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  1. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-48572130 didn't want to create a new thread so lump it up here. BBC article did embedded a video of the scuffle happened at the end March.
  2. https://www.straitstimes.com/business/hyflux-investors-plan-hong-lim-park-protest-on-saturday I guess no matter what they do, they are not getting their 100k worth of investments back....
  3. Thaiyotakamli

    China Guangdong Protest

    Read from taiwan tv news; Hundreds protest, about hundred injured and 15 died but official denied for death This one post from another source http://www.news24.com/World/News/Anger-in-China-at-police-brutality-in-protests-20140401 Beijing - Protests against a proposed chemical plant in southern China spread to the provincial capital of Guangzhou on Tuesday, even as authorities signalled they may back down on their construction plans in attempt to head off more unrest. Public anger has grown after graphic photos surfaced on Chinese social networks early this week, showing demonstrators in the nearby city of Maoming - the location of the proposed plant - lying bloodied on the streets as rows of paramilitary police marched in formation. On Sunday, hundreds of Maoming residents poured into the streets protesting against the plant producing paraxylene, a petrochemical used in making fabric and plastic bottles, and environmental degradation. Protesters in the Guangdong provincial capital of Guangzhou on Tuesday renewed calls for an end to the chemical plant project, as well as justice for those who they believe were hurt or killed at the hands of paramilitary police on Sunday. Tear gas The government said no one was killed in demonstrations on Sunday and Monday, and did not mention whether anyone was hurt. Two protesters disputed the claim, telling Reuters that several people were killed and dozens hurt, though they did not know the exact number of casualties. "The provincial government has a responsibility to address this," said one protester by telephone, declining to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter. "It's not right that the paramilitary police can injure or beat people to death. It violates our most basic interests as citizens." Photos obtained by Reuters showed tear gas being fired at demonstrators on Monday. Hundreds demonstrated at Guangzhou's Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall early in the day, witnesses said, but no more than a few dozen were left by the afternoon. There was no violence during Tuesday's protest, they said, though many police surrounded the demonstration. "We will renew our demands until this matter is resolved - our first goal is for the paraxylene project to be cancelled," another demonstrator, surnamed Liang, said by telephone. "Second, we must find out who commanded the murderers to beat people to death - we must know the truth." China's Ministry of Public Security did not respond to requests for comment. Government vows to listen In a statement posted late on Monday on its official Weibo account, the government of Maoming, in the wealthy southern coastal province of Guangdong, said the project was still far from being approved. "If the majority of people are against it, the city government won't make a decision contrary to public opinion," it said. The city has previously called the protests a "grave violation" by criminals causing chaos. The images of violence - which could not be independently verified by Reuters - have caused an outcry on Chinese social media, though many were later removed by censors. The plant would be owned by the local government and state-controlled Sinopec Corp, China's biggest refiner. The influential tabloid the Global Times, run by the Communist Party's official People's Daily, said in an editorial on Tuesday that the government had to break the "vicious spiral" of public opposition to PX plants, which were needed to lessen Chinese reliance on imports. The eastern city of Ningbo suspended a petrochemical project after days of demonstrations in November 2012, and protests forced the suspension of a paraxylene plant in the north-eastern city of Dalian the year before. A similar demonstration took place in the southern city of Kunming last year. Choking smog blankets many Chinese cities, and environmental degradation, the cost of the country's breakneck economic growth, has earned the ire of an increasingly educated and affluent urban class. Imagine taiwan also do same thing like china, cant imagine liao
  4. Student strips down for presentation after professor says her shorts are 'too short' A senior at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. recently caused a stir when she stripped down to her underwear after her professor criticized her choice in clothing. Letitia Chai was about to present a trial run of her scholar senior thesis when her professor, Rebekah Maggor, made a comment about Chai’s choice in outfit — a button down shirt and denim cut-off shorts.
  5. New_Atlantis

    HongKong Protest (riot)!

    My friend just complained, why always riot when he wants to go to the country for a holiday! First Thailand red and yellow. Now Hong Kong student riot. Anyone as sway as my friend?
  6. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/red-shirt-rally-to-go/2125078.html KUALA LUMPUR: A"red shirt" rally that has sparked fears of ethnic clashes is expected to go ahead on Wednesday (Sep 16) amid a high police presence, after organisers confirmed a venue. The National Silat Federation (Pesaka) received the green light from the Kuala Lumpur City Council to hold the "anti-Bersih" Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu (United Citzens Rally) at Padang Merbok on Malaysia Day, a day to mark the formation of the Malaysian federation in 1963. Some 250 Malay NGOs pledged support for the rally, which they said was aimed at countering last month's Bersih protest, where tens of thousands hit the streets of Kuala Lumpur calling for institutional reform and the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak. Malay groups said the rally disrespected Malay leaders and ethnic Malays, who make up the majority of the population in peninsular Malaysia, and they want to teach minority "Chinese from opposition party DAP" a lesson. Malaysia's Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said that the rally's organisers have complied with legal requirements so it is permitted to go ahead but there will be a high police presence to ensure public safety and order. Messages have been circulating on social media and messaging services warning non-Malays to stay away from the city centre over fears of ethnic clashes. But the police chief said the public should not worry as authorities will be on standby and will be monitoring the speeches for seditious content. "We are capable of ensuring security and safety ... Don't believe the messages circulating that Chinese shouldn't come out," said Khalid. "To me, these are the actions of people who want to purposely create fear among ethnic groups." Last week, Prime Minister Najib acknowledged that some leaders and members of his party UMNO planned to participate in the rally, though they were not organising it. He said UMNO did not support anything of a racist nature but he would not be directing members to not participate. Malay solidarity aside, many say they are attending the rally to show support for their prime minister, and other UMNO leaders. Najib continues to be plagued by allegations of corruption, despite his repeated denials. No charges have been brought against him so far. Now, a 2006 murder scandal he was linked to in the past has resurfaced. The Prime Minister says a recent current affairs programme about the murder of the Mongolian translator Altantuya is yet another step in a plot to oust him from government. Malaysia's police chief agrees, as was seen in his heated exchange at a news conference on Monday with a journalist from Al Jazeera which produced the programme. "You are trying to confuse the people, you are trying to create something else from nothing ... Whatever it is, we are commencing our investigation on Al Jazeera," said Khalid. This was not the first time Malaysia has linked the media to a plot to discredit Najib. In July, the Prime Minister threatened to sue the Wall Street Journal, and the government also blocked access to the Sarawak Report website after both news outlets published allegations that some US$700 million had been channelled into his personal bank accounts in 2013. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For all intending to drive up North during this period, please be extra careful of the situation developing in Malaysia.
  7. 新加坡人力部外道路出现跪地抗议者 新加坡讯,网民在社交媒体上发布照片显示,在新加坡人力部外道路上,有人跪地抗议,诉求不详。 网友上传的照片显示,一男一女跪在公路上,手持标语。 目前,抗议内容不详。 The above is from the Nanyang Post 南洋視界 Netizens found these photos on the Internet, showing a couples kneeling on the road outside MoM holding placard in their hands. They are believe to be protesters, but no one know what they are protesting.
  8. Picnic06-Biante15

    Labour Day Protest, SG Vs MY

    This is a yearly affair and by contrast, very wide apart ...... SG Labour Protest at Hong Lim Park Workers protest for their rights on Labour Day at Hong Lim park. video : https://sg.screen.yahoo.com/labour-day-protest-hong-lim-054616740.html Crowd = 400 plus peoples ..... RN spotted eating bananas ... MY Labour Day Protest: At anti-GST rally, financially strapped Malaysians lament spike in living costs KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — Many protesters at today’s May Day rally in the city share one thing in common – soaring living costs have placed them under financial pressure. One disabled protester Jenny Shariff said she joined the rally to protest the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because the new tax system is an added burden to her already expensive medical fees. “I am here like the rest to protest GST, it adds burden for me,” said the 52-year-old, who is currently based in Sepang. Her husband, who wanted only to be known as Nazri, echoed her view. “GST is really bad, we are also living in poor condition,” he said. One man said he was fed up with the government imposing additional taxes on Malaysians, especially since as a Muslim, he already needs to fork out money for “zakat”. “It is unfair for poor people. And for the Muslims? We need to pay zakat, we pay twice. Whereas the leaders live in great wealth,” Ibrahim Yusof said. The rally by civil society movement #KitaLawan kicked off shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon from several meeting points and drew a reported crowd of nearly ten thousand participants to the streets of the capital. Link: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/anti-gst-rally-financially-strapped-malaysians-lament-spike-092200192.html Malaysia Boleh ....
  9. https://www.facebook.com/minzhuqingnian/photos/a.797958413582910.1073741829.791332874245464/938366196208797/ doubt she knows the history of DAP.
  10. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singap...new/694824.html
  11. Today start already protest....Is it true?
  12. Thaiyotakamli

    Few Hundred Thousands On Strike In HK

    Anti China is back, should we send few mcfers there to join the crowd? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/01/hong-kong-demonstration-hundreds-thousands-protest-china Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents have staged a massive pro-democracy march, marking one of the territory's biggest protests, and one of the most spirited shows of resistance to Chinese Communist party rule, in recent history. Protesters gathered in intense heat and intermittent rainstorms to voice a variety of grievances, from rising inequality and the Chinese government's refusal to grant Hong Kong a more democratic voting process by 2017, to a controversial urban development in the region's north-eastern New Territories area. The complaints had one thing in common: the belief that Beijing is increasingly taking control of the region's institutions, from its financial firms to its newspapers and courts, causing residents to feel politically voiceless and economically squeezed. The protesters, most of whom wore white shirts, moved slowly through central Hong Kong's forest of skyscrapers, shouting slogans and calling on police to grant them more room to march. Signs backing the rally hung from overpasses, saying "Our home, our say" and "Guard Hong Kong people's autonomy". Some juxtaposed caricatures of Leung Chun-ying, the city's pro-Beijing top official, with bold-character messages imploring him to step down. On Tuesday morning, Hong Kong officials held a ceremony to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the region's return to mainland control, after 156 years of British colonial rule, on 1 July 1997. "Only by maintaining Hong Kong's stability can we sustain our economic prosperity," Leung said at a reception afterwards, according to Xinhua, China's official newswire. Blocks away, a small group of protesters from the League of Social Democrats, an outspoken opposition party, burned copies of his portrait. Hours after the protests began, their starting point of Victoria Park was still flooded with people. They sang songs including Cantonese renditions of Imagine, and Blowin' in the Wind, and old Hong Kong pop songs. A full marching band moved through a sea of umbrellas, playing the Les Miserables song Do You Hear the People Sing. Two protesters wearing black shirts emblazoned with the words "f**k the government" gave a television interview. Elderly couples walked hand-in-hand; young couples carried infants. Stoney-faced police wearing neon safety vests stood fanning themselves on the sidelines. "Leung Chun-ying?" a demonstrator shouted into a megaphone. "Step down!" the crowd shouted in reply. The protest's organiser, the Civil Human Rights Front, estimated that 510,000 people joined the march. Police estimated the turnout to be below 100,000. One protester, a 25-year-old man in a blue button-down shirt and khaki shorts, waved a colonial-era British Hong Kong flag affixed to a long metal pole. "This is for the glory days of old Hong Kong," he said, giving only his surname, Leung. He said he saw the flag as more of an anti-Beijing symbol than a pro-British one. "The situation now is worse than it ever was." The demonstration comes two days after the end of an unofficial "referendum" organised by the pro-democracy movement, Occupy Central with Love and Peace, in which nearly 800,000 people voted for Hong Kong people be allowed to choose their own top leader. China's state media called the vote illegal. While mainland authorities have promised Hong Kong universal suffrage by 2017 they will only allow a voting system in which they choose the candidates. Many Hong Kong residents consider the arrangement an exercise in "fake democracy". The Civil Human Rights Front is a coalition of dozens of political and social groups labour, religous and LGBT rights groups many of which were out in force. Adherents of the spiritual group Falun Gong, which is banned on the mainland, were also present, handing out newspapers. "We're fighting for democracy in Hong Kong. Beijing doesn't represent our opinions, and that's not fair to us," said Ian Wong, 20, a member of the Student Christian Movement of Hong Kong, which had sent 20 representatives to the protest. "I'm a Christian, but this isn't about that it's about all Hong Kong Christians coming out and expressing our views." After dark, on Chater road, a thoroughfare flanked by luxury outlets in the city's central business area, hundreds of people sat cross-legged listening to protest songs and speeches by the protest's organisers. Two student groups, Scholarism, and the Hong Kong Federation of Students, announced they would "occupy" parts of central Hong Kong after the protest ended, despite promises by police to take "decisive action" if crowds did not disperse by early Wednesday morning. "Hong Kong has had enough," Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, said in a speech. "We're done just fighting individual issues we're fighting the government now, to build a society and a government that belongs to us." He added: "We don't want our laws made by people who are 1,000 miles away in Beijing." The crowd burst into applause. Volunteers from the Hong Kong Federation of Students stood beneath tents on the sidelines, handing out snacks and bottled water to the protesters. Some were still deciding whether to continue through the night. "I'd really like to stay," said Jamie Lam, a 20-year-old Hong Kong native and a student at the University of Warwick. "But I also might not if I get arrested I might not be able to go back to the UK." Beijing has shown no signs that it will cede to protesters' demands. Mentions of the protest appeared to be blocked on mainland social media sites. "The central government resolutely supports Hong Kong in achieving universal suffrage in accordance with law," Zhang Xiaoming, director of Beijing's Liaison Office, told reporters, according to Kyodo News International. "This dedication and sincerity will not be shaken or changed over the so-called 'civic referendum' or the size of any protest."
  13. Jman888

    Anti-China protesters in Vietnam

    @Sabian : are you there?
  14. COMMENT: Should foreigners be allowed to protest in Singapore? By Kirsten Han | SingaporeScene
  15. Picnic06-Biante15

    Another Protest Coming on 1st May .......

    Another 'White Paper' protest coming on "Labour Day" ...... Yahoo report: Next White Paper protest set for May 1: organiser By Justin Ong | Yahoo! Newsroom
  16. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/06/...N0B65NW20130206 Whoa... mai sng sng... Someone on the ball planning public protest!! Who's going??? PS - Mods, if this is considered another dupe thread, then pls do the necessary.
  17. Singaporeans, please support the largest public protest to date in Singapore at Hong Lim Park this Saturday evening against the population white paper and an overpopulated Singapore. It is our country, our home, and for the men, 2 years of our lives in defense of our country. Please spread the work. Lets slap PAP in the face and get those overpaid fools to change their course of action, to save our country from them and to get our lives in better shape in a country getting tougher to live in because of our governments' policies. I urge u to act, from one Singapore citizen to another. If we had not sung those national day songs as primary school kids for nothing, if u and I once had pride and love for our country, click the link below; spread the word. Thank you. This Saturday, drivers, bikers, pedestrians, cyclists, we will send the men in white a strong message and let their mockery of freedom of speech aka Hong Lim Park backfire in their overpaid million dollar faces. http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showt...35&posted=1
  18. Happening right now dunno y no travel advisory Lockdown enforced: Tear gas and water cannons fired http://thestar.com.my/news/story-lite.asp?...&sec=nation http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/July9cr...t___b_/Article/
  19. This netizen called "Mandy Mary" initiated a protest against the SPF's slowness in investigating TPL's colling day's comments The idea was for protestors to show up at any Starbucks between 12 noon and 2pm wearing black When a reporter visted Parkway Parade Starbucks, he observed that people wearing black took up about half the shop. Apparently black shirts also appeared at Starbucks at Woodlands, Yishun and Serangoon, but in small numbers
  20. KingDrift

    Gay Protest at Hong Lim Park

    Oct 31, 2008 Gay protest postponed Singapore's first gay outdoor protest is slated for 15 November 2008, just slightly over a month since the authorities allowed public demonstrations to be held at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park. The organizer of the event is Roy Tan, 50, gay health-care professional. He told Trevvy that his objective is to establish a precedent
  21. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singapor...nt.jsp?id=41099 What's there to protest? I thought this is a common dress code even in polytechnics?
  22. I am impressed that FT are paid $1700pm. Some may say that Singaporeans will shy away from this 7am-9pm, 28days work routine, so have to pay the FT high salary! I heard GRADUATE starting salary are $1700-$2000 in 2007 and 2008! Almost on par,GAWWD! No wonder the properties are booming in Singapore, no wonder car demands are high, no wonder the food court can charged $8.50 for economical rice, etc. Call me naive, but I always thought that construction workers are 'normally' paid around $1k salary.
  23. RTRS - Singapore charges 19 for protest on rising prices SINGAPORE, July 11 (Reuters) - A Singapore court charged 19 people on Friday, including several opposition party members, for taking part in a protest over rising prices in the city-state. Amongst those accused was Chee Soon Juan, leader of Singapore's most vocal opposition party, the Singapore Democratic Party, and several of its executive members. Court documents showed they were charged for participating in a procession and an assembly, offences that carry a maximum fine of S$1,000 ($735). "The Tak Boleh Tahan Protest was meant to speak out against the multitude of ill-timed price hikes initiated by the government," said a joint press statement by the group. Tak Boleh Tahan means "Cannot Take It" in Bahasa Malay. Singapore's inflation is at a 26-year high, leaving increasing numbers of the city's poor turning to temples for free food. Some economists believe the government's two percent tax hike on goods and services last July helped stoke inflationary pressures. Protests in Singapore are rare and an assembly of five or more people requires a permit from the police. Singapore says it needs tough laws on assembly for the maintenance of peace and stability. The accused said they will go to trial but are currently without legal representation. In a press statement, the group's sole lawyer, Chia Ti Lik, said he was unable to represent them because he was also accused. "We are now all the more convinced that the protest was needed and justified and simply had to be done," the statement said. "We make an appeal for Singaporean lawyers to come forward to represent us in these proceedings." ($1=1.360 S$) (Reporting by Melanie Lee; Editing by Neil Chatterjee and Jerry Norton) ((melaniest.lee@thomsonreuters.com; +65 6403 5666; Reuters Messaging: melaniest.lee.reuters.com@reuters.net)) Please double-click on the newslink: [iD:nSINLIFE] for stories on Singapore Keywords: SINGAPORE PROTESTS/
  24. HE USED to be NTUC Income's chief executive officer but now, as a customer, he is one of its toughest critics. Mr Tan Kin Lian, 60, is mounting an online protest over a move by the insurer to restructure bonus payouts for life policies sold after 1993. He stepped down from the top job in February last year after a 30-year career - but he has not left quietly. The former head honcho is livid over the planned changes, which affect two Income policies that he owns, along with those of an estimated 310,000 other policyholders. In a nutshell, Income plans to cut its annual bonus payouts on these policies from 2.3 per cent to 1.3 per cent of the sum assured. Instead, it will assign more as special bonuses that are paid only at the time of death or when the policy is cashed out. Mr Tan summed up his feelings in a letter posted on his blog: 'We believe that this unilateral change by Income is to the detriment of the policyholders. It contravenes the 'reasonable expectation' of the policyholders.' Yesterday, he told The Straits Times that he would like Income to offer policyholders the option to stay on the old bonus structure if they do not accept the change. He aims to gather the signatures of other unhappy policyholders and present the letter of protest at Income's annual general meeting on May 30. His blog is at www.tankinlian.blogspot.com Income plans to raise the special bonus from 25 per cent of accumulated bonuses to anywhere between 30 per cent and 120 per cent. It says policyholder benefits are not affected by the revamp, as the combination of annual and special bonuses will give a return equal to what was intended in the past. When contacted yesterday, Income's chief actuary, Mr Ken Ng, said: 'Any decrease in our annual bonus will be offset by the increase in special bonus to achieve the same yield.' Income says that once annual bonuses are declared, they become guaranteed. To support this guarantee, Income needs to set aside reserves and invest in low-yield instruments such as bonds. This cuts Income's investment flexibility and the potential to invest in assets such as equities that could earn a higher return in the longer term. Mr Ng said: 'While we aim to keep our yields in line with our past practice, we do not wish to build in annual bonuses which prevent flexibility. This strengthens the position of the life fund for the benefit of all.' But Mr Tan and several other affected policyholders prefer to stay with the old bonus structure, as it is 'more transparent', and a higher proportion of the bonus will be vested each year. The regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said bonus declarations and bonus restructuring are commercial decisions approved by the insurers' boards based on recommendations by their actuary. However, insurers should satisfy themselves that the bonuses declared, including any bonus restructuring, are fair and equitable and that these are clearly communicated to policyholders, the MAS said.
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