U Aung Thaung, Burmese Politician Accused of Abuses, Dies at 74

YANGON, Myanmar — U Aung Thaung, a senior Burmese politician who was implicated in violence against dissidents and accused of personal corruption, died on Thursday in Singapore. He was 74. His death, in a hospital, was caused by complications of a stroke, said U Win Tin, an official in his party and the editor of […]

Tourism Ministry to Allow Casinos in Myanmar’s Border Areas

Three-star hotels in border areas will be allowed to open casinos, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism (MoHT). Only foreigners will be allowed to gamble in those casinos while locals will be banned from taking part, the ministry said, adding that the hotels letting locals play would be dealt with in accordance with […]