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Myanmar's junta puts $75bn at risk in the worst possible way

Economic modernization efforts and investor confidence hang in the balance

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Soldiers setup barricades in front of the Central Bank of Myanmar on Feb. 15: the timing of the CBM shake-up could not be worse.   © Sipa/AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

You could say economist Sean Turnell, who is currently being detained by Myanmar's military, saw the Donald Trump era coming.

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