Myanmar's economy is based on argriculture. Farmers from Myanmar are a very hard working people. In these hard times, under SPDC control, farmers provided enough rice to the whole country and can even export to the international communities without much support from the government.
Government only know how to get more from the farmer and gives less. When you study Myanmar's economy closely you will be amazed. Farmer struggle very hard throughout the year. They do not care whether it is raining or a sunny sky. The only thing that they have in mind is, to plant rice and harvest the best rice at the end of the year. Farmer may not have much money left at the end of the year, but they are happy year to year.
As the industrial world, there are a lot of companies trade with Myanmar. Rapidly, there are a lot of industries built in Myanmar. The companies benifit both for cheap labor and good natural resources. Not only that, the companies pay less tax to the SPDC government and do not need to provide any benifit to the worker only have the agreement in the paper.
Farmers sell out their land to the government and to other rich people then choose to go to the city and work in the factory. They have more money than working as a farmer.
Burmese people choose to work in the factory more and more each day. They hope that, their life will be better one day as they can save some money compare with their other job.
Once, international communities cutted sanction in Myanmar to help people in Myanmar for the political change. At this point the COB talked a lot about the sanction and most were a gree with the sanction. Many believe that, sanction will bring in some development in Myanmar and the SPDC government will change some administration in the government. But, SPDC government give the smile instead of changing the policy.
It is nothing to do with the government when international put sanction on Myanmar. It does not bring any changes to Myanmar politic or economic. The one who affect are, workers in Myanmar. When the company close down, there are a lot employee lose their job. Even when they go back to their village, there is no farm for them to do farming.