Today, 65 years ago, the People’s Action Party launched on its mission to build a fair and just society, and to spread the benefits of progress widely to all.
This mission has not changed, from our first Secretary-General Comrade Lee Kuan Yew and his team, to Comrade Goh Chok Tong and his team, to my team, and the next 4G Team. This mission will never change.
Singapore has been totally transformed from when the PAP was founded in 1954. We face increasing external challenges, and our domestic political landscape has evolved too. To overcome these challenges, and keep Singapore politics working for Singaporeans, we need a capable and effective government. Leaders must be responsive yet firm, to navigate Singapore skilfully through the difficulties ahead. Singaporeans must be united, to show the world that we are a strong, cohesive red dot.
Singapore, together with the PAP leadership, has come a long way. There is much more to be done. In my speech at the recent PAP65 convention, I explained what we are doing to maintain the trust of Singaporeans.
We will continue to uphold your trust in the PAP Government.
We will continue to create opportunities for Singaporeans to improve their lives, to give people hope that the future Singapore will be better than today’s.
We will continue to build a united and cohesive society, where everyone, regardless of race, language and religion, has their rightful place.
As we mark the 65th anniversary of the PAP’s founding, I hope you will work with me and the PAP as one Singapore, to advance Singapore towards a brighter tomorrow.
Lee Hsien Loong
People’s Action Party
21 November 2019