Maruah attends the Burmese community’s celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday

23 June 2009


Wee Yeong Wei, Braema Mathi and Alex Au (not in picture) represented Maruah Singapore at the celebrations organised by the Burmese community in Singapore to mark the 64th birthday of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. The event was held at the Burmese temple on Tai Gin Road, on Sunday, 21 June 2009.

Statement by MARUAH on 64th birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi

19 June 2009

We wish Daw Aung San Suu Kyi a birthday where she will take comfort that we are all from different parts of the world, hoping for her release and praying for her in our own way.

We from MARUAH also take this opportunity to state that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should have been freed by now to enjoy her birthday in the company of friends and well-wishers. She has done no wrong other than to stand in an election. The government of Myanmar must release her. We urge all ASEAN leaders to secure her release and be committed to that end. It has gone on too long – not another day more, please.

Joint Co-Chairmen’s Statement of the 17th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting

1 June 2009
ASEAN and the EU released a joint statement at the 17th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting. Below are 2 paragraphs from the statement relating to human rights in ASEAN.

24. The Ministers agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation in promoting and protecting human rights. In this regard, they welcomed the progress made by the High Level Panel on an ASEAN human rights body, which has already submitted the first draft of the terms of reference on an ASEAN human rights body to the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The Ministers also looked forward to the adoption of the terms of reference and the eventual establishment of the ASEAN human rights body. The Ministers noted the outcome of the work of the High Level Legal Experts’ Group on Follow-up to the ASEAN Charter in drafting the recommendations on the issues of the legal personality of ASEAN, the establishment of dispute settlement mechanisms and other legal issues related to the ASEAN Charter.
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Photos – In Unity for her Liberty: Peace Vigil for Aung San Suu Kyi

1 June 2009

Sunday, 31 May 2009, Hong Lim Park, Singapore. Organised by Maruah Singapore.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, joined by the Burmese community in Singapore, hold a peace vigil for the freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi.


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Video – In Unity for Her Liberty: Peace Vigil for Aung San Suu Kyi

1 June 2009

Courtesy of Patrick Chng from MARUAH.