“The Myanmar military are not going to fall down on the floor, cry and say ‘oh my god, I’ve lost my visa to the US, my life is over’. They’ll probably laugh,” said Kishore Mahbubani, a former Singapore diplomat and a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore.
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.