11 Apr '11, 5am

[TOC] PAP ministers failing to relate cause and effect

[TOC] PAP ministers failing to relate cause and effect

If the ruling party was concerned that there was insufficient assessment time, why have they not quickly pinned down Election Day and called for nominations? Perhaps it is because they are learning slowly, and still adjusting to new circumstances. In the past, when there were no alternative media sources, the ruling party would use the lead-up to Nomination Day as an unofficial campaign period. They would use the unreliable (according to PM Lee: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/04/straits-times-credibility-et-tu-pm-lee/ ) state-controlled media to set the agenda and discussion for the coming elections. Opposition voices would be suppressed and given selective coverage. Today, this has changed – many articles in the Straits Times are in reaction to issues raised by voters online, and PAP candidates suddenly realize that they are being very seriously assessed on their merits...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/04/pap-ministers-failing...

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