Singapore: Political History

* Thanks to the online media sector for featuring some of these posts (TR Emeritus, The Online Citizen, Independent.sgFree Malaysia Today, The News Lens, etc.).

An archive of my blog posts on Singapore’s political history.

CONTENTS: Family Trees | Intro | LKY | Blog Posts | Academic Articles | Book Reviews

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1. All in the FamiLee
2. Mrs. Goh Chok Tong and Mrs. LKY
3. Teo Chee Hean – Related to LHL
4. Tony Tan – Related to LHL
5. National Heritage Board (PAP Relatives)
6. Kwa Family Tree + “The Dragon Lady” (Mrs. LKY / Kwa Geok Choo)
7. PAP: Royal Bloodline (Combined Family Tree)
8. Powerful Siblings in SG (a popular post!)
9. Former and Current MP’s
10. Ministers’ Wives: Rich or Corrupt?
11. Ministers and Spouses
12. Singapore: Nepotism?
13. LKY’s Relations to Opium Trade + Burmese History
14. Chan Chun Sing: Related?
15. PAP Government and Scholars
16. PAP Government and PROPERTY

2. Introduction

1. Thoughts on Socio-Political Blogging (personal post; 2014)
2. Reflections on Writing and The Past Year (personal post; 2015)
3. A Timeless Friendship (re: “Singapore Recalcitrant”; 2019)
4. Importance of History
5. Singapore (Fascist or Democratic?) (poll + infographic)
6. Overcoming Fear
7. Life in Singapore vs. USA (personal post; 2022)

3. Lee Kuan Yew

1. Lee Kuan Yew – Quotes
2. LKY (1923 – 2015)
3. Separating Myths from Reality (objective history)
4. Lee Kuan Yew: On Ministers’ Salaries
5. Lee Kuan Yew: On CPF
6. X’Ho, saved comment on LKY

4. Singapore Society/Politics

1. Singapore’s Education System – The Truth Behind The Myth (my first SG post)
2. Singapore’s Democracy – The Truth Behind The Myth
3. a) Yoong Siew Wah – Former ISD Director (Quotes, Part 1)
3. b) Yoong Siew Wah – Former ISD Director (Quotes, Part 2)
4. Nassim Jade Scandal
5. Singapore: Academic Freedom?
6. The Importance of Preserving Cultural Heritage (many photos)
7. NLB: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom
8. The Flag as a National Symbol
9. To Singapore, With Love (banned film)
10. In Conversation: Catherine Lim and Marina Mahathir
11. Caning in Singapore
12. The Oath of Office (Next GE and Beyond)
13. (Censored–Sort Of) Singapore Crime Fiction
14. List of Detainees
15. As One United People (Part 1: Situation)
16. As One United People (Part 2: Solution)
17. SG Constitution / Civil Rights / Rule of Law
18. Amos Yee’s Speech (full transcript)
19. Political Abuse of Psychiatry
20. PAP: Fascist Dictatorship (1963)
21. Did K Shanmugam Make An Illegal Party Political Film? (by Martyn See)
22. LHL: World’s Highest Paid Minister (by Martyn See)
23. PAP: 7 Deadly Sins (semi-satirical)
24. Responsibility and Accountability (Mt. Kinabalu)
25. Bukit Brown Cemetery
26. The Over-Hyped National Day Rally (by Mr. Yoong)
27. Elitism Quotes (by PAP Ministers, etc.)
28. PAP Internet Brigade (IB)
29. Offshore Banking / Money Laundering
30. National Heritage Board
31. Catherine Lim’s “A Great Affective Divide”
32. Ngiam Tong Dow (Quotes)
33. Women Expressing Political Views
34. Dr. Hong Lysa – Operation Coldstore
35. Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
36. Singapore’s Legal System
37. Political Memes
38. Ong Ye Kung, “Priceless” Photo
39. Singapore Hypocrisy
40. PAP Hypocrisy
41. Crowdfunding (Roy/Leong vs. SG Government)

5. Academic Journals / Articles (excerpts)

1. Dr. Catherine Lim
2. Dr. Chee Soon Juan
3. John Harding
4. Devan Nair (on leadershipworkers; the emerging elite; and a letter to LKY)
5. Prof. Geoff Wade
6. Dr. Hong Lysa
7. Alex Au
8. Dr. Michael Barr (on Marxist Conspiracy; on Democracy)
9. Prof. Tey Tsun Hang (on Scandalising the Judiciary)
10. Dr. Thum Ping Tjin (Operation Coldstore)
11. Dr. Kenneth Paul Tan (on Meritocracy; Catherine Lim)
12. The Politics of Judicial Institutions in Singapore (Francis Seow)
13. The Main Cause of Singapore’s Brain Drain
14. The Psychology of Military Incompetence
15. Brad Bowyer

6. Repository (Historical articles/documents)

1. Personal Collection: Singapore Repository
2. SG History Blogs: Function 8 | That We May Dream Again | Hong Lysa
3. SG History / Government Photos

7. Singapore Profiles

8. Book Reviews

1. The Ruling Elite of Singapore (by Michael D. Barr)
2. Once a Jolly Hangman (by Alan Shadrake)
3. Beyond Suspicion? The Singapore Judiciary (by Francis T. Seow)
4. Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore (by T.J.S. George | Review + Excerpts + Snippet)
5. Democratically Speaking (by Chee Soon Juan)
6. Dare to Change (by Chee Soon Juan | Review + Excerpts)
7. Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus (by NUS Press)
8. Legal Consensus (by Tey Tsun Hang)
9. Singapore: A Modern History (by Michael D. Barr)
10. To Catch a Tartar (by Francis T. Seow)
11. Beyond the Blue Gate (by Teo Soh Lung)
12. Singapore the Ultimate Island [Lee Kuan Yew’s Untold Story] (by T. S. Selvan)
13. The Media Enthralled (by Francis T. Seow)
14. Tiger & the Trojan Horse (by Dennis Bloodworth)
15. Escape From The Lion’s Paw (edited by Teo Soh Lung, Low Yit Leng)
16. Lee Kuan Yew: The Beliefs Behind the Man (by Michael D. Barr)
17. No Man Is an Island (by James Minchin)
18. Priest in Geylang (by Fr. Guillaume Arotcarena)
19. Escape from Paradise (by John Harding, May Chu Harding)
20. The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (by Sonny Liew)

Singapore Riverbank

This image is copyrighted and used with permission.
By Marvin Chew | Vice-President of Singapore Watercolour Society

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