DPM Tharman asks Singaporeans not to rely on government programmes and subsidies.
Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012
Speaking at a National Day dinner in Jurong on Saturday, DPM Tharman said:
“Already, we have quite an active community life compared to many other countries but there are a lot more we can do to take the initiative on the ground.”
Government leaders have been exhorting Singaporeans to contribute views and do more for society in their National Day messages with DPM Tharman being the latest after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.
“(We can) give Singaporeans responsibility individually and in our groups – the responsibility to make this a better society, wherever we live,” he added.