PAP Holds Positive Hopes for Singapore amidst Global Uncertainties

November 23, 201610:30 am278 views

The People’s Action Party (PAP) holds high positive hopes for Singapore, amidst global economic slowdown, uncertainties and challenges looming the market. Marking the party’s 62nd anniversary on November 21, Mr Chan Chun Sing, chairman of the PAP HQ executive committee noted in an open letter about Singapore as a “fledging nation” facing many ups and downs in the decades.

Highlighting the struggles from the pullout of British forces in the 1960s to the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s and the 2008 subprime crisis, Chan wrote, “Although these events were beyond our control, the shared experience tempered us and made us even stronger.”

“Through the sheer hard work and fortitude of our people, and the foresight of a pioneer group of leaders led by our founding Prime Minister and Secretary-General, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who rallied Singaporeans to unite and together overcome the daunting challenges,” Chan said.

As the global challenges have become more dynamic and acute, with political divide in the US, the socio-economic challenges in China and the future of European Union are some of the developments that will impact Singapore. “The external geopolitical shifts and our internal socio-economic challenges will require us to stay nimble to chart our course most carefully in the coming years.”

As the economy become more matured and ageing population, it is important for Singapore to take care of itself as united people. “We are optimistic about the future of Singapore. There are plans in place to help Singaporeans to chase their rainbows and seize opportunities. There are bright spots in the economy that we must tap on. The PAP has put in place a comprehensive strategy to help all sectors of the economy and our workers.”

Chan also added that the PAP will continue serving Singaporeans with humility and passion. “We must be ready and build on our capabilities, so that we can progress together as a nation, as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion,” Chan wrote.

The PAP government has proactively stepped up its efforts, at every defining moment to protect the livelihood and improve the lives of all Singaporeans, because we cared. The altruistic principles laid down by our founding leaders have guided the country and the Party. “We must continue to uphold our core values to have a multi-racial, meritocratic Singapore. That’s our promise to all Singaporeans.”


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