Singapore election round-up

The people of Singapore went to the polls last week and voted largely in favour of the ruling People's Action Party, but the opposition made significant gains in what could lead to the beginnings of change in the semi-authoritarian island nation. PAP won 60.1% of the vote, down from 67% in the 2006 election. While […]

Tin Pei Ling is such a bore

Singapore dissolved parliament yesterday and set May 7 as election day. International media has reported that the People's Action Party (PAP) faces its "toughest political challenge in decades", with rising discontent among the population a sign that the generally weak opposition parties might win a handful more seats. The opposition parties aren't going to win […]