Lee Hsien Loong

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Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin Intends To Speak Up For Social Causes. Here’s How Research Can Help.

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin has outlined his strategy to tackle social causes: Reaching out to schools, sustaining the interest of school-leavers in volunteerism, and coaxing companies to step up their CSR programmes. Here’s how research can help (and how research should feature more prominently). Continue reading


#NDRsg: The 2017 National Day Rally In Tweets

Missed the 2017 National Day Rally by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong? Here’s a chronological collection of my tweets from the evening. Continue reading

Government Communication Remains A Challenge

Four years later, a 30 per cent water tariff increase is announced at Budget 2017, and again the prime minister is acknowledging the government’s shortcomings in communication. “Before announcing the water hike last month, the government perhaps should have spent more time explaining the rationale and what it would be doing to help households cope” (Mar. 25, TODAY), and these remarks echo the frustration and the confusion when the White Paper was rolled out. Then, the 6.9 million figure dominated the discourse. Now, the 30 per cent figure is doing the same. Even if Singaporeans are cognisant of the policy need for the hike – that prices have not gone up since 2000, or that infrastructure investments are expensive, for instance – the details are lost in the noise. Few paid attention to the hike over two phases, or the assistance rendered to the lower-income households too. Continue reading

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