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Kuala Lumpur/Bangkok — Since arriving in Thailand a few years ago, Myanmar migrant worker Own Mar Shwe had been sending money home every month for her family to buy food and medicine. That came to an abrupt halt last month.

Like millions of Myanmar migrants who work abroad and send their earnings back home to dependants, the February 1 coup has cut a lifeline for her family with bank and remittance services heavily disrupted...

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