In quick succession, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was peppered with questions on the local political scene by youth. They related mainly to leadership renewal, opening up of political space and whether Singapore needs a stronger opposition.
Their interest appeared to surprise Mr Lee who noted that most Singaporeans tend to focus more on landing a job after their studies.
However, when probed later, only a few among the 17- to 35-year-olds appeared to take an active interest in current political issues. This was found when Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan, who was moderating the 80-minute dialogue, carried out a little test.
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