Introduction Singapore is widely regarded by the global community as a developed nation. As a city-state with no natural resources and humble beginnings as a small fishing village, it may seem nothing short of a miracle that Singapore is where it is today, as these circumstances have not stopped Singapore from achieving high economic growth, boasting one of the world’s highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. These accomplishments can be accounted to several key milestones in Singapore’s past that have influenced the country’s policy-making decisions, such as the introduction of free trade in Singapore, as well as principles of governance left from its colonial days under the British. Free Trade in Singapore One of the most important
Sometime result is unpredictable which will again bring to the level of strategic planning c. Incorporation of every bodies idea become difficult and few people will be still unhappy by results Government of Singapore should learn from Hong Kong’s public participation in planning policies on other hand it is also important to understand the extent of public participation on various stages will help or interrupt the process or decision making. Economic aspect With the aim to sustain a dynamic economy which can continuously create job and create various resources to invest in the city state the government restructure its economy to stay competitive in the Asian economy and global market. The land use plan 2030 project Singapore’s position as a high end manufacturing base and a global business and financial hub. To achieve its long term goals in economic front Singapore plan to site more commercial activities near home by building urban centres in various parts like Jurong lake District, One- North, Paya Lebar central, Tampines, Woodlands and Punggol. 1.
Police corruption has been the largest ongoing problem in the United States criminal justice system. In the documentary, “The Seven Five” directed by Tiller Russell, he sheds light onto the story of former NYPD officer Michael Dowd and how he and his prescient were involved in committing numerous crimes, including running their own cocaine ring while on the job in the 1980’s, early 90’s. Per the Criminal Law- Lawyer Source, police corruption is defined as “the abuse of police authority for personal gain or to gain advantage for the police organization. Police corruption can take the form of a variety of criminal activities ranging from actual commission of serious criminal (i.e. drug trafficking and money laundering) to the instances where
・Economic Singapore is one of the world’s least corrupt and most successful countries in terms of its economic welfare. Ex-president Lee Kuan Yew greatly contributed to the success. He did the strategy of accepting international trade and economic liberalization. Thanks to that, today Singapore is open business and efficient regulatory. They show the high trade freedom.
Singapore placed fifth in the least corrupt country in the world; placed first in Southeast Asia. “Financial greed is much under control not only because of effective anti-corruption measures but also because the PAP, both under Lee and Goh, and aided by Singapore’s economic prosperity, has been able to do what many governments could not: reward ministers and other political appointees well, including offering lucrative salaries and other perks and incentives (Mutalib, 2000)”. In contrast to those countries that have high corruption rates, Singapore is encouraging civil servants to stay in the administration and prevent from performing corrupt practices (Quah, 1988). Though there would also be exceptions, some leaders faced few corruption charges such as Teh Cheang Wan (Minister for National Development) and Phey Yew Kok (NTUC president). Nevertheless, the Singapore government has maintained a clean, corruption-free image.
Meritocracy has been Singapore’s core governing value ever since its independence in 1965. It refers to a system that rewards individuals with economic and social accolades based on their own abilities and achievements. In Singapore, meritocracy is largely associated with academic achievements. Theoretically, implementing the meritocratic system in the Singapore education system is supposed to help students compete in school on an equal footing by granting equal opportunities to everyone regardless of their social and economic backgrounds. However, in today’s society where the issue of income inequality is prevalent, practicing meritocracy in the Singapore education system no longer ensures fairness.
Singapore have been doing well for the past decades, evolving from a developing nation when it first gained independence in 1965, to first world status towards the end of 20th century and have been listed as one of the most livable country in the world. In the next 10 years to come, not only do we have to keep up with our development as a nation, there are also some areas which may possibly be improved to further increase the standard of living for all. Firstly, improvements to the public transport system could be made to reduce the usage of private vehicles to make Singapore a greener city. Currently, there are many complains that the MRT trains is often too crowded at peak hours and also often breaks down which affects the local’s daily
Singapore has witnessed immense economic growth since its independence in 1965. The nation’s GDP increased exponentially, new industries were brought into the scene, and the country became more competitive in the global market. However, the nation’s incessant economic restructuring has come at a cost of severe income inequality. With her Gini-coefficient for income increasing exponentially from 0.422 in 1980 to 0.473 in 2011, Singapore’s income inequality has become a major concern. If left untreated, the income inequality poses social, political and economic challenges.
For example, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew has recognized that the key to success in Singapore is based on one’s network. Not only this, he has also indirectly admitted the flaws of meritocracy, and that our egalitarian society has reached tipping point. With the increased social immobility, entrenchment of the elite and widening gap of the poor from accomplishing their goals, it become a true reality as our Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong says that “fewer children from lower-income families are rising to the top of the heap”13. Furthermore, he also states that inequality is now a challenge in creating a comprehensive society, and with social stratification, the rich are doing better while the poor are doing less well14. Thus, this has been a serious problem caused by meritocracy that would need to be reinforced.