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Peace makers discuss agreed points in detail at the sixth dialogue between the Delegation for Political Negotiation of the UNFC and the Peace Commission in Yangon. Photo: Phoe Htaung

State Counsellor: confident in steps to peace

DPN, Peace Commission meet for sixth time to try and achieve ceasefire agreement
By Ye Khaung Nyunt the National Reconciliation and ation of the UNFC said he has the people. all points proposed by the DPN
Peace Centre, Dr. Tin Myo Win, high hopes for the sixth meeting If the coming third 21st in detail, which were agreed to
The Peace Commission and the Chairman of the Peace Commis- with the Peace Commission, ex- Century Panglong want us with in principle during a 3 March
Delegation for Political Negotia- sion, conveyed the message of pressing his view that if they can an equitable role, circumstanc- meeting of the two sides.
tion of the United Nationalities State Counsellor Daw Aung San create good opportunities in the es that we can participate (in Out of nine points, four
Federal Council held their sixth Suu Kyi to attendees about her dialogue, the situation will be the peace process) and building points were discussed in detail
meeting in Yangon yesterday, confidence in taking steps to- less complicated in the future. trust are needed. We view that at yesterdays meeting, which
discussing nine points proposed wards peace as a result of polit- He also urged all partici- that is our first step for the entire ended at 2.30 pm.The remaining
by the UNFC for signing the Na- ical dialogue. pants of the dialogue to show peace of the country, he said. points will be discussed today,
tionwide Ceasefire Agreement. Khu Oo Ral, the leader of the their commitment to achieving The DPN also urged the said U Hla Maung Shwe, from
In his opening remarks at Delegation for Political Negoti- peace in order to gain trust from Peace Commission to discuss the Peace Commission.
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Pyithu Hluttaw member complains

about bribes by immigration officials
Kyaw Thu Htet three years and include a bail
(Myanmar News Agency) option. Members who wished
to discuss the amendment were
At todays meeting, Hlut- invited to register their names
taw member U Win Win of Min- and their preferred changes to
bu, Magway Region said that the law. Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint holds talks with Speaker of the
he had received reports from And finally, U Win Maw Tun, National Assembly in Korea yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
constituents that Myanmar Deputy Minister for Education
immigration officials were de- reported that an education col- Speaker U Win Myint meets Speaker
manding bribes in return for lege was opened in Kyaukpyu
mandatory national registration township, Rakhine State which of the National Assembly in Korea
cards and family registration would produce 600 teachers a
forms. year. However, U Win Maw Tun Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Hluttaw Speaker, the National
Hluttaw members also U Win Maw Tun, Deputy Minister said that as yet there was not Myint met yesterday with H.E. Assembly Speaker and parties
discussed amending the con- for Education. Photo: MNA enough funding to provide a new Mr. Chung Sye-kyun, Speaker took memorial photo. Then, H.E.
troversial Section 66 of the Tel- educational college in Mrauk U of the National Assembly of the Mr. Chung Sye-kyun signed in
ecommunications Law, which er the penalty for the Telecom- district and to increase the num- Republic of Korea and party at the guest list of the Pyithu Hlut-
has been used to jail several munications Law should be ber of teachers to an adequate the Hluttaw Building Hall in taw. Also present at the meeting
journalists in recent months. amended so that it would im- level in proportion to students Nay Pyi Taw. The lawmakers were the Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw
Members discussed wheth- pose imprisonment of less than there. discussed bilateral relations, Speaker U T Khun Myat, Chair-
improving economic coopera- man of Pyithu Hluttaw Interna-
tion and investment, legislation tional Relations Committee U

Plans for rural medical clinics

and parliamentary collaboration. Zaw Thein, Ethnic Affairs and In-
The men also shared experienc- ternal Peace Committees Chair-
es about their economies and man U Khun Maung Thaung,

discussed at Amyotha Hluttaw how to implement technological

Hluttaw representatives and offi-
cials of the Pyithu Hluttaw Office.
After discussing, the Pyithu Myanmar News Agency

Thura Zaw Chin State Public Health Depart-

(Myanmar News Agency) ment plans to construct three
rural health care clinics in Sami,
Union Minister for Health Kanaung and Hmutanu, and six
and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe rural health care sub-clinics in
answered Amyotha Hluttaw Kyilay, Wetma, Buddhagama,
members questions about Gayapyin, Shwelikewa and My-
health services and new clinic eik using 2018-2019 budget funds
construction projects during from the Department of Pub-
yesterdays regular meeting in lic Health. In other matters U
Nay Pyi Taw. Aung Thein of Bago Region said
In response to a question there has been an increase of
about health resources in Mon unlicenced gambling establish- Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker host a dinner party in honour of delegation of
Union Minister for Health and parliamentarians led by Mr Chung Sye-Kyun. Photo: MNA
State, Dr. Myint Htwe said that Sports Dr. Myint Htwe. Photo: ments opening under the guise
Nout Auk Village in Kyonekwe MNA of an amusement center.
village tract and Mwehauk Vil- Many of these establish- Speaker U Win Myint and wife
lage in Kawkalawt village tract
were not included in the cur-
that in 2018 the ministry will
build medical clinics in Nidon,
ment use imported gaming
machines. U Aung Thein said
host a dinner in honour of National
rent organisation setup of rural Taunggalay and Kawtsap vil- their presence was eroding the Assembly Speaker of ROK
health care sub-clinics. lages in Kyaikmaraw Township morals of local residence and
The Union Minister said that under a priority annual funding causing concern among parents U Win Myint, Speaker of Pyithu the guests with Myanmar songs
these communities may be con- request. And he said construc- and city leaders where the gam- Hluttaw, and wife hosted a din- and traditional dances. After-
sidered for additional health ser- tion would also begin on medi- ing centers are present. ner party in honour of delegation ward, the two speakers present-
vice allocations during his min- cal staff residences in Mikathit, His motion urging the gov- of parliamentarians led by H.E ed the artistes with the flower
istrys 2018-2019 organisational Ahlapkone, Kada, Phanon, ernment to investigate and close Mr Chung Sye-Kyun, National basket.
assessment. Mayangone and Oolay villages. down such gaming centers was Assembly Speaker of Republic Present at the dinner party
The Union Minister said The Union Minister also said the tabled for a future meeting. of Korea and wife at the Dinner were Mahn Win Khaing Than,
Hall of Hluttaw Premises in Nay Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw, U
Pyi Taw at 7 pm yesterday. T Khun Myat, Deputy Speaker

Top Korean lawmaker visits Myanmar First of all, the Speaker

of Pyithu Hluttaw and Nation-
of Pyithu Hluttaw and wife, U
Aye Tha Aung, Deputy Speaker
al Assembly Speaker of ROK, of Amyotha Hluttaw, chairmen
At the invitation of Pyithu gon Region Hluttaw Speaker U International Airport in the exchanged words praying for of Hluttaw committees, Hluttaw
Hluttaw Speaker U Win My- Tin Maung Tun, Deputy Speak- afternoon, where Mr. Chung strengthening friendship be- representatives, and responsi-
int, Republic of Korea National er U Lin Naing Myint and the Sye-Kyun was greeted at the tween Myanmar and Korea and ble personnel of Hluttaw Office.
Assembly Speaker Mr. Chung Minister Counsellor of Korea airport by Deputy Speaker of for co-operating more than ever Together with the delegation
Sye-Kyun arrived in Yangon Embassy in Myanmar H.E. Mr the Pyithu Hluttaw UT Khun- between the two parliaments, led by Speaker of National As-
yesterday on an official friend- Kim Jung Han. Myat and Chairman of Interna- enjoying the dinner together. sembly of ROK, responsible
ly visit. The delegation proceed- tional Relations Committee U While having the dinner, ar- officials from the embassy of
The Korean leader was ed to Nay Pyi Taw by air, Zaw Thein.Myanmar News tistes of the Ministry of Religious ROK in Myanmar were present.
greeted at the airport by Yan- arriving at the Nay Pyi Taw Agency Affairs and Culture entertained Myanmar News Agency
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President U Htin Kyaw

receives ROK National
Assembly Speaker
President U Htin Kyaw received ments in Myanmar and regional
H.E. Mr. Chung Sye-kyun, Speak- peace matters were discussed.
er of the National Assembly of Also present at the meet-
the Republic of Korea and party ing were Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw
at the Presidential Palace in Nay Speaker U T Khun Myat, Deputy
Pyi Taw yesterday. Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Aye
During the meeting, views Tha Aung, Deputy Minister of
on promoting cooperation and Presidents Office U Min Thu
friendship between the two and officials. Myanmar News
parliaments, increasing invest- Agency President U Htin Kyaw meets with a delegation led by Speaker of National Assembly of Korea. Photo: MNA

SC attends ceremony H1N1 510 undergoing treatment, 194 identified

celebrating 60 years of Swiss- positive and 20 fatalities as of 10 August
Myanmar diplomatic relations
Eleven new seasonal influen- with H1N1. and posters on mass transit and
za patients were identified be- In Yangon, 66 influenza other public spaces
tween Wednesday and Thurs- patients are being treated at The ministry announced
day afternoon, bringing the total Waibagi Specialist Hospital; yesterday that children, elderly
number of known H1N1 cases in the others are at hospitals scat- people, and others with compro-
Myanmar to 194 people. tered throughout Myanmar. mised immune systems, includ-
The virus is blamed for 20 In the face of such a serious ing people with AIDS, kidney
fatalities since the most recent outbreak, the Ministry of Health disease, tuberculosis and diabe-
outbreak began and 510 people and Sports has increased its tes were especially susceptible
are currently undergoing treat- health education outreach on to H1N1 infection.Myanmar
ment for symptoms consistent the disease, displaying stickers News Agency

Trading resume in Maungtaw after

repair of broken dock in Bangladesh
Trade across Myanmars border station. crossing the sea.
with Bangladesh has resumed U Khin Maung, a trader It only takes about two
after a dock structure in Bang- from Sittway said Boat depar- hours to cross the Naf River
ladesh was repaired yesterday. ture was halted for a day after into Bangladesh from Maung-
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi arrives a ceremony to celebrate Trading boats didnt return hearing about the broken dock taw border trade station.
60 years of Swiss-Myanmar diplomatic relations. Photo: MNA to Maungtaw side yesterday but when it was repaired and In July of fiscal year 2016-
and there were some delays in normal trade has resumed. 2017 trade value exported from
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Command Commander Maj-Gen Maungtaw. The dock was broken We mainly export ginger, rice, Maungtaw border trade station
Suu Kyi attended a ceremony to Myint Maw, Deputy Minister U for a short time only as repair plum, dried plum and turmer- was about US$470,000. During
celebrate 60 years of diplomatic Khin Maung Tin, Switzerland was immediately conducted and ic. U Khin Maung said that the the same period this year trade
relations between Myanmar and Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. trade resumed normally today sailing time is about 10 hours value exported was $1.32 million,
Switzerland in Nay Pyi Taw. Paul Seger and invited guests. said U Tun Kyaw, the Staff of- from Sittway and weather condi- an increase of $850,000.A One
The ceremony organized Musical performances were ficer of Maungtaw border trade tions need to be observed before Soe, Myo Thu Hein
by Embassy of Switzerland was given at the opening ceremo-
held yesterday at the Sofitel ny by youths from Mr. Rogers
Hotel (The Lake Garden Ho- Orphanage (Yangon) and the
tel). Present at the ceremony Kachin Baptist Church, led by
were the Chairman of the Un- Mr. Sebastian See-Schierenberg,
ion Election Commission U Hla Ms. Katherine Lewiston, U Aung
Thein, and Union Ministers U Moe Kyaw and Daw Darli Khin
Kyaw Tint Swe, Dr Pe Myint, Zaw.
U Ohn Win, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Afterwards, State Counsellor
Dr Myint Htwe, Dr Win Myat Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave a
Aye, U Ohn Maung and Nai Thet keynote speech on the 60 years
Lwin, National Security Advi- of relations between Switzerland
sor U Thaung Tun, Chairman and Myanmar. The State Coun-
of the Union Civil Service Board sellor then gave commemorative Workers load sacks
Dr. Win Thein, Chief of General bouquets to the musical perform- of rice into a boat at
Staff (Army, Navy and Air) Gen- ers followed by a banquet dinner. Maungtaw Border Trade
Station. Photo: A One Soe
eral Mya Tun Oo, Nay Pyi Taw Myanmar News Agency
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MIC branches
w w w.glob al n ewl i g hto f myan mar.c o m
to be opened
Acting Chief Editor in Chin and
Aye Min Soe,
ce@globalnewlightofmyanmar.com Rakhine states

Expatriate Consultant Editor Myanmar Investment Com-

Mark Angeles,
markrangeles@gmail .com mission (MIC) branch offices
will be opened in Chin and
Senior editorial consultant Rakhine states in October,
Kyaw Myaing
according to a report in the
Senior Translators Myawady Daily yesterday.
Khin Maung Oo,
The MIC branch offices
Khin Maung Win (Chief Proof Reader), will be opened in every town-
Zaw Min, zawmin.gnlm@gmail.com ship in FY2017-2018.
According to the MIC
International News Editor
Ye Htut Tin, new law, the MIC commis-
editor1@globalnewlightofmyanmar.com sion branch offices have been
granted to open in every state
Local News Editors
Tun Tun Naing (Editor), and region. Also, MIC branch
intlnews@globalnewlightofmyanmar.com FILE PHOTO - People wait to see the sunset from the top of Shwesandaw Pagoda in the ancient city of offices have been granted to
Nwe Nwe Tun (Sub-editor), Bagan February 13, 2015. Photo: REUTERS give permission to the local
and foreign investments
Khaing Thanda Lwin,
Construction of sunset watching locations which do not exceed Ks 6,000
million and US$ 5 million.
100 % finished in Bagan-Nyaung-U
Hay Mar Tin Win, MIC offices in States and
translator@globalnewlightofmyanmar.com Regions have seven members
Ei Myat Mon
each including the chief min-
Zaw Htet Oo
Kyaw Zin Lin Authorities with the Irriga- ples and other structures that sandaw and Taung Gu Ni, were isters concerned. To imple-
Sandar Soe tion and Water Resources were being eroded by tourists made available. ment the process, MIC has
Kyaw Zin Tun
Management Department scrambling to get a view of sun- With the number of tour- been providing training work-
Reporters completed construction of sets or perspectives for photos. ists in Bagan increasing, shops to local officials.
May Thet Hnin, lookout points for tourists in Previously, authorities authorities decided to build MIC will permit only in-
Bagan-Nyaung-U, according granted sunset watching at new viewing platforms in vestments which create bet-
Tun Aung Kyaw,
reporter2@globalnewlightofmyanmar.com to an article in the City News five pagodas in Bagan region. Bagan. Authorities are also ter job opportunities for the lo-
Daily yesterday. But after an earthquake in last planning to install electric cal people, raise government
The purpose of the lookout August, some pagodas with lamp posts in Nyaung-U and revenues, fulfill the domestic
Kyaw Zeya Win @ Phoe Khwar
points was to give visitors an viewing sites were damaged to widen several main roads. demand and follow MIC rules
Computer Team alterative to climbing up tem- and only two pagodas, Shwe- City News and regulations.GNLM
Tun Zaw (Chief of Computer Team),
Thein Ngwe, Zaw Zaw Aung,
Ye Naing Soe, Nyi Zaw Moe,
Hnin Pwint, Kay Khaing Win,
Sanda Hnin, Zu Zin Hnin

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The locomotive factory is an automatic computer control considered to be outdated. Out ditional puppet troupe will
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the result of a Myanmar-Chinese system. of 1,200 passenger coaches, one participate in the Recreation
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Two missing and one abducted in At the festival, 13 Asian
countries including 10 ASE-
Maungtaw Township AN members will attend.
The Htwe Oo Myanmar
traditional marionette troupe
Write for us Two villagers in Zay Kone Tann boat berthed at the mouth of from the same village. In this will perform the puppet
We appreciate your feedback and village were missing after they Alethankyaw Creek in Lay Yin case, a man was on his way shows usually performed in
contributions. If you have any comments were last seen carrying fish Kwin Village and didnt return to Maungtaw when he was theatres and they will also
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Due to limitation of space we are only taw Township on 8 August. ing after the case was filed to The security forces are in- ditional puppets, dolls and
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please be aware that your letter will be Mhar in Zay Kone Tann village villager in Pann Taw Pyin vil- ple and suspected abductors. (a traditional hide-and-seek
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Jewelers urge government to cut

taxes for gemstones trade
Jewelry dealers are urging the currently amounts to billions of preneurs pay special commodi-
government to remove jade and untaxed dollars every year, said ties taxes, gemstone taxes, com-
other gemstones from Myan- U Myint Han, the vice chairman mercial taxes and service taxes to
mars list of special commodities, of Myanmar Gems and Jewelry the Myanmar Gems Enterprise
according to a report of yester- Entrepreneurs Association told association.
days edition of Myawady Daily to Myawady Daily. The special commodities
newspaper. According to Union Tax Law rate for gems was previously re-
Reducing tax rates for pre- enacted on 25 Jan 2016, jade and duced by five per cent, but mer-
A view shows jeweleries displayed in glass cabinets at the shop of cious minerals would reduce jewelry are among 16 items taxed chants complain their taxes are
jeweleries. Photo: Phoe Khwar smuggling and illict trade, which as special goods. Jewelry entre- still too high. GNLM

Thai-Myanmar border trade value

increased this financial year
Thailand-Myanmar border Myeik, Hteekhee, Mawtaung lion less than last year. Overall,
trade increased from 1 April to and Maese land ports of entry however, Thailand-Myanmar
28 July by US$8.5 million com- during the first four months of trade was on the rise. Thai-
pared to the same period last this financial year was estimated land-Myanmar border trade
year, according to official statis- to be $390 million. values as of 28 July were $23.7
tics released by the Ministry of Of Myanmars 16 official million in Tachileik, $ 47 million
Commerce. land ports of entry, Myawady in Kawthoung, $52 million in
The total amount of border has the largest trade volume Myeik, $3 million in Hteekhee,
trade between the two nations at with $263 million this financial $1 million in Mawtaung and $1
Tachileik, Myawady, Kawthoung, year. That amount is $6.3 mil- million in Maese.Min Thu

Rice exports to Bangladesh to use new ports

Rice exports to Bangladesh will 300,000 tons of rice to Bangla- Five representatives from
utilize ports such as Pathein desh. MRF went to Bangladesh for
Port and Sittway Port, in ad- The Bangladesh Embassy Myanmars rice export on 5
dition to the primary port for to Myanmar proposed to MRF August. About 900,000 tons of
Bangladesh exports, Yangon and the Ministry of Commerce rice were exported to foreign
Port, according to a report of that they would purchase rice countries at the end of July. Six-
edition of Myawady Daily. in early 2017. The two coun- ty per cent of Myanmars rice
U Ye Min Aung, secretary tries are currently negotiating went to China. Africa accounted
of Myanmar Rice Federation a Memorandum of Understand- for 30 per cent of rice exports.
(MRF) told Myawady Daily ing (MoU) for 250,000 tons of The remainder went to Europe
that Myanmar and Bangladesh white rice and 50,000 tons of and Southeast Asian nations.
are discussing plans to export parboiled rice. GNLM

Real estate sector ranked second

in FDI list this FY
Real estate is the second lead- eign direct investment was sion (MIC). During that period,
ing draw for foreign direct in- $2.98 billion spread between real estate investments were
vestment sector after manu- agriculture, livestock and fish- the fifth leading recipient of
facturing this financial year, eries, manufacturing, transport foreign investment line-up with
according to statistics released and communications, hotel and $4.69 billion.
by the Directorate of Invest- tourism, real estate, industrial Singapore was leading
ment and Company Adminis- estate and other service sec- source of foreign investment
tration (DICA). tors. Mining, power, oil and gas between 1 April and 31 July
Manufacturing invest- and construction sectors re- having invested $1 billion, ac-
ments comprised of more than ceived no investment this year. cording to the DICA. China was
US$1 billion and real estate at- Myanmar has received $73 second, having invested $537
tained FDI of $886 million as of billion in foreign investment million. The Netherlands was
end of July this financial year. since 1988, according to the third with investments of $518
As of end of July, total for- Myanmar Investment Commis- million. Ko Htet
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Governor vows not to allow restart

of Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant
MITO, (Japan) Ibaraki Gov. a 52-year-old head of a non-
Masaru Hashimoto said Thurs- profit group supported by
day he will not consent to the the Japanese Communist
restart of the sole reactor at Party.
the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power Back in July, Hashimoto
plant in Tokaimura, which went set conditions for a restart of
offline in March 2011 just as a the power plants sole reactor,
nuclear disaster unfolded in saying, We will not give con-
neighboring Fukushima Pre- sent to restarting unless the
fecture. safety of the plant and the evac-
Hashimotos pledge, com- uation plan for it are shown to
ing on the day his campaigning be viable.
for a seventh term as governor The Japan Atomic Pow-
officially got under way, goes er Co. reactor was shut down
further than his previous posi- automatically as a powerful
tion on the issue, in which he earthquake hit Japans north-
had set conditions for a restart. east and caused a tsunami
I will not approve a re- that went on to trigger multi-
start, Hashimoto said at an ple reactor meltdowns at the
South Korea-born Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim stands during his trial at a North Korean court in this
undated photo released by North Koreas Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 16, event marking the start of his Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
2015. Photo: Reuters official campaign for the 27 Au- power plant in neighbouring
gust gubernatorial election. I Fukushima.
will steer in the direction of not The aging reactor will face
North Korea releases jailed Canadian accepting nuclear power, he
told his supporters.
the prospect of decommission-
ing if it cannot clear a safety

pastor amid standoff with US The issue of restarting the

nuclear power plant, which sits
screening by regulators by No-
vember 2018, when 40 years
on the same Pacific coast as the will have passed since it began
SEOUL/TORONTO North national security adviser that had some moderating influence on tsunami-ravaged Fukushima operating.
Korea freed a Canadian pastor gone to North Korea earlier in the the Trump administration. Daiichi nuclear power plant, is Tougher safety rules intro-
serving a life sentence on hu- week, it said. Swedens embassy (But) I do not think it is di- among the contentious issues duced in the post-Fukushima
manitarian grounds, the Cana- in Pyongyang, which represents rectly connected to the tensions in the election. years prohibit in principle the
dian prime minister and North several Western nations in the the US president has ratcheted Hashimoto, 71, is pitted operation of nuclear reactors
Koreas KCNA news agency insular nation, had also helped, up. North Korea is concerned he against two contenders: Ka- beyond 40 years. But extending
said, just hours after the United the statement said. would die in prison. zuhiko Oigawa, a 53-year-old a units life for an additional
States warned it would counter Operational security con- North Korea has in the past former company executive 20 years is possible if oper-
any threat from the North with siderations prevent us from dis- attracted the attention of Wash- backed by the Liberal Demo- ators make safety upgrades
fire and fury. cussing the matter further, it ington and visits by high-profile cratic Party and the Komeito and pass regulators screening.
There was no clear connec- said. Americans with the detention and party, and Makomi Tsuruta, Kyodo News
tion between the release of Hy- Lim, who served in one of the release of US citizens.
eon Soo Lim and the heightened largest churches in Canada, had KCNA said Lim had been
rhetoric between Washington and been sentenced to hard labour for released on sick bail by the
Pyongyang. life in December 2015 after North countrys Central Court for hu- Osprey aircraft to take part in
A statement from Canadian Korea accused him of attempting manitarian reasons.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus to overthrow the regime. Lim is expected to return to Japan-US drills in Hokkaido
office on Thursday said that Lim Strategically, North Korea Canada later on Thursday and
had been freed and will soon perhaps hopes to engender some will be hospitalised on arrival Tokyo The US Marine on Saturday that left three US
be reunited with his family and goodwill from Canada as tensions at his wifes request, a source Corps will likely fly Osprey Marines dead.
friends. rise, said Charles Burton, a for- familiar with the matter said. aircraft in joint drills with the The crash rekindled con-
His case was taken up by a mer Canadian diplomat in China. His family is arriving separately. Ground Self-Defence Force in cern about the safety of the
delegation led by the countrys They hope that Canada presents Reuters Hokkaido despite the Japa- tilt-rotor aircraft among local
nese governments call for a residents and officials not only
halt following a fatal crash off Okinawa but Hokkaido.

S Korea delays measurement of

Australia last week, a Defence On Wednesday, the US
Ministry source said Thursday. Marine Corps said in a state-
The source said none of
electromagnetic wave near THAAD site
ment that it had determined
the aircraft deployed at the that Ospreys are safe to fly,
Futenma air base in Okinawa resuming operations after a
SEOUL South Koreas defence netic wave on Thursday near the Seongju county, North Gyeong- will fly on the first day of drills 48-hour pause.
ministry delayed the planned THAAD site together with the sang province, but the chopper on Thursday but arrangements Commenting on the state-
measurement of electromag- environment ministry. failed to take off due to a bad are being made for their par- ment, Chief Cabinet Secretary
netic wave and noise near the An unnamed defence min- weather, according to local media ticipation in the exercises run- Yoshihide Suga said Thursday
site where the US Terminal High istry official told local reporters reports. They sought to move by ning through 28 August. it showed the US forces deter-
Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) that the plan was postponed due chopper as residents and peace All six of the Futen- mination to ensure the safety
missile defence system is de- to several situations on the site. activists are blocking a sole en- ma-based MV-22 Ospreys had of the aircraft.
ployed, according to local media Officials of the defence and trance road to the site to prevent originally been scheduled to Suga added the Defence
reports. The defence ministry environment ministries were more THAAD elements from participate in the drills, before Ministry is in negotiations
originally planned to measure planned to move by helicopter being deployed in their home- the crash of one of them off with the US side regarding
the level of noise and electromag- into the former golf course in town.Xinhua the eastern coast of Australia the joint drills.Kyodo News
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Malaysian low-cost airline

operates regular flights to
Cambodian coast city
PHNOM PENH Malaysian for the country's beach spots,"
low-cost airline, AirAsia, opened the release said.
regular flights between Malay- A water cannon salute
sia's Kuala Lumpur and Cambo- greeted the opening route of
dia's Sihanoukville on Wednes- AirAsia with a full flight of 180
day, a Cambodia Airports' press passengers on board after the
release said. aircraft landed at the Sihan-
"The new connection oukville international airport,
demonstrates an increasing it said.
awareness of Cambodia's di- The new service operates
versified tourism offers and, in on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
particular, a surging demand and Sunday, it said.Xinhua

World's first quantum satellite is launched in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, China, on 16 August 2016. Photo:
South Korea urges DPRK to
Chinese quantum satellite stop threatening rhetoric
SEOUL South Korea on called "Korean Peninsula Peace

sends 'unbreakable' code Thursday urged the Democrat-

ic People's Republic of Korea
(DPRK) to stop letting out a
Initiative" in early July in Berlin,
Germany in a bid to enhance ties
with the DPRK through econom-
threatening rhetoric that runs ic cooperation and the exchange
BEIJING China has sent an 1,200 km (745 miles) away at a self-destruct," Xinhua said. against the consensus of the in- of sports, culture and personnel.
"unbreakable" code from a satel- transmission rate up to 20 orders The news agency said there ternational community. As follow-up measures,
lite to the Earth, marking the first of magnitude more efficient than were "enormous prospects" for Foreign Ministry spokes- Seoul proposed to Pyongyang for
time space-to-ground quantum an optical fibre, Xinhua cited Pan applying this new generation of man Cho June-hyuck told a holding talks about military af-
key distribution technology has Jianwei, lead scientist on the communications in defence and press briefing that the DPRK's fairs to stop all hostile acts near
been realised, state media said experiment from the state-run finance. recent threatening rhetoric, the military demarcation line
on Thursday. Chinese Academy of Sciences, China still lags behind which went too much, ran (MDL) dividing the two sides,
China launched the world's as saying. the United States and Russia against the general opinion of while offering a separate Red
first quantum satellite last Au- "That, for instance, can meet in space technology, although the international society, urging Cross dialogue on humanitari-
gust, to help establish "hack the demand of making an abso- President Xi Jinping has prior- Pyongyang to immediately stop an issues. Pyongyang has been
proof" communications, a devel- lute safe phone call or transmit- itised advancing its space pro- it. Cho said the DPRK should mum about the dialogue over-
opment the Pentagon has called ting a large amount of bank data," gramme, citing national security make a right choice and come to tures, while issuing a warning
a "notable advance". Pan said. and defence. China insists its the way to denuclearization, urg- against the United States to fire
The official Xinhua news Any attempt to eavesdrop on space programme is for peaceful ing the DPRK to rapidly respond missiles near the waters off the
agency said the latest experi- the quantum channel would in- purposes, but the US Defence to the South Korea- proposed US island of Guam in the Pacific.
ment was published in the jour- troduce detectable disturbances Department has highlighted its initiative for improved inter-Ko- The spokesman said South
nal Nature on Thursday, where to the system, Pan said. increasing space capabilities, rean relations and for building Korea would make all diplomatic
reviewers called it a "milestone". "Once intercepted or meas- saying it was pursuing activities constant peace on the Korean efforts to make the DPRK come
The satellite sent quantum ured, the quantum state of the aimed at preventing adversaries Peninsula. to the dialogue table to ease
keys to ground stations in China key will change, and the infor- from using space-based assets in South Korean President tensions and denuclearize the
between 645 km (400 miles) and mation being intercepted will a crisis.Reuters Moon Jae-in declared the so- peninsulaXinhua

Death toll rises to 20

after strong earthquake
JIUZHAIGOU, (Sichuan) More than 50,000 tour-
The death toll has risen to ists, including 126 foreigners,
20, with 431 injured, after a were evacuated following the
7.0-magnitude earthquake in quake, which struck Jiuzhaigou
southwest China's Sichuan County at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday at
Province Tuesday night, local a depth of 20 kilometers.
authorities confirmed Thurs- Jiuzhaigou is a popular
day. tourist destination in the moun-
Among the injured, 18 are tains on the eastern edge of
in serious conditions, according Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
to the provincial government. It is part of the Aba pre- People injured in Jiuzhaigou
Seventeen of the seriously fecture and is known for its earthquake are transferred to the
injured have been transferred ethnic minority communities, Central Hospital of Mianyang City,
southwest China's Sichuan Province,
to the cities of Chengdu and mountainous landscape, and
on 9 August 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Mianyan for treatment. stunning scenery.Xinhua
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Only If Buddha Sasana flourishes brightly like the Sun

Khin Maung Oo selves from all sufferings and propagat- there are those who will teach and learn the respective religion controls and
ing Buddhas Teachings in the world. the Buddhist Scriptures in the coun- influences the country and its people.
Myanmar is a country in which Accordingly, Paryatti is of great try, will it flourish for long. Hence, we Myanmar culture, language and tradi-
Buddhism is professed by most of importance. It is the foundation of the need to have Sanghas who will conduct tions are very much influenced by the
its citizens, to be exact, 87.9% of the Buddha Sasana. Buddhist monks have lectures on Buddhist Scriptures. We Buddhas Dhamma. Without it, Myan-
countrys population according to the to learn the Buddhist scriptures by also need to supply our monks with the mars cultural heritages will disappear
2014 census. Buddha Sasana, that is, heart. Buddhist Scriptures includes Four Requisites - such as monaster- sorrowfully. Being well convinced of it,
Buddhas Teachings are greatly valued, the Suttas meant to give moral les- ies, robes, medicines and meals (Soon). our successive national leaders have
and monks and the people, the follow- sons to the people through parables The people provide the monks with the been holding religious examinations at
ers try their best to propagate Buddhas and stories, Vinaya means the code of Four Requisites so that the monks different levels.
Teachings by following the noble prac- conduct for monks and Abhidhamma can study the Buddhist scriptures in According to the Census and
tices of the Buddha strictly and keeping means the deep and profound teach- peace and without any worries. demographic data, Buddhist monks
the precepts. ings of the Buddha dealing with Mind, Being lay persons struggling with and those who profess Buddhism have
In building an edifice in all its matter and Nibbanna. Some western daily routines and worldly matters for decreased. So, we firmly believe that we
grandeur, a strengthened foundation is scholars refer to the Abhidhamma as our survival, we find it difficult to study should donate and support our Bud-
needed for long-lasting survival. Like- Buddhist psychology. So long as the these Buddhist scriptures by ourselves. dhist monks with necessary offertories,
wise, it is essential to strengthen the above said Three Baskets of Buddhism So, we have to follow the Buddhas with a view to having Buddhist monks
study of Buddhist Scriptures Pariyat- - Sutta, Vinaya and Abhidhamma exist, teachings by keeping the scriptures in who can give us religious sermons,
ti, the foundation of Buddhas Sasana Buddhas Sasana will be with us. On the mind, after learning from the monks the main source of our literature and
for the eternal survival of Buddhism in other hand, if they will disappear from who had learnt a lot. In return, we need culture.
this universe. As long as the Buddhas our sight, Our Lord Buddha and His to donate offertories to our monks in Only if Pariyatti flourishes will
sermons preached by monks can be Teachings will no longer be seen in this reciprocation. Patipatti and Pariveda spread and grow.
heard, wethe lay persons, can fulfill universe. On a careful study about cultures, Then we can be sure that the Buddha
the other two religious dutiesPatipatti In our country, we already have au- traditions, customs and language of Sasana will shine very bright in the
and Pariveda, practising to liberate our- thenticated Buddhist scriptures. Only if a country or a race, we will find that universe like the Sun forever.

Protect and Save the lives of Myanmar migrant workers abroad

By: Tommy Pauk tries and First world to seek better and Overseas Labor Agencies in Myanmar fled from the civil war and worked in the
decent jobs legally or illegally. The people recruit the laborers and send them on neighboring countries.
Hundreds and thousands of peo- from both rural and urban collected contract basis between the agencies and Both political leaders and the
ple from Myanmar have been staying money by selling their owned land plots, employers abroad legally. However, the succeeding governments in Myanmar
and working as political refugees and some properties and even borrowed wages, benefits, fringe benefits and other since last five decades ought to share
economic migrants in various countries money from the usurers for the broker- allowances do not meet the standard and the blame for the crises of Myanmar
in different regions for over two dec- age charges in finding jobs abroad. norms of the labor rights in First World migrant workers. Now, the entire people
ades. Protecting and saving the lives of Unfortunately, some are cheated by and the Third World. Myanmar migrant of Myanmar demand protections for
Myanmar migrant workers abroad is our so-called job brokers or fraudsters. Some workers receive the lowest payment for Myanmar migrant workers seriously as
grave concern. Here in the sense that job-seekers were cheated and lost their their services though they are honest, the country Myanmar has already been
Myanmar migrant workers stand for money just before they reached a certain hard working and efficient. The employ- on the track of democratic endeavors
all national brethren. Due to economic country and some were cheated in a and building democratic state. All the
difficulties and unemployment problem particular country after they had entered citizens of Myanmar can have human
in Myanmar, they venture earnings or it legally. Such troublesome situations rights equally among any other nationals
job abroad. Currently, in the world, some make every job-seeker disastrous. Still Now, the entire home and abroad. Our prime concern
people from developing countries are there are millions of Myanmar migrant people of Myanmar is to save Myanmar migrant workers
migrating to prosperous countries or workers working in various countries in working abroad. More and more job
industrialized countries in search for various regions in the world. The poverty, demand protections opportunities must be created in The
jobs. Even when they get job, they cannot unemployment problem, inadequate for Myanmar migrant Republic of the Union of Myanmar so
enjoy the human rights and their lives job creations, civil war and high cost of that the migrant workers will return
are not protected by specific law in the living are the root causes which lead
workers seriously as home willingly. A number of Myanmar
host countries. Since they are illegally some rural and urban people to become the country Myanmar human resources are draining away to
working in the foreign countries, their
wages are less than the local workers
migrant workers. Their basic intent is
to explore comfortable life or making
has already been on non-native countries indeed. The new
government of the Republic of the Union
wages and they cannot enjoy social a fortune indeed. The locals despise the track of democratic of Myanmar must call them back and
security. Myanmar migrant workers are
considered the cheapest laborers or the
Myanmar migrant workers and treat
endeavors and building create the adequate job opportunities
like their slaves. Actually, there is no for them. The incumbent government
working robots. Nevertheless, they have Myanmar migrant worker who does not democratic state. should lay down the firm and effective
to work hard and endure the hardship love his or her motherland. Besides that, policies for rehabilitating the Myanmar
and ill-treatment given by factory owners they are not really happy to work in any ers seldom award bonuses to Myanmar migrant workers those who have already
or the local bosses in the host countries. foreign countries but they have to endure migrant workers in the end of a calendar returned home. We all should welcome
The people of all national races of Myan- the risky life in foreign countries to earn year. The stable economic development, the returning Myanmar migrant workers
mar love to live and work in their native more money for supporting their family modern infrastructure, hard curren- with warmth and comfort. Gradually,
country_ Myanmar. They do not wish to or the elderly parents or the children in cies, job opportunities of some of the Myanmar migrant worker are returning
work away from home. In that case, the Myanmar. Myanmar migrant workers neighboring countries allure Myanmar home with the great expectation for the
entire people of Myanmar ought to coop- those who work in the First world are migrant workers to earn more money or guaranteed livelihoods and employment
erate with the new government to solve treated unfairly by the government and to make a living there avidly. The internal in Myanmar. Our firm belief is that when
the problem effectively and seriously. the citizens of the First World. armed conflict is one of the root causes we attain constant economic develop-
During the successive Junta govern- Moreover, Myanmar migrant worker for becoming migrant workers as they ment in Myanmar, the issue of Myanmar
ments eras, tens of thousands of people are always insecure about their stay cannot safely earn their living in their migrant workers can be solved
from Myanmar left for neighboring coun- in foreign countries. These days the states in Myanmar. Consequently, they totally.
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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing Thura U Shwe Mann receives

UNESCOs International
receives Thai military delegation Legal Advisor
Chairman of the Pyidaungsu Under current laws pro-
Hluttaws Legal Affairs and tecting Myanmar antiquities,
Special Cases Assessment artifacts more than 100 years
Commission Thura U Shwe old are protected and cannot
Mann received Mr. Etienne be sold or transferred without
Clement, International Legal permission from relevant de-
Affairs Advisor of United Na- partments such as the Ministry
tions Educational, Scientific and of Religious Affairs and Culture,
Cultural Organization (UNE- the Myanmar Police Force and
SCO) at the Hluttaw Affairs the Customs Department.
Building (I-11) in Nay Pyi Taw Also present at the meet-
yesterday. ing were U Khin Maung Oo,
In the meeting, they dis- member of Pyidaungsu Hlut-
cussed cultural and archaeo- taw Legal Affairs and Special
logical laws in Myanmar and Cases Assessment Commission
efforts to enforce and make and officials.Myanmar News
Defence Services C-in-C Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Lt. Gen. Parinya Khoonnasee of Thai public those laws. Agency
Royal Army and party at Bayintnaung guest house in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Commander-in-Chief of Defence General Min Aung Hlaing said High-Level Committee meetings
Services Senior General Min that the meeting will enhance are regularly held between the
Aung Hlaing received a Thai del- cooperation between the two two armed forces to strengthen
egation led by Lt. Gen. Parinya nations armed forces. He also bilateral relations and set an ex-
Khoonnasee of Thai Royal Army said that Township Border Com- ample for other nations in the re-
yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw for a se- mittee meetings, the Regional gion. He emphasized the impor-
ries of senior level military talks Border Committee meetings, tance of transparency and trust.
between the two nations. Senior the Senior Staff Talks and the Myanmar News Agency

Ninth day of 54th Myanmar Jade

and Gems Emporium held Thura U Shwe Mann shakes hands with UNESCOs International Legal
Advisor Mr. Etienne Clement in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
In Nay Pyi Taw, the 54th Myan- ninth day of the emporium. total of 4,282 lots of jade were
mar Jade and Gems Emporium From the first day to the sold from the displayed 5500 lots.
continued its ninth day at Mani
Yadana Jade Hall yesterday.
ninth day of the emporium, a Myanmar News Agency Additional pieces of Y-8
The jewelers from local and
abroad observed the display lots
plane crash discovered
in the Jade hall and submitted Pieces of aluminum believed aboard were found yesterday.
their prices for an open tender. to be parts of the fuselage of Tatmadaw naval vessels,
A list of tender winners for 1100 a Chinese-made Y-8 Myanmar military divers and civilian fish-
lots of jade from lot numbers military transport plane that ermen have continued to search
4401 to 5500 were announced crashed into the Andaman for wreckage at the crash site.
yesterday. Sea on 7 June with 116 people Myanmar News Agency
The open tender for lots
numbers 5501 to 6561 was closed
and the winners of the open
tender will be announced in the
morning of 11 August.
A total of 5,311 merchants
and 1,893 gems companies from Merchants appraise jade stones at the 54th Myanmar Gems Emporium
local and foreign attended the at the Mani Yadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Stimulant tablets seized in Namhsan

Law enforcement officials seized Namhsan Township, Shan State, U Than Oo, 48, and Myo My-
more than 1,700 stimulant pills, yesterday. int Aung, 19, on suspicion of
estimated worth Ks 1.5 million Police also arrested two drug crimes.Thura Aung
during raids on two houses in men at the raided houses, (IPRD) Additional debris of Y-8 plane found yesterday. Photo: MNA

Invitation to young writers for Sunday section

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Islamic state claims
responsibility for
attack on Egyptian
police car

CAIRO Islamic State has claimed

responsibility for an attack on
a patrol car on Wednesday that
killed four Egyptian policemen in
North Sinai, the militant groups
AMAQ news agency said on
Authorities in Arish, the
capital of North Sinai province,
were on the hunt for gunmen
who fired at the patrol car, state
news paper Al-Ahram reported on
Wednesday. Attacks on secu-
rity forces have been frequent
in Egypt since the army, led by
general-turned-President Abdel
Fattah al-Sisi, ousted Muslim
Brotherhood President Mohamed
Mursi in 2013 after mass protests
The party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) presents a new poster for the upcoming election campaign with a headshot of German Chancellor against his rule.Reuters
Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, on 7 August 2017. Photo: Reuters

Two govt soldiers, five

Merkel support slides six weeks before Abu Sayyaf members
killed in S Philippines

election, SPD rival even weaker ZAMBOANGA CITY, (the Phil-

ippines) At least seven peo-
ple were killed, including two
BERLIN German Chancellor points from last month. Merkel is rightly accused grand coalition, look on track to governments soldiers and five
Angela Merkel, about to return The SPD has accused of staying out of the emotional win the 24 September vote. The Abu Sayyaf members, when
from holiday, has seen her pop- Merkel of stifling debate by fail- debates in the election cam- main question for most experts marines encountered Thursday
ularity fall by 10 points just six ing to take a stand on issues and paign, wrote a commentator in is whether she will repeat her dawn a group of Abu Sayyaf gun-
weeks before an election in which leaving much to her ministers. Bild daily, also mentioning issues coalition with the SPD or seek men in a town of Sulu island in
she hopes to win a fourth term. Last week, she stayed on like the deportation of dangerous another partner, possibly the southern Philippines, a security
An Infratest dimap poll pub- holiday rather than attend a sum- migrants, security and asylum pro-business Free Democrats official said. A marine was also
lished late on Thursday showed mit of ministers and carmaker fraud. People want clear state- (FDP). wounded during the encounter
that 59 per cent of voters think bosses aimed at mending the ments, it said. Some 49 per cent of those where troops recovered several
Merkel is doing a good job, down auto industrys tattered reputa- An attack last month by a asked said they wanted the next high-powered rifles, including a
10 points from the previous tion after an emissions scandal. 26-year old migrant in Hamburg government to be led by Merkels super sniper rifle from the Abu
month. She trailed her finance They agreed to change en- which left six people hurt shook conservative bloc, comprising Sayyaf group.Xinhua
minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, gine software on 5.3 million diesel Germans. The man, born in the her own Christian Democrats
who was down 1 point at 64 per cars to cut pollution and avert United Arab Emirates, was sup- (CDU) and the Bavarian Chris- Irans Rouhani
cent. diesel bans. posed to leave the country but tian Social Union (CSU). The poll
However, Merkel has little Two thirds of Germans think did not have the right identity put Merkels conservatives down
appoints 3 female vice
to fear as her Social Democrat politicians have too lenient ap- papers. Despite all this, Merkels 1 point at 39 per cent and the SPD presidents
(SPD) rival Martin Schulz hit a proach towards the sector, the conservatives, who currently up one but, on 24 per cent, still
new low of 33 per cent, down four poll showed. share power with the SPD in a way behind.Reuters TEHRAN Irans President
Hassan Rouhani has picked three
women as vice presidents of
the country, local media report-
Cuba starts investigation into alleged incidents concerning US diplomats ed on Thursday. Following his
swear-in ceremony on Tuesday,
HAVANA The Cuban Foreign in late May. number of the Americans affect- toms, suffered a severe hearing Rouhani has appointed Masou-
Ministry said Wednesday it had Earlier on Wednesday, US ed. We dont have any definitive loss. The Cuban Foreign Minis- meh Ebtekar as vice president
started an exhaustive investi- State Department spokeswom- answers about the source or the try statement released late on for women and family affairs,
gation into the bizarre incidents an Heather Nauert told report- cause of what we consider to be Wednesday said Havana com- Laya Joneidi as vice president
which the United States said had ers that the exact nature of the incidents, she said, adding that plies strictly and seriously with for legal affairs, and Shahindokht
caused physical symptoms in its incidents was unclear, but that we take this situation very seri- its obligations under the Vienna Molaverdi as presidential aide
diplomats serving here. the affected Americans had re- ously. Reports said the affected Convention on Diplomatic Rela- for civil rights affairs. Masoumeh
The matter had also result- turned to the United States for Americans, who first reported in tions of 1961 regarding the pro- Ebtekar has served in Rouhanis
ed in the US expulsion of two Cu- non-life-threatening medical fall of 2016 that some incidents tection and security of diplomatic last term as vice president for
ban diplomats from Washington reasons. She didnt give the were causing physical symp- agents.Xinhua environment.Xinhua
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Aid groups say Yemen airport closure hinders aid, traps patients
DUBAI Fifteen aid groups on have died from critical health
Wednesday called on warring conditions for which they were
parties in Yemen to reopen the seeking international medical
countrys main airport, saying a treatment, the statement said,
year-long closure was hindering adding it was unable to verify
aid and preventing thousands of the figure.
patients from flying abroad for It said this was roughly
life-saving treatment. equivalent to the number of
Yemen has been torn apart people that have died as a di-
by a civil war in which the ex- rect result of the fighting and
iled government of President represented the hidden victims
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, of the conflict.
backed by a Saudi-led military Citing United Nations fig-
coalition, is trying to push back ures, the statement said an es-
gains made by the Iran-aligned timated 7,000 Yemenis had gone
Houthi group. abroad from Sanaa each year for
The Houthis control most medical treatment before the
of the north, including the cap- conflict. Now the number need-
ital Sanaa and its internation- ing life-saving healthcare was
al airport while the Saudi-led around 20,000 Yemenis over the
coalition controls the airspace. past two years because of the
Houthi militants ride on a vehicle on the runway of the international airport of Yemens capital Sanaa, on 5
Any reopening would need an May 2015. Photo: Reuters violence, it said.
agreement between the two Yemenis awaiting critical
sides, which blame each other free movement of commercial 400,000 suspected cases of chol- near-famine conditions in many medical treatment abroad now
for Yemens humanitarian dis- and humanitarian goods, the era in the past three months in parts of Yemen make the situa- have to find alternative routes to
aster. statement signed by groups in- an epidemic that has killed 1,900 tion far worse. The importance of leave the country, which include
The official closure of San- cluding the International Rescue people, the World Health Organ- unhampered delivery of humani- a 10-20 hour drive to other air-
aa airport, one year ago today, ef- Committee and the Norwegian isation said in late July. tarian aid cannot be overstated. ports, often through areas where
fectively traps millions of Yemeni Refugee Council said. The aid groups said: The Yemens health ministry active fighting takes place, the
people and serves to prevent the Yemen has had more than current cholera outbreak and estimates that 10,000 Yemenis statement added. Reuters

Women recruits prepare to Islamic State still a threat as Mosul

join Syrias Raqqa battle residents return to city in ruins
the population to return.
HASAKA, (Syria) Women Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) However, in nearby Dawrat
fighters danced to Kurdish songs that has fought a three-decade al Hammameel, with machines
in a village in northern Syria on insurgency in Turkey. whirring in his workshop, Raad
Wednesday after completing their The spokesman for the U.S.- Abdelaziz said he has encour-
military training to join the battle led coalition initially said all the aged neighbours to return de-
against Islamic State. women who had been trained in spite the still very real danger
The Syrian Democratic Forc- that group were Arab but later weeks after the government de-
es (SDF), an alliance of local mi- said it was checking that informa- clared victory over the jihadists.
litias supported by a US-led coa- tion. A witness to the ceremony Just this week, his nephew,
lition, had given the 210 women a said some of the new fighters Ali, saw a militant emerge from
15-day course in armed combat. were Kurdish. under a house and try to injure
Trainers taught the women Since the beginning of the some civilians before he was
weapons handling, tactics and revolution and continuing on until caught and handed over to the
first aid. now, the main casualties of war Federal Police. But Abdelaziz,
The goal ... is to stand up have been women, said Sarya whose factory was up and run-
against Daesh, to stand up to Mahmoud, a trainer and com- An Iraqi boy sells water in front of destroyed houses on a street in ning just two weeks after he re-
Western Mosul, Iraq on 7 August, 2017. Photo: Reuters
them and tell them that the wom- mander in the YPJ, the all-female turned to Mosul with his family,
an is strong, said new recruit brigade in the YPG. persists: We want people in the
Layla Hussein, using the Arabic The female fighters give hope MOSUL, (Iraq) Abu Ghazi Hundreds of yards away neighbourhood to come back to
acronym for Islamic State. to women in the towns they lib- stood smoking a cigarette out- on Wednesday Federal Police their jobs.
Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, the erate, Mahmoud said, because side what used to be his home shot dead a senior Islamic State He is already filling orders
SDF spokeswoman for the Raqqa were going to free them and give in Mosuls Old City, where only judicial officer after storming an for water and gas tanks from
campaign, said the women would them the volition they lost years the sound of the footsteps of a underground tunnel where he residents intent on rebuilding.
be mainly deployed to the bat- ago, not just from Daesh, but from few soldiers on patrol and twist- was hiding, on Makkawi Street. Life is already coming back
tlefront against Islamic State in the male mentality and the gov- ed pieces of metal and fabric Similar stories have been gradually, he said. Like Abu
Raqqa. Another course will start ernment mentality. flapping in the wind disturb the reported by aid workers and Ghazi and Raad Abdelaziz,
in two months, she added, and The new SDF fighters came eery silence. residents of West Mosul in the dozens of those displaced by
there will be more as the demand from different parts of northern They should just bulldoze past few days. the fighting have returned to
continues. Hussein said her Syria, including Deir al-Zor, the whole thing and start over, West Mosul is still a mili- West Mosul, which saw some
training had included ideology Raqqa, and Aleppo, and will be he said, gazing at the rows of tary zone as the search opera- of the fiercest fighting in nine-
sessions. The SDF is dominated deployed directly to Raqqa, where collapsed buildings with their tions are ongoing for suspects, month battle to rout the mil-
by the Kurdish YPG militia, which the SDF launched a campaign to contents strewn across the mines and explosive devices, a itants from their stronghold
follows the leftist ideology of Ab- seize the city from Islamic State upturned streets. Theres no military spokesman said. in Iraqs second-largest city.
dullah Ocalan, the leader of the forces in early June. Reuters saving it now, not like this. The area is still not safe for Reuters
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Hong Kong cleans up 93

tonnes of palm oil; beaches
smothered by spill
HONG KONG Hong stench. The spill has
Kong stepped up efforts sparked outrage among
on Wednesday to clean up some residents and envi-
a massive palm oil spill, ronmentalists and comes
with authorities scooping just a year after moun-
up more than 90 tonnes tains of rubbish washed
of foul-smelling, styro- up on Hong Kongs beach-
foam-like clumps in one es, with labels and pack-
of the worst environmen- aging indicating most of it
tal disasters to blight the had come from mainland
territorys waters. China. The government
Dead fish, shells, has closed 13 beaches
rocks, plastic bottles and since Sunday, a day after it
other rubbish could still said it had been informed
be found coated with glob- of the spill by mainland
ules of palm oil on beaches authorities. The Marine
across the Chinese-con- Department confirmed
trolled territory six days the collision happened
after the spill caused after on Thursday. Environ-
Emergency services attend the scene after a bus crashed into shops in Lavender Hill in Clapham, London, Britain, on 10
two vessels collided in the mental groups have said
August 2017. Photo: Reuters
Pearl River estuary. the size of the spill could
The government bring severe ecological

London double-decker bus crashes said it had scooped up 93

tonnes of oil waste, most
of it congealed, and the
consequences, although
the government said pre-
liminary tests showed

into building, passengers injured amount left floating on the

sea surface had fallen sig-
few traces of oil in affect-
ed areas. Samantha Lee,
nificantly. conservation manager at
LONDON A dou- passengers inside. train station. The driv- police said in a statement. Stretches of some of the World Wildlife Fund
ble-decker bus crashed The Metropolitan er has been taken to a Two passengers re- Hong Kongs most pop- in Hong Kong, said 1,000
into a building in south Police said they had south London hospital. main trapped on the up- ular beaches were still tonnes of palm oil spilled
London, British police been called to reports A number of passengers per deck. smothered with white into the water after the
said on Thursday, in- of a collision on Laven- were treated by LAS The road is cur- clumps of jelly-like palm vessels collided, out of a
juring a number of peo- der Hill, near Londons (L ondon Ambulance rently closed to traffic. oil on Wednesday and total of 9,000 tonnes.
ple and trapping two busy Clapham Junction Service) at the scene, Reuters an accompanying sour Reuters

Trademark Caution
Venezuelan opposition to present Rising
rivers flood
LIMITED, a company incorporated in the candidates in December regional elections
Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar
Company Registration No.31 FC/2012-2013)
homes in
CARACAS Venezue- Velasquez, adding that back of those who have
and having its principle office at No.41, Bamaw
las opposition alliance, the MUD would not leave sacrificed against this southern
Atwin Winn Street, Hlaing Tharyar Industrial
Zone 3, Hlaing Tharyar Township, Yangon
the Democratic Unity
Roundtable (MUD), an-
any electoral area without
government, he contin-
Region, Myanmar is the owner and proprietor of
nounced Wednesday that The position of the All the MUD candi- PUERTO ORDAZ, (Ven-
the following Trademarks:
it will present candidates bloc will be accompanied dates for regional elec- ezuela) Rising rivers
Logo 1 Logo 2 Logo 3
at regional elections set by the decision to deep- tions will be chosen by in- have flooded homes in
for 10 Decebmer. en social pressure, he ternal agreement, while southern Venezuela, af-
The announcement said, referring to the four states in which there is no fecting more than 15,000
was made by opposition months of street protests consensus will see prima- people and forcing some
POLO NEXT PRO POLO NEXT PRO POLO NEXT PRO leader Andres Velasquez led by the MUD against ry elections. 500 to leave their homes,
Reg No. Reg No. Reg No. in the National Assembly President Nicolas Maduro Velasquez pointed out according to civil protec-
4/8030/2017 4/8031/2017 4/8032/2017 (AN). We have agreed and the National Constit- that the MUD would be tion officials.
In respect of Leggings, Ankle socks, Korean by consensus to pre-reg- uent Assembly, which it unified to avoid their can- The Orinoco and Ca-
Socks (Beoseon), Tights, Skull Caps, Singlets, ister candidates for re- sees as unconstitutional. didates running against roni have risen in recent
Shoes, Brassieres, Sport Shoes, Stockings, Caps gional elections, said We will have the each other.Xinhua days following a period
with visors, Jackets(Clothing), Socks, Shorts, of intense rains, leaving
Outerclothings, Skirts, Blue Jeans, clothings, many homes waist-deep
Underclothings, foot wear in International in water. Its the first
time in 37 years that the
Fraudulent or unauthorized use or actual or The following products are already registered in Pesticide Registration Board, Myanmar, water has reached the
colourable imitation of the Marks shall be dealt formally it is distributed by TOPAGRI MYANMAR CO.,LTD and now it will change to door (of the house),
with according to law AGRO POWER CO.,LTD. If any enquiry or objection it can conduct Pesticide Registration
said Edilia Torres, 64, a
Daw Khin Lae Wai (H.G.P) Board within 7 days from announcement. (1)Jacob (2)Top-Mistar 25 SC (3)Top-Accord
homemaker, who lives
For: LIA INTERNATIONAL Co.,Ltd. 36 Wp (4)Top-Bisodium 40 SC (5)Top-Padan 50 SP (6)Japan Daconil (7)Top-Copper 85
along the Caroni river in
No.162,3rd Floor,48th Street, WP (8)Top-Cymo 30 WP (9)Top-Forum 50 WP (10)Top-Force 15 WP (11)Top-Ethrel 48
Guayana City, home to
Botahtaung Township,Yangon. SL (12)Top-Biomycin B 4 WP (13)Shin Thant Star (14)Top-PQ 276 SL (15)Top-Bnoa 40
SC (16)NAB-Cruiser 24.7 SC (17)Daung Bayin 11 EW (18) Gode Kyoe Doctor 40 EC the countrys state-run
Tel: 09-43083379,09-774756506 mining industries in Bo-
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Dated: 11th August 2017. livar state. Reuters
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Tech-savvy farmers a new hope for Japans shrinking agriculture sector

YAMAMOTO-CHO, (Ja- Yamamoto in the north- his farm to two hectares
pan) A new breed of eastern prefecture of Mi- (five acres), which is about
younger, business- and yagi, an area famous for 10 times the size of an av-
tech-savvy farmers are strawberries, was hit by erage strawberry farm in
transforming Japans the March 2011 tsunami. Japan.
shrinking agriculture He rushed to help with Such larger-scale
sector with cutting edge relief efforts and later saw agri-businesses, many us-
techniques and market- an opportunity to combine ing new technologies, are
ing strategies, giving his tech skills with the spe- the future of Japanese
new hope to an industry cialized know-how of a local farming, says Kazunuki
in slow decline. farmer. Ohizumi, professor emer-
Hiroki Iwasa, a He now heads 6-year- itus at Miyagi University,
40-year-old IT entrepre- old GRA Inc, which has 20 who has been studying
neur with an MBA, grows full-time employees and farming trends in Japan
strawberries in seven 50 part-timers, including for decades.
high-tech greenhouses four dedicated to managing Large-sized farmers
where computers set the overseas orders. are the ones to revitalize
temperature and humidity Farmers intuition Japans agriculture, which
to optimum growing condi- and experience may not will be changed significant-
A farmer using rice planting machine conducts rice transplanting in Ryugasaki, Japan, on 26
tions and ensure the rows always result in a good ly, he said. Of course, IT,
June 2017. Photo: Reuters
of bushes are sprayed with harvest. So its crucial that robots and artificial intel-
water at precise times. wan and Thailand, where still dominate, the average Trade Representative Rob- we capture that as explicit ligence are needed, which
He markets his Mi- Japanese produce has an farmer is aged over 66 and ert Lighthizer has hinted knowledge in technology will generate jobs to handle
gaki Ichigo brand straw- excellent reputation. the sectors contribution to to pry open markets and automation, and use such technologies.
berries directly to fancy de- Such changes, while the economy has fallen by such as rice and beef that that to increase productiv- Japan is already see-
partment stores in Tokyo, small, come as Prime 25 per cent since its peak are protected by tariffs. ity, Iwasa said. Also nur- ing a shift toward compa-
where they go for as much Minister Shinzo Abe in 1984. Iwasa was running an turing professional farm ny-run farms, whose num-
as 1,000 yen ($9) apiece, pushes to reform Japans They should also make IT company and getting managers is needed. bers have jumped from
as well as to customers in hidebound farm industry Japan more resilient if the an MBA in Tokyo when By leasing surround- 8,700 in 2005 to 20,800 last
Hong Kong, Singapore, Tai- where small-plot holdings United States tries as his coastal hometown of ing land, Iwasa expanded year.Reuters


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Bruce Springsteen Broadway-bound for solo words and music show

LOS ANGELES Bruce sung. It loosely follows the arc
Springsteen is headed to Broad- of my life and my work.
way for an eight-week solo New Jersey-born Spring-
theater run that he says will steen and his E Street band
feature just me, the guitar, the have become one of the most
piano and the words and music. iconic US rock bands of the past
Springsteen on Broadway 40 years, releasing music like
will start 3 October in a 960-seat Thunder Road and Glory
theater, in stark contrast to the Days that capture the dreams
vast stadiums the singer-song- and disappointments of ordi-
writer plays on his world tours, nary working Americans.
promoters said on Wednesday. Springsteens 2016-17 world
Springsteen, 67, is expected tour with the E Street band was
to perform songs from across one of the top 10 music tours
his 40-year career, interspersed of the last five years, grossing
with readings from his 2016 more than $306 million, ac-
memoir Born to Run. cording to touring publication
I wanted to do some shows Pollstar.
that were as personal and as in- Tickets for the Broadway
timate as possible, Springsteen show, which runs until Nov. 26,
said in a statement. Some of go on sale to pre-registered fans Bruce Springsteen performs during The River Tour at the LA Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California,
the show is spoken, some of it is on 30 August.Reuters US, on 17 March 2016. Photo: Reuters

Countrys Rhinestone Cowboy Oscar-winning Coen brothers to bring

Glen Campbell dies after
Alzheimers battle
Western anthology series to Netflix
LOS ANGELES Oscar-win- the American frontier and star- was returning to television with
ning filmmakers Joel and Ethan ring Tim Blake Nelson as Buster, a six-part interview series for
Coen are transitioning to the Netflix said in a statement. the streaming platform due next
small screen with a new West- The series will debut in 2018, year, and the acquisition of com-
ern anthology for Netflix Inc, the and comes after the success of ics publisher Millarworld.
online streaming company said cable network FXs anthology It also comes after Disney,
on Wednesday, the latest talent series Fargo, an expansion the worlds biggest entertain-
to join the platforms growing of the Coen brothers 1996 film ment company, said this week
roster. of the same name. The Coens that it would stop providing
The Coen brothers, known are executive producers on the new movies to Netflix start-
for witty crime thrillers such as Fargo series but did not write ing in 2019 in order to launch
Fargo and No Country For or direct any episodes. its own streaming service and
Old Men, will write and direct The news follows on the capture digital viewers who are
American country music artist Glen Campbell performs during The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, heels of Netflixs announcement dumping traditional television.
the Country Music Association (CMA) Music Festival in Nashville, a six-part anthology series set in this week that David Letterman Reuters
Tennessee in 2012. Photo: Reuters

Los Angeles Sing-

er-guitarist Glen Campbell,
The Gentle on My Mind singer
then embarked on a nationwide
Calvin Harris tops Forbes list of highest-
the Rhinestone Cowboy who
went on a farewell tour to play
farewell tour that ended in No-
vember 2012. Campbell began
earning DJs for fifth year
hits such as Wichita Lineman his career as a well-regarded
and Gentle on My Mind before recording session guitarist in LOS ANGELES Scottish mu- in at No. 2, while The Chainsmok-
Alzheimers disease robbed him Los Angeles before becom- sician Calvin Harris ruled Forbes ers earned $38 million, bolstered
of talents, died on Tuesday at ing a fixture on the US music annual list of electronic cash by the chart-topping success of
the age of 81. Campbell died in charts, radio and television in kings on Tuesday as he was pop hits Closer with Halsey
Nashville at an Alzheimers facil- the 1960s and 70s. He won six named the highest-paid DJ and Something Just Like
ity surrounded by his family, his Grammy Awards and had nine for the fifth consecutive This with Coldplay.
publicist Sanford Brokaw said. No. 1 songs in a career of more year, outpacing Dutch DJ The list, which also in-
It is with the heaviest of than 50 years. He released a Tiesto and newcomers The cludes veteran French DJ
hearts that we announce the final studio album in June 2017, Chainsmokers. David Guetta and German
passing of our beloved hus- called Adios, that was recorded Harris, 33, brought in producer Zedd, highlights
band, father, grandfather, and after the tour wrapped up. The $48.5 million between June a lack of diversity in the DJ
legendary singer and guitarist, tour was captured in a documen- 2016 and June 2017, with earn- field, whose 10 highest earn-
Glen Travis Campbell, at the tary aired in 2015 by CNN, Glen ings from residencies in Las Ve- ers were male and mostly white,
age of 81, following his long and Campbell: Ill Be Me, that mov- gas and festival performances from the United States or Eu-
courageous battle with Alzheim- ingly captured him struggling as well as from producing pop rope. Forbes said it compiles its
ers disease, his family said in with the disease. His song Im hits such as his latest summer Musician Calvin Harris annual earnings list from data
a statement posted on the sing- Not Going to Miss You from track, Feels with Katy Perry arrives at the 2015 Billboard gathered from Nielsen and tour-
ers official website. Campbell the movies soundtrack won a and Pharrell Williams. Music Awards in Las Vegas, ing trackers such as Pollstar and
announced in June 2011 that he Tiesto, who topped the list in Nevada, US in 2015. Photo:
Grammy Award for best country Bandsintown, as well as industry
was suffering from Alzheimers. song. Reuters 2012, earned $39 million and came insiders and artists. Reuters
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Cuban graffiti artists bring social critique to Havana's walls

HAVANA The graffiti of bloggers, who are push- thing is not quite right.
alien-like beings and bala- ing the boundaries of what The 20-year old
clava-clad men appearing has been allowed in the stepped into the spot-
on Havana's dilapidated media by starting news light recently for a graffi-
walls strikes a contrast websites, its graffiti art- ti showing his character
with the upbeat political ists do not consider them- holding Donald Trump's
slogans and effigies of Cu- selves dissidents and have head, reflecting Cubans'
ban revolutionaries. been mostly tolerated by anger over the US pres-
For a handful of young authorities. ident's attitude towards
Cuban artists, these illicit "I want to create a so- opening US-Cuban rela-
creations are a means of cial conscience with my tions.
touching on social issues work, an awareness about Havana officials
in a coded way, ranging what we are turning into," quickly painted over the
from fear of expressing said Yulier Rodriguez, image.
oneself freely in public whose alien-like creatures Like other graffiti
to growing materialism often look malformed, with artists, Lopez faces more
on the Communist-run limbs protruding from practical challenges. In
island. heads, and malnourished. the absence of common
Graffiti was until "A large part of soci- spray paint, for instance,
recently uncommon in ety is going down a dark these artists use industri-
Cuba's tightly controlled path," said the 27-year al spray paint designed for
public spaces. old, criticizing Cuba's ail- A woman walks past an art gallery decorated with a graffiti by Cuban Artist metals in limited colours.
Its emergence re- ing, Soviet-style economy Yulier Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba, on 7 August 2017. Photo: Reuters "The other day I fin-
flects greater scope for that forces Cubans to turn ished a work with oil when
critical expression under to illegal activities to get of $30, is to steal produce guez said his creatures jobs. the black paint ran out,"
President Raul Castro and by. to sell on the black market. often have no mouth, rep- The same idea is be- said Lopez, who creates
increasing influence of in- Locals joke, for exam- Inspired by British resenting Cubans' reluc- hind the balaclava-clad as many as seven graffiti
ternational culture as the ple, that the only reason to and American street art- tance to publicly express men of artist Fabian a day, keeping a record
country slowly opens. work for the state, given ists Banksy and Jean- their discontent for fear of Lopez, whose alias is of them on Instagram.
Like Cuba's young the average monthly wage Michel Basquiat, Rodri- reprisals, such as losing 2+2=5, meaning some- Reuters

Myanmar Tobu Railway revives steam train

Programme Schedule
service after half-century hiatus
(11-8-2017 07:00am ~12-8-2017 07:00am) MST
07:03 Am News pan) Tobu Railway
07:26 Am Discovering Tribes "Lisu: Their Life and Co. began operating
Customs its first steam train
07:38 Am Sagaing: Youth Leader service in 51 years on
08:03 Am News Thursday, on a short
08:26 Am Strolling Along A Memory Link - U Pein Bridge stretch of track in the
08:43 Am Products of Myanmar - Pottery Business tourist site of Nikko in
09:03 Am News Tochigi Prefecture, east-
09:26 Am Attractions around Hopong Hill Station ern Japan.
09:35 Am Promoting Living Standards Along with the A train pulled by a
Development in Rakhine State (1) small C11-type steam
09:54 Am Will you feed the pigeons? locomotive will cover a
10:03 Am News 12-kilometer section be-
10:26 Am Promoting Living Standards Along with the tween Shimoimaichi and
Development in Rakhine State (2) Kinugawa-Onsen stations
10:36 Am The Green Corner (Episode - 5) Plastic on the Kinugawa Line
Chandelier mainly on weekends and
(11:00 Am ~ 03:00 Pm)-Thursday Repeat(07:00 Am ~ 11:00 Am) holidays. The journey will
(03:00 Pm ~ 07:00 Pm)-Today Repeat(07:00 Am ~ 11:00 Am) take about 35 minutes. A steam locomotive emits smoke at Shimoimaichi station in Tochigi Prefecture, eastern
Prime Time Ahead of the service's Japan, on 10 August 2017, as Tobu Railway Co. began operating its first steam train service
launch, an opening cere- in 51 years on a short stretch of track in the tourist site of Nikko in the prefecture. Photo:
Kyodo News
07:03 Pm News mony was held at Shimoi-
07:27 Pm My Travel In This Exceptional Place, Inle Lake maichi Station with trans-
07:48 Pm He can do it port minister Keiichi Ishii way operator abolished its age site. and Kinugawa-Onsen sta-
08:03 Pm News among the attendees. steam locomotive service The locomotive was tions.
08:26 Pm Bogalay Tint Aung: A Man of Versatility (Part-4) "We hope the steam in 1966 but decided to re- leased from Hokkaido The train is named
08:55 Pm Now in Yangon train will grow into a per- vive it now with the aim of Railway Co., with other "Taiju," and a gold-
(09:00 Pm ~ 11:00 Pm)-Today Repeat (09:00 Am ~ 11:00 Am) manent tourist attrac- revitalizing the Nikko and railway operators provid- rimmed signboard at
(11:00 Pm ~ 03:00 Am)-Thursday Repeat (07:00 Am ~ 11:00 Am) tion," Tobu Railway Pres- Kinugawa areas, whose ing passenger cars and the front of the locomo-
(03:00 Am ~ 07:00 Am)-Today Repeat(07:00 Am ~ 11:00 Am) ident Yoshizumi Nezu said main tourist spots include turntables. tive features the name in
(For Detailed Schedule www.myanmaritv.com/schedule) in his remarks. the Nikko Toshogu shrine, The turntables are large kanji characters.
The Tokyo-based rail- a UNESCO World Herit- installed at Shimoimaichi Kyodo News
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Myanmar U-18 to play Inter Milan youth FC today Myanmar

Myanmar U-18 will play a
Lethwei to
friendly football match against be broadcast
Inter Milan youth FC at Thuwun-
na Stadium today at 6pm. worldwide
Inter Milan youth teams
players arrived Myanmar on 9 The World Lethwei Champi-
August and have been staying in onship, featuring Myanmars
Novotel Yangon Max Hotel. national fighting sport, will be
Myanmar U-18 key players broadcast globally under an
include midfielders Aung Moe agreement with the Myanma
Thu, Lwin Moe Aung and Zaw Letkhamaung Company and
Min Htut and strikerWai Yan Oo. the Fight Network, on 9 August.
Myanmar will be headed by The World Lethwei Cham-
Head Coach Rabah Benlarbi and pionship has been held in Yan-
the Inter Milan youth team will be gon, Myanmar since August
headed by technical director Dan- 2015. The event follows a mod-
iele Bernazzani for the match. ified set of lethwei rules and
Inter Milan youth players are includes judging and no injury
mainly from Italy and France na- timeouts.
tional youth teams. Italian player The new partnership has
David Merola who not only par- already held fights in Yangon
ticipated in the youth team, but on 3 March at Mingalardon
also was selected as a national Event Zone and on 10 June
team player, will also be includ- at Thuwunna Stadium. Fight
ed in todays match. The second Network is a Canada-based
friendly match of Myanmar and English-language fighting
Inter Milan will be held on 13 Au- sports channel.
gust.KyawZin Lin Myanmar youth players celebrating their victory at an international match. Photo AFF Letwei matches will be
available on the channel na-
tionwide in Canada, on se-
Pliskova begins number one reign with ragged win lect carriers in the U.S., and
globally in over 30 countries
TORONTO Karolina Pliskova 10 ranked players were in action serve and was guilty of some opponent in a tidy 70 minutes. across Europe, Africa and the
began her reign as world number at the Rogers Cup. lapses in concentration. I had a little bit (of nerves) Middle East. The network also
one with a ragged 6-3, 6-3 second Pliskova, playing in her first However, the lanky Czech before the match but during the offers its service on Roku, Ap-
round win over Anastasia Pav- tournament since her shock sec- was never seriously threatened match I felt much better especial- ple TV and Amazon Fire de-
lyuchenkova on a blockbuster ond round defeat at Wimbledon, as she disposed her 1 9 t h ly at the end, Pliskova said in a vices across North America.
Wednesday when eight of the top struggled with a misfiring first ranked Russian courtside interview.Reuters KyawZin Lin

Captain Ki
set for South
Korea call-up Liverpool reject second
despite knee Barcelona bid for Coutinho
injury London Liverpool
have rejected
but Liverpool have rejected the
second bid, maintaining their
a second bid stance that the player is not
worth 100 million for sale. Liverpool manager
SEOUL South Korea coach euros ($117.29 mil- Juergen Klopp has repeatedly
Shin Tae-yong has said he lion) for midfielder said that the 25-year-old, who
will name captain Ki Sung- Philippe Coutinho was a key player for the Anfield
yueng and Son Heung-min in from Spains Barcelona, ac- outfit last campaign, would not
his squad next week for the cording to British and Spanish be sold and the clubs position
crunch World Cup qualifiers media reports. Barcelona are is boosted by Coutinhos sign-
against Iran and Uzbekistan keen to sign the Brazilian play- ing of a new five-year contract
despite their injuries. maker, who joined Liverpool last season.
Swansea City midfielder from Inter Milan for 8.5 mil- Media reports indicate
Ki underwent surgery for a lion pounds ($11.03 million) in that Barcelona are targeting
knee injury he sustained in 2013, and have already had an Coutinho and Borussia Dort-
the 3-2 defeat away to Qatar in initial bid worth 80 million eu- munds Ousmane Dembele
June and is not expected to be ros rejected by Liverpool last as replacements for Brazil
fit again until mid-September. month. The 24-time Spanish forward Neymar, who joined
That would rule him out of league champions increased Paris St Germain last week for
the home game against Iran on the offer to 85 million euros a world record transfer fee of
31 August and the final away plus 15 million in add-ons 222 million euros. Reuters
game against Uzbekistan on 5
Liverpools Philippe Coutinho. Photo: Reuters
September. Reuters