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EXCLUSIVE – Myanmar’s garment industry could grind to a standstill amid the ongoing military coup, a local contact has told Apparel Insider. Myanmar’s military seized power from the democratically elected government this week, undoing years of reform. The US has already retaliated by threatening to impose sanctions.

Speaking anonymously for fear of placing their family in danger, our source told us: “It will not at all be business as usual, so long as the democratically elected government is held in captivity. There might soon be no business at all.”

Our source added: “The civil disobedience movement has started. All the doctors and nurses of the public hospitals plan to walk out today. They will likely be followed in their action by many, many others.”

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