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  • 4. Guiding Principles of Governance
    • 4.1 Leadership is Key
    • 4.2 Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant
    • 4.3 Reward for Work and Work for Reward
    • 4.4 A Stake for Everyone, Opportunities for All
  • 4.1 Leadership is Key
    • Honest and capable leaders needed
    • Good leaders make the right decisions for the country
    • Good leaders must have moral courage and integrity
    • Good leaders do what is right and not what is popular
  • 4.1 Leadership is Key
    • Good leadership and governance do not occur by chance
    • Potential leaders are selected and groomed
    • Leaders also selected based on good character
  • 4.1 Leadership is Key
    • Honesty is highly valued in a leader
    • Leaders must be incorruptible
    • Incorruptible leaders win the confidence and respect of the people
    • The law deals with leaders guilty of dishonest behaviour
  • 4.1 Leadership is Key
    • Good leadership needed in every segment of Singapore society
    • For Example, former chairman of the National Arts Council (NAC) Mr. Liu Thai Ker
      • Created more opportunities for local talents
      • More Arts events were organised
  • 4.2 Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant
    • Need for government to be forward looking
    • NEWater
      • Ensure self-sufficiency in water supply
      • Presently, Singapore depends on Malaysia
      • Agreements with M’sia end in 2011 and 2061
      • Singapore found alternative water supplies
      • Government communicated that NEWater was safe
  • 4.2 Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant
    • Integrated Resorts
      • Tourism has always been important for S’pore’s economy
      • Recently, Tourism faces more competition
      • More Asian countries developing tourist attractions
      • Singapore needs to improve the tourist industry
      • In April 2005, the government decided to build two Integrated Resorts
  • 4.2 Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant
    • Taking Risks
      • Singapore has to be open to new ideas
      • Singapore needs to be willing to take risks
      • Students can come up with creative and innovative ideas
      • Every Singaporean needs to upgrade knowledge and skills to stay employable
  • 4.3 Reward for Work and Work for Reward
    • Meritocracy is key to this principle
    • Meritocracy is a system which rewards hard work and talent
    • Reward encourages people to do well
    • Example: Exceptional students are rewarded
    • Meritocracy given an equal opportunity to all to achieve their best
    • Surplus from Singapore’s growth has also been shared as a reward for hard work
  • 4.4 A Stake for Everyone, Opportunities for All
    • A greater sense of belonging is created when people have a say in decision-making
    • More opportunities have been created to involve people in decision-making
    • Example: Consultation with the people on having a casino