Peggy Kek


Singapore Voters Speak

September 23, 2015


Singapore went to the polls on September 11, returning the governing People’s Action Party (PAP) to power once again. The PAP won 83 out of 89 seats in Parliament, with a resounding 70 percent of the vote, 10 percent more than in the previous general election in 2011 (GE 2011). This was the first election since Singapore’s independence…


Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: A Passing of an Era for Singapore

March 25, 2015


Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore, has died at the age of 91. He was born Harry Lee Kuan Yew on Sept. 16, 1923, in Singapore. When he left England after graduating with a law degree from Cambridge University, he also left his English name behind.


Progress on Economy at ASEAN Talks, But South China Sea Rocks the Boat

November 28, 2012


This month, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was at the center of a flurry of diplomatic activity as members gathered in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh for the annual summit meeting, as well as a series of high-level “ASEAN plus” meetings…


ASEAN Must Close Ranks Quickly

August 8, 2012


The Foreign Ministers of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were reluctant history-makers last month. The 45th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), which took place in July in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh…


Singapore Elections Galvanize New Electorate

May 18, 2011


In Singapore’s recent