Re: Message to Burmese members of the Pali Group
- Dear Florent and Gunnar,
Florent, I am glad that you have a great opportunity to further your
Pali study while in Myanmar. If what Gunnar wrote is right, then you
may have to sign up for an email account with a local ISP, if one
exists. And of course, I would be happy to help with posting your
I wish you a safe and rewarding stay in Myanmar.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, flrobert2000 wrote:
Last time I was in Myanmar it was rather difficult if not impossible
to access Yahoo Mail and I am afraid I might face the same problem
with Yahoo Groups. I will have to find a simple way - I am sure Yong
Peng could help me with that - to continue posting the solutions to
the exercises and be able to read the other members' posts.
- Yes, unfortunately this is true. Google Talk used to be available for
a while and was the only way to communicate through Voice over IP.
This was actually quite convenient since international phone calls
from Myanmar are very expensive (between 5$ and 8$ a minute). So the
main reason for blocking Google Talk, Skype or other services that
offer Voip is mainly financial I guess. I heard that at the beginning
of the month they even blocked access to google.com but apparently
that has been restored. I have the impression also that the main
reason behind blocking sites such as hotmail or Yahoo is to force
people to use local ISPs. The irony behind all this is that the
softwares used to filter the access to some sites are American ones...
> "Opportunities for anonymous communications are
> further hampered by the state's ban on free e-mail
> sites such as Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail"
> Does anybody know if this is true?