Sacks of crystal meth scooped from the sea by Myanmar fishermen who mistook it for a deodorant substance had a street value of $20 million, an official told AFP Sunday, in a country believed to be the world’s largest methamphetamine producer.
Bangladesh requests Cambodia’s help over the Rohingya refugees crises..
Cambodia has asked Myanmar to consider importing Kampot pepper.
Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorise them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a rights group said on Tuesday.
Thailand and Myanmar on Tuesday agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation on transnational issues, including drug smuggling, the repatriation of Myanmar refugees, and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
Myanmar’s army will court-martial soldiers over atrocities in Rakhine state.
Myanmar has partially lifted a months-long internet shutdown in two western states where government troops are battling ethnic insurgents, a leading telecoms operator said on Sunday, amid peace talks seeking to end the fighting.
The Myanmar government is preparing to issue bylaws for the construction of buildings to push for quake-resistant architectures in the country, according to the Construction Ministry Monday.
More than a million Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district since communal violence and a military crackdown forced them to flee Myanmar.
A fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar appeared Thursday to fall flat, with no one turning up to hop on five buses and 10 trucks laid on by Bangladesh.
Ethnic insurgents launched fresh attacks at several locations across northern Myanmar early Thursday, killing at least one civilian staff member at an elite military college, an army spokesman said.
Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after the death toll from a deadly landslide jumped to 48.
Myanmar’s foreign ministry on Tuesday denounced a United Nations report that urged world leaders to cut ties with military-linked companies and impose an arms embargo over the Rohingya crisis, saying it was intended to harm the country.
Officials are attempting to transform the former royal capital into a smart city.
Tougher sanctions are needed against Myanmar’s wealthy and powerful military as its web of economic interests has generated a fortune that helps fund atrocities, UN investigators said Monday.
Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation.
The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign.
Myanmar has hailed the listing of its ancient city of Bagan as a World Heritage Site announced at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held in Baku, Azerbaijan late Saturday.
A total of 126 human trafficking cases were registered across Myanmar in the first half of 2019, the country’s Anti-Trafficking Police Force said on Wednesday.
The United States on Saturday called for an end to a mobile internet shutdown in two strife-torn states in Myanmar, saying the cutoff undermines transparency amid clashes between the military and insurgents.
Malaysia on Saturday said the perpetrators of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority must “be brought to justice”, in sharp comments delivered at a normally tame regional summit.
Landlocked, secretive and with ungovernable borders, Laos has become a sluice for transporting Made-In-Myanmar meth to the drug hungry markets of Southeast Asia and Australia, where billion-dollar seizures are now being made.
After eight successful events in its home country of Myanmar, upstart martial arts promotion World Lethwei Championship (WLC)
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, have issued a joint anti-Muslim statement. The Burmese leader has finally lost the moral standing she once enjoyed, says Verena Hölzl.
Myanmar U19 striker fled from her family’s paddy fields to follow her dreams.
The UN says it has registered +250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards.
In the late 1990s, the academic community in China’s Yunnan Province proposed economic cooperation with Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar. The idea was embraced by academics from the three neighboring countries.
Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, freed.
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday met with Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Peace Palace.
Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a three-day official visit.