Doing The Junta’s Dirty Work?

buddist-monks-body-floats.jpgFrom MSNBC:

A government official met senior monks in Yangon on Friday and asked them to “expose four monks who are at large, who took the leading role in the protest,” the announcement said. The names of the four were given to senior clergy, it added.

Al- Jazeera: Al-Jazeera has a correspondent in Myanmar who talks about the cleaners who have been out on the streets lately ‘cleaning up’ debris and the hundreds of sandals thrown aside. As the UN envoy, Ibrahim Gambari was leaving town

the military carried out a another night-time sweep, this time arresting civilians and protest sympathisers, shopkeepers, for example, who allowed demonstrators to hide from the chasing army.

And now according to a story from CNN, the junta via their official site, is saying that weapons ( guns, knives, and ammunition) have been found in monasteries when raided by the military. Per ‘New Light of Myanmar –

Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Oct � Authorities concerned exposed monks and novices who led, involved in, and supported the protests occurred in some townships in Yangon Division in September.

Altogether 533 monks were taken from the monasteries as it was difficult to differentiate between real monks and bogus ones. Among them, 398 monks have been sent back to their respective monasteries.

The bogus ones that are flunkies and stoolies for the government? I wonder if those weapons found by the military were planted by those damned flunkies and stoolies bogus monks.

Chevron updates its image – Chevron is still in Burma of course after their purchase of Unocal a bit deviously. Here’s the ad I saw over the weekend from these noncorporate titans of Chevron because “they live on this planet too.”

A little late to the party? Gen Than Shwe, the ogre general himself, apparently had his wife and family trundle off to Laos for safekeeping during the recent upheaval in Burma.


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