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Is Singapore a Democacy?


Singapore, known locally as the little Red Dot, is not called red because it was or is Communist or left-wing in some respect. It’s just because cities are generally indicated by red dots on world maps, and former Indonesian President B.J. Habibie once referred to the country dismissively as a “little red dot.” Singaporeans, naturally, responded by turning the slur into a mild boast.Actually, most of the time the politics of the ruling People’s Action Party are described as center-right, maybe because the major opposition party, such as it is, is called the Workers’ Party. But the historic leader of …read more

Source:: The American Interest

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