Wednesday, April 30, 2008

1000+ Burmese protest constitution in Singapore

More than a thousand Burmese nationals, many wearing red or t-shirts with the word "No", gathered outside the Myanmar embassy in Singapore on Sunday to protest against the country's proposed new constitution.

Public protest is rare in Singapore, where all outdoor demonstrations are banned and a public gathering of more than four people requires a permit.

According to Myanmar nationals outside the embassy, citizens living in Singapore can this week vote on whether to accept or reject a constitution written by the country's military leaders.

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