25 May '12, 8pm

Burma is more democratic than Singapore

The recent dramatic reforms undertaken by the Burmese regime have raised hopes that the country is firmly on the path towards democracy. Under the leadership of President Thein Sein, the government has released hundreds of political prisoners, held elections (albeit on a limited scale), allowed opposition leader Ms Aung San Suu Kyi to travel (she will be visiting Norway next month). The Burmese president has even authorised peaceful protests. As a result, the Burmese people are exercising their political rights. This week, several hundred people gathered in Yangon to protest against power outages. Another protest in Mandalay attracted hundreds more people. Such public assembly is banned in Singapore where our Judiciary continues uphold the view that the PAP Government can stop Singaporeans from conducting peaceful assemblies and processions - even single-person demonstrati...

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