Updated: 09/25/2013 07:19

Government has made significant progress in tackling hot button issues in GE 2011: PM Lee



Government has made significant progress in tackling hot button issues in GE 2011: PM Lee

Governance, forging a new social compact and the future of Singapore. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed questions on these three topics in the "Live" TV programme, Ask the Prime Minister, on Channel NewsAsia this evening (24/09). 

One topic which drew many questions was the issue of governance 

In particular, MediaCorp's Editor-in-Chief, Walter Fernandez, noted that there were deep seated grievances on issues such as foreigners, housing and transport, stemming from the 2011 General Election. 

He asked Mr Lee how he would assess what he and his team has done thus far to address these. 

Mr Lee said it took a while both to manage the issues and the sentiments and to get people to look at it in a more positive and constructive way. 

But he feels his team has made significant progress. 

On housing, he noted that the government has built a lot of units, prices have stabilised and there is an assurance that one can afford an HDB flat. 

On transport, he says the government has made progress with the bus services enhancement, and the government is working on getting more drivers hired and more buses on the roads.

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