Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has promised to uphold the trust supporters have in the People’s Action Party (PAP) Government, on the occasion of the PAP’s 65th anniversary.
In an email sent to those who subscribe for PAP website updates, PM Lee said the PAP’s founding mission has not changed in the last three generations of leaders and that this mission will “never change” even as the fourth-generation of leaders prepare to take over.
The ruling party has been gearing up for a leadership renewal over the past several months with Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat expected to take over to become Singapore’s fourth Prime Minister after the next election.
Calling on supporters to work with him and his party to “advance Singapore together,” PM Lee wrote: “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.”
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