Myanmar internet - something to think about if you're having a bad day

George Metz george.metz at
Tue Apr 27 03:30:49 UTC 2021

First you say "not at all" and then you say "stop complying". If your
employees stop complying with the orders coming from the angry men
with guns held to said employees' heads, someone's going to get shot -
and it's going to be the telecom employees. That's significantly more
than a financial hardship and I cannot grasp how you think it could
possibly be otherwise.

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 5:57 PM scott <surfer at> wrote:
> On 4/26/2021 11:27 AM, Mel Beckman wrote:
> > Scott, are you saying that employees of Telenor and Ooredoo are “facilitating violent repression” by following the orders of soldiers holding guns to their heads?
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> No.  Not at all.  Of course not.  That would be ridiculous.  I meant to
> say,"Myanmar’s two foreign-owned telecom operators, Telenor and
> Ooredoo..." should stop  facilitating the repression by complying
> "...with numerous demands from the military, including instructions to
> cut off the internet each night for the past week, and block specific
> websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram."  And, yeah, that
> means financial repercussions for the companies.
> > My understanding of the rules of nano guess that there is to be no “naming and shaming“. please retract your post.
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> What?  You know folks do that all the time.  Did I miss the change in
> rules?   If it makes you or others feel better...I retract the post.
> I was having a bad day (Monday) and saw this.  It made me feel better
> about the crap I am going through today and thought it might be the same
> for other ops.  I also found it interesting that they were manipulating
> DNS servers with false IP addresses.  I wonder if the people can use a
> different DNS server than the two ISPs?
> scott

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