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

]]> (Toe Wai Aung) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:41:28 +0630
Ministries launch first early childhood program A recently launched policy on Early Childhood Care and Development will see the government dramatically increase funding for pre-schools and kindergartens, officials say.

]]> (Aye Nyein Win) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:38:42 +0630
Government to lift curfew ‘soon’ after hundreds detained Officials in Mandalay say the city is returning to normality and they hope to lift a 9pm-to-5am curfew “as soon as possible”.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:17:18 +0630
Consumer protection group targets schools The quality of school food will be the first item on the agenda for the Mandalay branch of the Consumer Protection Association, leaders say.

]]> (Kyay Mohn Win) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:55:29 +0630
Shock, anger at 10-year jail terms 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.

]]> (Wa Lone) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:19:31 +0630
Experts weigh in on Unity verdict 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.

]]> (The Myanmar Times) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:00:39 +0630
As international focus shifts, political prisoners fall by wayside 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.

]]> (Bill O’Toole) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:33:29 +0630
Monsoon ‘break’ on the way: DMH 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.

]]> (Aye Sapay Phyu) National News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:32:14 +0630
New NLD youth committee to meet

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.

]]> (Wa Lone) National News Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:32:17 +0630
Shock, anger as Magwe court hands down 10-year jail terms

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

]]> (Ye Mon) National News Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:27:04 +0630