Malaysia’s Central Bank Chief Steps Down, Latest Casualty of 1MDB Scandal

The resignation is the latest in a string of departures as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad purges top officials seen as close to the scandal-plagued previous government.

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Safety and ‘Identity’ Key for Rohingya Returnees: UN Chief in Myanmar

Safety and "identity" need to be in place for Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar, the UN chief in Myanmar said, as Myanmar and UN agencies signed an outline deal on returns.


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Suspect in Malaysia’s Record Meth Haul Arrested in Mandalay

Shipment traced to Yangon-based trading company Nice Guy

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Myanmar Roller Skaters to Display Skills at ASEAN Championships

Skate association to send delegation to Vietnam despite lack of official funding, recognition

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Military Orders Tycoon to Rebuild Yangon Heritage Building

The Myanmar military has ordered U Khin Shwe to rebuild a century-old building he demolished to make way for a $500-million high-rise project "in its original style."

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National Security Adviser Named New Head of Govt Investment Body

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration named U Thaung Tun its new chairman on Wednesday, replacing corruption-tainted ex-Minister U Kyaw Win.

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Amendments to Expand Authority of Anti-Corruption Commission in the Works

Myanmar’s Lower House approves a bill amending the Anti-Corruption Law with minor changes to the legislation passed by the Upper House.

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Thousands of Seized Logs Smuggled to China, Lawmaker Says

Up to 2,000 logs seized by authorities in Kachin State in December have been smuggled to China since late May, according to a Union lawmaker.

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Peace Process Entirely in Military’s Hands, Karen Group Says

Govt powerless to curb Tatmadaw’s efforts to block EAOs and thwart reform, according to new analysis.

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