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SINGAPORE - The Republic is moving into an age where there is "more meaningful, constructive discussion" and Singaporeans can be engaged and encouraged to participate in the country's affairs, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said on Friday. Speaking at the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild (SPGG) inaugural dialogue forum, he said: "We want people to do more and more for themselves, and depend less and less on us." But as he replied to a point by SPGG vice-president Hoe Lye Soon that the Government was "omnipresent in our society" and could be "more relaxed" by outsourcing work done by the People's Association or the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Mr Goh also said there was a downside in making the change. "You'll discover very quickly that when we try to do less for people, right away there's a backlash. They say: 'Why do we elect you for? You're s...

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