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The Heart Truths

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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

The Man Of The Protest Moment

And it seems like the three young speakers did take pages out of Miss Han’s book – unfortunately. In angry fits RP’s Miss Tyeisha Syaquilla, online writers Mr. Prabu Ramachandran and Mr. Ariffin Sha lambasted the ruling PAP for its perceived incompetence. Listening to the demagoguery in the middle of the crowd, and despite cognisance of the government’s missteps and shortcomings, one cannot help but wonder: what for? Continue reading

Heart Truths

Perhaps for a man of the PM’s repute the allegations could not go unnoticed. How should the rest of us react though? As it is with misinformation and disinformation readers must be more discerning, and in the long run avoid or counter sites which add nothing to discourse. Tiresome in the face of staunch opposition – for instance, of Mr. Ngerng insisting that all dissenting opinions were misguided – but it is an ideal we should all strive for. Continue reading

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