31 Aug '11, 4am

An excellent commentary by Catherine Lim #sgpresident #sgelections #sgpolitics

The term ‘new normal’ has been used to describe the new political reality in Singapore, including the changes following the General Election of 2011 (GE 2011). Less dramatic and romantic than the other descriptions of ‘a Singapore Renaissance’ and ‘a Singapore Arab Spring’, it nevertheless recognizes that the winds of change that have swept away the norms, assumptions and rules of the old order are more aptly compared to the storms of revolution than to the gentle breezes of step-by-step evolution that the People’s Action Party (PAP) government had always advocated. Part of this new normal is a new electorate with a ferocious hunger for a new kind of leadership. Since it is a strongly anti-PAP group, it desires the new leadership, first and foremost, to be free of all those detested PAP attributes, notably arrogance, complacency and insensitivity to the needs of the people...

Full article: http://catherinelim.sg/2011/08/31/the-presidential-electi...

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