National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:30:35 +0630 en-gb 'The walls started chattering as if they were cold’ The Myanmar Times’ Catherine Trautwein was holidaying in the tourist town of Pokhara, Nepal –  73 kilometres east of the quake’s epicentre – when the shock struck.

]]> (Catherine Trautwein) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:06:49 +0630
‘Daily Eleven’ in military crosshairs for Kokang report The Tatmadaw has publicly condemned a report in Daily Eleven about alleged losses in the Kokang conflict, accusing the paper of breaking journalism ethics by publishing unverified information.

]]> (Mratt Kyaw Thu) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:20:36 +0630
Number of Rakhine displaced on the rise

More than 500 people have taken refuge in Kyauktaw village, with volunteers seeking permission to deliver more aid.

]]> (Lun Min Mang) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:16:57 +0630
Army detains civilians for links to AA The military has begun arresting residents in Rakhine State for alleged links to the Arakan Army, in a move that is likely to complicate progress toward a nationwide ceasefire.

]]> (Ye Mon) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:15:47 +0630
Thousands attend ANZAC Day service More than 3000 people marched under the cover of darkness down the steep slope to a former railway cutting of the Thai-Burma Railway that became known as “Hellfire Pass” on April 25 to honour Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have fallen in battle over the past 100 years.

]]> (Matt Roebuck) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:14:52 +0630
Testing finds noxious noodles and carcinogen-laced candies

Almost two dozen food products from markets and schools in Nay Pyi Taw and Magwe tested positive for illegal and potentially toxic chemical substances, according to the Ministry of Health.

]]> (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:11:28 +0630
Malaysian politician gives cold shoulder to refugee seekers

Amid calls for the ASEAN Summit to jointly address the growing diaspora of refugee seekers from Rakhine State, a Malaysian senator and former NGO director offered his solution: Send them back.

]]> (Nyan Lynn Aung) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:08:34 +0630
New top civil servants to oversee media relations A new mechanism set up by the government to improve relations with the media and the public has received a cautious welcome from journalists.

]]> (Sandar Lwin) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:02:29 +0630
Deputy minister launches ILO migrant education handbook The International Labour Organization has drawn up an instruction manual for Myanmar migrant workers intending to work in Thailand and Malaysia. The handbook was launched on April 26.

]]> (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:01:11 +0630
Banned monk threatens legal action against Sangha body Shwe Nya Wah Sayadaw says he will defy ban and preach in Sagaing, Ayeyarwady regions this week.

]]> (Aung Kyaw Min) National News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:59:33 +0630