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Trust in govts has fallen in many countries: Tharman

[SINGAPORE] The government service faces a challenge of retaining public trust in a more complex social and economic environment, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday.

"It is a challenge all over the world. Trust in governments has fallen in many countries in recent years, possibly because of declining economic well-being, a growing sense of polarisation in society and the lack of effective government responses," he said at the dinner and promotion ceremony...

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