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In rare consensus on anything about Myanmar, UN Security Council (which includes India and Vietnam as non-permanent members) today agreed on a press statement expressing "deep concern" at the situation in Myanmar, calling for the release of detainees,


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Barbara Woodward (United Kingdom):
The members of the Security Council expressed deep concern at the declaration of the state of emergency imposed in Myanmar by the military on 1 February and the arbitrary detention of members of the Government, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and others. They called for the immediate release of all those detained.

The members of the Security Council emphasized the need for the continued support of the democratic transition in Myanmar. They stressed the need to uphold democratic institutions and processes, refrain from violence and fully respect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. They encouraged the pursuance of dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar.

The members of the Security Council expressed concern at the restrictions on civil society, journalists and media workers. They also called for safe and unimpeded humanitarian access to all people in need, including through the re‑establishment of United Nations relief flights.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their strong support to regional organizations, in particular the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and welcomed the ASEAN Chair’s Statement dated 1 February. They also reiterated their support to the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar for her good offices.

The members of the Security Council reiterated the need to address the root causes of the crisis in Rakhine State and to create conditions necessary for the safe, voluntary, sustainable and dignified return of displaced persons.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and unity of Myanmar.
and with that and apx $2.00 you can buy a cup of coffee
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I worked in Yangon for a few months in 2013, and one thing always puzzled me: the written Burmese is the same sort of squiggly joined up script as Lao and Khmer, descended from the Indian script of ....oh, long time ago I guess. But when translated to European characters they refuse to do it phonetically. Like the Lady's name - Aung San Suu Kyi - why is Kyi pronounced as Chi? A lot of their words follow the same trend - translated from Burmese but still not phonetically correct. Whats the point of translating to English if we still need an education to pronounce it? Maybe something the Generals can look at when they get time after the coup.
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lagrange wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:04 am I worked in Yangon for a few months in 2013, and one thing always puzzled me: the written Burmese is the same sort of squiggly joined up script as Lao and Khmer, descended from the Indian script of ....oh, long time ago I guess. But when translated to European characters they refuse to do it phonetically. Like the Lady's name - Aung San Suu Kyi - why is Kyi pronounced as Chi? A lot of their words follow the same trend - translated from Burmese but still not phonetically correct. Whats the point of translating to English if we still need an education to pronounce it? Maybe something the Generals can look at when they get time after the coup.
Not sure why, but I get the feeling this isn't at the top of their priorities right now. Maybe put it in an email?
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brief highlight of on goings in Burma

the round up continues
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Myanmar students give pro-democracy salute as they arrive at a court in Mandalay after being arrested in a demonstration against the military coup.

Myanmar military widens coup dragnet as scores protest at university
YANGON: Several hundred teachers and students protested at a Myanmar university Friday as the military widened a dragnet against officials ousted in a coup that has drawn global condemnation and the threat of new sanctions.

The rally took place after the arrest Win Htein, a key aide to de facto leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, who was detained along with president Win Myint early Monday.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/2063323

Meanwhile ethnic political parties doubt they will hold elections ( and i agree) within a year
https://www.mmtimes.com/news/ethnic-par ... ction.html

while
Three ethnic politicians from parties politically opposed to the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government toppled by the armed forces on Monday have been appointed to the military regime’s governing body, the State Administrative Council (SAC).

The move came two days after the military (or Tatmadaw) staged a coup and arrested President U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

The SAC, which was formed a day after the military takeover with coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as chairman, has a total of 16 members so far.

One of the new SAC members is Daw Aye Nu Sein, a lawyer-cum-politician and the spokesperson for the Arakan National Party (ANP). As one of the ANP’s policy board members, she was a critic of both the ousted NLD government and the military regarding civilian casualties and the treatment of civilians arrested by the Tatmadaw in Rakhine State over the past few years.
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/an ... uncil.html

My views , we can forget any kind of democratic elections /government any time soon, they tried it... didn't work
now back to military rule
Long live the Tatmadaw

There are many people who would compare Monday’s military coup to the one Thailand had in 2014. And while there are many similarities, the dissimilarities are also striking and speak to the difference between the two societies.
First of all, the sound is already different.

In Thailand, it was the sound of thousands of whistles ushering in the military with cheers and smiles. For the Thai upper class, the coup was sought after and pursued to rid the country of the Shinawatras’ dirty influence.

In Myanmar, it is the collective sounds of the people bagging their pots and pans throughout Yangon and the country – a sign of almost universal disapproval of the military takeover.

Thailand’s coup in 2014 was not acceptable by all Thais but an alarming number of the intellectual class from medical workers to lecturers – even celebrities were cheering for a coup.

The 2021 coup is also not accepted by all Burmese but their medical workers and celebrities are wearing red ribbons and showing their three finger-salute on social media regardless of the personal cost.

At least in Myanmar, there is courage.

In Thailand, from the outside anyway, people would be forgiven if they thought the entire country wanted a military coup.

The opposition never came out, there were scarcely any counter protests. Just a mob screaming and chanting for a takeover.

Fast forward seven years and the generals that took over are still in charge. A new generation of student-protesters are trying to change that and the country is once again at the cross roads.

And they have solidarity, not just internally but across the region. This Milk Tea Alliance has picked up on the hopes and frustrations from Taiwan to the Philippines, Hong Kong to Thailand and Laos.

In Myanmar, the alliance just picked up a new member.
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trying to keep anyone interested in whats going on, a repeat of other take overs over the years<

Thankfully, no one has been shot...

Very difficult to figure out what is happening inside Burma now as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram blocked. Internet access extremely difficult. My friends are still able to occasional post on fb using vpn's but internet is spoty..

More than ever, the internet is integral to our survival,” Myanmar civil society groups say in an appeal to internet providers to challenge the junta’s orders to block it
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On Insein Road near the Hledan junction in Yangon, the police has blockaded the protesters. A anti-riot truck equipped with a water cannon is seen nearby.



Australian advisor to Myanmar's Suu Kyi says 'being detained'
BANGKOK — Sean Turnell, an Australian economic advisor to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, said in message to Reuters on Saturday he was being detained, days after she was overthrown in a coup.

“I guess you will soon hear of it, but I am being detained,” he said. “Being charged with something, but not sure what. I am fine and strong, and not guilty of anything,” he said, with a smile emoji.
There are reports of a countrywide black out of the Internet because of possible security operations by the junta.
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Not sure Internet is 100% blocked but they have blocked Facebook (and presumably Whatsapp/Instagram) and also Twitter.

As of ~10:00 a.m. Saturday local time; real-time network data show national connectivity falling to 54% of ordinary levels as users report difficultly getting online.
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Alert: Myanmar is now in the midst of a second nation-scale internet blackout as of ~10:00 a.m.
(Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta shut down the internet in the country on Saturday as thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Many had sidestepped the ban on sites such as Facebook by using virtual private networks to conceal their locations, but the more general disruption to mobile data services would severely limit access to independent news and information.

“Internet already down but we will not stop raising our voice,” wrote a Twitter user with the handle Maw Htun Aung. “Let’s fight peacefully for democracy and freedom. Let’s fight until the last minute for our future.”
https://www.thaipbsworld.com/myanmar-ge ... test-coup/

not completely blocked but over subscribed so lots of 404 /time out errors when trying to connect
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A near-total internet shutdown is now in effect in Myanmar.

Network data show a collapse of connectivity to 16% of ordinary levels from ~2 pm local time

The information blackout is likely to severely limit coverage of anti-coup protests
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in the past 20 minutes,

#Myanmar police with riot shields also bearing weapons at #Yangon protest now as citizens go onto streets despite current #StateofEmergency under #military government #militarycoup. Bad connection showing grainy videos/pictures #WhatishappeninginMyanmar
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going on how the government acted in the past, this will not end as peaceful as it did in Bangkok last year
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with fb blocked, locals are taking to twitter


American Citizen Services - Burma (Myanmar)
@ACSRangoon
U.S. Citizens in Burma- Reports received that cell phone networks may not be available soon. Internet may continue to be unavailable for the next couple of days. No reports of violence at this time. Please avoid protests and maintain situational awareness.
4:03 PM · Feb 6, 2021·Twitter Web App


Naw May Oo
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Dear International Community!
All my families from Myanmar are detained in the dark today. Internet connections had been cut off. Please voice out to stop inhumane action. Don’t let the world forget about the 53 million people here in Myanmar. NO MORE SILENCE.
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Myanmar authorities orders nationwide shutdown of the data network
(Oslo, 6.2.21) The Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has directed all mobile operators to temporarily shut down the data network in Myanmar. Voice and SMS services remain open.

In the directive, the MoTC cites legal basis in Myanmar’s Telecommunication Law, and references circulation of fake news, stability of the nation and interest of the public as basis for the order. Telenor Myanmar, as a local company, is bound by local law and needs to handle this irregular and difficult situation. We have employees on the ground and our first priority is to ensure their safety.

Telenor Group views this development with deep concern. We have emphasised to the authorities that access to telecom services should be maintained at all times, especially during times of conflict, to ensure people’s basic right to freedom of expression and access to information. We deeply regret the impact the shutdown has on the people in Myanmar.
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