16 Oct '11, 1pm

Occupy Raffles Place?.....Where got?

"Although the movement isn’t exactly catching fire in Malaysia, Saturday’s gathering at least was bigger than a similar meeting called for Saturday in Singapore that mainly was made up of journalists and photographers wondering where all the protesters....." - WSJ[Link ] We cannot interpret the no show by Singaporeans at Raffles Place as a lack of problems in Singapore. We have the highest income inequality among developed nations - higher than many of the countries where there were protests. There is serious structural unemployment and deep unhappiness with the large foreign influx. We know from the Lehman Minibonds saga - an event that affected people in Hong Kong and Singapore - people here are subdued in their response and most will not get involved if it is not something that affects them directly. When we had political detainees, we don't see people protesting their ...

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mysingaporenews.blogspot.com 17 Oct '11, 12am

Everyone seems to be disappointed at the no show for Occupy Raffles Place on Saturday. Some conveniently put the blame on ...

Passive Singaporeans Not Ready For Occupy Raffles Place?: Number of View: 55 It was not surp...

Passive Singaporeans Not Ready For Occupy Raffl...

transitioning.org 16 Oct '11, 1am

On the other hand, the one-month old Occupy Wall Street was participated by more than 50, 000 people and already many such...

Occupy Raffles Place – we’ll do it bigger and better next time

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theonlinecitizen.com 15 Oct '11, 2pm

The ‘Occupy Raffles Place’ a call for public protest, which seeked to replicate the ‘Occupy Wall Street ’ movement in Sing...

SNA - Organizers of Occupy Raffles Place abandon protest after police warning

SNA - Organizers of Occupy Raffles Place abando...

For a group that boasted defiance, and even designed a profile picture on Facebook with the words, “we will not remain sil...

From the biggest (non) occupiers of Raffles Place! @mrbrown- Singapore's biggest internet troll. Shame!

From the biggest (non) occupiers of Raffles Pla...

mrbrown.com 17 Oct '11, 1pm

The (unintentionally) funniest Singapore-related Facebook page right now is Occupy Singapore . This bunch, with much fanfa...

Police warn against unlawful Occupy Raffles Place protest

Police warn against unlawful Occupy Raffles Pla...

straitstimes.com 14 Oct '11, 3am

The police are warning the public against taking part in a protest due to be held in Raffles Place on Saturday as it will ...

S'pore police warn against #occupywallstreet Raffles Place protest

S'pore police warn against #occupywallstreet Ra...

asiaone.com 14 Oct '11, 7am

Occupy Wall Street members stage a protest march near Wall Street in New York, on October 12, 2011. The “Occupy Wall Stree...

Do not Occupy Raffles Place, police warn. Try S...

todayonline.com 13 Oct '11, 11pm

While a Facebook page has been set up to gather supporters to occupy Raffles Place tomorrow (Oct 15) - in the vein of the ...

Occupy Raffles Place?

Occupy Raffles Place?

mrbrown.com 10 Oct '11, 10am

If Singapore had an "Occupy Wall Street" protest in Raffles Place, we'd probably do it with tissue packets and come back l...

Police urge public not to take part in Raffles ...

channelnewsasia.com 13 Oct '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police said it has received reports that a netizen is instigating the public to stage a protest a...

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treehugger.com 15 Oct '11, 8pm

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todayonline.com 18 Oct '11, 9pm

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sg.news.yahoo.com 14 Oct '11, 12pm

I suppose it's ok for the government and police for some idiots' in this country to dress up in weird costumes because it ...

#OccupyToronto: "It has to start somewhere, it ...

treehugger.com 15 Oct '11, 8pm

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