National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news.html Fri, 29 May 2015 04:20:10 +0630 en-gb NLD shuns 1990 election ceremony http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14720-nld-shuns-1990-election-ceremony.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14720-nld-shuns-1990-election-ceremony.html

Prominent NLD leaders were absent from a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the 1990 elections annulled by the military.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Lun Min Mang) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:28:18 +0630
No sign of amending constitution, says 88 Generation http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14719-no-sign-of-amending-constitution-says-88-generation.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14719-no-sign-of-amending-constitution-says-88-generation.html The opposition National League for Democracy and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society both slammed the government yesterday for its lack of progress on constitutional reform despite popular support for the changes demonstrated during a massive campaign last year.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Mratt Kyaw Thu) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:27:27 +0630
Nationalists say no to foreign pressure http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14718-nationalists-say-no-to-foreign-pressure.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/14718-nationalists-say-no-to-foreign-pressure.html

Upward of 150 Buddhist nationalists converged at a rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, protesting against international pressure over the migrant boat crisis, as well as perceived bias in foreign media coverage.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) Yangon Thu, 28 May 2015 10:22:13 +0630
Cardinal urges compassion for boat people http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14717-cardinal-urges-compassion-for-boat-people.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14717-cardinal-urges-compassion-for-boat-people.html Cardinal Charles Maung Bo yesterday made a powerful appeal to the government and the Buddhist community not to allow “a handful of merchants of hatred” to destroy the country’s tradition of compassion as migrants fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh die at sea “unwept” and “unsung”.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Guy Dinmore) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:20:49 +0630
After disaster, recruiters keep tight fist on compensation funds http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14715-after-disaster-recruiters-keep-tight-fist-on-compensation-funds.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14715-after-disaster-recruiters-keep-tight-fist-on-compensation-funds.html

The seamen’s union is ready to take recruiters to court over unpaid compensation and wages for fishermen who survived the sinking of their freezer trawler last month, representatives said yesterday.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:12:22 +0630
Australia drains health fund’s budget http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14714-australia-drains-health-fund-s-budget.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14714-australia-drains-health-fund-s-budget.html Australia has pulled the plug on contributions to the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund, emptying the health consortium of tens of millions of dollars amid the largest single slashing of the country’s foreign aid budget in history.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:11:44 +0630
Tatmadaw accused of killing in Shan State http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14713-tatmadaw-accused-of-killing-in-shan-state.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14713-tatmadaw-accused-of-killing-in-shan-state.html Tatmadaw forces were accused by a human rights group yesterday of killing a civilian and seriously injuring three others while they were travelling on a main highway in northern Shan State close to the border region of Kokang.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Guy Dinmore) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:10:23 +0630
Witnesses waiting to testify in Ko Par Gyi case http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14712-witnesses-waiting-to-testify-in-ko-par-gyi-case.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14712-witnesses-waiting-to-testify-in-ko-par-gyi-case.html Civilian witnesses have been giving evidence in the hearing over the death of freelance journalist Ko Aung Kyaw Naing, better known by his pen name Ko Par Gyi, who was shot while in Tatmadaw custody last October.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Naw Say Phaw War) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:09:06 +0630
Let sleeping MPs lie: Hluttaw imposes media restrictions http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14711-let-sleeping-mps-lie-hluttaw-imposes-media-restrictions.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/14711-let-sleeping-mps-lie-hluttaw-imposes-media-restrictions.html No wonder critics accuse parliament of sleepwalking into political deadlock.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) National News Thu, 28 May 2015 10:07:52 +0630
Administrative reforms aimed at Union level http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/nay-pyi-taw/14710-administrative-reforms-aimed-at-union-level.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/nay-pyi-taw/14710-administrative-reforms-aimed-at-union-level.html A three-plank platform for administrative reform is being hammered together by policy experts in Nay Pyi Taw.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Htoo Thant) Nay Pyi Taw Thu, 28 May 2015 10:06:32 +0630