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Vice President U Myint Swe inspects Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends
development works in Myeik statistics central committee meeting

Vol. V, No. 284, 5 th Waning of Pyatho 1380 ME Friday, 25 January 2019

President U Win Myint presents the honourary award to U Aung Ko Win, Chairman of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meeting with 1st Grade students learning in the
Kanbawza Bank at the ceremony to honour top taxpayers in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA classroom in B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan Township, Yangon Region yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

President U Win Myint State Counsellor

honors highest taxpayers observes classrooms in
for 2017-2018 tax year B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan
Taxpayers from local companies and private
STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Firstly, the Yangon Region Chief
foreign businesses honored Kyi, accompanied by Union Minister for Minister, Yangon Region ministers,
the Office of the Union Government U department officials, Headmistress,
A ceremony to present honorary awards of the 2008 Constitution that ‘every citizen Min Thu and officials, flew from Nay teachers and students greeted the State
and certificates to the highest taxpayers has the duty to pay taxes to be levied Pyi Taw to Yangon yesterday afternoon. Counsellor and entourage.
for the 2017-2018 tax year was held at according to the law’. He said stability They were welcomed by Yangon Region Next, the State Counsellor observed
the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw and development of a nation does not Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, the KG students in the classroom and en-
yesterday. President U Win Myint con- necessarily rely on its natural resourc- Yangon Region cabinet, and department couraged their artwork and paper toy
ferred the awards on individuals with es, but on the taxpayers, who reflect officials at the Yangon International creations. The State Counsellor also
outstanding payments for income tax, our civic responsibility and economic Airport. observed the classrooms of the 1st, 8th, 9th,
commercial tax, and specific goods tax. development. This ceremony was held The State Counsellor and entourage and 10th grades and cordially asked the
The importance of paying taxes to promote a culture of dutifully paying visited B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan in Pabedan students about their current education
At the ceremony, the President said tax among the people, said the President. Township at 2:40pm and observed stu- situation and future aspirations.
that it was clearly written in Section 389 SEE PAGE-3 dents studying in the classroom. SEE PAGE-4



Second-day meeting Union Minister Union Minister Small police outpost stationed
of 2nd Pyidaungsu Dr. Pe Myint leaves for Nai Thet Lwin attends close to BP 41 was attacked
Hluttaw’s 11th session Philippines Change-Challenges to from about 200 meters inside
convenes Opportunities Forum Bangladesh territory

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

Second-day meeting of 2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 11th session convenes

By Aung Ye Thwin, was sent back from the Presi-
Aye Aye Thant dent with remarks. Afterwards,
THE second-day meeting of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker an-
2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 11th nounced that interested Hluttaw
regular session was convened representatives should enroll
yesterday at the Pyidaungsu their names to discuss the bill.
Hluttaw’s meeting hall in Nay
Pyi Taw. Myanmar Traditional Med-
icine Council Bill
Q & A session Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speak-
During the Hluttaw session, er obtained a paragraph-by-par-
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U agraph decision and approval of
T Khun Myat announced that the the Myanmar Traditional Medi-
Trademark Copyright Bill and cine Council Bill sent back from
the Industrial Designs Copyright the President with remarks.
Bill, considered as approved by
the Hluttaw, would be put to re- Medium-term debt man-
cord. agement strategy report
Hluttaw representatives dis-
Substitutions of the Py- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw holds session in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA cussed the medium-term debt
idaungsu Hluttaw’s Joint management strategy report
Bill Committee members Amyotha Hluttaw representative tha Hluttaw representative U Zaw Win read the findings report 2018, sent by the Union Govern-
Then Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Soe Moe of Ayeyawady Region Mang Law Maung of Chin State of the committee and remarks ment, together with a findings
Speaker obtained the approval constituency 1. constituency 8. of the Myanmar Gemstone Bill report (1/2019) of the Pyidaungsu
of the Hluttaw after the nom- Work report of the Na- sent back from the President Hluttaw’s Joint Public Accounts
inations for new members for Substitutions of the Py- tional Education Policy with remarks. Following this, Committee. Regarding this re-
the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Joint idaungsu Hluttaw’s Joint Commission Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speak- port, Daw Cho Cho of Ottwin
Bill Committee were submitted Public Accounts Commit- National Education Policy er announced that interested constituency, U Khin Cho of
to the Hluttaw. tee members Commission Chairman Dr. Myo Hluttaw representatives should Hlaingbwe constituency, U Bo
Amyotha Hluttaw repre- Next, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Kywe presented the work re- enroll their names to discuss Gyi of Chauk constituency, U Kan
sentative Daw Cin Ngail May of Speaker sought the approval port of the National Education the report. Myint of Thayet constituency, U
Chin State constituency 7 was from the MPs for the nomination Policy Commission for the past Than Soe @ Than Soe (Econom-
confirmed as a new member of list for new members of the Py- six months at the Hluttaw. Then Bill Amending the Myan- ic) of Yangon Region constituen-
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Joint Bill idaungsu Hluttaw’s Joint Public Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker an- mar Accountancy Council cy 4 and U Maung Maung Ohn of
Committee instead of Amyotha Accounts Committee. nounced that interested Hluttaw Law Ayeyawady Region constituency
Hluttaw representative U Thein Amyotha Hluttaw repre- representatives should register The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 5 took part in the discussion.
Lwin of Kachin State constitu- sentative U Myo Win of Mon their names to discuss the report. Joint Bill Committee member The next meeting of the 2nd
ency 10 and Amyotha Hluttaw State constituency 8 was appoint- Daw Nwe Nwe Aung clarified Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 11th reg-
representative Daw Hla Htay ed as member of Pyidaungsu Myanma Gemstone Bill on the findings report of the ular session will be held on 29
@ Daw Ohn Kyi of Mandalay Hluttaw’s Joint Public Accounts The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s amending bill of the Myanmar January.— (Translated by Win
Region constituency 4 in place of Committee in place of of Amyo- Joint Bill Committee member U Accountancy Council Law that Ko Ko Aung)

Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker attends opening ceremony of capacity building course
AN opening ceremony of capacity diplomatic protocols and have
building course on Parliamenta- qualified Hluttaw Office person-
ry Diplomacy and International nel who can support their works.
Relations for Hluttaw represent- At the course Hluttaw repre-
atives and Hluttaw Office Person- sentatives and experts from com-
nel was held at Learning Center, mittees and commissions who
Zabuthiri Hluttaw Building, Nay had experience in international
Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon. meetings, experts from Minis-
At the ceremony, Pyithu try of Foreign Affairs and inter-
Hluttaw Deputy Speaker and national relation experts from
Joint Coordination Committee partner organisations will give
on Hluttaw Development (JCC) lectures on sector wise subjects
Chairman U Tun Tun Hein said covering international relations
the course is conducted to de- history, basic of bilateral rela-
velop the capacity and expertise tion, relationship between do-
of Hluttaw representatives and mestic politics and international
Hluttaw Office personnel in at- politics, particulars of interna-
tending regional and interna- tional organisations like AIPA
tional meetings on parliaments and IPU, facts about ASEAN,
and in dealing with local and international conventions and
international organisations and covenant. The course is attend-
non-government organisations ed by 66 trainees who are Hlut-
(NGOs). The aim is for Hluttaw taw representatives and Hlut-
representatives to understand taw Office personnel.—MNA Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Tun Hein addresses the opening ceremony of capacity building course
the country’s stands, policies and (Translated by Zaw Min) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA
25 JANUARY 2019

President U Win Myint honors highest taxpayers for 2017-2018 tax year

President U Win Myint addresses the ceremony to present the President’s Honourary Award for to the highest taxpayers for the 2017-2018 tax year at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi
Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

FROM PAGE-1 The President said the the responsible entrepreneurs the country. Kham, Myawaddy Bank’s Man-
He said the nation had drawn national budget was one of the and businesspersons who have The President wished for aging Director U Yu Lwin,
economic policies to bring about most important components for contributed to national develop- continued success to the tax- Myanmar Economic Holdings
citizen-centered inclusive and establishing a developed nation. ment. He said the Union govern- paying businesspeople and citi- Limited’s Head of General Ad-
sustainable development. Sepa- He said maintaining national sta- ment was working to improve zens, and to continue paying the ministration U Min Zaw, Shwe
rate policies have been drawn to bility, security, and rule of law the socioeconomic livelihood of required taxes to bring about Taung Development Co.’s CEO
allow every citizen the freedom to all required money. He said the the people, for decentralization, personal and national benefits. U Aung Zaw Naing, Internation-
pursue their business of interest, government had plans to improve and to bring about public-driven Highest taxpayers honored al Beverages Trading Company
which will aid in developing the the tax system and to promote a development in order to estab- The President then con- Ltd.’s Executive to Chairman
private sector, and to increase taxpaying culture. lish a democratic federal union. ferred the presidential award and Daw Mya Pwint Phyu, Ayeyar-
foreign investment, said the Taxpayers are a source of na- There would be challenges and honorary certificate to U Aung wady Bank Ltd.’s Chairman U
President. He said this also in- tional strength hardships along the way, but the Ko Win, Chairman of Kanbawza Zaw Zaw, Myanma Grape and
cluded copyright and rule of law. The President said a tax tax payments from businesses Bank Ltd., for paying the highest Beverages Company Ltd.’s
The policies include laws, system required honesty, au- provide considerable support in amount of income tax from 2011- Managing Director U Aung
rules and regulations for protect- thenticity, transparency, and ac- national expenditure, said the 2012 tax year to 2017-2018 tax year Moe Kyaw, Co-operative Bank
ing the rights and property of the countability. He said they were President. for seven consecutive years. Chairman U Khin Maung Aye,
people, while establishing a fair amending outdated tax laws and He said the Union govern- Highest income tax payers Myawaddy Trading Ltd.’s Man-
and beneficial tax system that irrelevant protocol, and to pro- ment was working carefully from local companies aging Director U Khin Maung
would increase national revenue. mote the spirit and skillset of the to use taxpayers’ money for The President also con- Soe, and Myanma Awba Group
He said tax was levied not just for tax staff. He said the taxpaying bringing benefits to the public ferred honorary awards and Co. Ltd.’s Head of Corporate
government spending but also citizen’s contribution in imple- and to avoid wastages. He said certificates to the other highest Affairs and Special Projects U
to establish a fair and equitable menting these changes would the Union government extend- income tax payers for 2017-2018 Aung Swe.
budget system and to regulate remain as a historical milestone. ed its deepest gratitude to the tax year. Highest commercial tax pay-
cash flow by setting suitable pol- The President said the businesspeople at the ceremony They include KBZ Bank’s ers from local companies
icies. ceremony was held to honor and to all the taxpayers across Deputy CEO Daw Nang Lang The President then con-
ferred honorary awards and
certificates to the highest com-
mercial tax payers for 2017-2018
tax year.
They include Denko Trading
Co. Director U Wunna Khaing,
City Mart Holdings Company
Ltd.’s CEO Daw Win Win Tint,
International Beverages Trading
Company Ltd.’s Joint-Chairman
U Aung Moe Kyaw, PT Power
Trading Co. Ltd.’s Managing Di-
rector U Win Swe, Asia Energy
Co. Ltd.’s Managing Director
U Thet Wai, Shwe Byain Phyu
Co. Ltd.’s Managing Director U
Thein Win Zaw, Kyaw San Co.
Ltd.’s Director U Zaw Zarni
Kyaw, Ayeyar Hinthar Holdings
Company Ltd.’s Chairman U Zaw
Win Shein, Outfitter Company
Ltd.’s Director U Maung Kyay,
Benha Trading Company Ltd.’s
President U Win Myint poses for the documentary photo with all the foreign honorary award recipients for the top income tax payers for the 2017- Managing Director U Kyaw Aung.
2018 tax year at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA SEE PAGE-4

State Counsellor observes classrooms in B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan

FROM PAGE-1 Afterwards, she met
She instructed the with the parents, the
officials and students to Headmistress, and teach-
favour meaningful learn- ers from the parent-teach-
ing over rote learning, er association, asked them
to try harder in subjects about the school’s require-
they are weak in, acquire ments, and provided ap-
English proficiency, take propriate suggestions.
part in physical activities B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan
to develop both physically was established on 23
and mentally at the same February 1886 and was
pace, and to strive for formerly known as the St.
tertiary education and Mary’s Diocesan School
vocational training in the for Girls. It was changed
future. into B.E.H.S (1) on 1 April
The State Counsellor 1969. It is an all-girls high
then visited the school li- school with 273 female
brary and examined the students attending cur-
bookshelves filled with rently. The school’s ma-
books from different gen- triculation exam pass rate
res. She instructed the was 20 per cent in 2015-
Headmistress and teach- 2016 academsic year, 42.42
ers to keep the books or- per cent in 2016-2017, and
ganized and to cooperate 29.03 per cent in 2017-2018.
with library science pro- —MNA
fessionals to systemati- (Translated by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi greets Grade-VIII school children in the classroom in B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan, Yangon
cally maintain the library. Zaw Htet Oo) yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi looks at colour paintings drawn by KG students in State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi inspects school library in B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan,
their classroom in B.E.H.S (1) Pabedan, Yangon yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA Yangon yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

President U Win Myint honors highest taxpayers for 2017-2018 tax year
FROM PAGE-3 Administrative Director U Tin Mr. Sharad Mehrota, Taninthayi Managing Director U Soe Kyaw Mr. Shankar Romalingam, and
Shwe, Wai Aung Kabar Gemstone Pipeline Company LLC’s Head Thu, Shwe Li (1) Hydropower Myanmar Carlsberg Co. Ltd.’s
Highest specific goods tax Co. Ltd.’s Director Daw Nway of Finance Uqba Jamshaid Ift- Co. Ltd.’s Factory Head U Zaw Corporate Communication &
payers from local companies Nway Hlaing, Globe Tobacco Co. ikhar, Myanmar Brewery Ltd.’s Win Tun, and Virginia Tobacco CSR Manager Daw Han Su Tin.
Next, the President con- Ltd.’s Director U Aung Kyaw Oo, Managing Director Mr. Hideki Co. Ltd.’s Chairman U Myint Oo. Closing formalities
ferred honorary awards and cer- Kan Pwint Oo Gemstone Co.’s Mitsuhashi, and KDDI Summit Highest specific goods As the ceremony drew to a
tificates to the highest specific Director Daw Mhway Khayay, Global Myanmar Co. Ltd.’s CFO tax payers from foreign close, the President took a docu-
goods tax payers for 2017-2018 and Phyo Thiha Kyaw Gemstone Mr. Junji Nakayama. companies mentary photo with all the honor-
tax year. Co. Ltd.’s Director U Sein Win. Highest commercial tax The President conferred ary award recipients, and then
They include Dagon Bever- Highest income tax pay- payers from foreign com- honorary awards and certificates hosted a formal tea reception.
age Co. Ltd.’s Administrative Di- ers from private foreign panies to the highest specific goods tax Also attending the cer-
rector U Hla Min Thu, Royal Club companies The President conferred payers from private foreign com- emony and reception were
Beverages Co. Ltd.’s Director U The President conferred honorary awards and certifi- panies for 2017-2018 tax year. Union Ministers U Kyaw Tint
Zaw Win, Lin Let Win Gems and honorary awards and certificates cates to the highest commercial They include Myanmar Swe, U Thant Sin Maung, U
Jewelry Co. Ltd.’s Managing Di- to the highest income tax payers tax payers from private foreign Brewery Ltd.’s Corporate Com- Win Khaing, Dr. Than Myint, U
rector U Tun Kyi, Yadanar Taung from private foreign companies companies for 2017-2018 tax year. munication Manager U Moe Zaw Soe Win, and U Han Zaw, CBM
Tan Gemstone Co. Ltd.’s Manag- for 2017-2018 tax year. They include Telenor My- Oo, Virginia Tobacco Co. Ltd.’s Governor U Kyaw Kyaw Maung,
ing Director U Thet Naing, Yaung They include Motttama Gas anmar Ltd.’s CFO Ms. Caroline Chairman U Myint Oo, Myanmar deputy ministers U Aung Hla
Ni Distillery’s Factory Head U Transportation Co. Ltd.’s General Yin Yin Htay, Ooredoo Myanmar Distillery Co. Ltd.’s Co-Chairman Tun and U Hla Kyaw, and other
Kyaw Min Lwin, SMM Shwe Manager MR. Romaric Roign- Ltd.’s CEO Mr. Vilran Sinha, My- U Aung Moe Kyaw, Heineken My- officials. —MNA
Myanmar Beverages Co. Ltd.’s an, Telenor Myanmar Ltd.’s CEO anmar Brewery Ltd.’s Deputy anmar Ltd.’s Finance Director (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)
25 JANUARY 2019

Vice President U Myint Swe inspects development works in Myeik

VICE President U Myint Swe
inspected livestock breeding
works, dockyard, woodworking
factory, fish and prawn cold stor-
age, rubber factory and Tham-
ote-Lut Lut Bridge construction
project in Taninthayi Region,
Myeik town yesterday.
He was accompanied by Un-
ion Minister for Industry U Khin
Maung Cho, Deputy Minister for
Natural Resources and Envi-
ronmental Conservation Dr. Ye
Myint Swe, Deputy Minister for
Commerce U Aung Htoo, Dep-
uty Minister for Planning and
Finance U Maung Maung Win
and departmental officials. They
arrived in Myeik by air yesterday
morning and were welcomed at Vice President U Myint Swe inspects livestock breeding works from the viewpoint in Myeik, Taninthayi Region yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA
the airport by Taninthayi Region
Chief Minister Dr. Lei Lei Maw, success in this pilot project. As and company director Daw Myat crumb factory. Pho La Min ment of Bridge Chief Engineer
region ministers and officials. success is achieved there’ll be Thiri Khaing explained about Rubber Industry Work Co., Ltd. U Thein Myint Mon explained
The Vice President and more work opportunities. The the status of soft shell crab Chairman U Pho Sein explained about implementation of bridge
party went to Kyunsu Township, Vice President also spoke of the breeding, dockyard and wood- about the factory, rubber pro- construction works in the Re-
Kattalu Village by Yay Nan Thu need to prevent losses by follow- working factory respectively. duction, market situation and gion and Director (Civil) U
Zar vessel and inspected the salt ing bio-security and the need The Vice President remind- future works in the factory brief- Kyaw Myo Tun explained about
water shrimp breeding works to follow rules and regulations. ed officials of the Pyae Phyo ing hall. Thamote-Lut Lut Bridge par-
conducted by Pyae Phyo Tun Next, the Vice President Tun International Co., Ltd. to The Vice President urged ticulars, completed works and
International Co., Ltd. where and party inspected the sys- conduct their works on Pahtet the company officials to strive future works to complete the
Department of Fisheries Di- tematic breeding of salt water Island without causing envi- towards producing quality rub- work within the designated time.
rector General U Khin Maung shrimp and went on to Pahtet ronmental damages. He also bers in order to penetrate into The Vice President commented
Maw explained about salt wa- Island and inspected the dock- advised them to take responsi- international market and then on conducting the Thamote-Lut
ter shrimp breeding works with yard, soft shell crab breeding bility for socio-environment de- inspected the factory. Lut Bridge construction works
modern methods, production, works, woodworking factory, fish velopment of local villages while Later, the Vice President according to five point quality
market situation and future work and prawn cold storage facilities conducting the company works. and party went to Thamote-Lut management system and to
processes. operated by Pyae Phyo Tun In- In the afternoon, the Vice Lut Bridge construction project complete the work in the des-
After raising some ques- ternational Co., Ltd. Director President and party went to constructed by Special Bridge ignated time according to set
tions the Vice President urged General U Khin Maung Maw, Myeik Township, Pin O Village Construction Group 4 and at norms and standards.—MNA
the officials concerned to achieve company manager U Thant Sin Tract, Nga Inn Village rubber the project briefing hall Depart- (Tranlsated by Zaw Min)

Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends statistics central committee meeting
VICE PRESIDENT U Henry be held once a year as a platform
Van Thio, Chairman of the Cen- to raise Statistics Literacy and
tral Committee for Accurate cooperation among Stakehold-
and High Quality Statistics, ad- ers.
dressed the committee’s meet- The Myanmar Sustainable
ing at the Ministry of Planning Development Plan (MSDP) was
and Finance yesterday morning. approved just as countries of
In his address to the meet- the world were implementing
ing the Vice President said the Sustainable Development Goals
committee was upgraded and (SDGs)
reformed in 2018 and was seen Statistics that reflects the
to have completed the Nation- present moment was required
al Strategy for Development of in drawing the MSDP. A Nation-
Statistics (NSDS) Action Plan. al Indication Framework would
All were urged to maintain the be designated and measured
momentum of progress in 2019. in implementing the MSDP.
This was the second meeting Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivers the speech at the committee meeting of Statistics Central Data and statistics were re-
of the newly upgraded and re- Committee in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA quired to be recorded at each
formed committee. stage of the work process in or-
The Statistics Law enacted cluster departments were also units. ers. Action Plans for cooperation der to monitor the implemen-
in early 2018 had been in effect learnt to have strengthened. It was an honor to see Myan- among stakeholders were estab- tation of the plan. Cooperation
since 22 January 2019. Ten statis- Relevant Union Ministers mar Statistics Forum 2018 held lished at the forum. among relevant ministerial
tic sector wise work groups were and state/region planning and for the first time as a platform The practice and habit of departments was important for
formed to implement NSDS. finance ministers were urged for improving relations between Data Culture and Statistical Lit- the establishment of the national
Relevant work groups were to guide relevant statistics work publishers and users of statis- eracy must spread not only to index framework, acquisition of
learnt to keep NSDS Action Plan groups on allocation of resources tical information, to provide departments but also to private data, calculation and measure-
as a Living Document and imple- required for accuracy of statis- statistical information and for businesses and the people. My- ment matters.
menting it. Cooperation among tics and formation of statistics cooperation among stakehold- anmar Statistics Forum should SEE PAGE-6

Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends statistics central committee meeting
FROM PAGE-5 businesses and socio-economic at central committee meeting commented on the discussions situation would be reflected only
As implementation of the researchers. 1/2018, works conducted on en- and explanations and delivered a with accurate statistics. Only
Statistics Law there must be Government departments, acting Statistics Law, surveys closing remark. He said accurate then could policies be changed as
consistent, accurate and timely development partners, private conducted, capacity building and quality statistics were the required and allocation, monitor-
ground statistics for development sector, civil society organizations, works and publications made image of the country. Therefore, ing and assessment of projects
of the country. In this regard par- and media representatives were by CSO. for the country to have a good and budget could be made, said
ticipation of all Stakeholders was urged to cooperate under the Central Committee mem- image the country’s statistics the Vice President.
needed; also there was a need leadership of Central Committee bers Union Minister Lt-Gen must be accurate and of high The following officials at-
to expand statistics cooperation for Accurate and High Quality Kyaw Swe, U Thant Sin Maung, quality. He urged for the suc- tended the event: Central Com-
mechanism between ministerial Statistics to obtain good outcome U Win Khaing, Dr. Than Myint, cessful implementation of Data mittee Vice Chairman Union
departments, central level and and for statistics system develop- U Han Zaw, Dr. Win Myat Aye, Base Centre on statistics. Pro- Minister U Soe Win, committee
state/region governments. ment to raise the socio-economic Central Bank of Myanmar Gov- jects were drawn with statistics members Union Ministers Lt-
Committee members and lives of the people, said the Vice ernor U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, Nay in establishing a country. As such Gen Kyaw Swe, U Thant Sin
work groups were urged to par- President. Pyi Taw Council member U Aung having accurate statistics was Maung, U Win Khaing, Dr. Than
ticipate enthusiastically in the Next, Central Committee Myin Tun, state/region ministers important for the country and Myint, U Han Zaw, Dr. Win Myat
Central Committee for Accurate Vice Chairman Union Minis- and officials then conducted sec- all were to work together on it. Aye, Central Bank of Myanmar
and High Quality Statistics meet- ter U Soe Win explained about tor wise discussions on accurate Having an accurate and quality Governor U Kyaw Kyaw Maung,
ing and provide detailed discus- implementing statistics work and quality statistics followed by statistics was something that Nay Pyi Taw Council member
sion and suggestions. processes, publishing of quality heads of statistical work groups couldn’t be done in a short time U Aung Myin Tun, state/region
According to the saying statistics and strengthening sta- explaining about sector wise as it is was long term work. First ministers, Central Bank of My-
“Better Data, Better Statistics, tistics coverage. works, status of collecting animal was to have accurate and qual- anmar Deputy Governor U Soe
Better Life” only with quality Afterwards, Central Com- census and collection of mid-year ity statistics and second was to Thein, Permanent Secretaries,
national statistics system can mittee secretary Central Statisti- census. push toward using it practically. Directors General, members of
there be information to create cal Organization (CSO) Director Chairman of the Central All were urged to cooperate and work groups implementing Na-
development policies, projects General Dr. Wah Wah Maung ex- Committee for Accurate and participate in the preparation for tional Strategy for Development
and economic environment for plained about central committee High Quality Statistics Vice mid-year census and agriculture of Statistics and officials—– MNA
policy makers, planners, private meetings held, decisions made President U Henry Van Thio census. A true socio-economic (Translated by Zaw Min)

Small police outpost stationed close to BP 41 was attacked

from about 200 meters inside Bangladesh territory
A small police outpost stationed
closed to BP 41 was attacked at
7:44 am from about 200 meters
inside the Bangladesh territo-
ry. Four bombs were launched
by the grenade launchers and
some 200 shots were fired at
the police post, which is taking
security for those who are up-
grading the border fence. Two
policeman and one fence worker
were injured.
It is learnt that the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Union of Myanmar
had invited the Ambassador of
Bangladesh and informed him
of incident in order that Bang-
ladesh, as a friendly neighbour
which has a zero tolerance The attack on the police post leaves two policemen and one fence The map showing the point at the border where the attack happened
policy on terrorism to prevent worker injured. yesterday.
its territory from being used to
attack Myanmar.—MNA

The border fence which is being upgraded by workers when they are
BP 41 was destroyed by the attack yesterday. attacked.
25 JANUARY 2019

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint Union Minister U Kyaw Tin

receives ROK Vice FM
leaves for Philippines
Union Minister for Information
Dr. Pe Myint and party left Yan- U KYAW TIN, Union Minister Myanmar government’s efforts
gon by air yesterday evening for for International Cooperationre- on all-round development and
Manila, Philippines to attend the ceived Mr. Lee Taeho, Vice Min- rural area development sector
memorandum of understand- ister of the Ministry of Foreign of Myanmar through Samuel
ing signing ceremony of My- Affairs of the Republic of Korea Undong Project, matters re-
anmar-Philippines information on 24th January 2019 at 3:00 pm lated to successful holding of
sector cooperation and to meet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ASEAN-ROK Commemorative
with officials from Philippines Nay Pyi Taw. Summit to celebrate the 30th
news agency, television and ra- During the meeting, they Anniversary of ASEAN- ROK
dio from 24 to 27 January. cordially exchanged views on Dialogue Relations and the first
The delegation led by Un- the matters pertaining to the en- Mekong-Korea Summit in 2019
ion Minister Dr. Pe Myint was hancement of bilateral relations and ROK’s support to overcome
party were seen off at Yangon and economic cooperation, to challenges faced by Myanmar
International Airport by ministry increase provision of assistance during its transitional period.—
officials.—MNA (Translated from the Republic of Korea to MNA

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint and his

delegation members seen at Yangon
International Airport before departing
for the Philippines.  PHOTO: MNA

Chief Minister urges YCDC to start

one-stop service for Yangonites
YANGON Region Chief Min- service to the people of Yan- according to the municipal
ister urged the Yangon City gon. They also need to pro- rules,” he added.
Development Committee vide one-stop service for the The workshop is being
(YCDC) to start a one-stop utmost convenience of Yango- conducted with the aim of
service for the convenience nites,” said the chief minister. sharing opinions on the fair Union Minister U Kyaw Tin meets with ROK Vice Minister of the
of people living in the city. The “Currently, we are mak- collection of municipal tax, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Lee Taeho on 24 January.  PHOTO: MNA
Asia Foundation, a nonprofit ing utmost efforts for the de- using technology for the de-
international development or- velopment of Yangon Region. velopment of municipal areas,
ganization, and Yangon-based
Nyan Thit Lin Reference Li-
The Municipal election will be
conducted very soon, in ac-
and providing public relations
training for making tax pay-
Traffic death toll in 2018
brary (Renaissance Institute)
conducted a workshop on im-
cordance with the laws, rules,
and regulations. Members
ments convenient.
The workshop, which reaches 5,184
plementation of good practic- of political parties may also ends on 25 January, is being at-
es by the municipal commit- compete in the election,” he tended by municipal ministers A total of 17,451 road accidents left 47 dead and 122 injured.
tee. The workshop began on said. “We are making arrange- from 14 states and regions, across the country left 5,184 A total of 474 traffic acci-
23 January at the Chatrium ments for people who belong and directors and Township dead and 26,741 injured in 2018, dents on the Yangon-Mandalay
Hotel. to political parties to be able municipal committee mem- according to the Myanmar Traf- expressway led to the loss of
“The municipal authori- to compete in the election. bers.—GNLM (Translated fic Police Force. 104 lives in 2018. A total of 877
ties need to deliver excellent We will conduct the election by Hay Mar) Yangon reported 2,684 ac- people were injured in the ac-
cidents, with 599 deaths and cidents.
3,164 people injured; in Man- Reckless driving,

Ministry of Information holds

dalay, 2,243 accidents left 744 over-speeding, defective vehi-
dead and 3,409 injured; in Ay- cles, and inclement weather
eyawady, 2,033 accidents left were identified as the main
coordination meeting on e-Government 419 dead and 3,446 injured; in
Magway, 1,610 accidents left
causes of accidents on the
country’s roads, according to
A second coordination meeting hall of the ministry in Nay Pyi try’s departments working col- 367 dead and 2,799 injured; in the Myanmar highway police.
to increase the momentum of Taw. lectively to systematically raise Sagaing, 1,539 accidents left Myanmar has an average
implementing Ministry of Infor- At the meeting, Deputy the momentum of implementing 481 dead and 2,606 injured; in of 48 traffic accidents every day,
mation’s e-Government works Minister for Information U Aung Ministry of Information e-Gov- Shan, 1,184 accidents left 529 killing 14 people and injuring 73.
was conducted at the meeting Hla Tun discussed about minis- ernment works, publishing of dead and 1,680 injured; in Mon, In 2017, there were 18,171
news and information accurate- 875 accidents left 346 dead and traffic accidents nationwide,
ly and in a timely manner, cyber 1,468 injured; in Taninthayi, 585 which left 5,250 people dead
security and holding of courses. accidents left 209 dead and 957 and 29,144 injured.
Following this, officials injured; in Rakhine, 429 acci- To reduce road accidents,
from Myanma Radio and Tele- dents left 170 dead and 629 in- the traffic police are conducting
visions, Information and Public jured; in Kachin, 427 accidents regular awareness talks and
Relations Department, Print- left 196 dead and 561 injured; in distributing pamphlets. The
ing and Publishing Department Kayin, 374 accidents left 153 traffic police have filed charg-
and News and Periodicals En- dead and 605 injured; in Nay Pyi es against suspected reckless
terprise discussed, suggested, Taw, 342 accidents left 227 dead drivers under sections 279, 337,
reviewed and explained about and 385 injured; in Chin, 106 338 and 304 (A) of the Penal
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun attends the 2nd coordination meeting department wise works.—MNA accidents left 47 dead and 146 Code.—GNLM
on e-Government in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA (Translated by Zaw Min) injured; in Kayah, 88 accidents (Translated by Hay Mar)
25 JANUARY 2019

Unity is the The enchanting Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, the incomparable Golden Rock

Heads of Service
essence of Organizations transferred
By U Win Sein

NY country can put in blossom; or in space. planets
forward their ancient are moving around a star by the
and confirmed
outstanding cultural or solar system in a perfect systematic
natural sites for listing order regularly on and on as if an
as the World Heritage Sites with invisible hand has been taken care 1. THE President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has
UNESCO. Such sites must con- to direct all these happenings in transferred the following persons as Heads of Service Organizations
tain outstanding value and must the whole Universe in a systematic shown against each of their names from the date they assume charge
meet at least one out of the ten of their duties.

manner. As time goes by, many phi-
HE people of Myanmar have been witnessing armed selection criteria lay down by the losophers might have interpreted
conflicts for nearly 70 years and can no longer wait for Selection Committee of UNESCO this invisible hand idea as equivalent Name Appointment
peace. Long drawn conflicts have harmed communal .The Selection criteria are :- to be called as Nature. Once, the (1) Dr. Wah Wah Maung Director-General
peace even in areas they have not directly touched. [1] to represent a masterpiece of inventor of atomic bomb theory, Dr. Director-General Pension Department
Armed conflicts have brought nothing but misery to our people. human creative genius. Albert Einstein was being asked Central Statistics Organization Ministry of Planning and Finance
It is regrettable to see people living in insecurity. [2] to exhibit an important inter- the question of “Do you believe in Ministry of Planning and Finance
Peace cannot be built only for an individual, an organization, change of human values ,over a God?” It was replied by Einstein
or an ethnic group, but has to encompass the whole Union. Peace span of time or within a cultural “Yes, I do, everything happening
is necessary for the security and safety of our brethren who have area of the world, on develop- in this Universe is manipulated by (2) U San Myint Director-General
been residing in the country through thick and thin. Rule of law ment in architecture or tech- someone whom I may Him as Na- Director-General Central Statistics Organization
is sine qua non for peace. nology, monumental arts ,town ture or others may call Him as God National Archive Department Ministry of Planning and Finance
To achieve peace, we must work hard with a strong desire, planning or landscape design. “So from the assumption of the pe- Ministry of Planning and Finance
strong spirit, relentless effort, [3] to bear a unique or at least culiarity of that Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda
and the wisdom to distinguish exceptional testimony to cultur- precariously perched on a strand of
right from wrong. Only this al tradition or to a civilization Lord Buddha ‘hair enshrined in it, (3) U Khin Maung Win Director-General
Peace cannot can help prevent our country which is living or which has balancing on the boulder rock that Director-General National Archive Department
from being deprived of de- disappeared.
be built
defying gravity as it was perpetually Pension Department Ministry of Planning and Finance
mocracy and human rights, [4] to be an outstanding example appeared to be on the verge of Ministry of Planning and Finance

only for an curb violence and exploita-

tion, and stop us from becom-
of a type of building, architec-
tural or technology ensembles
rolling down the mountain would
be a miracle with inspiration enough 2. THE President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
individual, an ing a Union where people are
not happy.
or landscape which illustrate[a]
significant –stage [s] in human
for any person to turn to Buddhism
for good.
has confirmed the appointment of U Aung Myint, Managing
Director, Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE) under the
PHOTO: Phoe Khwar
organization, Through experiences in history. At the peak of the pilgrim- Ministry of Electricity and Energy upon expiry of the one-year
the past, we have understood [5] to be an outstanding example of biological diversity, including sion to the mountain. age season during November to probationary period.
or an ethnic how evils such as corruption, of traditional human settlement those containing threatened In fact, no team of geologists March, the Golden Rock gleams

group, but has injustice, and bribery can ,land –use ,or sea-use which is species of outstanding univer- In fact, no team of geologists has ever has ever visited Kyaikhtiyo to find in different shades from dawn
cripple the government ma- representative of a [ culture]. sal value from the point of view out how the boulder, with an 18-feet to dusk [ the sight at dawn and
to encompass visited Kyaikhtiyo to find out how the
chinery. Or human interaction with the of science or conservation . tall pagoda on top, manages to perch at sunset are unique], pilgrims’
72nd Anniversary (2019)
When it comes to estab- environment especially when it As Myanmar is still in its in-
boulder, with an 18-feet tall pagoda on precariously above the cliff of the chants reverberate in the pre-
the whole lishing the rule of law, it is has become vulnerable under the fancy state on her international main mountain. Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda cincts of the shrine, lighting of Union Day National Objectives
not an easy task even in are- impact of irreversible change. tourism business, so she has had top, manages to perch precariously is the most revered and celebrated candles, meditation and offering to
Union. Peace as free of armed conflict. So, [6] to be directly or tangibly asso- a faraway distance left behind in pagoda in Myanmar. It is indeed Lord Buddha continued through-
above the cliff of the main mountain.
is necessary
we can imagine how difficult ciated with events or living tra- the back in order to catch up her recognized as one of the wonders out the night. Men crossed over 1. All ethnic nationals to work with collective strength for
the same task can be in con- dition. With ideas, or with belief, neighboring countries like China, of South East Asia, befitting to be bridge across an abyss to affix non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of

for the security flict-stricken areas. Hence,

the incumbent government is
with artistic and literary works
of outstanding universal signifi-
Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam
who have already developed them- and temples crowded ancient great yo Pagoda [Golden Rock]. The
called as one of the Great Wonders
of the World. As lengend says that
golden leaves on the sides of the
Golden Rock [women are not al-
national unity, perpetuation of national sovereignty; and to
work for preservation and protection of the above.
and safety of making efforts for cessation
of armed conflicts through
cant [The Committee considers
that this criterion should pref-
selves with sustainable tourism,
comprising cultural tourism and
city of Bagan, the Shwe Dagon Pa-
goda of Yangon, the spelled bound
Pagoda has offered an awesome
and enchanted feeling to foreign
the hair from Lord Buddha was giv-
en to a hermit who treasured the
low to cross the bridge, as this is
a Myanmar cultural tradition ]
2. To strive for the emergence of a Constitution that is in align-
ment and harmony with the Democratic Federal Union.
our brethren dialogue. erably be used in conjunction preservation of historical herit- and enchanted Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda tourists when they have visited sacred hair that was kept in his hair Pilgrims from all regions of My- 3. To strive for the success of the Union Peace Conference
Our history reflects our with other criteria]; ages. Myanmar has offered many in Mon State. are still left behind the Rock. The Golden Rock has knot, until he had found a boulder anmar and foreign tourists also – 21st Century Panlong and thence till the success of the
who have significant achievements in [7] to contain superlative nature kinds of tourism services namely; to be listed as the World Heritage been found during the life-time of resembling his own head on which visit the Pagoda. internal peace process.

been residing establishing peace and sta-

bility during periods when all
phenomena or area of excep-
tional natural beauty and aes-
Marine tourism, ecotourism, com-
munity tourism and trekking trips
Sites by the Selection Committee of
UNESCO, but on account of some
Buddha over 2600 years and it has
also defying the Law of Gravita-
he had built a pagoda to enshrine
the hair.
Even disabled persons who
are staunch devotees, walking up
4. All union nationals to cooperate and work in “Unity and
Harmony” for rule of law and for the people to be secure
in the country ethnic people were united.
As per the Panglong Pact
thetic importance;
[8] to be outstanding example
to the snow-capped mountains in
the far North of Myanmar. Like
difficulties in the intricate procedure
of selection, the recognition would
tion, precariously perching over
a cliff of the main mountain of
It is a miracle that this boul-
der has remained in its precarious
the track on crutches. Old people
who cannot climb are carried on
and free from danger.
5. All union citizens to be able to enjoy good education and
through thick signed by the ethnic brethren, representing major stages of many countries in the world, cry- soon be materialized on the sub- 1100 meters above the sea level. position for centuries despite sev- stretches by porters to the Pagoda adequate health care protection.
the Union was first estab- Earth’ history, including the ing demand for travels and tours stantial facts, Myanmar [Burma ] The Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda has dis- eral earthquakes took place in the to offer prayers to Buddha The
and thin. lished on the basis of consul- record of life, significant on-go- businesses together with the abili- has after a drastic changes in her seminated a message of Buddhist vicinity. Buddhist devotees have Full Moon day Tabaung in March
tation, discussion, co-ordi- ing geological processes in the ty to generate high level of employ- political, economic and social at- religious consciousness to all that attributed to the influence of the is a special occasion for pilgrims
nation, and agreement. The development of landforms, or ment to prove the importance as titudes in all spheres in the whole have visited the holy place which power of the hair relic enshrined to the shrine. On this day, the plat- Myanmar Daily Weather Report
term ‘Panglong’ — a very simple, short name — is pleasing and significant geomorphic or phys- a tool for economic development country. With the media sector dou- has enshrined with a strand of in the pagoda, had made the mir- form of the pagoda is lighted with BAY INFERENCE: According to the observations at (18:30) hrs
exciting for all people who care about the Union. Panglong is rec- iographic features; and jobs creation. For Myanmar to bling its efforts to make known to all the Buddha’s hair. Thus Buddhist acle boulder rock hovering in the ninety thousand candles, as rev- M.S.T today, the low pressure area over the Equatorial Indian
ognized not as a ceremony, but as a valuable part of our history. [9] to be outstanding example rep- visualize a total tourism receipts corners of the world that Myanmar devotees have a deep desire to go air with awesomeness. Sometime, erential offering to Lord Buddha. Ocean and adjoining South Bay of Bengal still persists. Weather is
History never ends, it is constantly being written.The resenting significant on-going from USD-534 million in 2012 to has been free and invites the outside on pilgrimage to the Pagoda. News certain peculiar matter cannot be Injection of interest and enthusi- partly cloudy to cloudy over the Andaman Sea and South Bay and
history of Panglong began with the leaders of our struggle for ecological and biological pro- USD 10.18 million in 2020 and by world to come and aid and make of some foreign geologist visitor,in explained by modern technology asm on foreign tourists by making generally fair elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal.
independence. It is now our duty to ensure the conference ends cesses in the evolution and de- such projected time the tourism investment in Myanmar without fits and starts utter casually that it or science, like the inexplicable known widely to the outside world FORECAST VALID UNTIL AFTERNOON OF THE 25 January,
successfully. velopment of terrestrial, fresh industry could have create 1.49 fear at all. was perhaps a volcanic accidental question of what is Nature? There about Myanmar ,that it worth the 2019: Weather will be partly cloudy in Upper Sagaing and Taninthayi
Today, Myanmar is on the road to democracy and the gov- water, coastal and marine eco- million jobs. To see Myanmar for real, is to phenomenon occurrence which may be many ways to explain. For money they would spend to take Regions, Kachin and Chin States and generally fair in the remaining
ernment is carrying out rehabilitation and establishing the rule system and communities of With the inscription of the three come and visit Myanmar around contributed to the peculiar rock instance; the precise period of the a trip to Myanmar thus enhance Regions and States.
of law. We believe that the country will reach its goal of a federal plants and animals; ancient Pyu cities of Beikthano, October the start of the tourism formation there in time immemo- four seasonal months taken place our country to receive more tour- STATE OF THE SEA: Sea will be slight to moderate in Myanmar
democratic union with the combined strength of all ethnic people [10]to contain the most important Sriksetra and Hanlin names have season for Myanmar. To begin rial had the properties of magnetic in accordance with a fixed period ism revenue for our Government’s waters. Wave height will be about (3-6) feet off and along Myanmar
who believe in democracy, human rights, and equality. and significant natural habi- been listed as the World Heritage with, is the visit to the spelled force that holding the boulder rock since time immemorial and that on coffer. Coasts.
***** tats for in –situ conservation Sites with UNESCO, the pagodas bound and enchanted Kyaikhti- just in a slanting position in adhe- which month, which kinds of flowers

w w w.glob al n ewl i g hto f myan mar.c o m

Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin attends
Aye Min Soe
Change-Challenges to Opportunities Forum


Kyaw Myaing Affairs Nai Thet Lwin attend-
ed the Change-Challenges to
Zaw Min Opportunities Forum held at
Zaw Htet Oo Myanmar ICT Park Confer-
Win Ko Ko Aung
ence Hall, Yangon yesterday
INTERNATIONAL NEWS EDITOR afternoon by Myanmar Eth-
Ye Htut Tin, nic Entrepreneurs’ Associa- tion (MEEA). The forum was
held to honor the Myanmar
Tun Tun Naing (Editor), Ethnics Culture Fest organ- ized by MEEA from 25 to 30
Nwe Nwe Tun (Sub-editor),
At the event the Union
TRANSLATORS Minister said now is the time
Khaing Thanda Lwin, when unity of ethnic nationals
Hay Mar Tin Win,
Ei Myat Mon
and peace can be achieved
Kyaw Zin Lin only through the ethnic na-
Kyaw Zin Tun tional brothers and sisters
working hand in hand to-
Nyein Nyein Ei, gether. According to the title of the forum, successfully
overcoming changes and Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin and attendees pose for a documentary photo at the Change-Challenges to
challenges and obtaining Opportunities Forum in Yangon.  PHOTO: MNA
Kyaw Zeya Win @ Phoe Khwar
opportunities and prospects
COMPUTER TEAM requires having aims and whether the change is benefi- forum like this and discussion, Ethnics Culture Fest was host-
Tun Zaw, Thein Ngwe,
goals in addition to having cial or protect the people. Only knowledge and expertise will ed by MEEA at Kyaikkasan
Zaw Zaw Aung, Ye Naing Soe,
Hnin Pwint, Kay Khaing Win, knowledge and expertise. As by conducting this sort of fo- increase allowing for the im- Ground, Yangon.
Sanda Hnin, Thein Htwe more knowledge and exper- rum can the people know. The plementation of union peace, The dinner was attended
tise can be obtained from fo- President had said that the Un- said the Union Minister. by Union Minister Nai Thet
(+95) (01)8604529,
rums like this, holding such ion wouldn’t be developed if the Next, Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Lwin, Yangon Region Chief
Fax — (+95) (01) 8604305 forums will develop the peo- states and regions which are Thet and MEEA central exec- Minister U Phyo Min Thein,
ple’s thoughts. The change branches of the union weren’t utive member Nai Pe Hlaing Region Hluttaw Deputy Speak-
desired by the people is not developed. Ethnic business delivered speeches and took er, region ministers, ethnic
San Lwin, (+95) (01) 8604532,
Hotline - 09 974424114 achieved simply by changing persons ought to work with commemorative group photo. affairs ministers from state/
the Union government and foreign businesses in addition Following this, topics on region governments, officials
ADVERTISING & MARKETING state/region governments. If to conducting exhibitions and Change-Challenges to Oppor- from MEEA and invited guests.
( +95) (01) 8604530,
Hotline - 09 974424848
all the public servants under small and medium enterprises tunities Forum were discussed At the dinner Union Minister the Union and state/region for the development of their re- by Voice Weekly Journal CEO Nai Thet Lwin delivered an governments didn’t change, gion. Only then will ethnic na- U Zeya Thu, Institute for Strat- opening speech while Yangon
a democracy system couldn’t tional youths gain knowledge egy and Policy Myanmar Exec- Region Chief Minister U Phyo
Printed and published at the Global New
Light of Myanmar Printing Factory at be achieved. If the bad hab- and have increasing job oppor- utive Driector U Min Zin, DICA Min Theing and MEEA patron
No.150, Nga Htat Kyee Pagoda Road, Bahan its from the old system that tunities. If they went abroad to Director General U Aung Na- Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet de-
Township, Yangon, by the Global New Light the people didn’t like are not work, they wouldn’t be able to ing Oo, MCRB Director Mrs. livered speeches. Afterwards
of Myanmar Daily under Printing Permit No.
00510 and Publishing Permit No. 00629.
changed the people’s desire think about the development Vicky Bowman, MIT Founder donors who donated cash to
of a democracy system that of our country and that is why and CEO Dr. U Tun Thura Thet successfully conduct the My- protects the people wouldn’t job opportunities are required and Yatanarpon Teleport Chief anmar Ethnics Culture Fest
be achieved. If the people to be created. Peace is very Operating Office Dr. Nandy were honored with certificates
didn’t have knowledge and important to create job oppor- Lynn. Later in the evening a of honors. —MNA (Translat-
expertise, they wouldn’t know tunities. Through conducting dinner in honor of Myanmar ed by Zaw Min)

Seven acres of opium fields

destroyed in Ngaphe Township
A local anti-drug squad de- partmental staff destroyed three
stroyed about seven acres of acres of three-foot tall opium
opium poppy fields in the hilly poppy plants cultivated in a val-
areas of Ngaphe Township, Min- ley located four miles southwest
bu District, Magway Region, on of the village.
Write for us 23 January. The team then discovered
We appreciate your feedback and This was the second time about 2.5 acres of opium crops in
contributions. If you have any comments the authorities searched for and another valley five furlongs from
or would like to submit editorials,
analyses or reports please email destroyed poppy fields in Naung the first plantation, and roughly Village. 1.5 acres of poppy fields in a val-
with your name and title.
Due to limitation of space we are only A combined team led by Po- ley two furlongs to the west of the
able to publish “Letter to the Editor” lice Major Win Maung of Nga- first plantation, and destroyed
that do not exceed 500 words. Should
you submit a text longer than 500 words phe Township and comprising them.—Ma Yu (Ngaphe)
please be aware that your letter will be township police, members of the (Translated by Khaing
edited. Authorities destroy the opium field in Ngaphe Township. 
Myanmar armed forces, and de- Thanda Lwin) PHOTO: MA YU (NGAPHE)
25 JANUARY 2019

Union Minister calls for cooperation in research on

traditional medicine among BIMSTEC member countries
UNION MINISTER for Health icines and upgrade the research
and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe ad- system.
dressed the opening ceremony He also said that the meet-
of the second meeting of BIMS- ing will be focusing on the tra-
TEC Task Force on Traditional ditional medicinal cooperation
Medicine in Nay Pyi Taw yes- between the BIMSTEC member
terday, calling on BIMSTEC countries along with preserv-
member countries for cooper- ing the species of the medicine
ating in research on traditional and need to take copy rights for
medicine. them.
He urged the participants To share knowledge and
of the meeting to make the best the result of the research, it
use of experiences and knowl- will need to hold state level and
edge gained at the meeting as international level conferences,
the meeting brought the oppor- meeting and educational talks
tunities to the member countries more, he said.
to share knowledge on tradition- The Union Minister ex-
Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe addresses the 2nd Meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine.  
al medicine. pressed his thanks for compi- PHOTO: MNA
The Union Minister also lation of the quality papers and
urged the BIMSTEC member book on traditional medicine and medicine world. speech. ka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India
countries share experiences to be used in the meetine. Next, Mr. Kunzang N. A total of 40 representatives and Thailand are attending the
each other through practicing He pledged that his ministry Tshering, Director at the BIM- from BIMSTEC member coun- meeting.—MNA (Translated
registration for traditional med- would develop the traditional STEC Secretariat delivered the tries, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lan- by Kyaw Zin Lin)

Local, foreign investments permitted by MIC in November and December 2018

Myanmar Investment Commission is permitting local and foreign investments,
5 Animal husband- - - 3 200200.000
according to Myanmar Investment Law. ry and fishery
Myanmar Investment Commission had permitted in November 2018 total for- sector
eign investment, including increased investment, valued at US$428.408 million, and 6 Electricity sec- 1 5900.000 1 10752.000
in December 2018 total foreign investment, including increased investment, valued tor
at US$333.728 million.
7 Other sector 5 27697.446 - 31392.240*
Foreign investments permitted during November and December of 2018 are
Total 18 224432.440 14 258919.330
as follows:
November December *Increase in the investment was included in the investment amount.
Increased number of jobs created by foreign investment during November and
Sr. Sector No. of Capital No. of Capital
i n v e s t - US$ million investments US$ million December of 2018 are as follow.
1 Transportation and 1 171.790 1 243.433* Sr. Sector No. of jobs created for local workers
communications In November 2018 In December
sector 2018
2 Industrial sector 16 86.497* 28 89.495* 1 Agricultural sector 644 -
3 Hotel and tourism 1 4.370* - - 2 Animal husbandry and fishery sector 139 -
sector 3 Industrial sector 10072 27640*
4 Animal husbandry 2 16.379* - - 4 Transport and communication sector 225 502*
and fishery sector 5 Hotel and tourism sector 12 -
5 Other service sector 4 138.951 - 0.800* 6 Oil and Natural gas sector - -
6 Agricultural sector 2 10.421 - - 7 Other service sector 186 -
Total 26 428.408 29 333.728 Total 11278 28142

*Increase in the investment was included in the investment amount. * Increase in the job was included in the job amount.
Myanmar Investment Commission had permitted in November 2018
a total Myanmar national investment totals K224432.440 million and in De- Increased number of jobs created by Myanmar national investments during
cember 2018 a total Myanmar national investment totals K258919.330 November and December 2018 are as follow.
Myanmar national investments permitted during November and December Sr. Sector No. of jobs created for local workers
2018 are as follow.
In November 2018 In December 2018
November December 1 Electricity sector 46 55
Sr. Sector No. of Capital No. of Capital 2 Mining sector 545 -
i n v e s t - Kyat million investments Kyat million
ments 3 Industrial sector 1160 742
1 Housing and 1 2107.531 - - 4 Hotel and tourism sector 31 197
building con- 5 Animal husbandry and - 2445
struction sector fishery sector
2 Industrial sector 6 171831.068 7 11225.090* 6 Housing and building 10 -
3 Hotel and tour- 2 800.000 3 5350.000 construction sector
ism sector 7 Other service sector 382 -
4 Mining sector 3 16096.395 - - Total 2174 3439

Yangon Region gold body seeks Mining Dept license for mobile trading platform
launched at an event on payment channel for the exchange operations,”
26 January. flow of foreign income,” said U Myo Myint.
The mobile trading according to the associ- At present, the online
app aims to ease trading ation. trading platform through
for members of gold en- “When foreigners the app is being used by
trepreneurs associations, purchase gold through members of the Yangon
forecast the most proba- the mobile app, they will and Mandalay gold entre-
ble moves in the market, pay in dollars. We want preneurs bodies. The Yan-
provide profit-and-loss that earning in white gon Gold Entrepreneurs
statements, and adopt money. We can hold for- Association has 700 mem-
systematic trading, in eign currency only if we bers, while the Mandalay
line with international have a money changer li- association has about 300
criteria. cense. That license is only members.
The mobile trading to hold foreign currency, (Translated by
platform will be made yet not to conduct foreign Ei Myat Mon)
available only to members
who put in the deposit set
by the association. Mo- TRADEMARK CAUTION
bile trading using depos- KT & G Corporation, a company incorporated in Republic
of Korea and having its registered office at 71, Beotkkot-gil,
its is more secure. The Daedeok-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea is the owner and
mobile platform will help proprietor of the following Trademarks:
PHOTO: PHOE KHWAR improve efficiency by dis-
counting new information
By Nyein Nyein “Traders will have “We have sought a and driving the market
to deposit money into a license for online gold into equilibrium much
THE Yangon Region Gold bank account. We want trading. The Department quicker, according to the
Entrepreneurs Associa- gold trading through the of Mines passed our re- Yangon Gold Entrepre-
tion has sought a license mobile app to be legal as quest and forwarded it to neurs Association.
for gold trading through the platform will be used the office of the Attorney “The mobile trading
its mobile application for formal payments. It General. It has not been platform has been cre-
from the Department of will take some time to get cleared yet,” said U Myo ated to allow both local
Mines, under the Ministry the license,” said U Myo Myint. and foreign investors to Registration No. 4/272/1998(20.1.1998)
of Natural Resources and Myint. The software for the trade in gold. Therefore, Registration No. 4/4766/2001(8.10.2001)
Environmental Conserva- The association ap- trading platform was de- we have also applied for
tion, said U Myo Myint, plied to the Department of veloped to promote gold a money changer license
the chair of the associa- Mines for its online trad- trading. The YGEA mo- from the Central Bank of
tion. ing platform in late 2018. bile app will be officially Myanmar to set up a legal


07, 19 Floor, Sule Square, No. 221 Sule Pagoda Road, 07, 19 Floor, Sule Square, No. 221 Sule Pagoda Road,
Kyauktada Township, Yangon, Myanmar is the owner and Kyauktada Township, Yangon, Myanmar is the owner and
sole proprietor of the following Trademarks: sole proprietor of the following Trademark:

Registration No. 4/5363/2004(20.9.2004)

Registration No. 4/4886/2002(10.9.2002)


In respect of “Advertising; business management;
business administration; office functions. (Int’ Class 35); In respect of “Advertising; business management;
and business administration; office functions. (Int’ Class 35);
Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate and
affairs. (Int’ Class 36); and Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting affairs. (Int’ Class 36); and
Registration No. 4/5362/2004(20.9.2004)
and cultural activities. (Int’ Class 41); and Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting R R

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New Yangon development project to be showcased at Invest Myanmar Summit 2019

THE Invest Myanmar At the upcoming sum- traffic and transport plan- opportunities in Myanmar partners and for investors land, the UK, the United
Summit 2019, which will be mit, a team from the NYDC ning. The second phase for local and foreign inves- to gain access to national, States, and the European
held on 28 and 29 January, will brief investors on four (draft) of the master plan tors. Held in collaboration regional, and private sector Union are expected to at-
will showcase one of the key areas, namely, public will come out soon. After with the government and business projects,’’ said U tend the summit.
most prominent projects transport, municipal waste, the master plan is finalized, the country’s private sec- Wai Phyo, the chairperson The summit is tar-
— the development of New the Convention Center, and the NYDC will call for sug- tor, the summit aims to of the Invest Myanmar geting the manufacturing,
Yangon City — by the New telecommunications, ac- gestions. attract greater foreign in- Summit. garments, electricity and
Yangon Development Com- cording to the NYDC. This year, more than vestment to Myanmar. The two-day summit energy, tourism, education,
pany Limited (NYDC). The NYDC held a 120 regional and private The National Project will see participation from food processing and fisher-
The NYDC is 100-per workshop on Phase 1 of investment opportunities, Bank for strategic projects, ministries, regional govern- ies, healthcare, infrastruc-
cent owned by the Yangon new Yangon City’s master worth over US$3 billion, in line with the Myanmar ments from the country’s ture, and property sectors
Regional Government. Its plan in late 2018. At the will be showcased at the Sustainable Development nine states and regions, as they can have a great
vision is to make Yangon workshop, AECOM Sin- summit, offering investors Plan, will be launched at and professional organiza- impact on job creation and
Myanmar’s “Productive gapore explained the first direct insights into invest- the summit. tions. Investors from Aus- livelihood enhancement. –
City, Livable City”, and phase (draft) of the mas- ing in Myanmar. “The summit will act tralia, China, China’s Hong GNLM
create an estimated 2 mil- ter plan, including strategic The summit seeks to as a platform for business- Kong, India, Japan, South (Translated by Ei
lion jobs. flood risk assessment, and explore potential business es to meet with potential Korea, Singapore, Thai- Myat Mon)

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‘Stalinist Truman Show’ claims it will change art forever

PARIS (France) — It is billed entists.
as a human “safari”, the most “No one has yet found the
controversial and potentially word to explain ‘Dau’,” its exec-
game-changing Russian cultural utive producer Martine d’Angle-
export since the Ballets Russes jan-Chatillon told AFP.
left the West shocked and awed However, the Canadian said
110 years ago. it could change the way we see
What began as a biopic of art.
Lev “Dau” Landau, a father After experiencing “Dau”,
of the Soviet atomic bomb and “going to see a film, play or
charismatic advocate of free an exhibition will no longer be
love, has morphed into one of the enough,” she insisted.
strangest and most mind-bog- But its backers admit some
gling artistic projects ever un- of the 700 hours of this “ency-
dertaken. clopaedia of human nature and
The world will get its first relationships” make disturbing
taste of “Dau” on Thursday, when viewing.
its “gripping, claustrophobic” Visitors will have to hand
and sometimes violent universe over their mobile phones and an-
starts unfurling 24 hours a day swer an intimate psychometric
for 24 days in two central Paris A mannequin sits on a couch inside the Theatre du Chatelet, where “Dau” — one of the strangest and most test before they can buy a timed
theatres and the city’s Pompidou mind-boggling artistic projects ever undertaken — will begin unfurling on Thursday.  PHOTO: AFP or unlimited passport to enter
modern art museum. the universe.
Dubbed the “Stalinist Tru- prize-winning physicist ran in the hothouse sexual atmosphere. Serbian performance artist The producers said rape,
man Show”, Russian director the city of Kharkiv in eastern Its cost somewhere north Marina Abramovic, British mu- abuse or trauma victims will be
IlyaKhrzhanovsky persuaded Ukraine. of 70 million euros ($80 million), sician Brian Eno and Massive locked out of rooms with imagery
400 people to live and work for Volunteers — who ranged sources told AFP. Attack’s Robert Del Naja — who that might trigger them.
nearly three years under the from university professors to many believe to be street artist Star Greek conductor Teo-
same totalitarian Soviet rules beggars, engineers and prosti- Stars and shamans Banksy — will perform in Par- dorCurrentzis, who plays Lan-
that Landau and his disciplines tutes — agreed to be filmed pe- Drawn by its compelling mix is amid the continuous roll of dau in the films, will also appear
laboured under. riodically as they were subjected of sex, science and spirituality, screenings, immersive experi- in the gutted interiors of the Par-
The replica scientific insti- to scientific and philosophical a cluster of major international ences and intimate encounters is theatres, both of which are
tute he had built for them was experiments. stars have also thrown them- with Siberian shamans, imams, undergoing major refurbishment
not far from the one the Nobel Sixteen babies were born in selves into “Dau”. psychologists and leading sci- work. —AFP

Real-life topics becoming a Tac-o look at me now — queues as

hit in China’s movie market US fast food chain makes Thai debut
BEIJING — The year 2018 will and domestic comedies. BANGKOK (Thailand) — walked by and saw people queue The plan is for 40 outlets in
be remembered in the histo- “Operation Red Sea” and Queues stretched around the up so I became curious.” the country over the next three
ry of Chinese cinema because “Dying to Survive,” top and block Thursday as Thailand’s But for many social me- years as part of a broader global
“most of the successful films third, respectively, on last year’s first ever Taco Bell opened its dia-savvy Thais, the eye-catching expansion plan relying heavily on
were based on real-life stories, box-office charts, were both doors to fast-food fanatics sport- giant taco mascots and purple Asia-Pacific.
or explored social issues,” said based on true stories. ing taco-shaped hats and punt- signage proved irresistible as a Taco Bell recently opened in
a report by China Daily Wednes- “Operation Red Sea” was ers keen to discover the corn- chance to snap selfies. Sri Lanka and Australia and In-
day quoting a scholar. inspired by the People’s Liber- based snack. Thailand is famous for its dia is the fastest growing market
ZuoHeng, deputy director ation Army Navy’s evacuation Popular among American street eats, but the chain hopes outside of the US, Tuli said.
of the cinematic culture re- of nearly 580 Chinese nationals college students as a cheap, binge to gobble up market share in a Taco Bell loyalist and US ex-
search department at the China from Yemen in early 2015. eat, the “Mexican-inspired” chain country which is also increasingly change student John Cameron,
Film Archive, said this marked Jiang Yong, a film industry is dipping its toe into Bangkok’s obsessed with Western fast food. 21, was the first in line and said he
a revitalization of cinematic re- analyst in Beijing, said “Opera- oversaturated fast-food market “You will find the flavours had been there since the previous
alism. tion Red Sea” reinforced inves- with its first branch — eager and spices are ramped up,” Ank- night. “I’m happy to be the first,”
The report suggests Chi- tors’ confidence that a realistic to cook up a more flavoursome ushTuli, regional managing direc- he said, donning a foam taco hat.
na’s movie market has eyed a contemporary film could also be menu to suit Thai palates. tor of Taco Bell, told AFP. —AFP
new approach while real-life a commercial success. Expectations were high
stories and social issues attract Social dramas reflecting among the hundreds queueing,
audiences. changes in China or examining some ready to taste their first
Last year, domestic feature the lives of ordinary people have ever taco in a kingdom whose
films accounted for 62 percent also won acclaim and success. own food is lauded as among
of the nation’s box-office reve- “Dying to Survive” was the best — and spiciest — in the
nue, the highest since the Chi- based on the true story of Lu world. “I think it may taste better
nese film industry started to Yong, a leukemia patient who than Thai food,” said Sasithorn-
take off in the early 2000s. illegally bought unlicensed can- Boonprakorb.
While Hollywood is domi- cer drugs overseas for himself “My boss also asked me to
nated by movies about super- and many other patients. buy some for him.”
heroes, China has seen a shift It touched Chinese audi- Others were not quite sure
in tastes. Realistic themes have ences and triggered public rec- what to expect.
started to attract vast audienc- ognition for struggling families “I don’t know what it will
es who were previously more in- who cannot afford life-saving taste like,” speculated Chai- Fast food fans wait in line outside the first Taco Bell restaurant to open
terested in action blockbusters medication. — Xinhua yapongAmornsrising, 57. “I just in Thailand.  PHOTO: AFP
25 JANUARY 2019

Jeff Bezos’s Blue

Origin rocket makes
10th flight test
WASHINGTON (United States)— tionally agreed to be 62 miles (100
With an eye to launching the first kilometers) above Earth, known
tourists to space by year’s end, as the Karman Line.
Blue Origin, the rocket compa- Eight minutes after blast
ny owned by Amazon CEO Jeff off, the rocket booster fired its
Bezos, blasted off the 10th test engines and made a controlled,
flight of its New Shepard rocket upright landing back on Earth,
on Wednesday.The rocket, car- marking the fourth flight for this
rying no people on board but particular rocket, and the 10th
eight science experiments for flight test for New Shepard over-
NASA, soared skyward from a all.“That, everybody, is a reusable
launchpad in west Texas at 1508 rocket,” said Cornell. Moments
GMT against a clear blue sky.A later, the capsule floated to Earth,
few minutes into the flight, the aided by a trio of parachutes, and This handout photo shows Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket on a launch pad on 28 April 2018.  PHOTO: AFP
capsule separated as planned touched down in a cloud of dust. “We are not in a rush. We Virgin Galactic, headed by and marking the first manned
from the booster and reached The entire mission lasted 10 min- want to take our time and do this British billionaire Richard Bran- flight to space from US soil since
its peak height of 66 miles (106 utes, 15 seconds.“Looks to have right.” The passenger capsule is son, is also working on a vessel of 2011. The spaceship made it to
kilometers). been a wholly successful flight to- “roomy,” Cornell said, with six its own to carry tourists to space. a peak height of 51.4 miles (82.7
“That is exactly what we day,” wrote Blue Origin on Twitter. seats and six “big gorgeous win- On 13 December, 2018, Virgin kilometers). The brief flight—with
were targeting,” said Ariane Cor- More test flights lie ahead, dows.” The price per ticket has Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS two pilots on board — was a key
nell, an astronaut for Blue Origin but the first flights with passen- not yet been announced. Unity, flew higher than it ever milestone for the Virgin Galactic,
and commentator on the compa- gers on board could start by late The New Shepard rocket first had before, surpassing what which is striving to send tourists
ny’s live webcast of the launch. 2019. “We are aiming for the end reached space last year, achieving the US Air Force considers the to space at a cost of $250,000 per
The frontier of space is interna- of this year,” Cornell said. a height of 66 miles in April 2018. boundary of space (50 miles), seat.—AFP

China clones gene-edited monkeys China’s first baby born from

SHANGHAI (Xinhua)—China
has cloned five monkeys from
transplanted womb
a gene-edited macaque with XI’AN —A woman who success- sound, plasma concentration and
circadian rhythm disorders, the fully received a womb donated hormone level monitoring. “The
first time multiple monkeys have from her mother after a uterus full-term fetus can bring pressure
been cloned from a gene-edited transplant in November 2015 to the transplanted womb, which
monkey for biomedical research. gave birth to a healthy baby boy increases risks during labor,” said
Scientists made the announce- in northwest China’s Shaanxi Chen Biliang, director of the obstet-
ment Thursday, with two articles Province on Sunday. rics and gynecology department of
published in National Science Weighing 2 kg and measuring Xijing Hospital. Therefore, Chen
Review, a top Chinese journal Photo taken on 26 November 2018 shows the five cloned monkeys with 48 cm long, the baby is China’s and his team decided to conduct a
circadian rhythm disorders. China has cloned five monkeys from a gene-edited
in English. The cloned monkeys first and the world’s 14th baby cesarean section during the 33th
macaque with circadian rhythm disorders, the first time multiple monkeys
were born in Shanghai at Insti- have been cloned from a gene-edited monkey for biomedical research. born from a transplanted womb, week of Yang’s pregnancy. Uter-
tute of Neuroscience of Chinese Scientists made the announcement Thursday, with two articles published in doctors with the Xijing Hospital us transplants are not new. In the
Academy of Sciences.Research- National Science Review, a top Chinese journal in English. The cloned monkeys in Xi’an, capital of the province, 1960s, Britain and the United States
ers said that the advance means were born in Shanghai at Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of said Wednesday. Yang Hua, 26, the began to experiment with uterus
that a population of customized Sciences.  PHOTO: XINHUA new mother, was born without a transplants on animals.In 2000, the
gene-edited monkey models with out BMAL1, a core circadian reg- said Qiang Sun of the institute. uterus but has her own ovaries. world’s first human womb trans-
uniform genetic background will be ulatory transcription factor, using Sun said the research program When the mother-daughter plant took place on a 26-year-old
available for biomedical research. gene editing at the embryo stage. was reviewed and supervised by womb transplant, China’s first woman in Saudi Arabia. The trans-
Disorders of circadian rhythm are They selected one of the the institute’s ethic committee human womb transplant, was planted uterus failed after three
associated with many human dis- gene-edited monkeys with the in accordance with international done in 2015, Yang was 22 and months and had to be removed.
eases, including sleep disorders, most severe disease phenotypes ethical standards of animal re- her mother was 43. Doctors at In 2011, doctors successfully
depression, diabetic mellitus, can- as the donor. The fibroblasts of the search.He said that the research the Xijing Hospital extracted eggs performed a uterus transplant on
cer and neurodegenerative diseas- donor were then used to clone five signified the maturing of China’s from Yang. With the help of assist- a woman in Turkey. Two years
es, such as Alzheimer’s disease. monkeys by somatic cell nuclear somatic cell cloning. ed reproductive technology, they later, nine women in Sweden suc-
Previously, mice and flies transfer, the same method used to Muming Poo, the director froze 14 embryos in August 2015. cessfully received transplanted
were widely used for the research generate Zhong Zhong and Hua of the institute, said that the re- The frozen embryo was success- wombs donated by relatives.Chen
of such diseases, but these animal Hua, the first cloned monkeys search team would focus on clon- fully implanted in Yang’s womb said uterus transplants still re-
models differ greatly from human born in China at the end of 2017. ing monkey models with different on 13 June, 2018. Yang became mained a medical challenge.
beings in terms of activity rou- Different from Zhong Zhong brain diseases in the future. Be- pregnant after two weeks. The uterus, with plenty of
tines, brain structure and meta- and Hua Hua, generated by us- sides being used to study human To ensure the health of Yang tenuous blood vessels, grows
bolic rate. The cloned monkeys, ing fibroblasts from an aborted brain diseases, the models will be and her baby during the pregnan- in the depths of a woman’s pel-
closer to human in physiology, fetus, the new clones were made used to test medicine effective- cy, the experts from the obstetrics vic cavity. Therefore, a string of
make better models for research using a gene-edited young adult ness, which can help reduce the and gynecology department and problems including cutting, the
on disease pathogenesis and po- male monkey. “It shows that be- number of animal models used the urology department of Xijing structure of the blood vessels
tential therapeutic treatments. sides using fetus, batch cloning in experiments and lower the Hospital made a series of individual during the transplant and strong
In order to create an ideal do- of gene-edited male monkeys cost of medicine development, immune anti-rejection medication rejection reactions may occur,
nor monkey, researchers knocked with diseases is also feasible,” he said.—Xinhua plans and conducted regular ultra- according to Chen.—Xinhua
16 SPORT 25 JANUARY 2019

‘Ney is worried’: Neymar Southern Myanmar Keeper Pyae Phyo Aung to

skip match against Sagaing United
suffers fresh metatarsal
PYAE Phyo Aung, former na-
injury in PSG win tional football team goalie and
the current goalkeeper of South-
PARIS (France)—Paris Saint-Germain talisman Neymar has suf- ern Myanmar F.C., will skip his
fered a fresh injury to his right metatarsal, the club said Thursday, team’s MPT Myanmar Nation-
marring the holders’ advance to the last 16 of the French Cup with al League 2019 match against
a 2-0 win over Strasbourg. A fractured metatarsal curtailed the Sagaing United on 26 January
Brazilian’s last season, and the recurrence comes just three weeks on account of an injury, accord-
ahead of the first leg of PSG’s crunch Champions League clash ing to a source with the MNL
against Manchester United. The severity of the new injury is not yet website.
known, although Neymar was able to walk off the field unsupported. Pyae Phyo Aung injured the
“Initial tests carried out revealed a painful reactivation of the middle finger of his left hand
injury to the fifth metatarsal,” a club statement said Thursday.“The during an earlier match against
Southern Myanmar FC’s goalkeeper Pyae Phyo Aung seen after getting
treatment will depend on progress over the coming days,” it said, Zwekapin United, which South-
injured at an earlier match against Zwekapin United.  PHOTO : MNA
adding all medical options would be considered.Neymar initially tried ern Myanmar lost by a narrow
to continue playing. But he covered his eyes—in tears, according 3-2 margin. play an away match with currently placed fourth on the
to witnesses—as he was forced off to be replaced by Moussa Diaby The loss was partly on ac- Sagaing United, and is likely to Myanmar National League’s
just after the hour mark. count of the keeper’s injury, as find an easy victory difficult to scoring table, earning three
His early departure was a worrying moment for PSG, with the he is the main goalie for South- claim. In their last two meetings points from two matches with
world’s most expensive player having missed the final three months ern Myanmar. in the previous season of the one win and one draw.
of last season after breaking the same bone. Pyae Phyo Aung will rest MNL, Southern Myanmar F.C. Sagaing United is standing
Each season PSG, which dominates France’s domestic league, for at least 10 days as he has won one match against Sagaing in the tenth place, earning one
is judged according to its Champions League results.PSG coach been injured, said a source with United, while the second match point from two matches with
Thomas Tuchel after the game said: “The doctor is worried, ‘Ney’ the Myanmar National League. ended in a draw. one draw and one loss.—Lynn
is worried, because it is the same foot, the same place.”“It was a Southern Myanmar will Southern Myanmar F.C. is Thit (Tgi)
situation where he was fouled three times, one after the other. The
referee didn’t give anything. He twisted his foot.”
The PSG coach was also unhappy with suggestions from the
Strasbourg players and coach that Neymar had provoked the injury
by winding up his opponents.“It’s Neymar’s style, but don’t come and
League II of MNL begins
today; eight teams in fray
complain when you get kicked,” Strasbourg’s Anthony Goncalves
told broadcaster Eurosport.“He is a great player, I respect him. He
can enjoy himself but don’t come blubbering afterwards.”

‘Deeply affected’ League II of the MPT Myanmar Royal Thanlyin F.C., Mawyawady On 26 January, Kachin Unit-
Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria got the goals on a bitterly National League, organized un- F.C., Kachin United, Silver Star ed F.C. will come up against Sil-
cold night at the Parc des Princes. der the supervision of the MNL, F.C., University F.C., and Chin ver Star F.C. at Padonmar Stadi-
Tuchel had left out the ill Kylian Mbappe for this game, with will start on 25 January (today) United F.C. um, and University F.C. will play
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting handed a rare start in place of the with matches scheduled to be The matches scheduled for against Kachin United F.C. at Sa
superstar France forward. played at the Padonmar Stadi- today promise to be thrilling with Lin Stadium.
The Cameroon international set up Cavani for the fourth-minute um and the Sa Lin Stadium in Myawady F.C. taking on the ISPE All the matches will be
opener, before Di Maria—who had earlier hit the post — finished Yangon. team at the Padonmar Stadium, streamed live on MNL’s Face-
into the roof of the net 10 minutes from time as PSG stay on track Eight local youth football and Royal Thanlyin F.C. going book feed, said a source with
to win the French Cup for the fifth season running. teams are competing in the tour- up against Mawyawady F.C. at the national league.—Lynn Thit
Before kick-off, fans applauded and chanted the name of ney — Myawady F.C., ISPE F.C., Sa Lin Stadium. (Tgi)
Emiliano Sala, the former Nantes striker who is feared dead after
the plane he was travelling in disappeared over the Channel Islands
on Monday as he was on his way to join his new club Cardiff City.
Nantes’ own Cup tie away at third-tier Entente Sannois
Saint-Gratien has been postponed until Sunday, with their players
Australia take upper hand at
still in shock over Sala’s disappearance.
Elsewhere, Caen ended the run of plucky sixth-tier amateurs tea in first Sri Lanka Test
Viry-Chatillon in a 6-0 rout, with Yacine Bammou setting the Ligue
1 club on their way.—AFP BRISBANE (Australia)—Aus- the Australian pace attack, al- catch to Marnus Labuschagne
tralia had the upper hand at tea though Lahiru Thirimanne, at third slip.
on the opening day of the day- playing his first Test since Debutant Jhye Richardson
night Test at the Gabba as Sri 2017, looked uncomfortable at opened the bowling with Starc
Lanka crawled to 54 for three at times. and was impressive in his first
the first break. At 17 for no wicket, umpire spell in Test cricket, hitting the
After Sri Lankan captain Richard Illingworth adjudged pads of the Sri Lankan openers
Dinesh Chandimal won the toss him lbw to Mitchell Starc, but numerous times.He was final-
and elected to bat on a hot and the Sri Lankans reviewed the ly rewarded with the wicket of
humid Brisbane afternoon, the decision and ball-tracking Chandimal, well caught by a div-
visitors were forced to battle showed the delivery missing ing Joe Burns at second slip to
hard against the Australian leg stump, denying Starc his leave the visitors at 31 for two.
attack.Kusal Mendis was on 200th Test wicket. Mendis replaced his skip-
14 at the break alongside Ro- The Sri Lankans moved the per at the crease and he and Di-
shan Mendis, who was yet to score along before Thirimanne muth Karunaratne fought hard
Neymar leaves the pitch with an apparent foot injury in PSG’s win over score.Sri Lanka’s openers had on 12 tried to drive Pat Cum- to try and rebuild the visitors’
Strasbourg in the French Cup.  PHOTO: AFP weathered the early storm from mins, only to edge a comfortable innings.—AFP