21 Oct '11, 2pm

lee hsien loong sounds very libran.

Edited extract from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech during the debate on the President's Address, 20 October 2011. For a PDF of the full speech, click here . It's necessary and healthy for our politics to adapt to changes and to be up-to-date and in sync with the times because if you don't adapt, it's brittle and one day it would break. But we cannot assume that just because you are changing, you are moving forward. You could be going the wrong way, you could get into a dead end. We have to consciously find the right way forward to avoid problems which other countries have run into. So how do we respond to this new political situation? First, we have to take a much more open approach to government and to governance , the way we organise ourselves, the way we conduct our affairs. Welcome different views, reach out to diverse groups including critics, share more info...

Full article: http://journalism.sg/2011/10/21/pm-lee-promises-more-open...

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