In 2019, Singapore celebrated its bicentennial and reflected on its journey from a British colony engaged in entrepôt trade to a successful sovereign state anchored in ASEAN. The ruling party announced that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will be Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s successor. Presumably, Heng will play a key leadership role for his party in Singapore’s upcoming general election.
Singapore in 2019: In Bicentennial, Gearing Up for Leadership Renewal and a National Election
Lam Peng Er is a Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. The author thanks Gillian Koh, Ganesan Narayanan, and Hong Hai for their useful critique. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Lam Peng Er; Singapore in 2019: In Bicentennial, Gearing Up for Leadership Renewal and a National Election. Asian Survey 1 February 2020; 60 (1): 152–158. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.152
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