It is often said that facts speak for themselves, but two discussions in Parliament yesterday seemed to suggest this may not always be enough.
The sitting opened with a discussion on the economy and jobs, an abiding concern for Singaporeans, especially in the light of developments such as the United States-China trade tensions and Brexit bringing economic uncertainty.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 07, 2020, with the headline 'Building trust is vital if facts are to sway voters on hot-button issues'. Subscribe
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