National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:23:49 +0630 en-gb Journalist association patron slams latest arrests http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10987-journalist-association-patron-slams-latest-arrests.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10987-journalist-association-patron-slams-latest-arrests.html A leading journalist has criticised the government for arresting journalists without consulting the press council, in violation of the recently enacted Media Law.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:41:28 +0630
Ministries launch first early childhood program http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10986-ministries-launch-first-early-childhood-program.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10986-ministries-launch-first-early-childhood-program.html A recently launched policy on Early Childhood Care and Development will see the government dramatically increase funding for pre-schools and kindergartens, officials say.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:38:42 +0630
Government to lift curfew ‘soon’ after hundreds detained http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/10983-government-to-lift-curfew-soon-after-hundreds-detained.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/10983-government-to-lift-curfew-soon-after-hundreds-detained.html Officials in Mandalay say the city is returning to normality and they hope to lift a 9pm-to-5am curfew “as soon as possible”.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:17:18 +0630
Consumer protection group targets schools http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10982-consumer-protection-group-targets-schools.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10982-consumer-protection-group-targets-schools.html The quality of school food will be the first item on the agenda for the Mandalay branch of the Consumer Protection Association, leaders say.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyay Mohn Win) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:55:29 +0630
Shock, anger at 10-year jail terms http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10989-shock-anger-at-10-yr-jail-terms.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10989-shock-anger-at-10-yr-jail-terms.html Nearly 50 journalists awaited President U Thein Sein outside of the Myanmar Peace Center on July 12 to protest the harsh sentencing of fellow reporters and the chief executive of Unity journal.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:19:31 +0630
Experts weigh in on Unity verdict http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10988-experts-comment-on-the-unity-verdict.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10988-experts-comment-on-the-unity-verdict.html Myanmar media figures weigh in on the heavy sentences handed down to Unity Journal reporters and CEO over their story on an alleged chemical weapons facility in Pauk, Magwe.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (The Myanmar Times) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:00:39 +0630
As international focus shifts, political prisoners fall by wayside http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10985-as-international-focus-shifts-political-prisoners-fall-by-wayside.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10985-as-international-focus-shifts-political-prisoners-fall-by-wayside.html The government has shown little interest in following up cases of political prisoners since the end of 2013, particularly those it deems “too sensitive” writes Bill O'Toole.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Bill O’Toole) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:33:29 +0630
Monsoon ‘break’ on the way: DMH http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10984-monsoon-break-on-the-way-dmh.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10984-monsoon-break-on-the-way-dmh.html While monsoon intensity is expected to be strong through to the end of August, it will likely be punctuated by a period of low rainfall that can run for up to two weeks says Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Sapay Phyu) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:32:14 +0630
New NLD youth committee to meet http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10975-nld-youth-committee-to-meet-after-forum.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10975-nld-youth-committee-to-meet-after-forum.html

The first meeting of the National League for Democracy’s new youth committee will take place this week, after the party held its first youth conference.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) National News Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:32:17 +0630
Shock, anger as Magwe court hands down 10-year jail terms http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10973-unity-five-to-appeal-harsh-sentence.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/10973-unity-five-to-appeal-harsh-sentence.html

Four journalists and the chief executive officer of weekly journal Unity plan to appeal against their 10-year sentences.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) National News Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:27:04 +0630