Footwear, garment sectors hit by declining global orders, lack of investment, policy confusion.
The elections will be held according to the new Yangon municipal law, which came into effect on June 28.
A Thai rescuer died during an operation to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave complex, the latest setback for a mission fraught with danger.
From The Irrawaddy
"I would like to send greetings and a lot of strength to the authorities and the families of these 12 children," said Mario Sepulveda.
Mahathir, who came to power in May, is reviewing major projects signed by the former govt, saying many of them do not make financial sense for Malaysia.
The boat was carrying 105 passengers, including 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew and tourist guides, when it capsized off the coast of Phuket.
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Ba Hla Aye's presentation at the Roundtable on the Korean Peninsula
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