Monday, December 03, 2007

Monks Arrested After Submitting Application Form for Exams

Source: Radio Free Asia

RFA reported Sunday that 5 monks residing in Rangoon were arrested after submitting their application forms to sit for religious exams. These monks were arrested after their photos submitted together with the forms were matched by authorities with the photos taken of the protests which occurred in September. RFA reported that the arrests have alarmed other student monks, and many were afraid to submit their applications.

The exams are slated to be held in the last month of the lunar calendar which coincides with the month of March. On the 17th of November, the All Burma Monks' Alliance released a statement urging all monks to boycott the state-run exams.

For the original report in Burmese, please click here.

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