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S’poreans react to President Tony Tan’s advice that govt must strive to deserve people’s trust

Posted on 03 October 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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President Tony Tan said on Oct. 1 at he swearing-in of the new Cabinet at the Istana that any election can be potentially divisive but the strong mandate received by the government in General Election 2015 signals that Singaporeans want to stay united.

But he offered the new Cabinet a word of advice: “Singaporeans have chosen to place their trust in you because they believed you were the most worthy of that trust. The trust of the people is a precious thing. It does not come easy. You must continue to strive to deserve that trust.”

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Say other people, say yourself.”
Gong Kah Kee, 44-year-old dispute resolution organiser

 

sian-half-uncle “When Tony Tan won the presidential election, the country was split into four factions. He should know better.”
Bu Gao Xing, 63-year-old board game seller

 

happy-bird-girl “I like how the one who received a weak mandate to lead as president is the one with the most advice to give.”
Zha Ji, 18-year-old fried chicken seller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











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