23 May '11, 3pm

"Recently, since voting for the Worker’s Party as a resident of Aljunied GRC, I have been accused by several...

"Recently, since voting for the Worker’s Party as a resident of Aljunied GRC, I have been accused by several...

The voice of the electorate at the recent General Election resounded loud and clear to the ruling party and indeed, some observers claim that politically, the population has come of age. I beg to differ. The political maturity of the electorate is still in its infancy with a large majority of the population still left unclear and uncertain that the ruling party and the state are by right separate identities. Years of identifying the People’s Action Party (PAP) with the state have left many Singaporeans with what I would call a serious national identity crisis. Mr.Lee Kuan Yew was quoted in 1982 as having said, “I make no apologies that the PAP is the Government and the Government is the PAP.”(Petir, 1982). Singaporeans have taken this to mean that the PAP is Singapore and Singapore is the PAP. While policies of the ruling party inevitably shape the identity of our nation, ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/false-identities-and-...

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straitstimes.com 21 May '11, 12am

I AGREE with political editor Chua Lee Hoong on the appropriateness of appointing Mr Khaw Boon Wan as Minister for Nationa...