Bridget Welsh is Associate 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 September, 2015

Singapore swing

Taken from New Mandala Singapore’s ruling party led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong secured a decisive victory in the country’s 12th General Elections overnight. By all accounts – including my own – they won 69.9 per cent of the popular vote, cutting into the 2011 election gains of the Worker’s Party who lost one of its...

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It’s the crowd that counts in Singapore’s vote

Taken from New Mandala Some 2.46 million Singaporeans – all citizens above 21 – will have the chance to vote this Friday. This is not only the most competitive elections in terms of all seats contested in decades, it is also a fierce competitive contest. Every vote will count – even the spoilt ones. The study...

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Hungry ghosts and Singapore’s elections

Taken from New Mandala It is political season in Singapore, with the hustings now passing the halfway point in a competitive election. The campaign – a short nine days – is the extension of ongoing politicking since the 2011 elections in which the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) won the most seats, but was perceived...

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