03 May '11, 9pm

Ministers invest time and effort talking to youth

SINGAPORE - While Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong is confident of strong support from elderly residents in Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC), he is unable to get a feel of what the younger population in the area is thinking. "They (the younger ones) are not at home even during house-to-house visits ... So for them, their thinking, I'm not too sure," Mr Goh said during a walkabout in MacPherson yesterday morning. Mr Goh said he wanted the younger generation to know that their votes are important as it involves their future. "Don't talk about national issues, just talk about the estate. So, for Marine Parade, on 8 May, who is going to attend to the problem of the old folks, the livelihood issues, the jobs and so on ... "The young think it is not their problem, it is the Government's problem. That is wrong. It is their problem because it is their parents'," ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110504-00004...

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