MYANMAR-WHEN MONKS DEFIED THE GENERALS
Monks protesting in Myanmar. Wikimedia Commons
By Sithu Aung Myint
Frontier Myanmar-Sept 26
It’s 11 years since monks in maroon robes marched in Yangon and other cities in the daring protests against rising living costs that the world knows as the “Saffron Revolution”. An anxious junta’s efforts to suppress coverage of the protests and a subsequent crackdown were thwarted by foreign news agency reports. Courageous Myanmar reporters and citizens also revealed the monks’ bravery and the Tatmadaw’s brutality to the world in words and images sent via the internet.
First published in: Frontier Myanmar