Myanmar junta expects Asian nations to keep investing after coup

1st Apr, 2021

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Police vehicles block off a road in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on March 14, as demonstrations by protesters against the military coup continue across the country. | GETTY IMAGES / VIA BLOOMBERG

Myanmar’s military junta expects investments from Asian countries to continue despite growing condemnation over its coup last month and the violent suppression of ensuing pro-democracy protests. While the U.S. and its partners are taking actions such as sanctions against the military, and some regional companies have scaled back operations, Asian neighbors largely have refrained from turning away from the country and the current leadership sees long-term regional partners staying engaged.

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