Updated: 01/29/2013 01:36

Singapore's system of meritocracy can be improved to benefit all in society: Lawrence Wong



Singapore's system of meritocracy can be improved to benefit all in society: Lawrence Wong

Singapore's system of meritocracy can be improved for the benefit of all, as part of the ideals of a fair and just society.

Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong highlighted this as an area that the country can do better in, when he spoke at the Singapore Perspectives seminar this morning.

Mr Wong said Singapore does not want a meritocracy that breeds excessive competition, nor one where its people seek to advance individual interests at the expense of others.

He also urged Singaporeans to come together to forge a new compact to help their country navigate the changing environment.

Mr Wong, who's also Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, said the effort must involve the government, businesses, civil societies and individuals.

He said governing in the future will mean casting new roles and ties between the government and citizens as well as refreshing the values that Singaporeans cherish.

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