Nearly 50 million kyats worth of narcotics seized; one of the raids followed a tip given to the President’s Office
Gold Entrepreneurs Association official accused of illegally trying to distort kyat-dollar rate
Police have said the shooting was an accident, but are adamant there will be no let-up in the anti-crime campaign, which is proving popular with many in Uttar Pradesh.
The youths are being held on suspicion of the murder of a military intelligence officer who was shot in Sittwe in late September.
Many tie the commercial capital’s increasing lawlessness to high unemployment, cheap drugs and under-resourced police
The charges come as Washington increases pressure on Beijing over its trade policies and alleged theft of US intellectual property.
Dropping of first investigation led to arrests of Yangon attorney general and other law officers on suspicion of corruption
Bangladesh's cabinet approved the draft law despite widespread criticism over a narcotics crackdown in which police have shot dead more than 200 people since May.
Both armed groups based in the area have issued statements condemning the shooting dead of Shwe Kyin Sayardaw, leaving questions as to who is responsible for the murder.
An abundance of illicit drugs—much of which, the UNODC say, originate in Shan State—is lowering the street price, making it more accessible to young people.
The amendment to the Penal Code proposes a child rape victim age limit of 12 years old, while activists believe it should include older victims too.
The Yangon chief minister has recommended a former Union Attorney General's Office director to replace U Han Htoo, who was arrested earlier this month for alleged graft.
The Yangon Region High Court will investigate the attorney general and five others suspected of taking bribes to drop a case against the alleged killers of comedian Aung Yell Htwe.
The army officer has asked police in Mandalay to sue the monk over Facebook posts that liken Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing to a cow and claim he may have orchestrated a prison break.
After the unprecedented intervention of President U Win Myint and arrests of six top officials for corruption, the murder case will resume at Yangon Eastern District Court.