Prime Minister Lee Hsien recently unveiled the People’s Action Party (PAP) manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election.
Titled “Our Lives, Our Jobs, Our Future”, the 25-page booklet elaborates on the party’s strategies to rebuild Singapore’s economy and strengthen its society.
In the manifesto’s foreword, PM Lee — who is also PAP’s secretary-general — talked about how Singapore has been fighting COVID-19 hard since the start of this year.
PAP notes that this is not the first crisis Singapore has faced. From the separation from Malaya in 1965, to the Asian Financial Crisis in the 1990s, to 9/11, SARS, and the Global Financial Crisis in the 2000s, we have weathered many crises together as a nation.
While they were each a “major threat,” Singapore has always emerged stronger from the crisis — and PAP was always there. This time will be no different, it stressed.
In this manifesto, PAP sets out its plans for “Our Lives, Our Jobs, Our Future.” Here’s a quick overview:
PAP has previously laid out ambitious plans to develop Singapore. While COVID-19 has slowed down these plans, PAP said it will strive to make these projects a reality:
While COVID-19 has “forced a global pause and reset”, it has also served as a unique opportunity to reshape and redesign our future, said PAP in the manifesto.
“We will work with you to chart a new direction for Singapore in a post-COVID-19 era. We will draw on our collective ideas, strengths and abilities to emerge stronger as an economy, … a society, … [and] a people,” it added.
You can read the PAP’s manifesto in full here.
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