The Southeast Asian bloc is considering stronger measures against the Myanmar military but a range of factors may preserve the unproductive status quo.
In Sagaing Region, local people linked to resistance groups risk death to document the conflict, providing media outlets with a vital – if inevitably partisan – source of information from the ground.
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The outflow of Muslims from Rakhine State has slowed in recent days – but with more than 430,000 having crossed the border in less than a month humanitarian actors are struggling to catch up, with shelter, food and healthcare resources in short supply.
The ouster of Nay Pyi Taw Football Club from the Myanmar National League over unpaid players is another problem for efforts to promote the sport, especially among the young.