ODAY, 7 May 2012, p 10, 12 & 14 Since last May’s General Election, the Government has been reaching out more to civil society and netizens. How successful has it been? What has been the impact on policymaking? http://www.smu.edu.sg/sites/default/files/smu/news_room/smu_in_the_news/2012/sources/TODAY_20120507_1.pdf
Policies are as good as its perceived fairness and integrity.
Policies however are often made with very practical concerns in mind – social order and enforceability. As such, advocacy for change must focus not only on why policies should be changed but how they can be changed to be fairer, more inclusive while still upholding social order and enforceability.
Part of a talk by CWS, together with SPCA and Vegetarian Society of Singapore, on the intelligence and emotions of animals that was aired at the South & West Asia Vegetarian Congress, held in Bangalore on 30 Oct-1 Nov…