Singapore won possession of the Horsburgh Lighthouse at the International Court of Justice and its table tennis team secured Olympic medals. A detainee from the Jemaah Islamiah organization escaped, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's wife suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, opposition politician Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam passed away, and the economy slowed sharply.
Singapore in 2008: A Few Highs and Lows while Bracing for the Future
Professor of Southeast Asian Politics at the Hiroshima Peace Institute, Japan. The author would like to thank Lam Peng Er and Michael Montesano for comments on an earlier draft of this article. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Narayanan Ganesan; Singapore in 2008: A Few Highs and Lows while Bracing for the Future. Asian Survey 1 February 2009; 49 (1): 213–219. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.1.213
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