There is in fact a Burmese connection. A lot of folks disappeared just prior to the Burmese election. It's possible some didn't come back and others came back skint after buying presents for family.
@Methos The whole market is suffering. Ms Kam is selling snacks that people eat after work. Their alternative is to wait until they are home and have a cheaper homemade meal with rice.
@Stocky Same same.
Maybe they are being rounded up by the Junta and sent off to work camps.
To be serious though, I've been reading the same is happening in Australia.
large corporations also are not making investments, the economy is stalling.
Maybe the big recession is just around the corner.