Is Jim rogers voting in Singapore's hottest contested election in decades?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Grandluxe, Apr 28, 2011.

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    Is Jim participating?

    Singapore Ruling Party Faces Widest Election Contest as Nominations Close
    By Joyce Koh and Shamim Adam - Apr 27, 2011 3:42 AM ET

    Nominations of candidates for Singapore’s May 7 election closed today as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling party prepares to face the country’s most widely contested vote in decades.

    Lee, whose father Lee Kuan Yew was the island’s first prime minister, called for elections after his government delivered record economic growth in 2010.

    Singapore’s expansion has spurred inflation and pushed home prices to a record, prompting some citizens to debate the rising cost of living and urge the government to limit the influx of foreign workers.

    Singapore’s dollar has risen to records this month and is the best performer in Asia excluding Japan in the past year against the U.S. currency, as the central bank allowed further gains to tame inflation.

    The economy grew a record 14.5 percent last year and wages increased an average 5.6 percent.

    Lee said in August the government will spend $60 billion over the next decade to develop and double its rail network.
  2. TD80


    Jim is not a citizen of Singapore....

    Voting is compulsory for citizens however.