The aftermath of the coup organized by the Burmese military is still fresh, but the coup plotters have gone a step further. Military rulers in the country have barred access to Facebook from the country.
Myanmar military rulers block Facebook due to 'lies'
The military leaders in Burma have impeded the citizens from access to the top network platform a few days after they carried out a copy against leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s government. Key government officials have insisted that the social network platform is the major avenue of information gathering in the country, but access will be limited for '' stability '' to return to the country.
The Facebook platform has been the core platform where oppositions against the coup plotters have been the loudest. Showing disdain for the military, and in protest for their activities, lawmakers have promised not to leave their homes in Yangon.
The ousting which was engineered by General Min Aung Hlaing chose an 11-man committee to oversee the affairs of the country over the one-year state of emergency. The Burmese military has accused the Aung San Suu Kyi's government of fraudulent elections which she and her party have denied rigorously.
Ban to continue till February 8
Political leaders across the country have been charged for getting illegal communication equipment like radios and walkie-talkies. The Minister of information has insisted that Facebook will be barred until February 8, however, there is still limited access in the capital.
According to a resident of Yangon, Anthony Aung, she was able to have access via Wi-Fi but not a mobile device. He said people tried to quickly download substitutes or VPN that could mask their location. Unfortunately, after a few hours,
Mr. Anthony said Facebook was no longer accessible. Another Yangon resident, Min Htet, her studies have been on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with these new restrictions on Facebook, means there is so avenue to express oneself freely.