Mizzima News (www.mizzima.com)
January 29, 2008
Chiang Mai, Thailand – Police in the former capital of Burma on Tuesday detained a dissident blogger.
Nay Phone Latt (Nay Bone Latt), a writer was picked up by police at a Rangoon internet café, friends told Mizzima. The reason for his detention is not yet clear.
In addition to being a blogger, Nay Phone Latt works for a private business company.
"I am a youth who is crazy about the arts", he wrote as a self introduction in one of his blogs.
Police searched houses in Thingyankyun and Thuwanna, where he used to live, this morning at about 10:00 a.m., according to a friend.
The blogger's aunt's residence was also raided by police.
Internet users in Burma told Mizzima that over the last few weeks authorities have increasingly monitored online activities.