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Burmese in Singapore marked One Year Anniversary of Saffron Revolution event
September, 29th 2008
On September 27, Singapore time, Burmese activists staying in Singapore marked one year anniversary of Saffron Revolution at Tha Di Burmese Buddhist Monastery by donating swan (meal), robes and fund to the residing and guest monks. It was attended with 25 Burmese where the number of interested persons greatly reduced comparing with one year ago.
At night, they offered free cold drinks to the monastery-goers at Burmese Buddhist Temple, a land mark and gathering place for Burmese Buddhists in Singapore. Later they offered red roses and candle lights at the alter and shrine areas of the monastery.
Singapore is regarded as one of the ally to Burmese military junta and the government had recently refused visa extension to Burmese activists working legally in Singapore. Although Singapore authority were showing their discontent with Burmese people who would like to raise awareness of Burmese struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma, the activists and their families were still organizing more event to step up the pressure on the junta.
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San Franciscan & Burmese community remember Saffron Revolution one year later
MoeMaKa – Photo News
September 27, 2008
On 26th September, at the late afternoon, Union square, downtown of San Francisco, about a hundred people gather to commemorate one year anniversary of Burma’s Saffron Revolution. It was attended with 3 Burmese monks from the bay area and also from various interested communities and associations. After the guest speakers, Burmese youth and students performed Burmese traditional music and poem recital written by Aung Way who is now in exile after the 2007 crackdown. Two songs sung by Burmese artist in exile, Mar Mar Aye and one song published by local Burmese artists inside Burma back in 2007 Saffron Revolution were played as background music at the event.
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