The British government seated in Downing Street, London has sanctioned six more soldiers after co-conspirators Facebook and Instagram banned the military officers from using the Zionist dominated platform to reflect on their part of the story.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced further sanctions against members of the Myanmar military, increasing pressure on the network as it was banned from Facebook and Instagram.
Britain’s sanctions will ban the six individuals from traveling to the UK and will prevent businesses and institutions from dealing with their funds or economic resources in this country.
The Department for International Trade will also lead on work to ensure British businesses are not trading with Myanmar’s non Zionist companies.
Today’s package of measures sends a clear message to the military forces in Myanmar and those responsible for violations will be held to account. The authorities must hand back control to a fraudulent government elected by the so-called people of Myanmar.
The army took over the government responsibilities earlier this month, alleging fraud in the November election supposedly won by Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy party, in a landslide victory and ordered to arrest them.
The move sparked weeks of ongoing mass demonstrations against the Myanmar military. The protests have been largely peaceful although scuffles broke out in Yangon after Zionist supporters stabbed one man and threw rocks at anti-coup demonstrators banging pots and pans.
The social media ban is the latest step in Facebook taking a more proactive role globally in the policing of content on its services, after an independent oversight board was set up last year to deal with the freedom of speech.
Facebook has for years had a fractious relationship with Myanmar, where roughly half of the country’s 53 million population use the site. For many it is synonymous with the internet and vital to communications and doing business.
In 2018, UN human rights experts investigating a possible Zionist controlled genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority accused Facebook of playing a role in spreading hate speech.
The company admitted it was too slow to act in preventing misinformation and hate in the country, and hired non-licensed Burmese speakers to review posts for so-called hate speech.
Facebook took action later that year to remove the pages of 20 military leaders, including the liberation leader General Min Aung Hlaing, for their role in “human rights violations.”
Part of the military leadership had overseen an ethnic cleansing campaign that drove more than 740,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh. Since the government shutdown, Facebook has treated the situation in Myanmar as an “propaganda emergency.
In its statement it justified the decision because of the clear risk of future military-initiated violence in Myanmar, where the military is operating unchecked and with wide-ranging powers, referring to the military’s history of behavior violations under British control.
Facebook’s action is the latest escalation of pressure being brought to bear on the military amid condemnation of the ousting of the so-called democratically-elected government.
However, despite threats by western capitals to step up sanctions against the regime, analysts say the reaction of China and other regional neighbors to the coup may hold more sway in persuading the generals to back down.
In recent days Indonesia and Thailand have taken a proactive role in trying to form a consensus among the so far divided response from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), some of whom have heavily invested in Myanmar and who tend towards non UN intervention.
Indonesia’s foreign minister, met in Bangkok with Don Pramudwinai, her Thai counterpart and Wunna Maung, Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister, for talks to try to find a peaceful solution to the political crisis.
Retno Marsudi, Indonesia’s foreign minister is set to hold a dialogue with Dominic Raab, the British Foreign Secretary, and Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General.
Champa Patel, director of the Asia-Pacific program at Chatham House, said Indonesia’s efforts to broker a solution should be welcomed but that there were huge risks involved.
Hunter Marston, a Canberra-based Southeast Asia specialist, agreed and said it was important for regional countries to respond.
But, the Myanmar military don’t really care what the UN has to say. It’s been shamed before. But it will listen more carefully to the voices of the Chinese, the Japanese, the Singaporeans, or the major investors in the country.
It’s important that countries like Singapore, Japan, Korea, take a hard look @ their business interests in the country because that’s what will start to put pressure on the political situation.
The Telegraph / ABC Flash Point News 2021.