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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay quoted on S’pore GE2015 in Bangkok Post

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08 Sep SIIA Chairman Simon Tay quoted on S’pore GE2015 in Bangkok Post

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in a Bangkok Post commentary on the Singapore General Election 2015 by Achara Ashayagachat.

Simon Tay, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, has warned Singapore’s ability to play the great game – helping steer the global economic recovery and balance major powers’ tensions over the South China Sea – is being tested.

“The external context is considerably worse than it was five years ago and this election will be held in turbulent times. The opposition parties offer little or no experience in handling regional and global issues, and have said little on these subjects.

Even for the ruling PAP, these events test its mettle and standing in a post-Lee Kuan Yew era,” said Mr Tay, once a nominated MP.

For the full article, please visit the Bangkok Post. This commentary was originally published on 8 Sep 2015 under the title “Singapore looks to polls to usher in a freer society”.

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