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Live Riot blog from Burma with Pictures

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posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:25 PM
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All Burma Students' Democratic Font (ABSDF) requested urgent armed forces to help innocent people on 26th September, 2007.

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Translation - BetterMyanmar

A petition to stand with Burmese people.
Petition
Credit goes to author A in ko-htike.blogspot.com chatbox.

[edit on 30-9-2007 by BetterMyanmar]




posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:45 PM
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All videos about Myanmar peaceful demonstration crackdown can be found here. It is announced in Thai Language.

Videos from Thai National Channel

I am trying to confirm the dead body floating in Yangon River. Some say that the video is aired on ABC World News. That video is sent by Jim Suito, a reporter from Thailand.

A link for video is received.
Floating Body in Water

Photos (Two Screenshots taken from ABC News Video by idea in ko-htike.blogspot.com chatbox)
Photos of floating body of monk

[edit on 30-9-2007 by BetterMyanmar]



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 10:19 PM
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Lee puts ASEAN's weight behind UN envoy to Burma
Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Burma's regime chief Than Shwe that the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) fully backs the mission to Burma by UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari, a published letter said Monday.


"The videos and photographs of what is happening on the street of Rangoon and other cities in Burma have evoked the revulsion of the people throughout South-East Asia and all over the world," said Lee, writing in his capacity as ASEAN chairman.

"I would like to emphasize the importance which the ASEAN countries, and indeed the whole international community," attach to Gambari's mission," Lee said in the letter released to The Straits Times on Sunday.

Gambari was holding talks with several of Burma's leaders to try to resolve the ongoing crisis in the country.

"We strongly urge your government to grant Mr Gambari full access to all parties in Burma, as you have done in the past, and to work with Mr Gambari to find a way forward," said Lee.

The stern message came days after ASEAN leaders issued an unprecedently sharp rebuke of Myanmar on the sidelines of a UN meeting in New York.

ASEAN comprises Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar (Burma).

Gambari arrived Sunday in Yangoon after an overnight stay in Naypyidaw, the capital, where he talked with several military leaders, diplomats said. He later held talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur

www.nationmultimedia.com...



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 10:41 PM
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Someone registered my nick "BetterMyanmar" in myochitmyanmar.blogspot.com. I asked Myochit (Admin) to do something, but he ever ignores my posts.

So, don't believe everything that "BetterMyanmar" saying in myochitmyanmar's blog chatbox. It is not me.

Thanks.

Everything is fine now. I can use my nick in myochitmyanmar's chatbox.

[edit on 30-9-2007 by BetterMyanmar]



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 11:09 PM
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Link to an English video, shows dead monk floating in river that had been discussed in the Chat box.

Still shots of the same are here

[edit on 30-9-2007 by ilandrah]



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 11:45 PM
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U.N. peace envoy waits to see Myanmar junta supremo

YANGON (Reuters) - U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari was waiting to see Myanmar junta chief Than Shwe on Monday in pursuit of his mission to end a bloody crackdown against 45 years of military rule, diplomats said.

Theories varied widely on why Gambari, dispatched after the junta sent in the troops to end mass protests last week, had not met Than Shwe despite having talks with detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Than Shwe, 74 and frequently rumored to be in poor health, may be sick, playing hard to get, or even demonstrating his contempt for international opinion, diplomats said.

"We were all caught by surprise," one said after Gambari left the junta's new capital of Naypyidaw, 240 miles north of Yangon, on Sunday without meeting Than Shwe, whose government rarely heeds pressure from the outside.

Gambari then flew to Yangon to see Suu Kyi, who has spent nearly 12 of the last 18 years under some form of detention, before returning to Naypyidaw, a half-finished capital city carved out of the jungle.

British ambassador to Myanmar Mark Canning said China was pushing hard for Gambari's mission to be as long and as far-reaching as possible, and the fact he had gone back Naypyidaw might be the seed of some sort of shuttle diplomacy.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 12:11 AM
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From Soneseayar blog
Translation for last line - BetterMyanmar


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 soneseayar@gmail.com.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 12:49 AM
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here are over 200.000 peoples join an support monks and people of burma

www.facebook.com...



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 01:29 AM
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You can also find many videos about Myanmar riot on CNN video section.

CNN Videos



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 01:59 AM
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From niknayman's blog chatbox
Translation - BetterMyanmar


Around 1,500 people are now protesting near "Junction 8" Shopping Mall near "8 Miles" junction.


Those ones are already in translated text from niknayman's translated chatbox.


Admin: Yesterday Evening about 6:30pm, 9 students & 2 civilians were arrested in downtown area (Pansodan) of Yangon - [CONFIRMED]



Admin: You can go to the following links to vote whether Aus Govt should impose economic sanctions on Myanmar au.yahoo.com... OR au.news.yahoo.com...



Pope urges peaceful end to Myanmar's "painful trial"

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[edit on 1-10-2007 by BetterMyanmar]



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 02:53 AM
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Just a note - those yahoo links don't lead to any polls to vote as to the Australian governments reaction.

Mizima News site has updates for today, including that some citizens are being bribed by officials.
They seem uncertain whether these people will be fake protesters or added security forces.




"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.


[edit on 1-10-2007 by ilandrah]



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 04:31 AM
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From DVB news,


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

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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

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posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 04:39 AM
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From IRC,


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)

Tay Za is son-in-law of Snr. Gen. Than Shwe.


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)

Sorry I didn't catch the names of women. I'll try to listen to them next time and edit the post.


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)

The above quote came with translated text.


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)


[edit on 1-10-2007 by BetterMyanmar]



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 04:42 AM
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MR. Gambari meet junta leaders tomorrow

from. Sky news(satellite) and AFP



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 04:52 AM
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The Japanese envoy is also due to arrive soon.

Link to article




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.


I find that last sentence interesting. The Japanese have a lot of political sway, but I don't know if they will allow him to meet the Lady.
Hopefully they will do so, though it is outside the scope of the investigation into the reporters death.
It sounds like Japan is trying to ensure that Gambari isn't swayed by falsities perhaps?



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 04:59 AM
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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.

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posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 05:00 AM
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Apparently Gambari is insisting on staying in Myanmar until he speaks to the military leaders. Analysis of the situation can be read here



"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."


It would be nice if they would release some details of what Gambari has seen in the last few days, but I guess it is safer to wait until he leaves the country.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 05:03 AM
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All four chat boxes that I am watching just went dead - all at the same time. I will try back later.



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 06:18 AM
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I've mailed various other Newschannels - newspapers and UN again with the link from the Daily Mail.

It was kind of clear such things where to happen if they are "taken away to unknown destination".

However, I am ashamed. Deeply ashamed about our Gov's. For years they present themselves as fighters for peace , for freedom , for democracy.
And here we have a country, crying for our help, suffering, being slaughtered, and all our leaders do is stand there and look.

Sure they've sent in a UN convoy. With at the head a man whos 2 previous missions in Burma where nothing less than failures. A man from whom is said hes taking bribes from the Junta. The failures are there to see, the bribes are just rumors.

The video's and pictures of those monks in the rain, barefooted, unarmed, in front of their people will stay in my thoughts, knowing we did not enough to help them. To save them. It's sad..



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 07:58 PM
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There is a lot of updating to be done, I will spread this over several posts.

I totally agree with your comments Drozla, you have described my feelings on this matter perfectly.

From Cbox news
(please note the posts are cronological from the bottom, this is all the posts for October 1.

Admin: When certain significant events unfold unexpectedly, we can no longer sing only melodious tunes. Instead, we find ourselves gathering whatever strength we can find, to survive in the turbulence of historical flame. Regardless of where we may be, we are bounded by our love for Burma. Freedom is our sky. Justice is our life. Peace is our nature. We create this blog to share our genuine feelings about Burma and its path to freedom. [Burmese Bloggers w/o Borders] bbwob.blogspot.com...
1 Oct 07, 23:43
Admin: International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“. To join the movement, go to www2.free-burma.org...
1 Oct 07, 22:38
Admin: 1974 monks and nuns who are currently being detained in InnSein GTI (General Institute of Technology) will now be transferred to Ka Baw Valley (which is a kind of prison) in Sagaing, in order to suppress their movement completely. [CONFIRMED on BBC Burmese news]
1 Oct 07, 22:29
Admin: Today at around 3pm, on San Pya Road, the soldiers were checking everyone who carried bags and arrested 2 youths, who are in their 20s, though they did not carry any camera/mobile phone. [Confirmed - phone call from friend]
1 Oct 07, 22:27
Admin: Today at around 2pm, 20 students (youths) were arrested near Sule area. The youths are locals from 15th South Oakkalar township and went to Sule area (downtown) to demonstrate.
1 Oct 07, 22:25
Admin: There is unconfirmed news that a protest was carried out in Man Aung town, Rakkhine.
1 Oct 07, 18:12
Admin: Today, Burmese people in India carried out a demonstration and was joined by ex-Prime Minister and ex-Minister for Miniistry of Defence of India. The total strength was estimated to be around 1000 people.
1 Oct 07, 16:49
Admin: There are demostrations going on at towns outside Yangon (Nyaung Oo & Kyaut-Pa-Daung). The shops are also closed.
1 Oct 07, 16:48
Admin: At 1:45PM today, 11 Thai monks and 45 Thai nationals protested in front of Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok.
1 Oct 07, 15:18
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)
1 Oct 07, 15:07
Ko Hla: Please visit www.ko-htike.blogspot.com... to see how the junta is ridiculously brutal. How can they do this? Where is the justice?
1 Oct 07, 14:55
Ko Hla: 1500 people are protesting at 8 mile junction now.
1 Oct 07, 11:52
Admin: Yesterday Evening about 6:30pm, 9 students & 2 civilians were arrested in downtown area (Pansodan) of Yangon - [CONFIRMED]
1 Oct 07, 10:44
Ko Hla: Pope Benedict appealed on Sunday for a peaceful solution to the "extremely serious" events in Myanmar and expressed his solidarity with the country's impoverished population during their "painful trial". Details www.reuters.com...
1 Oct 07, 10:29
Admin: Pope Benedict says he's following events in Burma with great trepidation, and said he hoped a peaceful solution could be found. - you can find detailed report at www.bbc.co.uk...
1 Oct 07, 10:26
Admin: You can go to the following links to vote whether Aus Govt should impose economic sanctions on Myanmar au.yahoo.com... OR au.news.yahoo.com...
1 Oct 07, 10:24
Admin: At this link, You can see pictures of peaceful protests in Malaysia, S'pore, India, England, New Zeland in support for people in Burma. picasaweb.google.com...
1 Oct 07, 10:22
Admin: Mr. Gambari met with DASSK for more than 1 hour yesterday and went back to Nay Pyi Daw.
1 Oct 07, 10:20
Admin: On 30 Sept, 500 Burmese people in Vancouver ( including Burmese, Karen, Mon, Chin, Kachin, Yakaing and Shan and also all of religions group including Buddhism, Islam, Christians etc) braved the rain and attended the peaceful demonstration from 12-2:30PM .
1 Oct 07, 10:18
Admin: 700 of monks and nuns who were captured since 27th sept, and kept at InnSein GTI are having hunger protest by not taking any food offered by the military regime.
1 Oct 07, 10:15
Admin: We hope that more Burmese people in Singapore can go there to sign. Pls pass the msg. Even koreans in Singapore joined in the peaceful protest last night in front of Myanmar Embassy.
1 Oct 07, 10:09
Admin: The peaceful protest in front of Burmese embassy in Singapore will carry on until this Wed night. They will be lighting up candles every night and we request all those in SIngapore to go there and support by providng candles to them.
1 Oct 07, 00:26
Ko Hla: Photos of demostration in front of Myanmar Embassy in Singapore: picasaweb.google.com...




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