Community and Government must do more to reduce the pressures on individuals. – PM Lee ( Singapore National Day Rally )

Lee Hsien Loong

PM said we must make a strategic shift in our approach to nation building. Individuals must still do their best, but the Community and Government must do more to reduce the pressures on individuals.

The Community must take more initiative to solve problems and get things done. As Mr S Rajaratnam, one of our founding fathers, said, we must be a “democracy of deeds, not a democracy of words”.

The Government will also do more to support individuals and community. It will make 3 important shifts:

(1) Do more to give every citizen a fair share in the nation’s success, raise incomes and wealth of the low-income;
(2) Strengthen social safety nets, so that whatever happens to you, you can get the essential social services that you need;
(3) Do more to keep paths upwards open to all, by bringing every child to a good starting point, and ensuring the less privileged are not shut out.

‪#‎ndrsg‬

(MCI Photo by LH Goh)

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