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Military coup in Myanmar

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Myanmar's military has taken control of the country after Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders were arrested in the early hours.

Hours after the arrests, military TV confirmed a state of emergency had been declared for one year.

The coup comes after tensions rose between the civilian government and the military following a disputed election.

Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by the military until democratic reforms began in 2011.

BBC report

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glorybebe

My daughter has a couple of online friends and they were telling her what was going on before it hit the news.  They said they expected they army to cut the internet off.  Pretty scary

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They said they expected they army to cut the internet off.  Pretty scary

No internet is pretty scary!!!:cry:

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Jon the frog
9 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Myanmar's military has taken control of the country after Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders were arrested in the early hours.

Hours after the arrests, military TV confirmed a state of emergency had been declared for one year.

The coup comes after tensions rose between the civilian government and the military following a disputed election.

Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by the military until democratic reforms began in 2011.

BBC report

It is somewhat an expected situation...

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glorybebe
2 hours ago, Dreamer screamer said:

No internet is pretty scary!!!:cry:

When that is their only way to contact anyone because the phones are down, yes, pretty scary.  

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Dreamer screamer
1 hour ago, glorybebe said:

When that is their only way to contact anyone because the phones are down, yes, pretty scary.  

How did the human race cope without telephones for thousands of years?:unsure2:

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glorybebe
4 hours ago, Dreamer screamer said:

How did the human race cope without telephones for thousands of years?:unsure2:

What is wrong with you?  Without phones or internet,  how are they able to check on their families when they are unable or too scared to go out the door?  Have some compassion 

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Dreamer screamer
20 minutes ago, glorybebe said:

What is wrong with you?  Without phones or internet,  how are they able to check on their families when they are unable or too scared to go out the door?  Have some compassion 

That is the problem in the first place!!  Why we have these problems in the first place..

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Tatetopa
4 hours ago, Dreamer screamer said:

How did the human race cope without telepho

They died a lot when they couldn't get help.  Same way they coped without medicine.

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Tatetopa
12 minutes ago, Dreamer screamer said:

That is the problem in the first place!!  Why we have these problems in the first place..

These problems are not new.  We have these problems in the first place because that is a component of human behavior, at least in some individuals.

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Tatetopa

More thoughts on the importance of internet.

Before the internet. from 1975 to 1979 the Pol Pot government killed more than 1.5 million Cambodians and nobody knew what was going on,  No information was coming out of the country.

Chinese treatment of Uyghurs became world news during the course of the internments.  People across th eworld have tried to help.

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38 minutes ago, Tatetopa said:

More thoughts on the importance of internet.

Without the internet shopping was near impossible.  :-*

38 minutes ago, Tatetopa said:

Before the internet. from 1975 to 1979 the Pol Pot government killed more than 1.5 million Cambodians and nobody knew what was going on,  No information was coming out of the country.

Chinese treatment of Uyghurs became world news during the course of the internments.  People across th eworld have tried to help.

The indians used to use smoke signals.  sound was used; mind you I got that from the film crocodile dundee.

There was a story of that guy in japan who thought the war was still on 10 odd years after it fininshed; and no matter what anyone could do, no one could tell him the war was over.

The world before the internet was so much more easier to control, true!   However, now we are awash with so much information we simply don't know what is true and what is false.

Without the internet, this binman would probably of lost his job without people signing a petition???

 

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Mirzam

"The island surfaced only 20 years ago and was not previously inhabited. It was regularly submerged by monsoon rains but now has flood protection embankments, houses, hospitals and mosques built at a cost of more than $112m by the Bangladesh navy."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/29/bangladesh-sends-third-group-of-rohingya-refugees-to-island

I wonder if there have been any reports made by anyone following the islands population on google maps. The HRW website and some other sources say different things.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/12/03/bangladesh-halt-rohingya-relocations-remote-island

The above one says those who did not volunteer were added to the list and that they were beat for going on hunger strike.

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Eldorado

Ousted Myanmar leader charged and remanded in detention

Sky news report at MSN

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Health workers in virus-hit Myanmar start anti-coup protests

Medical workers across Myanmar began a civil disobedience protest against Monday’s coup, wearing red ribbons and declaring they won’t work for the new military government.

AP news report

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Eldorado

Tens of thousands have protested for a second day in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, thwarting the military's attempt to stop anti-coup rallies by imposing an internet shutdown.

"We don't want military dictatorship," the crowds chanted. Many held pictures of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and wore red, the colour of her party.

bbc

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Eldorado

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Myanmar police shoot at anti-coup protesters with rubber bullets

Witnesses described police firing warning shots into the sky before aiming at protesters with rubber bullets, with some people injured in the melee in the capital Naypyitaw where police also fired a barrage of water cannon. 

The military has banned gatherings of more than five people in the commercial capital Yangon and other protest hotspots, as well as imposing a night-time curfew, but fresh protests erupted in various places on Tuesday.

MSN

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Eldorado

Fear of crackdown as military deploys tanks, shots fired

Armoured vehicles have rolled into Myanmar cities and internet access has been largely cut off amid fears of a crackdown on anti-coup protesters after nine days of mass demonstrations demanding a return to civilian rule.

Western embassies – from the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada and 11 other nations – issued a statement late on Sunday calling on security forces to “refrain from violence against demonstrators and civilians, who are protesting the overthrow of their legitimate government”.

Al Jazeera report

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Eldorado

At least two people have been killed in protests in Myanmar against a military coup, the worst violence yet in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

Police used live ammunition to disperse demonstrators in Mandalay, reports from the ground said. At least 20 people were injured.

Hundreds had gathered for the rally at a shipyard in Myanmar's second largest city.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56137025

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Myanmar protesters undeterred by deadliest day of military's post-coup crackdown

Exactly one month after Myanmar's military junta staged a coup against the country's democratically-elected leaders, including 75-year old Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, thousands of anti-coup protesters hit the streets again in angry defiance on Monday.

They did so despite the deadliest day of police aggression: On Sunday, Myanmar's security forces killed at least 18 people, according to the United Nations.

CBS news report

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Eldorado

At least nine dead in Myanmar as police open fire with live rounds across several cities

Myanmar’s neighbours in southeast Asia have failed to find any resolution to the crisis so far.

UK Independent report

Sky news

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Myanmar sees deadliest day as 38 protesters killed

BBC report

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Myanmar politician ‘beaten to death’ in custody as police start occupying major hospitals

MSN

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On 3/3/2021 at 3:37 PM, Eldorado said:

Myanmar sees deadliest day as 38 protesters killed

BBC report

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"He urged China, historically a close ally of Myanmar, to bring its influence to bear on the country's military.

The UN Security Council - an international peacekeeping body - has voiced concern over the situation, but stopped short of condemning the coup because of opposition by Russia and China, who view the matter as an internal affair".

Any government that shoots its citizens for protesting non-violently is an illegitimate government.  I'd say the same of any government that SUPPORTS such actions, including my own.

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