The Southeast Asian bloc is considering stronger measures against the Myanmar military but a range of factors may preserve the unproductive status quo.
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A recent Myanmar Investment Commission notification allowing foreign investment in private schools is the first in a raft of changes for the sector, with a planned Private School Law set to introduce government licensing for teachers and the vetting of international school curricula.
A long-running dispute between the government and a mining company over a debt has shuttered dozens of gold mines in the Yamethin area of Mandalay Region, crippled small operators and left thousands out of work.