Wedged between a military unwilling to relinquish power and high expectations from its supporters, it has not been an easy first month for the NLD-led government as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi slowly embarks on her promised path to change.
The debate has even entered moral territory, with some expat workers arguing that the arrival of a civilian-led and democratically elected government makes foreigners obliged to start paying their dues to the state.
With the state government unable to put an end to a dream-inspired monk’s stupa-building craze, the Ministry of Religious Affairs is taking over.
US business delegations will visit Myanmar next week to seek investment opportunities that will also promote the country’s economic growth, Scot Marciel, the newly arrived US ambassador, announced yesterday.
Illegal smuggling of cattle and natural resources must end, and alternative sources of income identified, said a Thabeikkyin township administrator.
Migrant workers detained in Malaysia are hopeful a homecoming may finally be on the horizon after a batch of returns began last week, but rights groups say the embassy has only further convoluted the lengthy process.