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Suu Kyi bets on coronavirus stimulus with little room for error

In election year, a fifth of Myanmar's garment industry is at a standstill

YANGON -- Myanmar's government is pushing ahead with an economic stimulus package that from one vantage point looks to be unprecedented but from another does not appear to be up to the job of combating the economic impact of the novel coronavirus.

If the government fails to properly handle the crisis, the ruling National League for Democracy, led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, could suffer a setback in general elections coming up in November.

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