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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar civil servants boycott to pressure military after coup

Junta chief urges workers to keep country running as protests mount

Protestors march in Yangon on Feb. 12.

YANGON -- As protests in Myanmar against the coup continue for nearly a week, many civil servants have stopped going to the office in a sign of spreading civil disobedience.

Commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing called for their return in a televised speech on Thursday, but the younger generation -- unfamiliar with past military regimes -- is strongly opposed to the coup. This is worrying the military after its bloodless takeover on Feb. 1.

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