Less Kopi Breaks! – Public service leaders know their main duty is to serve nation, improve lives: PM Lee

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And smoke breaks too….

SINGAPORE: Public service leaders may deal with difficult problems and meet high public expectations, but they are “keenly aware” that the ethos of the public service – excellence, integrity, service – must be upheld, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

In a Facebook post on Friday (Apr 17), Mr Lee said he enjoyed a “candid and wide-ranging dialogue” with public service leaders on Thursday (Apr 16), calling them an “able and dedicated group”.

“They know that their fundamental duty is to serve the nation and improve people’s lives,” he said.

On Mar 31, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean expressed his gratitude to the public officers for tending to various aspects of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral.

“Thank you for coming together as one Public Service,” said Mr Teo in a note sent to about 141,000 officers working in 16 ministries and more than 50 statutory boards.

“Together, you have carried out your duties with dedication and honour, quietly serving in the spirit of the Singapore Public Service.”

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