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  Politics of Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The politics of Singapore is based on a unitary state with some aspects modelled on the Westminster system of parliamentary government.
The Singapore presidential election of 2005 was to be held on 27 August 2005 to elect the President of Singapore.
Critics have called Singapore a de facto one party state and have accused the PAP of taking harsh action against opposition parties to discourage and impede their success, including accusations of gerrymandering and the filing of civil suits against the opposition for libel or slander.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Singapore   (2498 words)

 Singapore : SG
Singapore : SG The Republic of Singapore (Chinese 新加坡共和国; Malay Republik Singapura; Tamil சிங்கப்பூர்) is a island city state in Southeast Asia, off the coast of Malaysia.
South of Singapore, across the Singapore Strait[?], is the island of Indonesian Sumatra.
Singapore's main territory is a diamond-shaped piece of land that would be an island, if it was not connected to the Malay Peninsula by a man-made causeway to the north.
www.findword.org /sg/sg.html   (850 words)

 Singapore - Politics
Singapore is not just one island but a main island with over 60 surrounding islets.
Singapore is the busiest port in the world with over 600 shipping lines sending super tankers, container ships, and passenger liners to share the busy waters with coastal fishing vessels and wooden lighters.
Singapore's strategic location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts, and tourist attractions contribute to its success as a leading destination for both business and pleasure.
www.marimari.com /content/singapore/general_info/politic/politics.html   (242 words)

 Singapore limits election politics on Internet
Singapore must hold a general election by August 2002 and the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is expected to call for one later this year or early next year.
Singapore's last general election took place in 1997 under rules that predate the rise of the Internet.
Affluent Singapore is politically stable with the PAP sweeping every election since 1959, after the former British colony was granted statehood.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/010813re.htm   (913 words)

 Singapore: New Media, Politics & the Law
A film is deemed "directed towards a political end" if it includes "any matter which is intended or likely to affect voting in any election or national referendum in Singapore" or "either partisan or biased references to or comments on any political matter".
However, since the Singapore authorities' broad approach to censorship is to tackle producers and distributors, rather than go after individual consumers, it may be safe to assume that the state will not prosecute individuals who possess a political film for personal consumption.
“The ban here is only on films which deal with political issues in a partisan manner, such as a film aimed at furthering the cause of a political party or influencing the outcome of an election, or which presents a one-sided view of political issues of the day.
singaporemedia.blogspot.com   (928 words)

 Singapore: Active citizen and Politics in Singapore - Forum
The theme of the forum is: Active Citizenship and Politics in Singapore: Exploring Political Expression and Action.
Politics 21 is a series of seminars/forums/workshops that aim to address questions and issues facing the republic as it approaches the next millennium.
Focusing on Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region, it aims to critically examine issues related to political development, democracy, rule of law, human rights and civil society.
www.singapore-window.org /sw99/91101for.htm   (484 words)

 Singapore - General Information
Singapore was first mentioned in a 3rd Century Chinese account, which described it as "Pu-luo-chung", or island at the end of the peninsula.
Singapore's population of approximately 3,612,000 (June 1996) comprises 77.3% Chinese, 14.1% Malays, 7.3% Indians, and 1.3% people of other descent.
Singapore's indigenous people were the Malays, but after the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles and the establishment of a British trading post, Singapore became a magnet that drew thousands of migrants and merchants.
www.marimari.com /content/singapore/general_info/main.html   (253 words)

 Singapore Politics - Insights from the Inside
Politics, a DNA strand that is missing in all Singaporeans.
The problem is that it has become a convenient excuse for the people to self-censor their political preference and using their non-participation as a smoke-screen for their apathy.
Political ownership is not about whining and groaning, it is about knowing your beliefs and sticking to your beliefs.
singaporegovt.blogspot.com   (10280 words)

 CONTEXT: Thomas Frank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Singapore was an economic miracle, a land arisen from Third World to First in a handful of decades.
Singapore was the country with the most economic freedom in the world.
Many facts can be cited to illustrate Singapore's exchange of democracy for wealth, but few are more poignant than the bankruptcy into which the country's opposition MPs (at present there are three in a parliament of 84), are perennially thrown by ruling party lawsuits.
www.centerforbookculture.org /context/no6/frank.html   (2274 words)

 POLITICS: At Forty, Singapore Craves More of the Same
Singapore celebrated four decades of achievements last Tuesday with thousands dressed in the red and white national colours, colourful multicultural pageantry and jets screaming overhead.
Through these investments, the aim is to build a greater Singapore economy, which is not dependent for growth on its small and dwindling population.
Education Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam recently said that for Singapore to go to the next level it is very important for society to respect those creative minds who may not fit into the conformist model.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=29909   (1050 words)

 FindArticles search for "singapore"
SINGAPORE, Oct. 6 Kyodo Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday criticized the corruption and pork barrel politics that have bedeviled...
SINGAPORE, Sept. 19 Kyodo Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi arrived in Singapore on Monday, on the first leg of her three Southeast Asian nation tour that...
SINGAPORE, Sept. 16 Kyodo A dengue scare is posing a threat to the traveler's palm, a species of tree that has added to the charm of Singapore's tropical garden city image.
www.findarticles.com /p/search?tb=art&qt=singapore&sn=90   (755 words)

 Singabloodypore :: Election watch: politics & the Singapore bloggers
Expect Singapore bloggers to be the target of new legislation or rules that will govern electronic communication during the next general election, which must be held no later than July 2007.
Although the number of political blogs have been increasing, most of these are “nameless” entities whose authors do not provide their real names or email addresses.
Goh is a member of its executive council and in his blog, entitled Singapore Alternatives, identifies himself as a member of the party and states that he will write on various policy views and personal beliefs.
singabloodypore.civiblog.org /blog/_archives/2005/12/6/1437914.html   (2684 words)

 Asiabooks Catalogue - Singapore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
(Singapore, Talisman Publishing, 2002, 148 pp., ISBN 981 04 3275 5) This updated fourth edition clearly and concisely written explains the broad principles of tax planning in Singapore.
This book is the first major study of contemporary Singapore's politics.
They examine the current state of the economy and its future in terms of prospective growth and structural change.
www.asiabooks.gil.com.au /catalogue/singapore_04.html   (216 words)

 CJR - Singapore's Grip, by Charles P. Wallace
The IHT has stopped printing articles critical of Singapore since it was hit with a libel suit by the country's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, along with Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Lee's son, Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong, over a fleeting reference in an editorial-page piece to "dynastic politics" in Singapore.
Through court cases, libel suits, restrictions on circulation, and limitations on reporters, the Singapore government has been able to intimidate some of the world's largest media organizations, which would never accept such restrictions on their home turf.
In January, a Singapore judge held the paper's publisher and Asia editor in contempt of court for publishing an op-ed piece by Christopher Lingle, an American academic then working at the National University of Singapore.
archives.cjr.org /year/95/6/singapore.asp   (961 words)

 A chance for Singapore Opposition?
HE governing party of Singapore has called a snap general election on Nov 3 because it fears that the global campaign against terrorism and the resulting disruptions to international trade, investment and tourism will worsen the island-state's recession, officials say.
After generating many new jobs in 2000 as the economy forged ahead, Singapore is expected to lose 25,000 jobs in 2001, mainly in the second half of the year, as the unemployment rate rises to about 4.5 percent of the work force.
The package, to be financed from previous budget surpluses, included cuts in taxes and utility charges, infrastructure spending and a novel share program for nearly all citizens that can quickly be converted to cash and is designed to give the most benefit to people on lower incomes and to the elderly.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/011023ih.htm   (684 words)

Singapore is constructed here as being involved in a competition with other countries (and ideologies) - a race is being run which, unless the nation rallies around the Prime Minister, who has the answers to success, will be lost, and with it the future prosperity of Singapore.
The issues have been long debated in the theatre in Singapore and are likely to become more of an issue for TV and radio as advertising agencies and media producers are keen to portray Singapore "as it is" and not as it has been artificially constructed in the media of the past.
Those domestic political assumptions seem to have sidestepped completely the modernist angst of western liberalism, and are in line with the swing back to the conservative right that has taken place all over the world in recent years.
wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au /ReadingRoom/6.1/Birch.html   (8632 words)

 The Barbarism of Singapore - TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Barbarism of Singapore - TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime
The Australian Government has given up, and right now the only thing it is requesting is that Nguyen's mother be allowed to hug her son on the way to the gallows.
Singapore's recently fired Chief Hangman Darshan Singh may perform the barbaric act after all.
talkleft.com /new_archives/013254.html   (767 words)

 Politics of Singapore
According to the constitution, as amended in 1965, Singapore is a republic with a parliamentary system of government.
The ruling political party in Singapore, reelected continuously since 1959, is the People's Action Party (PAP), now headed by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong[?].
Since the opposition has contested less than half the seats in the last two elections, overall voter support for the PAP may be somewhat higher.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_Singapore.html   (934 words)

 Singapore Ink.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Like most people, when I’m in the mood to ruminate on what Singapore and the Singapore identity are, I turn to a corpus of classic essays and books here and there that stay in the mind because they perfectly capture an aspect or two of the problem.
Singapore was never meant to be a nation, does not have to function as a nation, and might function more efficiently and dynamically if it does not have the ambition of becoming a nation.
They took the Singapore Inc. idea and went running with it, in other words, all the way up to the picture of an NDP with US and HK pop stars as performers, and an audience consisting mainly of tourists (who love the kitsch idea of a corporation doing a “national” celebration).
www.djourne.net /singaporeink   (10298 words)

 AM - Singapore politics a family affair
Since he entered politics, the younger Lee has always been touted as a future Prime Minister, and soon he will get his chance and be able to finally step out of the massive political shadow cast by his father.
PETER LLOYD: That new 'Captain', Singapore's third Prime Minister, is Lee Hsien Loong, son of the first Lee Kuan Yew.
HO KAI LEONG: The family background does play an important role in his rapid rise in politics, but at the same time his performance has indicated that he is up to the job.
www.abc.net.au /am/content/2004/s1174709.htm   (639 words)

 Homosexuality: How the economics and politics of Singapore have shaped the Anglican Diocese and its role in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Singapore government in the 1970's embarked on a comprehensive family program (whose success also contributed to higher economic growth), of which cheap and accessible abortions (costing about US$3) was a main stay.
In the case of Singapore, the contestations between "liberal" and "conservative" in both the political and theological arenas occur within a context of economic, hence existential anxiety, and are expressed in the vocabulary of the cultural and cosmic.
The confidence of Singapore and other South East Asian countries in matters of politics, economics, and church is accompanied by its shadow: the fear of subversion, deflation and heresy.
newark.rutgers.edu /~lcrew/lenglim2.html   (3186 words)

 UPNE | Theater and the Politics of Culture in Contemporary Singapore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While the politics of Singapore continue to receive a larger share of media attention than the country's small size might seem to justify, very little has been written which attempts to link the government's cultural policies with any artistic practice.
Using Singapore's vibrant, English-language theatre as a lens, William Peterson examines the cultural implications of the much-celebrated Singapore model of political, economic and social development.
Peterson then explores the "discourse of crisis" in Singaporean political spheres and its effects on the theatre, Singaporean attempts to "find" and stage culture and nationhood, festivals in Singapore, Singapore's lively, indigenous musical theatre scene, and themes of interculturalism, gender, and sexual orientation in Singaporean theatre.
www.dartmouth.edu /~upne/0-8195-6471-0.html   (431 words)

 Singapore HQ : Library Singapore
Singapore : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library...
Singapore HQ does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the content available on this Website.
Singapore HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
singaporehq.com /librarysingapore/index.php   (715 words)

 JGNews :: JamesGomezNews.com :: The Man and His Ideas!
Singapore history tends to be explained in terms of two representative figures, Stamford Raffles and Lee Kuan Yew.
Raffles is the founding father of the port of Singapore while his reincarnation, Lee Kuan Yew, is founding father of the Singapore nation-state.
Listen to an audio overview of the Singapore Studies project presented by James Gomez at the second symposium on 9th August 2004.
www.jamesgomeznews.com   (418 words)

 James Gomez: Singapore Forum
I have accepted an invitation to speak at the Political Science Department's Singapore Forum on Politics 2006, to be held on 25 February 2006, 9am, at NUS Lecture Theatre 8.
The theme of next year's forum is "The (In)Significance of Political Elections in Singapore".
Since the 1960s, general elections in Singapore have continued, many say convincingly, to reinstate the People’s Action Party as the ruling party.
jamesgomeznews.blogspot.com /2005/12/singapore-forum.html   (492 words)

 Main Page - SgWiki
It is meant to be a collaborative treasure trove of knowledge on all things Singaporean - food, entertainment, education, politics, music, movies, buses, MRTs, sports,Churches or nightlife etc. We also host articles on headline issues like Immigration, Singlish, reality, the Singaporean X-factor and other briefs of general interest to all !
Singapore's unofficial slang, a mashing of English and local enunciation.
The recent spate of deaths in the Singapore armed forces have caused concerns over the safety of our servicemen in general.
www.sgwiki.com   (386 words)

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