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Early results indicate the National League for Democracy is performing very strongly and may even improve on its landslide 2015 victory, following a strong turnout on election day.
A number of candidates have been disqualified from the November 8 election late into their campaigns, for reasons that lay bare the contest’s discriminatory citizenship.
As Aung San Suu Kyi is vilified internationally for denying genocide against the Rohingya, her opponents in Sunday's election are ramping up the rhetoric.
Lost income, transportation shutdowns, quarantine mandates and a general fear of the coronavirus are causing deadly disruptions to cancer patients’ treatment regimes – deaths that will not make the official pandemic statistics.
The government is planning to purchase paddy at a floor price set to ensure farmers get a decent return and some rice traders are also pushing for another round of rice-buying to maintain the country’s reserve stocks.