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Despite new crime-fighting tools, it is becoming increasingly clear that staying ahead of cyber bandits requires individuals to take greater precautions.
Malaysia’s foreign ministry said the group were stranded in Laukkaing, a town known as a notorious hub for major organised crimes. An Indonesian and a Hongkonger were also evacuated.
PLA Daily says Beijing is determined to protect border security after Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army announces seizure of crossing point along China’s frontier with the Southeast Asian country.
An armed group in Myanmar has seized control from the country’s ruling junta of the Kyin San Kyawt border gate, a lucrative border crossing to China, a local media outlet said.
China has urged Myanmar to guarantee border safety and stability as the junta loses ground to armed rebel groups since clashes broke out in October.
It will benefit India to have a ‘working relationship’ with the resistance groups as the security situation along the border continues to deteriorate, analysts say.
Myanmar authorities have handed over thousands of telecoms fraud suspects to China since law enforcement officers from both countries launched a crackdown on online scams.
Anyone arriving in Japan from Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam or the Philippines will also be required to have undergone a test for the disease.
Ming and three of his relatives wanted in China for defrauding and detaining Chinese citizens, among other offences.
Amid concerns about trafficking and a lack of resources to help the persecuted minority who have been fleeing Myanmar, Aceh villagers gave out supplies and repaired the group’s boat after desperate passengers tried to sink it.
The junta is facing its gravest challenge from armed groups following their coordinated attacks in Shan State.
Defence ministers from Indonesia and Malaysia have called for a truce, saying terrorism is condemned and ‘parties must exercise utmost restraint and de-escalate’.
Chin rebels will now look to consolidate their control along the India-Myanmar border, where the Myanmar military has two more camps.
Myanmese authorities urged to take ‘effective measures’ to ensure stability in the region.
South Korea did not disclose information on the ‘illegal’ firm responsible for detaining the 19, nor on the individuals held captive.
Sean Turnell, a co-defendant with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was imprisoned in Myanmar after being accused of being a spy and convicted by a junta-run court.
As new Asean chair, Vientiane may be ‘susceptible to Chinese pressure’ when dealing with the South China Sea issue, analysts say
A proposal to allow UN-registered refugees to work – but only in ‘dirty, dangerous, difficult’ jobs – reveals the state’s lack of empathy over their plight, advocates say.
Scientists have spent years working on the conundrum and think they have found the landmass, which split from Australia, hidden under Southeast Asia’s eastern islands.
Myanmar’s exiled opposition said resistance fighters had seized control of key positions in Kawlin in what it described as the first time that an administrative district capital had been attacked and captured since the February 2021 coup.
The assault by the ‘Three Brotherhood Alliance’ armed group follows recent extensive Chinese operations to take out scam networks along the border.
The US also slapped sanctions on three entities and five people said to be connected to Myanmar’s military, in action coordinated with Britain and Canada.