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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Reuters executive editor Mr Reg Chua tells Frontier’s Thomas Kean about the news agency’s campaign to free its reporters and the “chilling” effect their arrest will have on Myanmar’s media.
Ward and village-tract administrator elections have been mostly peaceful but activists say that in some areas competition between political parties and other groups has caused conflict – and even resulted in some participants being attacked.