Leading the change in Singapore's domestic affairs
Over the years, the political leadership in Singapore has transformed from an authoritative style of government to one which is more consultative and open to citizens’ feedback. Currently, Singapore is at a crossroads. The nation is being pulled in different directions, and the government needs to find a delicate balance between older, more conservative values and the new rush of more liberal thinking. Among many other things, Singapore has been called a nanny state, where, in its quest to help its citizens as much as possible, it has come across as overprotective. Yet, some question if Singapore is doing enough to help its citizens now. At the same time, others argue that it is time for the authorities to take a step back and allow the people to take more responsibility for their own decisions. Representatives are expected to engage in discussion about what stance the next generation of leaders should take moving forward, in order to enable Singapore to thrive.
The Future of Singapore: 4G Leadership
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