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Semi-protected edit request on 3 August 2022 (2) Edit

I do not know how to correct it. I just wanted to tell someone that the Burmese characters are not showing up. Just empty boxes. I think Burmese is in the Unicode font system, and there must be a way to code it to show properly to ALL browsers.

Here is a clip of the sentence where I see empty square boxes from "Burmese:" to "; pronounced"

All the other characters are showing properly in Chrome browser. Not sure what is broken on this page, but wanted to tell someone. Thank you.

"Myanmar,[a] officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်; pronounced " 2601:2C6:4600:F230:C81E:99C2:3F1D:C922 (talk) 14:49, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This appears to be an issue with your browser. I'm not seeing any issues with multiple browsers on multiple devices. ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 15:26, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 25 October 2022 Edit

Please delete the reference to Myanmar in the second sentence as the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia. Both Thailand and Vietnam are larger in terms of geographic size and population size.

The first sentence could just read: "Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia with a population of about 54 million as of 2017." Openburma (talk) 11:04, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Openburma: Are Thailand and Vietnam larger than Myanmar by area? The figures listed in the articles for the countries indicate that Myanmar is larger than both. Do you believe those figures are incorrect? Anon126 (notify me of responses! / talk / contribs) 05:58, 27 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Not done Openburma is partly correct in that Vietnam and Thailand are more populous. But Myanmar is the largest by area and that's what our article says. --RegentsPark (comment) 15:07, 27 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 4 March 2023 Edit

I would like to add the following information to the Political Culture section of the Wikipedia page:

On February 1, 2021, military rule was seized again, returning the power to an authoritarian system and reversing the transition to democracy that Myanmar had seen since 2010. The country can be classified as either a closed autocracy or an electoral autocracy depending on the elections that the military is planning to hold in 2024. The military establishment plans to hold elections as a way to transition the country out of post-coup conflict and to consolidate their political dominance. However, the junta has enacted laws in preparation for these elections that restrict the voting power of the citizens. These laws include: requiring voting political parties to register at least 100,000 members within three months of registration and banning parties that are declared “terrorist,” by the military, which represents any of their opponents. Additionally, the military rule has extended to local levels. Officials in central-level departments and local administrations were replaced with bureaucrats appointed by the military. Additionally, officials of villages and wards, which were previously elected by citizens, are now chosen by military-appointed township councils.

The Freedom House rating for democracy scores Myanmar at 9/60 in 2022, with a score of 0/40 for political rights and 9/60 for civil liberties. This exhibits a decline from 2021, where Freedom House scored Myanmar at 13/40 for political rights and 15/60 for civil liberties. Vikkixu (talk) 01:23, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • No citations to reliable, secondary sources have been provided to support this passage. Further, the passage is speculative to a degree. Please re-word and find reliable sources. Thank you, --Hammersoft (talk) 01:52, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Lead section readability and relevance Edit

The lead section currently has four paragraphs, none of which are short. However, approximately one-third to one-half of the material in those four paragraphs is detailed explanations of relatively distant history.

I propose to modify the lead section in the following way:

1. Keep the current first paragraph as is.

2. Move the current fourth paragraph to be directly after the first one.

3. Transfer the current second paragraph, along with approximately the first half of the current third paragraph, into the History section.

4. ... which leaves the second half of the current third paragraph as the ending of the lead section.

It's not ideal, but I think it would be an improvement. In my opinion, the current amount of detail about old history doesn't belong in the lead section. TooManyFingers (talk) 15:26, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The history is certainly excessive and should be collapsed into one shorter paragraph, and the lead in general is a bit lengthy. Generally history is the second paragraph, and the last paragraph contains the details on the foreign relations. Perhaps the fourth paragraph can be split rather than being completely shifted. CMD (talk) 01:53, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]