After the dollar price skyrocketed, domestic general commodity prices also rose. Including the prices of basic food products such as rice and oil. Lately, the military council has been trying to forcibly control the rising prices. In a market economy system, the market cannot be controlled, and because of this, material shortages have already occurred. Since the military council controls the cooking oil market and rice and sells them in a queue system at the price set by them, the people have been queuing up to buy rice and oil since the last few days. We have started to experience things that we did not experience during the days of democratic governments.
After the military coup in 2021, we had to queue for oxygen because of Covid. In 2022, we had to queue for withdrawals because the banks couldn’t issue enough cash. Now in 2023, we have to stand in line to buy rice and oil. As long as the ruling group doesn’t fall, we don’t know what will be lined up in 2024.