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Civil servants not independent of elected Government, but they should be politically impartial: PM Lee Hsien Loong at Admin Service dinner

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The civil service is not independent of the elected government, unlike the judiciary, which is a different branch of government, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

[SINGAPORE] The civil service is not independent of the elected government, unlike the judiciary, which is a different branch of government, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Under Singapore's system, the civil service must serve the elected government of the day, and civil servants must therefore understand the political context, and the thinking of the political leadership.

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