Singapore

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Group.png Singapore   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Singapore in its region (zoom).svg
Flag of Singapore.svg
LocationAsia, South East Asia
Typenation state
Member ofAPEC, ASEAN, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Commonwealth of Nations, UN
SubpageSingapore/Member of Parliament
Singapore/Prime Minister

History

After the British acquired[How?] Singapore in 1824 its population swelled from about 1,000 to over 80,000 by 1860. It became a large UK naval base, important because of its commanding position. It was captured by the Japanese during WWII on 15 February 1942.

Politics

The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government in 1959.

Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act

In October 2019 the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act came into force, a restriction on online freedom of speech. The bill gives the administration "full discretion" on whether a piece of content is deemed true or false.[1]

Economy

In 2014, Singapore had a GDP of over $50,000, which generally ranks in the world's top 10.[2] Singapore topped the World Bank Group's annual ease of doing business measurement for 10 years in a row.[3]

Singapore model

In 2019, Gallup reported as Singapore as the nation with the world's "Highest Law and Order Index", 97/100.[4] The combination of low rights of individuals, high rights for corporations is termed the "Singapore Model", which Naomi Wolf states arises from the observation that "democracy is bad for business". She summarises the Singapore model as corporate capitalism without even a pretense of democracy: "it has media, it has fashion, it has youth culture, it has consumerism, it just doesn't have any civil rights whatsoever."[5]

Territorial expansion

In the past 40 years Singapore has created an extra 130km2 (about 20% of its area) by importing sand and building into the sea. It continues to do so, making it by far the world’s largest sand importer. The collateral environmental damage has been so extreme that Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have all banned exports of sand to Singapore. Sand mining has erased two dozen Indonesian islands since 2005.[6]

 

An event carried out

EventLocationDescription
Evacuation from AfghanistanAfghanistanThe evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan, one of the largest airlifts in history

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Stef BlokSingapore is indeed a small mini-country, extremely selective in their migration.... they don't allow poor migrants in. Yes, maybe for cleaning.”Stef Blok2018

 

Groups Headquartered Here

GroupStartDescription
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University1981Significant ties to deep state and military-security complex
National University of Singapore

 

Citizens of Singapore on Wikispooks

TitleBornDescription
Lim Hng Kiang9 April 1954WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1994, then various ministerial posts in the Singaporean government, including for Health and Trade.
Lee Hsien Loong10 February 1952Singapore Prime Minister. Son of Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew. Introduced hard law against false news. PM during COVID-19 with lockdowns, RNA-vaccines and vaccine passports
Tharman Shanmugaratnam25 February 1957Singaporean politician. Member of the World Economic Forum's Board of Trustees. As Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, he sent his subordinate Lavan Thiru to the infamous COVID-19 dry run Event 201 pandemic exercise.
Lavan ThiruEvent 201 "player". Took part as representative of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. His boss Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a member of the World Economic Forum's Board of Trustees.
George Yeo13 September 1954


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