03 Jul '11, 9am

Winning back public trust after GE

By Ngiam Tong Dow, Straits Times, 2 July 2011 THE General Election on May 7 this year yielded the best possible outcome for Singapore. The People’s Action Party (PAP) Government was returned to power with an 81-6 majority although its vote share dipped to 60.1 per cent, reflecting a secular decline. The Workers’ Party (WP) won Aljunied, a Group Representation Constituency. The greatest value of the WP win in Aljunied is that it breached a psychological barrier, giving a boost to the opposition and its supporters. Politics is about winning the hearts and minds of the people. Trust is the cornerstone. This election shows some chipping away of the trust that past generations of Singaporeans had in the PAP. This was shown, for example, in the way Aljunied voters did not heed the statements from senior PAP leaders warning them against choosing the opposition. The challenge for ...

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