Wednesday, November 21, 2007

In Singapore, Burma Activists Keep Within the Law

Source: The Nation

About 40 Burma nationals were having coffee at the Starbucks cafe at Orchard Parade Hotel, or standing around nearby. As the clock struck 7pm Tuesday night, they gathered silently and organised themselves in rows of three, the Straits Times reported.

Dressed in red T-shirts, some of the men and women held up a banner that said: 'Listen to Burma's desires, don't follow junta's order.'

Others held up posters with messages targeting Burma's rulers, in town for this week's Asean Summit where a landmark Charter was inked.

'Signing Charter with generals makes Asean laughing stock,' said one. 'Asean has power to make a difference,' read another.

About 20 minutes later, a policeman approached one of them and asked to know the purpose of their gathering.

'We want to voice our feelings and push for change, but through lawful means.'

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