Extension of US sanctions ‘will not hurt us’: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

NAY PYI TAW: The extension of US sanctions on Myanmar will not hurt the country, said Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday (May 18). Her first public remarks on the sanctions came at a joint news conference with visiting Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. The US announced on Tuesday […]

Fresh crackdown nabs “godfather” of human smuggling in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh police have arrested a human trafficking “godfather” in a fresh crackdown on smugglers amid fears of a resumption of the racket that sparked a regional migrant crisis earlier this year, an officer said Thursday. Police have arrested at least 20 traffickers in the past month including alleged kingpin Dil Mohammad on the weekend […]

Malaysia, Myanmar agree to waive visa for government officials, business travellers

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Myanmar have agreed in principle to waive the visa requirement for government officials and business travellers to ease the travelling for these groups between the two countries, said Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman. With the agreement, government officials and businessmen who are endorsed by their respective chambers of commerce from […]