4th June 2012
Dy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives visiting British lawmaker
NAY PYI TAW, 4 June Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Nanda Kyaw Swa met Member of House of Lords of the United Kingdom Lord Powell at the Hluttaw Complex here, this morning.
Also present at the call were Chairman of International Relations Committee U Hla Myint Oo, Chairman of Public Accounts Committee U Thurein Zaw, Members of Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Committee U Than Tun and U Khin Maung Soe, and officials of the Hluttaw office.
The deputy speaker thanked the British MP for his help on Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann’s European tour and discussed the extent of assistances to be provided by the British companies for education and economic development and the organizational structure of Myanmar’s Hluttaws. MNA
Amyotha Hluttaw National Races Affairs Committee in Kayah State
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneChairman of Amyotha Hluttaw National Races Affairs Committee U Hsai Paung Nut and members met with Kayah State Chief Minister U Khin Maung Oo, and high ranking state officials in Loikaw, on 1 June.
At the meeting between the committee and state-level organizations they discussed the requirements, which was also attended by lawyers. After the meeting, the committee chairman presented the constitution manual to the chief minister. In the afternoon, the Amyotha Hluttaw committee, the state-level organizations, National Races Literature and Culture Troupes, political parties, religious and social organizations, entrepreneurs and townselders met, at the City Hall. Bamar National Races Affairs Minister U Sein Oo, Kayah National Races Literature and Culture Troupes Committee chairman U Lu Ral and officials reported the requirements, and the committee chairman reviewed the reports.
The following day, the commission visited No.2 Beluchaung hydropower plant and No.3 Beluchaung hydropower project.MNA
Union Electric Power No (2) Minister meets officials of Navigat Group of Indonesia
NAY PYI TAW, 4 June Chief Operating Officer Mr Sebastiaan Savren of Navigat Group of Indonesia and party called on Union Minister for Electric Power No (2) U Khin Maung Soe at Yangon City Electricity Supply Board (Headquarters), this morning.
Also present on the occasion were the chairman of the YESB and personnel concerned. The guests proposed to produce electric power with BOT system using GE gas engine and turbine and conduct feasibility study for total generation of 280- megawatt electricity with GE gas engine and four GE gas turbines through combine cycle technology.
The Union Minister afterwards met departmental personnel and businessmen and clarified progress in paving of roads and supplying potable water in Hlegu Township, Yangon Region North District for poverty alleviation.MNA
Union Defence Minister attends 6th ADMM, 11th Asia Security Summit
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneThe Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Hla Min arrived back to Yangon this evening, after attending the 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting held in Phnom Penh and the 11th Asia Security Summit in Singapore.MNA
Myanmar delegation attends World Economic Forum on East Asia
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneUnion Minister for Energy U Than Htay, together with Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Htay Aung and Director-General U Htin Aung of Energy Planning Department, attended World Economic Forum on East Asia held in Bangkok from 30 May to 1 June.
On 30 May, the Union Minister attended Energy Security and Infrastructure Round Table: ASEAN Five-year Plan in Energy and discussed Myanmar’s energy sector and ASEAN Power Grip, Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline which includes in ASEAN Plan of Action on Energy Cooperation 2010-2015. In the afternoon, he attended New Energy Architecture for East Asia discussion.
On 1 June, the Union Minister discussed the topic titled “The Promise and Future of Myanmar” and recent reforms in Myanmar, democratization process, rule of law, transparency, corruption, accountability, peace-making process and holding of World Economic Forum on East Asia in Nay Pyi Taw in 2013.
He explained the use of net incomes from sale of natural gas in social and development of basic infrastructures when asked about the matter by World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab.
During the meeting, the Union Minister and party also had discussions with Union Minister for Energy of Thailand Mr Arak Chonlatanon and party, Permanent secretary Mr Sihasak Ketkeow of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and President and Chief Executive Officer Dr Pailin Chuchottaworn of PTT Public Co., Ltd, on promoting cooperation and providing assistance in energy sector and promoting friendship between two countries.
Deputy Minister U Htay Aung also attended the tourism discussions. On 31 May, Director-General U Htin Aung had discussion with Senior Director, Head of Industries Mr Roberto Bocca and party on implementation of new energy architecture in Myanmar.
The Myanmar delegation arrived back here on 2 June. MNA
Britain and Hanns Seidel Foundation to assist in tourism industry development
NAY PYI TAW, 4 June Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism and Sports U Tint Hsan received Member of House of Lords of the United Kingdom Mr Lord Powell and Professor Harold Goodwin of Hanns Seidel Foundation and party, separately here today.
The Union Minister and the British MP discussed development of smokeless industry in Myanmar, smooth transportation for tourists, adoption of responsible tourism policy, and drawing tourism master plan. During the meeting with Hanns Seidel Foundation, he discussed implementation of responsible tourism policy and assistance for systematic tourism industry development in Myanmar. MNA
Diploma in Emergency Medicine course opens
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneThere had been a lot of lives lost due to deficiency of pre-hospital care system. All people should have easy access to emergency medical care not only in clinical setting but also in community setting. The pre-hospital care system can save 40 percent of the injured and structured hospital emergency service, hospitalized victims, said Union Minister for Health Dr Pe Thet Khin, at the opening of Diploma in Emergency Medicine course, jointly conducted by Ministry of Health and Austrosia University , at University of Medicine (1), here, on 2 June.
Australian International Development Agency First secretary (Development Aids) Ms Shaanti Sekhon also delivered a speech.
A total of 18 trainees are attending the five-day course which is conducted by experts from Australia and Hong Kong. In the afternoon, the Union Minister met with faculty members of Universities of Medicine 1 and 2. Afterwards, he also met with doctors from hospitals in Yangon, at the same venue.MNA
Dy NPED Minister attends Global Project Plaza 2012
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneDeputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw arrived back here after attending Global Project Plaza 2012 held in Seoul, from 30 May to 1 June.
On 29 May, the Myanmar delegation visited KD Power Kimpo Factory (Solar Tracking Power System) and power supply control department. On 30 May, they attended Global Project Plaza 2012. The Deputy Minister met Mr Byung-Kwon Kim on 30 May and Deputy Minister Jae-Do- Moon of Ministry of Knowledge Economy on 31 May.
The deputy minister explained investment opportunities and reform process in meeting with journalists. On 1 June, he also had discussions with Vice-Chairman Mr Jong Seon Lee on Myanmar human resource development, education, health development, rural development and poverty alleviation, at Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The Myanmar delegation also visited Free Economic Zone in Incheon. MNA
MoU on cooperation between Amyotha Hluttaw Committee and ROK Parliament
YANGON, 4 June Under the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Programme, MoU was signed on cooperation between Amyotha Hluttaw Education, Health and Culture Committee of Myanmar and the Parliament of the Republic of Korea, here, yesterday.
The signing was witnessed by Chairman of Hluttaw Education, Health and Culture Committee Dr Khin Shwe, Amyotha Hluttaw Local and International NGOs Committee Chairman U Win Naung, Amyotha Hluttaw Farmers and Local and Foreign Workers Affairs Committee and ASEAN Economic Community Committee Chairman Dr Myint Kyi, Amyotha Hluttaw Publics Account Committee Secretary U Nu, member Mr Lee Han-sung and officials of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea and officials from the ROK Embassy.
At the ceremony, Mr Lee Han-sung explained the purpose of cooperation between two countries. Dr Khin Shwe and Mr Lee Han-sung inked the MoU.
Myanma and the ROK will make cooperation for the development of education, health and culture sectors, under the friendship programme.NLM
Three murderers who raped, killed a woman to be brought to trial soonest
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneOn her way from tailoring training to home, Ma Thida Htwe, 27, of Thabyechaung Village, of Yanbye Township, was stabbed to dead by unidentified men at a mangrove near the embankment road leading to Kyaukhtayan Ward of Kyauknimaw Village and Chaungwa Village at 5:15 pm on 28 May.
A complaint over the case was lodged to Kyauknimaw Police Station by U Win Maung, a brother of the victim. The police station opened the case under Section 302/382 (murder/robbery) of Criminal Procedure Law. The head of Kyaukpyu District MPF and party went to Kyauknimaw Village on 29 May morning and reconstructed the related clues and interrogated three suspects; Htet Htet (a) Rawshi, son of U Kyaw Thaung (Bengali/Islam), of Kyauknimaw (south ward), Rawphi, son of Sweyuktamauk (Bengali/Islam) of Kyauknimaw (Thaya ward) and Khochi, son of Akwechay (Bengali/ Islam) of Kyauknimaw (Thaya ward).
The investigation revealed that Rawshi knew the daily route of the victim who commuted between Thabyechaung and Kyauknimaw villages. He, in badly need of money for marrying a girl, plotted to rob her of her valuables she wears. Together with Rawphi and Khochi, Rawshi, on her returning home alone, pointed her with a knife and took her to the woods where they raped and stabbed her to dead, taking away five kinds of gold jewellery including a MC gold chain.
In order to avoid racial riots and threat of villagers to the suspects, the Township Administrator and the head of the Township MPF were monitoring the situation and sent the three to Kyaukpyu Jail on 30 May. On the same day, about 100 Rakhine nationals of Kyauknimaw arrived at Kyauknimaw Police Station and demanded the three to them who were explained by officials concerned that the three had already been sent to Kyaukpyu Jail. However, the group, unsatisfied, was attempting to enter the police station where the police had to fire five shots to disperse them. In the afternoon that day, about 100 Rakhine nationals of Kyauknimaw Village left for Yanbye and the Kyaukpyu District Deputy Commissioner and the chief of Kyaukpyu Police Station also went to Yanbye to prevent disturbance and ensure prevalence of law and order settling the problems with the villagers.
On 30 May, the District/Township level departmental officials and Yanbye Township Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Ba Kyi explained to avoid disturbance at Yanbye Township Administrator Office, and the villagers left the office. On 31 May, they left Yanbye for Kyauknimaw Village with two boats. The villagers accepted one million kyat donated for the village and 600,000 kyat for the victim’s funeral by the State Transportation Minister U Kyaw Khin and five sets of monk robes and 100,000 kyat by the State Hluttaw representative U Than Naing for the victim’s funeral.
On 31 May, the State Security and Border Affairs Minister, the deputy head of the State Police Station, the Kyaukphyu District Deputy Commissioner and the chief of the District Police Station attended Ma Thida Htwe’s funeral and held discussions with the villagers. On 1 June, the State Chief Minister and party left for Kyaukpyu and held discussions with the Kyaukpyu Township youth organization over the murder case. The discussions mainly touched upon handing down deterrent punishment on the murderers soonest and helping prevent riots when they are being brought to trial. -- MNA
10 local Islams killed in bus attack
NAY PYI TAW, 4 June In relation to the case of Ma Thida Htwe who was ruthlessly raped and killed on 28 May, the WunthanuRakkhita Association of Taunggup, handed out leaflets yesterday to locals at crowded places in Taunggup, bearing a photo of Ma Thida Htwe and describing a “Notice” making the people in Taunggup to take notice the intentionally assault of Muslims to Rakhinese women.
Around 4 pm yesterday, the news that Muslims were on board a car spread in Taunggup and local people surrounded the bus of the YomaThitsar Bus-line, enroute from Thandwe to Yangon, while it stopped at Ayeyeiknyein Bus Terminal as passengers embarked and disembarked.
An official of the terminal ordered the bus to leave for Yangon immediately as the bus was surrounded by crowds. Some people riding motorbikes followed the bus and made the bus to turn back to the town. When the bus arrived at the junction of Thandwe- Taunggup on its way back to Thandwe, around 300 local people who were waiting there besieged the bus and pulled the Muslims out of the bus. In the clash, ten Muslims were killed and the bus were also destroyed. The crowd dispersed around 6:50 pm after Taunggup Township Administrative Board, Myanmar Police Force and Hluttaw representative, members of War Veterans Organization and townselders arrived at the scene and controlled the situation.
The victims were on their way back to their homes after staying in Thandwe for religious purposes. The victims include six from Taungdwingyi, two from Myaungmya and two from Thandwe. The bodies of the victims were buried at the Muslims Cemetery in Thandwe today. The attack is under investigation in conformity with the law and officials concerned and townselders are working together to maintain prevalence of community peace and stability.MNA
Mob destroys Sittway police station
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneFour men, Aung Kyaw Soe and three, lodged a complaint at Sittway No (1) Police Station, that at a tea shop at Setyonesu ward street in Sittway, they had a quarrel over collecting market tax with U Aung Than Wai, 45, who later fled at 5:10 pm yesterday, threatening them with the knife he had brought.
There were 50 persons gathering at the police station when Daw Aung Than Mya, wife of U Aung Than Wai, accompanied by other nine women informed No (1) Police Station that her husband was missing at 7:30 pm.
The number of people gradually arose to 200. As Chairman of Sittway Township Rakhine Nationalities Development Party U Aung Mya Kyaw promised the crowd that he would search for U Aung Than Wai, an RNDP member, the crowd dispersed and U Aung Than Wai’s wife left the police station.
As the crowd of 300 gathered again in front of the police station at 9 pm, U Aung Mya Kyaw said he would brought U Aung Than Wai and urged the crowd to disperse and left the police station.
RNDP Chairman Dr Aye Maung, State Agriculture and Breeding Minister U Kyaw Thein arrived at the police station at about 10 pm. U Aung Mya Kyaw brought U Aung Than Wai to the police station at about 10:40 pm and requested the crowd to split up. The crowd did not separate and threw pieces of broken glasses and stones into the police station. The roofs of the police station building and staff quarters were damaged and windbreakers of two vehicles owned by the police force were broken.
The angry mob attempted to break into the police station from the front door at 11:10 pm and the policemen tried to disperse the mob firing gunshots into the air. However, the mob did not break up and attempted to enter into the station again from the front door, breaking down the front lamp of the station.
The policemen had to disperse the mob which spread to both sides of the police station. But, as the mob was still surrounding the police station, the police had to use riot weapon and tear gas bombs at 1 am on 4 June to disperse the mob. The mob set fire on the PCO building in front of Yoma Bank at 3 am.
In the incident, 12 civilians were injured and were sent to Sittway Hospital. Nine out of the mob have been detained for investigation.
At present, a law has been enacted for peaceful gathering and procession for the sake of democratic and human rights. Nonetheless, such anarchic and lawless organized acts are totally unacceptable. So, necessary investigations would be made into the case and punitive measures would be taken under the law, it is learnt.MNA
Shan State Kokang Democratic Party submits application to UEC
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneU Antoni Su and 16 members today applied for registration for Shan State Kokang Democratic Party to Union Election Commission.
Regarding their application, the UEC has made coordination with respective ministries to scrutinize them whether the applicants are in conformity with Political Parties Registration Law’s sections 4 and 6.MNA
Southwest monsoon enters the whole country
NAY PYI TAW, 4 JuneMeteorology and Hydrology Department announced today that during the past 24 hrs, the Southwest monsoon has established into the whole country.MNA