The civil service in Singapore might not be perfect, but it is a good and functioning one, said Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin in a Facebook post on Friday.
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Here is Mr Tan's full Facebook post:
Let me say this. We do not have a perfect civil service. But we have a good functioning civil service. There are things and areas we can improve on. And we also have individuals who may not be up to scratch. But we are not in a bad shape. We are delivering what many aren't able to and we will keep on improving. Where we fall short, we will rectify.
But what I do know is that we have so many who do soldier on because they believe that it matters. I have served alongside many who care and try their best. As I do now with the civil servants under my charge and from other Ministries and agencies whom we work with.
To all of you who serve in the Public Service, heads up, chin up. Stay the course. This is a calling and it matters. More than we think.
Thank you for serving our people and our Singapore.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
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