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Myanmar's most sacred sites
Myanmar, a land that has long been surrounded by secrets, has only recently come out of decade-long isolations under a militarily brutal regimen and has opened its frontiers to the tourist industry. Gold-plated candlesticks, step temple and abbeys add candlelight to the scenery and reveal a long religious traditions dating back to the first hundred B.C. Although there is no formal religious belief, it is believed that 90 per cent of the country's people practice Theravada Buddhism.
Over 100 communities live in Myanmar, and in recent years the regime has been reviewed for a worrying increase in the use of religion against Islamic and Orthodox minority groups, which includes the demolition of non-Buddhist sacred places.
New website follows cases against Myanmar's infamous 66(d) Anti-Defamation Acts.
Koalition #SayNoTo66D wants to end the greatest judicial menace to freedom of expression. At the beginning of this year, Maung Saungkha formed the free-speech advocacy group Athan, one of 22 militant organisations that formed the #SayNoTo66D alliance last year to prosecute accusations and sentences under the infamous anti-defenamation part of Myanmar's telecommunications law in 2013.
Users of the #SayNoTo66D website can quickly see how, according to members of the government, the use of 66(d) has increased dramatically since Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power. Aung San Suu Kyi is a member of the government's National League for Democracy (NLD). There were 106 cases between November 2015 and November 2017, and 13 of the accused were reporters, according to a December 2017 December 2017 review by #SayNoTo66D Free Expression Myanmar member of the alliance.
Yangon-based Phandeeyar's technology innovations laboratory's Ei Myat Noe Khin, says it was developed for reporters and campaigners. Available in both Burma and English, the site follows a powerful vocabulary stance that explains the reason for the removal of the section, provides a visitor notification page for a 66 (d) case, and contains a link to requests to remove the section that have been subscribed to by both community and internat.
One section is also dedicated to the beloved Myanmar memen who criticize 66(d). Although Myanmar's House of Representatives last year voted to keep Section 66(d) largely undamaged, the #SayNoTo66D government is confident that continuing support will eventually lead decision-makers to amend the Act.