Jun 24, 2015

China says 'Golden Triangle' source of most dangerous drugs

Southeast Asia’s lawless “Golden Triangle” region remains the overwhelming source of the heroin and methamphetamine sold in China, the country’s Cabinet said in a report issued Wednesday. The report said 90 percent of the 9.3 tons of heroin and 11.4 tons of methamphetamine seized ...

Suu Kyi party to decide soon whether to contest Myanmar election

Jun 20, 2015

Suu Kyi party to decide soon whether to contest Myanmar election

Myanmar’s opposition leader said Saturday her party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections, as it battles to change the constitution barring her from the presidency. Speaking to senior National League for Democracy (NLD) members at the start of their annual two-day conference ...

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Jun 8, 2015

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offenses this year, media reported Monday, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves. Police gave a breakdown of their anti-trafficking activities with 56 cases ...

Myanmar tells women when to have babies

Jun 4, 2015

Myanmar tells women when to have babies

If mother of two Sandar Myat Min chooses to have another child, Myanmar’s government could decide when she can become pregnant. A law enacted last month by the quasi-civilian government allows officials in the Buddhist-majority nation to order women to wait three years between ...

Jun 1, 2015

China to conduct live-fire military exercise near Myanmar border

China’s military will begin live-fire ammunition drills Tuesday near the country’s border with Myanmar, the Chinese defense ministry has said. The drill will be held in the southwestern province of Yunnan and aircraft will be banned from entering local airspace, the Ministry of National ...