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Lines, tokens and money brokers: Myanmar's crumbling economy runs low on cash

May 14 2021

(Reuters) -If you need cash in Myanmar, you have to get up early. Queues start forming outside banks at 4 a.m., where the first 15 or 30 customers are given a plastic token that will allow them to enter the bank when it opens at 9:30 a.m. and withdraw cash, according to more than a dozen people who spoke to Reuters. 

Lines, tokens and money brokers: Myanmar's crumbling economy runs low on cash

May 14 2021

May 14 If you need cash in Myanmar, you have to get up early. Queues start forming outside banks at 4 a.m., where the first 15 or 30 customers are given a plastic token that will allow them to enter the bank when it opens at 9:30 a.m. and withdraw cash, according to more than a dozen people who spoke to Reuters.

Myanmar police arrest nearly 100 Rohingya in raid on house

Jan 06 2021

YANGON Myanmar police arrested nearly 100 ethnic Rohingya on Wednesday after raiding a house in the commercial capital of Yangon, police and local media said.

Strain of pandemic takes toll on Myanmar health workers as cases climb

Dec 08 2020

YANGON Myanmar nurse Win Win Myint says the strain of working during the coronavirus pandemic has left her and some of her colleagues on the frontlines in the Southeast Asian country's fragile health care system physically and mentally exhausted.

Myanmar monk offers temple sanctuary for threatened snakes

Dec 04 2020

YANGON Tenderly stroking the back of a large Burmese python resting on his lap, Buddhist monk Wilatha is trying to play a part in saving scores of snakes that might otherwise be killed or destined for the black market. | Video

Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party claims resounding election win in Myanmar

Nov 09 2020

YANGON Myanmar's ruling party claimed a resounding victory on Monday in the second parliamentary election since the end of strict military rule, based on its own unofficial tally of votes.

A crushed student movement and shrinking hope ahead of Myanmar's election

Nov 05 2020

YANGON/LONDON Myanmar teacher Hnin grew up idolizing Aung San Suu Kyi, the one-time democracy icon who now leads her country. But when voters go to the polls on Sunday for the second general election since the end of military rule, Hnin will not back her.

Myanmar volunteers under strain as coronavirus toll grows

Oct 04 2020

YANGON As Myanmar's coronavirus infections soar, the work never seems to stop for volunteers who have stepped in to help carry those suspected of symptoms to quarantine centres or hospitals.

Myanmar's COVID quarantine campaign raises questions over election

Oct 02 2020

YANGON From a quarantine centre in northern Myanmar, aspiring lawmaker Maw Htun Aung, wearing a bright yellow surgical mask, lays out his plan for an upcoming general election in a Facebook broadcast.

Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in Southeast Asia as online trade surges

Aug 06 2020

YANGON An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks. | Video

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