Trade between the once-thriving border towns of Muse and Ruili is restarting after nearly three years, but remains restricted to a trickle of trucks, with Myanmar wary of the COVID-19 surge in China.
The regime's sudden decision has hobbled Myanmar citizens seeking better lives overseas and risks depriving migrant workers of legal protections, with rights groups suspecting a ploy to target dissidents.
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s words at the genocide hearings at the International Court of Justice were always unlikely to convince the global human rights community. But one element of her defence had even her most ardent critics sputtering out their tea.