14 Oct '11, 10am

Government will better connect with citizens

Government will better connect with citizens

Coming to your smart-phone or a Community Development Council (CDC) near you: government officials who want to know what you are thinking before they make and implement policies. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (far right) -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Toh Yong Chuan Coming to your smart-phone or a Community Development Council (CDC) near you: government officials who want to know what you are thinking before they make and implement policies. More 'innovative ways to connect with citizens' were promised by Information, Communication and the Arts Minister Yaacob Ibrahim and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who oversees the Public Service Division, in their addendum on Friday to the President's Address. Dr Yaacob disclosed that his ministry is working with government agencies to make greater use of social media and smart-phone apps to better reach out to citizens. 'The o...

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