Rescue work in Myanmar has been hampered by continued downpours and the inaccessibility of many of the remote regions worst hit by the deluges.
An Information Ministry statement said 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, will be freed across the country “on humanitarian grounds and in view of national reconciliation.”
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy will contest almost all the 498 parliamentary seats in the Nov. 8 polls
Flooding is common during Myanmar’s monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.
The prospect of reaching a deal as soon as possible, however, was uncertain.
Myint Naing is among thousands of Burmese fishermen who are tricked or sold into forced labor in fishing industry, forced to work under harsh conditions with little pay.
“I am not surprised with the result. Those who didn’t vote for the change have shown they are against change,” Suu Kyi said.
Myanmar’s parliament rejected changes to two clauses that would allow Suu Kyi to compete in the elections and remove military veto power.
Villages bank on barter across the border, militants provide more medical help ‘than state govt ever did’
If China’s stakes in Myanmar are massive and enduring, Suu Kyi can’t ignore Myanmar’s deep historic ties with China and the logic of geography.
Impact on insurgents less than earlier estimates; target was one camp in Onzia and two in Ponyo; NSCN (K) leader, 40 cadres fled camp before strike.
Indian Army had undertaken a successful cross-border strike with the knowledge of Myanmarese authorities killing at least 38 insurgents
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan had on Wednesday had said that “Pakistan is not Myanmar”.
A high security alert has been sounded across northeast after reports that NSCN-K militants have entered India for revenge attacks following Army’s strike in insurgent camps.
Myanmar’s drug boom is worrying. Insurgents in the Northeast could tap into it.
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