Yangon, September (16)

With food prices skyrocketing during the 19-month military coup, CDM staff are suffering from health problems due to the austerity measures.

The staff who joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) are no longer able to consume healthy and nutritious food because of increased food prices and a lack of regular income.

A former school teacher involved in CDM said that due to the high price of food, she has to cook and eat poor quality food, which has harmed her health.

Thousands of people opposed to the military coup took to the streets, calling on civil servants to “Don’t go to the office, Let’s fight” in order to stop the administration of the military council.

Most of the staff who do not want to serve on the military council have been involved in the non-violent Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) for more than a year and a half.

A CDM staff who works as a daily wage earner in agriculture said that even though the price of goods has increased, wages have not increased, and there may be a shortage of food in the future.

On the other hand, the military council is threatening to evict CDM employees from their staff quarters and arrest them, so the employees feel insecure and run away.

On July 21, the NUG’s Committee on Creating Job Opportunities and Income Growth announced that it conducted a survey on the living and working conditions of the former government employees involved in CDM.

The National Unity Government (NUG), however, has not yet been able to provide the CDM staff with sufficient support.

Nationwide, there are hundreds of thousands of civil servants participating in the civil disobedience (CDM) movement because they do not accept the military coup, the majority of whom are academic staff.

News – Than Lwin Times

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