“Beneath the slick surface of gleaming high-rises, however, it is a repressive place, where the government severely restricts what can be said, published, performed, read, or watched,” the 133-page report said.
The election of Halimah Yacob as the country’s first woman president had led to some dismay over how other prospective candidates were rejected.
Aiming to strengthen a sense of inclusivity in the multicultural city-state, Singapore had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial post, would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time.
The public row in a family at the heart of Singapore’s establishment raised uncomfortable questions in the city-state, which prides itself on stability.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings debate how to resolve dispute about fate of their late father’s family home.
Lee Hsien Loong’s brother and sister have alleged that he abused his power in a dispute with them over their father’s house.
Singapore’s annual gay pride rally drew thousands of people on Saturday, despite restrictions aimed at barring foreigners and barricades around the site.
Foreigners have been warned to stay away from the event due to rule changes aimed at keeping foreigners out of domestic politics.
A lack of jobs in Indonesia has forced workers to migrate overseas looking for work, forcing them to cross in dangerous conditions.
Officials stated that these four men helped to fund terror attacks in their homeland in the name of ISIS in Bangladesh.