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Wrong to compare Brexit with Singapore’s separation from Malaya

Wrong to compare Brexit with Singapore’s separation from Malaya

The people drawing parallels between Britain leaving Europe and Singapore leaving Malaysia in 1965 – with the implication that Britain could succeed post-Brexit in the same way Singapore succeeded post-Separation (if only Britain finds a leader like LKY) – are completely wrong. It’s a view that’s NOT... 

Workers’ Party: S’pore is not alien to the emotions expressed at Brexit

Workers’ Party: S’pore is not alien to the emotions expressed at Brexit

Brexit was not only about the United Kingdom and the European Union. It was a sobering reminder about the shortcomings and limits of globalisation, the scale of immigration, how quickly the poison of racism and xenophobia can shape the public discourse, the perceptions and prospects of locals losing good jobs to foreigners,... 

On brexit: At least the Brits got to choose

On brexit: At least the Brits got to choose

Whether you like the results of Brexit or not, at least the British people got to choose. When was the last time we had a referendum in Singapore? When we introduced the GRC? When we introduced the Elected Presidency scheme? When we opened casions? No, no and no. I tell you when was the last time we had a referendum, the last... 

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