05 June 2021
Second Minister for Education Maliki Osman has said that there is a need to practise the principle of charity when there are differing points of view, and maintain a common space where Singaporeans feel safe to have different views.
Dr Maliki, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, said: “We mustn’t come to a point where we take offence over everything, without showing grace to others. We need to constantly work hard to maintain a common space for Singaporeans to feel safe to have different views, without being trolled or cancelled.”
Any contestation of ideas, he added, should strengthen Singapore, not weaken it.