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Arakan State’s Border Affairs Ministry says it will demolish buildings constructed in border townships without permission from local authorities, including mosques and madrasas.
Burma’s billion-dollar jade industry needs a reformed legal framework to release it from the grip of the military elites, drug lords and crony companies, says British transparency watchdog.
An Indian gold trader based in the northeastern state of Assam has been arrested for allegedly smuggling nearly nearly $300 million worth of gold from Burma.
Maungdaw police told DVB the drugs were seized in two separate locations – one being a stash of over 6.2m pills found hidden among a brickworks site.
Minister tells parliament plans are afoot to form a taskforce to crack down effectively on any logging operations in the area.