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Struggle for Democracy, Burmese monk risks expulsion from the order
Ashin Pyinna Thiha branded as "disobedient" by the official committee close to the Burmese government. He supported the opposition movement, organized meetings and discussions, called for "national unity". Yesterday 300 supporters demonstrated outside the gates of the place of worship.
Burmese Buddhist monk: everyone in Myanmar wants Aung San Su Kyi and democracy
Tales of the tragic poverty in which the nation’s people are forced to live, despite the country’s vast wealth. Obsolete health services, malnutrition, rising mortality and a lack of basic education contributes to making poverty a chronic problem. Of Aung San Su Kyi he says: “She is the salvation of our people”.
In the race for an Oscar: Burma VJ, reporting on the revolt of the monks
In the race for an Oscar: Burma VJ, reporting on the revolt of the monks. Written and directed by a Danish director, collecting films, testimonies and dialogues captured by an "army" of reporters who work with Democratic Voice of Burma. It is in the running for the "Best Documentary". The Oscars will be awarded on 7 March.
28/09/2010 SRI LANKA
Third anniversary of Buddhist monk massacre in Myanmar commemorated
Politicians, human rights activists and religious leaders took part in a peaceful sit-in in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Colombo yesterday. They called on the world not to forget, highlighting the difficulties democracy encounters in Sri Lanka itself.
Myanmar’s election (farce) continues; "silent" party rallies
Electoral Commission decrees as much in a 14-point directive. songs, slogans, banners and marches illegal, in order not to "tarnish" the country's image. Iron fist against the "political use of religion" to block other street riots. Buddhist Monk sentenced to seven years in prison.
A year since monks’ protests were crushed nothing has changed
On 18 September 2007 tens of thousands of monks launched a peaceful protest against the country’s ruling junta only to see it crush in a bloody crackdown. Cities and monasteries are currently under tight control to prevent any commemoration. Junta gets richer as the population grows hungrier by the day whilst the world looks on, indifferent.
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