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/pd [PersonRank 10]

Friday, June 30, 2006
13 years ago4,524 views

Only for hardcore reader..

opennetinitiative.net/burma/

David [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It's probably best, at least in English, to stick to calling it Burma. The Burmese junta changed the English name from Burma to Myanmar in the lates 1980s. It's generally suggested to continue referring to the country as Burma, indicating that you do not recognize the repressive military junta's authority. Neither the British nor American goverments recognize Myanmar as the name.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Edit: I added "also known as Burma" to the post, hopefully more neutral.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I like that Phillpp – after all-- my ethinc roots go back to being a "daw sa" : of the Shan tribe :)-

Eugene Villar [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

David, it's generally suggested to still call it Burma? Who suggested it? And is it really general? Here in Southeast Asia, we call the country Myanmar. And various international sports organizations (even the Olympics) call the country Myanmar. Calling it Myanmar does not mean that you support the junta.

Kerry Howley [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Gmail has never been accessible in Myanmar.

iman [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

"Google blocked by google" in iran!
here:


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Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

For the pack it seems logically. Google is bound by american laws not to export technology to Iran (and other countries). I think that law could also be applied in case of the Checkout service...

Too bad for you...

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Theres alot of political clout around the transfer of money, and it takes a long time to weed through it (and alot of laywers).

Ruby [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Yes it is banned. We used other sites that has access to gmail. But these are also banned as soon as they recognize. Not just gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc cannot be accessed.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It's easy to take for granted freedom. Thankfully, the internet is fluid and flexible and very hard to stop :D

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Seems to be back up [via SEW]:
mizzima.com/MizzimaNews/News/2 ...

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