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Buddhism plays a hugely significant role in daily life in Burma, where over 90% population are Buddhist and look to the monks for guidance and leadership in particular in times of strife, upheaval and need. Throughout history the monkhood has equally played a role in political activism and most prominently through leading mass demonstrations in 2007. Still today many monks remain behind bars whilst those who are involved in politics risk ongoing persecution
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BURMA'S SHIFTING SANDS: WHAT LIES BENEATH
Buddhism plays a hugely significant role in daily life in Burma, where over 90% population are Buddhist and look to the monks for guidance and leadership in particular in times of strife, upheaval and need. Throughout history the monkhood has equally played a role in political activism and most prominently through leading mass demonstrations in 2007. Still today many monks remain behind bars whilst those who are involved in politics risk ongoing persecution