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· April, 2011

Stories about Singapore from April, 2011

Singapore: Bloggers Criticize PAP Manifesto

Singapore’s ruling coalition, People’s Action Party, released its election manifesto on April 17, 2011, which was immediately criticized by many bloggers for being “too vague.” PAP has been in power...

China: Sunday Night Political Chat

Chinese academic and Internet celebrity Yu Jianrong found time during a recent visit to the United States to talk about China's current political climate amid the long string of recent...

Singapore: Debate on ‘Pampered’ Soldiers

Are Singapore soldiers ready for battle? This is one of the many questions raised by netizens who are reacting to the photo of a young serviceman whose backpack is being...

Singapore: Political website to shut down

The editorial team of The Temasek Review, a political website in Singapore, has confirmed that the website will soon be closed due to financial difficulties.

Singapore: Understudy MPs

Chua Chin Leng blogs about the training of understudy Members of Parliament in Singapore where rookie leaders are ‘understudying’ the job of senior politicians.

Singapore: Open letter to Opposition parties

Blogger Live.Life from Singapore writes an open letter to Opposition parties which will participate in this year's elections: “To win our hearts you have to offer concrete programs and ways...

Singapore: Did Senior Minister ridicule farmers?

Cheong Wing Lee reacts to the report about the alleged comment of Singapore Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong about farmers in poor countries having no understanding about quality of life.

Southeast Asia: Why ‘exits’ are important for start-ups?

Bernard Leong explains why ‘exits’ are important for start-ups in Southeast Asia. He cites the small number of exits in the region as a reason why venture capitalists are not...

Yale to set up campus in Singapore

Yale University, in cooperation with the National University of Singapore, will set-up the Yale-NUS College which will be Singapore's first liberal arts college. Bloggers debate whether the project will succeed...

Southeast Asia: Media Says Sorry Over ‘Insensitive’ Japan Posts

Singapore’s MediaCorp, Thailand’s The Nation, and Malaysia’s Berita Harian – all belonging to mainstream media in their respective countries – were forced to apologize to the public for publishing ‘insensitive’...

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