Men in White: The Untold Story of Singapore's Ruling Political Party
Singapore Press Holdings, 2009 - Political Science - 692 pages
The inside story of one of the world's most successful political parties-the ruling People's Action Party of Singapore.
Men in White is the inside story of one of the world's most successful political parties-the ruling People's Action Party of Singapore. With its victory in the 2006 polls, PAP has won 12 successive general elections since it assumed power in 1959. Narrated in three parts, it chronicles 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. Part One tells how Lee Kuan Yew and his anglicised associates collaborated with radical Chinese-speaking trade unionist 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 characterised Singapore governance.