03 May '11, 1pm

PAP must address frustration or moral authority will erode

THE ruling party's moral authority to lead will take a hit if it does not address public frustration and angst, said Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin on Tuesday. The candidate in the People's Action Party (PAP) team contesting in Marine Parade GRC admitted some voters were 'troubled, angry even' over issues such as the fairness of the GRC system and attacks on the opposition. 'Some feel that you're being talked down to, that there's not enough listening, that we need to be more compassionate and less calculative,' he said at a lunchtime rally next to UOB Plaza. 'Whether real or not, if we are unable to address these perceptions and sentiments, our moral authority to lead will erode.' A softer approach in engagement is needed, said the 42-year-old, tipped to be part of Singapore's fourth-generation leadership. Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Straits Ti...

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