Myanmar 🇲🇲 (formerly known as Burma) is a Southeast Asian country that worships Buddhism. Bordering China, Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand, Myanmar had been ruled under a military junta since 1962, followed by political reforms that began in 2011, until a coup re-established military dictatorship in February 2021..

General censorship[]

Book censorship[]

Internet censorship[]

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This message is shown to internet users in Myanmar when they attempt to access a blocked website or URL.

The current government is working on unblocking these websites, ever since 2012.

The military junta has a grip on the Internet so tight that online transactions via credit and debit cards have been disabled entirely, preventing purchase from electronic marketplaces.

Movie censorship[]

Rambo (2008) - this movie was banned because it portrayed the Burmese government as an oppressive dictatorship, which in real life it was. Then, rebel factions started to watch Rambo.

In 2011, Malaysian-born actress Michelle Yeoh was banned from entering Burma for starring as Aung San Suu Kyi, who then was the main opposition leader and a political prisoner, in a biopic titled The Lady.

The Simpsons Movie - This movie was banned in Burma mostly because most of the characters have yellow skin, with yellow and red being the colors of the main political opposition party, the National League for Democracy, as well as the skin being perceived as a stereotype of Asians having bright yellow skin.

Television censorship[]

As mentioned before, The Simpsons was banned in the country due to its adult content, as well because of the cast's yellow skin.

Video game censorship[]

  • Every game which celebrates or supports the People's Defence Force, the forces fighting against the military government, such as PDF Hero, The PDF Fame and The End Game, and the like, are banned by the military regime[1].
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