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Informarion Sheet A.0080(I)
- Subject: Informarion Sheet A.0080(I)
- From: OKKAR66127@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 01:26:00
Myanmar Cultural Troupe To Participate In ASEAN Song Festival
Myanmar Culture troupe will take part in the song festival commemorating
the 30th Anniversary of the ASEAN, which will be held in Jakarta, next month
in accord with ASEAN cultural and information cooperation policy.
Myanmar Police Force Goodwill Delegation Leaves For
People's Republic of China
Myanmar Police Force Goodwill Delegation led by Director General of MPF
Police Major General Soe Win left Yangon for Beijing on 30th July at the
invitation of Ministry of Public Security of PRC.
The delegation will discuss matters on cooperation in combating crime
between the two countries, anti-illicit drug trafficking and the promotion of
goodwill relations between the two police forces.
Asthma Care Unit Opens At Children's Hospital
The Health Department of the Ministry of Health and Glaxo- welcome Asia
Pacific Pte. Ltd. jointly opened at Asthma Care Unit at the Children's
Hospital on 30th. July.
Asthma patient will be diagnosed once a week at the unit. Health Education,
treatment and consultancy will be provided. The unit will also take care of
emergency cases daily.
Raw Opium Uncovered
Law enforcement Officials searched a place in a grove near Pha Mein village
in Taunggyi Township on 12 July and discovered (44) kilos of unclaimed raw
A case has been filed with Myanmar Police Force Station in the township.
Workshop On International Safety Management Code Held
A workshop on International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) was held at
Myanmar Five Star Line Head Office from 28 to 30 July.
International Maritime Organization prescribed ISM Code for maritime safety
and protection from environmental pollution. All seagoing ships are to abide
by ISM Code from 1 July 1996 to 1 July 2002. MFSL ships will also abide by
An ISM and Quality Assurance Specialist of Lloyds Register of Shipping,
lectured on the code with the coordination of MFSL, it is learnt.
Myanmar Second At Women's Soccer in Malaysia
Myanmar ranked second at the Quadrilateral Invitational Women's Soccer
after the final match against Vietnam at Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on
Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore took part in the tournament from
25 to 30 July.
Myanmar's Finance And Revenue To Meet Sri Lanka's Saunders In Asian Club
Myanmar will host some matches of the 17th Asian Club Championship for the
first time in Yangon on 9 and 11 August.
All 31 participating teams of Asian countries including the two in zonal
groups will have to play home and foreign matches.
F&R, the champion of Myanmar Premier League for 1996-97 soccer season, will
play with its Sri Lankan counterpart Saunders in Yangon for its first match.
F&R is grouped in the East Asia Zone together with Thailand, Malaysia,
Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore club teams.
U.S Takes Legal Action Against Plane Hijackers
Ye Tint (a) Than Soe was detained by U.S officials on July 25 in Indiana.
Ye Tint took part in the hijacking of a Myanmar domestic airliner carrying
(85) passengers to Thailand together with Ye Thiha (a) Thaung San. The Thai
officials prosecuted both hijackers and they were sentenced to serve prison
terms. In 1992 under the amnesty granted on the Thai Queen's birthday both
were released. After their release Ye Tint, Ye Thi Ha and 8 enlisted members
took part in planning a suicide bomb attack on Lt. Gen. Khin Nyunt, Secretary
I of the State Law and Order
Restoration Council. These terrorists in their search for explosives
succeeded in establishing contact with the Kayin terrorist group, the KNU and
from them they obtained the TNT, detonators and fuses. While they were making
arrangements to enter Myanmar, the Thai Police on the 23rd November 1993
apprehended Ye Thi Ha, Maung Maung Lay, Mya Zaw and Than Htay together with
the explosive materials. Moreover, incriminating documents consisting of
plans drawn up for the assassination plot were seized from Ye Thi Ha.
However, false evidence given by Ye Thi Ha that he alone was involved in the
plot, others were released and he alone was convicted and imprisoned.
Investigations reveals that (3) terrorists are in United States, (3) in
Australia, (2) in Canada, (1) serving jail sentence in Thailand, and (1)
entered the legal fold and at present resides in Myanmar.
The other (2) terrorists, Ye Htin Kyaw (a) Kyaw Kyaw (a) Ye Tint is
continuing his studies at Indiana University with a USIA grant while Myint
Swe resides in America under the U.S Government grant.
The (3) in Australia, Mya Zaw (arrived Australia Feb '95), Than Htay
(arrived Australia Mar. '95) and Soe Lwin (staying together with the other 2)
are also residing there with financial assistance provided by Australian
The (2) in Canada, Maung Maung Lay and Kyaw Kyaw, have been granted
permission by the Canadian government to reside in Canada and are also
provided financial aid.
Myanmar look upon the arrest of Ye Tint as a positive step taken by the U.S
Government in making the world more safer from terrorism. International
effort and cooperation is a necessity to show terrorists that their actions
are not acceptable in any part of the world.
Office Calls In Yangon On 30th July
1. Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission VADM Maung Maung Khin received
G.M Mr. Kenji Takayama of Marubeni Cooperation of Japan and party at his
2. Minister for Hotels and Tourism Lt. Gen Kyaw Ba received G.M Mr. Andrew
Low of Keppel Land of Singapore at his office.
3. Minister for Livestock and Fisheries U Aung Thaung received Chairman Mr.
A. Gunawan Wibisono of Asia Pacific Community Development Cooperation of
Singapore and party at his office.
4. Minister for Energy U Khin Maung Thein received Minister of Trade of
Vietnam Mr. Le Van Triet and delegation at his office.
5. Minister for Energy U Khin Maung Thein received President Mr. Yoshihiko
Aaai of Meito Electrical Installation Co. Ltd of Japan and party and on
separate occasion received Senior Vice President Mr. O. Quattrocchi of
Technipetrol SPA of Italy at his office.
6. Minister for Cooperatives U Than Aung received Chairman Mr. Loi Heng Sewn
of MBF Leasing Sdn Bhd Overseas Investment of Malaysia and party at his
7. Minister for Transport Lt.Gen Thein Win received Head Professor Mr. Che
Zhimin and party of the Center of Economic and Technology Research of Yunan
Provincial People's Government Research Department of PRC.