The south Asian country of Myanmar also known as Burma is where we begin today's show. I'm Carl Azuz. We're glad to have you watching. The troubled country is located between Bangladesh and Thailand. We say troubled because it's in the middle of a military coup, a takeover, and that military announced yesterday it had removed and replaced Myanmar's civilian leader and 24 members of her government. The Burmese military has taken over before in 1962. It ruled the country for decades after that. And when it didn't like the results of an election in 1990, it put an elected party leader under house arrest.
To complicate matters further, the nation's government has fought conflicts with ethnic groups who want their independence from Myanmar. A militant group linked to the nation's Rohingya muslims attacked government forces in 2016 and 2017 and the military responded by cracking down on Rohingyas causing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. So the instability in Myanmar deepens.
使事态更加复杂的是，缅甸政府与那些希望从缅甸独立的少数民族发生过冲突 。一个与该国罗兴亚穆斯林有关的激进组织在2016年和2017年袭击了政府军，作为反击，军方镇压了罗兴亚人，这导致数十万平民逃往邻国孟加拉国 。缅甸的不稳定局势进一步加深 。
1. in the middle of (某件事或某段时间的)中期；
I had a little lapse of concentration in the middle of the race.
2. take over (武力)占领，接管，控制；
The Belgians took over Rwanda under a League of Nations mandate.
3. be linked to 与……有联系；
All of these outcomes are linked to a lack of physical exercise.
4. crack down on 严厉打击；镇压；
There's going to be a nationwide drive to crack down on crime.