Mynamar Arrests Blogger for Government Bashing….Hmmm

Just wondering…How would bloggers from here fare in Myanmar? Let’s say George Bush was the president of Mynamar. Hmmm…a little sketchy to do some Bush bashing on your blog about George’s erroneously perceived “suppression of freedoms.”

Or even to just call him “dumb”…a favorite among Bush-hating blogger termanology. Hmmm…

This from Associated Press:

BANGKOK, Thailand — Myanmar’s junta has stepped up surveillance of the Internet, arresting one blogger who wrote about the stifling of free expression in the military-ruled nation, a media advocacy group said.

The blogger, Nay Myo Latt, was taken into custody in Yangon on Wednesday after writing about the suppression of freedoms following last fall’s crushing of pro-democracy demonstrations, Reporters Without Borders said.

Despite international condemnation and pressure following the demonstrations, there is little evidence that the junta is easing its repressive rule or moving closer to reconciliation with pro-democracy forces led by Suu Kyi.

The arrested blogger, a member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, owns three Internet cafes, Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in a release seen Thursday… MORE

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