Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/MYANMAR – Civil disobedience puts government authorities in trouble: Christians pray for a peaceful solution
Yangon – “There is determination but also concern among the people during these hours. The State is in crisis because of the actions of the Civil Disobedience Movement. State offices are closed or not working. Throughout the area, even in the suburbs or in the villages, the population does not accept or recognize the leaders or district authorities appointed by the military. Even ordinary security measures are taken care of by the citizens themselves. We are in a difficult and delicate phase, but the people are convinced that they will move forward in peaceful protest for democracy”, said Joseph Kung Za Hmung, a lay Catholic Burmese, editor of the Burmese Catholic newspaper “Gloria News Journal”, on the social tensions in Myanmar and the demonstrations against the military coup on February 1st.