Saturday, March 18, 2006
When that rebellious young NUS undergrad stood up and called our esteemed MM a despot, and demanded for more checks and balance in our political system, some of us fear that the new generation in Singapore will be unlike the previous generation. Our people's most distinct trait is the lack of desire to question the govt and willingness to follow instructions. The emergence of Jamie Han looks like a worrying trend.......but not to fear.... a recent survey done by the Straits Times is reassuring:
1. 40,000 young age 21-34 Singaporeans don't even know that the PAP is one of the parties in parliament.
2. Half of those survey shows a total lack of interest in politics.
3. Political issues like "need for more opposition" ranks below jobs, housing, education etc.
4. Many don't want to vote.
Thank goodness our new generation is the same as our old. Looks like our education system has not failed us. The PAP can continue to rule and control this country maintaining the status quo for more decades.
Posting Time 9:09 AM
Posted by Lucky Tan