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The new peace with Western governments didn't last for very long. Yesterday there was a story out there about the price of real estate rising in Myanmar due to the new understanding. Suddenly, it looks like the same old, same old dictatorship. BBC News:

Some 15 officials came in three cars at about 01:15 local time (1845 GMT Thursday), a monk who was with Gambira told the BBC. These officials were from the government religious authority department and Rangoon division government, he added. After he was freed last month, Gambira has reportedly been reopening monasteries that were locked up by the authorities since the ''saffron revolution'' movement led by monks in 2007. "He was taken this morning from his monastery for questioning because he broke the locks of three monasteries since his release," the official who wished to remain anonymous told AFP.

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