Friday, August 29, 2008

Singapore deports Burma activists

Singapore has deported six Burmese student involved in protesting the junta:
Six Burmese have been thrown out of Singapore in the last month or so when their residency passes were denied renewals. While the immigration office has not provided any explanation for any of these cases -- and the silence itself can be read as sinister -– "they had some commonalities", said Myo Myint Maung at a press conference on 22 August.

All six have had their personal particulars recorded by the police at one or more events organised by the expatriate Burmese community since last September, and each of them have, at least once, been summoned to Tanglin Police Station for investigation.
Here is a video of a particularly creative protest by Burmese in Singapore.

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