Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

The most serious popular challenge to Myanmar’s military junta in nearly two decades gained momentum Sunday as thousands of onlookers cheered huge columns of barefoot monks and shouted support for the detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, witnesses said. (more…)

Emboldened after a march to see Myanmar’s detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, Buddhist monks have vowed fresh protests in the biggest challenge to the junta’s rule in nearly two decades. (more…)

About 20,000 people led by Buddhist monks demonstrated against Myanmar’s military junta Sunday, in what has quickly become the largest anti-government demonstrations since the failed democratic uprising in 1988. (more…)

A group of Burmese medical professionals today urged Burma’s healthcare professions to stand by the protesting monks and the people. They were urged to take appropriate action to protect and care for the protesters.

A decision by Burma’s military regime to allow Buddhist monks to march passed the home of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi should not be seen as a sign the junta is preparing to release its iron grip on power, analysts warned Sunday. (more…)

Armed riot police backed by fire engines prevented a large crowd of monks and demonstrators from again approaching the Rangoon home of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday. (more…)

In total defiance of the Burmese military junta’s dictat where hundreds of them were confined in monasteries for over a week by the authorities, monks in Myitkyina Township and Bhamo city in Kachin State, northern Burma  broke free and hit the streets in protest. (more…)

Myanmar’s military junta has refused to tell its citizens about the country’s largest anti-government demonstrations since 1988, choosing instead to fill its state-run newspaper Sunday with reports of floods and traffic. (more…)

Myanmar’s military regime has faced five weeks of peaceful protests that were sparked by a massive increase in fuel prices in August. (more…)

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ chief urged Myanmar authorities Sunday to avoid any «strong action» against growing anti-government protests, in hopes of avoiding violence. (more…)

I extent my support and solidarity with the recent peaceful movement for democracy in Burma. I fully support their call for freedom and democracy and take this opportunity to appeal to freedom-loving people all over the world to support such non-violent movements. Moreover, I wish to convey my sincere appreciation and admiration to the large number of fellow Buddhists monks for advocating democracy and freedom in Burma.

As protests intensify against the military generals in Myanmar, world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly are expected to push the ruling junta to adopt democratic reforms. (more…)

Spirits were high as around 500 demonstrators, led by prominent pro-democracy activists, paraded through Rangoon on that fateful day in September. The demonstrators were a happy, optimistic crowd, talking about their hopes for a better life some time in the future. (more…)

The protests that began in Burma during August to voice public frustration and discontent over sharp price rises have in the last week fast accelerated–under the guidance of the Buddhist clergy, the Sangha–towards an uprising to end the country’s military dictatorship. (more…)