“Speaking at the PAP Convention Sunday morning, Mr Inderjit described Singapore’s policy making as mainly top down.
He said this is largely driven by civil servants who formulated and justified policies with facts and figures to convince the ministers to get them approved.
He added not much of the ground input was considered.” – Inderjit Singh, at PAP Convention, as reported by CNA
But, it is for once, a little refreshing and nice for Singaporeans to hear a govt MP daring to confirm, albeit at a rather inconsequential and ‘safe’ venue and occasion, what must have been pretty obvious and well known to even the most apathetic, apolitical citizen, regarding the PAP’s governing style of top-down aka forced-down-your-throat policies, policy changes and edits. Everytime, it would be put across as bitter medicine ‘for your own good’ – measures that invariably trash our RIGHTS and deplete our POCKETS.
Mr Singh, many Singaporeans would be more impressed, more convinced, and feel that you are being more sincere, if you would only dare to repeat those same words IN PARLIAMENT, itself, and get them debated by your fellow MPs.
It would be truly groundbreaking then!
That, IMO, Mr Singh, would be a greater measure of the real man in you and your colleagues.