National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:04:31 +0630 en-gb President warns China and rebels over Kokang President U Thein Sein has warned China not to encroach on Myanmar’s sovereignty, as the two sides discuss the crisis on their border.

]]> (Guy Dinmore and Lun Ming Mang) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:21:14 +0630
Farmers launch boycott of MPs who ‘didn’t stand up for us’ Angry farmers whose land was confiscated are urging voters to withhold support from candidates in the election later this year who failed to speak out on the issue.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:06:58 +0630
UN calls for immunisation to continue Two United Nations agencies are calling for a national immunisation program to resume in Shan State’s Kokang region, despite ongoing violence that has claimed more than 130 lives.

]]> (Laignee Barron) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:53:46 +0630
Police accused of misusing photographer’s Facebook page A freelance photojournalist arrested last week for posting a satirical message on social media has regained his freedom – but not control of his Facebook account.

]]> (Wa Lone) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:46:17 +0630
Two wait on test results after Monywa H5N1 outbreak Health officials are awaiting the result of tests ordered in the case of two Monywa farmers who may be infected with bird flu.

]]> (Shwe Yee Saw Myint, Phyo Wai Kyaw, Hlaing Kyaw Soe and Pyae Thet Phyo) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:41:46 +0630
No villagers involved in murder of teachers: KBC No civilians are suspected in the rape and murder of two volunteer teachers in northern Shan State, the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) has stated.

]]> (Ye Mon) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:36:10 +0630
Students threaten to resume march despite police presence Student protesters and police were locked in a tense standoff last night at a monastery in Bago Region’s Letpadan township.

]]> (Mratt Kyaw Thu) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:32:25 +0630
Worker defy govt pleas, threats to end protest Up to 1200 striking workers from factories in Yangon are refusing to reel in the picket lines and return to work, according to a government official.

]]> (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:25:00 +0630
More than 600,000 migrants expected to get ID cards ahead of Thai deadline The government hopes to dole out more than 640,000 “certificates of identity” in a new attempt to legalise undocumented Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, according to officials.

]]> (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:18:26 +0630
Kokang: For Myanmar and China, this time it’s different

The last upheaval that changed the balance of power in the small, rugged area of northeastern Shan State on the border with China was dubbed the “Kokang Incident”.

]]> (Guy Dinmore) National News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:06:47 +0630