Lawrence Wong reminds Singaporeans: The PAP has done ‘a lot’ for you over the past few decades
Posted by temasektimes on September 25, 2012
Upset at the brickbats hurled by ‘ungrateful’ Singaporeans at the ‘National Conversation’ spear-headed by the government to ‘engage’ them, Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong issued a reminder to Singaporeans about the PAP’s past ‘glorious’ contributions to the nation.
In a posting on his Facebook page, Mr Wong wrote:
“The PAP has done a lot for Singaporeans over the past decades. But it is not perfect – no party is. We need to listen to criticisms and improve as a party, to serve our people even better.”
Mr Wong also revealed why he joined the PAP together with ‘many others’:
“This is why I and many others joined the PAP – because we appreciate what the party has done, we believe in the cause the party stands for, and we want to help the party do more to serve the interests of Singapore and our fellow Singaporeans.”
He added that the PAP has achieved alot for Singapore over the last few decades:
“Look at what we have achieved together over the years. Our public housing, our schools and institutions of higher learning, our parks and museums, our container port and airport, and even the Pledge – these are national institutions that the PAP government has worked hard to put in place, with the support and contributions of all Singaporeans.”
Though Singapore is supposedly a ‘democratic’ country, it has been under one-party rule for the past 53 years. The PAP is the second longest ruling party in power in the world after the Chinese Communist Party.