Yesterday Reuters reported that 80 monks and 149 women believed to be Buddhist nuns had returned to their monasteries in the first large-scale release of detainees. Five journalists were also released, including Min Zaw, a veteran correspondent for the Japanese newspaper Shimbun. The engineer said: “We have no leaders now, and there is such an imbalance of power between the people and the Army. We have no arms, no equipment, but we cannot let the military Government carry on with this situation.”