Men in White: The Untold Story of Singapore's Ruling Political Party

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Singapore Press Holdings, 2009 - Political Science - 692 pages
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Men in Whiteis the inside story of one of the world's most successful political parties-the ruling People's Action Party of Singapore (PAP). With its victory in the 2006 polls, PAP has won 12 successive general elections since it assumed power in 1959. Narrated in three parts, Men in Whitechronicles the rise, fall, capture, split, and rise of a political party which has become synonymous with the spellbinding success of Singapore, and delves into the reasons for its track record and longevity. The authors are experienced journalists from leading Singapore newspapers, The Straits Timesand The Sunday Times.

Part One tells how Lee Kuan Yew and his anglicized associates collaborated with radical Chinese-speaking trade unions to form a small left-wing party in 1954 to drive out the British colonialists, and how they fell out over the issue of merger with Malaya.

Part Two captures the agonies of leadership self-renewal.

Part Three wraps up the PAP story by tracing the origins and discussing some of the key principles that characterized Singapore governance.

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User Review  - Huey - Goodreads

eally interesting to look back at Singapore's history besides reading it from history textbooks; massive book but good to hear from the different people (founding fathers and opposition) but sadly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Great 1st Part; skip the 3rd. The first part was invaluable and very well written, as it detailed the very early years of the PAP party and the internal power struggles inside the PAP. Mr Lee Kuan Yew ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Richard Lim is a Marshall Cavendish author.

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