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"Regarding the dispersal of demonstrations, the Burmese [Myanmar] government did not use military force. Police were deployed ... I think there is no violence in the current situation. Everything is under control ... On the reports that Buddhist monks were assaulted, that cannot be concluded just from looking at the photos. As it happened in Thailand, sometimes people use violence against officials. So officials may have to defend themselves. There has been no political suppression ... Burmese authorities understand that they cannot use violence against Buddhist monks. They must use a soft approach. I was informed that Burma uses dialogue to solve the problem, and senior Buddhist monks have helped negotiate to end the problem ... We [Thailand] are a neighbor. If we get involved, that will undermine our relationship."
Originally posted by sy.gunson
Anything connected with Singapore or China must be shunned until these countries change their stance.