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Despite ambitious plans for a development project in Maungdaw aimed at boosting trade with Bangladesh, businesspeople in Rakhine say the state’s economy is in deep trouble and may take years to recover from the unfolding crisis.
Members of the 150,000-strong Rohingya community in Malaysia are anxiously watching developments in northern Rakhine State, still hopeful that one day they will be able to return.
Myanmar’s most famous clairvoyant was also greatly admired throughout the region for using her wealth to support a foundation that provides free care to needy people.