Tag: democracy

Singapore is up from 69th to 66th in the Democracy Index rankings but still a “flawed democracy”

The latest findings of the Democracy Index rankings have just been released by the Economic Intelligence Units (EIU) showing Asia and Australasia to be making more headway in advancing democracy than any other region. However, Asian democracies continue to trail behind North America (8.56),...

Does colour of skin matter?

The National Solidarity Party is calling for the abolishment of the Group Representation Constituency Scheme in favour of the Constituency Reserved for Minority scheme, which it believes will give the minority its continued representation in parliament without undermining democracy. Under the CRM scheme, Singapore reverts...

Will Singapore follow Taiwan and be split politically?

By Augustine Low A fracturing of the elite in Taiwan led to the country becoming a full-fledged democracy. Can the same happen in Singapore? This is a question discussed in the just-published book, The Ruling Elite of Singapore – Networks of Power and Influence, by Australian...