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Myanmar publicizes ban on satellite tv for pc TV as safety menace

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YANGON: Myanmar’s junta-controlled media introduced a ban on satellite tv for pc tv receivers on Tuesday (Could 4), saying outdoors broadcasts threatened nationwide safety and threatening to jail anybody caught violating the measure.

With cell Web entry largely reduce off in a bid to quell anti-junta protests for the reason that Feb 1 coup, Myanmar has more and more appeared headed again to the state of isolation that preceded a decade of democratic reforms.

“Satellite tv for pc tv is now not authorized. Whoever violates the tv and video regulation, particularly folks utilizing satellite tv for pc dishes, shall be punished with one yr imprisonment and a high-quality of 500,000 kyat (US$320),” MRTV state tv stated.

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“Unlawful media shops are broadcasting information that undermines nationwide safety, the rule of regulation and public order, and inspiring those that commit treason.”

Within the face of widespread opposition, the junta has struggled to impose order since overthrowing elected chief Aung San Suu Kyi and ending an unsteady transition to democracy.

Violence has spiralled for the reason that coup and safety forces have killed greater than 760 civilians, the Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners (AAPP) advocacy group says. The junta disputes the determine and says 24 police and troopers have died within the protests.

Myanmar media reported that 5 folks had been killed by a minimum of one parcel bomb on Tuesday, together with an ousted lawmaker and three cops who had joined a civil disobedience motion opposing navy rule.

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In the meantime, the Chinland Defence Drive, a newly fashioned militia in Chin state bordering India, stated on its Fb web page on Tuesday that its forces had killed a minimum of 4 Myanmar military troopers and wounded 10 in a conflict in a single day.

The Myanmar military didn’t touch upon the declare.

Villagers had discovered the beheaded physique of a junta appointed native administrator within the northwestern Sagaing area, impartial broadcaster DVB reported, a day after one other native official was stabbed to demise within the largest metropolis, Yangon.

Reuters was unable to succeed in native police for remark.

Professional-democracy supporters held protests on Tuesday within the second-biggest metropolis of Mandalay, together with one by training employees calling for a boycott of faculties and universities once they reopen in June, Myanmar Now reported.

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The junta stated it needed to seize energy as a result of its complaints of fraud in a November election received by Aung San Suu Kyi’s social gathering weren’t addressed by an election fee that deemed the vote truthful.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, has been detained for the reason that coup together with many different members of her social gathering. 

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