Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Burma: How many monks? How many soldiers?

The Irrawaddy reports, "The Alliance of All Burma Buddhist Monks said that more than 300,000 monks had turned out in nationwide protests on Monday—conflicting with a claim by the regime that only 2 percent of Burma’s 400,000 monks were taking part in the demonstrations."

I read where the number of soldiers in Burma's army is estimated to total 400,000. So Burma has as many monks as soldiers.