Myanmar’s new military regime is striving to present a business-as-usual approach to the economy in the face of daily street protests, but even a normally pliant private sector is crying foul at some of its initial steps.
A new Central Bank deputy governor has lashed out at protesters and bank staff who have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement and forced private banks to close their branches, and claimed the military regime is “doing its best” and should be given more time.
A recent town hall meeting aimed to dispel concerns about the multi-billion-dollar Yangon New City project and fast, cheap internet access enabled those affected by the project to follow proceedings remotely.
A man who campaigns against multi-level marketing has appeared in a Yangon court after being accused of criminal defamation over social media posts about the Successmore company’s executives and products.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.