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Singapore, Malaysia, and the International Arms Industry

  • Michael Backman

Abstract

Singapore is a modern, ultra-clean city-state, with excellent tourist and shopping facilities. It also has the highest rate per capita of executions in the world, a large, government-regulated commercial sex industry, and is a manufacturer and exporter of weapons that are designed to kill. The Singapore government’s strong preference for execution and the city-state’s commercial sex industry were looked at in The Asian Insider. It’s Singapore’s role in the international arms industry that is examined here.

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Singapore Government Armored Vehicle Shopping Facility Joint Exercise Military Hardware 
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Notes

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    Business Times, “Syed Mokhtar plans to turn DRB into big defence player” January 12, 2005.?Google Scholar

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© Michael Backman 2005

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