07 Jun '11, 2pm

Restless youth seek anchor in politics

Restless youth seek anchor in politics

Forum discussing what youth want, held on Tuesday at Orchard Hotel. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE SINGAPORE'S youth need to feel a sense of belonging, and see political participation and support of alternative voices as a way of rooting themselves to the country. This was the key theme that emerged from a forum discussing what youth want, held on Tuesday at Orchard Hotel. Organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, it featured a panel of speakers from six political parties and was attended by 250 people. Both Mr Desmond Lee of the People's Action Party, 34, and Ms Michelle Lee of the Singapore Democratic Party, 35, noted that though today's youth grew up in a stable Singapore, they have been deeply affected by world events in recent years. There is a sense of restlessness, noted Mr Yaw Shin Leong, 35, the Workers' Party Member of Parliament for Hougang. 'I believe they are sear...

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