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To Build Trust, Move Beyond Disproportionate Deference To The Government

While well-intentioned, the question of how the government can build trust with the younger generation (ST, May 23) and its emphasis on “consensus” as an answer still result in disproportionate deference to the government, thereby disregarding the ability of (young) Singaporeans to independently advocate for policy change – reflected by the many movements and organisations across a variety of socio-economic causes which already exist – and even their democratic ability to shape the government which represents them. In addition to the Youth Conversations, for instance, other groups have had no trouble organising their own forums or programmes to solicit views. Of greater interest and further independent of governmental involvement, it would appear, is facilitating the continued accommodation of diverse community voices as well as nudging uninvolved or lethargic individuals to be a part of these broader discourses. Continue reading

“Bridge The Gap”: Executive Summary And Post-Discussion Report

Having concluded the “Bridge the Gap” youth discussion on inequality and the class divide in Singapore in mid-July last year – and hence, in very overdue fashion – here is the executive summary and some accompanying thoughts. Continue reading

“Bridge The Gap”: A Youth Discussion On Inequality And The Class Divide In Singapore

We’re organising a face-to-face discussion among young Singaporeans will help to nudge the discourse on inequality and the class divide ahead. Join us on July 14, 2018, from 10am to 12.30pm! Continue reading

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