Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2011

Abstract

Democratic societies require the participation of its citizens in order to function. A quick, obligatory visit to the polling station counts, of course, but that may not be enough. If a country is "to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress", citizens must care enough to share their constructive views – and in the absence of that, ask "inconvenient questions". Speaking at SMU's Wee Kim Wee Centre Lunchtime Talks, Viswa Sadasivan, a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore, believes that such questions are necessary to "provoke and stimulate" the country's leaders to greater heights. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Disciplines

Law

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1338

Subject(s)

Law and Public Policy

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Law Commons

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