PAP leaders seem to have lost their feel of the ground: Prof Reuben Wong



Daily Times, 18 Feb 2013
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s biggest protest in decades shows that the ruling party for over half a century is facing a more vocal electorate and must change or watch its popularity slide further, analysts say.
“PAP leaders seem to have lost their feel of the ground. Their technocratic decision-making style is no longer accepted, yet they persist in ‘we know best’ policies,” said Reuben Wong, associate professor of political science at the National University of Singapore.
“I think that gradually the anti-PAP sentiment will build and spread unless there’s a very fundamental change in the way the PAP deals with the people, which I don’t see happening,” political analyst Seah Chiang Nee told AFP.  
“I think there’s going to be a further decline in the popularity of the PAP between now and 2016, added Seah .....Full story
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