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Singapore Asks Looks for Public Opinion on Casino

18 June 2004

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Strait Times: "The Singapore government took the unusual step Friday of appealing for residents' comments on whether the city-state should open its first casino.

"The idea was floated in March, and has triggered an outpouring of comments about the merits of such a scheme, which detractors fear could spark a rise in vice and money laundering.

"Citizens who wanted to comment were invited Friday to write, fax or e-mail the ministry of trade and industry, Lim Chuen Ni, spokeswoman for the ministry said in a letter to the Straits Times…"

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