Working with Singaporeans to create a shared future

In a speech at the Reach-CNA dialogue Building Our Future Singapore Together yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat outlined the Government's plans to shift from working for Singaporeans to also working with them, to design and implement policies together and create a shared future. Here is the text of his remarks.

We are here to discuss how we can build our future together. At the heart of this topic lies the biggest challenge we will face in the coming decades, which is how our politics will evolve.

Singapore has enjoyed more than 50 years of constructive politics. This has helped keep us cohesive and united, grow our economy, and build our nation. But how do we remain united despite our diversities; one though we are many?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 16, 2019, with the headline 'Working with Singaporeans to create a shared future'. Print Edition | Subscribe