Reflections on trust from a young Singaporean

Trust in the Government is not all about past performance. To give confidence for the future, taking on board citizens' views matters.

The need to retain the trust of Singaporeans has been a key concern of the political leadership of late.

As was the case at the People's Action Party (PAP) conventions of the past two years, at this year's event held recently, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong once again emphasised the need to "maintain the trust the people have in the PAP", as did his designated successor, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. This was followed two weeks later by an open letter from PM Lee to Singaporeans echoing the same point.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2019, with the headline 'Reflections on trust from a young Singaporean'. Print Edition | Subscribe