Singapore is not a country

Singaporean politics seems to be in a political class of its own as long as we think of it primarily as a country. This is where most people make a mistake.

I have tried to explain that we are different. We are a city. We are not a country. The picture changes radically if we instead think of Singapore as a city. (The Straits Times, 30 Oct 09)

– K. Shanmugam, Minister of Law

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