Military leaders unhappy with the media said don’t call it a coup
The words used for this month`s coup were not right and Myanmar`s military leaders are not happy with that.
“After the state of emergency that was “in accordance” with the constitution, some media are using “incorrect words” such as coup and referring to the military as junta or regime”, the Ministry of Information said on Friday.
“Inaccurate usage could be acts of instigation that may arouse civil unrest. It’s also against publishing laws”, the ministry said.
The military known as the Tatmadaw, voided the landslide of November elections for Aung San Suu Kyi`s party on Feb. 1 and declared a state of emergency for a year and detained Aung San Suu Kyi and other political.
Calling the move “an attempt to bring the nation back under the military dictatorship”, 55 million people were encouraged by Suu Kyi to oppose the army’s move.
The sanctions against the leaders were implemented and quick denouncement of the coup was done by Biden administration. Demanding the release of political leaders including Suu Kyi, thousands of protesters have come on street against the military order. The army has detained more aides and responded well.
For posts containing “misinformation or disinformation that causes public panic”, the social media users were seen getting fined or jailed by a cyber security law proposed by the Junta, earlier this week.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party said, “The cyber security law is another attempt by the junta to limit freedom of speech and access to the internet”.
The Myanmar Computer Federation, the largest private sector technology organization, and affiliated groups said, “they strongly disagree to the enactment of the law, citing a lack of public consultations and insufficient time to give expert input to the ministry”.
On Saturday, to denounce the cyber security bill, at least 120 technology companies in Myanmar issued a statement saying that it “violates the basic principles of digital rights, privacy and other human rights.”
“Given the current complex political situation, a regime fast-tracking bill is in violation with the fundamentals of the Constitution and will not create any positive values for the society,” the companies said.