WP on Burma
The Workers’ Party finally issued a straight to the point statement on the crisis in Burma. Their sensible style is observe, assess and don’t issue anything until the facts are clearer. Now that leaves the other major party in Singapore, the PAP, who officially have not issued any statement, unless you count the PM and Foreign Minister’s statements as PAP statements, which should not be the case. There isn’t even anything on the Myanmar crackdown in the Young PAP blog. I’m not sure if parties under the Singapore Democratic Alliance have issued similar statements though.
2 October 2007
The Workers’ Party wholly condemns the use of violence by the Myanmar military regime against unarmed civilians. Such acts amount to nothing but crimes of murder and mayhem.
Whatever the ‘peace’ that will be achieved by the present crackdown, the yearnings of the people to be free from more than four decades of military rule will not go away.
The Workers’ Party urges the international community including the Singapore government to use all influence and means at its disposal to stop the continued repression of the Myanmar people and to free all political detainees.
The Workers’ Party further urges the pursuit of peaceful and due political process to determine the collective will of the Myanmar people in their choice of government and the determination of their future.
2 OCT 2007