Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Protest against Burmese junta in Singapore Starbucks

The four million residents of Singapore lack a basic human right: freedom of assembly. It's against the law for Singaporeans to gather in groups of 5 or more without a permit.

Back in November 2007, in the wake of the junta's bloody crackdown, while the Southeast Asian nations' summit* was taking place in Singapore, some Burmese residents of Singapore invented a new really creative way to hold a protest under the circumstances.

SG Human Rights, Burmese staged peaceful demonstration in Singapore, SGHumanRights YouTube Channel (video)

Wisb07, Singapore Abduction - Part 1 and 2, Wisbo7 YouTube Channel, (2 videos)

The Online Citizen, TOC Breaking News: 50 Burmese nationals protest, (photos)

Psyeudonymity, Activists tests Singapore with Asean protest, (text, photos)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Rangoon protest leaders cross border into Thailand

After the bloody crackdown against the protesting monks of Burma in September 2007, several monks and other protest leaders fled to the border of Thailand. I spoke with monks and another protest leader at their hideout.

Jotman, "U Sandawara, one of the '4 escaped monks.'" Jotman.com (text, photos)
  • "Ashin Kovida, escaped monk & protest leader." (text, photos, video)
  • "U Pan Cher, Rangoon protest leader." (text, photos, video)