Government must work in a more open way and accept more untidiness: PM Lee
Published on Mar 16, 2013 1:29 PM
Singapore's government has to work more openly even as it negotiates a transition to a different brand of politics which will be more untidy and unpredictable, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a recent interview with The Washington Post.
"It's a different generation, a different society, and the politics will be different," said Mr Lee in the interview published on Friday, US time.
"We have to work in a more open way. We have to accept more of the untidiness and the to-ing and fro-ing, which is part of normal politics," he added.
On whether the change was hard for him, Mr Lee said it is a "major change" and he hopes Singapore will be able to navigate it "safely over a period of time and not suddenly".
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