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Politics, Society, Monthly Spotlight

Small State in a Big World

Heavy hitters in the diplomatic community have been debating if Singapore, as a small state, should behave as a small state in a post-Lee Kuan Yew era.

More than 2 in 5 Singaporeans concur with Mahbubani’s stance, with one in two men (51%) and only 35% of women in agreement.

Q. Recently there was debate that since Lee Kuan Yew’s passing, Singapore needs to be more restrained when commenting on matters involving big countries…that the reality is that our influence is not as great as a small state, and that we should ‘always behave like a small state’. Do you disagree with this point of view?