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Singapore

It’s the crowd that counts in Singapore’s vote

Ordinary citizens set to mark their mark in this Friday's ballot.

Votes and visions of Singapore’s future

Will elections see the dawn of a robust multi-party system?

Hungry ghosts and Singapore’s elections

Bridget Welsh on how the past, present and future are haunting the 2015 vote.

Change is on its way in Singapore

Ahead of elections, Singapore's youth hunger for trust, transparency and new politics.

Supporters at a Workers' Party rally. Photo: Abdul Rahman/ Wikimedia commons.

Surveying Singapore’s snap elections

Short campaign to be shaped by opposition's woes, voters' dilemma and viral media.

Always the ballot bridesmaid: supporters of Singapore's Workers' Party at a rally. Photo by Abdul Rahman on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/wp-2011-rallies/

Breaking the mould: Singapore elections 2015

Stale politics to get fresh in ballot defined by key battlegrounds, new contenders and old issues.

The double captivity of ‘Chinese privilege’

Masturah Alatas explores the contentious notion of "Chinese privilege" in Singapore

Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew

Will there be poetry or pragmatism now the CEO of Singapore Inc is gone?

Assess Lee Kuan Yew? Which one?

Michael Barr draws our attention to key issues in the Lee Kuan Yew era

Lee Kuan Yew’s political legacy – a matter of trust

Bridget Welsh reflects on the political legacy of Lee Kuan Yew.

Religion and atheism: the need for dialogue

The lack of engagement between religious and non-religious communities must be remedied

Detention without trial: Going beyond Coldstore?

Dr Poh Soo Kai provides a response to the High Commissioner of Singapore to Australia's latest rejoinder

Reply to Dr Poh Soo Kai’s rejoinder

Burhan Gafoor, the Singaporean High Commissioner to Australia, responds to another recent New Mandala post

An annotated bibliography of Operation Coldstore

According to Loh Kah Seng, there was no case for the arrests and Britain bowed to political pressure in the operation

Singapore’s “Battle for Merger” revisited – Part II

In this follow-up, Poh Soo Kai argues that Singapore would have been a better country with Barisan Sosialis.

Review: To Singapore, with Love

Sandeep Ray reviews a film about agitators and exiles who felt that they had a rightful say in the future direction of the nation

Reponse to Poh Soo Kai’s allegations

Burhan Gafoor, the Singaporean High Commissioner to Australia, responds to a recent New Mandala post

Singapore’s ‘Battle for Merger’ revisited

According to Poh Soo Kai, Singapore's leaders have identified themselves with injustices under the ISA

Singapore Grand Prix and soft power

Benjamin Day examines what the Formula One calendar reveals about shifts in global power

Bargaining with the PAP

Any bargain between society and PAP on the 'social contract' is likely to be heavily biased towards the PAP.

Malaysia, Singapore (and Brunei) at the AAS

Malaysia and Singapore in action at the Association of Asian Studies Conference.

Malaysia in 2014 – a perspective from Singapore

Malaysia and Singapore's ‘special relations’ are important but can never be taken for granted advises Bilveer Singh.

Indonesia: Why you so like that wan?

Elvin Ong asks if Singapore's politicians will grow up in the next 50 years?

Claiming credit in Singapore

With bare-knuckle politics once again becoming part of mainstream politics, the next 2 years promise to be exciting