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Lee Hsien Loong

Singaporean PM warns against 'miscalculations' in Asia

Singapore's prime minister has warned that miscalculations in Asia could set back the fast-growing region for years. US President Barack Obama, meanwhile, hailed the island city state for its military co-operation.

Thursday, 4 April, 2013, 2:56am

US plans more military co-operation with Singapore

The United States said it anticipated further military co-operation with Singapore as Washington presses forward its strategy of putting a greater focus on dispute-ridden Asia. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, kicking off a visit to Washington, spoke to Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel about resolving territorial issues in the South and East China Seas, the Pentagon said.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:09am

Drum beat of discontent in Singapore draws near

Singapore's biggest protest in decades shows that the ruling party for over half a century is facing a more vocal electorate and must change or watch its popularity slide further, analysts say.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew released from hospital after heart problem

Lee, 89, was sent to the Singapore General Hospital after the suspected transient ischemic attack, a condition with stroke-like symptoms that clear within a day, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Singapore PM defends growth plan that includes building on golf courses

The Lion City wants to increase its population by 30 per cent over the next 17 years to sustain economic growth and counter the problems of an ageing society, according to a white paper released on Tuesday.

2 Feb 2013 - 5:17am

By-election defeat for Singapore's ruling party

Singapore's ruling party needs to reconnect with voters or face more severe setbacks in national polls, analysts said yesterday after a massive swing to the opposition in a by-election dominated by debate over the rising cost of living and immigration.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:30am

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party faces by-election test

Singapore's governing party faces a poll test this month to fill the seat of the ex-parliamentary Speaker who quit over an affair, officials said, at a time of growing criticism of its rule.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Dynastic succession in Asian politics is no guarantee of success

To the extent that culture matters in politics, the recent spate of leadership changes in northeast Asia suggests that Asian societies are more tolerant - if not supportive - of dynastic succession. South Korea's recently elected president, Park Geun-hye, is the daughter of Park Chung-hee, who ruled the country from 1961 to 1979.

8 Jan 2013 - 2:57am 4 comments

Singapore government under pressure over sex scandal

Singapore opposition parties urged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday to call a by-election after the parliamentary speaker abruptly resigned due to an extramarital affair.

The calls came less than 24 hours after Michael Palmer, 44, publicly confessed and announced his resignation from his parliamentary seat and membership of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP).

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Singapore labour group sacks executive after racist Facebook post

Singapore’s state-linked labour movement on Monday sacked a senior executive after she posted expletive-laden and racially charged comments on Facebook that caused outrage in the city-state.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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