Hopes are rising that elections can soon be held in the nine Rakhine State townships where voting was cancelled on November 8, but the National League for Democracy seems unconvinced.
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The outflow of Muslims from Rakhine State has slowed in recent days – but with more than 430,000 having crossed the border in less than a month humanitarian actors are struggling to catch up, with shelter, food and healthcare resources in short supply.
The ouster of Nay Pyi Taw Football Club from the Myanmar National League over unpaid players is another problem for efforts to promote the sport, especially among the young.
Myanmar’s COVID-19 response is at a crossroads, and something has to give
More than two months after they were introduced, residents and officials in Yangon are increasingly ignoring stay-at-home orders, yet the government insists infection rates need to fall before they can be rolled back.