Sweet December is here, and food boxes that cost 5000 Ks were popular at this time last year. Five thousand kyats was not for everyone. This year, meal cost five hundred kyats has become popular at this time.
Many people are unemployed and have no income. The World Bank estimates that by 2022, half of Burma’s population will live below the poverty line. The same thing is happening on the ground. When there is no food, there will be looting. Even now it is found in some places. There is no rule of law. The military council is no longer interested in crime. They are focused on maintaining their power. People’s lives are full of struggle with food and fear of crime.