Myanmar’s Wa State rules synthetic drug market

Move over ‘Golden Triangle’! the Wa State in Myanmar is now the undisputed ‘king’ in producing synthetic drugs. For decades, the ‘Golden Triangle’ has been notorious worldwide as the foremost drug-producing region. That mantle has now been taken over by the unrecognised autonomous Wa State which is now dubbed, the ‘darling of international drug syndicates’. […]

Airlines Scramble to Land in Myanmar, but Visas Still up in the Air

BANGKOK — Foreign airline companies big and small are falling over one another in a battle for landing rights in Myanmar to tap into Southeast Asia’s new and rapidly rising tourist destination. Myanmar may still be a long way behind its neighbor Thailand in visitor numbers, but since President U Thein Sein began opening up […]