The Online Citizen

Free Burma! Give your support to this event

On October 4th, 2007, bloggers across the globe will join together in support of the brave people of Burma. The bloggers’ protest will be called “International Bloggers’ Day for Burma“ On that day, all participating blogs will only put up one post with a banner and the words “Free Burma!”. Please show solidarity with the Burmese people as they fight …

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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 …

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TOC Report: Over 400 visit Burmese embassy to sign petition

*Video of the event here. By Andrew Loh I arrived at St Martin’s Drive, off Tanglin Road, at about 5 pm. The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) had earlier posted a notice on its website asking the public to go down to the Burmese embassy to sign a petition of protest against the treatment the Burmese government is taking against its …

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Free Burma! International bloggers to support freedom for Burma on Oct 4th

LATEST: Several Burmese nationals at the Peninsula Plaza in Singapore have told TOC that the Singapore police has stopped Burmese nationals from wearing and selling t-shirts with the words “STOP Bloodshed In Myanmar”. Many Burmese were seen wearing the shirts at the Burmese Buddhist Temple on September 29. (See report here.) *Please help spread the word Reproduced from the blog, …

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Debt of Honour: Singapore’s Ties to Burma’s Junta

This is an updated article of the one published on TOC earlier, titled “Singapore’s debt of honour”. By Benjamin Cheah The crisis in Burma is escalating. For the first time in two decades, the people are taking to the streets. It started with protests against the doubling of fuel prices, and the sharp increase in prices of essential goods and …

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TOC On Site: More than 1,000 gather at Burmese temple in solidarity

By Andrew Loh I met my Burmese contact at Toa Payoh MRT at 7 pm. A tip off had told TOC that members of the Burmese community were organizing a special prayer service to be held at the Burmese Buddhist Temple off Balestier Road. I was expecting a couple of dozen worshippers, fifty at most. Something like a community gathering …

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TOC Breaking News: Singaporean graduate student files application for Burma protest

The remark on Andrew Teo’s online application form to protest the violence in Burma is simple: “Free Burma. General Than Shwe: Stop the killing”. This afternoon, Mr Teo, a graduate student at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and telecommunications director by profession, filed an application with the Police licensing unit to hold a peaceful protest outside the …

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TOC condemns violent crackdown on peaceful Burma protesters

LATEST: Burma seals off key monasteries – BBC LATEST: S’porean man shot and kicked by Myanmar riot police – Straits Times In recent weeks, the world has witnessed the largest peaceful street protests against the military government to take place in Burma since the brutal 1988 military crackdown on students. The number of protesters reached a new high of over …

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