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National Day 2015

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NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

National Day Rally speech

ENGLISH

  • Singapore must stay special and be a ‘shining red dot’: PM Lee

    At his National Day Rally speech in English on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong honoured Singapore’s pioneer servicemen and took stock of the nation’s 50-year journey. He said multi-racialism, ruggedness and trust were key to Singapore’s success, and emphasised the importance of keeping Singapore a “shining red dot” over the next 50 years. 

  • Singapore needs to be aware of external environment and strengthen itself: PM Lee

    Speaking at the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the importance of Singapore being aware of its external environment, as future instability in the region cannot be ruled out. He also stressed the importance of maintaining the quality of Singapore's leaders and strengthening the economy and defence, saying that this can be done through education and making sure no one is left behind.

  • Singapore’s best days are ahead: PM Lee

    At his National Day Rally speech in English on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a slew of changes, including raising the re-employment age to 67 by 2017, an Enhanced Baby Bonus, as well as an extra week of paternity leave. He looked ahead to the next 50 years, noting that Singapore’s challenges are formidable but not insurmountable, if it continues to have a strong team of leaders and people. 

MANDARIN

  • Government working hard to meet people’s basic needs: PM Lee

    At his National Day Rally speech in Mandarin on Sunday (Aug 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government is working hard to meet the people’s basic needs, such as providing more affordable food and introducing measures to ensure affordable public transport. It has also reduced healthcare costs through the Pioneer Generation Package and MediShield Life, he said.

MALAY

  • Government to help madrasahs improve further: PM Lee 

    At the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug  23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Government would strengthen the teaching of secular subjects in madrasahs by providing financial support to upgrade teachers of secular subjects, as well as fund awards for students who do well in those subjects. 

TOP STORIES

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