Kept in Position: The Labour Front–Alliance Government of Chief Minister David Marshall in Singapore, April 1955 – June 1956

@article{Low2004KeptIP,
  title={Kept in Position: The Labour Front–Alliance Government of Chief Minister David Marshall in Singapore, April 1955 – June 1956},
  author={James Low},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={41 - 64}
}
  • J. Low
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Economics
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Using declassified British documents and Chinese-language newspapers, this paper seeks to supplement existing understanding of Chief Minister David Marshall's Labour Front-Alliance Government in Singapore from April 1955 to June 1956. From the outset, the government's reforms were hampered by its own weaknesses. It was viable only because British policy was to keep it ‘in position’. 
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