Chan Chun Sing: There is now ‘greater engagement’ between PAP govt and Singaporeans
Posted by temasektimes on June 25, 2012
Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing has lauded the efforts made by the PAP government to ‘engage’ Singaporeans in the aftermath of the divisive General Election last year which saw its percentage of votes dropped to a record low 60.1%.
Speaking to Punggol residents during a dialogue session yesterday, Mr Chan said although there’s greater engagement, the issue now is how to manage the public’s expectations.
He observed that the public has a higher expectation of the government and how it deals with issues raised by Singaporeans and stressed that there has to be some give and take in the engagement process.
Mr Chan also urged Singaporeans to do more for the community:
“I don’t think there will always be a point where we would claim that we have arrived but it’s good to see efforts like that and I’m quietly confident by and large, the majority of Singaporeans understands the challenges we are grappling with,” he shared.
Mr Chan was one of the new faces brought in by the PAP last year and was given the portfolio of MCYS. For some strange reasons, he is still only an ‘Acting’ minister after 13 long months.