20 May '11, 9pm

DONT STEAL MY YOUTH #sgelections #sgpolitics Government should tap energy of youth, says Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE - Today's youth no longer want to be prescribed to, and would rather be part of the policy-making process, said Major-General (NS) Chan Chun Sing (picture). Speaking on Friday, the Tanjong Pagar Member of Parliament and new Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports likened the process to the popularity of pizza joints where people can make their own pizzas. "You might argue that the taste is better or not so good compared to the original menu that the owner has given you," said MG (NS) Chan, who will also be the new Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts. "But (through) the process of partaking in policy-making (and) having discussed the issues, you find that ownership." Speaking to MediaCorp after his usual walk in Commonwealth, MG (NS) Chan, the former Army chief, said the Government should tap on the energy of the yout...

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