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The violence by the military junta in Burma has propelled their normally apolitical Singaporean neighbours onto the streets. As a result, five members of the opposition party, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), have been arrested for protesting in front of the Istana, the nation’s presidential palace. This comes after allegations that the government is selling arms to the Burmese junta. While the country’s constitution allows for the right to freedom of expression subject to certain limitations, opposition leaders from the SDP say in their country, free speech is dead.

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