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Singapore will wither if society is rigid and stratified by class: PM

The government has thus intervened aggressively over the years to support the less well-off, he adds

Mr Lee said every citizen in a fair, just society must have chance to do better and move up in society, based on his efforts and talent.


SINGAPORE'S politics will turn vicious, its society will fracture and the country will wither if it allows widening income inequalities to create "a rigid and stratified social system", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned on Monday.

"The issues of mitigating income...

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