"The mission of the PAP is to build a fair and just society where the benefits of progress are spread widely to all."
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.
signifies purity and integrity
circle in the Party's logo stands for unity of all races.
”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.
”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
மக்கள் செயல் கட்சி
இன மொழி சமய வேறுபாடின்றி
மகிழ்ச்சியான நிறைவான சிறந்த
வாழ்வு அடைய துடிப்பும்
சமத்துவமும் நிறைந்த நேரிய
கட்சியை உருவாக்க உறுதி
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.
These values and attributes have withstood the test of time, and more importantly, won the PAP the respect, trust, support and votes of Singaporeans.
We 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.
We 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.
A 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.
We 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.
The 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.
We must be able to instinctively empathise with our people. We CAN FEEL their worries, concerns, as well as share their hopes and dreams.
The 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.