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29 Sep 07, 08:08
hih: Sai..we should pass message to ppl inside that UN is here today ..Gambari coming..need large protest....military might not shoot them because of Gambari...
29 Sep 07, 08:07
hih: they might know from BBC,VOA...they have to go out to streets...to show up their cause
29 Sep 07, 08:07
Sai: what should we do today
29 Sep 07, 08:05
alex: i hope our people know it Gambari's comin today
29 Sep 07, 08:04
hih: if we can"t achieve democracy this time...next generation will suffer same fate....history repeats...
29 Sep 07, 08:03
hih: keep fighting spirits up....
29 Sep 07, 08:01
hih: all oversea burmese should protest burmese embassies around the world...keep on going..this is the time.....for democracy...we waited 20 years.....
29 Sep 07, 07:59
hih: Protest must go on with big numbers ....Be aware of Gov tricks
29 Sep 07, 07:57
hih: anyone with contacts in Burma....Keep on going..protesting..today is very important..Gambari coming today
29 Sep 07, 07:56
alex: hih...i think the amount of ppl in protest might be less than yesterday as ****in Gov arrested too many ppl...but i m sure our ppl will be going on
Police are everywhere in Yangon (Rangoon). They are arresting demonstrators on the streets, searching houses and arresting innocent people. They don't want the UN envoy to see the truth of the demonstrations in Burma. The foreign media is not getting the number of deaths right, I am sure that there are many more killed than the BBC is reporting. Shan, Rangoon
29 Sep 07, 08:50
tar tee: We should shoe some mofication signal on real protesters. Please suggest?Because they will create some dity stroies.
29 Sep 07, 08:49
tar tee: Yes.Ko Nik. We also getting this news.So please alarm all this news to our people.
29 Sep 07, 08:48
Min Din: Please keep up the spirit.
29 Sep 07, 08:48
hih: gov will stage counter-protest using USDA members for UN visit...be aware...it is same old gov tatic...
29 Sep 07, 08:48
tar tee: Military will create some dirty stories. So pls alarm all of your people keep fighting on it and showing that what we want. We should use peace protest method. That is very important.
29 Sep 07, 08:46
hih: I strongly urge bloggers inside and outside of burma...to conact ppl, students,monks to march again ....today is very important...
29 Sep 07, 08:45
tar tee: Today Gamberi will go to Myanmar
29 Sep 07, 08:44
hih: keep on fighting....Dama always wins
29 Sep 07, 08:44
54freedom: Encourage our monks & people in Myanmar to continue the protest...
29 Sep 07, 08:43
hih: be focused....continoux protest is the only way to put pressure on UN and gov...this fight is all about will
29 Sep 07, 09:29
ns: Pls, send to vos, bba and dvb, then the people can check and decide who are theygoing to join.
29 Sep 07, 09:29
tar tee: If that is sure news please contact to UN ugently!!!
29 Sep 07, 09:28
ns: niknayman, did you send the information about Na-a-pa"s plan for fake demonstration to the radios, I think it is important to send to UN too.
29 Sep 07, 10:46
Admin: some pictures can be seen at this link picasaweb.google.com...
29 Sep 07, 10:32
Admin: Heard that last night, at sanchaung lann, the army went into monastery there to arrest the monks. When the people in the area tried to prevent them from entering the monastery, the soldiers threatened that they wld shoot at the people.
29 Sep 07, 09:43
Admin: Japanese are holding a meeting to discuss about situation in Burma www3.nhk.or.jp...
Over 2000 demonstrators have gathered at Shwebonthar Street, near jewelry market. Soldiers have not started shooting. Soldiers have surrounded the demonstrators, and started arresting little by little. About 1000 are protesting... and over 1000 are bystanders.
Niknayman: Soldiers are blocking on all 4 sides of Sule Pagoda, the heart official centre of Yangon. Demonstrators have began protesting.
koyinaaw: Helicopters are flying over Mandalay continuously. They are flying very slow over streets, probably to scare demonstrators on the streets. All schools are closed, although they are supposed to be open on Saturday today. Teachers are under informally detained and guarded by soldiers.
2:00 PM Yangon
MizzimaBurmese.com: Police and soldiers are doing body-search to everybody in 40th Street area.
2:00 PM Yaynanchaung
About 150 Buddhist monks and over 10,000 people gathered, and reading Metta Sutta prayers and walking along General Aung San Road.
MyoThant: All internet connections using gov. ISP in Myanmar are still down at the moment.
1:35 PM Yangon
Mizzima: About 500 men soldiers from Army Division-66, riot police, and policemen have positioned at Sule Pagoda. About 20 Toyota Dyna cars (without number plates) are in stand-by position to arrest people and to take away. Police with red scarfs are there at every 100 yards. An eye witness said, they seemed to be calm today.
There are about 20 soliers and police guarding Shwe Dagon east gate. The main roads, such as Kyaikasan Road, connecting with South Okkalarpa and Thingangyun, the heavily attacked areas are all closed.
12:50 PM Mogok
Mizzima: 11 military trucks have been patrolling all over Mogok. Informers reported us that it is not from the same division of troops, which were there yesterday. Monks and people started at Mogok Phaungdaw Oo Monastery, saying Metta Sutta prayers and praying these:
to stop torturing one another
to have a peaceful world
to fulfill peoples' desire
They almost had a face to face confrontation in front of Aung Chanthar Monastery, but demonstrators have chosen another way, and broke up to go home.
Niknayman: A Singaporean was also brutally beaten and shot yesterday. Hospitalized and Singaporean Embassy officials went to see him at hospital.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
minzaw: News from confirmed reliable sources: "Shooting order" is officially suspended for today, due to UN envoy Gambari.
2:55 PM Yangon
minzaw: Can hear demonstrators shouting over the phone conversation. No shooting has started for today. There is a big crowd over 10,000 people marching and screaming near Thanzay, Lanmadaw township, Chinatown.
Where is Gambari? Where is he going? how junta is palnning to trick on UN?
Gambari will arrive YGN 3:30 pm local time with silk air today. and the Junta is planning to take him to NAYPYITAW (which is new capital) , there is not much civilian in this town.
So, what is the reason for Gambri to go to Myanmar?.... showing him a place where no people live and junta try to block his eyes, and they will lie to him as usual, finally he might come back with answer ... well .. SPDC is going toward to Democracy.... then finish... people are at YGN and blood or on the street of YGN.
One army is now near Airport asking people ID card and also blocking the road to prevent protest crowd not to come near Airport.
29 Sep 07, 16:42
Ko Hla: Now, more than ten thousands of people are protesting near Iron Market (ThanZay) in downtown Yangon. We can hear slogans shouted by protesters. The military force arrived but there is not shooting until now.
29 Sep 07, 16:39
Ko Hla: People assume that the military force will not shoot today due to the visit of the UN special envoy and disagreements among junta’s generals. Protesters are urging more people to participate to grasp this opportunity to keep the momentum of the peaceful protest.
29 Sep 07, 16:28
Ko Hla: People’s protests are continued today. People are disciplined and peacefully protesting now.
29 Sep 07, 16:25
Ko Hla: In Mandalay, monks have requested people to watch out for own security due to military and thugs raids in monasteries. Monks suggested fellow-monks and people make warning sound by hitting hollow-wood-gongs or tin-containers when soldiers, police or stranger com in to quarters. This kind of arrangement should be announced in Yangon city as well.
29 Sep 07, 16:11
Ko Hla: We request all government employees, private companies’ employee and all workers not to go to work and participate in General Strike. Everyone is suffering from absolute poverty. This is the time to participate to overthrow Brutal Military Regime. So everyone please participate to show our unity, to get our freedom, to get out from the poverty. THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT.
29 Sep 07, 16:11
Ko Hla: Special Announcement: Everyone has known and seen how the military is brutal now. They have brutally beaten and shot Buddhist Monks and people who have been peacefully protested. We urge to start countrywide General Strike from coming Monday.
29 Sep 07, 15:46
Ko Hla: Myanmar military helicopters are patrolling around 42nd street and 45th street in Mandalay where protests started yesterday. Schools in Mandalay are closed but teachers are forced to stay in school offices.
29 Sep 07, 15:26
Ko Hla: The military force blocks all 4 roads leading to Sule Pagoda. Peaceful protest starts in Yangon now.
29 Sep 07, 15:05
Ko Hla: We hear from Yangon that the military regime will arrange Trader hotel as place to stay for Ibrahim Gambari , the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor, during his visit. Then the regime will show him faked protest by government backed USDA members near that hotel.
29 Sep 07, 17:10
Ko Hla: From a reliable source: Due to the UN special envoy visiting, the military forces are orderd for only warning shoot and not to crack down brutally as before. The forces only shoot to warn the protesters in Yangon’s Chinatown.
Niknayman: Confirmed from different sources that soldiers and police are officially ordered not to shoot at crowd today.
Ko Hla: Here is the address of Mr. Ibrahim Gambari. You can contact him if you have anything to comment. Professor Ibrahim Gambari . Undersecretary General for Political Affairs . United Nations . S-3770A New York . NY 10017 USA . Tel: +1 212 963 5055/ 0739 , Fax: +1 212 963 5065/ 6940 (ATTN: UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changed: etterMyanmar: 3pm, Pansoedan, Yangon - A lot of people outside are participating in protest.
Students are also included. Soldiers are beating and one gunshot is heard.
Don't know if it's rubber bullet
29 Sep 07, 17:49
Ko Hla: Democratic Voice of Burma has just aired the interview with an activist - Ms. Su Su Nway. She is about to leave her home for protesting.
29 Sep 07, 17:47
Ko Hla: New Delhi, Sept. 29 (PTI): Scores of Myanmarese refugees today took out a march here to protest the violent response of the military junta against pro-democracy rallies in their homeland, and asked India to intervene to stop bloodshed in its neighbourhood. Details: www.hindu.com...
29 Sep 07, 17:44
Ko Hla: Protesting starts in Pakokku Township (In where the military force shots were fired over protesting monks on September 5.)
29 Sep 07, 17:36
Ko Hla: Current News: There is protesting going on at Phone-Gyi Road. Most of the protesters are high school students, estimated about 70,000 protesters.
29 Sep 07, 17:36
Ko Hla: Please read full in www.channelnewsasia.com...
29 Sep 07, 17:35
Ko Hla: United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari flew out of Singapore to Myanmar at about 2:50 pm (0650 GMT) on Silk Air flight MI 518 which is expected to reach Myanmar's main city of Yangon two hours 45 minutes later.