30 Apr '11, 11am

S'pore's long-term prospects depend on right policies, right politics

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says how well Singapore does in the long term depends on its policies and politics. In his traditional May Day message on Saturday, he said Singapore needs both the right policies and the right politics to produce governments that pursue sound policies, a stable environment for growth and confidence in Singapore's long-term prospects. Singapore's good government and policies have led to better jobs and lives, said Prime Minister Lee. The country has to keep this virtuous cycle going, he added. Mr Lee said politics here have looked after the interests of workers, not just in the sense of parties and elections but in the sense of Singaporeans understanding what their future depends on and supporting leaders who will work with them to secure their future. It is also about upholding key institutions like the tripartite partners so that...

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