- In spite of being unhappy over many government policies, 60% of the voters voted for PAP and stability. The sweeping changes in the cabinet line-up cannot be seen as representing stability. Are these voters being given what they were expecting?
- The underlying problem is that, in the past, the government made its decisions behind closed doors using inputs by a small group of elites. This system needs to be changed for new policies and approaches to be produced.
- Inputs from a broad group of knowledgeable people (outside of the elites and scholars)
- Active discussion in Parliament - and MPs have to spend more time in this duty
- An active media to bring up the issues.
I will be writing more on this topic later.
Tan Kin Lian