CNBC.com, 26 Aug 2014
Singapore is synonymous with efficiency and order but rising discontent sparked a recent wave of protests, raising questions about social stability in the tightly controlled city-state.
The past year and a half saw numerous public rallies on issues ranging from immigration policies to a lack of transparency in the state-run pension system – marking a departure from the days when citizens held back from publicly questioning, let alone criticizing, the government.
"We have seen subterranean shift in the cultural and social mores within Singapore,now home to an increasingly educated population that has grown more confident in articulating its views in the public sphere," Alecia Quah, senior analyst, IHS Economics & Country Risk told CNBC. Full story