Dr Su-Ann Oh is a Visiting Fellow of the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Dr Oh researches and writes about ethnic politics and conflict, and borderlands in Myanmar. She is also the managing editor of SOJOURN, a journal devoted to the study of social and cultural issues in Southeast Asia and one of the flagship publications of the Regional Social and Cultural Studies programme at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. She also convenes the seminar series funded by the KAS, The Politics of Art in Southeast Asia.
Myanmar has taken some decisive steps towards cashless payments, particularly in a time of the Covid-19 pandemic. But there are still some obstacles to be overcome before the country becomes a cashless society.
The advent of Covid-19 is accelerating the trend towards a cashless society and driving the growth of e-commerce around the world. How will this pan out in Myanmar given the low uptake of e-commerce and mobile financial technology in the country? E-commerce in Myanmar is in its early infancy. It was valued at only US$6...