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Singapore. Singapore. Singapore declared independence from Britain on 1963 and after two years as part of the Malay Federation declared its full autonomy Lee Kuan Yew became the 1 st prime minister. Singapore’s Economy and Port.

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Singapore

Singapore


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Singapore

  • Singapore declared independence from Britain on 1963 and after two years as part of the Malay Federation declared its full autonomy

  • Lee Kuan Yew became the 1st prime minister.


Singapore s economy and port

Singapore’s Economy and Port

  • Singapore has developed into one of the most economically prosperous cities in Asia.

  • free-market economy.

  • strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled)


Growth and economic base

Growth and economic base

  • The economy depends heavily on exports, particularly in consumer electronics, information technology products, pharmaceuticals, and on a growing financial services sector. 0% agriculture

  • 2010 Real GDP Growth- 14.9% in 2010 (3rd highest growth in the world)

  • 2011 Real GDP Growth- 5.2.% in 2011

  • 2012 Real GDP Growth- 1.3% in 2012

  • 2013 Real GDP Growth- 3.5% in 2013

  • per capita GDP is 7th in the World


Millionaires and poor

Millionaires and poor

  • Singapore has the world's highest percentage of millionaire households, with 15.5 percent of all households owning at least one million US dollars

  • The government has rejected the idea of a generous welfare system, stating that each generation must earn and save enough for its entire life cycle.


Financial center

Financial Center

  • The country is the world's fourth leading financial center


Buying more children

Buying more children

  • Singapore proposed and passed a two-month paid maternity leave for mothers of newly-born children and financial incentives to mothers who give birth to a fourth child.

  • These policies were initiated in response to the declining birth rate that Singapore has experienced in recent years.

  • 0.78 children born/woman

  • 4th highest life expectancy in the world (84 years)


Buying votes or being nice

Buying Votes or being nice?

  • In February 2006, current PM Lee HsienLoong announced in parliament a 2.6 billion bonus called the Progress Package.

  • The plan was to distribute budget surpluses accumulated from the past few years to adult Singaporeans in the form of cash to everyone.


Tourism

Tourism

  • To attract more tourists, the government has decided to legalize gambling and to allow three casino resorts


Singapore s government

Singapore’s government

  • Lee HsienLoong- The elder son of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew office in August 2004

  • Following legislative elections, leader of majority party or leader of majority coalition usually appointed prime minister

  • The People's Action Party (PAP) dominates the political process and has won control of Parliament in every election since self-government


Are they free

Are they free?

  • Freedom House ranks Singapore as "partly free“

  • The Economistranks Singapore as a "hybrid regime", the third rank out of four, in its "Democracy Index".

  • Singapore is consistently rated as one of the least corrupt countries in the world by Transparency International


Executive pay

Executive Pay

  • Lee HsienLoong currently earns an annual US$ 1.74 million. Highest paid head of state in the world. Obama- $ 400,000


Military

Military

  • The Singaporean military is the most advanced in Southeast Asia


Human rights violation or good sense

Human Rights violation or good sense

  • Trial by jury has been abolished.

  • Singapore has penalties that include judicial corporal punishment in the form of caning for offences such as rape, violence, rioting, drug use, vandalism, and some immigration offences

  • Singapore also imposes a mandatory death penalty for first-degree murder, drug-trafficking, and firearms offences

  • Amnesty International- “possibly the highest execution rate in the world relative to its population".


The rules

The rules


Media

Media

  • Singapore's media environment is highly regulated.

  • Censorship is common, internet access is regulated and private ownership of satellite dishes is not allowed.

  • The government vigorously punishes the press for perceived personal attacks on officials, says Freedom House. "As a result, the vast majority of print and broadcast journalists practice self-censorship." Senior officials have been known to sue foreign newspapers.


Singapore

NEWS

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/world/asia/singapore-slashes-officials-salaries.html?_r=1&ref=singapore

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/world/asia/in-singapore-vitriol-against-newcomers-from-mainland-china.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/business/global/singapore-fights-image-as-tax-haven.html?ref=singapore


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