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singapore case[1] - 6 How did the government influence...

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4.) How did the government handle dissenters? The government set up an organization to ban disruptive unions and arrest their leaders. Also the government has enforced strict rules and laws to limit individuality of their citizens. The government also restricts the press in criticism of government policies. 5.) What measures did the government adopt in its fight against corruption? Singapore set up a Corrupt Practices Investigation Board that reports to the Prime Minister to enforce anticorruption laws in both the private and public sector. They also enforced a fine for corruption that could be as much as $100,000 or 5 years in prison. Also to make corruption less tempting Singapore pays their government officials at competitive rates to the worldwide average.
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Unformatted text preview: 6.) How did the government influence population demographics and composition ? (hint: refer to posted handout by David Kennett. See the section on social engineering.) To influence population demographics and composition the government took a couple steps. First, the government formed a Family Planning Board to promulgate birth control. Maternity hospital costs were raised for third and fourth children in families. This directly affected some of the majority ethnic groups in Singapore by forcing them to have fewer children. Also the government made English as the dominant language for education and business which restricted dispute among the different ethnicities and made Singapore an attractive destination for capital....
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