Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) adopted a new eight-point resolution on Sunday at its party convention in order to build a better Singapore for all, it said.
Prime Minister and PAP secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong said that while the fundamentals goals of the party remain the same, it is time to interpret and update them for a new generation, according to reports.
The theme of the resolution is “Our New Way Forward, A Call to Action”, putting emphasis on governing the nation with integrity and never tolerating corruption.
The resolution said its People’s Action Party members will be dedicated to serving the nation and advancing the well-being and interests of Singaporeans.
It resolved to strengthen the Singaporean identity, where people of different races, religions, and backgrounds live together harmoniously.
The party also resolved to create opportunities for all Singaporeans to build a better life, by sustaining a vibrant economy, enabling quality jobs, and improving living standards for everyone.
The PAP said it will uphold an open and meritocratic system, giving everyone opportunities to fulfil his or her potential.
The resolution said it will strive to preserve social mobility so that all Singaporeans can achieve success in diverse fields, regardless of social backgrounds.
It resolved to build a fair and just society where the benefits of progress are shared with all Singaporeans.
It said the party supports a progressive system of benefits and taxes which enables quality education, good housing, and affordable healthcare for all.
The PAP said it will honor seniors, and help them to stay active and achieve greater security.
The party resolved to be both a responsive and responsible government – responsive in tackling immediate challenges, and responsible in looking beyond the immediate and creating long term, sustained success for the nation.
The PAP had not adopted a new resolution since 1988, when an eight-point Agenda for Action was revealed at the party’s first Convention, according to reports.