MYANMAR JUNTA TELLS MEDIA "COUP" LABEL IS 'ILLEGAL' AS ARMORED VEHICLES POUR INTO CITIES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

MYANMAR JUNTA TELLS MEDIA "COUP" LABEL IS 'ILLEGAL' AS ARMORED VEHICLES POUR INTO CITIES

Myanmar's military coup leaders are lashing out at both world powers and the domestic public, including national media, over this month's dramatic events there being widely dubbed a coup d'état.
The junta is now declaring it illegal to use "incorrect words" such as coup when referring to the new government, the Ministry of Information announced Friday. The message further claimed the newly issued one year 'state of emergency' is "in accordance" with the constitution. The United States among other nations recently formally declared it recognizes that a coup d'état has occurred.

The army further said new laws are pending that will target "acts of instigation that may arouse civil unrest" - which presumably is aimed at media sources that use "coup" or related language in their reporting.

Already a new law unveiled last week took aim at internet content disparaging the military takeover, which saw the civilian leadership including Aung San Suu Kyi detained on Feb.1, as Bloomberg reports:

Earlier this week, the junta proposed a cyber security law that could see social media users fined or jailed for posts containing what it construes as "misinformation or disinformation that causes public panic."

Ms Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party said the cyber security law is another attempt by the junta to limit freedom of speech and access to the internet.

The military is now attempting to clamp down on protests in support of the detained civilian leaders.

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