By the end of this lesson, you should be able to...
- Explain why citizens are angry when the government is perceived to have failed in providing goods and services for its people.
- Explain why the government’s provision of goods and services can sometimes cause tension within the citizenry.
Goods and Services
What are some goods and services that the government should provide for its citizens?
- How do people react when they perceive that these are not provided for them
Water Case Study:
MP Lee bee Wah's Interview with CNA
Heng Swee Keat On the Increase in Water Prices
Which principle of good governance is the government demonstrating in this incident?
NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin on the effect of this policy on the poor
“By 2061, the final water agreement with Malaysia would have expired. You will be 59. What does this mean for you?
Taking into consideration the rationale behind the price increase, do you feel that raising the cost of water by 30% safeguards the interest of society? Explain your stance.”