Rising demand, border closures and a depreciating kyat have sent prices of medicines soaring – and now pharmacies are closing as staff become infected with COVID-19.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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The Myanmar government is preparing to liberalise the insurance market and allow in foreign players, but it’s unclear whether that will be on a joint venture or fully owned subsidiary basis. Mr Ng Keng Hooi, group chief executive and president of AIA Group, discusses the state of the insurance market, his company’s plans for Myanmar and the perceived lack of independence of the local regulator with Frontier’s Kyaw Ye Lynn.