National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:22:37 +0630 en-gb Muted protest as rights council raps Myanmar – again In an annual ritual, Myanmar has been rapped again by the United Nations Human Rights Council in a resolution that extends the mandate of the UN special rapporteur for another year, following a debate that once more highlighted divisions between Western governments and Asia.

]]> (Guy Dinmore) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:02:31 +0630
BBC reporter charged after Mandalay protest

A local reporter for the Myanmar service of the BBC has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Mandalay during student-led protests on motorcycles there and in Yangon on Armed Forces Day that also resulted in several arrests.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin and Mratt Kyaw Thu) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:58:52 +0630
NLD leader meets Karen National Union

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of the Karen National Union held talks in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to discuss the 2008 constitution, rule of law and the peace process.

]]> (Htoo Thant) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:58:45 +0630
Returning migrants tell of abuse and torture

When the Myanmar warship Mahar Thiha Thura docked in Yangon yesterday, more than 100 migrant workers poured out, relieved to be far away from the Malaysian detention camps where they say they were tortured, starved and beaten.

]]> (Nyan Lynn Aung) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:52:09 +0630
Petition calls for end to Ngapali sand mining

A group calling itself the “Alliance against Sand Mining at Ngapali and Myanmar Beaches” has launched an online petition urging President U Thein Sein to put a halt to sand extraction and overdevelopment at Myanmar beaches, particularly Ngapali in southern Rakhine State.

]]> (Thomas Kean) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:48:54 +0630
Funding for rabies vaccines dries up Efforts to step up the fight against rabies appear to have stalled, as the two main organisations concerned hunt for donor funding.

]]> (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:47:33 +0630
Minister deflects media protesters

Minister for Information U Ye Htut wasn’t taking any hits during the opening of the International Press Institute’s free media conference on March 27.

]]> (Laignee Barron) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:43:37 +0630
Expert highlights Thanlwin dam earthquake risk A series of dams planned for the length of the Thanlwin River could court disaster, environmentalists and experts told a meeting at Hpa-an, Kayin State, on March 27.

]]> (Lun Min Mang) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:42:47 +0630
Ethnic media groups push for seat on press council Ethnic media leaders are calling for an official presence on the Myanmar Press Council (Interim) in order to protect reporters from minority newsgroups.

]]> (Nyein Ei Ei Htwe) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:41:32 +0630
The difficult conversations must have with my Myanmar friends

Born in Yangon and living in San Francisco, Kenneth Wong sizes up the reform process as it looks from a distance, facing up to some uncomfortable truths.

]]> (Kenneth Wong) National News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:26:30 +0630