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TOC Report: Over 400 visit Burmese embassy to sign petition

Posted by theonlinecitizen on October 1, 2007

*Video of the event here.

By Andrew Loh

I arrived at St Martin’s Drive, off Tanglin Road, at about 5 pm.

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) had earlier posted a notice on its website asking the public to go down to the Burmese embassy to sign a petition of protest against the treatment the Burmese government is taking against its citizens in Burma. (link)

I wasn’t sure what to expect – as Singaporeans are known for giving the cold shoulder to such calls. As I walked up the hill which leads to the embassy, the number of people already there surprised me.

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Bloggers’ reaction to protest in Burma

Posted by theonlinecitizen on September 27, 2007

LATEST: Burma monastries in night raids BBC
Witnesses say security forces in
Burma have launched raids on monasteries and arrested scores of monks..”

Please sign the petition in support of the people of Burma.

Myanmar needs our support… but the silence is deafening by No Fear Singapore

“ASEAN has used the excuse of the “principle of non-interference” to wash its hands off the affairs of the Myanmar people. Are we going to just sit on our hands and wait for the makings of another “Killing fields” before guilt forces all of us to act?”

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Monks lead protest in Burma

Posted by theonlinecitizen on September 26, 2007

Latest: Burmese riot police attack monks – BBC

Below are 2 BBC reports on the protests in Burma which are being led by Buddhists monks. You can also view another BBC report here. Pictures of the protest here and here, The Democratic Voice Of Burma.

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