If you haven't been living under a rock, then you know of the crisis in Burma. The Burmese regime, desperate in a fight against democracy and perhaps just as desperate not to let info leak out of the country is going out of their way to keep things quiet. However, everyone
knows of the recent uprising of the monks and how the army responded to that. There's even international involvement now, but they still seem to think they can go with the "there's nothing going on" tactic.
So, what do you think they did? They took down public Internet access in the country, as the Register informs. They're most probably trying to cover things up (the violence against the pro-democrats) but I doubt anything can be hidden now with a UN special envoy in their country.
What's even worse is the fact that nobody would answer any phones at the only Internet Service Provider in the country, as Reuters informs. To be frank, I wouldn't be surprised if those guys were held at gun point.
Internet is not 100% inaccessible, in any case. The ones that didn't depend on the ISP Reuters mentioned still have their Internet connections, such as foreign embassies, for example. No matter how much the web is accessible or not, I hope that you all agree on the fact that this silencing campaign is not acceptable. The situation there is critical and some people are even taking advantage of this. Some of them have been sending out spam, pretending to be one of the Holy Dalai Lama's representatives. Here is my full article
on the matter. The mail had an infected attachment, so no matter if you feel sorry for them or not, do not open any attachments in Burma-related spam messages!