The surprise decision to fix the rate of the kyat has harmed the competitiveness of Myanmar’s rice exports, traders say, and orders from abroad are already beginning to decline.
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In makeshift camps along the Bangladesh border set up for Muslims fleeing violence in Rakhine State, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s pledge to begin repatriation has received a cold reception.
Shortly after taking office, the government said a new policy aimed at increasing youth involvement in the transition would be implemented. The lack of attendance by officials at a recent youth event has made some civil society actors sceptical.