I am not sure how Ms Catherine Lim would know how most Singaporeans feel about the Government ("Govt refutes author's claims over public trust"; June 14).
It was not too long ago that Ms Lim told the BBC that Singaporeans' lack of emotions was due to "authoritarian" government policies. The following year, Singapore appeared near the top of the list. There was no comment from Ms Lim.
It is critical that we do not extrapolate one's own opinion to encompass a wider population. There is the danger of a biased sample reinforced by a confirmation bias.
Open Response to "Don't Take Good Govt for Granted" - Eugene Tan
I came across this article: "Don't take good govt for granted", it was so good that even just by reading the title, I am already in tears.
Before reading that article, I can only empathise with people picking cardboards and collecting trays at age 80+, and I had thought that it was merely because of poor personal financial management or maybe some bad luck in life.
Luckily, Eugene Tan helped us to shed light on this issue and clearly indicated in his title that a government will not always be good, and we should never take it for granted that they will. Even if the government was good in the past, there is no guarantee that its successor will continue to be.
Thoughts on Eugene Tan's Letter
I find the letter by Eugene Tan really hilarious. Perhaps, he was trying to write to PAP but dare not do thus he wrote the letter whereby the public can read it and he don't have to fear any repercussion.
He wrote," It is critical that we do not extrapolate one's own opinion to encompass a wider population. There is the danger of a biased sample reinforced by a confirmation bias."
The Straits Times should not conduct the by-election poll in 2013 which gave PAP false hope. Seriously, ST conducted a poll on 50 citizens and they summarised the opinion by writing the heading, "More rooting for PAP" on Punggol East by-election.