PM Lee to ‘engage’ Singaporeans from ‘all walks of life’ on TV forum
Posted by temasektimes on September 14, 2012
As part of the government’s ‘National Conversation’, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be holding a TV forum called “A Conversation With PM Lee” on Friday to meet Singaporeans from ‘all walks of life’ to discuss the future of Singapore.
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat and Members of Parliament Indranee Rajah and Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar are the other panellists at the forum hosted by Channel NewsAsia.
Among the participants are business leaders, professionals, tertiary students and new citizens. It is not known how they are selected.
At the recent National Day Rally, Mr Lee had said that the government aims to engage as many Singaporeans as possible to discuss the nation’s future.
However, it appears that opposition politicians are not included in the conversation including MPs from the PAP’s subsidiary party, the Workers Party though they are Singaporeans who pay taxes as well.
Channel NewsAsia is a broadcast station under MediaCorp which is owned by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings headed by PM Lee’s wife Ho Ching.