【4月3日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Myanmar's military has seized power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders. Troops are patrolling the streets and a night-time curfew is in force, with a one-year state of emergency declared by the military.

US President Joe Biden raised the threat of new sanctions, with the UN and UK also condemning the coup.

The army alleges the recent landslide election win by Ms Suu Kyi's party was marred by fraud. She urged supporters to protest against the coup. In a letter written in preparation for her impending detention, she said the military's actions would put the country back under a dictatorship.

On the streets of the main city, Yangon (Rangoon), people said they felt their hard-fought battle for democracy had been lost. One 25-year-old resident, who asked not to be named, told the BBC: 'Waking up to learn your world has been completely turned upside down overnight was not a new feeling.'

中譯:

緬甸軍方於拘禁翁山蘇姬及其他經民主選舉獲選的領導人後,業已奪取政權。軍方宣告國家進入為期1年的緊急狀態,部隊不時於各街道巡邏,並開始實施夜間宵禁。

美國總統拜登則提出威脅要施予新的制裁,而聯合國及英國也同聲譴責此次政變。

軍方宣稱,最近選舉獲壓倒性勝利的翁山蘇姬所屬政黨,因舞弊而蒙塵。翁山蘇姬則力促支持群眾陳抗此次政變;她並未雨綢繆為隨即而來的拘禁預寫書信,信中指出此次軍方行動,會將緬甸拉回到獨裁統治狀態。

在仰光這個主要城市的街道上,人們紛紛表示,感覺到為民主所作的奮戰,已然失敗。一名不願透露姓名的25歲居民告訴英國廣播公司,一覺醒來發現生活一夕色變,而這種感覺並不陌生。

-關鍵軍語-

※curfew:

A regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night.

※patrol:

To keep watch over an area by regularly walking or driving around it.

例句:

Soldiers patrolled the streets during the curfew.

士兵於宵禁期間在大街小巷巡邏。

嘉.言.語.錄

You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.--Chris Evert

你得掌控主動權,並打好你的球賽。在決勝盤,自信才是成敗關鍵。--克莉斯·艾芙特

(取自聯合國緬甸人權特別報告員推特)