Persistent flooding along highways has severely affected border trade with locals reporting rising prices for basic commodities.
Public confirmation follows open letter from regional grouping
Many Shwegyin villagers borrowed about 150,000 kyats per acre from government; they had just completed seeding, fertilizing farms when floods hit
Landslides, swollen rivers strand many villagers in west of country; more heavy rains forecast
Dozens missing in northern and central Vietnam in flooding that has also affected seven provinces of Thailand.