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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

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

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

Because this is an encyclopedia and it's against the rules to simply make it some sort of a hot-headline/recent/current affairs site. --Loginnigol 14:01, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
  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.

Peter K Burian (talk) 02:29, March 24 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 Peter K Burian (talk) 02:33, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

In reply to Loginnigol: This isn't the 18th Century, where updating an encyclopedia requires re-issuing 40 bound volumes. As Wikipedia is online it should be kept as up to date as possible. This includes referencing what has been an on-going ethnic cleansing and likely genocide which has been well documented by UN Special Procedures including a Fact-Finding Mission and now, a IIIM mechanism which has only ever been previously deployed for the horrors committed in Syria. As wikipedia is a source and point of first call for so many people, to not mention any of these widely corroborated developments and not have them front and centre in the introduction is disingenuous at best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:39, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 December 2018[edit] (talk) 19:09, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
 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. DannyS712 (talk) 19:54, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 January 2019[edit] (talk) 12:54, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Declined Nothing has been requested. Timrollpickering (Talk) 13:09, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 January 2019[edit]

Hello, the first sentence :

Myanmar (English pronunciation below; Burmese: [mjəmà]),[nb 1] officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia.

Should be changed to add a link to the page about southeast asia( as follow :

Myanmar (English pronunciation below; Burmese: [mjəmà]),[nb 2] officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. Kod4ma (talk) 20:45, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

 Done Thank you, - FlightTime (open channel) 20:48, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Date error[edit]

British govern the whole county in the year 1885, not 1886. U Thaung Myint (talk) 17:11, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
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