by Constance Singam, Simon Tay, Kwok Kian Woon and Yang Razali Kassim

Published: 1997

ISBN: 981-00-8734-9

This paper is an edited transcription of the proceedings of a seminar by the same title on 4 May 1996 at the Boulevard Hotel Singapore organized by the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), Singapore.

Among the issues discussed at the seminar were the development of civil society in Singapore, with particular reference to the emergence and development of interest groups and self-help organizations; the role of civil society and how effective it is in carrying out its role in the Singapore context; the relationship between civil society and the government; the government’s attitude towards civil society actors; and the future prospects and challenges to the growth and development of civil society in Singapore.


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