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Calls For Discourse Diversity Not New

Calls “for views to be gathered from avenues beyond government-endorsed dialogues, such as blogs, forums, or civil society” (TODAY, Jan. 16) have existed for some time, even before President Tony Tan, in his opening address to the 13th Parliament, highlighted the need to refresh Singapore’s political system. What is less clear is how these aspirations will be achieved, beyond the convenient – but tired – strategies of dialogues or public consultations organised by the government. Continue reading

Hougang By-Election: Rallies In A Nutshell

Here are quick summaries from the by-election rallies on May 20, 2012 (Sunday), May 22, 2012 (Tuesday) and May 24, 2012 (Thursday). I felt that the rallies were largely inconsequential, because most Hougang residents would have had their minds set already; nonetheless, it is interesting to briefly review what has been said by the representatives and politicians. Continue reading

People’s Association: Searching For A Way Forward

Therefore, moving forward from these exchanges, stakeholders should be looking at constructive ways to work around these rigid constraints, and simultaneously introduce recommendations and amendments for the People’s Association. Continue reading

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