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Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debate on Joint Committee Senior General visits Bhamo

to implement steps to amend Constitution cantonment in Myitkyina

Vol. V, No. 296, 2 nd Waxing of Tabodwe 1380 ME Wednesday, 6 February 2019

State Counsellor discusses peace, rule of law,

development with people in Shan State (East)

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is welcomed by local people as she arrives at Mongyawng in Shan State yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

TATE Counsellor Daw accompanied by Union Minis- Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut, state government working to In all four corners of our
Aung San Suu Kyi, in her ters Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, Lt-Gen ministers, MPs, and departmen- fulfill them country I have the same out-
capacity as Chairperson of Ye Aung, and U Min Thu, and tal officials, and ethnic cultural “It has been many years look that we are all part of the
the Central Committee to Imple- other officials when she departed troupes. The State Counsellor since I last visited but I’m thank- same Union because the wants
ment the Development of Border by special flight from Nay Pyi Taw then met with local residents at ful that the warmth and hospitali- and needs of all the people are
Areas and Ethnic Nationals, vis- to Tachilek in the morning. Tachilek’s City Hall, where she ty of the people has remained un- mostly the same. I’ve noticed this
ited Tachilek Township in Shan The State Counsellor and delivered a speech. changed. With this trip I will have ever since I first walked into the
State yesterday. entourage were welcomed at been to the northern, western political scene in 1988.
The State Counsellor was Tachilek Airport by Shan State People’s needs are same, and southern parts of Myanmar. SEE PAGE-3



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Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debate on Joint Committee to implement steps to amend Constitution

Aung Ye Thwin, Aye Aye Hluttaw is a top legislative cording to the relevant laws and
Thant (MNA) body and if Hluttaw itself doesn’t rules. Just as the Pyidaungsu
follow the laws and rules, it will Hluttaw came about from the 2008
FIFTH-DAY meeting of 11th regu- be a black mark in the history and Constitution and being elected by
lar session of Second Pyidaungsu thus he solemnly objected the mo- the people it also has a concur-
Hluttaw was held in the Main Hall tion tabled by U Aung Kyi Nyunt rent duty amend the Constitution
of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in Nay in order that this black mark is according to the wishes of the
Pyi Taw and Hluttaw represent- not recorded in history. people. He supports the motion to
atives debated an urgent motion Daw Htu May of Rakhine form the joint committee since it
tabled by U Aung Kyi Nyunt of State constituency 11 said that is a most practical way to achieve
Magway Region constituency 4 to the process to amend the Con- the aim of amending the consti-
form a Joint Committee consist- stitution must be transparent tution.
ing of Hluttaw members in order and must be all inclusive. The U Lal Min Htan of Chin
to expeditiously implement steps Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat.  PHOTO: MNA committee to amend the Constitu- State constituency 10 said that
to be taken towards amending the tion should include international only through the timely amend-
2008 Constitution. a precedent (which must be fol- that urgent motions can be made experts, legal experts and repre- ments of certain Constitutional
Daw Thandar of Einme con- lowed by the current Hluttaw). only for matters that could not sentatives of ethnic parties in the provisions which ought to be
stituency stated that Myanmar U Maung Myint expressed his be submitted and discussed in Hluttaw. For the sake of ethnic amended can the people and
as well as other countries of the view that the claim made by the the Hluttaw in the usual ways. U nationals, children, women and country develop expeditiously
world occasionally amend, redraft proposer of the motion that it was Maung Myint stated that could elderly persons who are suffer- among the three pillars of gov-
or revise laws and have also made done so in conformity with Rule have in good faith be conducted ing from the ravages of war and ernment namely the executive,
new enactments which would suit 66 and that the proposal does not in conformity with Sections 433, for those young persons whose the judiciary and the legislature
the changing political, administra- involve sections 433, 434 and 435 434 and 435 of the Constitution. lives were ended so prematurely, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has the
tive, and economic systems and of the Constitution is wrong. He Therefore U Maung Myint stated she solemnly supports the urgent duty to amend the Constitution.
conditions. Daw Thandar states stated that if the constitution is to that the motion does not meet motion proposing the formation of The motion is also being tabled
that she solemnly supports this be amended sections 443, 444 and the criteria of an urgent motion. a Joint Committee consisting of in conformity with rule 66 of the
proposal. She emphasises that 445 of the constitution cannot be The Constitution is our Moth- Hluttaw members to expeditious- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. After the
this proposal is only a prelimi- put in abeyance. er Law and Section 433 (a) specif- ly implement steps to be taken to- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses
nary step towards amending the U Maung Myint argued that ically stated on amendment mo- wards amending the Constitution. and approves it, a Joint Com-
Constitution in conformity with the motion was tabled as an ur- tion is to be tabled as a bill. Hence U Soe Htay of Kawkareik mittee consisting of Hluttaw

Daw Thandar. U Maung Myint. Daw Htu May. U Soe Htay. U Lal Min Htan.

U Win Kyaing. U Sein Win. U La Mar Naw Aung. Daw Wint War Tun. Dr. Myat Nyana Soe.

the wishes of all the ethnic nation- gent motion and it must meet tabling an urgent motion to form a constituency said when a de- members will be formed. After
als and the people. She therefore the five points stated under Py- committee to amend violates the mocracy federal union is being the formation of the committee
urgently supports the proposal. idaungsu Hluttaw Rules 66 (a). Of Constitution. Section 434 states established where multi-party and based on the genuine desire
U Maung Myint of Min- the five, 66 (a) (2) states that the that amendment is to be tabled to system is practised and amend- of the people the task of making
gin constituency stated that he urgent motion must be about a the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw if there ment of the Constitution could necessary amendments to the
agreed in principle that the Con- current or contemporaneous mat- is an amendment bill, it has to be not be effected comprehensively, provisions which ought to be
stitution should be amended but ter and also that is an important tabled to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speedily and in a good way if done amended can systematically be
he stated that it needs to be done matter affecting or involving the accordingly. by a single person, party or race. implemented, only after such
in conformity with the rules and people which requires the deci- Section 435 stated that if an Only a joint committee compris- tasks are being implemented the
procedures. He stated that he sion of the Hluttaw. amendment bill is tabled by 20 ing of such persons can success- process of taking the necessary
could not accept steps that are The Constitution was percent of the Hluttaw repre- fully and smoothly achieve this steps to amend the constitution-
taken in violation of the proce- adopted in 2008 and since then sentatives, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw task. Therefore he supports the al provisions in accordance with
dures and laws. He objected to ten years had passed. As such, is required to discuss the bill. motion proposed by U Aung Kyi Section 433, 434 and 435 can be
the statement made by a NLD there is no urgency in amending He believed that it shouldn’t be Nyunt. made. Based on these reasons U
party member who claimed that it and it is not acceptable to table that difficult to get signatures of Forming a Joint Committee Lal Min Htan said he supported
works conducted at First Py- an urgent motion on this issue. 20 percent of the Hluttaw repre- is a preliminary process towards the motion.
idaungsu Hluttaw amounted to Rule 66 (a) (3) of Hluttaw stated sentatives. amending the Constitution ac- SEE PAGE-13

State Counsellor discusses peace, rule of law,…

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with local people in Tachilek in Shan State yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

FROM PAGE-1 fulfilling processes related to in our country with different such things because it is not overcome any physical hard-
development efforts.” languages, religions, customs a youthful age anymore. For a ships.”
I don’t want to forget that “It is the same story with and slightly distinct historical person, we need to assess our “Our Union Government
since I have always been asking peace. Everyone needs to par- backgrounds, but our modern lifelong contributions at that wishes to establish a true feder-
the public what their needs are ticipate in bringing about peace national politics is the same for age, and our country is not long al Union because we think it is
to get to know them better. And and we first need to work hand- everyone.” till it reaches a similar moment the most suitable course of ac-
their answers are all the same.” in-hand to implement the rule “Our country will soon be of reflection.” tion for the country. In a country
“In one particular case of law which will allow us to co- celebrating 75 years of being “I want everyone to co- like ours that needs to establish
when I was in Kengtung some operate on peace and develop- a sovereign state, meaning operate even more than they unity from diversity, we need
time ago, the farmers I was dis- ment for the nation. A country there are only 25 years left till have for the betterment of the to nurture understanding and
cussing with voiced the same with no rule of law can never we reach the centennial mile- country before we reach the mutual respect on one another.
matters with the farmers from assure physical and mental se- stone. Now is the time for all 75th anniversary. The most im- It is acceptable to love your own
Central Myanmar. curity to its people. Lack of se- of us to contemplate on where portant component of national people but it will be a grave mis-
When I ask them what they curity leads to instability, which we are and what we have ac- development is the will of the take to be intolerant of others
need the most, the number one in turns severely impedes de- complished so far. The average people. With the combined will because of this reason.”
requirement is access to suffi- velopment. This is why I remind person reaching 75 considers of the entire population we can SEE PAGE-4
cient water supplies for areas
without access to water. The
second requirement is better The citizens of our
means for transportation, third
is electricity, fourth is educa- Union are pointing
tion, and fifth is healthcare. out the need for
No matter where we go in our
country the people all have the similar develop-
same requests. ment. This is why
What this is showing is that
our country still needs to ac- the first factor our
complish a lot of developmental Union Government
“Only developed countries needs to fulfill for
can fulfill all five requirements the country is the
of the people I’ve just men-
tioned. The citizens of our Un-
rule of law.
ion are pointing out the need
for similar development. This
is why the first factor our Union people to remember that we
Government needs to fulfill for are all living in the same Union
the country is the rule of law. wherever I go.”
Some ask why implementing “I want our people to be
rule of law should be the first reciting ‘We are the Union’
priority? This is simply because when they open their eyes in
proper rule of law will allow the morning and when they
us to implement sustainable go to bed at night. This is my
peace and development, both hope that it will foster a strong-
sorely needed in our country. er Union spirit in them. We
Everyone needs to chip in with have numerous ethnic races State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi greets local ethnic people in Mongyawng.  PHOTO: THET AUNG

State Counsellor discusses peace, rule of law,…

have participated or invested in
some way. Before digging any
wells, we consider whether the
people have the willingness to
help in the endeavor or not.”
“We choose the village with
the people willing to help in on
digging the well in any way they
can. Secondly, we consider if the
village has a suitable place for
building a well. We want the well
to be accessible by everyone.
We only agree to dig the well
when everyone agrees on the
factors relating to it. There is
also a third requirement and
this is if the people from the
village can set up their own well
preservation team. By doing
this, the people will see that
they did not receive the well for
free and will greatly value their
source of water due to their own
participation in the matter.”
“This example highlights
the same principles we need
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with local people from Mongyawng in Shan State yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA
to adopt in the wider context
of national development: first,
FROM PAGE-3 I mentioned in the beginning the people need to be willing to
of my speech needs the entire participate, second, they need
“It is especially important I have a simple belief that nothing in country’s participation to bring to have the compassion and
for youths to adopt a correct
mindset. Their advantage over this world is free. You get what you about any accomplishments.”
“I have a simple belief that
knowledge to choose the best
course of action for the every-
the older generation is that they deserve. Even the things you think nothing in this world is free. body, and finally, the must have
are not dominated by the past. You get what you deserve. Even the perseverance to maintain
The past can greatly interfere you got for free have hidden or in- the things you think you got for the results.”
with the present and the fu-
ture but this doesn’t mean we
tangible duties and responsibilities free have hidden or intangible
duties and responsibilities at-
“It is the government’s
duty to build roads and bridg-
must forget the past. It means attached to them: State Counsellor tached to them. Our National es for the people but the same
we, and for the most past the League for Democracy has dug people must maintain the in-
youths, must take constructive up wells in villages facing water frastructure that was built for
lessons to avoid committing the scarcity but we never did it for them, in whatever capacity they
same mistakes as our prede- “However, we must bring so much with the opportunities free because we worried people can provide support.”
cessors. these skills out into the light granted to us. For example, the might not value it. It is human
If our youths adopt a mind- to be of any use. If you lock five similar needs of the country nature to value the things you SEE PAGE-5
set to accomplish the things our up your savings in a box and
ancestors could not complete never take it out then it is not
and to build a nation and society beneficial to you. You may need
that our grandparents would to invest where necessary, do-
take joy in, then we won’t need nate where needed, and spend
to worry of the future of our on food. Money spent wisely is
country.” never wasted.”
“The people of Tachilek will “There was once an inde-
understand better than the ob- pendence leader from India
servers that our country has who said only the money you
slower development than some have spent is your money. He
of the other countries in the thought to himself that the
region. We can amend physical money you hoard will not follow
development at anytime and I you when you die so only the
have the most absolute trust money that you use is money
that our people can cooperate in that you own. My allegory, of
that regard. Even if we compare course, highlights the need to
with the rest of the world, the use our skills and resources to
people of this country are no be beneficial to ourselves and
lesser than any other. We may other people.”
be behind in some aspects due “The best method to de-
to a weak education system but velop our nation and make it
our people have nothing to be prosperous is the right for each
downhearted when it comes to and every citizen to make a de-
mental fortitude, perseverance, cision, which is our democracy.
physical potential, and intellec- Now, I don’t mean this in a po- State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presents dried fish, edible oil and salt to the people in Mongyawng
tual capacity.” litical sense. We can contribute Township, Shan State.  PHOTO: MNA

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi pays homage to the Buddha image housed inside Maha Myat Muni Pagoda in Kengtung.  PHOTO: MNA

FROM PAGE-4 are my rights and to get it but ture. Our culture had many good to say that it is not possible to compensation and just want a
what I can give and to give it. We things and it is good to value upgrade the whole road imme- replacement land. We are rais-
It is known that the require- must strengthen our mindset to it. Ask openly and precisely. diately. The worse places will ing this matter with Ministry of
ments of our people are the five become a person who can give. Questions should be short and be upgraded first. More will be Agriculture so that Department
points mentioned earlier. But The ability to give is something to the point. We all must train done in next fiscal year. I believe of Agriculture can release back
sometime responsible govern- to be proud of. It is shameful to ourselves to ask questions short that the State government will about 38.87 acres of land.
ment officials need to know have the ability to take. Don’t and to the point. do it in this way. The solution here is sim-
details about the requirement feel proud of how much you can The first matter raised I want to caution one thing ple. Some take compensation.
and feeling of the people in each take. This makes you a narrow here is to upgrade the Mon- to all who are in the adminis- Some don’t want compensation
region. Only then can a situa- minded and a slight person. ghsat-Tachilek road to an as- trative machinery. Don’t give but a replacement land. We are
tion created where the people We elders must teach phalt or concrete road. I said promises easily to the people. discussion with Ministry of Ag-
and the government want to do youths to be responsible and that where there is water, road Make sure that your promis- riculture. I trust the ministry
things together hand in hand dutiful and we ourselves must transport is important. Tachilek es can be fulfilled. Don’t give will consider. But they are not
and with the same mindset. be responsible and dutiful. If doesn’t appear to be scarce of promises if you are not sure. promising. They wouldn’t say
Where ever I’m in, I try this spread all over our country, water. It is not strange that the If we say we’ll do and we can’t so unless they are sure. But
to meet with local elders and we’ll be able to establish a firm they’ll try.
the people first to listen to the peace and development. Third matter is employing
voices of the people, for them I’ll try to answer the best I required assistant doctors in
to understand the aims of the can on the first matters raised. I If there is a true understanding Tachilek Hospital. Shan State

and trust between the people

government and to become want the people in the audience department of medical services
familiar and acquainted with to stand up and ask questions. had informed Nay Pyi Taw de-
one another. This is the aim. If
there is a true understanding
Among the audience, I saw
public servants, town elders and the government in a coun- partment of medical services by
letter on 29 October 2018.
and trust between the people
and the government in a coun-
who are not public servants
and youths. If possible, I want
try, there isn’t anything that this The whole country is short
of doctors, nurses and teachers.
try, there isn’t anything that this
country can’t do.
to hear questions raised by all.
Public servants may have some
country can’t do. So these shortfalls could not be
met immediately. Some places
When I’m in Tachilek, I difficulties in raising questions require expertise. Another is
need to know the requirements, as they are cautioned to be funding. Even if we have fund-
expectations and concerns of aware of rules and regulations matter of road transport was do, we’ll lose the trust of the ing, we are unable to fill up plac-
the town folks of Tachilek. Our they are required to follow. I raised. The State government people. Matters that could not es in some areas.
government values the people. think the people will understand seems to have a ready, prepared be done should be told that it is We’ll try to resolve this as
I always say this. Some always this. reply. In fiscal year 2018-2019, not possible. Explain why it is soon as possible. Please don’t
talk about rights. What are the The people should raise State fund 553 million will be not possible. This is what I con- be reluctant to serve in far-off
rights, how to get it and what questions openly. Speak about used in priority roads where sider a correct way and I want and distant places. Some don’t
to do. I prioritize duties and re- your expectations, worries. travel is difficult during raining all members of the government want to go to such places and
sponsibilities. Only when each Here too I want to caution a season and where the ascents to bear this in mind. I’m not blaming blames. This is
and every one does their duty bit. Speaking out is not to say and descents of the roads are The second matter raised natural. No one wants to go to
can there be peace on this earth. in a rude manner. I’m talking steep. is for house owners whose difficult places. But let us think
Everyone must place emphasis about the courage to speak out Depending upon funds houses where in the road area in different way. Isn’t it more
on their duties and responsi- the truth. I’m not talking about obtained from the Union fund of the Tachilek town by-pass satisfactory to live in a difficult
bilities and only then can there saying rude things. Being rude works will be conducted accord- road. There were also 25 farm- place and raise the lives of the
be progress in the world. The is something not to be proud ingly in fiscal year 2019-2020. To ers whose lands were affected. people living there?
mindset must not be on what of. This is contrary to our cul- say this shortly and simply is All of them didn’t want cash SEE PAGE-6

State Counsellor discusses peace, rule of law,…

FROM PAGE-5 Fourth matter is about rived in Mongyawng Tsp and portant for the people and the have the will to do so first, and
staff house for a rural health met with local residents in the staff who turn the administra- that will must be based on the
It is inevitable that we’ll sub-clinic in Tachilek Township, City Hall. tive cog of the nation to be in desire for peace. She concluded
leave from this life one day or Kyotada Village. Land is already During the meeting, the harmony. by urging the people to support
other. How much satisfaction obtained. But we need to buy State Counsellor said that the The State Counsellor ex- the peace process so that it is im-
will you have if you had stayed construction materials. I hope citizens of the entire country plained that the point of enacting plemented as swiftly as possible.
in easy places? There’ll be more people can help out in this. are facing the same challeng- laws in society is to prevent a After her speech, the State
satisfaction if you had worked for For a country to become es, which are related to national person from committing mis- Counsellor listened to the local
the benefit of the people living in rich, all must become collective- development and peace. Since deeds upon another person and resident’s reports for the edu-
difficult areas during your short ly rich. As our country is not rich, our country is a Union, all the to provide security. She said cation, healthcare, trade, and
life span. That is why don’t be we still need to spend according- ethnic nationals within it need Shan State has huge potential staff residences they require,
afraid of serving in far and re- ly. Just like a family. Rich family to foster mutual understanding for development but pointed explained the government’s pol-
mote places. I don’t mean you’ll not only spent money but they icies and work processes, and
go and stay there forever. Don’t waste them. Poor family spends then coordinated suggestions
you want to serve your country it prudently. Children from poor Since our country is a Union, all the as necessary.
and people during this short
posting? I want to request this.
families are quite disciplined.
They know the value of money.
ethnic nationals within it need to fos- The State Counsellor then
handed over food and other aid
If you do this, the locals They understand the require- ter mutual understanding and respect to the residents. After the meet-
will be extremely happy. In ru-
ral areas, doctors and teachers
ment to help one another. That
is why it is important during the
to establish genuine peace, said the ing, the State Counsellor took
a documentary photo with the
are much respected and loved time when we’re trying to devel- State Counsellor. ethnic cultural troupes and then
by the villagers. They’ll stand op to have this sort of mindset extended warm greetings with
around you warmly. Value this. and not to develop for develop- the local residents.
The warmth you felt living in a ment sake only. and respect to establish genuine out that development and en-
building in a city is not the same After the locals raised mat- peace, said the State Counsellor. richment can lead to increased Visiting the Maha Myat
as the warmth you had when you ters relating to requirements in The State Counsellor said crime. She said it is important Muni Pagoda in Kengtung
live in a village. education, health, road transport everyone has their own unique for the rule of law to develop in Later in the evening, the
We’ll try to fulfill the require- and farm land matter, Shan State value and while we may differ in synchrony with national devel- State Counsellor and entou-
ments of doctors and nurses in Chief Minister Dr. Linn Htut and physical appearances and men- opment. She also said we must rage arrived in Kengtung, where
the hospital. But I can’t promise departmental officials explained tal perspectives, this does not have discipline from a young they were welcomed by depart-
you how fast it’ll be. We have about matters that can be re- give us reason to divided. She age so that we can support and ment officials, MPs, and ethnic
to think about the whole coun- solved immediately and matters said constructing strength from maintain the rule of law when cultural troupes at Kengtung
try. Ministry of Health allocates that will take time. The State this diversity is essential for the we become adults. Airport. The State Counsellor
and assign according to require- Counsellor coordinated with of- Union. She urged the residents The State Counsellor said and entourage visited the Maha
ment. ficials to fulfill the requirements. of Shan State especially value that humans need to live togeth- Myat Muni Pagoda and offered
Union Minister Dr. Myint After the meeting, the State peace as it is crucial to the pres- er to succeed and survive, and oil lamps, flowers, and libations.
Htwe is always thinking about Counsellor took a documentary ent and future of the country. this is why it is so important for The State Counsellor then paid
this. He put great emphasis on photo with the ethnic cultural The State Counsellor high- us to learn to coexist in harmony. obeisance to the ancient Buddha
this. Nowadays, it is not about troupes and then extended lighted agricultural opportuni- She said Shan State can be a image within the pagoda and
filling positions in the hospitals warm greetings with the local ties and advantages of Myanmar representation of a social con- signed the pagoda’s guestbook.
but also providing accommoda- residents. but said she does not encourage gregation as it contains different She also handed over donations
tion for them. Sometime lack of reliance on natural resources, ethnic races, religions, and lan- for maintaining the pagoda over
accommodation is an obstacle State Counsellor meets resi- urging instead to rely on the indi- guages. She said such diverse to Board of Trustee Chairman
toward sending required staffs. dents in Mongyawng, deliv- vidual potential within ourselves. societies are thriving in other U Sai Hao Kham, who gave an
I don’t want this to happen and ers speech She said this is why education parts of the world and thus the honorary certificate in return. —
we’re working toward resolving In the afternoon, the State and healthcare are greatly em- same can be possible in Myan- MNA (Translated by Zaw Min,
this. Counsellor and entourage ar- phasized. She also said it is im- mar as well. She said we need to Zaw Htet Oo)

Technical training 1/2019 for Corruption

Prevention Unit-CPU opens in Nay Pyi Taw
JOINTLY organized by the He said employees of the ment-CRA and to solve the
Anti-Corruption Commission ministries can avoid from the findings in accordance with the
and the United Nations Devel- corruption by paying attention law, rules and procedures, he
opment Programme-UNDP, a to their dignity, trust of the peo- added.
technical training 1/2019 for the ple and interests of the people. CUP project is aimed at
Corruption Prevention Unit- Formation of the CPUs is preventing corruption at the
CPU opened in Nay Pyi Taw a part of the Anti-Corruption governmental departments
yesterday. Strategy, he added. and fighting petty corruption
In his opening remarks, Taking actions only after and preventing grand corrup-
Chairman of the Anti-Corrup- committed can cause huge tion. Ms. Dawn Del Rio, Deputy
tion Commission U Aung Kyi grievances to those who com- Country Director of UNDP, ex-
stressed the important role mitted the malpractice. In this plained techniques to prevent
of the Corruption Prevention case, it can also be assumed corruption.114 officials from
Units-CPUs to be formed at that responsible personnel 14 ministries, 18 staff from the
some Union ministries as of the department have also Anti-Corruption Commission
CPUs can promote the digni- responsible for that, said U totalling 132 trainees are at-
taries of the staff of the minis- Aung Kyi. Hence, government tending the three day training
Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi addresses the
tries and build their trust with departments are to carry out which will end on 7 February.—
Corruption Prevention Unit’s technical training 1/2019 in Nay Pyi Taw. 
the people. the corruption risk assess- MNA PHOTO: MNA

Pay heed to From ethnic unity to democratic federal Union Myanmar Gazette

Head of service organization transferred

people’s desire By Dr. Aung Aung Min

THE President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has
transferred U Thurain Win, Managing Director of Myanma Rail-
ways under the Ministry of Transport and Communications as

for peace T
HIS year marks the 71st Managing Director of Road Transport under the same Ministry
birthday of the independ- from the date he assumes charge of his duties.
ence of Myanmar. The in-
dependent Myanmar is now over
70 years old. But sadly, we cannot
fully build a true Union, national 72nd Anniversary (2019)

NITY can ensure peace. Conflicts will result in solidarity and a peaceful and pros-
instability, anxiety, and suffering. perous state till now. Union Day National Objectives
Since the time we gained independence, we The internal strife that broke
struggled for solutions to the political problems out in 1948, when the nation re-
1. All ethnic nationals to work with collective strength for
on our table, which eventually resulted in armed conflicts. gained independence, has not
non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of
We could not build unity. died down yet. In this regard, the
national unity, perpetuation of national sovereignty; and to
Dogmatism kept us away from the path of unity. To work civilian government has been
work for preservation and protection of the above.
in the interests of the country and the people, we must strive finding ways to end the internal
2. To strive for the emergence of a Constitution that is in align-
for unity and we must be magnanimous. strife through the Union Peace
ment and harmony with the Democratic Federal Union.
Since independence, we have lost much energy due to Conference: 21st Century Pan-
3. To strive for the success of the Union Peace Conference
armed conflicts. Because there was no peace, there was no glong, with the participation of
– 21st Century Panlong and thence till the success of the
stability, and we lagged the Government, the Tatmadaw,
internal peace process.
behind in many areas of the ethnic organizations and the
4. All union nationals to cooperate and work in “Unity and
Rather than
development. people’s representatives. All the
Harmony” for rule of law and for the people to be secure
Even today, Myanmar stakeholders -- the Government,
and free from danger.
focusing on is struggling to escape
from the trap of poverty
the Tatmadaw, and the ethnic peo-
ples – should hold talks through
5. All union citizens to be able to enjoy good education and
adequate health care protection.
the problems and conflict, and huge
effort will be needed if
transparency, mutual trust and
understanding and bilateral com-
that can we are to catch up with
the rest of the world. Our
promises to reach this end.
The Thirty Comrades led by
exacerbate our people have been waiting
for almost 70 years for a
General Aung San and political
leaders had made strenuous ef-
differences, ray of hope — for a better forts to free the country from the
future. colonialist rule. They could drive
we must try Over successive gen- out the colonialists and Fascists The historic site where the Panglong Agreement took place during the Panglong Conference .  PHOTO: L SAI Myanmar Daily Weather Report
erations, our people have by mobilizing the consolidated
to identify seen their socio-econom- strength of all the ethnics of the rights, and transfer the as the basic principle in the dis- through amity and unity.” continuous armed conflicts in the lems through negotiations with
(Issued on Tuesday 5 February 2019)

issues which ic situation and morale

undermined, while our
Union. General Aung San led the
Anti-Fascist People's Freedom
state power to them
3. To ensure equal rights
cussions held by General Aung
San and leaders of hill regions in
As for the consolidation of na-
tional unity, the strengthening of
remote border areas, and the ad-
ministrative weakness throughout
the Tatmadaw and ethnic groups
based on the fundamental prin- SUMMARY OF OBSERVATIONS RECORDED AT 09:30

can help to country’s future has been

gradually corroded.
League (AFPFL) in striving hard
to restore independence soonest.
under democracy, and to
protect the minority from
Panglong, Shan State, in the in-
terest of all the ethnic races. After
Union Spirit and the perpetuation
of the Union, Saya Zaw Gyi wrote,
the past successive eras.
We have witnessed the en-
ciples at the successive sessions
of the Union Peace Conference:
hrs MST: During the past (24)hours, weather has been partly
cloudy in Taninthayi Region and Kachin State and generally fair

strengthen Due to decades of

conflicts, our country is
The Aung San-Attlee Agreement
was reached in January 1947.
the influence of the ma-
the conference, General Aung San
and all the participants signed the
“The territory of the Union does
not belong to a single ethnic group
deavours of the Civilian Govern-
ment in office for the harmonious
the 21st Century Panglong. We will
reach the goal of national peace,
in the remaining regions and states. Night temperatures were
(4°C) below February average temperature in Northern Shan
unity in among the least devel-
oped in the world.
As regards his vision on the
formation of a consolidated Un-
4. To set up a Union as Uni-
tary State is out of the
Panglong Agreement. Hence, the
12th of February 1947, the day on
of Myanmar. It belongs to all the
ethnic Myanmars such as Kachin,
progress of all the states and re-
gions regardless of their topog-
only through the inclusive involve-
ment of all the ethnic groups at the
State, (2°C) below February average temperatures in Mandalay
and Yangon regions, Kachin and (Southern and Eastern)Shan
diversity. The universe, which
is changing every second,
ion and the ethnic affairs, General
Aung San presented the following
5. To ensure progress for
which, the Panglong Agreement
was reached, was marked “The
Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Myan-
mar, Rakhine and Shan. Every
raphy. And we are happy to learn
that it is prioritizing the mission of
Union Peace Conference: the 21st
Century Panglong. We must be
states, (2°C) above February average temperature in Chin State
and about February average temperature in the remaining re-
and today’s world will not five-point policy statement at the all the races and peo- Union Day”. race is the inheritor of the Union. materializing all the rights owned aware of the words and actions gions and states. The significant night temperatures were (1°C)
wait for our country. Now preparatory session of the AFPFL ples through the es- 3. Saya Zaw Gyi, a well-known So, there must be mutual feelings by the national brethren. that may cause disunity at this each in Hsipaw and Haka, (2°C) in Heho, (3°C) each in Namhsan,
is the time to ask ourselves if we are going to leave behind Conference. tablishment of a Union writer of Myanmar, compiled an of amity and respect, and under- The following is an excerpt critical juncture. Pinlaung and Loilin, (4°C) each in Mongyan and Ramthlo, (5°C)
a country with armed conflicts for our future generations, 1. To form the independent that promises collective article “The Union and I” after standing, among all the ethnic of the speech delivered by Presi- The State Counsellor once each in Lashio and Mogok.
or are we going to build a unified and strong nation that is Myanmar as a republic efforts for economic the independence was restored in races of our land, besides unity dent U Win Myint in Loikaw, Kayah gave a directive, saying, “We will
worthy of respect. 2. To provide all the ethnic growth. 1948. Following are some of exerts and a sense of oneness and trust. State, on 1 January 2019. reach our aspired goal if we all BAY INFERENCE: Weather is partly cloudy over the An-
People have protested against armed conflicts and yearned races with their original The said policy was adopted of his article. We must work to inculcate them “We have made a resolve to walk along the path of the Union, daman Sea and South Bay and generally fair elsewhere in the
and longed for peace for many years. However, their hopes “Now our country has re- anew.” Unfortunately, the current turn the country into a democratic while counting on each other’s Bay of Bengal.
have not yet been fulfilled. People have fallen victim to armed tained independence. We are un- leader of the Myanmar people has federal Union State. A democrat- strength and serving as each oth-
conflicts. der our own Flag and Emblem. to visit every part of the country ic state assures every citizen the er’s reinforcement.” We all must FORECAST VALID UNTIL AFTERNOON OF 6 February
When a family is facing problems at home, it must be wary
of those who try to worsen the situation and take advantage
So, there must be mutual We have our own President,
Parliament, Government and
including remote areas and hill
regions in person till now to re-
right to enjoy equality, justice and
equity. As our country is formed
take into account the directive
2019: Rain will be isolated in Taninthayi Region. Degree of cer-
tainty is (80%). Weather will be partly cloudy in Sagaing Region
of their crisis. Disputes or conflicts do not benefit our people.
We should think about who actually stands to benefit from
feelings of amity and respect, Armed Forces. We are standing
tall among the nations around the
build the peace.
Since the time of independ-
with various ethnic races, the
term “Union” will be meaningless,
In fact, the ethnic brethren
are like the passengers on the
and Kachin, Northern Shan and Chin States and generally fair
in the remaining regions and states.
armed conflicts.
Whenever we talk about the rights of citizens, democratic
and understanding, among all world. So, what do we need now?
The main thing we need is the
ence struggles, the objective of
the national leader General Aung
without the involvement of ethnic
brethren. In this regard, we have
same boat heading towards the
same direction. The Union which STATE OF THE SEA: Sea will be slight to moderate in
rights, equality and justice, we need to take armed conflicts
into consideration as they are all related.
the ethnic races of our land, spirit of self-reliance.” In this way
the writer explained the essence
San had been the equal rights and
sharing of joys and sorrows. The
declared to set up a democratic
federal Union.” If we are going to
is home to ethnic races can be
protected only with the consoli-
Myanmar waters. Wave height will be about (3-5) feet off and
along Myanmar Coasts.
As long as we rely on arms for maintaining order, peace
will elude us.
besides unity and a sense of of independence.
In the article the writer con-
independent Union emerged as
the national leaders sacrificed life
establish a democratic federal Un-
ion, we must build trust between
dated force of its inhabitants. So I
conclude my article by declaring OUTLOOK FOR SUBSEQUENT TWO DAYS: Generally
Rather than focusing on the problems that can exacerbate
our differences, we must try to identify issues which can help oneness and trust. We must tinued to say, “The heritage of the
Union is not owned by a single
in restoring independence. But
the ethnic peoples cannot fully
the Government, the Tatmadaw
and ethnic groups and restore
that there is no other force than
the united strength of our ethnic
fair in the whole country.

to strengthen unity in diversity.

Now is the time to end armed conflicts in our country. work to inculcate them anew." race. It is a property that belongs
to all the ethnic brethren. So, it is
enjoy equal rights because of the
geographical obstacles between
peace without fail.
The Government has been
races to build the democratic fed-
eral Union.
AREA FOR 6 February 2019: Fair weather.
a bounden duty for all to protect it the plans and mountain regions, finding the answer to the prob- (Translated by TMT)

Senior General meets religious leaders, visits Bhamo

cantonment of Northern Command in Myitkyina
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of cooperation provided by Chris-
Defence Services Senior Gen- tian religious group leaders and
eral Min Aung Hlaing met with status of assistant provided by
Christian religious leaders of My- Tatmadaw toward Kachin State
itkyina in Myitkyina yesterday development were cordially dis-
morning and discussed regional cussed.
stability, peace and development After the meeting Tatmadaw
matters. Commander-in-Chief presented
Present at the meeting commemorative gifts to pastor
alongside Tatmadaw Command- and minister of Kachin Baptist
er-in-Chief were Command- and Roman Catholic orngisations
er-in-Chief (Navy), Command- and took commemorative group
er-in-Chief (Air), high ranking photo.
officers from the Office of the Afterwards, Tatmadaw
Commander-in-Chief (Army) Commander-in-Chief met with
while pastor, minister and mem- officers, troops and families of
bers from Kachin Baptist Con- Northern Command Bhamo can-
vention Myitkyina and Roman tonment and presented foods for
Catholic Diocese of Myitkyina the officers, troops and families
attended the meeting. while his wife presented cash
At the meeting matters re- supports to the maternal and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meeting with officers, other ranks and families of the Bhamo Cantonment in
lating to all organisations and child welfare association of the Myitkyina yesterday.  PHOTO: OFFICE OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
entities providing support toward cantonment.
resettling conflict displaced per- Tatmadaw Command-
sons in their places of origin, wel- er-in-Chief and party went to Commander-in-Chief cordially mental officials from Bhamo tive use of available electricity
coming the 21 December 2018 Tatmadaw hospitals to encour- met and encouraged patients un- and discussed and suggested to produce better finished prod-
announcement of the Tatmadaw age Tatmadaw personnel from dertaking treatment in women on regional development mat- ucts according to news released
to achieve peace and the status Myitkyina and Bhamo undertak- ward and presented foods. ters, local people doing more in by the Office of the Tatmadaw
of requiring the support and ing treatments and presented Later Tatmadaw Command- agriculture and livestock works Commander-in-Chief. —MNA
participation of all in it, status of foods. Similarly wife of Tatmadaw er-in-Chief met with depart- and officials to encourage effec- (Translated by Zaw Min)

Union Minister U Min Thu meets with staff of GAD in Shan State (East)
U MIN THU, Union Minister for promotes public participation,
the Office of the Union Govern- said U Min Thu.
ment, met with staff of the Gen- He urged the staff to make
eral Administration Department efforts to ensure that the admin-
in Shan State (East) yesterday. istrative machinery becomes a
At the meeting, the Union tool for the people, as the par-
Minister said the administra- ticipation of the people plays an
tion system and machinery is important role in achieving suc-
the backbone of the country, cess for the reforms.
stressing the important role Point No. 2: The Union Min-
played by the staff of the Gener- ister urged the staff to be free
al Administration Department from corruption and to perform
their works in accordance with
all rules, laws and procedures,
Point Number Three: Don’t so as not to be a burden to the
be afraid of reforms, carry people.
them out bravely while antic- Point Number Three: Don’t
ipating changes ahead, as we be afraid of reforms, carry them
have been known to do. Not out bravely while anticipating
being prepared to change can changes ahead, as we have been
result in breaking away from known to do. Not being prepared
work processes and cause Union Minister U Min Thu greets staff from General Administration Department in Shan State (East).  PHOTO: MNA to change can result in breaking
stress at work. Reforms start away from work processes and
with changes in individual in the current efforts made by the democratic federal system, successive governments, and cause stress at work. Reforms
mindsets and convictions, the Union Government, which is which will emerge in the future. remains the backbone of the start with changes in individ-
and government employ- conducting negotiations as part While working closely with administration of the State. ual mindsets and convictions,
ees are urged to commit to of efforts to build a democratic local ethnic people in eastern Today is the time for the staff and government employees are
them. With peace of mind, federal union. Shan State, the staff of the GDA of the GAD to carry out reforms urged to commit to them. With
employees must carry out Staff of the GAD need to needs to understand their im- as a model for the people, he said. peace of mind, employees must
reforms with added momen- work to ensure the smooth run- portant role in national recon- He also spoke of three points carry out reforms with added
tum to become a model for ning of the political system guar- ciliation and in spreading peace for the staff to strive to complete. momentum to become a model
reforms in Myanmar, just as anteed by the State Constitution, throughout the country. Point Number One: Meet for reforms in Myanmar, just as
the “General Administration he said, adding that it is impor- In conclusion, the Union the people, seek advice from the “General Administration De-
Department is a model for tant to systematically reduce the Minister said the General Ad- them and be ready for them, so partment is a model for reforms”.
reforms”. central control system, so as to ministration Department has as to become the General Ad- —MNA
be ready for the introduction of performed its work throughout ministration Department which (Translated by GNLM)

Shaw Brothers Pictures to take major scenes of Line Walker-2 in Yangon

SHAW BROTHERS Pictures equipment, arms, explosives
International Ltd. is reported and related materials must be
to take major scenes of Line systematically and properly
Walker-2, a sequel to their very conducted according to pre-
successful Line Walker movie, vailing laws and rules.
in Yangon soon. Afterwards, Information
A coordination meeting to and Public Relations Depart-
shoot the movie was held at ment Director General U Ye
Ministry of Information in Nay Naing explained about sector
Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon wise programs and processes to
where Union Minister for Infor- shoot Line Walker-2 and Yangon
mation Dr. Pe Myint delivered Synthesis Productions Co., Ltd.
an opening speech. Managing Director U Min Soe
The Union Minister said Thiha and officials from Shaw
Hong Kong’s famous company Brothers Pictures International
Shaw Brothers Pictures Inter- Ltd. explained about the movie
national Ltd. is making an in- shooting process.
ternational level movie and is Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint addresses the coordination meeting to shoot major scenes of the movie Line Deputy Minister U Aung
seen as promoting the image Walker-2 held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA Hla Tun and Permanent Sec-
of the country. retary U Myo Myint Maung
Myanmar audience will be urban areas. At the same time, culties created for them. Special not affected. Entry and exit of then coordinated on the require-
interested and like to see first- care must be taken so that the care and attention is required movie production team, proper ments. — MNA (Translated
hand how movies are made in people are not disturbed or diffi- so that race and religion are import and export of shooting by Zaw Min)

Union Minister inspects Thilawa Agreement signed with private

businesses to print 2019-2020
Special Economic Zone Academic Year school text books
A CEREMONY to sign agree- formation Printing and Pub-
ment with private businesses lishing Department Director
to print 2019-2020 Academic General U Myo Myint Maung,
Year school text books was committee secretary 2 Minis-
held at the Ministry of Infor- try of Education Department
mation meeting hall in Nay Pyi of Basic Education Director
Taw yesterday morning. General U Ko Lay Win, busi-
At the ceremony, School ness persons and represent-
Textbook Tender Accepting atives of Myanmar Printers
and Assessment Committee and Publishers Association,
Chairman Deputy Minister for Upper Myanmar Printers and
Information U Aung Hla Tun Publishers Association, Excel-
and Committee Vice Chairman lent Printers Group (EPG) and
Deputy Minister for Educa- Hnit Thit Oo Company signed
tion U Win Maw Tun delivered the school textbook printing
opening speeches on printing agreement.
quality school text books in a Present at the event were
timely manner. officials from Ministry of Infor-
Next, tender winning mation and Ministry of Educa-
companies, presses, business tion, School Textbook Tender
Union Minister U Thaung Tun inspects One Stop Service Centre in Thilawa Special Economic Zone.
persons and representative Accepting and Assessment
discussed and coordinated on Committee members, business
THE Chairman of Myanmar Agency (JICA). potential investors in the years possible difficulties that can persons from printing press-
Investment Commission (MIC) The Chairman of Thilawa ahead. be faced. es and companies and invited
and Union Minister for Invest- Special Economic Zone, U Set He reiterated that the pres- Afterwards, committee guests. — MNA
ment and Foreign Economic Aung briefed the Union Minister ent time was the best time for secretary 1 Ministry of In- (Translated by Zaw Min)
Relations, U Thaung Tun and and party on the implementa- investors to do business in My-
MIC members visited Thilawa tion of Thilawa Special Economic anmar. The Union Minister and
Special Economic Zone in Than- Zone. party inspected the One Stop
lyin Township this morning. The Union Minister com- Service Centre and commend-
The Union Minister and mended the Chairman of the ed the staff for their exemplary
party were welcomed by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone work.
Chairman of Thilawa Special and the management for the suc- Subsequently, the Union
Economic Zone and Deputy Min- cess of the venture particularly Minister and party toured the
ister for Planning and Finance with regard to the quality of ser- economic zone and visited two
U Set Aung, CEO/ President of vices delivered by the One Stop production sites, Foster Elec-
Myanmar Japan Thilawa Devel- Service Center (OSSC) in the tric, a hundred percent Japa-
opment Limited (MJTD), Mr. To- economic zone. nese owned company producing
moyasu Shimizu and Chairman The Union Minister ex- Speakers and the Yangon Can
U Win Aung, representatives pressed his confidence that the Manufacturing, a Myanmar-Ja- Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun delivers the speech at the meeting
from the Japanese Embassy and Thilawa Special Economic Zone pan Joint-Venture producing for agreement signed with private businesses to print 2019-2020
Japan International Cooperation would attract further interest of steel cans.—MNA Academic Year school text books.  PHOTO: MNA

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Crop drying plant being built in Hopong for K1 billion
DEPUTY CHIEF EDITOR By Aye Yamone oil in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. will buy crops from farmers at til the time we are granted the
Aye Min Soe
Construction work is currently the prevailing market rate. Un- certificate, we will distribute the
A drying plant is being construct- on at the crop drying plant. Ini- der the second plan, farmers will products only within the coun-
SENIOR EDITORIAL CONSULTANT ed for crops such as strawberry, tially, the plant will dry local fruits be able to get finished products try because we will have to build
Kyaw Myaing mango, and pineapple from Ho- such as mango, pineapple, and after supplying the raw mate- trust with local farmers. Previ-
pong Township, Shan State, at strawberry. The estimated cost rials, for a price. Then, we will ously, there was no such factory
Zaw Min a cost of K1 billion, according to of construction is K 1 billion. The decide how much the price per and thus, local farmers could not
Zaw Htet Oo the Ho Nam Company. plant is expected to be operation- kilo will be. When they take back produce many products. Once
Win Ko Ko Aung
The factory is expected to al in the first week of March,” said the finished products, farmers the factory is operational, we will
INTERNATIONAL NEWS EDITOR be operational in March. A Den- U Tun Tun Win, the managing will be able to distribute them sign contracts with local farm-
Ye Htut Tin, mark-based NGO has invested director of the Ho Nam Company. under their own brand name,” ers,” he added. K75 million for the drying plant, “At present, local farmers said U Tun Tun Win. “If local farmers fail to pro-
which will include a cold storage are planting crops using tradi- The company will also sign duce quality products, they can
Tun Tun Naing (Editor), facility. Construction work on the tional methods. Upon completion agreements with local farmers face many difficulties. They won’t factory began in May last year. of the plant, the company will on the price and quality of crops, be able to extend their business
Nwe Nwe Tun (Sub-editor),
The crop drying plant is be- invite local farmers to provide which will be bought by the com- and they will also be affected by
ing implemented by the Ho Nam estimates of how much crop they pany. The company will provide any decline in the prices of sea-
TRANSLATORS Company, which was formed with will be able to supply in a year. If capital investment and technical sonal crops. When the factory is
Khaing Thanda Lwin, 24 local farmers. The crop dry- the farmers cooperate with us, assistance to farmers. finished, farmers will be able to
Hay Mar Tin Win,
Ei Myat Mon
ing machine at the plant will dry they will be able to increase their Experts from GIZ designed produce high-quality products
Kyaw Zin Lin up to 1.5 tons of crop in a single average cultivation,” said U Tun the factory to make it eligible for and they will be able to get a good
Kyaw Zin Tun process. Tun Win. the Good Manufacturing Practic- price for them,” said U Tun Tun
“In 2020, we will build an av- “We will supply electricity for es (GMP) certification. Win.
Nyein Nyein Ei, ocado packaging plant. We also the plant. There will be two plans “Currently, we are trying expect to start producing butter of purchase. Under one plan, we to get the GMP certificate. Un- (Translated by Hay Mar)


Over 110,000 acres of wheat crop planted in Sagaing

Kyaw Zeya Win @ Phoe Khwar

Tun Zaw, Thein Ngwe,
Zaw Zaw Aung, Ye Naing Soe,
Hnin Pwint, Kay Khaing Win, OVER 110,000 acres of wheat 50,292 acres in three townships township of Kalay District, and Currently, the Township
Sanda Hnin, Thein Htwe crop has been cultivated in sev- of Sagaing District, 29,381 acres 20 acres in Tamu Township of Agriculture Departments are
en districts of Sagaing Region, in five townships of Shwebo Tamu District, according to an providing technology and soil
(+95) (01)8604529,
according to statistics released District, 15,513 acres in four official report from the depart- to help meet the target. The
Fax — (+95) (01) 8604305 by the regional agriculture de- townships of Yinmabin District, ment. department is also providing
partment. 16,104 acres in four townships The department targets training on safe use of pesti-
As of January, authorities of Monywa district, 68 acres in to grow 120,000 acres of wheat cides.—Win Oo (Zeyatine)
San Lwin, (+95) (01) 8604532,
Hotline - 09 974424114 have planted a total of 114,161 Homalin township of Khamti crop in Sagaing Region in the
acres of wheat crop, including District, 2,783 acres in Kalay 2018-2019 fiscal year. (Translated by Hay Mar)
( +95) (01) 8604530,

Drug smugglers arrested

Hotline - 09 974424848
Arms, ammunition seized
Printed and published at the Global New in Kutkai Township in Namhsan Township
Light of Myanmar Printing Factory at
No.150, Nga Htat Kyee Pagoda Road, Bahan
Township, Yangon, by the Global New Light A combined team seized drugs weighing 16 grams.
of Myanmar Daily under Printing Permit No.
00510 and Publishing Permit No. 00629.
worth over K3.6 million from The vehicle was driven by
a Mark-II vehicle at the Nam Kyauk Shole from Tee Mar Vil- Paw bridge checkpoint in Kutkai lage. Lin Suee Kyine and Hone
Township of Shan State (North) See from Muse Town were ac-
on 4 February. companying him. They were
The team intercepted and all arrested and will be handed
searched the vehicle headed over to the Muse Myoma police
to Muse from Tee Mar Village station along with the drugs and
and found 1,900 Yaba tablets and the vehicle.—MNA (Translat-
Photo shows arms and ammunition seized by Police Force.  PHOTO:
five soapboxes filled with heroin, ed by Hay Mar) MNA

ACTING on a tip off, a combined several guns and ammunition in

team intercepted and searched a the house. The team searched Sai
Pajero near Hteen Shuee Myaing Ba Maung’s house and found 25
Village and seized a gun and am- guns, 188 magazines, 6,142 bul-
munition from the vehicle at 7 pm lets, 34 40-MM grenades, and oth-
Write for us on 1 February. er items. The team found only Sai
We appreciate your feedback and The vehicle was driven by Ba Maung’s wife Daw Nan Hla at
contributions. If you have any comments Khon Shwe Aye. The authorities the residence.
or would like to submit editorials,
analyses or reports please email found one gun, made in China, The team will hand over the and ammunition from the vehi- arms and ammunition, and the
with your name and title.
Due to limitation of space we are only cle. During interrogation, Khon vehicle to the Namhsan Town-
able to publish “Letter to the Editor” Shwe Aye said he bought them ship police station. They have
that do not exceed 500 words. Should
you submit a text longer than 500 words from Sai Ba Maung at his house also launched a search for Sai
please be aware that your letter will be in Namhsan Town. He also told Ba Maung. —MNA (Translated
Detainees seen together with stimulant drugs  PHOTO: MNA police that Sai Ba Maung had by Hay Mar)

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debate on Joint Committee to implement steps to amend Constitution

FROM PAGE-2 committee should be ment of a democracy and ment shouldn’t be con- uency 1, U Sai Tun Aye 2, U Kyaw Aung Lwin of
formed. a Federal Union he sup- ducted by a single person, of Mongshu constituen- Sedoktara constituency,
U Win Kyaing of A Constitution is ports through the forming party or organisation. It cy, Daw Mi Kun Chan of U Thine Tun of Kyaung-
Bago Region constituency democratic only when of a Constitution amend- must be all inclusive. Paung constituency, U Tin gon constituency, U Na-
10 said by debating about the people themselves ment Joint Committee. Whenever amendment Aye of Metmung constit- ing Thiha of Mon State
and taking decisions re- participated in drafting Daw Wint War Tun is mentioned people only uency, U Myint Naing of constituency 7, Dr. Khun
garding this urgent mo- and enacting it. Only of Shadaw constituency see Chapter XII which Rakhine State constituen- Win Thaung of Kachin
tion would increase the then can there be an ad- happily welcomes and deals with Amendment of cy 5, Daw Ni Ni May Myint State constituency 11, U
trust between ethnic na- ministrative system that support the forming of a the Constitution. But the of Taungup constituency, Sai Thant Zin of Hsipaw
tional forces who are in benefits the people. Now committee consisting of sections in the Chapter U Oo Hla Saw of MraukU constituency, U Sai Oo
the process of achieving that the Hluttaw is being multi-party, multi ethnic does not restrict forma- constituency, U Hla Oo of Khem of Hsenwi constit-
peace and reconciliation. made with the genuine national brothers and tion of a joint committee. Sagaing Region constit- uency and U Win Htoo of
It could also help over- Pyidaungsu represent- sisters according to law. It is not appropriate that uency 4, U Thaung Aye Namsang constituency.
come or resolve obstacles atives representing the The motion was clearly exclusive focus is made of Pyawbwe constituency, The sixth day meet-
to achieve internal peace. people, it is about time written and the propos- only on the world “amend- U Nyi Sein of Shan State ing of the 11th regular
Since this is the most ap- that the constitution be er of the motion has also ment”. constituency 5, U Nay Lin session of the Second
propriate time and situa- amended as demanded by clearly explained precise- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Aung of Mindat constitu- Pyidaung Hluttaw will be
tion for the Pyidaungsu the people. ly and clearly. The State is to determine who are to ency, U Tin Aung Tun of held today.
Hluttaw to consider, de- That is why a joint Counsellor said democra- participate, what are the Magway Region constit-
bate and decide on the committee proposed by U cy starts from the Hluttaw terms of reference and uency 5, U His Hu Dwe of (Translated by Zaw Min
matter he welcomes and Aung Kyi Nyunt should be and Hluttaw ifself arose duration of the committee Kachin State constituency and Myint Zan)
supports the motion made formed to amend the laws from the people. As this is and other conditions. In
by U Aung Kyi Nyunt. that lead towards a de- the first step of a process order to eventually pro-
U Sein Win of Maub- mocracy system. Tatmad- that had to be conduct- duce a draft bill where the MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY
in constituency said that aw and all parties need to ed for the benefits of the members after the Hlut-
for the country to develop, cooperate in fulfilling the people who are sovereign, taw members consult and
the relationship between will of the people. If re- all are urged to work in coordinate with each oth- As the wharves, warehouse and chellan Offices of
ruler, the ruled and the quired and if the majority collective strength with er the formation of a joint Yangon Port will be closed on the 12th FEBRUARY 2019
Constitution must be fair agrees, a new one can be the welfare of the people committee is a necessity. (Union Day), Loading, Unloading and delivery for Goods
and equitable. People’s drawn up. and the country. The Constitution will be received on Payment as Holiday Fees.
representation was weak U La Mar Naw Aung Dr. Myat Nyana Soe must reflect the will of
when 2008 Constitution of Ingyanyan constitu- of Yangon Region constit- the people and comform
was drafted. There are ency stated that in the uency 3 said 2008 Consti- to the wishes of ethnic na-
also weaknesses in check current circumstances tution had been studied tionals. It should be also CLAIM’S DAY NOTICE
sand balances as it is be- is facing difficulties po- and reviewed repeatedly goes hand in hand with M.V PACAO VOY. NO. (045N/S)
ing practised now. There litically, domestically, by organisations and en- the eternal peace that Consignees of cargo carried on M.V PACAO VOY.
are also very little con- socially. Some of these tities within and outside is being sought through NO. (045N/S) are hereby notified that the vessel will be
formity with democratic difficulties are due to ex- the Hluttaw. The fact that the auspices of the 21st arriving on 06-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged into
standards and norms. ternal involvement but the constitution needs to Century Panglong Con- the premises of H.P.T where it will lie at the consignee’s risk
Some of the points stat- some are inherent inter- be amended has to be ference. Now is the time and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of
ed in the Constitution are nal problems. As the sys- accepted unexceptional- when the will of the people the Port of Yangon.
inconsistent and contra- tems and eras changes ly as they reflect the true need to be fulfilled by our Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
dictory with each other. and develop, a policy of wish of the people. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw rep- to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now
Under the current con- enhancing human val- proposer of the motion resentatives. Now is the declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
stitutional arrangements ues and general welfare has already stated that historic time to create
from the Vessel.
there are difficulties in should be adopted the the formation of the com-
No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
history to there is a need
establishing a federal
the Claims Day.
outdated principles which mittee does not violate or to world hand in hand with
union system and thus did not benefit the people involve Sections 433, 434 the people said Dr Myat
Constitutional provisions needs to be changed and and 435 of Chapter XII of Nyana Soe.
need to be amended. And improved upon. For the the Constitution. The motion was de-
to amend it properly and benefit of the people and The work concerning bated by U Wai Sein Aung
Phone No: 2301185
systematically a joint to support the establish- constitutional amend- of Rakhine State constit-


Consignees of cargo carried on M.V BLPL TRUST Consignees of cargo carried on M.V ALS SUZURAN Consignees of cargo carried on M.V MCC MERGUI
VOY. NO. (1903 N/S) are hereby notified that the vessel will VOY. NO. (028 N/S) are hereby notified that the vessel will VOY. NO. (904W) are hereby notified that the vessel will
be arriving on 06-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged into be arriving on 06-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged into be arriving on 06-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged
the premises of A.I.P.T where it will lie at the consignee’s the premises of H.P.T where it will lie at the consignee’s risk into the premises of M.I.T.T/T.M.T where it will lie at the
risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws
of the Port of Yangon. the Port of Yangon. and conditions of the Port of Yangon.
Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now
to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now
declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
from the Vessel.
from the Vessel. from the Vessel.
No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
No claims against this vessel will be admitted after No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
the Claims Day.
the Claims Day. the Claims Day. SHIPPING AGENCY DEPARTMENT
Phone No: 2301185 Phone No: 2301185 Phone No: 2301185

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Office of the President
Press Release No. 5/2019
15th Waxing of Pyatho, 1380 ME
(4 February 2019)

Additional statistical bulletin on drug seizures, acting on information

1. In order to prevent and eradicate the dangers of narcotic drugs and psychotropic drugs, the Office of the President has formed the Drug Activity Special Complaint
Department on 26 June 2018 to systematically accept and respond to reports on drug abuses and other related cases from the general public.
2. With orders from the Office of the President, the Drug Activity Special Complaint Department relayed information on reports on drug-related offenses up to 2 February
2019 to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action, as displayed below:

No Nature of report Details on seizure and legal action taken On 31-01-2019, police searched Kyin Thein, 65, son of
U Thein Aung, living in Yan Aung Paing Street, Ky-
On 27-1-2019, police searched Arkar Soe (a) Yankin, imyindine Tsp, Yangon Region, and Zin Min Aung (a)
Information received of
Information received of 32, son of U Tun Nyein, living in Magyeegone Village, Kyin Thein, who lives in Ko Zin, 18, son of U Maung Myint. Police seized them
Win Myint and his son Zaw Lin Aung (a) Kalar, 30, son of U Ba Maw, living in 8 Waryoneseik Ward, Kyimy- together with stimulant tablets bearing WY letters.
Pho Htet living in Magyee- Aunggone Village, Win Myint, 55, son of U Aye Maung, indine Tsp, Yangon Region, A case has been opened with NaMaSa (Satsan)
gone Village, Kawlin Tsp, and his son Htet Lin Naing (a) Pho Htet, 23, and found selling illegal drugs. MaYa(Pa) 2/2019 under Section 16(C) / 21 of the An-
Sagaing Region, selling heroin together with them. ti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
illegal drugs. A case has been opened with four of them MaMa-
Sa (Kawlin), MaYa(Pa)12/2019 under Section
16(C)/20(a)/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psy-
So far, 39 cases have been opened files as of last weeks,
chotropic Substances Law.
a total of 42 people, including 38 men and 4 women,
On 29-1-2019, police searched for Soe Htway, 38, son had been arresting and police seized them with heroin
Information received of and stimulant tablets.
of U Hla Kyaw, and seized him with heroin, at the Po-
Soe Htway, who lives in On 27-01-2019, police searched Yan Sot Chant, 47, son
etakae Creek near his farm, Inngone Village, Mawaik Information receiving of
Inngone Village, Mawlaik of U Yan She Chant, and seized with heroin.
2 Tsp, Sagaing Region. people selling illegal drugs
Tsp, Sagaing Region, sell- A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Kutkai)
A case has been opened with him MaMaSa(Mawleik), on the hill of Group 10,
ing illegal drugs. MaYa(Pa)13/2019 under section 19 (a)of the of the An-
MaYa(Pa)2/2019 under Section 16(C) of the Anti-Nar- 9 Ward 4, Kutkai Tsp, Shan
cotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. ti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
On 28-01-2019, police searched in the house of La Dee,
On 31-1-2019, police searched in the house of Kyaw 61, son of U In Pot Shaung, who lives in Ward 2, Kutkai
Khin, 51, son of U Kyaw Win, found his wife Ma Htwe Tsp, Shan State, together with Aik Nam, 32, son of U
Information received of
(a) Khin Khin Htwe, 45, daughter of U Kyun and their Aik Yee, and seized with heroin.
Kyaw Khin and wife Ma
workers Soe Thu, 30, son of U Tin Pe, and Moe Kyaw, A case has been opened with MaMaSa(Kutkai)
Htwe, living near Mya
20, son of U San Eain, together with a percussion lock MaYa(Pa)14/2019 under Section 19(a) /21 of the An-
Kyun Thar Village, Khamti
firearm, an Italian-made-point-22 pistol, 46 cartridges ti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
3 Tsp, Sagaing Region, sell-
and calibre shell case.
ing and distributing illegal
A case has been opened with MaMaSa(Khamti),
MaYa(Pa)2/2019 under Section 16(c)/21/22(b) of the
So far, 6 cases have been opened files as of last weeks,
Anti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
a total of 12 men had been caught together with heroin,
Law and MaMaSa(Khamti) (pa) 7/2019 arm law sa- Information received of
stimulant tablets and Opium block.
tion 19 (F). Paya Phyu Ward, Taung-
On 27-01-2019, police searched San Win Lat, 18, son
gyi Tsp, Shan State, selling
of U Aung Thu who drove a motor bike and seized
Information received of On 29-1-2019, police searched in the house of Win 10 illegal drugs.
Taung Leik, 53, son of U Aung Aung Oo, 17, son of U Htay Lin, together with
Ko (a) Taung Leik, 53, son of U Nay Sein, and seized stimulant tablets bearing WY letters.
Nay Sein, living in Chaung- stimulant tablets bearing WY letters.
4 kashet Village, Bikpyin A case has been opened with NaMaSa(Taunggyi)
Tsp, Thaninthayi Region, A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Bokepyin) MaYa(Pa) 12/2019 under Section 19(a)/21 of the An-
selling illegal drugs. MaYa (Pa) 3/2019 under Section 19 (C) of the An- ti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
ti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.

Information received of Ma
On 26-1-2019, police searched in the house of Ma Hla
Hla Myint Ngwe, living Thit 3. Out of the information sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs, so far a total of 491
Myint Ngwe, 50, daughter of U Kyaw Mya, and seized
Chauk Khin Village, Pyu cases have been opened files as of 2-2-2019. A total of 771 people, including 647men
with marijuana.
5 Tsp, Bago Region, selling
A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Pyu) MaYa and 124 women have been arrested with seizures of 5,689.52 g of heroin, 67.14 g
illegal drugs.
(Pa) 1/2019 under Section 19/C of the Anti-Narcotic of ICE, 38,606.44 g of opium, 329.6 g of low-quality opium, 18,795.28 g of speciosa
Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. powder, 7,273.99 g of speciosa, 212,339 stimulant tablets, 4,668.27 g of marijuana,
0.1 liters of opium tincture, 278.06 g of opium blocks, 60 g of poppy seeds, 3.45 g of
crushed stimulant tablet powder, 0.001 g of crushed ecstasy powder, 16 firearms,
On 26-01-2019, police searched in the house of Ko 257 different bullets, and 1 grenade. Efforts for fighting the drug trafficking has
Information received Phyo (a) Pyae Phyo Aung, 27, son of U Kyaw Hlaing, been stepped up and the ministry will report on further exposed cases.
of Ko Phyo, living Thit and found his wife Ma Khin Myo Oo, 28, daughter of U
4. In addition to the investigations and arrests conducted on drug related complaints
6 Chauk Khin Village, Pyu Kyaw Than, together with stimulant tablets bearing
Tsp, Bago Region, selling WY letters. mentioned above, the Tatmadaw and Myanmar Police Force have also carried
illegal drugs. A case has been opened with MaMaSa (Pyu) out separate investigations on drug complaints, search and arrests at border
MaYa(Pa)2/2019 under Section 19(a)/21 of the An- gates, and searches of vehicles acting upon given information.
ti-Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. During the previous week, multiple arrests were made in the border regions and
joint-surveillance gates.
On 27-01-2019, police searched Ma Tin Mar Mar Aung, A man who lives in Sellsu Village, Lewe Tsp, was seized with 35 stimulant tablets.
31, daughter of U Thein Swe, together with Daw Hla A man and a woman who lives Weikah Village, Phakant Tsp, Kachin State, were
Myint, 48, daughter of U Hla Shwe, and Moe Aung (a)
Information received of arrested with 1080 stimulant tablets. A man from Htee Saekhar Village, Loikaw
Ahbu, 25, son of U Tin Htoo Aung, living at No. 1049,
Kyisu Ward, Dawbon Tsp, Tsp, Kayah State, was arrestedwith 28 stimulant tablets and a motorbike. A man
7 Panwar Street, Ward 86, Dagon Seikkam Tsp, Yangon
Yangon Region, selling il-
Region. Police seized them with stimulant tablets from Ward 5, Myawady Tsp, Kayin State, was arrested with 197 stimulant tablets.
legal drugs.
bearing WY letters and marijuana. A case has been
A man from Kyarkan Ward, Thanbyuzayat Tsp, Mon State, Police seized with 18
opened with MaMaSa (Dawbon) MaYa(Pa)4/2019 un-
der Section 19(a)/20(a)/21 of the Anti-Narcotic Drugs stimulant tablets. Police seized a boat U Saw Hla Island, Maungtaw Tsp, Rakhine
and Psychotropic Substances Law. State, with 30,2250 stimulant tablets. A woman near Ywarthitkay Village, was
seized with 137 stimulant tablets and 23 g of powder of stimulant tablets. A man

on Hlabawzar-Kywltarpyint Road, was seized with 80,00 stimulant tablets. A man stimulant tablets. A total of 6990 ownerless stimulant tablets were found in Ward
from Bawdupa Village was seized with 5 stimulant tablets. A man on Yangon-Sit- 3/b, Mingalardon Tsp, Yangon Region. A man from Ooyin (North) Ward, Hinthada
tway Highway Road was arrested with 12.5 stimulant tablets and a motor car. A Tsp was arrested with 390 stimulant tablets.
man from Namhsan Tsp, Shan State was seized with 210, 0000 stimulant tablets There have been two arrests involving foreigners. A man and a woman together
and a car. A man, from Muse-Lashio Tsp, Shan State, was seized with 11,400 g of with an Indian woman were seized with 64 stimulant tablets in Myoma Ward (12-
raw opium. A man on the Lashio-Tangyan Highway Road was seized with 40,00 A), Tamu Tsp, Sagaing Region. Two men from Seikkanthar strect, Hlinethaya
stimulant tablets and a car. A man and a woman from Tangyan Tsp, Shan State Tsp., Yangon Region were seized with 13.0500 g of Ketamine, together with 4
was arrested with 1400 stimulant tablets. A man and two women from Panlong Myanmar nationals and two foreigners.
Haung Ward, Muse Tsp, were seized with 3,600 stimulant tablets. A man and There have been two seizures of ammunitions. A man from Hwelone Village,
two women from Panlong Hang Ward, Muse, Tsp, Shan State were seized with Hopon Tsp, Shan State was arrested with 76 stimulant tablets, 20 g of stimulant
30,400 stimulant tablets. A man, from Shwe Pyi Nyunt Village, Nawnghkio Tsp, powder, 1,000 g of raw opium, two guns, 15 g of gun powder and 15 g of lead. Five
Shan State, was seized with 4,875 stimulant tablets and 1.6 g of heroin. A man on men from Pantaung Island, Kyunsu Tsp, Thaninthayi Region were seized with
Muse-Mandalay Road near the Oriental Hotel was seized with 5,800 stimulant 510 g of opium powder, one home-make gun and 246 g of gun powder.
tablets and a motorcycle. Two men from Yanpu Village, Mabein Tsp, Shan State
was arrested with 42,000 stimulant tablets. A man and a woman at crossroad of There have been 204 cases being opened between 27-1-2019 and 2-2-2019, and a
Nanthanlay Village were arrested with 9,000 stimulant tablets and two motorbikes. total of 302 people, including 269 men and 33 women, have been arrested. Sei-
Two men from Kyaington-Lwemwe Road were seized with 2,000 stimulant tablets zures were made of 260.413 g of heroin, 41.86 g of ICE, 12536.89 g of raw opium,
and a motorcycle. A man at the intersection of Thayargone Village, Katha Tsp, 695 g of grown heroin, 2647518.5 g of stimulant tablets, 43.5 g of crushed stimulant
Sagaing Region seized with 950 stimulant tablets and a motorbike. A man near tablets, 1.5 g of opium blocks, 130500 g of Ketamine, 3 home-make guns, 261 g of
Myanmar-India border was seized with 2,000 stimulant tablets. A woman from gun powder, 75 pieces of lead and 15 firearms.
Zayarthiri Ward 2, Myeik Tsp, Thaninthayi Region was seized with 4,000 stimulant 5. To seize further drugs and to arrest drugs dealers, people are urged to inform
tablets. Three men on Kaleinaung-Kanpaukthwar Highway near Kaleinaung Tsp the Ministry of Home Affairs, region and state governments and to inform huge
were seized with 10 stimulant tablets and a motorcycle. Two men and a woman cases of drug trafficking and other suspicious cases directly to the Drug Activity
from Kanpauk Village were seized with 1,187 stimulant tablets and a motorcycle. Special Complaint Department of the Office of the President via following contact
A man and a woman from Yayway Ward, Thaawady Tsp, Bago Region was ar- numbers:
rested with 496 stimulant tablets and 12.95 g of ICE. A man on 62nd Road, Myothit
Ward 1, Chanmyathazi Tsp, Mandalay Region was seized with 1,000 stimulant Contacts
tablets, plus 930 stimulant tablets at his home. Three men and three women at Auto telephone No. — 067-590200
the 19-mile-inspection gate were seized with 100000 stimulant tablets. Two men Fax Phone No. — 067-590233
from Tatarlei Ward, Kyaukse Tsp were seized with 1,950 stimulant tablets and Email Address —
a motor bicycle. A man from Aungzeya Ward, Meiktila Tsp was seized with1204

Live broadcast of 72nd 72nd Shan State Day ceremony will be held in Shan State, Taunggyi, A Wei Yar Kon Myint Tha Yar (Hot
Air Balloon) Ground on the morning of 7 February 2019 and the event will be broadcasted live by Myanma
Shan State Day ceremony Radio and Television (MRTV), National Races Channel (NRC) ,Myanma Radio programme and MRTV
Facebook starting from 8:15 a.m. — MNA

Yangonians celebrate Chinese

New Year, welcomes year of the pig
An archway in Chinatown wishes people a Happy New Year as Yangonians flock to enjoy the festivities, (Below). Yangon’s
chinese community lights traditional incencse at a temple in Chinatown. (Bottom left). The celebrations of the Chinese
Lunar New Year began in Yangon, yesterday, the first day of the Year of the Pig in China’s lunar calendar.  PHOTO: PHOE

As an important tradition of Chinese New Year, Lotte

Hotel in Yangon entertains visitors with a Lion Dance
performance to bring prosperity and good luck for the
upcoming year.  PHOTO: MNA

Lacklustre Liverpool slip up again at West Ham Chile

LONDON (United Kingdom) — and Mane cleverly spun onto his midfielder
Liverpool wasted another chance cross to score his 12th goal of
to extend their lead at the top of the season. Fernandez
the Premier League as a sub- The lead lasted just six min-
par performance from Jurgen utes as the visitors switched off completes
Klopp’s men was punished in a from a well-worked free-kick and
1-1 draw at West Ham on Monday. Antonio drilled Anderson’s pass Junior
Less than a week after miss- in off the far post.
ing the opportunity to go seven More lax set-piece defending Barranquilla
points clear of Manchester City should have cost Liverpool again
with a 1-1 draw against Leicester, three minutes before the break move
Liverpool’s lead is now just three when Rice headed wide anoth-
over the champions, who can now er wicked Anderson free-kick BARRANQUILLA — Chile
go top with victory at Everton on delivery wide when completely international midfielder Ma-
Wednesday. unmarked 10 yards out. tias Fernandez has joined
Sadio Mane put the visitors Mohamed Salah was kept Junior Barranquilla from
in front at the London Stadi- quiet for long spells, but the Mexico’s Necaxa, the Co-
um, but Michail Antonio quick- league’s top scorer twice forced lombian club said on Mon-
ly levelled and West Ham had Lukasz Fabianski into action at day.
the better chances to claim all the start of the second period. Fernandez signed a
three points when Declan Rice On both occasions, though, one-year deal after Necaxa
and Mark Noble failed to hit the the Egyptian lacked the power agreed to part with the
target. and accuracy to beat the Pole as 32-year-old with six months
After posting a perfect record he worked shooting opportunities left on his contract.
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) speaks to West Ham
against opposition with the top six United’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini after the final whistle in onto his favoured left foot. “He will ar rive on
in their first 23 league games, Liv- the English Premier League football match between West Ham United Anderson continued to cre- Wednesday and will undergo
erpool have now slipped up twice and Liverpool at The London Stadium, in east London on 4 February, ate problems at the other end and a medical immediately,” Jun-
in as many matches to mount the 2019.   PHOTO: AFP another positive break from the ior president Antonio Char
tension in their chase for a first Brazilian should have created the told a press conference. No
title in 29 years. ing FA Cup exit to League One torrid time defending in an un- winner when Noble fired over. financial details were given.
Klopp’s side looked like a AFC Wimbledon. familiar right-back role against Divock Origi replaced the Fernandez, capped 74
side playing under pressure in a Even without the injured the pace and trickery of Felipe ineffective Roberto Firmino 15 times for Chile’s national
lacklustre display as the absence Marko Arnautovic, Pellegrini got Anderson. However, the former minutes from time and the Bel- team, made 42 first-team ap-
of the injured Jordan Henderson, the response he wanted in West England midfielder created the gian had a huge chance to make pearances for Nexaca after
Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Ham’s performance if not their opening goal in controversial himself a hero as he did with a his 2017 move from Italy’s
Alexander-Arnold took its toll. end product. Javier Hernandez circumstances when given the last gasp Merseyside derby win- Fiorentina.
Hammers boss Manuel Pel- had the hosts’ first chance but the chance to go forward. ner against Everton in December. He has also represented
legrini claimed it was “impossible Mexican and then Aaron Cress- Adam Lallana’s neat foot- This time, though, Origi shot AC Milan, Sporting Lisbon,
to play worse” after his side’s 3-0 well both fired inches wide of work played in Milner, who was meekly into Fabiankski’s grateful Villarreal and Colo-Colo dur-
capitulation to Wolves last week Alisson Becker’s left-hand post. allowed to continue despite be- arms with the final action of the ing his 15-year professional
that followed a deeply disappoint- James Milner was having a ing clearly in an offside position, match.—AFP career.—Xinhua

Herrera wants United to maintain Fulham focus ahead of PSG clash

LONDON (United Kingdom) — United have the seemingly more
Ander Herrera has urged Man- straightforward task of a league
chester United to maintain their match away to second-bottom
concentration on the task facing Fulham on Saturday.
them at Fulham this weekend as United midfielder Herrera,
they head into a month of crunch however, said: “It will be a big
games. mistake if we think further than
Sunday’s 1-0 win at Leices- Fulham, that’s a massive game
ter extended caretaker manager for us because (fourth-placed)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeat- Chelsea are playing (Manches-
en start to 10 games and saw ter) City. Let’s go game by game,
United move up to fifth place in because if you lose one game
the Premier League table, just you regret. “Now for Fulham,
two points adrift of the top four. then we will think about PSG.
Next week they face Paris The best way to prepare for the
Saint-Germain in the last 16 of PSG game is to try and win away
the Champions League before at Fulham and that’s the way
a fifth-round FA Cup tie against I think.” Meanwhile the Spain
Chelsea on 18 February which is international said talk of United
in turn followed by an Old Traf- remaining unbeaten under Sol-
ford clash with Premier League skjaer this season was fanciful
leaders Liverpool, United’s given the quality of opposition Manchester United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera (l) vies with Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy
arch-rivals. they must face in the remainder (r) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King
But before all those fixtures of the campaign.—AFP Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on 3 February, 2019.   PHOTO: AFP

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