Trade between the once-thriving border towns of Muse and Ruili is restarting after nearly three years, but remains restricted to a trickle of trucks, with Myanmar wary of the COVID-19 surge in China.
The regime's sudden decision has hobbled Myanmar citizens seeking better lives overseas and risks depriving migrant workers of legal protections, with rights groups suspecting a ploy to target dissidents.
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Conservationists hope that ecotourism might be the answer to protecting traditional fisheries and the dolphins they partner with.
Lawmakers have accused the Yangon Region government of failing to disclose information to parliament amid suggestions of a power struggle within the National League for Democracy.
Regional ministers deliver an unconvincing performance at a press conference to discuss the Yangon government’s achievements in its first year — two months after the government’s first anniversary.