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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Print media reforms introduced after 2011 raised hopes high for a revival of the golden age of Myanmar journalism, but an uneven playing field, a saturated market and the country’s internet boom are making it hard for publishers.
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.