22 May '11, 11pm

Older voters want needs addressed too

Older voters want needs addressed too

SINGAPORE: Don't forget the older generation. This was the parting message from former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong as they stepped down from the Cabinet, and the reminder again from President S.R. Nathan on Saturday night as the new Cabinet was sworn in. As Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his new team embark on engaging a younger and different generation of Singaporeans, analysts and Members of Parliament that MediaCorp spoke to emphasised the importance of not leaving this senior electorate out in the cold. With a fast-ageing population, older voters, with time on their hands and institutional memory, could become a major pressure group, said some like Mr Charles Chong, MP for Joo Chiat. Political scientist Reuben Wong, from the National University of Singapore, said: "Older voters who have been through tumultuous times vote ...

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