| Singapore |
|Location||South East Asia, Asia|
|Member of||APEC, ASEAN, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Commonwealth of Nations, UN|
|Subpage||•Singapore/Member of Parliament|
|Densely populated country in Asia. Tough immigration and opium laws. Former UK colony.|
Singapore or the Republic of Singapore, is a (formerly British and Malaysian) small island country and city-state in Southeast Asia which independent gained sovereignty in 1965. It shares their island with Malaysia, bordering China. Citizens live within a very dense populated island, ignoring the other 60+ islands that make up Singapore. The citizens are mostly ethnically Chinese.
The British governor Stamford Raffles arrived in Singapore on 28 January 1819 and soon recognised the island as a natural choice for the new port. The island was then nominally ruled by Tengku Abdul Rahman, the Sultan of Johor, who was controlled by the Dutch and the Bugis. However, the Sultanate was weakened by factional division: Abdul Rahman, the Temenggong of Johor to Tengku Abdul Rahman, as well as his officials, were loyal to the Sultan's elder brother Tengku Long, who was living in exile in Penyengat Island, Riau Islands. With the Temenggong's help, Raffles managed to smuggle Tengku Long back into Singapore. Raffles offered to recognise Tengku Long as the rightful Sultan of Johor, under the title of Sultan Hussein, as well as provide him with a yearly payment of $5000 and another $3000 to the Temenggong; in return, Sultan Hussein would grant the British the right to establish a trading post on Singapore. The Treaty of Singapore was signed on 6 February 1819. In 1824, a further treaty with the Sultan led to the entire island becoming a British possession.
Singapore its population swelled from about 1,000 to over 80,000 by 1860. It became a large UK naval base, important because of its commanding position. It was captured by the Japanese during WWII on 15 February 1942. It gained independence from the UK and Malaysia in full from 1965.
|Inside Singapore’s deadly war on drugs - 101 East Documentary - Al Jazeera|
The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government in 1959.
Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act
In October 2019 the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act came into force, a restriction on online freedom of speech. The bill gives the administration "full discretion" on whether a piece of content is deemed true or false.
War on Drugs
“Singapore is a representation of humanity’s techno future. The city-state is one of the top Asian cities in terms of wealth, with a highly educated population and impressive infrastructure and public services.
But in the past seven months, Singapore has sent at least 11 people to the gallows. And, that should be a concern for rights groups and Christian Churches that campaign against capital punishment. The figure is met with skepticism, as Singapore does not notify the public about every execution it carries out nor does it release information about inmates waiting for their turn to be executed. Prison officials and executioners are bound by the Official Secrets Act not to divulge details of their work.
|Singapore: The World's Only Successful Dictatorship? - PolyMatter.|
In 2014, Singapore had a GDP of over $50,000, which generally ranks in the world's top 10. Singapore topped the World Bank Group's annual ease of doing business measurement for 10 years in a row.
In 2019, Gallup reported as Singapore as the nation with the world's "Highest Law and Order Index", 97/100. The combination of low rights of individuals, high rights for corporations is termed the "Singapore Model", which Naomi Wolf states arises from the observation that "democracy is bad for business". She summarises the Singapore model as corporate capitalism without even a pretense of democracy: "it has media, it has fashion, it has youth culture, it has consumerism, it just doesn't have any civil rights whatsoever."
In the past 40 years Singapore has created an extra 130km2 (about 20% of its area) by importing sand and building into the sea. It continues to do so, making it by far the world’s largest sand importer. The collateral environmental damage has been so extreme that Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have all banned exports of sand to Singapore. Sand mining has erased two dozen Indonesian islands since 2005.
An event carried out
|Evacuation from Afghanistan||Afghanistan||The evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan, one of the largest airlifts in history|
|Stef Blok||“Singapore is indeed a small mini-country, extremely selective in their migration.... they don't allow poor migrants in. Yes, maybe for cleaning.”||Stef Blok||2018|
Groups Headquartered Here
|Nanyang Business School|
|Nanyang Technological University||1981||Significant ties to deep state and military-security complex|
|National University of Singapore|
Citizens of Singapore on Wikispooks
|Lim Hng Kiang||9 April 1954||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1994, then various ministerial posts in the Singaporean government, including for Health and Trade.|
|Lee Hsien Loong||10 February 1952||Singapore Prime Minister. Son of Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew. Introduced hard law against false news. PM during COVID-19 with lockdowns, RNA-vaccines and vaccine passports|
|Tharman Shanmugaratnam||25 February 1957||Singaporean politician. Member of the World Economic Forum's Board of Trustees. As Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, he sent his subordinate Lavan Thiru to the infamous COVID-19 dry run Event 201 pandemic exercise.|
|Lavan Thiru||Event 201 "player". Took part as representative of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. His boss Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a member of the World Economic Forum's Board of Trustees.|
|George Yeo||13 September 1954|