Buthidaung Township Lawmaker U Aung Thaung Shwe’s proposal in parliament to form a militia with local villagers to improve security in the area has been rejected.
The exercise, which involved the submarine trying to evade detection, was conducted away from island bases constructed by China to push its claims in the strategic sea.
S. Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang to discuss with Kim Jong Un faltering talks on denuclearization and the prospect of officially ending the Korean War.
Lawmakers discussed in favor signing the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, saying it would boost the country’s image.
The US imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its N. Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to N. Korea in violation of US sanctions.
"Today, the opportunity presents itself for talks," said NMSP Vice Chairman Nai Hong Sar. "I want us to try to make the best use of that opportunity."
A security ministry statement said Le Quoc Binh was a member of Viet Tan, a US-based exiles group that Communist Vietnam regards as a "terrorist" body.
Trump said he believed North Korea had taken specific steps toward denuclearization, despite widespread doubts about Kim's willingness to abandon his arsenal.
Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative.
North Korea accused the US of going back on its word after the US urged Southeast Asian nations to maintain sanctions on North Korea until it gives up its nuclear weapons program.
For a colorful handful of Trump supporters who gather regularly on the streets of Seoul to call for aggressive action against North Korea, faith in the US president is unshaken.
Questions have arisen over Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearize after US spy satellite material detected renewed activity at the North Korean missile factory.
The Irrawaddy discusses the major developments and implications of the recently concluded third session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
The US govt moves to block China Mobile from offering services to the US telecoms market, recommending it be rejected because the govt-owned firm poses national security risks.
The effort is among the steps promised by the two countries' leaders to improve relations that had deteriorated over the North's nuclear and missile programs.