05 Feb '12, 10am

Singapore faces growing pains as setbacks pile up - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Senior officials arrested in a corruption investigation. Subway commuters trapped underground without light or proper ventilation. Flooded roads in the financial district. It may sound like Indonesia or perhaps the Philippines, but this is Singapore -- the wealthy island state that has long been the envy of those neighbours for its ruthless efficiency, clean government and high standard of living. The city-state remains a relative paragon of good governance but a succession of embarrassing setbacks is damaging its reputation and heaping pressure on the long-ruling government as it faces an unprecedented erosion of public support. The problems highlight a growing gap between Singaporeans' expectations of their government and the administration's ability to deliver as it grapples with an influx of foreigners, a yawning wealth gap and strained infrastruc...

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