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Monday, September 24, 2007

WE ARE WITH YOU, BURMA!

The largest street protest in more than 20 years against the military government of Burma was lead by monks. The peaceful public defiance started last Thursday and slowly gaining momentum -- other cities have already joined in.

Yesterday in Yangon, 10 000 Buddhist monks marched under the pouring rain to peacefully protest against the government’s treatment of its citizens and an earlier physical assault on the monks. And for the first time, Buddhist nuns have also joined.

Monks in Southeast Asian society are highly revered. Their involvement brings a fresh new life to this long struggle. I know for a fact that when monks start to lead, people will follow.

Burma… we are with you.


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14 Comments:

M|O|N|G|K|O|L said...

I agree. Hopefully the monks' power demonstration will lead to no more bloodshet but a positive change in Burma.

My heart and support go to all of you up there.

Hanifa said...

I heard civilians are just looking on! They don't dare to join in! My gosh, people! This is your chance! Take the chance!

Anonymous said...

SPREAD THE WORD! USE THE INTERNET! ONE POST WON'T HURT YOUR BLOG, GUYS! LET THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT IT!

Anonymous said...

my brother in peace and freedom. please check your email. please check it now.

Ferris said...

Guys! What's your contact no. over there? I need to speak to you. This is BIG! URGENT!

Abby said...

freedom for burma! prayers from singapore.

Arunny Chantou said...

Prayers from Cambodia too. May it be a peaceful one. My heart is with you all in Burma.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I hope those junta bastards won't hurt these poor monks. I got an email that's why I came here. Pisanu, any decision yet?

Tanh said...

is this the sign? tell us is this the sign? lets go!

Frank said...

This is it! This is it! I guess this is it! No bloodshed please! Play fair!

Googoosh said...

It started last Thursday. I hope the people would take the cue. It's their chance. Let everybody know so the world would watch closely. The junta would think twice on using brutal force this time. Let the world know!

carl said...

I would like to believe that THIS time the junta will do the right thing...and transition to a democracy. BUT, Burma has always been stuck within the vacuum of superpower politics; thus whatever ends up happening in Burma will be determined by China not by the citizens of Burma.

One other point that is quite strange...the town I live in the US has all of the sudden (like starting six months ago) seen a real surge in Burmese refugees and I have just found out that another 50 families are to be here in another two weeks. A month ago when I first found out about the relocations I wondered what was going to happen in Burma because for years no one cared about the Burmese in camps in Thailand and now all of the sudden one town in the USA is placing over 150 families in a very short time? Did Thailand know that there was brewing unrest in Burma and demand that the refugees be resettled so that they would not have any problems? Did China want the refugees resettled so that there were less troublemakers for them to deal with?
I wish for the dignity of the Burmese people to be rewarded and I hope that their suffering comes to an end...good luck!

jessekuma said...

It's about time!!! I hope this time it leads to the end of the military junta...I know ethnic Karen Burmese emigre's who have been fighting the regime from bloody 20 years ago here in Sydney...Ben C. if you read this blog, my thoughts are with you and your people!!!!

travelphilippines said...

People Power Rocks.

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