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Does the latest survey show that trust in the 4G is crumbling?

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I refer to the article ’6 in 10 S’poreans trust that Lawrence Wong is best 4G leader to lead country in post-Covid-19 world: IPS survey’ (ST; 14 Jul)

It states that “About six in 10 Singaporeans trust that Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong is the best possible fourth-generation leader to see the country through a post-Covid-19 world, a study has found.”

Comment:

Don’t you find the article headline, arguably, quite misleading?

By looking at the deeper statistics, more than half (56%) of respondents with a post-secondary education do not believe that the govt has the best possible 4G leader.

In this connection, according to the labour force in Singapore 2021 report, the average median monthly salary for post-secondary (non-tertiary) is $3,159, while that of a diploma holder is $4,256.

Arguably, isn’t this a rather low amount to raise a family or live comfortably in Singapore?

Could it be that these diploma holders have seen their salaries not keeping up with inflation, or that that they see the jobs unjustifiably being taken up by foreigners?

In addition, don’t you find it rather alarming that almost one in five respondents do not trust the government to manage dealings with other countries, or to manage the post Covid economic recovery?

Furthermore, the survey was conducted in Apr and May, which was shortly after the announcement of Lawrence Wong as the next 4G leader.

Could the results be slightly more optimistic than it should be due to the initial euphoria?

Could this point to a bigger picture where trust in the 4G leadership is, arguably, crumbling?

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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21 Responses to “Does the latest survey show that trust in the 4G is crumbling?”

  • mrWie:

    monthly every taxpayer -willing or not- donates $3 of their taxes to sph. why should sph bother to improve the quality?

    furthermore sph see G as their employer, not the taxpayers!

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Typical 160-ranked media churning out propaganda.

    IMO, the data doesn’t look too good. If remember correctly in school, 75+ is an “A” and above 80 is “A+”, while 60 is a “C-” (or D?). The 1G/2G teams votes were A or A+, meaning high trust and/or confidence; now 3G’s is C- or D (61%), meaning mediocre trust level and confidence. But No Blaming Culture, still a Pass, hor?

    Why ST too stupid not to explore further why even such low level nowadays? Remember its “editorial independence” is currently being kept alive by 180m annually of taxpayers monies and yet its analysis is total craps. Considering Loong took 18+ years, with the highest pay in the world, to come up with a 4G team that has only 60% confidence-level is certainly not very assuring. So Loong’s standards is a C- is “best team” he can nurtured after a super-long runway, hor? Would anyone happily go to war with a self-appraised “best (A+)” general who has only a 60% (C-) chance of winning any battles? At the pay level our current PM/ministers is having, the expectations should be around 99.9% (A++++), hor.

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  • Flickshit:

    Can you trust someone who does not honour its words and break all promises.

    Example: people’s life saving,like CPF and the value of the HDB housing, etc

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  • Hopeful:

    While the support numbers is not great at the moment, hopeful it will improve over time with substantial improvement with the right policy to improve the Singaporean lot, especially for the lower 50%.
    So far look encouraging.

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    The pap, who have been in power, … since the beginning of time, still relies on a controlled and compliant media and not worth the paper it’s printed on surveys, … to perpetuate their bs !!!

    And it works, and, … will continue to work !!!

    Cos poreans aren’t capable, … of reading between the lines, standing on their own two feet or thinking outside the box !!!

    Long live the pap !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • idontbelieveinccpbs:

    LW is just another appointed lap pappy to be controlled awaiting the rise of crown prince.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Didn’t even LKY said OPENLY and PUBLICLY that Loong’s administration was COMPLACENT (after the escape of MKS). Now trust and confidence down to 60%, seems LKY is correct. Daddy and siblings can’t be totally wrong, right?

    (Also: 60% of respondents means including New Citizens, PRs and foreigners. These will likely be more positive since they have to convince themselves why they even come to SG. So, the trust/confidence level among tru-Singaporeans is very likely much lower than 60%. But, just IMHO…).

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  • DontTakeAdvantage:

    If our political system is like the UK, the whole PAP circus clown troupe would have been ousted long ago.
    Alas we are being virtually handcuffed and gagged by unfair laws and rules that they created to ensure their perpectual hold on OUR SG and its people.
    Still each person has their limits…
    Looking at SL.

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  • The maken is in the pudding.:

    At about the same time the IPS survey was completed, Ah Loong had to shore up his confidence by suddenly throwing up a sort of reunion sort of diner for past leaders stretching from the 2G and 3G leaders like ex-pm Goh Chok Tong, ex ministers Lim Heng Khiang, Lim Swee Say. Not that these men are not notable leaders. However PMs action reflected poorly on the seat-warmers of the 4G Leaders. Trust the surveys at your own perils. Call a GE now with Seat-warmer Lawrence Wong as an election issue. This is the real fire-proof test not any half-past-test survey conducted by the IPS.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Hi Leong,
    You should comments only if you are in politics. Why not you join politics first ?

    Question for you and Oppositions.
    Will you or Yoong or any Oppie regret being an honest and clean officer for 30 years just like this police inspector in this movie ?

    Any opposition would like to answer this question?

    Sound and rational Singaporeans please print/distribute/share this post.
    https://bit.ly/3RDv47E
    我铁无情一生清廉,I,police inspector Tie, had been an honest and clean
    为官三十几年。officer for 30 years.
    除了每年得到一千两百两俸禄之外,Every year apart from getting a miserable 1200 taels of silver as remuneration,
    我还得到些什么?what else have I got?
    我得到的是仇家满天下,All I got is enemies everywhere,
    我的父母妻儿全部死在仇家手上。my parents, wife and children were all killed by my enemies
    如果我继续当我的总捕头,If I continue to be a chief police inspector,
    总有一天,one fine day,
    我也会死于仇家之手。 I will also be killed by my enemies.
    倒不如趁早赚回一笔, Might as well start taking bribes earlier and then
    退隐江湖 go into seclusion.

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  • 'Nuf said:

    We SGs give Loong an F9 REPORT CARD.

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  • James Lee:

    Trust is no longer an issue here for the simple reason that decades of gullible policies dished out by PAP Government which created unnecessary hardship for marginalized true blue Singaporeans have caused whatever trust that remain all but desipated.The survey is just another PR exercise to applease the ones in power nothing more! It’s sad to see how SG has come to this stage where the division between the SG haves and havenots has deteriorated beyond expectations.So sad!!

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Lancheow residual pappie-doggie posting an entertainment clip that is purely fictional and has no relation to the real issue in discussion. How to be top doggie like that?

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  • Lees Betray Singaporeans:

    How to trust these PAP BASTARDS, they have welcome a criminal and murderer Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He and his army have murdered thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils.

    As the saying goes ‘He who lives by the gun will die by the gun” The TAMIL TIGER might send one of their men an finish him off as he will never return to Sri Lanka to face the law. He is at his most venerable in Singapore. If he dies in Singapore for whatever reason, it will open up a new can of worm for Singapore.

    The Sri Lankans might be angered by Singapore’s move to harbour Rajapaksa and attack the Singapore Embassy in Sri Lanka. So the move taken by LHL and PAP might see ordinary Singaporeans suffering collateral damage. The Singapore government HAS TAKEN AND UNWISE MOVE TO HARBOUR the ex-president.

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  • opposition dude:

    Misleading headlines are PAP’s bread and butter which we all know. Remember the classic nonsense of “80% of Singaporeans own their flats”? Ha ha ha eh?

    So what if it’s 6 in 10 or 7 or 8 or some high number? End of the day it’s the election result that matters, not some useless propaganda to try and paint themselves in a positive light. After hearing the excuse of a short runway by one stroke guy it will be interesting to see what percentage Lawrence wins by. Will it be another embarrassing below the national average like what happened in East Coast for oh not so Heng? And if it does happen will be it short runway part deux or still Wong as PM?

    What we want to know now is whether the goondu will make the same mistake he did back in 2020 or will he decide to hand over first and let his successor call for the election. Going by how he does things he will call for the election and ask for yet another, ahem, STRONG mandate because it’s his last one as PM. As if anyone cares if he is PM or not after the next election!

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  • C wong:

    LW vvvvvv arrogant bastard who craves limelight and backstabs type

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  • Dr Fire:

    https://singapore-times.com/i-couldnt-move-my-body-singaporean-30-stricken-by-myocarditis-doctors-explain-why-younger-people-get-it/

    Finding very very hard to trust :-

    A : Loctor
    B : MSM
    C : Vaccines Share Holders

    Seek answer from the very highly elucated singalean.

    A , B , C

    Which answer is correct .

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  • An innovated fabricated figure:

    (RE: according to the labour force in Singapore 2021 report, the average median monthly salary for post-secondary (non-tertiary) is $3,159, while that of a diploma holder is $4,256)

    If this isn’t an outright LIE!

    Then the PM of Singapore can’t be earning $6000/day incl. weekends and public holidays…..

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  • MarBowling:

    idontbelieveinccpbs:
    July 17, 2022 at 7:50 am (Quote)
    LW is just another appointed lap pappy to be controlled awaiting the rise of crown prince.

    Response: The NEXT Seatwarmer, Son of Wangsa should REALLY must take a VERY GOOD of himself in the mirror: His USELESS But SCHEMING BOSS has appointed him as the LEEder of the 4G cum NEXT Seatwarmer SOLELY and IMPOTENTLY oops IMPORTANTLY because the ORIGINAL REAL McCoy Goldfish eye Heng Sweet Cake had a disastrous outing with his East Coast Plan at East Coast GRC contest in GE2020! Heng Heng w/o looking into the mirror had REALIZED that the writing is already on the war for him. Might as well remained as DPM to collect the humongous obscene $millions Salary as LOONG as possible and pass the String-attached Baton to Son of Wangsa! For Son of Wangsa, like the saying: “Cureo Teow jee Kee lan” aka manage to pick up a Large and LOONG Pri*k! His Wong FamiLEE is very proud of him!

    Anyway, THINK the Mommy of the CLOWN PRINCE is getting VERY VERY IMPATIENT with the SLOW MOVING of THINGY in SinKapore! So most likely Son of Wangsa May only squat on the Imperial Throne for a VERY SHORT TIME, maybe 1 or 2 years, compared to the previous Seatwarmer Woody CHOKing Tong who had warmed the Holee Seat for quite a LOONG Duration!

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  • what a joke!!:

    Who’s helming SPH?? The $8 clown of course!! and who’s this clown?

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  • 4 years ago:

    They used 60% caused that is the number of their supporters 4 years ago.

    Where got Wong 4 years ago….. he was carrying out the harimau’s absence?

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