DPM Teo encourages Singaporeans to ‘share’ their views with the government
Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012
Singaporeans are encouraged to share their views frankly and openly with the PAP government which will be actively ‘engaging’ them in the following months, declares Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
Speaking on the sidelines of a community event last night, DPM Teo said he ‘encourages’ Singaporeans to share their views so that the government can build a future together with them.
“What kind of Singapore do we want? What hopes you have for yourself and your children? I believe with such a conversation, we can build a closer society, focus our energies and achieve this vision which will give a better life for all of us.”
He added that Singapore will become a divided country if Singaporeans do not work hand in hand:
“The alternative is we are a divided country, we spend all our time being envious of each other, we are unable to put our energies together, we become a divided society.”
A Junior College student Reuben Wang shared his views on DPM Teo’s performance at the pre-university seminar on his blog lately after which he was publicly shamed by the state media and his parents ‘invited’ for a ‘tea session’ with the minister.