23 Oct '11, 4am

'Occupy' failure: from a psych perspective. Was it situation, env or are we just genetically incapable of such a thing?

It is always interesting to watch the reaction of Singaporeans when the same events/situation take place here as in other countries. Surely there are people concerned about the social inequalities, corporate greed and the global financial system - I've met many people personally who feel strongly about these issues. However, why is Raffles Place rather empty today and last weekend? Before I attempt to answer that question, I'll tell you a few "protest stories". I have a friend working with a multi-national company who was sent to S. Korea . 2 weeks into the posting, he turned up at the office and found that workers have blocked the entrance. Rather baffled, he pushed his way through the blockage.When he got to the office, he asked around to find out what was going on. It turned out, to his surprise, that the small strike/protest was encouraged by the management. The S. Kor...

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channelnewsasia.com 22 Oct '11, 3am

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straitstimes.com 16 Oct '11, 1am

No sign of either protesters or organisers at Raffles Place on Saturday. The planned protest was later ridiculed online as...