Coup in Myanmar

AlienFTM

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BBC currently reporting live that Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained.

Currently no internet link, but news suggests there's been unrest in their armed forces.


Edit. Since the media are now calling it a coup, I've removed the interrogative from the thread title.
 
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Yokel

LE
Is the place officially called Burma or Myanmar?

Not so many months ago the authorities there were implicated in ethnic cleansing type activities against a Muslim minority. How could this upset the international balance? Who are the regime's allies and backers?

They took delivery of a submarine a few weeks ago. I have no idea if more are on order or if there is a threat to international shipping.
 
Is the place officially called Burma or Myanmar?

Not so many months ago the authorities there were implicated in ethnic cleansing type activities against a Muslim minority. How could this upset the international balance? Who are the regime's allies and backers?

They took delivery of a submarine a few weeks ago. I have no idea if more are on order or if there is a threat to international shipping.
Myanmar, since it became a democracy of sorts, the western media accepted that was its official name. Prior to that the old name of Burma (and Rangoon, rather than Yangon) was used. If I am not wrong Myanmar and Burma mean exactly the same thing "Burma" being what English people thought locals were saying when they were actually saying Myuh'ma, I am happy to stand corrected.

The democracy that the country enjoyed for the past few years has been a fragile plant at best, and the shine came off the halo of Aung San Suu Kyi when she failed to condemn the persecution of the Rohinghya minority, some say she was afraid to condemn the military others say she was a Burmese nationalist and was happy to stick it to the inconvenient minorities.
 
Who are the regime's allies and backers?
They have a border with China and have the full backing of the PRC leadership with both sides doing a lot of buisness together, especialy the Mynmar Generals.

So they wont give two flying f*cks about western indignation's and threat's of sanctions. They have a big mate to the north which is rapidly becoming the next world superpower so up yours sleepy Joe, the EU and UN.
 
Whispers of Aung San Suu Kyi being no angel either. Can't recall where I read that. Interesting times.
 
Whispers of Aung San Suu Kyi being no angel either. Can't recall where I read that. Interesting times.

You mean like the calls to have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked because of what's going on with the Rohingya.
  • In October 2017, Oxford City Council announced that, following a unanimous cross-party vote,[242] the honour of Freedom of the City, granted in 1997 in recognition of her "long struggle for democracy", was to be withdrawn following evidence emerging from the United Nations which meant that she was "no longer worthy of the honour".
  • A few days later, Munsur Ali, a councillor for City of London Corporation, tabled a motion to rescind the Freedom of the City of London: the motion was supported by Catherine McGuinness, chair of the corporation's policy and resources committee, who expressed "distress ... at the situation in Burma and the atrocities committed by the Burmese military".
  • The Dublin City Council voted 59–2 (with one abstention) to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of the City award over Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya people in December 2017, though Lord Mayor of Dublin
  • In March 2018, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum revoked Suu Kyi's Elie Wiesel Award, awarded in 2012, citing her failure "to condemn and stop the military's brutal campaign" against Rohingya Muslims.
  • In May 2018, Aung San Suu Kyi was considered complicit in the crimes against Rohingyas in a report by Britain's International Development Committee.
  • In August 2018, it was revealed that Aung San Suu Kyi would be stripped of her Freedom of Edinburgh award over her refusal to speak out against the crimes committed against the Rohingya.
  • In early October 2018, both the Canadian Senate and its House of Commons voted unanimously to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship. This decision was caused by the Government of Canada's determination that the treatment of the Rohingya by Myanmar's government amounts to Genocide.
  • On 11 November 2018, Amnesty International announced it was revoking her Ambassador of Conscience award.
 
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Grownup_Rafbrat

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Whispers of Aung San Suu Kyi being no angel either. Can't recall where I read that. Interesting times.
She was allegedly incredibly rude and religionist to Mishal Hussein who was supposed to interview her for the BBC when she was in the UK.

And must have known what was going on with the Rohingya.


Perhaps another politician who has learned that it's much easier to be in opposition than to actually run things.
 
She was allegedly incredibly rude and religionist to Mishal Hussein who was supposed to interview her for the BBC when she was in the UK.

And must have known what was going on with the Rohingya.


Perhaps another politician who has learned that it's much easier to be in opposition than to actually run things.

Whether she has actually been running things, or was just a fig leaf of respectability that the generals have now decided is no longer required is open to debate, but her public pronouncements (or lack of them) regarding the Rohingya have not shown much of the moral courage she displayed for all those years under house arrest.
 

Alamo

LE
She is a prime example of the dangers of becoming absolutely obsessed with the ‘right’ sort of figurehead. Treated like some sort of female Mandela. Figureheads, just like celebrities, are only as great as their next f*** up.
 
She is a prime example of the dangers of becoming absolutely obsessed with the ‘right’ sort of figurehead. Treated like some sort of female Mandela. Figureheads, just like celebrities, are only as great as their next f*** up.
Some very noticeable navel-gazing by the BBC and a few others, after their initial hagiography of her-and then the rohingi thing emerged.
 
You mean like the calls to have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked because of what's going on with the Rohingya.
  • In October 2017, Oxford City Council announced that, following a unanimous cross-party vote,[242] the honour of Freedom of the City, granted in 1997 in recognition of her "long struggle for democracy", was to be withdrawn following evidence emerging from the United Nations which meant that she was "no longer worthy of the honour".
  • A few days later, Munsur Ali, a councillor for City of London Corporation, tabled a motion to rescind the Freedom of the City of London: the motion was supported by Catherine McGuinness, chair of the corporation's policy and resources committee, who expressed "distress ... at the situation in Burma and the atrocities committed by the Burmese military".
  • The Dublin City Council voted 59–2 (with one abstention) to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of the City award over Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya people in December 2017, though Lord Mayor of Dublin
  • In March 2018, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum revoked Suu Kyi's Elie Wiesel Award, awarded in 2012, citing her failure "to condemn and stop the military's brutal campaign" against Rohingya Muslims.
  • In May 2018, Aung San Suu Kyi was considered complicit in the crimes against Rohingyas in a report by Britain's International Development Committee.
  • In August 2018, it was revealed that Aung San Suu Kyi would be stripped of her Freedom of Edinburgh award over her refusal to speak out against the crimes committed against the Rohingya.
  • In early October 2018, both the Canadian Senate and its House of Commons voted unanimously to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship. This decision was caused by the Government of Canada's determination that the treatment of the Rohingya by Myanmar's government amounts to Genocide.
  • On 11 November 2018, Amnesty International announced it was revoking her Ambassador of Conscience award.

All that will be reversed, and now she's been 'detained' , she can become the darling of the left and liberal elite again

The cynics would say it's one huge publicity& reputation enhancement stunt
 

4(T)

LE
I expect China will soon have its Bay of Bengal/ Indian Ocean naval bases, plus its land & sea encirclement of the remainder of SE Asia.
 
I doubt if the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi will feature as much hand-wringing in the West as it once did. Once released from her original period of incarceration, she didn't waste much time going from hero to zero.
 
Bidens first war.

closely followed by Syria, where he's put troops back in, instigating Turkish, Russian and ISIS increases and Taiwan where the Chinese are now a gnats cock away from invading - China knows that Biden is just another weak Obama holdover whose not in charge of his own bladder never mind the USA - besises that they have all the evidence of the Biden crime family bribes plus Hunters kiddy fiddling videos
 
You mean like the calls to have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked because of what's going on with the Rohingya.
  • In October 2017, Oxford City Council announced that, following a unanimous cross-party vote,[242] the honour of Freedom of the City, granted in 1997 in recognition of her "long struggle for democracy", was to be withdrawn following evidence emerging from the United Nations which meant that she was "no longer worthy of the honour".
  • A few days later, Munsur Ali, a councillor for City of London Corporation, tabled a motion to rescind the Freedom of the City of London: the motion was supported by Catherine McGuinness, chair of the corporation's policy and resources committee, who expressed "distress ... at the situation in Burma and the atrocities committed by the Burmese military".
  • The Dublin City Council voted 59–2 (with one abstention) to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of the City award over Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya people in December 2017, though Lord Mayor of Dublin
  • In March 2018, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum revoked Suu Kyi's Elie Wiesel Award, awarded in 2012, citing her failure "to condemn and stop the military's brutal campaign" against Rohingya Muslims.
  • In May 2018, Aung San Suu Kyi was considered complicit in the crimes against Rohingyas in a report by Britain's International Development Committee.
  • In August 2018, it was revealed that Aung San Suu Kyi would be stripped of her Freedom of Edinburgh award over her refusal to speak out against the crimes committed against the Rohingya.
  • In early October 2018, both the Canadian Senate and its House of Commons voted unanimously to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship. This decision was caused by the Government of Canada's determination that the treatment of the Rohingya by Myanmar's government amounts to Genocide.
  • On 11 November 2018, Amnesty International announced it was revoking her Ambassador of Conscience award.
The Rohingya Muslims are invaders from Bangladesh who tried to throw out the natives using standard Muslim tactics of murder and rape.
The then Burmese police tried to stop this and were murdered and the police stations burned down, sometimes with the police inside.
The Burmese army then stepped in and it got even messier.
 

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