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Disconnect over S'pore says as much about the West and the rest of the world

Flawed democracy as the West thinks, or a model for developing states? S'pore goes it her own way.

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The more thoughtful among Singaporeans know only that a certain policy and cultural mix has worked for their country, and that this might be irrelevant elsewhere.

THE British newspaper, The Guardian, recently ran an article on Singapore in its "The story of cities" section. The article acknowledged the extraordinary growth of Singapore's gross national product per capita, the jump in its external trade, the increase in life expectancy and its success with