Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Vice interviewed the Myanmar coup aerobics instructor

“It’s an aerobic competition organized by the Ministry of Health and Sports,” she said, adding that participants have to record themselves doing an aerobics routine, upload the video on Facebook, and tag the sports department.

[She] said that she was exercising and dancing from around 7:30 a.m. While she noticed the convoy, she just assumed that security was tightened because of the new parliament session, which of course never convened. She wasn’t getting updates on the news right away because mobile signals weren’t working in Myanmar’s capital all morning. She uploaded her video on Facebook later that day

In a stranger twist to an already bizarre story, observers have pointed out that the soundtrack of the workout provides unexpected commentary on the dramatic events that took place on Monday morning. 

The Indonesian song, titled “Ampun Bang Jago,” gained prominence as the anthem of Indonesia’s anti-government protests last year