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  • Shuffles towards Singapore’s fourth prime minister

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 07, 2017 | Hits: 7475

    On Tuesday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a Cabinet reshuffle. This is the third since the start of this parliamentary term in January last year. The first was in October last year when the notable shifts were the promotion of Mr Ong Ye Kung and Mr Ng Chee Meng to full ministers. The second,…..

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  • Oxley Road Dispute: What’s at Stake in July 3 Session

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 03, 2017 | Hits: 1150

    The parliamentary sitting scheduled for July 3 must not only help clarify the complicated matters relating to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s property at 38, Oxley Road, but also uphold the image of governance in Singapore that he and generations of national leaders have painstakingly built over the years. The allegations made about the…..

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  • Loss of Confidence in PAP? Possible, If Complacency Sets In

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 25, 2017 | Hits: 1725

    The critical question facing Singapore in 2065 is not simply whether an accidental freak election or a sustainable pendulum democracy should or might occur. It is about whether the social contract between elite governance and the body politic can become so strained and frayed that a crisis of political legitimacy may thrust unexpected, extremist scenarios…..

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  • Negotiating Singapore’s New Pluralism

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 19, 2016 | Hits: 2636

    In the space of three short months recently, Singaporean society witnessed outpourings of concern over the planned public performances of two major international stars: Adam Lambert and Madonna. Last November, an online petition that objected to Lambert’s “promotion of a highly sexualised lifestyle and LGBT rights” collected about 20,000 signatures. In February, it was reported…..

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