January 17, 2008 - Rangoon – In a bid to stop the flow of information outside Burma one of the most popular blog sites www.blogger.com has been banned by the Myanmar Post and Telecomm Ministry as of Thursday morning, according to bloggers in the former capital.
In the wake of 'Saffron Revolution', another Internet Service Provider 'Bagan Teleport' has blocked this blog website. And now the remaining ISP under the MPT has blocked this website which bars computers in Burma from accessing the blogs.
Both the ISPs are under the control of the military regime but under two different administrations.
However, an official from MPT in Rangoon denied the report and said that she didn't know why surfers can't visit these blogs when a Mizzima desk reporter contacted her.
Similarly an official from the telecom office said that there was no official instruction given to them to block these blogs sites, but he declined to give further details.
Bloggers played an important role in exposing the secretive and isolated military-ruled country for its crackdown against demonstrators during the people's uprising last September.