As soon as he heard that the army had seized power on February 1, Myanmar entrepreneur Samuel, who owns a construction material company with 10 employees, rushed to Yangon bank to withdraw most of the money in his business account and convert the kyats to US dollars.“I never trust the military. We took the risk,” the 36-year-old said. “We actually lost some money because of the currency exchange policy set by the bank. But that’s OK. It’s better to keep the USD.”The move proved prescient. Over…


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