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Analysis | Singapore election: hard truths for the PAP as voters deny ruling party an easy ride into power

An 8 percentage point drop in vote share is unsettling for Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party amid plans for a leadership transition.

An 8 percentage point drop in vote share is unsettling for Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party amid plans for a leadership transition.

Singapore election: hard truths for the PAP as voters deny ruling party an easy ride into power
14 Jul 2020 - 7:53PM
Rebel City: SCMP journalists reflect on a year of covering Hong Kong’s civil unrest

Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire is a new anthology of reporting by South China Morning Post journalists who have been covering anti-government protests which have rocked Hong Kong over the course of a year starting on June 9, 2019. On the anniversary of the start of the unrest, Elaine Ly spoke with the book’s editors, deputy executive editor Zuraidah Ibrahim and frontline correspondent Jeffie Lam, about their experience covering the crisis, which began over a controversial extradition bill, and which continues amid the pandemic and as the Chinese mainland prepares to pass a national security law for Hong Kong.

Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire is a new anthology of reporting by South China Morning Post journalists who have been covering anti-government protests which have rocked Hong Kong over the course of a year starting on June 9, 2019. On the anniversary of the start of the unrest, Elaine Ly spoke with the book’s editors, deputy executive editor Zuraidah Ibrahim and frontline correspondent Jeffie Lam, about their experience covering the crisis, which began over a controversial extradition bill, and which continues amid the pandemic and as the Chinese mainland prepares to pass a national security law for Hong Kong.

Rebel City: SCMP journalists reflect on a year of covering Hong Kong’s civil unrest
5 Nov 2020 - 9:24PM
Opinion | Singapore election: the PAP’s order and stability will win out, but how will the opposition shape up?

The Lion City’s opposition parties are not a government in waiting, but rather a way to provide a level of check and balance on the ruling party.

The Lion City’s opposition parties are not a government in waiting, but rather a way to provide a level of check and balance on the ruling party.

Singapore election: the PAP’s order and stability will win out, but how will the opposition shape up?
24 Jun 2020 - 2:43PM
Hong Kong protests need a political solution and that should start with withdrawing extradition bill, police watchdog chief Anthony Neoh says

Anthony Neoh, head of the police watchdog, says formally withdrawing the unpopular extradition legislation would give it a ‘proper burial’ and soothe public anger. He does not rule out having a judge-led inquiry after that.

Anthony Neoh, head of the police watchdog, says formally withdrawing the unpopular extradition legislation would give it a ‘proper burial’ and soothe public anger. He does not rule out having a judge-led inquiry after that.

Hong Kong protests need a political solution and that should start with withdrawing extradition bill, police watchdog chief Anthony Neoh says
20 Aug 2019 - 11:06AM
Hong Kong government will announce pause on unpopular extradition bill by afternoon

City leader Carrie Lam expected to announce the decision at 3pm.

City leader Carrie Lam expected to announce the decision at 3pm.

Hong Kong government will announce pause on unpopular extradition bill by afternoon
15 Jun 2019 - 4:53PM
Middle class and frustrated in Asia? Populist politicians are seeking you out in 2019

Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Australia go to the polls in 2019 against a backdrop of a new style of politics harnessing people power to sweep aside democratic checks and balances.

Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Australia go to the polls in 2019 against a backdrop of a new style of politics harnessing people power to sweep aside democratic checks and balances.

Middle class and frustrated in Asia? Populist politicians are seeking you out in 2019
9 Jan 2019 - 4:10PM
China is right to keep calm and carry on in US trade war, says Singapore’s Goh Chok Tong

And that’s the advice Lee Kuan Yew would give the Chinese if he were alive today, according to the Lion City’s former prime minister

And that’s the advice Lee Kuan Yew would give the Chinese if he were alive today, according to the Lion City’s former prime minister

China is right to keep calm and carry on in US trade war, says Singapore’s Goh Chok Tong
3 Nov 2018 - 12:20PM
‘Three Lees is too much’: Goh Chok Tong on leading Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew

Tasked with leading the Lion City between the reigns of Lee the father and Lee the son, Singapore’s second prime minister had a vital, but underappreciated, mission: showing there was life after the death of a legend.

Tasked with leading the Lion City between the reigns of Lee the father and Lee the son, Singapore’s second prime minister had a vital, but underappreciated, mission: showing there was life after the death of a legend.

‘Three Lees is too much’: Goh Chok Tong on leading Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew
3 Nov 2018 - 5:35PM
Mahathir Mohamad Q&A: Malaysian PM on Beijing, Jack Ma and why battleships in the South China Sea are a bad idea

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of,’ when it comes to China, the Malaysian leader says in an exclusive interview with the SCMP. Yet, while he is not anti-China, he is not always pro-Chinese investment either.

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of,’ when it comes to China, the Malaysian leader says in an exclusive interview with the SCMP. Yet, while he is not anti-China, he is not always pro-Chinese investment either.

Mahathir Mohamad Q&A: Malaysian PM on Beijing, Jack Ma and why battleships in the South China Sea are a bad idea
21 Jun 2018 - 1:33PM
1MDB case must be watertight, says Malaysia’s Mahathir as Najib rumours swirl

As prime suspect – and defeated prime minister – Najib Razak holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia’s new leader says it is better to build an indisputable case than be swayed by populist sentiment into hasty action.

As prime suspect – and defeated prime minister – Najib Razak holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia’s new leader says it is better to build an indisputable case than be swayed by populist sentiment into hasty action.

1MDB case must be watertight, says Malaysia’s Mahathir as Najib rumours swirl
20 Jun 2018 - 8:11AM
Nothing to fear from China, says Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, but lopsided deals must end

Prime minister says Malaysia ‘can’t quarrel with such a big market’ – and will welcome foreign investment that adds jobs, transfers skills and broadens the global market for Malaysian products.

Prime minister says Malaysia ‘can’t quarrel with such a big market’ – and will welcome foreign investment that adds jobs, transfers skills and broadens the global market for Malaysian products.

Nothing to fear from China, says Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, but lopsided deals must end
20 Jun 2018 - 2:17PM
Mike Pompeo says North Korea could get ‘unique’ security guarantees if it gives up nukes

US President Donald Trump holds a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday with their talks expected to centre on ending the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes in return for diplomatic and economic incentives.

US President Donald Trump holds a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday with their talks expected to centre on ending the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes in return for diplomatic and economic incentives.

Mike Pompeo says North Korea could get ‘unique’ security guarantees if it gives up nukes
11 Jun 2018 - 7:27PM
Kim Jong-un due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday afternoon as city state ramps up security

Official programme may include meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, sources say, ahead of landmark summit with Donald Trump.

Official programme may include meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, sources say, ahead of landmark summit with Donald Trump.

Kim Jong-un due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday afternoon as city state ramps up security
10 Jun 2018 - 8:54PM
Will new Malaysia have same old racial divide? Ethnic Chinese Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng seeks post-election unity

The appointment of Lim Guan Eng, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian, as finance minister is nothing short of remarkable in a country where race is hardwired into politics. For Lim, the push for a united Malaysia has just begun.

The appointment of Lim Guan Eng, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian, as finance minister is nothing short of remarkable in a country where race is hardwired into politics. For Lim, the push for a united Malaysia has just begun.

Will new Malaysia have same old racial divide? Ethnic Chinese Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng seeks post-election unity
3 Jun 2018 - 11:47AM
Anwar Ibrahim Q&A: Malaysian democracy icon on prison, dissent and the cautious approach to race

He walked from jail to the corridors of power. Now Malaysians hope he can lead the country on a path of freedom.

He walked from jail to the corridors of power. Now Malaysians hope he can lead the country on a path of freedom.

Anwar Ibrahim Q&A: Malaysian democracy icon on prison, dissent and the cautious approach to race
2 Jun 2018 - 7:16PM
Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s ‘belt-tightening’ plan for 1 trillion-ringgit debt

Heavy spending cuts, bigger dividends from GLCs and higher oil prices will all help in paring down debt, says new finance minister in first interview with foreign media as he rules out bigger deficit.

Heavy spending cuts, bigger dividends from GLCs and higher oil prices will all help in paring down debt, says new finance minister in first interview with foreign media as he rules out bigger deficit.

Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s ‘belt-tightening’ plan for 1 trillion-ringgit debt
31 May 2018 - 11:43PM
Opinion | Malaysia boleh: Mahathir’s return to power is more than a palace coup. It is a new era of hope

The victory of Pakatan Harapan has broken a barrier in the Malaysian psyche, raising hopes for a recalibration of the country’s race-based politics.

The victory of Pakatan Harapan has broken a barrier in the Malaysian psyche, raising hopes for a recalibration of the country’s race-based politics.

Malaysia boleh: Mahathir’s return to power is more than a palace coup. It is a new era of hope
12 May 2018 - 1:05PM
What Singapore is saying by expelling China hand Huang Jing
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong independence ‘never going to happen’: former governors tell city’s youth to focus on democracy
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Chris Patten recalls ‘happiest years’ as last governor of Hong Kong ... with egg tarts, insults and a pirated memoir
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How far should Britain go to ensure Joint Declaration promises are kept for Hong Kong?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong ex-governors Patten and Wilson still upbeat about city’s democracy ... but say there’s work to be done
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Sons, mothers, money and memory: theories about the Lee Kuan Yew family feud

The relatives of Singapore’s late founding leader have descended into publicly fighting over his estate. As the Lion City is gripped by the drama – and left to speculate on its undercurrents – questions arise about governance

The relatives of Singapore’s late founding leader have descended into publicly fighting over his estate. As the Lion City is gripped by the drama – and left to speculate on its undercurrents – questions arise about governance

Sons, mothers, money and memory: theories about the Lee Kuan Yew family feud
6 Jul 2017 - 11:07PM
Lee Kuan Yew family feud: Singapore PM questions sister-in-law’s role in last will, suggesting father in dark about key details
6 Jul 2017 - 11:13PM
Why Islamists, anti-Chinese sentiments don’t worry Joko Widodo

The Christian, ethnic Chinese Jakarta governor has fallen after a campaign by religious hardliners, but Indonesian President Widodo is standing firm. ‘What’s there to worry about,’ he says

The Christian, ethnic Chinese Jakarta governor has fallen after a campaign by religious hardliners, but Indonesian President Widodo is standing firm. ‘What’s there to worry about,’ he says

Why Islamists, anti-Chinese sentiments don’t worry Joko Widodo
7 Jul 2017 - 12:01AM
Why Indonesia’s Widodo thinks he can deal with Donald Trump
6 Jul 2017 - 11:58PM
Widodo speaks to SCMP on Chinese investment in Indonesia

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Indonesian President Joko Widodo indicated that he wants Chinese investors in his country to build a name as long-term partners that create jobs for locals, the way Hong Kong firms have done.

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Indonesian President Joko Widodo indicated that he wants Chinese investors in his country to build a name as long-term partners that create jobs for locals, the way Hong Kong firms have done.

Widodo speaks to SCMP on Chinese investment in Indonesia
1 May 2017 - 3:22PM
Exclusive: Widodo’s peace formula for South China Sea
7 Jul 2017 - 12:07AM
Widodo wants Chinese to keep coming – as investors, not workers
7 Jul 2017 - 12:05AM
2016: Year of the Man? These women, and a Beef Ball, were ahead of their Time
31 Dec 2016 - 10:03AM