to validate email addresses of those affected, and also limit the number of notifications sent at any one time to make sure they don’t get blocked by email providers or tagged as spam, she said. Edell said the company has notified by email and letter some 2.9 million Adobe customers with credit or debit card information taken by the attackers. It is in the process of notifying tens of millions of others who have Adobe ID accounts for using its customer website, she said. She declined to provide a specific number on how many had been affected, saying the investigation was still ongoing. A file containing information on some 152 million Adobe ID accounts has circulated on the Internet for at least three weeks. It includes email addresses along with encrypted passwords and password hints, according to multiple security firms that have reviewed its contents. Yet Edell said it was not accurate to say 152 million customer accounts had

Adobe Systems’ headquarters at the CityWest complex is pictured in south Dublin on 9 July, 2013.—Reuters been compromised because tomers. The social network the database attacked was a then required affected users backup system about to be to verify their identity and decommissioned. reset their passwords. She said the records “We actively look for included some 25 million situations where the acrecords containing invalid counts of people who use email addresses, and 18 Facebook could be at risk, million with invalid pass- even if the threat is exterwords. “A large percent- nal to our service,” said age” of the accounts were Facebook spokesman Jay fictitious, having been set Nancarrow. “When we find up for one-time use so that these situations, we pretheir creators could get free sent messages to people software or other perks, she to help them secure their added. Still, security ex- accounts.” Computer usperts at Sophos and other ers need to watch out for firms successfully identi- scammers who are sendfied an unknown number ing out emails that appear of passwords in that file by to be security-breach notianalyzing password hints fications from Adobe, but and using other techniques contain malicious links, to guess at them. Other said Wisniewski of Sophos. companies, including Fa- “The bad guys already cebook Inc, have identified know you have a relationusers who employed the ship with Adobe,” he said. same passwords as those “That makes it easier for contained in the widely cir- them to scam you.” culated file on Adobe cusReuters

Einhorn’s Greenlight discloses stake in chipmaker Micron San Francisco, 26 Nov — David Einhorn’s hedge fund Greenlight Capital reported a stake of about 23.02 million shares in US memory chipmaker Micron Technology, according to a filing on Monday. The disclosure of the stake, equivalent to about 2 percent of Micron, comes after Einhorn said last week he had invested in the chipmaker because it stands to benefit from industry consolidation. Einhorn made the comments, which contributed to a rally in Micron’s shares, in an interview aired on CNBC after speaking at an investor conference in New York City that was closed to the media. At the end of July, Micron, based in Boise, Idaho, completed its

The main entrance to Micron corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho, on 3 Feb, 2012.—Reuters acquisition of failed Japanese memory chipmaker Elpida in a move to create economies of scale and better challenge memory chip leader Samsung Electronics. After a deep memory chip price slump last year that led some chipmakers to throttle back production, prices for DRAM and

NAND chips made by Micron, Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have increased this year. Shares of Micron rose 0.30 percent in extended trade following Greenlight’s disclosure. Earlier, Micron’s stock closed down 1.63 percent at $19.86 in regular trade on the Nasdaq. Reuters

ntel wants $500 million for Internet TV service: Bloomberg

San Francisco, 26 Nov — Intel Corp is trying to sell its yet-to-launch Internet television service for $500 million and wants to complete a deal by yearend, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Verizon Communications, one of the suitors, has spoken with content providers about a streaming television service, Bloomberg also said, citing unnamed sources. Intel declined to comment on the report. Intel’s project, called OnCue, has faced challenges getting off the ground since it was officially launched in February.

The chipmaker’s new CEO, Brian Krzanich, ultimately decided Intel could not afford the distraction and expense, sources familiar with the decision told Reuters last week. While Intel came close to finalizing deals with some of the major programmers, according to industry sources on both sides of the talks, the terms were such that Intel would have faced upfront outlays in the hundreds of millions regardless of how quickly the service caught on, the same sources say. Reuters

The Intel logo is advertised on the side of a computer box at an electronic store in Phoenix, Arizona on 4 Nov, 2009.—Reuters

Curiosity resumes science operations on Mars: NASA Washington, 26 Nov — US space agency NASA said on Monday its Mars rover Curiosity has resumed full science operations after days of suspension due to an electrical problem. On 17 November, the mission team detected a change in the voltage difference between the body of the Curiosity rover and the 32-volt power bus that distributes electricity to systems throughout the rover. They suspected it might be some kind of short and suspended the rover operations to check for possible causes. “The likely cause is an internal short in Curiosity’s power source, the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric

Generator,” NASA said in a statement. “Due to resiliency in design, this short does not affect operation of the power source or the rover.” “Following the decision to resume science activities, engineers learned early 23 November that the rover had returned to its pre-November 17 voltage level. This reversal is consistent with their diagnosis of an internal short in the genera-

tor on 17 November, and the voltage could change again,” the US space agency said. Over the weekend, Curiosity used its robotic arm to deliver portions of powdered rock to a laboratory inside the rover, it said. The powder has been stored in the arm since the rover collected it by drilling into the target rock “Cumberland” six months ago. Curiosity landed on the Red Planet in August 2012 with a mission to assess ancient habitable environments and major changes in Martian environmental conditions. It’s now driving towards its primary destination: a mountain called Mount Sharp.—Xinhua

China to launch Chang’e-3 lunar probe in early December

The model of the lunar probe Chang’e-2.—Xinhua

Beijing, 26 Nov — China is scheduled to launch Chang’e-3 lunar probe in early December, a spokesman with State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry

for National Defence (SASTIND) said on Tuesday. The lunar probe will land on the moon in midDecember if everything is successful, said SASTIND spokesman Wu Zhijian.

Chang’e-3, encompassing a lander and a moon rover, will mark the first time for a Chinese spacecraft to soft-land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body.

The Chang’e-3 mission is the second phase of China’s lunar program, which includes orbiting, landing and returning to Earth. Xinhua


New Light of Myanmar WHO launches new guidelines to help neglected adolescents fight HIV/AIDS

Geneva, 26 Nov—The World Health Organization on Monday launched new recommendations to address the specific needs of adolescents both for those living with HIV and those who are at risk of infection. The document, HIV and adolescents: Guidance for HIV testing and counselling and care for adolescents living with HIV, released ahead of the World AIDS Day 2013, estimated that 2.1 million adolescents between 10 and 19 years old are living with HIV in 2012. Many of them do not receive the care and support that they need to stay in good health and prevent transmission and millions more adolescents are at risk of infection, said the guidance, first of its kind to address the issue among this group. It pointed out that from 2005 to 2012, the failure to support effective and acceptable HIV services for

adolescents has resulted in a 50 percent increase in reported AIDS-related deaths in this group, compared with the 30 percent decline among the general population. Many young people do not know their HIV status. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, it’s estimated that only 10 percent of young men and 15 percent of young women (15-24 years old) know their HIV status, according to the guidance. WHO recommended governments review their laws to make it easier for adolescents to obtain HIV testing without needing consent from their parents. The guidelines also suggested ways that health services can improve the quality of care and social support for adolescents and highlighted the value of involving them to create an adolescent-centered approach to the services that work for them.—Xinhua

Russia bans abortion advertisements

Moscow, 26 Nov—Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning advertisements for abortion, the Kremlin said on Monday, a step activists said would infringe on the reproductive rights of women. Putin has made stemming a post-Soviet population decline a priority during 14 years in power and struck a conservative tone in his new term, praising what he calls traditional values and holding up the Russian Orthodox Church as a moral guide. He has drawn fire from the West for a law he signed earlier this year that critics say discriminates against homosexuals. Wider availability of contraception and a resurgence of religion after the 1991 Soviet collapse have reduced Russia’s abor-

tion rate, but it is among the highest in the world and termination is a top method of birth control. The government has funded advertising campaigns and offered financial incentives for couples to have multiple children. The law banning advertising “is not the beginning of the restriction of women’s (reproductive) rights, but rather the continuation of a process begun in 2011,” said women’s rights activist Olgerta Kharitonova. She was referring to legislation that barred abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy in most cases and establishing a waiting period of at least 48 hours. A recent proposal submitted to lawmakers would prohibit coverage of abortion by health insurance.—Reuters

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Oil prices stabilize after Iran deal, Asian shares steady

Tokyo, 26 Nov — Oil prices stabilized on Tuesday after Monday’s slide as traders questioned how quickly the Iranian nuclear accord could translate into higher supplies, while the yen came off a four-year trough against the euro. Asian shares headed for a third straight session of gains, though Tokyo’s Nikkei benchmark retreated from a six-month high as the yen recovered some of Monday’s steep losses. The Thai baht slipped 0.3 percent to a 11-week low of 32.080 per dollar on heightened political uncertainty as antigovernment protesters forced their way inside the country’s Finance Ministry and burst through the gates of the Foreign Ministry compound, in a bid to oust

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. On Monday, the Thai SET index .SETI fell for a fifth straight session to an 11-week closing low. US crude prices added 0.3 percent to $94.37 a barrel, recouping some of the previous session’s 0.8 percent decline following a weekend deal between the West and Teheran to halt Iran’s most sensitive nuclear activities in exchange for some relief from sanctions. Brent crude prices softened a touch after ending almost flat on Monday from a slide of as much as 2.7 percent.”The interim six-month ‘freeze’ agreement just reached on Iran’s nuclear programme should not have any impact on oil prices, aside from short-term sentiment,

An employee of a foreign exchange trading company works near a monitor displaying the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against the US dollar (top), and Nikkei share average in Tokyo on 22 Nove, 2013. Japanese stocks scaled six-month peaks on Friday as the yen took a spill, though other Asian markets lagged as investors resigned themselves to an inevitable slowdown in US stimulus.—Reuters because core sanctions on oil and banking have not been touched,” Societe Generale said in a note.”We see a greater than 50 percent chance that a comprehensive agreement will be successfully reached within six months. “If and when that happens, it could take Iran three to nine months to

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 with 5.2-inch display, Android 4.3 launched

New Delhi, 26 Nov— Samsung has announced the successor to the Galaxy Grand, the Galaxy Grand 2. The South Korean handset maker has not revealed the price for Galaxy Grand 2 and has also not announced the availability details for the smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The Galaxy Grand 2 is a dual-SIM device with support for GSM+GSM. It features a 5.2-inch HD TFT display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels.

The Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quadcore processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by an LED flash. It also houses a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.Connectivity options on the Galaxy Grand 2 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+). The smartphone measures 146.8x75.3x8.9mm and weighs about 163 grams. The Galaxy Grand 2 packs

a 2600mAh battery that can deliver up to 17 hours of talktime, although no standby time detailed. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be available in Black, Pink and White colour variants in select regions. Samsung has decided to pre-load the Galaxy Grand 2 with some some of the popular apps seen on flagship smartphones, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, like Story Album, which can organise pictures by timelines; S Translator, company’s proprietary translation service; S Travel, which offers guides and travel details; Samsung Hub, company’s own content service that offers access to music, videos and games. The phone also comes with Group Play, a feature first seen on Galaxy S4, which lets users play music or games together, as well as share documents. PTI

Shanghai starts carbon trading today Beijing, 26 Nov—The trading platform will be launched in the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange in Hongkou District and will be followed by the inauguration of a similar one in Beijing on Thursday. About 200 companies, including steel mill Baosteel and hotel operator Jin Jiang, will participate in Shanghai’s

carbon trading initially. The two cities were among the seven provinces and municipalities chosen by China’s top economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, in late 2011 to trial carbon markets. Shenzhen became the first Chinese city to start carbon trading when its online platform began

in June. In carbon trading, a cap is set on the amount of carbon dioxide that may be emitted, and the limit is given to participating firms in the form of carbon credits, or the right to discharge a specific volume. Companies have to buy credits for emissions above allocated quotas on the platform. Xinhua

recover the one million barrels per day in production lost since 2011.” MSCI’s broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS advanced 0.3 percent, building on a 0.3 percent rise in the previous session, though it faced resistance at its 50day moving average. Reuters

Taobao to help smaller vendors expand on shopping site

Beijing, 26 Nov—Taobao, China’s largest consumer-oriented shopping site, will help smaller vendors by providing them with individualized tools as the platform bids to lure more online shoppers. The vendors will be offered free data analyzing tools by Taobao which will also hand out gift vouchers to consumers according to their shopping behavior and habits, Taobao said yesterday. Taobao now hosts about 7 million vendors, and offering them individualized marketing tools is a key step for the shopping site to build up 1 million small vendors with annual sales of 1 million yuan (US$164,000) by the end of 2014. The offer is part of its plan to support smaller sellers who have distinct characteristics. “Our target is to allow more small but high quality vendors to grow on our platform,” said Zhang Yu, president of Taobao.com. Xinhua


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Italian budget vote will test government’s post-Berlusconi strength Rome, 26 Nov — Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s coalition government said on Monday it would call a confidence vote on its 2014 budget, a move that will give the first clear proof of its strength since Silvio Berlusconi’s party split this month. Confidence votes, which limit the scope for time-consuming amendments, are regularly called to speed legislation in Italy and Letta is almost certain to win with the backing of rebels who split from Berlusconi’s center-right party, now rebranded under its original name Forza Italia. But the motion in the Senate heightens tension ahead of a vote to expel Berlusconi from parliament this week and is likely to cement the split between Forza Italia and Letta’s coalition of left and right formed after February’s deadlocked elections. Forza Italia will meet later on Monday to decide its stance on the budget, Berlusconi told a news

Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta speaks during a Social Democratic Party (SPD) party congress in Leipzig, on 14 Nov, 2013. Reuters conference. He said he was asking a court to overthrow his tax fraud conviction due to what he said was new evidence that exonerated him, and he called on his fellow senators to postpone the vote to expel him from parliament. Voting to have one of the country’s political leaders booted out of the Senate would “bring you shame before your children, your voters and all Italians,” Berlusconi said in a letter to senators he read aloud.

“You can’t imagine the indignation you feel in the face of a conviction for a crime you haven’t committed,” he said. He described himself as “an “exemplary citizen who has never evaded taxes, but who has instead paid lots of them”. The 77-year-old billionaire has promised to break with the government and go into open opposition if Letta’s center-left Democratic Party votes for his removal from parliament as promised. Rallies by his

A French soldier conducts reconnaissance on the roof of the Mpoko airport in Bangui on 23 Nov, 2013.—Reuters

Central African Republic says France to boost troops

Paris/United Nations, 26 Nov — France will triple the number of its soldiers in the Central African Republic to 1,200 to bolster security after months of violence, the war-torn nation’s prime minister said on Monday. The mineral-rich but impoverished country of 4.6 million people has descended into chaos since Seleka rebels, many of them from neighboring Chad and Sudan, ousted President Francois Bozize in March. Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told him the reinforcements would arrive once

the UN Security Council adopts a resolution backing the force, which France hopes will occur in early December. “We spoke about the security question. France has 410 soldiers now in Bangui and that will be strengthened by 800, to take the number to 1,200 — more if needed,” Tiangaye told Reuters after meeting Fabius in Paris. French UN Ambassador Gerard Araud said Paris would reinforce its Central African Republic presence, but did not confirm Tiangaye’s figures. He said that until an African Union force of 3,600 troops — known as MISCA — was

fully operational, French troops would start trying to restore law and order. “Basically our force will in the first instance be a bridging force, before the African force is fully operational, and after that ... we will support the African force,” he told reporters after UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson briefed the 15-member Security Council on Monday. “Today, nothing is possible in Central African Republic without restoring law and order,” Araud said. “So that is an absolutely priority ... that’s why we are going to help the African force do the job,” he said.—Reuters

supporters are planned in central Rome during the vote. His threat to pull out of the coalition prompted a party split earlier this month that has left 30 center-right senators and 27 deputies supporting the government. If stripped of his Senate seat, Berlusconi would lose immunity from arrest and from being wiretapped by investigators as he faces at least two other criminal probes and appeals a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute. The budget, a compromise bill worked out after much wrangling between the coalition partners, includes some tax cuts on labor costs but the European Commission has warned the tax and spending plans might not achieve debt reduction targets. The confidence vote is scheduled for Tuesday but may be delayed. It is just one part of the budget’s passage through parliament, which must be completed by the end of the year.—Reuters

Okinawa lawmakers agree on backing US base relocation Tokyo, 26 Nov — Ruling party lawmakers elected from Okinawa met Monday with the party’s No 2 man and conveyed their agreement on a plan to relocate a US Marine base within the southernmost prefecture. At the meeting, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba and the five lawmakers reaffirmed the plan to relocate the Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station from the densely populated city of Ginowan to the less-crowded coastal area of Henoko in

Nago, in line with a JapanUS accord. The Okinawa chapter of the LDP has been calling to relocate the base outside the prefecture. Ishiba and the five lawmakers also agreed to seek the authorization from Okinawa Gov Hirokazu Nakaima to reclaim land necessary for the planned relocation. “In order to remove the dangers of the Futenma Air Station, we agreed not to rule out any possibility, including relocating the base to Henoko,” Ishiba said at a Press conference.—Kyodo News

A street vendor walks past a police blockade during a protest by supporters of presidential candidate Xiomara Castro in Tegucigalpa on 25 Nov, 2013. Reuters

Honduras leftist disputes results as vote count drags on

Tegucigalpa, 26 Nov — Leftist Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro refused to accept partial official results that show her conservative rival on course to win Sunday’s election by a comfortable margin. Castro, the wife of deposed leader Manuel Zelaya, and her team said on Monday that an exit poll drawn up for her party showed she was winning. Her team claimed fraud and accused the electoral

authority of manipulating the result. A partial count issued by the electoral authority gives National Party candidate Juan Hernandez 34.18 percent support, while Xiomara Castro had 28.84 percent, the authority said in an update on Monday. The preliminary tally was based on a count from nearly 62 percent of polling booths. The vote count dragged on, and an election official said data from far-flung precincts was still

arriving at the capital. “We are going to defend our triumph at the ballot box and if necessary will take to the streets,” Zelaya said at a news conference. “Until proven otherwise, we hold triumph in our hands.” “We will seek a recount ballot box by ballot box, booth by booth, town by town,” Zelaya added. “We are struggling against an oligarchy in the government of Honduras.” Reuters

Int’l body agrees to leave Atlantic tuna quota unchanged Cape Town, 26 Nov — The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas said on Monday a decision was made at its annual meeting to leave its Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing quota unchanged for 2014, after it raised the quota for 2013 for the first time in 10 years. At the conference held in Cape Town, the dominant view was that the commission should confirm a recovery in bluefin tuna stocks

while keeping the quota unchanged, conference sources said. The catch quota in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean set last year for 2013 was 13,400 tons, of which around 1,140 were for Japan. The western Atlantic Ocean quota was 1,750 tons, of which around 300 were for Japan. According to the sources, Japan, the biggest consumer of bluefin tuna, had proposed to raise the quota by 400 tons for 2014 in the eastern Atlantic

Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In the face of opposition from the European Union and others who argued that a recovery in stock has not been confirmed, Tokyo agreed to leave the quota unchanged, the sources said. Bluefin tuna, popular in Japan as a sushi ingredient and for sashimi raw fish slices, has been under a strict international watch as it has been subject to overfishing due to strong demand worldwide.—Kyodo News


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LOCAL NEWS Finalists of Myanmar archery team for XXVII SEA Games

Y a n g o n , 26 Nov— Myanmar Archery Federation has selected 16 finalists for the XXVII SEA Games.

With the regard to compound event, the Myanmar team is formed with Lin Naing, Shein Htet Kyaw, Aung Cheint Baw, Sai

Zin Lin Htet, Aung Hngein, Hla Hla San, Aye Aye Thin and Yaw Sein Ya. The recurved team is constituted with Zaw Win

Htaik, Nay Myo Aung, Nyein Sithu, Aung Myo Thu, Thin Thin Khaing, Thazin Aung, San Yu Htwe and Zargyi Win. As part of preparations for the SEA Games, Myanmar archery team hosted the 5th SEA Archery Championship and took part in the 1st Asian Archery Grand Prix held in Thailand. Moreover, the team had taken joint training with Korean players in Republic of Korea from 17 July to 16 August. Myanmar archery team bagged three gold, one silver and three bronze in the 2011 Indonesian SEA Games. MMAL-Nyi Myat Thawda; Photo: Soe Nyunt

Mitsubishi of Japan meets Mon State government

M a w l a my i n e , 2 6 Nov—Mr Yesuhiko Noguchi and party of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation of Japan met Mon State government on 19 November to build cement plant in Mon State. Officials of the company explained emphasis of the company on cement

Development

Railroad sections upgraded along Yangon-Mawlamyine route

Accident

Hino runs into roadside shop Modern

machinery being used in upgrading of rail tracks along YangonMawlamyine railroad Zigon, 26 Nov—A Hino truck driven by Ye Myint, 28 of Thayettaw Road in Nattalin Township of Bago Region plunged into the road side due to out of control between mile posts 132/5 and 132/6 on Yangon-Pyay Road at Nyaungzin Village of Zigon Township on 22 November morning.

In the incident, U Aung Thein, 62 of Nyaungzin Village was injured and rushed to Pyay People’s Hospital. The shop of U Aung Thein was also destroyed in the incident. Zigon Police Station opened a file of lawsuit over the traffic accident under the law.—MMAL-028

Y a n g o n , 26 Nov— Delicious Food Company Ltd, White Lotus Travels & Tours Co Ltd, Shwe Construction, Taw Win Family Co and wellwishers donated cash K 4.55 million and US$ 2500 to Yangon Children’s Hospital on

17 November when the Tazaungdine charity fair was held. They donated cash donations to officials. Moreover, 31 wellwishers donated nutritious foods to 354 children parents and staff families.—MMAL

section. Mawlamyine, 26 Nov— Under the instructions of Ministry of Railways, the rail tracks are being upgraded along Yangon-Mawlamyine

Railroad in Division 8 of Myanma Railways on 22 November morning. The modern rail track connecting machine,

substituting machine and gravel filling machine were used in upgrading the railroad. On completion, the

Water supply facilities provided to rural areas in Kyaukse

Cash donated to Yangon Children’s Hospital

K yaukse , 26 Nov— Kyaukse Township Development Affairs Committee tried hard to supply water to the villages with shortage of water in 2013-14 fiscal year, and it

has implemented the urban water supply system in Pintale Village of Kyaukse Township for the first time in the nation. “We spent K 19,596,800 on water suply facilities.

Every house can tap on the water at their residence,” said Executive Officer U Lay Lwin. The committee pumps the water from Zawgyi River onto the 2000 gallons

production. They heard information that there are many limestone hills in Kyaikmaraw Township of Mon State and so they coordinated with the state government for the work, they said. The Mon State government responded that four companies are trying hard to build cement plants in Mon State. One of them had received permission of MIC. Although there are many limestone hills in the state, permission will not be given to anyone because the region is full of cultural heritage such as pagoads, stupas and religious edifices. There remains one site in Phathein Village of Kyaikmaraw Township. As Minlwin region of Bilin Township is teeming with limestone hills, the state government can give assistance to those wishing to do such business, the state government said. MMAL-L/012 incorrect running hours and accident will be reduced. The remaining railroad sections will be upgraded, it was learnt.—MMAL-012 capacity water tank so as to supply it to the local people. The committee supplies water to 174 houses and charges K 50 per day for water consumption. Moreover the committee has built two more 2000 gallons capacity water tanks for public use. Water is supplied for two hours per day. In addition, 12 water taps have been kept as ready to be used in social welfare affairs of the local people. “Now we are all right. The people took water from the river spending their time in the past. Now, it is so easy. We can switch on the tap for use of water from the pipeline. Anybody does not need to worry about supply of water like previously. We all are pleased for arrangement of the Township Development Affairs Committee. MMAL-411


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Towards new, modern and democratic nation National Day is a very significant day for all national people of Myanmar who staged the anticolonialist and independence struggle spurring the National Education Movement and greater nationalistic fervour. It dates back to the tenth waning of Tazaungmon 93 years ago, in the year 1282 Myanmar Era. To oppose the endeavours of the colonialists, there emerged moves to organize nationalistic and patriotic forces, first on the basis of promoting one’s own nationality and religion. And all that resulted in the birth of the Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA). The boycott of the colonial education system was launched on the tenth waning of the Myanmar month of Tazaungmon (5 December 1920). “Wunthanu Rakkhita”, the spirit of cherishing one’s own country, own people and culture, and the spirit of national solidarity, to which the National Day gave birth is intertwined with nationalistic fervour which is “Non-disintegration of the Union, Non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty”, and they are always remembered by the entire people of Myanmar. We are now in the process of democratization with the people-centred approach at the top of the agenda. Towards this end, we are working hard for the emergence of a new, modern and democratic nation with the help of global partners. As nationalistic fervour is the spirit capable of serving the interest of the State and its people, we all are to be equipped with it forever. A race will not be able to safeguard the sovereignty if it lacks patriotic spirit. It is an inborn duty of the citizens to strive for uplift of dynamism of patriotism in order to achieve uplift of national prestige and integrity. With that, we are sure we would bring about prosperity in our society, and our pace towards a new, modern and democratic nation with nationalistic fervour already deeply rooted will be greater and faster.

International Infrastructure Exhibition at Tatmadaw Convention Hall Yangon, 26 Nov— Jointly organized by AMB Events Group, Malaysia and Care Freight Services Ltd, an opening ceremony of Myanmar’s Biggest International Infrastructure Exhibition was held at Tatmadaw Convention Hall on U Wisara Road of Dagon Township, here, this morning. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe, region ministers and Director Mr Andrew Siow of AMB Events Group, Malaysia cut the ribbon to open the exhibition and looked around in it. Over 250 domestic and foreign companies displayed their products—construction materials, electrical equip-

ment and water and water purifier related materials—at 160 booths in the exhibition up to 28 November.—MNA

WUNTHANU RAKKHITA STILL LIVES ON

Myanmar literature is ours! Myanmar language is ours! Love Myanmar, our Motherland! It was during our was one that would make it school-days when we more difficult for Myanmar chanted the slogans and nationals to pursue higher went round the town on education and permit only Amyotha Aungbwe Nay, a wealthy few to get Unior National Day. Call it versity education. Although Amyotha Aungbwe Nay, the Act was rejected by the or Amyotha Nay, National patriotic majority, it was Day is a very significant passed in December 1920. day for all national people As a result, the Stuwho staged the anti-colo- dents of (the then) Rangoon nialist and independence College and Judson College struggle spurring the Na- got together and decided to tional Education Movement boycott the Act. Accordand greater nationalist fer- ingly, the boycott of the covour. Unlike other days of lonial education system was political significance, it is launched on the tenth wanmarked by the Myanmar calendar. The event of historical and national significance ing of the Myanmar month began with the University of Tazaungmon (5 DecemBoycott against the subju- ber 1920). This is the day that was gative education system but marked as Amyotha Aungled to the national struggle bwe Nay, or National Day in against oppression, disaccordance with the decision crimination and exploitamade by the Ninth Confertion consequently resulting ence of the GCBA held in in the attainment of national 1921 at Mandalay. The 1920 independence. movement against subjugaIt dates back to the tenth waning of Tazaung- tive education system trigmon 93 years ago, in the gered off the entire people’s year 1282 Myanmar Era. great rising, politically and To oppose the endeavors economically, against the of the colonialists, there imperialist rulers. In other emerged moves to organ- words, the course of action ize nationalist and patriotic taken by the students served forces, first on the basis of as a clarion call for the napromotion of one’s own na- tional struggle for independtionality and religion. And ence. The essence of the all that resulted in the birth memorable event that day, of the Young Men’s Budit may be seen, is the exdhist Association (YMBA). pression of national spirit, The year 1920 indeed the desire for national wellwas an eventful year in the being. The form of expreshistory of Myanmar. In the year, the British Govern- sion was a boycott, which ment moved to bring the was the only effective way University Act into force under colonial rule. From then on, the Nawithout noticing what tional Education Movement would happen. The Act

spread quickly and the National College and the National Schools were established. It added impetus to nationalist fervour and strengthened the foundation for the struggle for independence. In this way, the National Day was set aside to remember how nationalism and patriotism were highlighted. Whenever we talk about the National Day, it is for all to contemplate the significance of the day. Remember what happened in the past and then think of the future—what is to be done in future. It should

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Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe views products in International Infrastructure Exhibition.—mna

never be forgotten that the Old Boycotters had done what they did at that time, defying the hovering sword of the colonialists. What made them do so? It was nothing but the “Wunthanu Rakkhita”, or national patriotic spirit. To be able to stand proudly among the world’s nations, the nationalist spirit should be kept alive and dynamic. That is why, the entire people of Myanmar always remember the spirit of “Wunthanu Rakkhita”, the spirit of cherishing one’s own country, own people and culture, and the spirit of national solidarity, which the National Day gave birth to. A race will not be able to safeguard the sovereignty if it lacks patriotic spirit. It is an inborn duty of the citizens to strive for uplift of dynamism of patriotism in order to achieve uplift of national prestige and integrity. The basis for uplift of patriotic spirits that each and every citizen will have to safeguard national prestige and integrity the same way he sustains his own life. Myanmar with 60 million people lies at the new crossroads of Asia. With China to her northeast, India and Bangladesh to her west, the other nations of ASEAN to her south and east, the country borders the nations with more than two billion people. Our country, once isolated not just by politics but by physical barriers, is now poised to break those barriers. In such a circumstance, we must uphold the patriotic spirit in the fore. The Republic of the

Union of Myanmar is the home of some 60 million people who constitute over 100 national groups. The history of Myanmar is a long record of the living together of people from different national races in weal and woe, imbued with the spirit of nationalism and patriotism. The ensure of nationalism, however, does not confine to race, religion and language only. Indeed, all the nationalities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar are in possession of the nationalism. Stronger nationalism, we believe, will contribute towards achieving further successes at a time when we are bringing about political and economic changes conducive to the needs of the country and the people. One can easily see the essential nature of national spirit in a people. National spirit, which played a determining role in those days of the past, is therefore being cherished also today. So, on the anniversary of National Day, let’s further strengthen national spirit in ourselves with deep respect to what our forefathers had done some 93 years ago, and by means of the national spirit so strengthened carry on with the tasks of national construction with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. The 93rd Anniversary National Day will be observed with the objectives—Uplift of national prestige and integrity and dynamism of Union Spirit; Promotion of national educational standard; Perpetuation of independence and sovereignty; and building of a new modern, developed nation. In keeping with the objectives, we are duty bound to work in unison and with strong patriotism to further national interests if we wish our nation to prosper. Let’s further strengthen and consolidate patriotic spirit and national unity of the entire people. Some ninety-three years have passed but the spirit of the event that took place at that time still lives on as a highly potent force even under very much changed circumstances today.


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Bagan-NyaungU hope more tourists in December

Meiktila, 26 Nov—It is likely that a large number of globetrotters will flock to Bagan-NyaungU, an ancient city of Myanmar, during the SEA games in December, according to local tourist guides. In October, most tourists

from Asia visited Myanmar, especially Bagan-NyaungU while others from Europe were there in November together with those from France, Germany and Switzerland. The tourists used to disclose that only their arrival in Bagan-NyaungU

means their arrival in Myanmar. As Bagan-NyaungU is an ancient city with full of cultural heritage of Myanmar, it has turned out to be one of the most famous tourist destinations for international globetrotters. Kyemon-Chan Thar (Meiktila)

Union Minister attends Southeast Asia Prayer Gathering XI

Opening of Southeast Asia Prayer Gathering XI in progress.—mna

Globetrotters seen on the pagoda platform of Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan-NyaungU in the first week of November.

Work coordination meeting on CESR held Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—A work coordination meeting on education policy, legislation, management and quality control of the comprehensive education sector review level-2 was held at Myattawwun Hotel, here, this morning. On the occasion, Acting Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Myint delivered an address. Experts of UNESCO gave an account of findings on the educational policy, legislation and decentrali-

zation and quality control and management of the CESR. It was attended by Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Ko Ko Oo, Acting Union Minister Dr Myo Myint, the representatives of the education promotion implementation committee, the directorsgeneral, experts of UNESCO, representatives of UNESCO in Myanmar, of educational organizations and officials concerned of CESR. MNA

Yangon, 26 Nov— An opening of the Southeast Asia Prayer Gathering XI took place at Excel Treasure Hotel, here, yesterday night. First, Union Minister U Hsan Hsint and Dr. Iman Santoso, chairman of Southeast Asia Prayer Council, formally opened the ceremony. Next, the Union minister, the SEAPC Chairman,

Draft on UNODC Country Programme discussed Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—A meeting on drafting UNODC Country Programme (2014-2017) was held at the Ministry of Home Affairs, here, this morning. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint gave an opening speech on the occasion. Mr. Andrea Mancini, Programme Officer of integrated Programme & Oversight Branch, UNODC, Vienna, Mr. Jason Eligh,

Country Manager, UNODC Myanmar and Mr. Inka Lilja, Programme Manager, presented the draft of UNODC Country Programme (2014-2017) and those present participated in the discussions. With regard to the draft, the meeting made a decision to present suggestions of the relevant ministries not later than 6 December, for its amendment . MNA

Myanmar Intercessor’ Network & SEAPC Resident Representative Daw Patki (Mahn Khant Houng) and Rev. Saw Shwe Lin, general secretary of Myanmar Council of Churches, extended greetings. In his extended greetings, the Union minister said the Prayer service was held to say prayers in order to avoid sufferings, racial and religious clashes and natural disasters around the region of Southeast Asia. He continued praying for peace and prosperity in the region during Myanmar’s ASEAN Chair and

success for holding the upcoming SEA Games. Chairman of Myanmar Immanuel Christian Fellowship Rev. U Zin Hla gave blessing and the ceremony ended. It was also attended by Christians from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor-Leste as well as from regions and states in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and officials of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. MNA

Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee Chairperson leaves for Australia Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—Chairperson of Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left here for Australia by air this afternoon. During her visit to Australia, the chairperson will visit Sydney, Canberra

and Melbourne, hold meetings with Myanmar people, the Australian Prime Minister and the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister and make educational discussions at the universities of Australia. She will return back on 2 December.—MNA

Convicted criminals of raping, prostituting adolescent given harsh sentences Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov — Those including the victim’s step father were given harsher sentences for raping an adolescent and forcing the victim into prostitution. In accord with the guidance given by the Union government, Myanmar Police Force exposed the case as the victim’s grandmother wrote a letter demanding for a lawsuit against U Win Naing who raped a 13-year-old girl in the middle of August, 2012 and forced her in prostitution to a communitybased child protection group

in Ward-7 of Bogale Township in Pyapon District. Investigations revealed that the rape suspect sold the victim for K 20000 to Thanmani (a) Kyaw Chit Oo and May Phu who run a brothel in Mawlamyinegyun Township and to brothel owner Tun Tun and Zar Lwin Myint in Pathein for K 30000. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Pyapon District Court sentenced rape suspect Win Naing to life imprisonment under section 376 of crimi-

nal law and to 10-year in prison under section 372 to serve separately on 8 January and Thanmani (a) Kyaw Chit Oo and May Phu to 10-years in prison with hard larbour each under section 24 of anti-human trafficking law on 9 August while Tun Tun and Zar Lwin Myint were sentenced to twoyear in prison with hard larbour each under section 8(1) of law on suppression of prostitution by Pathein Township Court on 5 November. MNA

As a gesture of hailing the 27th SEA Games, flags put up at the 8th-mile junction in Mayangon Township on 25 November.—Kyemon-Nyi Nyi (Thamaing)


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Pahteinngo flower gets good price in market Cultivation of flowery plants can be earned high income for growers. Their works help those who performing meritorious deeds as offering of flowers to Buddha images and pagodas dedicating to the Lord Buddha. Thus, people say that cultivation of flowery plants can gain merits as well as earn income. Myeik, 26 Nov— Flower growers cultivate various species of Gandamar (Chrysanthemum) in Myeik Township of Taninthayi Region in this cold season and they get good prices for flowers in the market. That is why they emphasize cultivation of Pahteinngo flower on extended farmlands. A vast area of farmlands are placed under Pahteinngo plants in Kashet, Kunthreechaung,

A Pahteinngo flower plantation thriving in the nurturing shed of local grower in Myeik. Shanchaung and Ingamaw villages in Myeik Township.

A bundle of flowers containing 10 plants of

Talks about taking census process given

Meiktila, 26 Nov—A talk on taking census process was held at No 2 Basic Education High School in Meiktila on 25 November morning. Head of District Immigration and National Registration Department U Htay Aung Kyaw and Head of Township INRD U Ko Ko Soe disseminated taking census across the nation from 30 March to 10 April 2014, participation of entired people in the taking census process, correct answer of people in questions raised by

Fumigation of roads in Hlinethaya Township undertaken for prevention of DHF.

Agriculture

departmental officials. It was attended by teachers and students

totalling about 400. Kyemon-Chan Tha (Meiktila)

flowers can be sold at K 1500. Due to economic

Free medical service provided to people in Nawnghkio Nawnghkio, 26 Nov— To mark the birthday, Dr Moe Myat Aung of N aw nghkio spons ored medical treatment for the local people. Nawnghkio Township Maternal and Child Welfare Association and PyinOoLwin Arojam Specialist Hospital together with 45 specialists and nurses from No 1 Military Hospital (700-bed) gave health care service to the people free of charge on 23 November. Township Administrator U Moe Htet of Nawnghkio Township General Administration Department and staff,

DHF preventive measures taken in Hlinethaya Township Yangon, 26 Nov—As part of prevention against dengue hemorrhagic fever, Thumingala, Aungzeya,

Mahn Ba Khaing, Sein Thanmani, Paungku, Thanthuma, Thamaseikta, Bahosi and Aungtagun

effectiveness, the local growers are trying hard to

cultivation of flowers on the extended lands. In the rainy season, Myeik Township got larger rainfalls than that of previous year. Thus, the growers cultivated the flowery plants on the small dikes of soil and shelters and side covers to be prevented the heavy rainfalls. Although the growers spent the high cost on making shelters and side covers, the will embrace good prices to be earned from sales of flowers in the market. This cold season, the flower growers extend cultivation of not only Gandamar flowery plants (Chrysanthemum) but also Pahteinngo flowery plants in Myeik Township, said a flower grower. Kyemon-Moe Hein (Myeik)

streets in Ward 19 of Hlinethaya Township were fumigated on 24 November morning. Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Nyan Win of Hlinethaya Township and local authorities, members of Red Cross, Auxiliary Fire Brigade and health staff participated in fumigation at the streets. The Hluttaw representative provided necessary assistance for the tasks. Kyemon-Min Htet Paing (Hlinethaya)

Health care given to a patient. members of Women’s Affairs Organization and MCWA, departmental officials and members of Fire Brigade participated in

health care services. The specialists team gave medical treatment to over 700 people. Kyemon-242

Transport

Myeik-Taninthayi-Mawtaung road extended Myeik, 26 Nov—Under the supervision of Engineer U Thura of Road and Bridge Department of District Public Works, the road between Mayinngephya and Shwedu villages were extended on 24 November morning. The Myeik-Taninthayi Road between mile post 7 miles and seven furlongs to 33 miles and five furlongs was repaved in Myeik Township. The road was expanded with three feet wide

pedestrian way on both sides. The drains were also dredged along both sides of the road. Myeik Public Corporation Ltd is upgrading the Myeik-TaninthayiMawtaung Road as the Union Highway. The corporation used stone grinding machines for construction of the roads and produced various sizes of gravels.—Kyemon-Moe Hein (Myeik)


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Police detain nine after Qingdao oil blasts

A worker cleans up leaked oil after last week’s explosion of a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline in Huangdao, Qingdao, Shandong Province on 25 Nov, 2013. Reuters Shanghai, 26 Nov — Chinese police have de-

tained nine people in connection with oil pipeline

explosions last week that killed 55 people in the eastern port city of Qingdao, state media reported on Tuesday. Seven of the detained worked for Sinopec, which owns the pipeline, and two were from the city’s economic and technological development zone, the Xinhua news agency said, quoting police. The blasts forced Sinopec, Asia’s top oil refiner, to cut Production for at least two of its refineries in China’s eastern Shandong

Province, according to industry sources. Oil traders also expected Sinopec to cut back on crude purchases while a backlog of tankers outside one port clears. The explosions, caused by crude oil leaking into the city’s storm drains, left a gaping crater in a major street, overturned scores of cars and shattered windows at nearby buildings. More than 160 people were injured and nine were reported missing. The accident resulted from a “very serious dere-

liction of duty”, the Shanghai Daily quoted Yang Dongliang, director of the State Administration of Work Safety, as saying. The layout of oil pipelines and urban drainage pipes was unreasonable, pipeline supervision was negligent and oil leakage before the blasts was handled unprofessionally, Yang was quoted as saying. Initial reports said there was one explosion, but Xinhua later said the leak triggered two blasts, one near the leaking pipe-

line and the other close to where the drainage pipe empties into the sea. Sinopec, or China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, has apologized for the explosions, which constituted its deadliest accident and one of the worst publicly reported industrial disasters in China this year. Sinopec’s refineries affected by the accident are relying on crude stockpiles and alternative pipelines for now. Reuters

New Zealand, Vietnam agree on new defence arrangement Wellington, 26 Nov — New Zealand and Vietnam have signed a new defence cooperation arrangement setting out a non- binding framework for visits, exercises, exchanges and other contacts, the New Zealand government announced on Tuesday. “The Memorandum of Understanding on Defence Co-operation formalizes

our relationship and provides a strong framework to enhance future defence co-operation in areas of mutual interest. It also forms the basis of another important strand in the wider New Zealand-Vietnam relationship,” Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman, who is visiting Vietnam, said in a statement from his office.

“New Zealand has an important stake in the security of the Asia- Pacific region. We are committed to participating in multilateral forums such as the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus. We value our defence relationship with our ASEAN partners which contribute to New Zealand’s security interests in the region, and support

Akira Morikawa, chief executive officer of smartphone messaging company Line Corp, speaks during an in-house event after the number of its global users topped the 300 million mark, in Tokyo on 25 Nov, 2013. —Kyodo News

India prepares for landfall of second cyclone storm within week

Floods hit Southern Thailand, killing two Bangkok, 26 Nov — Two people have been killed over the past few days by the heavy flooding in several southern provinces of Thailand, the Nation newspaper reported on Monday. An eight-year-old boy was washed away in a flash flood in Surat Thani’s Tha Chana district Saturday afternoon. His body was found 100 metres downstream on Sunday. He was the first casualty of the current flooding in the south. A man was later reportedly drowned in Phatthalung province while fishing at a lake. Following several days of torrential rains, four districts of Surat Thani Province were declared disaster zones with 4,070 households affected and 41 roads and 21 bridges left damaged or impassable. The total damage was estimated at 21 million baht. Xinhua

our wider political and economic interests.” Coleman signed the memorandum of understanding with Viet-namese Minister of National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh. The arrangement followed General Thanh’s visit to New Zealand in March when initial discussions were held. Xinhua

Workers hold steel wires for an overpass project as an alternative to reduce traffic in main streets in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 25 Nov, 2013. Xinhua

Bangladesh to vote 5 January for new Parliament Dhaka, 26 Nov — Bangladesh’s 10th parliamentary election will be held on 5 January next year, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Raki-buddin Ahmad announced on radio and television on Monday evening. The final day for nominations will be 2 December, scrutiny of nominations will be on 5 and 6 December and 13 December will be the last date to withdraw nominations, the

commissioner said. Earlier, the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies had threatened to “cripple the country” if the poll schedule was announced before the installation of a non-party government to oversee the campaign and voting, but the ruling Awami League and its allies formed a polls-time government last Friday anyway. Kyodo News

New Delhi, 26 Nov — India is preparing for the landfall of another stronger cyclone expected on Thursday at its southeastern coast, days after being hit by a storm in the same area last week, said local media on Tuesday. The eastern state of Odisha has asked officials of its 10 coastal and southern districts to remain alert as cyclone “Lehar” over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a se-

vere cyclonic storm, while the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh is also on alert after being hit by a storm last week, said the Times of India. The states also have asked fishermen who are out at sea to return to safer places. “Lehar” hit the Indian territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean with a wind speed of over 110 km an hour on Sunday, and lay centred about 1,000 km

southeast of Gopalpur off the Odisha coast on Monday night, said meteorological officials. It would intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm and move west-north-westwards and cross the state of Andhra Pradesh coast between Machilipatnam and Kalingapatnam near Kakinada around noon on Thursday, the meteorological officials said. Xinhua

12 China-made Z-9 helicopters delivered to Cambodia Beijing, 26 Nov — Twelve Chinese-built Zhi9 (Z-9) utility helicopters

were delivered to the Royal Cambodian Air Force in Cambodian capital Phnom

penh at the handover ceremony on 25th November. The helicopters will be used to serve training in order to strengthen capacity for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in defending territorial integrity and in cracking down on offenses in remote areas. They will also be used for humanitarian activities such as disasters. The Z-9 helicopters were purchased from the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC). Xinhua


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the republic of the union of myanmar Ministry of Energy Myanma oil and gas enterprise Invitation for Open Tender (14/2013)

Golden Anniversary Wishes to “The World’s Most Loving Couple” Ko Gyi U Tun Mra & Ma Ma Mai Belle

Open tenders are invited for supply of the following respective items in United States Dollars.

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(1) IFB-112(2013-2014) Transmission for Komatsu Dozer (1) Unit US$ (2) IFB-113(2013-2014) Torque Convertor for Komatsu Dozer (1) Unit US$ (3) IFB-114(2013-2014) National Torque Convertor (3) Nos US$ CAT D 3508 Rig Engine (4) IFB-115(2013-2014) GM 6 V 71 Engine (2) Sets US$ (5) IFB-116(2013-2014) GM 6 V 53 Engine (4) Sets US$ Mud Agitator Unit (With Motor (3) Lots US$ (6) IFB-117(2013-2014) Driven) (7.5 KW) (7) IFB-118(2013-2014) Shore Water Pump (1000gpm, (1) Lot US$ 200 ft head) Centrifugal Water Pump With 80 HP Motor Driven (8) IFB-119(2013-2014) Skid Mounted Crude Transfer (1) Lot US$ Pump (400gpm, 400 ft Head With Engine Driven) -Tender Closing Date & Time - 23-12-2013, 16:30 Hrs. Tender Document shall be available during office hours commencing from 25th November, 2013 at the Finance Department, Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise, No(44) Complex, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise Ph: +95 67-411097/411206

Claims Day Notice

Claims Day Notice

MV morotai voy No (222)

MV ken giant voy No (KG 1301)

Consignees of cargo carried on MV morotai VOY NO (222) are hereby notified that the vessel will be arriving on 27.11.2013 and cargo will be discharged into the premises of m.i.p where it will lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon. Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo from the Vessel. No claims against this vessel will be admitted after the Claims Day.

Consignees of cargo carried on MV ken giant VOY NO (KG 1301) are hereby notified that the vessel will be arriving on 27.11.2013 and cargo will be discharged into the premises of m.i.t.t where it will lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon. Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo from the Vessel. No claims against this vessel will be admitted after the Claims Day.

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Consignees of cargo carried on MV dong bang giant no-3 VOY NO ( ) are hereby notified that the vessel will be arriving on 28.11.2013 and cargo will be discharged into the premises of m.i.p where it will lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon. Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo from the Vessel. No claims against this vessel will be admitted after the Claims Day.

Consignees of cargo carried on MV dynamic ocean-18 VOY NO (-) are hereby notified that the vessel will be arriving on 26.11.2013 and cargo will be discharged into the premises of s.p.w-1 where it will lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon. Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo from the Vessel. No claims against this vessel will be admitted after the Claims Day.

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MV phuong nam 69 voy No (-) Consignees of cargo carried on MV phuong nam 69 VOY NO (-) are hereby notified that the vessel will be arriving on 28.11.2013 and cargo will be discharged into the premises of b.s.w-1 where it will lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon. Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo from the Vessel. No claims against this vessel will be admitted after the Claims Day. Shipping Agency Department Myanma Port Authority Agent for: M/s g-link express pte ltd Phone No: 256924/256914

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MV chang da long voy No (2)

Consignees of cargo carried on MV chang da long VOY NO (2) are hereby notified that the vessel will be arriving on 28.11.2013 and cargo will be discharged into the premises of m.i.t.t where it will lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon. Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo from the Vessel. No claims against this vessel will be admitted after Shipping Agency Department Shipping Agency Department the Claims Day. Myanma Port Authority Myanma Port Authority Agent for: M/s cma cgm Agent for: M/s dhl project Shipping Agency Department Phone No: 256908/378316/376797 Phone No: 256916/256919/256921 Myanma Port Authority Agent for: M/s sinor lines pte ltd (s’pore) MV dong bang giant no-3 voy No (-) MV dynamic ocean -18 voy No (-) Phone No: 256924/256914

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MV malacca highway voy No (1685)

Consignees of cargo carried on MV malacca highway VOY NO (1685) are hereby notified that the vessel will be arriving on 28.11.2013 and cargo will be discharged into the premises of m.i.p.l where it will lie at the consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of the Port of Yangon. Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claims Day now declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo from the Vessel. Shipping Agency Department Shipping Agency Department No claims against this vessel will be admitted after Myanma Port Authority Myanma Port Authority the Claims Day. Agent for: M/s g-link shipping co ltd Agent for: M/s i can co ltd Phone No: 256924/256914 Shipping Agency Department Phone No: 256924/256914 Myanma Port Authority Agent for: M/s k line tokyo, Japan Phone No: 256924/256914

Mortar attack in Syria’s Aleppo kills 11 people

Damascus, 26 Nov— At least 11 people were killed on Monday in a mortar attack that struck Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, the state-run SANA news agency

reported. The attack targeted the al-Jamilieh neighbourhood, said SANA, adding that 20 others were wounded. The incident came as the clashes between the Syrian

troops and the rebels intensified recently, especially in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo. SANA said Monday’s attack was carried out by “terrorists,” referring to

the al-Qaeda-linked rebels. In the capital Damascus, two people were injured by a fresh mortar attack against three neighbourhoods. Xinhua

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E NTE R TA INM E NT Musician Taylor Swift poses backstage with her awards for artist of the year, favourite country artist female, favourite country album for ‘’Red’’ and favorite female pop/rock at the 41st American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California on 24 Nov, 2013. Reuters

Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards Los Angeles, 26 Nov — Country-pop star Taylor Swift scored big at the American Music Awards on Sunday, taking home four wins including the night’s top prize for artist of the year, as some of pop music’s biggest names came together for the fanvoted awards ceremony. Swift, 23, beat out Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to win artist of the year for the third time, the most times an artist has won the category. She also won favorite female pop/ rock artist, female country artist and country album for her 2012 record “Red,”

which featured songs about love and heartbreak. “This validates that if you voted for this, that we are heartbroken in the same way and we fall in love the same way and we’re happy in the same way, and if you listen to this, we’re on the same page ... we’re pretty much in it together,” Swift said breathlessly as she accepted the final award.Timberlake, 32, who returned to the musical spotlight this year after a five-year hiatus with “The 20/20 Experience,” was nominated in five categories and won three, including favorite male pop/rock artist. The singer performed “Drink

You Away” with his Tennessee Kids band on stage. Newcomer hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who led the nominees on Sunday with six nods and came away with two wins including best rap/ hip-hop artist, used their acceptance speech to address a social issue. “I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids who die every year due to racial profiling ... it’s time we look out for the youth and fight racism and the laws that protect it,” Macklemore said. Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead in Florida in 2012.—Reuters

Stars of ‘Anchorman 2’ hit burgundy carpet in Australia premiere Sydney, 26 Nov —Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” crossed live to Australia on Sunday, walking down a burgundy carpet at the comedy’s premiere in Sydney to the cheers of swarming fans. Following the news team as they adapt to working at a 24-hour channel, the highly anticipated sequel to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” reunites Farrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate. The 2004 original, with the dapper Burgundy chal-

‘Family Guy’ fans start petition to resurrect show’s beloved talking dog

Los Angeles, 26 Nov — Thousands of fans of the Fox animated comedy series “Family Guy” signed a petition on Monday demanding that the network and show’s creator bring back a beloved talkingdog character whose death stunned viewers in the latest episode. Brian Griffin, the character voiced by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, was killed off in Sunday’s episode titled “Life of Brian,” after being hit by a car. By Monday night, some 14,000 fans of the show were campaigning on petition site Change.org to resurrect the character. Brian, an unconventional family dog that talks, drinks alcohol, dates women and is an aspiring novelist, has been a major character since the pilot of “Family Guy” in 1999, appearing in more than 200 episodes. The show, which is set around bumbling buffoon dad Peter Griffin, his feisty wife, Lois, teenage children Chris and Meg, and Machiavellian baby Stewie, is known for its raunchy humor and often draws criticism from watchdog US actor Will Ferrell, appearing as movie character Ron Burgundy, arrives at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on 10 Nov, 2013. Reuters

groups such as the Parents Television Council. Episodes often feature characters in compromising or inappropriate situations. The Emmy-nominated series is in its 12th season and averages 6 million viewers an episode. In Sunday’s episode, the Griffin family is left distraught as Brian dies with the poignant final words: “You’ve given me a wonderful life. I love you all.”The family hold a funeral and shared memories

of its beloved four-legged friend, with Peter saying, “Brian wasn’t just my dog, he was my best friend in the whole world.” Later in the episode, the family adopts a new dog, smart-talking Vinny, voiced by “The Sopranos” actor Tony Sirico, who quickly becomes a part of the family, even winning over Stewie by the end of the show. Representatives of the Fox show declined to comment to Reuters on Brian’s death. Reuters

Nominee Seth MacFarland, the creator of ‘’Family Guy’’, arrives at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on 20 Sept, 2009. Reuters

‘Hunger Games’ designer finds high-fashion muse in Katniss Everdeen

lenged by the arrival of the ambitious Veronica Corningstone, won cultlike status on the back of plucky one-liners and satirical commentary on the ingrained sexism of the 1970s. It made about $90 million at the box office. Ferrell, who plays the central character, said he thought fans would enjoy the sequel.”Each one has a new life to itself and I think they’re all fun in their own way,” said Ferrell. “I think what’s fun about these characters is they really don’t show any emotional

growth whatsoever.” Director Adam McKay, known for his collaborations with Ferrell, was already holding out the possibility of a third movie.Due for public release on 20 December, the sequel features cameos by a raft of celebrities including

Liam Neeson, James Marsden, Nicole Kidman and Kanye West. “I think if you liked the first one you’ll like this one. It raises the bar a little from the first one. I don’t think the writers rested on their morals.—Reuters

Los Angeles, 26 Nov — Atniss Everdeen not only wields the bow and arrow of hope in “Catching Fire,” the second installment of “The Hunger Games” film franchise, she is also the muse of a new high-fashion line that carries the film’s fictional world of the Capitol beyond the screen. “Catching Fire” costume designer Trish Summerville’s 16-piece collection was launched on Monday for luxury online retailer Net-A-Porter, aptly labeled Capitol Couture. The collection of clothes and accessories are drawn from Summerville’s

Director of the Sundance Film Festival, John Cooper (L), and President and founder of the Sundance Institute, Robert Redford, pose for photographers during a news conference for Sundance London, at the O2 Arena in London on 24 April, 2013. Reuters

London, 26 Nov — The Sundance festival will be heading back to London in April, 2014 as the popular independent film and music event ventures outside Utah to its only European venue for a third consecutive year, organizers said on Monday. The London branch of the festival held annually in Park City, Utah, under the

aegis of actor and director Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute will run from 25-27 April at The O2, a 20,000seat venue east of the city center. It will feature a short film competition, screenings and music performances, organizers said.” We look with great excitement to hosting the third Sundance London in April,” John Cooper, di-

rector of the Sundance Film Festival, said in the statement. “In keeping with the event’s purpose of celebrating independent artists, the Short Film Competition and workshop allow us to tap into the vibrant artistic community in the UK and connect that work with audiences at the festival.” Reuters

Sundance to hold British offshoot again in April

designs for Katniss, the stoic heroine played by Oscarwinner Jennifer Lawrence. The designer also hopes Capitol Couture will attract the website’s high-fashion clientele to the series of young adult films. “For a Net-A-Porter client that is interested in our line, it piques their interest if they don’t know the film, they’ll go then see the film,” the designer said. “Catching Fire,” out in theaters last week, sees Katniss become a symbol of revolution against the oppressive Capitol government ruling the fictional world of Panem, and has already stormed the box office with more than $307 million worldwide.Hollywood films have often partnered with big brands to promote new releases. “Catching Fire” distributor Lions Gate spent roughly $55 million on marketing for the film, including deals with Subway fast-food restaurants and Procter & Gamble Co’s CoverGirl cosmetics. Reuters


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Paralympics boosts profile of disabled but no panacea London, 26 Nov — Walking with Paralympic Gold Medalist Tim Prendergast along one of London’s busiest streets, ‘disability’ is not the first word that springs to mind. Weaving through the heaving crowds outside Baker Street underground train station, Prendergast, who is blind except for peripheral vision, crosses a road without pause — exhibiting the focused confidence that led him to victory in the T13 800m in Athens in 2004 with a time of 1:56.23. “People make assumptions. In fact, some people will grab your arm and move you around,” said Prendergast, who says he never uses a cane. “They have good intentions, so you can’t get cross, but it’s patronizing.” The 2012 London Paralympics, with an estimated international television audience of 3.4 billion, raised awareness of disabilities and turned some

New Zealand’s Tim Prendergast (R) competes in the 800 metres final at the eleventh Paralympic Games in Sydney in this file photograph dated on 20 Oct, 2000. Reuters competitors into heroes and interactions that people like heroines. Prendergast face on a daily But it was no panacea basis.”Research clearly for the often fraught social shows that the games had a

positive impact on peoples’ perceptions of disability,” said Craig Spence, head of communications at the International Paralympics Committee. “(But) there is still a significant challenge... in bridging the gap between peoples’ perception of disabled athletes and their attitudes to disabled people in everyday life. “That requires seeing disabled people excel in the work place and in the community. The Games started a dialogue but it is now up to society to carry that legacy forward.” The assumptions that people sometimes make about disabled people can be insulting, inconvenient or even dangerous. “As a wheelchair user there is always the danger that someone will grab your chair and take you across a road that you had no intention of crossing,” said Rosemary Frazer, Community Campaigns Manager at the disability charity Scope. Reuters

Barcelona record and injuries are on Martino’s mind Barcelona’s coach Gerardo Martino reacts during their Champions League soccer match against AC Milan at the San Siro stadium in Milan, on 22 Oct, 2013. Reuters

Amsterdam, 26 Nov — Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino had an injury crisis and the prospect of setting a record-equaling unbeaten start to a season to think about on the eve of Tuesday’s Champions League

tie at Ajax Amsterdam. Lionel Messi, Xavi and Victor Valdes lead a long list of players in the treatment room while Alexis Sanchez is suspended for a Group H match in which leaders Barca need a point to qualify

for the last 16. By avoiding defeat Martino will also tie the club’s longest unbeaten opening to a campaign - 21 matches set by Pep Guardiola’s 2011-12 side. “There are going to be comparisons with recent years especially with the results we have been having recently,” the coach told reporters on Monday. “It is difficult for me to judge what the team was like before I was here. We need to keep winning and improving so that we can achieve what the club has done recently and what is expected of us.” Barca always go out to win, said the Argentine, adding: “That is what we will do against

Ajax. If you are without players like Messi, Xavi, Jordi Alba it is not as easy but I have belief in the players and I will put out the best side I can. “If you are missing the best player (Messi) then it is a benefit for the other side but we have a big and strong enough squad to cope. It is not such a big problem.” While Barca have several options going forward, they will be forced to field a makeshift defense with full backs Alba, Adriano and Dani Alves all injured. It means that center half Carles Puyol could play on the right and Martin Montoya on the left. Reuters

Kobe gets 2-year extension from Lakers Washington, 26 Nov — Kobe Bryant inked a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. The 35-year-old star would reportedly receive 48.5 million dollar from the extension, keeping him as the highest-paid player in the league. Kobe and the Lakers tweeted the photos about the contract on Monday. Kobe had been played for the Lakers ever since he

Kobe Bryant joined the league in 1996. He had won five NBA

championships for the Lakers, and was name Finals

MVP twice. “This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization,” said the Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak in a news release. “We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and this should ensure that that happens.” The Kobeless Lakers was 7-7 after 14 games, ranking 11th in the Western Conference. Xinhua

Canadian teams top Forbes’ most valuable list Toronto, 26 Nov — Canadian teams dominated the top end of Forbes’ annual list of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) most valuable franchises on Monday with the Toronto Maple Leafs leading the pack for an eighth consecutive year. For the first time since Forbes began tracking NHL team valuations in 1998, three of the league’s five most valuable franchises are Cana-

respectively, in the survey. The New York Rangers ($850 million) were second on the list while the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks ($625 million) rounded out the top five. The NHL’s 30 teams are worth an average $413 million, a 46 percent rise over last year but still below the average values of franchises in the other major North American sports

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mikhail Grabovski falls during a breakaway against the Florida Panthers in the second period of their NHL hockey game in Toronto on 26 March, 2013. — Reuters dian. leagues. Forbes has previThe Toronto Maple ously said teams in the NaLeafs were deemed the tional Football League are most valuable at $1.15 worth an average of $1.17 billion, a 15 percent jump billion, followed by teams from last year, while the in Major League Baseball Montreal Canadiens ($775 ($744 million) and the Namillion) and Vancouver tional Basketball AssociaCanucks ($700 million) tion ($509 million). were third and fourth, Reuters

Messi out for rest of year due to hamstring injury

Lionel Messi Madrid, 26 Nov — Lionel Messi, the four-time world player of the year, will be ruled out for the rest of the year due to a hamstring injury, said Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino on Monday. Barcelona will have a Champions League clash with Ajax on Tuesday and Messi scored a hat-trick in Barca’s 4-0 win when the two sides last met in September. Martino recognized Messi’s absence will be a boost for any side that face

Barcelona between now and his return. However, he was still confident that Barca will get at least a point they need to guarantee first place in Group H. “I have said already this week that without Messi we have lost the best player in the world and that always creates a difficulty. If I was on the other side I would see it as a positive, but the quality of the Barcelona squad means there can be no excuses,” he said. Xinhua


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ASLEEP IN JESUS U Saw Mg Si (Layainsu) Age (81) years Ayeyawaddy Region, Maubin Township, Layainsu village, the third son of (U Poe Aung & Daw Say Paw), husband of Naw Eh Paw, father of Naw Eh Shee Lar & Saw Maw Lel, Naw Eh Moona & Saw Jaw Lay, (Saw David) & Naw Htoo Paw, Saw Say Thaw & Naw Kyu Kyu Thin, Naw Htoo Hsa, Eh Hsa Tun & Donald Tun (Sydney, Australia), Saw Eh K’ Sal Htoo & Naw Mu Gay, Saw Eh K’ Sal Say & Mura (Sydney, Australia) Grandfather of 21 grandchildren has passed away on 19 November 2013 Tuesday morning at 0015 hr. Funeral ceremony was held on 21 November 2013 at 10am at Ywar Thit Baptist Church, Layainsu. Bereaved family

Monkeys eat food offered during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival under this year’s theme “Giant fruity monkey” at the Phra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, 150km (94 miles) north of Bangkok, on 24 Nov, 2013. The “Monkey Buffet Festival” was first held in 1989, 24 years ago. The festival provides fruit, vegetables and drinks to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, to thank them for drawing thousands of tourists to the city. Xinhua

EU to tighten corporate rules to tackle tax avoidance Brussels, 26 Nov — The European Union (EU) on Monday proposed amendments to key EU corporate tax legislation in order to combat tax avoidance. The proposal from the European Commission is expected to close loopholes in the Parent-Subsidiary Directive, which some companies have been using to escape taxation, according to a press release of the Commission. “In particular, companies will no longer be able to exploit differences in the way intra-group payments are taxed across the EU to avoid paying any tax at all,” said the Press release. The Directive was designed to eliminate tax obstacles for profit distri-

butions between parent companies and subsidiaries based in different Member States. It gives a tax exemption for dividends and other profit distributions paid by subsidiary companies to their parent companies. The revision of the Parent-Subsidiary proposal, together with the Recommendation on Aggressive Tax Planning, for the first time ever, took concrete measures to tackle the widespread problem of corporate tax avoidance, said the EU. Under the new proposal, the Directive is tightened up so that specific tax planning arrangements, such as hybrid loan arrangements, cannot benefit from tax exemptions.—Xinhua

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GE NE R A L Cuba, Russia MYANMAR TV to boost (27-11-2013, Wednesday) 6:00 am 3:00 pm energy 1. Paritta By Venerable 20. News Mingun Sayadaw 3:15 pm cooperation Havana, 26 Nov — Cuban leader Raul Castro expressed his interest in boosting bilateral cooperation in oil and energy with Russia when meeting Russian oil firm Rosneft President Igor Sechin over the weekend, state media reported on Monday. Castro and Sechin discussed their shared interest in increasing collaboration in the energy sector when they held a “cordial” meeting Saturday, the official daily Granma said. Cuba estimates that it has a potential reserve of 20 billion barrels of oil to be extracted from its territorial Gulf of Mexico waters, though the US Geological Service estimates a more modest 5 billion to 9 billion barrels. During the first five months of 2013, Russian state-run company Zarubezhneft unsuccessfully searched for oil at the “L” block in Cuba’s Exclusive Economic Zone in the gulf, located north of the central province of Ciego de Avil, with the help of the Soviet-made and Norwegian-owned platform Songa Mercur. Cuba’s staterun Cubapetroleos and its Russian counterpart have planned to drill again in the same area starting in January 2014.—Xinhua

6:30 am 2. Physical Exercises 6:45 am 3. Documentary 7:00 am 4. News/Weather Report 7:20 am 5. Pyi Thu Ni Ti 7:45 am 6. Documentary 8:00 am 7. News/ International News 8:30 am 8. Sing A Song 9:00 am 9. News/International News 9:30 am 10. Sing A Song 10:00 am 11. News 10:30 am 12. Teleplay 11:10 am 13. Approaching Science Discovery World 11:30 am 14. Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions 11:45 am 15. Documentary 12:00 pm 16. News/International News/Weather Report 12:25 pm 17. Myanmar Movies 2:25 pm 18. Instrumental Music 2:35 pm 19. Musical Programme

21. India Drama Series 4:00 pm 22. News/Weather Report 4:15 pm 23. India Drama Series 4:35 pm 24. University of Distance Education (TV Lectures) -Second Year (Chemistry) 4:50 pm 25. Documentary 5:00 pm 26. News 5:15 pm 27. Documentary (Classical Songs) 5:35 pm 28. Documentary (SEA Games) 6:00 pm 29. News/ Weather Report 6:20 pm 30. Shwe Yin Khone Than 7:00 pm 31. News 7:25 pm 32. Kyae Pwint Myaye Yin Khone Than 8:00 pm 33. News/International News/Weather Report 8:35 pm 34. People Talks 8:50 pm 35. Hit Songs of Stars 9:00 pm 36. News 37. Fine Arts-Boson of Dramatic Performance 38. Teleplay

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Mourinho can’t wait to get claws into Christmas

Basel, ( Switzerland ), 26 Nov — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is relishing the prospect of a Premier League Christmas, a period he said on Monday that only the brave could survive. Mourinho, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie at Basel, also made light of Tottenham Hotspur’s 6-0 rout by Manchester City on Sunday. The Portuguese said it was better than losing six games by a single goal and showed why the Premier League was the envy of La Liga and the Bundesliga. Chelsea face nine matches in December and Mourinho is hoping the Group E leaders can ease the pressure by wrapping up qualification for the Cham-

Newly reappointed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts during a news conference at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on 10 June, 2013. — Reuters pions League round of 16 on Tuesday. A draw at Basel, who are third in the table and trail the Londoners by four points, would do the trick with one match to spare and make the December game at home to Steaua Bucharest less important.

“It’s a period where I think only the brave can survive because it’s hard,” Mourinho told reporters. “At Christmas the accumulation of matches is so high. You must do it with a special group with a special mentality, enjoying

the situation and forgeting you don’t have a Christmas like the Spanish players, the Italian players, the German players.”It’s a period I like where I think the squad can play a role, not just the team,” said Mourinho who is in his second spell with Chelsea. “I enjoyed it when I was in England before and missed it in Spain and Italy. If we can finish the job tomorrow we could say instead of nine matches we have eight. “I keep repeating to the players that this is the moment where everybody has a chance to feel important and has a chance to show what they can do, even the people who don’t play a lot will of course play in this period.” — Reuters

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President U Thein Sein accepts Credentials of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—Mr. Abdelilah El Housni, the newlyaccredited Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar presented his Credentials to U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at Presidential Palace, Nay

WITH STRENGTHENED NATIONALISM * Myanmar had her own monarchs in history Though stood tall in unity and solidarity Imperialists rudely waged the three aggressive wars And annexed Myanmar for over hundred years.

Pyi Taw at 11:30 am today. Present on the occasion were Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister at the President Office U Soe Maung and DirectorGeneral U Thurain Thant Zin of the Protocol Department.—MNA

* Colonialists resorted to tricks to prolong enslavement And the nation lagged behind in development They moved to introduce the colonial education That would cause economic privation and exploitation. * On Tenth Waning of Tazaungmon on calendar In the year 1282 of Myanmar Era Coincided with Fifth December in 1920 A.D. Rangoon University Act was boycotted in unity.

President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein shakes hands with Mr. Abdelilah El Housni, the newly-accredited Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco.—mna

Instigators, rioters and masterminds face charges in Thandwe violence Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov —Special investigation teams were formed to expose instigators, rioters and masterminds who got involved in the violence in Thandwe of Rakhine State in September 2013 and 102 suspects were detained in connection with the incidents occurred up to 22 November and charged on 19 counts. Nine out of them were found not guilty and re-

leased, but charges were brought against the remaining 93 suspects. According to investigations, 71 have been charged as absconders. Actions are being taken against those who face charges in accord with the law and investigation is ongoing to capture absconders by Myanmar Police Force and authorities concerned in cooperation with the people. MNA

* T’s a day of profound political significance Foundation was laid for struggle for independence National Day was set aside to remember How national patriotic spirit is highlighted forever.

LEHAR coded yellow stage not move to Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—According to the observations at (18:30) hrs MST today, the very severe cyclonic storm "LEHAR" over Southeast Bay moved to Southeast Bay and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal and centered at about (250) miles Northwest of Port Blair (Andaman Island), India and about (280) miles Southwest of Cocogyun and

about (410) miles Southwest of Pathein, Myanmar. It is forecast to move WestNorthwest wards. The present stage of the very severe cyclonic storm is coded yellow stage and it is not moving towards Myanmar coasts. Trawlers, vessels and ships are advised to advert possible danger by cyclone.—MNA

ment for leading protesters to occupy several ministries and state agencies. Suthep is accused of agitating public to intrude into the Finance Ministry

Protest leader and former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban (C) walks in the Finance Ministry compound after anti-government protesters occupied it, in Bangkok on 26 November, 2013.—Reuters

and Foreign Ministry and their affiliated agencies. He vowed Tuesday to stay put inside the compound of the Finance Ministry, making it another stronghold of the prolonged rallies. The former Democrat MP said he was not worried by the government's threat of legal actions against him and other protest leaders. The Anti-government protesters said on Tuesday that they plan lay siege to four more ministries, the Bangkok Post reported. Xinhua

* National Patriotic spirit should be kept alive Independence shall be preserved with all might To stand proudly in the world community Must uplift the national unity and integrity. * To safeguard our cherished independence and sovereignty Is all the entire people’s inborn duty On the significant 93rd Anniversary National Day Let’s renew our pledge in solemn way! Maung Swe Ngae

13 days to XXVII SEA Games

Thai police seek arrest warrant against protest leader Bangkok, 26 Nov— Thai police on Tuesday sought an arrest warrant against Suthep Thaugsuban, key organizer of the ongoing anti-government move-

Wednesday, 27 November, 2013

A hotel in Nay Pyi Taw welcomes XXVII SEA Games participants. Ko Myo (Shwe Paukkan)

Myanmar men’s football team included in Group (B)

Yangon, 26 Nov—Myanmar will take part in the football tournament of the XXVII SEA Games together with Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Cambodia in Group (B). Group Fixtures:

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Myanmar vs. Cambodia (YTC) in match-1 at 6.45 pm Myanmar vs. Timor-Leste n match-2 at 6.45 pm Thailand vs. Myanmar in match-3 at 6.45 pm Indonesia vs. Myanmar in group-4 at 6.45 pm. Kyemon-Htet Khaing (Sangyoung)


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