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All Burma Students' Democratic Font (ABSDF) requested urgent armed forces to help innocent people on 26th September, 2007.
Monks Arrested List (Sept 26 to 30)
Several monks were arrested during the demonstration at Sinmin market in Alone township on September 27, 2007. Rangoon
20 monks were arrested during the demonstration at near Sula pagoda on September 26, 2007
30 monks from Zambyuaye monastery located in North Okkalapa-Rangoon
300 monks from monasteries located in North Okkalapa township-Rangoon
Several monks from Yawale monastery located in Dawpone township – Rangoon Aye Zaydi monastery from Kyitmyindine, Rangoon
Over 100 monks from monasteries from Bahmo, Moe Hnyinand Myitkyinar located in Kachin State
If you know the names of more arrested monks and dead monks, please report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around 1,500 people are now protesting near "Junction 8" Shopping Mall near "8 Miles" junction.
Admin: Yesterday Evening about 6:30pm, 9 students & 2 civilians were arrested in downtown area (Pansodan) of Yangon - [CONFIRMED]
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Pope urges peaceful end to Myanmar's "painful trial"
"They called people from the slums of Chan Aye Thar Zan Township last night. They were told to they will get a daily wage of 3000 kyat and would work for security. We believe the authorities will first deploy these people to crackdown on any protest," a local resident told Mizzima.
"What happened was that members of the USDA were called for a meeting at the Ward Peace and Development Council office. And the members of USDA and WPDC went from door to door to calling on people to attend a gathering in support of the government's roadmap and National Convention. And those attending will be given 3000 Kyat but those not attending will be fined 10,000 kyat," a local resident of Taung Dwingyi told Mizzima.
Government organises funerals for protestors
Oct 1, 2007 (DVB)–Bodies of two protesters killed in the Burmese junta's brutal crackdown on recent protests were not returned to their families but were instead buried in discreet government-organised funeral services, according to family members.
Ko Htun Htun Linn, of South Okkalapa township, and high-school student Maung Kyaw Zeya Naing were killed in Friday's protests in downtown Rangoon after government guards and soldiers fired automatic weapons and beat up protesters.
Their family members said they were later informed of their deaths by the Ministry of Home Affairs. They were invited to attend a funeral service organised by the government, bringing no more than ten people from each family.
"The letter, signed by the minister of Home Affairs Thura Myint Maung, was delivered to us by [township] police chief Naing Win and it said that we are to bring our ID cards to the funeral," said a family member of Ko Htun Htun Linn.
"It also said that we are not allowed to hold the traditional merit-making ceremony seven days after the death."
Reportin by Moe Aye
USDA slams public protests at rally
Sep 30, 2007 (DVB)-Burmese authorities were yesterday forcing local residents to join mass pro-government rallies to show their support for the newly-completed National Convention, according to local sources.
Despite the ongoing public demonstrations against the regime, local authorities in Myitkyina and other townships in central Burma coerced residents into joining the rallies organised by the government-backed Union Solidarity and Development Council.
A resident of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state in northern Burma, told DVB that authorities demanded that two people from each household join a mass rally held early yesterday morning in Myitkyina stadium to show support for the National Convention.
"We were warned that we would be punished if we didn't come to the rally. So we attended it because we were afraid," said the resident.
Other sources in Myitkyina said the rally, which was organized by local USDA officials under the direction of general Ohn Mya, commander of the northern states' military headquarters, was attended by 1,200 high-school students, 250 teachers and about 30,000 civilians.
A teacher who was at the rally said that a few USDA members gave speeches, mostly criticising the recent public protests staged by monks and civilians in different parts of Burma.
"I wasn't really interested in what they were talking about. I wasn't really listening - I was only attending it because I was forced to. It was the same for most of the people who were there," said the teacher.
The Burmese government's national broadcaster MRTV also reported yesterday on another mass rally staged in central Burma's Taung Tha township in Mandalay division.
Reporting by Naw Noreen
Some say that all foreign money are taken by Snr. Gen. Than Shwe's wife, Daw Kyine Kyine, and Tay Za, son-in-law of Snr. Gen. Than Shwe. No one in Air Bagan have got their salaries. (From DVB Radio)
We do not want other countries to step in to our country, but we really want UN Peace troops to come in if possible to important cities like Yangon and Mandalay because we do not want anyone to die anymore. (An interview with a young protestor in Yangon from DVB Radio)
We've heard that an airplane named Bagan Air Fokker 100 XY-AGC will be arriving to Yangon Airport 6:00 PM tonight. Please find out who will come down from that airplane. (Author - Myochit , From myochitmyanmar.blogspot.com chatbox)
Snr. Gen. Than Shwe's wife, Daw Kyine Kyine, bought a house in Dubai which cost about 10 million dollars under Tay Za's name according to a civil engineer in Dubai. Daw Kyine Kyine and her family are still staying in Barj Al Arab, the most expensive hotel in the world. (From DVB Radio)
Two pregnant women (8 months for one and 3 months for another) were arrested. Family member said that we do not know where they are detained. (From DVB Radio)
Over 100 people including monks, women and men are placed in 30x30 feet room after they were arrested. (From DVB Radio)
Ko Hla: About 2000 protesters are marching from Insein to ThaMine junction at about 1:30PM local time in Yangon. (Received this news via phone) (Author - Ko Hla, From niknayman.blogspot.com chatbox)
In Nyaung Oo and Kyaut Pa Daung cities, there are also protests going on. All shops in those two cities are closed. (Author - niknayman, From niknayman.blogspot.com chatbox)
Mr.Gambari is now in a city near China-Myanmar border. While we are trying to confirm the news, one of information ministery officers said that Mr.Gambari is now in Lashio where false demonstrations and public elections will probably be held. Many say that military junta will lie Mr.Gambari again. (From DVB Radio)
1:45 pm, Thailand - There are 11 Thai monks and 45 Thailand citizens demonstrating in front of Burmese Embassy. (Author - niknayman, From niknayman.blogspot.com chatbox)
In addition to Mr Gambari's visit, Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka also arrived on Sunday to probe the killing of a Japanese journalist by troops during a pro-democracy protest Thursday.
Mr Yabunaka was expected to demand to meet top junta officials in Naypyidaw as well as with Ms Suu Kyi.
Mr.Gambari is taken to other cities near borders because the military govt is afraid of Mr.Gambari seeing all protestings going on around in Yangon and Mandalay and some major cities. Military govt is also trying to convince Mr.Gambari that Myanmar is safe and sound. (An interview with reporter named Ko Maung Too from DVB Radio)
Burma's main city Rangoon remains tense as hundreds of heavily armed troops and police round-up truckloads of villagers from rural districts, apparently to take part in pro-government demonstrations.
At least 1,000 villagers from the township of Tachilek near the Thai border were were loaded onto military vehicles and taken to an army camp in Kengtung around 250 kilometres away.
"Than Shwe and Maung Aye have been accused of snubbing Gambari, the United Nations and the world community, but it could be more complicated than that," said one prominent exile leader, who requested anonymity.
"Look at it this way: if there is disagreement between Than Shwe and Maung Aye over how to handle the crisis, the appearance of one or the other at a vital meeting with Gambari would send important signals.
"If Than Shwe appears alone, Maung Aye is out of the picture and Burma descends into deeper disorder and even greater isolation. If Maung Aye appears alone, Than Shwe has been deposed and a newer, more pragmatic policy could emerge."