This is because the Government values their candid and forthright inputs. Their professional inputs matter greatly, the minister said. They are a vital part of government’s decision-making process even if the final decision taken by the government may not always accord with their recommendations, DPM Lawrence Wong said.
Inputs are vital parts to decision-making process
Pandemic proves the value of public officers
Political contestation is here to stay
DPM Wong said that the PAP does not assume that they have the right to leadership. Just because the PAP has governed Singapore since independence, it does not mean that it will always do so. Therefore, the PAP will work even harder to win the confidence and trust of Singaporeans in order to secure the mandate to govern, and to prove that they can govern well, DPM Wong said.
A higher calling and purpose
DPM Lawrence Wong said the close partnership between the Political Leadership in the PAP Government and the Public Service is grounded on mutual respect and trust, based on ‘a shared understanding that we are all here not just to do a job, but to serve a higher calling and purpose – and that is to build a better Singapore together’.