Friday, November 30, 2007

Burma's missing monks still a mystery

Friday November 30, 06:42 PM

Bangkok, Nov 30 (DPA) Two months after Myanmar's brutal crackdown on peaceful protests led by Buddhist monks in Yangon, the former capital city of the country is noticeably short of monks, a senior US diplomat said here Friday.

'Prior to September, almost any place you looked in Rangoon (Yangon) there were 25 to 50 monks, they were everywhere, but now you only see one or two,' Shari Villarosa, charge d'affaires of the US embassy in Myanmar, said at a press conference.

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