Bridget Welsh is a Visiting Professor at John Cabot University, a Senior Research Associate at NTU, a Senior Associate Fellow THC and a University Fellow of CDU. She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment.
Monthly archive January, 2013
Bringing Sunshine – Hoa’s Spirit Shines

Bringing Sunshine – Hoa’s Spirit Shines

It is rainy and chilly in January 2013 in Hanoi, but the spirit of sunshine continues to live on. To bring in the New Year of 2013 we made a donation to Thuy’s Dream in the memory of Hoa. While I carried the donations and thoughts of many of Hoa’s friends, I was joined by...

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Lessons from PAP’s defeat in Punggol East

When the votes were counted in this seat of 31,600 voters, the incumbent PAP had experienced an embarrassing loss – the opposition Workers’ Party took the seat decisively with a 10.8 percent margin, winning 54.5 percent of the electorate. This was a whopping 13 percent increase in its share of support from the 2011 general...

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