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  • "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin"
    We try to reduce the size of the original files, some of which are more than 40MB, but this is difficult and very time-consuming with the Burmese language versions. Some of the reduced files are illegible on Mozilla Firefox so best to use other browsers such as Google Chrome. Try downloading the originals of the large files with a (free) download manager such as Flashget.

    • Sources of the pdf versions of "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" ("The Mirror") and "Myanmar Alin"
      The original online locations of these publications vary, with some sites closing down for a while, then re-opening - frequently with truncated archives. The Online Burma/Myanmar Library (OBL) has an almost complete archive from June 2003. Check the sources listed below for the latest issues if they are not yet in OBL

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Myanmar Ministry of Information newspaper page
      Description/subject: 7 days' issues of the pdf versions of "The Global New Light of Myanmar", "Myanmar Alin" and "The Mirror" ("Kyemon"), but no archive beyond the 7 days...They normally appear here on the day of publication...Go to the right hand column and click on the paper you want....Further down on the right are the Facebook addresses of the 3 dailies. These are html versions which are smaller files, but navigation is difficult, especially for past issues (for which, go to the Online Burma/Myanmar archives from 2003 at http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1449&lo=d&sl=0 )
      Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Ministry of Information (News and Periodials Enterprise)
      Format/size: html, pdf
      Date of entry/update: 29 August 2013


      Title: Myanmar Mission, Geneva - "The New Light of Myanmar" and "Myanmar Alin"
      Description/subject: Archives of "The New Light of Myanmar" and "Myanmar Alin" for 2015, 2014 and 2013. Partial archive for 2012, There is no archive at all for "The Mirror" (Kyemon"). The issues tend to appear here a few days after the day of publication. The archive used to go back to 2004 for all 3 dailies
      Language: English, Burmese
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: html, pdf
      Date of entry/update: 11 January 2011


    • HTML versions of "The Global New Light of Myanmar"

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" (HTML)
      Description/subject: This html version has smaller files which open faster than the pdf versions, but navigation is difficult at present and not all items in the full version are included. There is an archive lower right which you can see by clicking on any of the top bar categories (but not Home)...It is not always easy to see what date you are in.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: https://www.facebook.com/globalnewlightofmyanmar
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" (HTML) via Facebook
      Description/subject: The advantage of the html version is that the files are small and access is fast. The disadvantage is that navigation is difficult, especially in the archive, and not all articles are carried. These problems will will no doubt be resolved as the site develops. The stories are contained in the right-hand column. Each has its individual URL which you have to click on to read the whole story and which may be permanent. Older stories are further down the column but you have to open the item to see the date.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar via Facebook
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: http://globalnewlightofmyanmar.com/
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2014


    • "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Burmese Government dailies, April, 2015
      Date of publication: 07 April 2015
      Description/subject: Some issues will not be published during and after the Water Festival. "Myanmar Alin" will stop from 12-16 April. "The Mirror" and "The Global New Light of Myanmar" will stop from 16-21 April. All dailies will resume regular publication from 22 April.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
      Date of entry/update: 08 April 2015


      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 26 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 26 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Overseas examples should inform minimum wage talks: employment minister...NGO seeks help spreading ICT access to rural areas...Myanmar on track to receive record 5 m. foreign tourists in 2015...Shwebo-Myitkyina Union Highway undergoes upgrade...Trishaw drivers receive new licences in Thakayta Tsp...Chief minister reviews preparation for hoisting umbrella atop Jade Pagoda...Department of Rural Development sinks tube-wells for water supply in rural areas...Squall destroys more than 80 houses in Hinthada Tsp...Civilians under attacks in Shan, Kachin, Rakhine...Myanmar names preliminary 24-man squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar on track to receive record 5 m. foreign tourists in 2015...Cambodian, Thai, Malaysian chinlone teams train in Myanmar...UEC members to observe voter education and outreach in Indonesia...Thura U Shwe Mann leaves for PRC...Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission chairman meets Vietnamese delegation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "To enjoy genuine democracy, be mindful of malicious rumours" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLES: "Swim and Win" by Kyi Mon..."The last old Myanmar capital city “Ratanpon” [Mandalay] Part III" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 25 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 25 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Sanitation program targets hygiene practices in rural areas...Workshop promotes sustainable urban planning for Yangon...Women’s affairs groups of Myanmar and China make donations at nunnery...B.Tech student from Mohnyin to receive prize for IP rights activity...Mandalay residents urged to take care in hot weather...Selection of presidential awards for excellent performance discussed...Outstanding students from upper Myanmar heading for Yangon...Mine blast injures two villagers in Mohnyin Tsp...Teachers to get accommodation opportunity at staff quarters...Thai tourists visit cities in Myanmar to enjoy Maha Thingyan Festival...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker calls for swift setting of minimum wage...Ferry crew demonstrate use of life jackets..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein hails Bandung spirit at Asian African Summit...Myanmar, India to jointly establish Information Technology University...Myanmar, Vietnam to cooperate in combating corruption...Deputy attorney-general meets Vietnamese delegation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Are we stuck in a Catch-22 situation?" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 24 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 24 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Departmental officials join Birth Registration Activity Week...Sinking tube-well to solve shortage of water in Myanaung...Police carry out sanitation at religious buildings in Hpa-an...Auxiliary fire brigade members receive uniforms...Shortage of car parking adds to congestion in Mandalay...Men’s football tourney to mark 700th birthday of Sagaing City...Storm victims receive assistance from well-wishers...2nd gathering for veteran scouts on 29 April...Police families donate rice, cooking oil to fire victims...Thai tourists tour Yangon, Bago, Mawlamyine during Maha Thingyan festival period...Teachers start teaching for students who need to sit supplementary exams...Squall causes damage but no injuries in Hinthada...Three armed men captured with arms and ammunition...Immigration dept, NGO deliver citizenship cards to residents...Young women encouraged to seek careers in ICT..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Asian African Summit concludes upholding Bandung principles...Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp launches first Myanmar branch in Yangon...Myanmar rice exports set to top 2 mil. tons as China lifts import restriction...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar...Union FM meets Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister...SEAOP contributes to regional development in Made Island...Myanmar to meet with Vietnam in debut of AFF Women’s Championship 2015..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Politics is a form of humanism" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Who cares World Peace and Security?" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 23 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 23 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Donations invited for construction of Dhammayon...Township authorities pay respect to senior citizens...Authorities seek help maintaining historic Fort Thabyetan...Housing projects in Mandalay to resettle local residents...Outstanding youths to take relaxation at recreation camps...4 toll gates set to open in Mandalay District...MCDC, well-wishers provide assistance for fire victims...Myanmar Football Academy (Mandalay) to recruit new trainees...Irrigation Department upgrades lakes, small dams in Yamethin Tsp...Visitors enjoy water festival at Nyaungchaungtha Beach...Union minister inspects hydropower project...Public information for remonstration...Military column arrests 2 armed insurgents, seizes ammunition in Rakhine State...Human trafficking summit to take up case of Myanmar fishermen..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein attends opening ceremony of 2015 Asian-African Summit...Myanmar automobile policy due in ‘3 to 6 months’, opening way for assembly plants...Fisheries export earnings drop by US $100M in 2014-15 FY...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to State of Israel...Union FM sends message of felicitations to State of Israel...Japanese banking giant opens branch in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Land reform should benefit the poor" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Yangon Thingyan and Hmyaw-zin-gyun" by Dr. Saw Mra Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 22 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 22 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar approves $8 billion worth of foreign investment in 2014-15 FY...Well-wishers, residents pay respects to older persons...10 dead, 127 injured in Mandalay Region’s Maha Thingyan festival...Waste water kills fish in Taungthaman Lake...Laukkai IDPs return home as peace restored in area...Dr Tun Shin attends 54th AALCO conference in Beijing...Weather expert warns of thunderstorms in eastern parts of country...Five insurgents caught after engagement with army in Paletwa...MESC ready to provide services to residents...Outstanding students to attend camps in Bagan, Inlay, Ngwehsaung...Mobile libraries provide service to Dhammayon...Sinking tube-well to solve water shortage...Fire victims receive assistance from donors..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein visits Indonesia for Asian-African Summit...Myanmar approves $8 billion worth of foreign investment in 2014-15 FY...New Year’s Message from EU Ambassador Roland Kobia on 16 April 2015...Globetrotters visit Zaygyo Market in Mandalay..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Check, recheck and countercheck plans" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Let’s be more careful with what we eat" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 16 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 16 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein, wife enjoy Akyat Day of water festival...Weather bureau warns of thunderstorms, strong winds...Landslide-prevention work under way in Mandalay Region...Region minister supervises development work in TadaU Township...Local residents fund power lines, roads in Amarapura Tsp...Storm destroys houses, school in Natmauk Tsp...Concrete products marketable in Myinmu...Construction of new fire buildings concludes in Myinmu Township...Chin journalists hold meeting to network, develop media...Summer sports course wraps up in Chanmyathazi Tsp...Road upgrade eases transport problems in Sagaing Region...Saya Zawgyi library encourages students to study Myanmar literature...Thingyan revellers converge on Kandawgyi Ring Road for Akyat Day...Mandalarians enjoy water festival on Akyat Day...Market festival assists women with HIV, low-income youth..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar minister confident of cease-fire deal with ethnic rebels in May..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Beware of health hazards of drinking in summer" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Carpe Diem, my boys! But, be prudent!" by Kin Mg Oo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 15 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 15 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President wishes Myanmar people ‘happy, pleasant, safe water festival’...Myanmar New Year Water Festival revelry continues in Yangon...Fire stations in Salin Tsp receive new fire trucks...Power pole collapses under heavy wind in southern Shan State...Revelers participate in Thingyan festival celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw...Numbers down at Thingyan pandals in first two days, observers say...Dr Sai Mauk Kham participates in water festival celebrations in Nay Pyi Taw...Commander-in-Chief enjoys water festival...Fulltime power supply switched on in Kyaukyan Village, Myingyan Tsp...Myanaung Tsp commences Maha Thingyan festival...MCDC urges residents to help care for roads, drains...Outstanding Mandalay bus workers receive prizes...Training course helps law enforcement combat spread of HIV...MCDC opens photo contest to capture festival spirit...Grassroots work vital, chief minister says...Residents in Muse enjoy Maha Thingyan festival on Akyo Day...Departmental officials focus on protection of child rights...Tourists may visit major cities in Kachin State without permission..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japan vows to assist peace process in Myanmar...Diplomats enjoy water festival on Maha Thingyan Akya Day..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Changes should be followed by maturity" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Peace of Mind" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 14 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 14 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thingyan Festival starts with a splash in Yangon...MHD forecasts rain, thundershowers, temperature drop on Tuesday...Fine Arts College (Nyuangshwe) to admit students in 2015...Water-throwing festival kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw...Mandalay Mayor opens Maha Thingyan festival 2015...Gov’t to seek facts on introduction to minimum wages...Bodybuilders, physique athletes compete for title...Villages receive loans for 2015-16 fiscal year...Graduates, students of Summer sports course concludes NYRDDC meet at gathering...Police seize 199 stimulant tablets in Thakayta Tsp...Union construction minister inspects road projects in Mandalay, Sagaing regions...Residents honour religious title recipient Sayadaw...Well-wishers donate cash for storm victims...Earthen pots occupy market share during Thingyan festival...Volunteers clean Chaungtha Beach...Police seize heroin, stimulant tablets in Myothit Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Local property group awards design, build contract to Singaporean consortium...Bangladesh eyes promotion of bilateral ties with Myanmar...Singapore Airlines to be official airline partner for 28th SEA Games...Yangon Region Chief Minister enjoys water festival...Ayeyawady United, Yadanabon FC to play one more group match each..... "PERSPECTIVES": "What defines a healthy work environment?" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Thingyan-Spirit and New Year’s Resolutions for Myanmar" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 14 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 13 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 13 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Rakhine youths participate in fragrant grinding festival...Weather expert forecasts temperature drop with rain showers during Thingyan Festival...Myanmar Clothing Bank to help needy people in Yangon’s suburb...Sittway gets its first ever lift bridge...Rural laterite road ready to serve locals...Myoma Band plans to perform entertainments in Mandalay City...Township GAD informs local people of development tasks...Local residents to receive potable water from tube-wells in Natogyi...Dwellers may release fingerlings into moat...People need to cooperate with government for electrification...Senior citizens receive cash assistance provided by government...Sales of alcohol banned for Nay Pyi Taw Thingyan...Natogyi-Mahlaing road improves transport service in Natogyi Tsp...Products of petrified wood marketable in Natogyi Township...Earthen pots occupy market share during Thingyan festival...Local residents enjoy electricity through solar panels...Geo-tubes at Inlay Lake control flow of water to lower areas...Youths show skills in Chinlone sport in training course..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Energy Minister discusses investment opportunities of foreign companies in Myanmar...Attorney-General of the Union to attend 54th Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization...Myanmar survivors from sunken Russian fishing trawler arrive back in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "People learn from tangible facts" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Hand Washing Saves Millions" by San Shwe Aung..."Three Periods of Age" by Tin Shein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 12 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 12 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 12 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangonites ready to get wet in four-day water festival celebration...People of different professions voice support for recent peace move...Regional bloc seeks greater cooperation to fight human trafficking...School buildings collapse in storm...Concrete bridge marks major transport upgrade in Myanaung Tsp...Construction stoppages leave brick factory workers jobless...Mandalay District begins computerising township voter lists...Insurance company presents compensation to customer...Housing estate for war veterans constructed in Nay Pyi Taw...Ledi meditation centre offers seven-day Buddhist retreat...Co-op minister looks into development programmes in Sagaing region...Presidential excellent performance awards selection coordinated...Coca-Cola to extend concert series to more cities...Blood donor association prepares emergency supplies for festival period...Yadanabon FC conducts football course for local youths..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Coca-Cola to extend concert series to more cities..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Young people should not be used as proxies in ideological fights" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Dilly-dallying, Ad-libs, Argy-bargy, Helter-skelter move and Hanky-panky; the human behaviors and practices" by Tommy Pauk..."If parents cannot, who can? If parents will not, who will?" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 12 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 11 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 11 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Deputy minister seeks approval for US$ 400 million loan: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 April — Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Tin Ngwe explained US$ 400 million loans to be offered by the World Bank at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Session on Friday. People-centred projects were implemented in Kanpetlet Township in Chin State, Namhsam Township in Shan State and Kyunsu Township in Taninthayi Region in 2013-14 fiscal year and Pinlebu Township in Sagaing Region, Sedoktara Township, Htantabin Township in Yangon Region, An Township in Rakhine State, Laymyethna Township in Ayeyawady Region and Tatkon Township in Nay Pyi Taw Council in 2014-15 fiscal year, according to the deputy minister. Arrangements are underway to choose a township in Kachin State in May and a total of 350 business enterprises in 390 villages are being carried out by local people in Kanpetlet, Namhsam and Kyunsu townships under the project, the deputy minister added. As the World Bank viewed the project a success, it offers US$ 400 million loans for implementation of similar projects in other eleven townships, the deputy minister said. Then, the deputy minister sought the approval of the Hluttaw. Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung and Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Daw Lei Lei Thein supported the request. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session discussed the motion calling for the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and the Union Government to fulfill the rights of farmers under Protection and Promotion of Farmers’ Interests Law. The session also put on record the tours of the president to Malaysia and Singapore, cancellation of holding joint portfolio and appointment of a state minister in Mon State."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Six-way talks tackle country’s pressing political issues...Charity aims to house more residents at aged care home...HAGL Myanmar Centre on track for 2017 completion, first phase soft opening set for July...Public information for remonstration...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife attend ordination and novitiation of Tatmadaw families...Chief Minister of Ayeyawady Region outlines boosting production of crops...Mandalay Region judicial staff receives cash assistance for Thingyan Festival...Forever Group introduces programmes of MTRV-4 to Mandalay’s entrepreneurs...Summer badminton course improves sport skills of youths...Football match raises funds for aged home...Onion growers look to expand export market...Election sub-commissions review compilation of voter lists...Mandalay Region CCI to attend trade fair in China...Mandalay Region champion in MFF Nippon Foundation U-15 2015..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union FM receives Honorary Directorate Degree of Political Science from Gyeongsang National University...Myanmar, India discuss to bring their peoples home from Yemen...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials from newly-accredited Ambassadors of State of Qatar, Hungary...India supports Myanmar Central Land Records Development Training Centre (CLRDTC) Taikkyi, Yangon Region..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Success of talks rests on common interests" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Health Hazards: Smoking, betel-chewing, drinking, etc" by Arakan Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 10 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 10 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Appointment of permanent secretaries is lawful: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 April— Dr Myat Nyana Soe of the Yangon Region constituency No 4 abled a motion at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday, suggesting a cancellation of the appointment of permanent secretaries and their salaries if the appointment is contrary to the existing laws and describing the position as ‘invented’. Dr Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, responded that the new rank will steer the government into a good, clean, transparent and accountable body in terms of public management. He added the appointment of permanent secretaries is an early preparation to ensure a smooth transition between the coming elections and the post-election period..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Ministry says Indaw gem mine operation lawful: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 April— The government confirmed the legality of a gem mining operation in Sagaing Region on Thursday in response to a question from a member of the Pyithu Hluttaw. U Kyaw Naing Htay of the Indaw constituency asked whether the mine in a reserved forest near a village in his township of Sagaing Region is legally permitted, saying the company ignores letters of protest calling for the mine’s closure. U Than Tun Aung, Deputy Minister for Mines, answered that his ministry issued a gem company with a licence for jade mining in February 2010, adding that it had not been informed of the letter of notice dated 4 February, 2015, sent by the Ministry of Forestry. The deputy minister pledged his ministry’s coordination with the Ministry of Forestry. U Pike Lin of the Paletwa constituency raised a query concerning the prospect of a national power grid linking Paletwa in Chin State and Kyauktaw in Rakhine State. Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Aung Than Oo rejected the proposal, saying the installation of power lines between the two townships depends on the budget. The funds for the project are not included in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, he said."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Rural development tasks being carried out according to priorities; Deputy Minister: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 April _ Representatives at Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday raised questions on regional development tasks including upgrading an eight-mile road section in Meiktila, water supply and installation of solar lights and construction of a 70-foot long bridge in Meikwa Village in Paletwa Township and construction of a river crossing bridge in Khonsint Village Tract in Moemauk Township. However, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development Dr Aung Myat Oo said that the ministry is unable to carry out the projects at the moment as rural development tasks are being implemented according to their priorities. Afterwards, the representatives discussed the reports on finding of teams on field trip of the Amyotha Hluttaw government’s Guar-antees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee. Representative U Hlaing Oo of Ayeyawady Region Constituency (12) pointed out that three pledges were cancelled under Letter No. 7/445, but Labutta Township is the largest rain paddy growing area and the pledges should be fulfilled after making field trips to study the difficulty of farmers. Then, a member of the vetting committee sought the approval for the report and the session approved it. The Amyotha Hluttaw session also approved the report of the Public Complaints Committee submitted by Representative Dr Khin Shwe of Yangon Region Constituency (9)."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Cancellation of holding joint portfolio...Appointment of Mon State Transport Minister...Vice President U Nyan Tun outlines land resources management reform...57 apply for Yangon Stock Exchange service provider licenses...KOICA donates laboratory equipment, research assistance...Thandwe Township receives RC bridge in rural area...Tatmadaw conquers strategic hill of Kokang insurgents...Information-sharing programme aims to improve haemophilia treatment...A map shows chashes between government troops and Kokang insurgents in Laukkai region...Authorities to clamp down on noisy vehicles during Maha Thingyan festival...Villages enjoy illumination with solar panels...Yangon Zoo welcomes new animals...Interview for candidates of scholarship continues...Electoral officials compile voter lists ahead of poll...Natogyi Township plans to dredge 55 more lakes next FY...Loans contribute to extension of livestock breeding...Myanmar shooters to take part in ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in ROK..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Canadian Foresight Group, partners to explore large gas field offshore Myanmar...Japanese flower art staged to enthusiasts...Monastery receives replica of Japan’s Maha Kamakura Buddha..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Don’t let poverty drive children out of school" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Let us pay deep homage to the Sacred Uppatasanti (Protection against Calamity) pagoda (Cetiya) of 325 feet in height, the Replica of the most famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" by Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 9 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 09 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Parliament stops accommodation for MPs at state-owned guesthouse: "Nay Pyi Taw, 8 April — MPs asked Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Wednesday for Hluttaw’s accommodation as the parliament has stopped its arrangement for their staying at the guesthouse owned by the guest house of Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee during Hluttaw sessions. U Mahn Tin Aung Myint, an MP of Kayin State constituency 12, proposed construction of buildings for parliamentarians by 2016 when they come for Hluttaw sessions. Daw Nang Sae Awa, an MP of Hpa-an Township constituency, also said MPs agreed in 2012 on transferal of budget for building temporary accommodations to the peace-making works, and submitted that proposal for review. Daw Dwe Bu, an MP of Injanyan Township constituency, also said accommodation for parliamentarians should be located near Hluttaw buildings for easy access. In response to the proposals of parliamentarians, Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein said MPs are provided with free accommodation arranged by the Parliament during the period of Hluttaw sessions, however, using any stateowned buildings for the affairs of their parties is deemed breaching political party registration law."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Government takes measures to prevent child labour, recruitment as soldiers: The government is taking measures to prevent child labour and the employment of children in dangerous or illegal work, including the recruitment of minors into armed forces, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint told the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Wednesday. Those who abandon or traffic children, or force them to beg, will also be targeted, the deputy minister said, in accordance with criminal and juvenile laws. Those who abandon a child under 12 are liable to a maximum seven-year sentence. Trafficking children for forced labour is subject to a life sentence under the anti-human trafficking law, according to the deputy minister. The ministry of health is also trying to issue birth certificates when newborns are discharged from hospitals to prevent abandonment of children, the deputy minister added. Concerning child soldiers, the deputy minister said that armed forces have their own rules and regulations for recruiting new soldiers who are required to be between the ages of 18 and 25. Armed forces have released 594 child soldiers who were recruited improperly, while action was taken against 50 officers and 277 other personnel who recruited child soldiers."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw approves report of Public Account Committee: "Nay Pyi Taw, 8 April — Amyotha Hluttaw session on Wednesday approved the report of the Public Accounts Committee on tasks being carried out with the union budget in 2013-14 fiscal year by the Ministry of Border Affairs and the Ministry of Livestock, Fisherirs and Rural Development. U Salai Khwe Yan, a representative from Chin State constituency No 12 pointed out at the session that both contractors and supervising authority lack accountability for road and bridge projects in Chin State and said that effective action should be taken against those responsible. U Thein Hlaing, Sagaing Region constituency No 8 said that Hsegyi Creek RC Bridge in Kalewa Township built with the union budget is not usable during rainy seasons and a school building in North Tonhlaw Village is not durable. The representative proposed taking action against those responsible. After discussions, the session approved the report. At today’s session, the speaker informed the representatives of receiving bill for Myanmar Accountancy Council from the Pyithu Hluttaw with some amendments."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President calls for political dialogues before elections...Weather expert warns of thunderstorms in Chin, Sagaing, Kachin...Hopeful of better outcomes...President U Thein Sein inspects regional development tasks in Hkamti...Capacity enhancement course improves skill of personnel...Navy conducts combined fleet exercise...Press conference highlights talks between President and political leaders, ethnic affairs ministers and leaders of ethnic delegations...Agricultural staff demonstrates pest control method using wasp species...Sports course concludes with skill demonstration of youths...New apartments in Chanmyathazi Township to house service personnel...Station hospital being built in Kanna Village, Natogyi Township...Departmental staff undertake public welfare tasks in Myanaung Tsp...New resort project set to showcase traditional Myanmar culture...Students learn about conservation at Inlay Lake sanctuary...Training improves skills of IPRD staff...Farmers prefer use of agricultural machinery...Local residents support peacemaking process...Training improves Myanmar hockey players..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Three foreign banks set to open Yangon branches 23 April...Korean experts to assist in upgrading Mandalay-Myitkyina railroad..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Management must adapt to new business environment" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Believe and Achieve" by Kyi Mun
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 8 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 08 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw approves education amendment bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 7 April — The Pyithu Hluttaw on Tuesday approved the national education amendment bill, which came to the parliament with changes from the Amyotha Hluttaw and the Bill Committee. Pyithu Hluttaw approves education amendment bill The Amyotha Hluttaw and the Bill Committee had made 50 changes and 45 changes respectively to the education amendment bill, with the Pyithu Hluttaw accepting their amendments after discussing them clause by clause."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: A&I ministry deals with queries at Upper House session: "Nay Pyi Taw, 7 April — Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw was in Amyotha Hluttaw session on Tuesday, answering queries about water storage facilities and a rural development bank. Replying to the question of U Aung Chit Lwin, an MP of Sagaing region constituency No 11, the deputy minister said a fund for construction of onewall reservoir in Homalin Township, Hkamti District, in northwestern Myanmar has not been proposed in the regional government budget of 2015-2016 fiscal year despite benefits of this suggested water facility to irrigate more than 550 acres of paddy farms. Regarding the query about formation of a management committee on water storage facilities, U Khin Zaw also said Myanmar National Committee on Large Dams has been legalized on February 27 this year, and the executive board of the committee is open to all civil service employees. He also said the ministry has not planned to open an outlet of Myanma Agricultural Development Bank in Waingmaw Township in Kachin State in consideration of budget allocation in 2015-2016 fiscal year."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein tours tea and rubber plantations in Homalin...Business federation seeks input on reforming 100-year-old Companies Act...Dailies to come out alternately during New Year holiday...Vice President U Nyan Tun stresses reliable statistics for sound policies...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services tours Rakhine State...Union ministers present gifts to Hkamti Township...Students join scholarship tests for middle and high schools...Students to receive three-storey building in Pabedan Tsp...Asphalt road commissioned into service in Zabuthiri Township...Habitat destruction threatens golden deer population...Kanaungsu Ward wins Hinthada football tournament...Bridge under construction on inter-district road...Workshop emphasizes importance of libraries to community...Two new concrete bridges span Pyaungbok Creek in Sagaing Region...Link connections installed for electric safety of people...MFF issues tentative list of women’s national team..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Business federation seeks input on reforming 100-year-old Companies Act...Mr. Lee Luong Minh, Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat welcomes signing for draft agreement of Nationwide Ceasefire...Overseas employment agencies informed of code of conduct...Myanmar golfers win prizes in boy classes...Myanmar investigates alleged enslavement of fishermen in Indonesia...Myanmar, Thai entrepreneurs showcase foodstuffs, personal goods..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Age-inappropriate teaching can limit children’s progress" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Ushering in the Thingyan Festival" by Myo Myint
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 09 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 7 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 07 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: New UEC members take oath at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 April — Eight new members of the Union Election Commission appointed by the president took their oath before the speaker at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Monday. Afterwards, the session put on record bills approved by both the Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Huttaw, including the nursing and midwifery council bill, the inland water transport bill, and the healthcare for population control bill. The session also put on record the protection and promotion of peasant farmers’ interests bill approved by both houses. The secretary and a member of the bill committee later submitted their findings on a bill for the development of small and medium enterprises, the highways bill, the law translation commission bill and the Myanmar Medical Council bill."....PYITHU HLUTTAW: Health ministry constructs rural health branches in Kachin State: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 April — Ministry of Health explained establishments of rural health branches in two villages of Shwegu Township of Bhamo district, Kachin State and budget allocation for two branches in Shwepyitha Township, Yangon Region. U Win Naing, an MP of Shwegu Township constituency, called for construction of each rural health branch at Shwechaungthar and Naungmoh villages. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay said in accordance with the number of locals in the area, the ministry will construction one health facility in Shwechaungthar and another one in Zinbone village, instead of the proposed one. Regarding the query of MP U Tin Maung Oo from Shwepyitha Township constituency, the deputy minister said Yangon region government did not cut the budget allocated by Union Hluttaw, but public funds are totally given out only when the projects are completed and the qualities are passed by the ministry. Proposal of Ye Township constituency in southern Myanmar on upgrading the road linking the villages of Lamai, Thaungpyin and Aryutaung was rejected for 2015-2016 fiscal year on the ground of budget limitation by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. The Lower House then decided to approve Myanmar Accountancy Council Bill submitted by the Upper House with its amendments."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Deputy education minister responded to questions in Amyotha Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 April — Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung responded to questions raised for the ministry at the Amyotha Hluttaw Session on Monday. The first question was concerned with a dangerous school building in an affiliated middle school in Ywama Village in Chauk. The deputy minister said school buildings are being built according to their priority and the school building could not be replaced with a new one during the 2015-16 fiscal year. Another question focused on upgrading of a middle school into a high school in Webula Village in Falam. The deputy minister said that there is no plan to upgrade the school at the moment but it is possible to upgrade it according to priority if the state government recommends doing so. Another question was raised for construction of a reinforced concrete school building for a primary school in Dawmu Kalar Village in Loikaw. The deputy minister said that the ministry has allotted K 738.00 million for other 25 schools in the township and could not build the new building for the school. Then, the session accepted the bill repealing the township development committee’s law as there was no representative to discuss the bill. Afterwards, the reports of the government’s guarantees, pledges and undertaking vetting committee was read out at the session and submitted to the Hluttaw by the committee chairman."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President visits hospital in Homalin, urges health workers to spread knowledge...Textile and garment industry targets US $2 billion export income...Myanmar plans to announce its diabetes survey findings before August...Dy Health Minister discusses 2014 financial performance of Global Fund...Vice president warns senior government officials against corrupt conduct...Myanmar traditional performing arts competitions to be held next month...Pyithu Hluttaw speaker meets political parties’ officials...University students teach villagers in basic literacy campaign...Students invited to join roundtable discussion on painting, poems and literature...Police officers undergo training on security measures for election...MPs inspect township development tasks funded by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Improved earthen lake to store more water...Road works aim to reduce flooding, accidents...Local residents receive flyproof latrines in rural area...Vets vaccinate more than 26,000 cattle in Myinmu Tsp...Natogyi to represent Myingyan District in Mdy Maha Thingyan Festival...Union minister fulfills requirements of local residents from Homalin, Phaungpyin Tsps...NPE celebrates 17th Anniversary...35-mile-long natural gas pipeline being laid from Ywama to Thakayta...Pro-peace rallies staged in Namhsam, Hopong in Shan State..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Find friends with shared goals" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Growth Strategy" by Kyi Mun
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 10 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 6 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 06 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker and wife attend novitiation of 577 boys in Zeyathiri Township...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker lays wreath at memorial of Thura Ma Chit Po in PyinOoLwin...UMTA, ILO organize talk on labour dispute in Mandalay...Weirawsana Pagoda will be largest jade pagoda throughout the world...Rural concrete road improves transport of residents...Tatkon Township conducts sports training for local youths...37 pandals to attract Maha Thingyan revelers in Mandalay...Onion, garlic producers, growers seek proper market...Trains on Mandalay- Bagan not take holidays during Maha Thingyan festival period...Emerald green project member households achieve success in businesses...Fire alarm control system being installed at departmental buildings in Nay Pyi Taw...Local national races stage demonstration for peace in Mon State...MFF to arrange fixtures of General Aung San Shield 2015 football tournament..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MoE invites EOIs to refine crude oil from traditional wells...OCBC receives final approval to open branch in Myanmar...Suzuki to build second plant in Myanmar, report...China-Myanmar Friendship Association donates painting to Shwedagon Pagoda...Six countries to compete Myanmar in Chinlone in SEA Games..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A mature society will never accept hate speech" by Myint Win Theing..... ARTICLE: "What parents should expect from for-profit education" by Myo Myint
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 06 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 5 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 05 April 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Two-century-old monastery boasts high cultural standard of Myanmar...Upper House speaker honours valiant citizens in northern Shan State city...Police save 83 trafficked victims in March...Ngapali’s fame as beach destination on the rise...Solar-powered LEDs set to illuminate Upper Myanmar township...Well-wishers share merits for donations of religious edifices...Health workers provide insecticide-treated nets in Malaria risk areas...Minds of youths improved with Buddhist culture...Electrician killed repairing power supply after storm...Literacy campaign starts in Myawady Township...Myanmar observes mine awareness day...Pro-peace rallies held in Shan State...Myanmar’s biggest property expo to come in May..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Water shortages must be addressed in hot season" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Competition" by Kyi Mun..."The last old Myanmar capital city “Ratanapon” [Mandalay] Part II" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 06 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 4 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 04 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves more appointees to UEC: "Nay Pyi Taw, 3 April— The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Friday approved the appointment of more members to the Union Election Commission and the Myanma Port Authority bill, on which the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hlutaw held differing views. Brig-Gen Tint Hsan, defence services personnel representative, urged the parliament to honour and put on record all stakeholders and organizations engaged in the signing of the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement, a move he described as priceless for national solidarity. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw welcomed the successful signing of the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement between the Union Peacemaking Working Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), he added, citing President U Thein Sein as saying that the desire for peace is a goal shared by all citizens and organizations. The successful implementation of internal peace processes will quicken the establishment of national consolidation and reconciliation, the army officer noted. Foreign embassies and UN agencies congratulated on the signing of the draft ceasefire agreement and pledged continuous support and cooperation."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Tender issues dominate Pyithu Hluttaw:"Nay Pyi Taw, 3 April— Local authorities invite tenders through mass media for construction of roads and bridges with government funds, Deputy Minister at President Office U Aung Thein told the Pyithu Hluttaw on Friday. He explained the role of responsible committees in selecting highest bidders, setting floor prices, supervising quality control, and making contracts. An MP proposed more flight services in the airport in Mawlamyine, Mon State, with Deputy Minister U Zin Yaw rejecting the proposal by citing a small number of passengers as economic disadvantage. Currently, the Department of Civil Aviation has invited register of interest (ROI) from interested private airlines in a bid to encourage the private sector in aviation. The deputy minister spoke of the possibility of upgrading the airport in Thaton in the future, given its convenient location."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: MoH rejects hospital upgrading in Pakokku: Amyotha Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 3 April— U Thaw Zin Oo of the Magway Region constituency No. 9 proposed a motion at the Amyotha Hluttaw on Friday calling for upgrading a hospital in Pakokku township, with Deputy Minister for Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay rejecting the proposal and explaining that the facility does not need upgrading considering the number of hospital admissions. Regarding a question of the publication of Unique Constructions as references, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint responded that his ministry will publish construction references in volumes in 2015-2016 financial year. Maj Aung Kyaw Zaw, defence services personnel representative, called for the reformation of the Public Works under the Ministry of Construction. The deputy minister responded that the Public Works has been restructured into three— road, bridge and building departments— as of 1 April this year. The ministry has hired foreign consultant teams for supervision and quality control at construction projects implemented with foreign loans from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Amyotha Hluttaw approved the inland waterways bill, which was resent with some changes by the Pyithu Hluttaw."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Nationwide ceasefire agreement is expected to be formally signed soon...President U Thein Sein visits Myanmar Software Showcase 2015...Eight new members added to UEC...Air Mandalay resumes flight services after upgrading planes...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw welcomes signing of draft agreement for nationwide ceasefire...Advisory Commission to review laws, rules and regulations and tasks related to the temporary identity cards formed...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife hoist umbrella, diamond orb, pennant shape vane atop pagodas...NDF, UMFCCI welcome draft nationwide ceasefire agreement...New airline launches domestic services...ADPC stages national disaster reduction workshop in Mandalay...58 midwives graduate from Hpa-an course...Mandalay Electricity Supply Board renamed Mandalay Electric Corporation...Officials seek best strategy for safe delivery of health care...Nine dead, three injured in traffic acc...Dispensary, library put into service in YeU Tsp...Supply of electricity extends to villages..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President U Nyan Tun wraps up Laos and Cambodia tours...2 Japanese banks to open branches in Myanmar in late April...NRC hands over office to INRD in Dawei...Myanmar scouts join international scout assembly in Thailand..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Is it anachronistic to take to the street?" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Food safety: from farm to PLATE make food SAFE" by Dr. Aung Soe @ Aung Kyaw Moe Retired State Medical Superintendent
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 04 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 3 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 03 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Education amendment bill covers all eleven points proposed by students: Bill Committee: "Nay Pyi Taw, 2 April — The education amendment bill is found to encompass all the eleven points proposed by student protesters and expected to be approved on 7 or 8 April, an MP said after the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Thursday. U Saw Hla Tun, secretary of the Bill Committee, said that the Amyotha Hluttaw sent the bill to the Pyithu Hluttaw. The bill contains 58 paragraphs with 105 changes, with the Pyithu Hluttaw having agreed with 57 points and amending 48 others. The bill will be resent to the Amyotha Hluttaw after being approved. The Bill Committee stated in its report that the government, the parliament, an education network and a student-led democratic education movement committee held talks on amending the education law based on an 11-point demand by students in February. Students and the education network submitted the education amendment bill, which the parliament agreed to discuss, the report said. The Ministry of Education brought the bill before the Amyotha Hluttaw, which sent it to the Pyithu Hluttaw after hearings with interested groups, including political parties, educationists and legal experts. Another MP asked the Pyithu Hluttaw about the privatization of a hotel owned by a cooperative society. U Than Tun, Deputy Minister for Cooperatives, responded that Bagan Hotel was operated by the cooperative society of NyaungU township, whose members, after a special meeting, decided to hand it over to a cooperative society called Htet Arkar Kyaw. According to existing laws, cooperative societies are registered non-government organizations, with the deputy minister saying that their members reserve the rights to manage their own affairs."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Supreme Court of the Union implements three-year strategic plan for completion of year long civil cases: "Nay Pyi Taw, 2 April — U Hla Swe of Magway Region constituency No 12 asked plans for opening courts of civil cases at the 39th day session of Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday. Supreme Court Judge U Soe Nyunt replied that the Supreme Court of the Union has no plan to open the separate courts to hear civil cases but it has adopted a three-year strategic plan (2015-17) that will cover completion of year long civil cases. U Sai San Min of Shan State Constituency No 3 asked a question whether there is a plan to install more traffic lights in Lashio and to repair three damaged lights. Deputy Minister at the President Office U Aung Thein said that No 65 traffic police platoon installed traffic lights at Lashiogyi junction, Namtu junction, Kholaung junction and Mandalay junction as of 8 November 2008 by spending the traffic rules fund. Tow traffic lights at Kholaung junction and Namtu junction are in operation but remaining lights had been damaged in bad weather since September 2014. The traffic police squad plans to install yellow traffic lights at Meitan junction and water fountain junction so as to ease traffic congestion. Arrangements are being made to install more traffic lights and slow down in Lashio. And, a coordination meeting will be made between the traffic police squad and district traffic rules enforcement committee for repairing the damaged lights. The speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw sought approval for each paragraphs of the health care bill for control of population rate sent back by the Pyithu Hluttaw with amendments. Amyotha Hluttaw ethnic affairs, easing conflict and peace-making process committee submitted its report to the Hluttaw and sought the approval."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: For lasting peace, dialogue must be inclusive of all ethnic groups...Dr Sai Mauk Kham says ICT can help Myanmar catch up with developed countries...UEC, CSOs take step to reduce electoral risks...Program aims to reduce deaths from drug-resistant TB...Rapid reforms present challenges to government...Religious examination begins across nation...Natogyi to get modern clinic of health care association...Local residents receive firewood from natural forest...Cartoonists depict traffic rules enforcement...University students join basic literacy campaign...Electric Power is the Main Driving Force for Industrialization...Progress of the Peace Process...Summer literacy campaign covers five townships in Shan State...Outstanding staff win prizes in TB control...Modern equipment used in testing vehicles in Mandalay...Farmers start cultivation of groundnut, green gram on alluvial lands...Local farmers learn techniques for using pesticides..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar expresses apology for March 13 incident...Myanmar, Germany sign agreement of development cooperation...Vice President U Nyan Tun and wife visit Angkor Wat Temple...U Paw Lwin Sein presents Credentials to Croatian President...Myanmar businessmen attend forum in China (Taipei)...Authorities visit checkpoints, toll gate in Shan State for ASEAN Highway..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Disposable politicians pollute like throwaway products" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 03 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 2 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 02 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Proper spending of government funds explained at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 1 April — Roads and bridges are built through the tender system in a transparent manner by forming various committees to invite tender, to estimate costs and to inspect quality, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Wednesday. The deputy minister was responding to a motion urging the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and the union government to supervise the spending of public funds and quality of finished projects in accordance with rules and regulations. Government funds are spent in accordance with the instructions of the government and guidance for works to be carried out through contract system, the deputy minister added. Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung said that his ministry has been carrying out the reform for financial management system since 2012 and will complete the new rules and regulations for financial management in 2015-16 fiscal year. Currently, a supervisory committee for prosper spending of public funds formed by the President Office is supervising the spending of public funds, according to the deputy minister. Deputy Auditor-General U Myo Myint said that Union Auditor-General Office will also supervise the spending of public funds."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Term of legal affairs commission extended to 2016: "Nay Pyi Taw, 1 April — Pyithu Hluttaw approved on Wednesday extension of the term for the Legal Affairs and Special Issues Assessment Commission till January 31, 2016 after suggestion of Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House). The speaker said parliament has approved 149 laws with the help of the commission in which the members are well-experienced and qualified. Regarding repairing works of roads and bridges in Laikha Township in Shan State, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint said the road section of highway that passes in Laikha Township was being repaired with the budget of Shan State and it will be upgraded to 18-ft wide road. To fill vacancies at the people hospitals of Panglong Township and Mongpawn Township, Deputy Minister for Health Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay said the ministry has assigned a medical superintendent for Panglong hospital, while Shan State government will hire new doctors for Mongpawn hospital by this month."...AMYHOTHA HLUTTAW: Private mining company to release residential areas: "Nay Pyi Taw, 1 April — A private-owned mining company is making plans to hand over some residential areas included in its project to local authorities in Sagaing region, said Deputy Minister for Mines U Than Tun Aung to Amyotha Hluttaw on Wednesday. The deputy minister said Htoo International Industry Group Co., Ltd., which is operating two coal mines in Kalewa Township and Thitchauk region of upper Myanmar, has transferred a hospital, a 1.28 acre land plot and some buildings to regional department of health, added that the company will also release a residential ward and a village to the local authorities. On query about future plan on CDMA (450 MHz) mobile network, Deputy Minister U Win Than for Communications and Information Technology said the ministry will not develop this mobile network and its call-charges as GSM/ UMTS system is more popular in the country. He also answered the advanced money is being given out for the phones leased for public call offices in Thanetpin Township, Bago region. Representatives of Amyotha Hluttaw also approved each paragraph of Myanmar Nursing and Midwifery Council Bill presented by Pyithu Hluttaw."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein’s radio message on air...Myanmar’s trade deficit hits nearly $5 billion in 2014-15 FY...EU stands ready to continue supporting all parties towards reaching common goal of By Aye Min Soe ending armed conflict...Public information for remonstration...Statement by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission relating to agreement by the two sides on the draft text on nationwide ceasefire...Public information for remonstration...Immigration officials issue citizenship scrutiny cards to eligible residents...Arrangements of fire prevention discussed in Myanaung Tsp...Locals say Mandalay-Bagan services not to be reduced...Mandalay Mayor’s pandal to draw crowds in Maha Thingyan festival...Electricity improves livelihoods of local residents in Twantay Tsp...Villagers learn to make bamboo products...Alumni to pay respects to English faculty of Dagon University on 1 May...Cooperative Department sells Korean-made tractors to farmers...Personal goods seized from illegal trade auctioned in Tachilek...Referees, well-wishers donate cash to family of late football referee...Union Attorney-General Office stages seminar on IP enforcement...Myanmar set to test short-course TB therapy...Visa opens Myanmar office, aims to increase card services in country...Local youths have chance to join Taungthaman Cup..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets with Queen of Netherlands, US House Minority Leader...EU stands ready to continue supporting all parties towards reaching common goal of By Aye Min Soe ending armed conflict...178 service personnel sent abroad for scholarship courses in March 2015...Vice President U Nyan Tun visits Laos, national museums in Cambodia...Eni signs exploration deal for two offshore blocks in Myanmar’s waters...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives...Roadmap aims for more inclusive financial sector..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Conflicts should be left behind in the past" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Caring & Sharing" by Kyi Mun
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 02 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 1 April, 2015
      Date of publication: 01 April 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves Union Budgets bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 31 March — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the Union Budgets bill of 2015 on Tuesday, following a proposal made by Union Minister U Win Shein, who urged the parliament to agree with the entire bill. Union Minister Dr Kan Zaw explained steps the central government took in relation to the appointment of permanent secretaries in line with the State Constitution."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Education Ministry to upgrade schools in Kyangin Tsp: "Nay Pyi Taw, 31 March — Amyotha Hluttaw continued for the 37th day session, here, Tuesday. U Khin Maung Yi of Ayeyawady Region constituency No 6 asked plans for upgrading basic education middle school branches to BEMSs in Alon and Hteinbinmyaung villages in Kyangin Township. Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung replied that upgrading of the schools depends on number of students, school furniture, land plot, transport and regional development. Ayeyawady Region Education Directorate enlisted upgrading of BEMS branches in Ahlon village and Hteinbinmyaung village in 2015-16 academic year..."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein witnesses signing of draft nationwide ceasefire agreement in Yangon...Peace negotiators vow to strengthen cooperation after approving text for nationwide ceasefire...Peace deal: Not only high expectation, but also bright daybreak of peace...Courts to win trusts of people...Presidential Palace opens door to journalists...Natogyi-Myotha road 75 percent complete...Mandalay police try to reduce traffic accidents during Maha Thingyan festival...ISTAF officials discuss techniques, rules of Chinlone...Toshiba to supply four power generators and equipment for hydroelectric plant in Myanmar...Fulltime power supply illuminates rural area...Earthen road links three stations in Ingapu Tsp...Golf tournament turns out outstanding youth golfers...Myanaung Tsp authorities to hold Maha Thingyan festival on a grand scale...People join cooperative society in Aungmyay Village, Hkamti Tsp...MPs comfort soldiers wounded in Laukkai conflict..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Pakistan to promote cooperation in trade and maritime security...Vice President U Nyan Tun observes hydropower plant in Laos...Industrial trainees to undertake 3-year internship in Japan...Wife of Pakistani admiral visits MWAF...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker holds talks with Australian Ambassador...Commander-in-chief meets Pakistani chief of Naval Staff...Malaysia hosts 11th ASEAN Central Bank Governors Meeting...ASEAN, China discuss implementation of DOC in South China Sea..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Don’t let them to make a fool of you" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "How safe is your food?" by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, World Health Organization South-East Asia Region
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      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 01 April 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 31 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 31 March 2015
      Description/subject: HlUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Union NPED minister pledges to take priority over additional budgets of eight ministries: "Nay Pyi Taw, 30 March— Pyidaungsu Hluttaw started its 35th day of 12th regular session on Monday with inviting any objection of representatives to President’s assignment of eight members for Union Election Commission. Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw pledged the ministry will take priority over the additionally proposed budgets by eight government ministries under Appendix 1 (A) for 2015-2016 fiscal year. He also said the ministry will allot additional budgets to implement guarantees, pledges and undertakings of the ministries in accordance with the list of priorities. Dr Kan Zaw then requested Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for the approval of the whole National Planning Bill for 2015-2016 fiscal year. The NPED ministry submitted the bill to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on January 19, 2015, followed by the remarks of Joint-Bill Committee to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on February 19. It was then discussed by 29 representatives of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on February 26 and 27 this year, and respective ministries discussed the bill on March 5 and 6. Each paragraphs of the bill was discussed on March 9. The bicameral assembly then approved regular expenditures mentioned in 2015 Union Budget submitted by MPs of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Zaw Myint Pe and Dr Myat Nyana Soe."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Arid zone to get water under rural development plan: "Nay Pyi Taw, 30 March— Dry zone in central Myanmar will get water supply under rural development plan of Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. Replying to the query of U Thein Lwin, an MP of Chauk Township constituency, about possible means to ensure sufficient drinking water in the arid area, Deputy Minister for MLFRD U Khin Maung Aye said the ministry has drawn the plan up to 2015-2016 fiscal year for water supply. Then, U Paik Linn, an MP of Paletwa Township constituency, asked any plan for university of distance education students in science majors to work laboratory experiments for seven or 14 consecutive days at the universities. Dr Zaw Min Aung, Deputy Minister for Education, said, these students have to learn theory and then have to do practical at the weekend when other regular classes are closed, noting that this schedule is more appropriate than one or two consecutive weeks."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: "Sports federations not to practise pro system except football, Futsal, traditional boxing: Nay Pyi Taw, 30 March—Defence Services personnel representative Major Aung Ko Min asked about the plans for practising the pro sport system in football, volleyball, Futsal, Sepak Takraw, Chinlone, boxing, Myanmar traditional boxing, basketball, hockey, badminton, tennis and table tennis events in Myanmar at the 36th day session of Amyotha Hluttaw on Monday. Deputy Minister for Sports U Zaw Win explained that Ministry of Sports has transformed amateur to professional system in football, Futsal and traditional boxing events. Sports federations have no plan to change competition system of their sports events to professional one. U Kham Swin Mong of Chin State constituency No 5 asked whether there is a plan to install a 66-KVpower line and build a sub-power station in Tiddim. Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Aung Than Oo replied that a 230 KV Gangaw-Kalay power line is being installed as of 2014-15 fiscal year while sub-power stations are under construction in Falam and Kalay. Upon completion, the 230KV Kalay sub-power station will supply electricity to Tiddim through a 66KV power line in 2016."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: National ceasefire talks end with agreement on draft accord...Sanctions handicap Myanmar fishing industry’s overseas market push...Pyithu Hluttaw committees discuss national education bill...Union Information Minister explains plans of ministries to release information...Experts share knowledge of liver disease prevention, treatment...Traffic light eases traffic congestion in Mingaladon...Display of cultural artefacts draws visitors to museum...Bullock-cart race reflects Myanmar’s traditional culture...Villagers undergo farm machinery training...Housing project for govt workers reaches halfway stage...Trade Fair attracts local residents in Tatkon Tsp...Summer sports courses nurture young talent...Authorities provide aid to storm victims in Tatkon Tsp...Political dialogues are continuation of war by other means...Aung Phyo becomes best bodybuilder in novice class 2015..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President U Nyan Tun pays official visit to Laos...Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives in Myanmar...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker meets MD of KEIO Corporation of Japan...Myanmar, Thai entrepreneurs showcase products..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Political dialogues are continuation of war by other means" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Critical Thinking" by U Hla Maung..."DETERMINATION" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 31 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 30 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 30 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: MAMDA asks Govt to relax income tax levied on car importers...People need to cooperate with police in crime reduction during Maha Thingyan festival...Region Chief Minister clarifies development tasks in region at Hluttaw...Extended library building accomodates more readers...Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann signs book of condolences for demise of Singapore’s former PM...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker honours fallen firefighters in Yamethin...Well-wishers provide cash assistance to family of late Red Cross WO Ko Moe Kyaw Than...Villagers get 9.74 tons of firewood from natural forests...Muse district authorities honour blood donors...Local people receives citizenship scrutiny cards...Healthy living lifestyle to prevent diabetes...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends opening of seven historic sites in Mandalay...Peace talk for Kayah State held in Loika...Cyclists join road race in Mandalay..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein attends state funeral for Mr Lee Kuan Yew...Naval vessel Maha Thiha Thura carries back 102 Myanmar migrant workers from Malaysia...Curriculum Vitae of Her Majesty Queen Maxima, Queen of the Netherlands...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets former UK chief of Defence Staff..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A mechanism to monitor dishonest business activities is needed" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Innovations in Governance and Public Administration in India" by Sonu Trivedi
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", Sunday 29 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 29 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Mandalay General Hospital gets new ten-storey building...Hate speech must be fought using alternative narratives, journalists’ panel says...Exhibition marks 30-year art career for Myanmar painter...Mandalay General Hospital gets new ten-storey building...YCDC to carry out its free rabies vaccination programme in northern Yangon next FY...GGP scheme to provide cash assistance for construction of health centres, school...Yangon to host Miss Myanmar World 2015 in April...Dhammacariya examination continued for third day...MPC organizes “Youth and Peace” forum...Minister urges staff to grow perennial and seasonal crops...New school building opened in Hlaingthaya...Village-to-village asphalt road opened in Ayeyawady Region...Rice producers need to unite for export promotion of rice...Artists aim to help children affected by war in Kachin State...Improving Myanmar people’s access to electricity and communication network to meet increasing demands...Mdy CCI signs MoU with Dalian business council for export and economic cooperation...Police seize heroin, stimulant tablets in Lashio Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Solar Impluse-2 to take off Mandalay on 30 March...Hate speech must be fought using alternative narratives, journalists’ panel says...Mdy CCI signs MoU with Dalian business council for export and economic cooperation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Learning to handle pain part of maturation" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "The Conquering Spirit" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", Saturday 28 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 28 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Defence Services Commander-in-Chief promises to support elections in November...Regional environmental group seeks deeper involvement with Myanmar...Images of 70th Anniversary Armed Forces Day parade 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw...Media accreditation cards available for journalists...Soft opening of Myaynigon overpass held in Yangon...Myanaung’s rural area receives new BEMS branch...K100m fund allotted by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw shared to development tasks...Taninthayi Region chooses five townships to accept stipends for students...Nay Pyi Taw Council assists residents of damaged homes...Asphalt road opens to traffic in Nyaunglebin...Myingyan District General Hospital to receive new building...Youths studying Buddhist culture in Myanaung...Fire brigade supplies water to local residents...Brokers, millers elect new chairman to develop association...Solar Impulse-2 to leave Mandalay on 30 March if weather is fine...Press Release...Timetables arranged for candidates to join subject-wise interviews...Rally staged in protest of police crackdown...Letter to the Editor...MFF issues finalist of Myanmar national team..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Regional environmental group seeks deeper involvement with Myanmar...Myanmar hosts international media at IPI World Congress...Solar Impulse-2 to leave Mandalay on 30 March if weather is fine...Press Release..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Labour organizations are legal" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Singapore Management University" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", Friday 27 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 27 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Union Finance Minister explains salary increase for government employees at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 March — Finance Union Minister U Win Shein explained the section of expenditure reduction included in the union budgets bill at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw here on Thursday. According to the union minister, over K 8 billion was reduced from the budgets of the offices of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, the constitutional tribunal and 14 ministries. In connection with increased salaries for government employees, he said the new salaries range from K 120,000 in minimum to K 500,000 in maximum. The gap between the lowest and the highest salaries is 4.2 times, with the union minister saying that separate announcements will be made on new rates of salaries for pensioners and other fringe benefits for government staff assigned in remote areas. Dr Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, briefed the parliament on the first five-year national development plan from 2011-2012 to 2015- 2016, which is part of the 20-year all-round national development project from 2011-2012 to 2030-2031. The first five-year plan includes rural development and poverty reduction, anti- corruption, reinforcement of rule of law, reconstruction of the country’s economic institutions, state-owned investments, citizen investments, foreign investments and control of inflation."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Health Department upgrades YGH with technical assistance of local and foreign organizations: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 March — With regard to the question on arrangements for opening Sports University raised by U Thang Lein of Mindat Constituency, Deputy Minister for Sports U Thaung Htaik replied that the university will be opened in 2016-17 fiscal year depending on budget in 2015-16 FY at the 34th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw Thursday. U Min Swe of DaikU Constituency asked about upgrading of Yangon General Hospital. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint explained that the Yangon General Hospital upgrading and renovation committee was formed with 12 members to upgrade the facility with technical assistance of former minister of Department of Health Mr. Lord Darzi of England, trustee Dr Michael Marett-Crosby of Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Fund of England, Robin Cross, Ian Goodfellow, and Louise Hansen Yangon Heritage Trust of the UK, Myanmar Engineering Society, Myanmar Integrated Engineer Union Finance Minister explains salary increase for government employees at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Nay Pyi Taw, 26 March — Finance Union Minister U Win Shein explained the section of expenditure reduction included in the union budgets bill at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw here on Thursday. According to the union minister, over K 8 billion was reduced from the budgets of the offices of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, the constitutional tribunal and 14 ministries. In connection with increased salaries for government employees, he said the new salaries range from K 120,000 in minimum to K 500,000 in maximum. The gap between the lowest and the highest salaries is 4.2 times, with the union minister saying that separate announcements will be made on new rates of salaries for pensioners and other fringe benefits for government staff assigned in remote areas. Dr Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, briefed the parliament on the first five-year national development plan from 2011-2012 to 2015- 2016, which is part of the 20-year all-round national development project from 2011-2012 to 2030-2031. The first five-year plan includes rural development and poverty reduction, anti- corruption, reinforcement of rule of law, reconstruction of the country’s economic institutions, state-owned investments, citizen investments, foreign investments and control of inflation.—MNA Group, Quality Control and Nikki Group..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw approves bill amending national education law: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 March — Chairman of Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee U Khin Maung Yi read out the findings and remarks of the committee over the bill amending national education law at the 35th day session of Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday. The speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw sought paragraph by paragraph approval for the bill from the Hluttaw. Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung also sought the approval for the bill and the session approved it."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Business confidence in Myanmar still robust: ADB...Art exhibition looks at Yangon’s heritage...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham honours nationwide immunization campaign...Constitutional Review Committee discusses amendments to Schedules 1 and 2 of 2008 Charter...Government announces pay raises for civil workers...More cars, illegal parking worsen Mandalay’s traffic woes...Five-member committee endorses issuance of citizenship scrutiny cards...Palethwe paddy produces 190 baskets per acre in Kawa Tsp...BG and Woodside to invest US$ 1 bn in Myanmar’s energy sector...MNA’s Mandalay branch changes flight schedules as of 1 April...Danger of narcotic drugs disseminated to local residents...Self-reliant electricity benefits 300 houses...Ships stranded upstream of Myinmu due to low water level...Police target gamblers in crackdown...Golfers to join Myanmar Golf Tours in 2015..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets Stanford professor and master’s students...Business confidence in Myanmar still robust: ADB...Union SWRR Minister signs book of condolences for demise of Singapore’s former PM Mr. Lee Kuan Yew...ASEAN virtual learning resources centre initially launched in Ngwehsaung...BG and Woodside to invest US$ 1 bn in Myanmar’s energy sector..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Education the most worthwhile investment" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "The Conquering Spirit" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", Thursday 26 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 26 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves three bills: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 March — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw at its 33rd day session Wednesday approved allotment of K2,822.73222 million to one project of Ministry of Border Affairs, one of Ministry of Transport and two of Sagaing Region government. The Hluttaw amended paragraphs and sub-paragraphs in the legal translation commission bill, the Myanmar Medical Council bill and the commercial tax bill in line with the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law and Rules. The joint bill committee read its findings on Myanmar Port Authority bill, and the Hluttaw invited nomination of MPs to discuss it."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Unethical contractors will be charged: Education Ministry: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 March — Education ministry will take actions against contractors or inspectors if school facilities cannot be completed in right time or are found using low quality construction materials, U Thant Shin, Deputy Minister for Education, told Pyithu Hluttaw Wednesday. In reply to the query of MP U Than Oo from Myawady Township constituency, the deputy minister said for breaching agreements in the contracts, the contractors will have to pay fines with daily basis depending on the sizes of schooling buildings, and inspector in-charge of quality will be prosecuted in accordance with provisions of civil service law. U Thant Shin also said that the ministry is making promotion of teachers before each school season and transfer of teacher is allowed only after another teacher has been substituted, and all the schools open by May 15 every academic year. Enquiring about possible construction of a bridge to link Yangon’s Kyimyindine Township and Ayeywa village crossing Hline River, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint said the project includes in Maha Yangon Development Project (2040) which will be jointly implemented Yangon City Development Committee and Japan International Cooperation Agency. He said feasible study has been made for the project and detail assessment are being carried out as the project will help develop more road networks for Yangon. U Aye Mauk, an MP of Mahlaing Township constituency, submitted a proposal to discuss transfer of road networks among villages, townships and district to the Ministry of Construction."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: MPs discuss wording changes in National Education amendment bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 March — Representatives of Amyotha Hluttaw discussed on Wednesday changes of the words in the National Education Law and the amendment bill on this law. U Nu, an MP of Yangon Region constituency 10, suggested the word preschool in Myanmar language should not be shortened in the law and fully defined the term of preschool that aims to nurture physical, mental and moral practices of the children before proceeding to learn higher levels. He also urged substitution of ‘mother ethnic language’ with ‘individual ethnic language’ in the bill, saying his support for the paragraphs that mention special programmes, teaching aids and methodologies for the disabled persons. Defence Services personnel representatives Major Aung Ko Min suggested inserting the words ‘all-round systematic thinking’ to replace ‘freedom of thinking’ which he assumed the latter would lead to wrong thinking for the children. U Ohn Tin, an MP of Rakhine State constituency 10, also discussed some changes of words in the bill. Later, members of Amyotha Hluttaw’s Bill Committee and representatives who supported student protests against the National Education Law discussed details for the amendment bill."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Towns in Chin State face water woes...Political parties apply for registration at UEC...Public information for remonstration...Public information for remonstration...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Sub-commissions, political parties discuss electoral process...Solar power illuminates rural areas in Ottarathiri Tsp...MCDC to settle squatters in high-rise apartments...Authorities issue warning about illegal hormone, drug sales...Children show skills in contest...Winners in religious examinations honoured in Dawei...Golden umbrella installed at pagoda in Dala Tsp...Thabeikkyin Township receives 25-bed hospital...MPT extends its promotions until further notice...Construction and water supply contribute to development of rural areas...Journalists discuss compiling election handbook...Vice-Senior General Soe Win views dressed rehearsal of military parade...13th Senior ASEAN Officials Responsible for Information Meeting held in Ngwehsaung...MRTV (News Channel), Myanmar Radio to broadcast Armed Forces Day parade live...Sepak Takraw tournament aims to unearth new talent...MFF Nippon Foundation U-15 Cup 2015 commences...Youths under training of football sports in Mandalay..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Bangladesh...Myanmar, UN focus on successful implementation of UN’s MDG...Access to finance, greater transparency vital for Myanmar private sector: World Bank...Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers speech at ceremony for MNES implementation...UEC chairman receives US professor and students...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Bangladesh...Malaysia repatriates dozens of Myanmar illegal migrants..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Each coin has two faces" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Bribery and Corruption" by U Khin Maung..."Knowledge and Wisdom" by Tin Shein CEO, MICPA
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", Wednesday 25 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 25 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Joint bill committee, MPs discuss taxation bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 March — Members of Joint-Bill Committee, parliamentarians and union level officials discussed paragraphs of 2015 Union Taxation Bill at 32nd day session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 12th session on Tuesday. The bicameral assembly agreed the proposal of Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein for the approval of the whole bill. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw finalized decisions on a legal translation bill and a Myanmar Medical Council bill, on which the Amyotha Hluttaw and the Pyithu Hluttaw held different views."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw promises Kalewa independence obelisk with park: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 March— U Soe Thein of the Kalewa constituency on Tuesday put forward a motion demanding the Pyithu Hluttaw that an independence obelisk be erected in the township of Kalewa, Sagaing Region, before Independence Day, 4 January, in 2016. U Aung Thein, Deputy Minister at President Office, responded that the local management committee under the supervision of the region’s chief minister is making arrangements for the construction of the obelisk alongside a park on 0.064 acre of land near the Myittha bridge. U Nyi Nyi Myint of the Ottwin constituency urged the parliament to construct a bridge across Sittoung River linking Ottwin and Htantabin, with U Khin Maung Aye, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, rejecting the proposal. He said the cost of constructing the bridge is not included in the ministry’s budgets for 2014- 2015 financial year. U Sai Tin Maung of the Laikha constituency proposed providing reasonable allowances from state’s budgets to trustworthy personnel assigned to election commissions, which the Pyithu Hluttaw accepted. U Win Ko of the Union Election Commission responded that an increase of travel allowances would be made through coordination with departments concerned."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw MPs urge education amendment bill must serve national interests: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 March — The national education amendment bill came under discussion at the Amyotha Hluttaw here on Tuesday, with members of parliament speaking with one voice on the bill, which they said must emphasize suitability, adaptability and practicality for the long-term interests of the country. U Thein Swe from No.10 Constituency of Ayeyawady Region suggested participation of experienced specialists rather than independent specialists. The education reform would enable Myanmar to catch up with others when we could overcome the challenges, according to U Khin Maung Latt of Rakhine State’s No.6 Constituency. U Min Oo of the Bago Region constituency No.7 described the national education as a national concern, saying the education law must pave the way for a better education system. U Saw Ohn, who represents No.9 Constituency in Mon State, said education must be reconstructed for the country to become modern and prosperous."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Letpadaung copper mine project implementation committee meets...Veteran artistes perform entertainment on second day...President’s Excellent Award scrutinizing committee hold third meeting...WB Group launches Myanmar Investment Climate Assessment Report...Myanmar joins Sphere Conferences in its second aviation development conference...Gov’t troops clash with KIA during operations against timber trafficking...20 detainees from Letpadan incident released...Myaungmya District marks World TB Day...Monastic building under construction in rural area of Nyaunglebin Tsp...Concrete road helps develop rural area...Shwe Htilar news journal reports on Meiktila District...Asphalt roads in Myeik Township improve transportation for local residents...Central Command HQ renovates ancient monuments in Royal Mandalay City...Villages receive electricity supply..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, IRI focus on holding 2015 elections in free and fair manners...Yangon circular railroad to receive 100 new air-conditioned cars within year...Reforms to continue to drive growth, inflation to accelerate in Myanmar: ADB...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Hellenic Republic...U Zaw Myint presents his Credentials to Sultan of Malaysia...Indian pharmaceutical firm promotes medicine in Myanmar...Solar Impulse-2 to leave for China on 27 March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "What will we leave behind for new generations?" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Avoid or stop associating with Jerks, jive-persons, cheapskates, snobs, thugs and rapscallions" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 24 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 24 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Govt schedules meeting for salary increment: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 March — Union government will meet on Wednesday to discuss proposed salaries for civil service staff before submitting it to the parliament, according to the letter of President Office to the Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann officially urged the Union government to submit the proposed salaries by March 3 to be able to pass the 2015 Union Budget Bill. The salary increment process will include discussion with Ministry of Finance and relevant departments, putting the amount of proposed budgets into figures of ministries, relevant boards and funds of state/ region governments..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Oil price falls impacts on revenue from natural gas export: " Nay Pyi Taw, 23 March — Dramatic fall of oil price in global market has affected export of Myanmar natural gas, said Deputy Minister for Energy U Myint Zaw to Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday. Regarding the query of U Thein Lwin, an MP of Chauk constituency, the deputy minister said although revenue from the sales of natural gas has declined, the ministry will manage to meet the income from this sector as in previous years. U Myint Zaw also promised the ministry will operate more joint-venture businesses with foreign companies to avoid monopolies of international firms in the domestic market, while the respective agencies are examining fuel qualities and market price..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Plan to extend emerald green project in 178 more townships: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 March — At the 32nd day session of Amyotha Hluttaw Monday, U Sai Paung Nap of Shan State Constituency No 12 asked about master plan for multi-sectoral economic development of rural and less-development areas in Myanmar. Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Khin Maung Aye replied that emerald green project being implemented in 1,150 villages creates job opportunities and increases income of rural families with K34.5 billion allotted by the government. Thanks to the remarkable progress, the project will be extended in 178 more townships. The rural development strategy has covered rural development programmes for establishment of commercial crops farms, forest plantations, agricultural farm, fish hatching station, livestock breeding farm and nurseries and other development tasks including value-added production, milling, packaging, microfinance and mobile banking systems..."..... OHTER DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President U Nyan Tun inspects Settlement and Land Records Department training school, plantations...Myanmar to undertake first nationwide kidney health study...Navy to conduct military exercise...Lack of pay hinders recruitment of electoral workers...More than 370 youths under training of Buddhist culture...Mango growers expect good prices in Mandalay...Dredging drains for proper flow of water in urban area...Meiktila General Hospital to admit more patients at new buildings...Vocational courses help local women find employment...Kachin State to get parliament building next year...Election subcommissions to release voter lists on 15 June...World TB Day talks outline role of designated free clinics... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets British WWII veterans’ association president...ASEAN Single Window Agreement signed...Myanmar seeks assistance from Japanese government for safety waterway transport...Myanmar U-20 team to play tune-up matches in Serbia... "PERSPECTIVES": "It is difficult to change mindset overnight" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Human population on this Earth is infected with TB! Innovations are indicated to Mycobacterium infection" by Dr. Aung Soe @ Aung Kyaw Moe Retired State Medical Superintendent
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 23 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 23 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Lashio People’s Hospital...Nationwide ceasefire talks in recess until 30 March following conclusion of Day 6...Commerce Ministry to lease garages out to tenants...Rural dispensary ready to provide healthcare to local residents...Librarians discuss challenges in serving readers...Myo Gon Yaung Cineplex gives better services to movie-goers...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing comforts injured military personnel in PyinOoLw...MNA to accept first airplane from Boeing Company in June...Rural people receive new library building...Development tasks narrow gap between urban and rural areas...Dawei Museum accepts cultural heritages...Newly-opened asphalt road improves living standard of people...Essay and painting contests mark International Day of Forests...New rural road gives transport service in Natogyi Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Pakistan...Solar Impulse-2 prepares to leave Mandalay on 27 March...Myanmar, India to found IT institute...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...MNA to accept first airplane from Boeing Company in June...Liverpool F.C goes into partnership with Myanmar energy drink firm...Second football friendly ends at 1-1 draw...Student youths ready to take part in U-15 Cup..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Before saying something" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Safety in Travelling" by San Shwe Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 22 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 22 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Dr Sai Mauk Kham and wife attend ceremony to assign duties to medical doctors in Lashio...Vice President U Nyan Tun on inspection tour of Thilawa special economic zone (A)...National ceasefire negotiators move closer to deal despite unresolved points...Deadline approaches for advance income tax payment...Meiktila rises from ashes...Library built with Union Parliament fund...Talks to commemorate World TB Day on 29 March...Peace Funfair in Mandalay...Government dignitaries, schoolchildren study Solar Impulse 2 in Mandalay...Real estate seminars aim to hone agents’ skills...Myanmar observes International Day of Forests in capital city...Tatmadaw seizes Kokang insurgent stronghold...People stage protests against crackdown on NEL amendment protesters...Cycling contests in Mandalay...Summer sports training courses open in Mandalay..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: PSCs signed for four oil fields off Rakhine State...Myanmar sport athletes leave for China for training in the run-up to SEA Games... "PERSPECTIVES": "Clean water essential for sustainable development" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "The Himalayan waters: complex challenges and regional solutions" by Santosh Nepal and Arun Bhakta Shrestha, ICIMOD..."Man, Mind and Morale" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 21 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 21 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Sharing power, resources, taxes critical to states, regions, self-administered areas: MP: "Nay Pyi Taw, 20 March — Defence Services representative Brig-Gen Tint Hsan tabled a motion Friday in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw calling for the parliament and the central government to revise laws on the sharing of legislative power, resources and taxes with regions and states. He stressed decentralization in those three areas, saying that regions and states have been unable to make use of their rights provided in the constitution and strive for their own development over the past four years. Power sharing, resource sharing and tax sharing will enable regions, states and self-administered areas to rely on themselves and benefit their people, he said. The speaker welcomed the motion, saying it would pave the way for national reconciliation and peace if the parliament and central government acted on it, urging parliamentarians to take the motion into consideration in studying and amending the constitution. The central government is engaged in discussions with regions, states and self-administered areas with respect to the sharing of power, resources and taxes, according to U Kyaw Kyaw Win, Deputy Minister at the President’s Office. He said steps will be taken to amend existing laws and write new laws as necessary..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw agrees to discuss education amendment bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 20 March — The Amyotha Hluttaw on Friday agreed to discuss the national education amendment bill as proposed by Union Minister for Education Dr Daw Khin San Yi. The bill committee said the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw passed the National Education Law on 30 September 2014, prompting the student-led Democratic Education Movement Leading Committee to seek its amendment. Following four-party talks, the bill was brought before the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on 17 February, which handed over the case to the Amyotha Hluttaw on 20 February. The amendment of the education law was discussed in the upper house from 5 to 17 March. According to the bill committee, hearings drew nine representatives from the Democratic Education Movement Leading Committee, 20 from the National Network for Education Reform, 34 from political parties, eight from civil society organizations and 15 from educators and legal experts. The bill committee called for the Amyotha Hluttaw to discuss the education amendment bill as proposed by the education union minister by embracing it as a national concern and helping raise the education standard of the country."..... NOTIFICATION: THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR: UNION ELECTION COMMISSION NAY PYI TAW: NOTIFICATION NO. (2 / 2015) MARCH 2015..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Ceasefire talks between govt, ethnic armed groups proceed smoothly on Day 4...Fisheries Department puts fish firms, cold storage factory out to open tender...Water management vital to improving economy, living standards: vice president...80% of Myanmar 5-year-olds have tooth decay: dental association...Lake restored for fire prevention...Officials issue NSC cards in Dawei District...Blood donation association marks 2nd anniversary...Authorities file suit against motorcyclists killed on expressway...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham inspects college and university in Lashio...Education Promotion Task Force discusses temporary handing and taking over of universities and colleges...Mines Ministry urges private miners in Mogok to extend permits...Point-1965 Hill under Tatmadaw control...Festival exposes work of Myanmar photographers..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein encourages Solar Impulse-2 pilots...Myanmar golf team stands second in Bangladesh Golf Tourney..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Do not miss the right to vote in 2015 general election" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Clean Water for a Healthy World" by Dr. Aung Soe @ Aung Kyaw Moe Retired State Medical Superintendent..."Nanyang Technological University of Singapore: Vital aspect of Technology in Education" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 20 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 20 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw urged to create global market for local rubber: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 March — U Saw Ba Thein of the Thaton constituency asked the Pyithu Hluttaw on Thursday about the prospect of creating a global market for local rubber and the disbursement of loans. Turning rubber into finished products is the first priority for the country to enter the international market, responded U Ohn Than, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, adding that his ministry is working in tandem with companies from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore in a bid to build more factories to manufacture finished products as well as enabling growers to earn more. Myanma Agricultural Development Bank has not made any plan to disburse loans to rubber growers, according to the deputy minister. U Ye Htun of the Sibaw constituency asked the lower house the number of total miles of roads across the country, their total cost and the possibility of contracting private companies. Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint responded that his ministry has constructed over 24,900 miles of roads nationwide and that their annual maintenance requires over K390 billion. So far 27 private companies owned by Myanmar nationals have been permitted to construct 3,490 miles of roads under the BOT (build, operate and transfer) system, with new private companies invited, the deputy minister said. MPs also discussed the marriage bill on Myanmar Buddhist women and the population control healthcare bill."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Suspension bridge construction resumes in Kayin State: Amyotha Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 March — The Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday was urged to build a suspension bridge in the township of Thantaungyi, Kayin State, with Deputy Minister U Kyaw Kyaw Win responding that soil tests are under way ahead of its construction. The suspension bridge will have two lanes, he said. An MP proposed compensation for farmlands destroyed by seawater in some parts of Rakhine State, with the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation saying farmland management committees will examine the damage in the affected areas and report to the central government for recompense, pledging technical assistance. The parliament has agreed to discuss two proposals concerning its election amendment bill and a bill calling for the central government to form a commission to investigate the recent shipwreck in Myepon, a township in Rakhine State, and compensate the victims for their losses."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Agreement reached on most differences over NCA...UEC issues rules for election monitoring teams...Communications Ministry seeks to allay mobile phone health fears...Army captures strategic hill in Laukkai area...UEC issues codes of practice for election observers...Medical team gives free treatment, health talks to villagers...Thayet-Kanma-Pyay route boosts local commerce...Police seize stimulant tablets in Mandalay...Mya Ceti stone inscriptions, Popa Lady , 37 Nat spirits attract tourists...Women of MMCWA and MWAO combat human trafficking...Clean water key to closing rural development gap...Library multiplier training course opened..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Vietnamese guests...Left or right? India, Myanmar, Thailand must pick side before highway can proceed...Solar Impulse-2 arrives in Mandalay...U Khin Aung Myint receives New Zealand Professor...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Israeli Ambassador...Myanmar, Japan sign funding agreement for port, water projects...Indian navy vessel makes call at Thilawa port...Mya Ceti stone inscriptions, Popa Lady , 37 Nat spirits attract tourists..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Time to leave old, bad habits" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Nanyang Technological University of Singapore: Vital aspect of Technology in Education" by Sayar Mya..."We are too nice to one another" by U Hla Maung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 20 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 19 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 19 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Budget committee explains restraints of allocation: "Nay Pyi Taw, 18 March — Chairman U Soe Thar of the Joint Committee on Scrutinizing National Plans, the Union Budget and Taxation Bills on Wednesday outlined to the national assembly the workings of the committee as it assessed projects funded by state revenue, loans or grants. He said the committee categorized the projects, determining how long they would take until completion and the likelihood of meeting budget requirements The committee scrutinized the projects by forming 19 teams and four central sub-committees not to waste allocated budget. MPs of Pyidaungsu Hluutaw then discussed adjustment of the Union budget..." PYITHU HLUTTAW: Information Ministry withdraws proposed Public Service Media bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 18 March — The Pyithu Hluttaw in its session Wednesday discussed illegal imports of satellite dishes and receivers for foreign TV channels, motorway toll charges and the withdrawal of the proposed Public Service Media bill by the Ministry of Information. Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint told the Lower House that the ministry and its organs are taking action against illegal imports of satellite TV receivers in accordance with the 2012 Import- Export Law. The penalty for breaching the law on the prohibition of illegal items is up to three years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both, he said. He added that authorities will take action in response to complaints from TV service providers. Responding to the query of Lower House MP U Thein Nyunt, Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut also said relevant ministries need to cooperate to control illegal import of foreign satellite receivers, as some of the channels show explicit programmes and gambling. The information minister said spill-over is technically unavoidable as TV programmes are broadcast through satellites, although imports of satellite dishes that can receive programmes from Skynet and MRTV have been banned. He also suggested the bill committee of the Pyithu Hluttaw should consider puting this issue into the discussion of a bill on television and broadcast law..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Improved transport for tourism on agenda in Upper House: "Nay Pyi Taw, 18 March — The Amyotha Hluttaw convened its 29th day meeting of the 12th regular session on Wednesday, with discussion of road construction in Mandalay region and promotion of tourism through improved transportation in Chin State. Replying to a query from Upper House MP U Soe Aung about the plan to build a new road outside Meikhtila Township to link Myingyan and Mandalay, Union Minister U Kyaw Lwin said the Ministry of Construction will conduct a feasibility study with Mandalay region government to upgrade the 4-mile-long earth road. U Paw Lyan Lwin, an MP of Chin State constituency 9 also asked for development of Bungtla Waterfall, the longest waterfall in Chin State near Matupi Township, into a tourist attraction. Deputy Minister at the President’s Office U Aung Thein said the Chin State government is developing its road networks, with understanding that reliable transportation is important for the tourism industry and the respective areas. The Amyotha Hluttaw then approved a bill on amending the Highways Act passed by the Pyithu Hluttaw with some amendments."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Now is time for all national races to join hands, end conflicts and live together...UEC issues notification on voters’ list...Hundreds more vendors join streamlined trading system...Seventh meeting between UPWC and NCCT contributes to ceasefire agreement...MPE puts operation of fertilizer factory to tender...Media accreditation card for covering Solar Impulse-2 available in Mandalay...Union Cooperatives Minister urges farmers to use Daedong tractors effectively...Rakhine gets a new ferry boat after a vessel capsized...Tatmadaw columns capture insurgent-held hilltops...National Scrutinization Card issued to eligible citizens in Launglon, Taninthayi Region...Workshop on International Standard for Exercise of Police Powers in Mandalay...Talks on duties of Golf Referee on 26 March...Illegal precious wood seized in Kawlin, Kachin State...Ngapali’s natural beauty draws international attention...Veteran sports writers honoured...French trainer leads election reporting course in Myitkyina, Kachin State...Northern Shan State enjoys tourism boom...Open division football tourney to mark 700th anniversary of Sagaing..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: U Nanda Kyaw Swa receives Canadian Honourary Consul...C-in-C receives Turkish Ambassador...ROK’s Eximbank to assist Myanmar’s IT Infra-Network Expansion Project...Union Defence Minister back home...Myanmar U-20 and U-22 to meet Malaysia U-22 on 19 and 22 March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Education, love and nurturing essential for children" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE:"Human Relations Skills II" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 19 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 18 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 18 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: UEC defends its proposed budget for general election: "Nay Pyi Taw, 17 March — The 2015 General Election is a national duty and the proposed budget for the Union Election Commission should be considered in this light, a UEC member told representatives at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Tuesday. One representative of the house said the K 5,700.811 million for reception under the budget is enough to build 126 rural healthcare centres, calling for it to be cut. At the session, Union Election Commission member U Win Ko explained that the proposed budget of the commission includes K 2.5 million for reception costs and K 5,698.311 million for costs of meals for volunteers for voting booths, as well as sub-commission chairmen and secretaries of sub-commissions, who do not receive any salaries or allowances. As there will be 46,489 voting booths in the entire country in 2015 General Election, cutting the proposed budget should be considered in light of the national duty of holding the general election, he added. Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut said that money the ministry earned is the net profits of the ministry from newspapers, advertisements and other general earnings, after deducting production costs, management costs and commercial taxes. The union minister added that general earnings of the News and Periodicals Enterprise, which reaches K 100 million every year, comes from newspapers and advertisements, while costs for assets are divided into yearly expenditure, which is paid as annual expenditure to the government."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Home Affairs sees no need to share heavy workload: "Nay Pyi Taw, 17 March — The deputy minister of Home Affairs rebuffed a proposal to reduce the ministry’s heavy workload put before the Amyotha Hluttaw on Tuesday. Saying the ministry does not see the need to share it responsibilities, Maj-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint explained that all of its departments work together under close supervision of regional governments and the Nay Pyi Taw council. He said the ministry, as a law enforcement body, continues to implement its goals in line with guidelines and policies laid down by the government. He added the brigades and departments under the ministry work together to carry out measures for national security, rule of law and order, control of narcotic drugs, regional development activities and public services in all parts of the country."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Land plots untenanted subject to fines, confiscation: Pyithu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 17 March — Owners of unoccupied plots of land in Yangon Region industrial zones face fines or having their land confiscated, the secretary of the Industrial Development Committee told the Pyithu Hluttaw on Tuesday. Responding to a question about the process for reclaiming such plots, he said the city has 24 industrial zones with over 10,000 land plots, of which 2,339 are still untenanted. “Legal action ranges from fines to surrender of the plots,” he said. Regarding a question of whether region and state governments have the rights to sell unlicensed vehicles with court clearances by tender, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development said the Ministry of Commerce will designate floor prices for such vehicles to be sold by open tender to ensure compatible prices of officially imported vehicles. Region and state governments are required to seek approval from the central government to put unlicensed vehicles with court clearances to tender, according to NPED. The Ministry of Industry responded to a question with respect to the registration of small and medium enterprises and the availability of loans, saying that different ministries undertake registration of different industries according to the law. SMEs are to register at the Ministry of Industry, microenterprises at the Ministry of Cooperative, rice and bean mills at the Ministry of Commerce, fishery products at the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, and tourism industries at the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Commercial hubs like Yangon Region, Mandalay Region, Ayeyawady Region, Sagaing Region and Shan State receive loans of K2 billion each while loans of K1b go to each of the remaining regions, states and council areas. The Small and Medium Industrial Development Bank disburses loans to enterprises after the scrutiny of their assets by authorities."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Livestock ministry opens applications to run farms, factories through JV...Peace talks on nationwide ceasefire agreement resume...Designer hits right note with conference logo...MoT launches probe into deadly ferry sinking, to inspect all state-owned vessels...Researchers find rare bird species in Chin Hills...30 released following arrests at protest: Home Affairs...Government troops take strategic rebels’ hilly bases...Royal buildings completed to preserve Myanmar ancient heritage...Region Chief Minister on inspection tour of industrial city...Farms to use wasp species to control pests...Farmers in Taungtha Tsp start cultivation of summer paddy and crops...Meeting held to discuss reforms in the draft Myanmar Companies Law...Political parties apply for registration at UEC...Local cancer non-profit joins worldwide body in fight against disease...Agriculturists share knowledge with farmers for cultivation of crops...Myanmar Clothing Bank to help street children in Yangon suburbs...Ten new schools in Rakhine State to admit students from both communities..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UEC briefs US Ambassador, USAID on plans for 2015 vote...Mitsubishi Electric inks deal on technical training...Myanmar, USAID seek ways for Myanmar’s development...Germany’s KI Pharma eyes investing in Myanmar’s pharmaceutical industry...Workshop on International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights...Energy ministry to store diesel for future use...Mandalay university students get training programme in India..... "PERSPECTIVES": "False friends worse than outright enemies" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Happiness: a Fundamental Right for All" by Dr Aung Soe (Retired State Medical Superintendent)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The University of Hong Kong
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 17 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 17 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Union ministers explain budgets at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 March — Union level officials explained the budgets for ministries at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Monday. Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun told the national assembly session that four departments of the ministry asked for less expenditure for fuel oil, maintenance of machinery and receptions than in previous years, but Myanma Timber Enterprise had to seek more funds to pay income taxes for the 2013- 14 fiscal year and cover increased salaries and pensions. According to the union minister, Myanma Timber Enterprise will have little left over after it has paid salaries, wages, commercial taxes and income taxes and, as a result, the ministry will face difficulty if the proposed budget is cut by 5 percent by the Joint Public Account Committee..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Seniors’ social welfare fund programme will be expanded gradually: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 March — Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Phone Swe said the ministry has proposed a budget to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to support the elder people between 90 and 100 years old in 2015- 2016 fiscal year. He also said the ministry has not planned to give K30,000 monthly to the senior citizens between 65 and 90 years old and the disabled persons in cooperation with NGOs and INGOs, adding that the plan will be carried out year by year based on the budget allocation. Replying to the query about special programmes of citizenship cards issuing namely ‘Moe Pwint Project’ raised by U Thein Tun Oo of Amarapura Constituency, Deputy Minister for Immigration and Population U Win Myint said the ministry conducted Moe Pwint Projects from level one to seven in many states and regions by using ministry’s budget for regular expenditure K417.964 million in 2013-2014 fiscal year and the assistance of respective states and regions where citizenship registration cards were issued. He also said that the ministry did not hire daily staff for the project. Later, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw said the Hluttaw proposed the union government to set up a pension fund for the retired politicians, however, the President Office rejected the proposal as Myanmar Socialist Programme Party has been revoked in accordance with an order of the military’s State Peace and Development Council in 1988, resulting in no pension fund for the dissolved party’s members."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Ministry of Electric Power to electrify villages in Seikpyu Tsp, Paletwa Tsp depending on budgets: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 March — The Amyotha Hluttaw continued for the 27th day session, here, on Monday. U Thaw Zin Oo of Magway Region Constituency raised a question on a plan for installation of 11 KVA power line along Seikpyu, Tegyi, Myaygyandaw, Gwaybin, Hteingan, Ywathitgyi and Kethsegan villages in Seikpyu Township. Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Aung Than Oo explained that electrification for 22 villages needs to install 11KV power lines in 23 miles of total length from Seikpyu power station to Lethse village and to Pintale village in the township and 23 transformers. Governments of regions and states sought funds for construction of small sub-power stations, 11 KV power lines and 400 volt power lines in 2014- 15 fiscal year. Magway region government plans to coordinate allotment of a fund for installation of 11 KV power line in coming fiscal years..."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: KIO holds talks with President, takes new step to achieving peace...Bill Committee, students continue debate on bill amending national education law...More than 540,000 students sat Chemistry subject in matriculation exam...Internal conflicts cost lives of national brethen, says senior general...Tatmadaw launches attacks on Point 1468 hilltop seized by Kokang insurgents...Rakhine ferry sinking death toll rise to 59...Creek no longer barrier as new bridge connects villages...Infrastructure upgrades under way in Kayah State...Development project seeks to raise rural incomes...Buddha Pujaniya of Shwesaryan Pagoda draws crowds of pilgrims...Ancient monuments in Royal Mandalay City need preservation...New upper class coaches improve comfort on Yangon-Mandalay route...Sabei Housing Project introduced to media in. Aungdawmu Pagoda...Tickets for football friendly on sales on 18-19 March..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Global showcase to feature Myanmar’s traditional puppets...Thai plans to construct second border bridge near Myanmar...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Ireland...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Ireland..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Avoid mistaking effect for cause" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "HEAD AND HEART" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 16 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 16 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President inspects dredging at Kyee Ni lake in Yamethin Township...UPWC, KIO commit to achieving nationwide ceasefire...The Republic of the Union of Myanmar...A bridge spanning Pazi Creek in Ngaphe Tsp...Ottara District IPRD improves capacity of rural librarians...Fire engulfs house; destroying property worth K7.2 million...Upgrading roads to develop rural areas in Aunglan Tsp...Earthen road benefits local residents from 16 villages in Hinthada Tsp...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham hosts dinner to KIO delegates...Educationalists and legal advisors share opinions on education amendment bill...Dredging earthen lake to prevent outbreak of fire...Dwellers invited to enjoy Ayeyawady Literary Festival...Local authorities, well-wishers provide assistance for fire victims...Needy people to get rural houses in Phekhon Tsp...Process of Special Moe Pwint Project appears on LED billboard...Myanmar’s real estate market expected to be cool this year: experts...Diabetes comes under spotlight at health seminar...Myanmar cruise into second round qualifiers of Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Indonesia’s fuel giant eyes Myanmar market...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Myanmar cruise into second round qualifiers of Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Exclusion from education has impacts on society" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "The endless havoc or chaos or pandemonium or mayhem caused by hostility, egocentrism, barbarity, injustice and inequality in human societies" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 15 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 15 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Pan Hlaing river conservation project will benefit 20,833 households...Govt, MPs seek ways to speed up settling land confiscation issues...Presidential Scholarship Selection Committee meets...CSOs discuss education amendment bill at Amyotha Hluttaw...Dy Minister urges increase in library lending...Rakhine State honours victorious athletes in National Sports Festival...Vets raise awareness of breeders for avian influenza...Central Myanmar farmers turn to CP maize...34 dead as ferry capsizes, search for survivors continues......Military columns rout Kokang insurgents...Students handed over to parents..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives Chinese Ambassador...Malaysian U-22 team to play two Myanmar youth teams..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Playing by rules does not always equal good sportsmanship" Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Many Hands Make Light Work" by Maung Phyo..."Raffles Institution in Singapore: Alma Mater of State Leaders" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 14 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 14 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Joint Bill Committee suggests exclusion of microenterprises in SME bill: Nay Pyi Taw, 13 March — The Joint Bill Committee at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Friday put forward its findings with respect to the bill of the development of small and medium enterprises on which two Houses held different opinions. The bill should exclude the section of microenterprises as it is mainly for SMEs, the joint bill committee said in its report of findings, suggesting the deletion of its definition of the term ‘worker’ in order not to contradict the existing staff regulations and rules. The union taxation bill of 2015 came under discussion, with union-level officials making clarifications on the bill. The Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, the Ministry of Electric Power, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Mines explained their tax collection systems across the country. The parliament will meet on 16 March."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Drafting bills must comply with existing laws: Amyotha Hluttaw’s bill committee...Ceasefire talks likely to resume in a few days...Govt increases annual spending on better health care: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meets visitors...MRTV re-transmission comes into operations in Hinthada...Mon ethnics in Mandalay Region develop language education...Matriculation examination runs smoothly in Mandalay Region..Home for the aged invites donations...Rural area in Tatkon Township illuminated with solar panels...Well-wishers donate cash and kind to nunnery...Rural road improves living standard of residents...Cancer foundation to admit patients at three new building...MCDC allows construction of water-throwing pandals around moat...Authorities return nine students to parents...Matriculation students sit mathematics on third day...25 tentatively selected players of Myanmar start training... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets Malaysian prime minister...Academics recommend people-centered ASEAN-India partnership...Myanmar welcomes extension of India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway to link up with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam...Royal Haskoning DGV Co. provides internship awards to MMU students...JAPAN grants US$228,659 for monastic school, rural health branches in Mon and Kayin States...Myanmar, Indonesia focus on bilateral cooperation...Mitsubishi becomes first private sector donor to the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund in Myanmar...Huawei gives scholarships to 50 Myanmar students, donates new ICT curriculum... "PERSPECTIVES": "Rote learning is not for entire life" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "COMPETENT Workers" by Kyaw Win
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 13 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 13 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Union budgets bill come under discussion at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 12 March — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday discussed the Union budgets bill of 2015, with members of parliament expressing their viewpoints on accounting procedures. The Joint Public Accounts Committee suggested that annual budgets should not include foreign loans in accounts of budget deficits rather than revenues. According to the IMF’s debt assessment in September 2014, it needs to tax exemption and decrease of loan disbursement. In line with the Union budget law, salary of government service personnel has risen to 30 percent than the last year. An MP from a constituency in Mandalay Region stressed the need to balance macroeconomy in shaping the economy of the country and adopt a tax system suitable for the country. Another MP from the constituency of Dagon Myothit (North) mentioned a huge budget deficit, citing K8,639,128 million in income and K 12,078,689 million in expenditure. The MP urged the Myanmar Investment Commission to see to the matter, stressing that unsuccessful state-owned industries are thwarting the country’s economic growth."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Union Supreme Court responds to legal action against unjust verdicts by judges: "Nay Pyi Taw, 12 March — The Pyithu Hluttaw on Thursday was asked of a query of the way legal action is taken against judges for unjust verdicts and how many of them have been punished, with the Supreme Court of the Union responding that unjust decisions are likely to result from the wrong interpretation of legal stipulations and that judges imposing unlawful decisions are punished regarding the severity of their wrongful verdicts. An MP tabled a motion at the parliament, demanding seismic surveys for hydropower projects planned to implement in the Thanlwin river. The Ministry of Electric Power responded arrangements are underway to study possible impacts the projects might have on the environment and that the public will be informed of safety measures. The parliament approved another motion urging the government to place the marketplace of the country’s products in border trade under the management of citizens."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Myanmar’s airlines urged to merge for giving better flight services: "Nay Pyi Taw, 12 March — The Ministry of Transport and Department of Civil Aviation have urged Myanmar’s airlines to merge with among them or international airlines so as to give better flight services to the passengers, Deputy Minister for Transport U Zin Yaw replied to a question raised by U Nyunt Tin of Yangon Region Constituency No 2 at Thursday’s session of Amyotha Hluttaw. With regard to the ASEAN Open Sky Policy included in the question of U Nyunt Tin, the deputy minister said that Department of Civil Aviation will clarify the drafting Myanmar Aviation Policy to all stakeholders for seeking advices from them. The ministry allows establishment of joint venture airlines with 49 percent of foreign investment..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: UNICEF to train social workers on assisting children...Health Ministry to increase spending on H5N1 prevention...Parliamentary teaching centre opened...Matriculation exam runs without hitch in Zabuthiri Tsp...Farmers learn about use of wasps to control insect pests...Dredging of North Meiltila Lake set to increase water supply...Building boom fuels demand for bricks in Myanaung Tsp...Tatkon Township sets plan for Buddhist treatise examinations...Bird flu fear drives demand for fish products...Work under way at Muse Central Economic Zone...Social organisations condemn police crackdown on student protests...Student protestors handed over to parents...Seminar casts light on ethnic literature...Nearly K 5.9 billion worth stimulant tablets seized in Laukkai area...Students sit English test on second day of matriculation examination..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein leads Myanmar delegation on Malaysia state visit...UNICEF to train social workers on assisting children...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham meets former Philippine President, UN officials...Pyithu Hluttaw speaker meets two foreign delegations...Vietnamese Vice President meets Yangon Region government, pays homage to Shwedagon Pagoda...Expo set to showcase Vietnamese exports...JAPAN grants US$316,605 for three rural health centres in Taungup, Thandwe and Gwa townships..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Remove language barrier to help national race children" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Life and Value" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 13 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 12 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 12 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves loan for MPF: "Nay Pyi Taw, 11 March — Loan from EXIM Bank of China for Myanmar Police Force was discussed at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint said that Myanmar Police Force is responsible for the rule of law, community tranquility, prevention of drug trafficking, and public services and it is now taking more comprehensive measures for life security, stability and the rule of law. As a result, it has recruited more police but it faces with 69.25 percent shortage of vehicles and the Yuan 246 million loan will enable the police to buy required vehicles and vessels. The deputy minister also told the session that the vehicles and vessel will be purchased through tender in a transparent manner. The session approved the loan from China’s Exim Bank for Myanmar Police Force. Then, representatives discussed the union revenue bill. At today’s session, two bills sent back with remarks by the president were approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and the bill committee reported its finding on bills amending the mercantile customs act and the inland customs act."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Government to reclaim about 39,000 acres of farmlands in 2015-16 FY: "...U Than Myint of Wundwin Constituency asked about reclamation of mechanized farm plots and disbursement of long-term loans for reclamation of modern farmlands. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Than explained that the government has reclaimed 34,376 acres of mechanized farmlands including 711 aces with the assistance of Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage-JIID and Japan International Cooperation Agency-JICA and Korea International Cooperation Agency-KOICA from 2011-12 to 2014-15 fiscal year. In 2015-16 fiscal year, the government will spend its fund on 4,500 acres of farmland, loans from India on 30,400 acres of land and International Fund for Agricultural Development-IFDA on 4,000 acres of land. Moreover, 20,400 acres of farmlands will be reclaimed with the loan from India and 4,000 acres with IFAD in 2016-17 fiscal year. A plan is underway to reclaim 2,000 acres by spending loan from IFAD in 2017-18 fiscal year. Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank has no plan to disburse long-term loans to farmers for paying back it through installment."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw convene 25th day meeting: "Nay Pyi Taw, 11 March — Representatives of Amyotha Hluttaw discussed issues on road construction, steel factories and infrastructural development. Dr Htay Win, an MP of Ayeyawady region constituency 5, asked for the transfer of railway section between Htugyi and Bantbwegone from the Ministry of Rail Transportation to the Department of Rural Development under the Ministry of Livestock, Fishery and Rural Development. Deputy Minister for Rail Transportation U Myint Thein said as the railway section is no longer used and the handover is a possibility if the MLFRD seeks approval from the MRT. MPs also discussed report of Amyotha Hluttaw’s National Planning and Development Projects Committee on its fact-findings for the third three-year of 2014- 2015 fiscal year..."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar UV index to hit dangerous levels: expert...Monks from Letpadan protest allowed to return to monasteries as release of some students underway...Political parties urged to register not later than 30 April...Refresher course on foreign economic relations opened in Nay Pyi Taw...Thousands of students sit matriculation exam in Tatkon Tsp...Hluttaw fund contributes to development of township...Myawady Township to implement literacy campaign in 2015 summer...Military columns seize teaks in Kachin, Shan States...Residents welcome full-time electricity supply...Wushu training course proves popular with students in Mandalay...Anti-drug campaign involves education, crop eradication...Surprise inspections target fuel, storage stations...Government sought peaceful protest resolution: Union Information Minister...Bill committee hear public suggestions on amendment of National Education Law...Tatmadaw arrests three Kokang insurgents, seizes arms and ammunition, narcotic drugs...Matriculation examinations for 2015 commences...Study for new maritime training centre under way..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Vietnam to forge bilateral ties...Delhi Dialogue VII focuses on India-ASEAN business ties...Myanmar banks connect to worldwide card network...Vice President U Nyan Tun receives Vietnamese counterpart...Vietnamese delegation goes sightseeing in Nay Pyi Taw...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Union FM meets Saudi Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Mere words not enough to achieve development goals" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Sky and Underground Trains" by San Shwe Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 12 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 11 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 11 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw explains laws on electioneering and campaigning activities: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 March — A representative from the TadaU constituency asked the Pyithu Hluttaw here on Tuesday about public campaigns for what action would be taken against in violation of the law on electioneering, with an official of the Union Election Commission responding that nobody is above the election law and that lawsuits could be filed in police stations as for violation of laws prescribed in Section 13. The Union Election Commission announced the Election Law to take action against violators on 16 January this year, according to the official. An MP from Myebon asked whether incumbent representatives and candidates need to abide by the electioneering law and the election law, to which the same UEC official responded, stating that they all must obey the laws. UEC has announced that the general elections have been scheduled for late October or early November this year, with the official saying that political parties are found soliciting for votes although the commission has not yet officially designated the canvass period. He also spoke of speeches and leaflet distribution must be in line with the existing law and the election law."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Construction ministry giving compensations for land seizures in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 March — Union Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lwin said the ministry has given some compensations for land confiscations in Lewe and Pyinmana townships for construction of Lewe-Pyinmana Highway. During Amyotha Hluttaw session Tuesday, U Kyaw Lwin replied to the query of U Hmat Gyi from Mandalay Region constituency No.9, saying the ministry has compensate K407.11 million from Union Budget (Additional) to 217 farmers for 319.88 acres from December 28, 2014 to January 13 2015. He added the five remaining farmers will get compensations for a total of 7.8 acre in March after the land prices have been approved by local scrutinizing committee. The union minister also said that compensation will be given to 265 farmers for their 170.34 acres of vacant lands, 169.97 cultivated land and two buildings after the prices have been approved by relevant committees. Deputy Minister for Defence Maj-Gen Kyaw Nyunt said the farmers who are cultivating crops in army-owned lands will get loans from Myawady Bank and Inwa Bank if they agreed to sign they are temporarily working on these lands. The deputy minister also said these farmers will need approvals and recommendations for their property or the agreement of the military base concerned to return loans if the debtors failed to do so. Then, Amyotha Hluttaw members viewed video record that carries discussion about amendment of the bill for National Education Law."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Seed supply shortfall prompts invitation to private investors...Gov’t forms inquiry commission into protest dispersal in front of Yangon City Hall...Project delivers safe drinking water to Ayeyawady Delta...Vietnamese delegation on goodwill visit to Myanmar...Police clear Letpadan protest site...Myanmar Gazette...Yangon sees mass rallies, two official and one unofficial...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Lithuania...Public Announcement for remonstration...Government troops retake insurgent-held hills...Youths study Buddhist culture in summer holidays...Tamarind fruit provides extra income for rural people...Pakistani naval ship docks at MITT...Vets warn poultry farmers about avian influenza...Agriculturists promote use of natural fertilizers...Region minister encourages Myanmar women footballers..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Lithuania...ASEAN, India aim to strengthen economic, security ties in Delhi Dialogue VII...Myanmar cooperates in judicial training in ASEAN...Senior librarians share tips of trade with trainees...Mdy Police Force officers undergo media skills training..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Developing countries must root out tax evasion" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "I will leave Myanmar with admiration and hope" by Masahiko Tanaka
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 11 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 10 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 10 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Myanmar to sign ASW legal framework: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 March— Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has decided Monday that Myanmar will sign the legal framework establishing the technical architecture of the ASEAN Single Window. Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein said that the Legal Framework Agreement (LFA), once adopted, will set a common legal framework in ASEAN to strengthen the coordination and partnership among ASEAN Customs Administrations and relevant line ministries and agencies, and economic operators (importers, exporters, transport operators, express industries, customs brokers, forwarders, commercial banking entities and financial institutions, insurers, and those relevant to the international supply chain) to effectively and efficiently implement the ASEAN Single Window. As a concrete step towards the establishment and implementation of the ASEAN Single Window, the ASEAN Economic Ministers have signed the Agreement to Establish and Implement the ASEAN Single Window on 9 December 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ASW Agreement mandated Member Countries, by means of a protocol, to adopt relevant internationally accepted standards, procedures, documents, technical details and formalities for the effective implementation of the ASEAN Single Window. Later, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig- Gen Kyaw Zan Myint told Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to allow Yuan 246 million loan from Exim Bank of China for procurement of vehicles for Myanmar Police Force to ensure rule of law, drug-trafficking control measures and security of public. Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has invited parliamentarians for discussion this issue."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Four townships in Kayah State, Ayeyawady Region to get inter-town asphalt roads in March: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 March—Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) continued its 23rd day session Monday. With regard to the question raised by U Htay Maung of Saw Constituency on number of townships facilitated with inter-town asphalt roads in the nation, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint replied that so far, Ministry of Construction has constructed inter-town roads in 248 townships of 330 across the nation. Upgrading of inter-town roads will be completed in Shadaw in Kayah State, Thabaung, Wakema and Mawlamyinegyun townships in Ayeyawady Region in March this year..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Education Ministry to allot budget for construction of school building in Launglon Tsp: "March—At the Amyotha Hluttaw session Monday, Dr Aye Maung of Rakhine State Constituency No 1 asked about losses of land owners in construction of a market at corner of Strand Street and Zaygyi market in Kyaybingyi Ward, Sittway. Deputy Minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win replied that in the time of the government of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, local authorities built a market in the above-mentioned place but allowed the land owners to purchase one apartment each at Ngwe Nadi housing near the market. Twelve land owners purchased the apartments and three did not buy the apartment. With regard to submissions of 15 land owners, the deputy minister retold a decision adopted by Rakhine State land utilization committee at its meeting on 10 October 2014 that priority will be given to 15 land owners when the committee implements the land reclamation and housing projects. U Tin Maung Myint of Taninthayi Region Constituency No 3 asked whether or not an 120x30 feet RC building will be constructed in the place of an old building at Sakhanthit Basic Education Primary School in Launglon Township. Deputy Minister for Education U Thant Shin explained that the Ministry of Education has earmarked to allot K48.60 million from the capital expenditure in 2015-16 fiscal year for construction of a new RC school building at Sakhanthit Village BEPS..."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr. Sai Mauk Kham delivers speech at Special Refresher Course for Senior Officials...Ayeyawady Delta becomes major tourism hub...Public Announcement for remonstration...Political parties apply for registration at UEC...Myanmar to submit report to UN Human Rights Council on 20 July...Civil Service Training to improve officers’ capacity in reform process...Yangon Region Women’s Affairs Organization calls a halt to students marching...Fierce fighting continues near strategic hills in Kokang SAZ...University of Traditional Medicine turns out practitioners...Social association donates cash to child patients...DINR has issued citizenship scrutiny cards to some 5 million people...Paved roads improve access for 10,000 in Dawei Township...Merits shared for late royal families of Konbaung Dynasty...Departmental staff to join community-led sanitation tasks...MPs share allotted funds for development tasks...Training course improves capacity of police officers in Mandalay Region...Rural people get electricity on self-reliant basis..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japanese firm wins gas turbine deal for Thilawa SEZ...Myanmar to submit report to UN Human Rights Council on 20 July...Solar flights starts first round-the-world trip...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...International Women’s Day ceremony hears message from UN chief...Myanmar to meet with China in third-placed match..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Two different meanings of force" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "TEACHER PUJA, TEACHER CULTURE" by Ba Than
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 9 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 09 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar celebrates International Women’s Day in capital city...Ahlone International Port Terminal 1 comes on line...Scientists rediscover ‘extinct’ bird in Myanmar...Daw Nan Shwe Hmon attends ceremony to honour religious title recipient Sayadaws...Tatmadaw launches operations on point 0753 hill and nearby hilltops...State-owned Myanmar language newspapers to reduce ad rates...Union minister meets with teachers from Kokang SAZ...Mandalay Region to house 1727 mobile communication stations next year...Hearing for amendment bill for national education law goes on...Disciples hoist diamond orb, pennant-shape vane atop Sule replica pagoda...Local farmers earn income from cultivation of tobacco...Police arrest suspect with 4,000 stimulant tablets...Artistes honour military servicemen, family members with entertainment...Kanbawza Bank branch donates cash for journalists in Natogyi Tsp...Students study Buddhist culture on summer holidays...Vets, chicken breeders and producers need cooperation in control of avian influenza..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win to pay State Visit to Malaysia...Myanmar, China exchange views on maintenance of law and order in border area...Myanmar, China discuss restoring law and order in border area...Myanmar to take hockey training in Malaysia...Team manager encourages Myanmar women footballers..... "PERSPECTIVES":"Migration for expectation of a better society" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "A Glimpse into an Age-old Culture" by Maung Phyo (WYU)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 8 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 08 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New bridges improve transport links in coastal Rakhine State...Myanmar to continue budget deficit in 2015-16, missing 5% of GDP...Industrial park forecast to create 200,000 jobs in dry zone...Mandalay Region LBVD to vaccinates cattle against foot-and-mouth disease...Entries open for Miss Universe Mandalay...Breeders exchange experiences of taking care of animals...Union Minister describes education as important to peaceful society...Union Minister encourages families of fallen soldiers in Kokang conflict...Five protesters handed over to Letpadan protest leaders...Fights intensify between Kokang insurgents and gov’t troops...State-owned Myanmar language newspapers to reduce ad rates...Authorities need to raise bio-security and control import of chicken...Mandalay residents join Father’s Day celebration...Football course aims to improve skills for young players...Celebrations mark 66th Anniversary of Pa-O National Day...New generation boxers to meet in challenges..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UNFPA partners with 3MDG to help improve Myanmar’s health system...Round-the-world solar aircraft set to land in Mandalay...Myanmar to meet Indonesia in tune-up match soon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "End gender-based violence to achieve full equality" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLES: "The Unresolved Equation" by Anita Karki and Suman Bisht..."Choosing a university and choosing a subject to study" by U Hla Maung, (Retired geologist, MOGE)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 7 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 07 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Ministries present projects in National Planning Bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 March — The 12th regular session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for the 22nd day in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday, with ministries presenting projects to be included in the 2015-2016 National Planning Bill. Union Minister for Electric Power U Khin Maung Soe outlined power sector spending to improve access to electricity in regions and states. Deputy Minister for Immigration and Population U Win Myint elaborated on the Moe Pwint project for issuance of citizenship scrutiny cards, while Deputy Minister for Energy U Myint Zaw explained measures being taken to control the quality of imported fuel. Deputy Minister for Industry U Myo Aung spoke about matters related to factories, raw materials and access to local and foreign markets, while Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan explained trade volumes on a year-on-year basis and progress in trading with other countries. Deputy Minister for Sports U Zaw Win and Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung presented the undertakings of their respective ministries, as did Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint, Deputy Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security U Htin Aung, Deputy Minister for Rail Transportation U Myint Thein, Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Tin Shwe and Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Political parties give suggestions on amendment to education law: "Nay Pyi Taw, 6 March — Political parties suggested amendments to the education law at the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) on Friday. Fifteen political parties held discussions with the Bill Committee and the Commission for Political, Economic and Legal Affairs, with the chairman of the Bill Committee urging participants to pool ideas to draft a bill to amend the National Education Law. It took nearly two years of coordination with international scholars and UN agencies for the national education bill to become a law, he stated. Despite being passed by parliament, the law sparked protests, prompting authorities to rework it. Student protesters accepted the parliament’s invitation to discuss the amendment to the law, but were unable to send a representative, prompting them to ask for another chance. According to the chairman, the parliament will inform them of a new date two or three days in advance. He pledged his committee will give careful consideration and special attention to suggestions made by political parties in writing the bill. The political parties contributed their opinions to the amendment to the National Education Law."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President U Nyan Tun inspects development tasks in Sittway...Stakeholders gather to provide suggestions on 2015-2016 Union Budget...Some clauses amended in previous military administrative order..Myanmar will restrict fishing in bid to conserve marine stocks...Gender-focused photo contest gives opportunity to shutterbugs...Rehabilitation to improve peace and stability in Kokang region...3rd Education & Career 2015 attracts Yangonites...Anti-human trafficking units receive training to help victims...Township police head shares knowledge about electoral security...Mobile library service raises reading skills of rural people...Model plot of gram produces 18 baskets per acre...Fund allotted for undertaking development tasks...New school building ready to accommodate students in coming academic year...People honour servicemen for their sacrifices of life...Talks spread knowledge about consumer protection...Free vaccination programme aims to eradicate preventable disease...More than 2,700 people come back Laukkai...Some students who staged protest in Letpadan taken for negotiations...Finalist of Myanmar women squad consists of 23 players..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Thailand to promote bilateral relations and cooperation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "No time to lose for the good of the country" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Invest in Health to Build a Safer, Happier and Healthier Future for Women" by Dr. Aung Soe (a) Aung Kyaw Moe Retired State Medical Superintendent..."Elections and responsibility of the media" by Ye Khaung, Nanda, Myat Thandar
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 07 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 6 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 06 March 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: "National planning bill comes under discussion at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 5 March — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday discussed the national planning bill of 2015-2016 fiscal year, with MPs at union level clarified the principle and projects covered in the bill. Dr Kan Zaw, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, suggested an appointment of a permanent official who can represent and take charge of the whole functions of the ministry as part of bridging the information gap between incoming and outgoing union ministers and deputy ministers, who are to serve a five-year tenure of office. Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut said his ministry saw a net profit of over K6 billion in 2011- 2012 FY, over K3 billion in 2013-14 FY, and over K6 billion in 2014-2015 FY, expecting a net revenue of over K4 billion this fiscal year. He went on to say that there is no loss from the state budgets in transforming the dailies to public-oriented ones. Union Minister for Health Dr Than Aung pledged a 90% budget spending on public health care and remaining 10% on developing human resources and research projects. Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein recommended that education budgets should cover other ministries that have universities, colleges and high schools instead of the Ministry of Education alone. He described financial issues as so sensitive that tight control is essential for avoidance of unwanted consequences. Other ministries and union-level offices explained their respective operations to the parliament."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw discusses inflation: "Members of the Pyithu Hluttaw questioned the government in Thursday’s lower house session about how it plans to control inflation if a proposed pay rise for civil servants is instituted. Central Bank of Myanmar Deputy Governor Daw Khin Saw Oo told the session inflation will increase when salaries of government employees are raised to a decent level, with the central bank issuing more money to fulfill the increased government budget. Higher incomes will also drive inflation by increasing consumption, with prices rising where demand exceeds supply, according to the vice governor. Private sector pay rises will inevitably follow they government salary hike, with the resulting increase in production costs also driving up prices, she added. Increased consumption of imports will also raise the budget deficit and depreciate the value of Myanmar’s currency, further driving inflation. However, she said the government is seeking to adjust the deficit under 5 percent of GDP for sustainable development..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw bill committee meets students from ACDEM: "Nay Pyi Taw, 5 March — Hearing for amendment bill of the national education law started at the Amyotha Hluttaw building on Thursday. Present were Chairman of Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee U Khin Maung Yi and members, Amyotha Hluttaw Political, Economic and Legal Affairs Commission Chairman U Myint Thein and members, students from the Action Committee for Democracy Education Movement including Maung Chit Win Maung, fourth year (Civil) Magway Technological Univeristy, Maung Pyae Phyo Kyaw, third year (Chemistry) Pakokku University, Maung Thant Sin Tun, fourth year (Civil), Pyay Technological University, Maung Zeyar Lwin, third year, Yangon University of Economics, Maung Ye Zarni Tun, second year, Hmawby University of Computer Studies, Maung Nan Lin, second year (Physics) Dagon University, Maung Paing Ye Thu, third year (Maths) Dagon University, Maung Wai Moe Naing, fourth year (English), Monywa University, Maung Min Lwin Oo, B.E (Mechanical) and Maung Thein Htein, incharge of documents for the ACDEM. At the meeting, the bill committee chairman explained that submitted bills have to be adopted in accordance with Hluttaw rules and regulations and students, political parties and civil society organizations can participate in the discussions which take place from 5 to 15 March. The political, economic and legal affairs commission chairman said that his commission is contributing to the political, economic and legal affairs of the Hluttaw. Maung Zeyar Lwin of the ACDEM said that they came to the Hluttaw to inform that they could not attend the hearing due to current situation in Letpatan but he said that they would closely watch the hearing and were willing to attend the hearing at an opportune time. Before the hearing, the chairmen of the committee and commission responded to questions raised by journalists."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: 14 striking workers face riot charges following arrest...Pa-O National Day marked in Taunggyi...Some student protestors taken back home by parents...Monitoring devices will provide clearer picture of Yangon air quality...Prominent Sayadaws urge monks not to join student march on Yangon...Mandalay’s religious monuments draw big crowds on Fullmoon Day...Shwesayan Pagoda festival brings Shan pilgrims to Patheingyi Township...Rising tomato prices attract new growers...Senior monks consecrate Atula Munissara Pagoda in Myanaung...Vacant lots become vegetable patches under police programme...More than 90,000 students to sit matriculation exam in Mandalay Region...Ancient architectural works of Bagaya monastery attract local and foreign visitors...Hotel project in Kawthoung District aims to boost tourist arrivals...Malaysia continues free surgical treatments for needy patients...Military columns seize arms and ammunitions from Kokang insurgents in clashes...IDPs, departmental personnel arrive back home in Laukkai region..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Ghana...Pyithu Hluttaw speaker meets former British Prime Minister...The Global New Light of Myanmar – Jason Pomeroy Interview...Deputy Foreign Minister attends high level segments of UN human rights council session, disarmament conference...Union ministers, foreign experts exchange views on peace process, economic development...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Ghana...Myanmar falls to Vietnam at youth tourney in China...Thai naval vessel arrives at Thilawa, Yangon...Myanmar women ready to face challenges in Olympic qualifiers..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Are we moving forward, standing still or going backward?" by Kyaw Thura
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 07 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 5 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 05 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein attends ceremony of offering religious titles to venerable monks, nuns and laypersons...Monks called for staying away from student protest in Letpadan, Bago region...Sightseers beat path to beautiful Kawthoung on Myanmar’s southern tip...Community policing training to improve police capacity...Police seize over 300,000 stimulant tablets in Tachilek Tsp...Union minister visits Danu and Pa-O self-administered zones...Students of State School of Fine Arts take to stage in graduation show...Rare Oriental skylark still found at Minsontaung Sanctuary in Natogyi Tsp...Construction of weir brings much-needed water supply to dry region...Graduates of midwife course make way for new trainee intake...Yangon crowded with pilgrims and holiday-makers on fullmoon day...Police disperse garment workers...Laukkai military court sentence illegal drug traffickers...NNER meets protest students, officials..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UNICEF Myanmar calls for funding of social protection strategy in new budget...NPED minister returns from meeting with ASEAN economic chiefs..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Trust is built on mutual respect" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "FASHION, MUSIC AND DANCE ARE ADORED AND CHERISHED BY HUMANS IRRESPECTIVE OF DIFFERENT RACES, TRIBES AND CLANS" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 4 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 04 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President and wife offer meals to title recipient Buddhist monks, nuns...Application deadline for Yangon Stock Exchange service providers extended to 6 March...Weather expert warns high temperature, UV index in some regions...Tourists heading for Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park in open season...Volunteers impart disease safety message at poultry farms...Rural teams battle for Ethnic Minister’s Cup...Officials, growers seek solutions on boosting onion production...Heroin, stimulant tablets seized in Mabein Tsp...Union ministers brief Yangon region education officers on peaceful learning...Breeders urged to prevent avian flu outbreaks in Mandalay Region...Students hold sit-in protest in Letpadan, Bago Region...A map shows clashes between Tatmadaw and Kokang insurgents in Laukkai region...Information Ministry approves renewal of publishing licences...Kokang insurgents under attack of government troops in Laukkai..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Joint Statement on Election Support from the Embassies of Australia, Denmark, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America...Myanmar, Laos to promote cooperation in tourism industry...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Ambassador of New Zealand... Outgoing NZ ambassador calls on Myanmar commander-in-chief...184 service personnel sent abroad for scholarship courses in January 2015...Myanmar celebrities, Thai actress accept cash donations for soldiers, IDPs in Laukkai...Myanmar, Laos delegates exchange views on political and security cooperation...U Soe Nwe accredited as Ambassador to Cambodia...Daw Yin Yin Myint accredited as Ambassador to Germany...U Cho Tun Aung accredited as Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Traffic congestion concerns everyone" by Aung Khin.... ARTICLE: "The noblest Religious Titles presented by the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the eminent Buddhist monks, nuns and laypersons at home and abroad for their utmost efforts for carrying out the purification, perpetuation, propagation and promotion of the Buddha Sasana (the Teachings of the Omniscient Buddha) throughout the world" by Ba Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 04 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 2 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 02 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: It is an opportune time to speed up efforts for national interests comprehensively including agriculture sector with strength of honest and hardworking peasants...Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets with locals in Kyauktaga...Kokang nationals in Mandalay Region issue a statement denouncing the attack of Kokang renegade groups...Six major airports receive safety upgrades...Development of transport infrastructure discussed at meeting...Tatmadaw columns reopen Laukkai-Kongyan road for secure transport after occupying hills...Ninth white elephant emerges in Pathein Township...Union Information Minister attends Myanmar Librarians Conference...Lectures on electoral security process given to police officers...Bus lines elect new supervisory committee members...Specialists provide free eye care services to patients...Students can choose best school for their learning...Jivitadana Sangha Hospital (Mandalay) marks seventh anniversary...U-15 team thrash women’s team 3-0 in tune-up match...Businesses of residents, banking services rely on each other...Immigration staff explain specific points of Special Moe Pwint Project, before issuing of CSCs...University of Forestry (Yezin) turns out over 300 graduates in 2015...IKBZ Insurance presents compensation for damages of building...Law officers must be reliable in ensuring rule of law and order..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Migrant workers in Singapore expect effectiveness of mobile office programme...Japan grants US$ 761,450 for four health and education projects in Kachin and Kayah States...Myanmar U-15 team to participate in China- ASEAN Youth Football Tournament 4-12 March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The importance of economic equality and growth" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Coca-Cola to bring the happiness journey to more cities across Myanmar in 2015" by GNLM
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 3 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 02 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President meets NLD Chairperson DawAung San Suu Kyi...Vice-Senior General Soe Win comforts soldiers wounded in Kokang conflict...Union Energy Minister looks into Yangon natural gas pipeline projects...PRB announces registered pesticides...Vice President U Nyan Tun recognises service to farm workers...Roads in two regions being upgraded...Government troops take strategic hill...Hospital anniversary marks start of heart attack awareness week...Bridge boosts Ayeyawady Region transport network...Both employers and employees need to abide by laws and rules...New board oversees popular Mandalay Buddhist sites...Library opening improves local access to learning resources..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein views Peasants’ Day booths at MICC-II...No organization or person using Chinese territory would be allowed to undermine the China-Myanmar relationship...Foreign insurance firms seeking SEZ access will learn fate by mid-April...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Bulgarian President, PM...Chief Justice of the Union to attend 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices Meeting...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Bulgarian counterpart...Top Myanmar referee to assess AFC officiating...Clinic set for construction on land donated by monastery..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Do you really love your country?" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Introduction to e-Government" by San Shwe Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 02 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 1 March, 2015
      Date of publication: 01 March 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Reform of the education system is one of the most important tasks of government’s all-sector reforms...Businesspeople, public gain chance to help shape modernization of investment law...Government demands halt to student protest march to Yangon...Thura U Shwe Mann discusses development programmes in Phyu Township...Protesting student representatives observe Hluttaw...Displaced people reoccupy their places in Laukkai as security improves...Myingyan mass rally calls for national stability and peace...Myanmar’s first Cardinal urges Tatmadaw, armed groups to solve armed conflicts through negotiation...MCDC invites applications for construction of water throwing pandals...Military servicemen, well-wishers donate cash and kind for soldiers...Mingalar Mandalay garden city opened for dwellers...Upgrading of road section to contribute towards rural development...Folklorists may find tradition of rural people at Buddha Pujaniya festival...Vice-President U Nyan Tun urges athletes to bring glory to nation through Union Spirit..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham back home...President sends message of felicitations to Bosnia and Herzegovina...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Bosnia and Herzegovina...U San Myint Oo presents his Credentials to Timor-Leste President..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Greener pastures not always sunnier for migrant workers" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "GOAL AND ROLE" by Kyi Mun..."To Geneva as an ILO delegate" by Tin Shein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 01 March 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 28 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 28 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw concludes discussions on national planning bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Feb—Healthcare, school upgrades and improvements to the banking system were on the agenda during Friday’s session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, which concluded discussions on the National Planning Bill for 2015-16. The national legislature session also heard deliberations on a number of specific projects. Representative Dr Aung Than of Shwebo Constituency said there are more hospitals and clinics thanks to the increased budget for health, but it is necessary to appoint more staff to improve healthcare for citizens. Representative U Thein Yi of Htantabin Constituency said that standard requirements for upgrading basic education schools, such as those concerning student numbers and furniture, make it more difficult to improve schools, while the number of primary school drop-outs has been increasing. Representative U Zaw Myint Pe of Mandalay Region Constituency (5) said it is necessary to upgrade the banking system in order to increase the public use of banks and to scrutinize work of government agencies so that funding for projects is not overlapped. He also talked of the need for strict regulations on foreign loans, ordinary spending and capital spending, to prevent use of budgets under different titles. Representative Dr Nay Lin of Seikkan Constituency said that it is important to nurture doctors, nurses and midwives in human resources development sector and to exert concerted efforts for a more responsible and accountable healthcare system. Representative Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency (4) said that it is essential to reduce the number of staff in order to increase their salaries..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein comforts wounded military personnel, workers and civilians in Lashio...President U Thein Sein’s radio message on air...Political parties apply for registration at UEC...Public Announcement for remonstration...Solar power improves living standard of rural people...Firefighters, shopkeepers join fire drill and rescue works...Nay Pyi Taw WAO discusses UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...People hope for smooth transport of road to Mandalay International Airport...Road Administration Department issues driving licenses to applicants...115th Buddha Pujaniya of Shwemyintin Pagoda set to draw visitors from around country...Rural lakes under maintenance in Natogyi Township...Police seize stimulant tablets in Myawady Town...Pyithu Hluttaw MP visits construction site of staff quarters in Natogyi...Kyaukpyu gas turbines send electricity to Rakhine State, national power grid...Stimulant drugs seized in Laukkai...Art and heritage festival celebrates life in Yangon...Exhibition of Japanese health and longevity products to come in March...Nay Pyi Taw Council Area women’s team champions in football tourney..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Human resources development, supports for SMEs vital: Myanmar-Japan business communities...Myanmar, Thai businessmen share experiences on bilateral trade and investment...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Australian, Laotian ambassadors...Chiefs of jails, architects and planners exchange views on challenges of jail...Candidates for President’s scholarship award may take out IELTS Band Score...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham meets deputy prime minister of Thailand in Bangkok...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives foreign ambassadors...Union FM meets Malaysian, Laotian ambassadors...TOITU Co., Ltd of Japan donates hospital equipment to North Okkalapa General Hospital..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Mistakes must be corrected before it is too late" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Maintenance-free — non-existent" by San Shwe Aung..."Good government and clean governance" by U Khin Maung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 28 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 27 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 27 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses national planning bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Feb — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday discussed the fundamental principles of national planning bill for 2015-16. Representative Daw Tin Nwe Oo of North Dagon Constituency said that it is important to place emphasis on industrial sector for national development and agriculture sector has encountered shortage of labour force due to seizure of farmland and natural disasters. She added that projects that are not necessary should be cancelled and money should be spent on long term investment like education and health. Representative Daw Khin Thanda of TadaU constituency said that it is important to give compensation and damages for confiscated land in order to successfully implement policies, measures and objectives of agriculture sector and state-run enterprises that are making losses should be handed over to the private sector for higher productivity and skills of workers. Representative U Kyi Tha of Gwa constituency said that 42.5 percent of Myanmar’s export earnings came from the sales of natural gas while 23.9 percent came from agriculture sector but industrial sector generated only 11 percent of export earnings. Emphasis should be placed on development of agriculture sector and industrial sector, he added, saying that it is important to get correct data and to link projects for the success of them. Representative U Tin Maung Oo of Shwepyitha Constituency said that it is important to collect more taxes to reduce inflation and deficit and to issue citizenship scrutiny cards in accordance with the law under Moe Pwint project. Representative U Thein Lwin of Chauk Constituency said that distribution of fuel oil is monopolized by private entrepreneurs who failed to lower the prices when oil prices fell down in the international market and it is important to open the market to others in order to allow competition. Representative Daw Dwe Bu of Ingyanyan Constituency said that it is important to cooperate for development of education and health sectors in areas of national races. Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session today approved the bills amending the mercantile customs act and inland customs act."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Most striking workers return to work while some persist...YCDC disperses Michaungkan protest...Administrative reform coordinating committee meets...New library ready to give service to local people in Pobbathiri Tsp...Villagers in Yinmabin Township to get new rural health branch...Commission to supervise elections of members of MCDC...Mandalarians donate cash to military servicemen, families, service personnel...Shan plateau with mist-covered mountain ranges attracts tourists...Rode to Mandalay caravan proceeds to Bagan via Natogyi...Agriculturists disclose experiences on use of Trichogramma in cultivation of crops...New highway bus line runs along Taungtha-Welaung- Myingyan-Mandalay route...Draft of Myanmar national prevention of violence against women law to be submitted to Hluttaw in April or May...Myanmar Gazette...ITBMU offers suggestions on proposed Ministry of Science and Technology Technology national education bill...Tatmadaw accelerates military operations in Laukkai...NNER, CSOs discuss bill amending national education law...A map show clashes between government’s troops and Kokang insurgents in Laukkai region...Mon athlete secures champion in decathlon event...University students join rowing contest..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Malaysian, Laotian and Australian Ambassadors...Myanmar, Thailand look to take giant leap into digital economy together...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Under- Secretary-General for Political Affairs...YTU, Tokyo University to cooperate in research on disaster risk reduction...Myanmar, Japan exchange views on situations of human rights...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham views public health management systems in Bangkok...UN to cooperate in peace and national reconciliation processes of Myanmar...India-Myanmar Expo 2015 to be displayed from 27 Feb to 1 March...Union FM meets Sri Lankan Ambassador to Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Educational benefits are beyond doubt" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "DEMOCRACY" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 27 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 26 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 26 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves borrowing of loans from China Exim Bank for rural people: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Feb — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for the 18th day session, here, on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Defence Maj-Gen Kyaw Nyunt that Myanmar’s Defence Ministry and Serbia plan to sign an agreement on bilateral cooperation in defence sector. The agreement is aimed at cooperating in defence and security policy, military business, science and technology, military education and training courses, military medical education and veterinary science and other sectors. Five MPs discussed borrowing of US$300 million from Chin Exim Bank to disburse loans to farmers and people so as to reduce poverty rate to 16 percent, disbursement of loans to rural people to spend it as capital in their works, contribution of cooperative business to development of State economy, and prospects of disbursing loans to rural people for enhancement of agriculture sector and their livelihoods. Union Minister for Cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan explained that borrowing of US$300 million from China Exim Bank will not be burden for the nation and it is not loans for the State to the Hluttaw. Members and cooperative societies are to pay back the loans to the China Exim Bank. Moreover, loans will be disbursed to the people depending on their businesses..." AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Adjudication at special appeal court needs approval of Chief Justice of the Union: "Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Feb — Supreme Court Judge U Soe Nyunt said the Union Judiciary Law’s paragraph 20 has defined that except the case adjudicated by the Special Appeal Court of the Full Bench, if the Chief Justice of the Union considers that any problem on which action should be taken for the benefit of the public has arisen in any case finally adjudicated by the Supreme Court of the Union, he may cause the retrial of such problem by the special Appeal Court or by the Full bench. U Sai Mya Maung, an MP of Amyotha Hluttaw from constituency 2 of Kachin State, urged the Hluttaw for thorough investigation on civil case No. 10/2011 happened in Bhamo District, Kachin State. U Soe Nyunt replied that the Chief Justice of the Union has not decided to adjudicate the case as it has not reached to his office. To get a way near the fence of PTTEI in Ye Phyu Township, Dawei district of Taninthayi region, U Maung Sein, an MP of Taninthayi region constituency 5, sought the help of Ministry of Energy. Deputy Minister U Myint Zaw said a total of K1, 688,462,225 have been compensated to land owners in 2011 for 75.04 acres, and MOGE and PTTEPI have a plan to construct a road beside the fence of company, while the investigation team on this issue recommended a 10-ft road. He also said that the construction will be started after it has been approved by Taninthayi Region government. Amyotha Hluttaw than approved bill on the rights of disabled persons.".... DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein enjoys competitions in National Sports Festival...FMI Air commences new flight services to Mandalay with own jet...Road safety campaign through cartoon competition launched...Yangon Region authorities urge striking workers to go back negotiation table...New military aircrafts ready for operations...Local growers place farmlands under watermelon plants in Nawngkhio Tsp...WAO officials recount experiences in annual general meeting of MWAF...MFF announces formation of Myanmar U-23 team...Rural people in Ngazun Tsp to get sufficiency of drinking water from Natkhayaing Lake...Former outstanding students hold talks on leadership capacity of new generations...Knowledge shared about security measures in election...Writers share knowledge on literary affairs to locals...Villagers in Nawngkhio Tsp focus on cultivation of wheat...Tatmadaw columns occupy a hill near mile post 23 on Laukkai-Kongyan road...State Pariyatti Sasana University gives advice on bill amending national education law...Locals return to Laukkai as stability has been restored...Women’s and men’s hurdle events held at Wunna Theikdi Stadium... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Hanthawady International Airport to be ready one year later than schedule...Myanmar, ROK to further strengthen bilateral relations...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Thailand...Heineken Company delegation calls on Vice President U Nyan Tun...Myanmar-Japan business communities explore potential to boost economic cooperation...MFF announces formation of Myanmar U-23 team...ADB to disburse loans for development of urban area....Mandalay City dwellers to get more water supply with assistance of AFD...ASEAN-UN Workshop: Regional Dialogue II on Political-Security Cooperation held...Myanmar Investment Summit disseminates opportunities to UK’s entrepreneurs... "PERSPECTIVES": "Motherly love: Boundless heart for offspring" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Let the Educational Wave Rage On" by Myo Tha Htet
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 25 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 25 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: FDI in Myanmar hit $3.676 bn in April-Sept 2014: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb — Chairman of Foreign Investment Commission U Zeyar Aung said foreign direct investment in Myanmar reached US$3.676 billion in the first half of 2014 fiscal year started in April. During 17th day of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session, MIC chairman said a total of 99 new foreign firms were allowed for investments with $3.584 billion and the four operating business companies were permitted for additional $92.786 million during this period..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: UEC: Go through ‘formalities’ in political campaigns: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb— Union Election Commission has reiterated that Hluttaw candidates must abide by the existing laws and electoral laws during their political campaigns for 2015 general election. U Pe Than, an MP from Myebon Township constituency, asked if Hluttaw candidates could use the words and the issues mentioned in private media for criticism of parliament, government, government department,Tatmataw and individuals during their electoral campaigns. UEC member U Win Ko said during Pyithu Hluttaw’s 21 day meeting that actions will be taken against the candidates who breached the rules and regulations in their political campaigns. Regarding workers’ affairs, Daw Win Maw Tun, Deputy Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, said plans are being made to promote health services for the workers in accordance with welfare programmes of the ministry. She also said the ministry has issued licenses for 202 overseas employment agencies and licences are annulled if they breached rules and regulations. The deputy minister also said Myanmar has appointed diplomats for migrant workers’ affairs in Korea, Thailand and Malaysia, with one-stop-service centres in the neighbouring to help Myanmar people abroad and complaint mechanism centres in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon. She added that trainings are given to potential migrant workers with culture, customs and laws of their targeted countries."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Health Department to raise health awareness for betel quid chewers: "Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Feb — Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued its 20th day session at its hall, here, on Tuesday. U Phone Myint Aung of Yangon Region Constituency No 3 asked a question on keeping warnings at betel quid shops for raising customers’ health awareness. Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint replied that under the supervision of region and state Health Department, district and township Health Department disseminate knowledge about danger of chewing betel quid to the people. Arrangements are being made for putting up vinyl and posters on danger and disadvantages of chewing betel quid at the public places. U Aung Cho Oo of Bago Region Constituency No 5 asked whether departments and organization extract sand and gravel from Ayeyawady River or not. Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein replied that Ministry of Transport does not have authority to allow extraction of sand and gravel from the river but it replies remarks of township and district authorities to the entrepreneurs. U Ha Shein Bwe of Chin State Constituency No 8 submitted a proposal calling for implementing the small-scale dams to irrigate highland farming and terrace farming in less developed states and the Hluttaw approved the proposal."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Defence Services donate computers, cash for UDNR, college...Solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, to land in Mandalay on 10 March...Middle-class people top list for borrowing loans for building houses...Workshop on Understanding International Standards on Freedom of Expression and Elections held...Myanmar reviews its implementation of anti-corruption activities...Amyotha Hluttaw sets dates for discussion of amendments to education law...Supreme Court of the Union introduces Judiciary Strategic Plan...Buddhist monks recite Pathana treatise till 28 February at Uppatasanti Pagoda...Information staff discusses advantage of reading habit...Teachers from Laukkai arrive in Mandalay before proceeding to home...Bikers to choose motorcycles at showroom in Myawady...Rural primary school gets new building in Twantay Tsp...HIGER mini-bus introduced in Mandalay...Myanmar Good Governance Forum kicks off...State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee sends suggestions for bill amending the NEL...Military columns seize arms and ammunition, stimulant tablets from Kokang insurgents...Railway civil construction course kicks off...Students who came back from Laukkai sit for examinations...Workshop on promoting road safety awareness on 25 Feb...Athletes actively participate in martial arts, boxing, indoor sports events..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Kuwait...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Asia-Pacific Regional Director of HD Centre...Solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, to land in Mandalay on 10 March...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Kuwaiti counterpart...Tourist caravan tours major destinations in Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Who is responsible for equitable development?" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Doctors on front lines for health and climate" by Ms Helena Molin Valdes
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 24 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 24 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Ministries of forest conservation, cooperatives, NPED deal with Amyotha Hluttaw queries: Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Feb — Deputy Ministers of union government answered the queries of representatives at Amyotha Hluttaw’s 20th day session Monday. In reply to the query of U Bo Ni, an MP of Yamethin Township constituency, Deputy Minister U Aye Myint Maung for Environmental Conservation and Forestry said the country has adopted a 30-year plan from 2000-2001 to 2030-2031 fiscal years for forest conservation, with updating every decade and reviewing every five years and development of reserved forest to 30 percent of the country’s total area and 10 percent for natural habitats. He also explained afforestation and growing of firewood plants with the contribution of people. Regarding query of Dr Than Aung, an MP of Shwebo Township constituency, the Deputy Minister said the ministry has not planned to extend the period for farmers to settle agricultural loans, as the loans from EXIM Bank of China will have to be paid back in eight years. Thura U Aung Ko, an MP of Kanpetlet constituency, asked the plans on proper use of international grants and loans. Deputy Minister Daw Lei Lei Thein for National Planning and Economic Development said the ministry has formed two committees to scrutinize foreign grants in cooperation with union-level ministries, governments of states and regions, foreign aid agencies for prevent misuse of international supports." ...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: School libraries in operation, says education deputy minister: Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Feb — Deputy Minister for Education U Thant Shin discussed on the suggestion of U Salai Khwe Yan of Chin State’s No 12 constituency for development of school libraries across the country. In reply to the ethnic MP at Amyotha Hluttaw on Monday, U Thant Shin said that libraries in the state-run schools are now operating as a ‘learning environment’ to support both children and teachers. He also said Ministry of Education is persuading the school children to develop reading habit, and setting up mobile libraries in cooperation with Ministry of Information. Defence Services Personnel representative Major Kyaw Nu Maw also said that libraries are knowledge banks for all people and annual fund will be needed to set up school libraries traditionally or digitally. U Thein Hlaing, an MP of Sagaing Region constituency 8, said slow development of libraries in the country is due to the lack of skills by librarians and of reading habit among the people, especially in rural areas. Another military representative said education sector must be promoted to become a modernized country, and both the government and communities should support for the emergence of libraries in more than 40,000 state-run schools. U Bo Rei, an MP of Kayah State constituency 3, said books and libraries are true friends of children as knowledge banks. Daw Khin Waing Kyi, an MP of Yangon Region constituency 1, said, a wide knowledge could help someone in making right decision. U Aung Cho Oo, an MP of Bago Region constituency 11, also suggested libraries should be developed through modern technologies. Amyotha Hluttaw then decided to keep records of these discussion."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Urns of bone ash from fallen officers and other ranks buried at Memorial for Fallen Heroes...Labour Ministry, authorities announces to negotiate labour disputes, warn striking workers of legal action if they break the law...Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air) sports competition 2015 kicks off...NNER holds press conference on amendment bill for national education law... Tenders invited for construction of rural road in Myingyan Tsp...Local authorities, wellwishers give transport service to people coming back from Laukkai region...Racer Engineering College students pay respects to faculty members...Mohnyin authorities supply water to rural people from natural spring...Religious activities mark centenary of Gangaw Tahtaung Buddha images in Bogale...Mandalay Mayor’s Maha Thingyan pandal under construction on 26th street...Sandbank dredging to prevent landslides in Madaya Township...Rural people get library for raising reading skills...Commerce Ministry to abolish fines for export & import registration delay...Acrylic paintings by Artist Win Lwin Aung on display at solo show in Yangon...Track & Field, body-building continue in National Sports Festival..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Estonian President, PM...With our ride for women’s rights, we hope to raise as much awareness as possible for women’s rights: R4WR (Ride 4 Women’s Rights)...Myanmar, ROK focus on development of infrastructure, fishery sector...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Norwegian delegation...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Estonian counterpart...Embassy of Switzerland to co-host the Solar Impulse Pre-arrival Press Conference..... "PERSPECTIVES": "No one can lie one’s way out of a problem" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Aspiration" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 23 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 23 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President attends consecration ceremony of Laykyun Marn Aung Pagoda in Sagaing...YCDC relaxes its grip on granting permits for building construction...Replica tooth relic conveyed from Pathein to Myanaung for public obeisance...Literary talks, songs presentation reflect images of Mandalay City...Zabuthiri Township opens six concrete streets...Military columns capture temporary bases of Kokang insurgents...Workshop for media on election reporting held in Yangon...Easy Bike Show attracts Mandalarians...Readers association to conduct summer courses free of charge...Dawei University shares findings in research works...AMD conducts agricultural machinery driving course...Shan State Fisheries Department shares funds to eight villages...Union Culture Minister visits pagoda construction in Toungoo...Communications services inspected in Kayah and Shan states...Association for Protection of Race and Religion calls for more time to draft amendment bill for National Education Law...MMPO denounces Kokang insurgent group...Body-building, traditional boxing, football events continue..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: China asks Myanmar Rice Federation to add more companies to approved rice exporters list...English proficiency course for immigration officers concludes...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Brunei Darussalam...Union FM sends felicitations to Brunei Darussalam...Thai Expo (Mandalay) promotes Myanmar-Thai friendship relations...Director of Asian Business Development lectures stock market in Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s create an environment for the youth of today to strive for excellence" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "The last old Myanmar capital city “Ratanapon” [Mandalay] Part I" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 22 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 22 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein observes construction of new wholesale market in Singaing Township, Mandalay Region after trip to Chin State...Tatmadaw never tolerates attempts to encroach upon Myanmar’s sovereignty: Army holds press conference...Myanaung Township observes 67th Anniversary of Chin National Day...WAO, MCWSC donate cash for servicemen from Laukkai region...4th and 8th standard students happily join examinations in Mandalay Region...INRD staff explain process of Moe Pwint Special Project...Health staff gave measles and rubella vaccines to children under 5 years...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham comforts locals, workers who fled from Laukkai...Military columns still combating Kokang insurgents...Vice President U Nyan Tun attaches great importance to friendship among national brethren in his speech at opening of National Sports Festival..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Transition in Indonesia and Myanmar: Variations in Regime Outcome..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A small plant cannot bear fruit overnight" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Transition in Indonesia and Myanmar: Variations in Regime Outcome" by Sonu Trivedi..."Competency Based Training and Assessment" by Kyaw Win (Labour)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 21 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 21 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein attends Chin National Day celebration...Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business’s report encourages sustainable, quality tourism in Myanmar...United States condemns attack on MRCS convoy...Parliament approves two bills, adopts resolution supporting two ordinances...YIE, YUE hold talks on amendment bill on National Education Law...Myanmar Farmers’ Development Party denounces Kokang renegade group disturbing internal peace, country’s stability and peace...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits injured/displaced staff from Laukkai...Religious association conducts 46th Nikaya examination in Mandalay...Police disseminates human trafficking knowledge to people...Rural people get potable water from tube-well...Tatkon Township Sub-commission carrying out electoral preparations in smooth processes...Mandalay authorities beef up development tasks...Measles-rubella mass immunization campaign conducted in Nay Pyi Taw, Ayeyawady Region...Rural people get electricity in Kyangin Tsp...Staff share agricultural techniques to farmers...Region minister supervises examination centres in Mandalay District...Villagers in arid zone to get potable water soon...Union Labour Minister calls for compromise between employers and employees...Fighting breaks out as government forces continue securing Laukkai...Fourth National Sports Festival 2015...Football, discus, sitting volleyball, Sepak Takraw, Judo continue in National Sports Festival..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets foreign guests, attends 67th Anniversary of Chin National Day...Vice President U Nyan Tun receives Malaysian Defence Minister, Chairwoman of Hanns Seidel Foundation...Defence Minister welcomes Malaysian counterpart...Myanmar requests Malaysia to provide legal protection for its migrant workers..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Would you sacrifice yourself or someone else?" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "PRIDE & DRIVE" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 20 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 20 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw goes on for 19th day: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Feb — The Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) continued its 19th day session on Thursday, with questions and answers regarding farming disputes and standards and measures for sale of alcohol and a submission of motion. In his answer to the question on promulgation of anti-bullying laws, rules and regulations for farmers who won the farming dispute cases, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun said that new legislation is not needed as existing farmland law and rules and regulations, the penal code and general and specials laws have provided adequate protection for farmers to do their businesses peacefully. The deputy minister also responded to a question on matters related to sale of alcohol that licenses have been issued in accord with a chain of approvals by local authorities; that regulators from the Ministry of Home Affairs or the Ministry of Health have released recommendations to ensure safe alcohol sale; and that actions are being taken against production and distribution of unqualified alcohol and illegal alcohol sellers in accord with the law. During the today’s session, U Myint Soe of Pyawbwe Constituency submitted a proposal urging the Union government to give exemption to those who resides on both sides of the highway from lawsuits against them as the new Highway Law requires houses to be built 230 feet apart from the highway, whereas the previous law only requires 100 feet."...AMHYOTHA HLUTTAW: Ministers’ Office to be opened as museum for public observation: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Feb — At the 19th day session of Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday, Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency No 4 asked whether there is a plan to build social security housings under the 2012 Social Security Law. Deputy Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Daw Win Maw Tun replied that depending on economic development of the State and financial situation, the housing project will be submitted to the union government in coming fiscal years. Those workers wishing to buy the housing must pay the whole cost or 25 percent of their income to the project monthly during 180 months period under the 1954 Social Security Act and 2012 Social Security Law. U Saw Maw Tun of Bago Region Constituency No 1 asked whether there is a plan to arrange public observation of historic parliament building in the compound of Secretariat in Yangon. Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint replied that Myanmar Investment Commission invited tender for renovation of the Ministers’ Office (Secretariat) in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, and allowed Anawmar Fine Arts Co Ltd to renovate the building. The company will open historic rooms where martyrs were assassinated, office of General Aung San and parliament building for public observation. U Myo Myint of Mandalay Region Constituency No 6 submitted a proposal calling for successful implementation of projects in development of Myanmar’s future electric power sector. Three MP seconded the motion, and Hluttaw approved the proposal."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Government to make efforts to undertake development measures in Chin State...Special refresher course for high-ranking officers concludes...Hot air balloons to fill skies over new destinations in Myanmar...MRTV invites logo designs for Radio Song Festival 2015...Government troops take offensive to secure main routes to Laukkai...Mohnyin Township to get upgraded roads in 2015...IPRD staff give mobile library service to rural people...Farmers regain over 1,900 acres of confiscated farmlands in Taungtha Tsp...Mandalay General Hospital to open nine-storey building...People share merits for military servicemen who killed in action in N-E Command...Medical graduates join interviews for vacancies in Mandalay Region...Mandalarians donate cash and kind for military servicemen, families, service personnel in Laukkai...Nyaunglebin’s Karuna blood donors association honours its members...Htoo Foundation donates K100 million for offspring of servicemen who scarified life for the State...Kokang insurgents commit unlawful acts in Laukkai...Solar Impulse-2 to fly over Bagan...Myanmar seafarers need to improve their English skills: senior marine officials say..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: India launches ‘Pharma and Healthcare Expo’ in Yangon...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Chancellor of Torrens University Australia, French delegates...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives French guests...Japan, Mekong states eye new development strategy beyond 2015..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Unity and so-called unity" by Myhint Win Thein.....
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 21 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 19 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 19 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Ministries officially allowed three more minutes for explanations: "Government ministries have got three more minutes for explanations at Pyithu Hluttaw beginning at the 18th day of 12th regular session despite only three minutes in the past. Responsible persons of ministers took more than three minutes which was officially allowed for each explanation, and Speaker of Hluttaw had to neglect the limited time. Decision of Hluttaw Rights Committee on Wednesday includes MPs are allowed three minutes for each question, while ministries are allocated a total of six minutes for explanation. The Speaker of Hluttaw may stop irrelevant questions with related issue; U Thein Nyunt, MP of Pyithu Hluttaw from Thingangyun Township constituency, remarked, “Ministers and deputy ministers answered and explained with long stories for even sample and short questions, presenting the works of their respective ministries. It is a waste of time for Hluttaw and revenue of the country. So, union level officials should try to compete the answer during the allocated time.”...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Measures being taken to prevent Ebola, says deputy health minister: "Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Feb — The Deputy Minister for Health said the ministry is taking measures to prevent the spread Ebola virus which was found in Guinea in West Africa, in March 2014. In reply to the question of U Khin Maung Yi, an MP of Ayeyawady region constituency 6, the deputy minister said according to the statistics of World Health Organization on February 8, 2015, a total of 22,894 people in six countries of West Africa, as well as in Spain and the United States, were infected with Ebola virus, with a death toll of 9,177. The deputy minister also said the Ministry is cooperating with WHO, International Air Transport Association, International Civil Aviation Organization, international airlines and World Courier Service to be able send blood samples of Ebola suspected patients as the establishments of laboratories with the highest biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) are very expensive. Detection of Ebola virus is being carried out at airports and border checkpoints, while training programmes for treating infected persons are conducted for healthcare staff. U Khet Htain Nan, an MP of Kachin State constituency 1, urged Union Government during the session to set up a sports institute in Myitkyina, the capital of state. The proposal was supported by U Phe Thaung, an MP of Kachin State constituency 6, saying that the Ministry of Sports should make strategies to nurture skillful sportspersons in ethnic areas. U Sai Tin Aung, an MP of Kachin State constituency 5, also suggested to make short and long term plans for sports in other states and regions in addition to a huge investments in Nay Pyi Taw. Deputy Minister then explained that the lack of budget allocation will not make it possible to construct a sports institution in Myitkyina."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Laukkai Regional Control Commander to assume administrative and judicial powers...MAEA plans to end foreign black market in agarwood...Press Release (01/2015) Myanmar Red Cross Volunteers wounded in Shan State Fighting...Fighting continues between Tatmadaw personnel and Kokang renegade groups...Muskmelon plantations in Tatkon Tsp expect much profit...Physics champion in women’s football at Mandalay University...District Election Sub-commission focuses on electoral process and voter list...Betye in Kyangin Tsp to get concrete road...Mandalay Region government arranges transport for returnees from Laukkai region to homes...Flower growers in Tatkon Tsp to get good prices for aster...Rakhine State authorities destroy illegal liquor, beer...Myanaung Tsp joins second time nationwide measles and rubella immunization...Fourth National Sports Festival 2015...Group matches of football tourney in MSF continue..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Thailand to further strengthen bilateral relations...India-Myanmar trade can cross $10 billion mark by 2020, Indian Commerce & Industry minister says...Norwegian, Austrian ambassadors call on Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker...Tentatively selected U-22 team to take training in Japan..... "PERSPECTIVE": "When the sun cannot be filtered…" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "A quick fascinating glimpse inside the library of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore" by By Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 19 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 18 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 18 February 2015
      Description/subject: DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY: (The following is the unofficial translation of the Ordinance No. 1/2015. Ed) Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office, Ordinance No. (1/2015), 14th Waning Day of Tabodwe, 1376 ME (17 February 2015), Declaration of State of Emergency...(The following is the unofficial translation of the Ordinance No. 2/2015. Ed) Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office, Ordinance No. (2/2015), 14th Waning Day of Tabodwe 1376 ME (17 February 2015), Military Administrative Order issued..... ANNOUNCEMENT: (The following is the unofficial translation of the Announcement No (1) on Military Administration. Ed) Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Announcement No. (1) on Military Administration, 14th Waning Day of Tabodwe, 1376 ME (17 February, 2015), Military Administrative Authority empowered on BC 20830 Col Saw Myint Oo, Commander of Regional Control Command (Laukkai)..... PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: MPs seek clear instructions of central committee Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on land reallocation processes: "Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Feb — Land Utilization Management Central Committee clarified the body’s progress to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw after listening to the investigation report of Joint Bill Committee on business permits for coastal and inland transport which is a conflict issue between the two Hluttaws. Deputy minister Brigadier General Kyaw Zan Myint, secretary of Land Utilization Management Central Committee, presented the progress of land reallocation schemes with the supporting sub-committees at respective areas. The central committee has implemented the instruction of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to return the confiscated lands to the owners after informing public through media. Brigadier General Kyaw Zan Myint also said the committee handed over the lands released by government ministries and private firms to original owners, and they have been informed to reclaim their lands with ownership documents. U Khaing Maung Yi, a member of Yangon Region Farmland Investigation Commission, suggested Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s investigation commission and Land Utilization Management Central Committee should meet to solve remaining problems. U Kyaw Myint, a member of Yangon Region Farmland Investigation Commission, also said mismanagement of land investigation bodies at village and township levels, asking clear instructions of central committee. Pyidaungsu Hluttaw kept the records secretary of Land Utilization Management Central Committee."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: UEC agrees to extend poll campaign period to 60 days...Collective efforts imperative to achieve Myanmar’s National Plan of Action for food and Nutrition...Government strives with all its might for rural development and poverty alleviation: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham...Mandalay Region authorities, wellwishers transport people coming back from Laukkai...Homeless to get apartments under plans of MCDC...Specialists discuss arrangements for leprosy exposure post prophylaxis project...Traditional cultural performances attract tourists in Mandalay...War veterans donate cash to military personnel...Firefighters show brilliant skills in firefighting and rescue drill...Striking workers, employers warned of legal action if they break the law...Population survey on Baer’s Pochard in Myanmar postponed to next year...First batch called for interview for presidential scholarships..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Finland focus on peace process, anti-human trafficking issues...Deputy Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker meets Swedish Red Cross officials...U Tha Aung Nyun presents Credentials to President of South Africa... Myanmar, India to promote marine transport, trade between port cities...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker meets Finland Minister for Foreign Affairs... Israeli medical delegation “Eye from Zion” arrives in Myanmar...Indian Industrial Expo in Mandalay 27 Feb-1 March...Victorious Wushu athletes of Mandalay Region selected to take training in China...UEC explains 2015 electoral process to Italian delegation...Union FM receives Finland’s FM, Italian Dy FM...Solar Impulse-2 in Myanmar on 8 March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Our word is our worth" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "A quick fascinating glimpse inside the library of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore" by Sayar Mya
      Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 17 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 17 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw condemn individuals and armed groups affiliated with Kokang renegades and honours the Tatmadaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Feb — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw strongly criticized and expressed disapproval of individuals and armed groups affiliated with Kokang renegade groups which are launching attacks in Laukkai area, Shan state, honouring the government troops who are protecting sovereignty and territory of the country. The bicameral supported a proposal of U Stephen, an MP from Kengtung Township constituency, to object Kokang renegade groups which are also attacking civilians, security forces and government troops with the supports of other armed groups. U Stephen said Kokang renegades led by U Phon Kya Shin launched attacks to a military base in Konekyan area, headquarters of Kokang Self-Administrated Zone, Se-aw detention centre, police station in Yan Lone Kyaine and Laukkai station on February 8. He also noted that attacks of Kokang renegade groups are tantamount to threatening stability of Laukkai area and sovereignty of the country..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: MPF extends many branches and enhances capacity: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Feb—At the 17th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Monday, U Than Myint of Wundwin Constituency asked whether there is a plan to issue warning of earthquake to the people and process of preparations. Deputy Minister for Transport U Zin Yaw replied that the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is taking various ways and means for decreasing loss of life and property in natural disasters including earthquakes and disseminating knowledge to the people. Department of Meteorology and Hydrology also distributes pamphlets on preparations to be carried out before and after earthquakes and conducts natural disaster management courses and prevention of earthquake in cooperation with the Ministry of SWRR, Myanmar Red Cross Society and Myanmar Engineering Society. U Khaing Maung Yi of Ahlon Constituency submitted a proposal calling for extending establishment of Myanmar Police Force and security forces and upgrading them to be able to prevent and control terrorism and destructive acts for ensuring life security of the people. The Hluttaw approved it. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint explained that MPF extended many branches from 2011 to 2014 and conducts capacity enhancement courses for the police and community policing courses with the assistance of European Union- EU for ensuring safety of people."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Myanmar Investment Commission defends bylaw and notification: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Feb — Deputy Minister Dr Maung Maung Thein, a member of Myanmar Investment Commission, said Monday bylaw and notifications of Foreign Investment Law are not ultra vires to the law. In reply to U Tin Yu, an MP of Yangon region constituency 3, Dr Maung Maung Thein clarified bylaws and notifications are not beyond the powers in line with the definitions of ‘letter of law’ and ‘spirit of law’, as he was quoting article 3 of the Foreign Investment Law that says the Law shall apply to business stipulated by the Commission, by notification, with the prior approval of the Union Government. He also said paragraph numbers 4, 5 and 7 explain details of this article about restriction, prohibitions and investment in business sector, as well as possible permissions. Notification number 49/2014 issued in August last year has stipulated the list of economic activities under prohibition. The Deputy Minister said sectors that have been allowed or prohibited can vary from time to time. MPs also agreed to discuss amendment bill on 2012 Amyotha Hluttaw Law which is required to meet the changing situations directly related with the Upper House."..... NOTIFICATION: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Press Release Team Notification (6/2015) 16 February, 2015 13th Waning Day of Tabodwe, 1376 ME Myanmar will continue to maintain stability and security of border areas.....Religious and higher learning institutions issue statements on current situation in Myanmar..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein vows not to lose an inch of Myanmar’s territory, honours military personnel who fight against Kokang renegades...UEC, CSOs break deadlocks between them...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw denounce attacks of Kokang renegades...Endangered hardwood tree plantation to be established in Yangon...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Mawlamyine...Cash and kind donation invited for military servicemen...Drugs, weapons and ammunition seized from Kokang renegade groups...Daw Tint Tint Lwin presents consular commission to Union FM...In-charge of MRTV’s retransmission station in Monepaw abducted...Staff attend capacity building course...Three asphalt streets commissioned into service in Nay Pyi Taw...Thai specialists give free healthcare in Bahan Township...Futsal champion club wins K100,000...Inter-Club Sepak Takraw tourney wraps up...Authorities provide assistance for transport of those who came back from Laukkai...GAD offers Buddha images to locals in Natogyi Tsp...People get potable water thanks to tube-well, water tank donations..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Israeli representation at Culture Festival in Myanmar Convention Center...Tourists visit downtown Myanaung..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Opium poppy cultivation must be eliminated" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "A quick fascinating glimpse inside the library of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 16 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 16 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits injured personnel and IDPs from Laukkai area...Sitagu Sayadaw requests student protesters to return to bosom of families and universities...MTE to sell more than 31,00 tonnes of hardwood...Graduates from the Rule of Law Centre Pilot Project...Well-wishers donate cash and kind for soldiers...Government troops seize arms, ammunitions in effort to secure Laukkai...Myanmar has great potential to become a major rice producer...People raise voices over continuous negotiations and peaceful schooling...Inter-University/College Body-building and Physical Culture Contest shows health and fitness of students...Self-reliant village library commissioned into service...Mandalay Education College marks centenary of General Aung San and Myanmar Children’s Day...Wellwishers donate cash and kind to U Hla Tun Hospice Cancer Foundation...Military medics give medical treatment to people..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: SMBC to open Myanmar branch in 2015...Myanmar, India eye trade promotion...Indian Home Minister visits Indo-Myanmar border to promote bilateral trade and to facilitate border issues...Japan grants US$ 507,094 for four projects in Kanpetlet, Mindat, Matupi Tsps..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The past cannot repeat forever" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "FUDDY-DUDDY, HOITY-TOITY, JIGGERY-POKERY PERSONS — THE IMPEDIMENTS TO PROGRESS AND HARMONY IN SOCIETY" by Tommy Pauk..."The Outcomes of 3rd MDCF and New Resolution: towards Sustainable Development Goals after Millennium Development Goals" by Nanda Hmun Director-General Ministry of Culture
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 15 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 15 February 2015
      Description/subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: Central Organizing Committee for Myanmar War Veterans Organization Announcement No. (1/2015) 14 February, 2015..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Commander-in-Chief meets Myanmar Press Council (Interim)...Student protesters can now retrace their steps home as their demands having been met...Traditional papier mâché cow toys seen as last hope for saving a traditional Myanmar folk art...Myanmar Maritime University to conduct master’s degree courses as of next year...Government troops seize bodies, weapons from Kokang renegade groups...National Sports Festival continues for second day...Medal tally in 4th National Sports Festival 2015 on 14-2-2015...Lanmadaw BEHS No 1 gets new building...Four-party talks agree to finalize bill amending national education law...Rice offering marks centenary of General Aung San...Rice offering marks centenary of General Aung San...Zi Village becomes electrified village in Natogyi Township...Athletes of Myawady District to represent Kayin State in Sepak Takraw, tennis in NSF...Staff to get apartments at housings in Natogyi Township...Petrified Wood Park opens for public observation...28 townships to recruit new assistant surgeons, dentists in Mandalay Region...Myanaung unveils bronze statue of General Aung San on centennial birthday...Mandalarians mark Myanmar Children’s Day...Rural lake under maintenance to irrigate farmlands...MGH admits over 55,000 patients in 2014...IPRD gives public digital library service to passengers at railway station..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Serbian President, PM...International Monetary Fund trims Myanmar growth outlook...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Serbian counterpart...Myanmar, Singapore focus on bilateral aviation services...Faculty members of Mdy medical universities hold talks with delegates of Nagoya University..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Curable if treated in good time" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "The Outcomes of 3rd MDCF and New Resolution: towards Sustainable Development Goals after Millennium Development Goals" by Nanda Hmun Director-General, Ministry of Culture
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 14 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 14 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Speaker relates current constitution to federalism, which refers to integration rather than separation...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets armed ethnic groups...Government’s press release calls on student protesters to stop their marches to Yangon...Objectives of 70th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Union Sports Minister launches golf, cycling, Wushu, tennis and chess events....List of political parties that signed Deed of Commitment for Peace and National Reconciliation...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends ceremony to mark centenary birthday of General Aung San...Mandalay University stages Union dancing and music concert...Asel Bridge under construction on Ma Mya Creek in Myanaung Tsp...China-ASEAN Youth Football Tournament to kick off on 4 March...Mandalay Region observes 68th Anniversary of Union Day...MFF to hold General Aung San Shield football tournament as of 2015...Students participate in essay contest to mark birthday of General Aung San, Myanmar Children’s Day...Wushu athletes representing Mandalay Region under training...Nyaunglebin Tsp celebrates 68th Anniversary of the Union Day...Mandalarians enjoy vegetables and fruits show and contest...Traditional sports events mark centennial birthday of General Aung San..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Singapore’s real estate firm joins with Vietnam’s HAGL in $550 million property project in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Mutual acceptance, tolerance and respect go a long way" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Amarapura, the second last old capital city IX" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 14 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 13 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 13 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein meets armed ethnic groups, political parties...Myanmar wants to see 50 per cent of households electrified next year...President U Thein Sein meets leaders of armed ethnic groups...Deed of Commitment for Peace and National Reconciliation...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends ceremony to mark 68th Anniversary of Union Day...Rural village in Mogaung Tsp gets development facilities...Toungoo District IPRD displays documentary photos, books...Sluice gate under construction to prevent bank erosion in Ottarathiri Tsp...Ox, Milch Cow and Goat Show kicks off in Mandalay...Wellwishers donate provisions to members of the Sangha at Maha Muni Buddha Image...Children from philanthropic schools join sports contests in Lewe Tsp...Rural people get station hospital in Kanma Tsp...Myawady Township observes 68th anniversary of Union Day...Opening of rural road honours Union Day...President U Thein Sein hosts Union Day commemorative reception and dinner in capital city...MoU signed for implementation of Namli and Hunban hydropower projects...Government troops make efforts to bring stability to Laukkai..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar-Thai friendly golf tourney honours Union Day..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Natural resources mean nothing without human resources" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "DECISIVENESS" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 13 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 12 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 12 February 2015
      Description/subject: NOTIFICATION: President Office issues notification on expiration of temporary identity cards..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: National brethren to make concerted efforts to fill the gaps and overcome hardship and challenges....Public Announcement for remonstration...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham hosts dinner to armed ethnic group leaders...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw celebrates centennial birthday of General Aung San...Cold storage plant for fruit and vegetables opened in Nay Pyi Taw...Photo and art galleries mark centennial birthday of General Aung San...Myawady Township inaugurates upgraded Bogyoke Road...Petrified wood garden attracts tourists in Natogyi...Mohnyin Township to mark centennial birthday of General Aung San...Ethnics enjoy market festival, traditional dances in Mandalay...Children from pre-primary school take part in skills contest...Township authorities honour three senior citizens in Myanaung Township...Rice offering to monks marks centennial birthday of General Aung San...Rural area in Natogyi Tsp gets tube-well to supply water to locals...Irrigation Department re-dredges Myaingtha Lake in Natogyi Township...Striking workers warned of legal action if they break the law...Four-party talks result in agreements...Tatmadaw forces in hot pursuit of Kokang renegade troops...Third four-party talks on amendment of National Education Law..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Loikaw to get new hospital buildings funded by JICA...Union Election Commission Chairman meets Australian Electoral Commissioner...Biodiversity conservation workshop kicks off...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing back home..... "PERSPECTIVES": "“Unsplit” spirit for infinite unity" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Financial Deepening and Economic Growth" by Kyaw Win Tin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 11 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 11 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Detention and Contrition Act amendment bill put on record: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Feb — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Tuesday placed on record a bill that amends the Detention and Contrition Act of 1961 which is assumed to be approved by parliament. The two parliaments hold different opinions on a bill concerned with the protection of the rights for national races, which came under discussion and sought the approval of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Land management to be reformed for urban development: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Feb — Deputy Ministers of the government explained Pyithu Hluttaw Tuesday about land management systems under urban development programmes. Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Khin Maung Nyo of Pauk Township constituency, Magwe region, asked about the plan to relax restrictions and red tapes on land utilization management. U Ohn Than, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, said except changing farm lands into other projects, Department of Land Records Office in townships are issuing permits within one-month to valid application for grant lands and mine exploration across the country excluding in the Nay Pyi Taw council areas and major cities of Yangon and Mandalay. U Khun Thein Pe, MP of Hopong Township constituency, asked the government’ plan to demarcate road areas across the country, while people are settling and squatting at roadsides along some highways, even erecting walls illegally for compounds..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: No waste of budget in Nay Pyi Taw development plan, says council member: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Feb — Dr Myat Nyana Soe, MP of Yangon Region constituency 4, asked whether the government has a pragmatic and sound plan with systematic use of budget for Nay Pyi Taw development programmes as budget allocation for the new capital is higher than any other major cities of the country. The previous administration founded it and regarded as the capital, as per 2008 Constitution. U Kan Chun, member of Nay Pyi Taw Council, said there is no waste of budget for the capital with the Town Plan to meet international standards to become a clean and tidy ‘green city’ after the capital has been developed with sustainable infrastructural sectors to promote social lives of residents, business and human resources..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein meets Kayin delegation...Military columns hunt Kokang renegade troops...Myanmar’s trade deficit hits more than $4 billion in first 10 months...Myanmar’s first low-head hydropower plant in Mandalay Region...Faculty members, researchers join Research and Knowledge Sharing Forum...Tatkon Township commissions two upgraded roads...Local farmers get good price for cold season groundnut...Departmental exhibition hails Union Day, centennial birthday of General Aung San...Dredging of lake help supply drinking water to locals...Agriculturists demonstrate nurturing of summer paddy saplings...Wall magazine, photo and book shows widen horizon of students...Wellwishers donate cash to fund for upgrading of libraries...Health officials share health knowledge for pregnant women...IPRD staff issue citizenship scrutiny cards to eligible citizens...The Immortal...Free epilepsy treatment to be available in three townships..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Electric Power Ministry, JICA celebrate partial completion of Biluchaung No-2 Hydropower Station Rehabilitation Project...Appointment of ambassador agreed on...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends 12th ACDFIM in Kuala Lumpur...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Iran...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Iran...12th Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Forum kicks off...Revision of MoU on Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance cooperation discussed at meeting..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Low intelligence is the root cause of all problems" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Physical Exercise for mental health" by Yei Htut Tin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 11 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 10 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 10 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: 12th regular session of Pyithu Hluttaw continues: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 Feb — Pyithu Hluttaw session on Monday discussed religious affairs, availability of call centres in the entire country, repairs of rural roads and upgrading of monastic education schools. Concerning the question on availability of call centres in the entire country raised by Representative U Min Swe of DaikU, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Than said that arrangements are under way for mobile phone networks to cover the entire country so that farmers can communicate for their needs. As for the motion calling for the upgrading of monastic education schools, Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Maung Maung Htay said that the ministry has been upgrading monastic education schools when they meet their respective requirements and salaries for teachers at monastic education schools will be raised according to the number of students at each school approved by state/region supervisory committees for monastic education schools."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw approves motion on effective prevention of drug abuse: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 Feb— Amyotha Hluttaw Session on Monday discussed the motion calling for the government to implement projects for establishing educative training centres for drug addicts in every township to prevent them from choosing wrong course of life in cooperation with civil society organizations, government departments, INGOs and NGOs submitted by Representative U Pe Thaung. The motion was seconded by four representatives who proposed to form bodies made up of teachers and town elders to expose drug addicts and give treatment to them as well as to take action against traffickers, to restructure current rehabilitation centres for effective measures, and to educate young people in townships on drug abuse and to expose drug traffickers regardless of their statuses..."..... NOTIFICATION: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Notification No. (5/2015) 6th Waning Day of Tabodwe, 1376 ME (9th February, 2015) Mro National Democracy Party allowed to register as political party..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Four-party talks on amendment of national education law to resume on 11 February...Press Release Team issues statement on second preliminary discussions of National Education Law...Fighting breaks out between Tatmadaw, Kokang renegade troops...Cultural delegates visit parks, gardens, museum, Hluttaw complex, Uppatasanti pagoda...CESR experts, department partners meet...Schools under SWD hail Myanmar Children’s Day...Technicians give training to firefighters to skillfully use rescue equipment...Staff quarters accommodates service personnel in Myawady...Invitational badminton championship wraps up in Mandalay...Mandalay General Hospital honours blood donors...Students perform dancing hailing Myanmar’s Children Day...MCDC implements new system of sanitation in Mahaaungmye Tsp...University of Medical Technology (Mandalay) turns out graduates...Pobbathiri Township MCWA refreshes tailors in advance course... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends 12th ACDFIM...Manipur boosts Indo-Myanmar trade zone project...Environmental conservation, sustainable forestry development discussed...Stake driven for cold storage to produce export products...CESR experts, department partners meet... "PERSPECTIVES": "Never lose sight of the real world" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Education in Singapore: Universities and International Schools" by Sayar Mya..."MOTIVATION" by Kyin Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 09 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 9 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 08 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Amyotha Hluttaw speaker attends opening ceremonies...Local environmentalists welcome suspension of construction projects in Yangon...Tortoises from pagoda’s lake released into community forest in southern Myanmar for 2nd time...Mass peace movement demands prompt ceasefire from both sides...DMBE issues announcement for matriculation students to draw IDs for examination...Myanmar celebrates first International Epilepsy Day in Yangon...Mass demonstration for union peace held in Yangon...Matric student recalled from student protest march...Madaya people to keep marble statue of General Aung San at park...Rural area gets well in Nyaunglebin Tsp...Price of tamarind falls in Myanaung’s market...University students enjoy 68th Anniversary Shan State Day in Mandalay...PyinOoLIndawgyi Shwe Myinzu Pagoda to hold Buddha Pujaniya...Departmental officials share knowledge about consumer rights protection...Agriculture Department opens plant clinic in Pyinmana Tsp...Inter-village road under construction in Nyaunglebin Tsp...Taungtha Tsp to hold ceremony to mark Myanmar Children’s Day...3rd Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar lion dance team wows crowd in Singapore...Myanmar, Thailand sign joint drug control agreement...Myanmar celebrates first International Epilepsy Day in Yangon...General Hla Htay Win meets UN humanitarian coordinator...Chinese container vessel arrives in Myanmar...3rd MDCF concludes in Nay Pyi Taw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Shall we have another significant day like Union Day?" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLES: "Education in Singapore: Universities and International Schools" by Sayar Mya..."People of Myanmar and Astrology : Days of the Week" Nyi Sae Min
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 07 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 87 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 08 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Discovering the modern arts movement hidden behind Lokanat Gallery...Myanmar, WFP discuss food supply programme in Rakhine, Kachin states...Third MDC forum focuses on strategic development plans...Education Ministry meets Advisory Committee for implementation of Education Promotion...Our Apology and Correction...General Aung San’s centenary birthday anniversary celebrated in Natmauk...Ministry of LFRD donates K1 million to rural library in Myingyan Tsp...Road Transport opens driving and vehicle maintenance course...Village of emerald green project gaining development momentum...Immigration staff issue citizenship Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay) scrutiny cards to people...Mobile Fuel Lab makes surprised check in Mandalay District...MFF president meets youth trainees at football training school...Inter-ward invitational Sepak Takraw tournament commences...Mandalay Region livestock breeding show 11-14 Feb...Community-based immunization campaign to be conducted in Feb: Health Ministry..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President urges int’l community to work hand-in-hand with government at Third MDCF...Indian Coast Guard Ship “Vishwast” to dock in Yangon on goodwill visit...MOGE, two foreign oil companies sign production sharing contracts...Shinhan bank provides Cooperatives Ministry with mid-term loan for modernizing Myanmar agriculture...Cycling festival at Myanmar-Thai border...Italy’s support strengthens safeguarding of Myanmar heritage...Dutch entrepreneurs to invest in Myanmar’s fishery industry..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Common humanity makes people less harsh" by Aung Khin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 7 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 07 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Strategic EIA to be conducted at hydropower dams on Thanlwin River: Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Feb— Feasibility tests are being conducted at five project sites for dams on the Thanlwin River, Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Maw Tha Htway told the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Friday. The deputy minister was responding to the question whether the min-istry has a plan to conduct strategic environmental impact assessment and to use IWRM comprehensive water resource management system at six dam projects on the Thanlwin River. The environmental impact assessment and social impact assessment for Kunlong Hydropower Project, which is located at the upper reach of the river, have been conducted and a central body of the ministry led by a deputy minister and regional level committees have been formed to monitor field inspection of the reports, according to the deputy minister..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw session goes on for twelfth day: Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Feb — Amyotha Hluttaw session continued for twelfth day on Friday, with submission of a report and two proposals and five questions that were answered. On a question whether a plan for establishment of pine forests to prevent deforestation in Chin State through cooperation between the Ministry of U Steven Tha Beik of Chin State Constituency No (4), Deputy Minister U Aye Myint Maung revealed a plan to commercially establish 100-acre pine plan-tation funded by the Union budget and set up community forest plantations at 10 villages in Chin State with the use of the funds of the state government in 2015-2016 FY. The ministry will cooperate with UN agencies and international organizations if it receives requests from them, the deputy minister added. On a question raised by U Hla Swe of Magway Region Constituency No (12) asking how to realize the transformation of Red Cross Society, Deputy Minister Dr Win Myint said that a directive to increase membership of region/state/district Red Cross Society supervisory committee with two more townselders each until 31 December 2015 was released. During the session, U Myo Myint of Mandalay Region Constituency No (6) submitted a motion calling for implementation of projects that can guarantee equality of having access to electricity in the country. Amyotha Hluttaw decided to discuss the proposal."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Development tasks can be implemented with greater success only after peace has been built...Myanmar’s tallest condominium to emerge in commercial hub Yangon next year...Resumption of four-party talks coordinated...Large Buddha image emerges while renovating ancient pagoda...INRD issues citizenship scrutiny cards to locals...MMA (Central) assigns duty to executive committee of Tatkon Township Music Association...Mandalay Region government honours victorious athletes...MOGE laying natural gas pipelines...ChaungU Township IPRD refreshes skills of village librarians...Mandalay Mayor presents certificates of honour, cash assistance to senior citizens...Township authorities share Pyidaungsu Hluttaw fund to grassroots level...Vice Mayor inspects cultivation of vegetables, sanitation at staff quarters...Launching solar power, water supply hails Union Day..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: More foreign students enrolling in YUFL to study Myanmar language...The EU reaffirms its humanitarian populations of Myanmar... Development of energy policy in Myanmar discussed at symposium...Philippines donates culture materials to Myanmar...Ais Asia to extend daily flights in 2015...Myanmar, Republic of Korea to promote bilateral relations...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets ROK Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker holds talks with New Zealand Ambassador...World professionals to perform juggling skills for the first time..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The same old recurring problems hinder progress of society" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Property is not for Investment" by San Shwe Aung..."Hazards of smoking" by Kyaw Zan Hla...Education in Singapore: Pre-school Playgroup to Junior College" Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 07 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 6 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 06 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session goes on for twelfth day: "Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Feb — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session continued for twelfth day on Thursday with the presentations of Union Budget report for the first six month of 2014-2015 FY by Union ministers. Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein explained budgetary matters in the six months of the current fiscal year and activities of the some ministries and departments that spend less and more than the proposed budgets. Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw also clarified national planning report for the first six month of 2014- 2015 FY, explaining the country’s GDP rate, investments in state, private and cooperative sectors, macroeconomic development in the country and foreign aid. Next, parliamentarians held discussions on the report of the Joint Public Account Committee regarding findings of the Office of the Auditor-General of the Union on 2013-2014 Union Budget."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: 11 MoUs signed between Govt, local & foreign companies to make assessment of building coal-fired power plants: "Nay Pyi Taw, 5 Feb — The government has signed 11 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with local and foreign companies to carry out assessments of potentials for building coal-fired power plants, said Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Aung Than Oo. The deputy minister made the remarks at the meeting of Pyithu Hluttaw Thursday as U Myint Soe of Pyawbwe Constituency submitted a proposal to produce power sufficiently with the use of modern technologies including coal-power and nuclear power technologies without damaging the health of the people and environment. However, the government has no plan yet to produce electricity from nuclear power in the country as generating electricity from the nuclear power is 11 MoUs signed between Govt, local & foreign companies to make assessment of building coal-fired power plants under criticism currently in the world, U Aung Than Oo said..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Development of SMEs creates middle class people: "...MPs participated in discussions of SME development bill. U Nay Win Tun of Shan State Constituency No 9 and U Hla Swe of Magway Region Constituency No 12 discussed prospects from development of SMEs and progress of SMEs to emerge a middle class people for Myanmar’s graduation from lower developed countries status, and seeking foreign assistance and technology for development of SMEs in Myanmar. The speaker of the Hluttaw decided the Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee must review the discussions of the MPs."..... NOTIFICATIONS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Notification No. (4/2015) 2nd Waning Day of Tabodwe, 1376 ME (5 February, 2015) Unity and Peace Party allowed to be renamed as Bamar People’s Party..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President stresses systematic handover of unfinished but well-started projects to those who will take charge of them...Wanderlust Travel Magazine names Bagan second top city for travel in 2015...PyinOoLwin Maha Thingyan gold cup golf tournament 12-15 April...Senior General stresses reciprocal relationship between politics and economy...Public request released regarding amendment of national education law...Local authorities, wellwisher hoist umbrella atop ancient pagoda in Kyaunggon...Children of pre-primary schools make trips in Nay Pyi Taw...Htamane making contest depicts images of Myanmar tradition...Taninthayi Region FSD gets two new fire trucks, two ambulances...Rural youths join livestock breeding workers course...Environmental Conservation Dept to install machine of Air Analyzer monitoring system in Amarapura...Myawady Town to hold Myanmar Children’s Day...Shwepyi Yanaung free clinic, library put into service in Yamethin...Myawady Town puts K5 M facelift on road...Action to be taken against illegal sand extractors..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Logistics service starts between Yangon and Shanghai...World Bank (IDA) to disburse US$100 million to Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "No weapon is powerful enough to protect mankind" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Education in Singapore: Pre-school Playgroup to Junior College" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 06 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 5 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 05 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Ministries concerned striving for construction of industrial zones meeting international standards: "Nay Pyi Taw, 4 Feb— Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) continued for the 12th day at its hall, here, on Wednesday. U Tin Maung Oo of Shwepyitha Constituency asked whether or not ministries concerned will solve standardization of industrial zones and disputes of land plots at the zones. Deputy Minister for Industry U Myo Aung replied that ministries concerned are striving for construction of industrial zones meeting international standards. These ministries solve the problems on land plots for land ownership and squatters. In some regions and states, respective industrial zone management committees of region and state governments and industrial zone management committees inspect land plots where no industry is operated for returning them to the government..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw approves motion to encourage yam cultivation: "Nay Pyi Taw, 4 Feb — Amyotha Hlutaw session on Wednesday discussed the motion calling for the union government to take systematic measures for yam cultivation in suitable areas submitted by Representative U Har Shein Bway. The motion was seconded by Representative U Paw Lyan Lwin. He said that it is necessary for the government to arrange loans for yam cultivation at low interest rates while the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Cooperatives are required to set up yam purchasing centres in villages. Representative U Salai Khweyan supported the motion, saying that yam can be a new product item that will raise the income of the country if yam researches are conducted and the cultivation is expanded. He also called for the government to provide financial and technical assistance to yam farmers..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Rice growing technology for salt intrusion area puts farmers on right track to double-cropping goal, but shortage of agricultural machinery challenges poor farmers in Ayeyawady Delta...Yangon Photo Festival in February...Pyithu Hluttaw committee discusses interfaith marriage bill...Opening and closing ceremonies of Fourth National Sports Festival to be broadcast live...Supreme Court of the Union meets judges at different levels...Irrigation Department issues compensation to farmers for loss of farmlands...Natogyi Township DAC upgrades urban roads in fiscal year...Champions emerge in Horizon Open...Merits shared for pagoda Buddha Pujaniya...Inter-village bridge under construction in Myanaung Township...Educative talks mark World Wetlands Day in Inlay Lake Sanctuary area...Inter-ward Sepak Takraw tourney wraps up...DBE-2 officials explain rules for 2015 matriculation examination...Mon National Day marked..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Honorary Consul General from ROK...P&G launches 2nd clean water donation campaign in Myanmar...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Singaporean Emeritus Senior Minister, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives emeritus senior minister of Singapore...UEC Chairman meets Argentine Ambassador, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary...Japanese Government grants US$ 819,465 for five projects in Myitkyina Tsp...Union FM receives Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of US Department of State...CBM Governor meets Chairman of OCBC Bank..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Empowerment through employment" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Education in Singapore: Pre-school Playgroup to Junior College" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 4 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 04 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: MPs debate on drafting tax reform bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 3 Feb— Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debated tax reform plan proposed by MP Daw Tin Nwe Oo of Dagon Myothit (North) constituency, before discussion of parliamentarians about national referendum bill on the amendment of 2008 State Constitution. Daw Tin Nwe Oo said taxation of Internal Revenue Department should meet the practices of Income Tax Law, urging to draft a bill on taxation which needs to be discussed at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw after writing rules and regulations by the Union government. Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein said the ministry is trying to levy taxes in accordance with international norms, and is drawing rules and regulations to cover all the processes of the ministry..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: National transport master plan comprising 142 projects to seek approval of Hluttaw: "U Than Myint of Wundwin Constituency raised a question on plans of the government how to draw and implement national transport master plan. Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein replied that the master plan consists of 32 aviation projects, 15 waterway transport projects, 33 inland water transport projects, 14 rail transportation projects, 48 road transport projects, totalling 142. Arrangements are being made to seek approval for the master plan. Projects of the plan will be implemented at prioritized level. A national level central committee will be formed with officials of Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Rail Transportation, Ministry of Construction and other ministries concerned..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: DICA issues company registrations, work licences, permission within three days: "Nay Pyi Taw, 3 Feb — Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) held the 11th day session at its hall in Hluttaw Complex, here, on Tuesday. U Zone Hle Htan of Chin State Constituency No 2 asked whether there is a plan to publish the book on information and rules on company registration, work licence and permission for the people. Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Daw Lei Lei Thein replied that Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration gives talks and share knowledge about company registration process, and procedures of application for investment in regions and states and through www. dica.gov.com of the directorate. The department eases rules and regulations for convenience of applicants and opens branches in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay, Taunggyi and Mawlamyine for company registration. The department issues company’s registration, work licence and permission within three days. The ministry has no plan to publish the book on information and procedures for registration..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: 4th GEGG Forum focus on expanding cooperation and deepening integration for sustainable development...Press release on meeting on amendment of national education law...Buddha Pujaniya, rice offering ceremony held at Maha Muni Buddha Image...Agriculture Department grows quality Palethwe hybrid saplings..Quadripartite football tournament changed to tripartite one...Tourists caravan arrives in Nyaungshwe...Nay Pyi Taw Health Department turns out public health supervisors...MOGE compensates over K15 million for loss of croplands to farmers...Yamethin dwellers provided with free healthcare services, given health talks...Pigeon pea price rises up in Natogyi Tsp...Educative talks hail centennial birthday of General Aung San, Myanmar Children’s Day...Township officials present cash assistance, certificates to older persons...MGF officials award winners in Junior Golf Myanmar Tournament...Letpadaungtaung implementation committee holds coordination meeting...Green Economy, Green Growth (GEGG) Forum kicks off..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japan eyes Myanmar for agricultural machinery sales...Bean prices up due to lower local stock and increasing demand from India...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker meets Chairman of Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Sri Lanka...President U Thein Sein holds talks with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong of Singapore...Myanmar, Bangladesh to cooperate in energy sector...Union FM receives Energy Adviser to the Bangladeshi PM...Quadripartite football tournament changed to tripartite one...Joint Press Statement Singapore-Myanmar Joint Ministerial Working Committee to Reconvene to Strengthen Economic Relations...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Sri Lanka..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Not beyond us" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 03 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 3 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 03 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: MPs debate referendum bill and suffrage of white card holders: "Nay Pyi Taw, 2 Feb— Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discussed national referendum bill on constitution amendment and debated voting rights of white card holders, before presenting a report of Public Accounts Joint Committee at the start of session Monday. Tatmataw MP Lieutenant Colonel Ye Naing Oo suggested if Pyidaungsu Hluttaw assigned Union Election Commission for holding national referendum, it translated Hluttaw is dominating the election body, urging for independent decisions of the commission. During a debate on voting rights of white card holders, U Shwe Maung, an MP of Buthidaung Township constituency, said if the holders of temporary identification documents are not allowed to vote, a total of 1.5 million people in the country will lose the voting rights..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: There is no way to return confiscated lands, says defence deputy minister: "Nay Pyi Taw, 2 Feb— Tenth-day meeting of Pyithu Hluttaw session Monday questioned and answered land seizures of Tatmataw, naming of towns and villages and sexual abuses on women. In response to the question of Daw Khin Saw Wai, parliamentarian of Yathedaung Township constituency, Major General Kyaw Nyunt, deputy minister for Defence, said military confiscated some lands in Zedipyin Village in this constituency for headquarters of Border Area Immigration Control Command before the lands and buildings were transferred to police battalion under Ministry of Home Affairs. He added it is not possible to return the lands to original owners as all the lands are occupied with the buildings of security forces. Question of Daw Khin San Hlaing, an MP of Pale Township constituency, was answered by Brigadier General Kyaw Zan Myint, deputy minister of Home Affairs, saying that the names of villages and towns are officially recognized as have been registered by the ministry. The deputy minister also explained the suggestion of Daw Nang Say Awa, an MP of Hpa-an Township constituency, to enact a law to protect women from sexual abuses. The Brigadier General said headed by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, a body of three committees comprising representatives of government ministries, parliament, political parties, legal experts, civil society organizations and NGOs is drafting the proposed law."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Waingmaw to get retaining wall for prevention of bank erosion: "Nay Pyi Taw, 2 Feb— At the 10th day session of the Amyotha Hluttaw on Monday, U Gam Sai of Kachin State Constituency No 2 asked whether there is a plan to build a 472 feet long gravel-filled retaining wall for bank erosion of Ayeyawady River at Ward 1 in Waingmaw. Deputy Minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win replied that Kachin State Water Resources Utilization Department will be assigned to conduct feasibility study for construction of retaining wall and to seek approval from the head office of the department. Then, the department will be ordered to demand the funds from the separate budget of the president and the budget from Kachin State government in 2015- 16 fiscal year. Depending on the fund, the department will build the retaining wall. U Thein Hlaing of Sagaing Region Constituency No 8 asked about a plan for construction of Razagyo Dam. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw replied that construction of the embankment at Razagyo Dam in Kalay Township, Sagaing Region, has been completed by 96 percent, a spillway by 100 percent, a hydropower station by 65 percent and feeder canals by 27 percent in 2014-15 fiscal year. The budget proposal has been submitted to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for completion of remaining tasks in 2015-16 fiscal year. If the Hluttaw approved the budget proposal, the project will be implemented in 2015-16 FY."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: We must all be committed to undertaking reforms desired by the public...Parliament of Poland to help develop Hluttaw staff capacity...Agricultural company demonstrates pivot irrigation system...Petrified wood on display in Natogyi...Rural people get electricity in Maubin Township...Rules of interview for candidates of President’s scholarship approved...Judicial ethics workshop conducted for judicial officers...LaKhaCha market in Myitnge ready to sell various products to customers...Authorities share Pyidaungsu Hluttaw fund for development tasks...Outstanding students from Yaw region get stipends...Military medics give health care services to rural people...Literary talks mark Sarsodaw Day in Tatkon...Farmers get compensation for loss of farmlands in construction of Chaungzon Dam...Wellwishers offer dry rations to Buddhist monks...Union minister explains measures of government to staff in Bago...Deputy Culture Minister welcomes cultural troupes from regions and states...68th Anniversary Mon National Day celebration to come in February..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Japan discuss disbursement of ODA loans...247 service personnel sent abroad for scholarship courses in January 2015...Tourists from MV Silver Wind visit Myanmar...International tennis tournament awards winners..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Be an active and responsible member of society" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Two among many!" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 03 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 2 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 02 February 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Talks on national education law starts in Yangon, with agreement reached on some points...Outstanding students, teachers win prizes...Dawei BEHS No 1 observes School Family Day...Natogyi Township DAC allows shopkeepers to sell goods at Myoma market during pagoda festival...Tourist number larger in Myingyan, Bagan, Mandalay...Zabuthiri Township opens three asphalt streets...Township officials team collect data on livelihoods of people...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services’ Trophy Tatmadaw Golf Tournament kicks off...MCF President’s cup wraps up in Labutta...Cultural troupes arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...Departmental staff conduct consumer poll for minimum wage...Rakhine State Hluttaw donates sewing machines, generators to villages...Meteorological radar station in Rakhine State expected to be completed by March...Carving of General Aung San monument finishes...Htamane season begins..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thai based-companies sign to develop Dawei SEZ...Agreement signed to establish Myanmar Shipyards-Dong A Joint Venture Co Ltd...Tourist number larger in Myingyan, Bagan, Mandalay...Convoy of classic cars heading towards ancient Myanmar city...Myanmar secure 4-1 victory over Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk U-21 in 5th tune-up match...Tourist’s caravan arrives in Mandalay...Meteorological radar station in Rakhine State expected to be completed by March..... "PERSPECTIVES": "To be truly patriotic" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Amarapura, the second last old capital city VIII" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 01 February 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 1 February, 2015
      Date of publication: 01 February 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETING:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Luncheon served in celebration of fourth parliamentary anniversary...Financial statement of Ministry of Information in 2015-16 FY.....EXECUTIVE: Authority to be shared to region and state governments....: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Public Announcement for remonstration...Announcements on appointments (Myanmar Gazette)...Authority to be shared to region and state governments.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar’s National Electrification Project set to begin in September By Ye Myint...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw receives international recognition for its four-year commitment to legislation: Speaker...Rural people get electricity in Myanaung Tsp...Football ground of YTU under renovation...Petrified wood booth to show beauty of natural items to foreigners...Wall magazine, photo show hail Union Day...Physics team champions in Sagaing University Rector’s Cup football tourney...MCDC to organize vegetables and fruit show and contest...Fire breaks out at fuel station in Mahaaungmye Tsp...Football referees representing Mandalay Region to attend referee conference...INRD to issue citizenship cards to locals in Taninthayi Region from 1 Jan to 30 June..Interview date announced for scholarship candidates...Myanmar International and MRTV TVschedules..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Our goals are to achieve peace and stability, economic development, to move forward to a future of political and economic growth...90 Korean student volunteers join construction of basic education school in Hlegu Tsp - Byline: Khin Yadana, Photo: Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)...Vice President U Nyan Tun discusses implementation of Dawei SEZ project in Thailand...Ma-de Island Crude Oil Unloading Terminal and SEA crude oil pipeline commissioned into service...Petrified wood booth to show beauty of natural items to foreigners...Union FM attends ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat...,, ...."PERSPECTIVES" : "Squatters are humans" by By Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "ICT in brief and pragmatic application of E-Governance in Singapore" by Saya Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 31 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 31 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 31 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw receives international recognition for its four-year commitment to legislation: Speaker: "Nay Pyi Taw, 30 Jan — Parliament has written success stories in passing legislations and practising check and balance policies over the past four years with recognition at home and abroad, the speaker told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on its fourth anniversary here on Friday, officials said. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw could introduce 133 laws in its 11 sessions in four years, with 15 laws in 2011 including the Private Schools Registration Law and the Peaceful Gathering and Demonstration Law..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Our goals are to achieve peace and stability, economic development, to move forward to a future of political and economic growth...Myanmar’s National Electrification Project set to begin in September...Luncheon served in celebration of fourth parliamentary anniversary...Public Announcement for remonstration...Financial statement of Ministry of Information in 2015-16 FY...Rural people get electricity in Myanaung Tsp...Football ground of YTU under renovation...Petrified wood booth to show beauty of natural items to foreigners...Wall magazine, photo show hail Union Day...Physics team champions in Sagaing University Rector’s Cup football tourney...MCDC to organize vegetables and fruit show and contest...Fire breaks out at fuel station in Mahaaungmye Tsp...Football referees representing Mandalay Region to attend referee conference...INRD to issue citizenship cards to locals in Taninthayi Region from 1 Jan to 30 June...Authority to be shared to region and state governments...Interview date announced for scholarship candidates..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar’s National Electrification Project set to begin in September...90 Korean student volunteers join construction of basic education school in Hlegu Tsp...Vice President U Nyan Tun discusses implementation of Dawei SEZ project in Thailand...Ma-de Island Crude Oil Unloading Terminal and SEA crude oil pipeline commissioned into service...Petrified wood booth to show beauty of natural items to foreigners...Union FM attends ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Squatters are humans" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "ICT in brief and pragmatic application of E-Governance in Singapore" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 31 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 30 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 30 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses 2015-16 FY national planning bill, 2015 union budget bill: "naY PYi Taw, 29 Jan — Members of Union level organizations explained matters related to the 2015- 16 fiscal year national planning bill and the 2015 union budget bill at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s eighth day session on Thursday. Union Minister for Health Dr Than Aung explained the ministry demanded K407.5 billion of ordinary expenditure and K349.9 billion of capital expenditure to spend the two-third of budget on providing medical treatment to the people and the one-third of budget on extension of building. The ministry plans to spend K37 billion on cost of medical treatment for over 900,000 government service personnel. The medical treatment for the people will include basic package and benefit package..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw session discusses appointment of law officers and drug eradication: "naY PYi Taw, 29 Jan — The Office of the Attorney- General of the Union appointed 600 law officers (grade-4) over the period of five fiscal years, Deputy Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo told the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Thursday while he was responding to a question raised by a representative who asked whether the office had plans to appoint more law officers. However, the deputy attorney-general said there were still 229 vacant posts for deputy township law officers in the entire country. A total of 150 law officers recruited in 2013- 14 fiscal year completed their training course at the Central Civil Service University on 12 December and they were appointed to vacant posts while another 150 recruited in 2014-15 fiscal year were still under training at the university, according to the deputy attorney- general..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: MPs debate Population Control Healthcare Bill: "naY PYi Taw, 29 Jan— The Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw decided to bring the Population Control Healthcare Bill back to Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee after the bill was debated at the Hluttaw today. U Khin Maung Latt of Rakhine State’s No. 6 constituency has suggested to enact the bill as a law, stressing the need for adopting policies which are adapted to situation of Myanmar as it is located between the countries where population explosion is happening. U Zone Hlyal Htan of Chin State’s constituency No. 2 and Dr Myint Naing of Sagaing Region Constituency No. 3 have suggested to take time to be able to thoroughly make assessment to the bill before enacting it. Maj Ye Wint Soe, a representative from the Ministry of Defence Services, has pointed out that there is no sections for punishment for hindrances to the health care services which would be carried out in accordance with the law. He has suggested to think about whether punishments should be added to the bill. U J Yaw Wu of Kachin State’s constituency No. 12 has objected the Population Control Healthcare Bill while Daw Khin Waing Kyi of Yangon Region’s No. 1 constituency seconded it..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: 4th GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw...Tender invited for building Fish & Meat Whole Sale Market in Insein...Construction of new Hanthawaddy International Airport planned to start this year...UEC Chairman meets election sub-commissions, political parties, CSOs in Kokang Self-Administered Zone...Student protesters arrive in Kyaukpadaung...Mandalay Region government honours outstanding persons in respective fields...Maintenance of bicycles earns income for families...Township Cooperative Department disburses loans to cooperative societies...Local people focus on environmental conservation at Inlay Lake...People get knowledge of vocations and skills for life in training...Kachin State government gives certificates, cash assistance of President to older persons...LBVD conducts basic livestock breeding workers courses...Youth golfers take part in Junior Golf Myanmar Tournament...Tripartite dialogue for good community engagement in extractive industries held in Yangon..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japanese firms look for business relationships with Myanmar counterparts in four areas...Construction of new Hanthawaddy International Airport planned to start this year...Myanmar hands over chairmanship of ASEAN Tourism Forum to the Philippines...Vice President U Nyan Tun meets Thai prime minister...More than 630 tourists from Cruise Liner Azamara Quest visit Yangon...Myanmar moves to win OGP membership...GMS environment ministers’ meeting continues..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Time to change the mindset in drafting and debating bills" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Transforming information into knowledge in higher education institutions" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 31 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 29 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 29 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Union ministers highlights budgets for projects in 2014-15 and 2015-16 FY: "...Regarding the projects in the 2015-2016 national planning bill and the 2015 union budget bill, Union Minister for Information U Ye Htut explained the budget proposal for changing analogue to digital system and extension of new TV channels of Myanma Radio and Television, responsibility of Information and Public Relations Department for public relations and supervising laws and rules related to the Ministry of Information, promotion of Myanmar motion picture arena, publishing of aesthetic and general knowledge books in Myanmar and English languages, and process of News and Periodical Enterprise to practise public service media, reasons for lower budget proposal and profits of News and Periodicals Enterprise and Printing and Publishing Enterprise in 2013-14 and 2014-15 FY. Union Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung reported on foreign loans and assistance for development of aviation sector, the plans of the ministry to cooperate with private investors through JV, BOT and PPP systems, financial reports of departments under the ministry in 2015-16 FY, maintenance of waterways, upgrading of jetties and ports, monitoring of natural disasters and airport projects..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Women service personnel enjoy maternity leave under rules and law: "Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Jan— At the eighth day session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Wednesday, U Khin Maung Shwe of Tamu Constituency raised questions on maternity leave for female workers under the civil service law and rules and whether there is a plan to manage permission for maternity leave of woman staff at Mintha Station Hospital in Myothit, Tamu District. Chairman of Union Civil Services Board U Kyaw Thu replied that any woman service personnel in service can enjoy maternity leave under rules 101 and 102 of civil service law. The woman staff at the station hospital needs to submit applications with documents referring to the civil service law to the ministry concerned for enjoying the maternity leave with full salary..."...AMYOTHA LUTTAW: Government helps tea farmers and merchants: Deputy Minister: "Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Jan — The government is helping tea farmers by taking measures to export tea to Japan and display tea products at the ASEAN Food Show, Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan said in his response to a question at the Amyotha Hluttaw session on Wednesday. In addition, the government formed a central body of tea farmers, tea producers and tea merchants, according to the deputy minister. The government has established a tea market and it is necessary for the central body and the Association of Myanmar Fruit, Flowers and Vegetables Farmers, Manufacturers and Exporters to cooperate with local authorities for the stability of the tea market while the government offers necessary assistance, the deputy minister said..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Ma-de oil port to create job opportunities for locals and contribute to development of education and health sectors...Bankers, telcos, solution providers and technology vendors gather at Mobile Money + E-Commerce Summit 2015 to tap into opportunities in new financial services...President’s economic advisor holds talks in Mandalay...UEC Chairman meets election sub-commissions, political parties, departmental officials, CSOs...Gov’t takes step to administrative machinery reforms...Government, Hluttaw representatives, students issue joint declaration on amendment of national education law...UEC members meet members of Open Myanmar Initiative...BEHS branch gets new building in Myanaung Tsp...Farmer representatives discuss uplift of living standard of rural people...IPRD gives mobile library service to rural people...Religious association honours winner novices in religious examination...Village library extends building for readers’ convenience...WRUD sinks tube-wells in Tatkon Township to irrigate farmlands...Fire engulfs shed in Patheingyi Tsp...Growers get good price on sales of aster flower...Government, student protesters agree to hold four-party talks...Coordination focuses on presentation of President’s Excellent Award..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Ma-de oil port to create job opportunities for locals and contribute to development of education and health sectors...Three developers to compete for Yangon Railway Station Complex Project...Myanmar youth win over Germany’s third division club on wide margin...DHSHD, KOICA agree establishment of Yangon-Hanthawady-Bago Corridor and Yangon Southwestern Regional Development..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Any problem, when solved eagerly, can be solved really" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Aplomb, Self-possession and Dogged determination act like the propulsive power to success" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 28 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 28 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Ministries concerned make presentation of projects, budgetary matters to Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Jan — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held sixth day session on Tuesday, with Union-level members from ministries concerned making the presentation of projects and budgetary matters included in National Planning Bill for 2015-2016 FY and 2015 Union Budget Bill. Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development Dr Aung Myat Oo clarified works to be done for meat and fish production and targets, rural infrastructure development focusing on road and bridge construction, community-based building, water supply and sanitation, electrification, sustainable career development and promotion of livestock breeding sector. In his presentation, Deputy Minister for Communications and Information Technology U Win Than explained matters related to revenue and expenditure, loan and the ministry’s aim to increase the countrywide telephone density from 75 percent to 80 percent in 2015-2016 FY..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Farmlands sacrificed for new satellite towns in public interests: "Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Jan — U Soe Tint, Deputy Minister for Construction, at the Pyithu Hluttaw session here on Tuesday answered a query about the government plans for the loss of farmlands and the sale of apartments in installments. “Farmland loss is due to establishing new satellite towns in public interests,” he said, adding “The projects are real.” He spoke of the resettlement of affected people on plots measuring 20 feet by 60 feet and 40ft by 60ft, explaining that compensation have been made K 10,000 an acre of bare land and K20,000 per acre of land under cultivation..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw discusses parental leave and business in ethnic armed group areas: Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Jan — Amoytha Hluttaw discussed Tuesday three issues of parental leave for government employees, security for businesses in the areas of ethnic armed groups and modern railway system. In response to the question of MP Dr Myat Nyana Soe, Chairman U Kyaw Thu of Union Civil Services Board explained female employees of civil service can enjoy six-month maternal leave, while the husband of that woman or the male employee of non-civil service woman cannot enjoy paternal leave. However, the male employee can get one of the 10 types of two-week leave to take care her wife and new-born baby, but not paternal leave, in accordance with Civil Service Law..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Productive loans offered to cooperative members in rural areas to ensure higher socioeconomic status...Education Ministry to submit bill amending National Education Law to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Shwegyin Nikaya holds 19th annual meeting...Old medical students pay respects to retired faculty members...Distribution of stoves to conserve environment of Inlay Lake...Mandalay Region government arranges uplift of teaching skills of basic education teachers...Basic livestock breeding course to increase income of rural people...11 senior citizens residing in Meiktila District...Traditional medicine practitioners give health care to villagers...Facilities of Tatkon Township sports ground to improve sports skills of athletes...Local farmers to compete cultivation of Palethwe paddy for boosting production...Students enjoy international foods and cultural festival...THE FOURTEENTH MEETING OF ASEAN PLUS THREE (CHINA, JAPAN AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA) TOURISM MINISTERS 26 January 2015, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT...Representatives of protest students agreed to discuss with gov’t..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: World Maritime University, DMA ink MoU on collaboration in maritime industry...BNI to open branches in Myanmar, S. Korea...Vice President U Nyan Tun to pay visit to Thailand...Union CIT Minister attends 14th TELMIN in Bangkok...ASEAN Tourism Conference continues...Chinese consul general donates solar lamps to rural areas in PyinOoLwin Tsp...Indian Consulate General observes Republic Day in Mandalay..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Shining future for ASEAN tourism" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "2014 in Retrospect and Prospects for 2015" by Sonu Trivedi
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 27 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 27 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses 2015 Union Budget Bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Jan— Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened its fifth-day meeting Monday, with keeping records on separate funds of development projects in the message sent by President under 2014 Union Budget Bill, and discussing 2015 Union Budget Bill submitted by Ministry of Finance. President U Thein Sein’s message to Pyidaungsu Hluutaw included the use of K12.044 billion from separate funds for 12 projects— each one by Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, Ministry of Construction, Mandalay region government, and Rakhine region government; together with two projects of Shan state government and three projects of Ayeyawaddy region government..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Plan to improve Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank Law: "U Myint Oo of Thanatpin Constituency asked whether or not there is a plan to disburse medium- term and long-term agricultural loans to the farmers for mortgaging farming rights certificate at any bank. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Than replied that Myanma Agricultural Development Bank disbursed loans to farmers in Bago Region by taking original certificates of farming rights. As there no instruction to take original certificates in disbursement of loans, the bank delivered loans to farmers in remaining regions and states by taking copies of certificates. The bank disburses loans to the farmers who really carry out farming works with endorsement of local authorities. Disbursement of agricultural loans will be improved under the farming rights protection and interest promotion law and rules..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw divided on religious conversion bil: "Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Jan— Amotha Hluttaw representatives were divided on the religious conversion bill on its sixth day session on Monday, with Representative U Khin Maung Latt of Rakhine State Constituency (6) saying enacting the bill will contribute to reduction of conflicts, stability and national interests while Representative U Aung Kyi Nyunt of Magway Region Constituency (4) was of the view that special care and enough time should be taken for enactment of an unbiased and meaningful law as the bill will force people to convert religion as its side effects and stoke the worry of national races instead of protecting the freedom of worship..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Poor farmers in Ayeyawady Delta see dawn of better life...Old students hold 7th respect paying ceremony...Writers share knowledge about literary affairs...Health staff vaccinate children under 15 against infectious diseases...Central Command team champions in senior event of invitational volleyball tourney...Sacred tooth relic of Buddha conveyed to 22 townships of Ayeyawady Region...Shopkeepers join hands with FSD personnel in fire drill...ShinpinthadunU Pagoda’s Pujaniya commences in Natogyi...Private school founders discuss reform process in education sector...Vets to broaden horizon of local people in livestock breeding field...Training course enhances capacity of IPRD staff and officers...Local youths study hotels and tourism services...Region minister presents certificate, cash assistance to the aged...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers speech at Tatmadaw Central Organizing Committee...Student protesters charged for taking down state flag..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Tourism, driving engine for economic growth...ASEAN tourism ministers meet media...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends reception to mark 66th Anniversary of Republic Day of India...ASEAN plus 3 Tourism Ministers Meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw...Private school founders discuss reform process in education sector..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Peaceful transition rests on stronger legislature" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Terrorism and Extremism: Two Separate Concepts" by Aung Zin Phyo Thein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 27 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 26 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 26 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ministry of Defence champions in Union Government’s Cup Golf Tournament...India intends to foster bilateral trade with Myanmar...RBE transport resumes in Sittway Township...Bago ring road under construction to ease traffic jams...Cyclists join road racing, mountain bike events...Myanmar C.P. Cup tennis tournament commences...Palethwe paddy, cotton plantations thriving at Shwedaung research farm...Power lines, power stations under construction for electrification of villages in Ayeyawady Region...Farmers store feedstuff for summer...Myingyan District police achieve success in crime reduction activities...Earthen work completed to upgrade Yangon- Mandalay expressway...MCDC maintains LED lamp-posts in main roads in Mandalay City...Enthusiasts visit Myanmar Fisheries Show and Contest (Mandalay)...IPRD marks 24th birthday in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Station hospital, staff quarters under construction in Tatkon Tsp...Social Security Board presents compensation to family for demise of worker...Farmers use agricultural machinery in farmlands for boosting production in Yinmabin District..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to India, Australia...Grand Wynn secures certificates for quality...Vice Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham, U Nyan Tun send messages to Indian counterpart...Union FM sends messages to India, Australia...Union Minister delivers speech at 18th ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Land issues are among the greatest challenges for Myanmar" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "WORK & HOPE" by Kyi Mon
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 25 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 25 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President takes part in Union Government Cup Golf Tourney in Nay Pyi Taw...Artists expect good prospects for watercolour paintings...WTO members encourage Myanmar to continue on path of reintegrating into global economy...Myanmar Fisheries Show and Contest attracts Mandalarian enthusiasts...Local farmers get knowledge about environmental conservation...Traffic police officer shares knowledge to university students...Five win Dr Tin Shwe Literary Awards...STX Marine Services awards scholarship to MMU students...Basic Diplomatic Skills course wraps up...Wanna buy flats in Yangon?...Potable water for villages in Kyaunggon Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: U.S. universities elaborate academic systems...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham back from India..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Help to those living with physical deformities" by Aung Khin....India plans to issue arrival visa at Myanmar border..... ARTICLES: "GOODWILL" by Kyi Mun..."The application of Leadership and Management Principles and Strategies to a library" by Nyan Htun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 24 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 24 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves signing agreement on establishing ASEAN tourism secretariat, JICA loan: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Jan — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved proposals of the government to sign the agreement on establishing a regional secretariat for mutual recognition of ASEAN tourism experts and to receive Yen 10.5 billion loan for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology from JICA on Friday...Afterwards, two representatives discussed receiving the loan from the JICA before Deputy Minister for Communications and Information Technology U Thaung Tin explained the arrangements. Later, the Hluttaw session approved the loan."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: DHSHD to build staff quarters in Shadaw Township: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Jan — At the 5th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Friday, Daw Nang Nwam of Shadaw Constituency asked whether there is a plan to construct staff quarters for departmental personnel far from Shadaw Township in Kayah State. Deputy Minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win replied that a total of 179 local staff and 119 personnel from other townships are discharging duty at 25 departments in Shadaw Township. At present, 86 staff members far from Shadaw Township need staff quarters. Township Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development plans to build staff quarters on 47.04 acres of land but still seeks permission for construction..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Recovery plans for environmental degradation explained in Amyotha Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Jan — The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) session here on Friday saw a question arise as to plans for the recovery of environmental degradation caused by some ministries. U Aye Myint Maung, Deputy Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry, responded that cautious efforts are underway to minimize serious damage to the environment through supervisions at all levels. The ministry has instructed mining companies to refill open pits with topsoil from exploration sites and grow perennial trees and shady trees in order to maintain ecosystems..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Bombay stock exchange, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Tata Memorial Hospital...Rice trading expected to increase in coming fiscal year...Myanmar to launch trade information portal to boost trade transparency at year-end...Government emphasizes rural development, socioeconomic development in effort to reduce poverty...UEC urges local commissions and ministries to exert more efforts on greater electoral transparency...Union ministers discuss transition period of universities, colleges...Public Works, construction companies asphalting road sections in Kachin State...Pyaungpya Dam in Myingyan Tsp to sufficiently irrigate sesame plantations...Health staff vaccinate novices as mass immunization in Myanaung Tsp...Shwe Htila weekly news journal to come out in Meiktila in early Feb...School officials honour first prize winner in mathematic skill contest...Dawei District gets K690 million fund for emerald green project in 23 villages...Departmental officials distribute stoves, saplings to locals in Taungtha...Demonstration for democracy education system should be in accordance with law during democratic transition: officials...Tatmadaw hands over 42 child soldiers to parents, guardians... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar still relies on imported western medicine...Myanmar U-20 win over Azerbaijan U-21 with 2-0...Japanese experts share knowledge how to preserve ancient cultural buildings... "PERSPECTIVES": "Legacy of older generations" by Myint Win Thein..... "ARTICLE:"National University of Singapore: A University stands and shines top in Asia" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 23 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 23 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses messages of president on national education law: "Nay Pyi Taw, 22 Jan — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discussed the messages of the president on the national education law and six-party talks on Thursday. Secretary of Joint Bill Committee U Saw Hla Tun read out the findings of the committee on the message. The committee recommended amending the national education law, adding that the contents of the message on the law are comprehensive and contribute to stability and peaceful learning environment and the Ministry of Education should come up with the amendment bill as soon as possible..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on retirees, industrial waste water, upgrading of stadium: "Nay Pyi Taw, 22 Jan— Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) session raised questions on retirees who worked beyond their retirement age, environmental and social impacts from factory sewage of an industrial zone in Mawlamyine and upgrading a stadium in Myaung on Thursday..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Recompense for farmlands affected by highway construction underway: "Nay Pyi Taw, 22 Jan — U Soe Tint, Deputy Minister for Construction, at the Amyotha Hluttaw session here on Thursday responded to a question of paying compensation to people affected by the construction of the Yangon-Mandalay highway. The ministry in the 2013-2014 fiscal year paid nearly K1.486 billion to 976 farmers in recompense for the loss of 2,402.75 acres of their farmland, with the deputy minister saying that arrangements are underway to compensate over K1.182 billion to 797 farmers in four townships of the Nay Pyi Taw Council Area for the loss of 1,864.04 acres of their farmland in the 2014- 2014 FY. He added that over K124m has been earmarked for spending on affected farmland in Bago Region, whose area is still being measured. The compensation could be made, following an approval by the local government, he said, adding that funds of K10 billion have been appealed to recompense affected farmers in the regions of Yangon, Bago and Mandalay as well as the Nay Pyi Taw council area in the 2015-2016 FY..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Beach resort to be built at Kabyawa Beach in Ye Township...Union Health Minister attends opening of 23rd ENT Specialists Conference...Vice President U Nyan Tun urges officials to return released land to farmers according to law...Region Minister meets Civil Society Organizations...Cooperative officials lecture book-keeping to trainees...Villagers in Tatkon Tsp to get bridge, station hospital...Madalarians interested in Dagon City 1 Mandalay Roadshow...Mon State authorities take security measures for locals...Star turtles released into Minsontaung sanctuary...Mandalarians join invitational volleyball tourney...Immigration staff share knowledge about issuance of CSC to villagers...Murder of two school teachers under investigation..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff of ROK Armed Forces...2015 ASEAN travel trade event to feature tourism products and services at more than 400 booths...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and party visit Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Akshardham Temple, Vipassana Pagoda in India...China-Myanmar Electric Power Cooperation Commission meets...U.S. higher education programmes introduced at 1st education show in Mandalay...Myanmar, Republic of Korea pledge to further promote bilateral ties...Union Minister for Home Affairs holds talks with DDG of JCG...Attorney-General of the Union arrives back from Sri Lanka...41st Meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organizations kicks off..... PERSPECTIVES: "What true leaders are for" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "National University of Singapore: A University stands and shines top in Asia" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 22 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 22 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYITHU HLUTTAW: Pyithu Hluttaw discusses fall in oil price, losses of local merchants and farmers: "Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Jan—Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) session discussed impact of falling oil prices, losses of Myanmar merchants to Chinese traders and upgrading and maintenance of regional reservoirs on Wednesday. Concerning the impact of falling oil prices in the international market, Deputy Minister for Energy U Aung Htoo said that oil prices were falling in the international market due to imbalance of supply and demand and this had an impact on gas prices exported from Myanmar but incomes from gas could only slightly fall as production from new projects, Zawtika and Shwe, met the targets, adding that the ministry had an advantage of lower costs for imported oil and gas for local consumption..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw discusses land seizure, electoral system: "Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Jan— Land confiscation of Tatmadaw and proportional representation electoral systems are discussed at the twelfth regularly meeting of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) Wednesday...Answering to the question of U Thaw Zin Oo, representative of Magway region constituency 9, the deputy defence minister said Tatmadaw will not release an area of 450 acres as these were seized by respective commands for security reasons... Twenty-six representatives of Amyotha Hluttaw asked the practices of PR system for the seats of Upper House and state/region Hluttaw except self-administration regions under the arrangement of Union Election Commission."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Nine garment factories in list of 20 firms recently permitted to invest in Myanmar...Departmental officials participate in workshop on Universal Periodic Review (UPR)...1st Myanmar International Furniture Expo set for February...MCWA, health staff give vaccination to students in Tatkon, Mandalay...Former students pay respects to retired teachers..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Government to provide assistance for holding free and fair election...Japanese firms seek Myanmar partnership to make progress through technology transfer...Union FM receives officials of UN agencies, IDEA Secretary General...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham meets Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari...Union Defence Minister receives resident humanitarian coordinator, U.S. Military Attaché (Army)...Union Information Minister visits Vietnam Television, Voice of Vietnam, VNExpress-FPT Group, VNPT, Vietnam Viettel...Inter-sessional Meeting on TMHS PWG and its related meetings take place in Mandalay...Myanmar referee assigned duty of referee assessor in AFC’s matches...Supplementary MOA, Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) signed for Chipwenge hydropower project...ADB to invest in Myanmar’s development projects...South Korean delegation concludes visit to Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES:"Without slightest hesitation in agricultural sector" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "SERVANT LEADER" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 21 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 21 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discuss Japanese Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Jan loans, Chemical Weapons Convention: "Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Jan— The twelfth regular session of first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened Tuesday and discussed about borrowing10.500 billion yen loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency, and membership application of Myanmar for Chemical Weapons Convention...The Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties. States Parties, in turn, must take the steps necessary to enforce that prohibition in respect of persons (natural or legal) within their jurisdiction..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Yangon University being furnished with modern teaching aids, scientific laboratories: "Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Jan— U Thant Shin, the deputy minister for Education, at the Pyithu Hluttaw on Tuesday dealt with a question of how world’s best universities are helping upgrade Yangon University, explaining extensive renovations to the university, the improvement of education quality, international relations and research works..."...AMYOTHA HOUTTAW: Bago village health care centre to be upgraded to station hospital in next FY: "Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Jan — The deputy minister for Health at the Amyotha Hluttaw session here on Tuesday responded to a question concerning a permission to the construction of a station hospital and the possible appointment of medical staff by the government in Thapyu village of Kawa township, Bago Region...The deputy minister promised to upgrade the village’s health care centre to a regional hospital in 2015-2016 fiscal year..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits religious sites, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in India...Intellectual Property Proprietors’ Association of Myanmar to improve IP rights in Myanmar...Union ministers, employers, employees hold meeting on SME development, enhancement of life of workers...Villagers elect members of committees for implementation of emerald green project...Members of election sub-commissions hold meeting...Myawady District People’s Hospital to get extended operation theatre...Firefighters inspect use of fire extinguishers...Buddha Pujaniya of Lawkamarazein Pagoda on 25 Feb-11 March...Health staff, volunteers join mass immunization of students against measles, German measles...Officials of Carter Center meet Mandalay Region Election Sub-commission...Mandalay Mayor inspects progress of shaping Mandalay into green city...Information Team issues press release on President’s message to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Population survey on Baer’s Pochard to be conducted in mid-winter season..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: World Bank Group, International Hydropower Association Promote Sustainable Hydropower Development in Myanmar...Myanmar to host 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum-2015 on 22-29 Jan...UEC Chairman meets EU Ambassador, officials of International IDEA...Myanmar youth players to participate in ITF Asia 14 Under Development Championship...ROK delegation visits significant places in Yangon City...Myanmar Investment Summit in London to offer business opportunities for European corporate and financial investors...International IDEA, Local Resource Centre launch ‘English-Myanmar Glossary of Democratic Terms..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Change or be changed" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "What is the price of beauty?" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 20 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 20 January 2015
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: 12th regular session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw commences: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Jan— The 12th regular session is final chance for representatives of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to scrutinize the bills in the first term of the Hluttaw so as to serve the interests of the State and citizens, the Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw told the opening of 12th regular session of the Hluttaw in the afternoon of Monday..."...PYITHU HLUTTAW: Finance Ministry prepares to designate TA, DA, overtime pay: "Dr Tin Maung Kyaing of Kyangin Constituency asked a question whether there is a plan to fix an appropriate travel allowance instead of K1,700 per day for service personnel. Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung replied that the Ministry of Finance raised the travel allowance for personnel to K1,100 per day dated 30 September 2010 and to K1,700 per day dated 1 April 2013. At present, the ministry is making arrangement for designating travel allowance, daily allowance and overtime pay in conformity with the present time..."...AMYOTHA HLUTTAW: Amyotha Hluttaw commences first day of 12th regular session: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Jan — Representatives are to make concerted efforts in carrying out tasks in the 12th regular session of the Amyotha Hluttaw, the Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) said at the opening of the Hluttaw session, here, on Monday morning. U Nu of Yangon Region Constituency No 10 asks a question that whether or not apartments have been allotted to the original owner in line with the disciplines of the contract agreement in construction No 2 Basic Education Primary School in Latha Township..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein opens refresher course for senior gov’t officials...New bird species found in Myanmar...Union Health Minister attends launching of mass immunization of measles and German measles...Blood donors celebrate seventh anniversary of association...Development tasks gaining momentum in Singu Township...Maha Muni Buddha Image board of trustees invites donors for tiles...Nay Pyi Taw IPRD conducts office work management course...Religious association honours outstanding youths in Abhidhamma examinations...Health staff vaccinate students against measles, German measles...Economists give business talks in Mandalay City...Hsaungda Weaving and Vocational Institute opens printing and dyeing course...Mandalay Alinn daily introduced to readers..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Amyotha Hluttaw speaker meets Speaker of the National Assembly of ROK...Myanmar, ROK to further strengthen bilateral relations...U Ko Ko Latt concurrently accredited as Ambassador to State of Qatar...UEC Chairman meets experts from The Richardson Center, American Council of Young Political Leaders...Rakhine State Chief Minister holds talks with UN SG’s Special Adviser...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham arrives in Gaya, Bihar State...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives ROK National Assembly speaker..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Business partners" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Striving for success" by U Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 19 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 19 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President attends religious ceremony in Natogyi Tsp...CTUM to submit suggestions for minimum wage level to Labour, Employment & Social Security Ministry...Debut performance of “Orchestra for Myanmar” to be held at end of January...IKBZ (Monywa) gives compensation of insurance...KIA fans regional instability with grenade and mine attacks in Kachin State...Security troops arrest hardcore of KIA (Kachin) with mines, related equipment...MPU discusses issuance of municipal law and rules...Wellwisher donates heavy machinery to Public Works...India releases 300 Myanmar fishermen...Departmental personnel, people carry out sanitation at Shwedagon Designed Pagoda (Myawady)...Education fund shares cash assistance to university students...Up and down trains on Mandalay- Myitkyina railroad get new coaches...Departmental officials discuss successful immunization of measles and German measles...Farmers, staff of Agriculture Department join cultivation of summer paddy...Farmers observe thriving mung bean plantations on model plot in Sittway...Fresh organic vegetables, fruits available at Agriculture Department in Nay Pyi Taw...Mdy International Airport checks vegetables, fruits and flowers for past free...Authorities allot K100 million of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw fund to wards, villages in Myawady Tsp...Township Election Sub-commission distributes election law and rules books..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Athletes join sports trials for Myanmar teams to take part in 28th SEA Games..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Heaven and hell" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Soup kitchens, Food, Water and Blood Donations that deserve a mention" by Kin Mg Oo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 19 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 18 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 18 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Nobel-Myanmar Literary Festival starts at National Theatre in Yangon...Ancient kiln sites in Twantay attract ceramic researchers...Shinhan Bank celebrates handover ceremony of school facility construction, renovation in Hlegu Township...Kanaung Town opens administrator office...Local aged care agency to increase number of service receivers up to 500...Development affairs committee auctions licences to entrepreneurs...KIA opens fire on military camps..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Nine rice companies chosen for rice exports to China...5th Junior Golf Myanmar Tournament 29-30 Jan...ROK National Assembly Speaker arrives in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Dangers of chemical pesticide on humans" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Significant features of “Singapore Expo” and “John Little Mega Expo Sale” in Singapore: January 2015" by Sayar Mya..."Creature comforts, modern luxuries, power, wealth and popularity are endless cravings in human life" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 17 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 17 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: UEC Announcement...Lower fuel prices should benefit consumers...Union ministers enjoy Naga New Year Festival 2015 in Leshi...Rural bridge under construction in Thaton Township...Firefighters, shopkeepers conduct fire drill practice...Yezin University of Forestry welcomes freshers for 2014-15 academic year...Madaya Township gets rural health branch...Madaya Township opens upgraded BEHS branch in Mogyo Village...Tatkon Township MCWA turns out tailors...Mandalay Mayor looks into development undertakings in the city..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar and the United States conclude successful second human rights dialogue...MS The World with 155 tourists arrives Thilawa Port...FERD, JBIC sign Joint Venture Agreement for Project Promoting Vehicle...Biography of Dr. Chung Ui-hwa, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea...VPower signs power supply agreement with Myanmar Government...Myanmar-US human rights dialogue fruitful: US assistance secretary... UN special rapporteur wraps up trip to Myanmar...Japan’s Mitsubishi Company get green light to provide services at Mandalay International Airport..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Every cent and effort matter" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Significant features of “Singapore Expo” and “John Little Mega Expo Sale” in Singapore: January 2015" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 16 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 16 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: UEC calls for impartial media coverage of general elections...Correct labour data requested for survey...LBVD, FAO emphasize control of animal to human infectious diseases...First aid course to enhance capacity of TVET teachers...MCIT issues rules for networking and interconnecting...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Agriculture Department gives assistance to local farmers...Students, faculty members donate blood at Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital...Region minister supervises development activities in Myanaung Tsp...U-22 team players commence training session...Social welfare association to give free service to locals...Nay Pyi Taw Council members meet parents, students...LFRD Ministry conducts training courses...Police on patrol in Lewe Township for security of people....Health staff vaccinate sanitation workers against tetanus..33 Chinese tourists visit Muse, Mandalay, Bagan..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Israel to provide technical assistance, make investment in Myanmar’s agriculture sector....Thilawa SEZ management committee chairman responds to WSJ’s op-ed on Japanese investment in Myanmar..Myanmar the market with greatest potential growth: TAITRA research...UEC calls for impartial media coverage of general elections...Myanmar, Israel discuss cooperation in agriculture sector...LBVD, FAO emphasize control of animal to human infectious diseases...Chief Justice of the Union receives UN Special rapporteur on Myanmar human rights...Belgian specialists perform cleft lip and palate surgery on patients...NPED Ministry, Geneva-based South Centre hold workshop..... "PERSPECTIVES: "Stock Market Potential" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Less arrogance, please!" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 15 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 15 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Rays of peace coming to Kayah State...President U Thein Sein delivers speech at financial commission meeting...Four prominent persons at debate agree weakness of reforms at lower level...First big food fair to be held this month in Yangon...Govt discuss National Planning Bill for FY 2015-2016...Education development partnership organizations emphasize drawing of national education rules...Villlage library under construction in Mohnyin Tsp...Farmers get compensations for farmlands on which detour passed...Election sub-commissions emphasize collection of eligible voters...Myanmar archers taking training together with Korean archers...Villagers join construction of concrete road in Thaton Tsp...Lewe Township opens upgraded BEMS...Telenor to erect communication towers in railway station yards...Villagers under training of agricultural mechanization driving course...KIA abducts three policemen, releases transport minister after interrogation...MNHRC makes a statement on Letpadaungtaung riot..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: New OECD report released, providing in-depth analysis and recommendations to support Myanmar’s reform efforts...UN Special Rapporteur calls on Chairman of Constitutional Tribunal of the Union, UEC Chairman, deputy ministers...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Second Myanmar-US Human Rights Dialogue kicks off...Myanmar Payment Union and JCB sign MOU for First International EMV Debit Cards in Myanmar...Thai delegation visits MMCWA..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Agro-industry vital for development in Myanmar" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Knowledge and Education" by U Khin Maung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 14 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 14 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Physiotherapy council law (draft) to be forwarded to Health Ministry soon: MPA...Sports Medical Course kicks off...Myanmar moves to participate in OGP...Myanmar, WB to conduct Myanmar Poverty and Living Conditions Survey...Central Committee meets to celebrate 68th Union Day...Vice President says government prioritizes protection of farmer rights and promotion of their welfare...Ethnic rights protection bill discussed before second debate in Pyithu Hluttaw...Myawady District observes School Family Day 2015...Accident claims driver’s life at Pinlaung junction...Fishermen sell various species of fish at markets for food sufficiency...Free medical services for eye patients in Thandwe, Rakhine State...Rural people consumes potable water thanks to tube-well...7 miles long earthen road under construction in Tatkon Tsp...Basic education schools in Tatkon Tsp to get seven buildings...Talks on crime reduction given in Thaton Tsp...Bago Region WAO gets new office...Maubin (south) natural gas field produces more than 10 million cubic feet of natural gas...Region/State governments to cooperate MIC in raising foreign direct investment...Ethnic affairs ministers issue a statement..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Japan to enhance communication network, market and financial affairs...Myanmar’s planned first stock exchange on track for October...Kanbawza, CUB to disburse US$80 million to local businesses...Union FM receives Executive Director of South Centre, Dy FM of Czech Republic...UEC chairman, UK officials discuss preparations for Myanmar’s upcoming election...UN Special Rapporteur meets union ministers, attorney-general of the union, deputy minister..... PERSPECTIVES: "Optimism is a reason for higher achievement" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Faces on Facebook" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 14 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 13 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 13 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein meets political leaders, ethnic affairs ministers and ethnic representative leaders...Police seize wildlife parts in Muse...Press release on meeting of President, political leaders, ethnic affairs ministers, ethnic representative leaders...Former outstanding students give lectures at roundtable discussion...Farmer seizes python in Lewe Township...Rural youths get opportunities to uplift their capacity...Enthusiast youths join application talks at MCC...Mandalarians get opportunities to purchase low-cost apartments...Attendees to the political talks on 12 January...Press conference held for meeting among President, political leaders, ethnic affairs ministers, ethnic representative leaders...3rd MDCF organizing leading committee meet...Myawady District offers certificates to monks, nuns who passed religious examinations...Traffic police gives talks on rules, helmets to local bikers...Traffic police gives talks on rules, helmets to local bikers...Yezin University of Agriculture turns out graduates...Tourists visit Myanaung in Ayeyawady Region...Union minister presents certificates of honour, cash assistance to senior citizens in Chin State, Mandalay Region...Grenade found on roof of shop in Toungoo...Kachin State Day and future prospects..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thai delegation meets MWAF officials...Myanmar Tatmadaw ready to give assistance to Thai armed forces..... "PERSPECTIVES": " No excuse can save your reputation" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "TO BE PROACTIVE" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 13 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 12 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 12 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thura U Shwe Mann pays respect to former teachers at Pyu Basic Education High School No (1)...Prices of beans and pulses expected to rise in 2015...Novel-Myanmar literary festival to be celebrated on grand scale in mid-January...Yangon honours senior citizens...Mingala association awards winners in religious examination...Wellwisher donates 10 sets of tables and chairs to BEHS Branch...Video branch of MMPO opens in Myawady...Villages of green emerald project gaining development momentum...Retired personnel may apply for apartments of Myayinanda Housing...Retired personnel may apply for apartments of Myayinanda Housing...Inter-village road gets wooden bridge in Mohnyin Township...Farmers from Dekkhinathiri Township visit paddy and vegetable farms...Hotel project to contribute to development of infrastructures in TadaU Tsp...District IPRD, volunteers give mobile library service to readers...Township WVO holds annual meeting...INRD issues citizenship cards to locals...People young and old participate in Mandalay Mayor’s Trophy Mini Marathon 2015...New road opened to contribute to uplift of living standard of people...Nay Pyi Taw Council member views sales of chemical dye free products...Hepatitis research to be conducted nationwide in February...Pamti-Pyihtaung inter-village road under construction in Myitkyina Tsp...Union minister visits housing projects in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Tsp..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Time for big businesses to give back to society" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Rectitude, Aptitude and Positive-attitude are main qualities for the personnel in the leadership" by Tommy Pauk..."Morals" by Tin Shein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 12 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 11 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 11 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein joins Kachin Manaw Festival...Myanmar invites service providers for Yangon Stock Exchange to apply for licenses...Myanmar tourism boom likely to continue at impressive pace...Donations for offering gold foils at Uriztaw Pagoda in Ponnagyun...Plan to dredge sandbanks in Ayeyawady River for prevention of erosion...Wellwisher donates 10 sets of tables and chairs to BEHS Branch...Tatkon Township IPRD honours top book borrower, top reader awards...Sittway to hold carriage pulling festival...Myeik has potential to attract more tourists...Thingangyun Township plans to install 32 transformers for electrification...Only 35 villages remain to have access to electricity in Pyawbwe Township...Myanmar C.P. Cup tennis championship 24-29 Jan...Unilever to continue free oral care programme..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thailand’s first expo, business matching scheduled for mid-January in Yangon...Foreign investments critical to poverty alleviation, says union minister..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The World deserves our gratitude" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "DEVELOPMENT" by U Kyin Mun..."Amarapura, the second last old capital city VII" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 12 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 10 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 10 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Time for all national brethren to draw lessons from bitter experiences and strive to terminate all forms of conflict...Gov’t officials, civil societies take steps to bring National Land Use bill to parliament...MPT to introduce better services at lower charges on 12 January...Basic education students join aerobic contest...Dry Zone Greening Department gives A-1 stoves to locals...Plan to conduct polling household cost for designation of minimum wage...Nay Pyi Taw MCWSC turns out tailors...Mohnyin Township to get detour for better transport...Tipitaka examination continues for 13th day...Education Ministry honours literary award winning education personnel...S&T Ministry to improve computer science development law...Implementation Committee for Letpadaungtaung Copper Mine Project report holds press conference...Plan to vaccinate over 1 million of children against measles, German measles in Mandalay...Firefighters participate in fire drill at Kyaunggon Myoma market...Township officials checks fuel stations in Myingyan...Carrot marketable in Nay Pyi Taw...(1) POWER OF MIND FOR WORLD PEACE (2) The Religious Roots of Social Harmony (3) Buddhism and its relevance to the world situation..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Buddhist Art of Myanmar on view in New York February 10 through May 10, 2015..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Are all people ready?" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Homage Paying Ceremonies" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 9 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 09 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein attends opening ceremony of Pyu Creek Dam...Women’s rights group to put women’s protection bill to parliament within two months...Yangon-Mandalay Expressway to be run under Build-Operate-Transfer model...Provident funds helpful to savers and nation...People in Kachin State enjoy Kachin State Day, Manaw festival...YCDC to improve downtown traffic control system in FY 2015-16...MPs to cooperate in scrutiny of bills for serving interests of State and people...81-year-old scout building renovated and opened in Yamethin...BEPPS in Lewe Township gets new school building...Students join School Family Day in Nyaunglebin...Yadanabon FC recruits star players to take part in Asian Champions League qualifier...Agriculture Department to produce quality Palethwe hybrid paddy seeds...Myaungmya Health Department to build rural health branch...Merchants discuss Opportunities for Crossborder Trade...MCDC allows business at Mahaaungmye gems market as usual...Villagers get solar panels in Muse Township...Futsal tournament wraps up in Chanayethazan Tsp...Fisheries Department to disburse loans to local fish breeders in Mandalay Region...Action taken against 661 suspects in drug-related cases in December 2014...Horizon Open Table Tennis C’ship on 31 Jan-1 Feb..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Australia consult bilateral air services...JBIC of Japan to implement projects together with Rail Transportation Ministry... "PERSPECTIVES": "Internal Defamation" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Pilgrims to Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda get access to Moebaw Creek waterfalls" by U Khin Maung Myint (Zabuthiri)..."Apprentice Training in Myanmar" by Kyaw Win
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: 2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 8 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 08 January 2015
      Description/subject: Announcements: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Notification No. (1/2015) 3rd Waning Day of Pyatho, 1376 ME (7 January, 2015) Two Defence Services Personnel representatives substituted...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Notification No. (2/2015) 3rd Waning Day of Pyatho, 1376 ME (7 January, 2015) Four Defence Services Personnel Representatives from Region and State Hluttaw substituted...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Notification No. (3/2015) 3rd Waning Day of Pyatho, 1376 ME (7 January, 2015) Change of title of Mro (a) Khami National Solidarity Organization to Mro National Development Party allowed..... DOMESTIC NEWS: UEC cooperates with international organizations to successfully hold elections in transparent manner...MNA to lease 10 new Boeing aircrafts from GECAS...Newly elected municipal officials begin duties...Concession Agreement signed to upgrade Yangon International Airport...Locals call for end of violence at Letpadaungtaung copper mine project...Kayah State holds School Family Day...Mandalay Convention Centre and Commercial Complex project under implementation...Natogyi’s farmers send mask melon to domestic market...Township MCWA gives nutritious foods to children...Private school honours outstanding students...Myanaung Township MCWA organizes baby show...Mandalay Region honours outstanding persons, associatio...Ngazun Township to get station hospital...Meeting focuses on vaccination of measles and German measles...Wellwishers donate cold coffin to funeral service association..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MNA to lease 10 new Boeing aircrafts from GECAS...UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar visits MNHRC, Insein Prison..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Better infrastructure needed to bolster Myanmar tourism industry" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Making right choices in life" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 7 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 07 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Majority of ethnic armed groups, parties long for nationwide ceasefire on 12 Feb...Non-collateral loan, up to K10 million, available for every small business with credit guarantee insurance...Myanmar faces trade deficit of nearly US$ 4 billion in first nine months...Civic organizations organize workshop in Myanaung...Myanaung Township adds two fire trucks to township station...Community forest founders meet in Mohnyin...Health care association holds annual meeting...Mandalarians mark Mother’s Day...Dawei Township inaugurates two asphalted roads...Public announcement for remonstration...Tatmadaw columns seize illegal vehicles, arrest the other country’s citizens...Role numbers and list of candidates announced for President’s scholarship award...Myawady to vaccinate people against measles, German measles diseases...Pilgrims to visit Moebaw Creek waterfall near Kyaikhtiyoe Hill...Kayah State government hands over fire trucks, water bowsers to townships...Announcement of National Energy Policy...Political parties apply for registration at UEC..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Australia to further promote cooperation in education, health and mining sectors...Myanmar Catholic Archbishop named as Cardinal...Medical team of Suksawat Hospital provides healthcare to patients..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Learning soft skills is important in education" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Good Samaritans working on Christmas Holidays for eye patients in Sagaing Hills" by Sayar Mya
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 07 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 6 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 06 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President urges leaders of armed ethnic groups to sign ceasefire agreement on Union Day...Prisoners of conscience affairs committee reconstituted...150 die, 800 injured in 400 traffic accidents on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway in 2014...Health Ministry holds five-day 43rd Myanmar Health Research Congress...Union Home Affairs Minister holds talks with EU Ambassador...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Announcement for 2015 general elections...Well-wishers donate new building for Sangha to Masoeyein Taikthit monastery in Zabuthiri Tsp...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets armed ethnic groups, border guard forces and people militia...Committee for implementing Latpadaungtaung copper mine investigation report calls on people for being aware of instigations to prevent undesirable accidents...Enthusiasts take part in chess contest in Mandalay...Students join School Family Day of Chin State for 2014-15 academic year...Kanbawza Bank Ltd recruits new staff for its branch in Natogyi...Communication companies erect towers one after another in Natogyi...Children of service personnel enjoy sports events...Mohnyin Degree College admits students at hostels...Blood donation marks Mother’s Day in Mandalay...Thaton District IPRD dalay Sub-printing House) introduces advantages of reading to students...Mandalay Region kicks off School Family Day..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar hands over ASEAN Chairmanship to Malaysia...Deputy Information Minister receives THAICOM Public Co., Ltd. officials..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Breathing with others’ noses" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Walking: an invigorating effect on mind and body" by Arakan Sein..."Linking Banks and Economics Growth" by Kyaw Win Tin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 06 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 5 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 05 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein takes salute of parade columns at flag-hoisting ceremony of the 67th Anniversary Independence Day 2015, the Grand Military Review parade...Save the Aged opens new home in suburban Yangon...Main objective of our reforms is to enable people to enjoy peace and development democratically...President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win host dinner to mark 67th Anniversary Independence Day...President confers honorary medals on generous contributors to national solidarity and security...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends presentation ceremony of gallantary medals...Government to provide cash assistance from 25% monthly emoluments of President, Vice Presidents, union ministers, deputy ministers to the aged to mark 67th Independence Day...Pobbathiri Township holds State flag hoisting ceremony...Agriculture Department introduces combine harvesters in harvesting paddy...Zabuthiri Township inaugurates two asphalt roads leading to villages...Nyaunglebin Township holds flag hoisting cermeony on Independence Day...DaikU Township gets upgraded gravel road...Opening of Bohkoelon Bridge marks Independence Day...School official awards outstanding students...Nyaunglebin Township holds baby show...Villagers get knowledge about prevention of animal diseases...Youths join football tournament in Chanmyathazi Tsp...Students, staff, family members take part in sports events to mark Independence Day...Large marble stone for Maha Thakyaranthi Buddha Image arrives in ACE Workshop compound in Nay Pyi Taw...People enjoy Independence Day festivities, sports contests across the nation...Yangon Region holds Independence Day State Flag-hoisting and saluting ceremony..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Heads of State/Governments send messages of felicitations to President U Thein Sein..... "PERSPECTIVES": "People must do what they ought to" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Byala, a Rakhine National Emblem" by Dr. Saw Mra Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 4 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 04 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President urges political forces to come together to bring reform processes to new levels, overcome challenges...Meaningful discussion should be based on negotiation and flexibility Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham hosts dinner to ethnic armed group leaders...School Family Day kicks off in Mandalay Region...Plan to hold meeting of UNDP directors in Mandalay...MCDC, advisory group emphasize development of Mandalay City...President confers religious titles on Venerable Monks at home and abroad...A&I minister takes part in broadcast seeding in intensive farming...Union I&P Minister inspects immigration facilitation services at Yangon International Airport...Central Myanmar eye patients get free operations...Myanmar Fisheries Exhibition concludes with prize presentation for winners in contests..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Yadanabon University, Gifu University of Japan sign MoU on exchange of students...President confers religious titles on Venerable Monks at home and abroad...Foreign Heads of State send felicitations to President U Thein Sein..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strength for Independence" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Making New Year Resolutions" by Myo Myint..."FRIENDSHIP" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 04 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 3 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 03 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Conveyance team of large marble stone stops over at Thigon bus terminal...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker delivers speech at farmers’ rally in Dawei...An interview on Myanmar’s human rights situations approved at 69th Plenary Session of UN General Assembly...Police arrested 245 traffickers in 2014, most in Shan State...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker tours Rakhine State...Companies home and abroad get licences for microfinance industries...WAOs present soft drink, purified drinking water, snacks to MWAF, MCWA members...Paper-reading session highlights boosting production of beans and pulses, edible oil crops...MRTV, Myanmar Radio to broadcast live flag hoisting ceremony, grand military review ceremony...Ethnics in Shan State peacefully stage protests...Basic tour guide course kicks off in Nyaungshwe...Basic education schools commission new buildings into service in Lewe Tsp...Mandalay Region High Court honours outstanding trainee...High Tech donates education fund, vehicles, generator to Kayah State...Agreement reached to spend K100 million fund on development tasks...Natthadaw Dam benefits summer paddy fields...Businessmen in Mandalay get knowledge about stock exchange market...Gold merchants hope for assistance of government to penetrate international market...Meiktila District police force meets media...Cooperative society members enjoy new harvest feast..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Serbian ambassador... Krislite donates cash, kind to social organizations..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Protection and promotion of interests of farmers is in our national interest" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Ignorance of Law is no Excuse" by U Mya Thein B.A;B.L
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 03 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 2 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 02 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Parade columns participate in rehearsal for flag hoisting of Independence Day, Grand Military Review ceremony...Amendment of mining law to allow machinery with limitation in small-scale mining sector...Myanaung to get new school building at BEMS branch in rural area...Trainees in practical works of driving tractors...University students, faculty members donate blood at Dawei General Hospital...Myanmar martial arts training school improves skills of trainers...District and township election sub-commissions meet in Yinmabin...Press conference highlights community-based policing works...Challenges to environment and ecosystems discussed...Inntha peacefully stage protests, including five demands in Nyaungshwe Tsp...Fire destroys guest house in Inlay...Armed ethnic groups, KIA/KIO, TNLA leaders invited to attend Independence Day ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw...Thousands of students sent abroad in gov’t scholarship programme in 2014...Department of Rural Development makes straight inter-village road...Locals join December sports activities...Mobile team gives healthcare to TB suspects in Pyinmana...Traffic accident damages water pump in Mandalay...Conveyance of large marble stone to be carved as Buddha image launched...UNICEF applauds Myanmar’s first-ever social protection strategy..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar to host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2015 on 22-29 January...UNICEF applauds Myanmar’s first-ever social protection strategy..... "PERSPECTIVES": "2015 gives another chance for general public" by Mying Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Avarice, Intimidation and Fraudulence" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 02 January 2015


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 1 January, 2015
      Date of publication: 01 January 2015
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: For the year ahead, my greatest wish for citizens to have good physical health, mental fortitude and positive energy to work for interests of great country...New Year message by Venerable Dr Nandamalabhivamsa...We will be able to establish a Federal Union on the basis of agreements we will reach at political dialogue My Fellow Citizens...New Year Greetings of Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham...New Year greetings of Vice President U Nyan Tun...2005 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law will be rewritten next year...Pobbathiri Township gets library in rural area...AMD conducts agricultural machinery driving course in Natogyi...Well-wisher family from U.S. donates cash to social organizations...Pyinmana Township commissions asphalted ringroad into service...President U Thein Sein’s radio message to be broadcast on 1, 2 January...Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets Yangon farmers...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Announcement for 2015 general elections...Mass participation imperative for ensuring free, fair, transparent elections...Schedules to confer honorary title on 2015 Independence Day...Information for media persons to cover 67th Anniversary Independence Day’s Grand Military Review ceremony...MMA (Mdy) holds medical conference...Mandalay Region emphasizes decline of criminal cases...Authorities provide cash assistance to families of damaged houses...National University of Arts and Culture confers degrees on graduates..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Cuba...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Cuba..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Great expectation of brilliant success in 2015" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "SUPERFORMANCE" by Kyhi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 02 January 2015


    • "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014

      Individual Documents

      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 30 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 30 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham looks into hospital renovations in Yangon...Application for car import permits doubles...MRTV to debut new channels in January...Union minister views round construction, maintenance of road sections, bridges in Rakhine State...MPT to sell new stamps to mark 67th Anniversary Independence Day...Vice President U Nyan Tun views rehearsal of military columns, departments, social organizations for Independence Day’s Grand Military Review ceremony...Union minister meets government employees in Yangon Region...Four books chosen for Sayawun Tin Shwe literary awards...Cleft lip and palate patients may receive free surgical treatment in Dawei...Youths participation in sports grows in Mohnyin...Former students pay respects to retired teachers at Dawei BEHS No 3...DRD upgrades gravel road to asphalt one in Myeik Tsp...MVA holds annual general meeting in Mandalay...Eligible people get citizenship scrutiny cards in Natogyi Township...Monastic education middle school gets new school building...MRCS serves as linkage institution among separated family members...Dawei Township constructs asphalt concrete road...Myingyan Home for the Aged celebrates 27th anniversary ceremony...Mandalay Mayor Cup golf tournament wraps up..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Deputy Speaker meets Leader of Osaka Girl Guides Team and party...Myanmar-China friendship basketball tournament kicks off...Myanmar youths join American Junior WJGS 2014 in US..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Career promotion of workers through education" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "MIND" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 29 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 29 December 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Announcement No. (7/2014) 8th Waxing Day of Pyatho, 1376 ME (28 December, 2014) 12th regular session of first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw summoned...Pyithu Hluttaw: Announcement No. (3/2014) 8th Waxing Day of Pyatho, 1376 ME (28 December, 2014) 12th regular session of first Pyithu Hluttaw summoned...Amyotha Hluttaw: Announcement No. (3/2014) 8th Waxing Day of Pyatho, 1376 ME (28 December, 2014) 12th regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw summoned..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Thura U Shwe Mann delivers speech at farmers’ rally...Myanmar decides to push future timber demand to limit...Myanmar to expand its softshell crab breeding with advanced tech in future...Union I&P Minister meets local people in rural areas...Information for Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaw representatives...Mya Ayeya Sports festival wraps up in Myaungmya...Trade and Businesses Promotion Special Task Force meets businessmen...Deputy Minister for Construction inspects maintenance, construction of roads, bridges in Yangon, Ayeyawady Regions...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing says armed forces endowed with significant characteristics throughout history...230 KV GIS power station under construction in Dagon Myothit (East) Tsp...Former students pay respects to retired faculty members...Mandalarians join December mass walk activity...Hluttaw MPs check development tasks in Chanayethazan Township...Physicians share knowledge about danger of HIV/AIDS, narcotic drugs to students...Gov’t, private sectors create job opportunities for youths...Mandalay District organizes sports meet to mark December sports month...Thingangyun Township installs five new transformers for electrification...Natogyi Township’s cooperative societies need to pay back over K700 million loans...Express buses save time for passengers...WAO urges people to cooperate with health staff in controlling TB disease...Cyclists join uphill and downhill contest on road to Mdy Hill..... "PERSPECTIVES": "We need people who can build unity" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Avoid Becoming Victims of ATM Scammers" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 28 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 28 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein concludes his western Myanmar trip...Myanmar celebrates Academy Award Presentation ceremony for 2013...Yangon hosts first municipal polls in six decades...Thaton dwellers join Charity Fair at Shwesaryan Pagoda...Myitsone-Mandalar Express down-train launched maiden trip from Myitkyina, Kachin State on 22 December...1st MB students join fresher welcome ceremony...Police on patrol to reduce crime in urban area...Dr Sai Mauk Kham says university degrees inadequate to prepare students for employment...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing opens mobile telecom service in Cocokyun...Macroeconomic stability, sustainable development discussed..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Balancing act is vital for unbalancing situations" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "The Middle Way (Majjhimapatipadā)" by Kyi Mun..."A glimpse of International Law" by U Khin Maung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 27 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 27 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President says economic growth impossible without regional stability...Full rehearsal for 67th Anniversary Independence Day’s Grand Military Review parade continues...State-owned sawmills, wood-based factories to be leased out under long-term contracts...Natogyi to hold Buddha Pujaniya of Shinpin Tha Dun Oo Pagoda...Road upgrades in progress at Yadana Shwegu Pagoda in ChaungU Township...Pobbathiri Tsp gets new asphalt road in rural area...Labour shortage causes daily wages to rise in upper Myanmar...Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets farmers in Sagaing Region...Local youths take part in Mya Ayeya Sports Festival in Myaungmya...Authorities manage installation of transformers for supply of electricity at full capacity...Artiste soldiers perform entertainment for locals...MCDC to hold mini-marathon race on 10 January...Cooperative societies need to pay back loans in six months...Rural people to get gravel road in Myanaung Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Yangon Zoo, Sapporo Maruyama Zoo to exchange animals...... "PERSPECTIVES": "Cooperation essential for making Yangon a cleaner place" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "What we need is a stronger and stabler Kyat" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 27 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 26 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 26 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein meets locals in Rakhine State...Christians hold X’mas services...Fire at fuel storage compound causes K15 million in damage...IPRD official promotes reading to broaden horizons of rural people...Students join reading session organized by Thaton Township IPRD...Union H & T Minister urges industrialists to improve CSR activities in Rakhine...Union Minister meets delegates from regions and states to Grand Military Review Parade...Senior citizens of above 100 years to get certificates, assistance...Service for birth of Christ performed in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Dredged drain to benefit 12,000 acres of farmlands...Trainees under Social Welfare Department participate in dancing entertainment...Officials incinerate expired foods and medical products...Associations of MFF to hold meetings..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: China-Myanmar Friendship Association donates sports equipment to Mdy Wushu Subcommittee...Baseball match marks 60th anniversary of Myanmar-Japan diplomatic relations..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Is our new year really new?" by Myint Win Thein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 25 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 25 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Carolers visit Presidential Palace on Christmas Eve...Ministry vows to increase budget for small-scale fish farming next FY...Yangon Mayor gives rare press conference to local media...President’s excellent awards added two more genres...Myanmar, Thailand to expand project areas of alternative development in Tachilek and Monghsat...Yangon Region government honours victorious athletes, well-wishers...Chief Minister attends Kayin New Year Day in Bago...Vice President inspects rehearsal of Grand Military Review Parade...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers speech at launching of new frigate...Thura U Shwe Mann meets farmers in Mandalay Region...Zeyathiri Township gets self-reliant village library...Short-term course improves capacity of law officers...Thayetchaung Township gets new law office...Field staff to cultivate Palethwe hybrid rice on 3,000 acres of firm...Directorate of Water Resources Utilization sinks tube-wells one after another...Mohnyin police officers meet media...Agricultural development bank disburses loans to farmers...Students get experiences from pre-tests for examination...Social organization members vaccinate people against elephantiasis...People join December’s sports activities...Record of Discussion for new Technical Cooperation Project signed..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MFF releases lineup for Myanmar women’s team...International Fashion Show honours Myanmar’s ASEAN chairmanship..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Birth and death should be for the world" Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "THREATS TO GLOBAL VILLAGE AND GLOBAL PEACE" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 24 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 24 December 2014
      Description/subject: EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 28/2014) 3rd Waxing Day of Pyatho, 1376 ME (23 December, 2014) Appointment of Judge of Sagaing Region High Court..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Commander-in-Chief delivers speech at graduation parade of 12th intake of DSINPS...UPWC-NCCT nationwide ceasefire accord coordination meeting concludes, moving closer to final deal in mid-January meeting...Ministry says fishery expo and contest next month to promote public awareness...Well-wishers donate 506 gold plates, gold paint to Uppatasanti Pagoda...Forestry and land survey courses conclude in PyinOoLwin...People of grassroots level get apartments at low-cost buildings...Union Minister says Myanmar has won int’l recognition for its democratic reform amid challenges...Students get knowledge about cervical cancer disease...Government provides K1 million in funds to construct library...Monastic education school gets two-storey building...Traditional performing concert attracts both tourists and local audiences...Mohnyin GTC opens AGTI courses in 2013-14 academic year...Township Cooperative Syndicate disburses loan for village electricication...Book donations contribute to raising reading skills of locals...Rural Development Dept to upgrade gravel road in Nyaunglebin Township..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Agreement signed for first stock exchange in Myanmar...Well-wisher companies donate cash to purchase of sports gear...Plan to host 2nd Special Senior Officials Meeting Responsible for Information in Ngwe Saung...Work committees highlights preparations for ASEAN Economic Community...Thai entrepreneurs seek economic opportunities in Mandalay... "PERSPECTIVES": "Adequate transportation infrastructure is a national pride" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Are the foods we are eating really safe for consumption?" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 23 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 23 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President urges traditional medicine practitioners to carry out research constantly...Peace negotiators meet prior to 7th round of nationwide ceasefire accord meetings...Buddhist monks hoist umbrella atop Mya Sein Yaung Pagoda...Midwifery Training School turns out new generations in Mandalay...Region High Court judge visits jail, police station in Myingyan, Taungtha Tsps...Hluttaw Speaker meets farmers in Bago...Thaton Township observes Kayin New Year Day...University students participate in blood donation ceremony...Buddhist culture course wraps up in Nay Pyi Taw...Padauk Yanant literary house publishes books of famous authors...Villagers get knowledge about fish breeding on manageable scale...5 foreigners arrested for stealing cash from ATMs..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Japanese Emperor, PM...89 Malaysian tourists arrive in Myawady...Senior General receives chairman of Nippon Foundation...I&P Ministry staff get smart cards...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Japanese counterpart...Film festival marks 60th anniversary of Japan-Myanmar diplomatic relations...5 foreigners arrested for stealing cash from ATMs..... "PERSPECTIVES": "If no one has respect for law" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Making Myanmar a memorable trip for tourists" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 22 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Local bank staff to get chance to pursue globally recognized financial courses...Religious Affairs Union Minister attends Christmas Dinner...Kayin ethnics join New Year festival at Union National Races Village...Plan underway to open polytechnic schools and institutes...Union Energy Minister on tour of Kyaukpyu Tsp...Minimum wage must set in line with agreement between employers and employees...PyinOoLwin Township Health Dept turns out midwives...Mandalarians participate in mass walk activity...Checkpoint at Muse trade zone should be expanded: trade director...Myanmar to host AFF Championship (Suzuki Cup) 2016...Mandalay District to install new transformers, power lines...Staff families’ sports meet marks 22nd anniversary of MCDC...Government, company staff to get driver licences...Production of petrified wood on decrease, freezing market...Rakhine State conducts workshop on human rights for government staff..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein back from Bangkok, meets CP Chairman...Local bank staff to get chance to pursue globally recognized financial courses...Fifth GMS Summit issues joint declaration...Checkpoint at Muse trade zone should be expanded: trade director...Myanmar to host AFF Championship (Suzuki Cup) 2016..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Minimum wages should be a cure rather than a curse" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Let’s Revive the “Death Railway”" by Khin Myaung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 21 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Global Compact Network Myanmar sets ambitious plan of further expansion to 1000 plus members...Beta release of Myanmar TTS engine projected in six months...Float hotel to attract tourists in Mandalay...Basic education students join extempore talks contest...Rakhine traditional wrestlers win gold medals...Plan to vaccinate measles, German measles to people in 2015...Boxing challenge marks Kayin New Year Day 2014...Designation of minimum wage rates discussed...Myanmar Parliamentary Union meets...Anti-narcotic task forces seize over K1 billion worth drugs, weapons in northern Shan State...Myanmar film industry development discussed...Germany helps Myanmar’s small business to grow...Roads in capital to be closed to rehearse for Grand Military Review on Independence Day...Letter to the Editor..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Two corridors of Mekong Subregion will surely contribute to regional development...Global Compact Network Myanmar sets ambitious plan of further expansion to 1000 plus members...ECF Ministry, Finland university discuss human resource development..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Till the last breath" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "It is time to remove the egoists, opportunists, bureaucrats and shirkers from the public services for exercising clean-government" by Tommy Pauk..."The Vanishing Sidewalks" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 20 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 20 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 3rd App Expo in Feb. to help software and mobile app developers secure investment...Union Minister views thriving vegetable plants at research farm...Electricity supply in Yangon unaffected by repairs of equipment at Yadana Project...Schedules to temporarily close roads...New railway overpass to ease daily traffic congestion...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing urges military medical staff to care for national races...Invitation to donation of documents on grand military review ceremony...Puma Energy wins tender to import and distribute aviation fuel with MPPE...MWAF officials on tour of townships in Shan, Kayah states...Onion growers in Mandalay Region to get loans...Natogyi to install 4 power lines to supply electricity to rural people...Well-wishers donate equipment to Palaw Township Hospital...Myeik Township kicks off Kayin New Year Day festival 2014...Departmental officials share knowledge about consumer protection...Authorities prepare to shape Mandalay City as green city...MCDC to organize mini-marathon on 10 January 2015...Myawady Township gives shelter to human trafficked victims..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein leaves for Thailand to attend 5th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit...3rd App Expo in Feb. to help software and mobile app developers secure investment...The Elders call for immediate end to conflict in Myanmar, serious talks on country’s future...Myanmar wins Best in Travel-AEC Country award..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Better children for a better tomorrow" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Second last old capital city “Amarapura” VI" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 20 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 19 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 19 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President says gov’t eyes completion of regional development tasks before end of 2015...Union ministers discuss development of Tamu District...Health officials focus on emergency health care, natural disaster prevention...Myotha-Htanzin-Htangwa-Wetlu rural road under construction..Vice President says migrant workers contribute to economic growth of countries of origin and destination...Thura U Shwe Mann delivers speech at coordination meetings on important bills...Staff join skill test in Taninthayi...Local authorities make surprise check on battery trading shop...Dawei district and township get law offices...Children show skills in contest...Law books unavailable in rural areas...Authorities, farmers meet on compensation for farmlands...Public Works upgrades Einme-Pantanaw road...Nanmyo Youth team emerge champion in Yadanabon FC Chairman’s Cup...NPED Ministry conducts post-graduate courses for capacity enhancement of staff...MPF and CSOs jointly train communication skills and conflict prevention..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Indonesia-Myanmar business matching looks for potential businesses, trade partners...Myanmar becomes full member of ASEAN Infrastructure Fund...Dy ECF Minister meets World Bank official...Japan grants US$121,450 for a school in Ayeyawady Region...Vice President says migrant workers contribute to economic growth of countries of origin and destination...Tourist arrivals on increase at Mandalay International Airport...Mekong basin leaders to endorse $51 billion in investment projects...Union ECF Minister meets FAO resident representative, official of Four PAWS International..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Why not try the benefit of the doubt?" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Love is a many-splendoured thing, but …" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 19 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 18 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 18 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein inspects multipurpose dam projects...Myanmar textile industry to mass produce quality cotton wear at fair price in future...Myanmar population increases by more than 230,000 in seven months...Union Religious Affairs Minister attends paper reading session of Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence...Skilled workers harvest rice crop by agricultural machinery...Writers lecture raising reading skills in Mohnyin...Specialists give free healthcare services to locals...Mdy High Court presents uniforms to staff...Nay Pyi Taw Council Area gets small- and medium-scale industrial zone...ADB officials conduct survey on traffic safety in Mandalay...Social organization members get knowledge about rights of child...Medical staff vaccinate people against elephantiasis disease..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Qatar...Vice-Senior General Soe Win meets Thai General...UEC, the Elders discuss arrangements for 2015 election...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Qatar...Myanmar, Chinese vice presidents attend closing ceremony of ASEAN-China Cultural Exchange Year...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Vice President of PRC...Commander-in-Chief receives Thai military delegation, The Elders...Myanmar, China show off better trade relations..... "PERSPECTIVES":"Speed limits for a safe society" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "FIHSERIES CO-MANAGEMENT IN THE AYEYAWADY REGION" by Giuseppe Romalli
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB0
      Date of entry/update: 18 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 17 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 17 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Participation in 50 MW gas-fired generation project in Myanmar...Myanmar looks to full coverage of birth registration, comprehensive civil registration system...Democratic reform needs cooperation of people: Thura U Shwe Mann...Ethnic youths attend vocational courses in Dawei...Victorious athletes from SPEIs win medals, cash awards...Rural Development Department funds construction of rural road, bridges...Two roads under construction in Hpa-an Tsp for rural development...People get vaccinated against elephantiasis disease...Shadaw Township to get new bridge across Pun Creek...Sports Ministry donates three airconditioners to Dagon University...Union government, region government allot funds for prevention of landslides...People enjoy artistic works at Mandalay Hill Art Gallery...Nanmyo Youth to play against SPEI (Mandalay) in final...Advancing Justice Together: The Supreme Court of the Union announces Judiciary Strategic Plan to upgrade the services of the courts...Prevention committee for recruitment of child soldiers meets...Rakhine athletes take part in traditional wrestling contest...Invitation to donation of documents on grand military review ceremony..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, China to cooperate in Kyaukpyu deep sea port project...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Bhutan...Myanmar, Australia agree to strengthen intergovernmental and military ties...Myanmar strives for accountable governance of ASEAN Community and anti-corruption in ASEAN region...Vice President U Nyan Tun holds talks with Chinese counterpart...Union FM sends message of felicitation to Bhutan’s counterpart...Myanmar, Thai businessmen discuss economic opportunities in Myanmar...Thinn Wai Khaing wins first prize in US Kids Golf World Championship Malaysia...Vice President of PRC visits Gems Museum in Nay Pyi Taw...Opening of Art Gallery 10-2014.—MNA marks closing ceremony of ASEAN-China Cultural Exchange...Asian Development Bank grants to provide US$100 million loan to Yoma Strategic Holdings in two phases..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Preventing violence against women and children" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Local producers need raw material brokers to fully manufacture low-chemical cosmetics on commercial scale" by Khaing Thanda Lwin..."ENLIGHTENMENT" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 16 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 16 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ceremony to mark 40th Anniversary Rakhine State Day and distribution of electricity in Rakhine State...Information for media to attend 67th Anniversary Independence Day, Grand Military Review ceremonies...Urbanites join mass walk activity in Myingyan...Three asphalt streets ready for use in Ottarathiri Township...Electricians carry out electric safety for people...Former students to pay respects to former faculty members..Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker delivers speech at farmers’ affairs public conference...Flying Display demonstrated at 67th Anniversary of Air Force Day...UEC meets political parties for electoral procedures...International Relations Department marks 30th anniversary celebration...Chin State Chief Minister welcomes fresh medical officers...Local women attend vocational courses in Myeik...Township authorities discuss development of Myawady Township...Myanmar Provident Fund (MPF) to grant life of service personnel...Union LFRD minister opens rural development training course...Ponnagyun power station, centre of electrification to townships in Rakhine State...Asphalt road, Paunglaung Bridge under construction in Nay Pyi Taw...Artistes practise songs and music entertainments...Information Ministry says official spellings required in renewing publication licenses..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to attend 5th Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives Co-Founder of Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)...BIDV sponsors SEA Caravan Programme..... "PERSPECTIVES": "No side can go it alone" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Save water, don’t waste!" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 15 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 15 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: All national races coming together to turn Myanmar into a peaceful, modern and prosperous democracy, are a matter of utmost importance...MFF donates 1,000 footballs to Shan State...Horizon School organizes Streetball Tournament in Mandalay...Myawady dwellers join mass walk activity...Kyemon, Myanma Alinn dailies to publish Mandalay’s pages in 2015...Tourist arrival in Mandalay in 2014 higher than 2013 tourism season...Region minister views around productions of factories and industries in Mandalay industrial zones...Better public-private partnership critical for success of national economic goals...Union A&I Minister views round thriving plantations in Nay Pyi Taw...SWRR provides financial assistance to philanthropic organizations in Shan State...Remnant Kokang insurgents ambush Tatmadaw columns...Region officials view progress of library renovation...Youth Development School accepts donations from Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee...Nay Pyi Taw Council member oversees development tasks in Zabuthiri Tsp..Basic education students get citizenship scrutiny cards in Myawady...Firefighters, shop family members join fire drill...2nd Housing and Living Exhibition 2014 attracts city dwellers...Temporary Myanmar Scout Committee chairman presents medals to scouts..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Tourist arrival in Mandalay in 2014 higher than 2013 tourism season...Japanese Ambassador hosts reception to mark 60th Anniversary of establishment of Japan-Myanmar ties..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Laws are to protect every citizen" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLES: "Myanmar attempts to find new markets for its handicrafts and hand-woven textiles" by Khaing Thanda Lwin..."STRUGGLE" by Kyi Mun.."Jumping the Queue" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 14 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 14 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Photography exhibit showcases Yangon’s past, present and future...Dr Hset Aung to give talks on Financial Policy for SMEs...New school building under construction in Myanaung Township...Companies, farmers must apply for GAP certificates...Local farmers get quality crops for poppy-substitute cultivation...Pobbathiri Township gets new asphalt road in rural area...Vice President calls sanitation arrangements at Thilawa SEZ the first of its kind in the country...Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets employees, employers of Hlinethaya Industrial Zone...Union Ministers coordinate regional development matters in Shwebo district...Union Border Affairs Minister inspects development of Mon State...Subcommittee discusses successful holding of grand military review ceremony...Yangon, a city of 5 million inhabitants, thronged by tourists..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN-ROK Summit targets bilateral trade volume at $200 billion by 2020...Photography exhibit showcases Yangon’s past, present and future...IFC plans to boost Myanmar investment to $1 Billion over next three years...Myanmar detainees in Malaysia pack for journey home...Deputy Minister attends 2014 ASEAN-ROK Ministerial Meeting on Forestry...M.V Azamara Quest cruise ship made second port of call to Myanmar...Yangon, a city of 5 million inhabitants, thronged by tourists..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Employment opportunity is a core to reduce poverty" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "POVERTY AND SLUMS" by Tommy Pauk..."Towards pleasanter cities, towns, and villages" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 14 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 13 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 13 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Health insurance set to begin next year with premium rate of K50,000 per unit...Honorary doctorate conferred on President U Thein Sein...Media to register for news coverage of 67th Anniversary Independence Day and Grand Military Review...Plans under way to return grabbed land to owners in Taninthayi...Myanmar People’s Forum 2014 begins...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends graduation ceremony of DSTA...Cooperation needs in prevention of measles, German measles...Aungpinle power station supplies electricity to three townships in Mandalay District...Township WAO lectures on preventing gender discrimination...Dimawhso Township opens village library...Proposal submitted on participation of region Hluttaw MPs, ethnic affairs ministers in six-party talks...Village BEMS to get new building...MLF donates K1 million to construction of village library in Myeik Tsp...Thingangyun Township gets new transformer for power supply...Residents of Myaungmya Township to participate in sports meet...Letter to the Editor...Public announcement for remonstration..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein delighted with success, growth of ASEAN-ROK cooperation...KOICA Myanmar Office hosts 2014 alumni meeting for fellows...UEC Chairman meets former chairman of Nepal Election Commission...Tourists from 43 countries to take tourist visa on arrival to India through online...Information Ministry, Asia Foundation organize talks...Myanmar, China launch border trade fair 2014 in Muse...Myanmar, Chinese officials focus on cooperation in border trade...EU launches European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar...Myanmar delegation attends workshop on Distribution Policy for Myanmar...Israeli experts share expertise in beekeeping project in Shan State..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The chicken or the egg" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Weights and Measures" by Win Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 13 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 12 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 12 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Real estate market in industrial zones cools after Ygn Gov’t suggests unutilized plots, warehouses could be seized...UEC Chairman, US diplomats hold talks on preparations for 2015-elections...Forestry students undertake practical works in camps...Migratory water birds arrive at Inlay Lake Sanctuary...Lewe Township gets self-reliant rural village...Local people attend literacy course in Mahlaing...Stone inscriptions to get chamber in precinct of Shwesaryan Pagoda...New lecture hall ready to admit students...YCDC spends K5.9 billion on Mingala Taungnyunt-Dawbon Bridge...Tourist transport vehicles to take work licence..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar President urges ASEAN, S. Korean businesspeople to cooperate for more growth...FDA to educate pharmacy owners nationwide on counterfeit drugs...Philippines recognizes Myanmar’s reform and reconciliation efforts...Myanmar to overcome challenges in transition to democracy, reaffirming “no backsliding” in the process...Myanmar hosts 40th ASEAN Ports Association Meeting...U Myint Naung presents Credentials to Italian President...ROK, Myanmar to cooperate in sectorwise development...Dawei SEZ Project to win trust of people with regional development results...Korean bank grants stipends for MUFL students..... "PERSPECTIVES":"The quality of teachers is more crucial than the system of education" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Family Farming for Food Security and Prosperity in the Mountains" by Tashi Dorji and Surendra Raj Joshi
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 12 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 11 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 11 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar National Airlines begins corporatized operation...Union I&P Minister supervises issuance of citizenship cards to people...Public announcement for remonstration...Two privates from KIA (Kachin) and RCSS/SSA return to legal fold...Anti-human trafficking task force discuss sub-regional action plan...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits ancient Pyu city...Rural youth attend capacity enhancement course...Eye specialists give free eye care services to locals in Mahlaing Tsp...Natogyi Township opens Election Sub-commission office...MRCCI elects new executives for 2014-17 fiscal years term...Departmental personnel check thriving vegetable plantations...Rural area gets repaved road in Pobbathiri Tsp...Children join physical skills contest...Departmental officials share knowledge about uneatable foods to students...Union Minister opens new school buildings funded by Indonesian government...People in Aungmyathazan Tsp get new asphalt road...YUE opens master’s degree course affiliated with Chiang Mai University..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein leaves for Republic of Korea to attend 25th ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit...H.E. Park Geun-hye, President of ROK, sends letters to ASEAN countries...UEC, International IDEA hold workshop on process of political finance...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker visits Philippines...Workshop on international policing standards kicks off in Mandalay...Korean, Myanmar artistes perform entertainments...Cruise liner M.V. Manerva moors at Bo Aung Kyaw Port..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Mountains are crucial to life" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "PROBITY" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 11 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 10 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 10 December 2014
      Description/subject: EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 27/2014) 3rd Waning Day of Nadaw, 1376 ME (9 December, 2014) Appointment of Chief Justice of Sagaing Region High Court...ASEA Shared Vision for the Future of Korea and ASEAN—Partnership for Trust and Happiness.....OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No. (43/2014) 3rd Waning Day of Nadaw, 1376 ME (9 December, 2014) Myanmar Peasant, Worker, People’s Party allowed to register as political party..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: National land resource management committee holds first collaboration meeting...More training schools planned to satisfy demand...Yangon region Hluttaw to debate proposal for 12-party talks...Sri Kestra inscribed on World Heritage List...Voter list computerization course kicks off in Mandalay...Chin damsels attend midwifery course...Enthusiasts attend fruit-based foodstuff production course...Natmauk to get one more private bank branch...People in Kyaunggon to get rural gravel road...Information Ministry’s MCWA provides assistance to pregnant women...Students take part in school library development and reading skill activities...Buddhist cultural instructor course wraps up in Mohnyin...Thriving tobacco plantations contribute to livelihoods of local farmers..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, 3 other GMS countries to get assistance from ADB-Australia fund of USD10.5 million for private sector development...Union FM attends high-level roundtable for Myanmar’s graduation from LDC category...Israeli Orto-Da Theatre Group: Stones...U Soe Nwe presents credentials to Estonian President...Parliamentary delegation headed by speaker heads for the Philippines...Delegates participate in ASEAN-SEAFDEC Regional Technical Consultation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Envy and pride blind us to reality" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "European Union to provide USD 900 million to Myanmar over 7 years" by Ye Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 9 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 09 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends prize-giving for wooden carving competitions...Education Ministry reopens historic hostels at YIE, YU, which allow about 400 students for 2014-15 academic year...Universities of Medicines, medical universities to open first year courses on 22 December...Union minister visits relief camps in Rakhine State...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker visits cultural training centres, comforts patients in Pyawbwe, Yamethin Tsps...Deputy Speaker meets faculty members, students...Training course turns out tailors in Sittway...MEHL introduces MEC CDMA800 MHz into the market...Dahatgon Sugar Mill in Tatkon to crushes 66,000 tons of sugarcane in 2014-15 FY...Mandalarians join mass sports activities on 6 December...Letter to the Editor..FMI sees record profits with total revenue of K 3648 million...Ancient Buddha images emerge from pagoda construction site...Urbanites of Nyaunglebin donate provisions to Buddhist monks...Students join inter-private school concert in Mandalay...Agriculturists explain export and packaging system for Seintalon mango...Rural area to get access to Natogyi through earthen road...Solo art show attracts Mandalarians, tourists..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Last Stop of Coca-Cola Happiness Journey– Mandalay...Labour ministry, overseas job agencies discuss welfare of migrant workers...Workshop on structural design and management of EOC held...Union FM receives Under Secretary-General of UN-OHRLLS, Brazilian Ambassador...Performers present traditional dances, songs to tourists..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Don’t lose sight of public interest" Myint Win Thein.....
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 8 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 08 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham presents prizes to lifelong national literary award winners...Tenders invited to establish fruit & vegetable wholesale market in Yangon...SPSU confers degrees on student monks...Model plot of paddy plantation yields over 100 baskets of paddy...Electricians substitute power lines with new ones in Chanayethazan Tsp...Tatkon Township inaugurates newly repaved road...ChaungU residents join mass walk activities...Thura U Shwe Mann discusses regional development with locals in Daik-U...RBE trains launched along Strand Road...Locals speak of KIA’s acts..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar becomes 171st State Party to BWC...Ten traffic lights with Japanese technology to be on test run in Dec. 2nd week...KBZ boss named Asian banker for 2014..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Agriculture has potential to spur growth and reduce poverty" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLES: "The Noise Pollution Control" by Khin Maung Myint..."Building social skills" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 7 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 07 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham inspects renovation works at Yangon General Hospital...Environmentalists urge government to adopt policy on peatland management...Union Minister visits Hepatitis-B vaccine factory...Union Minister acknowledges women can help with nation building...Wellwishers donate cash and books to Myanmar Libraries Foundation...Exams for Presidential Scholarship Programme held in six major cities...Labour Department, ILO sign contract for statistical services for labour...Rural people get health care services in Zabuthiri Tsp...Natogyi-Myotha asphalt road to contribute to regional development...Mobile team seizes illegal sawn timber in Tachilek...Enthusiasts join Regional and Institutional Development Conference in Mandalay...People join mass walk activities of December..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to pay visit to ROK, attend 25th ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit...Japan-Myanmar Pwe Taw kicks off with food, activities and stage performances...Vice-Senior General Soe Win back from Malaysia...Myanmar, Japan focus on cooperation in map production...US Ambassador’s visit to the Shae Thot 2000th Village ceremony...Myanmar loses to Chongburi U-12 of Thailand in quarterfinal...Globetrotters enjoy panoramic sunset views in Bagan...Toungoo Education College marks International Volunteer Day...Thai expert gives training on skin care in Mandalay...MOGE, oil companies sign production sharing contract for M-8 Mottama offshore block...Myanmar, Japan discuss land utilization, technological assistance..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Time to change our approach to change" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLES: "SCG committed to enhancing the quality of all communities where it operates" by Kyaw The-ein..."RESPONSIBILITY" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 6 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 06 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Authorities extend deadline for detailed business plans for vacant plots, garages in industrial zones...Journalist’s death findings uploaded online...Coordination meeting on investment of state sector held in Nay Pyi Taw...Mary Chapman School for the Deaf ready to provide door-to-door sign language training...University of Sports to be opened...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services delivers speech at graduation ceremony of 56th Intake of DSA...Women’s Forum Myanmar kicks on in Nay Pyi Taw...PyinOoLwin National Kandawgyi Gardens to host flower festival...Irrawaddy Dolphin course to admit only 50 trainees...Public Health Supervisor course wraps up...Mohnyin to enjoy communication service of Telenor...Wellwishers donate cash to Nyaunglebin Home for the Aged...Myanmar Apex Bank Ltd opens 5th branch in Thaton...Shenyang People’s Congress Standing Committee general secretary goes sightseeing in Mandalay...UEC member explains compilation of voter list...Mobile team checks ingredients at foodstuffs, cosmetics...Chin state police explain policing procedure...Union Home Affairs Minister meets officials of Fire Services Department...NPE’s dailies reduce half of advertisement fee for books..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Yangon cheers art at ASEAN Festival of Disabled Artists...President U Thein Sein delivers speech at Global Women’s Forum...Norwegian King Harald V and Queen visit Mandalay...Myanmar, France sign agreements...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Finland...Solar plane from Switzerland to visit Mandalay soon...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Finland...Malaysian King confers honorary order on Vice-Senior General Soe Win...MOGE, oil companies sign production sharing contracts..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Breaking the impasse to move beyond common ground for common good" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "FUTURE" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 06 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 5 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 05 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Human trafficking cases exceed last year’s 102...Myanmar posts trade deficit in 1st eight months of FY 2014-15...Medical team gives free health to locals in Ottarathiri Tsp...Rural youths study basic computer technology...Chin State marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities...People enjoy new harvest feast...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Complaints filed for youths detained by KIA...Local farmers expect high yield of groundnut...MWAF donates cash and kind to Philanthropic School for the Blinds in PyinOoLwin...Vocational courses conclude in Dawphoneyang..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to King of Thailand, PM...Myanmar close to hitting expected 3 million visitors mark...Norwegian King and queen visit pottery in Yandabo village...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Thai Dy PM and FM...Myanmar, Australia ink MoU on migration management project...Myanmar, UNICEF ink agreement to telecast children’s rights education programmes...Union FM meets IOM director general, ICRC official...Chief Ministers of Sagaing Region and Kachin State visit India..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Unity in diversity is our destiny" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Bribery and Corruption" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 4 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 04 December 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW (PRESS RELEASE): The Republic of the Union of Myanmar; Press Release Team; Press Release 8/2014: "The important motion calling for the six-party talks {amendment to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw}submittee by Amyotha Hluttaw Representative of the Union Solidarity and Development Party U Myint Tun of Constituency No 10 of Bago Region was approved by the 11th Regular Session of the First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on 25 November 2014..."..... DOMESTIC NEWS: Permanent residency to be available for foreign professionals, technicians, investors, former citizens, spouses, children of former citizens...Despite recent armed clashes, basic elements of nationwide peace are in place...Myanmar to create opportunities for those with disabilities to enjoy equal rights in society...MOFA gets research based library...Judicial officers join judicial training programme workshop...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker delivers speech at workshop on budget...Candidates may take out bus fare from accounts department...Nyaunglebin Township ANA organizes talks about danger of narcotic drugs...Trainees studying traditional medicine in Nay Pyi Taw...Saplings of ester flowers marketable in Tatkon Township...Gravel road under construction in rural area of Natmauk Tsp...People enjoy modern arts at exhibition in Mandalay...MMCWA shares knowledge about prevention of HIV/AIDS...Model plot of Palethwe paddy yields 152 baskets per acre...Athletes with disabilities participate in long journey wheelchair skill demonstration...Union ministers on tour of Loikaw, Kayah State..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives former ROK Prime Minister; Vice Chairman of CMFA...Myanmar stands first in Skyscanner’s prediction of top 10 destinations for 2015...Vice-Senior General Soe Win to accept First Degree Gallant of Malaysian Armed Forces from Malaysia...Globetrotters prefer to waterway transport on their visits...Norwegian King and Queen visit Bagan...Myanmar, Norway focus on preservation of ancient culture and natural heritages...Opening ceremony on Immense Spectrum ASEAN Festival of Artists with Disability..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Divisive speech" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "EDUCATION" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 06 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 3 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 03 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Authorities to take action against health violations...Myanmar scouts meet in Yangon...Dhamma Schools holds annual general meeting in Pyinmana...Villagers start consumption of electricity in ChaungU Township...Students participate in poem recitation, extempore talks contests...Sittway dwellers to get 50-bed traditional medicine hospital...Immigration officers give educative talks to locals in Dwei Tsp...Dunlop Tennis Club in Myeik marks centennial ceremony...Chin State marks World AIDS Day 2014...Township football tournament strengthens friendly relations among people...New asphalt road to contribute towards development of village...Village library under construction in Myeik Township...MWAF marks World AIDS Day...Rakhine youths get opportunities to attend vocational courses...389 government servants studying abroad..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: South Korea helps Myanmar with rural development plans...Norway’s King applauds Myanmar’s determination to turn a difficult past into a hopeful future...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Lao PDR...Norwegian King and Queen visit Telenor Head Office...SWRR Ministry, IOM discuss job opportunities for human trafficked victims...Myanmar, Norway focus on financial cooperation in oil and gas sector...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Lao PDR...Myanmar, the Netherlands to cooperate in water resources management...Vice Presidents send messages of felicitations to Laotian counterpart...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw receives Dutch Ambassador...Vice-Senior General Soe Win attends closing ceremony of AARM-24...Seminar held to mark 60th anniversary of Myanmar-Japan relations...Union Minister holds talks with UNDP Country director...Myanmar presents instrument of ratification on BWC...UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2014 released..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Negotiation is more humane than confrontation" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Harmonious Industrial Relations" by Kyaw Win
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 06 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 2 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 02 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Tax for agarwood to be set under 25 per cent of local price...Plans underway to increase anti-HIV drugs distribution up to 95 % next year: Health Ministry...Locals participate in combating drug resistant malaria...Private school students take part in sports meet in Mandalay...Pregnant women get prenatal health knowledge...Mohnyin to get new town hall...Meiktila District secures championship trophy in inter-basic education school sports meet...Free clinic opens Charity Haemodialysis Center in Mandalay...Judicial officers discuss courts and media relations in Sittway...Clinic gives free health care services to locals...Chief Minister on inspection tour of Gwa, Kyeintali in Rakhine State...Staff under training of basic English proficiency course..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein welcomes Norwegian king with ceremony...Union Minister meets Chinese Transport Minister...Thura U Shwe Mann meets Norwegian King...Chinese judge and party visit Mandalay Hill, Taungthaman Bridge...Appointment of Luxembourg ambassador agreed on...Vice-Senior General Soe Win meets Defence Minister of Vietnam...Norwegian King and Queen arrive in Nay Pyi Taw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Stop using children for political gain" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Malversation and red tape" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 02 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 1 December, 2014
      Date of publication: 01 December 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein’s radio message to be broadcast on 2-3 Dec...Union Minister visits eastern Shan State...Union minister meets locals in Bago regions...Union Minister opens Magway job fair...Media registration for 67th Anniversary Independence Day, Grand Military Review ceremony...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends prize presentation ceremony of Myanmar Golf Tour 2014...Mann Myo Market members practise fire prevention drill...Farmers in Launglon Tsp harvest monsoon paddy...Township police officers meet local people in Zabuthiri Tsp...Thingangyun Tsp dwellers get new transformer...Sanitation carried out in Mahaaungmye Township...SCG in support of construction of the world’s largest Reclining Buddha Image in Mon State...Union finance minister meets taxpayers in Myeik...Mandalay Daily marks 17th anniversary celebration...Wellwishers donate cash to fund for construction of pagoda in Manipur, India...MCDC staff get basic computer knowledge...Athletes with disabilities arrive in Kume, Myittha Township..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Romania...Myanmar, Japan exchange commemorative message for 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations...Norwegian King and Queen arrive in Yangon...Norwegian FM meets armed ethnic organizations, CSOs in Bago...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Romania...Myanmar delegation back from 18th SAARC Summit...Girl scouts of Myanmar, Japan will open international camp in Nay Pyi Taw...Vice-Senior General Soe Win visits fine art center, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam...FT awards Kanbawza ‘Bank of the Year in Myanmar 2014’...Norwegian Minister visits Telenor sales centre...Chinese eye specialists perform surgical operations on Myanmar patients..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Teaching children just to pass exams is a corrupt practice" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Building global climate ambition" By Federica Mogherini and Miguel Arias Cañete
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 01 December 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 29 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 30 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Agents estimate real estate market will grow by 8% in 2015...President serves congratulation dinner party...Myanmar secures $80 million ADB road loan for generating new business opportunities in Ayeyawady delta...Kanaung Station Hospital opened in Myanaung Tsp...Election sub-commission meets in Kyunsu Township...MR to resume Pyidawtha-Yechanbyin train in Sittway...Vocational training courses conclude in Myawady...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives KNU Chairman and party..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar secures $80 million ADB road loan for generating new business opportunities in Ayeyawady delta...German specialists perform surgical operations on patients in Sittway...Israeli musicians meet with Myanmar children at a musical workshop..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Conciliation of differences" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "The ever shining light of charity in the hearts of Myanmar people" by Myo Myint..."Is Secondhand Smoke Dangerous?" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 29 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 29 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: 11th regular session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw concludes: Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Nov —"The 11th regular session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw successfully concluded in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday afternoon. Today’s session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw put on record the bills that are to be assumed as approved by the Hluttaw including amendment bills for the laws on emoluments, allowances and insignias of chairmen and executive committee members of self-administered divisions and zones, the chairman and members of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, and region/state level officials and for budget allocation proposal for the union..."... Pyithu Hluttaw: SWRR Ministry emphasizes care of children, women, the disabled and the aged: Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Nov— "At the 37th-day session of the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Friday, Daw Khin Hmwe Lwin of Mingin Constituency asked she would like to know the plan of the ministries concerned to take care of women, older persons, the disabled and treated drug addicts. Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Phone Swe replied that the ministry emphasizes care of children, women, the disabled and the aged. The ministry opens the vocational school for the women, community- based care for the aged, improvement of the life of disabled persons and rehabilitation of the treated drug addicts in cooperation with local authorities and people across the nation..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw regular session to resume in January 2015: Nay Pyi Taw, 28 Nov—"Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) approved the Fire Brigade Bill at its 37th-day session on Friday. The Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw said that in the 11th regular session of the Hluttaw, union level organization members replied to 153 asterisk questions and 239 non-asterisk questions. The Hluttaw approved six of nine proposals and put two proposals on records. There remains one proposal to be decided in coming session. He added that the Amyotha Hluttaw approved 10 bills sent by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and three bills submitted by the MPs, sending nine bills to Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House). Twelve bills sent by Pyithu Hluttaw were discussed at Amyotha Hluttaw. Amyotha Hluttaw committees held meetings 118 times and commission, 20 times. In the regular session, 14 information papers were compiled for the Hluttaw representatives, and a debate on Public Policy Making and Capacity Building was held at the Hluttaw. The library of the Hluttaw stores 10,530 books. The 12th regular session of the Amyotha Hluttaw will take place in January 2015."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Announcement of the Ministry of Information on measures taken to issue rules for the Media Law...Heavy machinery for road construction in Kayin State handed over...Thaton Township Health Department to vaccinate locals to be free from elephantiasis...Chief Minister inspects regional development tasks in Sittway...Health staff give medical treatment to locals free of charge...Specialists give health care to locals in Thaton Township...Electric safety carried out in Aungmyethazan Township...New school building under construction in rural area of Thaton Tsp...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to locals in Mongyai Tsp...Daily wage workers earn income at farming works...Participants to register for YOMA Yangon International Marathon 2015 (YYIM 2015) sooner...Union Ministers on inspection tour of Kengtung Township...Myanmar’s trade deficit from April to Oct hits US$2,716.49 million...16-day campaigns for elimination of violence against women being held nationwide..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Albanian President, PM...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw holds talks with Danish delegation...Shandong businessmen explore market opportunities in Myanmar...Participants of SSEAYP scheduled to enjoy homestay in Myanmar...Japan grants US$241,710 for two high schools in Ayeyawady Region...Enhancement of administrative structure discussed...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker receives Director of Spectrum (Sustainable Development Knowledge Network)...Vice-Senior General Soe Win attends 15th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM-15)...Myanmar journalists visit China-Myanmar cultural museum...UEC Chairman meets Indonesian Election Commission member, head of mission of International IDEA...ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting continues for final day...Myanmar, Japan discuss transport sector...Attorney-General of the Union receives Chinese Judge..... "PERSPECTIVES": "To reduce risks of earthquakes" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "The Garbage Disposal Problem" Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 28 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 28 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Union government allots funds for upgrading livestock breeding sector in Rakhine State: Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Nov—"At Thursday’s session of the Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house), U Thein Swe of An Constituency asked whether there is a plan to upgrade livestock breeding tasks in Rakhine State. Deputy Minister for President Office U Aung Thein replied that the Rakhine State government allotted K233.82 million for construction of a sea water prawn hatching camp in the 2014-15 fiscal year in Pauktaw Twownship and one fresh water prawn hatching camp in Kyauktaw Township. Moreover, the union government funded K20 million for construction of the fish hatching camps in Sittway, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw and An townships on a manageable scale...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Union Minister Dr Kan Zaw refutes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s claim about bylaw for FIL...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses three bills...Union government considers rising prices for pay raise...Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 36th day...Myeik Township to get 25-bed traditional medicine hospital...Farmers observe thriving paddy plantations on model plot...Myanmar Buddhist Culture Propagation Nay Pyi Taw Branch to hold annual meeting...Children’s Hospital gives special care to children with DHF...Cultivation of summer paddy demands supply of irrigated water...Monsoon paddy harvested on model plot...Plan underway to extend Muse Trade Zone three-fold...Free surgery performed on patients at Zabuthiri Specialist Hospital...Myanmar, China discuss future cooperation in judiciary sector...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Mauritania...Danish Embassy opened in Yangon..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Norway King and Queen to pay official State Visit to Myanmar...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Mauritania...Myanmar formulating National Transport Master Plan, with assistance of Government of Japan...World Bank partner looks at projects in Myanmar’s energy, telecommunications, banking sectors...Vice President U Nyan Tun, Russian Secretary of Security Council discuss prevention of unconventional threats...Thura U Shwe Mann receives secretary of Russian Security Council...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Secretary of Security Council of the Russian Federation...Myanmar journalists visit section of Shanghai-Ruili Expressway...Defence Ministry prevails in Japan Cup Judo Championship...Artificial legs, stipends donated to needy persons...Wife of Chief of naval staff of Bangladesh visits MMCWA office..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Injustice of society" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Now is the time to stop the disease of corruption" by Win Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 27 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 27 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:-Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convenes 34th day meeting: Nay Pyi Taw, 26 No—"Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened its 34th day meeting Wednesday, in which there was an explanation of taxes levied at the ministries of the union government in the first six months of the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which started on 1 April 2014. A proposal was also submitted to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw by U Win Than, representative of Thabaung Township constituency, urging the union government to explain its preparations on the proposal of salary increments for civil servants including police officers, which was accepted by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on 11 November. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, representative of Kawhmu Township constituency, also submitted a proposal, urging the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for the timely release of bylaws and regulations which have been approved by Hluttaw..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Initial phases of Dawei SEZ to be implemented as soon as possible: Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—"Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein told the Pyithu Hluttaw Session on Wednesday that the governments of Myanmar and Thailand signed an MoU to take leading roles in the development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone in July 2012 as the project had been delayed by a lack of financing. The deputy minister was responding to a question on the latest development of the project..."... Amyotha Hluttaw: Rakhine State extends cultivable and livestock breeding lands: Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Nov—"The 35th-day session of the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued on Wednesday. U Khin Maung Latt of Rakhine State Constituency No 6 raised a question, asking whether there is a plan to boost agricultural produce besides paddy in Rakhine State. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Myint replied that Rakhine State has adopted a plan to boost production of cultivation of paddy, beans and pulses, edible oil crops, vegetables and fruits..."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Agreement has been struck to discuss everything except seceding and matters undermining sovereignty...Workshop on ERM Tool held in Nay Pyi Taw...Pyithu Hluttaw speaker attends coordination meeting of committees, commission...Local fire brigade makes preparations for fire prevention...Talk held on agricultural technical transfer for boosting production...Anti-human trafficking, drug elimination ceremony held in Myawady...Plan for vaccination against measles, German measles explained...Talk given to trainees on ways to promote reading...Advanced tailoring course opens in Tatkon...215 microfinance organizations allowed..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Toyota donates driving instructor cars, driver training equipment to gov’t-run driving schools...ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting continues for third day...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham holds talks with Bangladeshi ambassador...YCDC, JICA sign Yangon City water supply project...Mandalarian printing entrepreneurs meet German printing experts...Myanmar journalists visit fruit market in China’s Yunnan Province...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets Bangladeshi chief of naval staff...Union FM receives WHO resident representative, Russian Security Council secretary... "PERSPECTIVES": "Money is like honey" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "The Skytrain System" by Khin Maung Myint..."Myanmar Climate Date Portal Dissemination Workshop held" by Kyaw The-ein (MNA)..."Workshop held on confirming guidelines, work plans for ending child labour" by Khaing Thanda Lwin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 26 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 26 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw accepts proposal for six party round-table talks: Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Nov — "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw accepted a proposal Tuesday to hold round-table talks among six parties, namely, the president, the speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house), the speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw (upper house), the chairperson of the main opposition National League for Democracy, a representative of ethnic parties and the commander- in-chief. U Myint Tun, representative of Bago region constituency (No. 1), submitted the proposal, suggesting the talks to develop a constitution which is suitable for the existing situation of the country and to create opportunities for the future of the country. At the 33rd day of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, U Thein Swe, representative of Ann township constituency, said the 2008 Constitution has resulted in parliamentary and democratic systems in the country, saying that systematic steps must be taken in charter amendment..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Three bills passed at Amyotha Hluttaw session: Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Nov — The Amyotha Hluttaw on Tuesday approved the union budget bill, which the Pyithu Hluttaw had returned with remarks. The Pyithu Hluttaw also returned a bill with remarks concerning salaries, allowances and facilities for members of committees at state/region levels, which came under discussion at the Amyotha Hluttaw. A representative of Chin State constituency-2 stressed that the Constitution recognizes the role of such parliamentarians as being the same as that of parliamentarians at the union level, adding that parliamentarians deserve the privileges the Constitution provides..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Car substitution programme extended to March 2015: Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Nov — "Deputy Minister U Chan Maung of the Rail Transportation Ministry said a program aimed at taking aging vehicles off the roads will be extended from the end of 2014 to March 2015 at Tuesday’s session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House). Under the programme, the owners of cars over 20 years old, locally made autos and three-wheeled cars can exchange their vehicles for a permit that allows them to import a car with the registration fee waived. During the 34th day of the Amyoth Hluttaw (upper house), the deputy minister said that many old cars remain on the roads despite this programme, not because of the ministry but because of the owners’ preference. Under this programme a total of 14,000 locally made cars, more than 500 three-wheelers and over 130,000 old vehicles have been exchanged for permits...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Inter-primary school sports meet held in Thaton District...Hole-inone sunk at the Royal Mingalardon Golf Club...Inter-Basic Education School Sports Meet begins in Mandalay...Health knowledge shared with villagers in Natmauk Tsp...Copy books donated to basic education schools in Mandalay...Ruili Vice Mayor hosts lunch for Myanmar journalists...Myawady Tsp police commander holds press conference...Tube-well sunk to supply potable water to locals...Malaria control course given to volunteers in Myanaung Tsp...Illegally extracted logs seized at Amarapura...Union minister meets with staff of No 36 Heavy Industry (Kyaukse..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President U Nyan Tun meets executive director of World Economic Forum...World Bank looks to improve farmers’ access to irrigation in Myanmar...EU Working Together For Myanmar: EU Announces Cooperative Strategy...Myanmar, Vietnam focus on friendly relations in Hluttaw...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives EU ambassador...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker visits Thailand, receives honorary doctoral degree in law...Media roundtable discussion held on challenges to rising ASEAN...U Thit Linn Ohn concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Mongolia...Myanmar journalists visit Ruili checkpoint...Two Myanmar journalists’ groups meet in China’s Ruili...Vietnamese delegation visits Gems Museum, Uppatasanti Pagoda...Vice-Senior General Soe Win arrives in Hanoi...The 60th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Presenting Ceremony at the Embassy of Japan... "PERSPECTIVES": "The basic grammar of national reconciliation" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Why improve communication skills" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 25 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 25 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Debate on constitutional amendment continues at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov—"The 32nd day session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved membership of Myanmar in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank sent by President U Thein Sein. The MPs also continued the debate on the report of the Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee. U Zaw Tun of Labutta Constituency said that although the current Constitution was drawn with the purpose to serve the interests of the State and the people, certain sections which are not conformity with the present time need to be amended. Daw Khin Than Myint of Ngaputaw Constituency said that now is the time to build trust, national unity and eternal peace among the national people. Therefore, all the people are to build a modern, developed nation by upholding their national duty with regard to non-disintegration of the union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetration of sovereignty and by practising a multiparty democracy system and market-oriented economic system..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on bill on discrimination against women, vehicle import policy: Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov — "The Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) session on Monday raised questions on the enactment of a law protecting females from violence and the vehicle import policy. Concerning the law protecting females from violence, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint said that females are protected from physical, mental and sexual violence by their fundamental rights in accordance with the state Constitution, existing laws, and traditions. Myanmar signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1997 to cooperate with the international community in women’s affairs, according to the deputy minister. In addition, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is drafting a bill to protect females from abuse and gender- based violence due to socioeconomic conditions, conservative traditions and conflicts in cooperation with ministry officials, parliamentary representatives, representatives of political parties, legal experts, CSOs and NGOs working for gender equality and representatives of the United Nations Gender Theme Group, the deputy minister added...Regarding the vehicle import policy, Union Minister for Commerce U Win Myint said that while the ministry has permitted the public to import vehicles regardless of whether they are left-hand drive or righthand drive since 2009, it is taking measures to allow only the importation of lefthand drives of the previous model year in 2015. The Ministry of Commerce issues import permits for vehicles while the Customs Department levies import duties and the Directorade of Road Administration registers the vehicles, according to the minister. However, the union minister said the ministry has no plans to inspect imported cars as to whether they meet international standards..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw approves PR system: Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov — "The bill committee of the Amyotha Hluttaw submitted the anti-dumping bill sent back with some changes to the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) session on Monday. The differences between the two chambers will be discussed at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. Then, the Amyotha Hluttaw approved the condominium bill and the second amendment bill of the ward/village tract administration law sent back with some changes by the Pyithu Hluttaw. In addition, the commission tasked with implementation of a proportional representation system submitted its findings to the session...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Dr Sai Mauk Kham enjoys Shan New Year feast...DRA abolishes registration fee for imported municipal buses...Ceremony held to reunite 80 former child soldiers with parents...More clashes occur in Kachin State...First-year university courses to kick off on 4 December...Merit shared for completion of home for the aged...Talk on dental medicine given in Mandalay...Outstanding students in English and mathematics receive awards...Dhamma School opened in Myanaung Township...Departmental Official, entrepreneurs discuss national land utilization policy....Union information minister meets media persons...Yadanabon FC Chairman Men’s Open Inter-Club Football Tournament kicks off...Two artists show their works at gallery...Children enjoy festivities at Myodaw Park free of charge...Talk given on prevention of crimes over land allotment...New motorcycle brands seeing high demand in Mandalay...UCSB chairman attends Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Agenda Workshop...Union construction minister inspects progress of roads, bridges in Magway Region...Plan underway to vocational schools in regions and states...KIA soldier escapes from KIA troop...Union minister carries out social welfare tasks in Ayeyawady Region...Notification on permanent residency system announced...The National Education Law has a Very Strong Focus on Quality Education for All (CESR and Education Development Partners, 21-11-2014)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: EU to give Myanmar financial support under development programme...Myanmar, Thailand to promote cooperation in military affairs...Myanmar and Thai armed forces to maintain unchangeable relationship...Vice-Senior General Soe Win leaves for Vietnam...38th ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting kicks off in Mandalay...The National Education Law has a Very Strong Focus on Quality Education for All (CESR and Education Development Partners, 21-11-2014)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Be prepared for climate change" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Improving Labour Productivity" by Kyaw Win
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 24 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 24 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends foundationlaying ceremony for Buddha University in Taunggyi...Labour ministry launches job seekers website...Education promotion tasks explained in Bago Region...Commanderin- chief meets members of MPC (Interim)...Overall development plans for Taninthayi Region discussed at meeting...Link connections installed in power lines in Myingyan... Myanmar journalists visit Dehong Unity daily...Department officials protect locals from wild elephants...Talks held on prevention of recruitment of child soldiers in Mohnyin...Environmental conservation supervisory committee holds 1st meeting...Nay Pyi Taw Council Area plans to grow over 10,000 acres of summer paddy...100 acres of farmlands being reclaimed in Yekyi Township...Driver’s licences issued to motorcyclists in Yedashe Tsp...Farmers extend cultivable lands with assistance of irrigation facilities...MLFRD holds event to hear from staff and difficulties encountered...Highway bus terminal to open in Muse in late November..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: YTU, Mitsubishi Electric ink agreement on technological cooperation...ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator concludes...Sports Ministry, ECF Ministry crowned in Japan Cup Karatedo Contest...Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute to be launched in early 2015...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker leaves for Thailand...ASEAN-Russian Youth Orchestra to give concert in Yangon...China invites members of Upper Myanmar Journalists Association for visit...World Bank’s IFC agrees to provide Yoma Bank with $5 million convertible loan... "PERSPECTIVES": "Journalism is a profession rather than an occupation" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "A letter To a Neo-writer of Great Promise" by Khin Maung Oo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 23 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 23 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Dr Sai Mauk Kham urges Shan nationals to strive to turn their homeland into most developed region...Union ministers inspect major renovations to Yangon University’s hostels...Farmers, company hold meeting on cooperation in paddy cultivation...Training course turns out skilled tailors in Pyinmana Tsp...Pyinmana BEMS No 2 awards outstanding students...Firefighting drill held at Pobbathiri BEHS No 13...Myanmar will achieve democratization, however hard the path: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker...Myanmar Journalists Association pays respects to seasoned journalists...Catholics host dinner to mark Quincentenary Jubilee...First three beneficiaries of Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2015 announced..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Constitution pivotal for State and Tatmadaw: Commander-in-Chief...Checking of cargo blocks traffic at Muse border trade post...U Kyaw Zwar Minn presents his Credentials to Swedish King..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A living wage, a sound urbanization policy and social stability" Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "Impact of Advertisements" by Myo Myint..."Is it Possible to Quit Smoking?" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 22 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:-Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Discussions on constitutional reform continue at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Nov —"The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Friday approved an agreement to be signed between Myanmar and Russia to cooperate in military intelligence, followed by discussions on a report submitted by a committee responsible for the implementation of constitutional change. U Than Nwe of Budalin constituency suggested that decentralization will promise individual states and regions control over Discussions on constitutional reform continue at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw their own affairs, a federalism demanded by ethnic parties, calling for a constitutional change so that states and regions parliaments will enjoy the right to elect their regional chiefs..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Myanmar taking measures to reduce trade deficits: Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Nov —"A question was raised at the Pyithu Hlutatw on Friday on how to deal with the country’s trade deficits, with Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan responding that the fiscal year of 2014 from 1 April to 12 September saw export earnings of US$4,965.726m and import of $7,366.937m, resulting in a trade deficit of $2,401.211m. Regarding measures to enhance the export volume, the deputy minister said that priority has been given to rice, beans and pulses, oil crops, fishery products, textiles and clothes, and wood and forest products..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw to discuss amendment bills: Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Nov — "The speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw informed the Hluttaw session on Friday of the approval of the Pyithu Hluttaw on bills amending laws stipulating the salaries, allowances and titles of union level officials, the chairman and members of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, and chairmen and members of self-administered regions and areas.... Afterwards, members of the Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee U Tin Mya, U Maung Aye Tun and Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan submitted the bill on the budget allocation proposal, the report on repealing the Agricultural Produce Markets Act and the bill repealing the Agricultural Produce Markets Act, respectively. The act was enacted in 1941 so it fails to reflect the current situation... The Amyotha Hluttaw session today also agreed to debate the bills amending the Diplomats and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) Act and amending the United Nations (Rights and Exemptions) Act submitted by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin.".....EXECUTIVE ORDER: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 26/2014) 15th Waning Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 ME (21 November, 2014) Assignment of Deputy Minister..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein delivers address at Workshop on Urban and Housing Development Policy and Projects... Policing procedures explained in Myanaung...SME development branches training aims promote SME knowledge among staff: Industry Ministry... Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Sports and Physical Education Institute, University of Medicine in Taunggyi... Heavy machinery, tractors available at Mandalay branch of company ... Staff issue citizenship scrutiny cards to locals ... Paddy plantations need water to thrive in Natogyi... Course on rehabilitating human trafficking victims given in Mandalay ... Missionary capacity enhancement course conducted.....Prestige Automobiles opens first BMW sales & service facility in Myanmar... EXTERNAL RELATIONS Ministry of Electric Power, Austria-based ANDRITZ Hydro sign MoU for Deedoke Hydropower Project... ME development branches training aims promote SME knowledge among staff: Industry Ministry....."PERSPECTIVES": "Lest you mistake politics for poisonous fruit" by Kyaw Thura....ARTICLE: "The Second last old capital city “Amarapura” Part V Amarapura under the four successors of Badonsachen [Bodawpaya]" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
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      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 21 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 21 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:-Constitutional amendments debated at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov — "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday continued its debate on the report of the Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee... Representative Daw Phyu Phyu Thin of Mingala Taungnyunt Constituency said that a constitution that is simple and easy to understand helps the public and contributes to the stability of the country... The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is debating the report until 25 November." ...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on organ donation and digital television broadcasting: Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov — "The Ministry of Health is drafting a new bill on the donation of organs to prevent illegal trafficking and the acquiring of organs through illicit means, Deputy Minister for Health U Win Myint told the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Thursday. He was responding to a question whether the new bill allows anyone to donate their organs if they have the same tissue type as the recipient. There are two kinds of organ donation, one being donation of an organ of a brain-dead person and the other, of a living person, according to the deputy minister.... Another question raised at the Pyithu Hluttaw concerned digital television programmes, which were introduced recently to Myanmar. Regarding the question, Deputy Minister for Information U Pike Htway said that 25 stations are not broadcasting with the Digital DVB-T2 system while 68 more stations will broadcast with the system in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Set-top boxes to receive the channels have also been distributed free of charge to the public and more set-top boxes will also be available in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to the deputy minister..." ...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw holds 31st session: Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov — "Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun responded to questions for the ministry at the Amyotha Hluttaw session (Upper House) on Thursday. In his response to a question on issuing land grants to families residing in Kanthaya Village formerly registered as Gatekon Village in Taikkyi Township in Yangon Region, the deputy minister said that since the village is situated on pasture land, it is necessary for the township general administration department to apply for the cancellation of the pasture land to the Ministry of Home Affairs in accordance with rules and regulations...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra concert to be held in December... The State in Myanmar author gives talks on his book in capital city... Plans of Science and Technology Ministry elaborated to media... When all is said and done, deforestation must be stopped... Union minister inspects development of Letpadaungtaung area... Union Minister explains progress of Myanmar media to trainees... Myanmar Egress trainees visit Union Election Commission Office... National Education Law advisory body urges students to resolve issues with law democratically ... Myanmar has potential to graduate from LDC status in 2015... Students join inter-basic education student sports festival in Myawady... Inauguration ceremony held for asphalt road in Pobbathiri Township ... Advantages of growing Manaw Thukha paddy strain explained... Mung bean seeds distributed to local farmers in Taungup... Chin State Election Sub-commission opens training course...Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra concert to be held in December..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: The State in Myanmar author gives talks on his book in capital city...7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour kicks off..... "PERSPECTIVES": "When all is said and done, deforestation must be stopped" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Myanmar with a serene, beautiful and hearty smile" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (244K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs20/GNLN-2014-11-21.html
      Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 20 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 20 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hlutaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues debate on constitution: Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Nov — "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Wednesday continued its debate on the report of the Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee. Representative U Myat Ko of Sagaing Region Constituency- 12 was in favour of the system of appointing union ministers and deputy ministers from parliamentary representatives, saying that only then will the union ministers and deputy ministers be able to work in the interests of the people. Representative Daw Khin Thanda of Tada-U Constituency said that it is necessary to draw a timetable to undertake amendments of the constitution in six months ahead of the 2015 general elections by enacting a law. She highlighted that today, all are to focus on peace and democracratization of the nation by setting aside their interests. All the citizens have the rights to enjoy the rights of fair and standardized democracy. Defence Services Personnel Representative Lt- Col Thein Htut preferred conferring some legislative powers to state and region governments to contribute to equality and national unity of ethnic national races while another defence services personnel representative, Lt-Col Pe Kyaing, said he was against the insertion of the phrase “with the consent of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw” into Section 40 (c) of the constitution as doing so could hinder the commander in chief of defence services from exercising his powers in a state of emergency conferred by provisions of the constitution...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: MPA to raise demurrage charges from 2015...Union Border Affairs Minister inspects development programmes in Mon State...Ambulance system for emergency care being implemented by health ministry...Emphasis placed on compilation of CSR Plan for Letpadaungtaung Copper Mine Project investigation report...Union minister attends 22nd anniversary of Cooperative Bank...Deputy Minister for ECF visits teak and ironwood plantations in Rakhine State...People in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State, hold up peaceful co-existence in daily life...Station hospital commissioned into service...Volunteer youths donate dry rations, clothes and rice...Chinlone teams in Myingyan participate in demonstration...Members of WAO get membership brooches...Solar panels installed at residences of rural area free of charge...Letter to the Editor...Two Sanu halls under construction in Mandalay...Approach road to box culvert being built on rural road in Ngaphe Tsp...Model plot of Palethwe hybrid paddy harvested in Yebyu Tsp...Culverts, bridges maintained on No 1 inter-district road...Departmental officials, authorities coordinate regional development tasks.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Panasonic focuses on building B2G relationships with Myanmar...ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (Retreat) kicks off...Investment for agriculture imports discussed in Nay Pyi Taw...MPF chief holds talks with foreign guests to discuss promotion of relations in public security...Tourists stroll along Taungthaman Bridge to enjoy beautiful scene....."PERSPECTIVES":"We need a good foundation for the sake of children" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Pathein to host 4th Stop of Coca-Cola Happiness Journey" by Kyaw The-ein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 19 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 19 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: MPs suggest constitutional change for national stability, development and reconciliation: Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Nov — "The Pyiduangsu Hluttaw on Tuesday discussed the report submitted by a committee responsible for the implementation and amendment of the constitution. Daw Sanda Min of the Zabyuthiri constituency said that constitutional change is not a one-time matter and it needs amending step by step, adding that the purpose of constitutional amendment is to reinforce national reconciliation rather than instigating conflicts. She called for greater cooperation in changing the constitution within the framework of the law to ensure a better future of the country. U Sai Kyaw Zaw Than of the Shan State constituency- 2 pointed out that the report should be discussed with a focus on national stability and development, national integrity, national reconciliation and rule of law..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Unscrupulous fuel stations can face temporary or permanent cancellation of their licences: Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Nov — "Maj Zawana, a defence services personnel representative, asked the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) on Tuesday about action taken against unscrupulous oil stations nationwide, with the deputy minister responding that supervisory committees inspect fuel stations to ensure oil quality and accurate measurement. He added that action is taken against fuel stations found guilty of dishonest sales by means of from temporary to total cancellation of their licences. A question was concerned with the possibility of upgrading an industrial ward to an industrial zone in Loikaw, Kayah State..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw discuss agricultural and fishery sectors: Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Nov — "Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) convened its 31st day meeting on Tuesday with the discussions of agricultural and fishery sectors. U Htay Oo, representative of Hinthada Township constituency, asked whether the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has plans to substitute agricultural lands that cannot be used now for some reasons with new ones and the plans of ministry to promote paddy productions. Deputy Minister U Than Ohn said that double- crop paddy cultivation with irrigation system could cover the loss of paddy fields for some reasons, and the ministry is now issuing permits to individual and companies to use empty or virgin lands for agricultural purposes. He also said that rice sufficiency of the country is 168 percent for the country’s population of 51.42 million, and the government has adopted a 30-year plan for the sufficiency of rice to the population of 100 million by using highyield varieties, systematic water supply, agricultural methods and enough input items...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker attends Myanmar Parliamentary Union meeting, meets Danu nationals, media persons...Students urged to be tolerant as reforms carried out step by step...Training Workshop on Mass Event and Disaster Preparedness kicks off...Telecommunication show launched in Yangon...Ministry launches trademark management course...Ownerless motorboat with sawn timber seized in Amarapura...Volunteer course regarding traffic accidents conducted in Mandalay...Children receive medical checkup from MCWA...Trains added with coaches for convenience of passengers...Automatic industrial production technology show kicks off...Wall magazine, photo gallery display documentary photos...Tube-well sunk for rural development in Minbu Township...Pyinmana Sugar Mill to resume crushing of sugarcane on 19 November...Villagers get better communication service in central Myanmar...Happy life of local people and improvement of farming work in Pauktaw Township, Rakhine State...Surgeons at Yangon General Hospital successfully treat heart stabbing victim.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: More Israeli companies will come to Myanmar with the signing of agreement on protection of investment between Myanmar and Israel...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Embassy of Qatar opened in Yangon...Myanmar-the Netherlands Joint Steering Committee meets...Eto to visit Myanmar to join 1st talks with ASEAN defence ministers....."PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s civilize ourselves first" Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "A tranquil retirement" by Pho Thit
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 18 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 18 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Constitutional amendment debate continues at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov — "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives on Monday held a debate on the report of the Constitutional Reform Implementation Committee. Defence Services Personnel Representative Brig-Gen Thet Tun Aung proposed that the union chief justice, judges of the supreme court of the union, judges of regions and states and judges should be appointed by the president as the government system under the 2008 constitution is a presidential system, while Representative U Sein Tun of Htantabin Township Constituency sought to limit the term of the union election commission. He said that the term of the union election commission should expire after it has submitted its final election report...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw meets students of Pyu Township...Education ministry unveils initiatives to tackle student protest...Myanmar striving to control hepatitis C disease...Fund to be allotted to ministries for development of Rakhine State...120 paintings by 33 women artists showcased in Mandalay...Healthcare committee formed for retired faculty members...82 trainees complete civil service training in Mandalay...Gold industry course opens for enthusiasts free of charge...Health talks on World Diabetes Day given to people in Magway Region...MANA holds talk on HIV prevention, danger of narcotics...Letter to the Editor...Kanbawza Bank celebrates successful opening of 300 branches...Chanayethazan Township marks 94th anniversary of National Day...Visitor numbers up at Maha Muni Buddha Image in Mandalay...Runway at Kalay Airport being extended...Mingin Township upgrades BEMS, opens new school building.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Latvian President, PM...President U Thein Sein arrives back in Yangon from Australia...Myanmar, India to cooperate more closely in border affairs...Myanmar, Laos hold talks on cooperation between armed forces...Commander-in-Chief receives Laotian defence minister...Union FM sends message of felicitation to Latvian counterpart....."PERSPECTIVES": "English is more than just a school subject" Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Child Labour" by Win Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 17 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 17 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Agreement signed to upgrade Mandalay International Airport...Union minister visits water pumping stations in Singaing, Myinmu townships...Kanbawza Bank Ltd marks opening of 300 branches...94th Anniversary National Day marked at Pyinama BEHS No 1...Job fair for job seekers held in Mandalay...Survivor of WWII still an imposing religious edifice in Mandalay...Expired foodstuffs, drugs incinerated in Patheingyi...94th Anniversary of National Day observed in Nyaungshwe, Nyaunglebin Tsps...Ceremony held for disbursement of village electrification loans...Sagaing Region minister meets people for rural development...Mandalarian construction entrepreneurs hold special meeting...Wall structures of Mandalay painted for durability...Pebble production becomes income source for locals...Dhamma school instructor course concludes...Rural gravel road under construction to improve living standard of people...Myanmar, China discuss matters on oil and natural gas pipelines...Moving Forward in unity to a peaceFul and prosperous coMMunity..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein and other leaders discuss global economy at G-20 Summit...Agreement signed to upgrade Mandalay International Airport...GE TO extend investment and technical assistance to generate addtional 30MW of power for Myanmar...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...New cement product introduced...Myanmar participates in 4th Asian Beach Games...Ceremony held to mark 60th Anniversary of Myanmar-Japan friendly relations...Second international amateur marathon organized in Bagan....."PERSPECTIVES": "A single odd one out in political reform is one too many!" by Kyaw Thura
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (8.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 16 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 16 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: As part of democratization, government puts special priority on raising education standard in belief that national education plays key role in nation building...Election in Chin State discussed...Farmers use combine harvesters in harvesting paddy plantations...Sweater sales up in PyinOoLwin Township as cold season descends...Six outstanding firefighters honoured in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein says ASEAN has become more integrated in recent decades...Toyota launches its 9th Dream Car Art Contest for children...Japan donates transport facilities for Dala jetty in Yangon...Moving Forward in unity to a peaceful and prosperous community...Two journalists to join delegation bound for China....."PERSPECTIVES": "Children are the future of the country" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "A Nostalgia for the Banks of the Lemyo River" by Dr. Saw Mra Aung..."Act East Policy vis-à-vis Pivot to Asia" by Sonu Trivedi
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 15 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 15 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:-Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw raises objection to UNSG’s use of “Rohingya”: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Nov — "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Friday unanimously approved an emergency motion calling on the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to object to the use of the term “Rohingya” by UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon as it interfered with the sovereignty of Myanmar. The motion was put forward by Representative U Thein Nyunt of Thingangyun Township Constituency and seconded by Representative Daw Khin Saw Wai of Yathedaung Township Constituency. U Thein Nyunt said that under international law, all should respect the law of a host country and the UN secretary-general should not have used the word “Rohingya,” as the people it refers to have never existed officially in Myanmar and are not Myanmar citizens, adding that this might harm the stability of the democratic transition..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw approves FPTP electoral system: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Nov — "Although the Hluttaw commission to review the electoral system recommended 8 electoral systems, the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Friday approved the current first-past-thepost system as the seven others breach the provisions of the state constitution. Concerning the electoral system, the speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw said some representatives including ethnic national races raised objections to changing the electoral system to a proportional representation system but he formed the commission to review the electoral systems..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Laungshay rejected for inclusion on World Heritage List: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Nov — "Deputy Minister for Culture U Than Swe on Friday rejected a request by U Hla Swe of Magway Region constituency-12 to the Amyotha Hluttaw on Friday to include Laungshay in Saw, a town in Magway Region, as an archaeological site on the World Heritage List and as a tourist destination. U Than Swe said that there is no plan to inscribe Laungshay on the World Heritage List as it takes nearly four years to collect data for an archaeological site to be submitted. The deputy minister added that one of eight proposed areas has so far been submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for inclusion on the list...".....EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 24/ 2014) 8th Waning Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 ME (14th November, 2014) Retirement of Chief Justice of Sagaing Region High Court allowed.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS:Deputy Finance Minister inspects progress of Yangon Stock Exchange...Union Government to consider impacts and consequences of pay rise...Fishery export revenue likely to drop below US$500 million this year: MPEA...Action taken against undisciplined vehicles in Mandalay...Myawady District turns out midwives for prenatal health care...Thaton Township prepares to host Chief Minister’s Cup football tourney...Model paddy plantation yield reaches 117 baskets per acre...More people heading to see Mya Thein Tan Pagoda in Mingun...Myanmar textile gets good price...Sagaing Region MCWSC provides wheelchair to disabled student...Short circuit causes fire at oil installation...Citizenship cards issued to students...Firefighter refresher course concludes...94th Anniversary National Day Objectives...Dawei District IPRD organizes book show...School for children, housing for locals in Yathedaung Township, Rakhine State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein, Chinese Premier Li hold talks at Presidential Palace...President U Thein Sein leaves for Australia to attend G-20 Summit...US President visits historic birthplace of Myanmar’s independence...Fishery export revenue likely to drop below US$500 million this year: MPEA...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker receives Chinese Premier...Vietnamese Prime Minister leaves for home...University of Medicine (Mdy) signs MoU with Mie University of Japan...Myanmar, Russia sign Plan of Consultations to intensify bilateral cooperation...Chinese premier leaves for home...Korea aid agency to improve 100 villages in regions and states....."PERSPECTIVES": "The age of “I’m right. You’re wrong” is now a thing of the past" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "CHARACTER" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 14 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 14 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Constitutional reform issues come under discussion at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Peaceful and prosperous learning society and livelihoods of residents in Rakhine State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. summit held in Nay Pyi Taw...Myanmar hosts major gathering of world leaders...President U Thein Sein attends 17th ASEAN-China Summit...President U Thein Sein urges Japan to invest in Dawei SEZ Project...President U Thein Sein, president of ADB discuss private sector development in Myanmar...Myanmar President, UN Secretary-General discuss human rights...Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China...MEPE, General Electric International Inc sign MoA for improvement of gas power plants...President U Thein Sein attends 17th ASEAN plus Three Summit...Myanmar, Russia discuss cooperation in various sectors...UNSG meets UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network members...President attends ASEAN Business Advisory Council Meeting...Delegates from New Zealand, Australia, Russia and Japan, ROK, UN Secretary-General leave for home...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker, UN Secretary-General discuss development of multiparty democracy...Wife of Thai PM donates cash assistance to students in Pyinmana Tsp...ASEAN Summit closes with Malaysia assuming chairmanship...U.S. President meets Myanmar parliamentarians...Wives of ASEAN leaders and UNSG visit Myanmar traditional arts exhibition...Myanmar, US presidents discuss democratic reform and regional issues...President U Thein Sein makes speech at Press Conference on ASEAN Summit and Related Summits...Japanese PM visits Yangon’s General Post Office...A letter of Rakhine State Chief Minister to UNSG....."PERSPECTIVES": "To lead a life of dignity" Myint Win Thein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 13 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 13 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Voter list collection computerized in 10 downtown townships...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves motion to raise salaries of government employees in 2015-16 fiscal year.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN leaders discuss regional and global issues at summit in Nay Pyi Taw...ASEAN, UN discuss maintaining peace, sustainable development...U Thein Sein meets Indonesian President Widodo...Japan supports peace-making process in Myanmar...President joins commemorative summit of 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations...President U Thein Sein attends 12th ASEAN-India Summit...Myanmar, Australia focus on assistance for development of Myanmar...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives UNSG Mr. Ban Ki-moon...Japan offers Myanmar 25.8 bil. yen loan for development projects...Chairperson of Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee meets Indian Prime Minister...President attends 17th ASEAN-Japan Summit...President U Thein Sein attends 6th Mekong-Japan Summit...President attends Plenary Meeting of 25th ASEAN Summit...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends 11th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit...President U Thein Sein hosts a state dinner for visiting leaders...Wives of ASEAN leaders visit Bagan ancient cultural region...Heads of State/Government of Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, ROK, China and US arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...UNSG satisfied with reform process of Myanmar...Bilateral talks held at ASEAN Summit....."PERSPECTIVES": "Abundant resources of Myanmar" by Aung Khin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 12 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 12 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues discussions: Nay Pyi Taw, 11 Nov--"Dr Myat Nyana Soe, joint secretary of the Joint Bill Committee, submitted his committee’s report to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Tuesday in connection with a bill that amends the development fund law for the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw returned by the president. Regarding the functions of the executive sector, the president will adhere to prescriptions mentioned in the Constitution, the report stated..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Upper House discuss security measures for Myanmar immigrants in Malaysia: Nay Pyi Taw, 11 Nov — "Representatives from Hluttaw Affairs Committee of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) presented its report on security measures for Myanmar immigrants in Malaysia, who are being killed in clashes. The report said that Myanmar delegation led by Myanmar ambassador to Malaysia, military attaché and deputy counselor has discussed the matter to protect Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia on 10 July 2014, asking for protection on Myanmar migrant workers and investigations on the murder cases..."... Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw continues 28th day session: Nay Pyi Taw, 11 Nov--"At the 28th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Tuesday, U Kyaw Ni Naing from Laukkai Constituency raised a question whether there is plans to open a checkpoint at Tingyantu jetty between Myanmar and China border and build a Thanlwin River bridge. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin responded to the question that plans are underway to open one checkpoint at Myanmar- China border post No 125 near Yanlonkyaing and build a river crossing in Tingyanyu of Mawhtaik Sub-Township and open one checkpoint to contribute to regional development and smooth transport...".....EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Republic of Union of Myanmar President Office Notification No.69/2014 5th Waning Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 (11 November, 2014) Formation of Leading Committee and Working Committee for membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Mandalay Convention Centre under construction...Outstanding students enjoy festivities at golden jubilee get-together...English proficiency course conducted to law officers...Advanced mechanized farmlands reclaimed...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to citizens...Short-term office work course conducted in Loikaw District Court...Mandalay under repair to be green city...Collection of voters list coordinated in Myanaung Tsp...Cornerstone laid for new school buildings...Natogyi maintains playing long drums in tradition...Photo gallery on daily life of local people and development tasks in Maungtaw District in Rakhine State...Union Border Affairs Minister urges students to be qualified in courses.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to attend G-20 Summit as Chair of ASEAN...Myanmar, India to cooperate in energy and natural gas sectors...Japan will continue its efforts to further deepen its wide-ranging cooperative relationship with Myanmar...Union FM hosts working dinner for ASEAN foreign ministers...3rd ACCWG on the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision held...President receives distinguished honorary patron award from AFEO...Vice-Senior General Soe Win meets Mr Vijay Nambiar...Indian Prime Minister and party arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...Heads of State/Government of ASEAN countries arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...Myanmar youth golfers win prizes in golf tourneys in Thailand...Unity is only viable way to overcome challenges and achieve our goal to ASEAN Community...‘Close neighbours, better friends: ASEAN and Australia’....."PERSPECTIVES": "Family, Community and Society" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Board of Directors and Shareholders" by Win Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 11 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 11 November 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves Myanmar signatory in Basel Convention: Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Nov — "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Monday approved Myanmar is to join the Basel Convention as a signatory like the other nine ASEAN member countries. The Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted in March 1989 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Base, Switzerland. This international treaty was designed to reduce movements of hazardous waste between nations and to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Union government sets aside K 100 billion annually for natural disasters: Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Nov — "The union government has set aside a budget of K 100 billion each year for rescue and resettlement efforts in natural disasters since the 2012-13 fiscal year, Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung told the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Monday..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Supreme Court judge responds to legal questions in Amyotha Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Nov — "The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) session on Monday raised questions on two lawsuits concerning disputes over collective saving schemes. Supreme Court judge of the Union U Soe Nyunt responded to the legal questions, saying that the collective saving schemes are based on contracts that all participants contribute a certain amount of money every month and that each participant is entitled to take out the money in turn. If one of the participants breaks the contract, those who suffer losses have the right to file civil suits against the persons who break the contracts, he added...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Health care services given to people of Bengali camps in Sittway...Training must be given to recruited workers...Voices of workers at grassroots level on preparations for hosting ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Nay Pyi Taw...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presents professional skills shield to winning light infantry division...Rural youths recruited for development tasks...Cash assistance provided to social organizations in Taninthayi Region...Civil service training course to enhance capacity of government officers...Myanmar secures Miss Lwekahton Award...BEMS in Phakant to get new building...Rice paddies, crops get sufficient water from late monsoon...Over 600 acres of cow bean flooded in Thazi Tsp...Mandalay BEPS No 20 gets two-storey school building...Game machines set on fire in Myawady...Students join hands washing festival in Mandalay...Knowledge about dealing real estate shared to enthusiasts...Mandalarians get chance to take part in open football tournament...Geologists pay respects to faculty members...Health care services given to Rakhine ethnic victims in Sittway.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Chinese Premier to pay official visit to Myanmar after ASEAN Summit...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Angolan counterpart...Myanmar, Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank discuss further cooperation in banking, monetary sectors...Press Release on 20/2014 Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR)...Drafting Meeting of ASEAN-US Joint Statement on Climate Change held...Training must be given to recruited workers...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Angola...Myanmar contestant wins two awards in ASEAN Skills Competition...ASEAN SOM held....."PERSPECTIVES": "Cheating is not a right" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Can Smoking Kill?" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 11 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 10 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 10 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Opening ceremony held for Bayintnaung Bridge-2 in Yangon...New measles-rubella campaign to be launched in January: Ministry of Health...Nirvana Hotel has grand opening in Nay Pyi Taw...MCF launches project competition to find young technicians...Union Sports Minister awards winners in Rakhine State Chief Minister’s Cup...Flood prevention tasks carried out in four Dagon Myothit townships...Seikkyi-khanaungto Hospital gets operating theatre...Audience enthralled by showcase of traditional culture...MRCCI meets to discuss election of new executives...Plan underway to supply electricity to Mandalarians at full capacity from 2015...Muse Township GAD holds annual ceremony...Artists perform entertainments after donating Kathina robes to monks...Baptist Church officials meet in fourth seminar...Pyithu Hluttaw MP explains plans for development tasks to locals...Lecture on consumer protection activities given at school...ILBC students visit Mandalay’s sports institute.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President calls for stronger integrated partnership in Asia-Pacific region...Dy Education Minister leaves for UNESCO World Conference in Japan...Myanmar, Vietnam to promote bilateral relations and cooperation...The Project for Improvement of Malaria Control Equipment...Preparations made to host ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw....."PERSPECTIVES": "Will we win the fight against child labour?" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICEL: "Passion" by Kyi Mun..."3 Fund-raising Beneficiaries of Marathon to Support Underprivileged Children in Myanmar announced" by Kyaw The-ein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 9 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 09 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Second Myanmar arts show to be held in mid-November...Maha Arnthtoo Kantha Pagoda consecrated in PyinOoLwin...Mandalay officials lecture students on safeguarding environment...Rural development works gaining momentum in central Myanmar...Dengue fever prevention measures taken in Mandalay...Mindset change important for democratisation process, says Thura U Shwe Mann.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President holds talks with China’s Xi; meets NPC chairman, PM...Air Mandalay to receive technological assistance from Boeing...President sends messages of felicitations to Cambodia...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Cambodia...2nd FIFA training course turns out 24 trainees in Mandalay...President U Thein notes importance of infrastructure in regional development at summit...Ambassador U San Myint Oo concurrently accredited to Timor-Leste...Ambassador U Tha Aung Nyun accredited to South Africa...U Zaw Myint appointed as Ambassador to Malaysia....."PERSPECTIVES": "Peeping at Myanmar’s political gridlock through the lens of history" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Riverine Ferry Service" by Khin Maung Myint..."MOVING FORWARD IN UNITY TO A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY: OUR COMMITMENTS AND OUR ACHIEVEMENTS" by Nanda Hmun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8B)
      Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 8 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 08 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ministry of Health, its agencies, discuss overall public health development...Paddy pollination aimed at raising quality strains...Yangon University signs MoU with Jeju National University...Permanent residence system for foreigners to be introduced soon...Mandalarians perform meritorious deeds on fullmoon day of Tazaungmone...Mechanics repair agricultural equipment of farmers...Buddha images conveyed round Dawei urban area...Smooth transport on Myingyan-Yaywun- Mandalay road section...Centennial Pujaniya of bronze Buddha image celebrated in Nyaunglebin Tsp...Land plot price hikes in Natogyi to open bank branches...MCDC to buy device of checking dyes on foods...Merchants, local people face traffic congestions at Muse border trade centre...Rakhine nationals take part in Inter-District Sepak Takraw Tournament...Chess tournament in Sittway.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein leaves for China to attend APEC Summit...BMWs handed over for ASEAN Summit...Union FM meets Slovak Dy PM...Chairperson of Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee meets Slovak Dy PM...Experts participate in long term energy master plan consultation workshop...Coca-Cola invites you to attend Taunggyi stop of the Coca-Cola Happiness Journey...Undertaking peace and stability and development in Rakhine State in cooperation with UN...Roads to be closed temporarily...Myanmar Attoney General receives Slovak Justice Minister...Preparations for hosting 25th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Nay Pyi Taw....."PERSPECTIVES": "Difficulties, problems and trouble are man’s best friends" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Where Fantasy meets Reality….." by Sonu Trivedi..."Let schools’ bell-tolls reach all ears of youths" by Kin Mg Oo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 7 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 07 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker offers Kathina robes to members of the Sangha in Zeyathiri Tsp...Devotees of Buddhism throng religious places in capital city...Mathoe robes offered to Buddha images at ancient pagodas in Yangon...Mandalarians doing meritorious deeds on fullmoon day...Finance ministry clarifies its plans for medium-term fiscal framework...Consultation meeting on Chindwin futures assessment paves way for development opportunities on Chindwin River...Union Minister attends 12th conference of MRS...Trees, lamp posts blown down by gale in Yangon...Roads to be closed temporarily...Nursing and midwifery diploma conferred on trainees...Mandalarians enjoy entertainments at market festival...Local girls participate in 72nd Mathoe robe weaving contest...Use of quality cotton strains explained to local growers...Electrification to uplift living standard of rural people in Inlay region...Ancient pagodas crowded with visitors in Mandalay...Globetrotters see Mingun region as best tourist destination...CSC issued to eligible citizens in Yinmabin Tsp...Village BEPS to get new building...Kathina offertories donated to monasteries...Fire destroys Virginia leaves warehouse in Muse...The Promotion of National Education towards the Emergence of World-class Universities...Security measures taken for hosting 25th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Nay Pyi Taw.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing arrives back from Belarus...Tropical cyclone likely to hit southeast coast of India...Slovak Dy PM arrives in Nay Pyi Taw...Globetrotters see Mingun region as best tourist destination....."PERSPECTIVES": "The blame game will get us nowhere" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Should Smoking at Public Places be Banned?" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 6 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 06 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Local banks show no interest in buying credit guarantee insurance...MRTV refreshes agreements with private broadcasters...Media Handbook on websites...Cooperatives Ministry conducts refresher course for cooperative officials...Public notice...MNHRC launches investigation into death of Pa Gyi (a) Aung Naing during skirmishes between Tatmadaw and KKO...Deputy Minister receives ESC award for Yangon...Libel suit against EMG adjourned for fourth hearing...Roads to be closed temporarily...Mathoe Robes weaving contest held at Shwedagon Pagoda...Discussions focus on implementation of rural emerald project...Expressway police station, fire station put into service in Natogyi Tsp...Towers erected in Natogyi Township for better communications...Delivery kits issued to midwives in Myanaung...Mandalay Region High Court donates Kathina robes to Buddhist monks...Foreigners allowed to visit Mogok under permissions of ministries concerned...Palaw Township auxiliary firefighters attend refresher course...Monsoon paddy harvested in Loikaw, Dimawhso Tsps...Navy medics give health care services to locals...Health staff give medical care to people at Kathina robe offering ceremony.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Belarus to cooperate in fight against terrorism and narcotic drug...Myanmar journalists study US mid-term elections...MWEA team to attend Regional Policy Dialogue...Preparations for hosting 25th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Nay Pyi Taw..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The Hluttaw, CSOs and the media" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLES: "ALTRUISM" by Kyi Mun..."Never-Never Land or Utopia" by Tommy Pauk..."The Auspicious Occasion of Tazaungmon: the Kathina Festival" by Tun Myint Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 06 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 5 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 05 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: We talk to each other and find common solutions together to overcome challenges...Authorities to confiscate vacant plots, garages in industrial zones if no business established on them by 1 Feb, 2015...People in Myanmar to get access to health insurance next year...Union Minister views medical treatments to the aged...Global Entrepreneurship Week activities to take place from 15-23 Nov in three cities in Myanmar...Over 360 personnel get scholarship awards in October...Public notice...Union Minister on inspection tour of townships in Kachin State...Myawady border town gets new asphalt road...Natogyi Police get bicycles, computer, SIM cards...Sanitation workers clean Yangon-Mandalay Highway in Tatkon Township...3-Rs course given to inmates at Myeik Jail...Journalists get loans from Township Journalists cooperative society...Padethabin of Kathina robe offering conveyed round downtown Tatkon...People of Yinmabin Tsp to get electricity...FIFA 11 for Health Training Course conducted in Mandalay...Compensation for leak of natural gas given to farmer...Letter to the Editor...UAB: U Aung Thaung is not a shareholder.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein inspects preparations for 25th ASEAN Summit in capital city...President U Thein Sein to attend Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity Partnership, APEC CEO Summit in China...Myanmar, BG Group to cooperate in oil and gas sectors...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calls on Belarusian President, Prime Minister...Ministry of A&I to cooperate with JIRCAS in doing research...12 Myanmar citizen-owned companies, 4 foreign companies allowed to do investment: MIC....."PERSPECTIVES": "When we grow old" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "The significant and noble Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon, the Samannaphala Sutta Day" by Ba Sein..."Solving the Traffic Congestions in Yangon" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 4 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 04 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein’s radio message to be broadcast on 5 and 6 Nov...Bayintnaung Bridge No. 2 opens to traffic...MMCWA donates sewing machines...Yaw Scholarship Committee to provide assistance to outstanding students...Naypugon village in central Myanmar gets new road...Certificate Course in Basic Diplomatic Skills opens...Peace for children edutainment programme to be held on UNCRC day in Yangon...Myothit Home for the Aged needs renovation...Fire station to be opened...Cotton yield rise...DNPP Co. to lay tar on 20 miles long road in Natogyi Tsp...Nay Pyi Taw Spring resort crowded with visitors...Press Release.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund...14th Myanmar-China Border Trade Fair from 11 to 13 Dec...Vice President observes First Asian Chinlone Challenge Cup...Thura U Shwe Mann receives Japanese guests...Deputy Speaker discusses promoting friendship with Indian guests...Union minister inspect Saemaul Undong Project implemented in villages in Nay Pyi Taw...More tourists visit Mandalay, more accommodation needed...Vice President U Nyan Tun receives Chairman and CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation...Myanmar military delegation visits Stalin’s Line...Myanmar sees trade deficit of USD 658.04 million in September...Over 350 artists to participate in U Thu Kha Memorial 2014 Exhibition....."PERSPECTIVES": "Check and balance on rule of Law" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Erosion of Traditions and cultural Values in Myanmar" by Khaing Min Thant
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (5.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 3 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 03 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President oversees pollination of hybrid paddy seeds on model plots...Fire extinguishing drill conducted in Thaninthayi...Dwellers in Tamway Township hold communal Kathina festival...Life-saving equipment checked on ferries in Myeik...Mudon Myoma Library honours outstanding students...Judge accused of ‘delaying’ giving out exhibit...Food & drug awareness raised in Taninthayi Tsp...Hluttaw speaker meets local people in Pyu...Beyond Access Myanmar to modernize libraries...Union minister inspects upgrading and construction of roads and bridges...People centred energy policy...Union ministers inspect tasks for stability and development of Rakhine State...Construction, Power & Mining Myanmar 2014 draws local and international exhibitors in high number...Hsindewa (Thametku) dam benefits farmlands in arid zone...Myat Parami Philanthropic organization donates glasses to the aged.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Yangon Region government to help manufacture Chevrolets in Myanmar...Myanmar mily delegation arrives Belarus...Beyond Access Myanmar to modernize libraries....."PERSPECTIVES": "Glory of Myanmar expected in near future" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Patriotism" by Kyin Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 2 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 02 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Presidential Scholarship Programme attracts candidates close to 5,000...Yangon plans to establish traffic control centre with installation of computerized traffic signals...Locals believe share prices of Thilawa SEZ projected to rise...New asphalt streets put into service in Thabyegon of Zabuthiri Township...Gems and Jewellery Shop opens in Mahaaungmye Tsp...Mandalay Region Government offers Kathina robes and donations to members of the Sangha...Football tournaments for residents of Sagaing District...Capacity of police enhanced in on-job training...Yamethin Township celebrates 80th anniversary of collective communal Kathina festival...Journal, newspaper donated to self-reliant library...Three-storey building completed in Mohnyin...New school building handed over in Taungtha Township...Staff quarters to be rented to service personnel at fair rate...Palethwe hybrid paddy plantation harvested on model plot...Letter to the Editor...Journalists attend book promotion about Australia at City Star Hotel...Winners in National Literary Award announced...Winners in Sarpay Beikman Manuscripts Award announced.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President has telephone conversation with Obama...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Beluras...Thai Royal Family donates Kathina robes...Industrial Bank of Korea to build four-storey building for monastic education school...Implementation of South Korea-funded Myanmar Development Institute project to begin before year’s end...Free audio guide services available in National Museum (Yangon) as of 30 Oct..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Loans to those to whom loans are due" by Kyaw Thra.....ARTICLE: "Reckless Spitting" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (5.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 1 November, 2014
      Date of publication: 01 November 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: For this transition to succeed we have no alternative but to talk to one another Political stability is the basis to make elections a success...Coordination meeting on organizing 67th Anniversary Independence Day held...27 out of 30 remaining political prisoners found out to have committed other crimes...Photo gallery on leaders of State and political parties in political dialogue...Information Ministry briefs on talks of five national political forces...Winners in Life-time Achievement National Literary Award announced...Local people get new asphalt road in Dekkhinathiri Township......EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Discussion underway to open Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Algeria...Union Home Affairs Minister meets Thai Justice Minister...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Algerian counterpart...Potential of railway industry discussed...Japan grants school project in Bago Tsp....."PERSPECTIVES": "Quality policy debates essential for democratic transition" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "LIIFE IIS A HAZARDOUS JJOURNEY" by Khin Maung Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 01 November 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 31 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 31 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Representatives divided on purchase of farm machinery in installments from South Korea: "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives had different opinions on purchase of farm machinery worth of US$ 100 million from Daedong Industrial Co, Ltd of South Korea. Defence Services Representative Lt-Col Moe Kyaw Oo supported the purchase, saying that the government is responsible for raising the living standards of peasant farmers who are suffering losses due to the shortage of farm machinery."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Defence services representative raises question on future challenges for national development tasks: "Defence Services Representative Brig-Gen Tint Hsan raised question on handling future challenges for national development plans and how to handle them at the Pyithu Hluttaw Session on Thursday. Pyithu Hluttaw Right Committee responded to the question with the secretary of the committee saying that compared to parliaments in other countries, the Hluttaw office does not have enough staff and skill but capacity building programmes are being carried out with international organizations including National Democratic Institute, Open Society, German Foundation, Westminster Foundation, the DFID, Hanna Siedel Foundation, the GIZ and the UNDP. As the major responsibility of the Hluttaw is to enact laws, it has been enacting, amending and repealing laws in the interest of the nation and the people, he added, pointing out that the major challenge facing the Hluttaw is to interact with administrative and judicial branches positively and harmoniously."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Only member countries propose their cultural and natural sites as world heritage: "A defence services representative asked the Amyotha Hluttaw on Thursday about the procedures of listing world heritage sites and ongoing arrangements for the inclusion of cultural heritage sites which are still left. Deputy Minister for Culture Daw Sandar Khin responded that only countries that have signed the World Heritage Convention can submit nomination proposals for their properties on their soil to be included on the World Heritage List, adding that member countries are entitled to submit one cultural site and one natural site a year. The nomination list is to be submitted to the World Heritage Centre for review, which will assign a team of experts to evaluate the proposed sites. Speaking of current undertakings of her ministry, the deputy minister said arrangements are under way to have Bagan considered for inscription on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Inland Water Transport to build 37 passenger ships to compete with private rivals...Public announcement for remonstration...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Press Release Team Press Release (7/2014) 30 October, 2014 8th Waxing Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 ME Press release to submit a special report on human rights...Statue museum of King Mindon and Queen under construction...Mohnyin District emphasizes public health care...MESB transformed to electricity supply corporation...Capacity of staff enhanced in training course...Public digital library service device installed at No 6 Industrial School...Chinlone players to get great opportunity for training...Farmer gets temporary farming certificate for cultivation...Mandalay’s night scene beautiful with multi-coloured lightings...Mandalay GEC to deliver profits to members...Letter to the Editor...Myanmar, UNCTAD to promote partnership and cooperation...Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar holds 2nd Congress.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of ambassadors of Denmark, Israel and New Zealand...ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference’s Yangon Outcomes recommend regional collective commitments for financial inclusion...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Danish Ambassador...EIRA seeks opportunity to cooperate in Dawei SEZ Project...Vice-Senior General Soe Win receives Special Envoy on Asian Affairs of China...Myanmar to host Super Series Myanmar 2014-2015...U Kyaw Zwar Minn presents Credentials to King Harald V of Norway...ISTAF Super-Series Myanmar 2014-2015 starts....."PERSPECTIVES": "Understanding learning as a resource for successful life" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Achievement" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 31 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 30 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 30 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Representative discuss additional budget at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Representatives discussed the additional budget for 2014-15 fiscal year at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Session on Wednesday. Member of Projects and Financial Development Cooperation Committee proposed to reduce the budgets for Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Electric Power and the Nay Pyi Taw Council while Representative U Aung Lin Hlaing, on behalf of the Public Account committee of the Pyithu Hluttaw, to lower the budgets for Union Auditor-General Office and the Nay Pyi Taw Council."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on Lido road and castor oil plantations, discusses electoral system: "Pyithu Hluttaw representatives on Wednesday raised questions on upgrading Lido Road or Stilwell Road and castor oil plantations before discussing the appropriate electoral system for the country. Concerning the question on Lido Road, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint said that the Northern Royal Jade Company has proposed upgrading the road into a 4-lane asphalt road and the company will be permitted to do so if the proposal is in accord with the BOT system. As for the castor oil plantations, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Than said a pilot project in Thazi is being implemented to use castor oil for production of diesel in accordance with Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon dioxide emission."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw convene its 25th day session: "The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued for the 25th day session on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Energy U Aung Htoo said that No 1 Oil Refinery (Thanlyin) will be renovated upon completion of mutual cooperation tasks with foreign companies to build a new oil refinery so as to distribute ROM 92 advanced fuel for domestic consumption. Moreover, feasibility studies are being conducted for environment and socioeconomic status of the people to be able to build an oil refinery that can distribute fuel RON 92 to central and upper Myanmar.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win offer Kathina robes and provisions...Rural health branch commissioned into service in Thaton Tsp...Farmers in Thaton difficult to hire farming workers for harvesting paddy...Buddhist culture course conducted for basic education students...Combined team sends samples of goods to lab of FDA...Buddhist culture instructor course...Departmental officials carry out public welfare on their field trip...Myayi Nanda low-cost housings completed for first phase...Fund presented to construction of library...Mon State Chief Minister oversees regional development tasks...Yangon Region Fisheries Department contributes to uplift of living standards of local fishermen...Letter to the Editor.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President delivers speech at coordination meeting on holding 25th ASEAN Summit...Three new ferries donated by Japan arrive for Dala-Yangon ferry service...Outcome of ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference to benefit “unbanked” Myanmar people...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw receives President of Exim Bank of China...Border development task contribute to forging national unity...Myanmar, China to cooperate in economic development tasks...Yongnam CAPE- JGC consortium wins Hanthawaddy International Airport contract...Myanmar-ERIA-Harvard Symposium kicks off...International film heritage festival launched....."PERSPECTIVES": "A brain drain is like rain" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Do we really comply with words of wisdom and practice to achieve the essence?" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 29 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 29 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Ministries elaborate on reasons for more budget allocations: " A new budget allocation bill came under discussion at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw here on Tuesday, with union ministers and deputy ministers clarifying the principle of the bill and its initial debates on why their ministries need additional budgets."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw discuss electricity, electoral systems: "Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) convened its 24th day here Tuesday, discussing safety measures of electricity power lines and appropriate electoral system for Myanmar. Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Maw Tha Htwe responded to the question of U Khaing Maung Yi, representative of Ahlon constituency, saying that compensations to the ministerial staff for the loss of their lives or properties caused by electricity are carried out in accordance with the rules and regulations of ministry and those to the public are reimbursed from the social funds. U Maw Tha Htwe also said that the ministry is upgrading power grids by state budgets and foreign loans, while educative programmes are being carried out through pamphlets, wallpapers, billboards and talks."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Plan underway to form Construction Industry Development Board: "With regard to the question raised by Defence Services Personnel representative Brig-Gen Aung Kyaw at Tuesday’s session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House), Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint replied that a plan is underway to upgrade Mongphyat-Mongyawng road to the asphalt road for smooth transport of local people by demanding the fund. The deputy minister continued replies to question of Defence Services Personnel representative Major Ye Min Htwe on design, specification and quality control and construction sequences for construction of the buildings. He replied that the High-rise Building Construction Projects Supervisory Committee scrutinizes design, specification and quality control and construction sequences of the buildings as of 2013.".....DOMESTIC NEWS: MFFA creates opportunity to breed giant sea perch to local fish farmers...Model plot of Palethwe paddy harvested in Maukmai Township...Myingyan District gets eight fire trucks...Vessels, cruise liners earn income through transport of globetrotters, local passengers...Engineers make earnest efforts in expansion of road...AMD turns out skilled villagers in driving agricultural machinery...Culverts expanded on Myingyan- Mandalay Road...Myingyan Township gets new BEMS...Rural people earn income from breeding goats...Letter to the Editor...Nay Pyi Taw hosts workshop on sustainable development of mining.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Turkish President, PM...UNCTAD to provide technical assistance for graduation of Myanmar from LDC status...Yangon University, Kansai University of International Studies agree to promote exchange of students, academic information...Myanmar, India to further cooperate in peace and stability in border regions...Research projects for successfully developing Dawei SEZ discussed at meeting...Petrochemical considered as one of top potentials for large scale chemical industries to develop in Myanmar...UNUNHCR’s regional coordinator visits Pyithu Hluttaw...Myingyan Township gets new BEMS...Union CIT Minister attends ITU conferences in ROK...Union defence minister holds talks with UNHCR representatives on resettlement of refugees...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Turkish FM.....Four Myanmar students awarded ASEAN scholarships...Seminar for Myanmar graduation from LDC status held...Consumer protection needed to strengthen real estate development in Myanmar... "PERSPECTIVES": "Public education and private education" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Attitude towards littering in Myanmar" by Khaing Min Thant
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 28 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 28 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Union ministers explain budgets and tasks of ministries at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Union ministers and deputy ministers explained the matters related to the additional budget for 2014- 15 fiscal year at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Session on Monday. Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein explained the nature of original budget estimates and amended budget estimates, additional budgets, the duty and rights of the financial commission, procedures of budgets and additional budgets, management of public finance, financial policy, economic growth, government spending and requirements to include loans that have not been approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in the budget."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw raised questions on safety of gas pipelines: "Representatives raised questions on safety of gas pipelines and taxes on scent wood, thanaka and bee products and debated the report on appropriate electoral system for Myanmar at the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Session on Monday. Concerning with the question on safety of gas pipelines, Deputy Minister for Energy U Aung Htoo said that standard materials were purchased for Southeast Asia gas pipeline which was designed and constructed in accordance with American Petroleum Institute Standard and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Standard for the safety of the pipeline."...Ayotha Hluttaw: No action will be taken against legal property transactions: deputy minister: "The government will not take action against property buyers and sellers if they do their business with money legally earned and pay taxes on profits from their transactions in accordance with the income tax law, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint told the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) on Monday. The deputy minister was responding to the question on whether the government has plans to take action against speculators. However, the deputy minister added that action will be taken against those who make property transactions with illegal money, those who evade taxes for property transactions and those who cause damage to financial operations and measures.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2014 kicks off...Housing complex in Patheingyi Township sets to complete within five yrs...Bangkok Airways launches new routes from Chiang Mai to Yangon, Mandalay...Discussions made to carry education columns in GNLM...Two ministries cooperate in nurturing capable human resources...Engineers put finishing touches on Bayintnaung Bridge-2...MMCWA launches mobile clinic in Nay Pyi Taw...Union Minister for Sports attends sports activities in Kachin State...Mobile libraries attract reader students at schools...Toll gates on expressway to apply electronic system...Meeting to raise health awareness held in Myanaung...Farmers observe cultivation of organic vegetables and fruits, pollination of paddy...Arrival of migratory birds may be late in Taungthaman Lake this year...Winners selected for monthly photo contest of Yaw Mingyi Monastery...Letter to the editor...MPC organizes Conflict Transformation workshop...Sitagu International Meditation Centre under construction on Sagaing Hill.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Czech President, PM...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw receives EU Ambassador...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Czech Republic....."PERSPECTIVES": "2014 is nearing the end" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Entrance fee to be collected from globetrotters at ancient cultural heritage areas" by Min Htet Aung..."SMEs are now looking up" by H Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 27 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 27 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Education is for ‘wisdom’: Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker...Myanmar’s traditional blacksmiths take to reinforcing modern farming machinery for survival...Dinner to mark golden jubilee of YIE held in Yangon...IT Business Plan Contest 2014 held...Dy Construction Minister looks into progress of Bayintnaung Bridge-2...SPA-IV to be confirmed at 3rd Regional COMMIT Taskforce Meeting in Thailand...Union I&P Minister meets locals in issuance of CSC...Union minister attends opening ceremony of asphalt road...Rakhine State Chief Minister opens new reinforced concrete streets in Sittway...MCDC reminds contractors, engineers for renewal of licences...Local road expanded flanked with concreted pedestrian ways...Students keep schools clean in Taunggyi...One dead, 24 injured in plunge of express bus...Students get knowledge about life for skills....Branches of trees cut along power lines.....Use of quality cotton strains demonstrated in Mahlaing Township...Sanitation tasks mark Anniversary Day of GAD...Community based child protection course conducted...School health team gives health knowledge talks to students...Street prices of land plots hike in Mandalay City...Asphalt road to Nyaungbinwaing village inaugurated in Zabuthiri Township.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Accommodation, transport services arranged for media to attend 25th ASEAN Summit....."PERSPECTIVES": "Telecommunication services and the public" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLES: "PROGRESS" by Kyi Mun..."SMEs are now looking up" by H. Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 27 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 26 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 26 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Cheats in beans sales hurt both traders and growers...Cultural course conducted at Youth Development Park on Sama Hill...Repaved streets commissioned into service...Land plot inspected for construction of fire station...Union Health Minister inspects upgrading and renovation of Yangon General Hospital...Veteran writer U Aung Thin dies at 88...Book Section.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President sends messages of felicitations to Austria...ADB sees possible bond sale in Myanmar...Myanmar business model contest winners to enter Mekong Business Challenges 2014...EU Country Roadmap for Engagement with civil society Myanmar held in Mandalay...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Austria...Rakhine State Chief Minister receives guests, attends ECC meeting...7th Meeting of High Level Task Force (HLTF) on Strengthening the ASEAN Secretariat and Reviewing the ASEAN Organs held in Mandalay....."PERSPECTIVES": "Like Bees, not as Flies" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "Clean Water Scarcity Problem" by Tommy Pauk..."Brief Account of Dhammaceti (A King of Effort, Wisdom and Lot)" by Tun Myint Aung
      Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 25 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 25 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Additional budget allocations come under discussion at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "The framework and fundamentals of the additional budget allocations bill for the 2014-2015 fiscal year came under discussion at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Friday. Daw Sanda Min, a representative of the Zabuthiri constituency, said that the attempt to ask for enormous amounts of budget allocations for the second time is likely to harm the budget rigidity, stating that allocations and appropriations are in unanticipated amounts and putting the blame on lack of scrutiny in the first budget allotment...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar now closer to sustainable peace: Vice President attends ceremony to mark 69th Anniversary of United Nations...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No. 39/2014 2nd Waxing Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 ME (24 October, 2014) New Society Democratic Party allowed to register as political party...UMFCCI schedules its vocational trainings to launch in November...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No. 40/2014 2nd Waxing Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 ME (24 October, 2014) Kayin National Party allowed to register as political party...MYANMAR GAZETTE...CSC, evidence for enjoying citizens’ rights...Local people get techniques for maintenance of agricultural machinery...Price of industrial zone manufactured vehicles rise in Mandalay...Quality paddy cultivation and production clarified...Letter to the Editor...Naval medics give health care services to people on board vessel...Driving licences issued in Myingyan Tsp...Elimination of poppy cultivation discussed in Pangsai in northern Shan State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar to host ASEAN financial inclusion conference on 29-30 Oct in Yangon...Indonesian, Singaporean entrepreneurs seek ways for investment in agriculture sector...Women Forum in Nay Pyi Taw on 5 Dec...Prizes awarded to winners in 3rd SEA Vovinam Championship...Standing table of 3rd SEA Vovinam Championship 2014 from 22 to 24 October 2014...Inntha nationals’ get-together day marked....."PERSPECTIVES": "Underground water resources important for Yangonites" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Boosting Monitoring in the Basic Education Sector" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 24 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 24 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myeik District (A) emerges champion in inter-district table tennis tourney...Overheated regulator destroys two-storey building worth K8.7million...Modern sports gear installed at moats for city dwellers...Community development planning course improves capacity of local people...Talks given on danger of uneatable foods and expired products...Modification of constitution discussed in President Office...Union A & I Minister inspects agricultural development tasks in Nay Pyi Taw...5th Europe-Asia Eye Specialist Conference held...Mandalarians take pride in floating hotel in Ayeyawady River...Ratio of traffic police to motorbike reaches 1:3700 in Mandalay...Awareness for control of Ebola virus coordinated...Traffic knowledge shared to members of social organizations...Capacity of police officers enhanced to take security measures...COCA-COLA INVITES YOU TO ATTEND PYAY STOP OF THE COCA-COLA HAPPINESS JOURNEY...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to locals in Myaungmya...Umbrella hoisted atop pagoda in Thazi Tsp...New Wunna Theikdi Tennis Court opened in Nay Pyi Taw...Sewerage drained out from public toilets at Zaygyo Market.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar encourages UN to further strengthen and expand areas of cooperation for peoples of ASEAN...UPWC delegation met with Mongla and Wa delegations...Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw set to kick off for first time in Yangon on 6-7 December...Standing table of 3rd SEA Vovinam Championship 2014 on second day...Myanmar stands second in Vovinam Championship...U Kyaw Zwar Minn presents his Credentials to Irish President...783 foreign enterprises permitted as of 30 Sept 2014 to do investment in Myanmar....."PERSPECTIVES": "An earnest dialogue is a shot in the arm for peace talks" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "MATURITY" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 23 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 23 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker urges representatives to debate constitutional amendment with positive attitude: "Debating the constitutional amendment with goodwill will lead to good results, the speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw told Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives at the Hluttaw session on Wednesday. After the submission of report of Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw by the committee chairman, the secretary and the joint-secretary, the speaker urged the representatives to debate the amendments with positive attitude in a transparent manner, placing emphases on stability and development of the country, national unity, national reconciliation, democratic transition and interest of the nation and citizens. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Wednesday put the amendment bill of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Development Funds Law to be assumed as approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on record."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw holds 22nd day meeting: "Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) convened 22nd day meeting here on Wednesday. In response to the question of Daw Nang Sae Awa, Deputy Minister for Immigration and Population U Win Myint said that the preliminary list of population of 2014 has detailed the number of men and women living in villages, townships, states and regions. This report has been submitted to both Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House)."...Amyotha Hluttaw: State and region governments to allot land plots to farmless and homeless persons under village and town plans: "The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued for the 22nd day at its hall in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. With regard to the question raised by U Maung Aye Tun of Rakhine State Constituency No 9 whether there is a plan to adopt arrangements for farmless and homeless persons as part of effort to ensure poverty alleviation, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Tin Ngwe replied that the region and state governments coordinate to allot land plots to farmless and homeless persons under the town plans and village plans and release some confiscated farmlands to the owners.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Water 2014 kicks off with 180 exhibitors from 20 countries in Yangon...Military to maintain support in democratization process: Senior General...UEC meets Myanmar Press Council (Interim)...Union Minister inspects development in Yezagyo Tsp...Third SEA Vovinam Championship 2014 kicks off...Best ways for production, purchase and distribution of medicines discussed...Yaybok Village of Minbu Tsp gets electricity...Women’s organizations donate tube-well, water tank, pump to rural people...Fire drill demonstrated at Myoma market in Nyaunglebin...Wellwisher shows generosity towords MGH...Maintenance of drains, canals and diversion weirs inspected in Dimawhso Tsp...Education promotion plan discussed...Traditional medicine kits given to rural people...UFL (Mandalay) moves to new campus...Quality robes for Buddhist monks on high demand in Mandalay market...MRTV, local broadcast media sign agreements amending the original agreements...Central committee reviews sales of gems and utility jade.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MIGA Executive Vice President and CEO visits Myanmar...CNG-fired plants to be built in initial zone of Dawei SEZ...Senmon GAKKO Fair 2014 on 1 Nov...Third SEA Vovinam Championship 2014 kicks off...Endometrial Cancer, Breast Cancer and Introduction to Urogynaecology lectured to medical students....."PERSPECTIVES": "Positive signs for Myanmar workers at home and abroad" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLES: "Myanglish….Singlish….Hinglish etc.," by Tommy Pauk..."Overgeneralization: a Silent Killer in the Path of Friendship and Social Dealing" by Maung Phyo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 22 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyuthu Hluttaw: Farmers run into difficulty with settlement of loans because of reduced agricultural production: "Banking regulations do not allow troubled farmers to delay their settlement of due loans, with the deputy minister saying at the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Tuesday that the Myanma Agricultural Bank takes out loans from the Myanma Economic Bank and disburse them to farmers as agricultural loans, which are to be paid back along with interests in the agreed time. U Khin Zaw, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, was responding to a query concerning the possibility of relaxing some bank regulations for farmers with difficulty repaying their agricultural loans as a result of their crops being devastated by natural disasters and insect pests."...Amyoth Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw meets on 21st day: "The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) convened its 21st day meeting here on Tuesday. Regarding the question of Dr Myat Nyana Soe, representative of Amyotha Hluttaw meets on 21st day Yangon region constituency 4, Union Minister for Health Dr Than Aung answered that the ministry will make the plans for medical doctors and nurses from private sector to join post-graduate courses amidst the changing trend in medical services. The minister also said the medical institutes of Yangon and Mandalay accept 50 post-graduate students each, and more candidates will be selected for this course under the management of state/region health departments, collecting with a certain fee for the courses.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Union Information Minister, MJN seek ways for solving media issues...Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu and Pyithu Hluttaw meets committee, commission members...Vice President U Nyan Tun says poor water management invites diseases, social problems, environmental impact...Union Construction Minister on inspection tour of roads, bridges...Smooth trade process of Myanmar disucssed...Rural people get agricultural knowledge for boosting production...Youth volunteer course opened in Katha Tsp...Winners awarded for contests to mark International Day for Disaster Reduction...Chin State launches birth registration week activity...New transformer switched on in Mingaladon Township...World Osteoporosis Day observed in Mandalay...Health knowledge about Ebola virus disseminated...Rural youths take part in football tourney...Cash donated to renovation of platform at Mandalay Hill Pagoda...UDNR celebrates golden jubilee anniversary...Taking and handing over of chairmanship at Myanma Gems Entrepreneurs Association...Union Election Commission holds coordination meeting with political parties...SWRR Ministry provides cash assistance to social welfare activities...Research works should be done for Mon-Suvanabhumi, Dawei-Thagara culture...Culture & Beyond MYANMAR of Meiji Soe’s comes out.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein arrives back from Italy....."PERSPECTIVES": "Ground should look good for foreign investments" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "HAPPINESS" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 21 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 21 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses supplementary budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year: "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened on Monday for its 15th day with the discussion of supplementary budget allocation bill for 2014-2015 fiscal year. On behalf of union government, Union Minister U Win Shein submitted the bill to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and discussed supplementary budget when there is not enough funds for projects or necessary expenses which are not included in original budgets."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on trade policy, development funds, travel to India and interest rate of local banks: "Representatives at Monday’s Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) session raised questions on trade policy on export of oil crops and import of edible palm oil, emergency funds for regional development tasks in less developed townships, official travel from Tamu in Myanmar to Imphal in India, and competitive increase in interest rates of local banks. Concerning the question on whether there is a plan to change the trade policy, Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan said that it is necessary to consider long-term consequences and benefit for the country to change a trade policy and if the trade policy on export of oil crops and import of edible palm oil is changed, there will be adverse effects on benefits of peasant farmers who grow oil crops and the consumers will be hurt by rising prices of palm oil. The deputy minister pointed out that the trade policy should be changed only after surveying the wishes of peasant farmers and the consumers."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Government allots fund for prevention of landslide in Pakokku Tsp: deputy minister: "At Monday’s session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House), Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein replied to question raised by U Thaw Zin Oo of Magway Region Constituency No 9 whether there is a plan to maintain Ayeyawady River for prevention of landslides at farmlands and residences at villages along its route downstream Ayeyawady Bridge (Pakokku) in Pakokku Township.".....DOMESTIC NEWS: CSOs need to be free from party bias in 2015-general election: UEC Chairman...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services meets families of military station in Mandalay...Union Minister awards outstanding students in Yezagyo Tsp...Union minister visits livestock breeding farms in Hsihseng, Nyaungshwe townships...Myanma Railways prepares development of Pazaungdaung Railways Station yard...Process of emerald green project continues in villages...Agricultural machinery driving course conducted in Yinmabin Tsp...Fingerlings released into farmlands in Kawlin Tsp...Local road upgraded in Palaw Township...Ooredoo erects communication tower in Yamethin Tsp...Doctors, nurses undertake development tasks in rural area of Myaing Tsp...Stock exchange knowledge shared to Mandalarians...Students get knowledge about danger of narcotic drugs...MU invites application for Diploma in Political Science course...Electrical engineers give meals to trainees of School for the Girls...Fire preventive measures demonstrated in Myawady.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein visits museums in Turin...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttw and Pyithu Hluttaw receives GE Company President and CEO...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...5th Myanmar-Japan Joint Initiative Meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw...Indian merchants prefer to quality of Myanmar’s areca nuts...President U Thein Sein tours Museum of Oriental Art, Royal Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy....."PERSPECTIVES": "Supports are needed for breadwinners" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "A Japan-returner with an entry visa missing" Khin Mg Oo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 20 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 20 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Union Peace-making Work Committee meets SSPP/SSA...Union A & I minister inspects development process of Dekkhinathiri Tsp...Third 10 Days Weather Forecast on October...Rakhine State performing arts competition concludes...Health care services mark 74th birthday of Gangaw Tahtaung Sayadaw...Pro1 Home Center to supply demand of local people with various products...People enjoy Shin Boh Mei Pagoda festival in Mandalay...IT enthusiasts visit Mandalay Computer Show and Sales...Nutritious foods making demonstration carried out in Kayan...Pipelines laid for supply of water in urban areas...Kalay Township to get new modern bus terminal...Detour under construction in Kalay for smooth transport of people...Rain fulfils wishes of local farmers......EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets Turin Mayor, visits industries, factories in Turin...Japan to conduct three research projects on Dawei SEZ...Myanmar puppeteers to take part in the world’s largest puppet festival in Bangkok...President U Thein Sein meets leading business executives in Turin...SIM Democracy Board Game introduced to promote democratic practices...KFC poised to enter the Myanmar market...President U Thein Sein observes production of automobile, supply of electricity in Turin, Italy......"PERSPECTIVES": "Go organic or die from dyes" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "ENDEAVOUR" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 20 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 19 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 19 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Gem stones sales continue in capital city...Union Border Affairs Minister inspects Youth Development Training School in Sittway...YESB to be transformed into a public company...Six Myanmar companies secure national business awards...University of Medical Technology will award degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics next academic year...Raw feed prices may go up within next four months: Myanmar Aqua-feed Association...Respects paid to retired faculty members of MU Mathematics Department...Performing arts competition 2014 concludes in Mandalay Region...Paddy pollination carried out successfully at 3000-acre farmland...Namkham Township strives for elimination of narcotic drugs...Shrimp producers plan to resume their breeding in coming season with advanced tech...Winners for gems and jade lots announced...Plans underway to open rehabilitation units to provide better health care.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein visits Paddy Seed Research Centre in Milan...Japan-funded rural development project aims to enhance rural livelihoods, to increase rural incomes in targeted six townships in Myanmar...Union Finance Minister arrives back home after participating in IMF and WBG meetings...6th ASEAN+3 Committee on Women discusses promotion of opportunities for women...Studying professional technique in Japan...South Korea to help develop 100 villages in Myanmar....."PERSPECTIVES": "Infrastructural development needs effective use of revenues" by Kyi Mun.....ARTICLES: "CREATIVE" by U Kyi Mun..."Thoughts on the Life-companion of Man" by Maung Phyo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 20 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 18 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 18 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on national human rights commission and food safety at schools: "Representatives raised questions about the National Human Rights Commission, motorcycle licenses, vaccination programmes and food safety at basic education schools at the Friday session of the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House). Concerning the question whether the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission is independent, Chairman U Win Mra of the commission said that the commission is an independent government-funded body formed in accordance with the law to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens stated in the Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on national human rights commission and food safety at schools state constitution and it implements the strategic plan and projects to promote and protect human rights by compiling human rights reports and helping answer questions at the United Nations Human Rights Council."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Officials check plant pests at trade routes, airports: Deputy A&I Minister: "Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw responded to the question of U Saw Maw Tun of Bago Region Constituency No 1 that prevention against crops germs and pests are disseminated to the farmers about 120 times through Radio Myanmar and MRTV programmes, farmers channel, Sky Net channel, Agri & Livestock channel, Cherry FM, Leyar Seepwar journal of Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, New Technology journal and Myanmar farmers journals at Friday’s session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) in Nay Pyi Taw.".....DOMESTIC NEWS: Master Sports factory’s dispute settled as workers receive salaries, compensation...Knowledge about electricity safety shared to students...Student contests hail International Day for Disaster Reduction 2014...DAC workers clean Magway detour...Myanaung Tsp to get new highway bus terminal...Painting, scripture works displayed at Mandalay Cultural Museum...Inntha nationals to hold fourth get-together...Rural people get health care of traditional medicine free of charge...Talks about rural development given to people...Yinmabin District to upgrade sports grounds.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar President urges Asia and Europe to emphasize stronger monetary and investment regulations...India is happy to see Myanmar opening up to the world and the world opening up to Myanmar: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar...Myanmar U-19 winning tickets UEFA U-20 World Cup...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker meets Belgium Ambassador...President U Thein Sein urges EU to end submission of reports on human rights situation in Myanmar at UN General Assembly...President U Thein Sein meets Prime Ministers of Finland, Sweden, Vietnam, Norway...Myanmar-Thai friendship Dawei Tazaungdine festival on 6 November....."PERSPECTIVES": "A better education system alone does not work" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Collecting some Buzz words, Portmanteau words, Jargons and Collocation words in English Language" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 17 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 17 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: Budget procedures explained at Pyithu Hluttaw: "National Planning and Economic Development Ministry and government organizations are also required to follow the directives of the President Office in purchasing by inviting open tender in a transparent manner, according to the deputy minister. Budget proposals of the ministries are examined by the three committees responsible for construction, machines and equipment and other expenditures respectively and by the Ministry of Finance before the budget proposal are enacted as law, she said."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Electricity consumers to be offered deserved compensation for their losses and damage: "Amyotha Hluttaw representatives discussed the motion tabled by U Sai Kyaw Zaw Than of Shan State Constituency calling for the union government to take special measures to protect the public from electrical risks. .. To protect the public from the electric shocks from broken wires, earth rings, earth bar system, line guards and line link connections have been installed on power lines, according to the deputy minister.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Blue Plaque installed at Yangon’s Central Fire Station...Union Border Affairs Minister looks into development programmes in western Myanmar...Governments are responsible for improving socioeconomic status of rural peasant farmers: Vice President U Nyan Tun...EITI practice to contribute to tax reform system relating to natural resources...Transport Ministry to write new Merchant Shipping Act...Global Hand Washing Day held in Lewe Township...MIC designates Kokang Economic Zone...Facts about human rights shared to people...Police stations understaffed in Pathein...International White Cane Day 2014 marked in Mandalay...Mdy Sub-printing House to get fourbuilding staff quarter...COCA-COLA HAPPINESS JOURNEY RETURNS TO FIVE CITIES ACROSS MYANMAR...Ancient votive tablets found in Zabuthiri Tsp...20 villages of KhinU Township enjoy supply of electricity...DAC workers dredging drains, upgrading roads and bridges in PyinOoLwin Tsp...Mohnyin to get access to Indawgyi Lake...Railways workers repair rail tracks for prevention of train derailment.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein arrives in Milan...Myanmar to host Super Series Myanmar 2014-2015 for Sepak Takraw event....."PERSPECTIVES": "A strong economy makes the world go round" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "THINK" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 October 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 16 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 16 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to discuss bills: "At the Pyidaungsu Hlutaw Session on Wednesday, the Bill Committee of the Hluttaw reported their reviews on two bills sent back from the president with remarks including the Amendment Bill of Constitutional Tribunal Law (2014) and the electricity bill."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw convene its 17th day meeting: "Regarding the question of U Aung Zin, representative of Pazundaung township constituency, U Win Myint, deputy minister for Immigration and Population said that Myanmar has taken census to adopt sound policies depending on the number of population. The Deputy minister also said that the policies on population will include plans for appropriate population for the country, natural resources, economy, social affairs, culture, demographic of population, increasing rate of population, settlement, migration, life expectancy, population density of neighbouring countries, ratio of dependent family members, per capita, education and national security."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Land plots at fair price for investors available at Ponnagyun Industrial Zone: "Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency No 4 raised questions, asking whether there is a plan to solve the high price for land plots not only for local entrepreneurs but for foreign investors in hiring land plots from the owners. Deputy Minister for Industry U Thein Aung replied that a management committee has been formed to supervise the construction of factories and industries on the allotted plots. The plot owners who fail Land plots at fair price for investors available at Ponnagyun Industrial Zone to construct factories and industries on their lands in the project period must return their plots to the government and who cannot complete construction tasks must pay fines to the government. Under the supervision of the industrial zone supervisory committees, respective region and state governments arrange construction of factories and apartments to lower land plot prices.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Printing and Publishing Rules released...Decades-old ships cause IWT navigable transportation capacity decrease...Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw meets law students...Gem merchants check gems and jade stones...Workshop on role of courts in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms kicks off...Awards presented to winners in body-building, physical culture contests...Taninthayi Region Cooperative Syndicate holds AGM...Natogyi Tsp gets 16-bed station hospital...Mandalay Region launches performing arts competition...Advantages of insurance lectured to trainees at driving course...New school building put into service in Thanatpin Tsp...Uniforms presented to members of Zeyar Green Land (Myinmu) Association...UMFCCI meets with Mandalay Region CCI...Rice and alms donated to members of the Sangha in Bago.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to attend 10th ASEM in Italy...INTEXPO Myanmar 2014 to boost trade and economy between Myanmar and India...Pyithu Hluttaw representatives leave for Singapore...ACWC meeting hi.ghlights protection of women and children...Workshop on role of courts in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms kicks off....."PERSPECTIVES": "Reform for revenue collection system is essential" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Asia-Europe Meeting" by May Hnin Aye
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 15 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 15 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw convenes 16th day meeting: "Pyithu Hluttaw held its 16th day meeting on Tuesday, answering seven questions by representatives on seven issues. U Thein Tun Oo, representative of Amarapura township constituency, asked if few amount of compensation would be raised for those workers after losing in legal battle with employers. Daw Win Maw Tun, deputy minister for labour, employment and social security, said that under the Labour Compensation Act, the family of deceased labour will receive from K 450,000 as reimbursement."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Staff housing comes under discussion at Upper House: "The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) dealt with a question enquiring the prospect of the government’s arrangements for the construction of houses in Yangon Region. The government has designated plots of land for its employees in eastern Dagon township and South Dagon township, sources said.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Military, media to cooperate for swift and correct information flow...Four state-owned hotels to be retendered...Plan underway to implement pilot research for MDR-TB in 2015: MOH...Four-year plans for production, services sectors discussed...Drawing for rules and related laws of National Education Law discussed...Cash award of President U Thein Sein presented to martial arts organization...Sky Net sets, TVs provided to village libraries...Refresher course improves skills of firefighers...Palethwe paddy harvested on model plot...Ancient Pyu manuscripts and Myanmar stone inscriptions course kicks off...On-job training course enhances capacity of court staff...Solo biker arrives in Dawei in honour of World Teachers’ Day...Firefighters under training of refresher course in Kangyidaunt Tsp...Monsoon paddy harvested in Monghsat...New executive committee elected in Taninthayi Region...Aid to be given to socio-economic development tasks: Union minister...Public Announcement for Remonstration...Union Agriculture and Irrigation Minister inspects Palethwe paddy fields in Nay Pyi Taw...Project for community-based mental health service to begin next year in Hlainethaya Tsp...Myanmar Airways spreads its wings to Pathein.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 4th Session of ACSS Committee Meeting, EU-ASEAN Compass Program commence...Control of AIDS infection under local laws discussed...ILBC (Mandalay) students, teachers on tour of Australia....."PERSPECTIVES": "It is time to suppress the resurrection of modern slavery dubbed human trafficking" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "LIGHT" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 14 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 14 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses legal protection for two Myanmar nationals accused of murder in Thailand and peace process: "Representative U Khin Maung Yi submitted the motion calling upon the speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to send a message to the speaker of the National Assembly of Thailand to provide human rights and legal protection for two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering two tourists on Koh Tao Island in Thailand and the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session approved the motion."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Labour camps have been transformed into vocational training centres: Deputy Minister: "The Correctional Department has transformed labour camps into agricultural and vocational training centres and there are now over 10,000 prisoners in 46 agricultural and vocational training centres, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun told the Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw call for rights, justice for two murder suspects in Thailand: "The 11th session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) held its 15th day meeting on Monday answering five questions and approving a bill and deciding to send a message to the President of National Assembly of Thailand.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Energy Bill limits on extraction, selling natural gas, electricity...International Day for Disaster Reduction 2014 observed...Basic Buddhist culture refresher course for teachers concludes...Farmers urged to keep light traps at farmlands...Chinlone players invited to show skills at commemorative ceremonies...More than 300 dogs vaccinated in Mohnyin Tsp...Self-reliant power line launched in rural area of Natogyi Tsp...Stake driven for construction of new building at BEMS branch...Ordination hall, pagodas to be built in Ottarathiri Tsp...Philanthropic association actively takes part in social welfare tasks...CCA course provided to more than 600 basic education teachers in Htigyaing...Enthusiasts discuss raising reading habit in Thaton...International Day for Disaster Reduction 2014 marked in Mandalay...Election Sub-commissions prepare for compilation of voters list for 2015 elections...94th anniversary Myanmar Motion Picture Day marked.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets Chairman of MeySen Academy School, Chancellor of Australian National University and former FM...President U Thein Sein to attend 10th ASEM Summit in Milan...IMFC provides focus on structural reforms to create more growth, more jobs for uneven global recovery...9th ACWC meeting emphasizes protection of rights of women and children...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker receives Chancellor of the Australian National University and former FM...Threats of nuclear weapons discussed...No unlicensed car imported through Hteekee border-trade station....."PERSPECTIVES": "Great babysitters are needed for twin sisters" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Gaining English Language Proficiency" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 14 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 13 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 13 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanma Timber Enterprise invites open tender for teak, hardwood logs...Communication tower installed with devices in Natogyi Township...Donations of meals to monks successfully conclude...MCF to organize examinations for IT enthusiast youths...Digital meters installed at lamp-posts in Magway Township...Caravan Jet to give sightseeing services to passengers to enjoy aerial views over Myanmar...Union Ministers meet township development affairs committees...Union Minister inspects harvesting and irrigation facility in Bago...Progress of development projects under inspection in Salin Township...Academic skills of teachers improved at the workshop...Solo arts show displays over 80 water colour paintings...Fry shrimps, fingerlings released into dam...No 1 inter-district road under maintenance...People repair damaged road in Kyunhla Township.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: IMF optimistic about Myanmar economic outlook despite challenges, lots of works to be done...MCF to organize examinations for IT enthusiast youths....PhD in Educational Leadership conferred on former principal of MMMC...Union minister observes social protection activities in Britain...Officers from Ministry of Border Affairs leave for Singapore...Mdy Region Chief Minister visits Enterprise India Show...Indian entrepreneurs hope for trade and investment opportunities in Mandalay Region....."PERSPECTIVES": "It is time to give serious consideration to disaster risk reduction" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Courage" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 13 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 12 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 12 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon police force holds press conference...Myingyan-Hsakha rural road under construction...Important role of people in education reform process discussed...CSCs issued to eligible people in Myebon Tsp...Medical team gives health care services free of charge...Rakhine State to host ISR Wrestling Contest...NGOs to sign Charter 14 for Older People in Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 Oct...Letter to the Editor...Firefighters attend refresher course in Sir, Yinmabin Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Spain...2nd Meeting of ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision; Joint Preparatory Meeting held...Growth forecast for Asia remains unchanged, paving the way for strengthening reform efforts of policymakers in the region...Myanmar to host 2nd MEPC...Promoting cooperation between Myanmar, China discussed...Union FM sends congratulatory message to Spanish counterpart...Swiss solar aircraft to stop over in Myanmar...ASEAN-plus-3 sign pact to upgrade AMRO to international body....."PERSPECTIVES": "Foreign investments will propel national economic growth" by Kyaw Thrua.....ARTICLES: "CHANGE" by Kyi Mun..."HKAKABO-RAZI THE UNIQUE BIOGEOGRAPHIC WONDER OF NORTHERN MAYANMAR FOR PEACE, NATURE AND AYEYAWADY LANDSCAPE" by U Thein Lwin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 13 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 11 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 11 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Tourist arrivals to Ngwesaung rise by 102 percent...Respects paid to retired basic education teachers...Health official gives lectures on Ebola virus...Villagers in Kalay Township get water sufficiency...Training course polishes capacity of police officers...Vendors, shop owners urged not to sell fireworks, fire crackers...International Day for Disaster Reduction marked in Haka...Thadingyut book fairs attract Mandalarian bookworms...Mandalay Region secures second position in Regions/States sports competitions.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets former Prime Minister of United Kingdom...Myanmar faces a bright future which can, with the right decisions, mean a better life for everybody in the country: IMF Myanmar mission chief...Friendly Myanmar Photo Exhibition held at Yangon National Museum...Australia helps Asia-Pacific region with environmental conservation...MoU on legal cooperation signed between Myanmar and Singapore...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker arrives back from Italy...Thai Prime Minister and wife conclude visit...Myanmar, Hungary to promote bilateral relations...MoUs signed for implementation of two thermal power plants in Myeik...Indian entrepreneurs to meet Myanmar counterparts...ONCB Secretary-General studies alternative development activities in Shan State...WB implements agricultural development projects in three regions...MoU on establishment of foreign ministry consultations signed...Huawei Ascend Mate7 and G7 handsets introduces with EMUI 3 and built in Myanmar Keyboard...Coordination meeting on preparations for 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings held in Nay Pyi Taw...Panel discussion conducted to bring culture to the fore in Myanmar’s public policy....."PERSPECTIVES": "Difficulty does not necessarily mean impossibility, so just remain patient" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "The meaning of Buddhism" by Ba Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 11 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 10 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 10 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Railways fixes new rail fares for Yangon Circular Trains...No foreign fuel station allowed in Myanmar...Locals offer oil lights to Shwe Kyee Myin Pagoda in Mandalay...Female trainees studying at midwifery course in ChaungU...Chaungzon Dam supplies water to Alaungsithu Lake in Wundwin Tsp...Fire at restaurant losses K100,000...Inter-Township Football Tournament continues in Haka...Golden umbrella hoisted atop pagoda in Dekkhinathiri Tsp...Electrification improves living standard of villagers in Pobbathiri Township...Knowledge about Ebola disease disseminated...Respect paid to the aged in Namsang...Ajatasat Jataka comic show displayed at Chanthagyi Prayer Hall of Shwedagon Pagoda...Social association members donate blood at Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital (1000-bed)...Hsin Ekari-3 paddy strain, favorite for farmers in Mohnyin Tsp...Basic education level performing arts competition kicks off...World Post Day observed in Nay Pyi Taw.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein warmly welcomes Thai Prime Minister...Movable property inside Master Sports Factory fetches more than K280 million at auction...Thai Prime Minister and wife arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...Myanmar, Singapore sign MoU on Integrated Legal Exchange...Commercial Law Workshop kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw...Thura U Shwe Mann visits Chamber of Deputies, National School of Administration in Italy...Commander-in-Chief receives Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand...Ajatasat Jataka comic show displayed at Chanthagyi Prayer Hall of Shwedagon Pagoda...Myanmar, Thailand to promote bilateral relations...Future of ASEAN and strengthening of institutional capacity of ASEAN discussed....."PERSPECTIVES": "Transparency and rural development tasks" by Myint Win Theing.....ARTICLE: "Health" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 9 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 09 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Tourists enjoy elephant dancing entertainments in Kyaukse...Elephant dance causes traffic congestion on highway...School scout course conducted in Mandalay...Highway buses under inspection for safety of passengers...Expired products, sanitation at shops checked...Basic librarian knowledge disseminated to local youths...Taninthayi Township SPED to get new office...MMID holds annual general meeting for the first time...Course for teachers conducted to implement non-formal education...Pilgrims, devotees offer lightings at famous pagodas, stupas in Nay Pyi Taw...People visit famous pagodas on Abhidhamma Day in Yangon...Deputy minister for commerce holds talks with World Bank experts...Myanma Airways arranges flights to major cities.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Curriculum Vitae of His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.) Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham completes China tour...Curriculum Vitae of Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha...International Monetary Fund trims global growth outlook this year and next...Cyclone Hudhud likely to hit Odisa Coast of India by 12 Oct...Globetrotters visit festival of Tawateintha Pagoda Pujaniya in Myanaung...Thura U Shwe Mann makes a speech in Rome...Thai pilot rescued as search operations for Myanmar pilot goes on....."PERSPECTIVES": "Justice is vital for a safe and peaceful society" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: “Board of Directors” of a public company" by U Win Sein..."From Wishful-thinking to Reality" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 8 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 08 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Over 3,000 prisoners released under amnesty by President...Myeik Township DAC plans to upgrade roads...Energy master heat pump introduced...Combine teams to check all watercrafts running in Mandalay Region...Union Election Commission promises elections in late 2015...Mandalay authorities give priority to prevention against DHF...MCEA (Mandalay Region) to recruit new members...7th-Mile Recreation Centre temporarily closed...Respects paid to retired teachers in Mandalay...Myanmar International Academy enjoys Thadingyut festival...Agreement signed to do hotel business...Deepavali Day for public holiday on 23 Oct.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham tours medical facilities, museums in Guangxi...Men on missing Thai rescues helicopter survive...Over 3,000 prisoners released under amnesty by President...Myanmar, U.S. join hands in fight against human trafficking...Myanmar, India to promote trade and relations...Italy supports reform process of Myanmar...Myanmar prepares for ASEAN agricultural, forestry tasks...Myanmar Embassy demands full legal rights, impartial investigation...Workshop on drafting on Assessment Report for Myanmar graduation from LDC status held...ECF Ministry to cooperate with Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research....."PERSPECTIVES": "Grit to overcome challenges" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "The Significant and Noble Day of Abhidhamma" by Ba Sein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 7 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 07 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: First national volunteer work camp aims to raise youth empowerment...Festival at Kyauktawgyi Pagoda crowded with pilgrims, visitors...Wellwishers donate foods, meals and snacks to poor people...Gardeners satisfy flower demand of people...Hsimeekhon Port, Myotha Industrial Park projects gaining momentum...Experience shared to faculty members at University of Economics...Library ready to serve broadening scope of people...Performing Arts Competitions kick off in Yangon East District...Deputy Information Minister on inspection tour of townships in Magway Region...Harvest of monsoon paddy demonstrated on model plot...Myitson-Mandalar trains to run on Mandalay-Myitkyina railroad...Fire brigade refreshes skills of firefighers...Supplies donated the aged in Kani...Champion Yangon Region women’s football team honoured...Performing arts competitions kick off in west and north districts of Yangon...Milk gruel fed to primary students.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President meets Vice Chairman of CPPCC...MNPED announces rules for doing business in Thilawa SEZ...Speaker of Pyudaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw arrives in Rome...Myanmar hopes for opening of wholesale shops of vegetables...WMF shares techniques for maintenance of Myanan Sankyaw Golden Palace...Mandalay International Trade Show and Automobile Sales attract Mandalarians...Victorious Sepak Takraw team arrives back home....."PERSPECTIVES": "Land is life of peasant farmers as well as country" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Concrete Jungle or Concrete wood?" Tommy Pauk.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 6 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 06 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Hard work of students, standard curriculums, competency of teachers important for high education standards: Dr Sai Mauk Kham...GAD staff carry out sanitation at pagodas in Myanaung...Myanan Sankyaw Golden Palace needs urgent maintenance...ISR Track & Field Contest wraps up in Mandalay...Yadanabon University, Comet (A) champion in Mdy Sepak Takraw Tournament...Mandalay moats to be illuminated with LED lightings...President Office Minister awards outstanding students in Toungoo...Katha Township to get one station hospital...Nansang Township turns out midwives to enhance local health care service...Bogyoke Street in Kalay under expansion on both sides...Union ministers meet media persons to discuss progress of Myanmar’s reforms...Three pillars, media seek ways to build mutual trust and understanding...Taunggyi blasts damage busstop, wound two police officers.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thai PM and wife to pay an official visit to Myanmar...New rule helpful in decreasing illegal Myanmar workers in S Korea...Union FM arrives back from UN General Assembly...Myanmar and Israel sign Agreement for Reciprocal Promotion and Protecting of Investments...Eye patients regardless of race and religion to receive FOC treatment...Japanese Govt grants US$ 584,493 for five grassroots projects in education sector...Armenian Archbishop concludes visit....."PERSPECTIVES": "First skills beget further skills" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "PURPOSE" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 06 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 5 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 05 October 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Women in Nay Pyi Taw get tailoring skills...Rules of land utilization explained in Thandwe District...Aungzeya Ward of Magway flooded in heavy rains...Land utilization demonstrated in Nay Pyi Taw...Three Pillars, media meet to build mutual trust and understanding...5th Batch of Basic Writing Course concludes...THE NOBLE TEACHER...The National Building Code from Industrial Perspective.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann to attend Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting in Rome...Direct container shipping service starts between Myanmar and India...Hkakaborazi weather still impedes search for missing climbers...Tourists offer rice to nuns in Myanaung...Armenian Archbishop attends service at Armenian Church of St. John the Baptist...Music, cartoon variety show commemorates 60th Myanmar-German diplomatic relations....."PERSPECTIVES": "Hoping to stay out of debt" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "Revolutionary Ideas" by Kyi Mun..."Light one candle, and you light many!" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 4 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 04 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Union Government changes banks to take out agricultural loans: "The presidential message stated that the Union Government sought a parliamentary approval to take out a loan of K500 billion from the Central Bank of Myanmar to disburse it to peasant farmers, a propos- Union Government changes banks to take out al which the Pyidaungsu agricultural loans Hluttaw had approved of in its previous session.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice president urges officials to address land confiscation issues effectively...Enthusiasts, cameramen and film and video editors gather at revolutionary video technology workshop in Yangon...Technical assistance for improvement of legislation discussed...Letpadaungtaung copper mine project critical for Myanmar...Ancient Maha Minhtin wooden monastery needs maintenance...Infection of paddy pests checked at farmland in Dekkhinathiri Township...U-20 youths participate in Inter-Township Football Tournament in Chin State...Old students pay respects to retired teachers...Children enjoy talent contest...Farmers of Kawhmu Township observe crops plantations in Nay Pyi Taw...Performing arts competition commences in Pakokku District...MPF urges gold shops to equip CCTVs...Yangon needs public donations for free health services at dog-bite centres.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of ambassadors of Estonia, Bhutan...Press Release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore...Myanmar in International Media...ASEAN, US vow to make greater cooperation in fight against human trafficking...145th birthday of Gandhiji marked in Mandalay...Director of East-West Centre in Washington DC gives talks at Mandalay University...Armenian Archbishop meets Union Religious Affairs Minister...Union SWRR Minister holds talks with Chairman of ADPC...16th Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights commences....."PERSPECTIVES": "Nobody is stupid enough to be fooled twice" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "An Outcry for the Educational Sector" by Maung Phyo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 04 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 3 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 03 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: Sports ministry allocates budget funds for state/region level sports events: "The Ministry of Sports is organizing state/region chief minister’s cup sport events in 15 capitals of states and regions in order to promote sports in Myanmar, spending from K 1.63 million to K 5.28 million for each competition depending on types of sports and competitions, Deputy Minister for Sports U Zaw Win told the Pyithu Hluttaw on Thursday."...Amyotha Hluttaw: YCDC did not replace existing sports grounds with housing estates: "The Amyotha Hluttaw discussed a bill amending the Myanmar’s Mining Law, which was resent by the Pyithu Hluttaw with some changes to make it more complete. An MP said that more and more small-scale mining industries coming to be engaged in the mining sector would create more job opportunities for local people, thereby preventing illegal migration and bringing about more tax revenues for the country as well. He went on to say that a growth in gross domestic product in the mining sector would help the country out of the list of least developed countries.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President urges union ministries, state/region governments to spend budget effectively...Mandalay Region marks MPF Day...Use of natural pesticide demonstrated in Ayadaw Township...Respects paid to the aged on International Day of Older Persons...Planning for all inclusive development course conducted...Traffic police donate blood at MGH...Kyigon-Kalay road section being upgraded for better transportation...Arms seized in Myawady...Kyaukpadaung Tsp people hope rainwater in late monsoon...Dragon fruit plantation grown on a commercial scale in Kalay...Students of political leadership visit Union Election Commission office.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to ROK, Germany...Japanese SME firms seek local potential partners in UMFCCI business matching...Materials inside Master Sports Factory to be auctioned to raise money for payment of its workers...Chairman of Constitutional Tribunal of the Union arrives back from ROK...Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw meets official of London-based Bingham Center for the Rule of Law...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Bangladeshi, Colombian ambassadors...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing concludes his tours of Japan and South Korea...Myanmar MBA graduate wins best research paper award with highest points...Thailand says will kick-start stalled Dawei talks...Union FM felicitates ROK, German FMs...Armenian archbishop visits Shwedagon Pagoda...Myanmar, Thailand meets to go on with Dawei economic zone project...Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 event launched....."PERSPECTIVES": "Teachers, the lungs of the nation" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Nostalgia for Venerable Sayadaw Kosalla" by Dr. Saw Mra Aung
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 03 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 2 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 02 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Strategic plan to be implemented for stability and development of violence-hit Rakhine State: "In order to restore stability and the rule of law in Rakhine State, a border guard police force has been formed with 3,600 personnel from Myanmar Police Force, Immigration cmd National Registration Department and Customs Department in addition to a naval police force for security in the sea, the deputy minister said."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Government provides K1 billion for damaged farmlands in floods and heavy rains: "U Myint Oo of Thanatpin Constituency said it is necessary to provide assistance for flood-hit farmlands in Bago Region and some regions and states due to heavy rains. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw said that over 147,000 acres of monsoon paddy were flooded in August. Of them, over 57,000 acres of farmlands were damaged in the floods. The Union government provided 1.5 baskets of paddy seeds per acre worth K12,000 each and K6,000 per acre for over 60,000 acres of damaged farmlands through the special fund. Thus, the Union government has delivered over K1.047 billion to the farmers. Some farmers who put their farmlands under paddy plantations in wetland demand the cash assistance, but officials conducted scrutiny for collecting the accurate data for cash assistance. Those who really need the cash assistance must submit their reports to the authorities through farmland management committees and agricultural coordination committees."...Amyotha Hluttaw: No plan to increase pensions for retiree at present: "As pensions for retirees have been raised for only about one year, the government has no plan to increase them again, Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung told the Amyotha Hluttaw on Wednesday.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Government, parliament, judiciary, Tatmadaw, Myanmar Police Force, political parties, organizations and citizens to join hands, in patriotic spirit, to prevent violence and conflict...Lanterns, decoration lightings in various designs attract Mandalarians...Departmental officials, miners and geologists meet at MEITI workshop...Trainees under book-keeping course for emerald green project...Region Chief Minister attends opening of buildings in basic education schools...Dawei University of Technology to get workshop building...Teak plantations thriving along NyaungU-Myingyan Road...Authorities of Myanaung Tsp arrange irrigation to farmlands...Vocational courses given to trainees in Dimawhso...Myanmar Police Force celebrates golden jubilee...DICA adds its branch office in Mon State...Plans to promote health care services through public-private partnership...Myanmar drafts ‘national energy efficiency policy’.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: CBM grants preliminary approval to nine foreign banks to operate in Myanmar...Announcement Award of a Foreign Bank License In the Republic of the Union of Myanmar...Technical cooperation between SMIDB, BIDV in good shape with exchange of IT delegation visits...Yangon chief minister and Armenian archbishop open blue plaque at Armenian Church...Commander-in-Chief enjoys Sepak Takraw event, meets Daewoo Co’s President...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets former Norwegian PM...Globetrotters tour Myanaung urban area...Myanmar: ICRC expands dialogue on policing standards in Kachin State...Showcase Malaysia 2014 launched...Myanmar-Germany: Partners in Transition discussed at seminar...7th Bali Democracy Forum to be held on 10-11 Oct....."PERSPECTIVES": "Never tolerate hatredinstigators" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "LIFE" by Kyin Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 04 October 2014


      Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 1 October, 2014
      Date of publication: 01 October 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw session held with 12th day meeting: "The 12th day meeting of 11th Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) session was held here on Tuesday. U Win Htain, representative from Meiktila township constituency, asked whether to design a curriculum of democracy at the civil service institutes in Phaunggyi of lower Myanmar and Zibingyi of upper Myanmar."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw convene its 12th day: "The 11th Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) session has entered its 12th day here on Tuesday. U Saw Maw Tun, representative of No. 1 constituency of Bago region, asked if the plan to revive the creek in Wanbeinn village to its original width of 100-feet. Deputy minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win said that the creek has been narrow due to the sediment, causing the paddy fields along the creek to cover with dregs and making the farmlands destroyed."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein’s radio message to be broadcast on 1-2 Oct...Health knowledge shared to trainees of SPEI (Mandalay)...Pyapon Township possesses large share of rice market...Youths participate in chess tournaments in Mandalay...Farmers hope for boosting production of Palethwe paddy...Outstanding trainees honoured at SPEI (Mandalay)...ASEHeat pumps introduced to reduce global warming...Music & JBL Audio shop opens in Mandalay...Farmers get good price in sales of bean...Htilin to erect over 1,000 lamp-posts for electrification...Discussions made to promote administrative sector...Media registration for ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Chinese counterpart, Chinese Premier of State Council...ASEAN’s socio-cultural pillar can help minimize the tension of regional issues, promote more ASEAN identity among member states: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham...Myanmar students throng Japan Education Fair 2014 in Yangon...Vice Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham, U Nyan Tun felicitate Chinese counterpart...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets Kokang cultural delegation...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing tours Demilitarized Zone, War Memorial, Namsan Tower in South Korea...World Tourism Day 2014 observed in Nay Pyi Taw...General Hla Htay Win receives Norwegian delegation...ASEHeat pumps introduced to reduce global warming...Myanmar always opposes terrorism in all its forms and manifestations...Union FM felicitates Chinese, Nigerian counterparts...Admiral Thura Thet Swe meets US military attachés...Armenian Catholic Bishop arrives in Yangon....."PERSPECTIVES": "Change is not only individual but also institutional" by Kyaw Thura
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 01 October 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 30 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 30 September 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Cooperative societies to stand on their own feet in the future: "Union Minister for Cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan explained arrangements to issue loans to cooperative members from US$ 100 million loans from the Exim Bank of China and repayments by the members at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Monday. The agreement for loans from the China Exim Bank was signed between the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank and the China Exim Bank on 18, November 2013 and the loans will have to be repaid within 10 years, according to the union minister."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hlutaw enters its 11th day with issues of government procurement, unlicensed motorbikes: "The 11th session of first Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) was held here on Monday, making its 11th day of discussions. U Tin Maung Oo, representative of Shwepyitha township constituency, asked if the possible enactment of law on procurement to develop a clean government in Myanmar. Deputy Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo said that the government is concerned with the purchase of materials by the governments not for business purpose, just for the use of nation. The term Government Procurement is defined in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)- 1947."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Private organizations and companies permitted to establish plantations: "The Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry is allowing private organizations and companies to establish teak, hard wood, palm oil and rubber plantations, Deputy Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Aye Myint Maung told the Amyotha Hluttaw on Monday.".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: YCDC to conduct 2nd inspection of water treatment system of factories...Union minister emphasizes progress of reform processes at PGM Meeting...Youths gather garbage as part of environmental conservation...Paintings of children attract enthusiasts young and old...Fingerlings released into Ayeyawady River...Mandalarians take part in Sepak Takraw tournament...Organizing committee meets for holding performing arts competitions...Natogyi Township to get wooden bridges, culverts...Citizenship cards issued to families of military service personnel...MMA (Mandalay) marks World Rabies Day...Bailey Bridge to be upgraded to RC facility...Implementing Joint Strategy for Elimination of Forced Labour discussed...Deputy Minister views round development of Padagyi Village in Thanlyin Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President U Nyan Tun and wife attend reception to mark 65th Anniversary National Day of PRC...Senior General meets South Korean President...Oil & Gas Myanmar Exhibition to be held from 15 to 17 Oct...Cooperative societies to stand on their own feet in the future...Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meets Canadian MP delegation...Myanmar to cooperate with China on prevention against natural disasters...Myanmar accepts accreditation of chairmanship for 2015-2016...Paintings of children attract enthusiasts young and old...U Thit Linn Ohn concurrently accredited as Myanmar Ambassador to DPRK...17th Meeting of the ASEAN SOM for ASCC Council held in Bagan...Myanmar to meet with Thai, Singaporean teams in men’s Sepak Takraw....."PERSPECTIVES": "When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Homage to my Alma Mater, Yangon University of Education" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 29 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 29 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein tours Thaphanseik Dam, Kanbalu Township...Name Change...Authorities check highway buses for safety of passengers...Cultural dances attract tourists, local audience in Mandalay...Running of trains reduce carriages to save cost...Building for monks handed over to State Pariyatti Sasana University (Mandalay)...Company staff donate blood at MGH...Earthen road being upgraded to asphalt one for smooth transport of people...Police clean township hospital...Yadanabon FC to celebrate its victory in MNL...Myanma Insurance would continue to exit at least 20 years: Deputy Finance Minister says.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the rise of violence and brutality committed by terrorist/ extremist organisations in Iraq and Syria...Rescue helicopter from Thailand participating in search operation for Myanmar mountaineers lost contact...Chinese Consul-General hosts dinner marking National Day of PRC...Telenor sells over 100,000 SIM cards to Mandalarians on Saturday...Senior General visits historic Gyeongbolgung Palace of ROK...Union ministers view round development of sports facilities in Japan...Women in Myanmar’s economy discussed in New York...ASEAN WVO general meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw...Union FM chairs Informal ASEAN FM’s Meeting, ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting and Informal ASEAN-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings in New York....."PERSPECTIVES": "Learn thoroughly before buying shares in a company" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Media and Election Reporting"
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 28 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 28 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein visits Myogyi dam construction project, Yeywa hydropower project sites...Tripartite peace process talks of UPWC, NCCT and political parties held for second time...Uniforms provided to traffic rules enforcement committee...Land plot price rising in Natogyi Township...Undertakings of drug elimination disseminated to people in Myawady...Farming rights certificates issued to farmers of Pangsai Township...Fire destroys one shop at Aharathukha Market...Pagoda Pujaniya festivals to attract visitors, pilgrims...Region Chief Justice inspects Mandalay Central Jail...People join public movement of preventing danger of narcotic drugs...Japanese company donates database life insurance system for Myanmar seamen...Public-Private Partnership in education pioneered with the launch of the Centre of Excellence for Business Skills Development in Myanmar.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar moves to attract more foreign investments...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing tours Tokyo, meets Nippon Foundation chairman...ASEAN War Veterans Organization meets...Ethnic women complete sewing course...German prof explains tax system, budgetary process...Chairman of constitutional tribunal makes official visit to SKorea...Beechcraft King Air 350i makes its debut at YGN Int’l Airport...Foundations of Journalism and Radio Journalism Basics Workshop concludes...Japanese company donates database life insurance system for Myanmar seamen....."PERSPECTIVES": "Corruption takes two people" by Kyaw Thura....."ARTICLE": "FIGHT" by Kyi Mun..."Second last old capital city “Amarapura” Part IV" by Maha Suddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 27 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 27 September 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Losses of state-run industries dominate Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discussion: "Regarding the situation of privatization and state-owned factories and industries that have been making losses, U Thein Aung, Deputy Minister for Industry blamed the rise in production costs on the practice of the market economic system, saying it has brought with it changes in trade policies, the uniformity of foreign exchange rates, increased salaries for state service personnel and high electricity and fuel bills."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Cultivable lands reclaimed for farmless people to help reduce poverty: Lower House: "Virgin lands, wetlands and marshlands have been allocated to farmless people in a bid to reduce poverty in rural areas, with the land management committees turning shifting plantation into ladder farming in hilly regions, the deputy minister for Agriculture and Irrigation has told the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House). U Khin Zaw told the Lower House on Friday that permits have been granted to individual farmers to work on 50 acres of land in line with the rules and regulations by management committees. Lack of funds has made some regions and states difficult to reclaim cultivable lands, despite a vast stretch of virgin lands, wetlands and marshlands there."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Labour ministry says setting minimum wage is time-consuming process: "Steps are being taken by means of conducting seminars and meetings and distributing questionnaires with a view to collecting data that can help set the minimum wage, the deputy minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security has told the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House). Daw Win Maw Tun, Deputy Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, told the Amyotha Hluttaw on Friday that discussions relating to the calculation of living costs are under way based on research works, adding that comparison should be made between outcomes of research and current salaries. According to her, the information about the proposed minimum wage will be made public 60 days before approval."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Eid Day on 6 October... UPWC, NCCT to hold next round of talks in October...MCDC to renovate Clock Tower of Zaygyo Market...Over 30,000 overage vehicles handed over to DRA in Mandalay...Monsoon paddy in Myanaung Tsp to get irrigated water...Authorities expanding culverts, bridges on road sections...Telenor SIM cards available anywhere in Mandalay District...Equipment, rice, edible oil donated to older persons...Cattle insemination techniques shared to local farmers...Winners in aerobic contest awarded in Nay Pyi Taw...Vendors urged to sell fresh foods to students...FSWG launches photo contest to mark World Food Day...New school building, duplicate tooth relic, chamber donated to Natmauk Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar armed forces will strengthen ties with Japanese Self-Defence Forces: Senior General...Myanmar, South Korea step up efforts to boost business-to-business relations in SME sector...Myanmar, PRC agreed to accelerate momentum of cooperation in potential sectors...Dinner to mark seminar on Germany’s tax system hosted...ASEAN Plus Three civil service organizations meet...Health development discussed at ASEAN Health Ministers’ meetings...Ministers of ASEAN, dialogue partner countries tour farmlands in Nay Pyi Taw...SWRR Ministry organizes meetings on ASEAN Disaster Preparedness and Response Simulation Exercise...U Myint Naung accredited to Italian Republic...European Film Festival launched....."PERSPECTIVES": "Good news for Yangonites" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLES: "A Welcome Boost for the Cultural Heritage in Myanmar" by Maung Phyo..."Best ways to develop children’s head, heart and hands" by Khaing Thanda Lwin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 27 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 26 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 26 September 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Committees, commissions of Pyithu Hluttaw discuss work at coordination meeting: "Deputy Minister for Industry U Thein Aung said that 283.21 acres of land confiscated for No. 5 Textile Factory in Pakokku and 1,926.85 acres of land Seikpyu confiscated for one of the projects of the ministry have been handed over to Magway Region Government since 7 December 2013 as the projects were cancelled." ...Settlement on land issues reported at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Priority given to upgrading bridges on Taunggyi-Kengtung road: Deputy Minister...More measures to be taken for prevention of floods in Hlegu: Deputy Minister.....DOMESTIC NEWS:Underage soldiers reunited with their families...MYANMAR GAZETTE...GIZ, KfW Bank open offices in Myanmar...Chin State plans to recruit new teachers for basic education schools...Basic anti-malaria course lectured to health staff...Staff members, farmers nurture paddy plants of quality strains...Driving course to be conducted for issuance of licences in Mandalay...Unlicenced motorbike to be fined with 50% of its value...Flood victims get relief aid from authorities, SWRR Ministry...Farmers hope boosting production of groundnut...Artists to perform cultural dances hailing ASEAN Summit...S Okkalapa Tsp to get two parking for more than 560 cars...Union SWRR Minister provides cash assistance to Danu Self-Administered Zone...World School Milk Day observed in Ahlon Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar to modernize its military through cooperation with Japan...Indian Embassy in Yangon organizes “Make in India-Invest in Myanmar” event...Parliamentarian relations between Myanmar, Pakistan discussed...Pyithu Hluttaw Committee Chairman meets foreign guests...Union Home Affairs Minister meets ROK Vice Minister...MoU between Governments of ASEAN members and Chinese Government on Strengthening Sanitary and Phytosanitary Cooperation signed...Nerinzara Bridge on India-Myanmar Road...ASEAN air chiefs meet in Nay Pyi Taw to strengthen cooperation among themselves...Bagan to host ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council’s meetings...Myanmar, Vietnam see improvement of information and communication relations...Good governance forum focuses role of civil service....."PERSPECTIVES": "Success depends on all" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Caring and Sharing University Teachers" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 25 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 25 September 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Union-level officials explain measures taken for land confiscation issues at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Proposal on immediate ceasefire echoes in 8th day of Pyithu Hluttaw session...Biosecurity measures in place to prevent animal epidemics: Deputy Minister.....DOMESTIC NEWS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 23/2014) 1st Waxing of Thadingyut, 1376 ME (24 September, 2014): Formation of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission...Art works of Win Pe, Paw Oo Thet, Khin Maung Yin to be exhibited from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4...Free eye care given to patients in Natogyi Tsp...NyaungU Township saves trees for greening...Danger of narcotic drugs disseminated to people...Artifacts, ancient palm-leave manuscripts donated to Cultural Museum...Buddha images of Inlay PhaungdawU Pagoda starts trips in Inlay Region...Temporary bridges to serve for smooth transport of locals...Chin national farmers earn income from perennial plants...Lighting traps help prevention against paddy germs and pests.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, China to cooperate in prevention of deforestation in Kachin State...The KOICA President in an interview to The New Light of Myanmar Daily...India-Myanmar 2014 Trade and Investment Show kicks off to explore business and partnership opportunities...Myanmar, Mauritius to promote banking services...ASEAN, + 3 countries urged to closely cooperate in implementing activities under APTCS...ETRI of Korea donates machinery to Ministry of Communications and Information Technology...Trust essential for promoting relations between Myanmar and Japan: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing...Air force commanders meet at 11th ASEAN Air Chiefs Conference...Myanmar athletes take part in Asian Games...ASEAN ministers visit paddy and vegetable plantations in Nay Pyi Taw...Myanmar bags three best CAEXPO awards...South Korea to help Myanmar with its infrastructural development...Pyithu Hluttaw Committee chairman meets Mauritius bank president...Plan underway to draft aquaculture development plan: MFF says...MFPPEA to open two-week training for fresher next week....."PERSPECTIVES": "Food security and nutrition are fundamentals for peace and prosperity" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "POWER" by Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 24 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 24 September 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: Anti-corruption Commission receives 533 letters of complaint, with three solved: Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Sept— "U Mya Win, Chairman of the Anti-corruption Commission, in his response to a question at the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) session on Tuesday, said that the commission received 533 letters of complaint in a period from 10 March to 21 August this year, with three complaints having been dealt with. Under the anti-corruption law, wealth and property accrued from corruption are liable to be nationalized, he said. He also talked of arrangements to protect informers from possible threats, with help to be sought from the Ministry of Home Affairs as necessary." As regards the questions related to the dissemination of information about the State Constitution, Deputy Minister for Information U Pike Htway replied that the Myanma Radio and Television has broadcast 42 songs, 6 TV programmes, eight talks and an educational programme on the State Constitution..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw continues its seventh day session: Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Sept— "The seventh day of 11th Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) was held here on Tuesday. U Thaw Zin Oo, representative of No. 9 constituency in Magway Region asked if the Kaindayar road which is being blocked with brick wall of Pakokku General Hospital compound will be opened to the public. Union health minister Dr Than Aung said that the Pakokku General Hospital was established in 1915, that as the number of in-patients has increased and the facility needs to be expanded, and that the Kaindayar road, 50-foot wide and 472-foot long, with a total area of 0.546 acre was demarcated for the compound of the hospital..."...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in progress for the sixth day: Nay Pyi Taw, 23 Sept — "The 11th session of first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for the sixth day here on Tuesday with the discussion of representatives on results of measures taken by the investigation commission for the decision of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to tackle the problems of land losers. U Kyi Thar, representative from Gwa township constituency, said land disputes occurred due to protests of residents against land grabbing cases. He said that township administration offices and land record departments did not keep land documents well. He also suggested the need of a fundamental land law and the enactment of law on systematic land use by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Aquaculture sector needs investment to improve infrastructure...Myanmar Railways holds second public consultation meeting on upgrading Yangon circular rail line...Latest treatment for kidney and prostate cancers introduced...Curricula being improved in conformity with present time to reduce burden of students in learning education...Development committee repairs damaged local roads...Fertilizer broadcast in farmlands...Requirements fulfilled for locals in TadaU Tsp...Locals, authorities join hands in upgrading dam...Relief items provided to flood victims in Singu Township...Kalay-Kalewa road section to get six more feet width on either side...Agricultural technology shared to farmers in Yinmabin.....INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: President describes sustainable agricultural development, food security and nutrition as main duty for ASEAN members...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Laotian delegates...36th Meeting of ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry kicks off...President receives courtesy calls by ASEAN ministers, Japanese minister...ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Forum kicks off...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing arrives in Japan...Capacity enhancement of Hluttaw representatives discussed...Deputy C-in-C, ISDP Director discuss progress of Myanmar’s reforms...Myanmar, Korea see monetary and technical assistance for SMEs....."PERSPECTIVES": "No ‘Plan B’ for action as there is no ‘Planet B’" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Nascent progress of F.O.C health care service, but much needed yet to be done" by Kin Mg Oo
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 23 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 23 September 2014
      Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Local authorities fail to address land confiscation issues: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s commission: Nay Pyi Taw, 22 Sept — "Authorities are not doing enough to address land grab problems as recommended by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, a representative who is a member of the investigation commission for land confiscation issues reported on her findings to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Monday. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw commission recommended that land owners should be compensated for land confiscated for expansion of regiments at prevailing prices, that land should be confiscated just as much as the expansion of regiments and units required, that confiscated land should not be rented instead of returning to land owners and the confiscated land that does not share borders with regiment compounds should be returned to land owners. It also recommended that land owners should be compensated for land confiscated for urbanization and industrial zones at prevailing prices and that confiscated land that is no longer needed as the intended projects have been cancelled should be returned to land owners..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Ministry to offer technical assistance to small private refineries: Nay Pyi Taw, 22 Sept — "The Pyithu Hluttaw Session on Monday raised questions on technical assistance for small private refineries and Moe Pwint Project implemented to issue citizenship scrutiny cards to citizens, and whether the special order of the government the Union of Myanmar 1955 has been abolished and officials concerned responded to the questions. Concerning the technological assistance for small private refineries, Deputy Minister for Energy U Myint Zaw said that the ministry can help those who want to establish small private refineries based on the design of the refinery, the production process, environmental impacts and standards of the finished products..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: One-stop services for third party injury available at Htaukkyant: Nay Pyi Taw, 22 Sept — "The Amyotha Hluttaw session on Monday raised six questions, submitted one bill and put one proposal o record. Concerning a question on insurance for third party injury, Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Maung Maung Thein said that one-stop services for third party injury insurance have been provided at Htaukkyant since August and arrangements are underway to provide the services at other places. Deputy Minister for Education U Thant Shin responded to questions concerning the upgrading to two schools. He said that there is no plan to upgrade the schools at present but they will be put in the list of schools to be upgraded...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: 6th UPWC-NCCT meeting seeks compromise over remaining points to finalize text for nationwide ceasefire deal...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends opening of National Library (Nay Pyi Taw)...Entrance road to dam under maintenance...Low-price SIM cards on sales in Myeik...Students join conclusion of learning for 2013-14 academic year...Library put into service in Chanayathazan Tsp...WVO presents cash assistance to offspring...Vocalists to sing Myoma Nyein’s songs to mark 105th anniversary of well-known composers...Free health care given to rural people in Myanaung Tsp...Healthcare, foods provided to schoolchildren...Heavy rains destroy houses, killing cows in Indaw Tsp...Volunteer youths organizations in Shan State get Cash assistance...Police donate blood at Magway Region People’s Hospital...Letter to the Editor...Ministry of Transport observes World Maritime Day 2014...Bringing light to towns in Rakhine.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets KOICA’s President, Vietnamese Minister...Myanmar wins first two gold medals in 17th Asian Games...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pays goodwill visit to Japan...Vietnamese minister meets Myanmar counterparts to discuss communication sector...Education ministry, JICA jointly hold discussions on development of education programme...President U Thein Sein felicitates King of Saudi Arabia...Vice Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham, U Nyan Tun felicitate Saudi Arabian counterpart...Bridging the Critical Gaps: India-Myanmar...Union FM sands felicitations to Saudi Arabian counterpart...Deputy minister attends ASEAN-China Environmental Conservation Forum...OCA presents honorary medals to MOC Joint Secretary....."PERSPECTIVES": "Volatility of fuel prices is fundamental barrier to stability and economic growth" by Aung Khin
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 22 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Plans for urbanization project discussed in Mandalay...TunTun Min knocks out champion Saw Nga Mann in 4th round...New hotels in Nyaungshwe ready to serve foreign visitors to Inlay Lake...Extended building worth K200 million donated to monastery...Trade fair in Mandalay attracts local people...Welfare tasks of police hail golden jubilee anniversary of MPF Day...Cash donated to install transformer at pagoda...Offshore Ferry Terminal handed over to MOGE...Union minister inspects garment factories in industrial zone...Quarrel over debt leads to destruction of house and shop...Golden Link Condominium introduced...Paddy replanted on flooded farmlands in Kalewa Township...Kalay District performing arts competition to choose outstanding district performers...Trade Promotion Department disburses loans to entrepreneurs in Mandalay Region...Electronic shops mushroom in Mandalay...Departmental officials check quality paddy plantations...New school building handed over to BEMS branch...Heavy rains, floods cause damages to railroad section in Indaw Township...Electricity Transmission Project for Rakhine State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Korea to cooperate on rail transportation...Singaporean specialists disseminate information on health...Awareness of head and neck cancer discussed at seminar....."PERSPECTIVES": "Discipline makes a great nation" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Different Levels of the Sangha Organizations of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" by Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 21 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 21 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Peace-making works crucial for every citizen...Free counseling services to rural people with mental problems...Tugboat and small vessels handed over to MPA...FM programmes can now be tuned in 13 cities...Various designs of lantern on high demand in Pyinmana...Kayah State officials discuss employment and human resources...Capacity of war veterans enhanced in training...Relief items, foodstuffs donated to flood victims in Palauk...Union ministers discuss plans on development of reading habits in rural areas...Comments on Reading Habit...Nestle expands its market in Myanmar...Myanmar Golf Tour 2014 in Bagan from 16 to 19 October.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Tugboat and small vessels handed over to MPA...Deputy minister for sports looks into training sessions for 28th SEA Games....."PERSPECTIVES": "Burden is too heavy for children" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: ""Annual General Meeting” of a public company" by U Win Sein..."Preparing for a step change ahead - Challenges of globalization" by Satyaki Banerjee..."Terrorism is enemy of the nation" by Maung Thitsar
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 20 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 20 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS:Defence utmost importance for nation and people: C-in-C...IFC provides Yoma Bank with funding to target SMEs...Construction of four Samvejaniya places near completion...Advocacy groups of “Inclusive Education” to meet parliamentarians, officials in Nay Pyi Taw...Fingerlings of carp, sturgeon species released into Yezin Dam...Importance of women’s role, gender equality discussed at Yangon women’s forum...Religious leaders discuss interfaith friendship and peaceful co-existence in Dawei...Training courses for special olympic sports events conducted...Indaw Creek destroys roads, bridges, killing animals...Primate fossils, packets of ancient palm-leave manuscripts handed over to officials...Departmental personnel provide health care, issuance of CSCs to rural people...1st tailoring course opened in Nay Pyi Taw...Non-formal primary education activity launched in Mingaladon Tsp...Clearance of traffic congestion conducted at Yadanabon University for examination...Natogyi Tsp gets 30 tube-wells...New health facilities opened in Rakhine State...Digital 3D photocopy of King Alaungphaya’s Gold Letter soon to be on display at National Museum.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves loans from World Bank, international organizations...KOICA President to visit Myanmar...Sacred Buddha tooth relic consecrated at Uppatasanti Pagoda...Development of Rakhine discussed with UNDP...Union minister attends China-ASEAN Industry and Commerce forum...Digital 3D photocopy of King Alaungphaya’s Gold Letter soon to be on display at National Museum....."PERSPECTIVES": "Democracy does not flourish in the absence of responsibility and accountability" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Personal Organizational Beliefs and Values" by Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 20 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 19 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 19 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Central Bank of Myanmar to circulate new Five Thousand Kyats note on 1 October 2014...Entrepreneurs discuss development of hotels and tourism services...Rural people join basic agricultural machinery driving course...Police’s blood donation hails MPF Day...Preparations for placing gravels on road inspected...SIM cards of MPT not enough for customers...New dragon boat ready to take part in rowing contest...Flood hits Palauk Tsp of Taninthayi Region, killing animals...MDA to give educative talks...Myanmar Football Academy (A) emerge champion in U-15 Super Cup.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President U Nyan Tun, Secretary of CPC discuss controlling illegal trade in natural resources...ITCs issued for local merchants in Chin State...Myanmar, Indian entrepreneurs focus on trade promotion...C-in-C focuses on close cooperation with Israel to prevent terrorism...Myanmar seeks international support to develop its media...Union Sports Minister leaves to attend 17th Asian Games...Chinese officials hand over sacred Buddha tooth relic to Myanmar...Myanmar, Thai entrepreneurs meet to conduct border trade research...Insurance of disaster management discussed...Union Chief Justice leaves for Malaysia...Sacred Buddha tooth relic, golden chamber arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...Indian Consul-General presents his letter of Commission to Union FM...Executive Seminar on National Transport Development Master Plan held...MRTV, MRTV Sport 1 and 2 to broadcast live opening ceremony of Asian Games...Lithan University College launches its US$2,000 worth Startup Boot Camp Myanmar Contest....."PERSPECTIVES": "Peace and security are fundamental to social progress and sustainable development" by Kyaw Thrua.....ARTICLE: "The Inhumane acts and deteriorating climatic conditions on earth" by Tommy Pauk
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 19 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 18 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 18 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw attends committee meetings of AIPA...Police rescue official abducted by workers, leaving nine police injured...Rural Development Department to build rural roads in Loikaw Tsps...Free vaccination of anti-rabies to be given in Mandalay Region on 28 September...Regional development activities explained to people...Students get knowledge about conservation of Indawgyi Lake and Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary...Use of solar panels for electrification demonstrated...Nyaungshwe Township DAC upgrades bridge for public smooth transport...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Lewe, Zabuthiri Tsps...Maintenance of fire trucks inspected in Myingyan...Amyotha Hluttaw speaker donates rice to youth development centre...Public announcement for remonstration of changing political party’s seal.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MOGE monitors operations of foreign oil and gas companies: deputy minister...MOGE signs contract with two companies...Myanmar, Indian entrepreneurs meet in Mandalay...Govt to send 1391 trainees to state scholarship programmes abroad...New Toyota cars in stock in Myanmar...Netherlands to share agriculture and livestock breeding technology to entrepreneurs...Myanmar Global Investment Forum continues for second day...U Soe Lwin presents Credentials to ROK President...People may enjoy European Film Festival...Delegation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp visits UMFCCI, MIA...Winners of Enat Beauty Face Calendar 2015 to be announced at the end of September....."PERSPECTIVES": "Justice and Liberty" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Promoting Consideration for Others" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 17 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 17 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar planning to nominate its Natural Spirulina Lake for world heritage list...Heavy falls warning...Mongton hydropower project to ensure less social and environmental impacts...Myawady Township marks Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day...Eye patients get free medical treatment at Sitagu Myitta free hospital...Teak posts of Golden Palace Monastery under inspection in Mandalay...Sanitation carried out around moats at Mandalay Palace...Disaster risk reduction course given to locals in Mon State...Another explosive found in front of Myawady Township Court...Red Cross members participate in first aid skill contest...U-20 ISR football tournament continues in Mandalay...Refresher course of UM-1 focused on safe water supply for consumption...Administrative reform to improve smooth process of administration between Union government and region and state governments.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Border Affairs Ministry, WFP discuss socioeconomic development of Rakhine State...11th China-ASEAN Expo, China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit kick off in Nanning...AIPA organizes its 35th General Assembly in Laos...Israeli Ambassador donates Soul Bird books to Shan State...Teak posts of Golden Palace Monastery under inspection in Mandalay... Specialists lecture liver transplant and radiation treatment...Resettlement plans under way for people affected by Thilawa economic zone project...Myanmar amateur Ye Htet Aung wins two prizes in gold tours in Thailand...Myanmar moves to attract more foreign investments...Production sharing contracts for EP-1 block in Magway Region signed....."PERSPECTIVES": "Rights follow responsibilities" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Promoting Consideration for Others" by Myo Myint
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 16 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 16 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: YCDC gets laboratory to provide water testing services...Eco students pay respects to faculty members...First prize winner in international letter-writing contest honoured...Myanmar Anti- Trafficking in Persons Day observed in Toungoo...Winners awarded in inter-district aerobics contest in Magway Region...Maintenance and clearance of power lines undertaken for safety of electricity...Myanmar marks ‘International Day of Democracy’...Yadanabon FC to be crowned championship trophy at Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay...Water tank put into service in Hsihseng...Volunteer health workers under training in Thongwa Tsp...Over 600 Chinlone teams to join contest at Buddha Pujaniya...A time bomb found near Myawady-Mae Sot friendship bridge...Myanmar needs to double current efforts to meet 2030-national electrification target.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: More effort needed for 25th ASEAN Summit: Vice President...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Papua New Guinea; United Mexican States...Vice President U Nyan Tun opens Myanmar Commodity Hall of 11th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning...Foreign Ministry cooperates with Malaysian counterpart to protect Myanmar citizens in Malaysia; Deputy Minister for Home Affairs...Myanmar to cooperate in regional peace and stability and development...Union FM sends felicitations to Papua New Guinea, Mexico...Outstanding Myanmar students back from Japan...Singapore navy vessels anchors in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A wise and right choice of neighbour" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Milk and Honey for the Heart II" by Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 15 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 15 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Political de-centralizations and implementation of new political cultures are with pure political goodwill for the benefit of the people...Students visit Setsetyo irrigated farmlands in Ottarathiri Township...Locals get knowledge on farmlend reclaimation in Sagaing Region...Mandalay Region marks Myanmar Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day...Traditional dances performed in Mandalay...Public health educative talks given in Mongyai...Youths invited to participate in peace process...Union Ministers tour Minbu, Pakokku...Rescue efforts still under way in search of missing climbers...Free health care services given to over 200 locals in Kamamoung...Arts Gallery inaugurated in Mandalay...Locals join collective weeding, broadcasting fertilizer...Business Forum marks golden jubilee anniversary of Yangon University of Economics...ISR Football Tournament commences in Mandalay...Hoteliers, chefs visit thriving vegetables and crops plantations in 900-acre farmlands...Vendors commence sales of toy pots at Phayathonzu Pagoda in Mandalay...Transfer of share, modern rail transportation discussed...Development of industries in Bago Region discussed...Ministry of Health initiates pilot water safety plan project in Yangon, Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw to attend 35th Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in LPDR...Myanmar Investment Outreach Forum to be held in New York....."PERSPECTIVES": "Genuine peace is important for every citizen" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "The State Ovadacariya (Patron) Committee of the Sangha of All Orders of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" by Ba Sein (Religious Affair)...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 14 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 14 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Upper House Speaker says ignorance of the law is no excuse...Myanmar Red Cross Society celebrates World First Aid Day 2014...Students join extempore talk, poem recitation contest...Quality groundnut plantations introduced to local farmers...UEC urges political parties to win public trust for election success...Myanmar vows anti-human trafficking activities...Victory Flag promotes Myanmar athletes’ spirit...Parasol project aims to put Pathein parasols on comeback...Nippon Foundation donates solar lamps, mosquito nets to households of Kayin nationals...School health activities undertaken in basic education schools in Palaw Tsp...Water bowsers, fire extinguishers provided to township fire stations...Partnership between UNDP and Finland supports Democratic Governance in Myanmar.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Chinese rescue team lands in Myanmar to reinforce search for missing two mountaineers on Mt. Khakaborazi...Japan technology key to turning Myanmar into rice exporter...Myanmar, Thai entrepreneurs focus on business, investment matters....."PERSPECTIVES": "Dural education system to tackle shortages of skilled employees" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "Flood-hit farmers resort to selling farmland to relieve debt burdens if fortune does not smile on them in second crop harvest" by Aye Min Soe..."Study Skills to Promote Independent Learning in Higher Education Institutions" by Myo Myint...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 13 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 13 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Building bridges to connect people to opportunities…Ludu Literary House sells books at discount to mark its silver jubilee anniversary…MFF 100 Plus U-15 Super Cup 2014 kicks off in Mandalay…Fingerlings released into farmlands in Waw Township…Water pumps provided to townships of Yinmabin District…MCDC, AFD sign agreement for development Mandalay urban area…High-power stoves to deter environmental degradation…Pagoda on elephant shape rock in Kanma Township…ChaungU Township gets 27 medicine kits… Nay Pyi Taw Sibin Bank opens branch at Myoma Market…Urbanization Makes Countryside vanish…Action plan for development of Rakhine State discussed…BIDV provides 50 scholarships to students at YUE…Environmental conservation and forest sector discussed…Foreign Affairs Ministry opens skill development course for staff in Nay Pyi Taw.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, China focus on cooperation in drugs eradication…2014 KOICA feedback seminar held in Nay Pyi Taw…Chinese Blue Sky Rescue Team will arrive at Yangon International Airport on Saturday…Resettlement of Myanmar migrant workers, refugees, and foreign loans discussed at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw…Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets Chinese guests…Union Defence Minister, Norwegian guests discuss defence issues…Committee meets to hold ASEAN Summit…Third-placed match between Myanmar and Thailand to be broadcast live…Disbursement of loans from ADS for development of Mandalay discussed....."PERSPECTIVES": "A life without books is a life without success" by Kyaw Thura……ARTICLE: " Working With Love" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 12 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 12 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Foreign banks required to fulfill their commitments: Vice Governor of Central Bank…English for Effective Presentation Course uplifts capacity of government officers… Helmets distributed to bikers free of charge…Police servicemen donate blood hailing MPF Day…Tailoring course for girls kicks off in Sittway…Outstanding offspring of war veterans honoured in Chin State…Two transformers operated in supply of electricity in Thingangyun Township…Farmers visit Wedi quality paddy farm in Launglon… Midwives become auxiliary force for health care service…First aid heroes in daily emergencies and disasters…New technology to be applied at Yangon and Mandalay International Airports.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein arrives back from trip of three European countries… ADB forecast Myanmar’s GDP growth to rise to 9.5 percent by 2030…Exhibition marks 60th anniversary establishment of Myanmar-Germany diplomatic relations…IP rights for development of SME industries discussed…Environmental conservation at factories of Coca-Cola Myanmar Co discussed…Health Department, MSFHolland (AZG) sign MoU on disease control…Seven Myanmar children get free heart surgery…Further cooperation of UN, international communities in development of Myanmar discussed…Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets Vice Chairman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference…Israeli Ambassador on visit of Kachin State donating books…Amyotha Hluttaw speaker receives Moroccan Ambassador…Myanmar, Indonesia promote defence, intergovernmental cooperation…Netherlands to help Myanmar with agriculture and livestock…Union ministers visit Damen Shipyard, Kinderdijk water supply facility….."PERSPECTIVES": "Love is not blind, but war is!" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE:" Working smart" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 11 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 11 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar National Commission for UNESCO to release annual report…Taxi robbers on Yangon-Mandalay expressway arrested…Cancer registration course for local health care providers opens in Yangon… Committee on Pyu city states holds coordination meeting… MoU signed for strengthening women’s cooperatives… Union Ministers visit dairy industries in the Hague… Methods on cultivation of paddy demonstrated… Mosquito nets distributed to people free of charge… Construction of school buildings commences… Sanitation charge changed in Mandalay City… Mandalay Region officials urged to implement Third Wave process… Auxiliary firefighters under refresher course in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area… International Literacy Day observed in Myingyan… Natogyi Tsp has set up 162 cooperative societies…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets Dutch PM, CEO of Shell Co.,… Germany presents digitized version of “Golden Letter” of King Alaungphaya to Myanmar…Union Industry Minister receives foreign business delegations…Committee on Pyu city states holds coordination meeting…Press conference on ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting held… Japan focuses on development of Mandalay Region… Dawei University signs MoU with Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative… MoU signed for strengthening women’s cooperatives… Property of dead Chinese citizens in car accident handed over to Chinese officials….."PERSPECTIVES": " Should we hide our identity?" by Myint Win Thein…..ARTICLE: " LIVING with DHAMMA" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 10 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 10 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Mandalay Region observes International Literacy Day 2014…Mobile vocational training course No 3 concludes…Rakhine State MCWSC provides assistance for delivery room, home for the aged in Thandwe…First-aid course given to university students in Sagaing…Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to eligible citizens…Bahan Township Writers Association holds AGM…Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham inspects socio-economic undertakings in Lashio…More energy needed to fulfill basic needs of people…Village library put into service in Waw Tsp… Knowledge shared to eradicate poppy cultivation…YUE to organize Business Forum, gettogether on 13 Sept…Sales of pesticides, fertilizers inspected in Myeik…Up and down waterway changed under Sagaing Bridge (Inwa)… Progress of long term energy master plan discussed…Myanmar Companies Act…Myanmar Physiotherapy Association drafts physiotherapy council law….. EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President explains Myanmar reforms in talks with Dutch dignitaries… South Korea to fund $20 million Myanmar Development Institute in Nay Pyi Taw…Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw meets Secretary of Vietnam Communist Party…GM of Myanmar- Wanbao Co calls on Union Minister… ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee meets….."PERSPECTIVES":"A hard race to front business competitiveness" by Aung Khin…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 9 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 09 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Talks on control of Ebola disease given in Muse Township…Journalists of Upper Myanmar meet…Mobile phone users still face difficulties in Karathuri Sub-township…International Literacy Day marked in Ye… Animal husbandry course for rural people concludes…Talks about development of retail sales given…Vice President inspects Muse Central Economic Zone project…Senior Level Officials Management Course kicks off…Western Youth clinch title in Shwe Zeyar Cup…Yazagyo multi-purpose dam project to benefit people of Kalay Township…Logos invited to National Kandawgyi Gardens in PyinOoLwin…Power lines maintenance to minimize loss of electricity…Duty assigned to implement non-formal primary education in Dala…International Literacy Day 2014 observed in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon…Public Announcement for Remonstration…Victorious Myanmar national team uplifting championship trophy on way back home…MRTV, Radio Myanmar to broadcast live coverage of football matches…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates DPRK leaders…President U Thein Sein arrives in Netherlands…BTMU-organized Japanese investment mission visits Myanmar to explore business opportunities…Vietnam needs to compete with other investors in the Myanmar’s market…Union FM felicitates DPRK FM…Discussions underway for tentative programme of activities for ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating…Union Ministers visit highest hydropower construction site in Switzerland….."PERSPECTIVES": "Infrastructure development essential for Myanmar"by Myint Win Thein
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 8 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 08 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: UEC decides not to hold by-elections this year…Talks about danger of human traffickers given…Land owners in industrial zones to take guarantees…Election procedures discussed in Chin State…Consumer protection affairs knowledge disseminated…Land plots cancelled from forest areas…Taninthayi Region Chief Minister on inspection tour of Myeik…Vice President inspects regional development tasks in Lashio…Ancient bridge under maintenance in Hsimeekhon Village of Myingyan Tsp…Graduation performances presented…Foods and drugs under checking for prevention against expired products…New Dragon boat to be commissioned into service on 11 September…Police participate in sanitation at hospital…Union Minister witnesses issuing citizenship scrutiny cards…Yangon Region Chief Minister views round free eye care clinic, renovation of YGH…Two bridges under construction on Gangaw-Kalay Road…Myanmar Rice Federation opens free agriculture course for media…Relief items worth over K12 million donated to flood victims in Tachilek…Township committees meet in discussions of upgrading education sector… Golden Jubilee literacy movement marked… Health seminar marks World Physical Therapy Day 2014….. EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein arrives in Netherlands…India’s 500,000 tonnes offer can make rice prices competitive…President U Thein Sein visits Berne University of Applied Sciences…Vietnam, Myanmar further cement bilateral relations….."PERSPECTIVES": "By Kyaw Thura Not all time is of equal value" by Kyaw Thura
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 7 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 07 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ambulance import needs to comply with rules…To win the trust of people…Green gram price falls in Meiktila…More GSM SIM cards needed for people…Preparation made for firefighting…RAINS BLOCK roads in upper Myanmar: Due to heavy rains in the first week of September, Madalay, Sagaing and Magway Regions saw road blocks caused by flood on the road….Drugs seized in Thazi…Union minister inspects construction works…Widespread erosion happen to Hsinthay creek bank in Pobbathiri Township…Yangon East University honours outstanding faculty members, students…Seminar on reform in Myanmar highlights importance By Khaing Thanda Lwin of public participation…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein visits Payerne solar impulse project, Nestlé Plant in Switzerland…President sends message to Brazil…Myanmar 3-2 Philippines to win the 2014 Peace Cup title…President U Thein Sein attends welcome ceremony of Swiss President… Malaysia, Australia to continue cooperation in handling duo air tragedies…Myanmar, Vietnam vow to promote cooperation in economy and infrastructure…Union FM falicitates Brazilian counterpart….."PERSPECTIVES": "The youth of today are partners of today and leaders of tomorrow" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Grow Strong, Stand Tall and Add Value" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 6 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 06 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Sector-wise impact assessment for Myanmar oil & gas sector launched…Committees meet to hold International Day for Democracy…Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement (35/2014)… Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement (36/2014)… Committees meet to find ways to promote national education…Public safety talks given in Mingaladon Tsp…Myanmar, Britain strengthen cooperation in environmental conservation…Health care provided to women and children…Tyre blowout causes fatal rollover accident on Yangon- Mandalay highway… Letter to the Editor… Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham meets locals, wraps up Rakhine tour…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein visits Albert Einstein Museum in Bern…Myanmar wins prizes of Animation Contest for ASEAN 2014…UEC holds talks with foreign guests on elections…U Ko Ko Latt presents his Credentials to Saudi King…Agreements on loans and financial assistance signed…Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement (35/2014)… President U Thein Sein, German counterpart discuss development of Myanmar’s economy…Appointment of Malaysian Ambassador agreed on…Thura U Shwe Mann leaves for Vietnam… Myanmar, ROK discuss further cooperation in banking service… Japan to provide ODA loan of 63.166 billion yen… Production sharing contracts signed for inland oil blocks….."PERSPECTIVES": " Rise above differences to build peace and then keep peace" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: " Living With God" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 5 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 05 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Rakhine Chief Minister urges foreign aid agencies to exert effort on welfare of locals…Ancient artifacts found in Magway Region…Trucks park in restricted areas to be punished as from 9 Sept…Self-reliant library opened in delta…Concrete water tank, medicines donated to Pyapon Home for the Aged…Vice president and diplomats visit relief camps in Rakhine State…14 factories get final warnings to improve waste water treatment system…Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets with authorities in Pyu…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets German President Mr Joachim Gauck…International exhibitors of food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries gather at ProPak Myanmar 2014&Plastic and Rubber Myanmar 2014…President U Thein Sein holds discussions with German Chancellor Angela Merkel…President U Thein Sein attends luncheon hosted by Chair of Hanns-Seidel Foundation…Myanmar, Thailand discuss to resume Dawei special economic zone… Union minister attends ONS summit….."PERSPECTIVES": " Four drivers of change for capacity development" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Making A Living and Making A Life" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 4 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 04 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Rural people to get electricity through solar panels…MP presents aids to IDPs at Mongkaung, Mansi camps…Prevent risk of alcohol-related hepatitis diseases….Vice President views round peace and stability, regional development in Rakhine State…Mandalarians plant saplings along both sides of Yangon-Mandalay Expressway…Pyaungpya Dam supplies water to farmlands in Natogyi, Myingyan Tsps…Librarian service given to people for raising reading skills…Trainees from community-based policing course make field trips in Mandalay…Budgeting and Oversights for Sub-national Hluttaws discussed…Computer, English proficiency courses conclude…Bridge on Meiktila Lake under construction…Rural area in PyinOoLwin Tsp supplied electricity…Use of paddy transplanting machine introduced to local farmers…Organizing committees to carefully take security measures for Hluttaw meetings…Senior General takes part in monsoon plantation ceremony…Smooth process for SME business in Rakhine State discussed…Negligent fire causes K12.5 million loss of property…Suspected patient discharged from hospital as no Ebola virus found in blood sample…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar wants Germany to prioritize its investment not necessarily in extractive industry alone, but primarily in manufacturing sector which encourage job opportunities for local people…Germany supports all-inclusive peace-building efforts and promised to encourage development and freedom in Myanmar…Shinhan Bank makes sports equipment donation to Myanmar contingent to 2014 Asian Games…Appointment of Ambassador agreed on…Myanmar, Vietnam to promote trade and investment…U Soe Nwe concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Estonia…U Kyaw Zwar Minn concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Norway, Sweden…We have never had ethnic nationals called “Rohingya” according to official list of indigenous ethnic groups of Myanmar as well as our historical records…People in South East Asia can become professors at a much lower age than is usually the case in the US or Europe: German immunologist….."PERSPECTIVES": "To be on the safe side" by Aung Khin…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 3 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 03 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Land prices in Yangon new town area skyrocketed…MEGA Lifesciences Ltd launches SMS campaign to help people with liver diseases…Education ministry discusses higher education bill…Suspected patient and close contacts admitted to Waibargi Hospital test negative for deadly Ebola virus…Cash assistance provided to IDP families, volunteer groups…Implementation subcommittee for socioeconomic development of Rakhine State meets local officials in Sittway…Dy Border Affairs tours Maungtaw, Buthidaung Tsps…Drafting committee for ASEAN Charter for protection and promotion of migrant workers’ rights meets…Professional packaging show kicks off…Cash donated to medical fund of Katha Home for the Aged…Documentary video telecast in Meiktila…Village electrification successfully implemented…Sales of GSM/WCDMA SIM cards needs more transparency…Bungalow under maintenance in Natogyi…Stationery, stipend provided to offspring of police…Master of Business Management Course kicks off at Mandalay University…Mandalay Football Academy to organize U-15 Grassroots Festival 2014…Workshop focuses on development of bamboo management… Milk processing factory under construction in Natogyi…Servicemen, faculty members plant saplings for greening campus of computer university…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar President pays friendly visit to Germany… Media accreditation cards for ASEAN Summit…Myanmar, Japan private banks to focus on cooperation…Union H&T Minister participates in Sixth Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in Indonesia….."PERSPECTIVES": " Reinventing ourselves as a man of reputation" by Kyaw Thura…ARTICLE: " Working for Universal Adult Literacy" by Myo Myint…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 2 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 02 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Experts hold talks with diabetes patients for correct information on treatment…Union Sports Minister visits sports grounds and gymnasium in Tatkon…Over 300,000 stimulant tablets, heroin block seized…Senior officers share experiences on crowd management…Government staff to cooperate with private sector in doing research…Cash donated to religious, social organizations…Implementation of national export strategy discussed…Mechanic course given to farmers in Yinmabin…Computer technicians exchange views at ICT workshop in Mawlamyine…RBE train starts operation on Bagan-Mandalay railroad…Power lines launched in two villages of ChaungU Township…Crime reduction, community-based policing explained…CSCs issued to students over the age of 10 in Mandalay…Free clinic commissioned into service in Toungoo…Traditional dance performances held in Mandalay…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein starts official visits to three European countries…India-Myanmar- Thailand Car Rally to be held in November…Deputy FM exchanges views on immigration and security issues with Bangladeshi officials…Media accreditation cards for ASEAN Summit to be issued on 29 Sept…Myanmar introduces e-Visa to all foreign visitors…President U Thein Sein felicitates Vietnamese counterpart, PM…Vice Presidents Dr Sai Mauk Kham and U Nyan Tun felicitate Vietnamese Vice President…Union FM sends felicitations to Vietnamese counterpart…Malaysia repatriates 20 trafficked Myanmar nationals….."PERSPECTIVES": "Circular rail system is essential for easing traffic congestion" by Myint Win Thein…..ARTICLE: "The DEAR Strategy of Success" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 1 September, 2014
      Date of publication: 01 September 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: We are striving to lay foundation for peace by soon concluding nationwide ceasefire agreement, followed by successful start of political dialogue…Amyotha Hluttaw speaker presents regional development funds in Shan State…Dy Construction Minister oversees flood preventive measures…Trainees of tailoring course employed at garment factories…Foreign learners from YUFL show regional culture…UEC Chairman attends opening new school building, honouring outstanding students…Union A & I minister inspects progress of agriculture-related works…Deputy Minister urges dailies reach rural areas…7-mile long Kanaung-Myanaung Road under maintenance…Branch of insurance company commissioned into service in Mandalay…University students donate blood in Magway…Mobile users happy with new GSM tower in Zigon Tsp…Short-term course for keeping accounts lectured…Fingerlings released into Chindwin River…Raising of pass rate for matriculation discussed in Thantlang Tsp…Tube-wells sunk in Myingyan District for local consumption, agricultural purpose…Traffic rules enforced in Pyapon Township…Departmental officials focus on township development…Nyaungbinkwin Bridge on Taninthayi-Mawtaung Road under construction…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Uzbekistani counterpart, PM…Myanmar Investment Commission eases restriction on economic activities for foreigners…Union FM felicitates Uzbekistan counterpart…Media accreditation cards for ASEAN Summit to be issued on 29 Sept….."PERSPECTIVES": "Time to rise to the challenge of feeding 3 billion more people" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Preparing for e-learning" by Myo Myint…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 30 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 30 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar U-19 champions honoured with presidential dinner...Media accreditation cards for ASCC to be issued on 29 Sept...Population of Myanmar totals over 51 million: Preliminary Population Census...New resident representative of UNHCR presents his appointment to Union FM...Two men detained in Thakayta brawl...Release of information for emerald green project discussed...Capacity enhancement of IPRD staff in Bago Region...Methods of rubber budding shared to farm workers and owners in Thaton Tsp...Fire drill practised at fuel station in Mandalay...Central Command team beat Former Upper Myanmar team 5-3 in football friendly...Electricians under training of refresher course...Myingyan Degree College welcomes fresher students for 2013-14 academic year...Garry (Pony cart) on the verge of extinction in PyinOoLwin...Outlook and opinion of doctors that treated DM patients at Wachet Jivitadana Sangha Hospital in Sagaing Hills.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: We encourage and support steps taken by Myanmar government towards democratization: Israeli deputy foreign minister...South Korea helps Myanmar to attract foreign investment...Commerce minister receives deputy director-general of AQSIQ...University of Computer Studies (Yangon), KOICA celebrates handover ceremony of Digital Library &Library Information System...Myanmar, Russia agree to start inter-governmental economic cooperation...Lab sample of suspected Ebola patient sent to lab in Europe...Prospects for signing MoU with Myanmar, Russia discussed....."PERSPECTIVES": "Is property boom in Yangon safe?" by Myint Win Thein......"ARTICLE": "Milk and Honey for the Heart" by Kyi Mun
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 29 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 29 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Reshuffle of ministers of Rakhine State Government…Senior general urges female cadets to participate in endeavours for peace and national unity…MOFA arranges proficiency course for staff in Nay Pyi Taw…Gems and jade sales on 14-28 October…Myanmar, ROK to cooperate in enhancing quality management capacity for development of diverse value-added agricultural products…Myanmar kick-starts its renewable energy development…Media skills training conducted for government staff…Tender for city expansion to be invited in transparent manner…More electricity for people…Wireless Network Essentials Course 6-12 September…Flood in Phakant cannot resume jademining…Police of Myingyan District urged to implement Third Wave plan… MCDC supplies drinking water to dwellers in Mandalay District…Upgraded BEHS opened in Ngazun Township…Drains dredged along road section of Yangon- Myeik Road…Scholarship awards for outstanding students with disabilities…Talk to introduce Myanmar’s processed rice…Apartments allotted to fire victims in Meiktila…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to pay official visits to Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands…Bilateral trade between ASEAN, Russia reaches record high…Myanmar seeks more investment from Japanese firms…Israeli Dy Minister signs agreement in fields of culture and sports with Dy Culture Minister…ASEAN-BAC recommends “ASEAN Line” at ASEAN’s major entries to break business travel barriers across region…Myanmar-Thai friendship Buddha Pujaniya on 6 November…ASEAN talks business with US, EU business advisory councils…MYANMAR GAZETTE…Sixth CLMV Economic Ministers’ Meeting held…Oxfam briefing paper calls on government, donors, private parties to invest in Myanmar’s small scale farming….."PERSPECTIVES": "Grow more food but fairly distribute" by Kyaw Thura….. ARTICLE: "The United Nation’s Initiative on Zero Hunger Challenge" By Bui Thi Lan, FAO Representative in Myanmar…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 28 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 28 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: MIC prescribes investment business ineligible for exemption and relief from tax…Union govt provides Bago region govt with over K1bn for flood victims…President’s Assistance Organization discusses policies to help the poor… Mandalay’s fruit and flower producers to set up wholesale market… Bronze and iron casting, lathe industries marketable in Myeik… Bamboo shoot producers face market manipulation in Mohnyin… SMIDB plans disbursement of loans to SME entrepreneurs in Mandalay Region… Mandalay Region Chief Minister views thriving paddy plantations, development tasks in Yamethin Tsp… Farmers get cash assistance for flood-hit farmlands… Volunteers for anti-drug supervisory under training… Food, health care services for inmates inspected at Thaton Jail… Social Security Board gives mobile health care to workers in Mandalay…UNHCR Resident Representative calls on Union Home Affairs Minister…Prospects of Myanmar’s agricultural sector discussed…Establishment of single free trade area discussed…YGH provides medicines, free tests to patients…SMEs foundation for reform process in economic sector…Reminder for handover of air soft guns…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives East Asian economic ministers, ASEAN Secretary-General…Canada reaches record bilateral trade level with ASEAN in 2013…EAS Economic Ministers express concern about WTO’s Bali Package…Myanmar, Japanese NGOs sign MoU for educational, social and economic bridges between peoples… Assistance for parliamentarian research tasks discussed… Myanmar, Turkey consult bilateral air services… Myanmar, ROK to cooperate in enhancing quality management capacity for development of diverse value-added agricultural products… Mandalay University, Gifu University of Japan sign MoU… Netherlands to provide technical assistance for supply of drinking water…Union NPED Minister meets US delegations….."PERSPECTIVES": "Mobile teams will need effective and cooperative support"by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "ACTION" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.0MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 27 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 27 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President gives awards to outstanding students in English language proficiency competitions…Capacity building course for officers kicks off…Suspected Ebola patient in better health…Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Speaker meets ethnic armed group leaders…Body-builders, fashion winners awarded at Kyaukse University…Mandalay women win over performers 7-6 in fund-raising football match…Traditional medicine university students enjoy sports competitions…Local people hope for maintenance of road section in Mohnyin Tsp…Refreshment, food donated to patients at Mandalay hospitals… District officials supervise implementation of emerald green project in villages…Stimulant tablets worth K30 million seized in Myawady Town…City Hospital in Mandalay commissions CT scan into service…Letter to the Editor… Ethnic delegations call on Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker… WHO project for people with epilepsy chooses three sub-urban townships in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw to access treatment.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN, Plus Three countries retain trade, investment momentum despite challenges… ASEAN, China agree to upgrade ACFTA…S Korea becomes ASEAN’s fifth largest investor, adds $ 3.5 billion in FDI in 2013…UN Secretary-General’s special envoy urges Bengalis to cooperate in citizenship probe…Vice President U Nyan Tun receives Japanese business delegation…ASEAN-Japan bilateral trade reaches $240.9billion in 2013…SMRJ to invite Myanmar entrepreneurs for undertaking joint venture in Japan…NPED Union Minister receives four foreign ministers…ASEAN-Australia-NZ economic ministers meet in Nay Pyi Taw….."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar should have more alternative revenue sources for long-term development" by Aung Khin…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 26 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 26 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTICE NEWS: Senior General discusses peace process with national race leaders…Civil Service Training conducted for information officers… President U Thein Sein meets ethnic armed group leaders…Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends opening of Yangon Specialist Hospital…Conveyance of Buddha images of Inlay PhaungdawU Pagoda on schedules…Traffic rule enforcement to be tightened in Mandalay…Okdoktan Street best tourist destination in ancient Inwa city…Community-based policing process explained in Mandalay…Sugar Mill in Katha Township to be built with foreign investment…First prize winning team in MPCA Quiz honoured…Martial arts professionals demonstrate skills in performance… Suspected Ebola patient shows improvement… Two bridges in Mandalay and Sagaing improve local transport: Officials… Inlay Lake conservation plan to be discussed at workshop…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein urges ASEAN members to speed up regional integration…46th ASEAN Economic ministers’ meeting kicks off focusing on tariff liberalization, realization of AEC…Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meets Chairman of Indonesian Parliament…Senior General pledges to promote military relations with Pakistan…Myanmar, Indonesia see promotion of bilateral relations…Myanmar hosts 46th AEMM and Related Meetings….."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar in need of better public transport system" by Aung Khin…..ARTICLE: "The Fourth World Buddhist Summit which was successfully held in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in the year of 2004" by Ba Sein…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 25 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 25 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham opens Science Fair 2014 at Yangon University…MR launches third air-conditioned carriage…Outstanding offspring of motion picture organization honoured…Dy Construction Minister views progress of Bayintnaung Overpass-2, Shwegon housing…Suspected Ebola patient shows sign of improvement…Myanmar seizes $ 20m worth drug haul…Mandalay region development discussed…Over six thousand job seekers apply for jobs at Fifth Myanmar Job Fairs...Tube-well supplies drinking water to rural people…Libraries of Paungde Township get new publications…South and north Pinle Dams irrigating farmlands…Traffic islands under construction at Kalay junction…Earthen pots marketable in Magway Township… Yadanagu Pagoda Festival held in Amarapura on a grand scale… Capacity building course for staff of fire services conducted… Midwife trainees conclude theoretical course… Betel leave price hikes in Mawlamyine… Myanmar athlete secures silver in Wushu in Youth Olympic Games…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN Economic Ministers to focus issues on AEC, FTA between ASEAN and its dialogue partners…ASEAN Youth Football Tournament 2014 champions Myanmar arrive home holding trophy…Myanma Airways to launch Osaka flight…Tokyo Pipe donates water supply equipment for Yangon region…Foreign students of MUFL host farewell party… Master of Business Administration (MBA) Batch II kicks off….."PERSPECTIVE": "Selfie obsession has good and bad consequences" by Aung KHIN…..ARTICLE: " “An Advice for Beginner-readers As to What and How to Read English” by Khin Mg Oo…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 24 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 24 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Respects paid to Latpadaungtaung village elders…Suspected patient’s health gets improved…Myanmar holds Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy…Paukkon people appreciate replacement of worn power lines…Workshop on health care for sub-urban population held in Yangon…Upper Myanmar Journalists Association established in Mandalay…Foodstuffs provided to flood victims in Singu Tsp… Myeik Township to get modern highway bus terminal…Thaton Township opens building of rural health branch…Undertakings for border region development discussed…Seminar on cancer awareness held in Yangon…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Ukrainian counterpart, PM…Myanmar, Japanese students build cultural bridge…FM felicitates Ukrainian counterpart…China Union Pay International card to be introduced in Myanmar next month…South Korean embassy urged to summon fugitive Korean factory owner to settle labour issues…Preparation made for ASEAN high-level economic officials….."PERSPECTIVES": "Bitter lessons should be handled with positive approach" by Aung Khin…..ARTICLE: "An Advice for Beginner-readers As to What and How to Read English” by Kin Mg Oo…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 23 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 23 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Collaborative project aims to develop Myanmar’s souvenir market…Condition of suspected Ebola patient shows further improvement…Course to improve reporter skills concludes in Taunggyi…Free mobile app launched for people wanting to buy cars…President calls for continued efforts on reforms at 4-Monthly Meeting of Union Government…Sanitation and maintenance work carried out in Myanan Sankyaw Golden Palace…Cash donated to family of deceased chairman of Pyinmana Township Journalists Association…Bronze statue of venerable Sayadaw unveiled in Mandalay…Training given to breed quality bee queens…Fire station, staff quarters under construction in Myinmu…More than 80 locals in Northern Shan State get CSCs…Sports trials for university football team held in Mandalay…MMCWA hosts monsoon tree-planting ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw…YCDC announces winners of Painting, Cartoon and Poster contests 2014… Umbrella hoisted atop Letpadaung Taunggyar Pagoda in Salingyi Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein holds separate talks with high-ranking foreign officials on migrant workers, internal peace process and drug elimination…Myanmar’s reforms, internal peacemaking process discussed with Sri Lankan ex-president…Senior General hails good Myanmar Thailand ties…Thai medical team provides free ear care service…Thailand eyes garment investment in Myanmar…MRTV to show Brunei King’s cup final live, Myanmar to face Vietnam….."PERSPECTIVES": "Urban areas: Where the grass is greener" by Kyaw Thura….. ARTICLE: "MYANMAR PERSPECTIVES MAGAZINE - REMEMBERED" by Ba Than…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 22 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1st 4-monthly meeting for 2014-15 fiscal year of Union government continues…Suspected Ebola patient shows improvement after receiving malaria treatment…News and Periodicals Enterprise dailies, including NLM, abide by media ethics…Dy Health Minister tours relief camp, rural health centres…3MDG to spend $300m on health care in Myanmar…APCSS Director meets Myanmar Police Force Chief…MySQUAR to launch free mobile messaging app on 27 Aug…Agricultural students educated on farming during field trip to Ottarathiri Tsp… Four types of licences for hotel and tourism industry issued…Maintenance of Kyeeni Lake inspected in Yamethin Tsp…Students join performance contest in Myingyan…Statues and photos of outstanding Myanmar athletes to be displayed…Nay Pyi Taw Council member inspects damaged bridge, flooded paddy fields…Natmauk residents to celebrate centennial birthday of General Aung San…1 person killed and 1 injured in car accident in ChaungU…Community-based regional development project coordinated…Computer course conducted in Nay Pyi Taw to improve human resources…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japan grants one monastic school in Magway Region…Myanmar, Qatar to cooperate in trade and investment…Senior General says relations with Thai armed forces improved a great deal…U Win Maung presents Credentials to Crown Prince of Thailand…Vice-Senior General Soe Win met Myanmar trainees during recent Moscow trip…Myanmar chefs secure Four types of licences for hotel and tourism industry issued bronze medal in Pattaya City Culinary Challenge 2014....."PERSPECTIVES": "Drawing a line between use and abuse of the Internet" Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "The Essence of Buddhism" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 21 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 21 August 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HULTTAW: Notification No. (6/2014): 11th regular session of first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw summoned…Notification No. (2/2014): 11th regular session of first Pyithu Hluttaw summoned…11th regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw summoned: In accord with Section 155 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Section 35 of the Amyotha Hluttaw Law, it is hereby announced that the 11th regular session of the first Amyotha Hluttaw is summoned on the 3rd Waning of Tawthalin, 1376 ME (11 September 2014) (Thursday)…..DOMESTIC NEWS: Union gov’t holds 2014 four-monthly meeting to review reform process…Export figures decline in 1st 4 months of new fiscal year…Suspected Ebola patient in isolation ward in Yangon: Health Ministry…Accommodation and food for 46th AEMM discussed…Participation of media in reform process and development tasks discussed…MPs urged to contact Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw Offices to register for new session…Groundnut production thrives in Natogyi due to monsoon…Establishment of community forests face with challenges in Mohnyin Township…Table tennis tournament under the auspices of Higher Education Department kicks off…Arts contest held at pre-primary school in Shwebo…MCDC bans vehicles over 3 tons from use of some local roads…Nationwide Assessment of Governance of Local Administration Enters Final Phase…The sacred Verocana Jade Pagoda (Cetiya) of 57 feet in height, the Replica of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda being built in Hsin Ywa Myinn Hmuu Village in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region…Servicemen carry out relief and resettlement tasks for flood victims in Mohnyin Tsp…Research workshop on nature of bat conducted…Training given to cooperative societies in Myanaung Tsp…Gold mining company plants teak saplings for environmental conservation…Defence Ministry wins Inter-Ministry Football Tournament with Information Ministry vice champions…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thailand provides Myanmar with US $200,000 for humanitarian aid in Rakhine…Myanmar, Thailand sign MoU on cooperation in trade promotion, development of MICE…Vice-Senior General Soe Win attends presentation of T-72 and T-96 tanks…Foreign and local companies erect communication towers in Natogyi Tsp….."PERSPECTIVES": "Giving land to the public essential for poverty reduction and development" by Myint Win Thein…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 20 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 20 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers speech at central committee meeting on drugs eradication…Immigration union minister inspects preparations on upcoming e-visa system…Agreement signed for upgrading Industrial Training Centre in Hsinde…Over 1,000 mobile phones confiscated in Muse… Consulting firm opens in Yangon…Development prospects of Twantay Township discussed…Upgrading of railroads and running systems of MR discussed with foreign experts…Water levels of Thanlwin River likely to drop below dangerous mark… High-yield sugarcane saplings distributed in Ayadaw Township… 18,000 acres of farmland in ChaungU Township irrigated due to monsoon… Soaps donated to Upper Myanmar former selected footballers association… New building constructed for Taunggyi BEHS No 10… Teaching aid competition held at college in Chanayethazan Township… Extension to be built for basic education high school in Ayadaw Township of Sagaing Region… Mobile clinic provides health care services to rural people in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area… Water tank and pipelines provided to rural people… Departmental officials inspect cotton plantations in Ayadaw Township… Deputy Finance Minister urges bank staff to provide professional servives… Theatrical performers form cooperative society in Nay Pyi Taw…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Hungarian counterpart, PM…Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham meets British delegation…Myanmar to compete in six categories at ASEAN Skills Competition 2014 in Vietnam…Foreign affairs Union minister receives UN advisor…Myanmar implements economic zone in border town with China…Vice-Senior General Soe Win visits “Oboronexpo 2014” in Russia…Myanmar U-19 to meet Malaysian U-21 in semifinal for Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy U-21 2014… Foreign direct investment to boost Myanmar’s economy discussed… Local entrepreneurs, Indian businessmen to increase cooperation on industrial production….."PERSPECTIVES": " World Humanitarian Day 2014 pays tribute to aid workers" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: " PRE-SCHOOL BOOKS—A PREREQUISITE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE" by Maung Hlaing…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 20 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 19 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 19 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice president calls for increase of community-driven development projects to reduce poverty…Ceasefire talks turn out “fruitful results”: Ethnic parties…Media accreditation cards for AEM to be issued on 24 August…Waste water management for prevention of water pollution in Myanmar discussed… Deputy Home Affairs Minister meets human trafficking victims…Social groups donate food to flood victims in Bago…Information Ministry officials to play against Defence Ministry in football finals…Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) Speaker tours Mandalay Region to oversee development projects…Information Minister discusses media reform with press council…Diamond orbs and umbrellas hoisted atop pagoda…Traditional performing arts concert held under auspices of Ministry of Culture…ChaungU Township forms township philanthropic network…Myaungmya KBZ Branch donates eye surgical machine to social association…School council executive committee takes oaths…Mandalay Open Chess Tournament wraps up…Thandwe District to collect data on birth and death registration…Independence Day of India marked in Mandalay…Greening projects to be increased in Mandalay…Chicken processing factory to commence operation in September…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Muse Central Economic Zone to be completed in 2017…Oil and Gas Myanmar 2014 fair to be held 15-17 October…Military delegation returns from visit to Russia….."PERSPECTIVES": "Good infrastructures crucial for development of tourism industry" by Aung Khin…..ARTICLE: "International Myanmar Studies Conference 2014 in Singapore and Myanmar Media" by Sayar Mya…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 19 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 18 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 18 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Upper House Speaker attends ceremony to mark upgrading of school in Pyawbwe…UPWC, NCCT making efforts to conclude nationwide ceasefire agreement, to hold political dialogues as soon as possible…Fifth ceasefire negotiation makes 26 agreements…First ever meeting between peace and ceasefire bodies and political parties on 18 Aug…Union Government forms Anti-Money Laundering Central Board…Sports activities held in Ayeyawady Region…Tenders scrutinized for construction tasks in rural areas of Taninthayi Region…People welcome construction of Ayeyawady Bridge (Htigyaing)… Union Information Minister promises closer ties with media professions…Competent teachers, outstanding students honoured…Cultiavtion of GAP paddy demonstrated…Yangon Youth and Mental Health Forum focuses on youth development…Meiktila asks permission for PhaungdawU Pagoda festival…Letter to the Editor…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: EU encourages the political reform process and will continue its support to Myanmar, says EU Ambassador….."PERSPECTIVES": "Punishment not enough to reduce traffic congestion" by Aung Khin…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 17 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 17 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Govt, ethnic armed groups heal rift in draft ceasefire agreement…People pin hopes on fresh efforts to rescue massive legendary bell missing for centuries…Female students to get accommodation at Thiri, Marlar hostels in coming academic year…Hypertension, diabetes found as common diseases in people…Water level of Sittoung River exceeds danger level of Madauk…Union Minister meets Myanmar Press Council (Interim)… MPT conducts training course on telecom marketing strategies…Union ministers, chief minister inspect regional development tasks of Ayeyawady Region…First workshop on development of Myanmar’s insurance held in Yangon…Yangon’s circular railway gets another air-con carriage… Kyunsu Township IPRD emphasizes durability of village libraries…Implementation of public-centred project reviewed…Officials cultivate reading habits among villagers… Milk, eggs given to schoolchildren in Myeik…First-aid course given to Sittway University students…University students participate in sports competitions…Basic first-aid course concludes at Medical Technology University (Mandalay)… Duty assigned to water taxation groups in Mandalay District…SEA-ME-WE-3 submarine cable causes disconnection can get the one-…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Indonesian counterpart…Vice Presidents Dr. Sai Mauk Kham, U Nyan Tun send felicitations to Indonesian Vice President…Union FM sends felicitations to Indonesia counterpart…Chinese Consulate-General donates US$40,000 for rural electrification….."PERSPECTIVES": "Meet the three basic needs for people through careful management of resources" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "International Myanmar Studies Conference 2014 in Singapore and Myanmar Media" by Sayar Mya…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 16 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 16 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President pledges to provide land plots for landless people…UPWC, NCCT aim at ending dissent in draft nationwide ceasefire…Ministerial plans of action to be implemented for development of Rakhine State…Meeting on progress of education sector held in Nay Pyi Taw…Police, woman injured in scuffle between trespassers and police…Finance and Information ministries win quarterfinals of Inter-Ministry Football Tournament…Botahtaung Pagoda’s one-storey market to be rebuilt in October…Water levels at Khamti, Homalin, Madauk…Workshop on land resources management held in Nay Pyi Taw…Yangon Region Chief Minister inspects floodaffected schools in Yangon…Students undergo medical checkups as school health activities…EU Ambassador meets flood victims in Bago Region…Debate, impromptu, storytelling and poem recitation contests held in Dimawhso…Bronze statue of Myanmar independence leader to be erected in Rakhine…Kyauktaw District WAO organizes talks on trafficking and social issues… Procedure of citizenship law, citizenship scrutiny process explained…Nutritious foods provided to pregnant women in Kyauktaw…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Promotion of relations between Myanmar, Poland discussed…Myanmar to enhance military cooperation with Poland…Vietnam paddy model plot harvested in Yinmabin Tsp….."PERSPECTIVES": "Unemployment should no longer be a national burden" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Business " by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 15 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 15 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President holds discussions with delegation of Mizuho Bank…Farmers need modern agricultural technology and knowledge to ensure high yields…Myanmar Gazette…Public Announcement for Remonstration…Heroin and opium worth K 28 million seized in Sagaing Region…Electric safety measures taken in Thingangyun…Cooperative efforts ensure inclusive development in the country: Union Minister…The Pairs…Workshop on e-Government project held in Nay Pyi Taw…Hong Kong students visit office of Anti-Human Trafficking Police Force…Mandalay Region donates cash and Waso robes to Sangha…Traffic rules announced in Thabeikkyin Tsp…K127 million spent on development tasks in Haka…Action to be taken against wrongly parked cars in municipal area of MCDC…Teams from ministeries face each other in 7th soccer championship…Nutrition Development Week observed in Thayetchaung… Asphalting of major road in Langkho Township planned…Rakhine State Chief Minister inspects progress of development projects…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 52 Myanmar nationals face prison sentence in Malaysia…Directors, shareholders of Thilawa SEZ Holding Public Ltd. hold meeting for the first time…Myanmar youth sports team to take part in 2nd Youth Olympic Games…U Min Thein Zan presents Credentials to Maldivian President…Myanmar prepares for border trade meeting with India…Korean doctors and KOICA’s volunteers provide medical services in Yangon and Toungoo…Mandalay International Airport to be upgraded....."PERSPECTIVES": "From brain drain to brain gain" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "The Mystic Land and the Never-Ending Interconnectedness…" by Sonu Trivedi…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 14 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 14 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President receives vision diagnosis as free eye treatment programme starts in Nay Pyi Taw…Education Ministry distributes textbooks in national race languages for basic education schools…Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation urges for increased seed production…Public announcement for remonstration…Arbitration Centre to deal with disputes in trade sector to be set up…Myanmar culture university student wins first prize in ASEAN Youth Arts Competition for Arts and Human Rights…Development of Kayin State only possible with local cooperation: Union Minister…Yangon circular railway network to be upgraded with RBE air-con carriages…Information Ministry to enhance capacity of government officers…Branches of trees cleared around power lines in Mandalay…MUFL students participate in song contests…Culvert eases transport, proper flow of water…Some students of Kalay Township suffering from dengue fever…Talks on danger of dyed food products given to students…Herbal plants, tubers on sales at Myathalun Pagoda in Magway…Artificial limbs and braces donated in Kawkareik…Assistance provided to flood victims in Hopang…Public Call Offices lose customers as the use of mobiles increases…500-acre Palethwe paddy plantation harvested in Pobbathiri Tsp…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ADB to focus on ‘inclusive business’ in Myanmar…Vice-Senior General Soe Win visits Russia…Hotel entrepreneurs urged to make preparations for 46th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM)….."PERSPECTIVES": "Environmental protection vital for sustainable economic growth" by Myint Win Thein…..ARTICLE: "STRATEGY of Success" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 13 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 13 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Interfaith Friendship Group provides humanitarian aid to flood victims…Myanmar introduces tourist e-visa on trial basis before official launch on 1 September… MMCWA observes International Youth Day…Copybooks, cash for rice donated to flood victims of Yangon Region…United Amara Bank commissions its 32nd branch into service…62 air guns handed over to police…Workshop on media orientation on Avian and Pandemic Influenza held in Yangon…Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation conducts breastfeeding campaign…Union Minister inspects organic plantations in capital city…Inter-Ministry Football Tournament continues…UMFCCI holds its 23rd annual meeting…Vocational courses conclude in Yesagyo Township…MCDC to upgrade Manawramam Park…Wakema bus terminal to settle bus lines for smooth transport…School heads, community representatives discuss management of pre-schools…Gold price up in second week of August…Letter to the Editor… Conservation of bio-diversity disseminated to locals in Mohnyin Township…School health activities conducted in Maukmai Township…Enhancement of forest management capacity conducted in Magway Region…Fire fighting refresher course kicks off…Telenor Myanmar introduces service in Mandalay…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar introduces tourist e-visa on trial basis before official launch on 1 September…Muse to play big role in future: FT…Commander-in-Chief appreciates Norway’s constructive relations with Myanmar….."PERSPECTIVES": "Int’l Youth Day on 12 Aug stresses importance of mental health" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Plan all the Way To the End" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 12 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 12 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Political parties call for nationwide ceasefire through tripartite dialogue…Reshuffle of member at Union Peace-making Work Committee…Curfew lifted in Mandalay…Public announcement for remonstration…Political party applies for registration…Myanmar Development Summit 2014 held in Yangon…Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann receives journalists, FMs…Buddhist monk, disciples donate foods to flood victims…Performers to entertain globetrotters for tourism promotion in Mandalay…Philanthropic group refuses teaching arrangements of Mandalay Region government…Dhamma Schools train students in Myingyan Township…Education promotion of basic education discussed in Mandalay…Magway University students climb up Natyaygan Hill…Staff quarters, female and male hostels inspected…Thein Zaw Myint (Mizuno) champions in 4th Leg of Myanmar Golf Tour.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein meets foreign ministers from PRC, DPRK, India…Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar), KOICA celebrate handover ceremony of research laboratory on communicable diseases…Vice President U Nyan Tun urges NESAC to develop strategies for human resources development…Union FM felicitates Singaporean counterpart…President U Thein Sein felicitates Singaporean counterpart, PM…Union FM hold talks with DPRK, Chinese and Indian Foreign Ministers…PSC signed for inland oil block…Friendly cultural competition marks 67th Anniversary Independence Day of India…Floating hotel for globetrotters to enjoy scenic beauty of Mandalay…Tractors ready for ploughing of farmlands in Bilin Township…REDD+Climate Change course conducted….."PERSPECTIVES": "The older, the wiser" by Aung Khin…..ARTICLE: "Myanmar Aesthetic literature, Appreciation of Artistic Works, Feelings that literature gives, Poetic license and Literary techniques" by Kin Maung Oo…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 11 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 11 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Union H&T Minister inspects progress of Loikaw region …Shinpin Swehle Pagoda Festival commences in Kanbalu Township…Harvesting of summer paddy stabilizes price of rice in Mandalay…ABSDF honours fallen comrades in Mohnyin…Kalay University welcomes fresher students…Nutritious food cooking contest held…Couple of artists showcases arts in gallery…Mandalay Region U-20 players under traninng…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives delegations of ARF, EC… 47th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting concludes along with sideline events…Mekong countries, Japan achieve progress in air services agreements…Seminar on development of SME held…Implementation schemes discussed under national electrification plan…YUE, ACCA sign MoU to advance finance and accountancy education in Myanmar…Book on defence, security outlook of ARF comes out…Union Information Minister gives interviews to foreign media…Myanmar, Pakistan to enhance friendship and cooperation…Representatives to 8th ASEAN-China Forum tour Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay…Thailand welcomes stronger China-ASEAN strategic partnership… Myanmar’s first American College Test (ACT) Center launched….."PERSPECTIVES": "Leaders and trustworthiness" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Myanmar Aesthetic literature, Appreciation of Artistic Works, Feelings that literature gives, Poetic license and Literary techniques (continue from yesterday)" by Kin Mg Oo…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 10 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 10 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: No suspected Ebola cases detected in Myanmar, but points of entry on alert for virus…Production sharing deals for Padaukpin- Natmee, Zeebyutaung-Nandaw onshore blocks inked…Wash your hands with soap to prevent infectious diseases…Bago flood victims receive relief aid…Taungpyone Festival attracts locals, globetrotters…Construction and Housing Development Bank (Mandalay Branch) ready to disburse loans…Reporter trainees visit press of Kyemon Daily…Workshop on endoscopic surgical operation for gynecology held in Mandalay…Implementation of 100 Resilient Cities Network project discussed…Donations for Buddhist monks under draw lots in Tatkon Tsp…Mandalay UFL select queens…MR runs special trains from Mandalay to Taungpyone…Mdy Women’s Hospital chooses top breastfeeders…ASEAN holds ministerial meetings with China, ROK, Japan, India, Russian Federation, US, EU and Canada…Information, Commerce, Rail Transportation win over opponents.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: There will be no “backsliding”: President U Thein Sein…Japan, China, S. Korea foreign ministers to attend regional meeting…Japan to extend 10.5 billion yen in loans to Myanmar…A New Chapter in Myanmar-Canadian diplomatic relations opened…U.S. assistance in stepping up reform process in Myanmar discussed…Union foreign affairs minister receives counterparts from Vietnam, Timor-Leste…Foreign ministers meet on Mekong region development plans…Mandalay City selected as member of 100 Resilient Cities Network…China prefers “Dual-Track Approach” to the Philippines’ “Triple-Action Plan” to settle South China Sea disputes….."PERSPECTIVES": "Time to translate commitments into concret actions" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Myanmar Aesthetic literature, Appreciation of Artistic Works, Feelings that literature gives, Poetic license and Literary techniques (continue from yesterday)" by Kin Mg Oo…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 9 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 09 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Roles of civil society organization in elections discussed…Humanitarian aids as well as regional development should be initiated at the same time: Dr Sai Mauk Kham…Nutritious Week launched in Lewe in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area…Talent Competition (Miss GLM)… Myanmar in International Media…Myotha Dam repaired…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Our ultimate aims should be to bring prosperity to our people, raise living standards, and ensure peace and stability for them and finally the promotion of human dignity: President U Thein Sein…Consensus on trying to move on the COC: 47th ASEAN FMM…President meets ASEAN foreign ministers…ASEAN foreign ministers and representatives of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commision on Human rights meet…Myanmar hosts Fifth Conference on Traditional Medicine in ASEAN countries…Climate change to be among key topics during ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting…Union FM meets Mongolian Counterpart…Union Information Minister U Ye Htut welcomes improved ties with US and stresses that work needs to be done on the Post-2015 Vision…8th ASEAN-China Forum benefits development measures in ASEAN region, China…Canada to further promote cooperation with Myanmar…Plenary, retreat sessions of ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) held…Myanmar and Thailand discuss anti-corruption…Myanmar in International Media…As Myanmar takes chair of ASEAN for the first time, Japan will continue to give its full support and cooperation: Japanese FM… “ASEAN needs to be realistic with SEANWFZ Treaty”: Singaporean FM….."PERSPECTIVES": "Go, Myanmar. Go! Go!" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Myanmar Aesthetic literature, Appreciation of Artistic Works, Feelings that literature gives, Poetic license and Literary techniques" by Kin Mg Oo…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 8 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 08 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Poverty reduction, narrowing development gap, the main tasks of Community Building process…Myanmar Railways seeks public consultations on implementation of Yangon circular rail line upgrading…Appointment of Ambassador agreed on…Four region Hluttaw representatives of Armed Forces substituted…Unilever introduces its world first health soap to Myanmar…Law students go on study tour of parliament…By-elections will be held late this year to fill vacant parliamentary seats…One killed as police try to rescue two men abducted and tortured by a mob…National Theatre (Mandalay) to stage traditional concert to attract foreigners…Role model breastfeeding mothers awarded…Meiktila fire victims to get new apartments…Meiktila University holds literary talks, shows photos, books, stages traditional costumes show… Number of smokers increases in developing countries: union minister…Mobile medical team provides healthcare services in Yangon…Stimulants, smuggled liquor and beer seized…PyinOoLMyanmar Internal Golf Tournament 2014 kicks off…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: South China Sea issue, Korean Peninsula security and downing of MH 17 among main issues at 47th AMM: Myanmar DEP Director General of ASEAN Affairs Department…8th ASEAN-China forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction held in Nay Pyi Taw…Union FM hosts dinner to ASEAN FMs…Deputy Home Affairs Minister meets NACC’s delegation….."PERSPECTIVES": "Poverty is a national curse" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLES: "Education and Technology" by Myo Myuint… Language, Literature, development of reading habit among youths and Appreciation of Literary Works…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 7 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 07 August 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Deputy Ministers reshuffled…Ten region Hluttaw representatives of Armed Forces substituted…..DOMESTIC NEWS: “Unified Communications” seminar in Yangon introduces videoconferencing products…UPWC, NCCT hold informal meeting in Myitkyina…Upper House Vice Speaker urges students to abstain from narcotic drugs…Development of Myanmar’s education sector discussed…Yangon-based overseas job agency faces lawsuit…Yangon North District MCWSC donates provisions to monastic educations…MR-219 Hmawby-3 paddy plantation produces 170 baskets per acre…MR-219 Hmawby-3 paddy plantation produces 170 baskets per acre…New generation of midwifes for Kachin State…Myingyan officials discuss manageable farming…Heroin, weapons and ammunition seized in a number of raids in Tachilek and Monghsat…“Two thumbs up for Myanmar Railway”…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN stands at a critical juncture of Community Building: President U Thein Sein…Myanmar and India to cooperate in building Thermal Power Plant….."PERSPECTIVES": "Effective policies more important than individual decision makers" by Aung Khin…..ARTICLES: "The Visionary Leadership" by Kyi Mun…The second last Myanmar capital city “ Amarapura” Part II (continued from yesterday)…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 6 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 06 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Public cooperation important to road safety measures: Vice President U Nyan Tun…Government, UNICEF Myanmar committed to scaling up mother-child nutrition through national nutrition promotion month…Child hospitalized in Rakhine not suffering Ebola: health ministry…Sitagu eye clinic opened at Sangha Hospital in Pyinmana…UN-Habitat’s development plan for conflict-affected areas…Commerce Ministry plans to introduce Negative List Licensing System…Deputy Speaker of Upper House honours outstanding students in Kayan…Union Construction Minister inspects Bayintnaung Bridge (2) project…Shan language in Lashio state schools…Islam organizations donate alms to Buddhist monks…Sports events marks 47th Anniversary ASEAN Day…Interfaith groups hold get-together in Mandalay…Mandalarian artists to display painting works in October…Mohnyin Degree College holds mini marathon event…Two ancient ordination halls renovated in Mandalay…Surplus meals from monastery shared to poor people in Mandalay…Visitors strolling along Taungthaman Bridge before departure for Taungpyone Festival…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Korean physicians provide free medical treatments to social welfare insurance employees…U Kyaw Zwar Min concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Denmark…Ten region Hluttaw representatives of Armed Forces substituted…Lower House committee chairman meets Vietnamese parliamentarian delegation….."PERSPECTIVES": "First things first" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLES: "aThe Making of the Second HLTF" by Aye Aye Myo…"Myanmar in International Media" by Kyaw The-ein…The second last Myanmar capital city “ Amarapura” Part II...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 5 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 05 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President attends meeting of industrial zones…Anti-Bribery Commission renamed Anti-Corruption Commission…News and Periodicals Enterprise dailies, including NLM, abide by media ethics…Companies urged to draw fire prevention plans for Thilawa Port…Ten region Hluttaw representatives of Armed Forces substituted…Workshop on preservation of cultural heritage on 12 Aug…First service of SAT introduced to media in Yangon…Defence Services discharges 363 underage military personnel… Yangon, Mandalay technological universities to be upgraded with assistance of JICA… Progress of hydropower projects, Shwegyin dam inspected… Hindu families offer Waso robes to Buddhist monks of State Pariyatti Sasana University (Yangon)… New dragon boat under construction in Taninthayi Township… Myeik Township to get three new bridges soon… Ancient Tamok Shinpin Shwegugyi Pagoda, a wonderful destination for pilgrims, visitors… People need to nurture planted saplings for thriving… Implementation of policing process discussed in Hpa-an… Health talks, health care activities performed…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Six farmers arrive back after learning farming methods in Japanese field…Two refuellers of MPPE arrive in Yangon… First service of SAT introduced to media in Yangon… Accreditation for 46th Meeting of ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry... Investment in production of cement, tyres and textile discussed….."PERSPECTIVES": " Competition benefits all" by Myint Win Thein…..ARTICLE: " The Visionary Leadership (continued from yesterday)" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 4 August, 2014
      Date of publication: 04 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein drives stake for Maha Thakyayanthi Buddha Image in Nay Pyi Taw…Ancient artifact copper sulphate ornament on view at village museum in Wetlet Tsp…IT knowledge quiz event held in Yangon…Military personnel provide free healthcare services in northern Myanmar state…Blood donation organized by Myittabyuhar Association at Botataung Pagoda…Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 Expo from 2 to 4 Oct…More than 200 vacancies available for job seekers from closed Master Sports Factory…Implementation Committee for Education Promotion meets…Poverty reduction, rural development need prompt action: Union Minister…Development of Myanmar tourism sector discussed…Lacquer ware Buddha images attract local people for obeisance in Hsipaw…Locals in central Myanmar get anti-human trafficking knowledge…Expired foods, personal goods, chemicals destroyed in Mandalay…Pre-aviation service launched at Yangon International Airport…Foresters get knowledge about advanced forest management capacity…Rural people satisfied with electrification in Singaing Township…Over 70 river water pumping stations contribute to boosting production of crops in Mandalay Region…Return of overage vehicles to be accepted at Mandalay South District Office…Myanmar (B) wins over Vietnam 3-0 in Junior Volleyball C’ship…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: China (Taipei) to open door to Myanmar workers…Thai opens additional 53 registration centres for migrant workers….."PERSPECTIVES": "Putting public interest before personal gain" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: "Myanmar in International Media" by Kyaw The-ein…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 3 August , 2014
      Date of publication: 03 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ooredoo Myanmar kicks off promotion with free services ahead of official launch on 14 Aug…Taungpyone Festival to attract believers from all parts of Myanmar…Waso robes offered to monks of Muse Township…Outstanding students honoured in Madaya Township…Protection of rights of child discussed…Authorities try to ensure smooth transport on Taungup-Maei Rd…Health ministry makes preventive measures against Ebola as world fears rise…Requirements of people must be fulfilled for winning their trust…Union Industry Minister inspects heavy industries in Magway Region…More than 60 suspects arrested in riot in Mandalay…Final vet students learning pratical works…Nurse and medical assistance course opened…Region Chief Minister’s Cup Sepak Takraw Tourney kicks off…Land plots in Toungoo get high prices for prospect of industrial zone construction project…700 Eucalyptus saplings planted in ChaungU Township…Sports Ministry uplifts capacity of sports officers…People raising fund for construction of suspension bridge in Indaw Township…Students invited to participate in painting, cartoon poster contest-2014…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar will let go none of its own territory: MOFA official…Ooredoo Myanmar kicks off promotion with free services ahead of official launch on 14 Aug…Myanmar, Thailand to cooperate in drug elimination… Myanmar-Thai Regional Border Committee meets for cross-border issues…Onion marketable at Tamu border trade camp…Myanmar workers making a living in Thailand….."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar should not neglect world Ebola fear" by Aung Khin…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 2 August , 2014
      Date of publication: 02 August 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Effective use of ADB loan discussed at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw…..DOMESTIC NEWS: President urges ministries and media to build relations based on ethics and mutual respect…Appointment of Union ministers…Myanmar Armed Forces discharge minors from military service, take concrete step towards ensuring zero underage recruitment and full discharge of child soldiers…We must all strive to keep this spirit alive, and unite and cooperate in implementation of peace process and democratic process…World Breastfeeding Week, Nutrition Development Week launched…Nine region/state Hluttaw representatives of Armed Forces substituted…Digital meter boxes issued to the local people…Market festival, book fair promote relations among students…Reunification of human trafficking victims discussed…Landslide kills two, injures two in Singu Township…Mechanical training school turns out qualified skilled workers…Religious books on high demand in Mandalay literary market…Fingerlings released into dams in Taungtha Township…Rules and regulations for Development Bank for Farmers issued…Mawlamyine gets sub-printing house…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Press conference on fate of 26 Myanmar employees in Thailand held in Yangon…Accreditation for 36th Meeting of ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry…Myanmar’s progress on political and international relations discussed…Aviation fuel sent to Singapore for laboratory analysis after alleged fungus growth…Myanmar in the International Media…Myanmar youth scouts to attend youth seminar…Myanmar and China to decide borderline in accordance with border treaty and protocols: Foreign Minister…Thai armed forces delegation to attend border committee meeting…Myanmar Embassy provides assistance to its nationals detained in Malaysia….."PERSPECTIVES": "Building unity through maturity and responsibility" by Kyaw Thura…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3,8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 1 August , 2014
      Date of publication: 01 August 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President says continuity of political process will help democracy thrive…President U Thein Sein’s radio message to be broadcast on 1-3 August…No corruption cases sent to Anti-Corruption Commission: Supreme Court Judge…Free show to mark 5th anniversary of Cherry FM in mid-August in Taunggyi…MYANMAR GAZETTE…Buildings constructed without permission to be demolished when new rules and by-laws of the City of Yangon Development Law passed…Course in Diplomacy wraps up…Retaining walls constructed to save MyoU Pagoda in Lewe…Buildings to mark establishment of ancient Yadanabon city under construction in Mandalay…Plans underway to sink 15 tube-wells in Natogyi Township…Ooredoo SIM cards available at mobile shops in Mandalay District... Union Minister inspects research facilities… Singaing Township team wins championship trophy in U-20 football tournament… People receives medical treatment from health staff… Priority given to traffic safety for people, students… Earthen and glaze wares sold at toy pots festival in Mandalay… Muse market fire destroys over 300 shops…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Energy Minister meets US-ASEAN Business Council delegation…Commission formed to choose suitable democratic system…President U Thein Sein felicitates President and Head of Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Swiss Confederation…Union FM felicitates Swiss President and Head of Federal Department of Foreign Affairs…U Aung Khin Soe presents his Credentials to Iranian President…Ms. Yanghee Lee expresses her recognition and applause for progress in sweeping and far-reaching reforms dramatically achieved in landscape of political, economic, social and human rights in Myanmar....."PERSPECTIVES": " Job creation for young women is vital" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Concentration" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 31 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 31 July 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Union ministers seek approval to borrow from ADB and to buy farming machinery from South Korea…..DOMESTIC NEWS: Fully air-conditioned trains to soon start service in Yangon…Talks on Human Trafficking given at Yangon Institute of Education…Free funeral provider calls for safety measures and improved hospitals to reduce death toll…Workshop on land utilization held in Nay Pyi Taw…Union ministers inspect waterway conservations in western Myanmar…Union ministers inspect waterway conservations in western Myanmar…Sacred relics found from pagoda built by King Kyansit of Bagan era…Special sanitation and missionary tasks at Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda…Ooredoo Company launches trial sales of K1,500-SIM cards in Nay Pyi Taw…Cultivation of sesame substituted with CP maize in Maukmai Tsp…The Daily Mail says Irrawaddy “hot ticket” for cruises…Union minister inspects progress of rural development in Sagaing Region…Dinga hotel opens in Mandalay…e-Government knowledge disseminated to departmental staff…Cultural talks given to students of National University of Arts and Culture (Mandalay)… Agricultural machinery sold through installment in Patheingyi Tsp…Pajero, Landcruiser cars donated to monastery in ChaungU Township…Seed sales at festival in Mingun of Sagaing…Reform and mid-term review on cooperative sector discussed…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President discusses development programmes with delegation of US-ASEAN Business Council…Viber, popular chat app, hosts local media, with announcement to build foothold in Myanmar…MOGE signs two Improved Petroleum Recovery Contracts…CBM Governor, US-ASEAN Business Council Chairman discuss monetary affairs….."PERSPECTIVES": "Forging a strong bond among family members" by Aung Khin…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 30 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 30 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar needs better electricity infrastructure…Union ministers resign…Free funeral provider calls for safety measures and improved hospitals to reduce death toll…Union ministers discuss citizenship scrutiny process in Sittway…NLD member faces lawsuit for taking voter list away in Tiddim…Mini branch of Inwa Bank commissioned into service at Zeyathiri Department Store…Undisciplined vehicles towed by truck for taking action in Mandalay…Mobile vocational training course No 2 kicks off…Myanmar volleyball players under intensive training for junior volleyball championship…Appointment of deputy minister…Myanmar in dire need of environmental conservation plans: Vice President… Intellectual property rights laws under discussions at Lower House…Defence services families donate provisions to Buddhist monks…Kunhing gets electricity round the clock…People’s horizon broadened with knowledge about trafficking in persons…Restoring peace and stability for recent riots in Mandalay discussed…Shwekyunbin Maunghnama spiritual beings festival attracts visitors from all corners…Hluttaw representatives to award outstanding students, teachers…Sports Ministry enhances capacity of officers for implementation of Third Wave process…Mandalay Photographic Society honours winners in photo contest…50th memorial of late Sayagyi Thakin Kodawhmaing, Maha Hmaing Arts Show held…Entrepreneurs invite locals to do joint venture tasks in rubber farming…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Korean mission calls on Myanmar President…President U Thein Sein felicitates Moroccan King….."PERSPECTIVES": "Drugs, Timbers and then Trading on Endangered Species" by Aung Khin…Chin of Buddha image with beehive crowded with pilgrims…..ARTICLE: "The Razor’s Edge" by Kyi Mun…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 29 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 29 July 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Economic sanctions lead to increase in cultivation of opium poppy: defence services personnel representative….. DOMESTIC NEWS: World Hepatitis Day marked in Yangon…Parliament seeks solution to approve national education bill and bill on aircraft equipment…Union ministers inspect sites for industrial zone, main power station…Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development tours Meiktila…Union Attorney-General’s Office holds seminar to develop government procurement law…Economic sanctions lead to increase in cultivation of opium poppy: defence services personnel representative…Upper House speaker presents prizes to outstanding students…Curfew further eased in Mandalay…Instructor Course for Disaster Risk Reduction underway…Makeup performer contest, Mandalay Lifestyle and Women’s Fashion Show 1-4 August…Educative week activities performed at Toungoo University…U-20 Inter-Township Football Tournament held…Business Development Management course to be conducted in Mandalay…Training provided to gov’t officials for improvement of human resources…Opening of animal care centre in Mandalay celebrated with sports contests…State-run newspapers now delivered on time…Township committees coordinate undertaking of community-based regional development projects…Ambulance donated to philanthropic association…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar to accelerate birth registration with technical, financial support from UNICEF, EU….."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar, Japan to further strengthen friendly ties…Myanmar should handle trans-border migration issue well" by Aung Khin…..ARTICLE:" The Vision of Nibbāna Dātù" by Kyi Mun… "Second last old capital city “Amarapura” Part I (continued from yesterday" by Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 August 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 28 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 28 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Villagers trespass Letpadaungtaung Project Area and attack security personnel...Education is a vital vehicle for national development: Upper House Speaker...MRA to launch pilot project for sanitation of roadside food stalls in Yangon...Winners awarded in general knowledge quiz...Mandalay Region clinches title in ISR Wushu Championship...Experts, scholars emphasize conservation of Ayeyawady River...Infection of DHF, beautifying of bank at Kyauktaw River discussed...Myanmar Golf Tour to kick off on 7 August...Government eases rules and regulations for smoothness of trade and investment...Philanthropic organizations receive financial assistance...Sitagu Sayadaw donates eye test and surgical equipment...Some youths climb Mingun Stupa, not abiding by archaeological request...Water melons of ChaungU Tsp get good price...Agricultural machinery, most useful in farming tasks...Six-distinction winners honoured in Taunggyi.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union ministers, foreign ambassadors visit Bengalis’ shelters in Rakhine State...U San Myint Oo presents Credentials to Indonesian President...Myanmar in International Media....."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar people expect a solid foundation for peaceful society" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Second last old capital city “Amarapura” Part I" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 27 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 27 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: State-run The New Light of Myanmar to become joint venture in September…University men’s footballers to be selected in Upper Myanmar…Teachers join introduction to child centre approach… Eye patients of Myeik District receive free eye surgical operations…Local farmers choose quality Palethwe paddy strain…Senior General Min Aung Hlaing plants saplings at monsoon tree planting ceremony…Excursions to farmlands in Nay Pyi Taw to help education of Thegon growers…Ayeyawady Foundation constructs two artificial turf football fields…Culture workshops held to stress importance to preserve cultural heritage and local customs…Smartphones to outnumber basic mobiles…Role of service personnel in acceleration of Third Wave process discussed…Dinner hosted for trainees of Education College…Selected youths to be sent to India for advanced learning programmes…Silted creeks flood paddy fields in Thaton Tsp…Health service provided to elderly locals in Nay Pyi Taw…Gallery on opening ceremony of the Global New Light of Myanmar……EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Press conference on preparation for 10th ASEAN Skills Competition held in Yangon…Mandalay Region to promote trade and cooperation with India…Home Affairs Union Minister meets UN Special Rapporteur…Chevening Scholarship Programme invites applications for 2015-16 academic year….."PERSPECTIVES":"Flood contributes to decline of agricultural productivity" by Aung Khin…..ARTICLE: "Aspirations for Future" by Maung Hlaing…
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 26 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 26 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: PR system debated at Lower House...Co-operative Bank launches EASi mobile agent banking service...Law students observe UEC functions...NCCT meets in Laiza...Youth delegation receives financial, material assistance...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Lewe...World’s largest Dhammazedi Bell salvage project to start second week of August...Labour Ministry files lawsuit against Master Sports Factory for not compensating workers...Repaved road commissioned into service in Pyinmana Tps...Over K2 billion disbursed to farmers for cultivation of monsoon crops in Mahlaing Tsp...Maize production of Kalay region supplied to people of Chin State, Gangaw District...Health talks given in Lashio...Officials on field trips of rural development...Importance of proper feeding of cattle explained in Mahlaing Tsp...Danger of unregistered pesticides, chemicals disseminated...Ancient Inwa City draws more foreign visitors...Township IRD provides cash to Township Development Affairs Committee...Tomatoes in Chin State sold with profit...Cash donated to Mandalay General Hospital for improving health standard of people.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs attends FOC in India...Japan builds high school in Hinthada Tsp...Union FM attends 20th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting...President U Thein Sein felicitates Maldivian counterpart...Union FM sends felicitations to Maldivian counterpart...UN special rapporteur meets union ministers...Recreation Trolleys donated to Parami General Hospital...Midwifery and nursing assessment workshop held in Kawkareik....."PERSPECTIVES":"Breaking with tradition" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Winning the Life Game" by Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 25 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 25 July 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Retirement age among top topics in Lower House debate.....DOMESTIC NEWS: Commerce Ministry and Myanmar Rice Industry Association to draft rice trading policy for the protection of exporters...Tat Hong Intraco Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd established to carry out rental and distribution of cranes...Border Affairs ministry meets for development programmes...Market opportunities for Myanmar’s agricultural products discussed...Rural development minister inspects demonstration farm...Two statues of independence struggle leaders need maintenance...Mawlamyinegyun Tsp grows saplings for second time...Yinkyar nationals in southern Shan State adjusted to Myanmar culture...Immigration staff issue citizenship cards, household registration...Parts of Bago Township flooded...Locals in Natmauk improve income by making brooms...Entrepreneurs urged to renew work licences...Entrepreneurs urged to renew work licences...Gifts, toys given to pre-primary children, national race girls...Ambulance donated to social association in Budalin Township...UMFCCI to hold AGM on 9 August...Wakema Township to build village library...Myotha Industrial City construction project under implementation.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Diplomats and international organizations briefed on Myanmar’s reform process...Thailand and Myanmar to promote footwear industries and business in Myanmar...Myanmar, ROK sign framework agreement on providing Economic Development Cooperation Fund...Development of banking sector in Myanmar discussed...UN special rapporteur clarifies human rights awareness campaigns to Myanmar officials...Myanmar and international software companies to cooperate....."PERSPECTIVES": "No winners without responsible business practices" Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Effective Management" By Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 24 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 24 July 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Preliminary report on constitutional amendment put on record by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.....DOMESTIC NEWS: Mobile vocational training course given to rural people...Rakhine State Government...New station hospital to be opened in Mawlu of Indaw Tsp...MOH calls for continued participation of international organizations in Rakhine State...Land reclamation, implementation of water pumping station inspected in Singaing Tsp...Cooperative official explains loans for farmers...Health care talks given in Nay Pyi Taw...Harvest of early-monsoon sesame starts in Meiktila Tsp...Traffic safety and congestion addressed in Myawady...Chief Minister visits infrastructure projects in Tachilek...Rakhine State Chief Minister tours Taungup Tsp to award students...Anti-Narcotics campaign launched in Kawlin Township...Taungdwingyi-Minhla RBE trains to resume service on 27 July...Students of Buddhism awarded...Heavy rains cause floods in villages, inundation at rural roads in Mawlu...Loom workshop creates job opportunities in Kyunhla...Arts show and talks mark 50th memorial of Thakin Kodawhmaing...Action taken against light trucks without transport licences in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, India to forge closer business-to-business connectivity in trade, investment...Japan supports post-primary school in Hpa-an...Accreditation for 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting...Implementation of pilot project for Dawei SEZ discussed...Sakura-Insein Technical Course opens in Yangon...Local businesses fail to tap benefits of Myanmar Citizens Investment Law: MIC Chairman...Myanmar, Chinese air forces discuss training, technology and mechanical cooperation...SEOM and related meetings concludes...Japan to help enhance technological universities in Myanmar....."PERSPECTIVES": "Impact of mobile phone and social media in Myanmar" By Aung Khin...
      Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014


      Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 23 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 23 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vessels for tourist transport operate early in Mandalay...Energy minister urges to ensure reform plan...Outstanding students from Mon State observe Lower House session...Panel discussion on disability and responsible business held in Yangon...MP questions ground accidents at airports: Upper House...Myanmar Parliamentary Union meets...Union Sports Minister, State Chief Minister awards winners of sports events in Lashio...Taungthaman Bridge attracts globetrotters to enjoy scenic beauty...Teachers, students suffer from food poisoning in Yedashe Tsp...Village library committee meets...Bago Region Police Force donates K700,000 to Bago Region Journalists Association...Mandalarians have easy access to reading opportunities...Agricultural loans disbursed for cultivation of monsoon paddy...Buildings near Mandalay moats to be limited under 46 feet high...People urged to join hands with police to eradicate narcotic drugs...Youth reproductive health knowledge shared to villagers...Stimulant tables worth about K500 million seized in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Egyptian counterpart, PM...Myanmar moves to help itself out of LDC category...Malaysia invites entries for theme song for ASEAN chairmanship...Myanmar, Indonesia eye closer cooperation...Union Industry Minister holds talks with foreign guests about Steel Mill, Mechanical Training School...U Han Thu concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Andorra...Myanmar Parliamentary Union meets...Union FM sends felicitations to Egyptian counterpart...MRCCI meets Thai entrepreneurs for producing, trading of commodities....."PERSPECTIVES": "Sympathetic acts are more practical in peace-making processes" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "From Comfort Zone to Combat Zone" By Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 22 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 July 2014
      Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee discusses Highways Law amendment bill...Myanmar eyes nuclear reactors for research purposes: Union Minister for Science and Technology.....DOMESTIC NEWS: Two factories face lawsuit over running on public holiday...Curfew hours reduced in Mandalay District...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee discusses Highways Law amendment bill...Workshop on role of teachers in education promotion held...Heavy rains and mountain streams cause flood in Hlaingbwe...Myanmar eyes nuclear reactors for research purposes: Union Minister for Science and Technology...Enhancement of social impact on business dialogue held in Nay Pyi Taw...Union Minister U Khin Ye speaks to immigration staff in delta city...Union Minister inspects conservation of nature reserve...Physicians provide health care in Mohnyin...School health activities launched in Sagaing Region...Children get stipend in Myingyan...Talks on anti-human trafficking given to rural people...Third Wave reform clarified.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: SEOM 3/45, Related Meetings continue...Media registration for 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting- AMM and related meetings...Japan Builds One Monastic Eye Clinic in Yangon Region...Appointment of ambassador agreed on... "PERSPECTIVES": "Future of Myanmar is relying on new generation" By Aung Khin.....LETTER TO THE EDITOR: "LESSONS FROM BRAZIL" By Alcides G.R. Prates.....ARTICLES: "Ah -Yai-Paing-Min" By Ba Than continued from yesterday..."Myanmar’s prospects for Achieving Middle Power Status" By Sayar Mya continued from yesterday...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 21 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 21 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: About 3,000 patients in Yangon receive free eye care services...Refugees leave shelters as stability improves in Kachin...World Hepatitis Day marked in Yangon to raise public awareness...Papers presented for development of technological education...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued free of charge...Low pressure formed over North Bay of Bengal...Citizenship cards issued to high and middle school students in Hpa-an...Prevention of avian flu explained by foreign experts...Consumer protection top of the agenda in Mawlamyine during visit by officials...AFC visits football grounds in Mandalay...University students in Sagaing educated on dangers of narcotic drugs...21 kilos of opium speciosa seized in Taninthayi Tsp...Prusho-Lawja road commissioned into service in Kayah State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: SEOs from ASEAN, dialogue partners to discuss free trade agreements, economic cooperation...Euromoney names Kanbawza best bank in Myanmar...Education Minister visits Germany to attend seminar on higher education...President U Thein Sein felicitates King of Belgium, PM...Union FM felicitates Belgium counterpart...HSL Group JV Co., Ltd, Chinese Co., sign MoU...Myanmar’s prospects for Achieving Middle Power Status..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Act according to the will of the people" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "Enhancing higher education institution efficiency" By Myo Myint..."Myanmar’s prospects for Achieving Middle Power Status" By Sayar Mya..."Ah -Yai-Paing-Min" By U Ba Than...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sanday 20 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 20 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein attends merit-sharing ceremony of paying tributes to martyrs...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker joins meal offering to monks to pay tribute to martyrs...New academic journal to come out in 2015...Transformer installed for sufficient supply of power...67th Martyrs’ Day commemoration takes place in Yangon...Workshop hosted to promote good governance and greater public participation...Red Cross affairs explained in Yedashe...Tributes paid to martyrs by sharing merits of meal offering to leading monks...AFC visits football grounds in Mandalay...67th Anniversary of Martyr’s Day marked in Mandalay...Prizes, stipends provided to children of bus owners, drivers of MRABLCC...Mandalay’s entrepreneurs to meet with Thai businessmen on 21 July...Mandalay to enforce traffic safety around schools, offices...Magway Region coordinates implementation of Third Wave process...Families, officials and foreign diplomats commemorate assassinated independence leaders on Martyrs’ Day on 19 July.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Statement of ASEAN Foreign Ministers on the tragic incident of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (19-7-2014)...Yangon hosts ASEAN 3/45 Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting....."PERSPECTIVES": "Shortage of coins makes everyday transactions difficult" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 19 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 19 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 2nd Myanmar International Auto Parts and Accessories Exhibition opens in Yangon...UEC Chairman donates Waso robes to monks in Nay Pyi Taw...Heavy rainfall warning for regions and states...Meeting on syllabus designs held in Yangon...Poverty rate to be reduced for Myanmar to come off list of least developed nations: ministry...Music concert to raise funds for Rakhine nationals to be held on 27 July...Myanmar sees 26 % increase in opium production: Upper House...Union minister attends opening ceremonies of new school buildings...Health ministry discusses school-based healthcare programme...Power lines to be completed in Myinmu Township for village electrification...Online trading of gold, money and stocks to be conducted free of charge...Fourth leg of Myanmar Golf Tour from 7 to 10 August...Shwedaung-8 cotton strain harvested in Wetlet Tsp...Arts show to depict portraits of Sayagyi Thakin Kodawhmaing on peacemaking activities...Stimulant tablets worth K200 million seized in PyinOoLwin...Myanmar to discuss sustainable market and financial investment in agriculture sector at 36th AMAF...Compensation for killed worker given to family...Departmental officials discuss electricity safety in Mandalay...Measures to improve health services to be implemented...Cash donated for Wushu Championships...Agricultural loans disbursed to local farmers in Ngaphe Tsp...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to youths in Hlinethaya Tsp...Mandalay Region to address living standard of people.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Thailand’s largest cement company invests $400 million in greenfield cement plant in Myanmar...Myanmar, ROK focus on promotion of friendly relations between armed forces...Myanmar to discuss sustainable market and financial investment in agriculture sector at 36th AMAF....."PERSPECTIVES": "Attacks on civilians a callous act" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 18 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 18 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Information Ministry unveils rules on social responsibility for ads...Workshop on ILO standards for labourers conducted...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Live radio, TV broadcast of 67th Martyrs’ Day celebrations on 19 July...Forty-two suspects of Mandalay riots arrested...Government should recognize national peacemakers and continue its effort till peace prevails: Kachin MP...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker receives foreign guest, attends workshop on public spending...Let’s grow watermelon on arbour...Dabayin Township promotes integrated farming...DRA issues vehicle and driver licences to people in Rakhine State...Inmates, prisoners receive Abhidhamma course at Myeik Jail...Treated mosquito nets distributed to local people...Union minister for Border Affairs on tour of Ponnagyun, Minbya, MraukU, Kyauktaw...Repaired jetty in Myeik now safe in rainy season...Rakhine State maternal and child welfare officials pay respects to the aged...Sowing paddy seeds demonstrated to local farmers...Vehicle licences issued to hearses in Mandalay...High yield sugarcane production technique taught to farmers, agricultural staff...Plan to distribute desks to basic education schools in Mandalay Region...Low-lying farmlands flooded in Thaton Township...Dan grading course from 26 to 30 July: Karatedo Federation.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: US-based information security company to provide anti-fraud solutions for KBZ Bank’s future online banking services...UN special rapporteur meets heads of IFG and MNHRC...Taiwan to promote products with a series of expos from 18 July...Myanmar, Sri Lanka to cooperate in development of textile industry...First ever British Chamber of Commerce launched in Myanmar...Vice president wraps up Singapore visit...Myanmar, India focus on drawing energy policy and procedures....."PERSPECTIVES": "Protecting children for the future of Myanmar" By Myint Win Thein...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 17 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 17 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Private banks increase interest rates...Upper House approves bill on providing prompt health care services to emergency patients...Yangon Gallery to open 25 July to create a community for artists...Myanmar Airways, ATR Ltd., sign MoU on purchasing aircrafts...ILO Convention on Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour to come into force in Myanmar in December...UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar arrives in Yangon...Shops of development market checked to remove inappropriate foodstuffs, personal goods...Hybrid maize plantation thriving in Zeyathiri Township...Waso Chinlone contest of Maha Muni Buddha Image Festival concludes...Farmers start ploughing for cultivation of paddy in South Dagon Tsp...Ministry of Sports trains coaches, referees in badminton, table tennis, petanque events...Old tree with significance to Japanese cut down...Waso robes offered to monks at university in Yangon...Residents in Kywepwe to get health care services from station hospital...New bus line runs along Pakokku-Magway route...School health care given to students in Bilin BEPS No 3...Mandalarian entrepreneurs meet Chinese Taipei businessmen...Basic education students in Dala to receive food supply once a month.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Air Mandalay inks deal with Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft to purchase six jets...MPT signs MoU with Japanese telecommunication firms...Construction of Korea- Myanmar friendship monastery discussed...ASEAN-Japan Centre invites Myanmar entrepreneurs...UNHCR to help voluntary repatriation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand...Vice President on visit to Singapore learns measures to combat corruption....."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar needs to create more job opportunities in fight against human trafficking" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 16 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 16 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Amendment of 1923 Workmen’s Compensation Act should reflect reality: ministry official...2nd Myanmar Banking Development Conferencing at Sule Shangri-La Hotel from 15 to 17 July...Chin League for Democracy allowed to register as political party...34 illegal Myanmar immigrants arrested in Mae Sot...Union Government urged to halt military operations in Shan State...Myanmar-produced vehicles to disappear from Mandalay roads due to safety concerns...Bridge, library commissioned into service in Mon state...Winners awarded in impromptu talk contest...DRD re-dredging rainwater lake in Minbu Tsp...Union Minister holds talks with Rakhine nationals in Sittway...Youths trained for emergency cases during natural disaster...Authorities in Tamu Township to generate hydropower...Gemological Institute invites new trainees for gemological course...Myanma Airways purchases new airplanes for its fleet...Hospital equipment donated to Kyangin Township Hospital...Locals in Sagaing hope ancient ritual to bring rain...Five Mandalay riot suspects released.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Israeli Ambassador to Myanmar clarifies “Operation Protecting Edge”...International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development-ICIMOD scopes partnership in Myanmar...10 fire trucks, 488 reels of hose donated to Fire Services Department...Workshop on intellectual property rights conducted...Vice President Dr. Sai Mauk Kham calls on Singaporean President, visits Asian Civilizations Museum...Thura U Shwe Mann receives Danish ambassador...Myanmar, Malaysia discuss cooperation in auto industry and rubber and oil palm cultivation...."PERSPECTIVES": "Onset of peace lies inside us" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 15 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 15 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Monasteries rely on private donations to finance health care and education for the poorest...Meteorology and Hydrology Dept. forecasts severe rain in several states on Tuesday...Rowing federation to improve facilities for rowers at training camps...Yangon region gov’t meets ahead of 67th Martyr’s Day...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker attends coordination meeting on bills...Military salute depends on wish of head of state: Upper House debate...Stationery, school uniforms provided to nuns, students in Tangyan...Myingyan Township adds basic education middle school to its school list...School environment day organized at Maukmai BEHS...Old mortar shell found in Pyinmana...Trade fair and market festival attracts locals of Kyunhla Township...Entrepreneurs urged to strive for development of tourism industry...Awarding scholarship for outstanding students discussed...Model plot of Palethwe paddy harvested in Dimawhso Tsp...Agricultural technology explained to local farmers...2,500 saplings grown for environmental conservation...Officials discuss supply of power from Haka 66 KV Sub-power Station...Stipends granted by Thida Shwesin family provided to students...Thaton Township to get electricity supply in the next season...Zwegabin triumphs with 2-0 win over Zeyar Shwe Myay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UNH..CR supports Myanmar refugees in Thailand...Vice president discusses wide range of cooperation with prime minister of Singapore...Myanmar, Malaysia to cooperate in development of banking services... Upper House debate....."PERSPECTIVES": "Enforcement of Consumer Protection Law crucial for health" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Making a Difference with Insight" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 14 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 14 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President says ICT plays pivotal role in economy, education, security, social affairs...Aung Thiri Foundation donates cash for health, education and development...Union minister oversees rural development, food sufficiency...Seven dead in collapse of wall in heavy rains in Tachilek...CPG to invite interested firms to submit EOI for Kyauk Phyu SEZ...Police arrest 34 suspects in Mandalay riots...Union minister explains measures for conservation of Pyu ancient cities...Winners awarded in Knowledge about Buddhology Contest of Myanmar...MMCWA donates school building worth K20 million...Sales of food stalls return to normalcy in Mandalay...Use of combine harvester demonstrated in Lewe Township...Staff urged to step up process of Third Wave...Basic education teachers have opportunity to get certificates from Cambridge University...Electricians maintain power lines in Htantabin Tsp...KBZ Bank Ltd wins two banking awards of the year in Myanmar 2014...Motorcyclists seek income from transport of foodstuffs...Two barrels of diesel donated to Auxiliary Fire Brigade...Myingyan Township gets BEMS branch.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates French counterpart, PM...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham pays visit to Singapore to observe Myanmar-Singapore technological cooperation programme...Union FM sends felicitations to French counterpart...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...11th China-ASEAN Expo to be held in Nanning...OAH starts operation....."PERSPECTIVES": "Make a sweet home" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "National races of different religions of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar living mutually in peace and harmony" By Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 15 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 13 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 13 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President meets Myanmar artistes in Yangon...Women have vital role to play, contributing unique skills and leadership to the country’s development...Wi-Fi connection retrieved at Meiktila District Information and Public Relations Office...Pale Township municipal committee repairs bridge...Primary schools promoted to middle ones in West Bago...Mandalay takes measures to prevent landslides...Rakhine State Chief Minister donates Waso robe to monks in Rakhine State...Construction starts on Infinity Condo in Yangon...A & I Minister, agricultural experts visit modern cultivation plots...Mandalay region govt donate Waso robes to monks...English language proficiency course for teachers opened in Mandalay...Mandalay Region govt to take actions against squatters...Mahlaing Township hospital upgraded to 50-bed facility...Katha Home for the Aged receives cash and kind assistance...Mandalay Region MPs visit General Hospital...Second-phase loans disbursed to cooperatives in Wetlet...Waso robe offering ceremony held in Wa region.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: France helps Mandalay urbanization...Ambassador U Thit Linn Ohn presents Credentials to President of PRC...Mandalay Chief Minister receives Japanese delegation...Myanmar ISIS holds paper reading session on “Myanmar’s Prospects for Middle Power Status”....."PERSPECTIVES": "Keeping conscious awareness on climate changes" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Customer is business" By Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 14 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 12 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 12 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Buddhist devotees in Myanmar observe Dhammacakka Day on Fullmoon Day of Waso...Yangon Region Chief Minister attends Waso robe offering ceremony...Seminar on snake bite problem in Myanmar held in Nay Pyi Taw...Saw Nadi (Myitkyina), Moe Myint Kyel win Nan Nyunt Swe Poetry Award...Buddhist devotees in Myanmar observe Dhammacakka Day on Fullmoon Day of Waso...Maukmai BEHS offers Waso robes...Rakhine State government to help farmers...Mandalay crowded with people on Waso Fullmoon Day...Low pressure formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal...Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry plants trees to prevent climate change...Legal action to be taken against drivers causing rush hour traffic congestion on Mandalay’s main roads...Healthcare reform to be implemented...Power lines pose threat to commuters in east of Dagon...University students donate blood in Mandalay...Mandalay gets new towers for speedy connection...Antique-like articles found in Myingyan...Sagaing Region Government donates Sky Net television receivers to village libraries in Pale Township...Model paddy field sees double yields...The Future in Their Hands...Cultural heritages in Inwa...MoU for MCCA programme signed.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Roadshow for promotion of Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone gains wave of interest in Singapore...Myanmar joins 35th World Conference of World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts....."PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s not waste public taxes" By Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Advertising" By Kyi Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 14 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 11 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 11 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar eyes development of dry ports, containerization for free flow of goods...Points of view on new policy on overage car replacement...Emergency monitoring center opens in Mandalay...Letpadaungtaung project to be implemented in interests of State and people...Information Ministry honours outstanding students...Myanmar’s involvement in UN human rights treaties discussed...Challenges facing youth threatens future: vice president...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends donation of glass cover for lower footprint of Mann Shwesettaw pagoda...Investigation commission to continue its tasks for interest of farmland losers...Workshop on Building Resilience and Adopting Against Climate Extremes and Disasters held...School buildings sprayed every Monday, Wednesday, Friday in Mandalay...Students peacefully pursue education at basic education schools in Mandalay...Locals of Dagon East Township hope for increase of power supply...Health care services given to locals in Gangaw Township...Milk fed to students at Myinmu BEPS No 2...Fullmoon of Waso, Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta Day...Merits shared for successful completion of Kywewataung Pagoda in Kyaukpadaung...Agricultural loans disbursed to cooperative members in Yamethin Tsp...Local farmers in NyaungU Township get loans...Cash donated to delivery of 300 newspapers copies to villages...University of Computer Studies (Thaton) holds football tournament...Meeting to maintain restoration of peace and stability in Mandalay...Myeik District constitutes District Interfaith Friendship Organization...MRCCI to meet Chinese (Taipei) entrepreneurs...Madaya Township champions in five-township football tournament...Construction and Housing Development Bank branch ready to disburse loans to customers in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Japanese MP’s visit aims to strengthen bilateral relations...Myanmar’s involvement in UN human rights treaties discussed...Two Myanmars murdered in Malaysia...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Mongolian President, PM....."PERSPECTIVES": "Importance of investing in children in Myanmar" By Myint Win Thein...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 11 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 10 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 10 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ethnic youths in Myanmar’s Naga Hills Engaged in Protecting Forests...Media Invited to Myanmar’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Party...Union government donates Waso robes, alms to monks...Preparations for Martyrs’ Day in Myawady begin...Katha Township to combat TB disease under plan...Drain dredged to irrigate farmlands in Kyaukhtu...Gravel road under construction to link Yangon-Mandalay Highway and Pyinmana- Taungnyo Road...Werawsana Jade Pagoda under construction in Amarapura Township...MPF presents stipends, cash assistance to offspring of servicemen...Products Show attracts visitors in Mandalay...District officials discuss implementation of Third Wave process...YCDC urges construction contractors to legalize buildings...Interfaith friendship organization in Myingyan urges for peaceful co-existence...Union FM, UNODC Myanmar country manager discuss mutual cooperation in combating illicit drugs...Dawei SEZ implementation committee meets...Red Cross members urged to take part in social welfare tasks.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Japan to step up acceleration of cooperation in postal sector...ILO, UMFCCI sign MoU on project for developing capacity of employers’ organizations in Myanmar...Venerable Sitagu Sayadaw joins Asia-Europe Forum...Myanmar, Japan to promote bilateral relations...Myanmar receives largest amount of assistance from Japan in second half of 2013-2014 fiscal year...Lower House Speaker meets chairman of Japan- Myanmar Parliamentarian Friendship League...Union Minister receives country director of ADB...CEO & Founder of Intermediate Group of Britain calls on Hluttaw Committee chairmen...Myanmar to take part in Asian Games 2014 in ROK....."PERSPECTIVES": "What lessons Brazil gave us" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 9 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 09 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar launches Early Childhood Care and Development policy...Gold foil industries worried about fading out of traditional work process...Everyone must avoid hate speech and incitement...MKTI donates US $58,000 to Myanmar Taekowndo team...Roads in Lewe Township upgraded...Myanmar needs more X-ray machines: Union health minister...Kayah state gov’t to construct dykes along Belu creek...Myanmar to establish national qualifications framework...Technical skills, vocational qualifications create job opportunities and more incomes: Union Minister...Warning for heavy rain in next days...Agricultural machinery provided to poor farmers of Kawkareik Tsp...Katha District General Hospital turns out new midwives...Village library equipped with Sky Net receiver...Vehicles under K10 million on high demand in Mandalay market...Long lasting old Capital Inwa Part V Fourth Inwa under second Konebaung dynasty...Talks given in memory of late professor Dr Daw Myint Myint Khin...People plant trees to green ancient Pyu city Hanlin...Action will be taken against rioters regardless of citizenship, race, religion: Nay Pyi Taw Council...Police, local authorities on patrol for public security in Mandalay District...Use of paddy transplanting machine demonstrated in Dawei Township...100 youths get opportunity to get vocational and life skills education.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: General Hla Htay Win receives UNODC, Thai military officials...Arrangements for cooperation between Myanmar and UNFPA discussed...Myanmar Investment Commission invites more Japanese investments....."PERSPECTIVES": "Human Rights and Human Responsibilities" By Kyaw Thura...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 8 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 08 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEW: President U Thein Sein appreciates intercommunal unity in Mandalay...President U Thein Sein’s message on conflict of Mandalay to be broadcast on 7 and 8 July...Myanma Port Authority releases warning of high tide...Staff urged to step up tasks in line with Third Wave process...Mandalay government to cooperate with interfaith organization to prevent further violence...Hospitals in Yamethin District inspected...Interfaith friendship organization officials comfort families of Mandalay riot victims...Free 2014 FIFA World Cup final party to be held at Dagon Centre-2...People to cooperate with ministry to preserve ancient cities...Budget allocation to be more transparent in future...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing donates Waso robes, alms to leading monks...Blood donors, outstanding students honoured in Nyaunglebin...Authorities emphasize development of Mone region in Kyaukkyi Township...Gangaw District WAO honours outstanding students...Residences sprayed to prevent DHF...4,000 stimulant tablets seized in Muse...Long lasting old Capital Inwa Part V Fourth Inwa under second Konebaung dynasty...Students get citizenship scrutiny cards in Mandalay through one-stop service...Rural people of Indaw Tsp to get better telecommunications...Maintenance of power lines, sub-power stations undertaken in Hlinethaya Tsp...Social security, labour laws explained in South Dagon Industrial Zone...Post-Primary School opens in Sagaing Region...Modern technology on agriculture shared to local farmers.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Singapore consortium to create master plan for Rakhine SEZ...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Vice President U Nyan Tun receives British, Chinese businessmen...Union minister discusses mangrove conservation with Norwegian MP....."PERSPCTIVES": "Strict law enforcement crucial for protection of Myanmar wildlife" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 7 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 07 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Information and communication technology vital for development: experts...Education Ministry says basic education to get a boost with better qualified teachers...State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee meeting concludes...Academics hold talks on basic education promotion...Heavy industry needs to step up marketing strategy not to delay sales of products...Interfaith Organization releases statement on Mandalay riots...Curfew violators, criminals prosecuted in Mandalay...Registration counters for Myanmar migrant workers to open end of July at Yangon International Airport...Gems Emporium brought to a successful close...Midwives complete training in Kyaukdaga Township...School uniforms, stationery provided to students, teachers...DHF prevention taken in Myanaung Tsp...Basic tailoring course concludes in Myingyan...Assistance given to triplets in Myanaung Tsp...Beware of Dengue Fever...Kyunhla Township gets upgraded BEMS...Enhancing higher education institution capacity...Wachet Hospital where local and foreign doctors treating poor patients with loving kindness...Union minister inspects progress of Sports and Physical Education Institute in Taunggyi...Cowboys at Ayeyawady River leave as floods increase...Kokkokon Village of Kyunhla Tsp gets power supply, new school building...Village gravel road under construction in Zabuthiri Tsp...Aerial bundle cable covers substituted with new ones...Grassroots Football Festival held in Yangon.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Workers to file lawsuit against Korean-run factory....."PERSPECTIVES": "Lessons should be learnt from the past" By Khin Aung...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 07 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 6 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 06 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President U Nyan Tun joins International Co-operative Day...Jades sales exceed reservation prices...Lethal weapons found in religious building...Welaung dam benefits cultivation of sesame in Taungtha Tsp...University students take part in Computer Quiz...Outstanding students, best pass rate school honoured in Myeik Tsp...WB’s tasks gaining momentum in Kyunsu Township...Village in central Myanmar gets BEMS (Branch)...Construction of asphalt street discussed in Yebyu...Vice President U Nyan Tun joins International Co-operative Day...Myanmar military to help establish economic zones with Thailand: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing...Seminar on ‘change management’...Good Deeds: Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs’ Association on 3 July offered robes to monks. President of the association U Thar Htay led its members to offer robes to members of the Sangha....Myingyan dwellers enjoy electricity...Lectures on agriculture given to local farmers in MraukU Tsp...Paddy plants transplanted in Palaw Township...Wachet Hospital where local and foreign doctors treating poor patients with loving kindness.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar to get Australian aid to improve schooling, teacher quality...Arrest of Myanmar migrant workers in Bangkok turns out to be rumour...Ambassador U Soe Lwin accredited to ROK...Union Minister U Khin Yi being greeted by US Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Derek J Mitchell at the reception to mark the 238th Independence Day of the United States of America on 3 July...Enhancing higher education institution capacity....."PERSPECTIVES": "Media should report responsibly in critical situations" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 07 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 5 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 05 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Patheingyi placed under curfew...Outstanding students, teachers honoured in Yezagyo...Franchising opportunities of CP available now...Kyauk Phyu SEZ to create job opportunities...Gem merchants check jade lots at emporium...Mangosteen high yield in Thaton Township...Winning teams awarded in Chinlone contests in Mandalay...Health care services performed for villagers...Dekkhinathiri Tsp gets new repaved road...Region chief minister meets teachers to special refresher course for basic education teachers...The Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh State Sanghamahanayaka Committee of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar...Consecration for Kamakura Buddha Image to start on 16 July...Membership applications presented to Township WAO...13 transformers donated to 16 villages in 2013-14...Locals of Saw, Yaw and Laungshay region generate hydropower for domestic consumption...Talaingkan Village of Kyaukpadaung Tsp gets BEMS branch...Food sufficiency explained in Yesagyo Tsp...Readers have opportunity to read various books through public digital library service device.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar achieves Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative candidacy...4th Myanmar-Japan Joint Initiative Meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw...In Search of Clean Energy Workshop focuses on generating electricity...Peacefully solving regional problems discussed...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets with Thai General...Australian FM tours of universities in Yangon...Thai companies invite Myanmar entrepreneurs to Business Matching Fair for Industrial & Machinery Products...Providing EU’s assistance to Myanmar Police Force discussed....."PERSPECTIVES": "There are always two sides to every story" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 05 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 4 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 04 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Details of Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone Master Plan made public through Yangon Road Show...Mandalay placed under curfew...First Myanmar International Food & Beverage fair from 24th-26th July...Since we live in a multicultural and multiethnic country, it is only through embracing harmonious relationships with each other that we will enjoy peace and stability, and achieve success with the reforms...President’s Office to offer Waso robes on 9 July...Ongoing peace process discussed at Upper House...Public Announcement for remonstration of changing political party’s name...Mawgyun people join monsoon tree planting ceremony...Tube-well sunk in rural area of Kani Township...Houses, schools sprayed in Natogyi for DHF prevention...Cash assistance provided to poor families in Reedhorda...School improvement plan discussed to provide cash assistance to schools...Publications at mini book corners replaced with new ones...Campaign on raising awareness on dangers of narcotic drug abuse underway...YeU Township gets new communication tower...Dragon fruits marketable along Mandalay-PyinOoLwin-Lashio route...Free education in Lewe Township improves literacy rate...Fund for emerald green project shared to village committees...Discipline...Security tightened as Mandalay communal violence erupts.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, the first in Mekong region to pass human trafficking law: MWAF...President U Thein Sein felicitates US counterpart...Myanmar, Australia to promote opportunity for higher education of youths...Investment and job creation in Myanmar discussed...Union FM sends felicitations to US counterpart...Union FM meets Australian counterpart...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker meets media persons, Australian guests...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calls on Filipino counterpart....."PERSPECTIVES": "Public security under threat with illegal construction" By Myint Win Thein...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 04 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 3 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 03 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein’s radio message to be broadcast on 3, 4, 5 July...UEC Chairman says elections will be free and fair...Myanmar Gems Emporium in progress...Yields of Mandalay diamond (Sein Ta Lone) mangoes down compared with last year...Highlights of President U Thein Sein’s radio message...Mahlaing People’s Hospital gets new building, ambulance...Community-based mobile clinic serves people with health care services in Pyinmana Tsp...Religious association in Pyay invites donations...Ayeyawady Bank introduces iBanking service...Tree growing ceremony hails Myanmar Women’s Day...Branch school upgraded into High School...Mandalay Region Chief Minister’s Cup Soccer Tourney: Myingyan hosted the Myingyan zone soccer tournament for Mandalay Region Chief Minister’s Cup on 1 July. Officials said they want to support a new generation of footballers with more events. In the first match, Taungtha team beat Myingyan 1-0...Parliament discusses future loans from World Bank, Int’l Fund for Agricultural Development...Gov’t reviews implementation of Nay Pyi Taw Accord of Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum-MDCF.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar’s Small & Medium Industrial Development Bank to receive technical support, loan provision from Vietnamese bank...Media registration for 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting-AMM and related meetings...Panasonic eyes cooperation with local engineering companies to expand business in Myanmar...Police disperse hundreds of rioters in Mandalay...Outstanding students invited for study trip to Japan...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Belarus...FM felicitates Belarusian counterpart...Myanmar embassy to better protect migrant workers in Singapore....Thai court awards 4.6 m baht in compensation to abused Kayin domestic worker...Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services meets Myanmar diplomats in Manila...Forest Dept, EU delegation discuss export of timber products to EU....."PERSPECTIVES": "Life in Myanmar’s mountains a struggle" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 2 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 02 July 2014
      Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Appointment of Chief Minister of Rakhine State Government.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Favourable environment for Rakhine nationals is national concern: soldier representative at Upper House...Data on child labour to be collected as part of efforts for child labour elimination...Sign Language Support Service and Second Batch Sign Language Supporters Training launched...Workshop on Capacity Enhancement of Myanmar Civil Service-2014 kicks off...Activist beaten after press conference on illegal construction...Confiscated farmlands handed over to owner farmers in Monywa District...Staff get new quarters...Wushu winners honoured in Mandalay...Region Chief Minister’s Cup Chinlone Contests kick off...Yankin Township WAO hails Myanmar Women’s Day...Myanmar traditional medicine kits distributed in Nyaunglebin...Fourth Shwe Zeyar Cup Sagaing District Football Tournament commences...MWAF holds monsoon tree growing ceremony...Yangon aviation police expose theft of money from flier’s baggage...Outstanding teachers honoured at Bago BEHS No 1...Educative talks on morality given to students of UDNR...Cash assistance provided to WVO members in Natogyi Tsp...Chu Ei Thwe crowned Miss Myawady...Animal vaccination given to cattle in Tunzang Township.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Media registration for 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting AMM and related meetings...Border Affairs Minister meets Nippon Chairman...Union Attorney-General attends International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice System in South Africa...Myanmar vs Thailand One On One Big Fighting Event on 6 July...Correction...President U Thein Sein attends Golden Umbrella-Hoisting ceremony of Shwedagon Pagoda-like Maha Cinapabha Pagoda in China...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party tour around Manila, the Philippines...Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe shakes hands with Canadian Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Mark McDowell at Canada Day reception on 1 July....."PERSPECTIVES": "Effects of migration on developing countries of origin" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 03 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 1 July, 2014
      Date of publication: 01 July 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Employers’ attempts to break up trade union activities spark more strikes: CCTU...All inclusive rural development undertaken under rural development strategy...Plans to form vocational training centres...Ministers discuss Third Wave reform plans...Lack of human resources in health sector a major problem: Vice President...Government to earn US$ 1.5 million from sand export: deputy minister...Religious associations recite Metta Sutta in Kyaukse...MCDC to build modern slaughter house in Amarapura Tsp...Grants for land plots to be given to basic education schools...BEHS Branch upgraded to BEHS in Myingyan Township...Dental surgeons, students provide free health care to patients in Indaw Township...More gas stations to be built in Mandalay...Agricultural loans disbursed to farmers in time...Transformer installed for village electrification...Shan State Chief Minister on inspection tour of Muse District...Social foundation honours outstanding students in Muse...Development of agriculture, meat and fish, and forestry sectors discussed...Action taken against traffic rules broken vehicles in Mandalay...Jade stones seized at checkpoint in Patheingyi...MFF Ooredoo Cup 2014 to kick off third round matches.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar workers apply for labour registration in Thailand...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife leave for the Philippines on goodwill visit...President U Thein Sein arrives back from China...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Governor-General, Prime Minister of Canada...Union FM felicitates Canadian counterpart....."PERSPECTIVES": "Public welfare takes a key role in peaceful coexistence model" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 01 July 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 30 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 30 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Hiking and Mountaineering Association to scale SE Asia’s highest peak Mt. Khakaborazi in August...Banks survive on loans: Union Minister...Continuing dental education programme held in Yangon...Report on ‘The State of the Tropics’ released in Yangon...Upper House speaker attends upgrading of schools...National development relies on natural resources, human resources: Union Election Commission Chairman...Lower House Bill Committee Chairman and party back from South Africa...Fund for Emerald Green Project handed over...Cash, construction materials provided to storm-hit victims...Mandalay Region forms Consumer Protection Association...Township WVO presents cash assistance to members...Dagon North Township celebrates Myanmar Music Day...Medical university students gave talks to basic education students...Mandalay Region government to create website for disseminating its information...BEMS branch in Nyaunglebin Tsp gets new school building...Confiscated farmlands released by military units handed over to owners...Motorcycle licences issued to locals...Buddhist monks donate food packets to Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital...Knowledge about traffic rules disseminated...Post-Primary School in Yepone Ward of Myeik gets new school building...Requirements fulfilled for living standard of rural people...Kyunhla Township to provide cash assistance to students on test...Seminar on education promotion for higher education kicks off.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: WHO Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination provides psychological support to residents of Mayanchaung resettlement village...Myanmar, China exchange views on further strengthening friendly ties...MIC Chairman visits oil and gas pipeline control system in Beijing...President U Thein Sein meets Vice President of India, visits Beijing Museum...Huawei to provide Smartphone technologies to Myanmar’s technological universities....."PERSPECTIVES": "People are the making of their environment and need support to develop a good mindset" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 30 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 29 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 29 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Future of mobile applications, IP rights in Myanmar discussed...Military conducts monsoon plantation ceremony...Union ministers meet locals in N. Shan State...UEC collects preliminary voter lists...Myanmar calls for broader practice of peaceful coexistence...Mandalar College welcomes freshers...Lower House MP meets locals in Myingyan Tsp...Action taken against illegal sandalwood trafficker...Traffic rules, crime reduction lectured at Myingyan GTC...Second Myanma Music Day observed in Mandalay...School uniforms, stationery worth K1.5 million donated to students in Pale Tsp...Transport service for Thabeikkyin-Zayatkwin- Shwebo route launched...Expansion of curved road section completed in Thabeikkyin...DRD sinks tube-wells in villages for sufficient water supply to locals...Money minded financial literacy training programme conducted in Mandalay...Specialists deliver health care to rural people in Kalay Tsp...Outstanding personnel honoured for excellent performances in development of region...School requirements fulfilled in Palauk Sub-Township...Equipment delivered for rehabilitation of Baluchaung No 2 Hydropower Plant.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar launches credit guarantee insurance service for SME development...Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence photo gallery...Peaceful coexistence is a norm for international relations: President U Thein Sein....."PERSPECTIVES": "Global power struggle is a threat to development of Asian region" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 29 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 28 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 28 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Mobile teams to start crackdown on illegal trade at container ports and airport cargo warehouse in Yangon...Urban planning important for trade zones in Muse: Union Ministers...Wireline New Technology Seminar and Exhibition held in Nay Pyi Taw...Humanitarian Response in Kachin and N. Shan states discussed...Lower House Speaker, U.S. guests discuss Myanmar’s reform process...Accusations of bribery need firm evidence: Deputy Minister...7,160 jade lots available at 51st Gems Emporium...90-foot long section of retaining wall improved in Myinmu...Health staff, local authorities inspect buildings to prevent DHF...Wundwin Township upgrades BEHS branch to BEHS...Prize winning students honoured in Myawady...Officials urged to conduct market surveys for competitiveness of production...Traditional costume show on June 28 to mark Myanmar Women’s Day...Donor sponsors stipends, cash awards to outstanding students...Goats distributed to local people to improve living standard in Pakokku...Course to educate housewives opened in Myaung Tsp...Veterinarians support pig breeders in Taikkyi Tsp...Social welfare association holds annual ceremony...Community-centred capacity building course conducted in Magway...Thaphanaing Bridge ready to be commissioned into service in Kalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar business model contest 2014 launched...President U Thein Sein sends congratulatory messages to Chinese, Indian Presidents...Myanmar, China hold talks on bilateral cooperation...Myanmar to promote bilateral ties between armed forces of US, Japan....."PERSPECTIVES": "Ignorance is not always bliss" By Kyaw Thura...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 27 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 27 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Moe Pwint Plan 6 to issue national scrutiny cards and household certificates...Myanmar conducts campaign to combat narcotic drugs...Sign language support services to be launched soon in Yangon...Veterinary university to offer new subjects...Rubber Weir in Pyinmana to store 14 million cubic feet of water for greening purpose...Myingyan BEHS-3 gets new school building...Mechanic school for sailors to be opened in Mandalay...Essay contests mark Myanmar Women’s Day...Long lasting old capital Inwa, Part IV Third Inwa under First Konebaung dynasty...Zonal Transfer Inspection for vehicles will not be made in Mandalay: RTA...Former military personnel with disabilities entitled to a number of benefits...Biodiversity in Northern Myanmar requires urgent attention.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Shinhan Bank funds KOICA’s Hlegu rural development project...Thai forms committee to help migrant workers...Speaker of Lower House Thura U Shwe Mann meets Chairman of Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association...Union FM discusses human rights with American expert...Myanmar, US discuss rights to electioneering and constitution...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives Brazilian Ambassador...Union Minister U Soe Maung meets Brazilian Ambassador...Myanmar workers in China have rights only when finally allowed to work there officially: Union Deputy Minister...Myanmar’s application to join EITI to be considered in July....."PERSPECTIVES": "Tripartite dialogues, legal frameworks and rule of law" Myint Win Thein...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 27 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 26 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 26 June 2014
      Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Appointment of Union Minister... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Gov’t should take responsibility for the rehabilitation of former political prisoners and support families of torture victims: FPPS...Muse in northern Shan State stages beauty pageant with traditional costumes...Boat loaded with sand capsizes in Ngamoeyeik Creek in eastern YGN, no one injured...Prevention against human trafficking...Medics give free treatment to locals in central Myanmar...Mini Book Corner gets new books in Taungtha the move will help...Union Minister opens new school for children from copper mine project area...Myanmar to extend anti-drug progamme as Int’l Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked: union minister...Myanmar Daily Weather Report...Nay Pyi Taw Council member honours outstanding students...Bridge in Mohnyin Tsp in urgent need of repair...Farmers start work as monsoon sets in...Police in Padaung educates children on dangers of drugs...Funds provided for Green Village Project in arid zone...Long lasting old capital Inwa, Part IV Third Inwa under First Konebaung dynasty...MPT to issues new post stamps marking 60th Anniversary of Principle of Peaceful Coexistence...Myanmar Daily Weather Report...Gov’t should cooperate more with private sectors: Patron of MFF.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Damco opens container freight facilities in Myanmar...Foreign banks to serve interest of local people, banks and companies: central bank vice governor...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Canada...Appointment of Ambassadors...FM felicitates Canadian counterpart...ASEAN Task Force on AIDS meets in Mandalay...Thura U Shwe Mann meets Brazilian Ambassador to Myanmar...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Croatia...FM sends felicitations to Croatia...Thura U Aung Ko receives Senior Programme Lawyer (IBAHRI)...U Htay Oo holds talks with expert from the Irish Centre for Human Rights...Myanmar-India bus service set to start in the next two months...Myanmar Fisheries Federation, ANA discuss reasonable price for air cargo....."PERSPECTIVES": "Int’l Day in Support of Victims of Torture calls for “Fighting Impunity”" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
      Date of entry/update: 26 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 25 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 25 June 2014
      Description/subject: EXECUTIVE:Number of Myanmar Commission of Region Hluttaw representative of Armed Forces changed......OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar has longest maternity leave in Southeast Asia: Parliament...Myanmar launches 51st Gems Emporium...Talks on crime reduction, traffic rules given...Trees for generations to come...Nay Pyi Taw honours outstanding students...Nature Foundation’s gettogether on 29 June in Yangon...A Slipper We Lost...Minister calls for job creation in China-backed copper mine area...Parliament yet to meet motion target, OMI’s second report says.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Treasures from Myanmar ancient cities displayed in New York show high culture of the Pyu era...Capital market likely to be introduced in Myanmar...President U Thein Sein felicitates Slovenian counterpart...FM sends felicitations to Slovenia...A Delegation from the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) Thailand, paid a Study Visit to Union Civil Service Board...Myanmar, Vietnam to discuss trade promotion....."PERSPECTIVES": "Visa-free travel will help establishment of ASEAN Community" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 25 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 24 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 24 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Golden Myanmar airline to launch Imphal-Mandalay flights this week...Renovation and extension of Yangon General Hospital discussed...Nay Pyi Taw women’s organizations to get their own buildings...Drains dredged, culvert repaired in Myanaung...High season for Malaria, DHF...Desks, copy books worth K3 million donated to Yamethin BEHS No 1...Best sale agents awarded...No plan to rename Armed Forces Day: Lower House...Upper House Speaker receives WB Group guests...Coaching course opens...Ambulance donated to social association in Pyuntaza...War Veterans Organization holds annual general meeting in Mandalay...Nyi Nyi Phyu (Black Pearl), Khaing Wai Lwin (Bahtoo Club) secure Mr. and Ms. Golden Mandalay awards...Professional Certification Schemes urgently needed...Prevention of head injuries lectured in Mandalay...Outstanding students honoured at Langkho District GAD...Empowering Democratic Change Course conducted in Mandalay...Traditional costume contest held in Toungoo...Theatrical drama professionals need to prevent alien culture.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Golden Myanmar airline to launch Imphal-Mandalay flights this week...Myanmar sees rise in tax revenue...Union Minister explains census taking process to foreign diplomats...MoU on establishment of Asia Specialty Education Center signed...President U Thein Sein and wife to pay goodwill visit to China...Myanmar, AIPA to promote bilateral relations....."PERSPECTIVES": "At the crossroads" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 24 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 23 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 23 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: UNESCO: Myanmar’s first site inscribed to World Heritage List...Crimes against women unaddressed with Myanmar in the top 10 countries on Sexual Violence in Conflict Index...Hospital recreation trolleys donated to Children’s Hospital in Yangon...First Android app for house-hunters introduced...Union minister calls for close cooperation among parents, teachers, students...Union ministers join mass walk activities in Nay Pyi Taw...Workshop to discuss boosting livestock and fishery sector held...Kaladan multimodal transit transport discussed...Large reclining Buddha image under construction in Natmauk Tsp...Onion of Pakokku hopes for better trading...Paddy seeds provided to farmers in Tachilek District...Local youths join inter-village/ward football tournament in Phekhon Tsp...Collective fertilizer feeding held in Kawkareik Tsp...New jetties, passenger terminal will emerge soon at Pansodan-Dala port...Ayeyar Myanmar Insurance Co., Ltd opens branch in Mandalay...Entrepreneurs focus on emergence of sugarcane law...Mandalay Zaygyo Market cooperative Ltd holds AGM...Myanmar Women’s Day marked with tree-planting ceremony...University students donate blood in Kyaukse...Innovative Justice Sustainable Training conducted in Mandalay...Driver dismissed for talking on phone while driving.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Grand Duke, PM of Luxembourg...Union FM felicitates Luxembourg counterpart...Myanmar-Thai mobile team performs animal health care in Monghsat District....."PERSPECTIVES": "People take an interest in a “clean” government" By Aung Khin...US Ambassador attends get-together for first time after 1985...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 22 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 22 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Application for utilization of farmland should benefit people...CPAM Chief denies complaint against Health Ministry, FDA on food poisoning case in Toungoo’s Zeyathiri orphanage...Parliamentary budgeting and transparency discussed...Awards presented to outstanding students in matriculation examination...Some government bodies still hold conservative views of government machinery: Union Minister...Myanmar Golf Tour continues third round...Solar panels, batteries provided to residents in Yinmabin Tsp...New school buildings handed over in Patheingyi BEMS No 75...Emergency traditional medicine kits issued to practitioners...Eye Specialist Hospital in Hsipaw conducts eye surgical treatment for 28th time...MJA to pay respects to doyen journalists...New school building, land plot handed over in Thaton Tsp...Documentary film crew make documentary about elephants...Agricultural loans disbursed to over 1,100 farmers in Natogyi Tsp...Truck dives as bridge breaks in South Dagon Tsp...DHF preventive measures taken in Thandwe...Youths join tests for Diploma in Teacher Education Competency...Buddhist monks recite Parittas along Lashio-Hsipaw road...Holding Chinlone contests discussed in Mandalay...Refreshments fed to school children in Indawgyi region...Local youths waiting for result of daily wage PATs...Passenger buses under checking for traffic safety in Bhamo...Unlicensed motorcycles legalized in Natogyi.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Deputy Information Minister concludes official visit to China...Tourism industry development discussed... in Yangon....."PERSPECTIVES": "Displaced people are mounting up amidst unsolved political problems" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 21 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 21 June 2014
      Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Six region/state Hluttaw representatives of Armed Forces substituted.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Railways promises to complete new Insein flyover construction in 2014-2015 FY...Dangers of bird flu and prevention of outbreak in Myanmar discussed at workshop in Yangon...Nine schools in Bago receive awards for good conduct...Western tourist narrowly escapes attack in Ngwehsaung...PyinOoLwin District, Mandalay District champions in Inter-District Volleyball Tournament...Confiscated farmlands to be handed over in Kyeintali of Rakhine State...Stationery donated to basic education schools in Shwepyitha Tsp...Abhidhamma course commences at Shwesaryan Pagoda in Thaton...Essay contest in commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held...High prices of farming cattle creates problems for farmers: Lower House debate...Appointment of doctors for health care services at Yezin Universities Campus discussed...Israeli Embassy donates books to Bago Region...Table tennis tournament marks International Olympic Day 2014...Malaria Day and ASEAN Dengue Fever Day marked in Mandalay...Milk provided to 500 basic education students in Mandalay...Clerk test conducted in Thandwe District...Agricultural know-how disseminated to farmers in Hopin...Billboard erected to prevent human trafficking in Yedashe....."PERSPECTIVES": "Don’t get trapped in a ‘more haste, less speed’ situation" By Kyaw Thura...Sagaing Region Chief Minister joins tree growing ceremony...Yangon Region Chief Minister visits Education and Employment Show 2014...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 20 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 20 June 2014
      Description/subject: EXECUTIVE: Duty of Union Minister terminated...Resignation of Chief Minister of Rakhine State allowed.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar Gazette...MRTV to broadcast delay nine world cup matches on 18-27 June...Myanmar Golf Tour kicks off for third leg...Health care reform needs as much momentum as reforms in other sectors, President facilities...Organizations in the Health Ministry are responsible for health policy implementation...Inflation-hit national economy needs control...Prevention of HIV caused by narcotic drugs discussed...MCDC prepares Mandalay to be garden city...Village of Pale Township gets electricity through solar penal system...Rules and regulations for presentation of performing arts discussed...Prevention against DHF lectured at pre-primary school...Shop owners hope cleaning garbage pile from Kawbein station market...Surprise checks performed at highway buses in Pakokku...Registration for unlicensed motorcycles till 4 July in Mandalay...Hotel entrepreneurs to emphasize development of human resources...Youth gymnastic athletes show off excellent skills...Fresh Water fishery law (draft) discussed...Vehicles resume running along Kalewa-YeU-Monywa road...New school building handed over in Hlaingbwe Tsp...IPRD staff give mobile library services to students...Educative talks on menace of narcotic drugs given in Myawady...Chin national affairs minister views round rural development tasks...Meza and nearby villages enjoy electricity through new transformer.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar should cooperate with Myanmar labour rights activists in Thailand, Thai civil societies, Myanmar ILO official says...Myanmar, France draft Air Services Agreement...NCPO aims to promote proper employment so that Myanmar workers would receive full benefits of health and welfare protection in accordance with Thai laws...Union Minister attends 103rd session of International Labour Conference...Appointment of ambassador agreed on...ASEAN Working Group on Environmental Education meets in Yangon ronmental Conservation and Forestry and the ASEAN Secretariat was held in Yangon on Thursday. Rotating Chair of the working group Ms. Martinah Bintti Haji Tamit...Trademarks need protection in Myanmar...Mandalarian entrepreneurs meet Thai businessmen....."PERSPECTIVES": "Spending time beneficially during parliament sessions" By MWT...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
      Date of entry/update: 20 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 19 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 19 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar’s economic outlook looks to brighten in 2014...Tatkon Township tops two others in selection for World Bank-supported CDD project...Myainggalay-Yangon 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline repaired...Officials urged to increase exports to international market...Chefs participate in contests in Food and Hotel Myanmar 2014...Lucky draw winners awarded...Construction plans for more hydropower plants set...Outstanding athletes with disabilities honoured in Mandalay...Stake driven for self-reliant rural health branch...BEMS in Kawkareik Tsp upgraded as high school branch...Township authorities manage repaving road in Hlinethaya...Action taken against illegal walkie-talkie owner...Public service librarian course conducted in Nay Pyi Taw...Modern farming technology introduced to farmers in Nay Pyi Taw...MEB presents cash assistance, stationery to students in Sagaing...Knowledge about labour affairs shared to employers, employees...Yadanabon Zoo allows visitors by car, motorcycle...New express mini bus line emerges on Pakokku-Gangaw route...Cash donated to education and health foundation in Dala...Agricultural loans disbursed to farmers in Wakema Tsp...Seeds of Palethwe hybrid paddy sawn in Mawlamyinegyun Tsp...Kyunhla’s schools resume regular school hours.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Industry Minister meets General Manager of Marubeni Corporation...Dy ECF Minister receives company director...Inauguration of office of Swedish Embassy, providing high awards of honour to Myanmar National held...Japanese government provides $ 680,224 for four projects in Sagaing Region, Chin State...EU recognizes achievements of reform process in Myanmar...Myanmar, India to establish Myanmar Institute of Information Technology in Mandalay...Trade and Investment Framework Agreement discussed....."PERSPECTIVES": "Fundamentals needed for Myanmar media industry" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 19 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 18 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 18 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Land owners protest housing construction on their land by companies...Myanmar’s Natma Taung National Park on tentative list for World Heritage nomination...Suggestions sought for selection of townships to be covered by community-based project...Preparations made for 51st Myanmar Gem Emporium...ISR Taekwondo Tournament commences in Loikaw...Inaugural Myanmar Music Festival to be held in Yangon from 18 to 22 June...Plan to extend Union Highway linking Dagon South and North Tsps...Suggestions invited for advertisement policy of socially responsible media...Ministry of Cooperatives to give loans in Sagaing Region...Media may attend 51st Myanmar Gems Emporium...Community policing course kicks off in Thanlyin...Traffic rules enforcement, travel insurance discussed...Farmers hope for good price for sesame...New school building handed over to education department...Gwa Township to get asphalt road...Medicine and medical equipment kits distributed...Kyaiklat BEHS No 1 stands top of chart in pass rate in the entire nation...Emergency traditional medicine kits distributed to 115 villages...Myanmar Still Needs A Strong Push For Reforms in Education...New medicine introduced in Mandalay...Women’s School turns out two matriculation exam-passed students...Basic education schools sprayed for students to be free from DHF...Course on worksite safety, management conducted in Hlinethaya Tsp...Modern housing project under implementation in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar’s Natma Taung National Park on tentative list for World Heritage nomination...Myanmar, Japan to emphasize cooperation in friendly ties...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Japanese Ambassador...Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meets EU ambassador...‘Land belongs to the future, let’s climate-proof it’: UN secretary-general sends message for World Day to Combat Desertification....."PERSPECTIVES": "Platforms" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 18 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 17 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 17 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon hosts Myanmar’s first-ever international film festival with focus on human rights...Loi Hein Company donates “Endoscope” to Wachet Jivitadana Sangha Hospital in Sagaing Hills...Reconstitution of election sub-committees coordinated...Scholarship, stipend awards given to outstanding students in Sagaing...Earthen lake dredged to irrigate farmlands in Taungdwingyi Tsp...Collective sanitation carried out at ancient lake in Kyaukpadaung...Union government to prevent confrontations between locals and INGOs in Rakhine State...Outstanding schools, students honoured in Myaungmya...Cash assistance provided to social organizations in Kayin State...Application for registration of political party...Myanmar youth golfers win two first prizes, one second prize in golf event...Public notice for remonstration...Solar panels provided to villages in Sagaing Region for electrification...Loans to be delivered to SME industries...Students, faculty members, Red Cross Brigade members donate blood...Yenangyoung Tsp gets new pre-primary school...Dhamma School opened for Buddhist trainees...Value-added bamboo products to generate income in Magway...Blacksmith products of Kin village in Myaung Tsp marketable in major cities...Water supply project to commence in 2015 in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 30,436 foreigners visited Shwedagon Pagoda in May 2014...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Iceland...Union FM felicitates Icelander counterpart....."PERSPECTIVES": "Chronic tax evasion problem delays development of Myanmar" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 16 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 16 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar workers afraid of arrest amidst Thai military crackdown on illegal migrants...Rights of land mine victims should be included in bill on rights of disabled people: activists...Sailing contests mark International Olympic Day...TV, Sky Net donated to Township IPRD...New bridge put into service in Bago Region...Stipends, stationery provided to students...Waingmaw Tsp to emphasize development of agriculture, meat and fish sectors...Plans underway for quality paddy seeds at Wedi central farm in Launglon Tsp...Lower House speaker attends ceremony to honour distinction winners, teachers...Meeting on development of Rakhine State held...Priority to be given to development of rural and urban areas in Ayeyawady...Myanmar Citizenship Law topic at Union ministers’ visit to Rakhine...Development of technological universities discussed in Nay Pyi Taw...Awareness on hazards of narcotic drugs raised in Mandalay...Mandalay men and women join volleyball tournament...School for disabled children to soon open in Mandalay...Dengue fever prevention measures carried out in Taninthayi Tsp...Development Affairs Committee members, NGOs clean debris in Magway...Rural road maintained on selfreliant basis in Tatkon Tsp...Education beyond traditional school subjects...More condominiums will be built in Yangon...Bago Region champion in ISD Boxing Championship...Renovation of former Rowe & Co Building almost completed...Agricultural machinery delivered to cooperative member farmers...Yadanabon FC still top of chart in MNL 2014.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar marks ASEAN Dengue Day....."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar needs reliable energy sources to prevent commodity price hike" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar via CHRO
      Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 15 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 15 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon marks World Blood Donor Day 2014 with ceremony...Myingyan to get new building for the practice of Buddhism...Electrification of village in Kyaukpadaung Tsp nearly completed...Knowledge about monetary affairs shared...Water purifier donated to monastery in Hsipaw...Farmers in central Myanmar prepare cultivation of crops during monsoon...Consumer protection team members inspect markets, supermarkets in Mandalay...Associations plan to grow 1,000 raintree saplings at Yangon-Mandalay expressway...Poverty reduction strategies crucial for delta residents: President...Outstanding students, teachers honoured in Zeyathiri township...Union Ministers visit relief camps in Myebon, Sittway Tsps...Buddha image consecrated in Bawkyo Village of Hsipaw Tsp...Press briefing on presenting excellent award to cooperative union held...Amendment of laws related to taxation clarified...School uniforms donated to primary school students in Kyaiklat...Investing in Teacher Education...Public digital library service helps raise reading habits of people...Ayeyawady beat defending champion Yangon 3-2.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Courses for part-time diploma in journalism to be launched in mid July...Knowledge about monetary affairs shared....."PERSPECTIVES": "Realistic steps should be taken to help Myanmar migrants in Thailand" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 14 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 14 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Union ministers discuss education and job creation on visit to Rakhine State...Myanmar Railways to fence Yangon circle line to keep squatters out and avoid accidents...Statement of the Ministry of Health concerning food poisoning case in Zeyathiri orphanage in Toungoo...Union minister inspects construction of roads, bridge in Thaton...Villagers in Mandalay receive permission to set up firewood plantations...Economic policies of the State discussed...Students can now receive exam result documents to apply for college...Request to allow representatives to take off turban during Hluttaw sessions rejected...World Bank supports Myanmar with agricultural growth...Stability and development of Rakhine State discussed by union ministers during visit...Talks on consumer protection issues to be held in Mandalay...Copy books, computers, school uniforms provided to students...Nawnghkio’s rural people get easy access to reading dailies...Pyapon BEHS No 1 needs traffic rules enforcement...Drain dredged to benefit over 300 acres of farmland in Kalay Tsp...Taikkyi Tsp Forest Department ready to distribute saplings to people...Long Lasting old Capital Inwa Part III Second Inwa under Nyaung Yan dynasty...Monks, nun honoured in Mandalay...UNWTO International Conference on Tourism & Heritage Protection commences...Post at Taungthaman Lake Bridge catches fire...Roads, residences inundated in Dagon East Tsp...Specialists give health care free of charge to people in Mandalay Region.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: World Bank supports Myanmar with agricultural growth...Union Ministers meet with UN agencies and NGOs...Media training course with U.S. experts starts in Nay Pyi Taw...UNWTO International Conference on Tourism & Heritage Protection commences....."PERSPECTIVES": "Tourism industry has huge potential" By Aung Khin...
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 13 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 13 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thamine junction heavily affected by rainy season as measures to prevent floods not yet taken...Disabled persons in Myanmar vulnerable to discrimination and denial of fundamental rights...Health For All Programme needs funds...No plan to limit drinking age, union deputy minister tells Upper House...One-stop service to be given to entrepreneurs in Mandalay...Traffic police assigned to ensure security of students in Mandalay...Homalin Tsp gets suspension bridge...Police arrest 116 human traffickers from January to May 2014...Local breeders provided with loans in Muse...District GAD delivers cash assistance to students...Eden group and Hilton Worldwide Announce Hotels & Resorts Management Agreement...Training given to administrators for enhancement of capacity...Protestors demand amendment of constitution...Katha District INRD issues citizenship scrutiny cards to youths...Summer paddy thriving in Seikpyu Township due to irrigation...Farmers of KhinU Tsp receive agricultural loans...First-ever Motor Partner Network Association Event introduced...Plan underway to cooperate in opening Social Affairs Institute.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Signing of Grant Agreement for “Project for Improvement of Education College”...Declaration on Social Responsible Media for a Peace and Prosperous ASEAN Community...Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw back from World Summit of Legislators...Myanmar, Bangladesh discuss border security issues...Deputy Speaker of Upper House meets UNDP, Australian guests...President U Thein Sein meets Information Ministers of ASEAN, partnership countries...ASEAN information ministers gather to discuss ‘socially responsible media'...Joint Media Statement Twelfth Conference of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information and Third Conference of ASEAN Plus Three Ministers Responsible for Information Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar 12 June 2014...U.S. to train Myanmar engineers, technicians on building safety enhancements along Yangon-Mandalay Highway...Signing of Grant Agreement for “Project for Improvement of Education College”...To formulate Action Plan and roadmap on information and media to advance ASEAN awareness and community building and realise ASEAN regional integration and post 2015 vision....."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar’s telecommunication sector to see improvement with foreign firms entering the market" By Myint Win Thein...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
      Date of entry/update: 13 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 12 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 12 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Press conference held on removing “illegally residing” monks from Mahasantisukha Monastery...Myanmar to transform current Commercial Tax to Value-added Tax system within two to three years...First National Crisis Management Centre of Myanmar launched in Nay Pyi Taw...MiG-29 training jet fighter crashes after catching fire in central Myanmar...President U Thein Sein sends message to Myanmar National Disability Conference...Roads of international standards to be built if budget is increased: deputy minister...World Malaria Day held in Nay Pyi Taw...Free eye surgical operations to be performed...Thabeikkyin grows 700 saplings as part of environmental conservation...Villagers of Myaung Tsp expect high per-acre yield of summer sesame...Group fixtures for Sepak Takraw Tournament arranged in Katha...Media law and ethics must be abided by...Local bridges illuminated with solar panels in Kalay Tsp...Agricultural technology explained to farmers in Magway Region...Matriculation exam results in YeU show declining performance...Police force provides stipends to students in Wetlet...Langkho District GAD presents cash assistance to children of staff...Mawlu Development Market Committee to demand tax from vendors...Group fixtures arranged for Ooredoo Cup Futsal Tournament...Group fixtures arranged for Ooredoo Cup Futsal Tournament.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union FM felicitates Philippine counterpart...Japan to help upgrade inland water transport system...Myanmar, UNOCHA see humanitarian aid for IDPs in Rakhine and Kachin States...SOM on ASEAN plus Three Responsible for Information held in Nay Pyi Taw...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to the Philippines, Russian Federation...U Win Naing presents Credentials to Pakistani President...Plans announced to export crops to markets in Thailand, US, Japan, Europe...Deputy Information Minister meets delegates from Japan, China...Over 1 million tourists visit Myanmar from January to May 2014....."PERSPECTIVES": "Flood mitigation, emergency measures must be planned" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf(1.2M)
      Date of entry/update: 12 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 11 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 11 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: International Labour Organization can help improve industrial sector: Myanmar ILO official...Myanmar National Disability Conference kicks off...Public notice for remonstration...Saplings grown in Mongphyat Tsp for environmental conservation...President says Third Wave Reform will focus on emergence of new, strong democracy alongside higher living standard...Upper, Lower Houses debate car substitution programme, electoral system...Trainees from Innovative Institute visit UEC office...Security on football grounds to be improved following workshop...Job fair in Mandalay sees 700 applications...Chilli yield high in Kyaukse Tsp...Sesame harvested in Kyaukse Tsp...Measures on environmental conservation discussed in Ngazun...Long Lasting old Capital Inwa Part III Second Inwa under Nyaung Yan dynasty...More machinery use in Thaton Tsp to improve local agriculture...Public healthcare provided in Shwepyitha Tsp...Sunglasses donated to traffic police in Mandalay...High school upgraded to BEHS in Bogale Tsp...Palethwe hybrid paddy seeds presented to farmers in Hsihseng Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: JICA Myanmar Chief Rep. responds to NLM article on complaints by former residents of Thilawa SEZ Class A area...Union FM receives UN Assistant Secretary-General...12th SOM on ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information commences...Israeli embassy in Yangon donates children trolleys, books to Mandalay facilities...Myanmar, UN Assistant Secretary-General discuss humanitarian aid for Kachin, Rakhine States...Trainees from Innovative Institute visit UEC office...Myanmar U-19 team to play tune-up matches in Europe....."PERSPECTIVES": "Flexibility needed to solve problematic situations" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf(171K)
      Date of entry/update: 11 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 10 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 10 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar needs to adopt the most appropriate primary healthcare services: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham...El Niño affects crop cultivation in Myanmar’s arid region...Progress of roads, bridges inspected on Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Union ministers enjoy sports activities in Kayin State...Civil Service Training kicks off at Ministry of Information...Phu Pwint Yati Khaing emerges champion in Singapore Junior Golf Championships...Third leg of Myanmar Golf Tour to be held 19-22 June...Government considers property taxes to further control real estate market...Vice-Senior General Soe Win receives Deputy Chief of General Staff of PLA...Rural & urban planning course opened...GMS tourism working group meeting focuses on tourism HRD...Medical team delivers free health care to locals in South Dagon Tsp...Human rights knowledge shared to police in Mandalay...Mini book corners fulfilled with new books in Lashio...Inspection teams check highway buses for traffic safety in Kyaukse...Dredging drain to be proper flow of water in rainy season...The sacred Mahacinapaba Pagoda (Cetiya) of 108 feet in height, the Replica of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which has already been built in Luoyang, the capital of Henan Province of the People’s Republic of China...Dabayin Township Forest Department organizes tree growing ceremony...ChaungU police arrest nine suspects within 24 hours...Nine distinction winners in Myanmar subject emerge in Sagaing Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Press Release on ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Defence Officials’ Dialogue, ARF Security Policy Conference and ARF Senior Officials’ Meeting...Union FM felicitates Portuguese counterpart...Serbian Embassy in Myanmar opens account at MFTB...Phu Pwint Yati Khaing emerges champion in Singapore Junior Golf Championships...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Portugal President, PM...The sacred Mahacinapaba Pagoda (Cetiya) of 108 feet in height, the Replica of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which has already been built in Luoyang, the capital of Henan Province of the People’s Republic of China....."PERSPECTIVES": "Peaceful reconciliation among Myanmar citizens" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
      Date of entry/update: 10 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 9 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 09 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Doctors warn people to take prevention measures against common illnesses during rainy season - By Aung Khin...Prevent hypertension, most common non-communicable disease around the world - Khaing Thanda Lwin...Union Construction Minister inspects road and bridges...Union Minister goes on inspection tours of Yangon and Insein...Monywa District clinches title in U-20 football tournament in Sagaing Region...Milk feeding in primary school discussed...Emergency Medical Service course opened...New Bayintnaung bridge to help reduce traffic congestion...Rice noodle of Kawlin on high demand in Kachin State, upper Sagaing Region...Volunteer activity on publiccentred TB care discussed in Pantanaw...Paddy seeds distributed to farmers free of charge in Mongpan Tsp...Offspring of police families get cash assistance in Pyapon...White costus marketable in Kawlin...Ngwechi-6 cotton plants thriving in Yamethin Tsp...Bronze statue of Alinkakyawswa Shwemann U Tin Maung unveiled...38.51% students pass matriculation exam in Pantanaw Tsp...Experiences in MMCWA meeting recounted to members in Mandalay...Sagaing District to hold Monsoon Football Tournament...Drains dredged for proper flow of water in Dala...Wall magazine, photo and book show marks world environment day...Mandalay MEB branch provides cash and kind to students...Sithu Aung of Yangon United transferred to Yadanabon FC...35 six-distinction winners emerge in Mandalay Region...Yadanabon FC stands first in first round of MNL 2014.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Israeli Ambassador donates books to libraries, hospital in Mandalay....."PERSPECTIVES": "It is raining!" By Aung Khin...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 June 2014


      Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 8 June, 2014
      Date of publication: 08 June 2014
      Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ghetto dwellers hope for more financial assistance from Thilawa SEZ investors...Cargo ship Han Thar delivered...Myanmar displays agricultural produce, jewellery at Kunming expo...High school matriculation results come out with a declined pass rate...Political dialogue on prospects for future of Myanmar’s political transition held...President: Government has seen successes and challenges in reforms...Thura U Shwe Mann: People should have knowledge about law...ISD Weightlifting and Boxing Tournament commences in Bago...Sagaing District reports 25.20 per cent pass rate in 2014 matriculation exam...Thaton District IPRD to raise literacy of rural people...Matriculation exam results announced in Shwepyitha Township...Talks on prevention of dengue fever and nurturing of pre-primary children given in Bahan Tsp...Dwellers get concrete road in North Okkapala Tsp...Training on implementation of green village project conducted...Pagoda under construction with contributions from Myanmar locals who work overseas...Winners awarded in World Environment Day commemorative essay contest...Directorate of Road Transport legalizes unlicensed motorcycles in Myingyan...Taungtha observes World Environment Day...Agricultural technology explained to farmers in Yenangyoung Tsp...Muse District gets new office of SLRD...Literary talks given to university students in Myingyan...Yangon with four-nil win over Nay Pyi Taw FC.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN senior officials meeting held in Yangon...Dutch minister visits Ayeyawady River ahead of water management pilot projects...KOICA donates US$400,000 to ASEAN Affairs Department...Taungtha observes World Environment Day....."PERSPECTIVES": "Land use plan should favour ordinary residents" By Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Transformation" By Khin Mun...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
      Format/size: pdf (1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 June 2014