Singapore's successes and failures: Retuning the talk

There is nothing wrong with highlighting one’s achievements, but officials should also not fear discussing failures. Facing up to shortcomings is usually more productive.

A report by the Public Service lists what the Government has done to make life better for Singaporeans in key areas such as housing and the workplace. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Singapore has done well controlling the spread of Covid-19.

There have been only a handful of community cases in recent months, with the rest being imported cases. Compared with many countries in Europe, the United States and parts of Asia, this has been quite an achievement.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.