PM Lee: PAP needs to sharpen its skills
Mr Lee added that the party needs to "sharpen its skills" to listen actively.
Fri, Sep 09, 2011
THE People's Action Party (PAP) needs to adjust its policies to serve people better and improve its engagement and outreach on issues affecting Singaporeans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
This is despite the strong mandate won by the party in the recent General Election in which it won 81 out of 87 seats and 60.1 per cent of the popular vote.
Making these remarks in the latest issue of Petir, the party's magazine, he said that younger Singaporeans have different life experiences, outlooks and aspirations.
"We must earn their trust by respecting their views, supporting them in their quest to realise their hopes and dreams."
Mr Lee added that the party needs to "sharpen its skills" to listen actively, to build support for policies, to anticipate and counter attempts to score political points by those who do not want the PAP to succeed, and to gain recognition for the Government's good work.
I can’t believe PAP still does not get it after 2 poor election performances.
No wonder, they still think willing 60.1% of the vote is a strong mandates. Gosh this is like a B4 in GCE O Level.
To win people hearts you just have to shut up, listen and show genuine concern for the people. Shutting yourself up in your ivory towers and drawing millions is not helping.
Oh please do more the listen as well. Else it will just become another talk for the sake of talking and listen without action. This is will ensure your votes going southward in the next election.