The seizures came just months after Malaysia reported a record bust of nearly 1.2 tons of crystal meth that was disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar.
The Irrawaddy discusses the prospects for peace and prosperity for Myanmar in 2019 and the lessons to learn from the past year.
U Myat Thu, who sits on a joint committee overseeing the corridor's development, spoke with The Irrawaddy about what Myanmar was doing to manage the potential risks and rewards.
On the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, advocates said Myanmar's rights record was deteriorating.
On the other side of the world, processed and repackaged "raw Burmese hair" is selling for hundreds of dollars to consumers clamoring for wigs and extensions.
Local and international travelers can start applying for visas to cross the border online later this month.
A survey conducted by UMFCCI shows stifling costs, currency depreciation and red tape is making conducting business here ever more challenging.
Leeds United will visit Myanmar despite an army crackdown and the British government's advice against traveling to some areas in the country.
Where are they now? In this article published in The Irrawaddy magazine, we checked up on the country’s retired military leaders.