Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from October, 2007
Start worrying if you are in Myanmar and the dogs start howling near your house at night.
Sacred Media Cow on how the Junta controlling the internet may have actually helped the Burmese monks. “The little fragments of information that did manage to get through got elevated to a level of ennunciative power that would not have existed had the internet not been shut down.”
The Bajan Reporter discovers a wonderful new song recorded by Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian David Rudder in support of the people of Burma.
Coolloud has an interview with a Burmese Chinese, Yeung Yong Zhou. In the past, his family considered Taiwan as their mother country; however, when he started his study in Taiwan, he felt bitter about the debate on the definition of “Taiwanese”. Now that he has got the right of abode...
New Mandala has pictures from a Free Burma rally in London.
Recent protests in Myanmar simply would not have been as big a story if there weren't brave people on the inside (and outside) willing to risk everything to spread news, photos and videos via the internet. Read all about it on Global Voices' Special Coverage page.
As the news of death of a democracy activist (allegedly after torture under detention) came out bloggers are wondering what happening to ones who are still under detention.
Karen Coates blogs about an event at the Foreign Correspondents club in Thailand where a photojournalist presented pictures of recent events in Myanmar.
Jotmain questions a Japanese diplomat's defense of Myanmar junta.
At Bahama Pundit, Larry Smith muses over the parallels between the Burma Road Riots of 1942 and recent events in Myanmar.
Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang has written a petition addressing a Malaysian oil company and asking them to assume corporate responsibility of events in Myanmar.
New Mandala points to an article in a State controlled newspaper in Myanmar that tries to discredit the monks. The monks were in the forefront of the protests that took place in Myanmar.
Bangkok Dazed has manged to contact his friends in Myanmar and has some accounts of the scene in the city that saw the biggest protests.
Burmese blogger Moemoe has some ideas on how to move Myanmar towards a more normal country.
Anti-Sanctions blogger Freedom From Fear wants the world to treat Myanmar the same as rest of the non-democratic nations. “IF YOU BOYCOTT BURMA , YOU DO THE SAME FOR CHINA AND VIETNAM, THAILAND AND ALL THE COUNTRIES WHICH DO NOT HAVE DEMOCRACY.DO NOT DISCRIMINATE BURMA.”
Burma Underground has created an YouTube playlist for video files relating to the recent events in Myanmar.
In John's round-up of Chinese bloggers’ responses to the Saffron Revolution, he mentioned that some Chinese bloggers used "this incident as an opportunity to reflect on the state of China's own democratic movement." Some of them even link the Saffron Revolution to the political disturbance of Beijing in the 1989's...
Bangkok Dazed wants the opposition to talk to the ruling Junta while there still a small window of opportunity.
Prachatai publishes an open letter framed by the attendees of a development studies conference in Thailand. The letter appeals to the governments of China, Japan, India and Thailand to “to stand up to their responsibilities and overcome short term economic interests” and bring pressure to the government in Myanmar.
Blog of Nyein Chan Yar says that internet is back on in Myanmar for six hours at night. Some domains like blogger.com are still banned though.
An update from Burma on the current situation. “raided many monasteries, they visited house to house around mid-night and picked up whom they suspected as the protest leaders in Rangoon” at Sacred Media Cow.