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Around 8:00 pm New Year, The Shwedagon Pagoda was closed to the Public by putting up Signboards everywhere mentioning "Cleaning In Process". Not a single person was allow to enter the Shwedagon pagoda for worshipping.
About 8:30 pm, along the Rangoon's Pyay Road, security forced were stopping all the cars and Transports by the roadside in Frantic manner. Later long motorcade passing by according to the eye witness reported to DID.
According to the report which is considered as reliable by the people who close to the security force, General Than Shwe and so many Officers lighted up 90,000 candles at Shwedagon Pagoda as a "Ye-Ta-Yar(doing some thing or offering something as certain place,at certain time and date to counter-act in advance to prevent the bad things going to happen to someone).
On the same day(earlier time) at Shwedagon Pagoda, some activists shouting "our Cause" slogan at the Shwedagon Pagoda and distributed VCD and CD to the public. The person who reported this news had no chance to obtain these VCD and CD, he was not sure what informations inside these VCD and CD. So far noone was arrested yet.
Another unrelated news which DID got was, according from the public from Rangoon that the Fuel(petrol) price will be increased up to 4500 -5000 Kyats