29 Aug '11, 5pm

They have no sense of right and wrong. Everything is reduced to a calculation about how to avoid being hammered...

They have no sense of right and wrong. Everything is reduced to a calculation about how to avoid being hammered...

There’s a connection between cooking curry, advertising Abercrombie and Fitch and the People’s Action Party’s (PAP’s) gradual loss of nerve. With Singapore’s increasing complexity and heterogeneity, the Singapore government has been in retreat on the social regulation front. Where once it tried to prescribe morals and social behaviour, imposed with a big stick if necessary (e.g. passing laws/regulations about flushing after urinating, males having to keep hair short — some readers may be old enough to remember this) , it is now realising that there are social forces greater than itself. Society will change regardless, and heavy-handed attempts by the government to impose its will exact a political price. Yet retreat, gradual and tentative as it is, is not easy. In its wake comes all manner of disagreements among different sections of society, and people continue to expect ...

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