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Characterization of Military Presence and influence[edit]

Per request for comment by RegentsPark I feel that my edit striking the latter portion of the first sentence of the "Military Rule..." section should stand:

"and the government has been under direct or indirect control by the military since then."

The continuing influence of the Military is undeniable, but the sentence is extraordinarily generalized, inappropriately placed in the structure of the article, and far better articulated in other sections where the information is more pertinent. The pervasiveness of the military is not omitted in any other part of the article, so this clause is unnecessary by redundancy, and the dynamics of military influence would be more appropriate to address at individualized points on the timeline, particularly given the interplay between the military and the governing bodies that evolved with time.

In addition, the sentence does not take a neutral tone. It is not factual, but instead takes a rather reductionist and somewhat accusatory viewpoint over military influence or directorial authority.

- Mkarma13

Semi-protected edit request on 14 December 2017[edit]

In spanish we use the word Birmania instead of Myanmar. More or less the same that in french and portuguese JUAN0706 (talk) 13:06, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

  • That's already in the article. See the Etymology section. --regentspark (comment) 13:08, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Administrative divisions of Myanmar[edit]

I asked this on the Administrative divisions of Myanmar page, but never got an answer. Generally, at which level of administration do municipalities (cities and towns) exist? It appears that they are on the same level as townships as it appears they are divided into wards, but I'm not sure and municipal (city/town) government is not mentioned anywhere on the page concerning administrative divisions. In the case that city/town government does existing in Myanmar, that would mean it'd be subordinate to a district and not a township, correct? Or are there different levels of cities? i.e. township-level cities, ward/village tract-level cities, village-level cities? Oh, and I do know that a place like Yangon is a special case as it appaears Yangon includes multiple township, which would make it a district-level city. --Criticalthinker (talk) 12:49, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 20 March 2018[edit]

Myanmar was granted independence in 1948. The below sentence is only relevant to 2013. UN and other organisations never been reported till 2013. Its misleading and distort the facts. DaungOweWai 16:46, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

During this time, the United Nations and several other organisations have reported consistent and systematic human rights violations in the country.

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 17:02, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Why does article not include the current ethnic cleansing?[edit]

How is it possible that this article virtually ignores the recent situation?

  But an army operation against alleged terrorists in Rakhine State since August 2017 has driven more than half a million Muslim Rohingyas to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, in what the United Nations called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
  This has damaged the new government's international reputation, and highlighted the continuing grip of the military in Myanmar. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-12990563

Peter K Burian (talk) 02:29, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

  UN officials point finger at Myanmar for 'crimes under international law'

.... Human rights rapporteur says evidence about atrocities against Rohingya people must be collected and presented to international criminal court.

The Guardian (UK) 13 Mar 2018 05.39 GMT https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/13/un-officials-point-finger-at-myanmar-for-crimes-under-international-law Peter K Burian (talk) 02:33, 24 March 2018 (UTC)