03 Sep '11, 12pm

TOC on the goal of opposition politicians & PA's response: Building Nations, Dividing People #sgpolitics

TOC on the goal of opposition politicians & PA's response: Building Nations, Dividing People #sgpolitics

It’s refreshing to see a government body give straight answers for once. The People’s Association has declared that it is a de facto arm of the state. Its mission is to “bond the community and connect people with the Government”. Grassroots advisers should “connect people to people”, and “are required to help the Government connect with people and help promote government policies and programmes”. Therefore, the government should appoint “grassroots advisers who support its programmes”. Opposition Members of Parliament “cannot be expected” to support the government’s policies, and so may not be grassroots advisers. In so many words, the People’s Association is the bridge between the people and the government. And it’s only a small step away from the government to the People’s Action Party. As described by the Central Intelligence Agency, the People’s Association was “a nati...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/09/building-nations-divi...

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