Ashamed to be Singaporean

From: "lobert"
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:39:19 +0800
Local: Fri, Aug 14 2009 9:39 pm
Subject: Re: Ashamed to be Singaporean

To reciprocate, the Burmese warlord should issue a statement saying that:
"We are disappointed to learn that Dr. Chee Soon Juan was found guilty of
defaming Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Loong and Goh Chok Tong or simply by "The
Son-The Father-And the Holy Goh" and was made an undischargeable and
politically inspired bankrupt.

"truth" wrote in message


> Singapore MFA press statement on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's verdict
> Aug 14th, 2009 11:30
> by dk.
> Five days after Singapore National Day, I actually find myself ashamed as
> a Singaporean after reading Singapore Foreign Affairs Ministry comments on
> Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's verdict

> Press statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

> We are disappointed to learn that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty
> and sentenced to three years hard labour.

> Daw Aung San Suu Kyi did not plan to violate the terms of her house
> arrest, and the intrusion into her house was by a person who appears to be
> of unsound mind.

> We are however happy that the Myanmar Government has exercised its
> sovereign prerogative to grant amnesty for half her sentence and that she
> will be placed under house arrest rather than imprisoned.

> We are heartened that Minister of Home Affairs Major General Maung Oo had
> announced that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to see doctors and
> nurses, communicate with her party, watch local television channels, read
> local newspapers and journals, and can receive visitors with the
> government's permission and that there is a possibility that she could
> receive amnesty for the remainder of her sentence.

> These are significant gestures by the Myanmar Government.

> We hope that the Myanmar Government will allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to
> participate in the political process as soon as possible.

> A meaningful dialogue between the Myanmar Government, Daw Aung San Suu
> Kyi and all other political groups in an open and inclusive process of
> national reconciliation is the only hope for the long term political
> stability of the country.

> I am ashamed that my government release such statement while the
> international community condemn the verdict and called for the immediate
> release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Why should we be happy about a reduced
> sentence when she didn't even commit any crimes to begin with?

> But I'm glad that I'm not the only Singaporean who is ashamed of the
> statement by MFA.

> Singapore, as one of the founding member of ASEAN, needs to take a
> stronger stand on this issue.

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