50 million people in Myanmar can now get Facebook, and they're spreading a trumpian ethnic cleansing movement

Myanmar has been a technologically backwards authoritarian state for much of the past 50 years, with less than 1% of the country connected to the net, until 2015, when the country held its first elections in decades, a moment that was swiftly followed by a relaxation in telcoms controls and widespread access to the internet via mobile devices. Read the rest

Punk's not dead in Myanmar

Check out this amazing photo essay of punk rock in Myanmar (Burma) by Olaf Schuelke for Roads & Kingdoms. [HT: Michelle Borok/Giant Robot] Read the rest

Documentary on the punk scene in Burma

Apropos of yesterday's post about punks in Myanmar, Rene from Nerdcore sez, " German Journalist Alexander Dluzak did a documentary about the Burma punk scene a few months ago, here's the trailer (with English Subs), he also sent me some pretty awesome pics for my blog which you can see here. They also did a successful crowdfunding campaign and the DVD should be out sometime soon. Read the rest

Myanmar punk

I love this photo of a punk in Yangon, Myanmar (shown here, a downsized thumbnail -- click through to see the whole pic from EPA in the Telegraph).

A teenager dressed as a punk takes part in the water festival at the Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon, Myanmar (via Pork Magazine) Read the rest