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Military coup in Myanmar

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spartan max2
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On 2/1/2021 at 11:33 AM, Dreamer screamer said:

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

You understand the military cutting you off from the rest of the world with internet blackout is a little different than people just not having the luxury of Netflix, right?

Like you have to have atleast some critical thinking skills up there dude.

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Eldorado

Myanmar's military - the leaders of its recent coup - are funded by a huge chunk of the national budget. But the armed forces also draw a vast and secretive income from sprawling business interests:

At Yangon's popular Indoor Skydiving Centre, visitors can experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane from the safety of a vertical wind tunnel.

But few people spiralling through this high-flying attraction may realise that it is part of a huge, military-run business empire - one completely woven into the fabric of national life.

Critics argue that this lucrative network has made Myanmar's coup possible and put the military's accountability into free fall.

BBC article

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The British government has urged its citizens to flee Myanmar after one of the bloodiest days since February’s coup left at least 12 people dead amid an increasingly violent crackdown by the military regime.

UK Guardian report at MSN

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Hammerclaw
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"On the road to Mandalay, where the old flotilla lay

With our sick beneath the awnings

When we went to Mandalay.

On the road to Mandalay

Where the flying fishes play

And the dawn comes up like thunder

Outer China 'crost the bay."        Kipling

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A reporter with the BBC Burmese service has been detained in Myanmar as clashes continue between security forces and protesters.

Aung Thura was taken away by men in plain clothes while reporting outside a court in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.

The BBC said in a statement that it was extremely concerned and called on the authorities to help locate him.

At least eight people are reported to have died in the most recent protests, which took place in several cities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56454261

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Myanmar protest death toll rises hours after junta threat

Dozens of people have been killed in a fresh crackdown on Myanmar's protest movement, according to local media. The leader of the military junta marked Armed Forces Day by promising new elections.

Deutsche Welle

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Eldorado

At least 114 killed in bloodiest day of protests yet

CNN via MSN

'Mass murder' in Myanmar

Sky news

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Fear turns to fury in Myanmar as children shot by military

msn

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At least 43 children have been killed by armed forces in Myanmar since February's military coup, according to rights organisation Save the Children.

The group said the South East Asian country was in a "nightmare situation", with the youngest known victim just six years old.

A local monitoring group puts the overall death toll at 536.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56600292

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More than 80 people have been killed by Myanmar security forces in a crackdown on a protest in the city of Bago, activists say.

The military is reported to have taken away the bodies of those killed, and the true number of deaths may never be accurately established.

Witnesses told local media that soldiers had used heavy weapons and had shot at anything that moved.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56703416

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kartikg

The civilian government is corrupt and doesn't have best interest of nation, individuals intrest is of higher importance than the national intrest, the military got fed up with this and took control of the situation. 

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