17 Feb '12, 5am

Only awareness of issues makes us responsible voters: ~by: Ng Yi Shu~ We have all heard it – a new political awa...

Only awareness of issues makes us responsible voters: ~by: Ng Yi Shu~ We have all heard it – a new political awa...

“Empowering an effective government with the capacity to carry out its mandate is certainly a key function of democratic elections. However, the problem with this principle as applied in Singapore is that it’s been used to justify forcing aside dissenters and denying citizens the information they need to participate fully in public life. Accountability loses meaning when it is always applied on the terms of those who are being held to account. Consensus loses moral power when it’s achieved by muting those who differ. Therefore, critical Singaporeans cannot be blamed for reserving judgment about the significance of the shift from performance legitimacy to systemic legitimacy. It all depends on how talk translates into action in the coming years. Indeed, I myself would have brushed all this aside as mere election rhetoric, but for one point that caught my eye in PM Lee’s rem...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2012/02/only-awareness-of-iss...

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