December 8th, 2008
Far Eastern Economic Review – For Singapore, 2008 has been a bumper year for legal actions and decisions against the international media and political opponents of the ruling People’s Action Party, underlining the government’s resolve to keep political comment and expression within tight limits. PAP political battles and system tinkering are shaped by the strategies of Singapore Democratic Party leader Chee Soon Juan. Mr. Chee may have been neutralized as an electoral force, but he exerts a growing influence on the political agenda of the PAP. Read more.
Garry Rodan is director of the Asia Research Centre and professor of politics and international studies at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. For more of Prof Rodan’s writing on Singapore media, visit the Library link.