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Malaysians make record bust of crystal meth, shipped from Myanmar


NILAI, Malaysia Malaysia has made its largest ever seizure of crystal methamphetamine, officials said on Monday, finding nearly 1.2 tonnes of the drug disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar, and arrested six suspected traffickers.

Myanmar's finance minister resigns - president 25 May 2018

YANGON Myanmar's Finance Minister Kyaw Win has resigned, President Win Myint said on Friday, weeks after local media first reported he was under investigation for alleged corruption.


U.S. House backs measure to clamp down on Myanmar over Rohingya rights 23 May 2018

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar, also known as Burma, to improve its record on human rights.


Myanmar judge to rule on evidence allegedly taken from Reuters reporters' phones 22 May 2018

YANGON A Myanmar judge will rule on Tuesday whether to allow the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents. | Video


U.S. aid chief to Myanmar - take 'concrete steps' on Rohingya rights 20 May 2018

THET KAE PYIN CAMP, Myanmar The U.S. government's aid chief urged Myanmar on Sunday to take "concrete steps" to guarantee the rights of Rohingya Muslims and to show sincerity in that endeavour in order to encourage hundreds of thousands who have fled the country to return.

U.S. aid chief reaffirms commitment to Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis 18 May 2018

YANGON The U.S. government's aid chief said on Friday he believes in American aid engagement and development work in Myanmar, and the Rohingya crisis is an "impediment" to that work, not a reason to scale back assistance.

U.S. aid chief calls on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya 17 May 2018

DHAKA The U.S. government's aid chief called on Thursday on Myanmar to end violence against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority and to provide humanitarian workers and media unhindered access to the country.

In Bangladesh, some 60 babies a day born in Rohingya camps - U.N 17 May 2018

UNITED NATIONS Around 60 babies a day are being born in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh, sheltering hundreds of thousands of mainly Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.


Myanmar policeman who said Reuters reporters were framed details sting operation 16 May 2018

YANGON A Myanmar policeman now serving a prison sentence gave more details to a court on Wednesday about how he says two Reuters reporters were framed by police, in what has become a landmark press freedom case for the Southeast Asian nation.


Myanmar anti-war protester says police to lay more charges against him 15 May 2018

YANGON Myanmar student activist Zayya Lwin said on Tuesday that police planned to press additional charges against him after he was detained on the weekend following a peace rally and criticised police at a poem-reading event in Yangon two days later.