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Second coordination meeting held for Army, air, artillery and armor conduct joint
organizing 2019 Union Day military exercise in Meiktila cantonment

Vol. V, No. 291, 12 th Waning of Pyatho 1380 ME Friday, 1 February 2019

to continue
import of used
THE Ministry of Commerce said
it will continue to permit imports
of used machinery in 2019, as a
special circumstance.
The ministry made the an-
nouncement yesterday, and said
the move is aimed at reducing
investment costs for industries,
including small and medium en-
Used machines can be im-
ported only via the sea route; their
service life must not exceed more
than 10 years; and, second hand
machines must be imported ac-
cording to procedures to prevent
environmental damage due to
piling of unusable machines in
the country, the ministry stated.
However, if a machine has
the service life of more than 10
years but is in good condition for
local SMEs, it will be given pref-
erence, the ministry stated.
It is also necessary that used
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes Ambassador of Nigeria Mr. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA machines identified for import are
not performing at less than 80 per

State Counsellor receives

cent of their technical capacity,
it stated.
The ministry has asked
companies to mention the brand
name, capacity, model year, coun-

Nigerian Ambassador
try of origin, and fuel used by the
machine when applying for im-
port. The application must also
include a recommendation from
the Directorate of Industrial Su-
pervision and Inspection and a
DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI, State Counsellor and During the meeting, they cordially discussed and ex- pre-inspection certificate for the
Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Repub- changed views on the matters relating to promotion of bilateral running condition of the machine,
lic of the Union of Myanmar, received Mr. Ahmed Nuhu relations and cooperation, in areas such as liquefied natural tested at the point of export six
Bamalli, Ambassador of Nigeria to Myanmar at 11am on 31 gas production technology, sports sector, culture, film industry months before it arrives at the
January 2019 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw. and coexistence among diverse ethnic groups.—MNA port, the ministry stated.



2nd Pyithu Hluttaw’s 2nd Amoytha UEC Chairman U Hla State Counsellor’s
11th regular session Hluttaw’s 11th regular Thein receives IFES portrait, patchwork quilt
holds 7th day meeting session holds 7th day Vice President auctioned on final day of
PAGE-2 meeting ethnic culture fest

Pyithu Hluttaw

2nd Pyithu Hluttaw’s 11th regular session holds 7th day meeting
THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s by Daw Aye Aye Mu (a) Daw er informed the receipt of Protec-
ninth regular session held its sec- Shar Mee of Kalay constituency, tion and Preservation of Cultural
ond-day meeting at the Pyithu U Kyaw Soe of Bamauk constit- Heritage Regions Bill approved
Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday, uency, U Wom Hla of Nanyun and sent by Amyotha Hluttaw
where asterisk-marked questions constituency and U R Moe Hsi with amendment.
were answered, a motion tabled, of Khaunglanphu constituency Bill Committee member
reading of report, discussion and were answered by Deputy Min- U Steven read a report of the
a motion tabled on bills. ister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen committee on the bill and Py-
Asterisk marked ques- Than Htut and Deputy Minister ithu Hluttaw Speaker announced
tions for Social Welfare, Relief and Re- for Hluttaw representatives who
The first asterisk marked settlement U Soe Aung. want to table amendment motion
question of the day was raised by Motion to train teachers to register their names. After-
U Khun Than Htoo of Hsihseng and budget for school wards Bill Committee member
constituency on upgrading a feeding in kindergarten Daw Mar Mar Khine explained
11 miles 6 furlong road linking Following the aster- to the Hluttaw about 2018 Gam-
U Khun Than Htoo.  PHOTO: MNA Maj-Gen Than Htut.  PHOTO : MNA
Ponlaung Village cross road to isk-marked questions session bling Bill returned by Amyotha
Naung Htaw Village in Hsihseng struction was completed and if sary repairs as required while Daw Aye Mya Mya Myo of Kyauk- Hluttaw with amendments and
Township that had been relied there will be any actions taken the inspection committee and tan constituency tabled and after obtaining the decision of the
upon by 41 villages. Deputy Min- against the construction com- Hluttaw representative had con- explained a motion urging the Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw Speak-
ister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen pany or inspecting authorities. ducted proper inspection during Union government to train qual- er announced the agreement
Than Htut answered that section Deputy Minister for Border Af- and after the bridge construction, ified teachers for kindergarten of the Hluttaw. Pyithu Hluttaw
wise budget to upgrade the road fairs Maj-Gen Than Htut replied there is no plan to take any ac- children aged between three and Bill Committee member Dr.
will be included in the nearest that Augusta Co., Ltd. start the tion against the company or the five years and to allocate budget Wai Phyo Aung then tabled a
Union budget based on the de- construction of the bridge on 25 inspection committee said the for school feeding in kindergar- motion to submit the matter to
tailed site visit and report by Pa-O October 2017 and was complet- Deputy Minister. U Nay Lin Tun ten. The motion was supported by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw as there
Self-Administered Zone Leading ed on 6 March 2018. Township of Bokpyin constituency mean- Daw Ni Ni May Myint of Taungup is a disagreement between the
Body on the requirement to up- quality inspection committee while asked if there is a plan to constituency. two Hluttaws on the bill so that
grade the road, the analysis and and State Hluttaw representa- construct piers and village road Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Pyidaungsu Hluttaw can discuss
recommendation of Shan State tive inspected the bridge during for villages in the coastal and on Khun Myat announced the Hlut- and decide on the seven points
government and fund availability. and after the construction of the islands of Taninthayi Region that taw’s agreement to accept and where the two Hluttaws were in
U Lar Mar Lay of Hsawlaw bridge and the construction of the are not connected with the Union discuss the motion after obtaining disagreement.
constituency on the other hand bridge fully comply with the qual- road. Deputy Minister for Border the agreement of the Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker
asked whether the 140 ft. long ity requirement. The reason the Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut re- announced further for Hluttaw announced that the matter will
double frame Bailey bridge on bridge was damaged was not due plied that construction of piers representatives who want to dis- be submitted to the Pyidaungsu
the Hsawlaw-Lanse road, the to inadequate or sub-standard are not covered by the ministry cuss the motion to register their Hluttaw. The eighth-day meeting
Htandan Bridge between Maw construction but due to natural but for village road construction, names. of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s
Wei Village and Htandan Village disaster, the extreme flow of the it will be conducted based on site Reading of report, dis- eleventh regular session will
was properly constructed and river during the raining season. inspection and recommendation cussion, decision and be continued on 4 February it is
inspected as it was damaged in As the company that constructed of the Region government. motion on bills learnt.—Aye Aye Thant (MNA)
about eight months after con- the bridge had conducted neces- Similarly questions raised Next Pyithu Hluttaw Speak- (Translated by Zaw Min)

Amyotha Hluttaw

2nd Amyotha Hluttaw’s 11th regular session holds 7th day meeting
THE eleventh regular session which two were already being Speaker Mahn Win Khaing
of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw registered as privately owned Than informed the Hluttaw on
held its seventh-day meeting at land. The remaining 20 plots are the receipt of Innovation Cop-
the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting still empty but since it is already yright Bill returned by Pyithu
hall yesterday morning, where being allocated as living plots Hluttaw with amendments af-
asterisk-marked questions were there is no plan to make this land ter it was approved and sent
answered, a receipt of a bill an- into a sports ground for the ward by Amyotha Hluttaw and an-
nounced and a bill discussed. replied the Union Minister. The nounced for Hluttaw repre-
QNA Session Hluttaw representative should sentatives who want to discuss
In the question and answer coordinate with Yangon Region the matter to register their
session U Myint Naing of Ra- government about this land and names.
khine State constituency 5 first if an agreement is reached on Hluttaw discusses Child
asked if there is a plan to open the matter fund can be allocated Rights Bill
a sub rural health centre in U Myint Naing.  PHOTO; MNA Dr. Myint Htwe.  PHOTO; MNA in 2019-2020 budget for this said Next Child Rights Bill was
Rakhine State Kyauktaw Town- the Union Minister. discussed by Tatmadaw rep-
ship, Kyeinchaung, Minthataung is under Nga/Ta Paung Village ward administrator office, li- Similarly a question raised resentatives Maj. Kyaw Moe
and Thayet Oat villages in fiscal sub-rural health centre which brary and drinking water pond by U Bwe Khane of Chin State Thwin, Maj. Kyaw Soe Oo, Maj.
year 2019-2020. Union Minister has a full strength of health per- in Yangon Region, Dagon Myo- constituency 3 on upgrading Thein Lwin Htay, Maj. Zaw Win
for Health and Sports Dr. Myint sonnel. As it is within reach of thit (Seikkan) Township, Ward a rural health centre in Chin Oo, Maj. Htat Lin, Maj. Thein Bo
Htwe said a village sub rural health care services there is no 93 into a sports ground for the State, Thantlang Township was Bo Htwe and Maj. Moe Han.
health centre was planned in requirement to open a sub rural ward. Union Minister for Health answered by Union Minister The eighth-day meeting of
a place only four furlong from health clinic in Thayet Oat Vil- and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe said for Health and Sports Dr. Myint the eleventh regular session of
Kyeinchaung Village so in fact lage replied the Union Minister. a letter from Yangon Region Htwe. the Second Amyotha Hluttaw
it can be said that one is being U Htay Oo of Yangon Re- minister for development affairs Hluttaw informed on re- will be held on 4 February, it is
planned in Kyeinchaung Village. gion constituency 2 then asked if had sent a letter on behalf of ceipt of Innovation Copy- learnt. —Aung Ye Thwin, Lu Maw
Minthataung Village has been there is a plan to make the 420 ft. the Yangon Region government right Bill (MNA)
expanded into sub rural health by 130 ft. empty land between No. stating that the subject land is After the question and an-
centre while Thatyet Oat Village 4 Basic Education High School, 22 plots of land in Ward 93 out of swer session Amyotha Hluttaw (Translated by Zaw Min)

Second Coordination Meeting held for organizing 2019 Union Day

Vice President U Myint Swe delivers the speech at the 2nd coordination meeting to organize 72nd Union Day Ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

VICE PRESIDENT U Myint Swe, strengths by basing them on ex- picts the unity of ethnic national it was important to educate the Attendees begin discussions
in his role as Chairman of the periences gained. He said Union brothers and sisters has been public on the essence of the five Next, the Chairman of the
Central Committee for Convening Day celebrations were held for held every year and this was the national objectives. In that re- Committee for Managing the 72nd
the 72nd Union Day Ceremony, upholding ethnic solidarity, na- 72nd year. He said the results of gard, the television, radio and Union Day Ceremony, Dr. Myo
delivered the opening speech at tional reconciliation, and achiev- the Panglong conference united published materials were the Aung, who is also the Nay Pyi Taw
the central committee’s second ing lasting peace speedily. all ethnic races and led to our medium through which to dis- Council Chairman, explained the
coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Defining Union spirit gaining independence. He said seminate this knowledge. He said progress of implementing the de-
Taw yesterday. He said the main component all stakeholders were working for it was important to portray the cisions from the first coordination
Opening remarks for ethnic solidarity was the ‘Un- national reconciliation and last- Union Government’s efforts for meeting and preparations made
In his speech, the Vice Pres- ion spirit’, which has been de- ing peace in Myanmar. He said ethnic solidarity, union peace, and for the upcoming ceremony.
ident said that the present meet- fined by successive generations. taking lessons from the original national reconciliation. This was followed by repre-
ing was the second coordination He said Union spirit used to be Panglong conference, the Union We must be well planned sentatives from the committee
meeting held for the successful defined as ‘an important aspect Peace Conference – 21st Century The Vice President high- and sub-committees explaining
organizing and holding of the to cultivate no matter where a Panglong was being conducted lighted that it was important to the progress of their respective
2019 72nd Anniversary Union person was residing within the with the belief and zeal to achieve complete all necessary prepara- assigned tasks. The Vice Pres-
Day. The 2019 72nd Anniversary Union, as only the Union spirit lasting peace and it was every- tions concerning accommoda- ident gave his suggestions and
Union Day Convening Central was the one true nationalistic one’s knowledge that only peace tion, food, and logistics for the comments to ensure proper co-
Committee have been formed spirit every ethnic national must would bring about development ethnic cultural troupes, ethnic ordination after which he gave
with 14 members by the Office uphold’. to the country. affairs ministers, chairpersons his closing remarks.
of the President on 23 Novem- With the changing times, Importance of maintaining and leaders of political parties, The meeting was attended
ber 2018 to successfully observe the Ministry of Information has Union Day celebrations and leaders of ethnic armed or- by Union Ministers Dr. Pe Myint,
the day in accordance with the defined the Union spirit as ‘the The Vice President said ganizations who have signed the Thura U Aung Ko, U Thant Sin
five national objectives and full mentality that keeps all ethnic Myanmar was a Union that had Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Maung, U Win Khaing, Dr. Myo
political essence. An 18-member nationals united through the most many ethnic nationals, languag- (NCA) attending the Union Day Thein Gyi, U Soe Win, and Nai
management committee and 14 difficulty times.’ In addition, it also es, culture, traditions and beliefs. ceremony. Thet Lwin, Nay Pyi Taw Council
sub-committees have been also meant ‘the resolution that no mat- Ethnic nationals living in different Sub-committees need to Chairman Dr. Myo Aung, deputy
formed. ter where you live in the Union, geographical locations were to have Plan A as well as Plan B ministers U Kyaw Myo, U Win
The Vice President said the we are all one family that lives maintain their cultural heritag- for all matters related to holding Maw Tun, U Maung Maung Win,
first coordination meeting held on the same land and drink the es and traditions so that they of the 72nd Anniversary Union Day. and U Hla Maw Oo, Nay Pyi
on 14 January reached 13 de- same water of the country,’ said were not lost. That was why the In order to successfully hold the Taw Council members Col. Min
cisions and the committee and the Vice President. cultures and traditions of ethnic Union Day ceremony with full Naung and U Aung Myin Tun,
sub-committees were evidently Significance of Union Day nationals were protected, main- political essence all were urged Nay Pyi Taw Command deputy
implementing them. He said it He said independence was tained and shown on Union Day to work together to make this commander Brig-Gen Maung
was necessary to look at the 11 achieved after Bogyoke Aung for future generations to always year the best based on past years Maung, Permanent Secretaries,
strengths and weaknesses scru- San and ethnic national leaders remember. He said as Union Day experiences, said the Vice Pres- Directors-General, senior Tat-
tinized on 7 May 2018 relating to held the Panglong conference of was an annual ceremony, all the ident. He asked the attendees madaw officers, the Deputy Chief
the 71st Union Day ceremony. He 12 February 1947 and signed the committees and sub-committees to discuss the implementation of Myanmar Police Force, and
said it was necessary to correct Panglong Agreement in unity. related to it must be diligent in progress of the first coordination departmental officials. —MNA
the weaknesses and develop the He said the Union Day that de- performing their duties. He said meeting’s decisions. (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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Army, air, artillery and armor conduct joint

military exercise in Meiktila cantonment

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing observes the joint military exercise conducted by troops of the Aritillery guns fire at target during a joint military exercise in Meiktila cantonment
Tatmadaw in Meiktila cantonment yesterday.  PHOTO: OFFICE OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF yesterday.  PHOTO: OFFICE OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and armored forces deployed to ambulances, and evacuation of and practice exercises. In mod- has been designated for the en-
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing the assigned front line positions seriously wounded personnel by ern warfare, the side with better tire Tatmadaw to be battle ready,
observed and inspected the in battle-ready formations from helicopters and air drop of ration air power and electronic warfare said the Senior General.
Tatmadaw army and air joint the rearguard. and ammunition for the forces technologies would become the Following the address, Tat-
military exercise of air, artillery As this deployment was that had occupied the targets. winner. Similarly, air-defence madaw Commander-in-Chief
and armored forces in Meiktila being conducted airborne forc- In his address to the partici- capability played an important Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
cantonment yesterday held with es and anti-terrorist forces at- pants of the military exercise af- role in modern warfare. As ef- presented cash presents to of-
the aim towards security and tacked the target area while ter the exercise, Tatmadaw Com- fectiveness and accuracy of the ficers and troops of infantry and
defence of the country and to aircrafts, attack helicopters, ar- mander-in-Chief Senior General arms and ammunitions was also support forces.
raise the capability of the armed tillery, multiple rocket launch- Min Aung Hlaing said that in the important, related forces were Also present at the exercise
forces. ers and infantry support heavy countries of the world, armed required to conduct continuous were local news media and Tat-
Tatmadaw Command- arms gave support, suppression forces were conducting military researches. madaw Commander-in-Chief
er-in-Chief Senior General Min and close-in fire support. The exercises on their own or togeth- The entire Tatmadaw must and party cordially met and
Aung Hlaing and party were first combine force of infantry and er with other armed forces in be able to use these arms and greeted the media personnel
briefed about the exercise by armored forces then attacked joint exercises. The Tatmadaw ammunitions expertly so exer- according to news released
the commanding officer of the and occupied the targets. was performing the duty of de- cises must be conducted contin- by the Office of the Tatmadaw
exercise. The exercise concluded with fending the country and this had uously. That was why the motto Commander-in-Chief.—MNA
After the briefing, infantry the evacuation of casualties by to be done through preparatory of “study, practice and follow up” (Translated by Zaw Min)

Union Attorney-General, UNDP (Myanmar) Myanmar

Country Director discuss justice, rule of law to continue
import of used
UNION Attorney-General U
Tun Tun Oo received UNDP
(Myanmar) Country Director
Mr. Peter Batchelor and party at FROM PAGE-1
Union Attorney-General Office
guest hall yesterday morning. The application must
During the meeting works also include a recommenda-
to be implemented in 2019 un- tion from the Environmental
der the justice for the people Conservation Department.
strategic plan (2019-2023), sec- The used machine must be
ond stage program of Union manufactured by an industri-
Attorney General’s Toward alized and developed country
Rule of Law Strategy first using modern technology, it
stage program that is ending added.
in 2019, works of Rule of Law The Directorate of Indus-
Centres opened by UNDP and trial Supervision and Inspection
International Development Law will inspect imported machines
Organization (IDLO), continu- to verify if they are in compli-
ing cooperation work for all to ance with the application.
access justice and improve rule If a company is found
of law and technical support of breaking rules and procedures,
UNDP were discussed.—MNA Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo holds talks with UNDP (Myanmar) Country Director Mr. Peter action will be taken against it.—
(Translated by Zaw Min) Batchelor at the Union Attorney-General Office yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA MNA (Translated by GNLM)

UEC Chairman
U Hla Thein receives
IFES Vice President
Union Election Commission conducted of international elec-
(UEC) Chairman U Hla Thein tions, training courses conduct-
received International Founda- ed for newly organized election
tion for Electoral Systems (IFES) sub-commission chairmen and
Vice President Mr. Michael Svet- members, drawing up of strate-
lik at UEC Chairman Office guest gic plans and policy for raising
hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday the role of women, status of work
morning. processes and cooperation of
During the meeting matters IFES toward successful holding
relating to producing electoral list of 2020 General Election were
with computer system through discussed.—MNA (Translated
UEC U Hla Thein receives IFES Vice President Mr. Michael Svetlik in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA
cooperation with IFES, studies by Zaw Min)

Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung receives ethnic excursion group

UNION Minister for Border Af- Affairs is implementing basic in-
fairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung received a frastructures in every remote and
visiting ethnic excursion group, difficult to travel border areas
the sixth such group, at his min- for the socio-economic develop-
istry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday ment of the local populace. For
afternoon. the sustainable development,
Speaking to the visiting human resources development
group the Union Minister said is being implemented in a bal-
ethnic excursion groups were anced manner. The ministry plac-
invited by Union Minister for es emphasis toward sustainable
Border Affairs since 2016 and development of the entire coun-
this is the sixth such group to try including states, regions as
visit. Including this group a total well as mountain and hill areas.
of 670 ethnic national youths had Only then can the ethnic nation-
visited. The youths are expected als in border area achieve equal Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung addresses the ethnic excursion group in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA
to use the experience gained in and fair benefits. The country
such visits to conduct effective re- is implementing national rec- a peaceful, stable, modern and de- respective regions and thus must press appreciation and thanks on
gional development works in their onciliation and peace process. veloped union. You all are youth- strive toward becoming bright behalf of the group and members
regions. The aims of these visits The strength of the country lies ful and enthusiastic youths and and outstanding persons and are of the excursion group performed
are to establish and strengthen within and through the collec- as per the saying “today’s youth required to strive hard contin- traditional dances. The Union
union spirit through mutual re- tive strength of ethnic nationals are tomorrow’s elders” you all uously said the Union Minister. Minister in return presented
spect, friendship, understanding based on national spirit, efforts will be shouldering the heavy re- Next an ethnic national from commemorative gifts.—MNA
and trust. The Ministry of Border must be made toward becoming sponsibilities and duties for your the group gave a speech to ex- (Translated by Zaw Min)

Deputy Information Minister Artists from Mekong-Lancang region observe Mandalay

receives senior Reuters officials Yatanar Mall Gems & Jewellery Shopping Mall
ARTISTS from six countries of ping Mall and I even asked one the songs during their trip, she
Mekong-Lancang region visited more hour to study it. Garnering said.
Mandalay Yatanar Mall Gems such kind of chances is one of my As part of their tour the
& Jewellery Shopping Mall in hope said an artist from China. youth Artists also exhibited their
Chanayethazan Township, Man- Daw Khin Kyi Pyar, Rector respective countries’ handicraft
dalay yesterday morning. of the University of Art and Cul- souvenirs at Mekong-Lancang
The young artists from six ture, Mandalay said that the tour Cultural Exchange Youth Camp
countries; Myanmar, China, really gives infinity friendship be- at Hotel Shwepyitha in Mandalay
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and tween youths of the six countries. from 27 to 31 January.—Min Htet
Viet Nam who already arrived in They got so many experiences Aung (Sub-printing house)
Mandalay attended a youth meet- too and I was happy when I saw (Translated by
ing at the National University of they draw, sing and composing Kyaw Zin Lin)
Art and Culture, Mandalay from
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun receives senior Reuters officials in Nay 27 to 31 January.
Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA After observing gems and
jewelries at the mall, they depart-
U Aung Hla Tun, Deputy Min- At the meeting, they were ed for their respective countries.
ister of Information, received able to exchange views on the Before their departure,
Ms. Gail Gove, Reuters Chief prevailing situation of media youths expressed their feeling.
Counsel, and Mr. Matthew in Myanmar openly and cor- We got many new friends
Tostevin, Reuters Bureau dially. along with new knowledge. I feel
Chief of Thailand, Vietnam, Responsible officials complete on the Myanmar peo-
Cambodia and Laos, at the In- from the Information Minis- ple’s kindness and friendship. On
formation Ministry in Nay Pyi try were also present at the the last day, I feel interested on
Taw at 10 a.m. on Thursday. meeting.—MNA seeing Gems & Jewellery Shop- Artists visit Mandalay Yatanar Mall.  PHOTO:AUNG PHYO KYAW

State Counsellor’s portrait, patchwork quilt auctioned on final day of ethnic culture fest
ON the last day of Myanmar Eth- contributions from donors too. We
nics Culture Fest on 30 January, are also auctioning a handwoven
mainly organized by the Myan- piece combining crafts from 10
mar Ethnic Entrepreneurs As- ASEAN countries and the por-
sociation (MEEA), a portrait of trait (of the State Counsellor).
State Counsellor Daw Aung San This is all proceeds for construct-
Suu Kyi and a patchwork quilt ing a building for orphans. If we
woven with traditional patterns have more donors in the future,
from various countries were auc- we will use their donations for sin-
tioned off for funding movements gle mothers and their children.”
towards reducing orphans. Both auctions won by sole
The two items were put up bidder
for auction during the ceremony Both the patchwork quilt and
honoring donors by the Orphans artwork were purchased by the
Reduction and Protection Asso- highest bidder, Myat Myittar Mon
ciation (ORPA) (Myanmar) and Company, at K7.5 million and K40
the music festival. million respectively.
Auctions put up for or- The Managing Director of
The portrait of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, created by artist U Kyi Soe, put up for auction on the
phans MMTM Co., Agga Maha Thiri
last day of Myanmar Ethnics Culture Fest.  PHOTO: NAY LINN
The portrait of the State Thudamma Theingi Daw Khine
Counsellor was painted by art- Khine Oo, said: “I’ve always had settlement and Chairman of the association and the construction Sandi, Aye Thin Cho Swe and
ist U Kyi Soe and signed by the plans to make donations for or- Committee for Constructing an of the orphanage in Nay Pyi Taw. others. The Orphans Reduction
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi herself. phaned children. I’ve already do- Orphanage in Nay Pyi Taw, U Next, Dr. Shwe Hlwan, Dep- and Protection Association was
The patchwork quilt was created nated K150 million for the build- Naing Ngan Linn, Yangon Re- uty Minister U Soe Aung, region- established on 18 April 2018 and
together by female ambassadors ing to be constructed in Nay Pyi gion Minister for Social Affairs, al minister U Naing Ngan Linn, is an NGO providing support to
from ASEAN countries, the wives Taw at this ceremony. I received officials from the Orphans Reduc- ORPA Chairperson, and officials orphans and benefitting women.
of ambassadors stationed in My- the urge to contribute more and tion and Protection Association, conferred honorary certificates to Once the orphanage in Nay Pyi
anmar, and the wives of embassy so bid in both auctions. I also did foreign ambassadors and their donors of the three-storey build- Taw, mentioned earlier, is com-
staff and foreign affairs, mixing this because I respect the State wives, embassy staff, donors and ing for orphans in Nay Pyi Taw. pleted, it will be handed over to
different traditional patterns in a Counsellor. The donation will be invited guests. ORPA Vice-Chairperson 1 then the Ministry of Social Welfare,
unified format. Daw Than Myint used for the actual benefit of or- Donors for orphan reduc- spoke words of gratitude. Relief and Resettlement. The or-
Aung, Vice-Chairperson 1 of the phans, so it evoked my charitable tion honored Singers Moh Moh Lwin and phanage will shelter newborns
ORPA (Myanmar), said: “Our spirit.” Attending the ceremony Deputy Minister U Soe Aung Sumo sang ORPA’s song at the and children up to 6-months
association provided the capital were Dr. Shwe Hlwan, wife of Vice delivered a speech at the ceremo- ceremony and music festival, old and has plans to eventually
for building construction in Nay President U Henry Van Thio, U ny, followed by ORPA (Myanmar) together with performances by shelter children up to ten years
Pyi Taw for sheltering orphans Soe Aung, Deputy Minister for Chairperson, Daw May Yin Tun, prominent singers Phyu Phyu old. —Thi Thi Min (Translated
and single mothers. We received Social Welfare, Relief and Re- explaining the founding of the Kyaw Thein, Kaung Myat, Mi by Zaw Htet Oo)

Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu attends rural socioeconomic development meeting
A meeting was held at Park Royal the dry zone area and was drawn
Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday up starting from 2014 and imple-
morning to conclude develop- mentation is conducted by JICA
ment of small scale aquatic an- experts and Fisheries Depart-
imal breeding program to raise ment.
the rural socio economy in the This program is based on
dry zone. the local people’s actual re-
At the meeting, Union Minis- quirements and is implement-
ter Dr. Aung Thu spoke of setting ing breeding system of aquatic
up processes and putting efforts animals appropriate for the local
toward creating job opportuni- situation, which includes small in-
ties, face and overcome climate put breeding system such as rice-
changes for people living in the fish breeding system. A hard core
dry zones of Mandalay, Magway fish breeding farmer group will be
and Sagaing regions. established and through this, de-
Small scale aquatic animal velop quality fish fingerlings with
breeding program to raise the an aim of spreading important
rural social life in dry zone is one and technical information and
of the five-year long programs in providing fish fingerlings.—MNA Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu observes the project plan for integrated farming.  PHOTO: NAY LINN

Cambodian Deputy PM arrives to

attend ministerial-level meeting
MR. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy el meeting of the Joint Com- tary of the Ministry of Foreign
Prime Minister and Minister mission for Bilateral Cooper- Affairs, Cambodian Ambassa-
of Foreign Affairs and Interna- ation between Myanmar and dor Mr. Sok Chea and officials of
tional Cooperation, Kingdom Cambodia. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
of Cambodia, arrived Nay Pyi The delegation led by Mr. —MNA
Taw at 7:20 pm yesterday to Prak Sokhonn was welcomed by
  PHOTO: MNA attend the 2nd ministerial lev- U Myint Thu, Permanent Secre- (Translated by GNLM)

CBM Governor receives Siam Commercial Myanmar to

export bread,
Bank Public Company Limited (SCB) snacks with
help of Korean
GOVERNOR of the Central
Bank of Myanmar U Kyaw Kyaw firms
Maung received President and
CEO Mr. Arthid Nanthawithaya MYANMAR signed an agree-
of Siam Commercial Bank Pub- ment with two Korean com-
lic Company Limited (SCB) at panies for export of bread and
the CBM office in Nay Pyi Taw snacks produced in the country
yesterday. at the Lotte Hotel in Yangon on
At the meeting, they dis- 31 January.
cussed matters related to de- Yangon Region Chief Minis-
velopment of banking services in ter U Phyo Min Thein made the
Myanmar and effecting banking opening speech at the event. “As
services with the use of the mod- we conduct reforms in our coun-
ern technology.—MNA CBM Governor U Kyaw Kyaw Maung receives Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Ltd. CEO.  PHOTO: MNA try, cooperation between local
and foreign entrepreneurs will
help economic development as
Investors can get tax break of 7 years for less developed regions: MIC Secy well as boost use of new technol-
THE tax holiday offered to in- years in moderately developed State Chambers of Commerce years for those states. That can be ogy. The agreement will help My-
vestors in less developed regions regions identified as Zone 2, and and Industry requested a 10-year done only if the law is amended. anmar snacks penetrate foreign
cannot exceed 7 years under the three years in developed Regions tax exemption in Chin State at the But Chin State enjoys other in- markets,” he said. With plans
Myanmar Investment Law, said labelled as Zone 3. At present, recent 23rd regular meeting with vestment opportunities and relief to export Myanmar bread and
U Aung Naing Oo, the secretary the MIC is offering a 7-year tax entrepreneurs, led by Vice Pres- compared with other regions and snacks, Lotte Confectionery Co.
of the Myanmar Investment holiday in the less developed ident U Myint Swe, held at the states,” he said. Chin State has Ltd, one of the top companies
Commission. The MIC screens regions of Chin, Kayah, Kayin, Union of Myanmar Federation basic infrastructure difficulties in in South Korea, has acquired a
proposals for the flow of invest- and Rakhine states, said U Aung of Chambers of Commerce and terms of transportation and elec- stake in L&M Mayson Co. Ltd.
ments into the necessary sectors Naing Oo. “We have granted tax Industry. For Chin State to at- tricity. Those are the biggest chal- Myanmar Mayson Industries Co.
for the economic development of incentives of three to seven years tract domestic as well as foreign lenges for investors. The State Ltd started operations in 1996,
the country and equitable devel- as per the Myanmar Investment investment, the tax break must has not attracted investments producing over 100 types of food
opment of regions and states, and Law. All the townships in Chin, be increased to 10 years, he said. in the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year, ac- products. In 2017, the company
grants tax exemptions or relief. Kayah, Kayin, and Rakhine states U Aung Naing Oo responded by cording to a research report on began exporting snacks to South
Investors can enjoy a tax have a seven-year tax exemption. saying that tax incentives exceed- Opportunities and Challenges Korea, China and Cambodia in
break for seven consecutive years Other regions and states have not ing 7 years are not allowed under for Local Business Development collaboration with a Singapore
in less developed regions that been granted a seven-year tax the law. “The existing law does in Chin State.—Nyein Nyein snack company.—Myint Soe
are designated as Zone 1, five break,” he said. The chair of Chin not allow tax incentives of over 7 (Translated by Ei Myat Mon) (Translated by Hay Mar)

Fish export to China still poses challenges: MFF

WITH only one of the two species said U Win Kyaing, the gener-
of Myanmar striped catfish reg- al secretary of MFF. Myanmar
istered for export to China, the shipped one container of Pan-
Myanmar Fisheries Federation gasius Hypopthalmus species as
is seeking permission for legal a trial export to China in Septem-
export of the second species to ber 2018, informally, because the
help exporters. species is not registered on the
Traditionally, Myanmar fish Chinese website, it is learnt.
farms have bred two species Myanmar usually exports
of striped catfish, namely Pan- striped catfish species to China
gasius Bocourtic and Pangasi- after slitting them on the back.
us Hypopthalmus, for export. “Some exporter companies
Currently, Myanmar is breeding say that they export striped cat-
only Pangasius Hypopthalmus fish informally, only through a
species on a commercial scale mutual understanding, because
because Pangasius Bocourtic China does not officially permit
takes longer to breed and is eas- exports from Myanmar. If the
ily susceptible to disease. process of export is delayed, it is
However, only the Pangasius our exporters who suffer great
Bocourtic species is registered losses. Even under such a situa-
for export to China, and so the tion, we are continuing exports to
Chinese authorities are rejecting Workers handle produce at a fish processing factory in Yangon.  PHOTO : PHOE KHWAR promote trade. We have already
Pangasius Hypopthalmus export- reported to the minister on this
ed from Myanmar. According to mus in their market, so, there raised only at the ministry level of complaint to China through the issue. If the Union Government
the MFF, an official complaint are some constraints on exports by the Ministry of Agriculture, embassy of Myanmar. However, registers our export products
has been sent to the Chinese gov- of striped catfish from Myanmar. Livestock, and Irrigation and the the Chinese authorities have not on the Chinese website, we can
ernment through the Myanmar The Myanmar government Ministry of Commerce. accepted the letter officially yet. export our products to China
embassy in China to resolve the must make government-to-gov- “We have reported to the Therefore, the Ministry of Com- smoothly. We must learn a les-
problem, but the Chinese author- ernment contact to solve the Fisheries Department on this merce must approach the Chi- son from this crisis,” said U Win
ities are yet to grant permission problem, said the MFF. Cur- issue. Acting on our report, the nese government to gain market Kyaing.—Aye Yamone (Trans-
for entry of Pangasius Hypopthal- rently, the complaint has been department sent an official letter access for Myanmar’s exports,” lated by Hay Mar)

Every citizen is Achieving Zero Hunger and Ending Poverty by 2030

entitled to the Htun Tin Htun poverty. Achieving sustainable achievement of zeroing hunger

development would need resil- and ending poverty which are the

same inherent
LL over the world ient policies, which range from two important Sustainable Devel-
countries are imple- rehabilitating flood-damaged opment Goals in their respective
menting Sustainable waterways to planting climate area in this world by 2030.
Development Goals resilient crops and developing

(SDGs) and Myanmar has ap- capacities, can sustain the live- Myanmar and SDG Goals
proved the balanced Myanmar lihoods of the most vulnerable. Myanmar is facing chal-
Sustainable Development Plan Investing in rural development, lenges to achieve Sustainable
(MSDP) a few months ago. establishing social protection Development Goals (SDGs) and
MSDP has three main pillars,
72nd Anniversary (2019)

systems, building rural-urban equitable development among
HERE are still places on earth where discrimination five goals, and 28 strategies with linkages and focusing on boost- the nations.
exists. As long as prejudice and ignorance are present in designated project implementa- ing the incomes of the critical We are making endeavours Union Day National Objectives
the minds of people, discrimination will prevail. Isolation, tion programs under each strat- agents of change – smallholder to achieve equitable and inclusive
prejudice, and negligence can make people lonely and egy. There are a total of 251 work family farmers, foresters, fisher economic and financial growth
cause mental health issues such as insecurity and depression. processes. MSDP processes will folk, rural youth and women – is for the benefit of the people of 1. All ethnic nationals to work with collective strength for
There are many groups of people who fall prey to discrimi- be implemented as a living doc- key to achieving inclusive and Myanmar. We firmly believe that non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of
nation, and one of these groups are people living with disabilities ument. equitable growth while tackling it is as important to share pros- national unity, perpetuation of national sovereignty; and to
(PLWDs). Since the start of the 21st century, the world has begun MSDP was drawn up in coor- the root causes of hunger and perity and equitable distribution work for preservation and protection of the above.
adopting new approaches to better understand the rights of PL- dination with the United Nations’ poverty. Nothing is impossible of benefits among the citizens 2. To strive for the emergence of a Constitution that is in align-
WDs. People are now making a commitment to ensure PLWDs sustainable development goals, to the people of this world with of a particular country as it is ment and harmony with the Democratic Federal Union.
full participation and equality in the world that we all coexist in. Myanmar’s 12-point economic eagerness and strong mindset, important among the nations in 3. To strive for the success of the Union Peace Conference
Out of the 90 million PLWDs living in Southeast Asian coun- policy, ASEAN economic commu- coupled with work hard (effort), Agricultural experts monitor corn plantation which is threatened by pests in Dimawso.  PHOTO: YI RAL the global community. – 21st Century Panlong and thence till the success of the
tries, about 1.2 million are from Myanmar. According to the nity, Greater Mekong Sub-region will (mind) and wisdom (pre- lute water scarcity by 2025. Up to ering in a new era of sustainable ple depend directly or indirectly As the SDGs’ Goal Number internal peace process.
World Health Organization’s strategy framework, as well as dominant factors). Given the now, there has been insufficient development. Noteworthy of the on farming, fisheries or forestry 10 reflects the need to “Reduce 4. All union nationals to cooperate and work in “Unity and
estimate, PLWDs make up 15 implementation of various inter- mounting pressure on global investment specifically targeting fact that feeding a growing global for incomes as well as food and inequality within and among Harmony” for rule of law and for the people to be secure

The truth is
per cent of the world’s popula- national and regional pledges ecosystems, the food production the food security and nutrition of population while nurturing the hunger is no longer an issue of countries” the concept of growth and free from danger.
tion, and of them, about 60 per made by the Union Government. increase must be achieved in a the extreme poor, who are largely planet will be a monumental chal- insufficient global supplies, but with equity, equitable develop- 5. All union citizens to be able to enjoy good education and
cent are women. All PLWDs In other words, these sustaina- sustainable and environmentally rural people. New recent study lenge, but it can be achieved by mainly of lack of access to the ment and sustainable develop- adequate health care protection.
society has face numerous hurdles in in- ble development goals are based sound way. conducted by the Food and Ag- transforming food systems and means to produce or purchase ment has become a crucial chal-
tegrating into society. on our requirements and will be Zealous and concerted ef- riculture Organization (FAO), agriculture, embracing sustain- food. Growing global population lenge for all of us.
the obligation The rights of persons liv-
ing with disabilities have come
implemented as prioritized pro-
ceeses in accord with the coun-
forts of the people of this plan-
et will make them reach the
the International Fund for Ag-
ricultural Development (IFAD)
able living and working practic-
es, improving governance and
with accelerating urbanization
and a deteriorating natural re-
We need to create ‘win-win’
strategies from the prevailing

to cultivate
under the attention of the UN try’s situation. zenith and efforts making the and the World Food Programme securing the political will to act. source base means more people world economic system through
agencies and international Almost 80 per cent of the impossible possible. Everyone (WFP) - the UN Rome-based Daily management decisions of to feed with less water, farmland our regional economic integra-
organizations. Myanmar and world’s extreme poor live in rural in this planet needs nutrients agencies, estimates the cost of those who farm, keep livestock, and rural labour. tion endeavor so that the ben-
empathy and other ASEAN countries have areas where most are dependent and food provides such nutrients additional investments needed fish, manage forests, and run ag- People, Planet, Peace, Pros- efits of international economic
ratified the UN Convention on agriculture. Agriculture is the for their survival and longevity. to eliminate extreme hunger ribusinesses are important key perity and Partnership are five integration can be widely shared
Myanmar Daily Weather Report
willingness on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (UNCRPD) and
single largest employer in the
world, with agricultural growth
Rural women make up almost
half of the agricultural labour
and poverty to be US$265 Billion
per year between 2016 and 2030,
to global food security and the
health of the world’s ecosystems.
important elements to be con-
sidered in the achievement of
among us.
We must also adopt different
(Issued at 7:00 pm Thursday 31 January 2019)

to help and
are working together to up- in low-income and agrarian econ- force in developing countries, which is equivalent to 0.31% of It is nice to read a quote of Sustainable Development Goals, strategies to improve our cooper-
hold them. omies being at least twice as ef- global GDP. Governments there- BAY INFERENCE: Weather is a few cloud to partly cloudy over
but they own less land and lack José Graziano da Silva - FAO Di- Agenda 2030. Our people of this ation to create a sense of ASEAN
People living with disabil- fective as growth in other sectors access to resources. Observation fore are responsible and need to rector-General - that reads “The planet need partnership for de- Community among the nations of the Andaman Sea and South Bay and generally fair elsewhere
protect each of ities are facing difficulties and in reducing hunger and poverty. achievement of the Millennium velopment, peace, stability, se- the world. We also see the impor- in the Bay of Bengal.
obstacles in their daily life not Climate change, loss of bi- Development Goals hunger tar- curity and prosperity in various tance of a more comprehensive
We must strengthen our cooperation FORECAST VALID UNTIL AFTERNOON OF THE 1st February,
its members, because of the disability itself,
but because of their surround-
odiversity and other pressures
have already reached rates of to face global challenges, including
gets by many countries shows
that we can indeed eliminate the
ways and means.
A very important thing is to
and effective collaboration with
international organisations, in-
2019: Light rain is likely to be isolated in Taninthayi Region.
Degree of certainty is (60%). Weather will be partly cloudy in
ings, physical and mental atti- change that threaten the capac- scourge of hunger in our lifetime. feed the world sustainably, pro- cluding the United Nations, the
tudes, and other barriers. The ity of the Earth’s ecosystems.
climate change, energy sufficiency, food This is at the very heart of the ducers need to grow more food World Bank and the IMF.
Upper Sagaing Region, Kachin, Northern Shan and Chin states
truth is society has the obliga- Hundreds of millions of people security, infrastructure development and new sustainable development while reducing negative environ- We must strengthen our and generally fair in the remaining regions and states.
PLWDs. tion to cultivate empathy and who manage agricultural and
enhanced regional connectivity. agenda: freeing the world of pov- mental impacts such as soil, wa- cooperation to face global chal- STATE OF THE SEA: Sea will be slight to moderate in Myan-
willingness to help and protect food systems constitute the erty and hunger, and leaving no ter and nutrient loss, greenhouse lenges, including climate change, mar waters. Wave height will be about (3-5) feet off and along
each of its members, including largest group of natural resource one behind. We can do it. We can gas emissions, and degradation energy sufficiency, food security, Myanmar Coasts.
PLWDs. managers on earth. Investing in shows that if women are more fulfill this requirement with their be the Zero Hunger generation.” of ecosystems. Every year, the infrastructure development and
While people living with disabilities are normally ignored by small producers, family farmers, involved in decision-making, and political will in order to achieve Development of agriculture and world loses or wastes about a enhanced regional connectivity.
society, they usually have a greater will to accomplish things than fisher folk, livestock breeders, this important SDGs. Earnest productivity enhancement with isolated light rain in Taninthayi Region.
if they had the required and need- third of the food it produces, it We recognize the need to en-
ordinary people. They have the tenacity to improve their selves and forest users, rural workers and ed access as men to productive and concerted efforts are need- environmentally sound and good is learnt and practices of the re- sure that the benefits of growth FORECAST FOR NAY PYI TAW AND NEIGHBOURING AREA
their surroundings. All they need is recognition and cooperation indigenous peoples can promote and financial resources, income, ed to achieve SDG 1 and SDG agricultural practice is of great duction of such losses or wastes are shared equitably among our FOR 1 February 2019: Generally fair weather.
from the rest of the society. growth and development of ag- education and services, agricul- 2 ending poverty and zeroing importance to feed everyone in using modern technologies and peoples. We also believe that FORECAST FOR YANGON AND NEIGHBOURING AREA
In the present times, PLWDs enjoy more inclusivity than they riculture in rural areas. Ending tural yields would increase and hunger which can be attainable this planet. facilities are our great concern. better regional cooperation and FOR 1 February 2019: Generally fair weather.
used to, and the motion to include them in the political sphere is poverty and zeroing hunger is the number of poor and hungry and affordable. Rural livelihood If the aquaculture, the fast- Recent evidence suggests that integration will support greater
a welcome move. The General Election Network for Disability viable and affordable and this people would fall. needs to be improved and im- est growing food sector is devel- climate change, biodiversity market access and transfer of
Access (AGENDA) drafted the ASEAN Enabling Master plan task is of paramount importance proving rural livelihoods will also oped in a regulated and environ- FOR 1 February 2019: Generally fair weather.
How to increase food pro- loss and other pressures have advanced technologies. Let’s
2025 and released it on 3 December 2018, making it a regional for achieving Sustainable Devel- duction using less water is one curb rural-urban migration and mentally and socially responsible already reached rates of change address common challenges in
policy. We believe this will create more opportunities and increase opment Goals (SDGs). of the great challenges of the increased urban poverty. way, aquaculture intensification that threaten the capacity of the order to produce good results EARTHQUAKE NEWS
inclusion of PLWDs. Vulnerable people who most- future; crops and livestock use A dedicated global goal, has the potential to produce the Earth’s ecosystems. and positive achievements.
We see that the role of PLWDs in society is steadily increasing ly live in areas prone to natural 70 per cent of all water withdraw- SDG2, based on a comprehen- fish needed to meet the demand The hundreds of millions of (GNLM also contributes to A slight earthquake of magnitude (4.3) Richter Scale with its
as the world continues to encourage and embrace them. We be- disasters or protracted conflict als and up to 95 per cent is in sive approach to tackling food for safe and highly nutritious food people who manage agricultural this article) epicenter inside Myanmar (about (24) miles north-northeastt of
lieve that in the not so distant future, PLWDs will have a greater are directly affected by limit- some developing countries; it is insecurity and malnutrition by a growing population. Note- and food systems constitute the Reference: FAO Website and Mawlaik), latitude 23.98°N, longitude 94.51°E, depth (60) kilometers,
involvement in the sustainable development goals for 2030. ed food access and production, estimated that 1.8 billion peo- while promoting sustainable ag- worthy of the fact that the battle largest group of natural resource the 17 Sustainable about (20) miles southeast of Tamu seismological observatory was
undermining efforts to eradi- ple are projected to be living in riculture is an important step to to end poverty must be fought managers on earth. Youth and Development Goals recorded at (05)hr (43)min (00)sec M.S.T on 31 January, 2019.
cate hunger, malnutrition and countries or regions with abso- achieving zero hunger and ush- also in rural areas, where peo- women play crucial role in the (SDGs)

w w w.glob al n ewl i g hto f myan mar.c o m Nyaungyan style building to house

Aye Min Soe
world’s largest drum
Kyaw Myaing CONSTRUCTION of a build-
ing to house the world’s largest
Zaw Min drum has begun at the Raja
Zaw Htet Oo Manisula Pagoda in Sagaing,
Win Ko Ko Aung
according to the pagoda’s
Ye Htut Tin, “The building will be con- structed in the style of the
Nyaungyan Era. (1605-1752)
Tun Tun Naing (Editor), Construction work started on 27 January,” said U Ni Tin, the
Nwe Nwe Tun (Sub-editor),
Vice Chairman of the Board of
TRANSLATORS The work is scheduled to
Khaing Thanda Lwin, be completed by 20 March and
Hay Mar Tin Win,
Ei Myat Mon
the building is expected to cost
Kyaw Zin Lin around K 50 million, he added.
Kyaw Zin Tun The building has been
designed by well-known tradi-
Nyein Nyein Ei, tional architect U Win Maung, also know as Tampawadi U Win
Kyaw Zeya Win @ Phoe Khwar
Upon completion, the
building will be 30 feet wide and
COMPUTER TEAM 70 feet high. World’s largest drum is constructed in Indaw Township.  PHOTO: KO MIN (INDAW)
Tun Zaw, Thein Ngwe,
According to Saya Pwel
Zaw Zaw Aung, Ye Naing Soe,
Hnin Pwint, Kay Khaing Win, Myanmar Instrument En- inches in length and 64 inches of buffalo hide, while the drum’s paying homage to Buddha’s foot-
Sanda Hnin, Thein Htwe terprise, the world’s biggest in height. The face of the drum ropes have been made from 18 print have been carved on the
drum has been carved from is about 54 inches in diameter. sheets of cowhide. exterior of the drum.—Ko Min
(+95) (01)8604529,
Kokko (Albizia lebbeck) tree The drumhead, or drum skin, Lord Buddha’s sermons (Indaw)
Fax — (+95) (01) 8604305 wood. The drum measures 128 has been made from two layers and verses, and images of gods (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)


Seismometers installed in four tsps in Sagaing

San Lwin, (+95) (01) 8604532,
Hotline - 09 974424114


( +95) (01) 8604530,
Hotline - 09 974424848
TO help scientists monitor tec- officer of the Department of Me- seismometers in Lahe Town and With the aim of reducing tonic movement in Myanmar teorology and Hydrology, worked Khamti Town. Four experts from earthquake hazards and im- and along the Kabaw Fault, together to install seismometers GFZ installed seismometers in prove detection of seismic ac-
seismometers have been set in Lahe Township on 28 January. the four locations. In August 2017, tivity, the Meteorology and Hy-
Printed and published at the Global New
Light of Myanmar Printing Factory at up in Lahe Town in the Naga On the same day, Mr. Bernd the Earth Observatory of Singa- drology Department is installing
No.150, Nga Htat Kyee Pagoda Road, Bahan Self-Administered Zone, Kau- Dieter Schurr from GFZ and pore, the Myanmar Earthquake 33 seismometers in Chin State,
Township, Yangon, by the Global New Light nghein Village in Khamti Town- U Than from the Nay Pyi Taw Committee, and the Meteorolo- and Sagaing and Mandalay re-
of Myanmar Daily under Printing Permit No.
00510 and Publishing Permit No. 00629.
ship, Mhotaut Village in Homalin Meteorology and Hydrology De- gy and Hydrology Department gions. The seismometers are
Township, and Pinlebu Town- partment installed seismome- jointly installed seismometers in being installed in cooperation ship in the last week of January. ters near the Mhotaut Village the Zeephyugon ward of Khamti with the University of Missouri,
Mr. Sippl Christian Anton monastery. Town,” said U Chit Htway Tun, Columbia University, and Louisi-
from the German Research “The Department of Mete- the head of Khamti Township’s ana State University. – Myo Win
Center for Geosciences (GFZ) orology and Hydrology and the Department of Meteorology and Tun (Monywa)
and U Myat Min Aung, deputy GFZ worked together to set up Hydrology. (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

Forest officials arrest 24 suspected

illegal loggers in five days
THE Forest Department un- seized 891 tons of illegally har- according to the country’s for- tinuing their investigations to
Write for us der the Ministry of Natural vested timber and rough-sawn estry laws. arrest those involved in the
We appreciate your feedback and Resources and Environmen- lumber, including 439.4 tons of In a separate case on 29 case.
contributions. If you have any comments tal Conservation arrested 24 teak, 134.6 tons of hardwood, January, the Katha Township The forest authorities have
or would like to submit editorials,
analyses or reports please email people in five days for their and 317.2 tons of other timber Forest Department seized been making concerted efforts involvement in illegal logging in raids across the states and three boats loaded with 24 logs to crack down on illegal timber
with your name and title.
Due to limitation of space we are only and related trade, and confis- regions. Forest officials also of illegally harvested timber, trade in the country.—Myo Thu
able to publish “Letter to the Editor” cated over 890 tons of illegally confiscated 29 vehicles involved weighing 43.154 tons, in the Ay- Hein/Lu Aung (Katha)
that do not exceed 500 words. Should
you submit a text longer than 500 words harvested timber. in illegal timber trade. eyawady River near Hsinkon-
please be aware that your letter will be Between 23 and 27 Jan- The suspects arrested in daing Village, Katha Township, (Translated by Khaing
uary, the Forest Department the operations will be charged Sagaing Region. They are con- Thanda Lwin)

Five foreign journalists arrested in Venezuela

CARACAS (Venezuela) hit journalists covering the tional news agency Efe and were detained Tuesday idential palace and held Stomp on freedom of the
— Venezuelan authorities oil-rich but economically had all come from Colom- while filming outside the for 14 hours before being press,” the minister wrote
have detained five foreign crippled nation’s latest bia to cover the growing presidential palace, diplo- expelled from the country, on Twitter.
journalists covering the taste of crisis. turmoil. Their detention matic sources said. Chilean Foreign Minister In recent years, sev-
standoff with opposition Two of the detained was reported by the Efe A local producer work- Roberto Ampuero said. eral foreign journalists
forces seeking the ouster of are from France, two from bureau chief in Venezuela, ing with them was also de- The reason stated for have been detained or
President Nicolas Maduro. Colombia and one from Nelida Fernandez. tained. their arrest was that they kicked out of the country
Two others, from Spain. Two French jour- Two Chilean TV jour- had been working in a “se- on grounds that they did
Chile, were deported as The latter three nalists working for a TV nalists were detained Tues- curity zone,” he said.“This not have press passes.
the crisis spilled over to worked for the Spanish na- program called Quotidien day night near the pres- is what dictatorships do. —AFP

Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

laysia) — Malaysia on
Thursday installed a new Date : 1st February, 2019
king, Sultan Abdullah Sul- Invitation for Bids
tan Ahmad Shah, after the IDA, Credit No : 5727-MM
last monarch abdicated in Contract Title : Installation of Distribution Lines
a historic first following and Transformers for Adaptation
Villages in Mandalay for National
his reported marriage to a
Electrification Project
Russian ex-beauty queen.
Reference No: MOEE-NEP/C1-W14/19
In a ceremony steeped
1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received
in pomp and centuries of
financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the
tradition, the sports-loving National Electrification Project, and intends to apply part
sultan, dressed in aqua of the proceeds towards payments under the contract for
blue formal wear, took the Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers MOEE-
oath of office at the national NEP/C1-W14/19 for Adaptation Villages in Mandalay.
palace in Kuala Lumpur. 2. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy now invites sealed
The ceremony was bids from eligible bidders for Installation of Distribution
televised nationally and Lines and Transformers MOEE-NEP/C1-W14/19 for
This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia’s Department of Information on Adaptation Villages in Mandalay in the following locations.
attended by Prime Minister
31 January, 2019 shows the sixth Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin The number and identification of lots comprising this
Mahathir Mohamad and
Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’inBillah, (l), and Queen installation bidding MOEE-NEP/C1-W14 /19 process for
hundreds of guests decked TunkuHajahAzizahAminahMaimunahIskandariahbinti Al-Marhum Al-MutawakkilAlallah Mandalay is:
out in Islamic finery. Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, (r), waving to well-wishers at a military aiport in Kuantan, Pahang, Lot 1: PyinOoLwin & Kyaukse District - 66 villages
Before being sworn in before departing to Kuala Lumpur for the official oath taking ceremony as the 16th King of
Malaysia.   PHOTO: AFP Lot 2: Meiktila &Yamethin District - 102 villages
at the palace, the 59-year-
Lot 3: Myingyan & NyaungOo District - 74 villages
old, who is also the ceremo-
3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
nial ruler of central Pahang Muslim-majority country. on sporting bodies. He is on great respect, especially
Bidding procedures asspecified in the World Bank’s Guidelines:
state, was given a welcome Malaysia is a consti- the council of world football from Muslim Malays, the Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services
at the national parliament tutional monarchy with a governing body FIFA, pres- country’s majority group, under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank
and inspected a guard of unique arrangement where ident of the Asian Hockey and criticising them is Borrowers (“Procurement Guidelines”), and is open to all
honour. the national throne chang- Association, and used to be strictly forbidden. eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In
His predecessor, Sul- es hands every five years the head of the Football As- Portraits of the king addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth
tan Muhammad V, stepped between royal rulers of the sociation of Malaysia. and queen adorn govern- the World Bank’spolicy on conflict of interest.
aside this month following country’s nine states. After attending school ment buildings through- 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information
just two years on the throne Pahang was next in in Malaysia, the keen polo out the country. The king from Project Management Office (National Electrification
Project), Project Manager and]
after he went on medical line for the throne after player went on to study in is also the symbolic head of
and inspect the bidding documents during office hours [09:30
leave. Reports then sur- Muhammad V stepped Britain where he attend- Islam in the nation, as well to 16:00 hours] at the address given below.
faced he had married a down, and Sultan Abdul- ed the Sandhurst military as the nominal chief of the 5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be
former Miss Moscow. lah was formally chosen academy, according to a military. Malaysia’s sultans obtained free of charge by interested eligible bidders upon
No official reason was as the country’s 16th king biography published on offi- trace a lineage back to the the submission of a written application to the address below.
given for his abdication, but by Malaysia’s royal fam- cial news agency Bernama. 15th century. The king is The Bidding Documents will be issued through email only.
it was the first time a king ilies last week. The new Despite the merely referred to as Yang di-Per- 6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before
had stepped aside before king is an avid athlete who ceremonial role, Malaysia’s tuanAgong, or “He Who Is 4th March, 2019 (10:00 A.M)- Myanmar Time. Electronic
the end of his term in the holds a string of positions Islamic royalty command Made Lord”. — AFP bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders’
designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend

Mexican president declares ‘drug war’ over at the address below.

7. All bids must be accompanied by “Bid-Security”
8. The address (es) referred to above is (are):
MEXICO CITY (Mexico) — tioned the announcement, Mexico has deployed as the fragmented cartels
Attention: Project Manager
Mexican President Andres pointing out that the leftist its army since 2006 to fight wage war on each other and
Project Management Office (National Electrification
Manuel Lopez Obrador de- president has not taken the its powerful drug cartels. the army.
clared the country’s war on army off the streets as he But the strategy has Asked in his daily press
Office Building No.27, Ministry of Electricity and Energy
drugs over Wednesday, say- pledged during his cam- been widely criticized. briefing if his government
City: Nay Pyi Taw
ing his government would paign, and is proposing the Although it has led to had taken down any king-
Country: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar
no longer prioritize using creation of a national guard the capture of a string of pins since he took office in
Telephone: +95 67 3431175
the army to capture cartel that opponents say would high-profile kingpins, it has December, Lopez Obrador
Facsimile number: +95 67 3431176
kingpins. permanently militarize the also been accompanied by said that was no longer the
However, critics ques- country. a tidal wave of violence, strategy.—AFP Electronic mail address:

US, China resume trade talks with a chill in the air

WASHINGTON (United well as the alleged theft of
States) — Top US and American intellectual prop-
Chinese trade officials re- erty through hacking.
turned to the bargaining To pressure Beijing,
table Wednesday, working the White House has im-
to avoid a sharp escalation posed tariffs on $250 billion
in the trade war between in Chinese imports.
the world’s two largest Beijing hit back with
economies. duties on virtually every
At the head of a 30-per- product it buys from the
son delegation from Bei- United States, about $110
jing, Chinese Vice Premier billion in goods annually.
Liu He greeted his coun- Given the complexity
terpart, US Trade Repre- of the issues, a finished
sentative Robert Lighthiz- agreement is unlikely to
er, against the backdrop of emerge from the two days
Washington’s prosecution of talks in Washington this
of Chinese telecoms giant Beijing’s trade envoy Liu He (L) meets with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) at the Eisenhower Building near week. But US Treasury
Huawei, which has out- the White House.  PHOTO: AFP Secretary Steven Mnuchin
raged Beijing and infused said Tuesday he expected
the negotiations with un- omy’s sails. The world’s ics, artificial intelligence, officials are attacking Chi- ican technology through “significant progress,” and
certainty. two largest economies are new-generation autos and nese trade practices they requirements that foreign noted the governments had
The two sides have battling for nothing less other areas — sectors US say are unfair, spotlighting companies form joint ven- time left remaining in their
just a month remaining than future dominance in officials say now repre- the forced transfer of Amer- tures with local firms, as truce. —AFP
in a 90-day truce declared critical high-tech indus- sent the “crown jewels”
in December. Should the tries, according to Lighthiz- of American technology
talks fail, US import duties er, the lead US negotiator. A and innovation. US Pres- Invitation for Open Tender
on $200 billion in Chinese little over three years ago, ident Donald Trump has
imports are due to more Beijing launched a strate- repeatedly said he favors Ministry of Construction
than double on 2 March
— something economists
gic plan dubbed “Made in
China 2025” that aimed to
a healthy Chinese econo-
my, but not at the expense
Department of Rural Road Development
say could help knock the make the nation the global of American business and
wind out of the global econ- leader in aerospace, robot- know-how. Specifically, US 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a Grant from the Federal
Republic of Germany (KfW bank) through the Ministry of Construction towards the cost
of Rural Development Programme - Phase IV.
EIA Study of Exploration Drilling in Onshore Blocks RSF-5 by Eni 2. Department of Rural Road Development under Ministry of Construction intends to
implement , with contract system, the construction of bituminous roads and bridges along
Eni Myanmar B.V. (Eni) is planning to conduct an Exploration Drilling in
the roads in Taunggyi District and Loilem District, Shan State. Rural roads express as
Myanmar Onshore Block RSF-5, located in Magway Region, Myanmar. This
is scheduled to commence in October 2019 and finishing in March 2020. An
No Township Lot No Road Name Road Type Length (Km)
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed activity is currently
being prepared by Eni Myanmar, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), (i) Pinlaung TP-1A Hle Gon-Moene Tharabu Road DBST 7.80
and Sustainable Environment Myanmar (SEM) and will be submitted to the (ii) Pinlaung TP-1B Moene Tharabu-Kyar Dun Road DBST 6.50
Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) in June 2019. After the EIA (iii) Pinlaung TP-1C Kyar Dun- In Dain Road DBST 5.10
report is completed, it will be publically viewable on Eni’s website as follows: (iv) Pinlaung TP-3A Naung Pi - Ti Lon Road DBST 11.40 (v) Pinlaung TP-3B Ti Lon - Moe Oo Road DBST 10.25
In the meantime, questions and comments can be submitted to Eni in writing (vi) Pinlaung TP-3C Moe Oo - Nam Pha Mu Road DBST 11.35
by contacting the following e-mail address: (vii) Loilem LL-1A Mingalar Oo - Ti Hay Road/bridge DBST/Concrete 2.10

Transfering Distributor for Registered Pesticides 3. Procurement will be conducted through National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
Distribution and registration processes of pesticides produced by SHANGHAI E-TONG CHEMICAL Procedures and under the laws and regulations governing public procurement within the
CO., LTD are transfering from 7 Star Agro Power Co., Ltd to Myanmar Golden Byter Co., Ltd.
Any objection regarding to this transfer can notify at Myanmar Pesticide Registration Board for Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
the following pesticides within (14) days. 4. Interested companies may obtain further information and may inspect the complete
No Trade Name Active Ingredient Registration Type Registration No bidding documents, and may purchase a set of the documents upon payment of a non-
1 E-T WEAPON Bensulfuron-methyl 4% + Provisional P2018-4280
refundable fee of MMK-65000 at International Relationship and Legal division of
Quanclorac 28% WP
2. E-T ONI Pendimethalin 32.5EC Provisional P2018-4281 Department of Rural Road Development.
7 Star Agro Power Co., Ltd 5. A pre-bid conference will be held in the Meeting Room of the DRRD at (25-3-
Room No 204, Building No 1007, Kantharyar Junction, Thudammar Road, North Okkalapa 2019) at 10:00AM. Each bidder is invited to attend the conference with maximum two
Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before (18-3-2018).Late bids will
Transfering Distributor for Registered Pesticides be rejected.
7. Interested companies may obtain further information at following address:
Distribution and registration processes of pesticides produced by JINGSU PESTICIDE
RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD are transfering from CLOSE FRIEND CO., LTD to Daw Tin Moe Myint
MYANMAR GOLDEN BYTER CO., LTD. Any objection regarding to this transfer can Deputy Director General
notify at Myanmar Pesticide Registration Board for the following pesticides within (14) days. Department of Rural Road Development
No Trade Name Active Ingredient Registration Type Registration No Yan Aung (2) Yard , North of (200) Bedded Hospital ,
1 HEXA SUYAN 5SC Hexaconazole 5% EC Provisional P2018-4221 Pyinmana,
No 827/A, Thumingalar Road, (7) Ward, South Okkalapa Township, Yangon, Myanmar. Email:,

Arctic air sends temperatures well Invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ)
Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) now invites
eligible firm to submit the proposal for “EMF Test Equipment

below zero in midwest US for RF Networks” as part of the Telecom Sector Reform Project
supported by the World Bank’s Loan. The deadline for submission
of RFQ is March 4th, 2019 by 13:00 PM (Myanmar Standard
CHICAGO (United States) Attention:
— A brutal cold wave hit Director General
the American Midwest on Posts and Telecommunications Department,
Wednesday, bringing tem- Ministry of Transport and Communications
Office Building Number 2
peratures lower than those
Nay Pyi Taw
in Antarctica, grounding Myanmar
flights, closing schools and Telephone: +95 67 407438
businesses— and raising Email:
fears of hypothermia. The detail information and requirements can be seen in the
Request for Quotation (RFQ) and it can be downloaded at PTD
Mail deliveries were
suspended and people
encouraged to stay home
in nearly a dozen US (Under Members’ Voluntary Winding-up)
states where the mercury
plunged into the negative
double digits, the worst Take Notice that the creditors of the above-named Company are
required to send their names, addresses and the particulars of their
freeze to grip the region in debts or claims and the names and addresses of their attorneys, if
a generation. A man takes a photo of Lake Michigan and the skyline as temperatures dropped to -20 any, to the undersigned Liquidator at address mentioned below in
US media attributed degrees F (-29˚C) in Chicago.  PHOTO: AFP person or by their attorneys to come in and prove their said debts or
claims on or before 28th February, 2019 or in default thereof they will
at least five deaths since be excluded from the settlement of such debts and claims.
the weekend to the freez- conference. “They are I have my big winter coat, of millions of Americans
DawThaung Mya Wai
ing conditions and a major life-threatening tempera- I have a face mask and a was a swirl of Arctic air LL.B, DA, DCA
snowstorm that preceded tures, and they should be skullcap and still cold,” that broke away from the Liquidator
Room No. (2D), Rose Condominium,
the blast of Arctic air grip- treated accordingly,” he Gonzalez told AFP. polar vortex that usually No. 182/194, 1st Floor, Botahtaung Pagoda Road,
ping the region. cautioned. At Chicago’s O’Hare encircles the North Pole. Pazundaung Township, Yangon Region, Myanmar
The phenomenon The morning tempera- airport, a major regional The National Weath-
caused surreal scenes ture in the Windy City was hub for airlines, ground er Service said tempera- In the matter of the Myanmar Companies Law and
throughout the region, -22 degrees Fahrenheit crews struggled with freez- tures would remain 25 to CHANNEL VAS MYANMAR LIMITED
such as steam rising off the (-30˚C Celsius), which felt ing equipment and were 45 degrees below average [Under Sections 345 & 348]
waters of Lake Michigan, like -50 degrees (-46 ˚C Cel- told to avoid spending more through Thursday, with The Special General Meeting of Channel VAS Myanmar Limited
parts of Niagara Falls so- sius) with wind chill. It was than 15 minutes at a time wind chill values as low as duly held and convened on 31- 1- 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at No. 180, 8th
Floor, Taw Win Myanmar Condominium, Botahtaung Pagoda Road,
lidified into frozen stillness, colder than Alaska’s state exposed to the cold, caus- -25 to -55 degrees Fahren- Pazundaung Township, Yangon Region, the Republic of the Union
and blocks of ice covering capital and even colder heit (-32 to -48 ˚C Celsius). of Myanmar, the following resolutions were passed unanimously
ing delays for flights that as Special Resolutions:
the river winding through than parts of Antarctica. managed to take off. “The dangerously cold SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS
downtown Chicago. “It feels like being More than 1,800 flights wind chills could cause (1) Resolved that the Company be and is hereby wound up
voluntarily under Members’ Voluntary Winding up.
America’s third city close to dry ice,” Leon Gil- were canceled at Chicago’s frostbite on exposed skin (2) Resolved that Daw Thaung Mya Wai(LL.B, DA, DCA), holder
was in the direct path of bert, 31, told AFP. “I can feel two major airports, while in as little as five minutes,” of Citizenship Scrutiny Card No. 12/ Tha Ga Ka(Naing)-143470,
Manager of WIN Consulting Limited of Room No. (2D), Rose
the harsh weather and ex- my skin tighten up.” rail operator Amtrak NWS said. Condominium, No. 182/194, 1st Floor, Botahtaung Pagoda Road,
perienced its second-cold- Unlike most Chicago scrapped train services Illinois, Michigan, and Pazundaung Township, Yangon Region, the Republic of the
Union of Myanmar be and is hereby appointed as Liquidator
est day ever. Chicago was residents, Gilbert was re- from its hub in the city. Wisconsin implemented of the Company for the purpose of such winding-up and be
on track to break new re- quired to report to his job emergency measures. authorized to carry on the business of the Company to such
extent and for such period as may be necessary for the beneficial
cords overnight when tem- at a Starbucks on a down- Homeless at risk Michigan Governor winding up thereof and be granted such other powers as may
peratures were forecast to town street largely devoid The US Postal Ser- Gretchen Whitmer said be deemed fit or proper.
By order of the Board,
reach their lowest points in of its usual bustle of people vice suspended deliveries government offices would
Mr. Shiv Bhagwan Falod
the early hours Thursday. and traffic. Sandwich shop in parts of Indiana, Mich- remain closed through Director
igan, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Channel VAS Myanmar Limited
“This is a historic cold, manager Daniel Gonzalez, Thursday.
obviously,” Chicago May- 37, also reported to work the Dakotas and Nebraska. Nonessential em-
or Rahm Emanuel told a — at 5:00 am. “I have two The cause of the ployees would stay home. Adve r t i s e w it h u s/ Ho t L i n e :
Wednesday night news shirts on... I have a hoodie, sub-zero chill affecting tens —AFP 0 9 9 74 4 2 4 8 4 8


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declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
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Ice instruments melt musical boundaries in Italian Alps

PASSO DEL TONALE (Italy)— to make, bigger instruments can
When Tim Linhart started making take months.“It’s a great materi-
instruments from ice they were al because you can both grow it
more likely to explode with a bang and cut it away, and it’s free,” said
than produce music, but things Linhart.“The only setback is that
have come a long way since then. it melts above freezing.”Because
Today, the US-born artist is of their weight, some of the instru-
in charge of an ice orchestra of ments are played while suspended
local musicians playing a series from mountaineering carabiners
of concerts at sub-zero temper- attached to steel cables drilled into
atures in a vast, custom-built the ceiling of the 200-seater igloo.
igloo high in the Italian Alps. “I For storage, many are kept in nich-
made snow and ice sculptures in es carved out of the igloo walls.
the ski resort where I’m from in
New Mexico (for 16 years)... and Strength in fragility
then I decided it would be cool Cellist Nicola Segatta, who
to make a sculpture of a violin,” helped build his own instrument
Linhart, 59, told AFP. “I heard out of ice, says their sound is
the sound coming from inside “more crystalline” than the
and thought ‘wow this is super classic wooden instruments.
exciting, if I just tighten up the “They’re incredibly fragile. When
strings a little bit more it would you’re building them there’s the
be louder’,” he recalled.Over- Musicians perform with ice instruments during a concert in the “Ice Dome” on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, constant risk that they’ll disinte-
tightening the strings, however, near Trento in northern Italy on 17 January 2018.  PHOTO: AFP grate into a thousand pieces,”
caused the instrument to shatter ‘Only setback is they melt’ cause.“Then you know you’re as pipe instrument, all from ice.After said the musician, who had been
into little pieces, he recounted. In the Passo Paradiso winter close to the edge of ice music as moulding front and back plates, part of the orchestra that day.
“But I had heard enough, sports station at an altitude of 2,600 you can get,” Linhart said.Here, Linhart uses a white-ice mix of But the intensity of the music
it was the beginning,” said Lin- metres (8,500 feet), instruments the artist has built a violin, viola, water and snow to build the in- produced by the ice instruments
hart, his large frame treading still at times spontaneously im- timpani drum set, xylophone, strument’s walls, around a metal brings out a strong emotional
nimbly among the delicate plode due to the brittleness of the double bass, mandolin, cello and backbone, over which the strings reaction in the audience, in
instruments on stage in the ice, but less frequently.And when even his own invention, the giant are stretched and tightened. A counterpoint to their fragility,
igloo. they do, it’s not altogether a lost Rolandophone, a huge percussion mandolin takes five or six days he added. —AFP

From Rings to Ringo: Peter ‘Real change’ for Latinos in Hollywood?

Jackson helms Beatles Gina Rodriguez hopes so
documentary LOS ANGELES (United competing in a beauty contest I’m not really American,” Hard-
States)—Gina Rodriguez, the —and finds herself mixed up in wicke, who directed the first
Golden Globe-winning star of the dark world of drug trafficking. “Twilight” film, told AFP, adding
TV comedy “Jane the Virgin,” As the bullets fly and explo- that she injected much of that
said she wept when she heard sions ring out —all with a good “identity thing” into the film.
the Oscar nominations, and saw dose of exaggeration—Gloria The internal conflict is seen
“Roma” star Yalitza Aparicio’s (Rodriguez) discovers she is a in Gloria, who doesn’t speak
name on the list. For one of the woman capable of doing things Spanish all that well, and in the
first times, Rodriguez said she she never imagined possible, in- villainous Lino (Ismael Cruz Cor-
felt seen, along with many other cluding using a firearm. dova). The character grew up on
Latinos working to be noticed in Importantly, 95 per cent of both sides of the border and says
Hollywood and reflected in that the cast and crew is Latino — at one point in the film that he is
work. “Oh my god, I am so proud,” that’s pretty rare for a Hollywood too Mexican for the US and too
Peter Jackson says his new documentary on the Beatles will provide the 34-year-old Rodriguez told production, but Rodriguez is hop- much of a “gringo” for Mexico.
‘unprecedented’ insight into the band’s creative process.  PHOTO: AFP
AFP in an interview. “To have a ing it will become more of a norm. Rodriguez, who was born
WELLINGTON (New Zealand) —Acclaimed “Lord of the Rings” Latina out there, my whole heart “I believe that if we Latinos in Chicago to Puerto Rican par-
director Peter Jackson announced Thursday he is working on a doc- —my whole heart exploded.” and Latinas come together and ents, says she feels the same way
umentary detailing the making of The Beatles’ classic album “Let It If she strikes gold on 24 Feb- support ‘Miss Bala’, then we’ll sometimes. While she has won
Be” 50 years ago. The New Zealander said the film was based on 55 ruary, Aparicio would be the first see real change. We won’t have film roles in “Deepwater Hori-
hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio from the Fab Hispanic woman to win the best just one movie—we’ll have many zon” and “Annihilation,” she says
Four’s recording sessions.Jackson said it provided an unprecedented actress Oscar—a sea change that more movies,” she said. “I think the road has not been easy.
insight into to band’s creative process and their interactions in the Rodriguez hopes to be part of the studios will stand up and start “I was 32 years old when I
studio.“This movie will be the ultimate fly-on-the-wall experience that with her new film “Miss Bala.” putting money behind films with booked ‘Miss Bala.’ I hadn’t had
Beatles fans have long dreamt about,” he said in a statement.“It’s The film—a remake of a 2011 Latinos and Latinas, in front of an opportunity up until then that
like a time machine transports us back to 1969 and we get to sit in Mexican flick that hits US theat- and behind the camera.” looked like ‘Miss Bala.’ And since
the studio watching these four friends make great music together.” ers on Friday—has been adapted then, I haven’t had an opportunity.
“Let It Be” was recorded in January 1969 but not released until as a “fun action movie” to appeal To create change, ‘do it your- So that’s how you know it’s super
May the following year after The Beatles put out “Abbey Road” and to a more global audience, Rod- self’ rare,” she said. She cites actress-
subsequently split, making it the final album the band released. riguez said. But the difference is The film’s director, Cath- es Rita Moreno—one of the rare
The footage was originally shot for a television special that never that the star is a woman—and a erine Hardwicke, is one of the entertainers with EGOT status,
materialised. Instead, some of it was used in a Michael Lindsay-Hogg Latina to boot. rare non-Latinos on the crew. having won an Emmy, Grammy,
documentary also titled “Let It Be”. “Miss Bala” tells the story But she grew up in the border Tony and Oscar (for best sup-
Fans have long believed the album’s creation was marred by of a Latina living in Los Angeles city of McAllen, Texas with “the porting actress)—and Lupe On-
the rivalries and infighting that eventually tore the band apart but who travels to the Mexican bor- richness of both cultures.” tiveros as trailblazers for people
Jackson said that was a myth. —AFP der city of Tijuana to help a friend “I’m not really Mexican but like her. —AFP

Antibiotic resistant “superbug” genes found in Early human cousins

High Arctic: study
LONDON—Antibiotic resistant “superbug” genes including the one first detected in urban India in
may have been
originated in India were found in the High Arctic, a
new study has shown. The genes associated with
2008. Since British scientists found the “superbug”
in New Delhi’s public water supply later, the resist- jewellers: study
resistance to antibiotics were discovered in soil ant genes have been found in over 100 countries,
samples from the Kongsfjorden region, a remote including new variants. It is estimated that some 70
place in the High Arctic, said a study published in perent of bacteria that cause infections are resistant
the academic journal Environment International to at least one antibiotic used to treat them, largely
on Monday. Some of the detected genes, which are fueled by their overuse.
almost certainly not “local” to the Arctic, can confer “What humans have done through excess use
resistance to multiple drugs. of antibiotics on global scale is accelerate the rate of
The discovery confirmed the spread of evolution, creating a new world of resistant strains
blaNDM-1 (called New Delhi Metallo-beta-lacta- that never existed before,” said David Graham,
mase-1) into the High Arctic. By far, a total of 131 professor of Ecosystems Engineering at Newcastle
such genes have been discovered by scientists, University in Britain. —Xinhua

Tesla posts higher earnings but still falls short

SAN FRANCISCO (United to “grow substantially” this year, trade talks currently underway in
States)—Electric carmaker Tesla it was under pressure from grow- Washington mean the situation is
posted another quarter of higher ing competition and hiccups at its in flux, so the carmaker is trying
earnings on Wednesday but fell factory. Musk said the plan for this to ship as fast as possible to avoid University of Oxford/Max Planck Institute images of a bone fragment of
short of expectations after an- year was to improve customer potential tariff increases. a female—known as ‘Denisova 11’ ? born of a Neanderthal mother and a
nouncing another round of job service, to allow quick repairs “We don’t know what’s going Denisovan father. The bone was found in 2012 by Russian archaeologists
cuts earlier in the month. for minor issues, and to finish to happen with the trade nego- at Denisova Cave in Siberia.  PHOTO: AFP
But the company’s irascible the “lightning” fast construction tiations so we have to get those PARIS (France)—A rare species of primitive human roamed the
founder Elon Musk remained up- of the Shanghai factory to start cars to China as fast as possi- forests of Eurasia 200,000 years ago and may have made tools and
beat, telling investors that 2018 production by the end of the year. ble,” Musk said. Rival automak- even jewellery, according to new research published Wednesday.
was its “most successful” year as Once that is up and running, ers such as General Motors and Denisovans—a cousin of Neanderthals —were discovered in 2010
well as its most challenging. He “it should allow us to get to a Volkswagen are introducing more when scientists working in a cave in southern Siberia obtained a finger
also predicted sales would climb 10,000 units a week rate or close electric models that are priced bone of a girl belonging to a previously unidentified group of humans.
50 per cent this year, even if there to it.”Musk also said the company competitively, a dynamic made Because they have so far only been located at the Denisova
were a global recession. could unveil an electric pickup lat- possible by their fleets of con- Cave, far less is known about them than their more famous relatives
“Even in a recession, world- er this year.“We might be ready to ventional autos, including sport Neanderthals, who executed sophisticated hunting strategies in
wide demand is over 500,000,” unveil that this summer,” he said. utility vehicles and pickup trucks, groups, made fire, tools and clothing. In dual papers published in
Musk said on a conference call. Branching out from its cur- which have high profit margins. the journal Nature, two international teams of scientists now argue
In a strong economy, that demand rent stable of sedans, he said the The tough year has forced Tesla Denisovans inhabited the cave as far back as 200,000 years ago.To
would be 700,000 to 800,000 units company planned to add an SUV, to have more financial discipline, arrive at that conclusion they needed to overcome several hurdles that
of the Model 3 and as production the Model Y, in 2020, the same Musk said, and it ended the year make dating prototypical man especially tricky. “The big challenge
increases, it will bring down the year it also expects to begin sales with $3.7 billion in cash on hand. is that the human remains themselves are microscopic—the biggest
price. “We’re optimistic about be- of an electric semi-tractor-trailer. And the company continues one is 2 cm high and they are really difficult to date because they all
ing profitable in the first quarter, to dominate the electric vehicle fall either just at or beyond the reach of radiocarbon dating,” Tom
not by a lot,” he said, “and for all A tough year market, he said. Total revenues Higham, director of the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator
quarters going forward.” In addition, Musk said the rose to $7.23 billion in the fourth Unit and study author told AFP.
While the trendsetting auto company was fine-tuning logis- quarter, beating expectations, but Carbon dating, which uses the half-life of radioactive carbon iso-
company said it expected produc- tics as it boost sales in China earnings per share fell short at topes to show the age of organic matter, is only reliable on specimens
tion of its less expensive Model 3 and Europe. But the US-China $1.93. — AFP up to roughly 50,000 years old. Higham and the team unearthed several
previously undiscovered bone fragments and managed to obtain a
DNA sample from one of them. They then used a mathematical
model comprised of available carbon data, as well as sediment dating,
genomic mutation rates and archeological information to determine
with high certainty when the Denisovans inhabited their eponymous
dwelling.“200,000 years ago, maybe older up until about 50,000 when
Denisovans disappear from the site,” said Higham.

Jewellery, tools
As well as human remains, researchers found perforated animal
teeth possibly used as necklaces, bone tools, ostrich shell beads and
stone-worked bracelets—all artefacts previously only associated with
modern humans and, more recently, Neanderthals. In the absence of
any other hominim remains in the areas of the cave where the objects
were found, Higham said “the most likely explanation” was that they
were the work of Denisovans. “The earliest (objects) date back to
49,000 years ago, which is the earliest evidence we have of this type of
behaviour in northern Eurasia, if not the entire Eurasian continent,”
he said. “The evidence suggests that the most likely explanation is
that Denisovans are making them.” If confirmed, the finding could
transform what we know about how our ancestors survived and
socialised. The Denisova Cave last made headlines in August with
the discovery of Denny, a half-Neanderthal half-Denisovan hybrid
who was the first evidence of inter-breeding among those two early
Trendsetting electric carmaker Tesla is upbeat about production of its Model 3 this year.  PHOTO: AFP human species. — AFP

Confident of 3-point win against Pressure on

Ireland as

Zwekapin: Yan Aung Kyaw World Cup adds

extra edge to
YAN Aung Kyaw, Yangon Unit- Six Nations
ed captain and former national
football team midfielder, said he LONDON (United Kingdom)—
was confident of a win against Ireland’s status as one of the
Zwekapin United F.C. in the favourites to win this year’s
Week 4 National League match World Cup in Japan will be put
scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the to the test with the defence of
Thuwunna Stadium, according their Six Nations crown. France
to a statement from the Yangon and Wales launch Europe’s elite
United F.C. annual international champion-
“With each team bringing ship in Paris on Friday before
its best game, we have had to Grand Slam champions Ireland
fight hard for each win,” said face England in Dublin a day lat-
Yan Aung Kyaw. er in a hugely anticipated clash.
“We are in top form and The southern hemisphere
have prepared a strong defense. ‘big three’ of South Africa, New
I would like to invite all fans to Zealand and Australia, whose
cheer us. We will show what collective hold on the World
we are made of, and take three Cup has been broken only by
points,” he said. Yangon beat England’s 2003 triumph, have
Zwekapin United in both rounds often been sniffy about the qual-
of the previous season in 2018. ity of rugby on display during
“Zwekapin played very well. the Six Nations, even if they’ve
But, I think, the reason they lost been envious of its passionate
Yangon United captain and former national football team player Yan Aung Kyaw.  PHOTO:YUFC
was they did not make good use and capacity crowds.But this
of their chances. three points,” he said. 2 and losing 1 of the 3 matches from 3 matches, which ended year’s edition could be one of
As for us, we are focusing Yangon United is leading the it has played so far. Zwekapin with 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss.— the most high-calibre yet.Three
only on our team and scoring table with 6 points after winning United is placed 8th with 4 points Lynn Thit (Tgi) of the world’s four top-ranked
teams—Ireland, Wales and
England —are involved, with

U-22 national football team selects 5

Scotland and France more than
capable of making their pres-
ence felt.Ireland, yet to reach a

players from Shan United

World Cup semi-final, have long
liked to portray themselves as
‘plucky underdogs’.
But following their maiden
AS part of preparations for the keeper Phone Thitsar Min, de- The Myanmar U-22 men’s from Yadanarbon, and talent- home win over world champi-
upcoming AFF U-22 Champion- fender Ye Min Thu, defender football team plans to compete ed young players from Magwe ons New Zealand in Novem-
ship 2019, the Myanmar nation- Hein Phyo Win, midfielder Zwe in the AFF U-22 Championship F.C., Ayeyawady United, Han- ber, they are no longer fooling
al football federation recently Thet Paing, and midfielder Htet 2019, which will be hosted by tharwady United, MFF U-19, anyone, least of all themselves,
picked five young and talented Phyo Wai, according to a state- Cambodia from 17 to 26 Febru- and ISPE. especially when the gifted
players from former Myanmar ment from the football club. ary, and the provisional squad The Myanmar U-22 team Jonathan Sexton is pulling the
National League champion Shan The players are energetic, comprising 28 players was an- will start their training session strings at fly-half.Not since
United, said a source with the active, strong, and can play all nounced on 29 January. in the first week of February, ac- France in 1998, however, have
Taunggyi-based football club. positions, said an official with The team lineup includes cording to the Myanmar Football a side completed back-to-back
The five players are goal- the football club. five players from Yangon, four Federation.—Lynn Thit(Tgi) Grand Slams. —AFP

Sole survivors: Qatar plot Japan ambush in Asian final

ABU DHABI (United Arab Emirates)—While Japan have tient, we have a chance of being champions.”Japan, who
the Asian Cup pedigree, Qatar’s over-achieving players captured the last of their record four Asian titles in 2011,
might just feel that their name is on the trophy after a upset tournament favourites Iran 3-0 in Monday’s first
record-breaking run to their first-ever final. Against the semi-final and appear to be peaking at just the right time.
backdrop of simmering political tension, the Qatari players After threatening to bore crowds to death in their
were pelted with plastic bottles—and even shoes—by fu- first five games, the Blue Samurai go into Friday’s
rious local fans in a 4-0 semi-final thrashing of the United final in the UAE capital unbeaten in 11 matches since
Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. After surviving that ordeal, Hajime Moriyasu took over as coach after last year’s
the 2022 World Cup hosts believe they have nothing to World Cup.
fear from Japan. Yuya Osako’s controversial second-half double floored
“We have already realised a dream that the whole Iran, and consequently Moriyasu’s new-look Japan are
country had,” said striker Almoez Ali, who equalled Ali suddenly being tipped to go all the way.
Daei’s record of eight goals in a single Asian Cup against “We talked about going to war before we came out
the hosts on Tuesday. The 2022 World Cup hosts believe they have nothing to here,” said captain Maya Yoshida, part of the Japan side
“We will need patience in the final but if we are pa- fear from the Blue Samurai.  PHOTO: AFP which scooped the title eight years ago. —AFP