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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US diplomat Bill Richardson also hit out at the State Counsellor for an "absence of moral leadership" over the crisis.
Landmines have blighted thousands of innocent civilians' lives in Myanmar, which remains one of the few countries yet to sign a 1997 treaty banning their use.