Tag: Our Singapore Conversation

Let's Talk

As the fourth year-long SG conversation in just over 20 years draws to a close, a look back at the last one - Remaking Singapore (2002), and its major recommendations. The nation waits eagerly for the coming Sunday's National Day Rally speech by Prime Minsiter...

Raymond Lim and the Internet

By Zach Isaiah Chia What former Minister Raymond Lim said at his book launch last Friday deserves unemotional scrutiny. As the Internet opens a new world of  uninhibited expression, it is important for Singaporeans to have the "courage  to stand up to those who would tear society...

No Tuition? Revamp education system

The way we see it, The Independent Singapore News
By Christine Mechtler Senior Minister of State for Education, Indranee Rajah said private tuition is not necessary in Singapore's education system. Ms Indranee said: "The key to that is the parents' mindset and belief. We hope the message will get out to parents, not to pile...

Our faulty Singapore Conversation

By Vernon Chan News Analysis The publication of the Our SG Conversation Survey on 25 August 2013 has elicited varied responses. While there are some who have taken it at face value, some political commentators have questioned the validity of the OSC survey. For them, there...

The wrong road to relevance

Our Singapore Conversation
By Robin Low Social media is becoming a mature communication platform everywhere. In the early days, marketers have used social media as another medium to broadcast their messages. People joined social media because it is new, many thought it might be a fad and asked...

The politics of OSC: What next?

PM Lee Hsien Loong
By M Palaniyapan Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) wasn’t the government's first attempt to engage the ground and get feedback. The Feedback Unit was set up in 1985 for the same purpose. It was later revamped as REACH in 2006. But the OSC was clearly different from these exercises. The...