Thursday, November 15, 2007

Burma's Monks Not Ready To Forgive

Source: BBC

Burma's ruling generals have targeted Buddhist monks as they seek to silence dissent following September's protests. On a recent trip to the city of Mandalay, reporter Reena Sethi was given rare access to a monastery.

"As monks, we see everything. When we beg for our food we see how the rich live and the poor... we see how everything is getting worse and worse.”

"More and more people struggle to give us rice. They want to, but they have to spare it for their own mouths."

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