PM Lee calls on Singaporeans to work ‘together’ to build an ‘inclusive’ society
Posted by temasektimes on August 9, 2012
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on Singaporeans “to work together so that their children can always find hope of a better future, an inclusive society with a heart, and the best home for themselves.”
In this National Day Rally speech today, PM Lee said there is a need to review policies broadly, especially social and education policies to ensure Singapore is able to meet the challenges posed by the changing world.
“To still be a shining red dot twenty years from now, we must rethink our approaches, and reinvent ourselves. We must anticipate changes and prepare for what lies ahead,” he said.
He also promised that Singaporeans will remain his priority even as the policies are ‘updated’:
“Singaporeans will remain at the heart of all that we do, as we update our policies to best serve our people. Core values such as meritocracy, multi-racialism and financial prudence cannot change. But within these broad principles, we should review what needs to change and where we should act more boldly.”