The military regime is set to drop meaningful structural reforms from an economic recovery plan initiated by the former National League for Democracy government, and is instead promising to slash red tape in a bid to shore up collapsing business confidence.
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As dignitaries and the public distributed offerings to 18,000 monks at a special ceremony at the Shwedagon Pagoda, the 5,000 nuns at the event risked heatstroke and went home empty-handed.