National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:44:46 +0630 en-gb MSF invited back to Rakhine State http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11136-msf-invited-back-to-rakhine-state.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11136-msf-invited-back-to-rakhine-state.html AID organisation Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF) has been invited to resume operations in Rakhine State, according to state media.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin) National News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:04:27 +0630
Israeli embassy hits out over Gaza coverage http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11133-israeli-embassy-hits-out-over-gaza-coverage.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11133-israeli-embassy-hits-out-over-gaza-coverage.html Israeli officials in Yangon have criticised The Myanmar Times for publishing an article about the fighting in Gaza, describing it as unbalanced and providing a skewed version of events.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:11:30 +0630
Unity reporter serving 10 years was just 23 days into the job http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11130-unity-reporter-serving-10-years-was-just-23-days-into-the-job.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11130-unity-reporter-serving-10-years-was-just-23-days-into-the-job.html Ten years in jail for typing up a set of handwritten notes and emailing them to Yangon. It sounds like something that might have occurred under the military regime – but not here, not now. 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:03:19 +0630
Hluttaw silent on religious violence http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11120-hluttaw-silent-on-religious-violence.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11120-hluttaw-silent-on-religious-violence.html After the latest outbreak of interreligious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Mandalay subsided, President U Thein Sein declared that the incident was incited by an unknown group whose motives remained similarly unclear.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:40:27 +0630
Myanmar police train with Bangladeshi counterparts in US http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11124-myanmar-police-train-with-bangladeshi-counterparts-in-us.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11124-myanmar-police-train-with-bangladeshi-counterparts-in-us.html A joint delegation of police officers from Myanmar and Bangladesh have returned from a training course in the United States focused on improving border security.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:59:13 +0630
Criticism over slow response to fake rape claim http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11129-criticism-over-slow-response-to-fake-rape-claim.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11129-criticism-over-slow-response-to-fake-rape-claim.html Some Mandalay residents have criticised the government for being too slow to respond to rumours that sparked recent violence in the city, after state media reported on July 20 that allegations of rape against Muslim teashop owners had been fabricated.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Khin Su Wai) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:10:44 +0630
Sangha avoids confrontation over Dala monastery http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11132-sangha-avoids-confrontation-over-dala-monastery.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11132-sangha-avoids-confrontation-over-dala-monastery.html The Yangon Region religious authorities have warned a prominent sayadaw that they will remove him from his monastery by force if he does not follow a State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee order to leave. 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Kyaw Min) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:09:25 +0630
Green growth dialogue launched http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11128-green-growth-dialogue-launched.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11128-green-growth-dialogue-launched.html The British government has launched a program aimed at bringing together international experts and “key actors” in Myanmar to discuss environmental challenges and possible solutions. 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Sapay Phyu) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:08:06 +0630
NLD plans protest over member’s killing http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11127-nld-plans-protest-over-member-s-killing.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11127-nld-plans-protest-over-member-s-killing.html National League for Democracy officials plan to protest the police force’s failure to bring to justice those responsible for the killing of a party member in Hopong township in June.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Pyae Thet Phyo) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:06:43 +0630
Govt reveals spending on flood prevention http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11119-govt-reveals-spending-on-flood-prevention.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11119-govt-reveals-spending-on-flood-prevention.html The government has spent more than K21 billion (US$21.65 million) to undertake flood prevention measures this rainy season, the president has told parliament.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Htoo Thant) National News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:02:54 +0630