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Chilling: mass slaughter, live cremations & Burma’s last blogger

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What was a deluge of news from within Burma has been steadily evaporating. Latest reports from within the regime indicate that thousands have already been killed and their bodies dumped.

The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win, said: “Many more people have been killed in recent days than you’ve heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand.”

Mr Win, who spoke out as a Swedish diplomat predicted that the revolt has failed, said he fled when he was ordered to take part in a massacre of holy men. He has now reached the border with Thailand.

With all ISPs and computers in Burma being government-registered, there is now just one blogger left in the country to report on protest developments, atrocities against the population, and ruptures within the Burmese military.

Marshall Kirkpatrick presents a comprehensive roundup of the latest media developments in his piece, Lone Remaining Burmese Blogger.

It seems that a fugitive by the name of Niknayman is now being hunted down as part of this horrific clampdown because of his blogging, but is still using a lightweight message service to keep up the last line of communication from inside Burma. Kirkpatrick has converted Niknayman’s CBox messaging into an RSS Feed – and it’s chilling.

These entries were posted in the last few hours:

All Light Infantry Division (LID) commanders are detained in NayPyiTaw by Than Shwe. Only battalion commanders are left in the battalions. LID 33 Commander, Brigadier-General Min Zaw and LID 99 Commander, Brigadier-General Hla Tun Ooo are reportedly removed from the post for not accepting his order. The commanders are in favor of restraint while Than Shwe is in favor of opening fire on the protestors.

and now this

The undertakers from “Yay-Way” cemetry, reported that the SPDC cremates all the corpses as well as those injured protesters who are still alive. Now the world has seen the shooting of Japanese reporters and the floating body of a monk in the Hlaing river. Please let the world know and bring the military regime to the World Criminals Court.

Other people online are trying to update with whatever information comes to hand, and perhaps the most active remaining Burmese blogger outside of Burma is London-based Ko Htike who has become a focal point for updates, gathering together whatever bits and pieces of information manage to make it out of the deeply troubled country.

Kirkpatrick also points to comprehensive coverage of the blogging revolution within The Saffron Revolution from the London-based Times. Posted by a British journalist in Rangoon, it attempts to document the phenomenon which has seen skinny geeks with digital cameras and internet access emerge not only as heroes, but perhaps essential to any hope the slaughter might bring about regime change.

‘World leaders’ certainly aren’t.


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Written by typingisnotactivism

October 2, 2007 at 6:46 pm

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  1. I’m going to put a link to this piece on facefuck. Then I will bite a young Liberal with my werewolf, wish you could be there to see it…

    t.i.n.a.: you are John Bolton at the Blogly U.N.

    capital ideas

    October 2, 2007 at 7:30 pm

  2. Free Burma!
    International Bloggers’ Day for Burma on the 4th of October

    International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“.


    Free Burma!

    October 2, 2007 at 10:26 pm

  3. Glad to see another blogger spreading the news on Burma.


    eleanor bloom

    October 4, 2007 at 3:19 pm

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