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The National League for Democracy’s decision to shift the General Administration Department to the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government is an important step forward for civilian-led governance in Myanmar.
Few people actively use Twitter in Myanmar. Fewer had heard of Mr Jack Dorsey, one of the Silicon Valley social media company’s founders and its CEO – that is, until a December 8 Twitter thread by the American tech billionaire about his recent birthday trip to Myanmar.
The repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh that was supposed to get underway on November 15 was always destined to fail given the present conditions in northern Rakhine State.

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