12 Feb '12, 7am

Government fights lonely battle for eldercare centres (via @shortsmallsweet)

Another, perhaps less obvious, feature of the present debate is the silence of those citizens who agree that eldercare centres are needed and that there is no perfect answer as to where to locate them. I am pretty sure there are plenty of Singaporeans who can see the issue in this light. Absent their mediating voices, the debate easily becomes a tug-of-war between two implacable sides that overlays the government-people divide. It should not be so. The question of social attitudes should be a subject of self-criticism among the people themselves, it should not be a matter of government telling voters that they are self-centred, intolerant, boors.

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