Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Say no to Myanmar sand!

I was kinda disturbed after reading the news that Myanmar wants to offer sand to Singapore. From Channel News Asia:
Myanmar has suggested to Singapore that it could be a long-term supplier of sand, cement, granite and other construction materials.

This comment came from the State Peace and Development Council's Lieutenant-General Thein Sein.

He made this suggestion to Foreign Minister George Yeo when the two met in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.

Singapore has been looking for alternative sources of sand after Indonesia imposed a ban on land sand in February.
We should not buy sand from a country that is ruled with a bloody fist by a military junta. Myanmar is one of the most oppressive regimes in the world and is well known to have committed a list of human rights abuses. Instead of buying sand from them, we should be pressuring their military generals to vacate their power and return democracy to the country.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

one oppressive regime should always support another oppressive regime.

Anonymous said...

Others said the same thing about China too... so are you stopping to buy anything that are made-in-China?

Anonymous said...

Birds with same feather live together.

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