After hearing coup leader Min Aung Hlaing’s promises, Asean should dispatch monitoring teams to Myanmar, argues Kavi Chongkittavorn.
The global financial institution in December predicted that Myanmar would start recovering economically from COVID-19 this month.
Millions more coronavirus vaccine doses are due to arrive from India.
Foreign firms are closing as businesses express concerns about the recovery and the security of their investments after the coup.
Around 750,000 have been selected to receive the coronavirus jabs from India, including frontline medics and senior government figures.
More than 300 demonstrators defied Pathein stay-at-home orders to condemn the Nov. 8 general election results.
Around 750,000 people, including medics and political figures, have been selected to receive the Indian coronavirus vaccine from Wednesday.
Pagodas in Bagan have been prepared to make them coronavirus-safe, according to employers who are facing bankruptcy.
Health workers and key government figures are first in the queue for two doses of the coronavirus jab.
It is the second time this month Rohingya migrants from Rakhine have been caught entering the region.
Yoma Central strikers say they are not being paid their wages or social-security allowances.
The March 27 parade will follow coronavirus restrictions, says the military’s spokesman.
Myanmar’s hotels have been closing and the authorities axed a deal to develop a giant economic zone. Meanwhile, an alarming fall in foreign trade has been reported.
More than 1,000 hotels in Myanmar have closed since March last year with the Shangri-La in Yangon the largest operation to shut its doors so far.
China says it has erected border fencing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but Myanmar says it encroaches on neutral land.