23 May '11, 2am

Our reader shares some post-elections advice for the PAP. Point 3 is interesting...

I AGREE with Mr Charles Tan's advice ('Don't go the populist way'; Saturday), and I would like to add a few more points. The expectation is now so high that short of a major revamp of most policies, the Government may not be deemed to have kept its promises. I fear the pendulum is about to swing to the other extreme. There are significant challenges in front of the People's Action Party and its new ministers and while they get on with them, please be mindful of these: Remember, 60 per cent of the people voted for you and your policies; don't swing your policies to wow the vocal minority and take the support of the silent majority for granted. While you reach out, connect and engage the young, please don't compromise the interests of the earlier generations (Generation X and baby boomers) who are likely to be the larger contributors to the economy now. The 60 per cent may b...

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