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'Grateful' to serve Singapore and its citizens: PM Lee

On his 10-year anniversary as Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong took to Facebook to reflect on his tenure so far and thanked various groups of people, including Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong who "handed over a ship in good shape".

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (Aug 12) celebrated his 10th year as the country's leader, and took the opportunity to thank the people who helped make his and the Government's job to do things for Singaporeans "much easier" via social media.

One of those Mr Lee thanked in his Facebook post was predecessor Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, "who handed over to me a ship in good shape, and has continued to help me guide it safely, through fair winds and stormy seas".

Below is Mr Lee's message in full:

Ten years ago today, I was sworn in as PM.

I am grateful for this opportunity to serve my country and fellow citizens. I learn much from the people I meet, those who write to me, and those following me on social media. Your views and insights have shown me what we are doing well, and where we need to do better. Your support and engagement means a lot to me.

Thank you too, to the volunteers, grassroots leaders, and supporters who give so generously of your time and energy. You make it much easier for me and the government to do things for Singaporeans.

Thanks also to ESM Goh, who handed over to me a ship in good shape, and has continued to help me guide it safely, through fair winds and stormy seas.

My team and I will continue to do our best for Singapore.

- LHL

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