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Myanmar activists pray for release of South Korean hostages in Afghanistan

Posted on: August 5, 2007

Myanmars have acquired a habit of praying. They pray for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, They also pray for Korean hostages in Afghanistan.

Well, fair or not, right or wrong, there is a strong reason why Myanmar government imposed Aung San Suu Kyi againt house arrest for well over a decade. But in Afghanistan, I have no idea Taliban did kidnapping Korean people. Why they cannot differentiate which people is which. I don’t think Koreans are their enemies. Terrible, isn’t it?

Pro-democracy activists in military-ruled Myanmar Tuesday held prayers for the safe release of the remaining 21 South Koreans held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan, an activist said.

Some 20 Myanmar activists prayed for the hostages in their weekly meeting at the famous Shwedagon pagoda, where they normally gather to call for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Myanmar. Two South Korean hostages have already been killed.

“Apart from praying for the release of … Aung San Suu Kyi, we prayed for the earliest release of the South Korean hostages,” said Naw Ohn Hla, a former member of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party.

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