With an entire academic year already lost to the pandemic, the junta says schools will reopen on June 1, but teachers, students and their parents are refusing to attend or enroll in schools administered by generals and policed by soldiers.
Customers are flooding branches and ATMs in an effort to withdraw funds, but with cash in short supply, the steady reopening of branches is only putting more pressure on struggling private banks.
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Rohingya holed up one the Bangladeshi border after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said Sunday.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar needs to improve services in Nay Pyi Taw to entice foreign embassies to shift from Yangon, but even government officials admit that the move will be a tough sell for many years.
A secret meeting in China between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Organization has raised hope of further talks that could advance the quest for peace, but heavy fighting between the two sides is unlikely to end any time soon.