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Lawsuit threat reminds critics of caution in more open Singapore

Lawsuit threat reminds critics of caution in more open Singapore

By John O'Callaghan SINGAPORE | Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:40am EST SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's long-ruling government is reacting to discontent about rising prices, foreign workers and a sluggish economy with unprecedented openness but threats of lawsuits show it remains testy with critics deemed to have crossed the line. In power since 1959, the People's Action Party (PAP) was hit in 2011 by its worst election result in history, prompting the government to launch an "Our Singapore Conversation" campaign to consult citizens on policy and the future as they find new freedoms online and in public. "A bye bye party for PAP pigs," a person with the moniker unemployed777 wrote in an online forum this week about a snap by-election set for January 26 after the speaker of parliament resigned over an extramarital affair. That comment and others similarly strident on a portal run by...

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