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· August, 2008

Stories about Singapore from August, 2008

Appeal of Singapore-based Burmese patriots

Jacob's Weblog uploads a petition letter by supporters of the six Burmese activists who were denied of visa extension by Singapore's immigration authorities.

Singapore: Blogger-dissident still in jail

Gopalan Nair gives an update about his case. The US-based Singapore activist was jailed by Singapore authorities last May for insulting a judge and other officials.

Singapore: Harassment against Burmese immigrants

A Burmese activist applying for visa renewal was asked by Singapore immigration authorities about his political activities: “They asked me: ‘Who is the leader of the OBP? How many members...

Southeast Asia’s Olympic performance

Southeast Asian countries garnered 12 medals in the recently concluded 2008 Beijing Olympics. Indonesia leads the pack with 5 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Singapore cancels visa permits of Burmese patriots

Singapore's immigration authorities did not renew the visa permits of Burmese patriots who are based in Singapore. Were the Burmese dissidents rejected for their peaceful political activism?

Singapore wins a silver medal

The women's table tennis team of Singapore has clinched a silver medal in the Beijing Olympics. It is the nation’s first Olympic medal in 48 years. Wilfrid Wong is ecstatic.

Singapore: Weakness of education system

Ian On The Red Dot wonders if swimmer Michael Phelps would have succeeded if the Olympic gold medalist was born in Singapore. The blogger criticizes Singapore’s education system which pushes...

ASEAN's 41st anniversary

ephraim posts a speech of Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Day reception. Mr. Yeo stressed that people in the region “must increasingly...

National Day of Singapore 2008

It's National Day of Singapore yesterday. The Itch To Write gathers some of the sentiments of young Singaporeans.

Southeast Asia and Beijing Olympics

Close to 200 athletes from the Southeast Asian region are participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The big news (as far as the region is concerned) during the opening ceremonies...

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