Transparency in decision making

We can learn from Jakarta on transparency in decision making.

Several years ago, when Jokowi was the Governor of Jakarta and Ahok was the Vice Governor, Ahok decided to video record the discussions at the meetings of the government in deciding on public issues. The video recordings were made available for viewing by the public.

Ahok was highly respected at that time for his integrity and transparency. The citizens of Jakarta trusted him and gave him his respect for his integrity.

I quote this example about how decisions taken by the government can be made made in a way that the public will trust that the officials took the decisions in the public interest. They also learn about the considerations that were taken into account when the decisions were made.

Even if they disagree with the decisions or when the decisions turn out later to be wrong, the public will still accept that they were taken honestly.

I hope that this approach can be applied for decisions taken by public officials in Singapore.

Do you agree?


Tan Kin Lian




5 Responses to “Transparency in decision making”

  • liew mun leong must be jailed:

    pap clown and his S$m gang of ownself enrich ownself clan members say casinos create jobs for 61% sheep.

    in pap island filled with world ranked nus ntu smu degreed 61% sheep offspring, the truth is, there are more agents, insurance agents property agents cpib agents pap PA IB agents than there are employees in the 2 casinos.

    of all lies humans make, the pap one about jobs for 61% sheep in casinos truly is the mother of all lies.

    if 61% sheep Grab driving nus graduate or 61% sheep foodpanda ntu graduate or 61% sheep insurance agent smu graduate care to ask pap clown, the truth is, the number of aliens employed in the 2 casinos is over 95%. MEANING, 61% sheep, if they get a job in the 2 casinos, comprise less than 5% of the total employed.

    why isn’t pap transparent about this?

    well. if truth is told, pap would have lost West Coast a few months ago during GE2020 since the pap ah neh in west coast is the one mouthing about casinos creating jobs for 61% sheep.

    after years of pap education, from pap kindergarten to pap nus ntu smu, 61% sheep and 61% sheep offspring become stupider and stupider.

    that is why SKorea is world beating in many things and pap island is nothing but moving from 1st world to 3rd world even though SKorean was way behind 61% sheep island not too long ago, less than 30 years ago.

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  • Liyani vs Goliath:

    What if National Interest is interpreted by someone as in their self interest or their self interest is the national interest?

    Why i ask?
    Because each person interpretation of the world is different.

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  • Transparency is integrity...:

    Yea. …. We need to witness the decision-making proceedings involved in awarding Temasek salary scales to their executives.

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  • xoxo:

    Transparency requires deep SINCERITY.
    NO sincerity,no transparency.
    Joko n Ahok were sincerely SERVING THE INTERESTS of the people.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Transparency can only be implemented if honesty is present. Team Despot is based on living off citizen’s livelihoods. Don;t expect them to reveal how they’ve been screwing people anytime soon.

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