Lee’s early election gamble sees PAP take a hit

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Lee’s early election gamble sees PAP take a hit

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAPs) election victory on July 10, winning 83 out of 93 seats, was emphatic. Still, the opposition Workers’ Party (WP) gains from six to ten seats mark a political watershed in the tightly controlled city-state: its highest parliamentary representation since Singapore’s independence in 1965. Hitherto, crises of any sort — […]

Waste management: Singapore builds an island of hope from trash (video)

Singapore may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but each day it is growing a little bigger thanks to its ingenious method of trash management and disposal. While neighbouring countries are literally awash with ugly, putrid mountains of trash, Singapore is busily turning its trash into treasure with a man-made tourist attraction named Semakau […]

The house that Lee built and the power of fear (HD video)

A new documentary by Al Jazeera English examines the life and legend of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew. The almost 25-minute-long report, The House that Lee Built – People and Power highlights the great achievements Singapore has made, largely due to Lee Kuan Yew, one of the founders of the People’s Action Party (PAP), […]

2017: A year of missteps and mismanagement for Lee Hsien Loong

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2017: A year of missteps and mismanagement for Lee Hsien Loong

2017 was a horrible year for Singapore’s government — and for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in particular, which began with an open and vocal stoush with China. Late in 2016 the Chinese government confiscated millions of dollars’ worth of Singapore’s military hardware passing through the port of Hong Kong. The action was in part retaliation for […]

Singapore’s Social Landscape in Transition

Singapore’s Social Landscape in Transition

Last year was a year of retrospection and affirmation for Singapore. Marking the country’s 50th year of independence, 2015 saw a year-long series of state-sponsored events and projects to celebrate the nation’s achievements. The effect was a carefully choreographed campaign — known as SG50 — that indulged in widespread nostalgia, popular heritage and the re-telling […]

Singapore’s Future After Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore’s Future After Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore’s ruling party, the People’s Action Party (PAP), enters 2016 enjoying the comfort of a magnificent electoral victory in the 2015 Singapore general elections. In that election — the first since the death of patriarch Lee Kuan Yew — the PAP won almost 70 per cent of the popular vote. It was not the ruling […]

16% boost sees PAP convincingly win 2015 Singapore general election #updated

Singapore’s People’s Action Party (PAP) has convincingly won the 2015 Singapore General Election securing at least 70 of the 89 seats up for grabs and throwing the political aspirations of opposition parties into disarray. More than two million Singaporeans turned-out Friday to cast their vote in the country’s 12th general election, which saw nine political […]

2015 Singapore Election: A Tipping Point For The PAP

2015 Singapore Election: A Tipping Point For The PAP

Today’s 2015 Singapore general election will be the most widely contested since independence. Eight opposition parties and a handful of independents will vie for 89 parliamentary seats in the 2015 Singapore election. A tactical question hangs over many of the 2.46 million eligible voters as they go to the polls: do they reward the ruling […]

Government Safe, But Singapore General Election May Hurt Lee

Government Safe, But Singapore General Election May Hurt Lee

As Singaporeans prepare to go to the polls in the 17th Singapore general election on September 11 2015 the contending parties appear to be heading for a showdown over the time-frame by which the government should be judged. The government wants voters to judge it based on its record over 50 years or more; the […]