With an entire academic year already lost to the pandemic, the junta says schools will reopen on June 1, but teachers, students and their parents are refusing to attend or enroll in schools administered by generals and policed by soldiers.
Customers are flooding branches and ATMs in an effort to withdraw funds, but with cash in short supply, the steady reopening of branches is only putting more pressure on struggling private banks.
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An unrelenting athlete was Myanmar’s only competitor in para-cycling at the recent Asian championships in Nay Pyi Taw and he hopes to compete in more international events — but that might depend on whether sporting organisations want to give him support.