National News The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news.html Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:02:37 +0630 en-gb At media forum, judiciary in the spotlight http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11996-at-media-forum-judiciary-in-the-spotlight.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11996-at-media-forum-judiciary-in-the-spotlight.html Cramped courts hidden down back alleys with half-trained staff – that was the picture of the nation’s judiciary that emerged from a frank exchange of views in Nay Pyi Taw recently.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sandar Lwin) National News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:51:32 +0630
Civil society reps discuss challenges of transition http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11995-civil-society-reps-discuss-challenges-of-transition.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11995-civil-society-reps-discuss-challenges-of-transition.html Civil society representatives met last week in Yangon to discuss a range of issues central to the transition to democracy, and to the country’s future.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Cherry Thein) National News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:44:43 +0630
Student unions vow to continue protests against education law http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11994-student-unions-vow-to-continue-protests-against-education-law.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11994-student-unions-vow-to-continue-protests-against-education-law.html The All Burma Federation of Student Unions - known as Ba Ka Tha - and the University Students Union have announced plans for more protests against the newly enacted national education law.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin and Mg Zaw) National News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:34:28 +0630
An ownership dispute with a twist http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/12012-an-ownership-dispute-with-a-twist.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/12012-an-ownership-dispute-with-a-twist.html Confusion has emerged over the ownership structure of popular free-to-air channel MRTV-4.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sandar Lwin) National News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:29:48 +0630
British woman makes appeal for Anglo-Burmese stem cell donor http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11993-british-woman-makes-appeal-for-anglo-burmese-stem-cell-donor.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11993-british-woman-makes-appeal-for-anglo-burmese-stem-cell-donor.html A British mother-of-two who urgently needs a bone marrow transplant is appealing to those of Anglo-Burmese descent to register at their nearest bone marrow registry to see if they are a “perfect match” donor who could save her life.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Staff Writers) National News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:23:59 +0630
Ebola goes viral in Special Branch blunder http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11989-ebola-goes-viral-in-special-branch-blunder.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11989-ebola-goes-viral-in-special-branch-blunder.html Yangon police have taken the unusual step of confirming that a poster in a downtown hotel lobby calling for information on the whereabouts of four people alleged to have the Ebola virus was the work of a junior Special Branch officer attempting to gather intelligence about persons of interest including a Democratic Voice of Burma journalist and a foreign businessman.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Staff) National News Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:30:30 +0630
MPs draft petition after former minister jailed for 13 years http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11987-mps-draft-petition-after-former-minister-jailed.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11987-mps-draft-petition-after-former-minister-jailed.html

Fifty members of parliament have signed an appeal letter to President U Thein Sein calling for the release of former Minister for Religious Affairs U San Sint, who has been handed a 13-year sentence.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Pyae Thet Phyo and Ye Mon) National News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:36:21 +0630
Chinese mining firm drops charges against student activist http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11976-letpadaung-miner-drops-charges-against-student-activist.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11976-letpadaung-miner-drops-charges-against-student-activist.html In a stunning reversal, all charges against a student accused of kidnapping two Chinese engineers working for the Letpadaung copper mine have been dropped.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin) National News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:47:00 +0630
Four men given 10 years’ jail over Mandalay conflict killing http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11975-four-men-jailed-over-mandalay-conflict-killing.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11975-four-men-jailed-over-mandalay-conflict-killing.html

Amid protests and accusations of torture by police, four men have been sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour for a murder committed during Mandalay’s inter-communal violence of July 2014.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Lwin ) National News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0630
Rohingya face regional discrimination http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11981-region-discriminates-against-fleeing-rohingya-report.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/11981-region-discriminates-against-fleeing-rohingya-report.html A new report has accused Thailand and Malaysia of perpetrating similar discrimination against the Muslim Rohingya as that which prompted them to flee Rakhine State.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Bill O’Toole) National News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:40:59 +0630