" ... This is where they say Singapore can also learn a lesson from its past: bold leadership. 'Success creates this aversion to change, an aversion to risk,' said Kenneth Paul Tan, vice dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School. 'One good lesson is no matter how successful one has been through the years, the willingness and ability to keep surveying their circumstances, and keep learning from other people must still be there. There might still be better ways to do things,' he said. ..
" ... Kenneth Paul Tan, vice dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, said the success of Pink Dot reflects the changing Singapore. 'This is very interesting to see how this is a very different Singapore that is actually able to export a body of activism, something we would never have expected in the earlier phase of Singapore,' he said. Tan said that in the 1990s, organizations tended to work with the state to form what the government preferred to call 'civic societ
" ... Yet this model focusing on material wellbeing led to more sophisticated demands. Kenneth Paul Tan, vice dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, partly attributes the discontent to a generational gap. 'An earlier generation might have felt very grateful, maybe more compliant but younger Singaporeans did not grow up like that. They were born into more affluent situations. The efficiency, sanitation were there. They don't compare ourselves to cities doing badly.
" ... Kenneth Paul Tan, vice dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, told Rappler that the sentiment against foreign workers began emerging only 10 years ago when the government liberalized its immigration policy. Since then, concerns about congestion and property prices often come up as Singapore tops the list of the most expensive cities. 'All of a sudden, Singaporeans were feeling in a very palpable way that Singapore is not their own country anymore. It's not th