OPINION: The missing piece in a smart government - P.N. Balji:

Yahoo! News Singapore, 27 Jan 2012 Since GE 2011, the government seems to be on its backfoot with communication blunders becoming a regular occurrence. From the Mas Selamat case (official statement was issued four hours after the terrorist escaped from the Internal Security Department's detention centre) to the YOG episode (Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that it was an embarrassment but not a disaster) to the PAP's electoral defeat in Aljunied (Lee Kuan Yew warned residents that they will repent if the Opposition won), it is clear that the government has yet to get a handle on how to communicate effectively in a new world.

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