17 Oct '11, 1pm

Sylvia Lim asks if Singapore government should focus on happiness as a national goal? | The Online C

the following is Sylvia Lim’s speech (Debate on President’s Address): – May I first thank the President for his Address and the government for making the promises contained in the Address. The Workers’ Party welcomes and supports the statement that Singapore’s success is defined not just by material progress but by our values and ideals. The Workers’ Party is ready to work with the government towards a better life for all. However, it is important to point out that over the last few years many Singaporeans have faced harsh realities that do not match the sentiments contained in the Address. A country’s headline figures, such as GDP growth, mask the realities of life for certain groups. Thus, to have segmented updates, such as the recent joint report by the Ministry of Manpower and Department of Statistics (released Oct 11), is helpful. One disturbing fact from that report ...

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