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Trust, TraceTogether and treatment of cancer patients

How ministers deal with mistakes when things go wrong can erode or strengthen trust

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

Trust is Singapore's most valuable domestic currency, and one that a new generation of political leaders stepping up to lead the nation must work doubly hard to mint.

Trust lubricates interpersonal ties and inter-group interactions. It is the basis on which the incumbent People's Action Party (PAP) has ruled Singapore without a break since 1959, winning election after election.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2021, with the headline 'Trust, TraceTogether and treatment of cancer patients'. Print Edition | Subscribe