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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Frontier speaks with Scot Marciel, the US Ambassador to Myanmar, on sanctions, the peace process and ongoing security operations in Maungdaw.
Mr Scot Marciel was the principal deputy assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs before assuming his role as ambassador to Myanmar earlier this year. He spoke to Frontier’s Sean Gleeson.
Eleven Media Group's CEO and chief editor have been arrested over an opinion piece that appeared to accuse Yangon's chief minister of corruption.