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Established 1914Volume  XVIII,  Number  311                                   8
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* Development of agriculture as the base and all-round develop-ment of other sectors of the economy as well* Proper evolution of the market-oriented economic system* Development of the economy inviting participation in terms of technical know-how and investments from sources inside thecountry and abroad* The initiative to shape the national economy must be kept in thehands of the State and the national peoples* Uplift of the morale and morality of the entirenation* Uplift of national prestige and integrity andpreservation and safeguarding of cultural her-itage and national character* Uplift of dynamism of patriotic spirit* Uplift of health, fitness and education stand-ards of the entire nation* Stability of the State, community peace andtranquillity, prevalence of law and order* National reconsolidation* Emergence of a new enduring State Constitu-tion* Building of a new modern developed nation inaccord with the new State Constitution
Four economic objectivesFour social objectivesFour political objectives
13
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Approval sought for appointment of members of Union Election Commission
Regular sessions of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw on1
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, 25 FebThe 13th-day regularsession of the First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw was heldat Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Hall of Hluttaw Building,here, at 11 am today, attended by Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint,Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann,and representatives of Pyithu Hluttaw andAmyotha Hluttaw.Director-General U Myint Thein of theHluttaw Office acted as master of ceremonies.After taking position, Speaker of PyidaungsuHluttaw U Khin Aung Myint announced the validityand start of the session as 655 out of 658 PyidaungsuHluttaw representatives who have right to attendtoday’s session were present, accounting for 99.54per cent.The Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw announcedthat although an announcement was issued forPyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives to raise objectionwith clear evidences that the nominees do not meetthe qualification prescribed in Sub-section (b) of Section 398 of the constitution  of the  Republic  of the  Union of  Myanmar   regarding nominationof   members   of   Union   Election   Commission(
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The 13
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THE  NEW  LIGHT  OF  MYANMAR  Saturday, 26 February, 2011
Saturday, 26 February, 2011
PERSPECTIVES
* Oppose those relying on external elements, acting as stooges, holding negative views* Oppose those trying to jeopardize stability of the State and progress of the nation* Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State* Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
Peoples Desire
Create tourism industry tobecome greater business
Tourism is an industry where greaterpotentials lie for economic progress. The Asia-Pacific region including Myanmar is a touristdestination.In the open season this year, a largernumber of tourists arrive in Myanmar throughmain entrances such as Yangon, Mandalay,Bagan and border areas. Nearly 800,000tourists visited Myanmar in 2010, comparedwith over 600,000 tourists in the past.Myanmar participates in implementationof the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan. Thus,border crossing tourism industry plays moreimportant role in the plan. Myanmar iscooperating with neighbouring countries suchas Thailand and Laos for ensuringdevelopment of tourism industry.Most of the tourists in Myanmar headfor Bagan with the location of ancient culturalartistic works. They also set sight on naturalscenic beauty and traditional productions of national races in Inlay Lake and Pindaya areain Shan State (South).The sanctuaries and national parks thatconserve rare and endangered wildlife andvarious species of biodiversities and beacheshave greater prospects to extend ecotourismindustry. Coral reefs near the beaches,beautiful isles, mangrove forests and tropicalrainy forests are ideal places for uplifting theecotourism business.The international community placesemphasis on tourism industry in doing theirbusinesses. Improvement of tourismcontributes much to cementing friendlyrelations among the people of respectiveregions. Based on sound foundations such astourist attractive ancient cultural areas andeco-based tourism camps, Myanmar has toupgrade convenient tour packages with betterservices for gaining greater development of tourism industry in the nation.
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, 25 Feb  Myanmar educationservices provider Future Way Co., Ltd andSingaporean state-run engineering school BCAAcademy will jointly hold free-of-charge entryexam for engineering diploma course in Singaporeat Park Royal Hotel here in May.Fifty out of applicants will be allowed to sit
Labour Minister receives ExecutiveDirector of ILO mission
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, 25 FebMinister for Labour UAung Kyi received an ILO mission led by ExecutiveDirector Mr Guy Ryder of the Office of theInternational Labour Organization at the Ministryof Labour on 23 February morning and discussedtasks being carried out jointly by the governmentof the Union of Myanmar and ILO and future tasks.Also present at the call were Deputy MinisterU Tin Tun Aung, Directors-General U Chit Sheinand U Than Win. The ILO Executive Director wasaccompanied by Deputy Director Ms Karen Curtisof Labour Affairs Standard Department of ILO,Senior Legal Officer Mr Drazen Petrovic and ILOLiaison Officer Mr Steve Marshall.The members of the ILO affairs work groupled by the Deputy Minister for Labour comprisingrepresentatives of ministries concerned held ameeting on cooperation tasks of Myanmar and ILOand future tasks. In the afternoon, the ILO missionmet the Committee for Prevention againstTrafficking in Persons and members of theCommittee of Human Rights in Myanmar.The Government of the Union of Myanmarand ILO extended 12 more months for theMemorandum of Understanding Appendix onelimination of forced labour.
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, 25 Feb  Viewsonic ViewPad computerwas today introduced at the Computer ApplicationExhibition in Mandalay.ViewPad, with 7 inches and 10 inches sizedmonitors are manufactured. The computer can beconnected with GSM and CDMA telephone systems. Itcan apply Internet of Myanma Posts andTelecommunications.ViewPad battery’s endurance is six hours. Thecomputer with the size of notebook in size has theweight three times lighter than ordinary computers.ViewPad computers imported by RoyalAyeyawaddy Co Ltd of Yangon are available at No. 7on 87
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Street in Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Tel:384850 and 389366.
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Viewsonic ViewPadcomputerintroduced
Education, Living &Health Care Exhibitioncommences
Future Way to hold freeentry exam for engineeringcourse in Singapore
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, 25 Feb  The Education, Living &Health Care Exhibition, organized by Jade CrownOrganizing Group and sponsored by ShineConstruction, kicked off at the TatmadawConvention Hall on U Wisara Road, here, today.The exhibition being opened from 9 am to 5 pmup to 28 February displays booths of companies andservices, educational services, computer centres,LCCI courses, Vietnam-made construction materials,steel doors, house equipment, cosmetics, hospital andhealth care services, traditional and western medicines,hospital equipment and book stalls, totalling over130.
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for the first-ever free exam in Myanmar, accordingto Future Way Co., Ltd to which the applicationswill be submitted with a deadline of 19 March. Thequalification for exam sitters is not IELTS or TOEFLpoints but high school education or GCE ‘O’ Level(3 subjects).Future Way Co., Ltd is open to those interestedeveryday from 10 am to 5 pm at No (9), Room No(6-a), Yawmingyi lane (beside Thamada Cinema),Thamada Condo, Dagon Township, Yangon, (Ph:241099 and 254185).
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The openingceremony of newbuilding at LuhtuAlinpya Library washeld  in HtanipuVillage of SalingyiTownship on 9February.
TOWNSHIP
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THE  NEW  LIGHT  OF  MYANMAR  Saturday, 26 February, 2011
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Five killed as 40 NATO oil tankersattacked in Pakistan
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, 25 Feb At least five people were killed as 40 NATO oiltankers were attacked early Friday morning by some unknown militants inPakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar, reported local English TV channelExpress. According to the report, the incident took place at about 2:00 am(local time) Friday when some unknown militants fired at the NATO oiltankers parked by the roadside in the downtown area of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in northwest Pakistan.The attack caused a huge fire on the oil tankers. Fire tenders rushed to thesite immediately following the report of the attack. It took hours to bring thefire under control, the report quoted an eyewitness as saying. Four people,believed to be the drivers and cleaners of the containers, died during theattack, said the report, adding that the police have sealed off the site andlaunched an investigation into the case.
Xinhua
A convoy of NATO supply trucks driven byPakistani drivers are seen as they prepare tocross into Afghanistan near the border town of Chaman.
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Two US droneattacks kill sixin Pakistanitribal area
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, 25 FebAt least six people werekilled Thursday eveningwhen two US dronesfired missiles into thenorthwestern Pakistanitribal area of NorthWaziristan, local sourcessaid. In the first strike,four missiles were firedat a suspected militantshideout at the Data Khelarea near Miranshah, themain town in NorthWaziristan locals said.Shortly after theattack killed four people,a second pilotless aircraftlanded two missiles atthe same area, targetinga vehicle and killing twopeople near the borderwith Afghanistan.Since Thursdayafternoon, five USdrones have been flyingover the tribal area of North Waziristan andtribal men were firingwith mortars and heavyguns trying to shoot themdown, local sources told
Xinhua
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‘Dark days’ in N Zealandas earthquake kills 113
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, 25 FebNew Zealand warnedfrantic relatives to brace for the worst Friday ashundreds of toiling rescuers failed to find moresurvivors after a devastating earthquake left at least113 dead.As rain hampered the painstaking search of Christchurch’s devastated city centre, ForeignMinister Murray McCully admitted: “The rescuefocus is drawing towards a conclusion.”“We’re getting to the end of that period inwhich you can still have hope,” McCully said.No one has been found alive since the last of 70survivors pulled from underneath rubble wasrescued from a collapsed office building two daysago.Police said 113 bodies were lying in a temporarymorgue, while the latest number of missing was228 after Tuesday’s earthquake laid waste to centralChristchurch and several suburbs in New Zealand’sworst disaster in 80 years.The city’s iconic cathedral lost its spire, officeblocks folded like packs of cards and entire streetslost their shop frontages in the shallow, 6.3-magnitude tremor, which came just months after amajor 7.0 quake.
Internet 
Rubble from the ruined spire of ChristchurchCathedral lies on top of a car in Christchurch.
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Fire at Houston daycare centre kills three, injures four
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, 25 Feb Akitchen fire filled a homedaycare centre withsmoke on Thursday,killing three children and
Emergency Personnel respond to the location where afire broke out at a daycare centre operated by JessicaTata, killing three children and injuring four others, on24 Feb, 2011, in Houston.
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Five dead, three injured in militaryacademy blast in Spain
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, 25 FebA powerfulexplosion at a Spanish militaryacademy killed five soldiers andwounded three others on Thursdaywhen a bomb disposal drill went awry,the Defence Ministry said.Soldiers getting ready to deploy aspeacekeepers with the UN mission insouth Lebanon were carrying out anexercise involving a controlleddetonation of anti-tank mines whenthe ordnance exploded before thesoldiers could move a safe distanceaway, an ministry official. “They werepreparing to deactivate explosives inLebanon. They were preparing to savelives in Lebanon when they lost theirown,” Defence Minister Carme
Key soldier reaches plea deal in Afghan murder case
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, 25 FebA key suspect in the US Army prosecution of soldiersaccused of terrorizing unarmed Afghan civilians has agreed to plead guilty tomurder charges next week and testify against his co-defendants, his lawyersaid on Thursday. Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock has signed documentsstating his intention to plead guilty to three counts of premeditated murder andseveral other offenses when summoned 3 March for court-martial at JointBase Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington.The deal with prosecutors, which is subject to the approval of a militaryjudge, calls for Morlock, 22, from Wasilla, Alaska, to serve no more than 24years in prison, as opposed to the life term he faced if convicted of all chargesin a trial.
Reuters
injuring four others.Firefighters ran withbabies and small childrenin their arms to nearbyambulances on thecrowded street, a fireofficial said.All seven children inJackie’s Child Care weretaken to hospitals, saidRick Flanagan, HoustonFire Department’s exec-utive assistant chief. Theyranged in age from 18months to 3 years old,officials said.Neighbour MichaelMcAndrews said he saw“smoke billowing out of the house and firemen upon the roof, trying tomake a hole.” Aroundfront, firefighters werecarrying children out of the smoke-filled house,then performing CPR inthe yard.Chacon said. The blast occurred at anarmy academy in Hoyo de Manzares,about 30 kilometres (20 miles)northwest of Madrid.Chacon described the explosionas very powerful and said the victimsincluded some of Spain’s top expertsin bomb disposal and troops who hadjust returned from service inAfghanistan, where Spain also hasforces deployed.Three of the dead were from theArmy and two were Marines. Spainhas about 1,000 troops stationed insouth Lebanon as part of the UnitedNations peacekeeping missionlaunched in 2006 after a war betweenIsrael and Hezbollah.
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“They were ash-coloured,” McAndrewssaid. “They weren’tcoughing. They weren’tbreathing.” Flanagan saidno information was imm-ediately available on thenames and ages of thosewho died. The four injured“are apparently stillclinging to life. I don’tthink they’re out of thedarkness yet,” Flanagansaid. One was in criticalcondition and one was ingood condition atChildren’s MemorialHermann Hospital inHouston, said hospitalspokeswoman JenniferHart.
Internet 
Afghan wounded manrecover inside a local hospital in Spin BoldakDistrict of Kandahar, southof Kabul, Afghanistan, on24 Feb, 2011. A suicidebomber blew himself upThursday in southernAfghanistan, killing oneAfghan intelligence serviceofficer and wounding morethan two dozen other people.
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