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Singaporeans waiting for deeper changes from #PAP | New Straits Times #sgelections #sgpolitics #singapore

By P.N. Balji New Straits Times Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong marked his 100 days as the head of a new government last month after a breathtaking general election. The May 7 election was momentous in more ways than one. The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) saw its popular vote drop to 60.1 per cent for the first time since independence in 1965. Six Opposition members, four more than in the last Parliament, were voted in. Foreign minister George Yeo and two ministers of state were voted out. Post-election, all eyes were on Lee: What will he say, how will he react and what kind of signal will he send to Singaporeans, especially the 40 per cent of voters who had shown their displeasure with the ruling class at the ballot box? In quick succession, he made three announcements which even the most astute observer would not have predicted. The P...

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