Burmese Community in New York Watches Events in Myanmar

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, was renamed by the military regime that's been in power for over forty years. In the last few weeks, news reports about this Southeast Asian country have captured the attention of the world as thousands of Buddhist monks took to the streets to protest the economic hardship and lack of freedom for most of the population.

The Burmese community in New York has been keeping a close watch and WNYC's Sanda Htyte shares her thoughts on what it's like to watch these events from thousands of miles away.