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Myanmar Crisis

Companies in Myanmar struggle to pay salaries as banks stay closed

Long lines form at ATMs still open as bankers join widespread civil disobedience

People line at ATMs in Yangon on March 13. Lists of those that still have cash are circulating on social media.

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.

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