Thursday, July 20, 2006

Active Citizenry

Thanks Sivasothi for sending me this. I couldn't agree more with the sentiment that active citizenry involves a sense of having ownership of the community. It's YOUR community - if you feel strongly about it, try and make the situation better, don't keep whining about the situation and saying that you're 'just' a resident. It doesn't bode well for us as a country if people keep saying they are 'just' residents and are not willing to take part in making Singapore a better place for all of us to live in.

Active Citizenry


Blogger Salt * Wet * Fish said...

The problem with your link is that only subscribers can read it.. so those who don't subscribe to ST will not know what you are referring too... :-0

Anyway, I have a copy of it in my blog entry...

20/7/06 3:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Actually I don't subscribe - the forum is free I believe.

20/7/06 3:48 PM  
Blogger Mezzo said...

You can read it, actually. The ST forum letters are free.

Who is the letter writer?

[It's a pity, but understandable, that the letter writer does not acknowledge that there are active citizenry that is being denied, because it goes against government policy.

And it's ironic, because people are most likely to become active citizens if they think that there's something *wrong* with the current state of affairs.]

20/7/06 3:49 PM  
Blogger Salt * Wet * Fish said...

Oh... got confused with the subscribed news... sigh, wasting my time copying those articles all the time!

20/7/06 4:18 PM  
Blogger Salt * Wet * Fish said...

The letter write is Jerry Siah from Spaces (

Unfortunately, as you know, not everything we write gets printing into ST forum, some even have heavy edited such that some of the meanings may be different. That's why people like yawningbread (, archives both the original letter and the printed letter sent to the press. That is also why sintercom originally had "Not the Straits Times Forum" where you have both the original post and the published post.

20/7/06 4:21 PM  

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