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The choice is now on the streets of Rangoon

October 12, 2007

3907ld1.jpegI received this from a  friend. This is a true account and I have asked for more details.  This is not unbelievable.

“Dear friends and family

Apologies for the mass email.  We had some sad news over the weekend which we thought it was important to share.  An orphanage in Burma which looks after 120 children was raided by the military.  Four monks who looked after and educated the children were taken away and the rest of the staff were “interrogated”.  The military stole all the rice which had been stored to feed the children.  This is a really sad story and it is a real shame that human beings are willing to inflict pain and misery on helpless children.  We help support the orphanage (along with many others) so felt it was important that others heard this story as media coverage is now very limited in Burma.

We personally feel that it is important for people in China, India and Russia to hear this story as these governments have most influence over the military regime.  If the public in these countries can influence their governments to increase pressure on the Burmese regime then positive steps could follow.  If you know anyone who works in the media, embassies or governments in these countries please do forward this email.  We would be glad to give more information on what happened or put them in touch with others closer to events.”

(Photograph courtesy of Toytown and Noddy. The choice is most clearly on the streets of Rangoon. What are you going to do about it?)

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3 comments

  1. […] China, India, Russia? Doing nothing?We personally feel that it is important for people in China, India and Russia to hear this story as these governments have most influence over the military regime. If the public in these countries can influence their governments to … […]


  2. Jesus, what’s a pingback?


  3. […] China, India, Russia? Doing nothing? I received this from a  friend. This is a true account and I have asked for more details.  This is not unbelievable. Dear friends and family Apologies for the mass email.  We had some sad news over the weekend which we thought it was important to share.  An orphanage in Burma which looks after 120 children was raided by the military.  Four monks who looked after and educated… limited in Burma. We personally feel that it is important for people in China, India and Russia […]



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