Government to ensure growth becomes more inclusive
But trust between Govt and citizens is critical ingredient, says Heng
EDUCATION Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday signalled impending policy changes on several fronts including housing, as he sketched out how the Government intends to ensure that growth becomes even more inclusive.
Underpinning the way forward, however, must be the "critical ingredient" of trust between the Government and citizens, he said in a speech at an Economic Society of Singapore function.
Speaking ahead of the Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech on Aug 18 - widely expected to contain policy shifts informed by the Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) exercise which Mr Heng heads - he sketched out elements of a "fairer and more just society".
These include giving lower-income Singaporeans substantial benefits to own a home, something that would be a "tangible way to share the fruits of success".