Please don’t call the Myanmar military ‘Tatmadaw’

Please don’t call the Myanmar military ‘Tatmadaw’
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A Myanmar military parade. Photo by Mil.ru via Wikimedia Commons. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) This article written by Desmond was originally published in The Irrawaddy, an independent news website in Myanmar. This edited version is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. I’m not a military expert, just someone who loathes my country’s military. So it is unsurprising that I am struggling to come up with the correct name for the military forces in Myanmar today. My job, which includes writing reports, periodical analyses, and preparing briefs for intern…

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