Singapore society must maintain ‘informal and egalitarian tone’: PM Lee on tackling inequality

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Singapore society must maintain ‘informal and egalitarian tone’: PM Lee on tackling inequality

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How does one know if Singapore’s system of meritocracy is working? In his speech during the debate on the President’s address on Wednesday (May 16), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said there are four indicators: When every child has a good start in life, regardless of which family they are born in; when every talent is recognised and developed to the fullest; when every opportunity is open to anyone with the right attitude and ability; and when a capable person faces minimal social impediments to be accepted, to contribute and to lead in society.

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