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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Dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden”, Ashin Wirathu is known for his nationalist and anti-Islamic rhetoric. Analysts described his turning himself in as his attempt to.
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