BANGKOK -- The business sector in Myanmar is struggling to make payments. Commercial transactions and wage payments are being disrupted because many bankers are refusing to show up at the office in a bid to protest the coup.
Protesters have been calling for civil servants and private-sector workers to join the civil disobedience movement. Bank branches have been closed since mid-February, prompting depositors to line up at ATMs. Little cash is left in most ATMs, and lists of those that still have cash are circulating on social media.