Asian Survey
Singapore in 2005: ““Vibrant and Cosmopolitan”” without Political Pluralism
Garry Rodan

Abstract

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's controversial decision to introduce casinos as part of the ““remaking”” of Singapore's economy was accompanied by officially tolerated public criticism of that decision. Yet, other attempts at organized protests and political expression on a range of issues were subjected to the customary suppression that underlines the government's continued resistance to political pluralism.

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