Singapore’s Sham Political Reforms

Source: Asia Sentinel, 08 June 2009 The island republic sends forth yet another electoral Trojan horse Given the Singapore government’s oft-repeated mantra that multi-party politics is not appropriate for a small city-state, it might have surprised outside observers when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently unveiled plan to boost the number of opposition MPs in… Continue reading


Changes to Parliamentary system: Don’t be lulled into the political “mind trap” set by the PAP

Written by Ng E-Jay 28 May 2009 Changes to the Parliamentary system were announced by PM Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday. They include: Amending the Constitution to allow for up to nine Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMPs); Amending the Parliamentary Elections Act to increase the stipulated minimum number of opposition MPs, including NCMPs, to nine;… Continue reading