Myanmar in lockdown, leader Aung San Suu Kyi creates personal Facebook account

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Myanmar in lockdown, leader Aung San Suu Kyi creates personal Facebook account
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Suu Kyi, who’s in any other case recognized to maintain a low profile so far as public look is anxious, has created her private account on Fb as a result of Myanmar is beneath lockdown.

twitter-logo India Immediately Tech   New Delhi     Final Up to date: April 2, 2020  | 16:32 IST

Highlights

  • Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar, has made a private account on Fb in order that she will talk with folks and different leaders.
  • Myanmar is beneath lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic within the nation.
  • Suu Kyi says she needs to speak to folks of her nation by Fb.

Myanmar chief Aung San Suu Kyi has made a private account on Fb. Suu Kyi, who retains a low profile in public, writes in her first Fb publish that she needs to make use of social media to speak with public and different leaders within the nation as Myanmar is at present beneath country-wide lockdown attributable to coronavirus pandemic. Up to now the nation has reported 15 COVID-19 circumstances.

The Myanmar chief in her first Fb publish wrote, “I had no willingness to hitch Fb at first.” Her profile is real is indicated by the blue tick that seems subsequent to her identify, Reuters reported.

By the way, Fb and Myanmar should not have a very nice historical past. The web site, fairly standard within the nation, had been typically used to share pretend information and xenophobic messages towards Rohingya folks. Fb has come beneath repeated assaults for its lack of ability to successfully include hate messages shared by its web site in Myanmar. The state of affairs has been deemed so unhealthy that even United Nations cited Fb for not doing sufficient to cease abuse of its platform in Myanmar.

Suu Kyi in her first Fb publish wrote that it was solely created to speak with folks beneath the present circumstances. “Below the present circumstances, it was created so as to talk with folks sooner and extra effectively associated to COVID-19 challenges”, wrote Suu Kyi.

Inside hours the publish had acquired round 3,10,000 likes. Her account has since gained greater than 7,00,000 followers and has been verified by Fb, BBC in a report said.

Suu Kyi is in any other case recognized to maintain a low profile so far as press conferences or interviews are involved. Suu Kyi, after gaining energy, has principally communicated with public by formal statements.

The Myanmar chief was additionally just lately seen washing arms in a video, and urging folks to do the identical to include the unfold of the coronavirus.

In keeping with the Bangkok Submit, the ministry of well being in Myanmar gave out a warning saying that the nation was at very excessive danger of a “main outbreak” after tens of 1000’s of migrants working in neighbouring Thailand rushed residence earlier than the border closed. Up to now, the nation has skilled round 15 optimistic reported circumstances with one demise.

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