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YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos
"Has removed a number of channels run by Myanmar's military for violating its community guidelines in terms of service. The company says it is terminated five channels removed several videos from YouTube. The decision follows the February 1 military coup that ousted the country's elected government, provoking massive public protests. YouTube says it will continue to monitor the situation. Any content that might violate its rules. The decision follows Facebook's earlier announcement that it had removed all beyond Marlin military pages from its sight on from Instagram, which it also owns. I'm Charles Duluth. Asthma
Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged
"The u n high commissioner for human rights is condemning the military coup in myanmar spokeswoman ravine at shoved sanni says the un has confirmed at least fifty four killings of protesters. Since the me and markku started a month ago myanmar's military must stop murdering and jailing protesters. It is utterly abhorrent that security forces firing live ammunition against peaceful protesters across the country. We are also pulled at the documented attacks against emergency medical style and ambulances that are attempting to provide kit to those who have been injured. She also says the military junta is arresting journalists. they're being charged with attending unlawful assemblies or hatred of the myanmar government
YouTube Removes Myanmar Military Channels
"Channels run by me and Mars military for violating its guidelines. The move comes as demonstrators defy growing violence by security forces staging more anti coup protests ahead of a special U. N. Security Council meeting on the country's political crisis. YouTube says it's watching for any further content that could violate its rules. Earlier pulled dozens of channels. It's part of an investigation into content uploaded in a coordinated influence campaign. News
YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos
"YouTube has removed a number of channels run by Myanmar's military the violating its community guidelines and terms of service the company says it has terminated five channels removed several videos from YouTube the decision follows the February one minute she proved that I listed the country's elected government preventing massive public protests YouTube says it will continue to monitor the situation for any content that might violate its rules the decision follows Facebook's early announcement that it had removed all be on mon and military pages from inside I'm from Instagram which it also owns I'm Charles the last month
Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test
"A lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken says he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and, well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be an adversarial when it must be The common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or bullying aside from China.
Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test
"The Biden administration has a lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken does he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be An adversarial when it must be Common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or
Myanmar Military Used Live Ammunition To Quell Protests
"Rights. Michelle bachelet has issued a fresh appeal to myanmar's security forces to hold what she called their vicious crackdown on peaceful. Protestors myanmar's military stop murdering and jailing protesters the un rights. Chief said on thursday adding that it was hard to use live ammunition against the civil disobedience movement in the country since military takeover on the first of february at least fifty four people have been killed by police and military officers said spokesperson for the office of the high. Commissioner ravina sean. To sony off the fifty four cases at least thirty people were killed in yangon. Mandalay sang mugabe and mourn by security forces on wednesday alone. Another person was documented to have been killed on tuesday and eighteen people on sunday and five prior to that it is difficult to establish how many people have suffered injuries but credible information indicates at a minimum. That hundreds have been wounded protests. Shoved
Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage
"Protesters took to the streets around me a mile a day off to almost forty people were killed by security forces in protests throughout the country crowds gathered in Yangon Myanmar's largest city tell to get coupon instead has killed many practices so far despite the shocking violence today the food demonstrations across the country were again met with tear gas the change from the protests of memos bloodiest days so far showed security forces shooting a person at point blank range and chasing down in savagely beating demonstrators the United States called the images the polling the UN human rights chief said it was time to end the military stranglehold over democracy in Myanmar I'm Karen Shamus
38 killed as Myanmar protesters suffer "bloodiest day" since coup
"Mass protests in Myanmar against the military coup just over a month ago. Wednesday was one of the bloodiest day so far with reports that 38 people were killed after the security forces opened fire on the demonstrators. And yet today Thursday, large numbers of protesters are back on the streets despite that threat of lethal violence. This footage was taken in Yang gone the main city and captured the sound of stun grenades and tear gas being fired at demonstrators. have also been reports the live rounds of again being used today. Well, the protesters reinforced barricades with tires and barbed wire, many chanting in protest. Been talking to one leading pro democracy activist in Myanmar, also a former TV host in Yangon. She's thin zah suddenly who's been telling me more? Do we have in horror, serious, fatal shooting yet, But we've been hearing arrest being conducted by the police and authority. So and also we'll worry about the detain people there. 1000 people already got detained and some of them are already ensured that they couldn't meet with their Even with the lawyers, But what lots of people are still come out onto the streets, even though it was so dangerous yesterday exactly. Despite all these brutal killing yesterday, But today we witness large numeral people even more than yesterday, you know, get on street, especially on those area with the brutal Crackdown in me engine in mo. Your more people in Ah, in a township level protest happening the whole day today, but on people scared, scared for their lives. Obviously, people are scared for our life that we are more scared off the future like our generation's future If we don't resist if we don't Ricks our life right now than our generations. You can't would live with us forever. And what can you tell us about these reports of protesters barricading blocking off their streets? That happened since the crack house that it so in yesterday as well in no local Oppa, where the Buddha crackdown happen in the angle the block in the last gig in the main road. So that military track cannot come in. So and then, when we can block the roads, then the protester can protest in their own place in a safe are, you know in the far distant place? Um, not just make sure very Kate. You know, because the military you nick and military in Yemen are patriarchal societies. Also now woman are using their and the well, you know, as buried as a barricade as well. So you can see today's photo. These soldiers are so busy picking up you know all these trying to destroy all these very gay because they can't get in and under the woman and away because they feel like if they go into that, then they don't have any dignity at all. This is a kind off social norms that they have religious noon. So it's stop them. It was actually working on. Is it true that some members of the police have bean abandoning their uniforms and going over to the protesters? Is that right? It's not like they're going directly to the protest area is like they're deciding the police stations and they're joining the CD M 70 so we don't movement because of the brutal killing. They would not the experience and they couldn't Um well, they orders anymore. So we're seeing today more more. Policemen are joining the civet. So Vidia movement, But how many is it Just is it just a few Compared to the other day. It was more like we're seeing around 30 30 like as reported from the new sources around 30. Police meant, um in the nationwide level are joining. I think They have many more were not reported. You know, even I was helping. Ah, police meant, you know, running off in the early morning just yesterday because he couldn't wait any day. You know any longer, Tonto to get our office Police stations were about to speak to the United Nations Human Rights Office in in Geneva. I just wonder what would you say to them? The United Nations being in phone about me or my situation for a long time since 30 years ago, the ethnic minorities from my country are being reported about the project killings, arbitrary arrest and all these things. Find the same army in the same pendant. You know, indiscriminately doing the same thing to us theory ruins of people as well. So the United Nations is already in for more than enough. Just that they need to actually add on that
38 killed as Myanmar protesters suffer "bloodiest day" since coup
"Least thirty eight protesters thought to have been killed in. What the un says is the bloodiest miramar mar since last month's coup it's been reported that security forces we using live ammunition on demonstrators who taken to the streets since the military seized power last
At least 38 people were killed in Myanmar on Wednesday
"At least thirty eight protesters thought to have been killed in. What the un says is the bloodiest miramar mar since last month's coup it's been reported that security forces we using live ammunition on demonstrators who taken to the streets since the military seized power last
Myanmar police open fire on anti-coup protesters
"Are reports of at least a half dozen deaths and the ongoing anti military coup protests in Myanmar security forces opened fire on large crowds of protesters in the cities of Mandalay and Manila. High proportion of head and chest wounds on those who died suggests that the troops and police were shooting to kill. At least two of the victims have believed to have been teenage Children. The police also rounded up large numbers of residents in a leastwise neighborhood of Yangon, lining them up with their hands on their heads and taking them away in trucks. Some videos showed the police savagely beating those they detained the baby to use Jonathan heard.
Facebook bans Myanmars military
"A few weeks after a military coup in myanmar. Facebook has announced a ban on its platforms. An accounts run by members of the military. Facebook tends to lean toward the side of free speech sometimes even in the cases of harassment or biased or misleading news and it tries to stay politically neutral but with this move. Facebook is clearly taking a side joining us to discuss. Is alex ward a white house reporter for vox and co host of the worldly podcast. Hey alex hey so. Facebook announces this ban on accounts on facebook and on instagram that are run by the myanmar military. And i guess any related entities them. Tell me why facebook may this decision. We'll take a quick step back here and remember that the internet is really new in me and mar and as it grew. And it's you know people started to use it more. They turn to facebook and it became effectively. The de facto internet of me and mar. If you're against the government if you're in the government you're using it to promote your views and then of course the military for years. And i should say. The military has been effectively in charge of the country for for decades. They use facebook to get information propaganda out. It was also a prominent tool used by them to eradicate the rohingya muslims from the country in two thousand seventeen which has led to about seven hundred thousand to be displaced and others killed so facebook is kind of the life blood. way of both the democratic process in myanmar and also the the critic process in myanmar so as facebook always been okay with you know myanmar military officials using their platform for such deadly purposes. I mean okay in the sense of like if you ask mark zuckerberg was he. Happy that this was happening. no But they didn't really do anything to curtail it Which has been a constant criticism of facebook around the world. Facebook is important for organizing rallies in in many countries. Know that i cover in a bunch of other reporters cover as you know what's app telegram and all these kinds of apps for facebook is is a big one. Yeah so no disease politics aside. Let's say And they were okay. What happened no but they never really curtailed. And i think that matters right and so in this case you could see why. The again i'm oversimplifying. But the democratic and autocratic sides of myanmar turned to facebook because it didn't really matter what you're posting in general until facebook decided it was gone too far but both sides were getting their messages out for the last decade or so right so i guess what changed now. He's had gone too far. I mean what is different about a how myanmar military officials using facebook now versus in. You know twenty seventeen when they were kind of inciting genocide while there's been a coup right and when you're talking about a coup here in your having the coup leaders us. Facebook is like the main tool to overthrow a pseudo quasi-democratic government. Now they look bad. They look on the wrong side of democracy and when it's been a while Where facebook has been hit hard over the russian interference. All that kind of stuff. This is yet another issue in that trend And on top of that you've had the military now shutting off the internet itself. Okay that night so as not to allow the protesters to organize which they would be doing through facebook or any other these these channels so i think facebook perhaps realized that they were being used more in the negative space and then in a positive space in this last decade or so. And let's just be clear like the. Us called out me and mar called it. A coup right. And when you have the us government say this is a coup and then if your facebook an american company you know being seen Perhaps by your government as betting coup. That doesn't help so alex When you're saying that kind of the facebook almost is the internet in myanmar I'm curious what this ban looks like in practice Tell me like if i was You know a resident of myanmar What what does facebook look like right now for me and Tell me just what. It's like to use the internet in in a country That is undergoing a coup but also wordless. Coup leaders cannot access the internet. Well again take a quick step back. Let's remember that the democracy in the country really sprang up around two thousand nine or so. And so that's when you had a bunch of foreign investment come in. You had telecommunications companies come in So this last generation. This last decade has been the birth of the internet and myanmar. And of course. Where would you go. When you first started easy net you're going to go to the established social media platforms the facebooks. That twitter's the in telegrams in the what's apps and all that so now you have in myanmar is one. The internet is working when it is when the government allows it to be up. Now you're on facebook or you're on all these other platforms. That i mentioned in using it to of course connect with your friends to promote your business to get your political messaging for all that kind of stuff. Now when it's off that sort of one track that you had to do all those things gone and so of course there are other platforms. It's not like people are completely shut out or that. They only use facebook. That's of course not the case but that was a prominent website. Used for all this activity so now it's kind of like the the backbone of myanmar's internet let's say the thing through which a lot of activity across the board goes through. That's just no longer available.
Myanmar forces use violence again against protesters
"Myanmar police have used tear gas and rubber bullets again to disperse protesters opposing lost months military takeover in the citizen produced video an injured man is rushed home down the street the young man points to a puncture wound on his back multiple from seven cities and towns which are still independently confirmed claim police used live ammunition causing at least one death independent television and online news service the democratic voice of Burma says three people have been shot in the last twenty four hour period including one in the head video shows three with injuries after protesters ventured into a main street then turned around to the sound of gunfire I'm Charles last month
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"You okay. We'll we're thinking of you buy All right so that was then in yangon and now before we let you go. Let's talk about ing sense you. Cheap controversial and once beloved pro democracy icon and nobel peace prize laureate is important to note that succi has come under harsh criticism for her failure to protect rohingya muslims from gross human rights violations under her leadership and for defending myanmar by denying accusations of genocide at the un international court of justice. Suci party the national league for democracy won a decisive victory in myanmar in november. Just months before the coup when she and other political leaders were arrested and detained by the army she now faces criminal charges for using illegally imported walkie talkie radios and breaching corona virus protocols charges that have garnered much skepticism by the international community and she was seen in court.
Myanmar police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters
"There are more protests today on the streets of Myanmar Police in the capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who were continuing to denounce the country's military for seizing power a month ago. The U. N says at least 18 people were killed in clashes with security forces on Sunday. Me and Mars ousted leader Aung San Souci remains held on multiple charges.
Myanmar protesters return to streets as crackdown continues
"Demonstrators in Myanmar who taken to the streets again to protest last month seizure of power by the minute tree police in young gone MIA mas biggest city used tear gas against protesters who shops the defiance of the military while crouching behind flimsy sheet on the road the throat but knowing the skins on to the road in front of them to try and hinder police activity video footage shows clouds of tear gas on the same stretch of street security forces have stepped up their attempts to stomp out resistance to the February one takeover using deadly force in many cities including in Yangon I'm Charles for the past month
Protesters killed in bloodiest day of Myanmar crackdown
"At least eighteen people were killed in more than thirty injured in myanmar on sunday as police and military forces confronted peaceful demonstrations. The reported casualties make sunday the deadliest day since the military seized power on february first as demonstrations against the military coup which ousted democratically elected government of a civilian leader. Aung san suu. She entered their fourth week on saturday. Security forces beginning violent crackdown on protesters and towns and cities across the
Coup fighters: Myanmars persistent protesters
"Today myanmar's ousted leader aung san suu. She appeared in public for the first time since she was detained a month ago in a coup by the country's military leaders. Her appearance came as people in my own. Mark continued to take to the streets in protest even after the pro democracy movements deadliest day yesterday at least eighteen people were killed. A security forces fired live rounds into crowds across the country. There's no end in sight to the escalation as demonstrations have grown. The junta's methods have become more brutal saturday on mars. To the united nations chemo. Ton made an emotional appeal asking for international assistance. We need fun. Strongest possible action from the international community to immediately and the military coop to stop oppressing the innocent people to redan the state power to the people and to restore democracy.
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"Introducing the new verizon business unlimited plans for as low as thirty dollars per line with auto-pay get five g nationwide plus massive data capacity plus spam blocking features plus mix and match the right plans for your business. Get more of what you need. None of what you don't from verizon. The network businesses rely on five g. Nationwide available in eighteen hundred cities most verizon five devices monthly per line pricing with five plus lines on biz unlimited start device payment morecombe purchase auto pay and paper free billing required terms apply. How do we get to the point. Where having sacrificed for global reputation by defending the military and by betting their conduct towards the rhonda. That unsown sushi is somehow betrayed by the military and removed from power by the military. How did that happen. I think fundamentally it sprang from her fraying and then really frosty relationship with the guy. Who's the real ruler in myanmar and thus senior general middle lying. Who's the military commander in chief. And what should we know about him. so me. Online became military chief about a decade ago. And even though don chee had cultivated good relationships with other military leaders. She never really had personal chemistry with him. What are the nicknames that he picked up at a military academy was referred to cat feces. meaning that He would deposited quietly and kind of leave a powerful stick and sort of walkaway so he doesn't necessarily have a warm and fuzzy personality. And i think that on suci when she refused to cultivate a relationship with him she left him kind of out in the cold. And why would it be. That would seem like a risky thing for the civilian leader of a government. That's really by the military to do. Yeah i think you're right. But i think that what has created and what is in dawson cheese political. Dna is an unwillingness to about the generals. So i think the gentleman lying went from feelings simply ignored to really feeling threatened. And that sense was really heightened. Last november when the national league for democracy won reelection that brought it even more of a landslide victory and then had received in two thousand and fifteen and suddenly also succi is even more powerful. She's even more beloved in the country and this was really not according to the general's plan and so he does something which the military is conditioned to do and which he is. The commander in chief of the army has the power to do which is to unleash. A coup ultimately this coup was very much about personal animus between two commanders in chief in the country. One who's the military chief meal lying and one who's the civilian leader san succi. It strikes me that on succi never really figured out how to navigate her relationship with the military in me and martha's relationship very much defines her entire life at first she runs afoul of the military. She is imprisoned by them then. She is given a chance to become a civilian leader by them. And in that role. She defends them after their horrific conduct but she can never really give them enough security and enough assurance and they end up selling her out and she ends up with nothing. so i think that's the tragedy of of who also she is you know. She fought against international critics. Who said oh your your human rights activist by saying no. I'm a politician. But the truth is that she hasn't really been good. Either rights icon or as a politician. Even though she had these landslide election victories as a politician she failed because she didn't reach out to the military. She didn't negotiate with them. And i think saddam arayni who succi is is that her failing in negotiating. The military is because of this kind of military resolve. That's baked into who she is. She's got that steely spine and in this future stint of house arrest that may be what carries her through but it put her in a position as a politician where she was not willing to do the dirty work talking to people who in unpalatable for her to talk to. Where does all this leave the people of myanmar now that this coup is done and on sushi is back in detention. What struck me most on monday. With how quickly. Myanmar has kind of returned to the battle days. You know man. Fear pervaded and people didn't know who they're supposed to trust and the thing is that the muscle memory of how to operate under what was essentially a tell harry and system where the walls had eyes and ears as burmese say that memory and those kind of reflexes have returned and so you start speaking in code and i start taking down your facebook posts. You take down your flags this kind of atmosphere of fear. It's also accompanied already by incredible bravery. Also says she's most famous essay is called freedom from fear and glass night. There was this campaign which people were beating pots and pans and honking their cars in unison. It's a small thing but it's this kind of symbol of of the power of freedom from fear and that the.
"myanmar" Discussed on The Daily
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"myanmar" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Battered bruised and beaten a little bit but on the rebound so the strategy is in play. It is america of old again if you will whether it plays out and continues. This way is unclear there. It's early days. The enemy gets a vote but at this moment biden is putting his playbook the traditional american playbook the what i think would in his mind would be when america was great and frankly still is great. Playbook that is in effect. A alex ward covers national security and foreign policy at vox. I'm sean ramos firm. It's today splint.
"myanmar" Discussed on Today, Explained
"United kicked off the year with an attempted coup and myanmar kicked off this month with a successful on me and mas military has seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government. There me and mars military moved in in myanmar's capital. The bridge to parliament is blocked by police. And the roads are lined with military and move the country's elected leader and her cabinet out somewhere behind the guns aung san suu. She is once more prisoner of the generals but even though the military swept a democratically elected leader out of power this isn't quite a textbook takeover even before this hour coup happened. The military was really with sharing their power with a civilian government. Dr van trend study social movements in myanmar. So we asked him to explain. Why a military that already had plenty of power in myanmar decided to take all during the general election that happens in november. Two thousand twenty. The result was a landslide for the ruling party of that time. Which was the national league of democracy. The first official results trickling men from mass general elections giving three parliamentary seats to suit. She's national league for democracy even before the final count is in the potty says it's confident of a landslide win however the military claimed that there was widespread voter fraud and that there were millions of ballots that were missing and they requested the Government led by the national league of democracy an auditor to investigate these claims of voter fraud. And what's also important to note is that there is the national local election observers who've seen the entire process from the voter lists to the election and they said that the election in street and fifth they have had talks and meetings with that the governments in the preceding days however those talks and discussions have not led to any kind of agreements between the two sides and since they failed to reach an any kind of agreement is very likely that there was a reason why they have decided to go forward with the crew right before a new parliament. We're supposed to convene. How did this get to the point of a coup. I mean i. I know the military in myanmar had been a strong presence already. Even you know throughout the leadership of unsung cheap but were there warnings there might be a coup so the relationship between the energy party and the military has always been a complicated one back in two thousand ten when they decided to carry out a political liberalization. They didn't want to have all of the political power of the military to be stripped away. Even before voters cast. The result is ensured. Twenty five percent of saints will go to the military alliances with the current regime have been made to ensure political survival in more than forty percent of seats. The only content as a candidates linked to the current regime or does not regarded as a fridge with the and government since two thousand fifteen They have been trying to tread very delicately in terms of how they deal with the the the military they try not to confront with military on various policy issues including the rowing crisis fall. There's an extraordinary scene playing out. On the world stage this morning nobel peace prize winner on san succi defending her country of myanmar against genocide charges in the international court of justice. She's also standing up for the say military. They kept her under house arrest for years. However you know like in the past year s We got closer to the election. In two thousand twenty the on sense which he led government and the different and the mp's have also tried to propose these amendments to the constitutions to give a very very obvious example twenty five percent of our percents of not elected and we believe that for democracy to behold complete all the representatives must be elected and that would basically strip away a lot of these different powers and controls of the military and wish strip away. You know quite a few of his decision making power. That is something that the military also find to be. Quite worrying doesn't mean it wasn't really surprised coup. I was It is always a surprise. Of course when you look back you can see various factors right. That could help explain why the military decided to take over power to to to conduct this military coup at this moment but before it happened everybody always had hope that people in myanmar or at least a majority of people in myanmar will still be able to continue enjoying their rights and their freedoms
"myanmar" Discussed on Post Reports
"Week on monday. Men martime the military which is the by far the most powerful institution in the country staged a pretty classic military coup. After decades of oppressive military rule miana was a country on the edge of democracy. Tonight it may have been pulled back into. The darkness took into custody the civilian leaders. They took over government buildings. They took over methods of communication. I mean basically every movie you've ever seen about a coup. They they did was he. Won't you got the monday. The army's tv station said power had been handed over to commander in chief minoan while succi and other members of our party were arrested and the thing that most people outside of the region would know is that they returned on suci to detention. She's the best known democracy activist and political figure and myanmar. You must not underestimate our people. I may be the figure head of the organization but they are in this movement because they believe in it. Not because of me. She spent more than fifteen years under house arrest once before and she is back in house arrest now having been deposed from her position as the defacto civilian leader of the country it was. It was quite hard for for people to actually see what was what was going on. And actually our colleague shabani the southeast asia bureau chief for the post she has been reporting on what it was like their as this coup was unfolding and how dramatic and image was convoys what we're rushing down these twenty lane highways fanning out to these different residences where you know succi and other ministers were to detain them in and arrest them. The because Shock i think for many people was that they woke up without connectivity The military had told the isp's decentrally shut down the networks and shutdown connections particularly naypyidaw the capital so people that we knew there were incommunicado unreachable for many many hours which was quite worrying in in the commercial center. Yang-gon the the biggest largest city. People were rushing to get groceries. They were rushing to banks to withdraw money. Myanmar's economy only liberalized several years ago Starting in two thousand ten when when the country began opening up so things like atm's and credit cards while pretty new and people were rushing. Now to these atm's to withdraw cash. You know thinking that they would have to return to the days with the horde them under their pillows or floorboards. And i think there was a lot of anxiety a lot of a lot of panic. I wanna talk a little bit about what led up to this coup. And i think in talking about that. It's helpful to kind of start with on san sushi. The leader who is now in the custody of the military who is she and what was her rise to power she is the daughter of some considered a freedom fighter in myanmar history. Back when the country was known as burma. She has been a leader in political rights and democracy movements in her own right for decades She's now in her seventies. She's been doing this since she was in her twenties. She was as i mentioned earlier in her house in dongguan for fifteen years even when she was not formally under house arrest By the military she had extremely limited mobility and in all that time she was still managing to get democracy messages out and to remain the the figurehead leader of a political movement. That then once. The military began to relinquish power to a degree. A little more than ten years ago became a formal political party and became the civilian leadership of the country. A lot more complicated than that. But that's the basic story arc of wh- how she got where she is now and i remember when aung san suu was released from when she became the basically the leader of the country. It was seen as this sort of symbolic moment of the rise of democracy in myanmar and she became really an icon. Absolutely i mean she had been icon for decades before but part of the reason she was was because she was locked in her house and she was managing to stole lead of movement while under threat of physical harm while being detained at all times. So yeah when when the doors open literally and figuratively it was a really magical moment and hillary clinton went to her house and hugged her and it was pretty amazing. Pause to the greatest needs of this country a rule of law and as a station to civil war all hostilities cease within this country as soon as possible. Democracy is the goal that has been the goal from the very beginning and yet we know it has been a long very difficult path that has been followed. We do the idea that this incredibly powerful military institution which did not have to strictly speaking give up power had been persuaded to share it at least and to share it with her was really amazing and in the years since then what has leadership look like. Well there's been a push poll with the military for eleven years. Sometimes it looks like she's winning. Sometimes it looks like she's not and so against that backdrop where her authority is always got a big asterisk next to it because the military's really pulling the strings and so against that backdrop. There was a separate issue involving burmese nationalism. The burmese are the dominant group again. The country you know was at one time known as burma but there are a number of other ethnic groups in the country including one called the rockinger which many people will have heard of. It is a muslim minority at has been discriminated against by the burmese. Since long before aung sung koo chee was in charge of anything. But the real question of of what was going to become of the rhonda in a democracy really fell in her lap and she really managed it pretty badly emission has concluded that criminal investigation and prosecution is warranted focusing on the top tech madore generals in relation to the three categories of under international law genocide crimes against humanity and war crimes. She was trying to play to a domestic political audience as the leader of. What functionally was a nationalist. Party a burmese nationalist party and that meant that. She certainly by the standards of western observers. Who had championed her.
"myanmar" Discussed on The Current
"People including monks in the streets of yangon in myanmar just hours after military. Coup citizens are divided as democratic leader. Aung san suu. Kyi and other government leaders were detained and the military took control. Those voices we just heard. Were chanting for the good health of general men. On clang the commander of the armed forces in myanmar many others in myanmar and around the world though are decrying. The takeover benefits is the managing editor of frontier magazine in myanmar. He is in yonggang ben. Hello hello it's nice to be a great to have you here. Just describe the scene in The mar today. What are you seeing on the streets right now you to some protests however i would say that they represent very Slim portion of the population. And if you prefer that you only have to look at their belts. The recent election in which the reading potty either party of the governor is just being ousted one an extremely emphatic victory. But i would say that. Although the situation is overall very calm life is continuing as usual. And in the biggest city. I'm gone now. And seemingly all over the country that is a Yuming campaign of civil. Disobedience the doctors in central government hospitals have set asking to go on strike they are gonna go to welcoming wanting to pose is quite concerning during the covid nineteen pandemic or they should consent any military government on in This will likely to. The sectors of government uncertain. Fob the media tree crackdown. His being quite strain is just a few scenic leaders who've been rounded up in a few prominent activists. I'm this is largely in has not been a lot of ammunition on the streets really miss because been a lot of opposition on the streets to the coup. It looks like that will change because A civil disobedience campaign which will for be stopped tomorrow when this first started i mean when the military began to take control how are people responding where people outraged and surprised or as you say it's almost life not back to normal but things seem relatively calm where people fairly calm as this was unfolding. Initially wasn't out of outrage. That was actually an expressed on facebook. Which is a huge platform in in in the country and there is not evidence of on streets. I mean. I think that as a lot of fear of the ministry the ministry taken tyrod rule the country. Very large portions of its history amana Renewal win they take. Power was a huge uprising in state ta in which the military literally shut down hundred soon Thousands of protesters on the streets and this is recent..
"myanmar" Discussed on AP News
"Thousands of people in the area of western land mall where there have been clashes between the government and ethnic rebels have been fleeing from the villages often evacuation order from officials in all the last Tuesday residents were told to stay away from their homes due to military plans to conduct a clearance operation against rebels clearance operation is Myanmar military language the counter insurgency action the exodus for more than 40 villages is going ahead almost a week later even though the world was revoked last Friday the government has been embroiled for more than a year in an intermittent conflict with the Arakan only a well trained and well armed guerrilla force representing members of the areas that keen ethnic group I'm Charles the test my
"myanmar" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Took on Tuesday. A driver for the world. Health Organization was killed in rock kind state in Myanmar. After his car was hit by gunfire the attack took place in a region where government troops have been locked in fierce fighting with the Arakan Army which wants greater autonomy for the state and for the kind of Arakan people countries including Britain and America have called for an end to fighting amid the cove nineteen pandemic but clashes have intensified governments. Flailing response seems to be boosting. The Arakan Army and the and army declared a month-long ceasefire but it was rejected by the government as unrealistic. Charlie McCann Economists Southeast Asia correspondent fighting between the army and the Burmese military has escalated over the last two months as has a war of words that they've been fighting. Each group has blamed the other for firing at the. Who car which was carrying swabs from patients to be tested for Krona virus. So this conflict get it start then. The conflict erupted on January fourth. Two Thousand Nineteen not coincidentally Myanmar's Independence Day about three hundred and fifty fighters from the army attacked for police posts in northern. Rakhine state killing thirteen officers. Now there had been skirmishes between the American army and the Burmese military before that but the insurgents had never been quite so brazen in response the government. Which of course is led by Aung San Succi a Nobel Peace Prize winner instructed the army to crush the rebels and the military has since deployed an estimated. Fifteen thousand to twenty thousand troops and deployed heavy artillery airstrikes hidden and even naval patrols despite all this the economy is actually making some headway. And so what are the stakes in this fight? What is it that the army wants with African army are ethnic rock kind? Buddhists who are longing for independence. They feel neglected by the central government for decades. Rakhine is one of me and Mars poorest states and the advent of civilian rule with Aung San Suu Dci in two thousand sixteen Only exacerbated tensions the Eric a National Party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the state of Rakhine and they believed that Aung San Suu Cheese Party. The National League for Democracy would let it nominate the state's chief minister instead the ANALII appointed one of their own and the a. n. p. and and many were kind sell. This is a great betrayal. That sense of embitterment deepened in two thousand eighteen. When the police killed seven protesters and arrested that. Npr's chairman all of which contributed to further radicalizing the raccoons and this is a state in. Myanmar. There's not unfamiliar with with sectarian tensions. That's right in two thousand seventeen. The Burmese military launched its clearance operations against the hinge a persecuted Muslim. Ethnic Minority Walser lived in Rakhine state. The kind the hinge Are Two of many ethnic. Minorities got it across me and mark who are discriminated against and are advocating for fighting for more freedoms if not independence and ask for the conflict between the Arakan army on the national military. How how's that going? The military is suffering terrible casualties. And the army are are humiliating. The military I conducting hundreds of duck shins of politicians businessmen civil servants and indeed soldiers the military's accustomed to siege warfare not to the kinds of tactics being deployed by the army which hides the jungle but also operates an urban areas which takes pot shots at our patrols also does all these brazen things like bombings and abductions and to the military's really floundering. It's response the army's successes really driven in large part by the group's Commander Thuan Rot nine. I am the leader of Argon. Army Major General Plan Renai educated. He's charismatic he's young. We have lost our rights. The rights of the indigenous people in contrast to many of the leaders of the countries other insurgencies who has been described to me by an analyst as comprising the FISA Club of guerrilla leaders. The commander recently called on his followers to throw off the shackles of Burmese. Racism and colonialism. So uses this very rousing language. Harks back to the long periods when kind state was a glorious independent kingdom. Every American has a dream in their heart is slickness is mirrored. In the group's social media videos which feature attractive young soldiers declaring their love for their homeland and engaging in wholesome wrestling matches we will never ever give up and and so with its army on the back foot. Then how has the government responded to this slick operation having handedly in June? It blocked mobile Internet service to about one million people in Rakhine engine states according to Human Rights. Watch this is one of the world's longest government imposed Internet blackouts last month. That also blocked access several news websites. That report on the conflict as well as designating the Eric Armenia. A terrorist organization that then enabled police to charge journalists who interviewed. That can army's commander in chief with violating the Counter Terrorism Law and we're kind civilians are really coming under fire. Amnesty International claims that the military has been shooting indiscriminately at recline towns and has been torturing and murdering civilians. We know that more than one. Hundred thousand civilians have been displaced by the fighting and now a meteoroid reports shows that forty two civilians have died since March twenty third and so again in our we have this example of the military taking an extremely heavy handed approach against its own citizens under the watch of Aung San. Suu She I mean. Her reputation suffered greatly after the crisis. How do you see this crisis? Playing out on Sun suits. He won election twenty-six teen on her promise to bring peace to the country the fact that her government has instructed the military to crush the rebels as she put it has designated them a terrorist organization. There's no way that she'll be able to bring about peace with methods like those to me. It looks as if the conflict is only going to escalate the atkin armies ten unflicting so much damage the government will have to make some concessions and indeed has over the past six months more than two hundred hand government employees and Chen state which is just north of re kind. A lot of the fighting has taken place have resigned after being threatened by its fighters. Now the rebels don't have the firepower to defeat the government militarily but they might not need to if they can inflict enough humiliation. The government might decide to retreat from the fight and seek a political settlement. Either way see piece for the possible future curly. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you for a lot. More analysis like this subscribe to the Economist to twelve issues for twelve dollars or twelve pounds. Just go to economist dot com slash radio.
"myanmar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Create is the government here in myanmar insists it wants to bring home these were hindu families as quickly as possible but that deeply skeptical they believe they're the people that no country wants we've managed to join government trip to rack state it's billed as a chance to see peace and stability but it feels like a grim sightseeing tour of a place where crimes against humanity a said to have taken place where we now racing through the green and lush raccoon country songs but every now and then you spoke walls arrange avantage race to the ground or this left patches of blackened and it's remarkable every model so you travel you see what was a a community now destroyed and abandoned he will come to the all reporters media boston man mall claims it's working hard to bring back any ryan wants her itself so we're taken to a reception centre uniformed man sits stiffly desks pens poised but there's no one to register usa ushered into a cabin and invited to speak to nine ranger men and deploy you've obviously been waiting for us they all look bewildered and scared they released rugby is it an nbc unprompted they produce newly issued id cards withhold there among one hundred thirty eight ranji people you've come back to myanmar and have already been processed but as soon as his they've never actually been to finish next the village of indeed in the only place where the military has admitted it soldiers killed mahindra civilians in the latest violence the family still here are ethnic raccoon buddhists the hatred of their former muslim neighbors is clear we tracked down the village administrator how would you describe the ranger people in three words he only needs one at the mobile terrorists terrorists when the hinge moved down the bulldozers moved in this landscape is being reshaped and with united nations fact finders banned from collecting evidence in this part of myanmar there's concern that crimes committed here or never be on earth the un says raccoon state is not ready to receive stranded rohinton that they wouldn't be safe and so for now they remain in bleak camps homeless helpless as the world watches on mcpeek reporting having had rare access to northern rak hind conroy's we were talking about refugees at the start of the program here is a classic example what thoughts do you have well it's an appalling tragedy great atrocities have being committed by the myanmar government military forces they've not been held accountable the accounts of ethnic cleansing and war crimes against rang the people are just appalling widespread rape torture indiscriminate killing of civilians as a result several hundred thousand people have been forced to flee i have no question that it's not safe for them to return to reckon state and indeed if you talk to ranger people that's what they say there are no guarantees for their security certainly not from the myanmar government that has been part of murdering them but also from the un nonetheless i'm afraid to report that the un has agreed a secret memorandum of understanding with me i'm more government just come to light in the last couple of days without consulting the range of people themselves about returning ranjha to reckon it's a pretty disgraceful example of a of a secretive diplomatic process which is excluded the actual people whose whose fate whose lives are at stake and that has to be addressed that has to be uncovered we need an international debate about what should happen to their hinge on how they can be protected so what that has led to your saying is some sort of deal whereby people can go buy a call might be encouraged to go back without the protection that they need bangladesh doesn't want hundreds of thousands of people living in refugee camps on its border in cox's bazar there's a huge question of what is to happen to these people my own feeling is that this is totally implausible for most of them if indeed any of them to attend to reckon state under current circumstances even if there were a un protection force in rakhine which i think is plausible i'm not sure that even then they would be safe because i'm afraid the un's recorded protecting vulnerable populations in circumstances like this where the government is profoundly hostile to that population is is not great what did you take out of nick peaks report well i think it's absolutely terrifying what those people are going through and also i think there has been a complete breakdown as one can see.
"myanmar" Discussed on Click
"The main thing is it knows where to fight i say parts based on the surveys that a previous spices squadron of drones have produced but the in terms of the ecology of it all we're talking about these coastal regions in myanmar mangroves that course grow in brackish water and salt water so presumably this is then to help to create almost like a barrier a guard against damage hurricanes that kind of thing indeed mom myanmar is obviously very vulnerable to storms and there was the second nargis and southbound eight that destroyed millions of lives i mean the modern hundred thousand people died and of course millions of people who are factored by the cyclone and only the villages that feel protected by the leave in mangroves have survived so now clearly the government sees the potential democracy to protect life and international organization and u n environment who supports this projects they see the potential mongrels to protect lives from the ocean but also to create livelihoods because in the mongrel environment you can develop a crop farms can develop shrimp farms especially usually because the background would grow back over a long period of tally there were stable part of the ecosystem there they are affected by things like hurricanes which take a loan it takes a long time to combat what you did with the the dreaded planty is just eighty the natural process you don't actually totally to change what is going on and i think that's where it becomes really valuable and they're trying to take oji allows you to reach places which would just be impossible it'd be so much it would take so much longer to do this was early other way yeah and can you give us a sense of how much quicker is is to do this using driving's rather than people going out there and manually putting the pots into these swarms well of course it all depends on the environment and as you can imagine it's really laboring.
"myanmar" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Four hours senator what's happening in myanmar is a terrible tragedy and we need to do more we all agree with that okay but how can you dedicate and we'll you dedicate resources makes her sure such hate speech is taken down within twenty four hours yes we're working on this we really welcome the twenty four hour commitment mic because that's the first time that they're really attempting to target i think there's still remains to be done that's victoria rio she's a social media analyst based in yangon myanmar and she spoke with my colleague lydia amana leader joins me now so how big a problem is this in marla yet it's a really big problem in myanmar and other countries as well so you might remember earlier this week we spoke with buzzfeed's asia correspondent who told us about how a very similar scenario is playing out in sri lanka where you have extremists posting content that eventually leads to violence and that's what we're seeing in myanmar's well in fact the un the independent international factfinding mission on me and mar just last month they said that social media sites and facebook in particular played a quote determining role in spreading misinformation and hate speech that lead to violence and of course in myanmar we're we're looking at nearly seven hundred thousand rohingya muslim refugees fleeing into bangladesh escaping a military crackdown escaping hate so what are these groups like the the people victorio is associated with in myanmar digital activists what do they wanna see so as you heard rio say earlier she and the digital rights groups that she's working with on the ground in myanmar are very pleased that mark zuckerberg made this commitment to respond to flagged hate speech within twenty four hours but they say there is a lot more that the company can do i think maybe the first thing would be to stop setting up a dedicated country team so at this point is no one there's no one from facebook in me and more so it's really important that they.
"myanmar" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Story out did you take into consideration what it dangerous it might put them in coarser with we we didn't make this decision likely we we we considered very carefully in a winwin while own until so were first arrested our primary concern worth or indeed their uh their safety but after they are a legal situation was in our little bit clarified we decided that it's our duty our responsibility to publish this story of global importance and we did it with a while own intersos not just the uh the approval but we've their strong support and that's that's what we do as reporters we uh we go out there uh we find out the facts and then we um we published stories and air we believe that by publishing the story we're able to show to the myanmar public into the international public that these were not muslim suspicious man doing something suspicious when they were actually halting and they were not just some journalists but they were one of the mdr one of the best the journalists in in unmarked we will be following developments of this story and also what happens to your two reporters who remain in custody antony i appreciate speaking with you tonight thank you thank you so much anthony slowed kartesky is the myanmar bureau chief for reuters we reached him in singapore his colleagues while lawn unjust so remain in detention in myanmar for more on this story that they were working on at the time of their arrest which reuters has just published go to our website cbc dossier slash a dj.
"myanmar" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of their hinge a muslim leaders that the government is trying to put new landmines all the fear of landmines will prevalent people from going back into myanmar the un security council is due to meet today to discuss the crisis and it was reported that mian mars leader aung san suu chee would participate now we're hearing that she is no longer planning to according to me and my government officials so the state councillor and foreign minister ons on so she has decided to postpone her meeting in the united nations mainly because she wanted to focus on the issues on the current developments within the country but many people would see this as that she's not willing to face up to the international community when she goes and meets world leaders because the pictures of these fleeing refugees are being brought caused being told in many and a media organizations throughout the world and this is creating where's strong impressions on why these people are targeted why these people are fleeing violence in myanmar on most of them carry similar tales of their houses being burnt down and and the relatives are being shot it just to put the other side of the story what the million mark government says is that the militants from the hinge a community they first initiated a wave of a tax on police checked boys in the evacuation state and then the military responded to the uae liens and they also accused these militants of attacking some of the buddhist religious and hindu villagers this is the russian given by the manmark government hub let us know independent verification of either of these claims and the man more government now says that the state councillor on sense which either de facto leader will not attend this meeting and instead somebody else wilder percent critics have been saying that she has disappointed the international community by keeping quiet are not speaking out against violence against israel jaffe all along she has.
"myanmar" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"From on sensitive chee a woman who could if she made the effort try to control this escalating violence imagine folks turning to bangladesh now where the authorities have started an operation to register hundreds of thousands of newly arrived refugees from myanmar our correspondent sanjoy magenta is in cox's bazar over the last few weeks has joined many ray hinder as they fled myanmar for safety i asked him how the authorities are dealing with the logistics of the operation this will be a huge task but it's a tough that urgentlyneeded because up until now what was happening was that there are to authorise kamsur from way before when the rangers first started coming here five years ago but was simply not big enough to accommodate everybody and soon you've have had a situation where you're privileges living outside these camps in temporary settlements they've created themselves or along the road or just about anywhere and these people do not get aid from international agencies like the un's refugee agency or groups such as world food programme so the government now i think recognizes the need to actually start addressing this issue otherwise they will simply not catering to the needs of the bulk of the refugees who were coming over from on yonnam you've been there for some days now son joy just tell tell me about what you've seen well what increasingly becoming apparent is that the anti relief operation because now the focuses on that on trying to support the people who've come here and that's a number that's over three hundred thousand now to relief operation is completely spinning out of control there is absolutely no coordination on the ground no real sense of authority you hardly see policemen or soldiers around most of the refugees are depending on the good will and generosity of local charities local groups or just individual bangladeshis who are opening their hearts and wallets out to them some joy majaida.
"myanmar" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"So how significant walls this intervention by zayd rod alhussein correspondent in geneva is in folks he is the un's top human rights official he started his career in that human rights work in bosnia that was where we first learned about that term anti he today made his opening address to the union rights council this is un member states the ambassador of myanmar we'll have been in the room when he made those remarks selling me say that the unions taking this very very seriously in its compounded with the fact that the un of course offered immense support to me on mars leader and sanctity during her time in house arrest during this push towards democracy in myanmar and to see this when behind the scenes saved rodahl who sang for months now has been in contact with aung sang suu tci asking her to try and rein in the security services asking her to let human rights investigators into the country and had no response at all i think this is what lies behind these very blunt indeed shocking terminology that's been used here in geneva today what sort of presence has the un had in wreck well not much at all as we know i mean even un aid deliveries have been blocked recently but in terms of you in human rights investigations let's not forget this is now the 21st century we have internet we have mobile phones we have skype we have satellite imagery so you know whether you are in syria whether you are in raccoon state whether you are in yemen you cannot really high human rights violations nowadays they will be seen and they will be recorded in the un has been seeing and has been recording what's been going on in record struck state which is why the un human rights commissioner today said stop pretending they're are setting fire to the road hopes because we can see perfectly well but that is absolutely not what's happening but i think what what the un is still hoping for is some kind of move.
"myanmar" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"They say that people have been coming in such large numbers they haven't had the chance yet to sit down with them and hey their stores and get a proper account of what much been happening to them but some of them do seem quite traumatized does bangladesh have a policy regarding refugees from myanmar well absolutely mean the policies that they denied them entry and the border is being patrolled and we know that there are thousands of people we don't know exactly how many who are sort of stuck in this noman's land between the two borders because they know the patrols of that and then not managing to get through so bangladesh's saying they are sending people back but clearly people are getting through in large numbers that begs the question why and it could just be that they the bangladeshi forced doesn't have the capacities at patrol all of the border effectively it is a a long difficult bordeaux involving a river and some jungle areas for example where people can sneak through or it could be that that kind of turning a bit of a blind eye certainly the un has asked bangladesh to let people come in blessing why people need to flee violence they should be allowed to have sanctuary jill mcgill touring there as we recall this podcast tropical storm half he has made landfall again this time in louisiana if first hit the neighboring state of texas last week bringing recordbreaking downpours and devastating floods one of the worst affected cities houston where thousands have been forced from their homes are reporter netted chao freak has been speaking to people there emergency responders spent yet another day trying to rescue the many still imprisoned in their homes by the rising water but among the most urgent pleas for help was to find those still unaccounted for we have a guy who loved night never showed up some time this morning i found his vehicle imploded water.