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President U Thein Sein felicitates President, PM of Turkey Nay Pyi Taw, 29 Oct—U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, has sent messages of felicitations to His Excellency Mr. Abdullah Gul, President of the Republic of Turkey and His Excellency Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Proclamation Day of the Republic of Turkey, which falls on 29 October 2013. MNA

Bangladesh poll protest violence kills 15 in four days

Dhaka, 28 Oct—At least 15 Bangladeshis have been killed and hundreds wounded in all-too familiar political violence, police said on Monday, the second day of a strike led by opposition supporters demanding elections be held under a non-partisan administration. Four people, including a youth, a truck driver and a ruling party activist, were killed on Monday, police said. The violence began on Friday. The stand-off between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her arch rival, former premier Begum Khaleda Zia, is nothing new. The Acting General Secretary of Khaleda's opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, said the government could not be trusted to conduct a credible election. “Because, in this country, the political parties do not trust each other,” he said. “We had the system earlier, but unfor-

tunately this government amended the constitution and brought in the partisan government.” Corruptionplagued Bangladesh is one of the poorest nations on Earth, but the tension is a fresh threat to the garment export industry which has already been rocked by a string of deadly factory accidents over the past year. Hasina talked with Khaleda by phone on Saturday, but they failed to defuse the crisis. The women have alternated as prime minister for most of the last 22 years, most of the time barely speaking to each other. Hasina has offered the formation of an allparty government to see through the elections with her staying as head of government. Bangladesh has already been hit by a wave of violent protests over war crimes convictions and more than 100 people have been killed in protests and counter-protests this year. Reuters

Police officers try to detain a man who was suspected of throwing a crude bomb at police in Dhaka on 26 October, 2013.—Reuters

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 48/2013) 9th Waning of Thadingyut, 1375 ME (28th October, 2013)

Substitution of member at Union Peace-making Work Committee

Member of the Union Peace-making Work Committee formed under Order No. (15/2013) of the President Office on 5th July 2013, has been reconstituted with Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Maung Maung Ohn in place of Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Zaw Win. Sd/ Thein Sein President Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives President of National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct— Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann received President Mr. Carl Gershman of Washington D.C.-based National Endowment for Democracy

(NED) and party of the United States of America at Pyithu Hluttaw Hall of the Hluttaw Complex, here, this afternoon. Present at the call together with the Pyithu Hlut-

taw speaker were Committee Chairmen U Maung Maung Thein and U Thein Swe, Commission Member Daw Aye Aye Mu and officials of the Hluttaw Office. MNA

Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku) brings development to western part of River Ayeyawady Pakokku District of Magway Region located on the western bank of Ayeyawady River used to be a hard-to-reach place. Towns in the district could once be reached by only water, wasting time and money of travellers. Pakokku District is consisted of Seikpyu, Yesagyo, Pauk, Myaing and Pakokku, but it is sharing borders with not only townships in the southern part of Chin State but also Gangaw, Kyaw and Kabaw valley and Kalay and Tamu sharing borders with India. So, the government started building Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku), the longest facility in Myanmar, on 31 December 2009 near Latpanchepaw and Myintha Bonma in Pakokku, aiming at ensuring smooth public transport and swift flow of commodity and regional development. The rail-cum-road bridge with 2.16-mile long main structure has a 2.56-mile motorway and a 3.90-mile railroad. The approach road on Pakokku side is 1378 feet long and that on Latpanchepaw side is 728 feet long. The

approach railroad on Latpanchepaw side is 5420 feet long and that on Pakokku

commodity happens to the western part of Ayeyawady River, there by contributing

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Byline: Nay Oo Maung (Pakokku)

Photo shows running of vehicles on Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku). side is 3746 feet long. The motorway flanked by 3-foot and 3-inch pedestrian lanes on both sides is 28 feet wide and the railroad is 14 feet wide. Its water clearance area is 52 feet high and it can withstand 75-ton loads. The bridge was put into service on 31 December 2011. Thanks to the emergence of the new bridge benefiting local people in Magway and Mandalay Regions, speedy flow of

towards better socio-economic development. The facility erased difficulties travellers in the region had to face in the past as they once had to spend a night and about K 100,000 before crossing the river. As a result of smooth and speedy transport, Pakokku dwellers are enjoying the fruitful results, seeing establishment of banks, many garment and textile factories, universities, ho-

tels, motels and guesthouses and a detour linking with Indian border. Upon completion of Pathein-Monywa railroad and ASEAN Highways, Pakokku, the western part of Ayeyawady River, will be able to draw attentions to its geographically and economically importance not only in Myanmar but also in the world. Kyemon (27-10-2013) Trs: YM


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Electrification

Industrial Zone-2 of South Dagon supplied electricity Y angon , 28 Oct—The government has established SMEs from Ward 63 and Ward 64 of Dagon Myothit (South) Township as industrial zone in 1996. Over 1200 industries are operating their works for serving the interest of the nation. At his establishment time, the industrial zone was illuminated at full capacity, but storm Nargis destoryed some transformers and power lines in 2008.

At present, Industrial Zone Electrification Subcommittee and Yangon City Electricity Supply Board jointly carried out electrification tasks for the zone. As of 19 October, the industrial zone can enjoy electricity with 130 lampposts in Ward 64. A plan is underway to supply electricity to Ward 63, according to the electrification su-bcommittee. Kyemon

New Light of Myanmar LOCAL NEWS , 28 Oct—The Friendship car rally passes Meiktila

Meiktila convey of friendship border travel car rally with 62 participants from Germany, France, Australia, Czech, Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia passed Meiktila of Mandalay Region on 24 October afternoon. The car rally was jointly organized by Myanmar Mingalar Shukhin Travel Agency Co and Thai-based Trans Asia Route Co Ltd. The car rally team had passed Kalay region, Pontaung Ponnya region, Bagan-NyaungU and Meiktila. They will drive to Myawady of Myanmar-Thai border region.—KyemonChan Tha (Meiktila)

Transport

Rail bus, reliable for local people in YeU

Members of car rally seen on a road section.

Natural Disaster

Roads, residences inundated in Tamway

Rail bus seen at a railways station for travelling of local people. Ywahtaung, 28 Oct— Ministry of Rail Transportation is giving rail transport service to the local people for their convenient travelling. Division 2 of Myanma Railways runs rail buses

in Ywahtaung region. The local people are pleased with the scheme that covers from Monywa to Tinteinyan of YeU and another one from Tinteinyan to Shwebo. Charge of rail transportation is cheaper than that

National Sports

Tennis Open Cup tournament kicks off Y a n g o n , 28 Oct— Organized by Myanmar Tennis Federation, the 2013 Tennis Opening Cup kicked off at Theinbyu Tennis Court in Mingala Taungnyunt Township on 26 October. The players took the sports oaths. President of Myanmar Tennis Federation U Aung Maw Thein made a speech and greeted the players. Next, Patron of MTF U Aung Thein Lin and President U Aung Maw Thein formally opened the tennis

tournament. Before the competition, the aerobics athletes of Myanmar Women’s Sports Federation presented entertainments. On 26 October, the tournament held 17 matches. MTF took responsibility for accommodation and foods of tennis players from regions and states. The tournament will last up to 2 November. The matches will be held at the tennis court as of 9 am daily.—Kyemon

of cars at least three folds. Operation hours of the rail buses are appropriate for the local people. Kyemon-Maung Min

Y a n g o n , 28 Oct— Heavy rains hit Yangon on 25 October morning. Banyadala Road in Tamway Township was inundated. The junctions of the road in front of Yuzana Plaza, Aungmingala, Thida and Tamway mosque fell under inundated water. “My apartment is located near the mosque of Kyaikkasan Street. The heavy rains brought down rainwater on the pavement of the roads and flowed water into the residence. The houses were filled with a half leg deep water. Some property were damaged in the water. The inundation caused the traffic jam in

Roads filled with rainwater cause traffic congestion. various parts of the roads,” said a local. Officials of Township Development Affairs Com-

mittee and workers cleared and unblocked the drains for proper flow of water. Kyemon-597

Confiscated vehicles to be sold through tender Mawlamyine, 28 Oct— The confiscated vehicles that had been cleared from the cases of court will be sold through tender in Mon State, it was learnt. The vehicles will be sold in the first week of November. A plan to sell the vehicles can be seen for 60 vehicles at Thaton District Police Force, five at Kyaikmaraw Township Court, two at Thanbyuzayat Township Court, 21 at Mawlamyine District Police Force, totalling 88. The brands of the vehicles were Toyota, Hilux, Surf, Hunda-CRV, Nissan Premier and Hunda Strean. Those wishing to submit tender application may view

the vehicles at respective townships and police forces. The tender disciplines and application forms are available at Mon State Government Office. Kyemon-694

Confiscated vehicles to be sold through tender.

Heavy rains on 25 October leave rainwater on roads and residences in Ward 5 of Hline Township.—Kyemon-686


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Two Republican congressmen defend US spying abroad Washington, 28 Oct — Two Republican congressmen on Sunday defended Washington’s surveillance programmes abroad in reaction to protests from allies, after the wide scope of the eavesdropping was revealed this year by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, said much of the public information on those efforts, including allegations that the US National Security Agency had spied on millions of French

citizens, was misguided. “They are seeing three or four pieces of a thousandpiece puzzle and trying to come to a conclusion,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Nation” programme. The media was given one slide, which included the word “France” on it, Rogers said, which “started a huge amount of discussion about Americans collecting phone calls in France with French citizens.” “That is 100 percent wrong,” he said. The slide referred to a counter-terrorism programme that had nothing to do with French citizens, he

Israeli ministers approves list of 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released Jerusalem, 28 Oct — An Israeli ministerial committee approved on Sunday a list of 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released on Tuesday amid the renewal of the peace talks between the two sides. Among the 26 prisoners, the second group of prisoners to be released out of 104 in total, 21 are from the West Bank and the other five are from the Gaza Strip. The bereaved families, whose loved ones were killed by these militants, will have 48 hours after the list gets published on Sunday night to appeal their release but have little chance of averting the decision. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not make any specific comments regarding the prisoners’ release on Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting. However, he said that as the Israeli cabinet committed itself to the move, it is important to follow it through. “Promises must be kept,” Netanyahu said, adding that “we have to honor government decisions, even if it is difficult and unpleasant, we can’t constantly change our stance,” according to a statement by the Prime

Minister’s Office. Netanyahu’s comments were made amid mounting tensions regarding the negotiations in general and the prisoners’ release in specific, between Israel’s hawkish and dovish politicians. Members of the nationalistic Jewish Home party opposes the upcoming release and accuses dovish chief negotiator and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni of having political motives to the advancement of the negotiations. Earlier Sunday, the committee rejected a bill initiated by the Jewish Home seeking to block the future release of Palestinian prisoners. Hawkish right-wing members of Netanyahu’s coalition called upon him to halt the prisoners’ release amid several incidents against Israelis in the West Bank, in which three people were killed, including two soldiers, and one girl was moderately injured. In July, the Israeli cabinet approved the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners held for security felonies since before the 1993 Oslo peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinian government. Xinhua

said. Instead, Rogers said, European authorities don’t have enough oversight of their intelligence services. He suggested that the new revelations were not surprises to European intelligence agencies, but only to the governments for which they work. Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House subcommittee on counter-terrorism and intelligence, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said: “The president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. “The reality is the NSA

S Korea asks US if leader was

wiretapped by US spy agency

US Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) (L) departs after a closed-door meeting of the House Republican caucus during a rare Saturday session at the US Capitol in Washington, on 28 Sept, 2013.— Reuters has saved thousands of lives, not just in the United States but also in France and Germany and throughout Europe. The French are some ones to talk; the fact is, they’ve carried out

spying operations against the United States, both the government and industry. As far as Germany, that’s where the Hamburg plot began, which led to 9/11. Reuters

Kurdish militants tighten grip on Syria’s northeast

A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah on 31 Oct, 2012.— Reuters Amman, 28 Oct — Kurdish militants sought to consolidate their control of an oil-producing region in northeastern Syria on Sunday after seizing a border crossing with Iraq from Islamist rebels, activists said. Fighters linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought in neighbouring Turkey for decades, were clearing pockets of resistance of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al-

Nusra Front, and Ahrar alSham in the border town of Yarubiya, Syrian opposition sources said. “The Kurds are now in control of the Yarubiya border post. They now have a clear route to market the region’s oil, which should belong to all Syrians. Thousands of Arabs have fled,” said Yasser Farhan, a member of the opposition Syrian National Coalition. The northeastern province of Hasakah, which borders

As Iraq seeks US arms, bombs kill another 55 Baghdad, 28 Oct —A dozen bombings in Iraq killed 55 people on Sunday as the prime minister prepares to travel to Washington to seek President Barack Obama’s help in confronting a wave of sectarian violence fuelled by Syria’s civil war. Killings, mostly blamed by the Shi’ite-led government on Sunni Islamists from al-Qaeda, are running at daily rates not seen in five years and Nuri al-Maliki will ask Obama on Friday to speed up promised deliveries of

drones and F-16 jets that he believes can help staunch the long desert border with Syria.Iraq’s own security forces, trained and equipped by the US troops who withdrew in late 2011 after a nine-year occupation, have been unable to prevent a surge in violence which has taken the civilian death toll so far this year to about 7,000. Sealing the Syrian border would only address part of the problem. On Sunday, police reported 11 vehicles blowing up in mainly Shi’ite Muslim areas in and around

Iraq and Turkey, has a population of over one million, 70 percent Kurdish and 30 percent Arab. The fighting there deepens sectarian and ethnic faultlines in Syria and threatens to draw neighbouring powers into the country’s civil war. A statement by the Syrian National Coalition said Iraqi ground forces had attacked Yarubiya on Saturday in coordination with the Kurdish militia. Syrian rebel sources said Syrian warplanes had also bombarded the town. “The Iraqi government has committed a grave error by its unprecedented interference in Syrian affairs,” the statement said, adding that the Shi’ite-dominated Baghdad government had been aiding the transfer to Syria of Iraqi Shi’ite militia who are fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. An Iraqi security official denied involvement in the capture of Yarubiya. —Reuters

Seoul, 28 Oct — South Korea has asked the United States to clarify whether its president was among the leaders of 35 countries who were reportedly wiretapped by the US National Security Agency, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday, citing a government official. “We are checking with the US side for verification,” the official was quoted as saying. “The government is closely following the issue and is determined to respond strictly.” The Guardian, a leading British daily, reported on Friday that the NSA monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders, citing a classified document from 2006 provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a former intelligence contractor. In 2006, South Korea’s president was Roh Moo Hyun. The South Korean official said Seoul previously made a similar request to Washington after The Guardian, citing other NSA documents leaked by Snowden, reported last month that US intelligence services eavesdropped on 38 embassies and missions in the United States, including those of allies like South Korea and Japan.” At that time, the US had said that it gravely understands the concerns of the ally and is reviewing the country’s intelligence activities in general,” the South Korean official told Yonhap. Kyodo News

People stand at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad’s al-Shaab district, on 27 Oct, 2013.— Reuters Baghdad, killing 41 people of soldiers waiting to colin an apparently coordinat- lect their pay from a bank in ed series of explosions typi- the northern city of Mosul cal of al Qaeda. and detonated his car.There A further 14 people were no immediate claims were killed when a suicide of responsibility. bomber drove up to a line Reuters


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Austrian telecoms watchdog to hear 4G auction gripes Vienna, 28 Oct — Austria’s telecoms watchdog will hold a hearing of complaints by operators about the 2 billion euro ($2.8 billion) auction for fourth-generation frequencies, which was criticized for being too expensive. The 4G auction in Europe’s most price-competitive telecoms market raised four times the minimum set by the regulator and was the most expensive in Europe per head of population. The head of the regulator, Georg Serentschy, told Reuters on Friday that the watchdog would hear the operators’ complaints at their request but could not change the auction results announced this week. The hearing date is to be decided next week and

will be on either 4 November or 11 November, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. The operators will have to file formal complaints with a court if they want to pursue their grievances. Telekom Austria, the country’s biggest operator, grabbed half the spectrum on offer in the auction of at a price of 1 billion euros, leading to credit downgrades from Moody’s and S&P after the company said it would raise debt to pay for it. Hutchison Whampoa’s H3G, the country’s smallest carrier, won only 18 percent of the available frequencies for 330 million euros and did not buy any of the valuable 800 megahertz (MHz) spectrum that is ideal for

Washington, 28 Oct — The hole above Antarctica in Earth’s protective ozone layer this year was slightly smaller than average in recent decades, US space agency NASA said on Friday. The September-October 2013 average size of the hole was 21 million square kilometers, while the average size measured since the mid-1990s when the annual maximum size stopped growing is 22.5 million square kilometres, NASA said in a statement. However, it’s too ear-

ly to determine whether a healing of the hole has begun, the space agency said. “There was a lot of Antarctic ozone depletion in 2013, but because of above average temperatures in the Antarctic lower stratosphere, the ozone hole was a bit below average compared to ozone holes observed since 1990,” said Paul Newman, an atmospheric scientist and ozone expert at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre. The single-day maximum area this year was reached on 16 September

when the maximum area reached 24 million square kilometers, about equal to the size of North America. The largest single-day ozone hole since the mid1990s was 29.9 million square kilometres) on 9 September, 2000, it said. The ozone hole in the stratosphere is a seasonal phenomenon that starts to form in August and September. However, as the result

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw on 27 Sept, 2013. Reuters New York, 28 Oct — say their clients are not Twitter Inc has set a rela- clamoring to invest in the tively modest price range social media phenomenon. for its closely watched “Nary a tweet,” says Wilinitial public offering, but liam Baldwin, president of some financial advisers Pillar Financial Advisors in

Waltham, Massachusetts, when asked about client interest in the deal. Out of 29 broker-dealers and independent advisers contacted by Reuters, 23 said they are not recommending Twitter shares. Only one said he would recommend it — and only to certain clients. Five others said they would wait to snap up the stock if it plunges after it begins to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. While retail interest might be low, tech industry analysts say there is expected to be a good appetite for Twitter stock from institutional investors at the current valuation. Actual

Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average: NASA

more remote rural areas. Deutsche Telekom’s TMobile Austria bought the remaining 32 percent of the spectrum for 654 million euros, including a third of the 800 MHz frequencies, with Telekom Austria taking two thirds. All three operators have complained about the auction process, which required them to submit blind bids to prevent collusion. This required them to bid without knowledge of the extent of demand for any particular frequency block, thereby pushing up the price. “It was extortion,” TMobile Austria’s Chief Executive Andreas Bierwirth said at an industry event late on Thursday. But Serentschy said that even when

A communications tower is pictured at Telekom Austria’s technology centre in Vienna on 27 Aug, 2013.—Reuters the extent of the demand was revealed to the bidders in the 39th of the 72 rounds, the aggressive bidding did

not stop. “There was no reaction to this strategy— they were still very much on the offensive,” he said.

The regulator will present its own analysis of the auction to the media on Monday. —Reuters

Qinghai-Tibet plateau lakes grow as environment recovers of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, an international treaty to protect the ozone layer by phasing out production of ozone- depleting chemicals, levels of most ozonedepleting chemicals in the atmosphere have gradually declined, thus the size of the hole has stabilized, with variation from year to year driven by changing meteorological conditions. Xinhua

Wealth managers say they hear ‘nary a tweet’ for Twitter’s IPO institutional investor sentiment still remains unclear. Retail investors typically account for 10 to 15 percent of IPOs. Twitter said on Thursday it will sell 70 million shares at between $17 and $20 apiece, valuing the online messaging company at up to about $11 billion, less than the $15 billion that some analysts had been expecting. If underwriters choose to sell an additional allotment of 10.5 million shares, the IPO could raise as much as $1.6 billion. Blame last year’s botched Facebook Inc IPO for the diminished interest from Mom and Pop in Twitter. Reuters

Xining, 28 Oct — The Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, home to the key source of China’s mother rivers, has seen its lakes swell as environmental protection projects take effect. The surface area of lakes in the Sangjiangyuan region in northwest China has increased by 760 square kilometres over the past eight years, protecting the headstreams of China’s Yangtze River, Yellow River and Lantsang River, according to the Sangjiangyuan office under the Qinghai provincial government. Gyaring Lake and Ngoring Lake, the two largest freshwater lakes at the headstreams of the Yellow River, have grown by 34.7 square kilometres and 64.4 square kilometres respectively since 2004, according to data from the Qinghai Meteorological Administration. “It’s a good sign that the lakes have grown bigger, which means the environment of the area has improved,” said Li Xiaonan, deputy head of the Sanjiangyuan office. With an average altitude of 4,000 meters, Sanjiangyuan, which means “source of three rivers” in Chinese, lies in the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and

is home to China’s biggest and highest wetlands ecosystem. Though it is known as “China’s water tower,” Sanjiangyuan has been faced with reduced water resources and shrinking lakes due to climate change and human activities since the late 1980s. In 2005, the central government invested 7.5 billion yuan (about 1.2 US dollars) for the Sanjiangyuan ecological restoration project, with measures including wetlands protection, grazeland-tograssland restoration, forest reservation and water and soil conservation. As the first phase of the project comes to an end, the spectacular “one thousand lakes” landscape has reappeared in the wetlands of Sangjiangyuan, said Li. As water conservation capability has improved in Sanjiangyuan, land erosion has been curbed. In the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, land erosion in 2012 decreased by more than 35.1 million tons compared to 2004.” The trend of ecological degradation has been alleviated somewhat as we have seen more rain and vegetation in Sanjiangyuan,” Li said.—Xinhua


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Nasdaq says FINRA caps Facebook IPO claims at $41.6 million

The loading screen of the Facebook application on a mobile phone is seen in this photo illustration taken in Lavigny on 16 May, 2012.—Reuters Washington, 28 Oct —The total value of the claims that market makers can recover after suffering losses due to Nasdaq OMX Group Inc’s botched handling of Facebook Inc’s initial public offering is $41.6 million, the exchange operator said on Friday. The

claims figure, which was calculated by Wall Street’s industry-funded watchdog the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, falls short of the $62 million that Nasdaq had initially set aside to repay brokerages that lost money. Nasdaq said the figure is lower in

part because some claims did not qualify for compensation under its plan. The main reason for the lower figure, however, was because one firm opted to try to recover funds through arbitration. The announcement did not name the brokerage, which was UBS AG. UBS has pegged its losses from the glitch-ridden IPO at $350 million and was vocal in its decision to file an arbitration demand which claimed Nasdaq had violated a contract agreement. US District Judge Robert Sweet, however, blocked the bank’s arbitration proceeding over the summer on several grounds, including a determination that the bank’s claims did not fall within the scope of the arbitration provision in their services agreement.

“Nasdaq has demonstrated that the arbitration should be enjoined because it is likely to succeed on the merits and will suffer irreparable harm,” Sweet wrote. “Given the substantial federal issues posed by UBS claims, the threat of an arbitration panel issuing a decision that may conflict with the decision of a federal court in a parallel litigation also weighs strongly against permitting UBS to proceed with its arbitration proceeding,” he added. Megan Stinson, a spokeswoman for UBS, told Reuters on Friday that the bank has since appealed the decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She could not comment further, as the case is currently under seal. Reuters

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FDA approves Abbott device for leaking heart valve New York, 28 Oct — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Abbott Laboratories’ MitraClip medical device, used to stop heart valve leakage in patients deemed unable to endure valve repair through open heart surgery, the company said on Friday. The MitraClip treats mitral regurgitation, a condition in which the mitral valve of the heart does not close properly, causing blood leakage that can lead to stroke, heart attack or even death. It has estimated the disorder affects about one in 10 people aged 75 and older. Those with the condition who are too frail for open heart surgery are typically treated with medi-

China overhauls consumer protection laws Shanghai, 28 Oct — China’s top legal body has strengthened consumer rights in the country after it revised the nation’s Consumer Protection Law on Friday, the first major overhaul in two decades. The revisions increase consumer powers, add rules for the booming Internet shopping sector and stiffen punishments for businesses that mislead shoppers. Chinese regulators have been cracking down on real or perceived corporate wrongdoing, with domestic and international infant formula makers and drugmakers particularly coming under the spotlight this year. Global firms like Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) have also been getting caught in the glare, while South Korea’s Samsung Electronics

Co Ltd (005930.KS), the world’s largest smartphone maker, had to apologize to Chinese customers on Thursday after a broadcast on China Central Television criticized company repair policies. China is also trying to stimulate domestic consumer spending as it attempts to transition from an investment-led economy to a more consumption-driven model. But domestic consumers are often wary of product safety and quality, with 3.8 billion yuan ($624.79 million) worth of poor quality goods sold in China between 2010 and 2012, according to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC). “Strengthening consumer confidence will benefit the whole nation’s economic development and boost do-

program since World War Two, would be the prime contractor on the next-generation bomber programme, with Lockheed as its primary subcontractor, the companies said on Friday. The Air Force has said it plans to buy as many as 100 new bombers for no more than $550 million each. Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick

cines and have high rates of heart failure and rehospitalizations. “We think longer term in the US, (MitraClip) could be a $500 million product,” said RBC Capital Markets analyst Glenn Novarro. “This approval is sooner than we thought. It’s a pleasant surprise.” Novarro said the timing of the FDA green light was excellent as it came just ahead of a major US medical meeting for interventional cardiologists where Abbott will be able to showcase the device. A panel of advisers to the FDA in March voted 5-3 to recommend approval of the implantable heart device. Some panel members questioned whether MitraClip would be effective. Reuters

Direct flight inaugurated between Moscow, Cuban seaside resort

Customers are seen at an Apple store in Beijing on 24 Aug, 2012.—Reuters

Havana, 28 Oct — Russian tour operator Pegas Turistik on Friday inaugurated the first ever direct flight between Moscow and the Cuban seaside resort of Varadero. A flight with more than 360 passengers aboard landed on Friday at the Caribbean resort’s Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport. “Cuba is very beautiful and Russian tourists are very interested in visiting the country for its sun and sand,” the agency’s supervisor Irina Lavrenova said. Situated on the northern coast of Cuba’s province of Matanzas, Varadero is a well developed tourist destination ranked among the world’s top 10 beach resorts, according to online travel site Tripadvisor. Xinhua

mestic demand,” Jia Dongming, director of the civil law working committee under China’s Standing Committee, said at a press briefing to announce the changes to the law. The amendments to the 1993 law include increasing compensation for consumers and raising fines for retailers who violate the law, including in cases where faulty products lead to consumers being harmed or

killed. Compensation rose from equaling the amount of damages to three times the amount. China will also strengthen the role of the China Consumers’ Association, which will be able to represent groups of consumers in any wider class actions against retailers. Officials also stressed the growing importance of protecting consumers in China’s booming online shopping sector, which has

expanded rapidly with the rise of market leader Alibaba’s Taobao, Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s (WMT.N) Yihaodian and 360Buy.com. Internet sales have risen almost 50-fold since 2006 to hit 1.3 trillion yuan ($213.75 billion) in 2012, according to Jia, while analysts predict e-commerce will account for a fifth of total retail sales in China within five years. Reuters

said $581 million had been spent on the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) programme to date, starting in fiscal 2012. “The LRSB is a top modernization priority for the Air Force and critical to our national security,” he said. “The Air Force looks forward to working with all participating industry partners on this

very important programme.” Gulick had no immediate comment on the pact between Boeing and Lockheed. The Air Force estimate of $550 million a plane reflects only the procurement cost of the new weapons, but not the cost of developing the plane or construction of new hangars. Reuters

Workers can be seen on the moving line and forward fuselage assembly areas for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin Corp’s factory located in Fort Worth, Texas in this 13 Oct 2011 handout photo provided by Lockheed Martin.—Reuters

Boeing, Lockheed team up to bid on new US bomber programme Washington, 28 Oct —Boeing Co (BA.N) and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) will team up to bid on a new US Air Force long-range bomber program, a multibillion-dollar project that US Air Force officials have described as a top acquisition priority. Boeing, which has played a role in every US bomber

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Social Democrats lead Czech’s parliamentary votes Prague, 28 Oct— Czech’s Social Democratic Party (CSSD) led the country’s parliamentary elections on Saturday, preliminary results showed. The CSSD garnered 50 seats in the 200-seat lower house of Parliament, according to the Czech Statistics Office. A newly-formed party ANO, led by business tycoon Andrej Babis, received 47 seats, followed by the Communist party (KSCM) with 33 seats. The official results of

the elections will be announced on 30 October. The Social Democrats, out of power since 2006, had said they wanted to form a government backed by the Communists. But with a far worse result than expected — earlier opinion polls suggested the CSSD could win 30 to 40 percent of the vote — the Social Democrats might need support from other smaller parties. The snap elections were called after former prime

minister Petr Necas resigned in June amid a corruption scandal. The polls were supposed to bring stability and a government of strength to the Czech Republic. But building a coalition might be extremely difficult for any party, and even a best case scenario would require a minimum of three parties, most likely from different sides of politics, meaning such a government will be fractious and difficult to lead. Xinhua

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller

Tokyo, 28 Oct — Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller will make a four-day visit to Tokyo from 4 November and hold talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Simpson-Miller is scheduled to meet with Abe on 5 November to discuss cooperation in fighting global warming and disaster prevention, with the leaders expected to issue a joint statement on strengthening relations between the two countries, according to officials.—Kyodo News

Cigar-smuggling pigeons to touch down at New York gallery

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, on 27 Oct, 2013.—Xinhua

Georgian president, PM on presidential election

Tbilisi, 28 Oct — Georgian president and prime minister made separately comments on Sunday’s presidential election of which polling had ended. “I want to tell everybody who is dissatisfied with the election results that everybody should respect the opinion of the majority of voters,” said outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili, “Georgia elected a new president and I want to thank all voters who participated in the election, because all elections, whatever their results, serve the further development of democracy in the country.” In another televised speech, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said: “I want to thank the Georgian people for recognizing, appreciating and supporting our candidate.” “I want to apologize to people for my statement about the second round of elections. It would have been a tragedy to me. I congratulate you all. We will now together build a happy state.” The prime minister said shortly before Sunday’s polling that he would

advise the ruling coalition candidate to pull out from a run- off with either opposition candidate Davit Bakradze or opposition candidate Nino Burjanadze. Two separate exit polls late on Sunday gave lead to the ruling coalition candidate, Giorgi Margvelashvili, both with taking over 65 percent of votes. Shortly after exit poll results were known, opposition candidate Davit Bakradze congratulated Giorgi Margvelashvili on his winning presidential election. “As an opposition leader, I am ready to cooperate with the government...and to work with the new president on all those issues which are essential to better life of our people,” said Davit Bakradze, former parliamentary speaker and now leader of the parliamentary minority during a televised speech. In the meantime, the Georgian Central Election Commission is processing data collected from the ballot papers it had got from polling stations around the country. Xinhua

New York, 28 Oct — Thanks to New York City artist Duke Riley, the American surveillance apparatus faces a new airborne foe: the homing pigeon. Riley trained pigeons to smuggle Cuban cigars from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, while other birds filmed the 100mile (160-km) journey with custom-made cameras. The pigeons and their videos will be on display in Riley’s solo show, which opens on 1 November at the Magnan Metz gallery in New York. Riley, 41, said he came up with the project at least in part to challenge the idea that the spying capabilities of the US government have become all-encompassing. He started with 50 birds — tagging half of them as smugglers and the other half as documentarians. “A lot of the work I do seeks to create some sense of possibility or empowerment, in a humorous and romanticized way, using the simplest means possible,” Riley said. It was also

Riley’s way of protesting the 51-year-old US embargo against Cuba. Under the 1917 Trading with the Enemy Act, the United States has enforced economic sanctions against Cuba since 1962. More recently, Americans with permission to travel to Cuba were allowed to bring back $100 worth of goods, but the Bush administration ratcheted up sanctions in 2004, imposing a total ban. Riley’s cigar project aims for more than just subversion. “I don’t want to — can I say it? — be pigeonholed,” said Riley, who has been around pigeons since he was a child. He spent years researching their role in carrying information for the military — more recently for the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Still, Riley has long courted trouble with his artistic interventions. In 2007, he was arrested by the US Coast Guard for approaching the Red Hook-berthed Queen Mary II cruise liner in a makeshift wooden

Artist Duke Riley examines his pigeon Dynamite Johnny as he sets up his exhibition at the Magnan Metz Gallery in New York on 21 Oct, 2013.—Reuters Revolutionary War-era submarine. Riley called that project commentary on the Bush administration’s “war on terror” and the gentrification of the Brooklyn waterfront, where he works as a tattoo artist. In 2009, Riley hopped freight trains on his way to Cleveland, Ohio, and infiltrated the city’s sewer system to emulate the hobo lifestyle of migrant workers during Cleveland’s Depression-era. If some of that artistry bordered on illegality, the lat-

est project, four years in the making, dives straight in. Normally outspoken —“If you’re an artist and not taking risks, you’re really just masturbating” — Riley became more guarded when discussing how the pigeons got to and from Cuba. Less than half of the original number of his trainees took part in the mission. Of the 23 birds that embarked on it, only 11 made it back - toting six Cohibas. Those cigars are now cast in resin and also on display.—Reuters

18 civilians killed in eastern Afghan roadside bombing

Workers pick cotton at a modern agriculture park in Hami City, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on 26 Oct, 2013. Migrant workers from different regions swarm into Xinjiang, the biggest cotton production base in China, every year to pick cotton. Xinhua

Ghazni, 28 Oct— Eighteen civilians were killed and five others wounded on Sunday evening in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan’s province of Ghazni, a provincial source told Xinhua. “A minibus was moving on a road in Andar district at around 4: 30 pm local time. It touched off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The explosion killed 18 and injured five,” the deputy provincial governor Ali Ahmadi told

Xinhua. The victims included 14 women, one child and three men with majority of them from the same family. The official said majority of the five injured women were in critical conditions, adding they were moving home after attending a weeding party in the village. He blamed Taleban insurgent group for the attack. The Taleban has intensified attacks since they launched annual rebel offensive late April.—Xinhua


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LOCAL NEWS Construction Roads damaged in rainy season under repair in Phakant Phakant, 28 Oct—The damaged road section along Lonkhin-Phakant-Seikmu road in Phakant Township of Kachin State is under repair as of 16 October. Under the management of Township Administrator U Nyein Tun Kyaw, members of Township Development Supportive Committee U Po Htoo and U Thein Zaw together with local authorities and members of Fire Brigade repaired the 2.5 miles long road section from

Yuma Bridge to Seikmu Village bailey bridge with the use of seven backhoes and five dumper trucks of 12 companies. Likewise, township officials and members of Fire Brigade repaired the 4.5 miles long road section from Mawwanpantin Bridge to Lonkhin-Bailey Bridge with the use of hackhoes and dumper trucks of nine companies from 12 to 16 October.—MMAL-Soe Naing Oo (Phakant)

A backhoe in use for repairing damaged roads in Phakant.

270 motorcyclists on goodwill trip arrive at Reed Lake F alam , 28 Oct—The amateur Bullet motorcyclists led by the Aizawl Thunder of Mizoram State of India entered the IndiaMyanma border gate No. 2 trade camp and arrived at Reed Lake which is the famous shape of lake in Chin State, on 24 October. A 270-motorcyclists group of Royal Enfield Bullet riders came from north-east states of India. The group comprised over 300 riders of 270 motorcycles. They visited Reed Lake and Tio Creek near the creek

Plan to inspect impacts of generating coal-fired power Kalay, 28 Oct— Singapore-based company and Tun Thwin Minerals Exploration Co will jointly carry out constuction of 540-megawatt power station in west of Kalewa-Mawlaik Road in Nanmawke Village in Masein Village-tract of Kalewa Township in Sagaing Region.

Damaged road shoulders repaired in Kalay

Photo shows a heavy machinery repairing shoulder of asphalt road. Kalay, 28 Oct—Due to floods at the end of September, shoulders of asphalt road section from Phaungku Bridge to Shitmyethna Pagoda near

Yehsankyun Pagoda on Kalay-Kalewa Road were demaged. Public Works repaired the damaged earthern shoulders of the road with

for two hours and left there for India to attend the 5th North East Riders Meet in the

the use of heavy machinery. At present, vehicles small and large can drive along the road smoothly. MMAL-Ju Nine

“Power supply is important in Myanmar. But, construction of the power station should be discussed openly among the local people. A meeting was invited but the attendees signed the attendance sheet, not for supporting it,” said a local. As developing country will face high power demand, various ways and means are being sought for generating electricity for the local people. Among Southeast Asian nations, power consumption of Myanmar is still at the lowest level. Only when the nation consumes electricity on the increase, will the social status of the people be higher, remarked some local people. At a meeting on 23 October, the Region Chief Minister consoled the local people not to worry about the generating of electricity through coal.—MMAL-Shin Nay Min

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district of Mizoram State of India.—MMAL-CL-Thang Ngar

Global Hand Washing Day observed

P atheingyi , 28 Oct— The Global Hand Washing Day was observed at Basic Education High School in Patheingyi Township for 2013-2014 academic year on 26 October morning. Headmistress Daw Khin Khin Hla, teachers and students participated in sanitation tasks and

Yangon, 28 Oct—SEA Games Chinlone Mobile Game has been distributed free of charge as of 25 October for enabling the players to understand techniques of the Chinlone event. The games circulation was jointly sponsored by

clearing bushes around the school and then celebrated the Global Hand Washing Day. Similar ceremonies were held at basic education schools in Patheingyi Township of Mandalay Region simultaneously. MMAL-Aung Kyaw Tun (Patheingyi)

Ferry of Kyaukse University overturns S ingaing , 28 Oct— Kyaukse University held the second batch examination. A ferry with 18 students which returned to hostels after the exam overtruned on 25 October afternoon.

SEA Games Chinlone mobile games distributed free of charge Ministry of Sports and Myanmar Cane-ball Federation. It was produced by Total Gameplay Studio and software producer Zwenexsys Int’l Ltd. The games show off 500 steps of Chinlone event. The games are available at mobile games centres across the nation. It is also available at http:// totalgameplaystudio.com/ chinlone and http://Zwenex. com/chinlone. MMAL-Myat Sandi

Indian motorcyclists seen at a road section in Myanmar.

A 10-wheeled truck loaded with 250 cement bags plunged into Kababyu Yaw Creek in Pauk Township of Pakokku District in Magway Region on 23 October morning due to change of water course while it was crossing the creek from Kababyu Bank to Pauk. MMAL-Township IPRD

The vehicle driven by Than Min Latt of Theinnigon Village of Singaing Township transported 18 students of University of Distance Education dodged the motorcycle on Yangon-Mandalay Highway and plunged into the left roadside. Policemen, members of Fire Brigade and social organization carried out rescue works. Five students are receiving treatment at the intensive care unit and the remaining students at outpatient unit, said Dr Aye Thanda Kyaw of Singaing Hospital. The driver escaped from the scene. Singaing Myoma Police Station opened a file of lawsuit against the driver.—MMAL-Aung Min (Singaing)


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The changing State’s political trend has awakened transparency in Myanmar. Now government bodies have spokespersons who will release accurate news reports. Seminars and workshops with the participation of foreign countries and international and domestic organizations coupled with media courses have reinforced this transparency. In fact, public trust is the key in democratically transforming the media. Only public trust can ensure fair competitiveness in the future media landscape, and the effectiveness of State’s services in the interest of the people. So, media development of Myanmar depends much on public trust. The past media model of Myanmar was based on authoritarianism. Authoritarianism flourished in the world alongside the publication industry in the 16th century. Authoritarianism favors absolute obedience to authority by the majority while assuming factions and criticisms as enemies. Under this system, every publication must have license and must go through strict censorship. Criticism against government is punishable. We have already left behind this system, and the present Myanmar sees social responsibilitybased model as the goal. Social responsibility media tolerates criticism against government and guarantees honest reporting, and is responsive to society interest and requirements. In this system, Press cannot have freedom at will, but freedom within the fabric of law. And then there will be Press codes of ethics. This system is used even in many countries of the West. The final goal of Myanmar media development is a totally independent media landscape that wins public trust. There must be no more authoritarian beliefs at all, and the social responsibility model should be the base. Like a saying, which goes, “That government is best which governs least”, the Press will be free from government control and will be the one on which the public can rely. Hello, do you hear me? Hello, do you hear me?

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Union Health Minister attends opening of Consortium Meeting in Myanmar Yangon, 28 Oct— Jointly organized by University of Medicine (1) of the Department of Medical Science under the Ministry of Health, European Union (EU) and Ghent University Belgium, the opening of the Lotus Unlimited Kick-off Meeting and the lotus I, II and III Consortium Meeting in Myanmar took place at Panda Hotel in Lanmadaw Township, here, this morning, with an address by Un-

ion Minister for Health Dr Pe Thet Khin. The meeting attended by the professors and scholars at home and abroad would discuss sharing of knowledge between the scholars from European Consortium member universities and Asia Consortium member universities and scholarship students’ selection programmes for MSc and PhD courses. MNA

Sittoung River may reach danger level Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct—According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River at Toungoo is observed as (40) cm (about 1.3ft) below its dan-

ger level. It may reach its danger level during the next (24) hours commencing noon today, announced the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. NLM

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Union Minister Dr Pe Thet Khin delivering address at opening of the Lotus Unlimited Kick-off Meeting and the lotus I, II and III Consortium Meeting.—mna

Attorney-General of the Union receives Britain guests Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct— Attorney-General of the Union Dr Tun Shin received a delegation led by ALLEN & OVERY Worldwide Sen-

ior Partner (or) Executive Chairman David Morley at his office here this morning. At the meeting, they had a cordial discussion on eco-

nomic development of Myanmar, investment matters and reforms of legal affairs in harmony with the reform process.—MNA

Khitaye, 28 Oct—The 2nd respect paying ceremony of Border Areas and National Race Youths Development School was held at the monastery in Khitaye Village in Zeyathiri Township, here, this morning. The aged over 80 years

are from villages of Zeyathiri Township. Among the older persons, Grandma Daw Aye Khin, the oldest person, is 105 years old and Grandma Daw Shin, the second one, 103 years old. The school provides

care to 91 orphans including 80 students from primary to university education level. It is learnt that arrangements are being made to pay respects to older people at home who could not attend the ceremony due to various reasons.—002

Respects paid to elderly people in Khitaye Village

Announcement on timely exchange of Foreign Exchange CertificateFEC during final period Don’t use cellphones while driving

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann shakes hands with President Mr. Carl Gershman of Washington D.C.-based National Endowment for Democracy. (News on page 1)—mna

The Central Bank of Myanmar had introduced a procedure for withdrawal of FEC during the initial exchange period from 1 April, 2013 to 30 June, 2013 as follows:(a) Exchanging FECs with foreign currency dollar in cash or depositing them into the foreign currency accounts of holders at the bank. (b) Allowing the FEC holders to open a new foreign currency account with their own names at the bank. (c) Depositing the local currency kyat which was exchanged with FEC at the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Myanmar at money changer counters into the local currency account of FEC

(from page 16) of the remaining creeks and drains for cultivation summer paddy in Twantay Township, dredging of Drain Nos 3 and 4 and construction of Tarpyat Zayat sluice gate in Kawhmu Township, clearing of creeks and drains in Kayan and Thongwa Townships, construction of Shwetaungpanyoe sluice gate and dredging of creeks in Hlegu Township, exportation of finished-wood products into European market and work requirements of the breeders and marine entrepreneurs to the deputy ministers. Subcommittee Chairman Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Than and Deputy Minister U Khin Zaw, Deputy Ministers for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Khin Maung Aye and Dr Aung Myat Oo and Deputy Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Aye Myint Maung gave sector-wise clarifications.—MNA

holders. (d) Exchanging FECs with local currency Kyat in cash or allowing FEC holders to open a new local currency account with their own names. 1. A plan for holders of FEC who failed to do so for various reasons during the initial exchange period had already been announced to exchange their FECs with a written letter providing a firm reason at the banks that are allowed to undertake foreign exchange dealing service during the period from 1 July, 2013 to 31 March 2014. 2. As the prescribed period will expire on 31 March, 2014 and exchange of FEC cannot be available anymore, holders of FEC are urged to carry out the timely withdrawal at the banks with foreign exchange dealer licenses. Central Bank of Myanmar


New Light of Myanmar U Tin Yu presents Credentials to Latvian President Nay Pyi Taw, 29 Oct—U Tin Yu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Republic of

Latvia, presented his Credentials to His Excellency Mr. Andris Berzins, President of the Republic of Latvia, on 22 October 2013, in Riga.—MNA

Refresher courses for basic education teachers opened

Union Minister Dr Ko Ko Oo delivers speech at opening of Refresher Course No. (86) for basic education teachers.—mna Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct—Opening of Refresher Course No. (86) for basic education teachers took place at the Central Institute of Civil Services (Phaunggyi) this morning, with an address by Union Minister Dr Ko Ko Oo.

It was also attended by Member of Union Civil Services Board Dr Kyaw Kyaw Htay and 1503 basic education teachers. The Union Minister said in his address that education reform is being carried out by the Union

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Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint receives President of Washington D.C-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Mr Carl Gershman. (News on Page-16) mna

Government. Progress of a country depends on good education. Education is not only a core for stability of social organizations but a basic foundation for development. Teachers must have strong moral character to be a model for students. All teachers are responsible to ensure education for Sustainable Development. At a time when education reform is being carried out teachers need to do their best using their right concept, knowledge and experience in nurturing students who are talented. Similarly, the Refresher Course No. (54) for basic education teachers was opened at the Central Institute of Civil Services (Upper Myanmar) this morning, with an address by Member of Union Civil Services Board U Soe Oo. MNA

40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation marked with entertainment Yangon, 28 Oct—To mark the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, entertainment programme were presented at the National Theatre in Dagon Township, here, yesterday evening. Among the spectators were Chief Minister

of Yangon Region U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, region ministers and their wives, Ambassadors of foreign embassies and guests. Minister-Counsellor Mr. Toshio YAMAMOTO of the Japanese Embassy extended greetings.

Artistes from ASEAN countries and Japan presented music with traditional musical instruments. After the entertainment, Chief Minister U Myint Swe and the Japanese Minister-Counsellor presented flower baskets to the artistes.—MNA

Participants arrive in Mandalay to attend opening of 23rd ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet

An official being arrived at Mandalay to attend 23rd ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet.—mna

Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct—A delegation led by Deputy Commander of

Royal Brunei Land Forces Col Haji Zainal Ariffin Bin Dato Paduka HaJi

Rain pours down in Zeya Thiri Tsp Zeya Thiri, 28 Oct— Rain poured down in torrent last night in Zeya Thiri Township and flooded residential areas, rice fields and Yangon-Man-

dalay old highway. Photo shows vehicles wading through the flooded road near Pinlaung Junction Traffic Light on 28 October. —NLM 003

Ahmad yesterday arrived in Mandalay to attend opening of 23rd ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet to be hosted by Myanmar. Similarly, Vice Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Army General Udomdej Sitabutr and party of Thailand, Vice of Army Chief of Staff Lt-Gen Muhamad Munir and party of Indonesia, Vice Commander of the Philippine Army Maj-Gen ESSEL C SORIANO and party of the Philippines, Chief of Armed Forces Training Col Khampeiw PHIMMASONE and par-

40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation entertainment programme in progress.—mna

ty of Laos, Vice Chief of Staff (Army) Lt-Col Chan Sopheaktra and party of Cambodia, Vice-Chief of Staff Brig-Gen Lim Cheng Yeow Perry and party of Singapore and Deputy Chief of Army Lt-Gen Dato’ Seri Panglima Haji Ahmad Hasbullah Bin Haji Mohd Nawawi and party of Malaysia arrived at TadaU International Airport in Mandalay by Thai Smile Airline and Bangkok Airways this morning and afternoon.—Myawady

Public announcement on changes in unit price of electricity 1. In order to cover costs of producing and purchasing electricity to a certain extent, Yangon City Electricity Supply Board has set the following unit prices to be charged as of electricity consumption in November, 2013. (a) Public (household use) (1) from one unit to 100 units 35 kyats (2) 101 units and above 50 kyats (b) Public (industry, enterprise, lump sum, temporary) (1) from one unit to 5,000 units 100 kyats (2) 5,001 units and above 150 kyats (c) Government Department (1) Office use 50 kyats (2) Industrial use 100 kyats 2. It is announced that the electricity bills charging the amount of electricity consumption in November, 2013 in accord with the new unit prices shown in the para-1 will be sent to the public as of December, 2013. Yangon City Electricity Supply Board


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LOCAL NEWS Requirements in Pa-O Self-Administered Zone fulfilled T aunggyi , 28 Oct— Union Ministers at the President Office U Soe Thane and U Tin Naing Thein held a meeting with members of township committees and ward/village development supportive committees on development tasks in Pa-O Self-Administered Zone at the hall in Hopong on 24 October afternoon. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister U Soe Thane said that reforms must be made for requirements of the people. Only then, will the participation of the people achieve success in regional development, he said. Union Minister U Tin Naing Thein also gave a speech, saying that reform process is leading to the public-centred development tasks. He stressed the need for development supportive committees and departments to join hands

Union ministers meet local people in Hopong Township of Pa-O Self-Administered Zone. in harmony for priotize the development tasks. Township and Sub-Township administrators and town’s elders reported on requirements of the region. Their discussions were reviewed by the Union Ministers. The

meeting ended with remarks by Union Minister U Soe Thane. Also present at the meeting were Chief Minister of Shan State U Sao Aung Myat, Shan State ministers, the State Minister for Bamar

Interfaith friendship group marks Eid Day get-together

Pyapon, 28 Oct—Interfaith Friendship Group held a get-together at Jamai Mosque on 6th Street in Pyapon Township on 26 October.

The ceremony was attended by Township Administrator U Nyi Nyi Lin, the chairman of Township Development Supportive Commttee, the chairman

of Township Development Affairs Committee and members, the chairman of the Interfaith Friendship Group and ward administrators. Firstly, Township Administrator U Nyi Nyi Lin made a speech. Next, Rev U Nyunt Tin (Christian), Chairman of the group U Ba Hein (Buddhism) and patron of the group Haji U Kyaw Lwin (Islam) made speeches on the occasion. Later, those present were served with breakfast. Kyemon-Aung Win (Pyapon)

Two owls of SEA Mascot under construction Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct— Main sports events among 33 sports events will be hald at Nay Pyi Taw Wunna

Theikdhi Statium where the XXVII SEA Games will be hosted. Preparations are being

made for hosting the SEA Games. Among the preparation tasks, two owl mascots are

Owl mascots are under construction at Wunna Theikdhi Stadium.

National Races Affairs, the chairman of the Leading Body of Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, State Hluttaw representatives, departmental officials and ward administrators. Kyemon-State IPRD Nyaunglebin, 28 Oct— A ceremony to inaugurate concrete and laterite road was held at Tawwi Model Village in Nyaunglebin Township of Bago Region on 26 October. Bago Region Hluttaw representative U Saw Lin Aung gave an opening speech. Village administrator U Lay Than reported on efforts for emergence of the roads. Region Hluttaw representative U Saw Lin Aung, Township Development Affairs Committee Assistant Engineer U Kyaw Kyaw Win, Village administrator U Lay Than, member of Township Development Supportive being constructed at Gate 1 of Gold Camp of Nay Pyi Taw at Wunna Theikdhi Stadium on 27 October. Kyemon-Kyaw Thura (Nay Pyi Taw) Yangon, 28 Oct��� Departmental officials led by Township Administrator U Khin Maung Hsint and staff visited the Firefighting Research and Fire Preventive Education Department of Fire Services Department in Sangyoung Township on yesterday morning. Assistant Director Yabala U Thaung Htaik conducted them round the station and explained preventive measures against fire.

Thechaung Railway Station commissioned into service Indaw, 28 Oct—A Ceremony to open Thechaung Railway Station was held at the station between Mezar and Bonchaung Stations in Indaw Township of Sagaing Region on 25 October. Indaw Township Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Kyaw Naing Htay, Region Hluttaw representative U San Shwin and Assistant Manager of Myanma Railways Division 2 U Zaw Lwin formally opened the station. It was also attended by Deputy Township Administrator U Min Min Latt,

departmental officials, staff of Myanma Railways and local people totalling over 200. Thechaung Station is five miles distance from Mezar Station and four miles from Bonchaung Station. It is located in Natyedwin Village-tract of Indaw Township. Thechaung is formed with 95 houses for 500 local people. It was learnt that 47up and 48-down Mandalay-Naba trains and 39-up and 40-down trains will stop over at the station.  Kyemon-233

Development Repaved roads commissioned into sevice in Nyaunglebin Township

Opening ceremony of newly-repaved road in Tawwi Model Village of Nyaunglebin Township. Committee U Tin Myint and wellwisher Daw Hmon and town’s elder U Myint Swe formally opened the road. Local people and wellwisher Daw Hmon donated cash to the fund for construction of the road. The facility is 800 feet long and 7.5 feet wide.

Thanks to the newly-opened road, the local people including students have easy access to the other villages. So, the new road contribute to development of education, health and economic sectors. Kyemon-Nay Lin (Nyaunglebin)

Sangyoung Township FSD welcomes visitors

The visitors enjoyed fire drills by township heads of FSD from Sangyoung Zone

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Indian police narrow down on perpetrators of bomb blasts New Delhi, 28 Oct — Indian police are narrowing down on the perpetrators of the serial blasts in the eastern city of Patna which killed five and injured over 80 on Sunday. Police are conducting raids in Ranchi, state capital of Jharkhand in eastern India, based on the results of interrogation of a man arrested on the spot of the blasts, said TV channel CNN- IBN. The man was arrested by police after trying to flee the blast spot, where the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was addressing a huge rally. Jharkhand is the neighbouring state of

Bihar, whose capital is Patna. Police have found a cooker full of explosives during their raids in Ranchi. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the blasts were aimed at creating chaos in his state. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which took place at a railway station, a movie theatre and a field for huge political rallies in Patna. Indian leaders, including Presidnet Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, have strongly condemned the blasts. Xinhua

People take an injured man to a hospital after seven low intensity bombs exploded in Patna, India, on 27 Oct , 2013. At least five people were killed and 70 others injured in serial bomb explosions which rocked the eastern Indian state of Bihar’s capital Patna on Sunday. Xinhua

Vietnam says Chinese premier’s visit crucial for deepening bilateral ties

Group wedding held at Three Gorges Dam .— Xinhua

Top regulator, TEPCO president meet over Fukushima plant management Tokyo, 28 Oct — Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka held a rare meeting with Tokyo Electric Power Co President Naomi Hirose on Monday to discuss the troubleplagued management of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.” To resolve the situation at the Fukushima plant, I want to hear frank opinions from you,” Tanaka told Hirose at the outset of the meeting held at the NRA’s office building in Tokyo. The outcome of the talks may affect the course of the NRA’s safety checkups at two idled reactors at TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture, which the utility is seeking

India to lay 14 strategic railway lines near China, Pakistan New Delhi, 28 Oct — India is planning to lay 14 strategic railway lines close to borders with China and Pakistan to facilitate the movement of troops, as part of preparations to meet challenges from those two countries, local media reported on Sunday. The Press Trust of India, citing informed sources, said the 14 railway lines, of which surveys have been completed for 12, are in addition to 73 roads being constructed along the so-called Line of Actual Control with China, the sources told PTI. The railway lines are planned for the four northern states — Jammu and Kashmir, which borders both Pakistan and China, Arunachal Pradesh

and Uttarakhand, which both border China, and Rajasthan, which borders Pakistan. Defence Minister A K Antony conceded in Parliament on 6 September that China “is in a better position than India in terms of border infrastructure” as India was late in deciding on building roads and other capabilities near the border, which he called a “mistake” and a “collective failure” of all the successive governments. But after “years of neglect,” he said, India is fast developing capabilities near the China border, including building of roads, raising of two mountain divisions and setting up many new airfields and landing

grounds. Bilateral ties were strained earlier this year after India accused the Chinese army of intruding into its territory. China claims some 90,000 square kilometers of territory in Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing calls Southern Tibet, while India claims about 38,000 square km of China-held territory in Aksai Chin to the west, as well as over 5,000 square km of land in Kashmir that was transferred to China by Pakistan under a 1963 boundary deal. In 1962, the Chinese and Indian militaries fought a short but bloody war, which was followed by some skirmishes in later years.—Kyodo News

to restart to improve its tough business conditions stemming from the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi in 2011. After seeing radioactive water leaks and other troubles occur recently at the Fukushima plant, NRA commissioners have expressed doubts about whether the utility’s management personnel fully understands the situation of workers on site and whether the company can ensure the safety of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant. TEPCO has submitted a report that analyzed the cause of the recent water leak incidents and measures to prevent a recurrence, including transferring about 20 staff from Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

to Fukushima Daiichi, but it fell short of convincing the NRA. To allow for “frank discussions” between Tanaka and Hirose, the NRA decided not to make the meeting open to media, except for the beginning. TEPCO, which continues to struggle with the buildup of a massive amount of radioactive water at the Fukushima plant, filed for the NRA safety assessments for the idled Nos. 6 and 7 reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in September. But a formal safety screening meeting for the reactors, usually held in public, has not been convened, meaning that the assessment process is not yet in full swing. Xinhua

Hanoi, 28 Oct — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s recent visit to Vietnam was a great success, playing a crucial role in strengthening Vietnam-China relations, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ho Xuan Son told Xinhua reporters recently in capital Hanoi. During the visit, the two sides reached important consensus on cooperation directions and specific measures to further deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries, Son said. “Notably, the two sides agreed to deepen mutual political trust, promote high-level visits, and further intensify all-round cooperation, especially in infrastructure and transportation areas, “ Son said. The Vietnamese official mentioned the agreement reached by the two leaders to expand cultural exchanges, especially among the youths, as a way to deepen understanding and friendship between the two peoples. —Xinhua

54 mln voters out for grassroots elections in Philippines Manila, 28 Oct — Some 54 million voters in 42,000 barangays (villages) poured to polling booths across the Philippines on Monday morning to choose barangay chairmen and councilors. There are 94,124 candidates vying for the 42,028 barangay chairmen positions and 715,012 betting for the 29,196 barangay councilmen posts nationwide. Apart from polling centers, “Voting in the Malls” project was also launched with an aim to make polling places more accessible to senior citizens and voters with disabilities. evertheless, voting in South Cotabato Province was hampered by severe floods. Polls in Zamboanga

City and Bohol Province were also postponed to 25 November due to the standoff between government forces and antigovernment Moro National Liberation Front, and the damages caused by a strong

earthquake which killed at least 215 people so far. The voting is expected to end by 3 pm on Monday, which will be followed by manual counting and canvassing. Xinhua

Residents look for reuseable materials after a fire hit a slum area in Makati City, the Philippines, on 27 Oct, 2013. More than 500 shanties were razed in the fire, leaving 2,000 families homeless and two children killed. Xinhua


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to strengthen cooperation on global security and economic issues, foster two-way trade and investment, and increase people- to-people links. According to Bishop, the establishment of this framework for high-level discussions reflects the importance of relations between Australia and Switzerland as like-minded partners on international issues. “Our two

A pregnant woman consults a pharmacy staff member on the use of self-service machines to buy baby formula in Beijing on Saturday. Xinhua

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Australia, Switzerland to strengthen ties by strategic dialogue

Canberra, 28 Oct — Australia and Switzerland will strengthen bilateral ties by establishing a Strategic Dialogue between the two countries, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, the new partnership will involve regular meetings at both the ministerial and senior official levels

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countries also share significant economic ties, and Switzerland was the fifth largest overall investor in Australia in 2012,” she said. And Bishop noted that Swiss passport holders would shortly be able to access Australia’s automated border processing system, SmartGate, with initial trials commencing before the end of the year. “Swiss

passport holders will be among the first group outside those from New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom to be able to use SmartGate when travelling to Australia. This world-leading technology will facilitate Swiss travellers’ entry to Australia and minimise the time they spend at border control,” Bishop explained.—Xinhua

Five pharmacies begin to sell baby formula

Beijing, 28 Oct — Five pharmacies in Beijing started using vending machines equipped with tracking systems to sell baby formula on Saturday, but sales on the first day did not go as well as expected. Zhang Dawei, who is in charge of business operations at Yong’antang, said the store sold just six cans of infant formula on Saturday. “I hope we will have more kinds of infant formula so that everyone is able to get what they want in our pharmacy. If not, customers may not visit here again,” said Song Yigang, an official with Jinxiang company who is in charge of branding and public relations. Five pharmacies from four medicine chain retailers

— Jinxiang, Yong’antang, Cachet and Quanxin — became the first in the country to participate in the baby formula trial system. The International Brand Management Center, an organization under the Ministry of Commerce, encouraged more pharmacies to sell milk powder. With the exception of products for babies younger than 6 months, the infant formula sold at the five stores cost 10 percent less than the same items sold at supermarkets — a move to attract more consumers. The products were all transported from dairy companies directly to the drugstores, and are kept in cabinets that can hold up to 30 cans each.—Xinhua


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London, 28 Oct— Country star Taylor Swift has been signed by Prince William and Duchess Catherine to perform at Winter Whites charity gala.

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Luke Grimes joins Fifty Shades of Grey movie Los Angeles, 28 Oct— True Blood actor Luke Grimes has been cast opposite Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the movie adaptation of the EL James’ novel ‘Fifty Shades

of Grey’. The movie has found its Christian Grey in Dornan and Grimes

Luke Grimes in a still from True Blood

has been cast as Elliot Grey, the brother of Christian Grey. Johnson will play Anastasia Steele, according to Hollywood Reporter. Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. The project will go on floors in November. Grimes plays Wes on the long-running vampire show True Blood. He appeared in Taken 2 and is a lead in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, the cult horror movie that just finally got released after years of sitting on the shelf.—PTI

James Blunt is also reportedly performing at the event.—PTI The 23-year-old singer will perform for 200 guests at Kensington Palace for the charity event, reported Contactmusic. “It is a fantastic occasion and hopefully it will raise a lot of money for Centrepoint,” said a spokesperson of the organiser.—Reuters

Rocker Lou Reed of Velvet Underground dies at 71

Robert Pattinson told to stop partying and start concentrating on his career London, 28 Oct—Twilight star Robert Pattinson’s friends have reportedly advised him to stop partying and start concentrating on his career. The 27-year-old actor’s close friends want him to take the right decisions as he is not the same since his break-up with his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, reported Contactmusic. “Kristen broke his heart, he’s not been the same since she cheated. Some of his friends and

business team want to ensure his life takes the right direction,” a source said. Close friends of the actor are worried that he is not concentrating enough on his career. “His team don’t want him to be defined by what clubs he goes to or what women he dates — they want him to be known for being one of the great actors of his generation. They don’t want future opportunities jeopardised.” PTI

New York, 28 Oct— Lou Reed, the pioneering songwriter and musician behind the influential rock band Velvet Underground, which fused art and music in collaboration with artist Andy Warhol, died on Sunday at the age of 71, his literary agent said. Reed, best recognized by mainstream audiences for his 1972 solo hit “Walk on the Wild Side,” died at the Long Island home he shared with his wife, Laurie Anderson, following complications from a liver transplant he underwent earlier this year, his agent, Andrew Wylie, said. “I think Lou was as great an artist as it was possible to be,” Wylie said. “It’s a great loss.” While the Velvet Underground never achieved great commercial success, the band revolutionized rock in the 1960s and ‘70s with a mixture of thrashing guitar licks and smooth melodies sung by Reed or the sultry German model Nico, who briefly collaborated with the band at War-

hol’s insistence. The band has long been recognized as a major musical inspiration for punk art and rock, as reflected in a quote often attributed to musician Brian Eno: “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Neil Portnow, president the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which bestows the Grammys, credited Reed with “introducing avantgarde rock to the mainstream.” “His uniquely stripped-down style of guitar playing and poetic lyrics have had a massive influence across many rock genres, including punk and alternatives,” Portnow said. John Cale, who cofounded the Velvet Underground but had a sometimes fractious relationship with his former bandmate, released a statement on his Facebook page: “The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet ... I’ve lost my ‘school-yard buddy,’”

he said. Cale and Reed put aside their differences to release a tribute album to Warhol in 1990 called “Songs for Drella,” which lead to a handful of reunion performances by members of the Velvet Underground’s original line-up in the early 1990s. Musician Iggy Pop’s official Twitter account called news of Reed’s death “devastating,” while musician Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth tweeted: “So sorry to hear of Lou Reed’s passing this is a huge shock!” An admitted hard

drinker and drug user for many years, Reed underwent a liver transplant earlier this year in Cleveland, his wife revealed, after he had canceled a series of California concert dates in April. “I am a triumph of modern medicine,” Reed posted on his website on June 1, 2013, without directly acknowledging the transplant. “I look forward to being on stage performing, and writing more songs to connect with your hearts and spirits and the universe well into the future.” Reuters

Lou Reed of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio performs during their “A Night of Deep Noise’’ concert in Palma de Mallorca on 30 April, 2010.—Reuters


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Federer suffers another Basel loss to Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro (R) of Argentina poses with the winner’s trophy after he won his final match against Switzerland’s Roger Federer (L) at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel on 27 Oct, 2013. Reuters Basel, 28 Oct — Roger Federer’s difficult season continued on Sunday when he lost to Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Basel Open for the second year running. The Swiss played some of his best tennis this year but it was not enough to avoid a 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 defeat against the powerful Argentine and his 220-kph serve. After Del Potro took the first

set, the momentum seemed to swing Federer’s way when he raced through the second after breaking serve in the second game. But the turning point came in the first game of the third set when Federer, who has managed only one win against a top-10 opponent and one tournament win all year, was broken after leading 40-15. Del Potro hit a stunning return on his way to break point and, although

the Swiss saved one point with an amazing backhand overhead smash, Del Potro took the game when Federer overhit a forehand. Del Potro went on to take the set and win his fourth ATP title of the season after Tokyo, Washington and Rotterdam. Federer would have qualified for the season-ending World Tour Finals if he had won, although he should still book his place there at next week’s Paris Masters. A win over Kevin Anderson or Mikhail Youzhny in his second round match on Wednesday will be enough to ensure he reaches the season finale for a record-equaling 12th consecutive year, tying with Ivan Lendl for most successive appearances. Federer, whose season has been peppered with embarrassing defeats to lowerranked opponents, was happy with Sunday’s performance, where he interspersed some stunning winners with unforced errors including five double faults.—Reuters

Istanbul, 28 Oct — Serena Williams capped off a season to remember by capturing her fourth WTA Championship title with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Li Na on Sunday. The 32-yearold American finished off a dominant year, in which she also won the French and US Opens, by scooping up her 11th title of 2013. China’s Li, who will reach a career-high third in the WTA rankings on Monday, broke Williams’s serve twice in the first set. However, the world number one shifted gears in the second set to roar through 6-3, to the delight of more than 16,000 fans who filled Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem dome. Williams showed little sign of the fatigue she complained about a day earlier, flattening Li in the third set with her brutal power and on court coverage. The 17-times grand slam winner, who has played over 80 matches this season, said there was still room for

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel dar, made its debut in 2011. Vettel becames the fourth quadruple champion and only the third driver to land four titles in a row after Germany’s seven-times winner Michael Schumacher and the late Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio. Reuters

London, 28 Oct — UEFA chief Michel Platini wants the World Cup finals expanded to 40 teams from 2018 to allow more African and Asian countries into the tournament without reducing the number of European nations represented. Europe currently provides 13 of the 32 teams at the finals, compared with five from Africa and four or five, depending on the winners of a playoff against a South American team, for

Vettel joins the F1 greats with fourth title Greater Noida, 28 Oct — Germany’s Sebastian Vettel roared into the record books as Formula One’s youngest four-times world champion after winning the Indian Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Sunday. The 26-year-old’s Red Bull team also took the constructors’ world championship for the fourth successive year. “You’ve done it in style,” Red Bull principal

Christian Horner shouted over the team radio as Vettel took the chequered flag with a massive 29.8-second lead over compatriot Nico Rosberg for Mercedes. “Brilliant drive. You join the greats, mate. You’re up there.” The victory from pole position was Vettel’s sixth in a row and completed a hat-trick in India where no other driver has won since the race, which may be making its final appearance on the calen-

Serena completes dominant season with WTA Championship triumph improvement. “I live to win coach Carlos Rodriguez. “As we saw today, the slams. I really don’t know if this was my best season tennis gap between Serena ever, but definitely top 3. I and the rest of the players still have things to add to is not much. But mentally, my game,” she said with- she’s over the top, and she’s out elaborating. The open- by far the greatest player at ing game of the second set, the moment,” said Rodriwhich featured nine deuces, guez, the man who shaped former world number one was the turning point. “Looking back the first Justine Henin’s career. Li admitted nerves game of the second set was played a part in her defeat. definitely a very important “I was too excited game for me to win. at the start of the game, Li had been on a real and by the half of the roll. I guess I was second set, I had no determined to win more energy left,” that game at any she said.But the cost,” she said. 31-year-old ChiQuizzed nese, who served about the gap 10 double faults, between her and was not too conthe other players, cerned. Williams said: “I have showed “I’m just playing, much improvement and I’m trying to do this year, and this the best that I can. I serve-volley thing is don’t know if there is Serena Williams new to me, and it’s not like a gap.” Mental strength is the playing from the baseline,” key to Williams’s domi- she explained. Reuters nance, according to Li’s

UEFA chief Platini calls for 40 team World Cup the most populous continent Asia. FIFA President Sepp Blatter wrote last week that Africa and Asia deserved more representation at soccer’s showpiece event because they had more member associations than Europe and South America. Former France international Platini, widely regarded as the most likely successor to Swiss Blatter in the FIFA job, said by his own calculations that add-

UEFA president Michel Platini ing eight more teams would require extending the tournament by only three days. “It’s good for everybody,” Platini told Britain’s Times newspaper in an interview.—Reuters

Torres pounces on late blunder to sink Man City London, 28 Oct — Fernando Torres got his reward for an irrepressible display that he has rarely produced for Chelsea when he scored a last-minute winner after a defensive mix-up in a 2-1 Premier League victory over Manchester City on Sunday. The Spain striker, who set up Andre Schuerrle’s first-half goal, missed a sitter and also struck the woodwork, gleefully fired into an empty net after City defender Matija Nastasic’s header back to Joe Hart went sailing past the outrushing keeper. Sergio Aguero had levelled soon after halftime for City as victory lifted Chelsea back up to second

place, level on 20 points with Liverpool and two behind leaders Arsenal. “In a game like this against a great team in the last minutes it tastes much better to score. We controlled the game and created many chances but Sergio Aguero can score goals at any time,” Torres told Sky Sports. “We won a game we deserved to win, we are really pleased to beat a contender for the title.” Roberto Soldado’s 80th-minute penalty secured Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 home win over Hull City and lifted them up to fourth, while Sunderland moved off the foot of the table after substitute Fabio

Borini lashed in a superb late winner in a 2-1 derby victory over Newcastle United. Italian Borini, on loan from Liverpool, lifted the

gloom at the Stadium of Light when he thundered a 25-metre rocket past a flailing Tim Krul six minutes from time to hand Sunderland a first league win of the

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres (R) scores a goal against Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London on 27 Oct, 2013.—Reuters

season. Torres’s late goal had manager Jose Mourinho celebrating with fans in the stands and left City manager Manuel Pellegrini stony-faced and in no mood to shake the Portuguese’s hand after the final whistle. German Schuerrle, signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the close season, notched his first Chelsea goal when he turned in a Torres cross from close range on 33 minutes after the Spaniard had burst past Gael Clichy and pulled the ball back from close to the byline. Torres had moments earlier missed a golden opening when left unmarked with just Hart to beat, blazing over the bar.

But after setting up Schuerrle, the striker grew in confidence and was close to netting a superb second, turning inside from a tight angle and blasting against the woodwork. City had the better of the second half, levelling when Aguero ran on to Samir Nasri’s pass to smash a shot past Petr Cech for his sixth goal in the last four league games. A smart save by Cech with his legs then denied David Silva a goal and the game appeared to be heading for a draw until Willian lofted the ball forward and a breakdown in communication between Nastasic and Hart cost the visitors dear.—Reuters


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The 10th China Arts Festival has just wrapped up Saturday in Qingdao.—Xinhua Beijing, 28 Oct — The 10th China Arts Festival has just wrapped up Saturday in Qingdao. The winners of the much anticipated “Wenhua Awards” have finally been announced, and include the Kunqu opera “A Dream of Red Mansions”. From Tibetan dance to the dance drama “Red Sorghum”, adapted from Mo Yan’s Nobel-winning novel, the closing ceremony takes the audience through some of the most memorable moments of this year’s festival. The ceremony is careful to be thrifty, but still brings quality performances to the stage. “It’s a very simple stage design with a

review of previous performances, I think that’s the best way to conclude the festival,” said Xin Shimiao, Director of closing ceremony of 10th China Arts Fest. This year’s China Arts Festival has seen a total of 87 stage performances in the running for the Wenhua Award.Among the 14 winners is “A Dream of Red Mansions”, a Kunqu Opera remake of China’s literary classic. “We’re really excited to win the grand prize. With this new version of “A Dream of Red Mansions”, we want to revive traditional classics with the help of modern technology. And it works beautifully,”

said Yang Fengyi, President of North Kunqu Opera Theater.First initiated in 1991, the Wenhua Award is granted to professional performers by China’s Ministry of Culture. It’s now held every three years and has become a hotbed for talents and top performances. “Through the arts festival, we’ve been able to select some top performances. I think they should take a lead in China’s art scene and inspire more outstanding works,” said Zhou Yude, judge of Wenhua awards. Next year’s China Arts Festival is scheduled to be held in Shaanxi province. Xinhua

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Wenger to tinker again for Chelsea’s Cup visit London, 28 Oct — who suffered a humiliating Capital One (League) Cup quarter-final defeat by fourth tier Bradford City last season, will again rotate their squad when Chelsea visit the Emirates in the last-16 on Tuesday. Manager Arsene Wenger has used the competition in recent years to blood youngsters and field fringe players and did so when a second-string side edged out West Bromwich Albion in a penalty shootout in the third round. “I will rotate against Chelsea but play with a team that has a good chance to qualify as well. That will be the target,” Wenger told the club’s website (www. arsenal.com). Arsenal have not won the trophy since 1993 when they beat Sheffield on Wednesday. They lost to Chelsea in the 2007

final and to Birmingham City at the same stage four years later. Adding spice to the tie is the Premier League positions of the two clubs, with Arsenal two points clear of their London rivals at the top of the table. Wenger’s team have a tough sequence of games coming up that will test their credentials as title contenders. Arsenal host thirdplaced Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday and then, after travelling to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford. “You worry about fatigue a little bit but not too much. Sometimes when you play every three days you look tired and then in three days you are flying again. It goes a bit in cycles,” Wenger

said. There are four other allPremier League clashes. Manchester United, who came back from 2-1 down to beat Stoke City 3-2 on Saturday, should prove too strong for struggling Norwich City at Old Trafford on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Newcastle United entertain Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur host Hull City again, three days after a 1-0 league victory for the Londoners at White Hart Lane. Southampton also travel to Sunderland on 6 November. Championship leaders Burnley will fancy their chances of causing an upset when they host West Ham United on Tuesday. Burnley, who spent one season in the Premier League in 2009-10, have won eight and drawn one of their last nine league games and manager Sean Dyche said Sat-

urday’s home victory over promotion rivals Queens Park Rangers was their best performance so far. Two other second-tier

sides welcome Premier League opposition. Surprise 2011 winners Birmingham, who stunned Arsenal at Wembley with a

late Obafemi Martins winner, entertain Stoke while Leicester City, who won the trophy in 1997 and 2000, take on Fulham.—Reuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks back as his players warm up during a training session at the club training centre in London Colney, north of London, on 21 Oct, 2013.—Reuters

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Revising Motor Vehicle Bill, Myanmar Special Economic Zone Bill discussed

Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct—Arrangements are being made to improve Motor Vehicle Law 1964 and Motor Vehicle Bylaw 1989 for enforcing the traffic rules in harmony with the present day, said Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint in response to the question raised by U Thein Lwin of Chauk Constituency on revising the existing laws on traffic rules and issuance of driver licence at today’s

session of Pyithu Hluttaw. The deputy minister clarified that Ministry of Rail Transportation has sent a draft law on amending the 1964 Motor Vehicle Law to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Union. Directorate of Road Administration systematically issued driver licences to the candidates under the laws. Questioner U Thein Lwin said, “I think it needs to coordinate traffic safety

and traffic enforcement with experts. The deputy minister highlighted the amendment of Motor Vehicle Law 1964. To make the law more workable and comprehensive, it needs to study traffic laws from other countries.” Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee submitted amendments of Amyotha Hluttaw and approvals of Pyithu Hluttaw for the Myanmar Special Economic Zone Bill.

Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct— Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint received a delegation led by President of Washington D.C-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Mr. Carl Gershman at the Amyotha Hluttaw

Hall of Hluttaw Complex here this morning. Also present together with the Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw were Deputy Speaker U Mya Nyein, Committee Chairmen Dr Myint Kyi and U Khin Maung Yi, and officials of

Amyotha Hluttaw. At the call, they had a cordial discussion on Myanmar’s political reform and its progress, undertakings for politics and flourishing of democracy in the future and achievement of internal peace-making process.—MNA

Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw receives President of NED

Union FM sends felicitations to Turkish counterpart Nay Pyi Taw, 29 Oct— On the occasion of the Proclamation Day of the Republic of Turkey, which falls on 29 October 2013,

U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicita-

tions to His Excellency Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. MNA

Five dead, 38 injured after Tian’anmen car crash Beijing, 28 Oct—A jeep crashed into a crowd of people and caught fire in front of the Tian’anmen rostrum in downtown Beijing at noon on Monday, killing five people and injuring another 38, police said. The dead include three people in the jeep, a Philippine female tourist and a male tourist from south

China’s Guangdong Province, according to the police. The 38 injured include two female and one male tourist from the Philippines as well as a male tourist from Japan. Officials from the Chinese central government, Ministry of Public Security and Beijing mu-

Vehicles travel along Chang’an Avenue as smoke raises in front of a portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong after a car accident at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on 28 October, 2013. Reuters

nicipal government arrived at the scene after the incident to guide the rescue efforts. They called for all-out efforts to save the lives of the injured, a quick search for the truth behind the incident and strong measures to guarantee the safety and stability of the capital city. The injured are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Doctors have carried out operations, bandaging and other emergency treatment measures according to their injuries. The jeep crashed into a guardrail of Jinshui Bridge across the moat of the Forbidden City before bursting into flames at 12:05 pm, according to municipal police and Beijing Emergency Medical Center. The fire was put out soon after. Traffic returned to normal there at 1:09 pm—Xinhua

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

UEC allows formation of political parties

Pyithu Hluttaw approved the submission and decided to discuss different points of the bill at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. The 29th day session of the Huttaw continues tomorrow.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct— The Union Election Commission has granted formation of political parties. A 16-member group comprising U Saw Than Myint has applied for registration of Federal Union

Party as a political party to UEC. As the registration of the Federal Union Party is in conformity with laws and by-laws, the UEC allowed it to form the political party today.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Oct —Three parliamentarians hold discussions on a motion to urge the Union Government to review the workers' rights and to formulate a labour law submitted by Dr Myint Kyi of Yangon Region Constituency No (8) at today's Amyotha Hluttaw session. Regarding the motion, Deputy Minister Daw Win Maw Tun said the existing labour laws which were drawn up in accord with ILO's conventions are allowing all employees, old and young and men and women alike, to enjoy effective benefits and rights of employee protection.

It is planned to publish a book about labour laws, she added. She continued that the ministry is taking necessary measures to enact new laws and to rewrite and amend old laws. Emphasis is being placed on ensuring rights and benefits of workers who are playing a role in enhancing production capacity of the country. Next, the Hluttaw decided to put the motion on record. Then, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker read out a letter answered by Union Minister at President Office U Soe Maung to the question submitted by the Chairman of Amyotha Hluttaw

Public Complaint and Petition Committee to increase the monthly allowance of Naing-ngan Gonyi Grade I and Grade II holders, and declared the letter would be documented. Next, Dr Myat Nyana Soe, secretary of Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee, submitted a Bill to amend the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law and the Hluttaw approved to discuss the Bill. Then, U Myint Tun of Bago Region Constituency No (10) read out a report of Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee on the Bill to amend the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law. MNA

Amyotha Hluttaw to discuss bill amending Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law

Chairmen of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Sector Subcommittees meet farmers, entrepreneurs in Yangon Region Yangon, 28 Oct—The chairmen of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Sector Subcommittees deputy ministers held a meeting with the farmers, breeders and timber entrepreneurs

at Mingala Hall of Yangon Region Government Office this morning. At the meeting, those present reported matters on dredging of old Kyu creek in Dagon Myothit (East)

Township, sales of combined harvesters through long-term installment system, preventive measures against inundation in Shwemayin Field and dredging (See page 8)

Thai Tourists in Town

Myawady, 28 Oct— A convoy of 96 Thai tourists arrived Myawady via Mae Sot today. Their itinerary includes Myawady, Mawlamyine, Nay Pyi Taw, Innlay,

Taunggyi, Bagan, Yangon, Kyaikhteeyoe and Hpa-an and they plan to leave the country for Mae Sot on 4 November. The guests were welcomed in Myawady by Deputy

Commissioner U Tint Wai Thon, In-charge of Myawady Friendship Bridge U Sai Aung Myint and party. Tun Tun Oo (Myawady Border Town)


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