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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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations demurred from formal mention of the 600,000 refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine since late August.
As demand soars among well-off urban residents for butter-rich cakes, pastries and croissants, efforts continue to boost the domestic production of milk, a crucial source of nutrition in a country where one third of the children are malnourished.