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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

What led Singaporeans to Apathy?

Dec 11, 2009  reported in THE STRAIT TIMES.
Has PAP rule led to apathy?

"PROJECT engineer Alex Tan did not mince his words as he blamed the ruling People's Action Party for the apathy of Singapore's youth."

"He pointed his finger especially at the PAP's dominance and the lack of press freedom. The 22-year-old also said the PAP may feel it is helping the people but the people feel disadvantaged by its policies, from foreign talent to national service."

"His stark statements surprised, not for their content but for where they were made. Mr Tan was speaking last night at a dialogue organised by the Young PAP, and which was attended by 150 youths and two PAP MPs."

It is interesting to hear if our political system has indeed shaped the apathetic culture of this country.

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