The Singapore Mutiny (1915) and the Genesis of Political Intelligence in Singapore

  title={The Singapore Mutiny (1915) and the Genesis of Political Intelligence in Singapore},
  author={Leon Comber},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  pages={529 - 541}
  • Leon Comber
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Law
  • Intelligence and National Security
Abstract This paper describes how political intelligence evolved in Singapore and the establishment for the first time of a political intelligence bureau, the forerunner of the Singapore Police Special Branch and the present-day Internal Security Department (ISD). It is an example of British imperial practice as the early roots of intelligence in Singapore owed much to the experience gained earlier in British India in dealing with intelligence matters. The establishment of an intelligence… 
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