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Working for the good of the society
promote development for the country politically, economically and socially
meeting the needs and interests of the society
ensuring peace and stability
Maintain internal order & external security
other things the society
believes should be protected with the help of agencies such as the
civil defence force
E: 5 agencies:
. Singapore Police Force: protect people living in Singapore from crime and all manners of criminal harm.
Singapore Civil Defence Force: provide firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services as well as formulate implement and enforce regulations on fire safety and civil defence shelter manners.
Internal Security Development:
4.Singapore Prison Service
5.Immigration and Checkpoint Authority
P2: by engaging in agencies such as the
army, navy and air force
which are part of the
Ministry of Defence
to strengthen defence and deter potential enemies from attacking Singapore.
For example, Singapore Army deter aggression, and should deterrence fail, it secures a swift and decisive victory.
Effect: 1. Protect Singapore from external
Ensure that Singapore continues to enjoy the
to our country.
citizens:live in peace, protected from wars, reduce their worries about their lives and safety.
P3: working with
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Effects: 1. helps to
forge strong partnership
and position Singapore as a
in the world setting
E3: For example, Singapore, together with other founding members of
Association of Southeast Asia Nations
in 1978 that threatened
regional security and stability.
aids in the defence
of Singapore as it helps to build
with other country therefore reducing the
possibility of external threats
as Singapore is regarded a
, other countries are less likely to attack Singapore due to its position in the world.
citizens:live in peace
P: Important for government to maintain justice as it gives people that confidence that the courts will judge people fairly.
citizens: judged fairly. their interests are protected. they can protect themselves by law when involved in events of violence.
society: citizens put more trust on courts and the government.
fair judgement means fair punishment.....take the laws more seriously and therefore obey the law due to the consequences.
low.crime rate in the society; internal order in the society.
E: For example, the
the laws passed by the
and taking action to protect Singaporeans in the event of
Provide public goods and services
Government provides such goods and services for free or subsided costs so that everyone has access to them. This is important for ensuring the well-being of Singaporeans.
citizens: their basic needs and necessities of life are ensured. they can have a higher life quality.
society: citizens have less stress from.their basic lives, therefore concentrate more on working towards the good of the society.
gain citizens support.
E: In Singapore, the government has worked towards developing a people-centred public transport system, which has amongst others, more connections and better services.
Safeguard interests of citizens
P: Government has
laws in place
to ensure that interests of citizens are safeguarded and provide people with
a sense of security and safety.
Effect: citizens: ensure that their safety and rights as citizens are protected they will live without worrying about their interests been infringed.
society: as the interests of the citizens are safeguarded, the citizens will be more willing to stay in Singapore rather than migrate to other countries.
as the interests if the citizens are safeguarded by the society, they will be more willing to work for the interests of the society in return.
E: 1. The government introduced the Work Right Initiative to help both employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities respectively.
The government safeguards the interests of Singaporeans by helping them prepare for retirement through the Central Provident Fund.
Contribute to the needs of society
meaningful social causes
they are concerned about.
many people in society and
For example, Ms. Elisa Ng started the programme "A Litter at a Time" on facebook to encourage the citizens to pick up a piece of litter everyday.
helped others to meet their special needs.
inspire and encourage others to make the same movement to contribute to the needs of the society.
P: Such organizations have
with the government.
(helping people with special needs etc.) and work towards
they address a wide range of interests and complement the role.of.the government in meeting the needs of the society
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled in Singapore (MINDS)
help the intellectually disabled by running schools for intellectually disabled, teaching them life skills and providing them vocational training do that they will be able to work and support themselves in the future.
provide sufficient sources to meet the needs of special groups.
organize other citizens to be involved in volunteering to the needs of the society.
their effort results in long-term benefits.
Such organizations have
objectives related to issues that
created an informal group to help the Singaporeans
manage the ill-effect of haze
, in order to ensure that Singaporeans remain
period of haze
they.will be able to act swiftly to identify specific needs in times of crises and address to them as quickly as they can.
they can reach to the people faster than the government as they are able to coordinate..
citizens: those in needs are helped
society: meet the needs of the society
more people doing volunteering- a caring society
Influence government decisions
P: by contributing feedbacks and suggestions which help with decisions made and future plans for Singapore.
E: In 2012, PM Lee announced a national-level conversation, called "Our Singapore Conversation", which allows Singaporeans to come together to share their views and ideas about what matter to Singapore, as well as their dreams and hopes.
let the government hear the voices from the ground
helps to make the decision that take the citizens' interests into account.
P: Formal groups can also provide
point to areas
which require more attention.
put forth their recommendations on
improving the working condition
of foreign domestic workers, recommending that they be given
one day off a week
in recognition of their work.
come up with organized recommendation that will help to make better decisions for the society.
take both the interests of the citizens and the society into account.
citizens: allowed to express their own opinions on national issues, therefore the policies can be refined and government can work better towards the need of the citizens.
citizens get to improve their life quality.
society: practice democracy.
better governance of the nation - better development.
citizens' support to the government.
Strengthen citizens' sense of belonging
sharing and discussion
of views related to the
future for Singapore
and therefore developing a greater sense of
E: 1. The use of
, such as
Facebook and Instergram
, allows citizens to engage with the
on national issues and policies.
Other channels like REACH(Reaching Everyone for Active Citizenry at Home) provides information to the public and allows feedback from them.
Citizens can also provide feedback on social issues through the Forum or feedback page of media platforms or websites of government or government agencies.
citizens: greater sense of attachment - feeling of government and citizens working together towards the good of the society.
be able to express their opinions on national issues, policies are refind to improve their lives.
society: citizens more willing to work towards the good of the society.
practice democracy and people-centred nation.
cooperation of citizens and the government leads to better future of the society