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Bye democracy
Feb 2, 2021, 23:39
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Bye democracy Feb 2, 2021, 23:39
Feb 2, 2021, 23:39
 
Greetings from Myanmar,

We just got a coup (if you haven't heard) ending our association with democracy and going back to good ol tyranny. Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks for the gaming news and such as the future of the internet here is now uncertain. They cut it off once so far, but if the situation deteriorates they will probably cut it off longer.

As such I won't be able to browse this site daily anymore. Just wanted to say thanks that's all.

Hopefully we can recover from this bullshit.. but the realist in me does not see how.

Sorry about the sombre and unrelated news,
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Re: Bye democracy
Feb 3, 2021, 13:56
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Re: Bye democracy Feb 3, 2021, 13:56
Feb 3, 2021, 13:56
 
A_Thein wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 23:39:
Greetings from Myanmar,

We just got a coup (if you haven't heard) ending our association with democracy and going back to good ol tyranny. Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks for the gaming news and such as the future of the internet here is now uncertain. They cut it off once so far, but if the situation deteriorates they will probably cut it off longer.

As such I won't be able to browse this site daily anymore. Just wanted to say thanks that's all.

Hopefully we can recover from this bullshit.. but the realist in me does not see how.

Sorry about the sombre and unrelated news,

Hopefully, things will be restored for you soon, both government and internet. The internet has become such an important part of daily life that no country can really function very well without it. Let us know when you're back!
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Re: Bye democracy
Feb 5, 2021, 15:17
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Feb 5, 2021, 15:17
 
A_Thein wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 23:39:
Sorry about the sombre and unrelated news,

No need to apologize. What's going on in your country is frightening. I feel terrible about what you and everyone there must be going through. So many recent events have demonstrated the fragility of democracy when it's already in place, so restoring it after it's been subverted is even more daunting. We can only hope this can somehow be accomplished.

Best of luck. Stay safe and well.
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Feb 6, 2021, 14:44
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Feb 6, 2021, 14:44
 
Damnit
Myanmar’s military rulers shutdown the internet today.
They unplugged Facebook on Wednesday and killed Twitter yesterday.

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No subject
Feb 6, 2021, 21:58
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Feb 6, 2021, 21:58
 
I don't think the West's condemnations and sanctions are going to change much in the short term.
Can only wish you stay well and that your military respect the vote.
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Internet is back for now, but most North American sites are unreachable, and social media block
Feb 9, 2021, 05:46
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Internet is back for now, but most North American sites are unreachable, and social media block Feb 9, 2021, 05:46
Feb 9, 2021, 05:46
 
They've started using live rounds today. There were protests in my city about 10 mins away from me. I heard a girl was killed, and several more were injured. No power cuts yet, but Internet is heavily censored.

Curfew is from 8pm - 4am. Violators will be arrested or shot apparently.

Appreciate your democracy guys, no matter how flawed because this alternative sucks.

Ill update when I can. If you are curious/concerned check reddit myanmar and savemyanmar. *graphic content warning*
Stay safe.
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Re: Internet is back for now, but most North American sites are unreachable, and social media b
Feb 10, 2021, 14:09
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Re: Internet is back for now, but most North American sites are unreachable, and social media b Feb 10, 2021, 14:09
Feb 10, 2021, 14:09
 
A_Thein wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 05:46:
They've started using live rounds today. There were protests in my city about 10 mins away from me. I heard a girl was killed, and several more were injured. No power cuts yet, but Internet is heavily censored.

Curfew is from 8pm - 4am. Violators will be arrested or shot apparently.

Appreciate your democracy guys, no matter how flawed because this alternative sucks.

Ill update when I can. If you are curious/concerned check reddit myanmar and savemyanmar. *graphic content warning*
Stay safe.
After watching the unthinkable happen here in the United States because half of the voting public chose an internet influencer for president, the world has seen just how fragile a Democracy can be.
The Constitution is nothing more than words on paper and only means something when there are people that back it up and believe in it.

I don't know what to tell you A_Thein except stay safe and thanks for the updates.

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Re: Internet is back for now, but most North American sites are unreachable, and social media b
Feb 10, 2021, 21:46
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Re: Internet is back for now, but most North American sites are unreachable, and social media b Feb 10, 2021, 21:46
Feb 10, 2021, 21:46
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 10, 2021, 14:09:
A_Thein wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 05:46:
They've started using live rounds today. There were protests in my city about 10 mins away from me. I heard a girl was killed, and several more were injured. No power cuts yet, but Internet is heavily censored.

Curfew is from 8pm - 4am. Violators will be arrested or shot apparently.

Appreciate your democracy guys, no matter how flawed because this alternative sucks.

Ill update when I can. If you are curious/concerned check reddit myanmar and savemyanmar. *graphic content warning*
Stay safe.
After watching the unthinkable happen here in the United States because half of the voting public chose an internet influencer for president, the world has seen just how fragile a Democracy can be.
The Constitution is nothing more than words on paper and only means something when there are people that back it up and believe in it.

I don't know what to tell you A_Thein except stay safe and thanks for the updates.

It is a helpless feeling watching a country dissolve into Might-is-Right.
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update: More terrible shit
Feb 14, 2021, 11:39
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update: More terrible shit Feb 14, 2021, 11:39
Feb 14, 2021, 11:39
 
So tonight they are cutting off internet from 1am to 9am so that their thugs can set fires and attack people. This has been going on for the past few days. Some of these thugs are literal children they found, bribed then injected with drugs. There is video proof of this in the /myanmar /savemyanmar sub reddits. After the internet shutdown, the new telecom law goes into effect. They have banned the words "junta" and "regime" as well as swearing in Burmese at the military. They also will record all communications and data for 3 years and can use it to arrest people.

As of 45 minutes ago, in a different state they have used live rounds on full auto against unarmed protesters. They were not shooting into the air and many are expected to have died.

My neighbourhood is rumoured to be a target tonight, so I'm guarding the house all night with my taser, a barrel of water (for fires) and my cellphone camera (to record).

Take care of yourselves all, and defend your freedom/democracy wherever you are.

PS In a funny bit of news, the new coup leadership is called the SAC (State administration council). lol
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Re: update: More terrible shit
Feb 14, 2021, 14:43
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Re: update: More terrible shit Feb 14, 2021, 14:43
Feb 14, 2021, 14:43
 
A_Thein wrote on Feb 14, 2021, 11:39:
So tonight they are cutting off internet from 1am to 9am so that their thugs can set fires and attack people. This has been going on for the past few days. Some of these thugs are literal children they found, bribed then injected with drugs. There is video proof of this in the /myanmar /savemyanmar sub reddits. After the internet shutdown, the new telecom law goes into effect. They have banned the words "junta" and "regime" as well as swearing in Burmese at the military. They also will record all communications and data for 3 years and can use it to arrest people.

As of 45 minutes ago, in a different state they have used live rounds on full auto against unarmed protesters. They were not shooting into the air and many are expected to have died.

My neighbourhood is rumoured to be a target tonight, so I'm guarding the house all night with my taser, a barrel of water (for fires) and my cellphone camera (to record).

Take care of yourselves all, and defend your freedom/democracy wherever you are.

PS In a funny bit of news, the new coup leadership is called the SAC (State administration council). lol
So sorry to hear that the situation is getting worse.
Can you move? Didn’t you live in Australia before SEA?
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Feb 14, 2021, 22:50
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Feb 14, 2021, 22:50
 
Also, please don't post if you feel it puts you in any danger. Good luck.
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Feb 28, 2021, 11:47
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Feb 28, 2021, 11:47
 
UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown
Associated Press
"The report of the highest single-day death toll among protesters came as the country prepared to mark one month since the Feb. 1 coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi."

"An Associated Press journalist was taken into police custody on Saturday morning while providing news coverage of the protests. The journalist, Thein Zaw, remains in police custody."
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Mar 3, 2021, 16:07
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Mar 3, 2021, 16:07
 
Reports: Myanmar security forces kill at least 34 protesters
Associated Press

Myanmar security forces dramatically escalated their crackdown on protests against last month’s coup, killing at least 34 protesters Wednesday in several cities, according to accounts on social media and local news reports compiled by a data analyst.
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Mar 4, 2021, 10:38
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Mar 4, 2021, 10:38
 
I just found this post. Fucking hell, no comment from him after he told us about his taser and water barrel defense. I'm so afraid something happened to him. "Hopefully" it's just that his internet is shut down...
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Mar 4, 2021, 21:26
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Mar 4, 2021, 21:26
 
We can just hope A_Thein is okay.
Our UN wags its finger but is hamstrung by a lack of will and Russia & China's veto power
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Mar 6, 2021, 11:51
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Mar 6, 2021, 11:51
 
Death Of A Teenage Protester in Myanmar
NPR
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Mar 8, 2021, 09:23
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Mar 8, 2021, 09:23
 
How is Myanmar's military funded.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to author Daniel Combs about his book Until the World Shatters, which explores the connection between Myanmar's jade industry and a long-running civil war.
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