Sunday, 19 September, 2021

Myanmar’s strike holdouts maintain defiance of ‘wicked junta’

Myanmar’s strike holdouts maintain defiance of ‘wicked junta’

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BANGKOK: Doctors healing patients from hiding, teachers giving up their classrooms and bankers losing their savings are among the stubborn holdouts still on strike to protest Myanmar’s military coup six months ago.

Thousands of civil servants joined a mass walkout in the days after the February ouster of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in an effort to deny the junta legitimacy, manpower and resources, reports AFP.

It is difficult to know how many are still participating in the campaign, with many sacked for joining protests and a severe coronavirus outbreak likely keeping others away from their desks.

The strikes have left the junta deprived of staff to manage utilities, issue bills and collect taxes.