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Jakarta Post

GENERATION WAVE: A source of inspiration

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 7 2010   /  09:21 am

“Bobo” was only 16 years old when he became an activist. By the time he was 20, he had to flee his home country to avoid arrest. Change through peaceful means: Generation Wave street art can be seen at a safe house in Thailand. Courtesy of Generation Wave Now living in exile on the border of Burma and Thailand, Bobo is an active member of underground youth movement Generation Wave, a group dedicated to overthrowing Burma’s repressive military regime.Unable to reveal his real name or have his photograph taken for security reasons, “Bobo” visited Jakarta last week with another member of Generation Wave to attend a forum hosted by KBR68H Radio’s Asia Calling program, with the topic “Good Neighbors? The Role of Asian Countries in Bringing Positive Change to Burma”. While he hopes the international community will assist in the plight of his people, Bobo works through Generatio...