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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Rohingya in Myanmar's conflict-wracked Rakhine State expressed fears Sunday of a coronavirus outbreak reaching their overcrowded camps, after a spate of infections sent the state capital into lockdown.
Fifty-three confirmed cases in less than a week has left many scared and NGOs fearing the virus will spread to IDP camps.
This week’s Panglong peace conference – the last before the election – is likely to see agreements on a wide range of issues, but negotiators and analysts warn that much of the language is vague and could create to difficulties in the future.
The banning of Myanmar's largest election monitoring group will have a "huge impact" on the transparency of November's national polls, the organisation's director said Friday.