Record drugs bust in Malaysia shipped from Myanmar

Malaysia seized almost 1.2 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine, a record amount which officials says was disguised as tea shipped from Myanmar. The haul was worth US$18 million, according to reports, and was shipped in a container from Yangon to Port K

U Soe Win nominated as new finance minister

President U Win Myint has nominated U Soe Win, a well-respected financial professional, to be the country’s next Minister of Finance and Planning. He is expected to replace U Kyaw Win, who retired from the role last week amid reports that he is bei

First refugees return from Bangladesh, says government

Myanmar says that dozens of refugees in Bangladesh have begun returning to the country, in what would be the first repatriation since the large-scale exodus from northern Rakhine State began last August. In state-run media reports, Myanmar has said t