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  • Two days later, police and soldiers fired warning shots to break up a protest by Buddhist monks in Pakokku.

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  • The military government has intensified its surveillance of monasteries, closed down health and social services programs run by local monastic groups in Rangoon and other parts of the country such as Pakokku and Magwe, and continued to disrobe Buddhist monks suspected of political activities.


  • Officials arrived at the monastery in the town of Pakokku to apologise for injures caused during the protest on September 5th.

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  • "We demanded that the government apologize" for what happened in Pakokku, Mr. Ashin explains.

    Burma's Most Wanted

  • After several monks were beaten during a Sept. 5 protest in Pakokku, a city in central Burma, Mr. Ashin and his fellow monks were so outraged that they printed and distributed pamphlets demanding an apology from the government.

    Burma's Most Wanted

  • "We demanded that the government apologize [for what happened in Pakokku]," Mr. Ashin explains.

    Burma's Most Wanted

  • The violent, mean, cruel, ruthless, pitiless kings – the great thieves who live by stealing from the national treasury – have killed a monk at Pakokku and also arrested reverend clergymen by trussing them up with rope.


  • Political dissidents based in Thailand said major protests also took place in Myanmar's second city of Mandalay, the western oil town of Sittwe, and the religious centre of Pakokku, but the reports were difficult to confirm.

    Engaged Buddhism

  • The monks, in the Buddhist religious centre of Pakokku -- which provided the spark for the nationwide uprising that left at least 13 dead -- marched peacefully through the town for almost an hour, chanting and praying.

    Decisive Fed

  • When a mid-September deadline set by monks for an official apology for the Pakokku incident passed, monastic anger bubbled over.

    How Buddhism Became


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