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NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

National Day Rally speech

ENGLISH

  • ASPIRE panel to help students make better education & career decisions: PM Lee

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in his National Day Rally Speech on Sunday (Aug 17), spoke in detail about three topics: 1) Giving Singaporeans full opportunities to achieve their potential; 2) providing Singaporeans more assurance in retirement; and 3) making Singapore a home for all ages. He said the ASPIRE Committee, chaired by Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah, will announce its recommendations soon. It will help students make better education and career decisions; and develop structured career paths for them.

  • HDB to extend Lease Buyback Scheme to 4-room flats: PM Lee

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, during his National Day Rally Speech on Sunday (Aug 17), said home owners can unlock savings in their flats by renting out rooms; moving in with kids and renting out their flats; or taking up the Silver Housing Bonus. HDB will extend the Lease Buyback Scheme to 4-room flats, covering more than half of all flat owners in Singapore. The Govt will also introduce a new scheme, called Silver Support, for low income elderly Singaporeans - it pays a bonus each year from age 65. Mr Lee added that CPF will refine its system to make it work better for Singaporeans.

  • Making Singapore a home for all Singaporeans: PM Lee

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government wants to make Singapore the best place to live, work and play - a home for all Singaporeans. In his National Day Rally Speech on Sunday (Aug 17), Mr Lee said one authority - the Municipal Services Office - will be set up to coordinate all agencies and focus on service delivery. Jurong Lake District will undergo a major transformation with integrated gardens. The opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital will be delayed by six months and the Health Ministry will work on mitigating the impact of the delay, Mr Lee added.   

MANDARIN

  • Government to refine CPF system: PM Lee

    At his National Day Rally Speech in Mandarin on Sunday (Aug 17), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid tribute to the pioneer generation (PG) and the PG leaders. He said the Government will refine the Central Provident Fund system to make it work better for Singaporeans - striking a balance between more flexible use and ensuring it provides a steady stream of retirement income. Mr Lee said home owners can unlock the savings in their flats through renting out rooms, moving in with their children and renting out their flats, or taking up the Silver Housing Bonus to "right-size" their flats.

  • Government to open more pathways for young: PM Lee

    Continuing his National Day Rally in Mandarin, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government will provide the young with opportunities to upgrade and further their studies. It will open more pathways for them to enhance their career prospects. Mr Lee said he hopes employers will partner the Govt by helping their staff to learn new skills and raise their standards. To take advantage of Asia's emerging economies like China, Mr Lee said the Singapore Chinese Culture Centre will promote Chinese culture, including the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Xinyao.

MALAY

  • Woodlands mosque, ISEAS to be renamed after Yusof Ishak

    At the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 17), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Institute of South East Asian Studies and a new Woodlands mosque will be named after Singapore's first president, Yusof Ishak. To honour pioneer Malays, MUIS and Mendaki created a Pioneer Generation Joint Committee, chaired by Speaker Halimah Yacob. Mr Lee said the Government has also set up the ASPIRE Committee to focus on creating more opportunities for Singaporeans - especially those in the polytechnics and ITEs - to progress.

TOP STORIES

  • 17 Aug 2014 22:09

    Jurong Lake Gardens on the cards

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to merge the Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden and Jurong Lake Park into the Jurong Lake Gardens, which could become a "people's garden" to rival parks like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. 

  • 17 Aug 2014 21:42

    Delay in opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

    Construction delays have pushed back the opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong, revealed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally.

17 Aug 2014 21:24

New Municipal Services Office announced

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces a new Municipal Services Office to coordinate the work of various Government agencies in order to improve service delivery to residents.