Myanmar: Military rule bans Internet to quell protests

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Protests against the overthrow of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar are increasing. In such a situation, mobile internet service was disrupted here late on Friday night. Not only this, but the military regime has also stopped broadband service from Saturday morning to suppress the protest.


Netblock, a company that monitors the restrictions placed on Internet services around the world, said that Internet service in Myanmar has been completely closed since Saturday morning. In addition, military rule in Myanmar is also closely monitored on social media. The use of Twitter and Instagram was also banned in Myanmar on Friday. Facebook has already been banned in the country. According to the information, internet service has been banned in Myanmar for the second time this week.


A statement issued by the military government said that some people are using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spread fake news. Because of this decision has been taken. However, experts say the ban on the Internet is being hastened to stop the growing opposition to the coup. The biggest reason for doing this is also that there were some big demonstrations against the coup on Saturday.


About a thousand people were present at the demonstrations in Myanmar's Yangon on Saturday. These included factory workers and students prominently. People involved in the demonstration were also raising slogans of 'military dictatorship should go'. Meanwhile, 12 people died in an armed attack on Saturday. The attack was carried out on the convoy of Yu Khin Mang, a former member of the council of the self-governing region of Kokang. The attack was carried out by 20 members of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army.

Let me tell you, Myanmar's army came to power by overthrow on Monday. After this, many top leaders including the country's supreme leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Vin Myint were taken into custody. Suu Kyi has been accused of illegally importing communications equipment. He is said to be in custody in the name of investigation till 15 February. Protests are continuing in Myanmar about this. Earlier on Friday, hundreds of students, teachers, and doctors protested. Not only this, but some doctors in the country have also refused to work.