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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Civil society groups say an investment protection agreement being negotiated by Myanmar and the European Union lacks transparency and exposes the government to the possibility of compensation payouts it cannot afford.
Cancellations due to Rakhine violence need to prompt a broader discussion about the many issues holding back the growth of an equitable tourism sector – and how they can be addressed.