All Burma Monks' Alliance

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All Burma Monks' Alliance (abbreviated ABMA) is a coalition of monks representing the All Burma Young Monks' Union, the Federation of all Burma Monks' Union, the Rangoon Young Monks' Union and the Sangha Duta Council of Burma.[1] It was formed during the Saffron Revolution, founded on 9 September 2007 after monk protests in Sittwe and Pakokku.[1] During its formation, ABMA made several key demands to the ruling State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), including a formal apology to the Sangha, a reduction on fuel and commodity prices, release of political prisoners, and dialogue with the pro-democracy leaders for national reconciliation.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Lintner, Bertil (2009). The resistance of the monks: Buddhism and activism in Burma. Human Rights Watch. pp. 49–50. ISBN 9781564325440. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Adam; Timothy Garton Ash (3 September 2009). Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present. Oxford University Press. p. 355. ISBN 9780191619175. 

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