27 Aug '11, 1pm

First Time S'poreans get to vote twice in the same year....: This is a landmark year for democracy in Singapore....

This is a landmark year for democracy in Singapore. Many Singaporeans who have never voted in their lives got to vote twice this year. Until a few years ago, the word 'apathetic' was often used to describe Singaporeans - they didn't care much about politics, nobody thought much about govt policies and many didn't know or care about problems faced by their fellow Singaporeans. Things have changed quickly in the past 2 years . There is rising political vibracy, greater interest in govt policies and concern for the future of this country. The transformation has not been disruptive as other countries but sufficiently effective to start the process of change in this country. The Internet has been instrumental in this change and has forced the mainstream media to become more objective in its reporting to stay relevent. The PE saw extensive coverage of each candidates and the MSM...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2011/08/first-time-spor...

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