National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:34:22 +0630 en-gb Two pedestrians killed in wild hit-run crash http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11223-two-pedestrians-killed-in-wild-hit-run-crash.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11223-two-pedestrians-killed-in-wild-hit-run-crash.html A man is facing charges of culpable homicide and rash driving after allegedly killing two pedestrians who were sitting on a traffic island on Sule Pagoda Road.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) National News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:10 +0630
U Ye Htut nominated for information minister post http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11220-u-ye-htut-nominated-for-information-minister-post.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11220-u-ye-htut-nominated-for-information-minister-post.html President U Thein Sein has nominated Deputy Minister for Information U Ye Htut as the new minister for information, in the wake of two ministerial resignations.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Toe Lwin and Tim McLaughlin) National News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:18:04 +0630
The nationwide ceasefire agreement at a glance http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11219-the-nationwide-ceasefire-agreement-at-a-glance.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11219-the-nationwide-ceasefire-agreement-at-a-glance.html At 20 pages, with seven chapters and about 120 different points, it’s hard not to agree with the international conflict resolution expert who recently called Myanmar’s draft nationwide ceasefire agreement as the world’s lengthiest ceasefire deal.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) National News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:38:38 +0630
The 'R' word: Govt warns new UN rights rapporteur http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11207-the-r-word-govt-warns-new-un-rights-rapporteur.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11207-the-r-word-govt-warns-new-un-rights-rapporteur.html The government has cautioned a senior UN official over her use of the word “Rohingya”, warning that continued use of the term could hinder efforts to address humanitarian and rights issues in Rakhine State.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin) National News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:54:16 +0630
Something to prove: Hkakabo Razi assault begins this week http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11193-universities-team-to-begin-hkakabo-razi-summit-attempt-this-week.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11193-universities-team-to-begin-hkakabo-razi-summit-attempt-this-week.html Nine members of the Yangon Universities Hiking and Mountaineering Association have their sights set on climbing Mt Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State, hoping to settle the debate on whether or not it is Southeast Asia's tallest mountain.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Sapay Phyu) National News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:59:08 +0630
Only half of the new social security schemes are working, minister admits http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11197-only-half-of-the-new-social-security-schemes-are-working-minister-admits.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11197-only-half-of-the-new-social-security-schemes-are-working-minister-admits.html The government has implemented only half of the social security systems mandated under a law enacted in April, the deputy minister for labour, employment and social security has told parliament.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) National News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:09:10 +0630
Sangha committee avoids confrontation over Dala monastery http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11196-sangha-committee-avoids-confrontation-over-dala-monastery.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11196-sangha-committee-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 marching orders, however they say they are yet to act as they do not want a repeat of the Mahasantisukha Monastery raid.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Kyaw Min) National News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:07:08 +0630
Govt urges Singapore, HK to sign agreements on domestic workers http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11191-govt-urges-singapore-hk-to-sign-agreements-on-domestic-workers.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11191-govt-urges-singapore-hk-to-sign-agreements-on-domestic-workers.html Myanmar wants better protections put in place before it resumes issuing overseas work permits to women so they can find jobs as domestic workers in Singapore and Hong Kong, the deputy minister for labour, employment and social security has told parliament.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Htoo Thant) National News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:57:25 +0630
Home Affairs seeks to remedy border concerns http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11152-ministry-of-home-affairs-drafting-border-police-law.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11152-ministry-of-home-affairs-drafting-border-police-law.html The department for hom eaffairs is forming legislation to allow its border police force to tackle issues along the Bangladesh border in northern Rakhine, with officials confirming local militias have received firearms training.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Htoo Thant) National News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:28:31 +0630
Rakhine IDP camp conditions 'deplorable' http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11188-rakhine-idp-camp-conditions-deplorable.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11188-rakhine-idp-camp-conditions-deplorable.html A senior United Nations official says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) should be allowed to resume work in Rakhine State without hindrance, as she warned that health conditions in Rakhine State IDP camps have become “deplorable”.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin) National News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:55 +0630