Saturday, May 15

The secret business empire that finances the military in Myanmar


soldiers in Myanmar

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Critics say the business empire of the Myanmar military helped fuel the current coup.

Myanmar’s armed forces, the leaders of the recent coup in the country, are funded by much of the national budget.

But they also get a vast and secret income from expanding business interests.

At the popular Rangoon Indoor Skydiving Center, visitors can experience the thrill of jumping out of an airplane from the safety of a vertical wind tunnel.

But few of those who experience this attraction realize that it is part of a huge business empire run by the military and part of the social fabric of the country.


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