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Seven Myanmar nationals were sentenced on 13 October 2017 to twelve months’ imprisonment for rioting. They had got into a fight with three other Burmese around 10:35pm on 4 June 2017. This was reported in Yahoo news.
Apparently the fight — though the news story’s description suggests it was more of an attack — was over cigarettes. The men had been drinking.
The fight took place at Peninsula Plaza, a downtown mall that is a favorite of migrant workers from Myanmar.
The seven accused, who pleaded guilty to one charge of rioting each, are work permit holders working in marine dredging, shipyards and construction.
Of the three victims, one named Wunna was the most seriously injured. His right foot was partially dislocated.
TWC2 is an organization that is dedicated to assisting low-wage migrant workers when they are in difficulty. We are motivated by a sense of fairness and humanity, though our caseload often exceeds our