Lim Siong Guan

'Consider what compassionate meritocracy entails'

Former top civil servant Lim Siong Guan called for a deeper consideration of what being compassionate meant, after “compassionate meritocracy” became the latest buzzword following last month’s People’s Action Party convention. The ruling party had adopted a set of resolutions then, including upholding an open and compassionate meritocracy that gives equal opportunities to all. But Mr Lim argued on Wednesday: “Anyone leading an organisation has an obligation to think about the long-term well-being of their people, not just what’s today...then on that basis you decide what really is the most caring thing you can (do) for an individual."

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