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· January, 2009

Stories about Singapore from January, 2009

Two-party system inappropriate for Singapore?

groundnotes criticizes Singapore's Prime Minister for saying that political change cannot come from the opposition but from within the ruling party and that a two-party system is not suitable for...

Southeast Asia: Ship of dreams and friendship

Take a luxury cruise liner, fill it with some 300 vibrant youths from Southeast Asia and Japan, stir in cultural agenda and social interactions. The result: a strong bond and...

Singapore activists show support for Burmese patriots

Two Singapore activists were arrested for staging a protest in support of Burmese patriots whose working visas were cancelled by the Singapore government.

Senior citizen sets on fire a Singapore lawmaker

Politicians should be more careful these days. Angry citizens are using extraordinary measures to express their rage against leaders. Last month a journalist from Iraq threw his shoes at U.S....

Singapore: Chambermaid vs foreign maid

Kaffein-nated from Singapore criticizes the inconsistency of a government minister who argues that it is honorable to be a chambermaid but working as a maid in other countries is a...

Cambodia: Shining star of Indochina in the 1960s

When Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore visited Phnom Penh, Cambodia in the 1960s, he made this remark to his host: “I hope, one day, my city will look like this”.

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