To everyone who sees this:
My home country, Myanmar (Burma) is in a serious situation.
On the first of February 2021. the military seized power. They had detained government officials, including our State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and our president, U Win Myint.
Every form of connection, both wifi and mobile data, all was cut off this morning. We did not know what was happening for the whole of the morning, until 5 in my house when the internet was back on.
They had cut all news channel, we do not know what really is happening inside our country other than their power seizure, and we do not know what is happening in the world right now. Every news channel except the military owned are now cut.
There are now curfews to stay at home after 8pm in Yangon, whether the same law apply to other cities are unknown.
There is not much we can do as citizens other than hope that our little voices reach the world. The best we can hope for is.
I am in the dark and cannot shed much light on the situation. You might have heard and know better by now. The 8888 uprising is one that had happened in the past, we hope this is not another one. Some think that the worst may result in our country disappearing off the face of the Earth, but I can only hope for the best.
The internet and electricity may be cut off again at 12 in the night, Myanmar Time, but some said this is a rumour. I do not know yet.
Spreading awareness on this situation is extremely important to us, we are no strangers to being left in the dark corner for a long time.
Speaking from my heart, I hope that we can stand as a union of humanity, rather than divided by any borders or nationalities. The military oppression will not only affect our country, our children, our lives to the biggest extent, it can tear the centuries our country had survived into nothingness. In the 88 uprising, countless bodies had been buried alive, the streets had been covered with blood, and tears drown the country. We can only hope this is not 88 again.
To every bystander, to help us, spreading awareness is important. It’s extremely important to research as well and get to the bottom ( and avoid circular reporting), and I will try to explain as much as possible if there is time.
There was another announcement that all travel to outside the country will be shut down till April 30.
This is a petition you can sign:
Edit (March 19, 2021): The military still holds power. We are not free yet. There are increasing violence and brutality erupting around the country. Yet we are being silenced.
Accounts you can follow to keep up-to-date:
Tumblr : @aletteroflovetome (Feel free to send me an inbox or message me, I will try to answer any questions about the current situation), @soft-noble-light @myanmarupdates , @georgiaeden8585 , @castaliasworld, @surprisebitch , @smolonigiri, @pwi1015, @marihem
Instagram : @ootdmyanmar @listenupmyanmar @spotlight_myanmar @fullbellies_forlife @humansofmm @instamyanmar @worldwideburmesestudents @whats.happening.in.myanmar @castalia_iris @meemalee @democracyinburma
Facebook : @Myanmar Now @Irrawaddy Burmese @RFA Burmese @BBC Burmese @Mizzima @DVB News
Twitter : @TostevinM @cvdom2021 @eieitoelwin @FrontierMM @freya_cole @cape_diamond
Hashtags to follow : #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #JusticeForMyanmar #Myanmar #RejectMyanmarMilitaryCoup #AgainstMyanmarMilitaryCoup
Link to donate to CDMers :
CDM (Civil-Disobedience Movement) is a movement where government workers do not go to work, to stand up against the military junta, and stop all their procedures. Many government workers are participating in this, however, they have to do this at their own financial, and sometimes, personal risk. Currently, everyone who participates in CDM receives no pay, and as of now, they have to move out of government provided housing(or get shot if they don't work). Most are virtually incomeless, but the public is supporting them. It would be a great help to continue the support.
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