National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news.html Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:04:31 +0630 en-gb President warns China and rebels over Kokang http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13332-president-warns-china-and-rebels-over-kokang.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13332-president-warns-china-and-rebels-over-kokang.html President U Thein Sein has warned China not to encroach on Myanmar’s sovereignty, as the two sides discuss the crisis on their border.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (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’ http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13331-farmers-launch-boycott-of-mps-who-didn-t-stand-up-for-us.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13331-farmers-launch-boycott-of-mps-who-didn-t-stand-up-for-us.html 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.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:06:58 +0630
UN calls for immunisation to continue http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13330-un-calls-for-immunisation-to-continue.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13330-un-calls-for-immunisation-to-continue.html 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.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Laignee Barron) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:53:46 +0630
Police accused of misusing photographer’s Facebook page http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13329-police-accused-of-misusing-photographer-s-facebook-page.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13329-police-accused-of-misusing-photographer-s-facebook-page.html 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.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:46:17 +0630
Two wait on test results after Monywa H5N1 outbreak http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13328-two-wait-on-test-results-after-monywa-h5n1-outbreak.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13328-two-wait-on-test-results-after-monywa-h5n1-outbreak.html Health officials are awaiting the result of tests ordered in the case of two Monywa farmers who may be infected with bird flu.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (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 http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13327-no-villagers-involved-in-murder-of-teachers-kbc.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13327-no-villagers-involved-in-murder-of-teachers-kbc.html No civilians are suspected in the rape and murder of two volunteer teachers in northern Shan State, the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) has stated.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:36:10 +0630
Students threaten to resume march despite police presence http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13326-students-threaten-to-resume-march-despite-police-presence.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13326-students-threaten-to-resume-march-despite-police-presence.html Student protesters and police were locked in a tense standoff last night at a monastery in Bago Region’s Letpadan township.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Mratt Kyaw Thu) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:32:25 +0630
Worker defy govt pleas, threats to end protest http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13325-worker-defy-govt-pleas-threats-to-end-protest.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13325-worker-defy-govt-pleas-threats-to-end-protest.html 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.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (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 http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13324-more-than-600-000-migrants-expected-to-get-id-cards-ahead-of-thai-deadline.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13324-more-than-600-000-migrants-expected-to-get-id-cards-ahead-of-thai-deadline.html 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.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kyaw Phone Kyaw) National News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:18:26 +0630
Kokang: For Myanmar and China, this time it’s different http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13297-kokang-for-myanmar-and-china-this-time-it-s-different.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/13297-kokang-for-myanmar-and-china-this-time-it-s-different.html

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”.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Guy Dinmore) National News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:06:47 +0630