Singapore

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Singapore’s PAP Surprises Itself

The surprisingly decisive People’s Action Party win in the Singapore election says much about Singaporean society as it enters an era with possibly new and bigger challenges than those faced in recent years. T...
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Politics, not Elections, will Change Singapore

On August 25, Singapore’s President Tony Tan officially dissolved the parliament, triggering early elections. While these elections, by law, could have waited until January 2017, 2015 is particularly advantageo...
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Singapore’s Bipolar Human Rights Lawyer Faces Disbarment

Singapore’s Law Society is to decide today, Aug. 28, whether to disbar M. Ravi, Singapore’s most prominent human rights lawyer, who has defended a long string of defendants facing the death penalty, critics of ...
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Singapore’s Perpetual Rulers Prep for Early Polls

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is gearing up for a general election later this year, despite the fact that under the country’s parliamentary system they do not have to be held until January 2017. It...
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Singapore Uses Big Guns on Small ‘Threats’

Singapore this week is in the middle of two controversial cases that demonstrate that despite the March 22 passing of Lee Kuan Yew, the patriarch and founder of modern Singapore, the government has lost none of...
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New Singapore, Old Tactics?

Opposition politicians have made gains in Singapore as the late Lee Kuan Yew’s influence has waned but one of the few elected leaders from outside the ruling party is finding it tough to battle through the pa...
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Singapore Defense: The Shrimp Swims like a Dolphin

Last year, according to the authoritative military analysis publication IHS Jane's Defense Weekly, Singapore added 16 new F-15s to its existing fleet of 24, giving it a total of 40 top-ranked US-built fighter...
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Singapore Brings Hammer Down on ‘Net Critics

Nearly two years after Singapore’s Media Development Agency pushed through regulations putting a tight leash on Internet journalism, the authority has shut down its first news site, called The Real Singapore....
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Where does Singapore Go from Here?

With the death of the man who ruled Singapore for three decades and passed on his harsh governing tactics to his son and to the ruling People’s Action Party, Singapore’s citizens today are trying to dope out wh...