Category Archives: politics

The Change of Singapore Politics?

Barely just 7 days after arguably the most significant General Elections since Singapore’s independence which saw the win of Aljunied GRC to the Workers Party, and a drop of the PAP’s electoral votes to 60.1%, Singaporeans were treated to a … Continue reading

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The Morning After – GE 2011

Insightful piece by Cherian George. I don’t know how to spin this, nor am I sure if this has been done anywhere else in the world before (Perhaps President Obama’s appointment of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State comes to … Continue reading

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The Singapore Political Scene Has Irrevocably Changed

Since nomination day and polling day was announced, I’ve been following closely twits and facebook posts on #sgelections. The PAP has been trying to engage people on the web, but seem to be faring very badly. I dare say that … Continue reading

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Intercontinental Jakarta – Incredible!

I stay at the Intercontinental Jakarta every time I’m in Jakarta. This hotel, catering to mostly the Japanese business crowd is a wonderful place to stay at. Apart from the excellent service and the great cosy bed and room they … Continue reading

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ISEAS 40th Anniversary Dinner

I received a call from a very good friend and ex-colleague, the indomitable Prof JB Williams last Friday. Prof: “Hi Paul… How are you doing?” Paul: “Hi Prof, I’m great! How are things with you?” Prof: “Not too bad, thanks.” … Continue reading

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Following the American Circus

I’ve been following to some degree over the last week or so, the American presidential race in particular, the Iowa Caucus and the upcoming New Hampshire Primary. I’ve certainly learnt quite abit about American politics in this time, and as … Continue reading

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