Political History of Singapore 1985–2005

About Project

The interviews in this collection provide some insight into the political happenings and developments in Singapore from 1986 to 2005.

Topics covered include the establishment of town councils in 1986, the introduction of the Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in 1988, and the effectiveness of house-to-house visits and dialogue sessions.

As a whole, these interviews show a Singapore recovering from its first post-independence recession after experiencing years of rapid growth and putting in place measures to ensure its continual progress.

Interviewees include Abdullah Tarmugi, who was the Minister in-charge of Muslim Affairs from 1993 to 2002, Dr Sushilan Vasoo, who was a People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2001, and Ang Mong Seng, the Member of Parliament of Hong Kah GRC from 2001 to 2011.

Names of Interviewees in Political History of Singapore 1985–2005