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The Darker Side of Lee Kuan Yew

For all of Lee Kuan Yew’s accomplishments as the founder and architect of Singapore, his death has unleashed reminders by many that he could be petty and uncommonly vindictive. At 91, Lee had outlived most of...
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Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

The creator of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, respected as one of Asia’s foremost statesmen abroad and feared as a ruthless authoritarian at home, died today at 91 of complications from pneumonia. He had b...
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Singapore’s Hypocrisy on Paris and Free Speech

Five individuals who have been prosecuted by the Singapore government over aspects of freedom of speech and expression have jointly written a response in light of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. They are ...
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Singapore Blogger Collides with PM’s Lawsuit Machine

The 33-year-old Roy Ngerng doesn’t look very threatening, a bespectacled, slight Chinese Singaporean with bangs hovering over his eyes. But the former hospital administrator and blogger could have long years of...
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Social Media Uprising in Singapore

A blogger facing a defamation suit launched by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong -- apparently the first against a blogger in the island republic – has chosen to fight the case and hundreds of Singaporea...
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Singapore Bans its First Internet Website

Singapore’s Media Development Agency has shut down its first Internet site, an innocuous fledgling called the Breakfast Network that was run by Bertha Henson, a former journalist with Singapore Press Holdings w...
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Is Singapore Western Intelligence’s 6th Eye?

Singapore is an anomaly in Southeast Asia. It has staunch connections with the US and Israel and a network of varied corporate interests all around the world. It is a small, primarily non-Muslim city-state surr...
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Lee Kuan Yew stirs it up again

The octogenarian former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Monday may have issued a grudging but almost unprecedented personal apology for what have been perceived as intemperate remarks about the treatmen...