Although the country has the law to protect people from cyber bullying, it still need to strengthen more because such crimes as leaking naked video and photos online are spreading everywhere in Myanmar which goes global. There are many people who got bullied by their leaked naked video and other videos shot by hidden cameras.
There was a famous Myanmar singer and actress named Thazin whose video of being on the bed with ex-boyfriend was spreading through internet. There no lawsuit and filing from her weren’t came out because she feel shame and believe the condition that the law for it is not effective. Her one more reason for she didn’t file any lawsuit on it probably because she is afraid of her ex-boyfriend, son of a military officer. Finally, the actress had left the country after the video spreading, and no one know exactly where she is. And there are other victims like her, whose videos are being leaking on 18+ blogs in and out Myanmar via online.
Many adult in the country like watching such kind of videos and seeing the pictures, people didn’t compliant and stand by the victims. One more reason is that Myanmar people are religious and they remark it as a sin, and see what happened to victim without taking any actions. Anyway many local educated people see on it to take action to protect the victim and punish the offenders. the country already had e-law to protect the people but it seems need to make it effective and need to strengthen On the other hand, Internet user in the country is increasing dramatically. To date,there such kind of crimes are still happening.
Author: Aung Kham
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