Woman shooting dance video unknowingly captures Myanmar coup in action | Inquirer News
Close  

Woman shooting dance video unknowingly captures Myanmar coup in action

/ 05:37 PM February 02, 2021
Myanmar coup video

A teacher unknowingly captures military vehicles entering Myanmar’s seat of power when she filmed a dance video. Image: screengrab via Facebook/Khing Hnin Wai

As the military staged a takeover in Myanmar, one woman danced her heart out near the country’s parliament complex, unaware of the historical event unfolding.

Khing Hnin Wai, who lists herself as a physical education teacher on Facebook, unknowingly captured military vehicles entering Myanmar’s seat of power when she filmed a dance video yesterday, Feb. 1, in the capital of Naypyidaw.

ADVERTISEMENT

The teacher dances enthusiastically to Indonesian music in the video she uploaded to Facebook on Monday, Coconuts reported today, Feb. 2. She is unfazed as a number of black vehicles including armored cars roll up to a checkpoint and enter the complex,

“The background scene and the music kind of match,” she quipped. “I was filming the clip for a competition before the morning’s news came out. What a memory!”

FEATURED STORIES

In another Facebook post today, Khing Hnin Wai shared her previous videos shot in the same location, explaining that she had been dancing in the area over the past months, as per The Guardian.

The coup took place on what was supposed to be the first day of a new Parliament session after Myanmar’s popular political party won the elections in November. The military claimed that fraud had taken place as it lost by a landslide to state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. Suu Kyi and other top leaders were detained in the military raid on Monday. Niña V. Guno /ra

RELATED STORIES:

Explainer: Crisis in Myanmar after army alleges election fraud

Michelle Obama praises 4-year-old kids who re-created inauguration look

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: aerobics, Coup, Dance, Exercise, Myanmar
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.