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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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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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