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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 14 , No. 270, 13-19 June 2005
Date of publication: 19 June 2005
Description/subject: Buddha images found at Pyu site: THE discovery of small gold and silver Buddha images and other artifacts in central Myanmar late last month was proof that Buddhism was firmly established in the country before the Christian era, the Ministry of Culture said in a news release on May 28. It said the 26 artifacts, including 11 gold Buddha images and two silver images, were found the previous day at Mai Maw, the site of an ancient Pyu city about 50 miles south of Mandalay... Monastery to be opened in France: THE first Myanmar monastery in France will open near Paris by the end of the year thanks to the determined efforts of a monk and the generous support of donors... Hotels praise response to security measures: YANGON hotels have praised the cooperation of guests and visitors to tightened security measures introduced since the May 7 terrorist bombings.The general manager of the Dusit Inya Lake hotel, Mr Eduard Hoogeweegen, said guests and visitors there appreciated the extra security precautions... Knowledge the key to fighting AIDS, says UNICEF official: KNOWLEDGE is the key to protecting young people in Myanmar against HIV-AIDS, the UNICEF regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, Ms Anupama Rao Singh, said in Yangon late last month.“One of the most important things parents, teachers and leaders can do is to speak honestly and directly with young people about... Myanmar, China pledge to strengthen cooperation: THE leaders of Myanmar and China marked the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on June 8 with pledges to strengthen bilateral cooperation... Agreement drafted on border highway: MYANMAR and Bangladesh are preparing to sign an agreement for a proposed cross-border highway, a Dhaka newspaper reported earlier this month... Government urges public to spurn rumours: THE government has urged the public to ignore rumours after worried parents converged on schools in Yangon last week following false reports of bomb attacks... Exercise book sales up as schools open: SALES of school exercise books and stationery have increased during the lead-up to the start of the new school year, said market sources in Yangon... VCD rental businesses hit slowdown: VIDEO rental shops in Yangon have experienced a slowdown in business in the past few months, industry sources told Myanmar Times last week... Select your material, decide what you want and the tailor will create it for you: ONE-stop tailoring shops are springing up all over Yangon as they become more and more popular. This kind of shop offers domestic and imported fabrics as well as fitting and tailoring, all in the same place... True love comes to Myanmar: FRESH from its success at the Bangkok International Film Festival and the first Myanmar Film Festival in Singapore, True Love will premiere in Yangon and Mandalay on June 17... Ginki Kids reopens in stylish new building: KURT Cobain is back where he belongs in Golden Valley, Yangon – on the wall of the newly rebuilt Ginki Kids bar and restaurant on Kanbawza, a spot he has occupied since the first Ginki Kids opened up there in 1998... Myanmar hopes to compete in 30 SEA Games sports: MYANMAR is likely to participate in 26 of the 41 sports to be contested during the 23rd Southeast Asian Games in Manila from November 27 to December 5, said an official of the Myanmar National Olympic Committee.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/myanmartimes/no270/MyanmarTimes14-270/index.htm
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2005


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 14 , No. 264, May 2 - 8, 2005
Date of publication: 08 May 2005
Description/subject: ‘We’re like brothers, sisters’, says Hu: THE Chinese President, Mr Hu Jintao, expressed satisfaction with the growth of bilateral relations with Myanmar during a meeting with the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, in Jakarta last month... ‘We must uphold Bandung ideals’: THE challenges faced by Asian and African countries were complex and could only be overcome with vision and fortitude, the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, told the summit of the nations from the two continents in Jakarta on April 22... Foreign Minister on visit to China: THE Foreign Minister, U Nyan Win, left for a four-day visit to China on April 27 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Mr Li Zhaoxing.It is U Nyan Win’s first visit to China since he was appointed Foreign Minister last September, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency on April 27... Official attends meeting on tsunami warning system: A SENIOR Myanmar official has attended a three-day meeting in Mauritius to draft plans for establishing a tsunami warning and mitigation system for the Indian Ocean... Government denounces declaration by Shan exiles: THE government would not tolerate any activities that would lead to the disintegration of the Union of Myanmar, the Minister for Information, Brigadier-General Kyaw Hsan, told a news conference in Yangon on April 22... Veteran cyclist on 500-mile trip: U Myo Myint, who lives at Tachilek in Shan State, set out from the National Indoor Stadium (1) in Thingangyun township, Yangon, on March 16 on a journey that included the towns of Thanlyin, Kyauktan, Thongwa and Kayan... Bomb at Mandalay market leaves two dead: A medical officer at Mandalay General Hospital told Myanmar Times that a 45 year-old-woman from Wetlet in Sagaing Division was killed instantly and a 23-year-old woman from Yamethin in Mandalay Division died later in the hospital... Mini-studio productions to raise disaster awareness: “We will produce documentaries about the department, climate change and natural disasters that will boost the public’s knowledge which in turn will facilitate the government’s efforts on disaster management,” the department’s deputy director general U Tun Lwin said... Agricultural institutions fill vital role, says official: THE seven state agricultural institutions throughout the country have been praised by a government official for their significant contribution to the intermediate level of agricultural education... Private sector allowed to send workers to Qatar for first time: PRIVATE overseas employment agencies in Myanmar have for the first time been granted permission to send labourers to the country of Qatar in the Middle East, and more than 500 Myanmar workers are expected to go there within a year, said a representative of a Yangon-based job agency... Use of stainless steel up in Yangon: “In the past two years it has become very trendy to use stainless steel in Yangon, mainly because it does not rust and because there are no additional costs for painting, polishing or coating it,” said U Win, the managing director of Uni-Win Stainless Steel World... Profound movie which tells real story of history: Love is the favourite theme of most Myanmar movies but many movie-goers are looking for more substance than romance. And here, at last, is something completely different for those who are tired of trivial movies... Remixed album will blow you away: The songs are the well-known hits of rapper Myo Kyawt Myaing, punk singer Myo Myo, Sithu Lwin, alternative singer Alex and R Zarni and female singers such as Mee Mee Khae, Sone Thin Par, Shin Phone and Kyoe Gyar... Nationwide survey to help reduce maternal mortality: Dr San Shway Wynn, the director at the Public Health Division of the Department of Health, told Myanmar Times on April 25 that the survey aims to identify the specific causes of deaths and where they are most prevalent.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 14 , No. 263, April 25 - May 1, 2005
Date of publication: 01 May 2005
Description/subject: SPDC Chairman visits Jakarta; THE Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior-General Than Shwe, joined heads of state from more than 50 Asian and African countries in Indonesia last week for events marking the 50th anniversary of the Asian-African conference... Bengal tiger cubs thrive under zoo care: TWO Bengal tiger cubs born at Yangon Zoological Gardens on March 17 are in good health and are becoming more active, said a zoo official last week. Dr Khin Maung Win, the chief veterinarian at the zoo, said the cubs have gained weight and are in good condition... Locals flock to Yangon hotels: INTERNATIONAL hotels in Yangon enjoyed sharply higher occupancy rates during the Thingyan traditional new year festival thanks to special promotional packages and an increase in bookings from residents of the capital... Human resources get priority to help develop SMI sector: HUMAN resources development would be targeted as a foundation for developing small and medium scale industries in Myanmar, said an official from the Ministry of Science and Technology... Mandalay greets new year with fireworks display: TO the delight of a massive crowd, Mandalay celebrated the arrival of the traditional new year with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight of April 16, the last day of the four-day water throwing festival... Ministry project to create nation’s first centre for disabled students: The two-storey building, in the compound of the No. 3 Basic Education High School on Thantaman Street in Dagon township, is due to open in June for the 2005-2006 academic year, said the director general of the Department of Basic Education No. 1 (Lower Myanmar), U Tin Nyo... Movie industry group seeking foreign movies to stock library: “Our members must learn international film standards from overseas movies because we have no film schools or proper training here, so we need to buy copies,” said the association’s deputy chairman U Soe Moe... Reforestation program sets 85,000 acre target this year: More than 50 per cent of the plantations would be devoted to economic varieties, especially teak, said U Thein Myint, an assistant director of the department’s Natural Forest and Plantation Division... Traffic accidents down during Thingyan revels: THE number of traffic accidents in Yangon during the Thingyan traditional new year water festival was down sharply this year, said Daw Ohn Kyi, Traffic Police Inspector from Yangon Division Wireless and Traffic Police Force... South Korea, Myanmar explore ways to boost bilateral trade: BUSINESS representatives from Myanmar and South Korea met in Yangon early this month to discuss ways to promote commerce and investment between the two countries in response to a decrease in bilateral trade... Myanmar must develop SMEs: Expert: MYANMAR must develop its small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in order to become competitive with neighbouring countries, said a Japanese consultant in Yangon late last month... Win fame and riches if you can sing: Entrants can show their talents by singing their favourite songs whether they are in English or Myanmar. The judging committee will focus on the singers’ stage presentation, voice quality, coordination with the music, how their clothes suit the music they’ve chosen and their overall performance – each of these is worth 20 points... Myanmar’s latest fashion trend: Domestically made clothing: “The number of customers who wear locally made cotton clothes has increased recently,” she said.Ko Tun Tun Zaw, a designer at the Tatee Design School who also sells clothing of his own design, said the sales of domestically made cotton clothes have doubled in the past three years... National Blood Centre introduces new registration procedure: THE registration procedure for blood donors at the National Blood Centre at Yangon General Hospital has been upgraded to a computerised system, said a senior medical officer at the centre.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmar.com/myanmartimes/MyanmarTimes14-263/index.htm
Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006