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With global travel restrictions robbing Singapore of around $20 billion in tourism receipts, the glitzy shopping hub is tracing the country’s economic decline.
Who needs elections when the BJP is going to install its government everywhere by hook or crook?
According to ReCAAP ISC, there have been 51 such incidents in Asian waters during January-June 2020, almost double from last year during the same period.
Singapore is one of the first countries to report quarterly GDP data, and the figures show it’s taking a bigger hit than many others in Asia.
Whatever challenges a post-pandemic normal might bring, Asia's recent electoral experiences show there hasn't been a mad rush to throw office-holders out.
The outcome is a warning to other governments which have faced questions over their handling of a pandemic that has crippled economies around the world.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling party seeks to extend its 55-year rule with a fresh mandate to counter the city-state’s worst-ever recession amid the Covid crisis.
In 12 previous elections over more than five decades, the PAP — which has led Singapore since its independence in 1965 — has never won less than 93% of parliamentary seats.
Singapore, which was established by Lee Kuan Yew in 1965 after its divorce from Malaysia, must go through another wrenching reinvention to emerge from the pandemic era.
The country's ruling party is positioning for a post-Covid world with planned investment in health and biomedical sciences, climate change & artificial intelligence.