The Online Citizen

President Star Charity – where’s the missing $840,000?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to media reports that the President’s Star charity show raised a record $5.4 million. According to the Straits Times’ report on Oct 1, 2007: “This year’s musical extravaganza raised a record $5.46 million for 32 charities, out of which viewers donated $567,700 by calling hotlines. The rest of the money came from corporate donors.” …

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Chee Soon Juan’s ‘exploitation’ of the Burma situation?

This is a letter sent to TOC. The writer wishes to remain anonymous. Recently, a few people have complained that Chee Soon Juan was exploiting the Burmese situation to make a political point. Here’s one typical interpretation of the petition he held recently outside the Burmese embassy. Here’s another, a letter from a Burmese national to the ST. The first …

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International Day Of Action For A Free Burma – Oct 6

(Picture of Burmese child, above) Singapore Date & Time: 6pm on 6th Oct Venue: Burmese Buddhist Temple (Balestier Road) Subj: Mass Prayers Sessions for the people in Burma Events around the world Read also: Burma sets conditions for Suu Kyi (BBC) And: Burmese struggle goes underground (BBC)

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TOC Report: Myanmar Peace Awareness Day in university campuses

By Ng Sook Zhen Chaos may be an abstract concept for youths in Singapore, but this has not stopped students from taking material action against the current chaotic situation in Myanmar. Yesterday, at Myanmar Peace Awareness Day(MPAD) held at three local universities – National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Manangement University – crowds were drawn to …

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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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