Aid workers in Myanmar wary of possible crackdowns

Aid workers in Myanmar are helping a growing number of poor people more than three months after a coup. But they are wary of the country's military leaders who may feel threatened by such relief activities.

The military has been maintaining nighttime curfews and restrictions on online communications to counter civilian protests against the February 1 coup.

But the measures have caused an economic downturn, leading to lost jobs and sources of income for many people.

One aid group has been helping by handing out relief supplies, such as rice and vegetables, to roughly 2,000 households in the suburbs of Yangon.

But the military may crack down on such relief efforts as activities that could foster increased unity among the civilian population.

The support group says some of its supporters have been detained. Its representative says military leaders are worried about the impact of these relief activities.