Myanmar descending into economic collapse: Asian Insider Ep 70

  • 13 May 2021

Asian Insider Ep 70: Myanmar descending into economic collapse 18:29 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. The international community needs to brace for a humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar, as analysts Richard Horsey and Pwint Htun tell Asian Insider. They discuss the following points:  People risking their lives to withdraw cash (4:16) UN should consider delivering aid through mobile phones (9:33) Criminal networks already well-entrenched in Myanmar (12:40) Risk of state failure spreading to centre of Myanmar (14:00) Military has undone decades of progress in poverty alleviation (15:27) Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh ( & ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Aleemah Basirah Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify: Website: Feedback to: Discover Asian Insider Videos: Read Ghosh's stories: Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: Life Weekend Picks Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See for privacy information.