Myanmar fitness instructor dances to Indonesian protest anthem as coup unfoldsFeb 02, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
The video of Khing Hnin Wai doing her fitness routine while armoured vehicles mass in front of Myanmar’s parliament has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook.
Indonesian internet users have pointed out that the song to which she is dancing, ‘Ampun Bang Jago’, is about the power struggle between the people and the authorities.
It was an aerobics routine with a difference – a front-row seat to a coup in progress. A video of a Burmese woman doing a dance workout outside Myanmar’s parliament building while armoured vehicles mass in the background has gone viral, garnering more than 10 million views on social media, with users pointing out her seeming obliviousness to the military activity.
But even as the video racked up views on Twitter and Facebook, it was Indonesian internet users who highlighted the significance of the song to which Naypyidaw-based aerobics instructor Khing Hnin Wai was dancing.
Ampun Bang Jago – by Indonesian duo Tian Storm and Ever Slkr, from the Indonesian city of Bitung in North Sulawesi – is about the power struggle between the people and the authorities. In Southeast Asia’s largest economy, it has often been used to mock police brutality during demonstrations, most recently when thousands gathered to protest a job creation law last year.