National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:47:13 +0630 en-gb Military firm wins arbitration battle with Fraser & Neave Myanma Economic Holdings Limited has won a dispute over the ownership of Myanmar Brewery Limited, the military-owned conglomerate has announced, and will now accelerate plans to buy out its joint venture partner.

]]> (Tim McLaughlin) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:18 +0630
KNU moves to delay Kawthoolei Armed Forces proposal The proposed unification of Kayin ethnic armed groups into the Kawthoolei Armed Forces continues to stir controversy, with the Karen National Union attempting to put off any decision on the creation of the coalition until 2016.

]]> (Ye Mon) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:15 +0630
Military rejects factory privatisation calls The Ministry of Defence has rejected suggestions from MPs that it privatise factories producing everything from biscuits to furniture, arguing that they help to keep government spending down and create job opportunities.

]]> (Htoo Thant) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:49:01 +0630
Ma Ba Tha plots national marriage bill campaign People across the country will take to the streets in favour of a controversial bill that could force people to change their religion, senior Buddhist clerics have warned.

]]> (Aung Kyaw Min) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:44:27 +0630
Women applicants flood president’s scholarship program Women could be set to dominate the upper reaches of the country’s future civil service as female candidates for prestigious scholarships outnumber male candidates by five to one.

]]> (Sandar Lwin) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:52:23 +0630
President orders investigation into journalist’s death President U Thein Sein has ordered the human rights commission to investigate the death of a journalist who was killed while in military custody in early October.

]]> (Tim McLaughlin) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:43:41 +0630
WFP signals cut to IDP rice rations The World Food Programme has warned a cash shortfall means it may be forced to slash rice rations by a fifth to 200,000 vulnerable displaced people in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims in desperate camps in Rakhine state. 

]]> (AFP) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:27:18 +0630
Winter is coming, tempered by El Niño The return of El Niño conditions is likely to bring rain and warmer than average temperatures over the coming months, says latest forecast from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

]]> (Aye Sapay Phyu) National News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:54:00 +0630
MP proposes another electoral system as NLD opposition firms Apparently unsatisfied with the eight competing electoral systems already under discussion in parliament for use in next year’s general election, one hluttaw member has come up with a ninth.

]]> (Htoo Thant) National News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:21:43 +0630
Political talks to take place in President's house Speculation is rife following a sudden invitation by President U Thein Sein to political and military leaders to attend a meeting at his house on “national reconciliation” on October 31. 

]]> (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) National News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:15:06 +0630