Monday, November 19, 2007

Junta Not Welcome in Singapore’s Little Burma

Source: Khaleej Times Online

Myanmar’s Prime Minister Thein Sein, in Singapore for the ASEAN summit, would not be too welcome at Peninsula Plaza, the hub for the city-state’s thousands of Myanmar nationals.

Thein Sein is the centre of attention here, as the gathering of leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is expected to focus on the Myanmar junta’s deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in September.

As ASEAN leaders and ministers huddled in luxury hotels, Myanmar nationals made their weekly visit to Peninsula Plaza, an ageing mall where shops and eateries with signs in flowing Burmese script are spread across four floors.

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