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Tuesday May 27, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Organisers of a Philippine independence celebration have dropped plans to hold it in a busy Singapore shopping district, police said, after an abusive campaign by online commentators opposed to the venue.
The Philippines marks its 116th year of independence on June 12 and a group of Filipino residents in the city-state had initially planned a commemoration event on June 8 for compatriots and Singaporeans at a shopping complex along the busy Orchard Road shopping belt.
Police said organisers, the Pilipino Independence Day Council 2014 (PIDC), had withdrawn their application to hold the event at the Ngee Ann City shopping complex.
“This follows police’s advice that there are public order and safety concerns with the venue proposed by PIDC,” police said.
It said the organisers had been advised to hold the event at alternative locations, including a free speech park and a convention centre.
Organisers did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether they would go ahead with the event at a different location. — AFP
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