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Myanmar Crisis

Shooting of Myanmar central banker shows new forex-rule backlash

Business and embassies protest order to convert dollar inflows to local currency

BANGKOK -- The shooting of one of Myanmar's top central bank officials in Yangon on Thursday highlighted growing public hostility toward financial regulators and institutions associated with the military regime amid the country's deepening financial crisis.

Than Than Swe, 55, a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar, was shot at close range by two armed assailants at her home in Yangon on Thursday morning. It was still unclear on Friday whether she had survived the attack although sources close to the central bank told Nikkei Asia that she was in "critical condition" at a military hospital in Yangon.

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