PM Lee: The PAP government ‘looks after’ all Singaporeans
Posted by temasektimes on June 30, 2012
Speaking in both Malay and English at Muslim community organisation Jamiyah’s 80th anniversary celebrations, PM Lee lavished generous praises on the government’s ‘high quality’ social services, such as housing, healthcare and education, to develop Singaporeans’ potential and to prepare Singaporeans for good jobs.
“This national approach has worked well for us. All communities have progressed with Singapore including the Malay/Muslim community. People have made achievements based on merit and fair competition, so that every Singaporean can take pride in their accomplishments and progress and we have strengthened the Singaporean identity as we have improved our lives together,” he added.
PM Lee reiterated that though Jamiyah’s work is focused on the Malay community, it has worked with other organizations such as the Buddhist Lodge which reflected the emphasis on inter-religious harmony, as this strengthened racial and religious harmony.
All Singaporeans have been under the ‘tender loving care’ of the PAP government since the island state attained independence in 1965.
Though Singapore’s income gap between the rich and the poor is among the highest among First World countries, it has one of the highest GDP per capita income in the world.