Our Party

The People's Action Party (PAP) was founded in 1954 by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and a group of committed Singaporeans to improve the well-being of the people. The PAP's emphasis on multi-racialism and equality brought peace, progress and prosperity to Singapore within a span of fifty years. The party is currently led by Mr Lee Hsien Loong, who succeeded Mr Goh Chok Tong as Secretary-General in 2004.

Our Mission

The mission of the PAP is to build a fair and just society where the benefits of progress are spread widely to all.
Our Logo
  • Red represents action
  • White signifies purity and integrity
  • Blue circle in the Party's logo stands for unity of all races.
 

Our Pledge

We, the members of the PAP,
Pledge ourselves to build a strong
United Party, to create a vibrant,
just and equal society, through
achieving excellence by all, so that 
every citizen, regardless of race,
language or 
religion, can enjoy a 
full and happy life.

党誓

我们是人民行动党党员,
誓言同心协力,
建立一个强大,
团结的政党,
通过全民力争上游
创造一个充满活力,
公平与平等的社会,
使每个公民不分种族,
言语和宗教,享受美满的生活。

Ikrar Parti

Kami, para anggota PAP,
Berikrar untuk membina sebuah
Parti yang kuat dan bersatu,
untuk mewujudkan sebuah
masyarakat yang bersemangat
adil dan saksama, menerusi
pencapaian kecemerlangan oleh
semua, agar setiap warganegara,
tidak kira bangsa, bahasa atau
ugama, akan menikmati satu
kehidupan yang penuh dan
bahagia.

கட்சி உறுதி

மக்கள் செயல் கட்சி 
உறுப்பினர்களாகிய நாம், 
குடிமக்கள் அனைவரும்
இன மொழி சமய வேறுபாடின்றி     
மகிழ்ச்சியான நிறைவான சிறந்த 
வாழ்வு அடைய துடிப்பும் 
சமத்துவமும் நிறைந்த நேரிய 
சமூகத்தை அமைப்பதோடு
வலுவான ஒற்றுமையான
கட்சியை உருவாக்க உறுதி
அளிக்கிறோம்.

 

Our Core Values

The Party's core values should remain constant. The PAP reaffirms the founding ideals that enabled it to successfully govern and transform Singapore into a modern miracle.

The mission of the PAP is to build a fair and just society where the benefits of progress are spread widely to all.
  • Honest: The Party must remain clean, incorruptible, above board and transparent, and lead with integrity.
  • MultiracialA Singaporean Singapore that belongs equally to all citizens, where every individual, regardless of race, language, and religion is assured of justice and fairness.
  • MeritocraticA system that provides citizens with equal opportunities to progress, and for a person's contributions to be recognised and appreciated on the basis of merit.
  • Self-reliantNo one owes us a living. We will avoid creating the dependency syndrome a welfare state generates.

Our Attributes

These values and attributes have withstood the test of time, and more importantly, won the PAP the respect, trust, support and votes of Singaporeans.
  • ReliableWe say what we will do and do what we say. Fulfilling on promises has shown our people they CAN TRUST us. It has also earned the Party the people's confidence in our competence and ability to deliver. This has enabled us to formulate and implement policies effectively.
  • PragmaticWe have never been trapped by ideology. Instead, we have maintained a flexible approach to generating novel solutions to the problems confronting the nation whilst remaining consistent to our values. By doing so, we have shown that our approach CAN WORK.
  • UnitedA key strength of the Party is the strong sense of unity, loyalty and discipline. This means strong individuals who may have diverse views CAN STICK TOGETHER to work as one effectively.
  • Far-sightedWe operate with a very long-term horizon. No problem is too remote just because its effects may only be evident in the future. We CAN SEE AHEAD to guide our people along the best way forward. 
  • DecisiveThe ability to make swift and bold decisions even in the absence of complete information is a key asset. We CAN DO the necessary to make painful but correct decisions for the long term.
  • CompassionateWe must be able to instinctively empathise with our people. We CAN FEEL their worries, concerns, as well as share their hopes and dreams.
  • ResilientThe ability to persevere despite the discomfort, personal risk or possibility of failure means we CAN LAST through tough times to be there for our people.
These values and attributes have withstood the test of time, and more importantly, won the PAP the respect, trust, support and votes of Singaporeans.

(Refreshing PAP Committee - 9 Nov 2003, Party Convention)

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