INDONESIAN SOLIDARITY WITH BURMESE PEOPLE
(SOLIDARITAS INDONESIA UNTUK RAKYAT BURMA)
The Peaceful Protest Action Supporting the Burmese Peoples Struggle Against the Myanmar Military Junta.
The peaceful protest actions led by the monks of Burma against the Myanmar military junta and for the restoration of democracy have finally been confronted with guns and other violent action. At least nine people have been killed (including one journalist) and hundreds, perhaps thousands, arrested. The Mynmar junta has also cracked down on the press and instituted a blockade of communication in order to constrain the flow of information. The leader of the democratic struggle, Aung Saan Suu Kyi, has been seized from her home where she has been under house arrest, and moved to Insein prison. Once more the Myanmar military junta has spilled blood. The struggle for democracy in Burma must continue in order to end the Myanmar military junta’s oppression. The road map to democracy which had been offered as the hope for a peaceful solution in Burma is further and further away from being realised.