07 Jul '11, 4pm

"What Chan wants — or worse, what Chan does not even realise his words mean — is that people should shut up and...

It is depressing how quickly brand new ministers, supposedly the flag bearers for the People’s Action Party government’s reform and renewal, adopt the mindset of the old guard. Chan Chun Sing, barely two months into his job as Acting Minister for Community, Youth and Sports, has just showed himself to be a breath of stale air. At a public forum over the weekend, he effectively told people to shut up if they had no suggestions worth implementing. This recalls the trope, used with annoying frequency ten to twenty years ago, and still occasionally resorted to today by dull minds, distinguishing between “constructive criticism” and “non-constructive” ones. Despite the seductiveness of those words, it is never about being “constructive” since it does not take a lot of inquiry to discover that its meaning is elusive; one can never objectively decide whether a criticism is “const...

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