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Police rejects permit for outdoor protest by S’pore student

Andrew Teo, a student at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, had applied for a permit to hold an outdoor protest about the situation in Burma. (Reported here by TOC earlier.)

His application has been rejected by the Singapore police.

The following is an extract from a TODAY newspaper report on why the police rejected his application:

“Many Singaporeans probably care, but "some things are seen to be taboo", said Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy student Andrew Teo, one of two people whose applications to stage outdoor protests were rejected by the police.

He said the police explained to him that he could be in trouble if someone threw a stone at the riot police or burned a flag at a rally. And if the protest was held in front of the Myanmar embassy and someone threw objects at it, then the embassy could demand that police take action against him.”