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Ceremony to mark 102th birthday of General Aung San holds in NLD’s headquarters

The National League for Democracy (NLD) party marked the 102th birthday of national hero General Aung San at its headquarters on February 13.

 Thura Tin Oo, patron of the NLD, delivered an opening speech at the ceremony.

A fire in Myeik started by two kids playing with fire

A blaze that was apparently started by two children playing with fire destroyed five buildings in Myeik on February 13, sources say, making more than 50 people homeless.

The fire started at about 11am and was eventually put out in 12.10pm. Seven fire engines were involved in extinguishing the fire.

State Counsellor serves meals to children in Shan State

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor, served lunch to children from 12 charity schools in Taunggyi Township, southern Shan State, to mark Myanmar Children’s Day which was being celebrated in Taunggyi Township City Hall yesterday.

At the ceremony, she instructed authorities to provide health care and education for the children.

MOFA will launch its first General Aung San stamp

The first ever anniversary stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will be printed with General Aung San’s photo, according to the MOFA’s report released on Monday.

The MOFA was formed during the Independence preparation period of March 17, 1947 and will commemorate its 70th Anniversary.

MOFA will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary with the launch of the stamp which will be released in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications.

Myanmar celebrates 102nd birthday of Aung San

February 13 marks the day of Myanmar’s venerated independence hero General Aung San.

All across the nation, people came together to pay tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi’s late father on his 102nd birthday.

In Yangon, there was a good turn out starting at 8:30 am at General Aung San’s home museum located in Bahan Township.

Amongst the crowd which included couples, families, working youths and adults, there were also many international visitors.

Kalewa locals demand bridge to be named after General Aung San

According to the locals of Kalewa, the Chindwin River crossing bridge currently under construction should be named General Aung San Bridge.

The bridge, marked to open this coming April, will be named after the famous independence hero if enough people agree.

The local secretary of the National League for Democracy’s branch told The Daily Eleven that the locals initially did not express any desire to have a particular name for the bridge.

Public school buses to be launched

In an attempt to alleviate traffic jams at school hours, the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) is considering a school bus system by the coming academic year.

The YRTA’s secretary Dr Maung Aung said: “As an enormous amount of private cars have been used for students, congestion worsens at the school hours. We will set up a school bus system with private companies and guarantee the safety of children.”

Union Parliament allots Ks 3.67 billion for Rakhine projects



The Union Parliament yesterday approved a proposal to allot Ks 3.66 billion from its reserve funds for 18 road and bridge projects in Rakhine state.

Former activists demand justice for slain comrades

Veteran activists from the 1990s and surviving families held a memorial in Mandalay Region on February 12 and demanded justice for slain student activists in Parjaumg, Kachin State, in 1992.

Some 40 government opposition activists were tortured and killed under the suspicion of being spies by fellow activists at a camp of the northern All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF) in Parjaumg 25 years ago.

Babies abandoned by migrants in Phuket due to cost, insurance row

A MIGRANT workers support group in Phuket has revealed major concerns about nationality status, with workers from Myanmar abandoning babies at public hospitals. There have also been reports of migrant workers unable to obtain birth certificates for children.