Myanmar encourages UN to further strengthen and

2nd Waxing Day of Tazaungmone 1376 ME
Volume I, Number 24
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Myanmar encourages UN to further strengthen and
expand areas of cooperation for peoples of ASEAN
Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Oct—President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein sent a message on the Occasion of the Sixty Ninth Anniversary of the United
Nations. The full text of the message is as follows:1.
Today is the 69th Anniversary of the founding
of the United Nations. Thus we join hands with other
member states in commemorating this significant and
special day. On this occasion, we need to renew our
determination and efforts for a better, more prosperous
and peaceful world. To this quest, the World Organization remains central.
Nowadays we are faced with urgent challenges of climate change, terrorism and development in all
aspects of life. The United Nations is primary and indispensable in confronting these challenges. The mobilization against the Ebola outbreak confirms the Organisation’s ability to respond to world’s needs.
The international community has to stand
united under the auspices of the United Nations to
match these and other challenges that threaten the en-
tire world. The fundamental principles enshrined in the
Charter of the United Nations remain as valid as the day
they were signed. More than ever, people need a universal
organization that brings us all together in pursuing overarching goals of peace, human rights, justice, and economic
and social progress.
As the current Chair of ASEAN and as a nation,
Myanmar welcomes the cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the United Nations
through the implementation of the Joint Declaration on
the Comprehensive Partnership of 19 November 2011.
Myanmar also encourages the United Nations to further
strengthen and expand the areas of cooperation for the
peoples of ASEAN.
Myanmar, for her part, is determined to keep
the current reforms on track. This goal will be fulfilled
by securing peace and national reconciliation to ensure
political stability and the socio-economic development
of the country. The continued support of the United Nations plays an important role in this mission.
We appreciate the greater understanding and
interest in Myanmar of the United Nations and its agencies. I would like to put on record, on behalf of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and its people, our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the United Nations’
unwavering support for the irreversible changes in the
reform process demands.
On this auspicious occasion, Myanmar hereby reaffirms her resolution and commitment to continue shouldering her responsibilities as a member of the
United Nations and to working hand-in-hand with the
international community.
UPWC delegation met with Mongla and Wa delegations
of constitution
in President
hoisted atop
pagoda in
Thazi Tsp
An earnest
dialogue is
a shot in the
arm for peace
UPWC Vice Chairman U Thein Zaw meets delegations of Mongla and Wa special regions.—mna
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
— The delegation led by
Vice Chairman U Thein
Zaw of Union Peace-Making Work Committee met
with delegations led by
Chairman U Sai Lin of
Mongla Special Region (4)
and Vice Chairman U Shao
Mi Lian of Wa Special Region (2) in Shan State on 22
Also present at the
meeting were Union Ministers U Khin Maung Soe and
U Win Myint, Chairman of
Pyithu Hluttaw Agriculture
and Livestock Breeding
Development Committee
U Soe Naing, Shan State
Chief Minister U Sao Aung
Myat, Commander of Triangle Region Command
Maj-Gen Than Tun Oo and
Participants at the
meeting frankly discussed
the current peace process,
nationwide ceasefire and
sustainable peace, cooperation for the three main
national causes and ethnic
affairs, regional development and matters related
to armed forces of all the
The national race delegations also gave their
(See page 9)
Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw set to kick off for first time in Yangon on 6-7 December
By Ye Myint
Yangon, 23 Oct— The
first Japan style festival
will be held at Shwe Htut
Tin Ground in Yangon on
6-7 December, beginning
at 2 p.m. each day, “the
Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw”
executive committee announced at a press briefing
on Thursday.
In cooperation with
NHK (Japan Broadcasting
Corporation), Japan International Broadcasting Inc.,
(from right to left) Koji Kuroda, chairman of
“Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw” executive committee,
Tateshi Higuchi, Japanese ambassador to Myanmar, and Yoshihiko Shimizu, president and CEO
of Japan International Broadcasting Inc., pose for
photos after the press briefing on Japan Myanmar
Pwe Taw to be held in Yangon on 6-7 December,
2014 which is marked as the 60th year since
Myanmar and Japan established relations.
Photo: Ye Myint
Myanmar National Television and Japanese companies in Myanmar, the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar
will present the Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw with yatai
food stalls offering Japanese traditional confections
and a variety of delights on
the upcoming days.
It is aimed at enabling
Myanmar people to enjoy a
Japan-style funfair on the
occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Myanmar and Japan,
Japanese Ambassador to
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Friday, 24 October, 2014
local news
Myeik District (A) emerges champion in
inter-district table tennis tourney
Dawei, 23 Oct — The
prize presentation of the
Taninthayi Region Chief
Minister’s Cup Inter-District Table Tennis Tournament was held at the table
tennis club in Shwewei Thiri Sports Ground in Dawei
of Taninthayi Region on 22
Among the spectators were Chief Minister U
Myat Ko, Speaker of Region Hluttaw U Htin Aung
Kyaw, the chief justice of
the region and ministers.
In the final match, Myeik District (A) trounced
Dawei District (A) 3-0.
Speaker U Htin Aung
Kyaw presented medals and
Nay Pyi Taw
cash awards to first prize
winner Myeik District (A),
the second prize winner Dawei District (B) and third
prize winner Dawei District
(B) respectively.
Chief Minister U Myat
Ko awarded championship
trophy to Myeik District
The Chief Minister
and party then enjoyed
Overheated regulator destroys
two-storey building worth K8.7million
Mandalay, 23 Oct —
A fire that started from overheated regulator installed at
the air-conditioner broke
out at the Chinese school
at 10.20 am on 22 October
in Yemontaung ward between 55th and 56th streets
and 36th and 37th streets in
Mahaaungmye Township
of Mandalay.
Deputy Director-Gen-
eral U Than Kyaw Kyaw of
Fire Services Department,
Director U Kyi Win and
Head of Mandalay Region
FSD U Than Zaw Win supervised putting out of fire
by 35 servicemen of FSD
and 150 auxiliary fire brigade members with the use
of three management vehicles and 40 fire trucks.
Thanks to their con-
certed efforts, the fire could
be put out within 10 minutes, but the fire engulfed
one two-storey building and
property worth K8.7 million.
With regard to the outbreak of fire, Mahaaungmye
Myoma police station filed
in-charge of the school U
Kyaw Sein under the law.
Tin Maung (Mandalay)
competition of the Region
Chief Minister’s Trophy
Inter-State/Region Badminton Championship at the
Region IPRD
sports gear
installed at
moats for city
Mandalay, 23 Oct
—Mandalay City Development Committee places
emphasis on sanitation of
the city and convenience of
The committee installed modern sports equipment around the moat of
Mandalay Royal Palace in
Aungmyethazan Township
for public relaxation as of
second week of October.
Local people old and
young take exercise at the
moats with the use of modern sports gear.
Parks and Playgrounds
Department also installed
sports equipment at the uphill road to Mandalay Hill,
at the junction of 26th and
66th streets and Manawraman Park.
Thiha Ko Ko
News sites
development planning
course improves
capacity of local people
Talks given on danger of uneatable foods and expired products
Mandalay, 23 Oct
—The Health Department
under the Mandalay City
Committee checks the shops of its
markets whether they sell
unsuitable foodstuffs and
snacks with chemicals and
Officials of the department also gave educative
talks on side effects and
danger of chemicals and
dyes in the foods to the
shop owners and vendors at
Miba Market on 76th street
between 9th and 10th streets
in Aungmyethazan Township on Wednesday.
Dr Nwe Ei Khaing
and Dr Hsu Yi Myo of
the Health Department of
MCDC gave talks on danger of chemicals and dyes
in the foodstuffs, expired
products and uneatable imported foods and distributed pamphlets to the shopkeepers.
Tin Maung (Mandalay)
Yinmabin, 23 Oct—
The community development planning course,
conducted by Township
Rural Development and
Township Planning Department, concluded at the
hall of Yinmabin Township
Department in Sagaing Region on 22 October.
Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) MP U Thaung
Han presented completion
certificates to the trainees.
District and township
level officials viewed the
village maps drawn by the
trainees to the village manuals.
Altogether 30 trainees
from wards and villages attended the course from 15
to 22 October.
Tun Ko Ko
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
— Discussion about the
modification of Schedule 1
and Schedule 2 of the 2008
Constitution was made at
the President Office here
on Thursday, attended by
union ministers, union
chief of justice, deputy
ministers and officials from
state/region governments.
At the meeting Union
Minister U Soe Thane delivered an opening speech,
urging the modification of
these two schedules should
be aimed for the emergence
of meaningful union spirit
in which fair and balance is
to be kept between central
government and regional
He also warned that
failure of this balance
would frustrate long-lasting union spirit.
The union minister
said that while the administrations of state/region
and autonomous areas are
building their capacities,
the central governments
need to consider possible
relaxation to ensure success in democratization
The modification of
Schedule 1 and Schedule
2 in the constitution will
include annulments and
The participants then
presented deterrent effects
caused by unrealistic laws
and bylaws and the need in
modification of Schedule
1 and Schedule 2 in 2008
Modification of constitution discussed
in President Office
Union Minister U Soe Thane highlights modification of schedules in constitution 2008.—mna
Union A & I Minister inspects agricultural
development tasks in Nay Pyi Taw
Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing visits
Palethwe hybrid paddy seed production farm in Nay Pyi Taw.—mna
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
— Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U
Myint Hlaing on Wednesday inspected agricultural development tasks in
Dekkhinathiri Township
here, urging the officials to
expand their production.
The Union minister
looked into the 100-acre
Palethwe paddy fields in
Kyarku Village and urged
the agriculturalists to distribute quality paddy seeds
to the farmers in time next
He then met the project
manager to discuss the rice
mill construction projects
and private sector development that plays a key role
in enhancing the country’s
agriculture sector.
In 900-acre farmland
in the township, U Myint
Hlaing inspected the growing of perennial crops and
growth of Japan’s species
watercress plants, urging
the officials to hand out
seeds and technology to the
He also inspected the
papaya, pine-apple, chili and long staple cotton
farms which planted with
the use of one village-one
product system, calling
for increasing of public
The Union Minister
looked round a research
farm where the officials
are making preparations
for research growing with
the arrangement of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and
provided gifts to Dr Hyun
Seok Lee, a researcher of
the agency.
Please read “President U Thein Sein urges
EU to end submission of
draft resolution on human rights situation in
Myanmar at UN General Assembly” at the
heading of the news and
“submission of draft resolution” instead of “submission of reports” in the
fourth line in the second
para of the news on page
3 of this daily issued on
5th Europe-Asia Eye
Specialist Conference held
Yangon, 23 Oct—The
fifth Europe-Asia Eye Specialist Conference held on
Wednesday here to promote
relations between European
and Asian nations, with the
address by the Union Health
Minister Dr Than Aung.
He said that the conference benefits to help
exchange of health-related
information and further cooperation among the nations,
saying the development of
current implementation eye-
health programmes in Myanmar with the assistance of
international bodies.
According to the schedule of the conference, Vice
President of Myanmar Medical Association (MMA),
Eye Surgeon Prof Dr Tin
Win and other eye care specialists participated in the
Union Minister Dr
Than Aung looked round
Yangon Eye Specialist Hospital.—MNA
Standing table of 3rd SEA Vovinam
Championship 2014 on second day
Myanmar stands second
in Vovinam Championship
An official shakes hands with gold medalist Myanmar athletes.—mna
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct
— The 3rd SEA Vovinam
Championship 2014 continued at the Wunna Theikdi Gymnasium A in Nay
Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
Athletes participated
in the women’s doubles
weaponless attack event,
four-man attack event,
women’s 57-kilo attack,
men’s 54-kilo attack, women’s singles sword , wom-
en’s 51-kilo attack, men’s
57-kilo attack and fourman attack events.
Deputy Minister for
Sports U Zaw Win, President of SEA Vovinam Federation Rat Sokhorn and
officials presented prizes to
the winners.
After the evening
events, Vietnam stands
first, Myanmar second and
Cambodia third.—MNA
Friday, 24 October, 2014
local news
Mandalarians take
pride in floating hotel in
Ayeyawady River
Mandalay, 23 Oct—
Mandalay Karaweik floating hotel, designed by Myanmar engineers, is being
built with 99 percent completion at Mandalay Dockyard and its construction
started on 3 March 2013.
As a test-run, the floating hotel carrying over 1,000
family members drove from
Mandalay firewood compound jetty to Mingun and
from Mingun to Shangalekyun and Shwekyetyet along
Ayeyawady River on 18
The triple-decker floating hotel is 250 feet long and
70 feet wide, comprising 32
Ratio of traffic police to motorbike reaches
1:3700 in Mandalay
Mandalay, 23 Oct —
Despite growing number
of vehicles and population,
traffic accidents do not rise
in Mandalay City, according to No 11 Traffic Police
“Occurrences of traffic accidents in Mandalay
scored 0.05 per cent in 2013
and 0.04 per cent in 2014. It
is result of traffic rules enforcement system in Mandalay. A total of 75 per cent
in traffic accidents depended on undiscipline acts of
motorcycles from 6 pm to
midnight. So, we carefully
check vehicles at night,” Police Major Thein Ko Ko of
No 11 Traffic Police Squad.
There were 69,331 vehicles in 2013, compared with
108,138 vehicles in 2014.
Likewise, the number of motorbikes rose to 663,899 in
2014 from 478.323 in 2013.
In total amount, automobiles and motorbikes reach
772,037 in 2014, according
to the statistics of the No 11
Traffic Police Force.
“The growing number
of vehicles cannot be equivalence to members of the
traffic police corps. In the records, one traffic police must
control 3,700 motorcycles
in Mandalay. Taking action
against traffic rules offenders is to push the people to
abide by traffic rules. If they
follow the traffic rules, we
do not need to take action
against them,” the police
major said.
Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing House)
double rooms installed with
air-conditioners, three family rooms, four special double rooms, totalling 39 and
one ballroom. The floating
facilities is installed with
two 360 HP engines.
The facility is being built with the aim of
enabling globetrotters to
enjoy scenic beauty of
Ayeyawady River and environs.
The hotel will be commissioned into service in
November, Managing Director U Tun Tun of GC
Myanmar Company said.
Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing House)
Awareness for control of Ebola
virus coordinated
Traffic knowledge shared to members of
social organizations
Mandalay, 23 Oct —
No 11 Traffic Police Squad
(Mandalay) disseminated
knowledge about traffic
rules to members of social
organization of Pyigyidagun Township in Mandalay
on 19 October.
Police Major Thein
Ko Ko of the squad said
that traffic police cooperate
with social organizations in
their philanthropic tasks by
clearing traffic congestions.
Educative talks on traffic
enforcement were given to
drivers and traffic users for
refreshing their knowledge
in traffic rules. The traffic
police fine the traffic rules
brokers but give helmets to
the poor free of charge.”
Police Captain Kyaw
Zin Myint of the No 57
traffic police platoon explained the traffic rules for
road users and distributed
pamphlets to the attendees.
Tin Maung
Mandalay, 23 Oct —
A coordination meeting on
control of Ebola virus was
held at the hall of Mandalay
Region Health Department
on 21 October.
After Deputy Health
Minister Dr Win Myint
made a speech, Deputy Director-General Dr Soe Lwin
Nyein of Health Department explained monitoring
the disease and treatment.
The deputy minister
and party inspected the medical equipment checking the
flight passengers at Mandalay International Airport.
Myanmar is raising
awareness of Ebola disease
in the nation, said the deputy director-general.
Maung Pyi Thu
Capacity of police officers enhanced to take security measures
Mandalay, 23 Oct — The police
officers security capacity enhancement
course, organized by Mandalay Region
Police Force, concluded at the hall of the
commander of Mandalay Region Police
Force at the corner of 66th and 30th streets
in Chanayethazan Township on Wednesday.
Commander Police Col Han Tun
presented certificates to the trainees.
A total of 100 police officers of security police branches under No 3 Security
Police Branches Control Office, Mandalay and Sagaing Region Police Forces attended the course from 9 to 22 October.
Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Philippines maintains key
policy rates
Beijing beefs up security for upcoming APEC summit.—Xinhua
China, ASEAN to discuss formulating COC
Beijing, 23 Oct — Chinese
Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin and Southeast Asian diplomats will gather in Bangkok late
this month to discuss the formulation of a Code of Conduct
(COC) in the South China Sea, a
spokeswoman said on Thursday.
China and the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASE-
AN) will hold the 8th Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the
Conduct of Parties in the South
China Sea (DOC) in Thailand
from 28 to 29 October, Chinese
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman
Hua Chunying said.
The parties will discuss the
comprehensive and effective
implementation of the DOC,
promoting practical maritime
cooperation and formulation of
a COC within the framework of
the DOC, Hua said. Prior to the
senior officials’ meeting, China
and ASEAN will hold the 12th
joint working group meeting on
the implementation of the DOC,
the spokeswoman said.—Xinhua
Vietnamese PM to visit India
Hanoi, 23 Oct — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan
Dung is scheduled to pay a visit
to India from 27 to 29 October
at the invitation of Indian Prime
Minister Narendra Modi, said a
Vietnamese official.
The information was delivered by Pham Thu Hang, deputy spokesperson of Vietnamese
Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a
regular press briefing held in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on Thursday.
“The visit aims at further
promoting the strategic partnership between the two countries
in areas of politics, security,
economics, science-technology,
culture, education, tourism and
aviation, among others. The two
sides will also discuss regional
and international issues of mutual
interest,” Hang told reporters.
During the visit, the Vietnamese prime minister is set to
hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, meet with
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, address the Vietnam-India
Business Forum and visit a number of historical and cultural sites
in India.
Vietnam and India established diplomatic ties in 1972.
The relation was elevated to strategic partnership in 2007.
Bilateral trade turnover between the two countries increased
from 3.94 billion US dollars in
2012 to around 5.24 billion US
dollars in 2013, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and
Three killed as Muslim rebels attack
S Philippine villages
Davao City, (Philippines),
23 Oct —Three people were
killed in an encounter between
villagers and suspected members
of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in southern
Philippines on Thursday morning, a military official said.
Gunmen from the BIFF attacked Bagumbayan village in
President Quirino town, Sultan
Kudarat province early on Thursday morning, sparking a gun
battle which lasted for hours, ac-
cording to Col Dickson Hermoso,
spokesman of the Philippine Army’s 6th Infantry Division.
Police said a brother of the
former town mayor and two gunmen were slain in the fighting in
Bagumbayan village.
Another group of BIFF gunmen also assaulted a village in
the nearby town of General Salipada K Pendatun in neighbouring
Maguindanao Province.
Authorities believe that a
land dispute between the slain
village and the attackers’ leader
may have caused the clash.
Military and police troops
are currently in the area to conduct pursuit operation against the
The BIFF is the armed wing
of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM), a breakaway faction of the 11,000-strong
Moro Islamic Liberation Front
which has forged a peace agreement with the Philippine government.— Xinhua
Manila, 23 Oct — Philippine monetary officials on Thursday decided to keep key rates
steady as inflation is expected to
go down in the next two years.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
(Philippine central bank or BSP)
Governor Amando M Tetangco,
Jr said in a Press briefing that
overnight borrowing and overnight lending rates have been
left unchanged at 4 percent and 6
percent, respectively. The interest
rate on the reverse repurchase, repurchase and the special deposit
account facility and the reserve
requirement ratios were also
“The Monetary Board’s decision is based on its assessment of
a more manageable inflation environment, based on latest baseline
projections indicating within-target inflation for the policy horizon,” Tetangco said.
BSP cut its forecast average inflation to 4.4 percent from
4.5 percent for this year, and to
3.7 percent from 3.8 percent for
2015. The BSP has also projected that inflation will average 2.8
percent in 2016, down from a previous projection of 3 percent. The
Monetary Board raised key policy rates in July and September to
rein in inflation.—Xinhua
Phnom Penh, 23 Oct — Cambodia has over the last six months
deported more than 500 foreigners from 21 countries for illegally
entering or staying in the country, according to a report seen on
Thursday. The report filed by the
country’s national police said that
since April 504 foreigners of 21
nationalities had been deported to
their home countries.
The 504 included 344 Vietnamese, 57 Taiwanese, 41 Chinese, 16 North Koreans and one
Japanese, according to the report.
Sok Phal, the country’s deputy police chief who is in charge
of immigration affairs, could
not be reached for comment on
Thursday. However, he said last
week that the immigration police began early this year conducting a nationwide census on
foreigners living and working in
Cambodia, and so far covered 16
of the country’s 25 provinces. It
remains unclear when the census
will be concluded.—Kyodo News
Cambodia deports over 500
illegal immigrants
in past 6 months
US aircraft carrier visits
Manila, 23 Oct — A US aircraft carrier arrived here on Thursday
for a routine port call, the US Embassy said in a statement.
The US Embassy said USS George Washington was one of the
first American ships to respond to the request of the Philippines for
humanitarian assistance and disaster relief after typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the country.
Recently, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar of the Philippine Navy
joined the George Washington Carrier Strike Group off the coast of
the Philippines from 22 to 23 October to conduct maneuvering, communications and gunnery exercises to further enhance their ability to
work together.Commissioned on 4 July, 1992, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier George Washington is the fourth ship to bear the name
and is forward deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations, operating
from Yokosuka, Japan. The ship is commanded by Capt Greg Fenton
and has a crew of 5,500 sailors.—Xinhua
Chinese Defence Minister meets Iranian
Navy Commander
Beijing, 23 Oct — Chinese Defence Minister Chang
Wanquan on Thursday met with
visiting Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on naval cooperation.
Chang said the two armed
forces have seen good cooperation on mutual visits, personnel
training and other fields in recent
years. Exchanges between the
two navies have been fruitful and
their warships have paid successful visits to each other.
Chang, also a state councilor, stressed China is willing to
work with Iran to further pragmatic cooperation and strengthen
military-to-military ties. Praising
the achievements of the Chinese
Navy, Sayyari said Iran attaches
great importance to its relationship with China and is ready to enhance bilateral exchanges to push
forward cooperation between the
two armed forces, especially in
naval cooperation.—Xinhua
Policemen examine a damaged passenger van at the attack
site in southwest Pakistan’s Quetta on 23 Oct, 2014. At least
eight people were killed and several others injured when some
unknown gunmen sprayed bullets on a passenger van in
Pakistan’s southwest Quetta city on Thursday morning, local
media reported. — Xinhua
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Gasic, Jolevski discuss improvement
of military cooperation
Belgrade, 23 Oct —
Serbian Defence Minister
Bratislav Gasic and his
Macedonian counterpart
Zoran Jolevski discussed
on Wednesday perspectives for improvement of
the two countries’ cooperation and regional cooperation.
The delegations of the
Serbian Defence Ministry
and the Defence Ministry
of the Republic of Macedonia previously met in the
Guard House at Topcider
on Tuesday and after the
two-hour talks, Gasic told
reporters that the two sides
managed to achieve an
agreement on intensification of military-educational
and military-to-military cooperation.
We also discussed
exchange of experiences
when it comes to participation in peacekeeping op-
erations, utilization of our
capacities in bases South
and Krusevac and joint unit
preparations for emergency
situations, the Serbian minister said.
Gasic noted that the
talks with Jolevski covered
a number of joint topics,
including the increased security risks in the region
due to the participation of
certain citizens from the
area in combat operations
Jolevski said that he
highly appreciates the valuable exchange of experiences on participation
in peacekeeping missions
because the process of education and training is a
very important foundation
for the development of any
army. He noted that this
is the reason why he visited the Military Academy
and the Military Medical
Man arrested after jumping White
House fence, causing lockdown
Washington, 23 Oct
— A man jumped the
White House fence on
Wednesday evening and
was attacked by Secret
Service dogs before being
arrested, a Secret Service
spokesman said.
spokesman Edwin Donovan said, referring to
the intruder. He identified
the intruder as Dominic
Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air,
Maryland, and said he was
unarmed at the time of his
arrest. Video showed Secret
Service agents surrounding
the man on the north lawn
of the White House, which
was put on lockdown for
about 90 minutes. The man
punched one of the dogs
that attacked him, as seen
in the video.
Two Secret Service
dogs “were taken to a veterinarian for injuries sustained during the incident,”
Donovan said.
The incident came
roughly a month after an
intruder armed with a knife
scaled the White House
fence and made it inside the
executive mansion, raising
questions about security
levels at the heavily guarded complex and spurring
the resignation of then-Secret Service Director Julia
Pierson. The man climbed
the fence around 7:15 pm
(2315 GMT) and was apprehended shortly thereafter. The lockdown was
lifted shortly before 9 pm.
“The individual was
immediately taken into
custody on the North lawn
of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers,”
Donovan said. K-9 refers
to the team using specially
trained dogs.
The man was then
transported to a hospital
for evaluation, the spokesman said. The latest White
House security breach
happened the same day a
gunman attacked Canada’s
parliament in Ottawa.
The White House is seen in front of the Washington
Monument (L) and the Jefferson Memorial (R) in
Washington on 1 May, 2011.—Reuters
Serbian Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic and
Macedonian Zoran Jolevski .—Tanjug
Academy in Belgrade and
inquired about the institutions’ capacities which he
qualified as rather impressive.
Jolevski said that the
Skopje Military Academy
intends to realize close
and immediate cooperation
with the institutions in Belgrade. Gasic and Jolevski
participated in the regional
conference on the participation of Western Balkan
countries in UN peacekeeping operations held in Belgrade on 20 October.
UNSG’s Message
on United Nations Day
24 October, 2014
The United Nations is needed more than ever at
this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a
heavy toll. Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human
trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains
an uneven playing field.
The founding of the United Nations was a solemn
pledge to the world’s people to end such assaults on
human dignity, and lead the way to a better future.
There have been painful setbacks, and there is much
work ahead to realize the Charter’s vision. But we can
take heart from our achievements.
The UN Millennium Development Goals have inspired the most successful anti-poverty campaign ever.
United Nations treaties addressing inequality, torture
and racism have protected people, while other agreements have safeguarded the environment. UN peacekeepers have separated hostile forces, our mediators
have settled disputes and our humanitarian workers
have delivered life-saving aid.
At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable. On United Nations Day, I call on Governments
and individuals to work in common cause for the common good.
UNIC/ Yangon
EU leaders seek climate deal, but are
divided over costs
Brussels, 23 Oct —
European leaders aim to
agree a new decade of
energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an
EU summit on Thursday,
though sharp differences
over sharing the cost means
a deal could elude them.
The 28 member states
want to set the pace for a
global pact to be hammered
out in Paris next year with
industrial powers from
Asia, North America and
the rest of the world.
That pact would aim
to improve on two decades
of stuttering cooperation
and rein in emissions of
carbon dioxide blamed for
a disruptive rise in temperatures. There is broad
acceptance for an overall
EU goal of cutting carbon
emissions from homes,
power plants, cars, planes,
farms and other sources by
40 percent in 2030 compared to the global benchmark year of 1990.
But arguments about
helping poorer eastern
states or preferring nuclear
over wind or solar power
may drag the negotiations
through the night into Friday, diplomats said.
The plan is to build
on an existing set of green
policy goals to 2020, which
have greatly increased the
amount of renewable energy such as the sun and wind
used across the European
European flags are seen outside the European
Commission headquarters in Brussels
on 10 Sept, 2014.—Reuters
Union and cut overall en- mit, fears the political fallergy use through measures out from policy that could
such as better building in- shut mines a year before an
sulation and more fuel-effi- election.
cient vehicles.
Britain’s David CamAt present, EU car- eron, pushing for minibon emissions are nearly mal restrictions on how to
20 percent below 1990 - meet the target, wants to
helped by the collapse of keep open nuclear options
polluting industries in its and fears red tape will fuel
eastern member states af- Eurosceptic demands to
ter the communist collapse quit the EU. Portugal and
25 years ago. After six Spain, keen to export enyears of economic crisis, ergy, are pressing hard for
however, many states say stricter targets that would
their national budgets will push France to accept more
struggle to cover the cost power connections being
of more ambitious targets. built to link Iberia across
And leaders fret about the the Pyrenees.
reaction of voters to a range
EU officials still reckof related effects, from a on an outline deal can be
loss of jobs in coalmines to reached, but only after
new EU regulations limit- many hours of debate on
ing the power of domestic providing financial incenappliances.
tives for nations such as
Coal-dependent Po- Poland without placing too
land, whose new Prime big a burden on richer, less
Minister Ewa Kopacz is industrial countries such as
attending her first EU sum- Denmark.
“There is no agreement
yet but I think the differences of opinion have been
narrowed down to a couple
of outstanding issues that
will be settled by the leaders on Thursday night,” one
senior official said.
“What the leaders will
do is basically to agree on
the world’s most ambitious
yet cost effective climate
and energy policy framework.”
While a pan-EU agreement will commit governments for years to come,
detailed legislation will
only be worked out later
and could take account of
how far other global powers follow suit.
The European Commission, the EU executive,
has laid out three 2030
targets: as well as cutting
emissions by 40 percent
from 1990, they propose
green fuel should provide
at least 27 percent of energy and improving energy
efficiency by 30 percent.
Among other issues
on their agenda, leaders are
likely to endorse more help
for African countries to
fight Ebola and agree to appoint a coordinator for EU
efforts against the disease.
They will also press
Russia to do more to do
more to defuse the conflict
in Ukraine as the Kiev government holds a general
election this weekend.
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Draft aid charter OKs Japan’s use of aid for foreign militaries
Tokyo, 23 Oct— The
Japanese government compiled a draft foreign aid
charter on Thursday that
approves the use of the
country’s official development assistance to back
foreign military forces in
noncombat operations, including disaster relief and
coast guard activities.
In the first revision
since 2003, the draft ODA
Charter would represent a
lifting of the charter’s ban
on assisting foreign military forces with such funds,
a move that critics say
would spark concern that
the aid could be diverted
for military purposes.
The draft revision calls
Defence guidelines
may not be finalized until
April: US official
Washington, 23 Oct —
A senior US government official has suggested that the
US and Japanese governments may postpone finalizing new defence cooperation
guidelines until next April,
thus missing their year-end
The official saw the
need for further consultation
between Tokyo and Washington so the new guidelines
can detail how the Japanese
Self-Defence Forces cooperate with the US military
under a controversial policy
allowing the SDF to use the
right of collective self-defence. The two governments
plan to hold so-called “twoplus-two” security talks
involving their foreign and
defence ministers when they
devise the final version of
the Guidelines for US-Japan Defence Cooperation,
the official said on condition
of anonymity. In an interim
report released earlier this
month, Japan and the United States simply said, without elaboration, the revised
guidelines will “appropriately” reflect the Cabinet
decision this summer to reinterpret Japan’s pacifist
Constitution as permitting
the nation to engage in collective self-defence.
“We don’t need to put
the whole thing in the (new)
guidelines, but we need to
have something about the
activities of the SDF,” the
US official told Kyodo News
on Monday.
The Japanese and US
governments agreed in October last year to rewrite the
guidelines, which were last
updated in 1997, by the end
of this year, citing the need
to address many changes in
the security environment in
the Asia-Pacific region.
The guidelines detail
the roles of the US military
and the SDF in the event of a
contingency under the bilateral security treaty.
By changing the legal
interpretation of the war-renouncing Constitution, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe’s government in July
lifted the country’s decades-old self-imposed ban
on the use of the right to help
allies that come under attack
even when Japan itself is not.
But the government has
yet to submit any bill to parliament to give legal backing to the SDF engaging in
collective self-defence. The
US official warned of any
further delay in finalizing
the revised guidelines far
beyond April, the start of Japan’s fiscal year.
Kyodo News
for Japan’s “contribution
to peace and prosperity
through nonmilitary cooperation.” The charter will
be renamed to the “development cooperation charter,” according to the draft.
The review comes as
the government of Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe aims
to revise by the end of this
year the charter for dispersing over $10 billion in
official development assistance annually to make aid
to developing nations more
strategy-oriented and reflective of changing global
As for assisting foreign military forces, the
draft says the government
will consider individual
programmes case by case,
while taking into account
the significance of extending such aid.
Japan will maintain
its policy of not extending
official development assistance to foreign militaries,
by strictly observing the
charter designed to avoid
the use of aid to abet international conflicts, it says.
So far, Japan’s official
primarily targets infrastructure building and poverty reduction in recipient
countries, and is dispersed
in such forms as loans,
grants and technical cooperation.— Kyodo News
Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but
no sign of girls’ release
N’Djamena/ Maidu23 Oct — Nearly
a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal
with Boko Haram, which
it said would include the
release of more than 200
schoolgirls kidnapped by
the Islamist group, there
is still no sign of the girls
being freed.
Talks took place this
week between the government and the Islamist
militant group in the Chadian capital, but they are
shrouded in secrecy.
A series of attacks
blamed on Boko Haram fighters since the announcement, meanwhile,
has raised doubts over government claims of a truce.
Nigeria’s precipitous
announcement, seemingly for domestic political
reasons ahead of elections
next February, could jeopardise the prospects of an
accord to free the girls and
bring peace to the northeast.
rushed to announce the
deal with electoral-political calculations in mind,”
said Mark Schroeder, vice
president of Africa Analysis at the Stratfor consultancy.
“Getting a victory
with the schoolgirls and a
short-term truce with Boko
Newspapers with various front page headlines on the Chibok girls and their possible
release are displayed at a news stand in Abuja on 18 Oct, 2014. — Reuters
Haram could be positive
for President Goodluck
Jonathan’s campaign,” he
of the truce came a day
before a rally of the president’s supporters in Abuja,
although he has yet to announce his candidacy.
Some residents of Nigeria’s northeast, which
has born the brunt of the
insurgency, also saw political calculations behind the
announcement and doubted the talks in N’Djamena
would lead to a lasting
“The government just
wants to (win) 2015 elections at all costs,” said Joel
Peter, who runs a barber’s
shop in Maiduguri, the city
at the heart of the Boko
Haram insurgency.
“Only the government
is ready for ceasefire, not
Boko Haram. Government
is tired of insurgency and
it hasn’t been winning the
war ... but Boko Haram
aren’t tired,” he said. “For
the Chibok girls, let’s wait
and see”.
A senior Chadian
diplomatic source who requested anonymity said
Jonathan made the announcement to show he
had obtained a result but
a deal had not yet been finalized.“Our feeling is that
they acted precipitously.
They should have waited
until they at least had some
of the girls. I don’t know
anyone in the country who
actually knows where they
are,” the diplomat said.
The fact that the announced ceasefire has been
broken does not mean that
there was no deal in the
works, he said, because it
may take time to get the
message down Boko Haram’s fragmented chain of
A demonstrator places pictures of some of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa
teachers’ training college on a police fence outside Mexico’s embassy in Buenos
Aires on 22 Oct, 2014. — Reuters
So far, federal authorities have arrested 52 people in connection with the
incident, including dozens
of police who have links
to a gang called Guerreros
Unidos, or “United Warriors.” The gang’s leader,
Sidronio Casarrubias, was
caught last week.
Thousands marched
in Iguala on Wednesday to
protest the disappearance
of the teachers in training.
After the march, masked
men set fire to the municipal offices with Molotov
cocktails and smashed the
windows. In Mexico City,
Attorney General Jesus
Murillo said Casarrubias
had told prosecutors that
Iguala Mayor Jose Luis
Abarca and his wife, Maria
de los Angeles Pineda, had
ordered two local police
forces to stop the students
from disrupting a political
event that day.
“We have issued warrants for the arrest of Iguala
Mayor Jose Luis Abarca,
his wife Mrs Pineda Villa and police chief Felipe Flores Velazquez, as
probable masterminds of
the events that occurred in
Iguala on 26 September,”
Murillo said at a Press conference.—Reuters
Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances
Mexico City, 23 Oct
— A Mexican mayor and
his wife were “probable
masterminds” behind the
disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in
the restive southwest, the
country’s attorney general
said on Wednesday.
The students went
missing on 26 Septemberfrom Iguala in the southwestern state of Guerrero,
after they clashed with
police. The incident sent
shockwaves across Mexico and undermined President Enrique Pena Nieto’s
claims that Mexico is getting safer under his watch.
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Friday, 24 October, 2014
An earnest dialogue is
a shot in the arm for
peace talks
By Kyaw Thura
It is necessary to make it clear from the outset that a government should be judged by how
it treats its lowest people rather than its highest
ones. In a political sense, the government is
Kyi Mun
* MATURITY means : The quality of thinking or behaving in a sensible adult manner; the state of being fully
grown or developed.
-The Oxford Dictionary
Kindly allow me to analyze the word,
Maturity, in the following way:
• M for
Motherly / Fatherly / Love
• A forAltruism
• T for
Taking Responsibility
• U for
Understanding Self & Others
• R forRighteousness
• I forIntegrity
• T forTolerance
• Y for
You & I Preferring One Another
For a person to be mature, it would be necessary for
them to think and act like an adult. It would be much better if they can manage to nurture and cultivate motherly/
fatherly love in themselves. Motherly/Fatherly love is the
highest manifestation of being a mature person. Nothing
can compare with Motherly/Fatherly love in the matter of
self-sacrifice, self-denial, fortitude, endurance, and resilience.
Altruism means : The fact of caring about the needs and
happiness of other people more than
your own. (Oxford Dictionary)
Man is by nature ego-centric, more or less. It is the
sense of maturity that transcends egotism and immaturity
of character. By sincerely taking care to follow as much as
possible the practice of : “Love All, Serve All; Hurt Never, Help Ever,” we can cultivate our sense of maturity.
Being proactive is taking responsibility for one’s own
mainly responsible for steering the country into
stability and prosperity.
Careful consideration should be given to the
underlying assumption that building peace is an
undertaking on the far side of conflict to reconstruct the foundations of peace. In addition, it is
vital to build something on those foundations.
And that thing is more than just the absence of
conflict. It is none but dialogue.
It is through dialogue that mutual respect,
mutual understanding and mutual trust among
individuals and groups are to be built. This commitment calls for national capacities at all levels
to come together for conflict management so as to
reduce the possible risk of lapsing or relapsing
into conflict.
The onus is on all bodies engaged in peace
talks to do more to ensure that areas emerging
from conflict are able to lay the foundation for
sustainable peace and development. It should
be noted that successful peacemaking processes
need to create space for a wider set of actors
and comprise a set of activities that can satisfy
the specific needs of the country.
life, job and relationship. Only by taking charge of one’s
own life, one would be able to shape one’s own future.
Immature people are not in charge of their own lives;
they, in one way or another, prefer to rely on other people.
They have little sense of independence and self-reliance.
Without a full measure of self-reliance, one cannot be fully mature in character.
A mature person seeks to understand oneself first.
First of all, he/she tries to understand one’s own strengths
and weaknesses on the one hand; and opportunities and
challenges in the environment, on the other. A mature person seeks first to understand other people; and then try to
make oneself to be understood by other people.
Righteousness means : (1) Morally right and good;
(2) That you think is morally
acceptable or fair. (Oxford Dictionary)
A mature person is righteous in such a way that he/
she is always inclined to think and act just as St. Francis
had prayed : “O Lord, Grant that, I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as
to understand, and to be loved as to love.”
Integrity means : (1) The quality of being honest
and having strong moral prin ciples;
(2) The state of being whole and not divided.
(Oxford Dictionary)
A mature person’s way of living is always seamlessly
integrated with the practice of : “Simple Living & High
Thinking; Plain Living & Hard Struggle; and Diligence & Frugality.”
Tolerance means : (1) The willingness to accept or tolerate somebody/something, especially opinions or behavior
that you may not agree with, or
people who are not like you;
(2) The ability to suffer something,
especially pain, difficult conditions, etc. without being harmed
: tolerance to cold; tolerance to
alcohol decreases with age.
(Oxford Dictionary)
Tolerance has some companions such as patience,
understanding, forbearance, forgiveness. The Chief companion of tolerance is Equanimity. TOLERANCE is like
In the Bible it is said ; “Thou shalt prefer one another”. I believe it is the beauty of MATURITY to PREFER ANOTHER PERSON. Without the full power of
maturity, we cannot prefer another person. So also, without the tremendous power of maturity, one won’t be able
to practice: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” And without
the power of maturity, one won’t be able to practice :
“Turning the other cheek” policy.
The path to maturity should be :
• From Ignorance to knowledge to wisdom to insight
• From badness to goodness
• From being wrong to being right
• From apathy to interest to enthusiasm
• From inertia to industry to initiative
• From complacency to combativeness
• From myopia to farsightedness
• From greed to moderation and temperance to altruism
• From arrogance to empathy to humility
• From prejudice to consideration to sympathy
• From hatred to love
Yangon, 23 Oct —
Coca-Cola Myanmar invites you to attend the second stop of the highly
Happiness Journey to be
held in Pyay’s Mingalar
Shwe Pyi Stadium on 25
October. The Pyay leg of
the Happiness Journey will
see popular Myanmar artists Eaint Chit, Mi Sandi
and Me N Ma Girls treat
attendees to performances
of their hit songs as they
take to the stage in the
name of the Coca-Cola
“Uplifting Break” experience.
There will be photo
opportunities at the event
and interviews with the
various performing artists
can be facilitated upon request. Please share your
RSVP with TODAY Ogilvy Public Relations.
Coca-Cola Myanmar
is set to treat thousands of
people across Myanmar
with entertaining music
concerts themed around the
Break” experience. The afternoon music shows will
feature performances by
popular artists Sai Sai
Kham Leng, Eaint Chit, Mi
Sandi, Bunny Phyo, Me N
Ma Girls and Jet San Htun
as part of Coca-Cola Happiness Journey stops in var-
ious cities including Monywa,
Pathein, and Mandalay
from 12 October to 6 December 2014.
Coca-Cola is promoting its “Uplifting Break”
campaign across various
media channels including
television, print, radio and
facebook until the end of
the year.
Kyaw The-ein
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Friday, 24 October, 2014
Citizenship scrutiny
cards issued to locals in
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct—
Union Minister for Immigration and Population U
Khin Yi recently visited
to Myaungmya Township
in Ayeyawady Region to
inspect citizenship scrutiny cards (CSCs) distribution program which also
known as Moe Pwint-6 programme.
The Union Minister
looked into the township’s
basic education high school
No.3 where officials from
the Immigration and National Registration Depart-
ment were providing free
CSCs to the residents free
of charge. He met with the
faculty members, students
and town’s elders to clarify
the current running process
on issuance of citizenship
scrutiny cards and regional
development tasks, urging
them not to abandon the national ID cards and try their
best to develop human resources in the future.
U Khin Yi and family
then donated a computer
and a Sky Net receiver for
the school.—MNA
Umbrella hoisted atop pagoda in Thazi Tsp
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct—
Union Minister at the President Office Thayay Sithu
U Soe Maung and wife
Daw Nang Phyu Phyu Aye
attended the ceremony
to hoist an umbrella atop
Hsutaungpyae Pagoda and
consecration ceremony on
Ngamonngo Hill in Thazi
Township of Mandalay
Region on Wednesday.
The union minister
fixed tiers of umbrella,
pennant-shaped vane and
diamond orb atop the pagoda.
The congregation offered robes and alms to
members of the Sangha.
Union Minister Thayay Sithu U Soe Maung prepares to fix tier of
umbrella atop Hsutaungpyae Pagoda in Thazi Township.—mna
New Wunna Theikdi Tennis Court opened in Nay Pyi Taw
Union Minister for Sports U Tint Hsan views
round newly-opened Wunna Theikdi Tennics
UPWC delegation met with...
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media should be careful of
their writing and speech
that could harm the national unity and internal peace
during the period when
efforts are being made for
nationwide ceasefire and
sustainable peace.
Afterwards, the union
ministers, the chief minister and officials explained
Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw set . . .
(from page 1)
Myanmar Tateshi Higuchi
told the local media at Sky
Star Hotel.
“Myanmar people will
be able to sparkle with
cheerfulness at the twoday event,” the ambassador
said in his briefing.
During the press briefing, officials concerned
also gave briefings and answered the queries raised
by media persons.
The Japan-style festival titled “Japan Myanmar
Pwe Taw” will encompass
a series of activities including a goldfish scooping
game, a Japanese tradition-
al game. During the festival, visitors will be able
to try the taste of Japanese
traditional food available
at 15 yatai food stands. For
those interested in singing,
they will be very much welcomed at a karaoke contest.
Other delights for ensuring exciting nights will
be a series of stage performances by Tao, a Japanese
drumming ensemble, kawaii fashion and Myanmar
singers, including Sai Sai
Kham Leng and Ni Ni Khin
Moreover, booths of
Japanese companies in
Myanmar and NHK and
Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Oct—
Union Minister for Sports
U Tint Hsan on Thursday
the regional development
The meeting concluded in the afternoon.
In the evening, Chairman U Sai Lin of Mongla
Special Region (4) hosted
a dinner in honour of the
JIB will be exhibited at the
festive ground, introducing
their products including TV
programs that will be aired
on Myanmar’s MNTV in
December. Admission is
free for all visitors, officials
The Japan-Myanmar
Pwe Taw that will be a
first in Myanmar is considered to serve as a bridge to
promote Japan-Myanmar
Japanese Embassy in
Myanmar said that a Myanmar Festival took place at
Zojoji Temple in Shiba in
Tokyo for two days recently, drawing nearly 60,000
to enjoy the festival.
opened the Wunna Theikdi
Tennis Court here.
The tennis court has an
indoor tennis court to hold
world class events and three
outdoor tennis courts to
conduct trainings.
In his speech on the occasion, the Union Minister
said that the ministry puts
more effort in constructing
and renovation the sports
grounds that play a fundamental role in developing
the country’s sport industry.
After looking round the
new tennis court, the Union
Minister together with the
deputy ministers and the
President of Myanmar Tennis Federation enjoyed the
tennis demonstration tournament.—MNA
delegations led by U Thein
Zaw and U Shao Mi Lian.
On Thursday, the delegation led by U Thein Zaw,
together with the two other
delegations, visited Myanmar-China Border Gate in
drained out
from public
toilets at
Zaygyo Market
Mandalay, 23 Oct—
Markets and Slaughters
Department of the Mandalay City Development
Committee allow public
toilets at the area of Advanced Zaygyo Market and
Mann Myanmar Plaza at
downtown Mandalay for
public convenience.
On Wednesday, workers of MCDC took out sewerage from the septic tanks
of the public toilets.
Tin Maung (Mandalay)
U Kyaw Zwar Minn
presents his Credentials to
Irish President
Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Oct—U Kyaw Zwar Minn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Ireland, presented
his Credentials to His Excellency Mr. Michael D. Hlggins, President of Ireland, on 15 October in Dublin.
783 foreign enterprises
permitted as of 30 Sept
2014 to do investment
in Myanmar
Yangon, 23 Oct — More than 780 enterprises from
36 countries have been permitted as of 30 September
2014, with nearly $ 50 billion in total investment value,
to invest in Myanmar, according to the announcement
of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
Among the 783 enterprises, 73 are from from China, 80 from Thailand, 134 from Singapore, 85 from
Hong Kong, 75 from Britain, 100 from South Korea,
51 from Japan, 50 from Malaysia, seven from Vietnam,
three from France, 10 from the Netherlands, 15 from
India, 15 from USA, 12 from Indonesia, 18 from Canada and 15 from Australia, according to the announcement of the DICA.
Of them, eight enterprises will do investment in
the power sector, 132 in the oil and gas sector, 392 in
manufacturing, 69 in the mining sector, 27 in transport
and communications, 57 in hotels and tourism, 28 in
real estate, 30 in livestock and fisheries, 15 in agriculture, three in the industrial estate sector and 20 in other
Currently, 81 enterprises are investing in the oil
and gas sector, seven in the power sector, 303 in manufacturing, 18 in transport and communications, 11 in
mining, 42 in hotels and tourism, 16 in real estate, 12
in agriculture, two in the industrial estate sector, 12 in
livestock and fisheries and 18 in other sectors, totaling
522 with total investment value of more than $39 billion as of 30 September 2014.
Existing foreign enterprises include 53 from China, 68 from Hong Kong, 98 from Singapore, 44 from
Thailand, 87 from South Korea, 43 from Britain, 40
from Japan, 23 from Malaysia, 14 from India and seven
from Vietnam.— GNLM
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town
Arbil, (Iraq)/ Mur(Turkey) 23 Oct
— Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on
Wednesday to send fighters
to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds
under attack by Islamic
State militants, marking the
semi-autonomous region’s
first military foray into Syria’s war.
Kobani lies on the
border with Turkey, and
Islamic State fighters keen
to consolidate territorial gains in northern Syria
have pressed an offensive against the town even
as US-led forces started
bombing their positions.
The battle has also taken on major political significance for Turkey, where
the siege has sparked protests among Kurds and
threatened a peace process
with Turkey’s own Kurdish
insurgents, who are angry
at the government for fail-
ing to aid Kobani.
Under pressure to go
beyond humanitarian assistance for those fleeing the
violence, Turkey said on
Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters, known
as “peshmerga” or those
who confront death, to
cross its territory to reach
Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker Mahmoud Haji
Omer said on Wednesday:
“Today in parliament, we
agreed to send the peshmerga forces to Kobani as
soon as possible,” he said.
Iraqi Kurdish official Hemin Hawrami said
on Twitter the peshmerga would be equipped
with heavy weapons. That
would help the besieged
fighters, who say they need
armour-piercing weapons
to fight the better-armed Islamic State militants.
Gunshots rang out
throughout the day and
an air strike occurred near
the centre of Kobani in
the early afternoon, while
five Kurdish fighters were
buried in the Turkish border town of Suruc to defiant speeches and Kurdish
Idris Nassan, a local
Kurdish official, said clashes had taken place east,
southeast and southwest of
“They (Islamic State)
are always bringing more
people and weapons from
the surrounding areas and
also from (the Syrian province of) Raqqa and Iraq.
It’s obvious every time
they attack,” he said.
One resident who visited Kobani and asked not
to be named said Islamic
State was still in control of
the town centre.
The pro-Islamic State
Amaq News Agency released a video of fighters
speaking from what they
Smoke and dust rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from
the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of
Suruc in Sanliurfa Province on 22 Oct, 2014.— Reuters
said was the centre of
Kobani, saying their morale was high and that they
were advancing despite coalition air strikes.
Two senior Kurdish
officials said late on Tuesday that preparations were
under way to send a small
number of peshmerga to
Kobani, known in Arabic as
Ayn al-Arab, but it would
take several days until the
were in place.— Reuters
Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada’s capital
Police officers take cover near Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in
Ottawa on 22 Oct, 2014. — Reuters
Ottawa, 23 Oct — A
gunman attacked Canada’s
parliament on Wednesday,
with shots fired near where
Prime Minister Stephen
Harper was speaking, and a
soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning
the Canadian capital.
The gunman in the parliament building was shot
dead, and Harper was safely removed. The killing of
the Canadian soldier was
the second this week with
a possible link to Islamic
militants. Witness accounts
indicated the man who shot
dead the soldier guarding
the National War Memorial in central Ottawa, went
on to attack the parliament
building minutes later. Canadian police said, howev-
er, they could not confirm it
was the same person.
The shooting followed
an attack on two soldiers in
Quebec on Monday carried
out by a convert to Islam.
US officials said they had
been advised the dead gunman in Wednesday’s shootings was also a Canadian
convert to Islam. Canadian
police were investigating
a man named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible
suspect in Wednesday’s attack, said a source familiar
with the matter. US government sources said he was
born Michael Joseph Hall
but later changed his name.
Harper was defiant
when he spoke on television
10 hours later, with some
buildings still under emer-
gency lockdown and police
saying they were still looking into the possibility of a
second gunman.
Harper said it would
become clear in days to
come whether the man who
launched a gun attack on
parliament — and whom he
called “a terrorist” — was
acting alone or had accomplices. “Let there be no misunderstanding. We will not
be intimidated. Canada will
never be intimidated,” he
said.“In fact this will lead
us to strengthen our resolve
and redouble our efforts —
and those of our national
security agencies — to take
all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and
keep Canada safe here at
home.”— Reuters
Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby
Jerusalem, 23 Oct —
A baby died and eight other
people were hurt when a
Palestinian man slammed
his car into pedestrians at
a Jerusalem light railway
stop, then police shot the
driver as he fled, police and
a hospital official said.
A hospital official said
the driver later died of his
Police described the
actions of the driver identified as Adbel-Rahman
Shaloudi, 21, a Palestinian man of East Jerusalem,
as a “terrorist attack,” and
poured forces into the area
to confront one of the worst
spikes in violence in weeks
in a city at the heart of the
Israeli, Palestinian conflict.
In Washington, the US
State Department said the
baby was “reportedly an
American citizen,” but did
not elaborate.
Video footage aired on
Israeli media showed Shaloudi lying on the ground
and a plainclothes officer
pointing a pistol at him.
Two of the injured
pedestrians were in serious condition, police said.
Israeli and social media
showed photographs of the
baby, three months old,
struck while in a stroller,
swathed in pink as she was
carried from the scene. She
was buried on Wednesday
Israeli policemen inspect a car wreck in Jerusalem on 22 Oct, 2014. —Reuters
“We can confirm that
this was a terrorist attack.
The driver ... is a resident
of Silwan and has a terrorist background. He has
served time in jail for terror
activity,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
owned the car used in the
assault, police added.
Silwan, a neighbourhood bordering on Jerusalem’s old walled city,
has been a focal point of
violence in past weeks
with Palestinians protesting against Israeli settlers
moving into houses in the
predominantly Palestinian-populated district.
Friday, 24 October, 2014
health & business
China promotes new-energy
buses in Beijing
Beijing, 23 Oct — Chinese
authorities released a plan on
Wednesday requiring the heavily
polluted cities of Beijing, Tianjin,
and Hebei Province to put more
new-energy buses on the road to
cut pollution. China aims to promote the use of 20,222 new-energy cars in the region’s public
transport system from 2014 to
2015, according to the plan jointly released by seven departments,
including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
and National Development and
Reform Commission.
By the end of 2015, new-energy vehicles should take no less
than 16 percent of the total buses
in those regions, the plan said.
The number of charging posts are
estimated to reach 19,657.
The announcement is the latest government effort to address
the increasingly serious pollution
in the area.
Beijing and eight of its
neighbouring cities were among
the 10 Chinese cities with the
worst air quality in the third quarter this year.
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region on average suffered
from air pollution 45 percent of
the days in the third quarter, according to Tuesday’s data from
the Ministry of Environmental
Protection. It did not say what
the major pollutant in the region
were, though earlier reports released in August had pointed to
ozone and PM2.5. China began
to include PM2.5, a key indicator
of air pollution, and ozone in its
new air quality standard in 2013,
as a series of choking smog spells
raised public concerns. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region will be
once again be shrouded by smog
beginning on Thursday, the local
observatory has predicted.
US Fed Board Governors hold open meeting
in Washington DC
An open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to
retain risk in those transactions is held by US Fed Board Governors at the US Federal Reserve in
Washington DC, capital of the United States on 22 Oct, 2014.—Xinhua
US tightens Ebola monitoring for West
African visitors
New York, 23 Oct — The
United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people
entering the country from three
nations at the center of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, mandating
that they report their temperature
daily and stay in touch with health
authorities. President Barack Obama expressed cautious optimism
about the situation in the United
States after meeting with his Ebola
response coordinator, Ron Klain,
and other top officials on Klain’s
first day on the job since being
named on Friday.
The US Centres for Disease
Control and Prevention’s new restrictions on travelers arriving from
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
marked the latest precautions put
in place by the Obama administration to stop the spread of the virus.
The steps stopped short of a ban on
travelers from those countries demanded by some lawmakers.
Health authorities and the
public have been on alert for Ebola
since late September when a Liberian visiting Dallas, Texas became
the first person diagnosed with the
virus in the United States. Two
nurses who cared for him were also
infected. The CDC said that, beginning on Monday, travellers from
the three countries will be told to
check in with health officials every
day and report their temperatures
and any Ebola symptoms for 21
days, the period of incubation for
the virus. The travellers will be
required to provide emails, phone
numbers and addresses for themselves and for a friend or relative
in the United States covering the 21
days, and the information will be
shared with local health authorities.
The travellers also will be
required to coordinate with local
public health officials if they intend
to travell within the United States.
If a traveller does not report in, lo-
US Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer (L) and
Customs Border Protection (CBP) Supervisor Sam Ko conduct
prescreening measures on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone
at O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5 in Chicago, in this
handout picture taken on 16 Oct, 2014. —Reuters
cal health officials will take immediate steps to find the person.
CDC Director Dr Tom
Frieden told reporters the active
monitoring programme will remain in place until the outbreak
in West Africa is over. The UN
World Health Organization’s latest figures on Wednesday showed
at least 4,877 people out of 9,936
confirmed, probable and suspected
cases have died in the outbreak, the
worst on record.
“These new measures I’m announcing today will give additional
levels of safety so that people who
develop symptoms of Ebola are
isolated early in the course of their
illness,” Frieden said. “That will
reduce the chance that Ebola will
spread from an ill person through
close contact and to healthcare
workers.” Beginning on Wednesday, travellers from Liberia, Sierra
Leone or Guinea were being funneled through one of five major
US airports conducting increased
screening for the virus.
Six states account for nearly
70 percent of all travellers arriving
from the affected countries: New
York, Pennsylvania, Maryland,
Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia.
The new monitoring will begin in
those states first and will be expanded to other states.
The CDC said the monitoring
program affects anyone coming
back from the region, including
CDC employees and journalists. It
said when affected travelers enter
one of the five airports they will
receive a care kit that contains a
tracking log, a pictorial description of symptoms, a thermometer,
instructions on how to monitor
their temperature and information
on what to do if they experience
Novartis reports positive results in spinal
inflammation condition
Zurich, 23 Oct — Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Thursday
two late-stage trials showed its drug secukinumab improved symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating joint condition of the
spine. The trials, which involved a total of approximately 600 patients,
found Novartis’ drug improved signs and symptoms of the disease as
well as physical function and quality of life compared with placebo.
The results follow on from positive findings for the anti-inflammation drug in a type of arthritis associated with the skin disease psoriasis last month.
Novartis plans to file for regulatory approval of secukinumab to
treat ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis in 2015. Earlier this
week, an advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration
unanimously recommended the use of secukinumab in patients with a
type of psoriasis, paving the way for its approval.—Reuters
S Korea’s trade terms improved on
lower oil prices
Seoul, 23 Oct — South Korea’s trade terms were improved for the
first time in five months due to lower global oil prices, central bank data
showed on Thursday. The net terms-of-trade index for goods, which
gauges how many goods can be imported with a unit export, rose 0.7
percent in September from a year earlier, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK) . It was the first increase in five months as import costs fell
at a faster pace than export prices amid lower global oil prices. Import
costs slid 2 percent last month, with export prices falling 1.3 percent.
Oil prices imported from overseas declined 4.9 percent in September, and imported iron ore prices plunged 21.5 percent last month.
The income terms-of-trade index, which measures how many
goods can be imported with total export proceeds, surged 8.1 percent
in September from a year earlier. The export volume index jumped 7.3
percent, and the import volume advanced 9.1 percent on demand for
farm goods and products of coal and oil.—Xinhua
Lloyds Banking Group said to cut 9,000
jobs in next three years
London, 23 Oct — Lloyds Banking Group, one of the largest high
street banks in Britain, Wednesday is reported to cut about 9,000 jobs,
or 11 percent of its workforce, in the next three years.
Lloyds will disclose plans for the cuts, which will take place over
a three-year period ending December 2017, said Sky News by citing
inner sources. And the online banking evolution in Britain is one of
the main reasons behind the layoffs.
Britain’s mobile and Internet banking is now being used for transactions worth nearly one billion pounds (1.71 billion US dollars) a
day, said the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and accounting
agency EY in a survey report released in July. Although the exact
number is still being finalized ahead of next week’s announcement,
the British media’s sources confirmed that 9,000 was “the most likely” jobs figure to be outline by the bank.— Xinhua
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Vnukovo airport’s four employees detained over fatal crash of French jet
Moscow, 23 Oct —
Four staff members of Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport were detained
on suspicion of their duties’
negligence in regard to
the Falcon-300 private jet
crash, in which four French
nationals were killed late
on Monday night, Vladimir
Markin, a spokesman for
the Russian Investigative
Committee, said on Thursday.
During the takeoff at
Moscow airport Vnukovo
on Monday at 23:57 local
time (7.57pm GMT), the
four-seat Dassault Falcon
business jet, en route to
Paris, collided with a snowplow, caught fire and fell
onto the runway. Among
the four people killed in the
crash are two pilots, a flight
attendant and French oil giant Total CEO Christophe
de Margerie. All killed in
the crash were French nationals.
“They have been detained and questioned as
suspects in the case,” Markin said. “According to
investigators, the detained
persons failed to provide
safety requirements con-
and operation of the plane.
Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika personally
oversees the investigation.
Top Vnukovo airport
officials resign after
Falcon jet crash
Photo shows snow removers. Drunk snow remover driver may have caused jet crash
killing Total CEO.—Itar-Tass
cerning flights and onground works and it led to
the tragedy”.
The detained are chief
engineer of the airport’s
service Vladimir Ledenev,
who was in charge of
snow-clearing works at the
time of the incident, flights
director Roman Dunayev,
intern air traffic controller
Svetlana Krivsun and airport’s chief air traffic controller Alexander Kruglov,
who was in charge of the
air traffic at the time of the
tragic crash.
Vladimir Martynenko,
the operator of the snowplow that caused the crash,
was also earlier detained
for the period of 48 hours.
Australia asks Indonesia to be on
the lookout for debris
from MH370
Sydney, 23 Oct —
Australian authorities have
asked their Indonesia counterparts be on the lookout
for debris from the missing
Malaysia Airlines Flight
MH370, according to local
reports on Thursday.
“It is possible that
some materials may have
drifted to the coastline of
Indonesia and an alert has
been issued in that country
requesting that the authorities be alerted to any possible debris from the aircraft,” an operational report
released on Wednesday by
the Australian Transport
Safety Bureau and the Joint
Agency Coordination Centre in charge of coordinating the search efforts for the
missing aircraft said.
The report also notes
that drift modeling undertaken by the Australian
Maritime Safety Authority suggests, “If there were
any floating debris, it is far
more likely to have travelled west, away from the
coastline of Australia.”
It added the ATSB
continues to receive and
review information from
members of the public who
have found material washed
up on the Australian coastline believed to be linked to
the missing aircraft.
Flight MH370 with
239 people aboard was
bound for Beijing from
Kuala Lumpur when it vanished over the South China
Sea on 8 March.
To date no debris from
the flight has been recovered.
An extensive search
has been undertaken by
authorities, with more than 1,200
square kilometres of seafloor having been searched
in a new round of operations that began recently
following several months
of comprehensive bathymetric surveying of the
underwater terrain by two
contract vessels.
The second of the survey vessels Fugro Equator
is expected to complete its
operations and return to the
west Australian coast soon.
It will then join two other
search vessels to scour the
seafloor in search for the
missing aircraft in an established search zone, a search
phase that is expected to
take around a year.
Search operations for
the missing plane began
shortly after it disappeared.
After an initial air and
sea search failed to uncover any sign of the missing plane, investigators
then deployed an autonomous underwater vehicle
equipped with side-scan
sonar to search for the aircraft once they determined
its final resting place likely
to be in the southern Indian Ocean, an area within
Australia’s search and rescue zone. When that phase
failed to produce any results, investigators began
mapping the ocean floor
for a clearer understanding
of the underwater terrain.
Australia and Malaysia signed a memorandum
of understanding on the
framework and broad parameters for the cooperation in the search for the
missing aircraft in August.
Kyodo News
According to media reports,
Martynenko, who emerged
unhurt from the incident,
was reportedly under alcoholic influence, while he
himself acknowledged that
he had a cup of coffee with
cognac in it before his shift.
A criminal case has
been opened in Russia into
the violation of traffic safety
Moscow, 23 Oct — Director General of Moscow’s
Vnukovo International Airport, Andrey Dyakov, and
his deputy Sergey Solntsev
have handed in their resignation following the fatal
Falcon jet crash, the Vnukovo press service said on
“The resignation of
the Vnukovo managers has
been accepted,” the press
service said. The airport’s
shift director, the head of
maintenance division of the
aerodrome and the leading
engineer who heads the
shift have been also suspended from duties, the
statement said. “The Vnukovo airport on its part is
doing everything for the
speedy and unbiased investigation of the air accident,”
the press service said.
The airport provides all
the necessary information
and ensures unhampered
access to the tragedy scene
to the services and agencies
involved in the investigation. “Vnukovo is ready to
assistance in the investigation,” the statement says.
The airport continues
operating in a normal regime and makes every effort to provide services to
the passengers and the air
companies. A spokesman
for the Russian Investigative Committee said earlier
on Thursday that four staff
members of the Vnukovo
airport have been detained
on suspicion of their duties’ negligence in regard to
During the takeoff at
Vnukovo airport on Monday night, the Dassault Falcon business jet, bound for
Paris, collided with a snowplow, caught fire and fell
onto the runway.
Among the four people
killed in the crash are two
pilots, a flight attendant and
French oil giant Total CEO
Christophe de Margerie.
All killed in the crash were
French nationals.
Vujovic: Serbia wants agreement
with IMF as soon as possible
Belgrade, 23 Oct —
Serbia wants to sign an
agreement with the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) as soon as possible,
Finance Minister Dusan
Vujovic said on Wednesday, underscoring that it is
the Serbian government’s
intent to put reforms in
place “calmly and resolutely” in the next three years
with the high-impact package of measures in 2015.
In relations with the
IMF, our intent is to begin
with modest projections of
GDP growth, the finance
minister said.
He voiced the expectation that the production
would revive, and that
will be possible on condition that the production in
the power industry is restored to the June level, the
Smederevo-based steel mill
is privatized and achieves
an output of two million
tons, the problem with the
petrochemical complex is
resolved and agricultural exports increased. It is
realistic to expect a GDP
growth in 2015, Vujovic
told a news conference after the Serbian government
adopted a budget review.
That is possible, pro-
Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic
viding fiscal consolidation
measures, a significant increase in foreign direct investments and production
for exports, he explained.
With the IMF, Serbia
reached an agreement in
principle on all thorny issues, and agreed on the core
structure of the economic
programme, he noted.
This implies a major
reduction in subsidies and
introduction of certain fees
such as transit taxes for gas
whose price is currently below the market one, he explained. He noted that the
agricultural producers renting land will not be eligible
for receiving state subsidies,
and that the subsidies for
Serbian Railways will be
reconsidered, and they will
certainly not be permanent.
The Fund agreed that the
second part of adjustment
should be public enterprises
because of their importance,
and we must take into consideration the structure of
their workforce, efficiency,
and pay grades, Vujovic
said, adding that enterprises will get the professional management. All these
measures will be taken so as
to charter a path of sustainable development for Serbia
and position the country as
the leader in the region, Vujovic said, adding that US
Vice President Joe Biden,
German Chancellor Angela
Merkel and French Prime
Minister Manuel Valls
backed Serbia’s course.
Friday, 24 October, 2014
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Drought threatens more than 500,000
in Honduras — Red Cross
Korean foreign minister
urges Japan to end
‘comfort women’ issue
Seoul, 23 Oct — South
Korean Foreign Minister
Yun Byung Se on Thursday urged Japan to resolve
the issue of “comfort women” forced into the wartime
brothels for the Japanese
military, according to Yonhap News Agency.
In a report from Washington, Yonhap said Yun,
on a visit to the US capital,
made the remarks when
asked whether South Korea and Japan could hold a
“It’s important for Japan to show sincere measures for the issue of former
comfort women,” Yun was
quoted as telling reporters.
to have a summit during
which (the leaders) meet
just for hand-shaking and
the situation may worsen if
a summit is held when conditions have not yet been
created,” Yun said.
As for Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe’s attitude toward wartime history, Yun said he “has not
seen a positive progress
and changes made with
Seoul and Tokyo have
been frayed due to issues
involving history and territory, yet Abe has expressed
hope of holding summit
talks with President Park
Geun Hye.
The sex slave issue
remains one of the biggest
stumbling blocks in improving strained ties between the two neighbouring countries.
South Korea is backing the demands of the former sex slaves for a formal
apology and direct compensation, stressing that
time is of the essence since
most of the several dozen
who remain alive are advanced in age.
Japan maintains that all
issues relating to its 19101945 rule of Korea, including issues of reparations
and claims by individuals,
were legally settled by a
1965 normalization treaty,
and insists it has clearly expressed feelings of remorse
and apology with regard to
the women Japan euphemistically calls “comfort
women.”—Kyodo News
Farmers wait during a distribution of food aid to families affected by the drought,
donated by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) food reserves, in the
village of Orocuina, on 28 Aug, 2014.—Reuters
Tegucigalpa, 23 Oct devastated output of cof- and less work for agricul— A severe drought is en- fee, the main cash crop, and tural day labourers.
dangering more than half a a severe regional drought
“Some families are
million people in Hondu- left nearly 3 million peo- selling their belongings and
ras, ramping up pressure on ple struggling to feed livestock to secure food for
them to migrate, the Inter- themselves across Central survival, while others are
national Federation of Red America.
migrating to escape the efCross and Red Crescent
In a statement, the fects of the drought,” the
Societies (IFRC) said on IFRC said some 571,710 IFRC said, adding that chilWednesday.
people were affected by dren and poor households
Honduras, the nation the drought in Honduras, were particularly vulnerawith the world’s highest which had left them in dan- ble.
murder rate, is already reel- ger of hunger due to dying
Tens of thousands of
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have made the dangerous
trek north to the United
States over the last year,
overwhelming border resources and igniting a
fierce political debate over
how to handle the influx.
The biggest number
have been Honduran, US
data show.
The IFRC said 22.6
percent of Honduras’
roughly 8.5 million people
suffer from chronic malnutrition, while 42.5 percent
live in conditions of extreme poverty.
Jose Alvarado, the
on emergency services,
said he hoped the upcoming harvest at the start of
next month should begin
to alleviate the vulnerable
122,000 families who live
on subsistence farming.
Another 30,000 families would still require help
for up to three months after
the harvest, he added.
“We’ve presented a
plan to cooperating agencies and the international
community for $13.2 million to give emergency attention to these families.
These people have serious
problems gaining access
to food, but they also need
help in the areas of healthcare, hygiene and water,”
he said.
Weather report
BAY INFERENCE: Weather is generally fair in the
North Bay and partly cloudy to cloudy in the Andaman
Sea and elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal.
24th October, 2014: Weather will be partly cloudy in
Sagaing Region and Kachin State, rain or thundershowers will be isolated in Mandalay and Magway Regions, Chin and Rakhine States, scattered in Shan and
Kayah States and fairly widespread in the remaining
Regions and States. Degree of certainty is (80%).
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Quentin Tarantino cried
while watching ‘Godzilla’
Quentin Tarantino
London, 23 Oct — Actress
Juliette Binoche has revealed
that director Quentin Tarantino
cried while watching ‘Godzilla’.
Tarantino apparently revealed
to Binoche that he was deeply
moved by her character Sandra
Brody’s death in a nuclear plant
disaster, reported Digital Spy.
“Well, Quentin Tarantino
said to me, ‘That was the first
time I’ve ever cried during a 3D
blockbuster. I had to take off my
glasses to wipe away my tears’,”
the actress said. “I took it as a
compliment.” Binoche added
that she had quite a different reaction to her brief appearance in
“I don’t know how much fun
you can have when you have to
die in two seconds, and you’re
the one real woman character and
you’re dead in three minutes and
45 seconds,” she joked.
Director Gareth Edwards
will return for a 2018 ‘Godzilla’ sequel, which will feature
iconic monsters Rodan, King
Ghidorah and Mothra. It has
also been confirmed that writer
Max Borenstein will be back for
‘Godzilla 2’.—PTI
to debut
Beijing, 23 Oct — “The
Nightingale,” a China-France
co-production set to compete for
the mainland in the Oscars, will hit
Chinese screens on 31 October, its
producers have announced.
Director Philippe Muyl told a
press briefing on Monday that in
order to shoot the film, he spent a
year in China to observe the Chinese people’s way of life.
Similar to his 2002 film “The
Butterfly,” “The Nightingale” tells
of an elderly man’s unexpected travel with his eight-year-old
granddaughter in mountainous
southwest China.
Muyl said the focus on family,
A poster of movie “The Nightingale”.—Xinhua
a big part of Chinese culture, can
resonate with people in other countries too. Producer Paul Delbecq
said he was attracted to the film because it shows a real China that is
fast developing.
“There are problems and reconciliations between different generations in China because they understand society in different ways,”
Delbecq said, adding that the characters in the movie find a way to
harmony through dialogue.
“The Nightingale” will represent the mainland to compete in the
87th Academy Awards, popularly
known as the Oscars, under the
Best Foreign Language Film category early next year.
It stars Li Baotian, a lead actor
in Zhang Yimou’s Oscar-nominated “Ju Dou” (1990).
Its release comes among celebrations of the 50th anniversary of
the establishment of China-France
diplomatic relations.— Xinhua
Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom
fuel dating rumours
Orlando Bloom
Selena Gomez
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
leads China’s box office
Beijing, 23 Oct —
“Guardians of the Galaxy
“ ruled China’s box office
for the week ending 19 October, earning 237 million
yuan (about 38.7 million
US dollars).
“Breakup Buddies” was
a respectable No. 2 which
pulled in 124 million yuan,
according to China Film
News on Tuesday.
Another domestic production “Dearest,” which
stars actress Zhao Wei,
came in third with 30.1
million yuan. It tells of the
story of two families, of
which one stole the only
child of the other.
American blockbuster
sequel “Ice Age: The Meltdown” took the fourth place
with 27.5 million yuan.
Rounding out the top
five list was “Black &
White: The Dawn of Justice,” a domestic action
sequel by Taiwanese director Yueh-Hsun Tsai, with
9.5million yuan.
Los Angeles, 23 Oct — Singer-actress Selena Gomez
has fuelled dating rumours with Orlando Bloom after they
were spotted at LAX.
The rumours came after Selena reportedly split from
her on-and-off boyfriend, Justin Bieber. Selena and Orlando, 37, were believed to be heading to the We Day
event in Canada, reported Ace Showbiz.
In some pictures, 22-year-old Selena was seen walking arm-in-arm with Justin’s friend Alfredo Flores. She
looked down and hid her face while Orlando trailed a few
feet behind her.
The ‘Behaving Badly’ actress wore all black outfit
and carried a black bag. The star of ‘The Hobbit: The
Desolation of Smaug’, meanwhile, sported a black tee,
grey jeans and a large fedora.
This is not the first time Selena and Orlando
have been rumoured to be dating. They previously fuelled dating rumours when they
were spotted hanging out together at Chelsea Handler’s stand-up comedy show in
Los Angeles back in April.—PTI
Katy Perry’s
wish fulfilled
Katy Perry
Los Angeles, 23 Oct — Singer
Katy Perry’s wish to have her name
on the signboard of a Pizza outlet
has come true, four days ahead of
her 30th birthday. Shakey’s Pizza in
LA obliged her wish and is planning to throw a bash on her special
day, reported TMZ.
“All I want for my birthday
is my name on the Shakey’s Pizza
marquee on Santa Monica Blvd.
Please,” she had tweeted yesterday.
A representative for the company said they plan on posting a
birthday message for her on the
marquee of all their California locations. The pizza spot apparently
wants to name a pie after Perry.
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Federer opens Basel campaign in style,
Nadal progresses
match. He couldn’t do anything on my serve. He was
struggling with the return,”
Federer told reporters.
“I’m happy I had a
quick match, because I
have a lot of matches in the
coming weeks. Gilles’ game
completely fell apart and his
level dropped. It was a great
first round for me.”
Nadal, playing through
appendicitis, was equally
impressive, needing just 57
minutes to dispatch France’s
The former world number one, who could miss the
season-ending ATP World
Tour Finals next month depending on surgery, broke
his opponent’s serve five
times in a second seamless
victory in three days.
“I’m still very tired during the matches,” Nadal told
a Press conference. “But
physically I’m improving. I
feel much better than a few
days ago.
“I’m surprised that I
advanced that easy to the
quarter-finals. I didn’t expect that before the tournament.”—Reuters
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark prepares to hit balls to
the audience after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of
Poland during their WTA Finals singles tennis match
at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 23 Oct, 2014.
Singapore, 23 Oct — Agnieszka Radwanska on
Denmark’s Caroline Wozni- Thursday.
acki all but booked her
Showing no signs of
place in the semi-finals of fatigue after her exhausting
the WTA Finals with an three-set win over Maria
impressive 7-5, 6-3 win over Sharapova two days earlier,
Wozniacki rebounded from
a slow start to overrun Radwanska with an ominous
Wozniacki was down
an early service break in the
opening set but quickly got
back on terms and proved
too strong for Radwanska,
running the Pole ragged on
Singapore’s purple hardcourts.
With one group match
still to go against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Wozniacki is almost
certain to reach the semi-finals for just the second time
in the elite season-ending
Wozniacki went all
the way to the final in 2010
when she was ranked number one in the world but
failed to qualify in each of
the next three years as her
game started to unravel.
The 26-year-old has
seen fortunes turn around
in recent months, however,
since splitting with her fiance, Northern Irish golfer
Rory McIlroy.
Seemingly rejuvenated,
she reached the final of the
US Open in New York for
the second time to qualify for the lucrative WTA
finals. Sharapova and Kvitova were due to square off
later on Thursday with both
needing a win to stay in contention for the semi-finals.
World number one Serena Williams was scheduled
to meet Eugenie Bouchard
in the feature night match,
just 24 hours after she suffered her heaviest in 16
years against pint-sized
Romanian Simona Halep.
Basel, 23 Oct — Roger Federer began his pursuit
for a sixth Swiss Indoors
Basel title with an explosive
47-minute 6-2, 6-1 victory over Gilles Muller on
Wednesday after Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-final
with a 6-1, 6-1 win against
Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Top seed Federer hit 12
winners in a 24-minute first
set and the Swiss 17-time
grand slam champion continued his domination in the
second set without losing a
single point on his serve.
Such has been his form
since falling as low as world
number eight in March that
the 33-year-old could end
the season top of the rankings. “It was a very easy
Roger Federer of Switzerland throws a ball after
winning against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg at the
Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel
on 22 Oct, 2014. —Reuters
Wozniacki powers past Radwanska
at WTA Finals
(24-10-2014, Friday)
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Big utilities pushing into booming
home solar market
New York, 23 Oct — For years, the utilities responsible for providing electricity to
the nation have treated residential solar systems as a threat. Now, they want a piece of the
action, and they are having to fight for the chance. If utilities embrace home solar, their
deep pockets and access to customers could transform what has been a fast-growing, but
niche industry. Solar powers only half a million US homes and businesses, according to
solar market research firm GTM Research. But utility-owned rooftop systems represent a
change the solar installation companies who dominate the market don’t want, and whether
the two sides can compromise may determine if residential solar truly goes mainstream. In
Arizona, the state’s largest utility has proposed putting solar panels on 3,000 customers’
homes, promising a $30 monthly break on their power bills. In New York, regulators
are weighing allowing utilities to get into the solar leasing business to meet the state’s
aggressive plan to incorporate more decentralized, renewable power onto the grid.
That’s a change from the industry’s recent skepticism of residential solar. Last year,
for example, the Edison Electric Institute, a utility trade group, in a report described rooftop solar as a “disruptive challenge” that could squeeze revenue and profits as customers
defected, leaving companies forced to maintain grids that serve all.
Residential solar grew 45 percent in the second quarter from the previous year and installations are expected to exceed 1 gigawatt this year, or about enough for 165,000 homes,
according to GTM Research. That growth has been underpinned by government subsidies
and falling equipment costs that have allowed startups to underprice utilities.— Reuters
A home with solar panels on its roof is shown in a residential neighborhood
in San Marcos, California on 19 Sept, 2013.— Reuters
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Ronaldo leads rout as Real outclass Liverpool
that (Raul’s record) I know
I’m going to beat his record
today or another game. Me
and Messi (69 goals) are
very close,” said Ronaldo.
The roar of one of
Europe’s most vociferous
crowds, which contributed
to a bright start for the hosts
as they hoped to see Liverpool improve on their threegame, 100 percent record
over Real in European competition, was muted once
Ronaldo scored the most
brilliant of openers.
There looked to be little
cause for alarm as Ronaldo
flitted around in midfield
and passed to James Rodriguez, who was surrounded
by red shirts. Yet a delightful, dinked pass somehow
picked out Ronaldo again
and his first-time finish,
taken early almost on the
half-volley, was exquisite.
It proved the signal for
Real to take over and Liverpool’s suspect defence to
lose concentration under
Liverpool should have
Yamanaka defends WBC
bantamweight crown for
7th time
Photo shows Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka (L), the WBC
bantamweight champion, and challenger Suriyan Sor
Rungvisai of Thailand during the 11th round of their
bout at Tokyo’s Yoyogi No 2 Gymnasium on 22 Oct,
2014. Yamanaka defended his title for the seventh time,
defeating Suriyan in their 12-round fight by unanimous
decision. —Kyodo News
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (R) shoots past Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel during
their Champions League Group B soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern
England on 22 Oct, 2014.—Reuters
cleared their lines long before Benzema’s precise,
looping header from Toni
Kroos’s cross effectively put
the game beyond their reach.
The third was a scrappy, messy affair, with LiverTokyo, 23 Oct — Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka
defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the
seventh time on Wednesday, when he defeated topranked challenger Suriyan
Sor Rungvisai of Thailand
by unanimous decision.
The champion knocked
Suriyan down three times
in their 12-round bout at
Tokyo’s Yoyogi No 2 gymnasium, but was unable to
extend his streak of consecutive knockouts in world
title bouts beyond five. The
Japan record is six, held by
Yoko Gushiken.
“I think some of the
fans were not satisfied, but
I still don’t feel I can lose,”
said Yamanaka, who withstood a surprisingly strong
start by Suriyan.
Yamanaka improved his career record to 22-0 with two
draws and 16 knockouts.
Suriyan, a former super
flyweight champ, saw his
record fall to 37-6 with one
draw and 16 knockouts.
Kyodo News
pool again guilty of missing
a couple of opportunities to
clear a corner before the ball
fell obligingly for Benzema
to nudge home his second.
After Philippe Coutinho almost pulled one back
with a searing shot which
hit the post, Liverpool were
resigned to having to claw
back a three-goal deficit in
a Champions League match
for the first time since they
did just that against AC Mi-
Chelsea facing striker crisis
before Manchester United match
London, 23 Oct —
Chelsea face the prospect
of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only
fit striker for their visit to
Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one
of the standout matches of
the Premier League season.
league leaders will definitely be without their
nine-goal top scorer Diego
Costa, who has a hamstring
Frenchman Loic Remy
is also a doubt after injuring himself while scoring
Chelsea’s opening goal
in their club record 6-0
Champions League victory
over Maribor on Tuesday.
Drogba, 36, came off
the bench after 16 minutes
to replace Remy and scored
from the penalty spot for
his first goal since returning to the club following a
two-year spell away.
He is Chelsea’s only
fully fit regular first team
striker, but Mourinho could
include 17-year-old Dominic Solanke in the squad for
the visit to Old Trafford,
after the teenager came on
as a late substitute to make
his senior debut against
“We know Solanke’s
talent is there, but he is in
the phase of being far from
told reporters on Tuesday
before adding, “I am on a
day off tomorrow, I don’t
want to talk about injuries,
I don’t want to hear from
the doctor.”
Chelsea will be seeking to extend their unbeaten run from the start of
the season to 13 matches
and seven straight wins in
all competitions against
a Manchester United side
that are sixth in the table
after an indifferent start
World Cup seeds Switzerland slide out of FIFA top 10
London, 23 Oct—
Switzerland, who were
among the top seeds for the
World Cup finals this summer, have dropped out of
FIFA’s top 10 world rankings after a poor start to
their Euro 2016 qualifying
Portugal, who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to
Albania in their opening
European qualifier, have
moved back into the top
10 for the first time since
July and are in ninth place
in the listings published on
Switzerland, who lost
to England and Slovenia
in their opening two qualifiers, slipped from 10th to
12th in the rankings while
Portugal rose two places
from 11th.
The top three positions are unchanged from
September’s listings with
world champions Germany
in top spot, Argentina second and Colombia third.
Belgium have climbed
to fourth place — their
lan in the 2005 Istanbul final.
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti, in charge of the Milan side which threw away
that lead, was not about to
let history repeat itself. “No
I forgot this,” he said, when
asked about that Istanbul
night. “I told the players that
in football anything can happen. I know really well these
(Liverpool) supporters. I told
my players to stay focussed
for the second half.”
Madrid never looked
threatened despite Liverpool seeming a little livelier,
thanks in part to the tactical
substitution of Mario Balotelli, who was replaced at
halftime by Adam Lallana.
Ancelotti, who felt it
was the best Madrid had
played all season, even had
the luxury of being able to
take off Ronaldo 15 minutes
from the end with a view
to the weekend’s Clasico
against Barcelona and his
champion player was thrilled
to be given a resounding reception from the Kop.
highest ever position.
Former world champions Spain have continued
their slide from the summit
they inhabited for so long,
dropping another two places to 10th following their
defeat to Slovakia in the
European qualifiers.
Besides Belgium, three
other teams have achieved
their highest-ever ranking
with Algeria moving up to
15th, Iceland up to 28th and
Antigua and Barbuda up to
No Asian team is in
the top 50 places with Iran
the highest at 51st. The best
movers were Togo, who
moved up 73 places from
125th to 52nd.—Reuters
under new coach Louis van
They avoided defeat at
West Bromwich Albion on
Monday when Daley Blind
scored in the 87th minute
of a superb game at The
Hawthorns to salvage a 2-2
United, however, also
have a problem in attack
with captain Wayne Rooney suspended, following
his sending-off against
West Ham United on 27
Yet United defender
Luke Shaw cannot wait to
face the London side.
“I think you can safely
say this is one of the biggest games in world football. I really hope I am part
of it, I want to show people
what I can do in games like
Whatever the outcome
Chelsea will stay top of the
pile as they are five points
clear of champions Manchester City with the first
quarter of the season nearly
Chelsea have 22 points
after winning seven and
drawing one of their opening eight games, with City
in second place followed
by the unlikely pair of
Southampton on 16 points
and West Ham fourth
on 13.
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Liverpool, (England)
23 Oct —Real Madrid
earned their first-ever win
over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo
goal spearheading a 3-0
Champions League victory
at Anfield on Wednesday
which appeared as classy as
it was dominant.
Ronaldo’s glorious 23rd
minute strike and a double
from Karim Benzema sealed
the champions’ triumph before halftime, leaving Real’s
Portuguese icon insisting
his side were in the mood to
become the first team in the
Champions League era to
successfully defend the title.
“We know it’ll be very
tough but we know it’s possible if we play like that,”
said Ronaldo, after scoring
his 70th Champions League
goal, which puts him within
one of equalling Raul’s alltime record.
He had a chance to share
the mark but was thwarted
by a point blank second half
save from Simon Mignolet.
“I’m not worried about
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