Defeat for Singapore’s PAP

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The government and the People’s Action Party (PAP) in Singapore have been experiencing a rough patch. An unprecedented slump in popularity and a growing chorus of complaints about life in Southeast Asia’s nanny state have left the authorities feeling a little unwanted.

That feeling wasn’t helped by a weekend by-election that was taken by the Workers’ Party (WP). To be fair, the seat has been held by the WP for 21 years, but this by-election is the first since the PAP performed poorly in the general election 12 months ago. Read more in The Diplomat.

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