Almost $20 billion in dirty money linked to corruption and tax evasion has left Burma in the past five decades, according to an international watchdog.
A police raid on a slot machine parlour in the Karen town of Myawaddy on Tuesday night ended in a shoot-out— with two hospitalised.
More than 500 migrants, thought to be Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis, were rescued from boats off the coast of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province on Sunday, 10 May and given temporary shelter at a mosque in the town of Seunuddon.
Burmese government investigators say that witnesses who might be able to prove the innocence of two Burmese nationals accused of murdering a pair of British tourists in Thailand are too afraid of the Thai police to testify.
Facing court in Thailand on Monday, two twenty-one year old Burmese men pleaded not guilty to rape and double murder on the island of Koh Tao.
The family of a man who died from a brain haemorrhage mid-October have filed a complaint to the Myanmar Human Rights Commission, claiming he had been beaten by police a week earlier.
The parents of Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday night, as the 21-year-olds officially reneged on their confessions.