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THE drafting of a Telecommunications Law has brought Myanmar a step closer to completing legislation on the use of computers and information systems, the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, said last month.“The legislation, which can be called the cyber laws, is gradually being completed,” General Khin Nyunt said.

“The government has already enacted the Computer Science Development, Wide Area Network Notification and Electronic Transaction laws, and now the Telecommunications Law has been drafted,” he said.

 
THE government last week criticised Britain for its continuing opposition to approving Myanmar as a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum. The stand by Britain comes ahead of an ASEM summit due to be held in Hanoi next month.
 
Dr Mar Mar Thi, a professor at the Zoology Department of the University of Distance Education (Yangon), gave a presentation titled Bat Research in the Department of Zoology of Yangon University of Myanmar.
 
THE Myanmar Red Cross Society says it will extend its community-based first aid training course, an exercise which is repeated each year in hundreds of communities throughout the country, from three to five days in 2005.
 
     

“No one can create illustrations without being skilled in the art of painting no matter how well they know computer technology, so publishing houses have to rely on us,” said Ko Saw Min Wai, who has been working as an illustrator for 10 years.

He said the course was organised by the Working Committee for Upgrading Kandawgyi Lake Park and Yangon Zoological Gardens, which is headed by the Yangon Division commander, Major-General Myint Swe.

Brigadier-General Maung Maung Thein was speaking at a ceremony at Yangon’s International Business Centre on August 26 to mark the formation of the Milk and Dairy-products Manufacturers’ Association.

U Thaung Tin, who also is the chair of the Myanmar Computer Scientists Association, said the security team would cooperate with other national CERTs to combat cyber crime.

Many other state and divisional capitals had wetter than average weather during August, with the exception being Mandalay, where only 29mm was recorded. The average August rainfall in Mandalay is 127mm and the highest recorded total for the month there was 374mm in 2002.

 
 

On international markets, a barrel of crude oil had reached an unprecedented US$49.68 on August 20 but has since fallen to about $43 a barrel following positive news on oil supply from Iraq and Russia last week.

 
 

Following the announcement, Htun Construction began demolition work on August 22 and plan to start building an apartment block later this month.“We plan to develop 14-storey buildings on the land, but it depends on the soil tests. Now we are testing the soil and if it is suitable for high-rise development we will build on it,” said U Lazarus, director of Htun Construction.

 
 

WHEN I caught up with a friend I had not seen for a few months, I was surprised by her appearance. She was incredibly skinny, her face dull and her skin faded. Her cheerful and active nature had gone and she looked dejected.

 

May Lay, or Zin Zin Zaw Myint as many people know her, is an actress and former model. The 21-year-old has acted alongside stars such as Yar Zar Ne Win and Pale Win many times but said she never thought she would be an actress.

 
 

The association’s joint secretary, Dr Nwe Oo, said reproductive health education enabled young people to avoid unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV-AIDS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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