The health minister on Tuesday said a new bill prohibiting the recreational use of cannabis will be proposed to the cabinet meeting next week.
Bangladeshi police said a local woman and an ethnic Rohingya man were killed by artillery shells fired from Myanmar.
Over 100 Rohingya migrants from Myanmar escaped a temporary immigration center in northern Perak state and scores are believed to still be hiding in forested areas.
Many residents have left Mogoke town in Mandalay Region to avoid an expected anti-regime offensive.
The Constitutional Court cleared the ex-Move Forward Party leader of wrongdoing over owning media shares, paving the way for him to retake his seat in parliament.
The Chinese president says he will root out deep-seated malfeasance in the finance, banking and state-owned sectors despite fears over the delicate state of the economy.
A 7.5-magnitude quake hit Ishikawa prefecture on New Year’s Day, triggering a meter-high tsunami, toppling buildings and causing a port fire.
Rukchanok Srinork of the Move Forward Party was found guilty of lese majeste and breaching the Computer Crimes Act for retweeting two messages.
Vietnamese charity Blue Dragon said victims lured to work in scam compounds in Shan State must sell organs if they fail to meet quotas.
Locals in Aceh last week turned away several boat arrivals from Bangladesh, saying they did not have the resources to accept more refugees; a UN team was en route.