Does Singapore need a Plain Language Act?

To get the people behind public policies, they need to first understand what is being said. Jargon-filled government statements and speeches are a hindrance.

Why is it that when officials speak or write, they suddenly become very different from ordinary people who never ever speak or write like this? PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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The Singapore public service is known to be efficient and forward-looking, but there is one area where it can do much better.

It should put in more effort to communicate in plain, simple language so that the man in the street can better understand government thinking and policies.

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