Tonight at around 10:30 pm Ashin Gambira has been taken by police for interrogation again. He was able to talk to Ashin Khesara and Ashin Issariya aka King Zero while sitting in the pickup car with the police.
Ashin Gambira had returned to Rangoon just yesterday. He came back from a trip to Kachin state and a visit at his family home in Meithila near Mandalay. He was staying at the house of his elder sister Khin Thu Htay in Eastern Dagong Township when a car with four police men arrived and took him. He was told the police needs to ask him some questions and he would be returned to his monastery tomorrow morning.
During the phone call the car was near Sule Pagoda in Downtown Rangoon. Three police man were sitting around him in the back of the pick up car, the fourth police man was driving. Ashin Gambira was still wearing his monks robe, he has not been disrobed.
U Gambira and Ashin Khesara had been in Kachin state to document the situation of the war refugees there. They visited a refugee camp with over 60.000 people. Ashin Gambira donated money to build a well in that camp.
Before this trip the state run newspaper “New light of Myanmar” had reported that the Sangha Committee had asked for legal action to be taken against Ashin Gambira. When returning back to Rangoon Ashin Gambira already expected to be possibly rearrested but he refused to be limited by fear.
Interview in Burmese