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Catherine Lim

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Much Ado About Trust

Talk about trust – and the trust deficit – is not new. In a letter to The Straits Times after the haze last year consultant Mr. Devadas Krishnadas defined trust as “the confidence and conviction that the government is competent and committed to ensuring the well-being of Singaporeans”. At Singapore Perspectives 2012, a conference by the Institute of Policy Studies, academic Mr. Cherian George identified three barriers to building trust in Singapore: the credibility problem of the mainstream media, the lack of independent voices in public debates, and the conflict between national interest and interests of the dominant People’s Action Party (PAP). Continue reading

Catherine Lim’s Little Ironies: Stories Of Singapore

1. Catherine Lim’s approach. Unlike Simon Tay’s “Stand Alone”, which adopts a first-person narrative, Catherine Lim opts for a third-person perspective in this collection; while the former clearly offers greater personal insights and emotive exposition, the latter provides a more obvious harmonization between commentary or critique and story-telling. Dealing with the supposed realities of life, … Continue reading

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