Most of the meth is produced in northern Myanmar and pushed all over the world, with syndicates exploiting endemic graft, weak law enforcement and lax border regulations.
What, beyond vanity, the sanctions may materially mean remains to be seen. “The leaders don’t travel to the US, and they need not travel there,” a spokesperson said.
The economic wing of BJP constituent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh called government plans to sell foreign currency bonds ‘un-patriotic.’
Trump’s reversal, and rapid implementation by the Commerce Department, suggests chip industry lobbying, coupled with Chinese political pressure, may have paid off.
Singapore Home Affiars accuse the deportees and the brother of an AA chief still in the custody of organizing and raising funds for the Arakan Army from Singapore.
Monsoon rains are crucial in a country with more than half its arable land rain-fed and agriculture accounting for 15 percent of its economy.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said licenses will be issues to do business where national security is not threatened. What the means remains opaque.
US President Donald Trump tweeted that India has “long had a field day” slapping tariffs on US goods. “No longer acceptable!” he wrote. Indian officials beg to differ.
After decades of failed attempts, stakeholders are overjoyed. But new hotels and management transparency issues mean challenges still lie ahead.
A feasibility study and deep discussions between Kachin State officials and a Chinese company are now underway, despite criticisms over a lack of transparency.
While protest organizers said 230,000 marched in a protest across a harbor from the Asian financial hub’s CBD, police put the number at 56,000.
The suggestion comes after US President Donald Trump said the US might slap a 456 percent increase on South Korean and Taiwanese steel processed in Vietnam.
Social media-based commerce is booming in Thailand and across Southeast Asia, where small sellers are engaging with and selling directly to customers via social apps.
First Myanmar Investment Co. saw a 36-percent rise in gross profits over last fiscal year, while expenditures of 14.4 billion kyats held net profits back by 41.7 percent.
The Ministry of Home Affairs tells The Irrawaddy that drug traffickers often open bank accounts in relatives’ names or purchase assets to launder money.