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TOC migrating….

Posted by theonlinecitizen on May 16, 2008

Hi everyone,

If you’re looking for theonlinecitizen, well we have moved.

Our new site is at Please remember to change your bookmark and/or your RSS feed which can be obtained at the new blog.

This site – – will be left as it is and you can still view the content here. However, comments posting is disabled.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the new site, please drop us an email and let us know. We can be reached at:

See you at the new TOC!


Andrew Loh



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Survey on socio-political blogs by NTU student

Posted by theonlinecitizen on May 14, 2008

TOC would like to give our support to the following and we urge our readers to do so as well.

A NTU Masters student is conducting an Internet survey on “Internet Users’ Perceptions of Socio-Political Blog Credibility in Singapore”.

The survey comprises 19 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. This survey will run throughout May 2008 and respondents stand a chance of winning $200 cash.

If interested, please click here.


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TOC Message

Posted by theonlinecitizen on May 6, 2008

The editors and writers of theonlinecitizen would like to extend our condolences to the families of those who have perished as a result of the devastating cylone which has hit Burma.

We would also like to extend an offer of help to our Burmese friends in Singapore. Please do let us know if TOC can be of any assistance. We can be reached at

TOC also urges the Singapore government to do all it can to help the people of Burma in this time of need.

TOC editorial team.


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TOC on short break…

Posted by theonlinecitizen on April 10, 2008

Hi everyone,

TOC will be taking a short break. We will resume regular updates in a few days.

We apologise for any inconvenience (or conspiracy theories) this may cause. 🙂

Thank you for your patience.


Andrew Loh

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Press statement from the office of Anwar Ibrahim

Posted by theonlinecitizen on April 2, 2008

The following press statement was received by theonlinecitizen from the office of Anwar Ibrahim.

Statement by the Leadership of KeADILan, DAP and PAS

The leaders of KeADILan, DAP and PAS met today in furtherance of the meeting held on the 18th of March 2008.

Today’s meeting was attended by, among others, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, YB Lim Kit Siang, YB Dato’ Seri Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang and YB Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

In today’s meeting, we have proposed to consolidate the cooperation between the three parties under the name “PAKATAN RAKYAT.” This name has been proposed pending confirmation by the respective parties.

Pakatan Rakyat pledges to uphold the rights and interests of all Malaysians, regardless of religion or race, as enshrined in the Constitution.

With the results of the recent elections, the state governments of Kelantan, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak and Selangor will be known as Pakatan Rakyat state governments. The policies of these governments will be conducted in accordance with the policies of Pakatan Rakyat.

To further mutual understanding regarding such policies, a convention of all Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives of Parliament and State Assemblies will be held the 27th of April, 2008.

We have developed and strengthened the structure of Pakatan Rakyat by creating under the Leadership Council, consisting of the leaders of the three parties, a Joint Secretariat consisting of three leaders each from each of the three parties. This Joint Secretariat will be tasked with building the foundation and framework of the Pakatan Rakyat for ratification by the Leadership Council.

YB Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
YB Lim Kit Siang
YB Dato’ Seri Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang


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Women and the ASEAN Charter

Posted by theonlinecitizen on March 27, 2008


Working for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism

An Invitation

Women and the ASEAN Charter

Forum to celebrate International Women’s Day and to discuss the role women play in the ASEAN Charter and the envisioned Human Rights Body (Article 14).

MARUAH Singapore joins the international community in commemorating International Women’s Day by hosting public forum to discuss the role of women in Singapore as well as in ASEAN.

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TOC welcomes new members to its team

Posted by theonlinecitizen on March 17, 2008

Hi everyone,

Theonlinecitizen warmly welcomes 4 new members/writers to the TOC team.

They are Selene Cheng, Lee Weijia, Zee Yeo and Kelly Chen.

Selene has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from NUS and is currently an editor with a private firm. Weijia is currently a law undergrad at the National University of Singapore.

Zee is serving his National Service. He describes himself as one who is “determined not to be one of those elusive, politically apathetic youths of Singapore.” Kelly volunteers as a legal advisor and backup writer/designer for Glamour IMVU Magazine, besides her day job.

Welcome aboard, guys and gals.. J

(You can read more about them here.)

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Separating fact from fiction – Addressing the allegations against theonlinecitizen

Posted by theonlinecitizen on February 12, 2008

Theonlinecitizen (TOC) would like to address certain allegations which have been expressed against TOC in recent weeks.

Addressing the allegations (highlighted in bold font):


TOC is an anti-establishment, anti-PAP, anti-govt blog/website.

TOC is not an anti-establishment, anti-PAP, anti govt blog/website. Neither is TOC a pro-government, pro-PAP, pro-establishment blog/website. TOC endeavours to be a community of Singaporeans who care about Singapore enough to voice out views and issues which otherwise might not get aired. In this, we welcome and hope to include all views.

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Allegations against TOC

Posted by theonlinecitizen on February 12, 2008

Dear everyone,

We are aware of the allegations against TOC.

We will be responding shortly to those allegations.

In the meantime, we ask for your patience.

Thank you.


Andrew Loh

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Lawyers petition Law Society of Singapore

Posted by theonlinecitizen on December 10, 2007

Below is the letter which was delivered to the Law Society of Singapore earlier today by several local lawyers. (Watch the video at the end of the letter.)


The Law Society of Singapore

39 South Bridge Road

Singapore 058673


Dear Sir,

We congratulate you on your appointment as our new President.

Today we mark the Human Rights Day along with Lawyers and Bar Associations around the world that affectionately include the Malaysian Bar Council.

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International Human Rights Day Commemoration

Posted by theonlinecitizen on December 6, 2007


International Human Rights Day (IHRD) Commemoration

8 December 2007

NAFA Campus 1 Wing B Level 2 (Visual Arts Seminar Room)

For online map, click here.

Venue is wheelchair accessible.

6.30pm to 10.00pm

Registration commences from 6.30pm
Programme begins at
7pm sharp

Organised by the Singapore Working Group for ASEAN

Free admission


Alvin Tan 96552841 or email

For the full programme listing, please click here.

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Bloggers’ meeting : 4th Dec 2007

Posted by theonlinecitizen on November 24, 2007

A government-linked body has embarked on a review of the regulatory framework over the internet. While the focus of the review seems to be “what to regulate and how to regulate”, there is a sense from those currently being consulted that the aim of this exercise is not liberalisation.

So far, those being consulted appears to be the elite – the “experts”.

There is a need for ordinary bloggers – and filmmakers who intend to put video material on the internet – to get together and organise a submission to the relevant bodies, putting across the perspective of practitioners.

This call for a bloggers’ meeting should interest those who often discuss politics and society in their work.

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