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Civil service urged to build public trust

Lee U-Wen
Published Mon, Sep 30, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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[SINGAPORE] One major factor that will determine whether the government succeeds in rolling out its policies is whether it has the trust of the citizens, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

Without this "basic trust" in place, none of the government's plans can ever be realised.

In his address to some 250 public service leaders at their annual planning seminar, he said it is important that Singaporeans trust that their government is committed to them, understand their needs and will remain a steward of the public good.

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